Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 6 28
Rank change year-on-year -6 +22 -8
Contract jobs citing Java 121 186 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.15% 12.16% 5.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.66% 31.90% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 106 43
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +22.86%
10th Percentile £349 £269 £311
90th Percentile £550 £600 £514
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £42.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +10.00% +16.28%

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 408 583 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 30.84% 38.13% 35.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 376 275
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £263
90th Percentile £563 £581 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £27.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +48.07% +90.97%
10th Percentile £15.25 £29.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.45 £41.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +50.00% +19.05%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 86 (71.07%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (47.11%) Jenkins
3 52 (42.98%) Spring
4 48 (39.67%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (33.06%) Java 8
6 38 (31.40%) Amazon AWS
7 36 (29.75%) Git (software)
7 36 (29.75%) JavaScript
8 34 (28.10%) Spring Boot
9 32 (26.45%) TDD
9 32 (26.45%) BDD
10 30 (24.79%) Maven
11 29 (23.97%) Hibernate
11 29 (23.97%) Scrum
11 29 (23.97%) RESTful
12 27 (22.31%) Security Cleared
13 26 (21.49%) WebSphere
13 26 (21.49%) J2EE
13 26 (21.49%) DevOps
14 25 (20.66%) CSS
14 25 (20.66%) PostgreSQL
15 24 (19.83%) SQL
15 24 (19.83%) Microservices
16 22 (18.18%) .NET
16 22 (18.18%) JUnit
16 22 (18.18%) Linux
16 22 (18.18%) Test Automation
17 21 (17.36%) SC Cleared
17 21 (17.36%) Web Services
17 21 (17.36%) Migration

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 26 (21.49%) WebSphere
2 13 (10.74%) nginx
3 11 (9.09%) Apache
4 10 (8.26%) IIS
4 10 (8.26%) Jetty
4 10 (8.26%) Mongrel
4 10 (8.26%) Tomcat
5 7 (5.79%) Confluence
6 2 (1.65%) CMS
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.83%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.83%) JBoss
7 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 38 (31.40%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (16.53%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (13.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (8.26%) Google App Engine
5 10 (8.26%) Serverless
6 7 (5.79%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (3.31%) GitHub
7 4 (3.31%) IaaS
7 4 (3.31%) IBM Blueworks
8 3 (2.48%) PaaS
8 3 (2.48%) SaaS
9 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.40%) SSL
2 13 (10.74%) HTTP
2 13 (10.74%) TCP/IP
3 10 (8.26%) DHCP
3 10 (8.26%) DNS
3 10 (8.26%) FTP
3 10 (8.26%) IPsec
4 5 (4.13%) AMQP
5 3 (2.48%) Internet
6 1 (0.83%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.83%) SSH
6 1 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.66%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (14.05%) SQL Server
3 13 (10.74%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.79%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (3.31%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.48%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.65%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.65%) MySQL
8 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.83%) Big Data
8 1 (0.83%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.83%) Flink
8 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.83%) HBase
8 1 (0.83%) Impala
Development Applications
1 57 (47.11%) Jenkins
2 36 (29.75%) Git (software)
3 30 (24.79%) Maven
4 22 (18.18%) JUnit
5 19 (15.70%) Subversion
6 17 (14.05%) Mockito
7 16 (13.22%) DbUnit
7 16 (13.22%) jMock
7 16 (13.22%) SonarQube
8 14 (11.57%) Selenium
9 11 (9.09%) Cucumber
9 11 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (9.09%) WebDriver
10 10 (8.26%) Travis CI
11 7 (5.79%) JIRA
11 7 (5.79%) SoapUI
12 6 (4.96%) JMeter
13 5 (4.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (2.48%) Bitbucket Server
14 3 (2.48%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (6.61%) Retail
2 5 (4.13%) Finance
3 4 (3.31%) Advertising
4 3 (2.48%) Back Office
4 3 (2.48%) Banking
4 3 (2.48%) Legal
4 3 (2.48%) Marketing
5 2 (1.65%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Automotive
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (62.81%) Developer
