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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 30 41 14
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -27
Contract jobs citing Java 126 75 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.88% 3.60% 8.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.01% 10.90% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 41 124
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£350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £31.75 £175.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.85% +379.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.95 £175.00 £26.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.55 £175.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-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
787 688 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.46% 33.06% 33.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 413 423
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 21
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.80 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.30 £40.30 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Warwickshire +6 30 £375 +7.14% 4
Birmingham -11 23 £314 -3.46% 8
Coventry +6 18 £385 - 9
Shropshire +6 13 £400 -
Wolverhampton - 6 £255 -
Solihull +4 3 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £290 - 5
Worcestershire - 1 - - 2
Herefordshire - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 72 (31.30%) JavaScript
2 70 (30.43%) J2EE
3 60 (26.09%) SQL
4 57 (24.78%) Oracle
5 55 (23.91%) HTML
5 55 (23.91%) XML
6 53 (23.04%) UNIX
7 45 (19.57%) Spring
8 44 (19.13%) CSS
9 42 (18.26%) .NET
9 42 (18.26%) WebSphere
10 35 (15.22%) JSP
10 35 (15.22%) Web Services
11 34 (14.78%) jQuery
12 29 (12.61%) WebLogic
12 29 (12.61%) Eclipse
13 28 (12.17%) Apache
14 25 (10.87%) Hibernate
14 25 (10.87%) Maven
15 24 (10.43%) Tomcat
15 24 (10.43%) Linux
16 23 (10.00%) Perl
17 22 (9.57%) SQL Server
17 22 (9.57%) IBM
17 22 (9.57%) CMS
17 22 (9.57%) Shell Script
18 21 (9.13%) Finance
18 21 (9.13%) MySQL
18 21 (9.13%) Ant
18 21 (9.13%) C

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 42 (18.26%) WebSphere
2 29 (12.61%) WebLogic
3 28 (12.17%) Apache
4 24 (10.43%) Tomcat
5 22 (9.57%) CMS
6 14 (6.09%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (6.09%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.30%) Documentum
7 3 (1.30%) ColdFusion
7 3 (1.30%) IIS
7 3 (1.30%) Node.js
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.87%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.87%) Liferay
9 1 (0.43%) Confluence
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 20 (8.70%) MS Office
2 13 (5.65%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.74%) MS Project
4 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.43%) InDesign
4 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.43%) Blender
Business Applications
1 6 (2.61%) Oracle CRM
1 6 (2.61%) Magento
2 5 (2.17%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (1.30%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.43%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.30%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.91%) HTTP
2 8 (3.48%) Internet
3 5 (2.17%) SSL
3 5 (2.17%) LDAP
3 5 (2.17%) LTE
4 3 (1.30%) 2G
4 3 (1.30%) 4G
4 3 (1.30%) 3G
5 2 (0.87%) Firewall
5 2 (0.87%) SAN
5 2 (0.87%) DHCP
5 2 (0.87%) FTP
5 2 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.87%) DNS
5 2 (0.87%) VLAN
5 2 (0.87%) NAS
6 1 (0.43%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.13%) MySQL
3 17 (7.39%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.91%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.30%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (1.30%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (1.30%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.87%) MS Access
7 2 (0.87%) DataStage
7 2 (0.87%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.43%) Riak
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 29 (12.61%) Eclipse
2 25 (10.87%) Maven
3 21 (9.13%) Ant
4 18 (7.83%) Subversion
5 8 (3.48%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.48%) Jenkins
6 7 (3.04%) JIRA
7 5 (2.17%) ProC
8 4 (1.74%) Selenium
8 4 (1.74%) JMeter
8 4 (1.74%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (1.30%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.30%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.87%) JUnit
10 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.87%) Xcode
10 2 (0.87%) CA Gen
11 1 (0.43%) Apache Ivy
11 1 (0.43%) Hudson
11 1 (0.43%) Gradle
General
1 21 (9.13%) Finance
2 18 (7.83%) Manufacturing
