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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 12 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 280 119 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.67% 4.79% 4.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.03% 15.89% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 57 64
Median daily rate £410 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £296 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £8.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -81.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
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
999 749 780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.92% 30.13% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 434 445
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 25
Median hourly rate £36.00 £23.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.57% +10.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £36.37 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +21 101 £400 +3.22% 36
Shropshire +3 89 £440 -2.22% 2
Coventry -2 18 £425 +16.43% 4
Warwickshire -8 11 £336 -2.18% 16
Wolverhampton - 6 £300 - 3
Staffordshire 0 4 £275 -31.25% 5
Solihull -8 3 £325 -7.14% 3
Worcestershire 0 2 - - 1
Walsall -3 1 £545 -0.90%
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 297 (50.51%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (35.20%) SQL
3 199 (33.84%) Spring
4 184 (31.29%) Oracle
5 182 (30.95%) HTML
6 176 (29.93%) JavaScript
7 164 (27.89%) CSS
8 156 (26.53%) Linux
9 152 (25.85%) J2EE
10 149 (25.34%) XML
11 134 (22.79%) MongoDB
12 129 (21.94%) Puppet
13 116 (19.73%) Web Services
14 114 (19.39%) JSON
15 113 (19.22%) Git (software)
16 110 (18.71%) Unix
17 103 (17.52%) WebLogic
18 98 (16.67%) Web Development
19 96 (16.33%) Open Source
19 96 (16.33%) DevOps
20 95 (16.16%) JBoss
21 91 (15.48%) Maven
22 89 (15.14%) Scala
23 84 (14.29%) Hibernate
24 82 (13.95%) JIRA
25 76 (12.93%) TDD
25 76 (12.93%) JSP
26 75 (12.76%) Microservices
26 75 (12.76%) Play Framework
26 75 (12.76%) REST

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
1 103 (17.52%) WebLogic
2 95 (16.16%) JBoss
3 57 (9.69%) Tomcat
4 46 (7.82%) Confluence
5 39 (6.63%) WebLogic Portal
6 34 (5.78%) Apache
7 33 (5.61%) CMS
8 31 (5.27%) WebSphere
9 28 (4.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 22 (3.74%) Documentum
11 21 (3.57%) Mule
12 17 (2.89%) Apache ServiceMix
13 15 (2.55%) Liferay
14 12 (2.04%) Captiva
15 11 (1.87%) IIS
15 11 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
16 10 (1.70%) SharePoint
17 9 (1.53%) Mule ESB
18 8 (1.36%) SAS
18 8 (1.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (1.87%) MS Office
4 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.17%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.34%) Magento
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.34%) Primavera
3 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.17%) INSURE/90
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.17%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (1.87%) Google App Engine
5 11 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.02%) SaaS
7 3 (0.51%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.17%) IaaS
8 1 (0.17%) PaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Route 53
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (7.82%) Network Security
2 21 (3.57%) HTTP
3 16 (2.72%) SSL
4 7 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.85%) DNS
5 5 (0.85%) Firewall
5 5 (0.85%) LDAP
6 4 (0.68%) BIG-IP
6 4 (0.68%) SSH
7 3 (0.51%) LAN
7 3 (0.51%) WAN
8 2 (0.34%) DHCP
8 2 (0.34%) NetScaler
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
1 134 (22.79%) MongoDB
2 66 (11.22%) SQL Server
3 46 (7.82%) Oracle Database
4 39 (6.63%) Oracle OWB
5 36 (6.12%) Relational Database
6 32 (5.44%) DB2
7 30 (5.10%) BusinessObjects
8 29 (4.93%) Oracle Reports
9 28 (4.76%) MySQL
10 26 (4.42%) RDBMS
11 25 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (3.40%) Hadoop
13 12 (2.04%) Big Data
13 12 (2.04%) Pentaho
14 9 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (1.19%) Apache Hive
15 7 (1.19%) Sqoop
16 5 (0.85%) NoSQL
16 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 113 (19.22%) Git (software)
2 91 (15.48%) Maven
3 82 (13.95%) JIRA
4 63 (10.71%) Jenkins
5 59 (10.03%) Selenium
6 52 (8.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 50 (8.50%) JUnit
8 48 (8.16%) ClearQuest
9 40 (6.80%) Eclipse
10 39 (6.63%) SoapUI
11 35 (5.95%) WebDriver
12 29 (4.93%) Ant
13 27 (4.59%) Oracle Forms
14 26 (4.42%) Log4j
15 22 (3.74%) Toad
16 21 (3.57%) Subversion
17 19 (3.23%) Cucumber
18 17 (2.89%) IntelliJ
19 16 (2.72%) Artifactory
19 16 (2.72%) PVCS
General
1 32 (5.44%) Finance
2 26 (4.42%) Back Office
3 24 (4.08%) Automotive
4 19 (3.23%) Banking
5 8 (1.36%) Retail
6 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.51%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.34%) Billing
8 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.34%) Publishing
9 1 (0.17%) Advertising
9 1 (0.17%) Electronics
