The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills 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 over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 28 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Java 132 125 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.79% 5.78% 5.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.05% 16.23% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 81 64
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -26.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Java
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
693 770 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.39% 35.63% 35.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 445 367
Average daily rate £350 £310 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -2.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 26 35
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £16.50 £13.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £34.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Java
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 across the West Midlands region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Java
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 across the West Midlands region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Java
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 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 -7 31 £275 -29.03% 13
Shropshire +3 26 £425 +5.26% 2
Coventry +5 25 £388 +3.33% 5
Warwickshire +7 22 £425 +54.54% 1
Staffordshire -3 3 £425 +46.55% 5
Solihull - 3 £200 - 1
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Java also 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 that cited Java.

1 92 (35.25%) Oracle
2 73 (27.97%) J2EE
3 70 (26.82%) UNIX
4 61 (23.37%) SQL
4 61 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (21.46%) XML
6 50 (19.16%) WebSphere
7 49 (18.77%) Windows
8 45 (17.24%) .NET
8 45 (17.24%) WebLogic
9 37 (14.18%) Spring
10 36 (13.79%) HTML
10 36 (13.79%) JavaScript
10 36 (13.79%) Apache
11 35 (13.41%) Linux
11 35 (13.41%) IBM
12 34 (13.03%) Web Services
13 32 (12.26%) JBoss
14 28 (10.73%) Perl
14 28 (10.73%) CSS
14 28 (10.73%) Maven
14 28 (10.73%) Manufacturing
15 26 (9.96%) Jenkins
16 25 (9.58%) Subversion
17 24 (9.20%) Middleware
17 24 (9.20%) Solaris
17 24 (9.20%) Tomcat
18 23 (8.81%) C
18 23 (8.81%) webMethods
18 23 (8.81%) Oracle Database

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Java also 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 that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 50 (19.16%) WebSphere
2 45 (17.24%) WebLogic
3 36 (13.79%) Apache
4 32 (12.26%) JBoss
5 24 (9.20%) Tomcat
6 17 (6.51%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (4.60%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (4.21%) Confluence
9 9 (3.45%) CMS
10 7 (2.68%) IBM Notes
11 6 (2.30%) MQSeries
12 5 (1.92%) SharePoint
13 4 (1.53%) Node.js
14 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (1.15%) IIS
15 2 (0.77%) Documentum
15 2 (0.77%) Liferay
15 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.77%) Adobe CQ
15 2 (0.77%) Magnolia
Applications
1 9 (3.45%) MS Office
2 4 (1.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.38%) Blender
3 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.38%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) SAP MII
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.38%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.92%) Force.com
3 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.83%) HTTP
2 9 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.45%) FTP
3 8 (3.07%) Internet
4 3 (1.15%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.77%) Wireless
6 1 (0.38%) SSH
6 1 (0.38%) SSL
6 1 (0.38%) Firewall
6 1 (0.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.81%) Oracle Database
2 14 (5.36%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.45%) MySQL
4 8 (3.07%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.53%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.53%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.15%) Redis
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.15%) CouchDB
7 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.77%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.77%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.77%) DB2
9 1 (0.38%) OLAP
9 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (10.73%) Maven
2 26 (9.96%) Jenkins
3 25 (9.58%) Subversion
4 19 (7.28%) Hudson
5 17 (6.51%) JIRA
6 13 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (4.60%) Ant
8 7 (2.68%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.30%) Eclipse
9 6 (2.30%) JMeter
10 4 (1.53%) Selenium
10 4 (1.53%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.77%) Toad
12 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.77%) Rational Rhapsody
13 1 (0.38%) Eclipse RCP
13 1 (0.38%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.38%) Gradle
General
1 28 (10.73%) Manufacturing
2 15 (5.75%) Automotive
2 15 (5.75%) Banking
3 14 (5.36%) Finance
4 8 (3.07%) Back Office
5 6 (2.30%) Retail
6 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.15%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (48.66%) Developer
2 56 (21.46%) Java Developer
3 51 (19.54%) Architect
4 25 (9.58%) Analyst
5 17 (6.51%) Consultant
6 16 (6.13%) Support Analyst
7 15 (5.75%) Senior Developer
8 13 (4.98%) Platform Architect
9 11 (4.21%) Lead Developer
10 10 (3.83%) Web Developer
10 10 (3.83%) .NET Developer
10 10 (3.83%) Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (3.83%) WebSphere Developer
11 9 (3.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 9 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.07%) Desktop Support
12 8 (3.07%) Desktop Analyst
12 8 (3.07%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 8 (3.07%) Designer
13 7 (2.68%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (27.97%) J2EE
2 56 (21.46%) XML
3 45 (17.24%) .NET
4 37 (14.18%) Spring
5 36 (13.79%) HTML
6 34 (13.03%) Web Services
7 28 (10.73%) CSS
8 24 (9.20%) Middleware
9 22 (8.43%) Hibernate
10 19 (7.28%) JSP
10 19 (7.28%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 17 (6.51%) HTML5
12 16 (6.13%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (5.75%) jQuery
14 14 (5.36%) SOAP
14 14 (5.36%) XSLT
14 14 (5.36%) WebSphere MQ
15 13 (4.98%) Struts
15 13 (4.98%) Servlets
15 13 (4.98%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.90%) Open Source
2 15 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.98%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.83%) User Experience
5 10 (3.83%) IVR
6 9 (3.45%) Blackberry
6 9 (3.45%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.07%) Mainframe
8 6 (2.30%) iPad
8 6 (2.30%) FMCG
9 4 (1.53%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.15%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.77%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.77%) Statistics
11 2 (0.77%) SCADA
12 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.38%) IBM Mainframe
12 1 (0.38%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 70 (26.82%) UNIX
2 49 (18.77%) Windows
3 35 (13.41%) Linux
4 24 (9.20%) Solaris
5 19 (7.28%) AIX
6 13 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (4.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 11 (4.21%) Apple iOS
9 10 (3.83%) Android
10 8 (3.07%) Windows 7
10 8 (3.07%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.38%) zOS
11 1 (0.38%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (8.43%) SOA
3 21 (8.05%) OO
4 20 (7.66%) TDD
5 16 (6.13%) Migration
5 16 (6.13%) MVC
6 14 (5.36%) DevOps
7 13 (4.98%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (4.60%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (4.21%) Unit Testing
9 11 (4.21%) Scrum
9 11 (4.21%) OOA/OOD
9 11 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (3.83%) Android Development
10 10 (3.83%) Infrastructure Management
10 10 (3.83%) CRM
10 10 (3.83%) Configuration Management
11 9 (3.45%) Test Scripting
11 9 (3.45%) Logistics
11 9 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 61 (23.37%) SQL
2 36 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 28 (10.73%) Perl
4 23 (8.81%) C
5 17 (6.51%) Python
6 15 (5.75%) Ruby
7 14 (5.36%) PL/SQL
8 10 (3.83%) Shell Script
8 10 (3.83%) Scala
8 10 (3.83%) Bash Shell
9 9 (3.45%) C#
9 9 (3.45%) C++
10 8 (3.07%) VB
10 8 (3.07%) PHP
11 6 (2.30%) Pascal
12 5 (1.92%) Apex Code
13 3 (1.15%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.15%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.77%) VC++
15 1 (0.38%) JCL
Qualifications
1 18 (6.90%) Degree
1 18 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.21%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.77%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.38%) PhD
4 1 (0.38%) ISEB
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.07%) QA
2 3 (1.15%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (3.83%) Squid
2 1 (0.38%) RACF
Systems Management
1 18 (6.90%) Puppet
2 3 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.38%) CFEngine
3 1 (0.38%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 92 (35.25%) Oracle
2 35 (13.41%) IBM
3 23 (8.81%) webMethods
4 20 (7.66%) SAP
5 18 (6.90%) Microsoft
6 15 (5.75%) BEA
7 12 (4.60%) Red Hat
7 12 (4.60%) HP
8 10 (3.83%) Sun
9 8 (3.07%) Citrix
9 8 (3.07%) Symantec
10 7 (2.68%) Lotus
11 6 (2.30%) Software AG
11 6 (2.30%) Endeca
11 6 (2.30%) ATG
11 6 (2.30%) RedPrairie
11 6 (2.30%) Sencha
12 5 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.15%) Nintex
13 3 (1.15%) Google
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