The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 96 88 86
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 29 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 1.20% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.31% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 8
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£325 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £36.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -7.05%
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
2370 2131 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.98% 91.19% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1102 702
Average daily rate £368 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 163 132
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £9.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Java Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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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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
Warwickshire +5 8 £400 +24.03% 2
Birmingham -8 8 £325 +4.00% 15
Staffordshire - 4 £438 -
Wolverhampton +5 3 £220 -16.98%
Coventry 0 2 £450 +36.36% 2
Shropshire - 2 - -
Java Developer
England

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Java Developer in their job title 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 with Java Developer in their job title.

1 46 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (52.17%) Spring
3 21 (45.65%) JavaScript
4 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (39.13%) HTML
5 18 (39.13%) CSS
6 17 (36.96%) jQuery
7 16 (34.78%) TDD
8 15 (32.61%) Hibernate
9 13 (28.26%) J2EE
10 11 (23.91%) AngularJS
11 9 (19.57%) HTML5
11 9 (19.57%) Scrum
12 8 (17.39%) MVC
12 8 (17.39%) Spring MVC
13 7 (15.22%) BDD
13 7 (15.22%) Linux
14 6 (13.04%) UNIX
14 6 (13.04%) XML
14 6 (13.04%) RESTful
14 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (10.87%) Finance
15 5 (10.87%) Automotive
15 5 (10.87%) DOM
15 5 (10.87%) JBoss
15 5 (10.87%) Eclipse
16 4 (8.70%) Web Services
16 4 (8.70%) SOA
16 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
16 4 (8.70%) XSLT

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Java Developer in their job title 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 with Java Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.87%) JBoss
2 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.70%) CMS
3 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.35%) Apache
4 2 (4.35%) Mule
4 2 (4.35%) Mule ESB
5 1 (2.17%) Node.js
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) Skype
2 1 (2.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.52%) Couchbase
2 3 (6.52%) CouchDB
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.17%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Eclipse
2 4 (8.70%) Subversion
3 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.52%) Maven
3 3 (6.52%) JUnit
4 2 (4.35%) Ant
4 2 (4.35%) Selenium
4 2 (4.35%) Jasmine
4 2 (4.35%) Grunt
4 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.35%) Bower
5 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
1 5 (10.87%) Automotive
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (52.17%) Spring
2 18 (39.13%) HTML
2 18 (39.13%) CSS
3 17 (36.96%) jQuery
4 15 (32.61%) Hibernate
5 13 (28.26%) J2EE
6 11 (23.91%) AngularJS
7 9 (19.57%) HTML5
8 8 (17.39%) Spring MVC
9 6 (13.04%) XML
9 6 (13.04%) RESTful
10 5 (10.87%) DOM
11 4 (8.70%) Web Services
11 4 (8.70%) XSLT
11 4 (8.70%) Middleware
11 4 (8.70%) REST
11 4 (8.70%) Apache Camel
12 3 (6.52%) CSS3
12 3 (6.52%) JSTL
12 3 (6.52%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) User Experience
1 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Open Source
2 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Linux
2 6 (13.04%) UNIX
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) TDD
3 9 (19.57%) Scrum
4 8 (17.39%) MVC
5 7 (15.22%) BDD
6 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.70%) SOA
8 3 (6.52%) ATDD
8 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.52%) Logistics
9 2 (4.35%) EAI
9 2 (4.35%) Web Development
9 2 (4.35%) Content Management
9 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Kanban
9 2 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (4.35%) Test Strategy
9 2 (4.35%) Software Architecture
10 1 (2.17%) Continuous Delivery
10 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (100.00%) Java
2 21 (45.65%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) XQuery
3 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) IBM
2 2 (4.35%) Alterian
3 1 (2.17%) Informatica
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