The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 of the Programming Languages category 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 33 50 15
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -35
Contract jobs citing Java 113 62 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.64% 3.14% 7.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.56% 9.72% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 32 113
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £271 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £39.25 £175.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.57% +337.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
726 638 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.84% 32.34% 32.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 338 394
Average daily rate £325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £224 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 26
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £15.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.10 £37.64 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Java
England

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 July 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
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 July 2014.

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 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 -1 30 £350 -6.66% 19
Warwickshire +4 19 £323 -7.85% 7
Shropshire +10 14 £365 - 1
Coventry -4 11 £348 - 6
Wolverhampton +6 5 £251 - 2
Staffordshire +1 3 - - 6
Solihull +1 2 £325 -22.61%
Worcestershire -5 2 - - 6
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Dudley - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 89 (39.38%) JavaScript
2 78 (34.51%) J2EE
3 64 (28.32%) HTML
4 61 (26.99%) XML
5 58 (25.66%) SQL
6 55 (24.34%) CSS
7 49 (21.68%) Oracle
7 49 (21.68%) UNIX
8 47 (20.80%) .NET
9 46 (20.35%) Spring
10 43 (19.03%) JSP
11 40 (17.70%) jQuery
12 37 (16.37%) Eclipse
13 36 (15.93%) Perl
14 35 (15.49%) Apache
15 34 (15.04%) Tomcat
16 32 (14.16%) Web Services
16 32 (14.16%) SQL Server
16 32 (14.16%) MySQL
16 32 (14.16%) Maven
17 30 (13.27%) Linux
17 30 (13.27%) WebSphere
18 28 (12.39%) Ant
18 28 (12.39%) WebLogic
18 28 (12.39%) MS Office
18 28 (12.39%) CMS
19 26 (11.50%) Subversion
20 25 (11.06%) REST
21 24 (10.62%) Telecoms
22 23 (10.18%) VBA

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 35 (15.49%) Apache
2 34 (15.04%) Tomcat
3 30 (13.27%) WebSphere
4 28 (12.39%) WebLogic
4 28 (12.39%) CMS
5 21 (9.29%) SharePoint
6 9 (3.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.33%) IIS
7 3 (1.33%) Documentum
7 3 (1.33%) ColdFusion
7 3 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.88%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.44%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.44%) SAP EP
9 1 (0.44%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.44%) iPlanet
Applications
1 28 (12.39%) MS Office
2 20 (8.85%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.33%) MS Project
4 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.44%) InDesign
4 1 (0.44%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.44%) Blender
Business Applications
1 7 (3.10%) Oracle CRM
1 7 (3.10%) Magento
2 5 (2.21%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (1.33%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.44%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.98%) HTTP
2 6 (2.65%) LDAP
2 6 (2.65%) Internet
3 5 (2.21%) SSL
3 5 (2.21%) LTE
3 5 (2.21%) 4G
4 3 (1.33%) 2G
4 3 (1.33%) 3G
5 2 (0.88%) DHCP
5 2 (0.88%) DNS
5 2 (0.88%) VLAN
5 2 (0.88%) SAN
5 2 (0.88%) NAS
6 1 (0.44%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.44%) DDNS
6 1 (0.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.16%) MySQL
1 32 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.75%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.42%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.98%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.65%) MS Access
6 3 (1.33%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.88%) DataStage
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.44%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.44%) QlikView
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.44%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (16.37%) Eclipse
2 32 (14.16%) Maven
3 28 (12.39%) Ant
4 26 (11.50%) Subversion
5 6 (2.65%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.21%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.77%) Selenium
7 4 (1.77%) ProC
8 3 (1.33%) ClearQuest
8 3 (1.33%) JIRA
8 3 (1.33%) ClearCase
8 3 (1.33%) JUnit
8 3 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.33%) PhoneGap
8 3 (1.33%) CA Gen
9 2 (0.88%) JMeter
9 2 (0.88%) Xcode
10 1 (0.44%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.44%) Toad
10 1 (0.44%) JDeveloper
General
1 24 (10.62%) Telecoms
2 21 (9.29%) Finance
3 10 (4.42%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.10%) Banking
4 7 (3.10%) Marketing
5 5 (2.21%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.77%) Private Banking
7 3 (1.33%) Automotive
8 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.88%) Retail
9 1 (0.44%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) Games
9 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 155 (68.58%) Developer
2 66 (29.20%) Java Developer
3 37 (16.37%) Architect
4 30 (13.27%) Web Developer
5 22 (9.73%) Java Web Developer
6 17 (7.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 17 (7.52%) Database Developer
7 12 (5.31%) Software Developer
8 11 (4.87%) Analyst
8 11 (4.87%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (3.98%) Android Developer
10 8 (3.54%) Technical Architect
10 8 (3.54%) J2EE Developer
11 7 (3.10%) Senior Developer
11 7 (3.10%) WebSphere Developer
11 7 (3.10%) Scala Developer
12 6 (2.65%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
13 5 (2.21%) Front-End Developer
13 5 (2.21%) SQL Developer
13 5 (2.21%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (34.51%) J2EE
2 64 (28.32%) HTML
3 61 (26.99%) XML
4 55 (24.34%) CSS
5 47 (20.80%) .NET
6 46 (20.35%) Spring
7 43 (19.03%) JSP
8 40 (17.70%) jQuery
9 32 (14.16%) Web Services
10 25 (11.06%) REST
11 23 (10.18%) XSLT
11 23 (10.18%) JSTL
12 21 (9.29%) Hibernate
13 16 (7.08%) HTML5
14 15 (6.64%) SOAP
15 12 (5.31%) Struts
16 11 (4.87%) Servlets
16 11 (4.87%) Middleware
17 10 (4.42%) JSON
18 9 (3.98%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.10%) Open Source
1 7 (3.10%) Mobile App
2 6 (2.65%) iPad
2 6 (2.65%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.77%) Digital Media
4 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.88%) Blackberry
4 2 (0.88%) Mainframe
4 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.88%) Equities
4 2 (0.88%) Smartphone
4 2 (0.88%) PDA
5 1 (0.44%) Statistics
5 1 (0.44%) SCADA
5 1 (0.44%) EPoS
5 1 (0.44%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 49 (21.68%) UNIX
2 30 (13.27%) Linux
3 16 (7.08%) Android
4 15 (6.64%) Apple iOS
5 13 (5.75%) Windows
6 8 (3.54%) Solaris
7 5 (2.21%) AIX
8 4 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.77%) SUSE
9 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.88%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.44%) VME
11 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (8.85%) OO
2 19 (8.41%) E-Commerce
3 16 (7.08%) MVC
4 14 (6.19%) CRM
5 13 (5.75%) SOA
5 13 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (5.75%) TDD
5 13 (5.75%) Android Development
6 11 (4.87%) ERP
7 10 (4.42%) Technical Architecture
7 10 (4.42%) Waterfall
8 9 (3.98%) Web Development
8 9 (3.98%) UML
8 9 (3.98%) Scrum
9 8 (3.54%) Migration
9 8 (3.54%) Software Engineering
9 8 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (3.54%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (3.10%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (3.10%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 89 (39.38%) JavaScript
2 58 (25.66%) SQL
3 36 (15.93%) Perl
4 23 (10.18%) VBA
5 21 (9.29%) Shell Script
6 16 (7.08%) PHP
6 16 (7.08%) C
7 13 (5.75%) C++
7 13 (5.75%) Scala
8 9 (3.98%) C#
9 7 (3.10%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.10%) VB
10 4 (1.77%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.77%) Python
11 2 (0.88%) COBOL
11 2 (0.88%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.88%) Ruby
12 1 (0.44%) XPath
12 1 (0.44%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 10 (4.42%) SC Cleared
1 10 (4.42%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.54%) Degree
3 4 (1.77%) ISEB
4 3 (1.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.44%) CITP
5 1 (0.44%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.42%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.88%) XenApp
2 2 (0.88%) XenServer
2 2 (0.88%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.44%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (1.77%) CA SiteMinder
2 2 (0.88%) SCCM
3 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.44%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.44%) Puppet
3 1 (0.44%) CFEngine
3 1 (0.44%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.44%) Nessus
3 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 49 (21.68%) Oracle
2 22 (9.73%) SAP
3 19 (8.41%) IBM
4 18 (7.96%) JBoss
5 17 (7.52%) Alterian
6 12 (5.31%) Microsoft
7 8 (3.54%) JD Edwards
7 8 (3.54%) webMethods
8 6 (2.65%) ATG
8 6 (2.65%) Endeca
9 4 (1.77%) hybris
9 4 (1.77%) Sencha
9 4 (1.77%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.77%) BEA
9 4 (1.77%) CA
9 4 (1.77%) Informatica
9 4 (1.77%) Sun
9 4 (1.77%) HP
10 3 (1.33%) Adobe
10 3 (1.33%) Citrix
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Rate: £17 - £22 per hour
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Posted: 13 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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