Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 15 October 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 Engineer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 92 103
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 10 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.70% 0.067% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.071% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
Birmingham median daily rate £550 £470 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.02% -6.00% +177.78%
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +26.44% +4.82% +130.56%
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 1,362 1,414 1,483
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.09% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 997 966
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £380 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.80% +5.33%
10th Percentile £175 £219 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 43 48
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.43 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.21% -3.45% -6.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £8.39 £10.50
90th Percentile £37.25 £39.75 £36.73
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33% -12.99%

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 15 October 2018, 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 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Node.js
2 9 (90.00%) DevOps
2 9 (90.00%) Spring Boot
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (90.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (90.00%) Java 8
3 8 (80.00%) Google
3 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (80.00%) Microservices
3 8 (80.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (70.00%) React
5 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
5 1 (10.00%) MEAN Stack
5 1 (10.00%) Go
5 1 (10.00%) Apache Camel
5 1 (10.00%) Docker
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Spring
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) SaaS
5 1 (10.00%) PaaS
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) MongoDB

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 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 9 (90.00%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) PaaS
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) Node.js
1 9 (90.00%) Spring Boot
2 8 (80.00%) AngularJS
3 7 (70.00%) React
4 1 (10.00%) Apache Camel
4 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (10.00%) MEAN Stack
4 1 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (10.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) DevOps
3 8 (80.00%) Microservices
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (90.00%) Java 8
3 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Go
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) IBM