Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 9 18
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 -7
Contract jobs citing Java 150 170 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 10.76% 11.50% 6.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.99% 31.48% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 93 67
Birmingham median daily rate £463 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £363 £364 £309
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -31.82% +155.81%

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 484 540 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 34.72% 36.54% 33.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 354 315
Birmingham median daily rate £435 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £285 £269
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -8.57% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +39.13% -11.54% +30.00%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019, 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 87 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (42.67%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (36.67%) Jenkins
4 54 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (36.00%) Security Cleared
5 47 (31.33%) Spring
5 47 (31.33%) Scrum
6 46 (30.67%) Web Services
6 46 (30.67%) SC Cleared
7 45 (30.00%) RESTful
8 44 (29.33%) Git (software)
9 42 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
10 40 (26.67%) AngularJS
11 36 (24.00%) Amazon EC2
11 36 (24.00%) Open Source
11 36 (24.00%) TDD
11 36 (24.00%) SQL
12 34 (22.67%) SOAP
12 34 (22.67%) Kanban
13 33 (22.00%) Maven
14 32 (21.33%) Mockito
14 32 (21.33%) JUnit
15 31 (20.67%) DbUnit
15 31 (20.67%) PowerMock
15 31 (20.67%) jMock
15 31 (20.67%) SonarQube
16 30 (20.00%) DevOps
16 30 (20.00%) Java 8
16 30 (20.00%) J2EE
17 29 (19.33%) .NET

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 (10.67%) Confluence
2 13 (8.67%) nginx
3 11 (7.33%) Tomcat
3 11 (7.33%) WebSphere
4 10 (6.67%) Apache
4 10 (6.67%) IIS
4 10 (6.67%) Jetty
4 10 (6.67%) Mongrel
5 3 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.33%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.67%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (10.00%) GIMP
1 15 (10.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) assyst
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.67%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 64 (42.67%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (24.00%) Amazon EC2
3 24 (16.00%) Amazon SQS
4 23 (15.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (6.67%) Google App Engine
7 4 (2.67%) IBM Blueworks
8 3 (2.00%) Serverless
9 2 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.33%) GitHub
10 1 (0.67%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.67%) IaaS
10 1 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.67%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.67%) PaaS
10 1 (0.67%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.67%) SaaS
10 1 (0.67%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.33%) HTTP
2 19 (12.67%) SSL
2 19 (12.67%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.67%) DHCP
3 10 (6.67%) DNS
3 10 (6.67%) FTP
3 10 (6.67%) IPsec
4 2 (1.33%) AMQP
4 2 (1.33%) Internet
5 1 (0.67%) SAN
5 1 (0.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (16.00%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 8 (5.33%) SQL Server
5 7 (4.67%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.67%) Big Data
6 4 (2.67%) MySQL
7 3 (2.00%) BigQuery
7 3 (2.00%) Hazelcast
7 3 (2.00%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.33%) Bigtable
8 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.33%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.33%) NewSQL
8 2 (1.33%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.67%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.67%) HBase
9 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 55 (36.67%) Jenkins
2 44 (29.33%) Git (software)
3 33 (22.00%) Maven
4 32 (21.33%) JUnit
4 32 (21.33%) Mockito
5 31 (20.67%) DbUnit
5 31 (20.67%) jMock
5 31 (20.67%) SonarQube
6 18 (12.00%) JIRA
7 12 (8.00%) Cucumber
7 12 (8.00%) Selenium
8 11 (7.33%) SoapUI
9 10 (6.67%) Travis CI
10 8 (5.33%) WebDriver
11 6 (4.00%) Grunt
11 6 (4.00%) gulp
11 6 (4.00%) JMeter
11 6 (4.00%) webpack
