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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 26 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 146 96 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.05% 4.72% 4.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.96% 14.18% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 63 54
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -3.47%
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
770 677 780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.88% 33.25% 36.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 396 396
Average daily rate £349 £313 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% +2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 21 37
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% -24.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.05 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 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
Coventry +7 32 £413 +10.00% 13
Birmingham -9 27 £328 -11.48% 8
Warwickshire +13 25 £425 +47.82% 3
Shropshire +7 20 £418 +5.82% 4
Staffordshire -2 6 £388 +4.72% 9
Solihull - 5 £200 - 2
Wolverhampton -4 3 £260 -1.88% 3
Herefordshire - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 88 (33.08%) Oracle
2 76 (28.57%) J2EE
3 71 (26.69%) UNIX
4 70 (26.32%) XML
5 61 (22.93%) SQL
6 55 (20.68%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (18.80%) WebSphere
8 48 (18.05%) Windows
9 46 (17.29%) WebLogic
10 43 (16.17%) JavaScript
11 42 (15.79%) .NET
12 41 (15.41%) Web Services
13 40 (15.04%) HTML
13 40 (15.04%) Spring
14 39 (14.66%) Apache
15 36 (13.53%) IBM
16 32 (12.03%) CSS
17 30 (11.28%) JBoss
17 30 (11.28%) Manufacturing
18 29 (10.90%) Maven
19 28 (10.53%) Tomcat
19 28 (10.53%) Linux
19 28 (10.53%) JSP
20 27 (10.15%) Middleware
21 25 (9.40%) Hibernate
21 25 (9.40%) Subversion
22 24 (9.02%) C
23 23 (8.65%) Perl
23 23 (8.65%) jQuery
24 22 (8.27%) Oracle Database

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 50 (18.80%) WebSphere
2 46 (17.29%) WebLogic
3 39 (14.66%) Apache
4 30 (11.28%) JBoss
5 28 (10.53%) Tomcat
6 18 (6.77%) WebSphere Application Server
7 13 (4.89%) CMS
8 8 (3.01%) Confluence
9 7 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (2.63%) IBM Notes
10 6 (2.26%) MQSeries
11 5 (1.88%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.88%) IIS
12 4 (1.50%) Node.js
13 3 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.75%) Liferay
14 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.75%) Adobe CQ
14 2 (0.75%) Magnolia
Applications
1 11 (4.14%) MS Office
2 4 (1.50%) MS Project
3 3 (1.13%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.38%) Blender
Business Applications
1 4 (1.50%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.38%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) SAP MII
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.88%) Force.com
3 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.14%) HTTP
2 9 (3.38%) Internet
2 9 (3.38%) FTP
3 8 (3.01%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.75%) DNS
4 2 (0.75%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.75%) SAN
4 2 (0.75%) DHCP
4 2 (0.75%) VLAN
4 2 (0.75%) NAS
5 1 (0.38%) SMS
5 1 (0.38%) Firewall
5 1 (0.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.27%) Oracle Database
2 17 (6.39%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.76%) MySQL
4 9 (3.38%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.63%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.50%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.50%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.13%) Redis
7 3 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.13%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.13%) CouchDB
7 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.75%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.75%) DataStage
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.38%) Riak
Development Applications
1 29 (10.90%) Maven
2 25 (9.40%) Subversion
3 21 (7.89%) Jenkins
4 17 (6.39%) Ant
4 17 (6.39%) Eclipse
5 14 (5.26%) Hudson
6 13 (4.89%) JIRA
7 8 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.63%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.26%) JMeter
10 4 (1.50%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (1.13%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.75%) JUnit
12 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.75%) Toad
12 2 (0.75%) ProC
12 2 (0.75%) Selenium
12 2 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
13 1 (0.38%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 30 (11.28%) Manufacturing
2 15 (5.64%) Finance
3 14 (5.26%) Automotive
4 11 (4.14%) Banking
5 8 (3.01%) Back Office
6 5 (1.88%) Retail
7 3 (1.13%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.13%) Games
8 2 (0.75%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 132 (49.62%) Developer
2 63 (23.68%) Java Developer
