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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 17 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 208 138 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.61% 5.38% 5.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.01% 17.49% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 61 74
Median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £590 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £32.25 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £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
904 789 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.05% 30.78% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 478 466
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 40
Median hourly rate £30.75 £31.44 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.19% +9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.96 £17.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 63 £450 -6.49% 6
Birmingham +12 55 £400 - 31
Coventry -2 26 £444 -31.73% 4
Warwickshire +4 16 £350 -17.64% 10
Staffordshire +2 13 £350 -6.66% 4
Worcestershire +5 5 £363 - 1
Wolverhampton - 4 £450 - 2
Solihull +1 2 - - 2
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 218 (45.23%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (37.34%) SQL
3 158 (32.78%) HTML
4 146 (30.29%) JavaScript
5 139 (28.84%) CSS
6 135 (28.01%) Oracle
7 116 (24.07%) Spring
8 115 (23.86%) XML
9 101 (20.95%) J2EE
10 100 (20.75%) Unix
11 95 (19.71%) Linux
12 82 (17.01%) Web Services
13 81 (16.80%) JSON
14 79 (16.39%) Git (software)
15 78 (16.18%) Web Development
15 78 (16.18%) Scrum
16 75 (15.56%) WebLogic
17 74 (15.35%) TDD
18 73 (15.15%) JBoss
19 72 (14.94%) RESTful
19 72 (14.94%) REST
20 70 (14.52%) DevOps
21 69 (14.32%) Open Source
22 65 (13.49%) Jenkins
23 64 (13.28%) SOAP
24 63 (13.07%) Puppet
25 61 (12.66%) Scala
26 59 (12.24%) JIRA
26 59 (12.24%) OO
26 59 (12.24%) Hibernate

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 75 (15.56%) WebLogic
2 73 (15.15%) JBoss
3 54 (11.20%) Tomcat
4 43 (8.92%) Apache
5 42 (8.71%) Confluence
6 26 (5.39%) WebLogic Portal
6 26 (5.39%) WebSphere
7 25 (5.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 19 (3.94%) CMS
8 19 (3.94%) Documentum
9 17 (3.53%) Apache ServiceMix
10 16 (3.32%) Mule
11 14 (2.90%) IIS
12 10 (2.07%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (1.66%) Apache Spark
14 6 (1.24%) Mule ESB
14 6 (1.24%) Umbraco
15 5 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (1.04%) MS Exchange
16 4 (0.83%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 15 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.04%) MS Office
2 5 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.04%) SAP WM
3 4 (0.83%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.41%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.41%) Primavera
6 1 (0.21%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.21%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.45%) GitHub
5 5 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.83%) Google App Engine
6 4 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.41%) Heroku
8 2 (0.41%) SaaS
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.21%) Google Play
9 1 (0.21%) IaaS
9 1 (0.21%) iTunes
9 1 (0.21%) PaaS
9 1 (0.21%) Route 53
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.02%) Network Security
2 19 (3.94%) HTTP
3 16 (3.32%) SSL
4 7 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.24%) LDAP
6 4 (0.83%) OpenLDAP
6 4 (0.83%) S/MIME
7 3 (0.62%) DNS
7 3 (0.62%) Firewall
7 3 (0.62%) IMAP
7 3 (0.62%) SMTP
8 2 (0.41%) Internet
8 2 (0.41%) SSH
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (0.21%) FTP
9 1 (0.21%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.21%) SNMP
9 1 (0.21%) TACACS
9 1 (0.21%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (11.83%) MongoDB
2 52 (10.79%) SQL Server
3 31 (6.43%) Relational Database
4 22 (4.56%) DB2
5 20 (4.15%) MySQL
6 17 (3.53%) Oracle Database
7 15 (3.11%) NoSQL
7 15 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (2.90%) Oracle OWB
9 13 (2.70%) Hadoop
10 11 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (2.07%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.66%) Big Data
13 8 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.66%) IBM InfoSphere
13 8 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (1.24%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 79 (16.39%) Git (software)
2 65 (13.49%) Jenkins
3 59 (12.24%) JIRA
4 53 (11.00%) Selenium
5 40 (8.30%) JUnit
6 39 (8.09%) Maven
7 29 (6.02%) Cucumber
8 27 (5.60%) Eclipse
9 26 (5.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 26 (5.39%) SoapUI
10 24 (4.98%) Subversion
11 21 (4.36%) Ant
11 21 (4.36%) Log4j
12 16 (3.32%) ClearQuest
13 15 (3.11%) IntelliJ
14 13 (2.70%) CA Gen
14 13 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
14 13 (2.70%) WebDriver
15 12 (2.49%) Toad
16 11 (2.28%) Gradle
General
1 41 (8.51%) Finance
2 21 (4.36%) Back Office
3 18 (3.73%) Banking
4 16 (3.32%) Automotive
5 10 (2.07%) Retail
6 8 (1.66%) Games
7 6 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.62%) Billing
8 3 (0.62%) Publishing
9 2 (0.41%) Marketing
9 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 276 (57.26%) Developer
2 124 (25.73%) Java Developer
3 69 (14.32%) Architect
4 34 (7.05%) Consultant
5 32 (6.64%) Scala Developer
6 29 (6.02%) Analyst
7 22 (4.56%) Java Architect
8 21 (4.36%) JavaScript Developer
