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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java
England / West Midlands
Rank 20 16 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing Java 152 210 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.29% 8.24% 6.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.82% 23.41% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 111 70
Median daily rate £430 £410 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% -0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +5.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% -24.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +12.58%

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
730 897 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.19% 35.20% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 555 400
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 35
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -19.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.29 £17.04 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

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 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +7 35 £460 -9.80% 10
Birmingham -7 32 £450 +38.46% 24
Warwickshire -4 20 £400 +23.07% 5
Coventry -12 16 £331 +1.92% 4
Staffordshire -5 14 £370 +14.28% 5
Herefordshire - 6 £285 - 1
Worcestershire - 3 £350 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 187 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (28.03%) SQL
3 95 (25.61%) HTML
4 91 (24.53%) JavaScript
5 87 (23.45%) Oracle
5 87 (23.45%) CSS
6 82 (22.10%) Scrum
7 78 (21.02%) XML
8 77 (20.75%) Linux
9 72 (19.41%) Scala
10 71 (19.14%) Unix
11 68 (18.33%) Open Source
12 62 (16.71%) Spring
13 61 (16.44%) TDD
14 53 (14.29%) MongoDB
14 53 (14.29%) Git (software)
14 53 (14.29%) J2EE
15 51 (13.75%) JSON
15 51 (13.75%) REST
16 50 (13.48%) AngularJS
17 47 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
17 47 (12.67%) RESTful
18 46 (12.40%) Python
19 45 (12.13%) Jenkins
20 44 (11.86%) Web Services
21 40 (10.78%) HTML5
21 40 (10.78%) Ruby
22 39 (10.51%) Selenium
22 39 (10.51%) PL/SQL
22 39 (10.51%) C#

