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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 9 35 39
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +4
Contract jobs citing Java 327 98 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.38% 4.08% 4.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.28% 13.65% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 42 59
Median daily rate £415 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £286 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -43.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.84% +15.37%
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
1013 718 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.15% 29.92% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 422 428
Median daily rate £375 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 21
Median hourly rate £36.25 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.42% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.95 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Java as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +28 118 £400 -5.88% 25
Shropshire +1 101 £440 -2.22% 4
Coventry +4 25 £400 +9.58% 4
Warwickshire -3 12 £350 +1.81% 13
Solihull -6 10 £440 +17.33% 2
Wolverhampton - 5 £300 -
Worcestershire +1 4 £338 -7.84% 1
Staffordshire +3 3 £275 -55.46% 6
Walsall -1 3 £545 -0.90%
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Java.

1 321 (53.86%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (34.90%) Spring
3 205 (34.40%) SQL
4 185 (31.04%) Oracle
5 172 (28.86%) J2EE
6 171 (28.69%) HTML
7 168 (28.19%) JavaScript
8 160 (26.85%) Linux
9 155 (26.01%) CSS
9 155 (26.01%) MongoDB
10 143 (23.99%) Puppet
11 138 (23.15%) XML
12 121 (20.30%) Unix
12 121 (20.30%) JSON
13 120 (20.13%) Git (software)
14 107 (17.95%) Open Source
15 106 (17.79%) WebLogic
16 103 (17.28%) Scala
17 102 (17.11%) Web Services
18 101 (16.95%) DevOps
19 96 (16.11%) JBoss
19 96 (16.11%) Maven
20 87 (14.60%) JIRA
20 87 (14.60%) Web Development
21 86 (14.43%) Play Framework
22 84 (14.09%) Microservices
23 83 (13.93%) Hibernate
23 83 (13.93%) Scrum
24 82 (13.76%) Spring Boot
25 80 (13.42%) Docker

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 106 (17.79%) WebLogic
2 96 (16.11%) JBoss
3 50 (8.39%) Tomcat
4 47 (7.89%) Confluence
5 37 (6.21%) Apache
6 34 (5.70%) WebLogic Portal
7 33 (5.54%) CMS
8 29 (4.87%) WebSphere
9 27 (4.53%) Documentum
10 26 (4.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 22 (3.69%) Mule
12 18 (3.02%) Captiva
13 17 (2.85%) Apache ServiceMix
14 15 (2.52%) Liferay
15 11 (1.85%) IIS
15 11 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
16 10 (1.68%) SharePoint
17 9 (1.51%) Mule ESB
18 8 (1.34%) SAS
18 8 (1.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (2.85%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (1.85%) MS Office
4 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) ENOVIA
1 3 (0.50%) INSURE/90
2 2 (0.34%) Magento
2 2 (0.34%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.17%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (1.85%) Google App Engine
4 11 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.01%) SaaS
6 5 (0.84%) Heroku
7 2 (0.34%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 42 (7.05%) Network Security
2 24 (4.03%) HTTP
3 20 (3.36%) SSL
4 11 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.67%) BIG-IP
5 4 (0.67%) SSH
6 3 (0.50%) DNS
6 3 (0.50%) Firewall
6 3 (0.50%) LAN
6 3 (0.50%) WAN
7 2 (0.34%) DHCP
7 2 (0.34%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.17%) FTP
8 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.17%) IPsec
8 1 (0.17%) SNMP
8 1 (0.17%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (26.01%) MongoDB
2 65 (10.91%) SQL Server
3 40 (6.71%) Oracle Database
4 39 (6.54%) BusinessObjects
5 37 (6.21%) Oracle OWB
6 34 (5.70%) Relational Database
7 30 (5.03%) DB2
8 29 (4.87%) Oracle Reports
9 26 (4.36%) MySQL
10 25 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (4.19%) RDBMS
11 23 (3.86%) Hadoop
12 14 (2.35%) Big Data
12 14 (2.35%) Pentaho
13 9 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (1.17%) Apache Hive
15 7 (1.17%) Sqoop
16 4 (0.67%) NoSQL
16 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 120 (20.13%) Git (software)
2 96 (16.11%) Maven
3 87 (14.60%) JIRA
4 63 (10.57%) Selenium
5 60 (10.07%) Jenkins
6 57 (9.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 55 (9.23%) JUnit
8 46 (7.72%) ClearQuest
9 44 (7.38%) Eclipse
10 42 (7.05%) WebDriver
11 39 (6.54%) SoapUI
12 27 (4.53%) Oracle Forms
13 25 (4.19%) Ant
14 22 (3.69%) Log4j
15 21 (3.52%) IntelliJ
16 20 (3.36%) Subversion
16 20 (3.36%) Toad
17 17 (2.85%) Cucumber
18 16 (2.68%) Artifactory
18 16 (2.68%) PVCS
General
1 36 (6.04%) Finance
2 22 (3.69%) Automotive
2 22 (3.69%) Back Office
