The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for JMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JMS over the 3 months to 29 April 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 Messaging Service (JMS)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 - 118
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing JMS 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.046% - 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% - 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £600 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +12.12% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £46.75

JMS is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 528 707 664
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.30% 24.45% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 426 426
Median daily rate £375 £390 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +15.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Median hourly rate £38.00 £22.50 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.88% -34.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £9.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

JMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing JMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for JMS in the West Midlands

JMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JMS in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for JMS in the West Midlands

JMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JMS in the West Midlands

JMS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JMS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Shropshire - 1 £600 - 1
JMS
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JMS 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for JMS.

1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Process Server
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) API Design
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) EAI

JMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) API Design
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Critical Success Factor
2 1 (33.33%) EAI
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM