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 23 June 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.

Java
England / Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 23 13
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10  
Contract jobs citing Java 6 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.94% 3.17% 6.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.00% 18.75% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Median daily rate £410 £500 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £428 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £560 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.87% -10.62%  

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 20 32 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 19.80% 16.93% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 17
Median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) Unix
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Spring
3 4 (28.57%) Ruby
4 3 (21.43%) JSON
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Adobe
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) SAP
4 3 (21.43%) HTTP
4 3 (21.43%) JSP
4 3 (21.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (21.43%) Node.js
4 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (21.43%) Ansible
4 3 (21.43%) Kubernetes
5 2 (14.29%) Kibana
5 2 (14.29%) Mesos
5 2 (14.29%) AWS Certification
5 2 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (14.29%) Public Cloud
5 2 (14.29%) API Design

Java
Co-occurring 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 2 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (7.14%) CICS
3 1 (7.14%) CMS
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Datadog
2 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) HTTP
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) Internet
2 2 (14.29%) SMTP
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
1 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) DataStage
2 1 (7.14%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Pentaho
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
1 1 (7.14%) ChangeMan
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Grunt
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) AWS Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Angular Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Lead Developer
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Integration Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) SAP PI Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) TIBCO Developer
3 1 (7.14%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) CSS
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) Spring
2 3 (21.43%) JSON
2 3 (21.43%) JSP
2 3 (21.43%) Node.js
3 2 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (14.29%) HTML5
3 2 (14.29%) jQuery
3 2 (14.29%) Kafka
3 2 (14.29%) RESTful
3 2 (14.29%) Spring MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Axis
4 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
4 1 (7.14%) Compass CSS Framework
4 1 (7.14%) CSS3
4 1 (7.14%) IDoc
4 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (7.14%) React
4 1 (7.14%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Cloud Native
1 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (14.29%) Public Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Unix
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) AIX
3 1 (7.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) API Design
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) High Availability
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Open Source
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Line Management
4 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) Python
2 4 (28.57%) Ruby
3 2 (14.29%) Go
3 2 (14.29%) Perl
3 2 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) ABAP
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) COBOL
4 1 (7.14%) R
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) AWS Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Ansible
1 3 (21.43%) Kubernetes
1 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (14.29%) Grafana
2 2 (14.29%) Kibana
2 2 (14.29%) logstash
2 2 (14.29%) Mesos
3 1 (7.14%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (7.14%) Graphite
3 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Adobe
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Infor
3 1 (7.14%) JDA
3 1 (7.14%) Splunk
3 1 (7.14%) TIBCO