3 19 (3.19%) Banking
4 7 (1.17%) Retail
5 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.17%) Advertising
8 1 (0.17%) Billing
8 1 (0.17%) Electronics
8 1 (0.17%) Law
8 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 328 (55.03%) Developer
2 163 (27.35%) Java Developer
3 157 (26.34%) Architect
4 78 (13.09%) Software Architect
5 68 (11.41%) Java Architect
6 44 (7.38%) Java Software Architect
7 41 (6.88%) Software Engineer
8 33 (5.54%) Java Engineer
9 32 (5.37%) Digital Architect
10 31 (5.20%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 31 (5.20%) Scala Developer
11 29 (4.87%) Consultant
12 27 (4.53%) Analyst
12 27 (4.53%) Java Software Engineer
12 27 (4.53%) Lead Developer
13 25 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
14 24 (4.03%) J2EE Developer
14 24 (4.03%) Java Software Developer
14 24 (4.03%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 24 (4.03%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (34.90%) Spring
2 172 (28.86%) J2EE
3 171 (28.69%) HTML
4 155 (26.01%) CSS
5 138 (23.15%) XML
6 121 (20.30%) JSON
7 102 (17.11%) Web Services
8 86 (14.43%) Play Framework
9 83 (13.93%) Hibernate
10 82 (13.76%) Spring Boot
11 73 (12.25%) SOAP
12 70 (11.74%) REST
13 67 (11.24%) JSP
14 62 (10.40%) HTML5
15 57 (9.56%) jQuery
15 57 (9.56%) RabbitMQ
16 45 (7.55%) Hystrix
17 44 (7.38%) ELK Stack
17 44 (7.38%) RESTful
17 44 (7.38%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.04%) Digital Media
2 16 (2.68%) Computer Science
3 15 (2.52%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.18%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.01%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.17%) CMDB
8 6 (1.01%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.67%) Statistics
10 3 (0.50%) AS400
10 3 (0.50%) Data Conversion
10 3 (0.50%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.50%) iSeries
10 3 (0.50%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.50%) User Experience
11 2 (0.34%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.34%) EPoS
11 2 (0.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 160 (26.85%) Linux
2 121 (20.30%) Unix
3 65 (10.91%) Windows
4 14 (2.35%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.50%) Android
7 3 (0.50%) Fedora
7 3 (0.50%) SUSE
8 1 (0.17%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Solaris
8 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (53.86%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (17.95%) Open Source
3 101 (16.95%) DevOps
4 87 (14.60%) Web Development
5 84 (14.09%) Microservices
6 83 (13.93%) Scrum
7 74 (12.42%) OO
8 72 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
9 71 (11.91%) TDD
10 67 (11.24%) Software Engineering
11 62 (10.40%) Software Architecture
12 48 (8.05%) MVC
13 47 (7.89%) Waterfall
14 41 (6.88%) Configuration Management
15 37 (6.21%) Continuous Delivery
15 37 (6.21%) OOP
16 36 (6.04%) CRM
16 36 (6.04%) ERP
16 36 (6.04%) Test Strategy
17 32 (5.37%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 205 (34.40%) SQL
2 168 (28.19%) JavaScript
3 103 (17.28%) Scala
4 59 (9.90%) PL/SQL
5 51 (8.56%) PHP
6 44 (7.38%) C#
7 22 (3.69%) Shell Script
8 21 (3.52%) C++
8 21 (3.52%) VB
9 20 (3.36%) C
10 17 (2.85%) Ruby
11 12 (2.01%) Python
12 9 (1.51%) Groovy
12 9 (1.51%) R
13 7 (1.17%) Haskell
13 7 (1.17%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.01%) Perl
14 6 (1.01%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.84%) COBOL
16 4 (0.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 52 (8.72%) Security Cleared
2 45 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.52%) Degree
3 21 (3.52%) Sun Certification
4 15 (2.52%) ISEB
5 14 (2.35%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.85%) Oracle Certification
7 10 (1.68%) OCPJP
8 7 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.17%) CCNA
10 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.03%) QA
2 3 (0.50%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (13.42%) Docker
2 7 (1.17%) Apache Flume
2 7 (1.17%) HDFS
2 7 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 143 (23.99%) Puppet
2 41 (6.88%) Graphite
3 29 (4.87%) Grafana
4 9 (1.51%) Consul
5 8 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.17%) Kibana
7 6 (1.01%) logstash
8 2 (0.34%) Ansible
8 2 (0.34%) Terraform
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 185 (31.04%) Oracle
2 47 (7.89%) WSO2
3 41 (6.88%) Pega
4 40 (6.71%) Adobe
5 39 (6.54%) IBM
6 35 (5.87%) webMethods
7 31 (5.20%) VMware
8 26 (4.36%) Microsoft
9 22 (3.69%) EMC
9 22 (3.69%) Informatica
9 22 (3.69%) Misys
10 18 (3.02%) MuleSoft
11 15 (2.52%) Google
12 14 (2.35%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.68%) Cloudera
14 8 (1.34%) SAP
15 7 (1.17%) BEA
16 6 (1.01%) Sybase
16 6 (1.01%) Vitria
17 4 (0.67%) Micro Focus
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