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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 33 32 48
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +16
Contract jobs citing Java 98 113 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.08% 4.61% 3.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.82% 15.50% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 60 32
Average daily rate
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£400 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £245 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £39.25 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.94% -77.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.37% -6.66%
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
709 729 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.49% 29.77% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 429 345
Average daily rate £335 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 17
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £94.50 £37.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
Shropshire +3 24 £450 +12.50% 2
Birmingham -1 23 £425 +21.42% 14
Warwickshire -4 13 £344 +5.76% 9
Coventry -2 7 £365 +4.28% 7
Solihull +2 3 £375 +15.38% 2
Worcestershire +3 2 £366 - 4
Walsall - 2 £550 -
Staffordshire -7 1 £618 - 6
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 79 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (29.54%) Oracle
3 64 (27.00%) XML
4 55 (23.21%) J2EE
5 54 (22.78%) SQL
5 54 (22.78%) Spring
6 49 (20.68%) UNIX
7 47 (19.83%) WebLogic
8 43 (18.14%) JavaScript
8 43 (18.14%) Web Services
9 42 (17.72%) Scrum
10 31 (13.08%) Hibernate
10 31 (13.08%) JSON
11 30 (12.66%) Pega
12 28 (11.81%) Linux
12 28 (11.81%) HTML
12 28 (11.81%) SOAP
13 27 (11.39%) Oracle Database
14 26 (10.97%) .NET
14 26 (10.97%) Windows
14 26 (10.97%) webMethods
15 24 (10.13%) SOA
15 24 (10.13%) IBM
15 24 (10.13%) Open Source
15 24 (10.13%) Waterfall
16 22 (9.28%) Git (software)
16 22 (9.28%) jQuery
16 22 (9.28%) WebSphere
17 21 (8.86%) Finance
17 21 (8.86%) CSS

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 47 (19.83%) WebLogic
2 22 (9.28%) WebSphere
3 18 (7.59%) JBoss
4 13 (5.49%) Apache
4 13 (5.49%) Confluence
5 10 (4.22%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.11%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (2.11%) CMS
7 4 (1.69%) Oracle BPEL
7 4 (1.69%) Documentum
7 4 (1.69%) WebLogic Portal
7 4 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.27%) WebLogic Integration
8 3 (1.27%) SAS
8 3 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.27%) AquaLogic
8 3 (1.27%) Node.js
9 2 (0.84%) Mule
9 2 (0.84%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 10 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.38%) MS Office
3 3 (1.27%) MS Project
3 3 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (5.06%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.27%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.84%) PaaS
3 2 (0.84%) Joyent
3 2 (0.84%) GitHub
3 2 (0.84%) IaaS
3 2 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.42%) Boomi
4 1 (0.42%) Trello
4 1 (0.42%) Force.com
4 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.06%) Firewall
2 11 (4.64%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.80%) Internet
4 8 (3.38%) HTTP
4 8 (3.38%) SSL
5 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.42%) ASN.1
5 1 (0.42%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.39%) Oracle Database
2 20 (8.44%) SQL Server
3 17 (7.17%) MongoDB
4 14 (5.91%) Data Mining
5 13 (5.49%) MySQL
6 12 (5.06%) Hadoop
6 12 (5.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (4.64%) Relational Database
8 9 (3.80%) HBase
9 6 (2.53%) Big Data
9 6 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (2.11%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.69%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.69%) DB2
12 3 (1.27%) CouchDB
12 3 (1.27%) JasperReports
12 3 (1.27%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
14 1 (0.42%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 22 (9.28%) Git (software)
2 19 (8.02%) JIRA
3 17 (7.17%) Subversion
3 17 (7.17%) Jenkins
4 16 (6.75%) Eclipse
5 11 (4.64%) JUnit
5 11 (4.64%) Selenium
6 5 (2.11%) ClearCase
6 5 (2.11%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.69%) Ant
7 4 (1.69%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.69%) Maven
8 3 (1.27%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (1.27%) Hudson
9 2 (0.84%) CA Gen
10 1 (0.42%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.42%) Spock
10 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.42%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
General
1 21 (8.86%) Finance
2 8 (3.38%) Automotive
2 8 (3.38%) Retail
3 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.84%) Billing
