The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Shropshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 20 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 6 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 4.48% 24.17% 22.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.29% 72.50% 54.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 22
Average daily rate £250 £550 £459
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.54% +19.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Programming Languages Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
42 40 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 31.34% 33.33% 40.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 44
Average daily rate £300 £475 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +38.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Java
West Midlands

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
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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Telford -15 6 £250 -55.75%
Java
West Midlands

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (45.83%) J2EE
2 10 (41.67%) Linux
3 8 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 7 (29.17%) Clustering
4 7 (29.17%) Java EE
4 7 (29.17%) Oracle
4 7 (29.17%) UNIX
4 7 (29.17%) EAI
4 7 (29.17%) SOA
4 7 (29.17%) Eclipse
4 7 (29.17%) OSGi
4 7 (29.17%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 6 (25.00%) WSO2
5 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
5 6 (25.00%) Software Architecture
5 6 (25.00%) RESTful
5 6 (25.00%) Tomcat
5 6 (25.00%) MySQL
5 6 (25.00%) BPEL
6 5 (20.83%) JMS
6 5 (20.83%) webMethods
6 5 (20.83%) Log4j
6 5 (20.83%) XSLT
6 5 (20.83%) Windows
6 5 (20.83%) SOAP
6 5 (20.83%) Web Services
6 5 (20.83%) SQL
6 5 (20.83%) RUP
6 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
6 5 (20.83%) JAX-RS

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 6 (25.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (25.00%) MySQL
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Eclipse
2 5 (20.83%) Log4j
3 4 (16.67%) ClearCase
3 4 (16.67%) ClearQuest
4 2 (8.33%) CA Gen
5 1 (4.17%) Toad
5 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Architect
2 8 (33.33%) Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Software Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Java Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Java Software Architect
6 2 (8.33%) SOA Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) WebLogic Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Senior WebLogic Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.17%) SOA Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) J2EE
2 7 (29.17%) Java EE
2 7 (29.17%) OSGi
3 6 (25.00%) RESTful
4 5 (20.83%) JMS
4 5 (20.83%) XSLT
4 5 (20.83%) SOAP
4 5 (20.83%) Web Services
4 5 (20.83%) JAX-RS
5 4 (16.67%) Spring
6 3 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) UNIX
3 5 (20.83%) Windows
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) AIX
4 2 (8.33%) Solaris
5 1 (4.17%) VME
5 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) EAI
1 7 (29.17%) SOA
1 7 (29.17%) Event-Driven Architecture
2 6 (25.00%) Software Architecture
2 6 (25.00%) BPEL
3 5 (20.83%) RUP
3 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
4 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.50%) OO
6 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.33%) OOP
7 1 (4.17%) TDD
7 1 (4.17%) Pay per click
7 1 (4.17%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.17%) Android Development
7 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 3 (12.50%) Perl
3 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
1 1 (4.17%) BC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle
2 6 (25.00%) WSO2
3 5 (20.83%) webMethods
4 3 (12.50%) BEA
4 3 (12.50%) Informatica
5 2 (8.33%) Pega
6 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint