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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 27 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 144 118 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.39% 5.02% 4.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.96% 16.01% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 63 39
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £29.45 £23.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.97% +53.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.84 £13.55 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.05 £33.95 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
849 737 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.75% 31.34% 31.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 428 290
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 27 21
Average hourly rate £26.85 £32.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.10% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.20 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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
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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
Shropshire +17 46 £475 +90.00% 1
Warwickshire +15 29 £343 +13.38% 10
Birmingham -26 23 £400 +23.07% 20
Coventry -4 8 £500 +47.05% 10
Staffordshire -5 8 £431 +18.96% 1
Wolverhampton +8 5 £220 -17.75%
Worcestershire - 4 £328 - 5
Walsall - 1 - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 96 (36.09%) Oracle
2 81 (30.45%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (27.82%) UNIX
4 69 (25.94%) J2EE
5 59 (22.18%) SQL
6 57 (21.43%) WebLogic
7 54 (20.30%) XML
8 52 (19.55%) Windows
9 51 (19.17%) Linux
10 47 (17.67%) JavaScript
11 41 (15.41%) Subversion
12 38 (14.29%) Spring
13 37 (13.91%) HTML
14 34 (12.78%) JIRA
14 34 (12.78%) Jenkins
15 33 (12.41%) CSS
16 32 (12.03%) webMethods
16 32 (12.03%) Waterfall
17 31 (11.65%) Open Source
17 31 (11.65%) WebSphere
17 31 (11.65%) Scrum
17 31 (11.65%) .NET
17 31 (11.65%) JBoss
18 30 (11.28%) BEA
18 30 (11.28%) Pega
19 29 (10.90%) Oracle Database
19 29 (10.90%) Perl
20 27 (10.15%) Web Services
20 27 (10.15%) Configuration Management
21 26 (9.77%) SOA

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 57 (21.43%) WebLogic
2 31 (11.65%) JBoss
2 31 (11.65%) WebSphere
3 23 (8.65%) Confluence
4 21 (7.89%) Apache
5 20 (7.52%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.26%) CMS
8 5 (1.88%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.50%) Oracle BPEL
9 4 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (1.13%) AquaLogic
10 3 (1.13%) AquaLogic Service Bus
10 3 (1.13%) WebLogic Integration
11 2 (0.75%) Mule
11 2 (0.75%) IIS
11 2 (0.75%) SAS
11 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (2.63%) MS Office
1 7 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.50%) MS Project
3 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.26%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.75%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.38%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.75%) PaaS
2 2 (0.75%) Joyent
2 2 (0.75%) GitHub
2 2 (0.75%) IaaS
2 2 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.38%) Boomi
3 1 (0.38%) Trello
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.38%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.51%) Internet
1 12 (4.51%) Firewall
2 11 (4.14%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.38%) SSL
4 8 (3.01%) HTTP
5 3 (1.13%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.75%) FTP
6 2 (0.75%) Wireless
7 1 (0.38%) ASN.1
7 1 (0.38%) SSH
7 1 (0.38%) Skype
7 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.90%) Oracle Database
2 22 (8.27%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 13 (4.89%) MySQL
5 11 (4.14%) Hadoop
5 11 (4.14%) Data Mining
6 10 (3.76%) Relational Database
7 9 (3.38%) HBase
8 7 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (2.26%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.88%) DB2
10 5 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.88%) Big Data
11 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.50%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.75%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.75%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.75%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 41 (15.41%) Subversion
2 34 (12.78%) JIRA
2 34 (12.78%) Jenkins
3 24 (9.02%) Maven
4 21 (7.89%) Git (software)
5 20 (7.52%) Hudson
6 10 (3.76%) Selenium
7 7 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.26%) Ant
8 6 (2.26%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.26%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.88%) IntelliJ
10 4 (1.50%) JUnit
10 4 (1.50%) ClearCase
11 3 (1.13%) FishEye
11 3 (1.13%) TortoiseSVN
12 2 (0.75%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.75%) Toad
