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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 10 38 35
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 281 108 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.12% 4.22% 5.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.22% 13.71% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 67 59
Median daily rate £433 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £531 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.35 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.22% -26.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £22.67 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.02 £36.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +1.91%
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
900 788 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.41% 30.81% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 493 438
Median daily rate £380 £330 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 45 22
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £18.03 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%

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 24 May 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
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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
Shropshire +4 103 £488 +2.63% 4
Birmingham +31 65 £363 -9.37% 19
Warwickshire 0 31 £380 +10.78% 11
Coventry +2 18 £375 -25.00% 10
Staffordshire +10 10 £325 -27.77%
Solihull - 10 £450 - 3
Worcestershire -1 9 £338 +35.00%
Wolverhampton -4 1 £300 +36.36% 2
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 267 (54.16%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (37.32%) Oracle
3 149 (30.22%) SQL
4 144 (29.21%) Spring
5 143 (29.01%) J2EE
6 129 (26.17%) JavaScript
7 128 (25.96%) Linux
8 126 (25.56%) Unix
9 116 (23.53%) MongoDB
10 95 (19.27%) HTML
11 94 (19.07%) Puppet
12 92 (18.66%) WebLogic
13 85 (17.24%) CSS
14 81 (16.43%) Scrum
15 78 (15.82%) Scala
16 75 (15.21%) JSON
17 72 (14.60%) Git (software)
18 70 (14.20%) XML
19 68 (13.79%) Web Services
20 63 (12.78%) Microservices
21 62 (12.58%) Play Framework
21 62 (12.58%) Pega
22 61 (12.37%) Windows
23 60 (12.17%) Software Architecture
24 59 (11.97%) Open Source
24 59 (11.97%) Maven
25 58 (11.76%) JIRA
25 58 (11.76%) Spring Boot
26 57 (11.56%) Hibernate
27 56 (11.36%) Waterfall

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 92 (18.66%) WebLogic
2 54 (10.95%) JBoss
3 39 (7.91%) Node.js
4 34 (6.90%) Documentum
5 32 (6.49%) Captiva
5 32 (6.49%) Confluence
6 24 (4.87%) Tomcat
7 16 (3.25%) Liferay
8 15 (3.04%) Apache
9 13 (2.64%) Oracle Workflow
10 12 (2.43%) CMS
11 11 (2.23%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.83%) SharePoint
12 9 (1.83%) WebLogic Portal
13 8 (1.62%) Mule
14 6 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 6 (1.22%) Apache Pig
14 6 (1.22%) SAS
15 4 (0.81%) Mule ESB
15 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (1.62%) MS Excel
1 8 (1.62%) MS Office
2 6 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.01%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (3.04%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.01%) BigMachines
2 5 (1.01%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.81%) INSURE/90
4 2 (0.41%) Magento
4 2 (0.41%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.20%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.20%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.84%) SaaS
2 11 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.01%) Google App Engine
4 5 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.01%) Heroku
5 2 (0.41%) GitHub
6 1 (0.20%) Force.com
6 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.20%) IaaS
6 1 (0.20%) Office 365
6 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.88%) Network Security
2 20 (4.06%) HTTP
3 16 (3.25%) SSL
4 15 (3.04%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.42%) SSH
6 3 (0.61%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.61%) DNS
6 3 (0.61%) Internet
7 2 (0.41%) DHCP
7 2 (0.41%) Firewall
7 2 (0.41%) Wireless
8 1 (0.20%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.20%) FTP
8 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.20%) IPsec
8 1 (0.20%) LAN
8 1 (0.20%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (23.53%) MongoDB
2 39 (7.91%) BusinessObjects
2 39 (7.91%) SQL Server
3 36 (7.30%) Oracle Database
4 30 (6.09%) Oracle OWB
5 25 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (4.87%) Hadoop
7 16 (3.25%) MySQL
7 16 (3.25%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (2.84%) Big Data
8 14 (2.84%) Pentaho
8 14 (2.84%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.03%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.62%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.42%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.42%) PowerCenter
12 6 (1.22%) DB2
12 6 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 72 (14.60%) Git (software)
2 59 (11.97%) Maven
3 58 (11.76%) JIRA
4 46 (9.33%) Selenium
5 39 (7.91%) Jenkins
6 37 (7.51%) ClearQuest
7 34 (6.90%) JUnit
7 34 (6.90%) WebDriver
8 33 (6.69%) Eclipse
9 29 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 24 (4.87%) SoapUI
11 22 (4.46%) ClearCase
12 15 (3.04%) Oracle Forms
12 15 (3.04%) PVCS
13 12 (2.43%) IntelliJ
14 11 (2.23%) Cucumber
15 10 (2.03%) Ant
15 10 (2.03%) Subversion
16 9 (1.83%) JDeveloper
17 8 (1.62%) Toad
General
1 29 (5.88%) Finance
