Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 2021 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -17 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 29 122 139
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.96% 11.04% 10.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.26% 28.71% 31.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 95 97
Median daily rate £456 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £309 £368 £325
90th Percentile £600 £563 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £428 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -6.96% +2.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £38.75
West Midlands median hourly rate - £51.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +32.26% +27.05%

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 190 425 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 32.48% 38.46% 33.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 315 309
Median daily rate £375 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £213 £300 £290
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -6.98% +1.18% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £26.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -36.36% +1.85%
10th Percentile £16.78 £12.23 £15.25
90th Percentile £46.38 £40.48 £45.25
Median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +47.54%

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 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021, 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 12 (41.38%) Azure
2 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
2 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) AWS
3 7 (24.14%) Python
4 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.69%) DevOps
5 5 (17.24%) Microservices
5 5 (17.24%) Hadoop
5 5 (17.24%) Spring
5 5 (17.24%) QA
5 5 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (17.24%) Web Services
5 5 (17.24%) C#
5 5 (17.24%) SQL
5 5 (17.24%) Oracle
5 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
6 4 (13.79%) DB2
6 4 (13.79%) ITIL
6 4 (13.79%) Windows
6 4 (13.79%) SAS
6 4 (13.79%) Mainframe
6 4 (13.79%) Finance
6 4 (13.79%) SOA
6 4 (13.79%) SAN
6 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
6 4 (13.79%) zOS
6 4 (13.79%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
6 4 (13.79%) Ab Initio

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 4 (13.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (13.79%) SAS
1 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.34%) Apache Spark
2 3 (10.34%) JBoss
2 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.45%) Apache
4 1 (3.45%) DNN
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 12 (41.38%) Azure
2 8 (27.59%) AWS
3 2 (6.90%) GitHub
4 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.45%) GCP
4 1 (3.45%) IaaS
4 1 (3.45%) PaaS
4 1 (3.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) FTP
2 1 (3.45%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (17.24%) Hadoop
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (13.79%) DB2
3 3 (10.34%) Flink
3 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.45%) Data Lake
5 1 (3.45%) MySQL
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.45%) Pentaho
5 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.34%) RStudio
3 2 (6.90%) Selenium
4 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.45%) Burp Suite
4 1 (3.45%) CMake
4 1 (3.45%) GitLab
4 1 (3.45%) Gradle
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) JUnit
4 1 (3.45%) Maven
4 1 (3.45%) Mockito
4 1 (3.45%) Postman
4 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.45%) SonarQube
4 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Java Developer
3 4 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Java Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Azure DevOps
6 1 (3.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Azure Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Data Analytics Director
6 1 (3.45%) DevOps Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Middleware Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Operations Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (3.45%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Spring
1 5 (17.24%) Web Services
2 4 (13.79%) Node.js
3 3 (10.34%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) Java EE
3 3 (10.34%) REST
4 2 (6.90%) Kafka
4 2 (6.90%) Middleware
4 2 (6.90%) RESTful
4 2 (6.90%) SOAP
4 2 (6.90%) Spring Boot
5 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.45%) J2EE
5 1 (3.45%) LDAP
5 1 (3.45%) OAuth2
5 1 (3.45%) React
5 1 (3.45%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Mainframe
1 4 (13.79%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.45%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) zOS
3 2 (6.90%) Android
4 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (20.69%) DevOps
2 5 (17.24%) Microservices
3 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 4 (13.79%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Machine Learning
3 4 (13.79%) SOA
4 3 (10.34%) Data Extraction
4 3 (10.34%) OO
4 3 (10.34%) OOP
4 3 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (10.34%) SDLC
4 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.90%) Content Management
5 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Content Management
5 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.90%) Open Source
5 2 (6.90%) OWASP
5 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
2 7 (24.14%) Python
3 5 (17.24%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.45%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) Groovy
5 1 (3.45%) Java 8
5 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
5 1 (3.45%) PHP
5 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.45%) R
5 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.45%) Ansible
2 1 (3.45%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) Ab Initio
2 4 (13.79%) Google
2 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) MuleSoft
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) BEA
5 1 (3.45%) BroadSoft
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Remedy
5 1 (3.45%) Talend
5 1 (3.45%) Xamarin