The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 Staffordshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 19 17 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Java 5 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.88% 6.93% 2.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.42% 14.89% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Average daily rate £308 £303 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.65% -24.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £221 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £303 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £15.41 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
48 47 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 37.21% 46.53% 36.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 33
Average daily rate £308 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 12
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.10%
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 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 16 April 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 16 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent 0 2 £240 +20.00% 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £400 - 4
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - - 1
Java
West Midlands

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) XML
3 7 (43.75%) JSF
4 6 (37.50%) JSP
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) HTML
4 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle
5 5 (31.25%) J2EE
5 5 (31.25%) VB
5 5 (31.25%) SOAP
5 5 (31.25%) Sage
5 5 (31.25%) VB6
5 5 (31.25%) Web Application Development
6 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) Local Government
6 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
6 4 (25.00%) BPR
6 4 (25.00%) UML
6 4 (25.00%) MS Access
6 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (25.00%) .NET
7 3 (18.75%) SOA
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
8 2 (12.50%) Capita

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MS Access
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (25.00%) Local Government
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Java Web Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Java Applications Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Web Applications Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Web Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Applications Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Android Developer
5 1 (6.25%) ERP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) XML
2 7 (43.75%) JSF
3 6 (37.50%) JSP
3 6 (37.50%) HTML
4 5 (31.25%) J2EE
4 5 (31.25%) SOAP
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
6 2 (12.50%) Web Services
7 1 (6.25%) XSL
7 1 (6.25%) WCF
7 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 1 (6.25%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Web Application Development
2 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 4 (25.00%) BPR
2 4 (25.00%) UML
2 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (18.75%) SOA
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 2 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Volume Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) VB
3 5 (31.25%) VB6
4 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) Sage
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Capita
4 2 (12.50%) JBoss
4 2 (12.50%) Siebel
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) JD Edwards
5 1 (6.25%) Endeca
5 1 (6.25%) ATG
5 1 (6.25%) KANA