The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Shropshire during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Developer
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 19 53 28
Rank change year-on-year +34 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 16 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 8.84% 3.44% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.14% 3.54% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 2
Median daily rate £450 £383 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -19.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £315 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.12% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +15.13%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 175 424 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 96.69% 97.25% 96.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 126 91
Median daily rate £455 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.08% +8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £358 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.69 - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire that featured Java Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Shropshire

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Shropshire

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Shropshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in Shropshire

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Shropshire

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Telford +32 14 £450 +17.64% 1
Java Developer
West Midlands

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Shropshire region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 25 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (60.00%) RESTful
4 14 (56.00%) REST
5 13 (52.00%) Open Source
6 12 (48.00%) Microservices
6 12 (48.00%) TDD
6 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (40.00%) Scrum
7 10 (40.00%) Scala
7 10 (40.00%) High Availability
8 9 (36.00%) JSON
9 8 (32.00%) MongoDB
9 8 (32.00%) Low Latency
9 8 (32.00%) API Development
10 7 (28.00%) BDD
10 7 (28.00%) HTML
10 7 (28.00%) JUnit
10 7 (28.00%) CSS
11 6 (24.00%) Linux
11 6 (24.00%) SQL
11 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
11 6 (24.00%) Subversion
11 6 (24.00%) Ruby
11 6 (24.00%) HTML5
11 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
12 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
12 5 (20.00%) CSS3
12 5 (20.00%) Confluence
12 5 (20.00%) Ajax

Java Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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 5 (20.00%) Confluence
2 3 (12.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.00%) Apache
4 1 (4.00%) Jetty
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (12.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) JUnit
2 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (24.00%) Subversion
3 5 (20.00%) JIRA
4 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (12.00%) Mockito
5 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
5 2 (8.00%) Maven
5 2 (8.00%) PVCS
6 1 (4.00%) Ant
6 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) RESTful
2 14 (56.00%) REST
3 9 (36.00%) JSON
4 7 (28.00%) CSS
4 7 (28.00%) HTML
5 6 (24.00%) HTML5
6 5 (20.00%) Ajax
6 5 (20.00%) CSS3
6 5 (20.00%) Spring
7 4 (16.00%) Django
7 4 (16.00%) Guice
7 4 (16.00%) Play Framework
7 4 (16.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (16.00%) Spring MVC
8 3 (12.00%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (12.00%) OAuth2
8 3 (12.00%) OpenID
8 3 (12.00%) XML
9 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
9 2 (8.00%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Unix
3 2 (8.00%) AIX
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Debian
4 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) Open Source
3 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (48.00%) Microservices
3 12 (48.00%) TDD
4 10 (40.00%) High Availability
4 10 (40.00%) Scrum
5 8 (32.00%) API Development
5 8 (32.00%) Low Latency
6 7 (28.00%) BDD
7 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (16.00%) MVC
8 4 (16.00%) Pair Programming
8 4 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (16.00%) Web Design
9 3 (12.00%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (12.00%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (12.00%) Functional Programming
9 3 (12.00%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (40.00%) Scala
3 6 (24.00%) Ruby
3 6 (24.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.00%) C#
4 4 (16.00%) Python
5 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Grafana
1 3 (12.00%) Kibana
1 3 (12.00%) logstash
1 3 (12.00%) rkt
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Google
2 3 (12.00%) AppDynamics
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) Splunk
3 2 (8.00%) webMethods
4 1 (4.00%) Pega