The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Java Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Developer
Rank 72 89 84
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 75 33 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.31% 1.32% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 1.40% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 25 24
Median daily rate £400 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.94% +25.73%
Java Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3083 2350 2399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.12% 94.23% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1841 1358 1217
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 148 168
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.12 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.20 £32.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Java Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Java Developer in the job title.

Java Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Java Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Java Developer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Developer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Java Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Java Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Java Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +5 21 £413 +11.86% 8
Coventry - 16 £388 - 1
Shropshire -15 15 £450 +20.00% 1
Staffordshire -4 2 - - 4
Worcestershire -1 1 - - 2
Java Developer
England

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 159 (99.38%) Java
2 90 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (49.38%) Spring
4 68 (42.50%) HTML
5 64 (40.00%) SQL
6 63 (39.38%) J2EE
7 62 (38.75%) JavaScript
8 60 (37.50%) CSS
9 56 (35.00%) Hibernate
10 53 (33.13%) XML
11 51 (31.88%) REST
12 46 (28.75%) Linux
13 44 (27.50%) SOAP
13 44 (27.50%) JSON
14 37 (23.13%) Web Services
15 35 (21.88%) Unix
16 34 (21.25%) JSP
16 34 (21.25%) JUnit
16 34 (21.25%) Scala
17 31 (19.38%) WebLogic
17 31 (19.38%) Oracle
18 30 (18.75%) Git (software)
18 30 (18.75%) Selenium
19 28 (17.50%) RESTful
19 28 (17.50%) MVC
19 28 (17.50%) DevOps
20 27 (16.88%) Jenkins
20 27 (16.88%) Software Engineering
20 27 (16.88%) TDD
21 26 (16.25%) MongoDB

Java Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (19.38%) WebLogic
2 25 (15.63%) JBoss
3 22 (13.75%) Tomcat
4 16 (10.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 16 (10.00%) WebLogic Portal
5 10 (6.25%) Apache
5 10 (6.25%) CMS
6 6 (3.75%) Mule
6 6 (3.75%) WebSphere
7 5 (3.13%) Confluence
7 5 (3.13%) Documentum
7 5 (3.13%) Mule ESB
7 5 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.25%) WildFly
10 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.63%) Liferay
10 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
1 10 (6.25%) Google App Engine
1 10 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
1 10 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.50%) SaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.13%) HTTP
2 3 (1.88%) Network Security
3 1 (0.63%) FTP
3 1 (0.63%) LDAP
3 1 (0.63%) SSH
3 1 (0.63%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.25%) MongoDB
2 18 (11.25%) Relational Database
3 17 (10.63%) Oracle Database
4 11 (6.88%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (4.38%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.75%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.13%) MySQL
7 5 (3.13%) Oracle OWB
7 5 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.13%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.50%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.88%) DB2
10 2 (1.25%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.25%) Riak
11 1 (0.63%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 34 (21.25%) JUnit
2 30 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 30 (18.75%) Selenium
3 27 (16.88%) Jenkins
4 26 (16.25%) Eclipse
5 23 (14.38%) Subversion
6 17 (10.63%) JIRA
6 17 (10.63%) Maven
7 16 (10.00%) Ant
8 11 (6.88%) Oracle Forms
9 10 (6.25%) IntelliJ
10 9 (5.63%) ClearQuest
11 6 (3.75%) Artifactory
11 6 (3.75%) SoapUI
11 6 (3.75%) Toad
12 5 (3.13%) Cucumber
12 5 (3.13%) Mockito
13 4 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (2.50%) SonarQube
13 4 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (5.63%) Automotive
2 8 (5.00%) Finance
3 3 (1.88%) Back Office
3 3 (1.88%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (49.38%) Spring
2 68 (42.50%) HTML
3 63 (39.38%) J2EE
4 60 (37.50%) CSS
5 56 (35.00%) Hibernate
6 53 (33.13%) XML
7 51 (31.88%) REST
8 44 (27.50%) JSON
8 44 (27.50%) SOAP
9 37 (23.13%) Web Services
10 34 (21.25%) JSP
11 28 (17.50%) RESTful
12 26 (16.25%) HTML5
13 25 (15.63%) jQuery
13 25 (15.63%) Play Framework
14 24 (15.00%) Java EE
15 23 (14.38%) Servlets
16 21 (13.13%) Struts
17 17 (10.63%) J2SE
18 14 (8.75%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.75%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.88%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.25%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.63%) DataPower
5 1 (0.63%) iPad
5 1 (0.63%) User Experience
5 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 46 (28.75%) Linux
2 35 (21.88%) Unix
3 9 (5.63%) Windows
4 2 (1.25%) Debian
4 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.63%) AIX
5 1 (0.63%) Fedora
5 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (17.50%) DevOps
2 28 (17.50%) MVC
3 27 (16.88%) Software Engineering
3 27 (16.88%) TDD
4 26 (16.25%) OO
5 24 (15.00%) Open Source
6 23 (14.38%) Web Development
7 22 (13.75%) Scrum
8 21 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (13.13%) Microservices
9 17 (10.63%) OOP
10 14 (8.75%) UML
11 13 (8.13%) SOA
12 12 (7.50%) Responsive Web Design
13 11 (6.88%) Automated Testing
14 9 (5.63%) BDD
14 9 (5.63%) Configuration Management
14 9 (5.63%) Data Modelling
14 9 (5.63%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 159 (99.38%) Java
2 64 (40.00%) SQL
3 62 (38.75%) JavaScript
4 34 (21.25%) Scala
5 9 (5.63%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.50%) C
6 4 (2.50%) C++
6 4 (2.50%) Groovy
6 4 (2.50%) PHP
6 4 (2.50%) R
6 4 (2.50%) Ruby
6 4 (2.50%) VB
7 3 (1.88%) Python
8 2 (1.25%) XQuery
9 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.63%) C#
9 1 (0.63%) COBOL
9 1 (0.63%) Perl
9 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.88%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.00%) Sun Certification
4 6 (3.75%) Degree
4 6 (3.75%) OCPJP
4 6 (3.75%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.63%) ISEB
5 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (14.38%) Puppet
2 2 (1.25%) Grafana
2 2 (1.25%) Graphite
Vendors
1 31 (19.38%) Oracle
2 26 (16.25%) Adobe
3 18 (11.25%) webMethods
4 16 (10.00%) IBM
5 14 (8.75%) Google
6 6 (3.75%) WSO2
7 5 (3.13%) Pega
8 4 (2.50%) EMC
8 4 (2.50%) hybris
8 4 (2.50%) VMware
9 3 (1.88%) Misys
9 3 (1.88%) Sun
10 2 (1.25%) Endeca
11 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.63%) BEA
11 1 (0.63%) Informatica
11 1 (0.63%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.63%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.63%) Splunk