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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 12 28 32
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +4
Contract jobs citing Java 267 144 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.27% 5.38% 5.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.53% 16.96% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 84 63
Average daily rate £429 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.18% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £29.45 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.98% +23.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £28.84 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.05 £33.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
936 849 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.51% 31.73% 31.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 507 428
Average daily rate £385 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 45 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £19.23 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+7.04% -2.73%

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 28 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Shropshire 0 113 £488 +2.63% 4
Birmingham +20 47 £350 -12.50% 19
Warwickshire -3 28 £380 +10.78% 19
Coventry +10 21 £375 -25.00% 10
Staffordshire +18 13 £385 -10.72% 4
Worcestershire -1 6 £314 -4.19% 2
Solihull - 5 £441 - 3
Wolverhampton -3 1 £300 +36.36% 4
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 219 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (39.04%) Oracle
3 139 (31.74%) SQL
4 132 (30.14%) J2EE
5 120 (27.40%) Unix
6 119 (27.17%) Spring
7 108 (24.66%) JavaScript
8 103 (23.52%) Linux
9 96 (21.92%) MongoDB
10 84 (19.18%) WebLogic
11 77 (17.58%) Puppet
12 76 (17.35%) HTML
13 72 (16.44%) Scrum
14 64 (14.61%) CSS
14 64 (14.61%) Pega
15 62 (14.16%) Scala
16 60 (13.70%) Waterfall
17 56 (12.79%) XML
17 56 (12.79%) JSON
18 53 (12.10%) Software Architecture
18 53 (12.10%) Informatica
19 52 (11.87%) Git (software)
20 51 (11.64%) Maven
20 51 (11.64%) Web Services
20 51 (11.64%) Windows
21 49 (11.19%) JIRA
21 49 (11.19%) Spring Boot
22 48 (10.96%) Hibernate
23 47 (10.73%) Shell Script
24 46 (10.50%) Play Framework

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 84 (19.18%) WebLogic
2 43 (9.82%) JBoss
3 33 (7.53%) Node.js
4 31 (7.08%) Confluence
4 31 (7.08%) Documentum
5 28 (6.39%) Captiva
6 22 (5.02%) Tomcat
7 16 (3.65%) Liferay
8 12 (2.74%) Apache
9 8 (1.83%) Mule
9 8 (1.83%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.83%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (1.37%) CMS
11 5 (1.14%) Apache Pig
11 5 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (1.14%) SAS
12 4 (0.91%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.91%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (1.14%) MS Office
1 5 (1.14%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.91%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (4.34%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.37%) BigMachines
2 6 (1.37%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.91%) INSURE/90
4 2 (0.46%) Magento
4 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.46%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.23%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.23%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.97%) SaaS
2 8 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.14%) Heroku
4 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.23%) Force.com
5 1 (0.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.23%) IaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Office 365
5 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.57%) Network Security
2 17 (3.88%) SSL
3 16 (3.65%) HTTP
4 13 (2.97%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.05%) SSH
6 3 (0.68%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.68%) DNS
6 3 (0.68%) Internet
7 2 (0.46%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.46%) DHCP
7 2 (0.46%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.46%) Wireless
8 1 (0.23%) Firewall
8 1 (0.23%) FTP
8 1 (0.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (21.92%) MongoDB
2 42 (9.59%) BusinessObjects
3 39 (8.90%) SQL Server
4 32 (7.31%) Oracle OWB
5 26 (5.94%) Oracle Database
6 24 (5.48%) Hadoop
7 14 (3.20%) Pentaho
8 13 (2.97%) Relational Database
9 12 (2.74%) Big Data
10 11 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (2.28%) MySQL
12 9 (2.05%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.83%) Apache Hive
13 8 (1.83%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.83%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (1.83%) PowerCenter
14 6 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 52 (11.87%) Git (software)
2 51 (11.64%) Maven
3 49 (11.19%) JIRA
4 35 (7.99%) Selenium
5 30 (6.85%) ClearQuest
5 30 (6.85%) JUnit
6 29 (6.62%) Eclipse
7 27 (6.16%) WebDriver
8 26 (5.94%) Jenkins
9 25 (5.71%) ClearCase
10 24 (5.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (4.11%) SoapUI
12 13 (2.97%) JDeveloper
13 11 (2.51%) CA Gen
14 9 (2.05%) Ant
15 8 (1.83%) Appium
15 8 (1.83%) IntelliJ
15 8 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (1.83%) Toad
16 7 (1.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (6.62%) Finance
