The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 41 62
Rank change year-on-year 0 +21  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 12 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.96% 3.07% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 3.28% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 6
Median daily rate £425 £400 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +46.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £458 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +1.17% +8.97%  

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 587 701 773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.76% 93.47% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 470 521
Median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +5.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 25
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £13.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £40.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Java Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 23 April 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 20 (95.24%) Java
2 19 (90.48%) Spring
3 16 (76.19%) Hibernate
4 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 14 (66.67%) HTML
5 13 (61.90%) AngularJS
6 11 (52.38%) jQuery
7 10 (47.62%) REST
8 9 (42.86%) Spring Boot
8 9 (42.86%) SOLID
8 9 (42.86%) Finance
9 8 (38.10%) Web Development
9 8 (38.10%) J2EE
9 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
10 7 (33.33%) Hazelcast
10 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (33.33%) Relational Database
10 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 7 (33.33%) TDD
11 6 (28.57%) CSS
12 5 (23.81%) .NET
12 5 (23.81%) Scrum
12 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
12 5 (23.81%) Visualisation
12 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (19.05%) RESTful
13 4 (19.05%) HTML5
13 4 (19.05%) BDD
13 4 (19.05%) SOAP

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 3 (14.29%) JBoss
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
1 1 (4.76%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Hazelcast
1 7 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.76%) MySQL
4 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
2 3 (14.29%) JUnit
2 3 (14.29%) Mockito
3 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.52%) jMock
3 2 (9.52%) Maven
3 2 (9.52%) SonarQube
3 2 (9.52%) Subversion
4 1 (4.76%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.76%) DbUnit
4 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.76%) git-flow
4 1 (4.76%) Gradle
4 1 (4.76%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.76%) JProfiler
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (90.48%) Spring
2 16 (76.19%) Hibernate
3 14 (66.67%) HTML
4 13 (61.90%) AngularJS
5 11 (52.38%) jQuery
6 10 (47.62%) REST
7 9 (42.86%) Spring Boot
8 8 (38.10%) J2EE
9 6 (28.57%) CSS
10 5 (23.81%) .NET
11 4 (19.05%) DOM
11 4 (19.05%) HTML5
11 4 (19.05%) RESTful
11 4 (19.05%) SOAP
12 3 (14.29%) Java EE
12 3 (14.29%) JPA
12 3 (14.29%) Node.js
13 2 (9.52%) Web Services
13 2 (9.52%) XML
13 2 (9.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) SOLID
3 8 (38.10%) Web Development
4 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (33.33%) TDD
5 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) Visualisation
5 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
6 4 (19.05%) BDD
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (14.29%) OO
7 3 (14.29%) Open Source
7 3 (14.29%) SOA
7 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.52%) Open Source Development
8 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
8 2 (9.52%) Refactoring
8 2 (9.52%) SDLC
8 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) Java
2 14 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.76%) Groovy
5 1 (4.76%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Ansible
1 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft