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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 37 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Java 104 101 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.07% 4.37% 3.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.16% 14.57% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 53 29
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£400 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £463 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £25.35 £36.50 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.56% +138.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
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
790 693 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.92% 30.00% 30.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 416 246
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 23 20
Average hourly rate £26.50 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £22.90 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Warwickshire +17 26 £325 - 10
Shropshire +11 23 £475 +48.43%
Birmingham -25 22 £325 +4.00% 21
Staffordshire -1 6 £450 +28.57% 4
Coventry -3 6 £500 +51.51% 4
Wolverhampton - 4 £220 -
Worcestershire - 1 £250 - 7
Walsall - 1 - - 2
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 77 (31.56%) Oracle
2 70 (28.69%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (24.18%) UNIX
4 56 (22.95%) J2EE
5 55 (22.54%) SQL
6 51 (20.90%) XML
7 47 (19.26%) JavaScript
7 47 (19.26%) WebLogic
8 41 (16.80%) Linux
9 40 (16.39%) Spring
10 39 (15.98%) Windows
11 35 (14.34%) HTML
12 34 (13.93%) CSS
13 32 (13.11%) Pega
14 29 (11.89%) Subversion
14 29 (11.89%) Scrum
15 28 (11.48%) Waterfall
16 27 (11.07%) jQuery
16 27 (11.07%) WebSphere
16 27 (11.07%) Web Services
16 27 (11.07%) IBM
17 26 (10.66%) SOA
17 26 (10.66%) .NET
17 26 (10.66%) JIRA
18 25 (10.25%) Configuration Management
18 25 (10.25%) webMethods
19 24 (9.84%) Open Source
20 23 (9.43%) Jenkins
20 23 (9.43%) JSON
21 22 (9.02%) Oracle Database

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (19.26%) WebLogic
2 27 (11.07%) WebSphere
3 21 (8.61%) JBoss
4 16 (6.56%) Confluence
5 14 (5.74%) Tomcat
6 12 (4.92%) Apache
7 6 (2.46%) CMS
8 4 (1.64%) Oracle BPEL
8 4 (1.64%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (1.23%) AquaLogic
9 3 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.23%) WebLogic Integration
9 3 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.23%) SAS
10 2 (0.82%) Documentum
10 2 (0.82%) Mule
10 2 (0.82%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (2.87%) MS Office
2 6 (2.46%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.64%) MS Project
4 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.05%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.82%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.82%) PaaS
1 2 (0.82%) Joyent
1 2 (0.82%) GitHub
1 2 (0.82%) IaaS
1 2 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.41%) Boomi
2 1 (0.41%) Trello
2 1 (0.41%) SaaS
2 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.41%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.92%) TCP/IP
1 12 (4.92%) Internet
1 12 (4.92%) Firewall
2 9 (3.69%) SSL
3 8 (3.28%) HTTP
4 2 (0.82%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.82%) Wireless
5 1 (0.41%) ASN.1
5 1 (0.41%) Skype
5 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.41%) FTP
5 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.02%) SQL Server
1 22 (9.02%) Oracle Database
2 14 (5.74%) MongoDB
3 13 (5.33%) MySQL
4 12 (4.92%) Hadoop
4 12 (4.92%) Data Mining
4 12 (4.92%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.69%) HBase
6 6 (2.46%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.46%) DB2
6 6 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (2.05%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.05%) Big Data
8 4 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.23%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.23%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.23%) JasperReports
10 2 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (11.89%) Subversion
2 26 (10.66%) JIRA
3 23 (9.43%) Jenkins
4 20 (8.20%) Git (software)
5 13 (5.33%) Maven
6 10 (4.10%) Selenium
6 10 (4.10%) Hudson
7 6 (2.46%) Eclipse
7 6 (2.46%) LoadRunner
8 5 (2.05%) IntelliJ
8 5 (2.05%) Ant
9 4 (1.64%) JUnit
9 4 (1.64%) ClearCase
10 3 (1.23%) FishEye
10 3 (1.23%) TortoiseSVN
11 2 (0.82%) Toad
