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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 12 15 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing Java 13 11 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.39% 7.24% 16.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.81% 25.58% 40.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £513 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.26% +46.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £565 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.88% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.31 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.89% -2.77%
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
57 43 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 32.39% 28.29% 40.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 31
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £250 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £539 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+250.00% -77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 20 October 2014, 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 15 (71.43%) XML
2 13 (61.90%) WebSphere
3 12 (57.14%) Web Services
4 11 (52.38%) Struts
4 11 (52.38%) J2EE
4 11 (52.38%) JDBC
4 11 (52.38%) JSP
4 11 (52.38%) Servlets
4 11 (52.38%) Spring
5 10 (47.62%) JMS
6 9 (42.86%) E-Commerce
6 9 (42.86%) Hibernate
7 8 (38.10%) ATG
7 8 (38.10%) CMS
7 8 (38.10%) Endeca
7 8 (38.10%) JMX
7 8 (38.10%) B2C
7 8 (38.10%) Internet
7 8 (38.10%) JBoss
7 8 (38.10%) Apache
7 8 (38.10%) XSLT
7 8 (38.10%) SOAP
7 8 (38.10%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (38.10%) WebLogic
7 8 (38.10%) SAP
7 8 (38.10%) Oracle
7 8 (38.10%) Content Management
7 8 (38.10%) QA
7 8 (38.10%) Software Architecture
7 8 (38.10%) Capacity Planning

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 13 (61.90%) WebSphere
2 8 (38.10%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (38.10%) WebLogic
2 8 (38.10%) JBoss
2 8 (38.10%) Apache
2 8 (38.10%) CMS
3 2 (9.52%) MQSI
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Internet
2 4 (19.05%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Ant
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
1 2 (9.52%) Maven
1 2 (9.52%) Hudson
2 1 (4.76%) JUnit
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Architect
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) WebSphere Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
3 4 (19.05%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 2 (9.52%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Hybris Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) XML
2 12 (57.14%) Web Services
3 11 (52.38%) Struts
3 11 (52.38%) J2EE
3 11 (52.38%) JDBC
3 11 (52.38%) JSP
3 11 (52.38%) Servlets
3 11 (52.38%) Spring
4 10 (47.62%) JMS
5 9 (42.86%) Hibernate
6 8 (38.10%) JMX
6 8 (38.10%) XSLT
6 8 (38.10%) SOAP
7 4 (19.05%) XML Schema
7 4 (19.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 3 (14.29%) EJB
8 3 (14.29%) HTML
9 2 (9.52%) CSS
9 2 (9.52%) jQuery
9 2 (9.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) iPad
2 2 (9.52%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 8 (38.10%) B2C
2 8 (38.10%) Content Management
2 8 (38.10%) Load Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Software Architecture
2 8 (38.10%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (38.10%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
4 3 (14.29%) SOA
4 3 (14.29%) MVC
5 2 (9.52%) ERP
5 2 (9.52%) EAI
6 1 (4.76%) UML
6 1 (4.76%) OO
6 1 (4.76%) RAD
6 1 (4.76%) Workflow
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C++
3 1 (4.76%) C
3 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) ATG
1 8 (38.10%) Endeca
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle
1 8 (38.10%) SAP
2 6 (28.57%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) hybris