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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 19 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Java 190 136 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.49% 6.24% 5.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.84% 20.42% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 61 76
Average daily rate £380 £388 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +26.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £22.75 £30.20 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.66% +9.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £30.20 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.95 £36.04 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.69 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.50% -6.25%
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
870 666 735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.31% 30.54% 34.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 389 420
Average daily rate £363 £335 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 39 28
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.69 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £15.86 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 13 February 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
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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 50 £325 -7.14% 33
Shropshire -9 48 £550 +25.71% 5
Coventry +3 25 £325 +8.78% 17
Warwickshire 0 22 £325 -9.09% 11
Staffordshire +4 9 £310 -7.46% 6
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 140 (43.89%) Oracle
2 136 (42.63%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (36.36%) Unix
4 113 (35.42%) SQL
5 104 (32.60%) J2EE
6 89 (27.90%) WebLogic
7 81 (25.39%) JavaScript
8 71 (22.26%) Pega
9 66 (20.69%) HTML
10 65 (20.38%) Informatica
11 63 (19.75%) Shell Script
12 61 (19.12%) Waterfall
13 59 (18.50%) Perl
14 55 (17.24%) Linux
15 54 (16.93%) Spring
16 53 (16.61%) webMethods
17 49 (15.36%) RUP
18 47 (14.73%) CSS
19 46 (14.42%) PL/SQL
20 44 (13.79%) Web Services
21 40 (12.54%) BEA
22 38 (11.91%) OO
22 38 (11.91%) ClearCase
22 38 (11.91%) Hibernate
22 38 (11.91%) TDD
23 37 (11.60%) Scrum
24 36 (11.29%) Windows
25 35 (10.97%) Data Modelling
25 35 (10.97%) SOA
25 35 (10.97%) AngularJS

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 89 (27.90%) WebLogic
2 33 (10.34%) JBoss
3 22 (6.90%) Documentum
3 22 (6.90%) Tomcat
4 19 (5.96%) Captiva
5 14 (4.39%) Apache
6 11 (3.45%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (2.51%) Node.js
7 8 (2.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (2.19%) Apache Solr
8 7 (2.19%) Confluence
8 7 (2.19%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.88%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.88%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (1.57%) Liferay
10 5 (1.57%) SAS
11 4 (1.25%) Apache Pig
11 4 (1.25%) nginx
12 3 (0.94%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (1.25%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.94%) AutoCAD
2 3 (0.94%) MS Office
2 3 (0.94%) Siemens NX
3 2 (0.63%) SPSS
4 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (6.27%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.88%) BigMachines
2 6 (1.88%) Eloqua
3 4 (1.25%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.94%) INSURE/90
5 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.63%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.31%) SAP xRPM
6 1 (0.31%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.76%) SaaS
2 9 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.63%) PaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Force.com
4 1 (0.31%) GitHub
4 1 (0.31%) Heroku
4 1 (0.31%) IaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.13%) SSL
2 7 (2.19%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.88%) HTTP
3 6 (1.88%) SSH
4 5 (1.57%) Internet
5 3 (0.94%) Firewall
6 2 (0.63%) Wireless
7 1 (0.31%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.31%) LDAP
7 1 (0.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.46%) BusinessObjects
1 27 (8.46%) Oracle OWB
2 25 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 23 (7.21%) MongoDB
4 19 (5.96%) Hadoop
4 19 (5.96%) Oracle Database
5 12 (3.76%) Apache Hive
6 11 (3.45%) Big Data
7 10 (3.13%) MySQL
8 8 (2.51%) DTS
8 8 (2.51%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.51%) Oracle Database 12c
8 8 (2.51%) PowerCenter
8 8 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.19%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.88%) Impala
10 6 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.88%) Redis
11 5 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (11.91%) ClearCase
2 32 (10.03%) CA Gen
3 26 (8.15%) ClearQuest
4 25 (7.84%) Selenium
5 18 (5.64%) Eclipse
5 18 (5.64%) Git (software)
5 18 (5.64%) JIRA
6 17 (5.33%) Jenkins
7 14 (4.39%) JDeveloper
8 12 (3.76%) JUnit
8 12 (3.76%) Maven
9 9 (2.82%) WebDriver
10 7 (2.19%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (2.19%) Subversion
11 6 (1.88%) Appium
