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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 28 21 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Java 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.51% 2.27% 7.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.90% 6.38% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
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£431 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +23.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £15.41
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 Staffordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
116 47 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 50.88% 35.61% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 34 21
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £370 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 - £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 - £39.10
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 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
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 6 May 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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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 2 £438 +9.37%
Stafford - 2 £438 - 1
Java
West Midlands

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 8 (72.73%) XML
2 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) J2EE
4 4 (36.36%) JBoss
4 4 (36.36%) Eclipse
4 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) SOA
5 3 (27.27%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (18.18%) CSS
6 2 (18.18%) RAD
6 2 (18.18%) XSL
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Adobe
6 2 (18.18%) XQuery
6 2 (18.18%) Web Design
6 2 (18.18%) Process Management
6 2 (18.18%) jQuery
6 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
6 2 (18.18%) HTML5
6 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
6 2 (18.18%) CSS3
6 2 (18.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
7 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 4 (36.36%) JBoss
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 2 (18.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) MarkLogic
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Eclipse
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Rapid Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) XML
2 5 (45.45%) J2EE
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) jQuery
4 2 (18.18%) HTML5
4 2 (18.18%) CSS3
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
4 2 (18.18%) XSL
5 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
5 1 (9.09%) Spring
5 1 (9.09%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Data Conversion
2 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) RAD
3 2 (18.18%) Process Management
3 2 (18.18%) Web Design
3 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) Document Management
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) EAI
4 1 (9.09%) OOD
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) XQuery
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Adobe
2 1 (9.09%) i2
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft