Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 11 36
Rank change year-on-year -5 +25 +10
Contract jobs citing Java 122 174 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.66% 11.43% 3.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.16% 29.54% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 121 30
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +27.49%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £180
90th Percentile £485 £513 £653
West Midlands median daily rate £408 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -1.81% +3.75% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year -4.69% +300.00% -78.67%

Java is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 505 589 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.72% 38.70% 30.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 373 252
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +9.63%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £243
90th Percentile £513 £523 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 £27.69 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.46% +58.23% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.40 £16.30 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £40.10 £35.95
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £24.25 £27.08
% change year-on-year +28.87% -10.45% +24.51%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Java as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Java in Birmingham

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Birmingham

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Birmingham

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Java.

1 81 (66.39%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (40.98%) Spring
3 43 (35.25%) Web Services
4 42 (34.43%) Maven
5 40 (32.79%) Git (software)
5 40 (32.79%) TDD
6 32 (26.23%) SQL
7 31 (25.41%) Scrum
7 31 (25.41%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (22.13%) Jenkins
9 25 (20.49%) REST
9 25 (20.49%) JavaScript
10 24 (19.67%) HTML
11 22 (18.03%) JUnit
12 21 (17.21%) Linux
12 21 (17.21%) Python
12 21 (17.21%) Amazon AWS
12 21 (17.21%) Java SE
12 21 (17.21%) Digital Media
13 20 (16.39%) Open Source
13 20 (16.39%) SOAP
14 19 (15.57%) CSS
15 18 (14.75%) Test Automation
15 18 (14.75%) AngularJS
15 18 (14.75%) Docker
15 18 (14.75%) SonarQube
16 17 (13.93%) Spring Boot
17 16 (13.11%) Kanban
17 16 (13.11%) Apache
18 15 (12.30%) Tomcat

Java
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 16 (13.11%) Apache
2 15 (12.30%) Tomcat
3 11 (9.02%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (6.56%) Confluence
5 7 (5.74%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (3.28%) JBoss
7 3 (2.46%) Apache Spark
7 3 (2.46%) WordPress
8 2 (1.64%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.82%) CMS
9 1 (0.82%) Drupal
9 1 (0.82%) IIS
9 1 (0.82%) nginx
9 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.82%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.82%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Simulink
2 1 (0.82%) GIMP
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.21%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (9.84%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (6.56%) GitHub
3 8 (6.56%) PaaS
4 7 (5.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (5.74%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (5.74%) Amazon S3
4 7 (5.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (4.92%) Heroku
5 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (4.10%) IaaS
6 5 (4.10%) OpenShift
6 5 (4.10%) SaaS
7 1 (0.82%) Office 365
7 1 (0.82%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.66%) HTTP
2 11 (9.02%) DNS
3 7 (5.74%) OpenLDAP
3 7 (5.74%) OpenVPN
3 7 (5.74%) SSH
4 3 (2.46%) ICMP
4 3 (2.46%) LDAP
4 3 (2.46%) SSL
4 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.64%) Internet
6 1 (0.82%) DHCP
6 1 (0.82%) IPv6
6 1 (0.82%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.66%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (7.38%) MySQL
3 7 (5.74%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (5.74%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.74%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.28%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.28%) Power BI
4 4 (3.28%) QlikView
4 4 (3.28%) Spotfire
5 3 (2.46%) Big Data
5 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.64%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.64%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.82%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 42 (34.43%) Maven
2 40 (32.79%) Git (software)
3 27 (22.13%) Jenkins
4 22 (18.03%) JUnit
5 18 (14.75%) SonarQube
6 12 (9.84%) Bitbucket
6 12 (9.84%) Mockito
7 11 (9.02%) DbUnit
7 11 (9.02%) JIRA
7 11 (9.02%) jMock
8 9 (7.38%) Liquibase
9 7 (5.74%) Ant
9 7 (5.74%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (4.10%) GitLab
10 5 (4.10%) Selenium
11 4 (3.28%) Subversion
12 3 (2.46%) Cucumber
12 3 (2.46%) Rational DOORS
13 2 (1.64%) JHipster
14 1 (0.82%) git-flow
General
1 5 (4.10%) Billing
1 5 (4.10%) Finance
2 3 (2.46%) Advertising
3 2 (1.64%) Banking
3 2 (1.64%) Legal
4 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (64.75%) Developer
2 53 (43.44%) Java Developer
3 12 (9.84%) Architect
4 11 (9.02%) Lead Developer
5 10 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (6.56%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (5.74%) Angular Developer
7 7 (5.74%) Python Developer
8 6 (4.92%) Analyst
8 6 (4.92%) HTML Developer
8 6 (4.92%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (4.10%) Agile Developer
9 5 (4.10%) Agile Java Developer
9 5 (4.10%) Consultant
9 5 (4.10%) HTML CSS Developer
9 5 (4.10%) MATLAB Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Android Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Java Architect
10 4 (3.28%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.46%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (40.98%) Spring
2 43 (35.25%) Web Services
3 25 (20.49%) REST
4 24 (19.67%) HTML
5 21 (17.21%) Java SE
6 20 (16.39%) SOAP
7 19 (15.57%) CSS
8 18 (14.75%) AngularJS
9 17 (13.93%) Spring Boot
10 15 (12.30%) RESTful
11 13 (10.66%) XML
12 12 (9.84%) J2EE
12 12 (9.84%) Node.js
13 11 (9.02%) jQuery
13 11 (9.02%) PowerMock
14 10 (8.20%) HTML5
15 8 (6.56%) JSON
16 7 (5.74%) CSS3
16 7 (5.74%) Elastic Stack
16 7 (5.74%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.21%) Digital Media
2 11 (9.02%) Algorithms
3 8 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.74%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (4.92%) User Experience
6 4 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.28%) Smart City
6 4 (3.28%) Smart Energy
7 3 (2.46%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.82%) AS400
8 1 (0.82%) CMDB
8 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.82%) iPhone
8 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.82%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.21%) Linux
2 8 (6.56%) CentOS
3 7 (5.74%) Android
3 7 (5.74%) Unix
4 4 (3.28%) Windows
5 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (66.39%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.79%) TDD
3 31 (25.41%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (25.41%) Scrum
4 20 (16.39%) Open Source
5 18 (14.75%) Test Automation
6 16 (13.11%) Kanban
7 15 (12.30%) BDD
7 15 (12.30%) DevOps
8 14 (11.48%) OO
8 14 (11.48%) Unit Testing
9 12 (9.84%) Microservices
10 11 (9.02%) Load Balancing
11 9 (7.38%) E-Commerce
11 9 (7.38%) Infrastructure Transformation
12 8 (6.56%) Change Control
12 8 (6.56%) Configuration Management
13 7 (5.74%) Android Development
13 7 (5.74%) Coaching
13 7 (5.74%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.23%) SQL
2 25 (20.49%) JavaScript
3 21 (17.21%) Python
4 12 (9.84%) C#
5 9 (7.38%) C
5 9 (7.38%) C++
5 9 (7.38%) MATLAB
6 8 (6.56%) Groovy
7 7 (5.74%) Bash Shell
7 7 (5.74%) PHP
8 6 (4.92%) PL/SQL
8 6 (4.92%) Scala
9 5 (4.10%) Perl
9 5 (4.10%) R
10 3 (2.46%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.46%) Go
10 3 (2.46%) GraphQL
10 3 (2.46%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.64%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (12.30%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.92%) Degree
4 5 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.46%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.82%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 18 (14.75%) Docker
2 7 (5.74%) Postfix
2 7 (5.74%) Squid
2 7 (5.74%) vCloud
2 7 (5.74%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.10%) vSphere
4 3 (2.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (9.84%) Kubernetes
2 8 (6.56%) Ansible
2 8 (6.56%) Puppet
2 8 (6.56%) Terraform
3 7 (5.74%) Docker Swarm
3 7 (5.74%) Kibana
3 7 (5.74%) logstash
3 7 (5.74%) Rancher
3 7 (5.74%) Rsyslog
3 7 (5.74%) Sysdig
3 7 (5.74%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.64%) HockeyApp
5 1 (0.82%) FTK
Vendors
1 12 (9.84%) VMware
2 9 (7.38%) Oracle
3 7 (5.74%) Sonatype
4 6 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (4.10%) Apigee
5 5 (4.10%) MuleSoft
5 5 (4.10%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.28%) Tableau
7 3 (2.46%) IBM
8 2 (1.64%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.82%) Capita
9 1 (0.82%) Google
9 1 (0.82%) HP
9 1 (0.82%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.82%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.82%) Nuix
9 1 (0.82%) SAP
9 1 (0.82%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.82%) Xamarin