Period
to 19 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 29 67
Rank change year-on-year -7 +38 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 68 90 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.91% 6.06% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.10% 6.37% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 48 15
Birmingham median daily rate £475 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £413 £393 £263
90th Percentile £531 £541 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £27.50 £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 1,334 1,412 1,345
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 95.02% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 948 953
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £204 £175 £231
90th Percentile £588 £550 £522
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 51 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.52% -1.97%
10th Percentile £11.07 £10.75 £8.39
90th Percentile £52.50 £35.00 £39.43
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year +3.23% -4.34% +8.02%

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 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019, 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 68 (100.00%) Java
2 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (58.82%) Spring
4 38 (55.88%) AWS
5 37 (54.41%) RESTful
6 35 (51.47%) Git (software)
6 35 (51.47%) Scrum
7 34 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (48.53%) Kanban
8 33 (48.53%) Jenkins
9 32 (47.06%) AngularJS
9 32 (47.06%) Web Services
10 31 (45.59%) SOAP
10 31 (45.59%) Maven
10 31 (45.59%) TDD
11 30 (44.12%) jMock
11 30 (44.12%) JUnit
11 30 (44.12%) PowerMock
11 30 (44.12%) DbUnit
11 30 (44.12%) Mockito
11 30 (44.12%) SonarQube
12 28 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
13 27 (39.71%) ActiveMQ
13 27 (39.71%) BDD
14 26 (38.24%) Amazon EC2
14 26 (38.24%) Security Cleared
15 25 (36.76%) Postfix
15 25 (36.76%) Amazon SQS
15 25 (36.76%) Amazon RDS
16 24 (35.29%) Open Source

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 (2.94%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) GIMP
1 12 (17.65%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 38 (55.88%) AWS
2 26 (38.24%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (36.76%) Amazon SQS
4 8 (11.76%) Azure
5 7 (10.29%) GCP
6 1 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.47%) npm
6 1 (1.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) AMQP
2 1 (1.47%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (36.76%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (7.35%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.41%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) MySQL
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (51.47%) Git (software)
2 33 (48.53%) Jenkins
3 31 (45.59%) Maven
4 30 (44.12%) DbUnit
4 30 (44.12%) jMock
4 30 (44.12%) JUnit
4 30 (44.12%) Mockito
4 30 (44.12%) SonarQube
5 5 (7.35%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.35%) SoapUI
6 4 (5.88%) Selenium
7 3 (4.41%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.94%) JIRA
8 2 (2.94%) JMeter
9 1 (1.47%) Mocha
9 1 (1.47%) Subversion
9 1 (1.47%) TestNG
General
1 15 (22.06%) Public Sector
2 4 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (58.82%) Spring
2 37 (54.41%) RESTful
3 32 (47.06%) AngularJS
3 32 (47.06%) Web Services
4 31 (45.59%) SOAP
5 30 (44.12%) PowerMock
6 27 (39.71%) ActiveMQ
7 22 (32.35%) Spring Cloud
8 17 (25.00%) CSS
8 17 (25.00%) Hibernate
9 15 (22.06%) HTML
10 14 (20.59%) JPA
11 13 (19.12%) CSS3
11 13 (19.12%) HTML5
11 13 (19.12%) LESS
11 13 (19.12%) Sass
12 12 (17.65%) Backbone.js
12 12 (17.65%) Durandal
12 12 (17.65%) React
12 12 (17.65%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) User Experience
2 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.88%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (51.47%) Scrum
3 34 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (48.53%) Kanban
5 31 (45.59%) TDD
6 27 (39.71%) BDD
7 24 (35.29%) Open Source
8 19 (27.94%) Microservices
9 14 (20.59%) BPMN
10 12 (17.65%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 12 (17.65%) Migration
11 10 (14.71%) Test Automation
12 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
13 5 (7.35%) DevOps
13 5 (7.35%) Integration Testing
14 4 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
15 3 (4.41%) Analytical Thinking
15 3 (4.41%) Creative Thinking
15 3 (4.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 2 (2.94%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 68 (100.00%) Java
2 21 (30.88%) Java 8
3 19 (27.94%) SQL
4 14 (20.59%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.41%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.94%) Scala
7 1 (1.47%) PHP
7 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 22 (32.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (36.76%) Postfix
2 11 (16.18%) Docker
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) Google
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (1.47%) VMware