The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 3 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Java 44 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 28.95% 18.27% 24.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 48.89% 35.19% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 20
Average daily rate
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£425 £466 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.84% +28.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £286 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £577 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £366 £365
% change year-on-year
+9.36% +0.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.95 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.13% +2.77%
Java
West Midlands

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

Programming Languages Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
90 54 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 59.21% 51.92% 44.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 18 28
Average daily rate £400 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £562 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £29.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.20% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 36 (72.00%) Oracle
1 36 (72.00%) UNIX
2 28 (56.00%) WebLogic
3 23 (46.00%) J2EE
4 22 (44.00%) Windows
5 19 (38.00%) SQL
5 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (34.00%) Subversion
6 17 (34.00%) Perl
7 16 (32.00%) BEA
8 15 (30.00%) Maven
8 15 (30.00%) Linux
8 15 (30.00%) JBoss
8 15 (30.00%) Apache
8 15 (30.00%) Puppet
8 15 (30.00%) Hudson
8 15 (30.00%) Jenkins
8 15 (30.00%) Oracle Database
9 14 (28.00%) Open Source
10 13 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (26.00%) RabbitMQ
10 13 (26.00%) Confluence
10 13 (26.00%) JIRA
10 13 (26.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 13 (26.00%) AIX
10 13 (26.00%) Solaris
10 13 (26.00%) Red Hat
10 13 (26.00%) webMethods
11 12 (24.00%) DevOps
12 11 (22.00%) Infrastructure Management

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 28 (56.00%) WebLogic
2 15 (30.00%) JBoss
2 15 (30.00%) Apache
3 13 (26.00%) Confluence
4 11 (22.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.00%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (34.00%) Subversion
2 15 (30.00%) Maven
2 15 (30.00%) Hudson
2 15 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 13 (26.00%) JIRA
4 5 (10.00%) IntelliJ
4 5 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 5 (10.00%) Selenium
5 4 (8.00%) Toad
6 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Architect
2 16 (32.00%) Developer
3 13 (26.00%) Platform Architect
4 11 (22.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.00%) webMethods Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Testing Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Software Testing Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Configuration Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Server Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Test Specialist
8 1 (2.00%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.00%) J2EE
2 13 (26.00%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (22.00%) XML
4 10 (20.00%) SAX
5 6 (12.00%) Play Framework
6 5 (10.00%) JSON
7 1 (2.00%) JSP
7 1 (2.00%) SOAP
7 1 (2.00%) Struts
7 1 (2.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Open Source
2 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 36 (72.00%) UNIX
2 22 (44.00%) Windows
3 15 (30.00%) Linux
4 13 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (26.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 13 (26.00%) AIX
4 13 (26.00%) Solaris
5 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.00%) DevOps
3 11 (22.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 9 (18.00%) Configuration Management
5 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
5 8 (16.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (14.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (12.00%) Data Modelling
7 6 (12.00%) RUP
7 6 (12.00%) OO
8 5 (10.00%) Scrum
8 5 (10.00%) Test Planning
8 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
9 4 (8.00%) Performance Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Software Testing
10 3 (6.00%) Security Testing
11 2 (4.00%) Coaching
11 2 (4.00%) Test Management
11 2 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) SQL
2 17 (34.00%) Perl
3 10 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 6 (12.00%) Scala
5 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) Squid
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (30.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (72.00%) Oracle
2 16 (32.00%) BEA
3 13 (26.00%) Red Hat
3 13 (26.00%) webMethods
4 7 (14.00%) Pega
5 4 (8.00%) Informatica
5 4 (8.00%) Business Objects
6 3 (6.00%) Adobe
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
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