The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 25 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 22 22
Rank change year-on-year +3 0  
Contract jobs citing Java 5 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.27% 1.69% 3.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.87% 5.56% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £338 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -27.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 46 54 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 39.32% 30.34% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 45
Median daily rate £335 £305 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.83% -16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £370 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +132.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Staffordshire

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Staffordshire

Java
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 within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 3 £338 -
Lichfield - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 - -
Java
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Java.

1 7 (41.18%) Spring
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Hibernate
3 5 (29.41%) CSS
3 5 (29.41%) HTML
3 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
3 5 (29.41%) AngularJS
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (23.53%) JPA
4 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) HTML5
5 3 (17.65%) User Experience
5 3 (17.65%) React
5 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (17.65%) OO
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) Apple
6 2 (11.76%) MVC
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) JSF
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) Google
6 2 (11.76%) Java EE
6 2 (11.76%) Selenium
6 2 (11.76%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (11.76%) Google Analytics
6 2 (11.76%) jQuery
6 2 (11.76%) JBoss
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.76%) SOA

Java
Co-occurring 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 (11.76%) ColdFusion
1 2 (11.76%) JBoss
2 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Google Analytics
1 2 (11.76%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Skype
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) ICMP
2 1 (5.88%) Modbus
2 1 (5.88%) OSPF
2 1 (5.88%) SNMP
2 1 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) webpack
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Java Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Angular Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) PHP Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Java Middleware Developer
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) Spring
2 6 (35.29%) Hibernate
3 5 (29.41%) AngularJS
3 5 (29.41%) CSS
3 5 (29.41%) HTML
4 4 (23.53%) JPA
5 3 (17.65%) HTML5
5 3 (17.65%) React
6 2 (11.76%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (11.76%) D3.js
6 2 (11.76%) DOM
6 2 (11.76%) Java EE
6 2 (11.76%) jQuery
6 2 (11.76%) JSF
6 2 (11.76%) Laravel
6 2 (11.76%) Middleware
6 2 (11.76%) RESTful
6 2 (11.76%) Web Services
6 2 (11.76%) XML
7 1 (5.88%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) User Experience
2 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
1 1 (5.88%) VxWorks
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
3 3 (17.65%) OO
4 2 (11.76%) Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) SOA
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design
5 1 (5.88%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) PHP
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCNA
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SEPA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Apple
1 2 (11.76%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle