The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java
England / Midlands
Rank 15 21 5
Rank change year-on-year +6 -16  
Contract jobs citing Java 8 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.96% 4.81% 16.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.10% 30.30% 44.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 11
Median daily rate £400 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £470 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £610 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 21 33 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 18.26% 15.87% 38.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 27
Median daily rate £400 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Java in the Midlands

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in the Midlands

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in the Midlands over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in the Midlands

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in the Midlands

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Java.

1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Spring
4 3 (21.43%) Adobe
4 3 (21.43%) JSP
4 3 (21.43%) IBM
4 3 (21.43%) JSON
4 3 (21.43%) HTML5
4 3 (21.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Node.js
5 2 (14.29%) CSS3
5 2 (14.29%) QA
5 2 (14.29%) Web Development
5 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (14.29%) Ansible
5 2 (14.29%) Docker
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (14.29%) Backbone.js
5 2 (14.29%) Grunt
5 2 (14.29%) Unix
5 2 (14.29%) ISEB
5 2 (14.29%) SAP
5 2 (14.29%) OO
5 2 (14.29%) TDD

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the 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 3 (21.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (7.14%) CICS
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Datadog
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
1 1 (7.14%) Google App Engine
1 1 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DataStage
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Grunt
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
2 1 (7.14%) ChangeMan
2 1 (7.14%) gulp
2 1 (7.14%) Jasmine
2 1 (7.14%) Mocha
2 1 (7.14%) Protractor
2 1 (7.14%) Robot Framework
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Vagrant
2 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Angular Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (7.14%) Java Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Java Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Integration Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) SAP PI Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Developer
3 1 (7.14%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) CSS
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 4 (28.57%) Spring
3 3 (21.43%) HTML5
3 3 (21.43%) JSON
3 3 (21.43%) JSP
4 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 2 (14.29%) Backbone.js
4 2 (14.29%) CSS3
4 2 (14.29%) jQuery
4 2 (14.29%) Node.js
4 2 (14.29%) Spring MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Compass CSS Framework
5 1 (7.14%) Ember.js
5 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (7.14%) LESS
5 1 (7.14%) React
5 1 (7.14%) SAP PI
5 1 (7.14%) Sass
5 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
1 1 (7.14%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) BDD
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps
2 2 (14.29%) MVC
2 2 (14.29%) OO
2 2 (14.29%) Scrum
2 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 2 (14.29%) TDD
2 2 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) ABAP
3 1 (7.14%) COBOL
3 1 (7.14%) ES6
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (7.14%) Graphite
2 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Adobe
1 3 (21.43%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Google
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Splunk
3 1 (7.14%) TIBCO