8 21 (4.36%) Software Engineer
9 20 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
10 19 (3.94%) Test Analyst
11 17 (3.53%) Tester
12 15 (3.11%) Administrator
12 15 (3.11%) Software Architect
13 14 (2.90%) Technical Architect
13 14 (2.90%) Technical Consultant
14 13 (2.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 13 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
14 13 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
15 12 (2.49%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (32.78%) HTML
2 139 (28.84%) CSS
3 116 (24.07%) Spring
4 115 (23.86%) XML
5 101 (20.95%) J2EE
6 82 (17.01%) Web Services
7 81 (16.80%) JSON
8 72 (14.94%) REST
8 72 (14.94%) RESTful
9 64 (13.28%) SOAP
10 59 (12.24%) Hibernate
11 58 (12.03%) HTML5
12 56 (11.62%) JSP
13 54 (11.20%) Java EE
14 42 (8.71%) jQuery
15 40 (8.30%) Play Framework
16 37 (7.68%) AngularJS
17 34 (7.05%) .NET
18 31 (6.43%) Servlets
19 29 (6.02%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.02%) Digital Media
2 22 (4.56%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.87%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.66%) CMDB
6 7 (1.45%) Visualisation
7 6 (1.24%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.24%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.24%) User Experience
8 5 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.04%) PKI
9 3 (0.62%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.62%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.41%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.41%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.41%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.41%) DataPower
10 2 (0.41%) IVR
10 2 (0.41%) Statistics
10 2 (0.41%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 100 (20.75%) Unix
2 95 (19.71%) Linux
3 41 (8.51%) Windows
4 16 (3.32%) Android
5 12 (2.49%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.66%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.45%) AIX
8 5 (1.04%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.62%) Debian
9 3 (0.62%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.62%) Solaris
9 3 (0.62%) SUSE
9 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.41%) CentOS
10 2 (0.41%) VME
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (45.23%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (16.18%) Scrum
2 78 (16.18%) Web Development
3 74 (15.35%) TDD
4 70 (14.52%) DevOps
5 69 (14.32%) Open Source
6 59 (12.24%) OO
7 50 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (9.54%) MVC
9 44 (9.13%) Configuration Management
9 44 (9.13%) Software Engineering
10 43 (8.92%) Waterfall
11 33 (6.85%) BDD
11 33 (6.85%) ERP
12 29 (6.02%) CRM
12 29 (6.02%) Microservices
13 27 (5.60%) Automated Testing
13 27 (5.60%) RUP
13 27 (5.60%) Test Strategy
14 23 (4.77%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 180 (37.34%) SQL
2 146 (30.29%) JavaScript
3 61 (12.66%) Scala
4 49 (10.17%) PHP
5 46 (9.54%) PL/SQL
6 36 (7.47%) Python
7 34 (7.05%) Ruby
8 32 (6.64%) Shell Script
9 25 (5.19%) C#
10 20 (4.15%) Perl
11 11 (2.28%) COBOL
12 10 (2.07%) Groovy
13 9 (1.87%) ABAP
14 6 (1.24%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.24%) C++
14 6 (1.24%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.04%) R
15 5 (1.04%) VB
16 4 (0.83%) C
16 4 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (4.98%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.15%) ISTQB
3 17 (3.53%) ISEB
3 17 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.70%) Degree
5 8 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.83%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.62%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.41%) PhD
9 1 (0.21%) CCNA
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.21%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.81%) QA
2 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (7.88%) Docker
2 7 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.04%) Sendmail
3 5 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.83%) HDFS
4 4 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.41%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.41%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 63 (13.07%) Puppet
2 19 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.28%) Graphite
4 9 (1.87%) Ansible
4 9 (1.87%) Grafana
5 6 (1.24%) Kibana
5 6 (1.24%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.24%) Terraform
6 5 (1.04%) logstash
7 4 (0.83%) Mesos
8 3 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.41%) Marathon
9 2 (0.41%) SCCM
10 1 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.21%) Consul
10 1 (0.21%) Control-M
10 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.21%) Nagios
10 1 (0.21%) Rancher
Vendors
1 135 (28.01%) Oracle
2 50 (10.37%) IBM
3 45 (9.34%) webMethods
4 33 (6.85%) Microsoft
5 32 (6.64%) Pega
6 29 (6.02%) Adobe
7 27 (5.60%) WSO2
8 22 (4.56%) Informatica
9 21 (4.36%) Misys
10 17 (3.53%) MuleSoft
11 13 (2.70%) SAP
12 12 (2.49%) BEA
13 11 (2.28%) VMware
14 9 (1.87%) Google
15 6 (1.24%) EMC
16 5 (1.04%) Cloudera
16 5 (1.04%) hybris
16 5 (1.04%) Sun
16 5 (1.04%) Syclo
16 5 (1.04%) Talend
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
University of Birmingham
Rate: From £38,896 to £46,414 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
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West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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