2 61 (50.41%) Java Developer
3 9 (7.44%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (6.61%) AWS Developer
4 8 (6.61%) Full Stack Developer
5 7 (5.79%) Automation Tester
5 7 (5.79%) React Developer
5 7 (5.79%) Tester
6 6 (4.96%) J2EE Developer
6 6 (4.96%) Java Developer in Test
6 6 (4.96%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 6 (4.96%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.13%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.13%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 4 (3.31%) BPM Developer
8 4 (3.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (3.31%) Senior DevOps
9 3 (2.48%) Agile Developer
9 3 (2.48%) DevOps Developer
9 3 (2.48%) WSO2 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (42.98%) Spring
2 34 (28.10%) Spring Boot
3 29 (23.97%) Hibernate
3 29 (23.97%) RESTful
4 26 (21.49%) J2EE
5 25 (20.66%) CSS
6 22 (18.18%) .NET
7 21 (17.36%) Web Services
8 20 (16.53%) Apache Camel
8 20 (16.53%) HTML
9 19 (15.70%) SOAP
10 18 (14.88%) RabbitMQ
11 16 (13.22%) PowerMock
12 11 (9.09%) AngularJS
13 10 (8.26%) REST
13 10 (8.26%) Servlets
14 8 (6.61%) React
14 8 (6.61%) Thymeleaf
15 7 (5.79%) ActiveMQ
15 7 (5.79%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) User Experience
2 5 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.31%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.31%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (3.31%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.48%) Robotics
4 3 (2.48%) Tandem
5 2 (1.65%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.65%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.65%) NHS
5 2 (1.65%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.18%) Linux
2 5 (4.13%) Unix
2 5 (4.13%) Windows
3 2 (1.65%) Android
4 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (71.07%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (39.67%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (26.45%) BDD
3 32 (26.45%) TDD
4 29 (23.97%) Scrum
5 26 (21.49%) DevOps
6 24 (19.83%) Microservices
7 22 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 21 (17.36%) Migration
9 20 (16.53%) Open Source
10 18 (14.88%) Kanban
11 13 (10.74%) Configuration Management
11 13 (10.74%) Trunk-Based Development
12 9 (7.44%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (7.44%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 9 (7.44%) E-Commerce
12 9 (7.44%) Responsive Web Design
12 9 (7.44%) Web Design
13 7 (5.79%) Integration Testing
13 7 (5.79%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 40 (33.06%) Java 8
2 36 (29.75%) JavaScript
3 24 (19.83%) SQL
4 16 (13.22%) Python
5 11 (9.09%) C#
6 10 (8.26%) Perl
6 10 (8.26%) PHP
7 6 (4.96%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.13%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.65%) C++
9 2 (1.65%) Groovy
10 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.83%) C
10 1 (0.83%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.83%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.83%) Ruby
10 1 (0.83%) Scala
10 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (22.31%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.36%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.48%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.48%) Degree
5 2 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.83%) CGEIT
6 1 (0.83%) CISA
6 1 (0.83%) CISM
6 1 (0.83%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.79%) QA
2 3 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (14.88%) Docker
2 12 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.26%) Xen
4 6 (4.96%) Postfix
5 2 (1.65%) vSphere
6 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.83%) NFS
6 1 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (9.92%) Puppet
2 11 (9.09%) Terraform
3 5 (4.13%) Ansible
4 4 (3.31%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.83%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.83%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 18 (14.88%) IBM
2 16 (13.22%) Google
2 16 (13.22%) VMware
3 13 (10.74%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.31%) webMethods
5 3 (2.48%) Pega
5 3 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.48%) SAP
5 3 (2.48%) WSO2
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle
6 2 (1.65%) Splunk
6 2 (1.65%) UiPath
7 1 (0.83%) BEA
7 1 (0.83%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.83%) Citrix
7 1 (0.83%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.83%) HP
7 1 (0.83%) Informatica
7 1 (0.83%) Lotus
7 1 (0.83%) Red Hat