The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 30 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.

Java
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 12 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs citing Java 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 5.66% 8.20% 3.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.75% 20.00% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £425 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +1.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £38.13
% change year-on-year +5.80% +1.63%  

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 Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 16 25 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 30.19% 40.98% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 13
Median daily rate £250 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 30 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Java.

1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Spring
2 2 (28.57%) JSF
2 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
2 2 (28.57%) Java EE
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) JPA
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
2 2 (28.57%) JBoss
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (28.57%) Front End Development
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) Docker
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Microservices
3 1 (14.29%) API Design
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) Ant
3 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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 (28.57%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) Gradle
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Angular Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (28.57%) HTML CSS Developer
3 2 (28.57%) HTML Developer
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Java Middleware Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Spring
2 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) Java EE
2 2 (28.57%) JPA
2 2 (28.57%) JSF
2 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) Front End Development
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) API Design
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (14.29%) Microservices
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker