The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 21 15 34
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs citing Java 6 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.55% 2.80% 3.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.32% 7.69% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
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£344 £365 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.82% +5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £361 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £369 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.20% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.78% -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 Staffordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
53 39 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 40.15% 36.45% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 24 73
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £360 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £30.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.47% -
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 Staffordshire

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Java
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
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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
Stoke-on-Trent -3 4 £388 +6.16% 3
Burton-upon-Trent -2 1 £315 - 1
Lichfield - - - - 3
Stafford - - - - 1
Java
West Midlands

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 4 (44.44%) Web Services
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) JSF
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 3 (33.33%) Android
2 3 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) VxWorks
3 2 (22.22%) JBoss
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
3 2 (22.22%) Qt
3 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
3 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (22.22%) wxWidgets
4 1 (11.11%) User Experience
4 1 (11.11%) Android Development
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) TDD

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (22.22%) JBoss
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) ColdFusion
2 1 (11.11%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) PHPUnit
1 1 (11.11%) Appcelerator Titanium
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Web Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Web Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Platform Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Mobility Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Java Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) JSF
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) wxWidgets
3 2 (22.22%) Qt
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) JSP
4 1 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
4 1 (11.11%) Spring
4 1 (11.11%) MXML
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) PhoneGap
4 1 (11.11%) Laravel
4 1 (11.11%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Android
2 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 2 (22.22%) VxWorks
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) SOA
2 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) Android Development
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) OOP
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) ActionScript
3 1 (11.11%) Objective-C
3 1 (11.11%) VB6
3 1 (11.11%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe
1 1 (11.11%) Apple
1 1 (11.11%) Sage