The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Developer
Rank 88 95 79
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 28 8 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.19% 0.43% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.47% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £438 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2136 1697 2101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.47% 91.53% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 793 998
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 137 144
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
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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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 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
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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
Birmingham -3 6 £325 - 7
Coventry - 6 £328 - 4
Wolverhampton - 2 £251 - 3
Warwickshire - 2 £345 - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Java Developer
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Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 60 (100.00%) Java
2 47 (78.33%) J2EE
3 37 (61.67%) JavaScript
3 37 (61.67%) JSP
4 33 (55.00%) XML
4 33 (55.00%) HTML
5 32 (53.33%) CSS
6 29 (48.33%) Tomcat
6 29 (48.33%) Spring
7 27 (45.00%) Maven
7 27 (45.00%) jQuery
7 27 (45.00%) Eclipse
8 24 (40.00%) Apache
8 24 (40.00%) UNIX
8 24 (40.00%) Ant
8 24 (40.00%) Subversion
9 22 (36.67%) JSTL
10 19 (31.67%) REST
10 19 (31.67%) CMS
11 17 (28.33%) Linux
11 17 (28.33%) XSLT
11 17 (28.33%) Alterian
12 15 (25.00%) .NET
13 12 (20.00%) JBoss
14 10 (16.67%) Web Services
14 10 (16.67%) Hibernate
15 9 (15.00%) WebSphere
16 8 (13.33%) Oracle
17 7 (11.67%) Finance
17 7 (11.67%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 29 (48.33%) Tomcat
2 24 (40.00%) Apache
3 19 (31.67%) CMS
4 9 (15.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (6.67%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.67%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.67%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 5 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.67%) CouchDB
3 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.67%) Riak
Development Applications
1 27 (45.00%) Eclipse
1 27 (45.00%) Maven
2 24 (40.00%) Subversion
2 24 (40.00%) Ant
3 3 (5.00%) Selenium
3 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (1.67%) TestNG
5 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.67%) JUnit
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Automotive
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (78.33%) J2EE
2 37 (61.67%) JSP
3 33 (55.00%) HTML
3 33 (55.00%) XML
4 32 (53.33%) CSS
5 29 (48.33%) Spring
6 27 (45.00%) jQuery
7 22 (36.67%) JSTL
8 19 (31.67%) REST
9 17 (28.33%) XSLT
10 15 (25.00%) .NET
11 10 (16.67%) Hibernate
11 10 (16.67%) Web Services
12 5 (8.33%) JSF
12 5 (8.33%) Servlets
12 5 (8.33%) SOAP
13 4 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
13 4 (6.67%) Drools
13 4 (6.67%) Apache Camel
14 3 (5.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (5.00%) Open Source
1 3 (5.00%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.00%) UNIX
2 17 (28.33%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.67%) MVC
2 6 (10.00%) SOA
3 5 (8.33%) TDD
4 4 (6.67%) Scrum
4 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.67%) OO
5 3 (5.00%) OOD
5 3 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.33%) BDD
6 2 (3.33%) Web Application Development
6 2 (3.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (1.67%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.67%) Web Development
7 1 (1.67%) Use Case
7 1 (1.67%) UML
7 1 (1.67%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.67%) Migration
7 1 (1.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (100.00%) Java
2 37 (61.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.33%) C
3 5 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 5 (8.33%) Scala
4 2 (3.33%) VB6
4 2 (3.33%) SQL
4 2 (3.33%) VB
4 2 (3.33%) C#
5 1 (1.67%) Perl
5 1 (1.67%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (28.33%) Alterian
2 12 (20.00%) JBoss
3 8 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (3.33%) Sage
4 2 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.67%) hybris
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