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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Developer
Rank 86 94 79
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 29 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.19% 0.51% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.55% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £413 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +13.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £340 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2212 1802 2054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.73% 91.52% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 873 966
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 £213 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 128 134
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £36.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Java Developer
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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 29 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 29 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 -2 6 £315 -3.07% 6
Coventry - 6 £325 - 3
Shropshire - 4 £400 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £251 - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 3
Staffordshire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Java Developer
England

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 67 (100.00%) Java
2 50 (74.63%) J2EE
3 35 (52.24%) JavaScript
3 35 (52.24%) JSP
4 32 (47.76%) CSS
4 32 (47.76%) XML
4 32 (47.76%) HTML
4 32 (47.76%) Spring
5 30 (44.78%) Maven
6 28 (41.79%) Tomcat
6 28 (41.79%) Eclipse
7 27 (40.30%) jQuery
8 25 (37.31%) Ant
9 24 (35.82%) UNIX
9 24 (35.82%) Apache
9 24 (35.82%) Subversion
10 22 (32.84%) JSTL
11 20 (29.85%) CMS
12 19 (28.36%) REST
13 17 (25.37%) Alterian
13 17 (25.37%) Linux
13 17 (25.37%) XSLT
14 14 (20.90%) .NET
15 12 (17.91%) Oracle
15 12 (17.91%) JBoss
15 12 (17.91%) WebSphere
15 12 (17.91%) Hibernate
16 10 (14.93%) Scala
16 10 (14.93%) Web Services
17 7 (10.45%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 28 (41.79%) Tomcat
2 24 (35.82%) Apache
3 20 (29.85%) CMS
4 12 (17.91%) WebSphere
5 4 (5.97%) WebLogic
6 3 (4.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.49%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.49%) Alfresco
7 1 (1.49%) Liferay
7 1 (1.49%) Magnolia
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.46%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.48%) MySQL
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.49%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.49%) Riak
Development Applications
1 30 (44.78%) Maven
2 28 (41.79%) Eclipse
3 25 (37.31%) Ant
4 24 (35.82%) Subversion
5 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.48%) Selenium
7 2 (2.99%) JIRA
7 2 (2.99%) JMeter
8 1 (1.49%) JUnit
8 1 (1.49%) TestNG
8 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (10.45%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Automotive
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (74.63%) J2EE
2 35 (52.24%) JSP
3 32 (47.76%) HTML
3 32 (47.76%) CSS
3 32 (47.76%) XML
3 32 (47.76%) Spring
4 27 (40.30%) jQuery
5 22 (32.84%) JSTL
6 19 (28.36%) REST
7 17 (25.37%) XSLT
8 14 (20.90%) .NET
9 12 (17.91%) Hibernate
10 10 (14.93%) Web Services
11 6 (8.96%) Play Framework
12 5 (7.46%) Servlets
13 4 (5.97%) SOAP
13 4 (5.97%) JSF
13 4 (5.97%) Drools
13 4 (5.97%) HTML5
13 4 (5.97%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
1 3 (4.48%) Open Source
2 2 (2.99%) Digital Media
2 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.49%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.82%) UNIX
2 17 (25.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.45%) TDD
2 6 (8.96%) OO
2 6 (8.96%) MVC
3 5 (7.46%) SOA
3 5 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (7.46%) Scrum
3 5 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.48%) Test Automation
4 3 (4.48%) OOD
5 2 (2.99%) UML
5 2 (2.99%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (2.99%) Memory Management
5 2 (2.99%) BDD
5 2 (2.99%) Unit Testing
5 2 (2.99%) Low Latency
6 1 (1.49%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.49%) Web Application Development
6 1 (1.49%) Content Management
6 1 (1.49%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.49%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 67 (100.00%) Java
2 35 (52.24%) JavaScript
3 10 (14.93%) Scala
4 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
4 5 (7.46%) C
5 4 (5.97%) SQL
6 1 (1.49%) VB
6 1 (1.49%) C#
6 1 (1.49%) Perl
6 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.49%) VB6
6 1 (1.49%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) Alterian
2 12 (17.91%) Oracle
2 12 (17.91%) JBoss
3 3 (4.48%) IBM
4 2 (2.99%) HP
5 1 (1.49%) Sage
5 1 (1.49%) hybris
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