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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 30 32 43
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Java 113 128 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.58% 4.95% 3.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.31% 15.92% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 66 42
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £251 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £8.00 £31.75 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.80% -81.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.04%
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
738 804 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.93% 31.10% 33.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 449 424
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 14
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -29.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £15.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.54 £44.00 £40.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham +10 29 £425 +34.92% 19
Shropshire +6 29 £438 +9.37% 1
Warwickshire -14 9 £363 -3.33% 11
Solihull -2 6 £350 - 2
Staffordshire -9 6 £400 +27.49% 2
Worcestershire +6 2 £350 - 6
Coventry -18 2 £365 -5.19% 2
Walsall - 1 £550 -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 84 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (26.27%) XML
3 53 (24.42%) Oracle
4 49 (22.58%) JavaScript
5 48 (22.12%) J2EE
6 46 (21.20%) Spring
7 44 (20.28%) UNIX
8 43 (19.82%) SQL
9 42 (19.35%) Scrum
10 38 (17.51%) Web Services
11 36 (16.59%) HTML
11 36 (16.59%) WebLogic
12 32 (14.75%) Hibernate
13 31 (14.29%) SOAP
14 30 (13.82%) Linux
15 29 (13.36%) TDD
16 28 (12.90%) JSON
17 27 (12.44%) CSS
17 27 (12.44%) Open Source
18 26 (11.98%) HTML5
19 23 (10.60%) REST
19 23 (10.60%) Oracle Database
19 23 (10.60%) .NET
20 22 (10.14%) Windows
20 22 (10.14%) SOA
21 21 (9.68%) MongoDB
22 20 (9.22%) jQuery
22 20 (9.22%) webMethods
23 19 (8.76%) SQL Server
23 19 (8.76%) Finance

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 36 (16.59%) WebLogic
2 16 (7.37%) JBoss
2 16 (7.37%) Apache
3 14 (6.45%) WebSphere
4 10 (4.61%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.23%) Confluence
6 6 (2.76%) Documentum
7 5 (2.30%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (1.84%) nginx
9 3 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.38%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (1.38%) CMS
9 3 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.92%) SAS
10 2 (0.92%) AquaLogic
10 2 (0.92%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (0.92%) Oracle BPEL
10 2 (0.92%) Node.js
10 2 (0.92%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 9 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.38%) MS Office
3 2 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (5.07%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.38%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.92%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.69%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.92%) IaaS
3 2 (0.92%) PaaS
3 2 (0.92%) Joyent
3 2 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.46%) Boomi
4 1 (0.46%) GitHub
4 1 (0.46%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.53%) Firewall
2 11 (5.07%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.61%) Internet
4 8 (3.69%) SSL
5 3 (1.38%) HTTP
6 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.46%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.60%) Oracle Database
2 21 (9.68%) MongoDB
3 19 (8.76%) SQL Server
4 17 (7.83%) MySQL
5 11 (5.07%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (3.69%) Data Mining
6 8 (3.69%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (3.23%) NoSQL
7 7 (3.23%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.30%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.84%) Big Data
10 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.38%) DB2
11 2 (0.92%) JasperReports
11 2 (0.92%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.92%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.92%) HBase
11 2 (0.92%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.92%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 19 (8.76%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.83%) Selenium
3 15 (6.91%) Eclipse
4 13 (5.99%) Subversion
4 13 (5.99%) Jenkins
5 12 (5.53%) JIRA
5 12 (5.53%) JUnit
6 5 (2.30%) ClearCase
6 5 (2.30%) IntelliJ
6 5 (2.30%) WebDriver
6 5 (2.30%) PHPUnit
6 5 (2.30%) CA Gen