11 2 (0.82%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.82%) Grunt
11 2 (0.82%) CA Gen
11 2 (0.82%) Bower
General
1 20 (8.20%) Finance
2 11 (4.51%) Automotive
3 5 (2.05%) Retail
4 4 (1.64%) Banking
5 3 (1.23%) Marketing
5 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.23%) Law
5 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.82%) Electronics
6 2 (0.82%) Billing
7 1 (0.41%) Local Government
7 1 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 130 (53.28%) Developer
2 48 (19.67%) Architect
3 46 (18.85%) Java Developer
4 19 (7.79%) Consultant
5 13 (5.33%) Analyst
5 13 (5.33%) Senior Developer
6 10 (4.10%) Software Engineer
7 9 (3.69%) DBA
7 9 (3.69%) Administrator
7 9 (3.69%) Platform Architect
8 8 (3.28%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (2.87%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (2.87%) Hadoop Developer
10 6 (2.46%) Requirements Analyst
10 6 (2.46%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (2.46%) Project Analyst
10 6 (2.46%) Web Developer
11 5 (2.05%) Systems Architect
12 4 (1.64%) Junior
12 4 (1.64%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (22.95%) J2EE
2 51 (20.90%) XML
3 40 (16.39%) Spring
4 35 (14.34%) HTML
5 34 (13.93%) CSS
6 27 (11.07%) Web Services
6 27 (11.07%) jQuery
7 26 (10.66%) .NET
8 23 (9.43%) JSON
9 19 (7.79%) SOAP
9 19 (7.79%) Middleware
10 17 (6.97%) AngularJS
11 16 (6.56%) HTML5
11 16 (6.56%) Hibernate
12 13 (5.33%) RESTful
13 12 (4.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 12 (4.92%) Spring MVC
14 10 (4.10%) XSLT
15 9 (3.69%) JSP
15 9 (3.69%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.46%) N-Tier
4 6 (2.46%) DataPower
5 4 (1.64%) User Experience
6 3 (1.23%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.82%) Statistics
7 2 (0.82%) Informatics
7 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.82%) Health Informatics
7 2 (0.82%) Data Conversion
7 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.82%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.41%) Linked Data
8 1 (0.41%) FMCG
8 1 (0.41%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 59 (24.18%) UNIX
2 41 (16.80%) Linux
3 39 (15.98%) Windows
4 12 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.87%) SUSE
5 7 (2.87%) AIX
6 6 (2.46%) Solaris
7 5 (2.05%) Android
7 5 (2.05%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.64%) zOS
9 3 (1.23%) Windows NT
9 3 (1.23%) HPUX
9 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (28.69%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (11.89%) Scrum
3 28 (11.48%) Waterfall
4 26 (10.66%) SOA
5 25 (10.25%) Configuration Management
6 24 (9.84%) Open Source
7 22 (9.02%) RUP
8 21 (8.61%) Test Strategy
9 20 (8.20%) OO
10 17 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (6.97%) Data Modelling
10 17 (6.97%) MVC
10 17 (6.97%) TDD
11 13 (5.33%) SDLC
12 12 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (4.51%) Software Engineering
14 10 (4.10%) Technical Architecture
14 10 (4.10%) DevOps
15 9 (3.69%) Analytics
15 9 (3.69%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.54%) SQL
2 47 (19.26%) JavaScript
3 20 (8.20%) Perl
4 19 (7.79%) Shell Script
5 15 (6.15%) Python
6 13 (5.33%) PL/SQL
7 11 (4.51%) C
7 11 (4.51%) Ruby
8 9 (3.69%) C#
8 9 (3.69%) C++
9 8 (3.28%) PHP
10 7 (2.87%) Scala
11 5 (2.05%) Apex Code
11 5 (2.05%) VC++
12 2 (0.82%) XQuery
12 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.82%) R
12 2 (0.82%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.41%) XPath
13 1 (0.41%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 17 (6.97%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.10%) Degree
3 8 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.23%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.69%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.28%) Docker
2 3 (1.23%) Squid
3 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (4.92%) Puppet
2 2 (0.82%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.82%) Ansible
2 2 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 77 (31.56%) Oracle
2 32 (13.11%) Pega
3 27 (11.07%) IBM
4 25 (10.25%) webMethods
5 22 (9.02%) BEA
6 17 (6.97%) Informatica
7 15 (6.15%) Microsoft
8 13 (5.33%) Red Hat
9 12 (4.92%) SAP
10 8 (3.28%) Business Objects
11 7 (2.87%) Adobe
12 6 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.64%) HP
14 3 (1.23%) Apple
14 3 (1.23%) JD Edwards
14 3 (1.23%) Vitria
14 3 (1.23%) Jaspersoft
15 2 (0.82%) MuleSoft
15 2 (0.82%) Alterian
15 2 (0.82%) Google
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