2 11 (2.51%) Banking
3 8 (1.83%) Automotive
3 8 (1.83%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.14%) Billing
5 4 (0.91%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.91%) Retail
6 3 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.68%) Electronics
6 3 (0.68%) Marketing
6 3 (0.68%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.46%) Back Office
7 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.46%) Front Office
7 2 (0.46%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Law
8 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 244 (55.71%) Developer
2 123 (28.08%) Architect
3 101 (23.06%) Java Developer
4 62 (14.16%) Software Architect
5 39 (8.90%) Java Architect
6 36 (8.22%) Analyst
7 31 (7.08%) Java Software Architect
8 26 (5.94%) Digital Architect
9 24 (5.48%) Test Analyst
10 17 (3.88%) Lead Developer
11 16 (3.65%) JavaScript Developer
11 16 (3.65%) Software Engineer
12 15 (3.42%) J2EE Developer
12 15 (3.42%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 15 (3.42%) Senior Developer
13 14 (3.20%) Senior Architect
13 14 (3.20%) Senior Software Architect
14 13 (2.97%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 12 (2.74%) Consultant
15 12 (2.74%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (30.14%) J2EE
2 119 (27.17%) Spring
3 76 (17.35%) HTML
4 64 (14.61%) CSS
5 56 (12.79%) JSON
5 56 (12.79%) XML
6 51 (11.64%) Web Services
7 49 (11.19%) Spring Boot
8 48 (10.96%) Hibernate
9 46 (10.50%) Play Framework
10 40 (9.13%) jQuery
11 34 (7.76%) AngularJS
11 34 (7.76%) SOAP
12 32 (7.31%) HTML5
13 31 (7.08%) REST
14 28 (6.39%) .NET
15 27 (6.16%) RabbitMQ
16 20 (4.57%) ELK Stack
16 20 (4.57%) RESTful
16 20 (4.57%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.20%) Data Centre
1 14 (3.20%) Digital Media
2 13 (2.97%) Computer Science
3 8 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (1.83%) Mobile App
3 8 (1.83%) User Experience
4 6 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 4 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (0.91%) AS400
5 4 (0.91%) iSeries
6 3 (0.68%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.68%) Data Conversion
6 3 (0.68%) Data Integration
6 3 (0.68%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.46%) Clustering
7 2 (0.46%) Derivative
7 2 (0.46%) EPoS
7 2 (0.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.46%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 120 (27.40%) Unix
2 103 (23.52%) Linux
3 51 (11.64%) Windows
4 11 (2.51%) SUSE
5 10 (2.28%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.60%) Solaris
7 6 (1.37%) AIX
7 6 (1.37%) Android
7 6 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.46%) Fedora
10 1 (0.23%) CentOS
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (16.44%) Scrum
3 60 (13.70%) Waterfall
4 53 (12.10%) Software Architecture
5 45 (10.27%) Microservices
5 45 (10.27%) RUP
6 43 (9.82%) TDD
7 41 (9.36%) Open Source
8 40 (9.13%) DevOps
9 38 (8.68%) SOA
10 37 (8.45%) Software Engineering
10 37 (8.45%) Test Strategy
11 36 (8.22%) OO
12 30 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (6.62%) Data Modelling
13 29 (6.62%) SDLC
14 26 (5.94%) Project Planning
15 25 (5.71%) CRM
16 24 (5.48%) Web Development
17 23 (5.25%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 139 (31.74%) SQL
2 108 (24.66%) JavaScript
3 62 (14.16%) Scala
4 47 (10.73%) Shell Script
5 45 (10.27%) PL/SQL
6 42 (9.59%) C#
7 34 (7.76%) Perl
8 24 (5.48%) PHP
9 15 (3.42%) C++
9 15 (3.42%) VB
10 14 (3.20%) C
11 12 (2.74%) XPath
12 8 (1.83%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.83%) XQuery
13 7 (1.60%) Apex Code
13 7 (1.60%) Python
14 6 (1.37%) COBOL
14 6 (1.37%) Groovy
14 6 (1.37%) Haskell
14 6 (1.37%) Korn
Qualifications
1 28 (6.39%) Security Cleared
2 25 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.88%) Degree
4 13 (2.97%) Sun Certification
5 9 (2.05%) ISEB
6 8 (1.83%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.23%) CISSP
9 1 (0.23%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.23%) GPEN
9 1 (0.23%) GSSP-JAVA
9 1 (0.23%) GWAPT
9 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.97%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.37%) QA
3 3 (0.68%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 33 (7.53%) Docker
2 7 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.37%) HDFS
4 4 (0.91%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 77 (17.58%) Puppet
2 21 (4.79%) Graphite
3 16 (3.65%) Grafana
4 6 (1.37%) Control-M
5 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.23%) Ansible
6 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.23%) Kibana
6 1 (0.23%) logstash
6 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 171 (39.04%) Oracle
2 64 (14.61%) Pega
3 53 (12.10%) Informatica
4 33 (7.53%) VMware
4 33 (7.53%) webMethods
5 29 (6.62%) EMC
6 19 (4.34%) WSO2
7 18 (4.11%) Adobe
8 15 (3.42%) Microsoft
9 14 (3.20%) BEA
10 13 (2.97%) Red Hat
11 10 (2.28%) Cloudera
12 8 (1.83%) SAP
13 7 (1.60%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.60%) Google
13 7 (1.60%) IBM
13 7 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.60%) Sun
14 6 (1.37%) BMC
14 6 (1.37%) Siebel
Warwick, Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Shropshire
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 22 days ago