4 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.84%) Marketing
5 1 (0.42%) Electronics
5 1 (0.42%) Law
5 1 (0.42%) Local Government
5 1 (0.42%) Games
5 1 (0.42%) Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (53.59%) Developer
2 63 (26.58%) Architect
3 47 (19.83%) Java Developer
4 15 (6.33%) Senior Developer
5 12 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (5.06%) Consultant
6 11 (4.64%) Analyst
6 11 (4.64%) Oracle Developer
7 9 (3.80%) Administrator
7 9 (3.80%) DBA
8 8 (3.38%) Integration Architect
8 8 (3.38%) Software Architect
9 7 (2.95%) Hadoop Developer
10 6 (2.53%) Requirements Analyst
10 6 (2.53%) Software Engineer
10 6 (2.53%) Project Analyst
10 6 (2.53%) Systems Architect
10 6 (2.53%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (2.53%) WebSphere Developer
11 5 (2.11%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (27.00%) XML
2 55 (23.21%) J2EE
3 54 (22.78%) Spring
4 43 (18.14%) Web Services
5 31 (13.08%) Hibernate
5 31 (13.08%) JSON
6 28 (11.81%) SOAP
6 28 (11.81%) HTML
7 26 (10.97%) .NET
8 22 (9.28%) jQuery
9 21 (8.86%) CSS
10 16 (6.75%) JSP
10 16 (6.75%) REST
11 15 (6.33%) HTML5
11 15 (6.33%) RESTful
12 14 (5.91%) AngularJS
12 14 (5.91%) Middleware
13 13 (5.49%) Servlets
14 12 (5.06%) Spring MVC
15 11 (4.64%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.64%) DataPower
2 10 (4.22%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.11%) N-Tier
4 4 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.27%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.84%) Statistics
6 2 (0.84%) Informatics
6 2 (0.84%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.84%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.84%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.42%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.42%) User Experience
7 1 (0.42%) DTV
7 1 (0.42%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 49 (20.68%) UNIX
2 28 (11.81%) Linux
3 26 (10.97%) Windows
4 10 (4.22%) SUSE
5 7 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.11%) Android
7 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.42%) AIX
7 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (17.72%) Scrum
3 24 (10.13%) SOA
3 24 (10.13%) Open Source
3 24 (10.13%) Waterfall
4 20 (8.44%) Test Strategy
4 20 (8.44%) TDD
5 18 (7.59%) Configuration Management
5 18 (7.59%) RUP
5 18 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (7.17%) MVC
7 16 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (6.33%) OO
8 15 (6.33%) Data Modelling
8 15 (6.33%) Technical Architecture
8 15 (6.33%) Software Architecture
9 13 (5.49%) Software Engineering
10 11 (4.64%) DevOps
11 10 (4.22%) Microservices
12 9 (3.80%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 54 (22.78%) SQL
2 43 (18.14%) JavaScript
3 17 (7.17%) Shell Script
4 14 (5.91%) Python
5 13 (5.49%) C#
6 11 (4.64%) Perl
6 11 (4.64%) C
6 11 (4.64%) Ruby
7 10 (4.22%) C++
8 9 (3.80%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.38%) Scala
10 6 (2.53%) PHP
11 3 (1.27%) COBOL
11 3 (1.27%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.27%) VC++
11 3 (1.27%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.84%) R
12 2 (0.84%) XQuery
13 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.42%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 11 (4.64%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.80%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.11%) Degree
4 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.42%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.27%) QA
2 2 (0.84%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (5.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (4.64%) Puppet
2 2 (0.84%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.84%) Ansible
Vendors
1 70 (29.54%) Oracle
2 30 (12.66%) Pega
3 26 (10.97%) webMethods
4 24 (10.13%) IBM
5 18 (7.59%) Informatica
6 16 (6.75%) Microsoft
7 15 (6.33%) BEA
8 7 (2.95%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.95%) SAP
9 5 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.27%) Jaspersoft
10 3 (1.27%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.27%) Vitria
10 3 (1.27%) Micro Focus
11 2 (0.84%) Alterian
11 2 (0.84%) Google
11 2 (0.84%) Cerner
11 2 (0.84%) Sun
11 2 (0.84%) HP
11 2 (0.84%) Sybase
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Anderson Lamb
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
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Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
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Rate: From £275 to £350 per day
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Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum + competitive
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Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £475 per day + competitive
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