2 14 (2.84%) Automotive
3 11 (2.23%) Banking
4 6 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.01%) Billing
6 4 (0.81%) Back Office
6 4 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.81%) Retail
7 3 (0.61%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.41%) Electronics
8 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.41%) Front Office
8 2 (0.41%) Games
8 2 (0.41%) Marketing
9 1 (0.20%) Law
9 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 276 (55.98%) Developer
2 136 (27.59%) Architect
3 120 (24.34%) Java Developer
4 71 (14.40%) Software Architect
5 47 (9.53%) Java Architect
6 36 (7.30%) Java Software Architect
7 35 (7.10%) Analyst
8 29 (5.88%) Digital Architect
9 27 (5.48%) Lead Developer
10 26 (5.27%) Software Engineer
11 23 (4.67%) Test Analyst
12 22 (4.46%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 21 (4.26%) Java Engineer
14 20 (4.06%) JavaScript Developer
15 19 (3.85%) J2EE Developer
15 19 (3.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 18 (3.65%) Senior Architect
16 18 (3.65%) Senior Developer
16 18 (3.65%) Senior Software Architect
17 17 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (29.21%) Spring
2 143 (29.01%) J2EE
3 95 (19.27%) HTML
4 85 (17.24%) CSS
5 75 (15.21%) JSON
6 70 (14.20%) XML
7 68 (13.79%) Web Services
8 62 (12.58%) Play Framework
9 58 (11.76%) Spring Boot
10 57 (11.56%) Hibernate
11 48 (9.74%) jQuery
12 44 (8.92%) SOAP
13 42 (8.52%) HTML5
13 42 (8.52%) REST
14 38 (7.71%) AngularJS
15 32 (6.49%) RabbitMQ
16 30 (6.09%) .NET
17 26 (5.27%) Hystrix
18 25 (5.07%) ELK Stack
19 23 (4.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.67%) Digital Media
2 15 (3.04%) Data Centre
3 13 (2.64%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.03%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.22%) User Experience
7 4 (0.81%) AS400
7 4 (0.81%) iSeries
8 3 (0.61%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.61%) Data Conversion
8 3 (0.61%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.61%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.41%) Clustering
9 2 (0.41%) EPoS
9 2 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.41%) iPad
9 2 (0.41%) Mobile Games
9 2 (0.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 128 (25.96%) Linux
2 126 (25.56%) Unix
3 61 (12.37%) Windows
4 12 (2.43%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.83%) SUSE
6 7 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.01%) Solaris
9 4 (0.81%) AIX
9 4 (0.81%) Android
10 3 (0.61%) Fedora
10 3 (0.61%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.61%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.20%) CentOS
11 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (54.16%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (16.43%) Scrum
3 63 (12.78%) Microservices
4 60 (12.17%) Software Architecture
5 59 (11.97%) Open Source
6 56 (11.36%) Waterfall
7 52 (10.55%) DevOps
8 50 (10.14%) TDD
9 48 (9.74%) Software Engineering
10 45 (9.13%) OO
11 43 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (8.52%) Web Development
13 41 (8.32%) RUP
14 38 (7.71%) Test Strategy
15 37 (7.51%) SOA
16 33 (6.69%) CRM
17 29 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
17 29 (5.88%) ETL
17 29 (5.88%) SDLC
18 27 (5.48%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 149 (30.22%) SQL
2 129 (26.17%) JavaScript
3 78 (15.82%) Scala
4 48 (9.74%) C#
4 48 (9.74%) PL/SQL
5 42 (8.52%) Shell Script
6 34 (6.90%) PHP
7 28 (5.68%) Perl
8 21 (4.26%) C
9 15 (3.04%) VB
10 14 (2.84%) C++
11 11 (2.23%) XPath
12 9 (1.83%) Python
12 9 (1.83%) R
13 8 (1.62%) Groovy
13 8 (1.62%) Haskell
13 8 (1.62%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.42%) COBOL
14 7 (1.42%) XQuery
15 6 (1.22%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 37 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 32 (6.49%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.67%) Sun Certification
4 17 (3.45%) Degree
5 9 (1.83%) ISEB
6 8 (1.62%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.20%) CISSP
9 1 (0.20%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.20%) GPEN
9 1 (0.20%) GSSP-JAVA
9 1 (0.20%) GWAPT
9 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.43%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.23%) QA
3 3 (0.61%) SLA
4 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 47 (9.53%) Docker
2 7 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.22%) HDFS
4 5 (1.01%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 94 (19.07%) Puppet
2 26 (5.27%) Graphite
3 19 (3.85%) Grafana
4 4 (0.81%) Control-M
5 2 (0.41%) Kibana
5 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.20%) Ansible
6 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.20%) logstash
6 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.20%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 184 (37.32%) Oracle
2 62 (12.58%) Pega
3 48 (9.74%) Informatica
4 38 (7.71%) webMethods
5 37 (7.51%) VMware
6 32 (6.49%) EMC
7 22 (4.46%) Adobe
8 20 (4.06%) WSO2
9 18 (3.65%) Microsoft
10 14 (2.84%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.23%) BEA
11 11 (2.23%) Google
12 10 (2.03%) Cloudera
13 9 (1.83%) IBM
14 8 (1.62%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (1.62%) SAP
15 7 (1.42%) Sun
16 6 (1.22%) Micro Focus
17 5 (1.01%) Citrix
Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Rate: £200 - £230 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Simon James IT
Rate: £0 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago