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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 105 91 94
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 15 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 1.16% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 1.28% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 4
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£344 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £245 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £401 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £34.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.38 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+18.21% -6.66%
Java Developer
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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
2244 2187 1797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.89% 90.97% 91.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1347 1124 859
Average daily rate £365 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 185 131
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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
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 27 July 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
Warwickshire +6 6 £344 - 1
Birmingham -1 4 £325 +3.17% 4
Coventry 0 2 £390 +12.23% 1
Shropshire -1 2 - - 1
Java Developer
England

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 47 (100.00%) Java
2 32 (68.09%) Spring
3 22 (46.81%) Hibernate
4 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (38.30%) JavaScript
6 17 (36.17%) TDD
7 16 (34.04%) J2EE
7 16 (34.04%) jQuery
8 13 (27.66%) HTML
9 12 (25.53%) CSS
10 9 (19.15%) Scrum
10 9 (19.15%) MVC
11 8 (17.02%) Web Services
11 8 (17.02%) XML
11 8 (17.02%) Spring MVC
12 7 (14.89%) RESTful
12 7 (14.89%) BDD
12 7 (14.89%) AngularJS
12 7 (14.89%) Linux
12 7 (14.89%) JBoss
13 6 (12.77%) UNIX
14 5 (10.64%) Finance
14 5 (10.64%) Eclipse
14 5 (10.64%) XSLT
14 5 (10.64%) HTML5
14 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
15 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
15 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
15 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
15 4 (8.51%) NoSQL

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 7 (14.89%) JBoss
2 4 (8.51%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.51%) CMS
3 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.26%) Mule
4 2 (4.26%) Apache
4 2 (4.26%) Mule ESB
5 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.13%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.38%) Couchbase
2 3 (6.38%) CouchDB
2 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.13%) Big Data
4 1 (2.13%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Eclipse
2 4 (8.51%) Subversion
3 3 (6.38%) JUnit
3 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.26%) Ant
4 2 (4.26%) Maven
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Automotive
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (68.09%) Spring
2 22 (46.81%) Hibernate
3 16 (34.04%) J2EE
3 16 (34.04%) jQuery
4 13 (27.66%) HTML
5 12 (25.53%) CSS
6 8 (17.02%) Web Services
6 8 (17.02%) XML
6 8 (17.02%) Spring MVC
7 7 (14.89%) RESTful
7 7 (14.89%) AngularJS
8 5 (10.64%) HTML5
8 5 (10.64%) XSLT
9 4 (8.51%) DOM
9 4 (8.51%) SOAP
9 4 (8.51%) REST
10 3 (6.38%) Apache Camel
10 3 (6.38%) Middleware
10 3 (6.38%) JSTL
10 3 (6.38%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Linux
2 6 (12.77%) UNIX
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) TDD
3 9 (19.15%) MVC
3 9 (19.15%) Scrum
4 7 (14.89%) BDD
5 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Test Strategy
7 3 (6.38%) ATDD
7 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.38%) SOA
8 2 (4.26%) EAI
8 2 (4.26%) Content Management
8 2 (4.26%) Logistics
8 2 (4.26%) Software Architecture
8 2 (4.26%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (4.26%) Web Development
8 2 (4.26%) Kanban
9 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 47 (100.00%) Java
2 18 (38.30%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.26%) SQL
3 2 (4.26%) Scala
4 1 (2.13%) XQuery
4 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) IBM
2 2 (4.26%) Alterian
3 1 (2.13%) Informatica
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