9 1 (0.17%) Law
9 1 (0.17%) Local Government
9 1 (0.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 314 (53.40%) Developer
2 159 (27.04%) Java Developer
3 145 (24.66%) Architect
4 69 (11.73%) Software Architect
5 67 (11.39%) Java Architect
6 44 (7.48%) Java Software Architect
7 37 (6.29%) Software Engineer
8 35 (5.95%) Scala Developer
9 33 (5.61%) Java Engineer
10 31 (5.27%) Analyst
10 31 (5.27%) Consultant
11 28 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
12 27 (4.59%) JavaScript Developer
13 26 (4.42%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 26 (4.42%) Digital Architect
13 26 (4.42%) Java Software Engineer
14 25 (4.25%) Lead Developer
15 23 (3.91%) Java Software Developer
16 22 (3.74%) Scala Software Engineer
17 21 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (33.84%) Spring
2 182 (30.95%) HTML
3 164 (27.89%) CSS
4 152 (25.85%) J2EE
5 149 (25.34%) XML
6 116 (19.73%) Web Services
7 114 (19.39%) JSON
8 84 (14.29%) Hibernate
9 76 (12.93%) JSP
10 75 (12.76%) Play Framework
10 75 (12.76%) REST
11 74 (12.59%) SOAP
11 74 (12.59%) Spring Boot
12 57 (9.69%) HTML5
12 57 (9.69%) jQuery
13 54 (9.18%) RabbitMQ
14 51 (8.67%) Java EE
14 51 (8.67%) RESTful
15 45 (7.65%) Servlets
16 40 (6.80%) Hystrix
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.14%) Digital Media
2 15 (2.55%) Data Centre
2 15 (2.55%) Mobile App
3 14 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.53%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.19%) CMDB
6 6 (1.02%) N-Tier
7 4 (0.68%) Statistics
8 3 (0.51%) Data Conversion
8 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.51%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.51%) User Experience
9 2 (0.34%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.34%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.34%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.34%) DataPower
9 2 (0.34%) EPoS
9 2 (0.34%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 156 (26.53%) Linux
2 110 (18.71%) Unix
3 62 (10.54%) Windows
4 13 (2.21%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.85%) Android
7 4 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.51%) Fedora
8 3 (0.51%) SUSE
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (50.51%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (16.67%) Web Development
3 96 (16.33%) DevOps
3 96 (16.33%) Open Source
4 76 (12.93%) TDD
5 75 (12.76%) Microservices
6 72 (12.24%) Scrum
7 71 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
8 70 (11.90%) OO
9 63 (10.71%) Software Engineering
10 55 (9.35%) MVC
11 54 (9.18%) Software Architecture
12 45 (7.65%) ERP
13 42 (7.14%) CRM
14 39 (6.63%) OOP
14 39 (6.63%) Waterfall
15 37 (6.29%) Configuration Management
16 35 (5.95%) Continuous Delivery
17 32 (5.44%) Automated Testing
18 29 (4.93%) UML
Programming Languages
1 207 (35.20%) SQL
2 176 (29.93%) JavaScript
3 89 (15.14%) Scala
4 59 (10.03%) PHP
4 59 (10.03%) PL/SQL
5 36 (6.12%) C#
6 22 (3.74%) C++
7 21 (3.57%) VB
8 20 (3.40%) Ruby
9 19 (3.23%) Shell Script
10 18 (3.06%) C
11 16 (2.72%) Python
12 9 (1.53%) Groovy
13 8 (1.36%) R
14 7 (1.19%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.02%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.02%) COBOL
15 6 (1.02%) Perl
16 4 (0.68%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.51%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 52 (8.84%) Security Cleared
2 46 (7.82%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.23%) Degree
3 19 (3.23%) Sun Certification
4 18 (3.06%) ISEB
5 17 (2.89%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.87%) Oracle Certification
7 10 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.70%) OCPJP
8 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.17%) CCNA
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.17%) CITP
9 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.08%) QA
2 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (12.59%) Docker
2 9 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.36%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.19%) Apache Flume
4 7 (1.19%) HDFS
5 4 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 129 (21.94%) Puppet
2 36 (6.12%) Graphite
3 24 (4.08%) Grafana
4 10 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.53%) Consul
6 8 (1.36%) Kibana
7 7 (1.19%) logstash
8 4 (0.68%) Ansible
9 2 (0.34%) SCCM
9 2 (0.34%) Terraform
10 1 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.17%) Rancher
10 1 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 184 (31.29%) Oracle
2 46 (7.82%) IBM
2 46 (7.82%) WSO2
3 38 (6.46%) Adobe
4 36 (6.12%) webMethods
5 31 (5.27%) Pega
6 30 (5.10%) Microsoft
7 27 (4.59%) VMware
8 26 (4.42%) Misys
9 18 (3.06%) MuleSoft
10 16 (2.72%) EMC
11 15 (2.55%) Google
11 15 (2.55%) Informatica
12 14 (2.38%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.53%) BEA
14 8 (1.36%) Cloudera
15 6 (1.02%) SAP
15 6 (1.02%) Sybase
15 6 (1.02%) Vitria
16 4 (0.68%) Sun
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Enterprise Partners
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago