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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 3 20 2
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -18
Contract jobs citing Java 51 6 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 25.25% 4.29% 24.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 51.52% 13.33% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 14
Average daily rate
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£475 £250 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -51.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £250 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £362 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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
99 45 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 49.01% 32.14% 32.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 17 21
Average daily rate £425 £300 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £228 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £473 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £36.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +14 39 £495 +98.00%
Ludlow - - - -
Java
West Midlands

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 58 (66.67%) Oracle
2 49 (56.32%) UNIX
3 42 (48.28%) WebLogic
4 35 (40.23%) J2EE
4 35 (40.23%) Windows
5 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (33.33%) SQL
7 26 (29.89%) Open Source
8 25 (28.74%) Jenkins
9 24 (27.59%) Pega
9 24 (27.59%) BEA
10 23 (26.44%) Perl
10 23 (26.44%) JIRA
11 22 (25.29%) Confluence
11 22 (25.29%) Waterfall
11 22 (25.29%) Linux
12 21 (24.14%) webMethods
12 21 (24.14%) Subversion
12 21 (24.14%) Oracle Database
13 20 (22.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (22.99%) Red Hat
13 20 (22.99%) RUP
14 17 (19.54%) JBoss
14 17 (19.54%) Configuration Management
14 17 (19.54%) Apache
14 17 (19.54%) Puppet
14 17 (19.54%) Hudson
15 15 (17.24%) Maven
15 15 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (17.24%) PL/SQL

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 42 (48.28%) WebLogic
2 22 (25.29%) Confluence
3 17 (19.54%) JBoss
3 17 (19.54%) Apache
4 13 (14.94%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.49%) Internet
1 10 (11.49%) Firewall
2 8 (9.20%) TCP/IP
3 7 (8.05%) SSL
4 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.14%) Oracle Database
2 12 (13.79%) MongoDB
3 11 (12.64%) SQL Server
4 10 (11.49%) Hadoop
5 9 (10.34%) HBase
6 8 (9.20%) MySQL
7 6 (6.90%) Data Mining
8 5 (5.75%) Big Data
9 4 (4.60%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (1.15%) Apache Hive
11 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (1.15%) Oracle OWB
11 1 (1.15%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 25 (28.74%) Jenkins
2 23 (26.44%) JIRA
3 21 (24.14%) Subversion
4 17 (19.54%) Hudson
5 15 (17.24%) Maven
6 10 (11.49%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.75%) LoadRunner
7 5 (5.75%) Selenium
7 5 (5.75%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.30%) Toad
9 1 (1.15%) CA Gen
General
1 4 (4.60%) Finance
2 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.15%) Marketing
2 1 (1.15%) Electronics
2 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (41.38%) Architect
1 36 (41.38%) Developer
2 15 (17.24%) Platform Architect
3 13 (14.94%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (10.34%) Analyst
5 7 (8.05%) DBA
6 6 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Project Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Hadoop Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Requirements Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Administrator
7 5 (5.75%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) webMethods Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Systems Architect
9 2 (2.30%) Data Analyst
9 2 (2.30%) QA Engineer
9 2 (2.30%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (40.23%) J2EE
2 15 (17.24%) XML
3 14 (16.09%) JSON
4 13 (14.94%) RabbitMQ
5 12 (13.79%) SAX
6 8 (9.20%) Ruby on Rails
6 8 (9.20%) CGI
7 5 (5.75%) Play Framework
8 3 (3.45%) HTML
8 3 (3.45%) CSS
9 2 (2.30%) XHTML
9 2 (2.30%) Ajax
9 2 (2.30%) Middleware
10 1 (1.15%) Spring
10 1 (1.15%) Java EE
10 1 (1.15%) Spring Integration
10 1 (1.15%) JSP
10 1 (1.15%) SOAP
10 1 (1.15%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.89%) Open Source
2 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.15%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 49 (56.32%) UNIX
2 35 (40.23%) Windows
3 22 (25.29%) Linux
4 20 (22.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (14.94%) AIX
5 13 (14.94%) Solaris
5 13 (14.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 7 (8.05%) SUSE
7 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.29%) Waterfall
3 20 (22.99%) RUP
4 17 (19.54%) Configuration Management
5 15 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (17.24%) Test Strategy
6 14 (16.09%) DevOps
6 14 (16.09%) Data Modelling
6 14 (16.09%) Scrum
7 13 (14.94%) Infrastructure Management
8 10 (11.49%) OO
9 8 (9.20%) Analytics
10 7 (8.05%) Problem Management
11 6 (6.90%) Test Scripting
12 5 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (5.75%) Test Planning
13 4 (4.60%) Performance Testing
14 3 (3.45%) Software Engineering
15 2 (2.30%) Software Testing
15 2 (2.30%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.33%) SQL
2 23 (26.44%) Perl
3 15 (17.24%) PL/SQL
4 11 (12.64%) Shell Script
5 9 (10.34%) Python
6 8 (9.20%) Ruby
7 5 (5.75%) Scala
8 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.30%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) QA
System Software
1 10 (11.49%) Squid
2 8 (9.20%) Docker
3 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (19.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 58 (66.67%) Oracle
2 24 (27.59%) BEA
2 24 (27.59%) Pega
3 21 (24.14%) webMethods
4 20 (22.99%) Red Hat
5 13 (14.94%) Informatica
6 7 (8.05%) Business Objects
6 7 (8.05%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.45%) Adobe
8 1 (1.15%) SAP
8 1 (1.15%) Splunk