12 5 (1.57%) Ant
12 5 (1.57%) Hudson
13 4 (1.25%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.94%) IntelliJ
14 3 (0.94%) Xcode
General
1 29 (9.09%) Finance
2 10 (3.13%) Banking
2 10 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.88%) Retail
3 6 (1.88%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.57%) Billing
5 3 (0.94%) Automotive
5 3 (0.94%) Marketing
5 3 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.63%) Back Office
6 2 (0.63%) Electronics
6 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.63%) Front Office
6 2 (0.63%) Games
6 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 201 (63.01%) Developer
2 84 (26.33%) Java Developer
3 77 (24.14%) Architect
4 24 (7.52%) Analyst
5 18 (5.64%) Lead Developer
6 17 (5.33%) Software Architect
7 16 (5.02%) JavaScript Developer
8 15 (4.70%) Test Analyst
9 14 (4.39%) J2EE Developer
9 14 (4.39%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 14 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (4.08%) Senior Developer
11 12 (3.76%) Hadoop Developer
12 11 (3.45%) Web Developer
13 10 (3.13%) Oracle Developer
14 8 (2.51%) Angular Developer
14 8 (2.51%) Applications Architect
14 8 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Developer
14 8 (2.51%) SOA Developer
14 8 (2.51%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (32.60%) J2EE
2 66 (20.69%) HTML
3 54 (16.93%) Spring
4 47 (14.73%) CSS
5 44 (13.79%) Web Services
6 38 (11.91%) Hibernate
7 35 (10.97%) AngularJS
8 34 (10.66%) HTML5
8 34 (10.66%) jQuery
9 32 (10.03%) XML
10 25 (7.84%) SOAP
11 22 (6.90%) REST
12 20 (6.27%) .NET
12 20 (6.27%) JSON
12 20 (6.27%) WebCenter
13 15 (4.70%) Middleware
13 15 (4.70%) RESTful
13 15 (4.70%) Struts
14 14 (4.39%) Ajax
14 14 (4.39%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.39%) Computer Science
2 10 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (2.51%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.19%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.19%) User Experience
5 5 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.25%) Linked Data
6 4 (1.25%) Social Media
7 3 (0.94%) AS400
7 3 (0.94%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.94%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.94%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.94%) iSeries
7 3 (0.94%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.63%) Clustering
8 2 (0.63%) Derivative
8 2 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.63%) Mobile Games
8 2 (0.63%) Statistics
8 2 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 116 (36.36%) Unix
2 55 (17.24%) Linux
3 36 (11.29%) Windows
4 9 (2.82%) Android
4 9 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.51%) Solaris
5 8 (2.51%) SUSE
6 6 (1.88%) AIX
7 3 (0.94%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (42.63%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (19.12%) Waterfall
3 49 (15.36%) RUP
4 38 (11.91%) OO
4 38 (11.91%) TDD
5 37 (11.60%) Scrum
6 35 (10.97%) Data Modelling
6 35 (10.97%) SOA
7 33 (10.34%) Test Strategy
8 28 (8.78%) SDLC
9 25 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (7.52%) Open Source
10 24 (7.52%) Project Planning
10 24 (7.52%) Software Architecture
11 23 (7.21%) Software Engineering
12 21 (6.58%) Workflow
13 18 (5.64%) Configuration Management
13 18 (5.64%) CRM
14 17 (5.33%) ETL
14 17 (5.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 113 (35.42%) SQL
2 81 (25.39%) JavaScript
3 63 (19.75%) Shell Script
4 59 (18.50%) Perl
5 46 (14.42%) PL/SQL
6 28 (8.78%) C#
7 19 (5.96%) XPath
8 18 (5.64%) Scala
9 14 (4.39%) PHP
10 11 (3.45%) C
10 11 (3.45%) VB
11 10 (3.13%) C++
12 9 (2.82%) Python
13 8 (2.51%) XQuery
14 7 (2.19%) Apex Code
15 6 (1.88%) Korn
16 5 (1.57%) Groovy
17 3 (0.94%) Haskell
17 3 (0.94%) R
17 3 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (4.39%) Degree
2 13 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.19%) Sun Certification
5 4 (1.25%) ISEB
5 4 (1.25%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.31%) CISSP
7 1 (0.31%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.31%) GPEN
7 1 (0.31%) GSSP-JAVA
7 1 (0.31%) GWAPT
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.08%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.57%) QA
3 3 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.51%) HDFS
2 7 (2.19%) Docker
3 4 (1.25%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.94%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (3.76%) Puppet
2 6 (1.88%) Control-M
3 2 (0.63%) Grafana
3 2 (0.63%) Graphite
3 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 140 (43.89%) Oracle
2 71 (22.26%) Pega
3 65 (20.38%) Informatica
4 53 (16.61%) webMethods
5 40 (12.54%) BEA
6 21 (6.58%) VMware
7 20 (6.27%) EMC
8 11 (3.45%) Adobe
8 11 (3.45%) IBM
9 9 (2.82%) SAP
10 7 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.88%) BMC
11 6 (1.88%) hybris
11 6 (1.88%) Siebel
12 5 (1.57%) Sun
13 4 (1.25%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.25%) Cloudera
13 4 (1.25%) Microsoft
14 3 (0.94%) Google
14 3 (0.94%) WSO2
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