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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 15 42
Rank change year-on-year -8 +27  
Contract jobs citing Java 34 51 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.48% 7.60% 2.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.98% 24.88% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 16
Median daily rate £450 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -10.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £135 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £455 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £38.25
% change year-on-year +5.80% +1.30%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 227 205 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 36.55% 30.55% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 140 128
Median daily rate £400 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Median hourly rate £24.75 £11.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.63% -47.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £9.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £36.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Birmingham

Java
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 34 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.99%) HTML
2 27 (36.99%) JavaScript
3 26 (35.62%) Spring
4 23 (31.51%) Hibernate
5 22 (30.14%) Finance
5 22 (30.14%) .NET
6 21 (28.77%) AngularJS
7 17 (23.29%) REST
8 15 (20.55%) CSS
9 14 (19.18%) J2EE
9 14 (19.18%) Scrum
10 13 (17.81%) jQuery
11 11 (15.07%) Web Development
11 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
11 11 (15.07%) SQL
11 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (15.07%) Spring Boot
12 10 (13.70%) Relational Database
12 10 (13.70%) SDLC
12 10 (13.70%) SOLID
12 10 (13.70%) XML
12 10 (13.70%) Data Modelling
12 10 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
13 9 (12.33%) Linux
13 9 (12.33%) SOAP
13 9 (12.33%) TDD
13 9 (12.33%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (10.96%) User Experience

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 6 (8.22%) JBoss
2 4 (5.48%) Apache
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.74%) Confluence
4 2 (2.74%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.37%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.37%) IIS
5 1 (1.37%) Mule
5 1 (1.37%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (2.74%) SAP WM
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.37%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.37%) GitHub
2 1 (1.37%) Office 365
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) HTTP
1 3 (4.11%) LDAP
1 3 (4.11%) SSL
2 2 (2.74%) S/MIME
3 1 (1.37%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.37%) Skype
3 1 (1.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.70%) Relational Database
3 8 (10.96%) Hazelcast
4 6 (8.22%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (6.85%) EDRMS
5 5 (6.85%) Redis
6 4 (5.48%) MongoDB
6 4 (5.48%) MySQL
7 3 (4.11%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.37%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Git (software)
1 8 (10.96%) Jenkins
2 7 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.85%) Selenium
4 4 (5.48%) JIRA
5 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.11%) Subversion
5 3 (4.11%) TestNG
6 2 (2.74%) JUnit
6 2 (2.74%) Maven
6 2 (2.74%) Mockito
6 2 (2.74%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.37%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.37%) JMeter
7 1 (1.37%) jMock
7 1 (1.37%) JProfiler
7 1 (1.37%) JSUnit
7 1 (1.37%) PVCS
General
1 22 (30.14%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Advertising
4 1 (1.37%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.37%) Electronics
4 1 (1.37%) Games
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (56.16%) Developer
2 23 (31.51%) Java Developer
3 7 (9.59%) Architect
3 7 (9.59%) Consultant
4 5 (6.85%) Applications Support
4 5 (6.85%) Head of Development
5 4 (5.48%) Head of Application Development
5 4 (5.48%) Head of Applications
5 4 (5.48%) Head of Support
5 4 (5.48%) ServiceNow Developer
6 3 (4.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.11%) UI Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Development Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Management Consultant
7 2 (2.74%) Programmer
7 2 (2.74%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.99%) HTML
2 26 (35.62%) Spring
3 23 (31.51%) Hibernate
4 22 (30.14%) .NET
5 21 (28.77%) AngularJS
6 17 (23.29%) REST
7 15 (20.55%) CSS
8 14 (19.18%) J2EE
9 13 (17.81%) jQuery
10 11 (15.07%) Spring Boot
11 10 (13.70%) XML
12 9 (12.33%) SOAP
13 8 (10.96%) HTML5
14 7 (9.59%) Web Services
15 6 (8.22%) Java EE
15 6 (8.22%) JPA
16 4 (5.48%) DOM
16 4 (5.48%) RESTful
17 3 (4.11%) Ajax
17 3 (4.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.96%) User Experience
3 7 (9.59%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
6 3 (4.11%) CMDB
7 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.74%) PKI
8 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.37%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.33%) Linux
2 7 (9.59%) Unix
3 3 (4.11%) Windows
4 2 (2.74%) AIX
4 2 (2.74%) Android
4 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.37%) Solaris
5 1 (1.37%) SUSE
5 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.18%) Scrum
3 11 (15.07%) Web Development
4 10 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (13.70%) Data Modelling
4 10 (13.70%) SDLC
4 10 (13.70%) SOLID
5 9 (12.33%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (12.33%) TDD
6 8 (10.96%) Change Management
6 8 (10.96%) Open Source
6 8 (10.96%) Waterfall
6 8 (10.96%) Workflow
7 7 (9.59%) Visualisation
8 6 (8.22%) BDD
8 6 (8.22%) CRM
8 6 (8.22%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (8.22%) Data Management
8 6 (8.22%) OO
8 6 (8.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.99%) JavaScript
2 11 (15.07%) SQL
3 8 (10.96%) Python
3 8 (10.96%) Ruby
4 7 (9.59%) Scala
5 3 (4.11%) C
5 3 (4.11%) Perl
5 3 (4.11%) PHP
5 3 (4.11%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.74%) ABAP
6 2 (2.74%) C#
6 2 (2.74%) Groovy
7 1 (1.37%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.37%) C++
7 1 (1.37%) Korn
7 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.74%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.37%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.37%) ISEB
4 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.37%) IFRS
1 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.37%) QA
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Docker
1 2 (2.74%) Postfix
1 2 (2.74%) Sendmail
2 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) Puppet
2 4 (5.48%) Ansible
2 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.37%) Control-M
3 1 (1.37%) Kibana
3 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.37%) logstash
3 1 (1.37%) Nagios
3 1 (1.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.96%) Oracle
3 6 (8.22%) ServiceNow
4 5 (6.85%) IBM
5 4 (5.48%) SAP
6 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.74%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.74%) Lotus
7 2 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.74%) Splunk
7 2 (2.74%) Syclo
8 1 (1.37%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.37%) BMC
8 1 (1.37%) CA
8 1 (1.37%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (1.37%) Casewise
8 1 (1.37%) HP
8 1 (1.37%) hybris
8 1 (1.37%) webMethods
8 1 (1.37%) Xamarin