Period
to 18 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Java 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java 8 over the 6 months to 18 July 2019 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 SE 8
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 69 70
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 +34
Contract jobs citing Java 8 32 33 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.30% 2.15% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.05% 5.70% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 16
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £425 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -22.73% +27.17%
10th Percentile £413 £265 £375
90th Percentile £538 £538 £625
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £525
% change year-on-year +5.88% -19.05% +21.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

Java 8 is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 454 579 463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 32.64% 37.70% 36.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 376 313
Birmingham median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £278 £280 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +9.33% +26.05%
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £29.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +35.59% -9.23% +31.31%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Java 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Java 8 in Birmingham

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java 8 in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java 8 in Birmingham

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java 8 in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java 8 in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Java 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Java 8.

1 32 (100.00%) Java
2 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (53.13%) Spring
4 15 (46.88%) SQL
5 13 (40.63%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
5 13 (40.63%) Docker
6 12 (37.50%) Test Automation
6 12 (37.50%) RESTful
6 12 (37.50%) PL/SQL
7 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
7 11 (34.38%) AngularJS
8 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (28.13%) Cucumber
9 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
9 9 (28.13%) SoapUI
9 9 (28.13%) Spring Boot
10 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (25.00%) Scrum
11 7 (21.88%) Confluence
11 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (21.88%) WebDriver
11 7 (21.88%) Oracle
11 7 (21.88%) CSS
11 7 (21.88%) Migration
11 7 (21.88%) Hibernate
11 7 (21.88%) JIRA
11 7 (21.88%) Selenium

Java 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 7 (21.88%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (18.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (15.63%) NoSQL
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (9.38%) Hazelcast
5 1 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Cucumber
1 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
1 9 (28.13%) SoapUI
2 7 (21.88%) JIRA
2 7 (21.88%) Selenium
2 7 (21.88%) WebDriver
3 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
4 5 (15.63%) JMeter
5 2 (6.25%) JUnit
6 1 (3.13%) DbUnit
6 1 (3.13%) jMock
6 1 (3.13%) Maven
6 1 (3.13%) Mockito
6 1 (3.13%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (87.50%) Developer
2 23 (71.88%) Java Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Cloud Developer
4 5 (15.63%) DBA
5 4 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 4 (12.50%) Developer in Test
5 4 (12.50%) Tester
6 3 (9.38%) AWS Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Java Developer in Test
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Developer
7 2 (6.25%) JIRA Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Agile Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Database Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Java Automation Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database Developer
8 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared DBA
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (53.13%) Spring
2 12 (37.50%) RESTful
3 11 (34.38%) AngularJS
4 9 (28.13%) Spring Boot
5 7 (21.88%) CSS
5 7 (21.88%) Hibernate
6 6 (18.75%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (18.75%) Thymeleaf
7 4 (12.50%) SOAP
8 2 (6.25%) Play Framework
9 1 (3.13%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (3.13%) JAX-RS
9 1 (3.13%) JMS
9 1 (3.13%) JPA
9 1 (3.13%) Node.js
9 1 (3.13%) PowerMock
9 1 (3.13%) REST
9 1 (3.13%) Spring Cloud
9 1 (3.13%) Web Services
9 1 (3.13%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (25.00%) Scrum
5 7 (21.88%) Migration
6 6 (18.75%) Analytical Thinking
6 6 (18.75%) API Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Creative Thinking
6 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Kanban
6 6 (18.75%) Web Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Load Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Microservices
7 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
8 4 (12.50%) DevOps
8 4 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 4 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 12 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) Google