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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 14 17 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs citing Java 12 7 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.67% 4.46% 21.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.49% 16.67% 60.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
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£650 £400 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +128.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.12% -1.34%
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
49 42 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 27.22% 26.75% 35.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 10
Average daily rate £323 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -85.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

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
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 30 June 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 12 (32.43%) Oracle
2 8 (21.62%) WebLogic
2 8 (21.62%) SAP
2 8 (21.62%) J2EE
2 8 (21.62%) WebSphere
3 7 (18.92%) Pega
3 7 (18.92%) hybris
3 7 (18.92%) SQL
3 7 (18.92%) UNIX
3 7 (18.92%) IBM
4 6 (16.22%) Finance
4 6 (16.22%) XML
4 6 (16.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
5 5 (13.51%) Linux
5 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.51%) Documentum
6 4 (10.81%) SOA
6 4 (10.81%) Web Services
6 4 (10.81%) Ant
6 4 (10.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (8.11%) DataPower
7 3 (8.11%) Spring
7 3 (8.11%) MVC
7 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
7 3 (8.11%) OLAP
7 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 8 (21.62%) WebLogic
1 8 (21.62%) WebSphere
2 5 (13.51%) Documentum
3 4 (10.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.70%) MQSI
5 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) SSL
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.11%) OLAP
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (5.41%) Big Data
3 2 (5.41%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Ant
2 1 (2.70%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) Maven
2 1 (2.70%) Hudson
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Senior Developer
3 5 (13.51%) WebSphere Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Principal Architect
3 5 (13.51%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Hybris Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Senior WebSphere Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Hybris Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.70%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.70%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (2.70%) DBA
7 1 (2.70%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) J2EE
2 6 (16.22%) XML
2 6 (16.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (10.81%) Web Services
4 3 (8.11%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (8.11%) Spring
5 2 (5.41%) RESTful
5 2 (5.41%) Middleware
5 2 (5.41%) XML Schema
5 2 (5.41%) XSD
5 2 (5.41%) XSLT
5 2 (5.41%) SOAP
5 2 (5.41%) JSP
6 1 (2.70%) Servlets
6 1 (2.70%) EJB
6 1 (2.70%) JDBC
6 1 (2.70%) Struts
6 1 (2.70%) .NET
6 1 (2.70%) JMS
6 1 (2.70%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) DataPower
2 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.70%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) UNIX
2 5 (13.51%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) SUSE
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.81%) SOA
4 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
4 3 (8.11%) MVC
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.41%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (5.41%) API Design
6 1 (2.70%) Open Source
6 1 (2.70%) BPEL
6 1 (2.70%) OO
6 1 (2.70%) Scrum
6 1 (2.70%) EAI
6 1 (2.70%) OOD
6 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
4 1 (2.70%) RPG
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Oracle
2 8 (21.62%) SAP
3 7 (18.92%) IBM
3 7 (18.92%) Pega
3 7 (18.92%) hybris
4 2 (5.41%) Informatica
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.70%) Adobe