Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 34 67
Rank change year-on-year -52 +33 +33
Contract jobs citing Java 8 11 67 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.84% 4.68% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.23% 13.84% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 57 26
Birmingham median daily rate £475 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +33.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £433 £375 £241
90th Percentile £531 £550 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £456 £450 £338
% change year-on-year +1.39% +33.33% -25.00%
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 493 484 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 37.81% 33.80% 31.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 343 371
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £264 £286 £250
90th Percentile £570 £550 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +44.46%
10th Percentile £19.40 £15.25 £14.40
90th Percentile £40.25 £47.50 £53.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year - +36.00% +28.87%

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 11 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
4 4 (36.36%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (36.36%) Spring
4 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) Azure
4 4 (36.36%) AWS
5 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
5 3 (27.27%) Node.js
5 3 (27.27%) Docker
5 3 (27.27%) Microservices
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Spring Boot
6 2 (18.18%) DevOps
6 2 (18.18%) Play Framework
6 2 (18.18%) Kanban
6 2 (18.18%) Scala
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
6 2 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (9.09%) npm
7 1 (9.09%) Creative Thinking

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 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) AWS
1 4 (36.36%) Azure
2 1 (9.09%) GCP
2 1 (9.09%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (9.09%) Hazelcast
4 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) JMeter
1 1 (9.09%) Mocha
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) Java Developer
3 3 (27.27%) DBA
4 2 (18.18%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Database Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database Developer
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared DBA
5 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Spring
2 3 (27.27%) Node.js
3 2 (18.18%) Play Framework
3 2 (18.18%) Spring Boot
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) Dropwizard
4 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
4 1 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (9.09%) RESTful
4 1 (9.09%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Microservices
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum
2 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Kanban
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Creative Thinking
4 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Scala
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Google