The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 12 12 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing Java 10 15 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.32% 8.33% 16.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.22% 28.30% 49.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Average daily rate
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£513 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £408 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £468 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Java
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
45 53 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 23.94% 29.44% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 22
Average daily rate £475 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £663
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £175.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the Midlands region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Midlands region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java.

1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Web Services
3 6 (27.27%) XML
3 6 (27.27%) IBM
4 5 (22.73%) UNIX
4 5 (22.73%) WebLogic
4 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
5 4 (18.18%) Ruby
5 4 (18.18%) RESTful
5 4 (18.18%) Open Source
5 4 (18.18%) SAP
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle
5 4 (18.18%) Linux
5 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
6 3 (13.64%) XSLT
6 3 (13.64%) SSL
6 3 (13.64%) Firewall
6 3 (13.64%) Apache
6 3 (13.64%) Python
6 3 (13.64%) JMS
6 3 (13.64%) Perl
6 3 (13.64%) SOAP
6 3 (13.64%) MySQL
6 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
6 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
6 3 (13.64%) hybris
6 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
6 3 (13.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (13.64%) Big Data

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (22.73%) WebLogic
1 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.64%) Apache
2 3 (13.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Documentum
3 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 2 (9.09%) Jetty
3 2 (9.09%) nginx
4 1 (4.55%) Confluence
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) SSL
1 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) IPsec
2 2 (9.09%) IMAP
2 2 (9.09%) OpenVPN
2 2 (9.09%) VPN
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) SMTP
2 2 (9.09%) SNMP
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) HTTP
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MySQL
1 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
1 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
1 3 (13.64%) Big Data
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (9.09%) Couchbase
3 1 (4.55%) SAP HANA
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
1 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) JProfiler
2 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.09%) JConsole
2 2 (9.09%) VisualVM
2 2 (9.09%) YourKit
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (9.09%) Ant
2 2 (9.09%) JMeter
2 2 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.64%) WebSphere Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Principal Architect
3 3 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Hybris Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Senior WebSphere Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Architect
5 1 (4.55%) DBA
5 1 (4.55%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) Web Services
2 6 (27.27%) XML
3 4 (18.18%) RESTful
4 3 (13.64%) XSLT
4 3 (13.64%) JMS
4 3 (13.64%) SOAP
4 3 (13.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (9.09%) Java EE
5 2 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (9.09%) Spring
5 2 (9.09%) XSD
6 1 (4.55%) HTML
6 1 (4.55%) .NET
6 1 (4.55%) J2EE
6 1 (4.55%) XML Schema
6 1 (4.55%) CGI
6 1 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (4.55%) Middleware
6 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Statistics
2 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
2 1 (4.55%) Social Media
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) UNIX
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Debian
3 2 (9.09%) Ubuntu
3 2 (9.09%) CentOS
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.55%) SUSE
4 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 4 (18.18%) Open Source
3 3 (13.64%) DevOps
3 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.09%) SOA
4 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 2 (9.09%) High Availability
4 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.09%) Load Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Stress Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Predictive Analytics
5 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.55%) MapReduce
5 1 (4.55%) Analytics
5 1 (4.55%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Ruby
2 3 (13.64%) Python
2 3 (13.64%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) R
4 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) RPG
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) NFS
1 2 (9.09%) Varnish
1 2 (9.09%) FreeRADIUS
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (9.09%) logstash
2 2 (9.09%) Nagios
2 2 (9.09%) Cacti
2 2 (9.09%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) yum
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) IBM
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) SAP
3 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.64%) hybris
4 2 (9.09%) SaltStack
4 2 (9.09%) Dell
4 2 (9.09%) Pega
5 1 (4.55%) Teradata
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) MuleSoft
5 1 (4.55%) Tableau
5 1 (4.55%) WSO2