7 4 (1.84%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.38%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (1.38%) Hudson
9 1 (0.46%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.46%) Spock
9 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.46%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.46%) PVCS
General
1 19 (8.76%) Finance
2 8 (3.69%) Retail
3 7 (3.23%) Automotive
4 2 (0.92%) Marketing
5 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.46%) Local Government
5 1 (0.46%) Law
5 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.46%) Games
5 1 (0.46%) Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (54.38%) Developer
2 60 (27.65%) Architect
3 50 (23.04%) Java Developer
4 15 (6.91%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (5.53%) Senior Developer
6 9 (4.15%) DBA
6 9 (4.15%) Administrator
6 9 (4.15%) Integration Architect
6 9 (4.15%) Consultant
7 8 (3.69%) Oracle Developer
8 7 (3.23%) Software Architect
8 7 (3.23%) Technical Architect
8 7 (3.23%) Enterprise Architect
8 7 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (2.76%) Web Developer
9 6 (2.76%) Software Developer
9 6 (2.76%) Software Engineer
9 6 (2.76%) Android Developer
10 5 (2.30%) Hadoop Developer
11 4 (1.84%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (26.27%) XML
2 48 (22.12%) J2EE
3 46 (21.20%) Spring
4 38 (17.51%) Web Services
5 36 (16.59%) HTML
6 32 (14.75%) Hibernate
7 31 (14.29%) SOAP
8 28 (12.90%) JSON
9 27 (12.44%) CSS
10 26 (11.98%) HTML5
11 23 (10.60%) REST
11 23 (10.60%) .NET
12 20 (9.22%) jQuery
13 15 (6.91%) RESTful
14 12 (5.53%) JSP
15 11 (5.07%) Servlets
15 11 (5.07%) EJB
15 11 (5.07%) Play Framework
16 10 (4.61%) AngularJS
16 10 (4.61%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.53%) DataPower
2 11 (5.07%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.23%) Linked Data
4 4 (1.84%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.84%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.38%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.92%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.46%) User Experience
7 1 (0.46%) Statistics
7 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (20.28%) UNIX
2 30 (13.82%) Linux
3 22 (10.14%) Windows
4 10 (4.61%) SUSE
4 10 (4.61%) Android
5 7 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.84%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.46%) AIX
7 1 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (19.35%) Scrum
3 29 (13.36%) TDD
4 27 (12.44%) Open Source
5 22 (10.14%) SOA
6 19 (8.76%) Test Strategy
6 19 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (8.29%) Configuration Management
8 16 (7.37%) Technical Architecture
9 15 (6.91%) BDD
9 15 (6.91%) OO
10 14 (6.45%) MVC
11 13 (5.99%) Software Architecture
11 13 (5.99%) Software Engineering
12 12 (5.53%) Unit Testing
12 12 (5.53%) Data Modelling
12 12 (5.53%) DevOps
13 11 (5.07%) Microservices
13 11 (5.07%) SDLC
13 11 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 49 (22.58%) JavaScript
2 43 (19.82%) SQL
3 14 (6.45%) Shell Script
4 13 (5.99%) PHP
4 13 (5.99%) C#
4 13 (5.99%) Ruby
5 11 (5.07%) C
6 9 (4.15%) C++
6 9 (4.15%) Scala
7 8 (3.69%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.76%) Perl
9 3 (1.38%) COBOL
9 3 (1.38%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.38%) ABAP
9 3 (1.38%) VC++
9 3 (1.38%) Python
10 2 (0.92%) XQuery
11 1 (0.46%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.46%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.07%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.92%) BC Cleared
3 2 (0.92%) Sun Certification
3 2 (0.92%) Degree
4 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.38%) QA
2 2 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.46%) HDFS
2 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.46%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 11 (5.07%) Puppet
2 2 (0.92%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.92%) Ansible
3 1 (0.46%) SCCM
3 1 (0.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (24.42%) Oracle
2 20 (9.22%) webMethods
3 17 (7.83%) Microsoft
4 16 (7.37%) Pega
5 15 (6.91%) IBM
6 13 (5.99%) Informatica
7 9 (4.15%) BEA
8 7 (3.23%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.84%) SAP
10 3 (1.38%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.38%) Micro Focus
10 3 (1.38%) hybris
11 2 (0.92%) Syclo
11 2 (0.92%) Google
11 2 (0.92%) Rackspace
11 2 (0.92%) WSO2
11 2 (0.92%) Jaspersoft
11 2 (0.92%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.92%) TIBCO
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