12 3 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (2.00%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 12 (8.00%) Retail
2 5 (3.33%) Advertising
3 4 (2.67%) Marketing
4 3 (2.00%) Back Office
4 3 (2.00%) Banking
4 3 (2.00%) Legal
5 2 (1.33%) Finance
6 1 (0.67%) Law
6 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (69.33%) Developer
2 66 (44.00%) Java Developer
3 16 (10.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (9.33%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 11 (7.33%) Angular Developer
5 11 (7.33%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
6 10 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 10 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 9 (6.00%) AWS DevOps
7 9 (6.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.33%) AWS Developer
9 7 (4.67%) UI Developer
10 6 (4.00%) Automation Tester
10 6 (4.00%) Cloud Developer
10 6 (4.00%) DBA
10 6 (4.00%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
10 6 (4.00%) Tester
11 5 (3.33%) Developer in Test
11 5 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (31.33%) Spring
2 46 (30.67%) Web Services
3 45 (30.00%) RESTful
4 40 (26.67%) AngularJS
5 34 (22.67%) SOAP
6 31 (20.67%) PowerMock
7 30 (20.00%) J2EE
8 29 (19.33%) .NET
9 27 (18.00%) CSS
10 26 (17.33%) ActiveMQ
11 22 (14.67%) Spring Cloud
12 21 (14.00%) HTML
12 21 (14.00%) jQuery
13 17 (11.33%) HTML5
14 16 (10.67%) CSS3
14 16 (10.67%) Hibernate
14 16 (10.67%) LESS
14 16 (10.67%) Sass
15 15 (10.00%) React
15 15 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.33%) User Experience
2 9 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.33%) NHS
4 4 (2.67%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.00%) Robotics
5 3 (2.00%) Tandem
6 2 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.33%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.33%) Social Media
7 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.67%) Linux
2 7 (4.67%) Unix
3 3 (2.00%) Windows
4 1 (0.67%) Solaris
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
3 47 (31.33%) Scrum
4 36 (24.00%) Open Source
4 36 (24.00%) TDD
5 34 (22.67%) Kanban
6 30 (20.00%) DevOps
7 29 (19.33%) BDD
8 23 (15.33%) Microservices
9 20 (13.33%) Configuration Management
9 20 (13.33%) Test Automation
10 17 (11.33%) Migration
11 12 (8.00%) BPMN
12 9 (6.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 9 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (6.00%) Robotic Process Automation
12 9 (6.00%) Web Development
13 8 (5.33%) Unit Testing
14 7 (4.67%) Integration Testing
14 7 (4.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 36 (24.00%) SQL
2 30 (20.00%) Java 8
3 22 (14.67%) JavaScript
4 19 (12.67%) PHP
5 18 (12.00%) PL/SQL
6 9 (6.00%) Python
7 8 (5.33%) C#
8 7 (4.67%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.67%) Scala
9 4 (2.67%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.33%) Go
10 2 (1.33%) Perl
11 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.67%) C++
11 1 (0.67%) Groovy
11 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (30.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.67%) Degree
4 3 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.67%) CGEIT
5 1 (0.67%) CISA
5 1 (0.67%) CISM
5 1 (0.67%) CISSP
5 1 (0.67%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.67%) PMO
1 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 28 (18.67%) Docker
2 23 (15.33%) Postfix
3 11 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.67%) Xen
5 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (13.33%) Puppet
2 17 (11.33%) Terraform
3 8 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.33%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.00%) Ansible
5 3 (2.00%) MIIS
6 2 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.67%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 23 (15.33%) Google
2 14 (9.33%) Oracle
3 13 (8.67%) VMware
4 12 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.00%) UiPath
6 5 (3.33%) IBM
6 5 (3.33%) webMethods
7 4 (2.67%) Pega
7 4 (2.67%) SAP
7 4 (2.67%) WSO2
8 3 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.33%) BEA
9 2 (1.33%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.33%) Informatica
9 2 (1.33%) Splunk
10 1 (0.67%) Databricks
10 1 (0.67%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.67%) Tableau
10 1 (0.67%) Talend
10 1 (0.67%) Twitter