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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java
England / West Midlands
Rank 21 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Java 150 159 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.23% 6.63% 5.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.66% 19.80% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 72 66
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £288 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% -39.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
726 803 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.14% 33.49% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 484 384
Median daily rate £375 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 39
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.46 £20.00 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +13.71%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +10 40 £451 -18.00% 6
Birmingham -9 29 £388 +3.33% 24
Warwickshire -1 22 £388 +19.23% 9
Coventry -15 22 £349 +7.30% 8
Staffordshire +5 11 £370 +8.02% 5
Wolverhampton - 4 £450 -
Worcestershire - 4 £363 - 2
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 172 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (34.38%) SQL
3 114 (29.69%) HTML
4 111 (28.91%) JavaScript
5 105 (27.34%) Oracle
6 103 (26.82%) CSS
7 90 (23.44%) XML
8 80 (20.83%) Linux
8 80 (20.83%) Scrum
9 79 (20.57%) Unix
10 76 (19.79%) Spring
11 62 (16.15%) J2EE
12 60 (15.63%) Web Services
13 59 (15.36%) Git (software)
14 57 (14.84%) TDD
15 55 (14.32%) Scala
16 53 (13.80%) Jenkins
17 51 (13.28%) REST
17 51 (13.28%) RESTful
17 51 (13.28%) JSON
18 49 (12.76%) Web Development
18 49 (12.76%) Open Source
19 48 (12.50%) AngularJS
20 47 (12.24%) WebLogic
21 45 (11.72%) HTML5
21 45 (11.72%) MongoDB
22 42 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
22 42 (10.94%) Tomcat
23 41 (10.68%) Selenium
24 40 (10.42%) OO

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 47 (12.24%) WebLogic
2 42 (10.94%) Tomcat
3 35 (9.11%) JBoss
4 30 (7.81%) Confluence
5 29 (7.55%) Apache
6 16 (4.17%) WebSphere
7 14 (3.65%) Documentum
8 10 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
9 9 (2.34%) WebLogic Portal
10 8 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (2.08%) Apache Spark
10 8 (2.08%) IIS
10 8 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 6 (1.56%) Oracle Application Server
12 5 (1.30%) MS Exchange
12 5 (1.30%) nginx
12 5 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.04%) Drupal
14 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.30%) SAP WM
3 4 (1.04%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (1.04%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.52%) Primavera
5 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.52%) TRIRIGA
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.86%) GitHub
3 7 (1.82%) Google Analytics
3 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.52%) Heroku
6 2 (0.52%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.26%) Google Play
7 1 (0.26%) IaaS
7 1 (0.26%) iTunes
7 1 (0.26%) PaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Route 53
7 1 (0.26%) Slack
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.25%) HTTP
2 19 (4.95%) Network Security
3 13 (3.39%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.86%) SSL
5 7 (1.82%) LDAP
6 4 (1.04%) OpenLDAP
6 4 (1.04%) S/MIME
7 3 (0.78%) DNS
7 3 (0.78%) IMAP
7 3 (0.78%) SMTP
8 2 (0.52%) Firewall
8 2 (0.52%) Internet
8 2 (0.52%) SSH
9 1 (0.26%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.26%) FTP
9 1 (0.26%) RFID
9 1 (0.26%) Skype
9 1 (0.26%) Telnet
9 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.72%) MongoDB
2 33 (8.59%) Relational Database
3 32 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 26 (6.77%) NoSQL
5 19 (4.95%) Oracle Database
6 15 (3.91%) MySQL
6 15 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (2.86%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (2.34%) Oracle OWB
10 8 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.08%) DB2
10 8 (2.08%) IBM InfoSphere
10 8 (2.08%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.56%) Big Data
12 6 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 59 (15.36%) Git (software)
2 53 (13.80%) Jenkins
3 41 (10.68%) Selenium
4 37 (9.64%) JIRA
5 35 (9.11%) JUnit
6 31 (8.07%) Cucumber
7 24 (6.25%) Eclipse
8 22 (5.73%) Maven
9 21 (5.47%) Ant
10 20 (5.21%) SoapUI
11 19 (4.95%) IntelliJ
12 18 (4.69%) Subversion
13 13 (3.39%) CA Gen
14 11 (2.86%) Gradle
15 10 (2.60%) gulp
15 10 (2.60%) Karma Test Runner
16 9 (2.34%) ClearQuest
16 9 (2.34%) Grunt
16 9 (2.34%) JMeter
16 9 (2.34%) Toad
General
1 30 (7.81%) Finance
2 11 (2.86%) Retail
3 8 (2.08%) Automotive
3 8 (2.08%) Back Office
3 8 (2.08%) Banking
3 8 (2.08%) Games
4 7 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.78%) Billing
5 3 (0.78%) Marketing
5 3 (0.78%) Publishing
5 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.52%) Electronics
6 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 239 (62.24%) Developer
2 103 (26.82%) Java Developer
3 35 (9.11%) Architect
4 33 (8.59%) Scala Developer
5 26 (6.77%) Consultant
6 25 (6.51%) Analyst
7 18 (4.69%) Senior Developer
8 16 (4.17%) Test Analyst
9 15 (3.91%) JavaScript Developer
10 14 (3.65%) Tester
11 12 (3.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 12 (3.13%) Java Scala Developer
11 12 (3.13%) Programmer
12 11 (2.86%) COBOL Developer
12 11 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
12 11 (2.86%) webMethods Developer
13 10 (2.60%) Software Engineer
13 10 (2.60%) SQL Developer
14 9 (2.34%) MongoDB Developer
14 9 (2.34%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (29.69%) HTML
2 103 (26.82%) CSS
3 90 (23.44%) XML
4 76 (19.79%) Spring
5 62 (16.15%) J2EE
6 60 (15.63%) Web Services
7 51 (13.28%) JSON
7 51 (13.28%) REST
7 51 (13.28%) RESTful
8 48 (12.50%) AngularJS
9 45 (11.72%) HTML5
10 38 (9.90%) Hibernate
10 38 (9.90%) SOAP
11 36 (9.38%) jQuery
12 29 (7.55%) Java EE
12 29 (7.55%) JSP
12 29 (7.55%) Play Framework
13 25 (6.51%) .NET
14 24 (6.25%) Node.js
14 24 (6.25%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.95%) Digital Media
1 19 (4.95%) Mobile App
2 12 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.34%) User Experience
4 7 (1.82%) Visualisation
5 6 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.56%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.30%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.30%) PKI
7 4 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.78%) CMDB
8 3 (0.78%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.78%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.52%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.52%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.52%) DataPower
9 2 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.52%) IVR
9 2 (0.52%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 80 (20.83%) Linux
2 79 (20.57%) Unix
3 35 (9.11%) Windows
4 20 (5.21%) Android
5 12 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.60%) Windows Server
7 9 (2.34%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.82%) AIX
9 6 (1.56%) SUSE
10 3 (0.78%) Debian
10 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.78%) Solaris
10 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.52%) CentOS
11 2 (0.52%) VME
11 2 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (20.83%) Scrum
3 57 (14.84%) TDD
4 49 (12.76%) Open Source
4 49 (12.76%) Web Development
5 42 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (10.42%) OO
7 39 (10.16%) DevOps
8 35 (9.11%) Waterfall
9 32 (8.33%) MVC
10 31 (8.07%) BDD
10 31 (8.07%) Software Engineering
11 28 (7.29%) Automated Testing
12 27 (7.03%) Configuration Management
13 26 (6.77%) Microservices
14 24 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (5.99%) ERP
15 23 (5.99%) RUP
15 23 (5.99%) Test Strategy
16 19 (4.95%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (34.38%) SQL
2 111 (28.91%) JavaScript
3 55 (14.32%) Scala
4 40 (10.42%) PL/SQL
5 39 (10.16%) Python
6 32 (8.33%) PHP
6 32 (8.33%) Ruby
7 31 (8.07%) C#
7 31 (8.07%) Shell Script
8 26 (6.77%) Perl
9 18 (4.69%) COBOL
10 11 (2.86%) Groovy
11 9 (2.34%) ABAP
12 7 (1.82%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.56%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.30%) Haskell
14 5 (1.30%) R
15 4 (1.04%) C
15 4 (1.04%) C++
16 3 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.39%) ISTQB
3 10 (2.60%) Degree
3 10 (2.60%) ISEB
3 10 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.30%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.52%) PhD
8 1 (0.26%) CITP
8 1 (0.26%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.55%) QA
2 3 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (7.03%) Docker
2 7 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.30%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.52%) HDFS
4 2 (0.52%) Postfix
4 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (9.90%) Puppet
2 14 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (3.13%) Ansible
4 9 (2.34%) Grafana
5 8 (2.08%) Kibana
6 6 (1.56%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.56%) Oracle Identity Management
6 6 (1.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 4 (1.04%) Graphite
7 4 (1.04%) Mesos
7 4 (1.04%) Terraform
8 3 (0.78%) logstash
9 2 (0.52%) Marathon
9 2 (0.52%) SCCM
10 1 (0.26%) Control-M
10 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.26%) Nagios
10 1 (0.26%) Rancher
10 1 (0.26%) rkt
Vendors
1 105 (27.34%) Oracle
2 35 (9.11%) webMethods
3 33 (8.59%) IBM
4 25 (6.51%) Pega
5 24 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 20 (5.21%) Informatica
7 14 (3.65%) SAP
8 13 (3.39%) Google
9 11 (2.86%) BEA
10 8 (2.08%) Adobe
10 8 (2.08%) Misys
11 7 (1.82%) Sun
11 7 (1.82%) WSO2
12 6 (1.56%) Micro Focus
13 5 (1.30%) Cloudera
13 5 (1.30%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.30%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.30%) Splunk
13 5 (1.30%) Syclo
13 5 (1.30%) Talend
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