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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 8 34 39
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +5
Contract jobs citing Java 322 106 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.77% 4.46% 4.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.66% 13.75% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 50 60
Median daily rate £415 £395 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £475 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.35 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.22% -37.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £22.67 £35.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £28.02 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.12%
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
986 771 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.98% 32.46% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 472 429
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.88 £33.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -25.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.02%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Java as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +35 113 £375 -6.25% 24
Shropshire +5 100 £450 +5.88% 7
Warwickshire +1 29 £375 +13.46% 7
Coventry +8 20 £400 +33.33% 6
Solihull -10 10 £440 +17.33% 1
Wolverhampton +3 6 £300 +20.00% 4
Worcestershire -4 5 £369 +16.60% 5
Staffordshire +1 3 £325 -27.77% 4
Walsall 0 3 £545 -0.90%
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Java.

1 315 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (34.02%) Spring
3 198 (33.85%) Oracle
4 193 (32.99%) SQL
5 183 (31.28%) J2EE
6 164 (28.03%) JavaScript
7 156 (26.67%) Linux
8 154 (26.32%) HTML
9 147 (25.13%) MongoDB
10 135 (23.08%) CSS
11 126 (21.54%) Unix
12 122 (20.85%) Puppet
13 112 (19.15%) XML
14 111 (18.97%) WebLogic
15 102 (17.44%) Git (software)
16 97 (16.58%) JSON
17 95 (16.24%) Scala
18 92 (15.73%) Open Source
19 91 (15.56%) Maven
19 91 (15.56%) Web Services
20 86 (14.70%) Scrum
21 81 (13.85%) JBoss
22 80 (13.68%) DevOps
23 78 (13.33%) Hibernate
24 77 (13.16%) Web Development
24 77 (13.16%) Microservices
25 76 (12.99%) Spring Boot
26 75 (12.82%) Play Framework
27 72 (12.31%) TDD
27 72 (12.31%) JIRA

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 111 (18.97%) WebLogic
2 81 (13.85%) JBoss
3 44 (7.52%) Tomcat
4 37 (6.32%) Confluence
5 29 (4.96%) Documentum
6 28 (4.79%) CMS
7 27 (4.62%) WebLogic Portal
8 26 (4.44%) Apache
8 26 (4.44%) Captiva
9 25 (4.27%) WebSphere
10 17 (2.91%) Mule
11 16 (2.74%) Liferay
12 13 (2.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 11 (1.88%) Oracle Workflow
14 10 (1.71%) Apache ServiceMix
14 10 (1.71%) Umbraco
15 9 (1.54%) Mule ESB
16 8 (1.37%) SharePoint
17 7 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
17 7 (1.20%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (2.05%) MS Office
4 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) INSURE/90
2 3 (0.51%) BigMachines
2 3 (0.51%) Eloqua
2 3 (0.51%) ENOVIA
2 3 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.34%) Magento
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.34%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.17%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.17%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
1 13 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (1.71%) Google App Engine
3 10 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (1.71%) SaaS
4 5 (0.85%) Heroku
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.17%) GitHub
5 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.15%) Network Security
2 26 (4.44%) HTTP
3 16 (2.74%) SSL
4 12 (2.05%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.85%) SSH
6 4 (0.68%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.51%) DNS
7 3 (0.51%) Firewall
7 3 (0.51%) LAN
7 3 (0.51%) WAN
8 2 (0.34%) DHCP
8 2 (0.34%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (0.17%) FTP
9 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.17%) IPsec
9 1 (0.17%) SNMP
9 1 (0.17%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (25.13%) MongoDB
2 59 (10.09%) SQL Server
3 46 (7.86%) BusinessObjects
4 43 (7.35%) Oracle Database
5 36 (6.15%) Oracle OWB
6 31 (5.30%) Relational Database
7 29 (4.96%) Oracle Reports
8 26 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (4.44%) DB2
9 25 (4.27%) RDBMS
10 22 (3.76%) Hadoop
11 20 (3.42%) MySQL
12 14 (2.39%) Pentaho
13 13 (2.22%) Big Data
14 9 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (1.20%) NoSQL
17 6 (1.03%) Apache Hive
17 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
18 5 (0.85%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 102 (17.44%) Git (software)
2 91 (15.56%) Maven
3 72 (12.31%) JIRA
4 58 (9.91%) Selenium
5 51 (8.72%) JUnit
6 50 (8.55%) Jenkins
7 46 (7.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 44 (7.52%) ClearQuest
9 43 (7.35%) Eclipse
10 40 (6.84%) WebDriver
11 35 (5.98%) SoapUI
12 27 (4.62%) Oracle Forms
13 22 (3.76%) Ant
14 19 (3.25%) Toad
15 17 (2.91%) Cucumber
15 17 (2.91%) Log4j
15 17 (2.91%) Subversion
16 16 (2.74%) Artifactory
16 16 (2.74%) PVCS
17 15 (2.56%) IntelliJ
General
1 36 (6.15%) Finance
2 23 (3.93%) Automotive
3 18 (3.08%) Back Office
4 17 (2.91%) Banking
5 7 (1.20%) Retail
6 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.51%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.34%) Games
8 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.34%) Marketing
9 1 (0.17%) Advertising
9 1 (0.17%) Electronics
9 1 (0.17%) Law
9 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 331 (56.58%) Developer
2 156 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 153 (26.15%) Architect
4 76 (12.99%) Software Architect
5 63 (10.77%) Java Architect
6 42 (7.18%) Java Software Architect
7 37 (6.32%) Software Engineer
8 31 (5.30%) Digital Architect
9 30 (5.13%) Analyst
9 30 (5.13%) Lead Developer
10 28 (4.79%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 28 (4.79%) Java Engineer
11 25 (4.27%) Consultant
12 24 (4.10%) J2EE Developer
12 24 (4.10%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 23 (3.93%) Java Software Engineer
13 23 (3.93%) Scala Developer
14 22 (3.76%) Java Software Developer
15 21 (3.59%) JavaScript Developer
15 21 (3.59%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (34.02%) Spring
2 183 (31.28%) J2EE
3 154 (26.32%) HTML
4 135 (23.08%) CSS
5 112 (19.15%) XML
6 97 (16.58%) JSON
7 91 (15.56%) Web Services
8 78 (13.33%) Hibernate
9 76 (12.99%) Spring Boot
10 75 (12.82%) Play Framework
11 65 (11.11%) jQuery
12 55 (9.40%) REST
12 55 (9.40%) SOAP
13 51 (8.72%) HTML5
13 51 (8.72%) RabbitMQ
14 50 (8.55%) JSP
15 41 (7.01%) Hystrix
16 40 (6.84%) ELK Stack
16 40 (6.84%) Node.js
16 40 (6.84%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.13%) Digital Media
2 17 (2.91%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.22%) Data Centre
3 13 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.05%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.03%) N-Tier
7 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.68%) AS400
8 4 (0.68%) iSeries
8 4 (0.68%) Statistics
8 4 (0.68%) User Experience
9 3 (0.51%) Data Conversion
9 3 (0.51%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.51%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (0.51%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.51%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.34%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.34%) Derivative
10 2 (0.34%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 156 (26.67%) Linux
2 126 (21.54%) Unix
3 68 (11.62%) Windows
4 14 (2.39%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.68%) SUSE
8 3 (0.51%) Android
8 3 (0.51%) Fedora
9 2 (0.34%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (15.73%) Open Source
3 86 (14.70%) Scrum
4 80 (13.68%) DevOps
5 77 (13.16%) Microservices
5 77 (13.16%) Web Development
6 72 (12.31%) TDD
7 69 (11.79%) OO
8 65 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 60 (10.26%) Software Engineering
10 58 (9.91%) Software Architecture
11 50 (8.55%) Waterfall
12 42 (7.18%) Test Strategy
13 40 (6.84%) MVC
14 36 (6.15%) RUP
15 35 (5.98%) Continuous Delivery
15 35 (5.98%) SDLC
16 34 (5.81%) CRM
17 33 (5.64%) Configuration Management
17 33 (5.64%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 193 (32.99%) SQL
2 164 (28.03%) JavaScript
3 95 (16.24%) Scala
4 60 (10.26%) PL/SQL
5 52 (8.89%) C#
6 44 (7.52%) PHP
7 32 (5.47%) Shell Script
8 23 (3.93%) C++
9 22 (3.76%) VB
10 19 (3.25%) C
11 16 (2.74%) Perl
12 15 (2.56%) Ruby
13 14 (2.39%) Python
14 9 (1.54%) Groovy
14 9 (1.54%) R
15 8 (1.37%) Haskell
16 7 (1.20%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.85%) COBOL
17 5 (0.85%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.68%) RPG
Qualifications
1 52 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 44 (7.52%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.93%) Sun Certification
4 22 (3.76%) Degree
5 11 (1.88%) Oracle Certification
6 10 (1.71%) OCPJP
7 9 (1.54%) ISEB
8 8 (1.37%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.17%) CCNA
10 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.76%) QA
2 6 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 69 (11.79%) Docker
2 5 (0.85%) Apache Flume
2 5 (0.85%) HDFS
2 5 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 122 (20.85%) Puppet
2 37 (6.32%) Graphite
3 25 (4.27%) Grafana
4 9 (1.54%) Consul
5 7 (1.20%) Kibana
6 6 (1.03%) logstash
7 2 (0.34%) Ansible
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.17%) Control-M
8 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.17%) Terraform
8 1 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 198 (33.85%) Oracle
2 57 (9.74%) Pega
3 39 (6.67%) WSO2
4 38 (6.50%) webMethods
5 35 (5.98%) VMware
6 33 (5.64%) Informatica
7 28 (4.79%) Adobe
7 28 (4.79%) IBM
8 27 (4.62%) EMC
9 20 (3.42%) Microsoft
10 16 (2.74%) Misys
11 15 (2.56%) Google
12 14 (2.39%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.88%) MuleSoft
14 10 (1.71%) BEA
14 10 (1.71%) Cloudera
15 8 (1.37%) SAP
16 6 (1.03%) Sun
16 6 (1.03%) Sybase
16 6 (1.03%) Vitria
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Telford, Shropshire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Staffordshire
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Rate: £496.15 per day
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: £200 per day
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Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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