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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 31 42 15
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -27
Contract jobs citing Java 126 77 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.91% 3.64% 7.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.57% 11.13% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 47 106
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £31.75 - £36.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.95 - £26.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.55 - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £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
809 692 834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.53% 32.72% 36.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 424 446
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £230
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 27 15 30
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% -28.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.56 £37.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +13 33 £425 +21.42% 3
Coventry +14 26 £403 - 7
Birmingham -13 20 £315 -3.07% 10
Solihull +7 4 - - 1
Staffordshire +1 4 £326 -10.61% 6
Wolverhampton - 2 £290 - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 66 (27.62%) J2EE
2 60 (25.10%) JavaScript
2 60 (25.10%) SQL
3 58 (24.27%) XML
4 57 (23.85%) Oracle
5 56 (23.43%) UNIX
6 50 (20.92%) HTML
6 50 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (18.41%) .NET
7 44 (18.41%) WebSphere
8 43 (17.99%) Spring
9 40 (16.74%) CSS
9 40 (16.74%) Web Services
10 33 (13.81%) JSP
11 30 (12.55%) WebLogic
12 29 (12.13%) jQuery
13 28 (11.72%) Apache
14 27 (11.30%) Linux
14 27 (11.30%) Eclipse
14 27 (11.30%) IBM
15 25 (10.46%) Hibernate
16 24 (10.04%) Shell Script
17 22 (9.21%) C
17 22 (9.21%) Maven
18 21 (8.79%) OO
18 21 (8.79%) JBoss
18 21 (8.79%) Tomcat
19 20 (8.37%) Finance
19 20 (8.37%) Manufacturing
19 20 (8.37%) Android

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 44 (18.41%) WebSphere
2 30 (12.55%) WebLogic
3 28 (11.72%) Apache
4 21 (8.79%) Tomcat
5 17 (7.11%) CMS
6 14 (5.86%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (4.60%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.09%) Documentum
9 4 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.67%) Node.js
10 3 (1.26%) Liferay
10 3 (1.26%) ColdFusion
10 3 (1.26%) IIS
11 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.84%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.42%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 14 (5.86%) MS Office
2 9 (3.77%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.67%) MS Project
4 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.42%) InDesign
4 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.42%) Blender
Business Applications
1 7 (2.93%) Magento
2 6 (2.51%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (2.09%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (1.67%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.42%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.67%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.18%) HTTP
2 8 (3.35%) Internet
3 5 (2.09%) LDAP
3 5 (2.09%) SSL
4 3 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.84%) DNS
5 2 (0.84%) SAN
5 2 (0.84%) DHCP
5 2 (0.84%) FTP
5 2 (0.84%) Firewall
5 2 (0.84%) VLAN
5 2 (0.84%) LTE
5 2 (0.84%) NAS
6 1 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.95%) MySQL
2 16 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.69%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.35%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.67%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.26%) Redis
6 3 (1.26%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.84%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.84%) DataStage
7 2 (0.84%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.42%) Riak
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.42%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (11.30%) Eclipse
2 22 (9.21%) Maven
3 18 (7.53%) Ant
4 17 (7.11%) Subversion
5 9 (3.77%) Git (software)
6 7 (2.93%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.93%) JIRA
7 4 (1.67%) ProC
7 4 (1.67%) JMeter
7 4 (1.67%) Selenium
7 4 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.26%) ClearQuest
8 3 (1.26%) ClearCase
8 3 (1.26%) JUnit
9 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.84%) Xcode
9 2 (0.84%) CA Gen
10 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.42%) TestNG
General
1 20 (8.37%) Finance
1 20 (8.37%) Manufacturing
2 12 (5.02%) Banking
3 10 (4.18%) Automotive
4 8 (3.35%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.51%) Marketing
6 5 (2.09%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.67%) Private Banking
8 3 (1.26%) Back Office
8 3 (1.26%) Games