3 17 (7.39%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.35%) Banking
5 7 (3.04%) Automotive
6 6 (2.61%) Marketing
7 5 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.74%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.87%) Retail
9 2 (0.87%) Back Office
10 1 (0.43%) Electronics
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.43%) Legal
10 1 (0.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 143 (62.17%) Developer
2 63 (27.39%) Java Developer
3 39 (16.96%) Architect
4 20 (8.70%) Web Developer
5 17 (7.39%) Java Web Developer
5 17 (7.39%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 15 (6.52%) Analyst
7 14 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (5.65%) Senior Developer
9 10 (4.35%) Database Developer
10 9 (3.91%) WebSphere Developer
10 9 (3.91%) Android Developer
11 8 (3.48%) J2EE Developer
11 8 (3.48%) Software Developer
12 7 (3.04%) Scala Developer
13 6 (2.61%) Mobile Developer
13 6 (2.61%) Consultant
13 6 (2.61%) Lead Developer
13 6 (2.61%) Technical Architect
14 5 (2.17%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (30.43%) J2EE
2 55 (23.91%) HTML
2 55 (23.91%) XML
3 45 (19.57%) Spring
4 44 (19.13%) CSS
5 42 (18.26%) .NET
6 35 (15.22%) JSP
6 35 (15.22%) Web Services
7 34 (14.78%) jQuery
8 25 (10.87%) Hibernate
9 17 (7.39%) XSLT
10 16 (6.96%) Struts
11 15 (6.52%) HTML5
12 14 (6.09%) Servlets
13 13 (5.65%) SOAP
13 13 (5.65%) JSTL
13 13 (5.65%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 12 (5.22%) REST
14 12 (5.22%) Middleware
14 12 (5.22%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 8 (3.48%) iPad
3 6 (2.61%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.74%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.74%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.30%) PDA
5 3 (1.30%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.87%) Open Source
6 2 (0.87%) SCADA
6 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.87%) Equities
6 2 (0.87%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.43%) EPoS
7 1 (0.43%) Statistics
7 1 (0.43%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 53 (23.04%) UNIX
2 24 (10.43%) Linux
3 19 (8.26%) Android
4 17 (7.39%) Apple iOS
5 13 (5.65%) Windows
6 9 (3.91%) Solaris
7 6 (2.61%) AIX
8 4 (1.74%) SUSE
9 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.87%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.43%) VME
11 1 (0.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (8.70%) E-Commerce
1 20 (8.70%) MVC
2 19 (8.26%) OO
3 17 (7.39%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (6.96%) CRM
4 16 (6.96%) Android Development
5 13 (5.65%) TDD
6 12 (5.22%) SOA
7 11 (4.78%) ERP
7 11 (4.78%) Migration
7 11 (4.78%) Software Engineering
8 10 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (3.91%) Software Architecture
9 9 (3.91%) Web Development
9 9 (3.91%) Content Management
9 9 (3.91%) iOS Development
9 9 (3.91%) Waterfall
10 8 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (3.48%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 72 (31.30%) JavaScript
2 60 (26.09%) SQL
3 23 (10.00%) Perl
4 22 (9.57%) Shell Script
5 21 (9.13%) C
6 14 (6.09%) C++
6 14 (6.09%) VBA
7 12 (5.22%) Scala
8 11 (4.78%) C#
8 11 (4.78%) PHP
9 9 (3.91%) VB
10 6 (2.61%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.74%) Python
11 4 (1.74%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.30%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.30%) Ruby
12 3 (1.30%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.87%) Pascal
13 2 (0.87%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (4.78%) SC Cleared
1 11 (4.78%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.48%) Degree
3 4 (1.74%) ISEB
4 2 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.43%) CITP
5 1 (0.43%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.87%) XenApp
2 2 (0.87%) XenServer
2 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.43%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (1.74%) CA SiteMinder
2 2 (0.87%) SCCM
3 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.43%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.43%) Puppet
3 1 (0.43%) CFEngine
3 1 (0.43%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.43%) Nessus
3 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (24.78%) Oracle
2 22 (9.57%) IBM
3 19 (8.26%) JBoss
4 17 (7.39%) SAP
5 9 (3.91%) Microsoft
5 9 (3.91%) Alterian
6 8 (3.48%) Endeca
6 8 (3.48%) ATG
7 7 (3.04%) webMethods
7 7 (3.04%) JD Edwards
7 7 (3.04%) HP
8 6 (2.61%) Sencha
9 5 (2.17%) Citrix
10 4 (1.74%) CA
10 4 (1.74%) Sun
10 4 (1.74%) hybris
11 3 (1.30%) Adobe
11 3 (1.30%) Informatica
11 3 (1.30%) BEA
11 3 (1.30%) Google
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