Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 72 101
Rank change year-on-year +24 +29 -
Contract jobs citing Java 8 55 27 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.84% 1.80% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.89% 5.68% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 26 2
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £450 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.98% -
10th Percentile £393 £245 £417
90th Percentile £550 £575 £472
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £520 £441
% change year-on-year -13.46% +17.85% -
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 505 475 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 35.27% 31.58% 37.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 344 386
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £264 £250
90th Percentile £544 £513 £510
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £29.50 £40.75 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.61% +34.71% +27.37%
10th Percentile £15.23 £23.88 £14.98
90th Percentile £47.50 £53.75 £38.08
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £33.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -10.61% +11.86% +13.46%

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 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java 8 in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 55 (100.00%) Java
2 46 (83.64%) Spring
3 45 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (70.91%) Hibernate
5 37 (67.27%) Spring Boot
6 36 (65.45%) Microservices
7 32 (58.18%) TDD
8 31 (56.36%) JavaScript
9 22 (40.00%) SQL
10 21 (38.18%) Apache Camel
11 20 (36.36%) RabbitMQ
12 19 (34.55%) DevOps
13 17 (30.91%) BDD
13 17 (30.91%) Git (software)
14 16 (29.09%) WebSphere
14 16 (29.09%) Subversion
14 16 (29.09%) Relational Database
15 15 (27.27%) Migration
15 15 (27.27%) IBM
15 15 (27.27%) HTML
16 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
16 14 (25.45%) CSS
16 14 (25.45%) PostgreSQL
17 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
18 12 (21.82%) Scrum
18 12 (21.82%) SC Cleared
19 10 (18.18%) Dropwizard
19 10 (18.18%) Finance
19 10 (18.18%) IntelliJ
20 9 (16.36%) MVC

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 16 (29.09%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.27%) Apache
3 1 (1.82%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.09%) Relational Database
2 14 (25.45%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (30.91%) Git (software)
2 16 (29.09%) Subversion
3 10 (18.18%) IntelliJ
4 8 (14.55%) Eclipse
5 5 (9.09%) Maven
6 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.82%) Grunt
6 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.82%) Selenium
General
1 10 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 46 (83.64%) Developer
1 46 (83.64%) Java Developer
2 11 (20.00%) Agile Developer
2 11 (20.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 10 (18.18%) AWS Developer
4 9 (16.36%) Java Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Senior Developer
5 7 (12.73%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Lead Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (1.82%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (1.82%) Software Developer
7 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (83.64%) Spring
2 39 (70.91%) Hibernate
3 37 (67.27%) Spring Boot
4 21 (38.18%) Apache Camel
5 20 (36.36%) RabbitMQ
6 15 (27.27%) HTML
7 14 (25.45%) CSS
8 10 (18.18%) Dropwizard
9 9 (16.36%) Node.js
9 9 (16.36%) Spring MVC
10 8 (14.55%) Ajax
10 8 (14.55%) J2EE
10 8 (14.55%) jQuery
11 7 (12.73%) AngularJS
11 7 (12.73%) React
12 5 (9.09%) Web Services
13 4 (7.27%) Java SE
13 4 (7.27%) Struts
14 2 (3.64%) J2SE
15 1 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Linux
1 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
1 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (65.45%) Microservices
3 32 (58.18%) TDD
4 19 (34.55%) DevOps
5 17 (30.91%) BDD
6 15 (27.27%) Migration
7 12 (21.82%) Scrum
8 9 (16.36%) MVC
8 9 (16.36%) Test Automation
9 8 (14.55%) Co-Creation
9 8 (14.55%) Software Engineering
10 2 (3.64%) SDLC
11 1 (1.82%) Configuration Management
11 1 (1.82%) Continuous Delivery
11 1 (1.82%) Continuous Deployment
11 1 (1.82%) E-Commerce
11 1 (1.82%) Responsive Web Design
11 1 (1.82%) Unit Testing
11 1 (1.82%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 55 (100.00%) Java
2 31 (56.36%) JavaScript
3 22 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) ES6
4 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
2 12 (21.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) DBS Check
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) IBM
2 8 (14.55%) Google