9 2 (0.84%) Retail
10 1 (0.42%) Electronics
10 1 (0.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 142 (59.41%) Developer
2 64 (26.78%) Java Developer
3 37 (15.48%) Architect
4 20 (8.37%) Web Developer
5 18 (7.53%) Analyst
5 18 (7.53%) Java Web Developer
6 16 (6.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 13 (5.44%) Senior Developer
8 12 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (5.02%) WebSphere Developer
9 10 (4.18%) Consultant
10 9 (3.77%) Android Developer
11 8 (3.35%) Lead Developer
12 7 (2.93%) J2EE Developer
12 7 (2.93%) Scala Developer
13 6 (2.51%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
13 6 (2.51%) Support Analyst
13 6 (2.51%) Technical Architect
13 6 (2.51%) Test Analyst
14 5 (2.09%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (27.62%) J2EE
2 58 (24.27%) XML
3 50 (20.92%) HTML
4 44 (18.41%) .NET
5 43 (17.99%) Spring
6 40 (16.74%) Web Services
6 40 (16.74%) CSS
7 33 (13.81%) JSP
8 29 (12.13%) jQuery
9 25 (10.46%) Hibernate
10 17 (7.11%) Struts
11 16 (6.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 15 (6.28%) XSLT
13 14 (5.86%) Servlets
13 14 (5.86%) Middleware
13 14 (5.86%) HTML5
14 13 (5.44%) SOAP
15 12 (5.02%) JSON
16 11 (4.60%) Java EE
17 10 (4.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.02%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.77%) User Experience
4 8 (3.35%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.35%) iPad
5 5 (2.09%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.09%) Open Source
6 4 (1.67%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.26%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.26%) PDA
8 2 (0.84%) SCADA
8 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.84%) Equities
8 2 (0.84%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.42%) EPoS
9 1 (0.42%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.42%) Replication
9 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.42%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 56 (23.43%) UNIX
2 27 (11.30%) Linux
3 20 (8.37%) Android
4 17 (7.11%) Apple iOS
5 15 (6.28%) Windows
6 8 (3.35%) Solaris
7 5 (2.09%) AIX
8 4 (1.67%) SUSE
9 3 (1.26%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.26%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.84%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.42%) VME
11 1 (0.42%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (8.79%) OO
3 19 (7.95%) E-Commerce
3 19 (7.95%) MVC
4 17 (7.11%) Android Development
5 16 (6.69%) CRM
6 15 (6.28%) TDD
7 13 (5.44%) Migration
7 13 (5.44%) SOA
8 12 (5.02%) Software Engineering
9 11 (4.60%) Web Development
9 11 (4.60%) Unit Testing
10 10 (4.18%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (4.18%) ERP
11 9 (3.77%) Content Management
11 9 (3.77%) Software Architecture
11 9 (3.77%) Waterfall
11 9 (3.77%) iOS Development
12 8 (3.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 60 (25.10%) JavaScript
1 60 (25.10%) SQL
2 24 (10.04%) Shell Script
3 22 (9.21%) C
4 16 (6.69%) Perl
5 14 (5.86%) C++
6 13 (5.44%) PHP
7 12 (5.02%) C#
8 10 (4.18%) VB
8 10 (4.18%) Python
9 9 (3.77%) Scala
10 8 (3.35%) VBA
11 7 (2.93%) Ruby
12 6 (2.51%) Objective-C
12 6 (2.51%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.67%) Apex Code
14 3 (1.26%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.84%) Pascal
15 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (5.02%) Degree
2 11 (4.60%) SC Cleared
2 11 (4.60%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.67%) ISEB
4 2 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (0.84%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.42%) CITP
5 1 (0.42%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.42%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.18%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.84%) XenApp
2 2 (0.84%) XenServer
2 2 (0.84%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.42%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (1.67%) CA SiteMinder
2 3 (1.26%) Puppet
2 3 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.84%) SCCM
4 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.42%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.42%) Nessus
4 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.42%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.42%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 57 (23.85%) Oracle
2 27 (11.30%) IBM
3 21 (8.79%) JBoss
4 19 (7.95%) SAP
5 13 (5.44%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.35%) ATG
6 8 (3.35%) Endeca
7 7 (2.93%) Alterian
7 7 (2.93%) JD Edwards
7 7 (2.93%) HP
8 6 (2.51%) Citrix
8 6 (2.51%) webMethods
8 6 (2.51%) Sencha
9 4 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.67%) CA
9 4 (1.67%) Sun
10 3 (1.26%) Adobe
10 3 (1.26%) Informatica
10 3 (1.26%) BEA
10 3 (1.26%) Symantec
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