General
1 20 (7.52%) Finance
2 11 (4.14%) Automotive
3 4 (1.50%) Banking
3 4 (1.50%) Retail
3 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.13%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.13%) Marketing
4 3 (1.13%) Law
5 2 (0.75%) Electronics
5 2 (0.75%) Billing
6 1 (0.38%) Local Government
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 142 (53.38%) Developer
2 52 (19.55%) Architect
3 49 (18.42%) Java Developer
4 19 (7.14%) Consultant
5 17 (6.39%) Analyst
6 16 (6.02%) Platform Architect
7 15 (5.64%) Senior Developer
8 13 (4.89%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (3.38%) Oracle Developer
9 9 (3.38%) DBA
9 9 (3.38%) Administrator
9 9 (3.38%) Software Engineer
10 8 (3.01%) Web Developer
11 7 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
12 6 (2.26%) Project Analyst
12 6 (2.26%) Hadoop Developer
12 6 (2.26%) Requirements Analyst
13 5 (1.88%) webMethods Developer
13 5 (1.88%) AWS Developer
13 5 (1.88%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (25.94%) J2EE
2 54 (20.30%) XML
3 38 (14.29%) Spring
4 37 (13.91%) HTML
5 33 (12.41%) CSS
6 31 (11.65%) .NET
7 27 (10.15%) Web Services
8 25 (9.40%) Middleware
9 24 (9.02%) JSON
9 24 (9.02%) jQuery
10 17 (6.39%) Hibernate
10 17 (6.39%) SOAP
11 16 (6.02%) AngularJS
12 15 (5.64%) HTML5
12 15 (5.64%) Ruby on Rails
13 14 (5.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 13 (4.89%) RabbitMQ
15 12 (4.51%) Java EE
15 12 (4.51%) SAX
16 11 (4.14%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.65%) Open Source
2 14 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.14%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.26%) DataPower
6 5 (1.88%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.50%) User Experience
8 3 (1.13%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.13%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.75%) FMCG
9 2 (0.75%) Data Conversion
9 2 (0.75%) Health Informatics
9 2 (0.75%) Statistics
9 2 (0.75%) Informatics
9 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.75%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.38%) NHS
10 1 (0.38%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 74 (27.82%) UNIX
2 52 (19.55%) Windows
3 51 (19.17%) Linux
4 20 (7.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (6.39%) AIX
6 15 (5.64%) Solaris
7 13 (4.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 7 (2.63%) SUSE
9 6 (2.26%) Android
9 6 (2.26%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.50%) zOS
11 3 (1.13%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.13%) HPUX
11 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.13%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (30.45%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (12.03%) Waterfall
3 31 (11.65%) Scrum
4 27 (10.15%) Configuration Management
5 26 (9.77%) SOA
6 24 (9.02%) OO
6 24 (9.02%) RUP
7 20 (7.52%) Test Strategy
8 19 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (6.02%) Data Modelling
9 16 (6.02%) TDD
9 16 (6.02%) DevOps
10 15 (5.64%) MVC
11 14 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
12 12 (4.51%) Software Engineering
13 11 (4.14%) EAI
13 11 (4.14%) Test Scripting
14 9 (3.38%) Kanban
14 9 (3.38%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 59 (22.18%) SQL
2 47 (17.67%) JavaScript
3 29 (10.90%) Perl
4 21 (7.89%) Python
5 19 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 17 (6.39%) Ruby
6 17 (6.39%) PL/SQL
7 12 (4.51%) C
8 9 (3.38%) PHP
9 8 (3.01%) C#
9 8 (3.01%) C++
10 7 (2.63%) Scala
11 5 (1.88%) Apex Code
11 5 (1.88%) VC++
12 2 (0.75%) XQuery
12 2 (0.75%) XPath
12 2 (0.75%) R
12 2 (0.75%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.38%) JCL
13 1 (0.38%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 19 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.26%) Degree
3 9 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.13%) IBM Certification
5 2 (0.75%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.38%) QA
2 3 (1.13%) HL7
3 2 (0.75%) SLA
3 2 (0.75%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 10 (3.76%) Squid
2 8 (3.01%) Docker
3 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.38%) RACF
Systems Management
1 21 (7.89%) Puppet
2 3 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.75%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.75%) Ansible
4 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 96 (36.09%) Oracle
2 32 (12.03%) webMethods
3 30 (11.28%) Pega
3 30 (11.28%) BEA
4 25 (9.40%) IBM
5 21 (7.89%) Microsoft
6 20 (7.52%) Red Hat
7 16 (6.02%) Informatica
8 14 (5.26%) SAP
9 8 (3.01%) Business Objects
10 7 (2.63%) Adobe
11 6 (2.26%) HP
11 6 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.13%) Software AG
12 3 (1.13%) Apple
12 3 (1.13%) JD Edwards
13 2 (0.75%) Vitria
13 2 (0.75%) Cerner
13 2 (0.75%) Sun
13 2 (0.75%) TIBCO
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