Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 43 84
Rank change year-on-year -12 +41 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 31 61 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.36% 3.98% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 4.19% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 51 7
Birmingham median daily rate £444 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.94% +23.08% +1.56%
10th Percentile £310 £213 £210
90th Percentile £480 £488 £338
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £341
% change year-on-year +6.25% +17.22% +13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £22.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1249 1457 1503
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.27% 95.04% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 986 976
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £538 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.19% +9.38% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 31 63
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.28 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.77% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.73 £10.30
90th Percentile £37.63 £38.75 £38.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +9.38%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 31 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (70.97%) Spring
4 15 (48.39%) Scrum
4 15 (48.39%) JavaScript
4 15 (48.39%) Git (software)
5 13 (41.94%) AngularJS
6 12 (38.71%) HTML
7 11 (35.48%) TDD
8 10 (32.26%) Hibernate
8 10 (32.26%) SOAP
8 10 (32.26%) Spring Boot
8 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (29.03%) RESTful
9 9 (29.03%) Mockito
9 9 (29.03%) Web Services
9 9 (29.03%) JUnit
10 8 (25.81%) CSS
10 8 (25.81%) J2EE
10 8 (25.81%) jMock
10 8 (25.81%) BDD
10 8 (25.81%) REST
11 7 (22.58%) PowerMock
11 7 (22.58%) DbUnit
11 7 (22.58%) Open Source
11 7 (22.58%) Kanban
11 7 (22.58%) SonarQube
11 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
11 7 (22.58%) jQuery
11 7 (22.58%) Maven

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 4 (12.90%) JBoss
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.68%) Hazelcast
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (48.39%) Git (software)
2 9 (29.03%) JUnit
2 9 (29.03%) Mockito
3 8 (25.81%) jMock
4 7 (22.58%) DbUnit
4 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
4 7 (22.58%) Maven
4 7 (22.58%) SonarQube
5 2 (6.45%) Subversion
6 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (70.97%) Spring
2 13 (41.94%) AngularJS
3 12 (38.71%) HTML
4 10 (32.26%) Hibernate
4 10 (32.26%) SOAP
4 10 (32.26%) Spring Boot
5 9 (29.03%) RESTful
5 9 (29.03%) Web Services
6 8 (25.81%) CSS
6 8 (25.81%) J2EE
6 8 (25.81%) REST
7 7 (22.58%) jQuery
7 7 (22.58%) PowerMock
8 6 (19.35%) Node.js
9 4 (12.90%) Angular 2
9 4 (12.90%) React
9 4 (12.90%) Sass
10 3 (9.68%) .NET
10 3 (9.68%) HTML5
10 3 (9.68%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) User Experience
2 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) Scrum
3 11 (35.48%) TDD
4 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (25.81%) BDD
6 7 (22.58%) Kanban
6 7 (22.58%) Open Source
7 5 (16.13%) SOLID
8 4 (12.90%) Microservices
9 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.68%) OO
9 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (9.68%) SDLC
9 3 (9.68%) SOA
9 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
9 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Visualisation
9 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
9 3 (9.68%) Web Development
10 2 (6.45%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (48.39%) JavaScript
3 6 (19.35%) Python
4 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
4 3 (9.68%) SQL
5 2 (6.45%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) C
6 1 (3.23%) C++
6 1 (3.23%) Groovy
6 1 (3.23%) PHP
6 1 (3.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Sun Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) IBM
2 1 (3.23%) VMware