Period
to 30 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £411 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 38 30
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 46 55 99
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.81% 4.25% 6.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.32% 4.46% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 51
Median daily rate £411 £453 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.12% +6.47% -
10th Percentile £351 £406 £319
90th Percentile £561 £538 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -6.67% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +27.27% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 628 1,233 1,437
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.04% 95.29% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 860 952
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £176 £213 £215
90th Percentile £602 £576 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £443 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +4.12% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.06 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.37% +13.73% +4.48%
10th Percentile £11.71 £10.75 £9.67
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% -8.15%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Birmingham

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Java Developer in Birmingham

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java Developer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Java Developer in Birmingham

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Birmingham

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) Java
2 37 (80.43%) Spring
3 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (50.00%) Microservices
5 22 (47.83%) Git (software)
6 21 (45.65%) TDD
6 21 (45.65%) JUnit
7 19 (41.30%) Maven
7 19 (41.30%) RESTful
8 18 (39.13%) Jenkins
8 18 (39.13%) SonarQube
8 18 (39.13%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (36.96%) Web Services
9 17 (36.96%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (36.96%) Open Source
10 16 (34.78%) BDD
10 16 (34.78%) REST
10 16 (34.78%) ActiveMQ
10 16 (34.78%) Scrum
10 16 (34.78%) SOAP
11 15 (32.61%) Security Cleared
11 15 (32.61%) Postfix
11 15 (32.61%) jMock
11 15 (32.61%) PowerMock
11 15 (32.61%) Amazon SQS
11 15 (32.61%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (32.61%) AngularJS
11 15 (32.61%) DbUnit
11 15 (32.61%) Mockito
11 15 (32.61%) Amazon EC2

Java Developer Skill Set
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 2 (4.35%) GlassFish
2 1 (2.17%) Apache
2 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.17%) Liferay
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 15 (32.61%) Amazon EC2
1 15 (32.61%) Amazon SQS
1 15 (32.61%) AWS
2 4 (8.70%) GCP
3 1 (2.17%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (39.13%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (32.61%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.70%) MySQL
4 4 (8.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.17%) MariaDB
5 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (47.83%) Git (software)
2 21 (45.65%) JUnit
3 19 (41.30%) Maven
4 18 (39.13%) Jenkins
4 18 (39.13%) SonarQube
5 15 (32.61%) DbUnit
5 15 (32.61%) jMock
5 15 (32.61%) Mockito
6 3 (6.52%) Spock
7 2 (4.35%) Babel
7 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.35%) Jasmine
7 2 (4.35%) Selenium
7 2 (4.35%) webpack
8 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.17%) JMeter
General
1 14 (30.43%) Public Sector
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Games
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (80.43%) Spring
2 19 (41.30%) RESTful
3 17 (36.96%) Web Services
4 16 (34.78%) ActiveMQ
4 16 (34.78%) REST
4 16 (34.78%) SOAP
5 15 (32.61%) AngularJS
5 15 (32.61%) PowerMock
6 14 (30.43%) Hibernate
6 14 (30.43%) JPA
7 13 (28.26%) Spring Cloud
8 8 (17.39%) CSS
8 8 (17.39%) HTML
9 6 (13.04%) Node.js
10 5 (10.87%) React
11 4 (8.70%) Spring Boot
11 4 (8.70%) Vue.js
12 3 (6.52%) J2EE
13 2 (4.35%) Java EE
13 2 (4.35%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) User Experience
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Unix
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) Microservices
3 21 (45.65%) TDD
4 17 (36.96%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (36.96%) Open Source
5 16 (34.78%) BDD
5 16 (34.78%) Scrum
6 12 (26.09%) Kanban
7 9 (19.57%) BPMN
8 7 (15.22%) Biometrics
8 7 (15.22%) Migration
8 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
9 6 (13.04%) SDLC
10 5 (10.87%) Data Visualisation
10 5 (10.87%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (10.87%) Visualisation
10 5 (10.87%) Web Application Development
11 4 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (8.70%) Web Development
12 3 (6.52%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 46 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (30.43%) SQL
3 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.04%) Java 8
5 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.52%) ES6
6 2 (4.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) Security Cleared
2 14 (30.43%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 15 (32.61%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.17%) Kibana
2 1 (2.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Google
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) SAP