The table below looks at the statistics for Struts 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 Struts over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Struts
Rank 114 108 103
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing Struts 9 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.097% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.34% 0.38% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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£394 £305 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.09% -23.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £305 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £305 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +46.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
673 529 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.46% 25.70% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 320 330
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £404 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 17
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -26.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Struts
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Struts across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Struts Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Struts
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Struts across the West Midlands region.

Struts Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Struts
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Struts across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Struts Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Struts
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Struts across the West Midlands region.

Struts Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Struts
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 Struts within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
Birmingham - 1 £300 - 2
Coventry - - - -
Struts
England

Struts
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Struts 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 Struts.

1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (92.86%) Spring
3 10 (71.43%) J2EE
3 10 (71.43%) Oracle
3 10 (71.43%) JSP
3 10 (71.43%) Servlets
3 10 (71.43%) Apache
4 9 (64.29%) JBoss
4 9 (64.29%) WebLogic
4 9 (64.29%) Web Services
4 9 (64.29%) XML
4 9 (64.29%) JMS
5 8 (57.14%) Internet
5 8 (57.14%) ATG
5 8 (57.14%) CMS
5 8 (57.14%) Hibernate
5 8 (57.14%) JMX
5 8 (57.14%) Content Management
5 8 (57.14%) Endeca
5 8 (57.14%) WebSphere
5 8 (57.14%) QA
5 8 (57.14%) Load Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Software Architecture
5 8 (57.14%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (57.14%) XSLT
5 8 (57.14%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (57.14%) JDBC
5 8 (57.14%) SOAP
5 8 (57.14%) E-Commerce
5 8 (57.14%) B2C

Struts
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Struts 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 Struts. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (71.43%) Apache
2 9 (64.29%) WebLogic
2 9 (64.29%) JBoss
3 8 (57.14%) CMS
3 8 (57.14%) WebSphere
3 8 (57.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Java Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) Spring
2 10 (71.43%) J2EE
2 10 (71.43%) JSP
2 10 (71.43%) Servlets
3 9 (64.29%) Web Services
3 9 (64.29%) XML
3 9 (64.29%) JMS
4 8 (57.14%) JMX
4 8 (57.14%) Hibernate
4 8 (57.14%) XSLT
4 8 (57.14%) SOAP
4 8 (57.14%) JDBC
5 2 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) CSS
5 2 (14.29%) iBATIS
5 2 (14.29%) jQuery
5 2 (14.29%) MyBatis
6 1 (7.14%) HTML5
6 1 (7.14%) Spring MVC
6 1 (7.14%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) AIX
1 1 (7.14%) HPUX
1 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) E-Commerce
1 8 (57.14%) B2C
1 8 (57.14%) Content Management
1 8 (57.14%) Load Testing
1 8 (57.14%) Software Architecture
1 8 (57.14%) Capacity Planning
1 8 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle
2 8 (57.14%) ATG
2 8 (57.14%) Endeca
3 1 (7.14%) Pega
3 1 (7.14%) Sybase
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) BEA
3 1 (7.14%) Vitria