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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 9 41
Rank change year-on-year -5 +32  
Contract jobs citing Java 54 107 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.50% 12.94% 3.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.08% 36.03% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 85 12
Median daily rate £475 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £220 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £483 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00%  

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 234 297 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 36.85% 35.91% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 215 166
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +41.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £37.50 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £37.50 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 49 (55.68%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (47.73%) Spring
3 26 (29.55%) REST
4 25 (28.41%) Git (software)
4 25 (28.41%) JavaScript
4 25 (28.41%) SOAP
5 24 (27.27%) Open Source
6 23 (26.14%) Spring Boot
7 22 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 21 (23.86%) HTML
8 21 (23.86%) Scrum
9 20 (22.73%) Python
10 19 (21.59%) Linux
10 19 (21.59%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (21.59%) Microservices
11 16 (18.18%) Hibernate
12 15 (17.05%) CSS
12 15 (17.05%) Docker
13 14 (15.91%) User Experience
13 14 (15.91%) Web Services
13 14 (15.91%) TDD
13 14 (15.91%) Finance
13 14 (15.91%) Enterprise Architecture
14 13 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
14 13 (14.77%) DevOps
15 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (13.64%) BDD
15 12 (13.64%) Node.js
15 12 (13.64%) .NET
15 12 (13.64%) OO

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 9 (10.23%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (6.82%) Apache
3 4 (4.55%) JBoss
3 4 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.41%) Apache Solr
4 3 (3.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.14%) CMS
6 1 (1.14%) Confluence
6 1 (1.14%) Mule
6 1 (1.14%) Mule ESB
6 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (11.36%) GitHub
3 10 (11.36%) Heroku
3 10 (11.36%) IaaS
3 10 (11.36%) OpenShift
3 10 (11.36%) PaaS
3 10 (11.36%) SaaS
4 1 (1.14%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.14%) Office 365
4 1 (1.14%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.82%) HTTP
2 5 (5.68%) SSL
3 4 (4.55%) DNS
3 4 (4.55%) ICMP
3 4 (4.55%) LDAP
3 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.14%) Firewall
4 1 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.95%) EDRMS
3 5 (5.68%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.55%) Hazelcast
4 4 (4.55%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.41%) MySQL
5 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.14%) Big Data
6 1 (1.14%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (28.41%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 10 (11.36%) Bitbucket
4 9 (10.23%) GitLab
4 9 (10.23%) JUnit
5 8 (9.09%) Maven
5 8 (9.09%) Mockito
6 7 (7.95%) jMock
6 7 (7.95%) SonarQube
7 6 (6.82%) DbUnit
7 6 (6.82%) Subversion
7 6 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (5.68%) Cucumber
9 4 (4.55%) Selenium
10 3 (3.41%) IntelliJ
10 3 (3.41%) JIRA
10 3 (3.41%) WebDriver
11 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.14%) JMeter
11 1 (1.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (15.91%) Finance
2 10 (11.36%) Billing
3 3 (3.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.14%) Advertising
4 1 (1.14%) Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.14%) Electronics
4 1 (1.14%) Games
4 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (50.00%) Developer
2 28 (31.82%) Java Developer
3 20 (22.73%) Architect
4 11 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (7.95%) Angular Developer
5 7 (7.95%) Consultant
5 7 (7.95%) HTML CSS Developer
5 7 (7.95%) HTML Developer
5 7 (7.95%) Java Architect
5 7 (7.95%) UI Developer
6 6 (6.82%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.68%) Applications Support
7 5 (5.68%) Head of Development
7 5 (5.68%) Python Developer
8 4 (4.55%) DevOps Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Head of Application Development
8 4 (4.55%) Head of Applications
8 4 (4.55%) Head of Support
8 4 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (47.73%) Spring
2 26 (29.55%) REST
3 25 (28.41%) SOAP
4 23 (26.14%) Spring Boot
5 22 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 21 (23.86%) HTML
7 16 (18.18%) Hibernate
8 15 (17.05%) CSS
9 14 (15.91%) Web Services
10 12 (13.64%) .NET
10 12 (13.64%) Node.js
11 11 (12.50%) J2EE
12 10 (11.36%) React
13 9 (10.23%) jQuery
13 9 (10.23%) RESTful
14 8 (9.09%) Sass
15 7 (7.95%) Angular 2
15 7 (7.95%) Java EE
15 7 (7.95%) JPA
16 6 (6.82%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) User Experience
2 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.95%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.82%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.55%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.27%) CMDB
6 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.27%) Smart City
6 2 (2.27%) Smart Energy
7 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.14%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.14%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.14%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.59%) Linux
2 5 (5.68%) Unix
3 1 (1.14%) Android
3 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (55.68%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (27.27%) Open Source
3 21 (23.86%) Scrum
4 19 (21.59%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (21.59%) Microservices
5 14 (15.91%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (15.91%) TDD
6 13 (14.77%) DevOps
7 12 (13.64%) BDD
7 12 (13.64%) OO
8 11 (12.50%) Data Modelling
9 10 (11.36%) SDLC
10 9 (10.23%) API Design
10 9 (10.23%) API Development
10 9 (10.23%) API Integration
10 9 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (9.09%) Workflow
12 7 (7.95%) Kanban
12 7 (7.95%) Software Engineering
12 7 (7.95%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.41%) JavaScript
2 20 (22.73%) Python
3 10 (11.36%) SQL
4 9 (10.23%) Scala
5 8 (9.09%) Ruby
6 7 (7.95%) C
7 6 (6.82%) Perl
8 5 (5.68%) C#
8 5 (5.68%) C++
8 5 (5.68%) PHP
9 4 (4.55%) Go
10 3 (3.41%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.27%) Groovy
11 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.14%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (3.41%) Degree
2 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.27%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.14%) ISEB
3 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.14%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) WAI
2 1 (1.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (17.05%) Docker
2 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (12.50%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.41%) Ansible
2 3 (3.41%) Puppet
3 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.14%) FTK
4 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (13.64%) Salesforce.com
2 9 (10.23%) Apigee
2 9 (10.23%) MuleSoft
2 9 (10.23%) Red Hat
3 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.68%) Oracle
5 4 (4.55%) IBM
6 2 (2.27%) SAP
6 2 (2.27%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.14%) Casewise
7 1 (1.14%) HP
7 1 (1.14%) hybris
7 1 (1.14%) Nuix
7 1 (1.14%) VMware
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