Period
to 24 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 67 68
Rank change year-on-year +33 +1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 79 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.00% 2.01% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.25% 2.10% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 13 11
Birmingham median daily rate £344 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.29% - +23.02%
10th Percentile £244 £323 £313
90th Percentile £469 £475 £444
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £425 £325
% change year-on-year -11.76% +30.77% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 - -

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 1,504 1,332 1,198
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.19% 95.83% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,047 830 752
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £208
90th Percentile £530 £541 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 60 63
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.42 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.34% - -9.38%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.54 £10.53
90th Percentile £36.50 £27.52 £41.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +7.26%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Birmingham

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Birmingham

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in Birmingham

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer in Birmingham.

Contractor 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 24 January 2018, 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 79 (100.00%) Java
2 54 (68.35%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (67.09%) Web Services
4 52 (65.82%) TDD
4 52 (65.82%) Spring
5 47 (59.49%) Maven
6 29 (36.71%) Java SE
6 29 (36.71%) Digital Media
7 22 (27.85%) Git (software)
7 22 (27.85%) RESTful
8 21 (26.58%) Scrum
9 20 (25.32%) J2EE
10 19 (24.05%) HTML
10 19 (24.05%) JavaScript
11 18 (22.78%) JUnit
11 18 (22.78%) BDD
11 18 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (22.78%) Kanban
11 18 (22.78%) Jenkins
12 16 (20.25%) SOAP
12 16 (20.25%) AngularJS
13 15 (18.99%) PowerMock
13 15 (18.99%) SonarQube
13 15 (18.99%) CSS
13 15 (18.99%) jMock
13 15 (18.99%) DbUnit
13 15 (18.99%) Mockito
13 15 (18.99%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (17.72%) Security Cleared
14 14 (17.72%) Apache Camel

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 9 (11.39%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.06%) JBoss
3 3 (3.80%) Apache
3 3 (3.80%) Mule
4 2 (2.53%) Mule ESB
4 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.27%) nginx
5 1 (1.27%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) GIMP
1 3 (3.80%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.99%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (15.19%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.27%) GitHub
4 1 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) Skype
2 1 (1.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.80%) JasperReports
2 3 (3.80%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.27%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (59.49%) Maven
2 22 (27.85%) Git (software)
3 18 (22.78%) Jenkins
3 18 (22.78%) JUnit
4 15 (18.99%) DbUnit
4 15 (18.99%) jMock
4 15 (18.99%) Mockito
4 15 (18.99%) SonarQube
5 5 (6.33%) Selenium
6 2 (2.53%) Ant
6 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.27%) GitLab
General
1 2 (2.53%) Retail
2 1 (1.27%) Banking
2 1 (1.27%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (67.09%) Web Services
2 52 (65.82%) Spring
3 29 (36.71%) Java SE
4 22 (27.85%) RESTful
5 20 (25.32%) J2EE
6 19 (24.05%) HTML
7 16 (20.25%) AngularJS
7 16 (20.25%) SOAP
8 15 (18.99%) CSS
8 15 (18.99%) PowerMock
9 14 (17.72%) Apache Camel
10 13 (16.46%) HTML5
11 11 (13.92%) XML
12 10 (12.66%) CSS3
12 10 (12.66%) jQuery
13 9 (11.39%) Ajax
13 9 (11.39%) Hibernate
13 9 (11.39%) REST
14 8 (10.13%) Spring Boot
15 7 (8.86%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 29 (36.71%) Digital Media
2 9 (11.39%) User Experience
3 6 (7.59%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.53%) NHS
6 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.27%) Fintech
6 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.27%) Android
1 1 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (68.35%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (65.82%) TDD
3 21 (26.58%) Scrum
4 18 (22.78%) BDD
4 18 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (22.78%) Kanban
5 12 (15.19%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 11 (13.92%) E-Commerce
7 10 (12.66%) Test Automation
8 9 (11.39%) OO
9 5 (6.33%) Microservices
9 5 (6.33%) Open Source
10 4 (5.06%) Multithreading
10 4 (5.06%) MVC
10 4 (5.06%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.80%) Concurrent Programming
11 3 (3.80%) DevOps
11 3 (3.80%) Integration Testing
11 3 (3.80%) Mentoring
11 3 (3.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 79 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (24.05%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.59%) SQL
4 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.53%) Scala
6 1 (1.27%) C
6 1 (1.27%) C++
6 1 (1.27%) Clojure
6 1 (1.27%) Erlang
6 1 (1.27%) F#
6 1 (1.27%) Groovy
6 1 (1.27%) Haskell
6 1 (1.27%) Python
6 1 (1.27%) Ruby
6 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (17.72%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) PMO
2 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (15.19%) vSphere
2 8 (10.13%) Docker
3 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) VMware
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle
3 3 (3.80%) Google
4 2 (2.53%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.27%) Unisys
5 1 (1.27%) WSO2