Period
to 18 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £469 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 18 June 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 Engineer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 101 -
Rank change year-on-year +16 - +99
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.46% 0.13% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Birmingham median daily rate £469 - -
West Midlands median daily rate £470 - £438
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 1,250 1,407 1,190
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.27% 94.75% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 943 798
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £231
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 32
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.53 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.87% +3.45% -9.38%
10th Percentile £10.69 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £43.13 £42.50 £35.43
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.60 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.55% -11.43% +9.63%

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Engineer in Birmingham

Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Engineer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) Retail
2 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Docker
3 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) Google
3 3 (50.00%) Java EE
3 3 (50.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) JUnit
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) Maven
4 2 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (33.33%) TestNG
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (33.33%) NewSQL
4 2 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (33.33%) Bigtable
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing

Java Engineer 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 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (33.33%) BigQuery
1 2 (33.33%) Bigtable
1 2 (33.33%) NewSQL
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) TestNG
General
1 5 (83.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Automotive
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Java EE
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Go
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) Twitter