The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Developer
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 16 21 31
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 6 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.38% 2.55% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.65% 2.74% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £425 £303 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.49% -30.85%  
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 Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 129 146 168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 94.16% 92.99% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 94 103
Median daily rate £375 £338 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +0.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 19
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.56 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.80 £17.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Staffordshire

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Staffordshire

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Staffordshire

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Stoke-on-Trent +6 4 £425 -
Burton-upon-Trent +2 2 - -
Java Developer
West Midlands

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Staffordshire region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Spring
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) Games
4 4 (40.00%) Hibernate
4 4 (40.00%) CSS
5 3 (30.00%) HTML5
5 3 (30.00%) React
6 2 (20.00%) Skype
6 2 (20.00%) API Design
6 2 (20.00%) Slack
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (20.00%) D3.js
6 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (20.00%) Gradle
6 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (20.00%) Docker
6 2 (20.00%) DevOps
6 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
6 2 (20.00%) REST
6 2 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (20.00%) RESTful
6 2 (20.00%) JSF
6 2 (20.00%) Maven
6 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Java EE

Java Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (20.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Ant
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Gradle
1 2 (20.00%) Maven
General
1 4 (40.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Spring
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
3 3 (30.00%) React
4 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (20.00%) D3.js
4 2 (20.00%) DOM
4 2 (20.00%) Java EE
4 2 (20.00%) JPA
4 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 2 (20.00%) JSF
4 2 (20.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) RESTful
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) CSS3
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware
5 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) API Design
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) OOP
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Docker