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 33 (8.89%) WebLogic
2 32 (8.63%) Apache
2 32 (8.63%) Tomcat
3 25 (6.74%) Confluence
4 24 (6.47%) JBoss
5 11 (2.96%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.70%) IIS
6 10 (2.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 10 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (2.16%) Apache Spark
7 8 (2.16%) Documentum
7 8 (2.16%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (1.62%) nginx
9 4 (1.08%) Drupal
9 4 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.81%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.54%) MindAlign
11 2 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.62%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.35%) SAP WM
3 4 (1.08%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (1.08%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.54%) TRIRIGA
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.96%) GitHub
3 9 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.16%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.81%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.81%) Heroku
5 3 (0.81%) Slack
6 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.54%) Office 365
6 2 (0.54%) SaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Google Play
7 1 (0.27%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.55%) HTTP
2 18 (4.85%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.77%) SSL
4 10 (2.70%) Network Security
5 4 (1.08%) OpenLDAP
5 4 (1.08%) S/MIME
6 3 (0.81%) IMAP
6 3 (0.81%) LDAP
6 3 (0.81%) Skype
6 3 (0.81%) SMTP
7 2 (0.54%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.54%) Internet
7 2 (0.54%) SSH
7 2 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.27%) Firewall
8 1 (0.27%) FTP
8 1 (0.27%) ICMP
8 1 (0.27%) OSPF
8 1 (0.27%) RFID
8 1 (0.27%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 37 (9.97%) Relational Database
3 36 (9.70%) NoSQL
4 30 (8.09%) SQL Server
5 15 (4.04%) MySQL
5 15 (4.04%) Oracle Database
6 13 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (2.96%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.16%) IBM InfoSphere
9 8 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.89%) Hazelcast
10 7 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.89%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.62%) Big Data
11 6 (1.62%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 53 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 45 (12.13%) Jenkins
3 39 (10.51%) Selenium
4 32 (8.63%) Cucumber
4 32 (8.63%) JIRA
4 32 (8.63%) JUnit
5 26 (7.01%) IntelliJ
6 22 (5.93%) Eclipse
7 18 (4.85%) Subversion
8 15 (4.04%) Ant
9 14 (3.77%) SoapUI
10 13 (3.50%) Maven
10 13 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (2.96%) gulp
11 11 (2.96%) Karma Test Runner
12 10 (2.70%) CA Gen
12 10 (2.70%) Grunt
13 9 (2.43%) JMeter
13 9 (2.43%) Visual Studio
14 8 (2.16%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (9.70%) Finance
2 10 (2.70%) Retail
3 8 (2.16%) Games
4 7 (1.89%) Automotive
4 7 (1.89%) Banking
5 5 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.81%) Marketing
6 3 (0.81%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.54%) Back Office
7 2 (0.54%) Electronics
7 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 246 (66.31%) Developer
2 114 (30.73%) Java Developer
3 43 (11.59%) Scala Developer
4 24 (6.47%) Architect
5 22 (5.93%) Analyst
5 22 (5.93%) Consultant
5 22 (5.93%) Java Scala Developer
6 18 (4.85%) MongoDB Developer
6 18 (4.85%) Programmer
6 18 (4.85%) Senior Developer
7 15 (4.04%) Tester
8 13 (3.50%) COBOL Developer
8 13 (3.50%) Java Programmer
8 13 (3.50%) Linux Developer
8 13 (3.50%) Test Analyst
9 12 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
9 12 (3.23%) Software Developer
10 11 (2.96%) Open Source Developer
10 11 (2.96%) webMethods Developer
11 10 (2.70%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (25.61%) HTML
2 87 (23.45%) CSS
3 78 (21.02%) XML
4 62 (16.71%) Spring
5 53 (14.29%) J2EE
6 51 (13.75%) JSON
6 51 (13.75%) REST
7 50 (13.48%) AngularJS
8 47 (12.67%) RESTful
9 44 (11.86%) Web Services
10 40 (10.78%) HTML5
11 38 (10.24%) .NET
12 34 (9.16%) Hibernate
13 33 (8.89%) jQuery
14 31 (8.36%) Play Framework
15 26 (7.01%) SOAP
16 20 (5.39%) CSS3
16 20 (5.39%) Node.js
17 18 (4.85%) Java EE
17 18 (4.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.85%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.77%) User Experience
4 10 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.70%) Digital Media
5 9 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.62%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.35%) PKI
8 4 (1.08%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.81%) CMDB
10 2 (0.54%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.54%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.27%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.27%) IVR
11 1 (0.27%) Online Games
11 1 (0.27%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.27%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 77 (20.75%) Linux
2 71 (19.14%) Unix
3 34 (9.16%) Windows
4 19 (5.12%) Android
5 12 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.70%) Ubuntu
6 10 (2.70%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.62%) AIX
7 6 (1.62%) SUSE
8 4 (1.08%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.81%) Debian
9 3 (0.81%) Solaris
10 2 (0.54%) CentOS
10 2 (0.54%) VME
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (22.10%) Scrum
3 68 (18.33%) Open Source
4 61 (16.44%) TDD
5 47 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (10.24%) OO
6 38 (10.24%) Web Development
7 37 (9.97%) BDD
8 36 (9.70%) Microservices
9 35 (9.43%) DevOps
10 33 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
11 29 (7.82%) Waterfall
12 28 (7.55%) Automated Testing
12 28 (7.55%) Software Engineering
13 25 (6.74%) MVC
14 24 (6.47%) Configuration Management
15 23 (6.20%) SDLC
16 22 (5.93%) Workflow
17 19 (5.12%) Test Strategy
18 17 (4.58%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 104 (28.03%) SQL
2 91 (24.53%) JavaScript
3 72 (19.41%) Scala
4 46 (12.40%) Python
5 40 (10.78%) Ruby
6 39 (10.51%) C#
6 39 (10.51%) PL/SQL
7 27 (7.28%) Shell Script
8 23 (6.20%) Perl
9 22 (5.93%) PHP
10 18 (4.85%) COBOL
11 12 (3.23%) Groovy
12 9 (2.43%) ABAP
13 8 (2.16%) C
14 7 (1.89%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.62%) C++
15 6 (1.62%) Haskell
16 5 (1.35%) R
17 4 (1.08%) Bash Shell
18 3 (0.81%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 14 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.96%) Degree
3 9 (2.43%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.62%) ISEB
5 6 (1.62%) Sun Certification
6 4 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.27%) CCNA
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.27%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.43%) QA
2 3 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) IFRS
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (8.89%) Docker
2 5 (1.35%) Sendmail
3 3 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.54%) HDFS
4 2 (0.54%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 35 (9.43%) Puppet
2 13 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.96%) Ansible
4 10 (2.70%) Grafana
4 10 (2.70%) Kibana
5 8 (2.16%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (2.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 6 (1.62%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.08%) logstash
7 4 (1.08%) Mesos
7 4 (1.08%) Terraform
8 3 (0.81%) rkt
9 2 (0.54%) Graphite
9 2 (0.54%) Marathon
10 1 (0.27%) Control-M
10 1 (0.27%) Nagios
10 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 87 (23.45%) Oracle
2 29 (7.82%) webMethods
3 24 (6.47%) Microsoft
4 22 (5.93%) IBM
5 20 (5.39%) Pega
6 18 (4.85%) Informatica
7 16 (4.31%) Google
8 15 (4.04%) SAP
9 8 (2.16%) BEA
9 8 (2.16%) Micro Focus
10 6 (1.62%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.62%) Splunk
11 5 (1.35%) AppDynamics
11 5 (1.35%) Cloudera
11 5 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.35%) Syclo
11 5 (1.35%) Talend
12 4 (1.08%) Sun
12 4 (1.08%) Xamarin
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
keytree
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £480.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Premier IT
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 25 days ago