Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 10 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +11
Contract jobs citing Java 64 130 176
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.91% 9.83% 11.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.02% 32.26% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 81 93
Median daily rate £450 £453 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.55% +0.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £348 £375 £333
90th Percentile £580 £550 £600
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £468 £450
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year - +33.33% +5.00%

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 246 403 588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 38.08% 30.48% 39.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 269 374
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £283
90th Percentile £575 £575 £549
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +141.18%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £34.11
% change year-on-year -17.65% +24.62% +13.68%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Java in Birmingham

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Java in Birmingham

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java in Birmingham over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Java in Birmingham

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Java in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 35 (54.69%) Spring
2 33 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (39.06%) Microservices
4 23 (35.94%) TDD
5 21 (32.81%) Git (software)
6 20 (31.25%) RESTful
6 20 (31.25%) Scrum
6 20 (31.25%) JavaScript
7 19 (29.69%) SQL
7 19 (29.69%) JUnit
8 18 (28.13%) Web Services
8 18 (28.13%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (28.13%) AWS
9 17 (26.56%) BDD
9 17 (26.56%) REST
9 17 (26.56%) Jenkins
9 17 (26.56%) Kanban
9 17 (26.56%) Maven
10 16 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 16 (25.00%) Open Source
10 16 (25.00%) SonarQube
11 15 (23.44%) SOAP
11 15 (23.44%) Azure
11 15 (23.44%) ActiveMQ
12 14 (21.88%) Test Automation
12 14 (21.88%) Mockito
12 14 (21.88%) AngularJS
13 13 (20.31%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (20.31%) DbUnit

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 2 (3.13%) Apache
1 2 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.13%) GlassFish
1 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.56%) IIS
2 1 (1.56%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (28.13%) AWS
2 15 (23.44%) Azure
3 13 (20.31%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (20.31%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (9.38%) GCP
5 5 (7.81%) Power Platform
6 2 (3.13%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (3.13%) Logic Apps
6 2 (3.13%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.56%) Apigee
7 1 (1.56%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.56%) SaaS
7 1 (1.56%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (1.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.13%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (20.31%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (7.81%) MongoDB
4 5 (7.81%) NoSQL
4 5 (7.81%) Power BI
5 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (6.25%) MySQL
5 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.69%) Big Data
7 2 (3.13%) Data Lake
7 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.13%) Hadoop
7 2 (3.13%) Redis
7 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.56%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 21 (32.81%) Git (software)
2 19 (29.69%) JUnit
3 17 (26.56%) Jenkins
3 17 (26.56%) Maven
4 16 (25.00%) SonarQube
5 14 (21.88%) Mockito
6 13 (20.31%) DbUnit
6 13 (20.31%) jMock
7 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
7 4 (6.25%) webpack
8 3 (4.69%) Selenium
8 3 (4.69%) Spock
9 2 (3.13%) Babel
9 2 (3.13%) Jasmine
9 2 (3.13%) JMeter
9 2 (3.13%) RSpec
9 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.56%) REST Assured
General
1 13 (20.31%) Public Sector
2 6 (9.38%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Automotive
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Games
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (73.44%) Developer
2 42 (65.63%) Java Developer
3 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 5 (7.81%) Senior Developer
4 5 (7.81%) Software Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Java Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Lead Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (4.69%) Lead Java Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Node.js Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (3.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Power BI Developer
7 2 (3.13%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (54.69%) Spring
2 20 (31.25%) RESTful
3 18 (28.13%) Web Services
4 17 (26.56%) REST
5 15 (23.44%) ActiveMQ
5 15 (23.44%) SOAP
6 14 (21.88%) AngularJS
7 13 (20.31%) HTML
7 13 (20.31%) PowerMock
8 12 (18.75%) CSS
8 12 (18.75%) Hibernate
9 11 (17.19%) JPA
9 11 (17.19%) Spring Cloud
10 7 (10.94%) React
11 6 (9.38%) Node.js
11 6 (9.38%) Spring Boot
12 5 (7.81%) .NET
13 4 (6.25%) HTML5
13 4 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) User Experience
2 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.13%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) PKI
3 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Unix
2 6 (9.38%) Linux
3 4 (6.25%) Windows
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.56%) Android
5 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.06%) Microservices
3 23 (35.94%) TDD
4 20 (31.25%) Scrum
5 17 (26.56%) BDD
5 17 (26.56%) Kanban
6 16 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (25.00%) Open Source
7 14 (21.88%) Test Automation
8 9 (14.06%) DevOps
9 8 (12.50%) SDLC
10 7 (10.94%) BPMN
10 7 (10.94%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (10.94%) Migration
11 6 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (9.38%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (9.38%) Web Application Development
12 5 (7.81%) Data Visualisation
12 5 (7.81%) Visualisation
12 5 (7.81%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 19 (29.69%) SQL
3 9 (14.06%) Python
4 7 (10.94%) C#
4 7 (10.94%) Java 8
5 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.69%) ES6
5 3 (4.69%) R
6 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.13%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.56%) Java 9
7 1 (1.56%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.56%) Scala
7 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (20.31%) Postfix
2 5 (7.81%) Docker
3 2 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.56%) OpenAM
4 1 (1.56%) OpenDJ
4 1 (1.56%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.13%) Kibana
2 2 (3.13%) logstash
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) Google
1 5 (7.81%) Oracle
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.13%) Databricks
3 2 (3.13%) Tableau
4 1 (1.56%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.56%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.56%) SAP
4 1 (1.56%) WSO2