3 47 (17.67%) Architect
4 27 (10.15%) Analyst
5 18 (6.77%) Web Developer
6 16 (6.02%) Senior Developer
6 16 (6.02%) Support Analyst
7 14 (5.26%) Consultant
7 14 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 13 (4.89%) Java Web Developer
9 12 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (4.14%) WebSphere Developer
11 9 (3.38%) Lead Developer
12 8 (3.01%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 8 (3.01%) Desktop Support
12 8 (3.01%) .NET Developer
12 8 (3.01%) Desktop Analyst
12 8 (3.01%) Designer
12 8 (3.01%) Platform Architect
13 7 (2.63%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (28.57%) J2EE
2 70 (26.32%) XML
3 42 (15.79%) .NET
4 41 (15.41%) Web Services
5 40 (15.04%) HTML
5 40 (15.04%) Spring
6 32 (12.03%) CSS
7 28 (10.53%) JSP
8 27 (10.15%) Middleware
9 25 (9.40%) Hibernate
10 23 (8.65%) jQuery
11 20 (7.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 18 (6.77%) XSLT
13 17 (6.39%) Servlets
13 17 (6.39%) SOAP
14 15 (5.64%) Struts
14 15 (5.64%) HTML5
15 14 (5.26%) Java EE
15 14 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
15 14 (5.26%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.51%) Open Source
3 11 (4.14%) Blackberry
4 10 (3.76%) IVR
4 10 (3.76%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.01%) User Experience
6 8 (3.01%) iPad
6 8 (3.01%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.26%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.88%) FMCG
9 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.13%) PDA
10 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.75%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.75%) Statistics
10 2 (0.75%) SCADA
10 2 (0.75%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 71 (26.69%) UNIX
2 48 (18.05%) Windows
3 28 (10.53%) Linux
4 20 (7.52%) Solaris
5 15 (5.64%) AIX
5 15 (5.64%) Android
6 9 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (3.38%) Apple iOS
7 8 (3.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 8 (3.01%) Windows 7
7 8 (3.01%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.38%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (20.68%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (7.89%) SOA
3 19 (7.14%) TDD
4 18 (6.77%) Migration
4 18 (6.77%) OO
5 15 (5.64%) MVC
6 14 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (5.26%) Android Development
7 13 (4.89%) Performance Tuning
7 13 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (4.51%) Unit Testing
9 11 (4.14%) CRM
9 11 (4.14%) E-Commerce
10 10 (3.76%) ERP
10 10 (3.76%) Content Management
10 10 (3.76%) Software Engineering
10 10 (3.76%) DevOps
11 9 (3.38%) iOS Development
11 9 (3.38%) Mentoring
11 9 (3.38%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 61 (22.93%) SQL
2 43 (16.17%) JavaScript
3 24 (9.02%) C
4 23 (8.65%) Perl
5 12 (4.51%) Python
5 12 (4.51%) Shell Script
6 11 (4.14%) PL/SQL
6 11 (4.14%) Ruby
7 10 (3.76%) C#
7 10 (3.76%) C++
7 10 (3.76%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.38%) Scala
8 9 (3.38%) PHP
9 8 (3.01%) VB
10 6 (2.26%) Pascal
11 5 (1.88%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.13%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.13%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.75%) XPath
13 2 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (6.02%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.26%) Degree
3 13 (4.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.75%) ISEB
4 2 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.38%) PhD
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) CITP
5 1 (0.38%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.76%) QA
2 3 (1.13%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (2.63%) Squid
2 2 (0.75%) XenApp
2 2 (0.75%) XenServer
2 2 (0.75%) XenDesktop
2 2 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (4.51%) Puppet
2 3 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.75%) SCCM
4 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.38%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.38%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 88 (33.08%) Oracle
2 36 (13.53%) IBM
3 22 (8.27%) webMethods
4 19 (7.14%) SAP
5 17 (6.39%) Microsoft
6 12 (4.51%) HP
7 11 (4.14%) BEA
8 10 (3.76%) Citrix
8 10 (3.76%) Sun
9 8 (3.01%) Symantec
9 8 (3.01%) ATG
9 8 (3.01%) Endeca
10 7 (2.63%) Lotus
10 7 (2.63%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.26%) Software AG
11 6 (2.26%) Sencha
12 5 (1.88%) RedPrairie
12 5 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.13%) Alterian
13 3 (1.13%) Google
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Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £300 - £360 per day
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Talent International
Rate: £350 - £392 per day
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Telford
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £375.00 - 425.00 per day all inclusive
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago