Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 16 14
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 +19
Contract jobs citing Java 156 124 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.08% 7.68% 9.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.77% 23.98% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 81 85
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £375 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.37% +0.13%
10th Percentile £325 £244 £268
90th Percentile £550 £481 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £38.75 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £38.75 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +33.62% -10.08% +303.13%

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 462 517 535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 32.81% 32.03% 37.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 373 319
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £289 £250 £263
90th Percentile £550 £513 £528
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +44.46% +69.10%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.40 £16.30
90th Percentile £45.00 £53.75 £40.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +30.77% +41.30% -23.33%

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Java.

1 108 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (61.54%) Spring
3 75 (48.08%) Spring Boot
4 69 (44.23%) TDD
4 69 (44.23%) JavaScript
5 66 (42.31%) Java 8
6 60 (38.46%) Hibernate
7 55 (35.26%) BDD
8 50 (32.05%) Apache Camel
9 49 (31.41%) Microservices
9 49 (31.41%) Git (software)
10 48 (30.77%) SQL
11 47 (30.13%) Security Cleared
12 45 (28.85%) Scrum
13 44 (28.21%) CSS
14 42 (26.92%) Jenkins
15 41 (26.28%) HTML
15 41 (26.28%) SC Cleared
15 41 (26.28%) RESTful
16 38 (24.36%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (23.08%) DevOps
18 35 (22.44%) J2EE
18 35 (22.44%) Web Services
19 34 (21.79%) SQL Server
20 33 (21.15%) Subversion
20 33 (21.15%) Amazon AWS
21 32 (20.51%) Maven
21 32 (20.51%) PostgreSQL
21 32 (20.51%) Migration
22 28 (17.95%) JUnit

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 26 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.49%) Confluence
3 6 (3.85%) Apache
3 6 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.21%) JBoss
5 3 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.28%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.64%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (2.56%) GIMP
1 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.56%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.64%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.64%) Revit
2 1 (0.64%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (1.28%) Eikon
3 1 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 33 (21.15%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.56%) Serverless
6 2 (1.28%) SaaS
7 1 (0.64%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.64%) GitHub
7 1 (0.64%) IaaS
7 1 (0.64%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.92%) SSL
2 2 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (1.28%) Internet
2 2 (1.28%) LAN
2 2 (1.28%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.28%) Wireless
3 1 (0.64%) DSL
3 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.64%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.64%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (21.79%) SQL Server
2 32 (20.51%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.85%) MySQL
6 3 (1.92%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 49 (31.41%) Git (software)
2 42 (26.92%) Jenkins
3 33 (21.15%) Subversion
4 32 (20.51%) Maven
5 28 (17.95%) JUnit
6 22 (14.10%) Mockito
7 21 (13.46%) DbUnit
7 21 (13.46%) jMock
7 21 (13.46%) SonarQube
8 16 (10.26%) Selenium
9 14 (8.97%) Cucumber
10 13 (8.33%) Eclipse
11 12 (7.69%) WebDriver
12 10 (6.41%) IntelliJ
12 10 (6.41%) JMeter
13 8 (5.13%) JIRA
14 7 (4.49%) SoapUI
15 6 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
16 4 (2.56%) Ant
17 2 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (8.33%) Finance
2 12 (7.69%) Retail
3 5 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.92%) Banking
5 2 (1.28%) Advertising
5 2 (1.28%) Front Office
6 1 (0.64%) Automotive
6 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Law
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 107 (68.59%) Developer
2 98 (62.82%) Java Developer
3 14 (8.97%) Agile Developer
3 14 (8.97%) Agile Java Developer
4 13 (8.33%) AWS Developer
4 13 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
4 13 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
4 13 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 12 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 10 (6.41%) Java Engineer
6 10 (6.41%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (5.77%) Tester
8 7 (4.49%) Architect
8 7 (4.49%) Automation Tester
9 6 (3.85%) UI Developer
10 5 (3.21%) Angular Developer
10 5 (3.21%) Data Scientist
11 4 (2.56%) Java Automation Tester
11 4 (2.56%) Java Developer in Test
11 4 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (61.54%) Spring
2 75 (48.08%) Spring Boot
3 60 (38.46%) Hibernate
4 50 (32.05%) Apache Camel
5 44 (28.21%) CSS
6 41 (26.28%) HTML
6 41 (26.28%) RESTful
7 35 (22.44%) J2EE
7 35 (22.44%) Web Services
8 26 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
9 23 (14.74%) SOAP
10 22 (14.10%) AngularJS
11 21 (13.46%) PowerMock
12 20 (12.82%) React
13 15 (9.62%) jQuery
14 14 (8.97%) Ajax
15 13 (8.33%) Node.js
16 10 (6.41%) Dropwizard
17 9 (5.77%) Spring MVC
18 8 (5.13%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.05%) User Experience
2 9 (5.77%) NHS
3 8 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (4.49%) Digital Media
5 5 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.28%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.28%) BYOD
6 2 (1.28%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.28%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.33%) Linux
2 6 (3.85%) Android
2 6 (3.85%) Windows
3 4 (2.56%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.28%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.28%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (44.23%) TDD
3 55 (35.26%) BDD
4 49 (31.41%) Microservices
5 45 (28.85%) Scrum
6 38 (24.36%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (23.08%) DevOps
8 32 (20.51%) Migration
9 26 (16.67%) Kanban
10 25 (16.03%) Trunk-Based Development
11 24 (15.38%) Test Automation
12 17 (10.90%) E-Commerce
13 13 (8.33%) Software Engineering
14 11 (7.05%) Performance Testing
14 11 (7.05%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (6.41%) MVC
15 10 (6.41%) Pair Programming
16 9 (5.77%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 8 (5.13%) Co-Creation
17 8 (5.13%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 69 (44.23%) JavaScript
2 66 (42.31%) Java 8
3 48 (30.77%) SQL
4 11 (7.05%) Python
5 7 (4.49%) C++
6 6 (3.85%) C#
6 6 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.21%) R
8 4 (2.56%) Perl
8 4 (2.56%) PHP
9 2 (1.28%) Groovy
9 2 (1.28%) Scala
10 1 (0.64%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.64%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.64%) ES6
10 1 (0.64%) Go
10 1 (0.64%) Ruby
10 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (30.13%) Security Cleared
2 41 (26.28%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.21%) Degree
4 3 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.92%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.64%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.64%) ACDT
6 1 (0.64%) ACHDS
6 1 (0.64%) ACTC
6 1 (0.64%) ISEB
6 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.64%) MBA
6 1 (0.64%) MCDST
6 1 (0.64%) MCP
6 1 (0.64%) MCSA
6 1 (0.64%) MCSE
6 1 (0.64%) MCSM
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.64%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.77%) QA
2 8 (5.13%) PMO
3 2 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.64%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (10.26%) Docker
2 11 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.77%) vSphere
4 3 (1.92%) NFS
4 3 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.28%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.64%) etcd
6 1 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (5.13%) Ansible
2 6 (3.85%) Terraform
3 2 (1.28%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.64%) Consul
4 1 (0.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (16.67%) IBM
2 13 (8.33%) Google
3 11 (7.05%) VMware
4 9 (5.77%) Oracle
5 6 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.92%) Bloomberg
6 3 (1.92%) hybris
6 3 (1.92%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.92%) SAP
7 2 (1.28%) Avaya
7 2 (1.28%) Cisco
7 2 (1.28%) Citrix
7 2 (1.28%) Dell
7 2 (1.28%) Lotus
7 2 (1.28%) NEC
7 2 (1.28%) Reuters
8 1 (0.64%) Apple
8 1 (0.64%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.64%) MobileIron
8 1 (0.64%) TIBCO