Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 91 120
Rank change year-on-year +8 +29 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 189 223 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.30% 2.28% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 2.39% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 159 68
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.38% +3.47%
10th Percentile £264 £310 £282
90th Percentile £530 £476 £471
England median daily rate £503 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.79% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 - -
England median hourly rate £41.15 £37.38 £42.75
% change year-on-year +10.10% -12.57% +22.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7791 9337 7943
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 95.39% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4871 5674 4591
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £231 £215
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 370 453
Midlands median hourly rate £15.55 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.67% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the Midlands

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Developer in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in the Midlands

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in the Midlands

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in the Midlands

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands +16 97 £425 +1.19% 17
West Midlands -17 91 £363 -9.38% 20
Java Developer
England

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 189 (100.00%) Java
2 137 (72.49%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (60.32%) Spring
4 78 (41.27%) Maven
5 61 (32.28%) TDD
6 60 (31.75%) JUnit
6 60 (31.75%) Web Services
7 58 (30.69%) SQL
8 54 (28.57%) Git (software)
9 49 (25.93%) J2EE
10 47 (24.87%) Hibernate
11 46 (24.34%) Scrum
11 46 (24.34%) Oracle
12 44 (23.28%) RESTful
13 43 (22.75%) Jenkins
14 37 (19.58%) JavaScript
14 37 (19.58%) XML
15 36 (19.05%) Java EE
16 34 (17.99%) SOAP
17 32 (16.93%) E-Commerce
18 30 (15.87%) HTML
19 27 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
19 27 (14.29%) AngularJS
20 26 (13.76%) REST
20 26 (13.76%) Spring Boot
21 25 (13.23%) JSON
22 24 (12.70%) Microservices
23 22 (11.64%) Test Automation
23 22 (11.64%) OO
24 21 (11.11%) Java SE

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 18 (9.52%) JBoss
2 17 (8.99%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.17%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.65%) Apache
5 4 (2.12%) Mule
5 4 (2.12%) Mule ESB
5 4 (2.12%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.06%) Confluence
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.53%) CMS
7 1 (0.53%) CoreMedia CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) GIMP
1 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.06%) IaaS
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.41%) HTTP
2 7 (3.70%) SSL
3 5 (2.65%) Internet
4 3 (1.59%) AMQP
4 3 (1.59%) DSL
5 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.05%) NoSQL
2 13 (6.88%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.35%) MongoDB
4 11 (5.82%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.65%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.06%) MySQL
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 78 (41.27%) Maven
2 60 (31.75%) JUnit
3 54 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 43 (22.75%) Jenkins
5 17 (8.99%) Gradle
6 16 (8.47%) Eclipse
7 15 (7.94%) SonarQube
8 14 (7.41%) Mockito
9 11 (5.82%) IntelliJ
9 11 (5.82%) Subversion
10 10 (5.29%) DbUnit
10 10 (5.29%) jMock
11 7 (3.70%) JIRA
11 7 (3.70%) JProfiler
12 6 (3.17%) Ant
12 6 (3.17%) Selenium
13 5 (2.65%) SoapUI
14 4 (2.12%) Cucumber
15 2 (1.06%) Gatling
15 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (9.52%) Finance
2 13 (6.88%) Banking
3 4 (2.12%) Retail
4 2 (1.06%) Automotive
4 2 (1.06%) Billing
5 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.53%) Front Office
5 1 (0.53%) Legal
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (60.32%) Spring
2 60 (31.75%) Web Services
3 49 (25.93%) J2EE
4 47 (24.87%) Hibernate
5 44 (23.28%) RESTful
6 37 (19.58%) XML
7 36 (19.05%) Java EE
8 34 (17.99%) SOAP
9 30 (15.87%) HTML
10 27 (14.29%) AngularJS
11 26 (13.76%) REST
11 26 (13.76%) Spring Boot
12 25 (13.23%) JSON
13 21 (11.11%) Java SE
14 18 (9.52%) CSS
15 13 (6.88%) JMS
15 13 (6.88%) JPA
15 13 (6.88%) jQuery
16 12 (6.35%) HTML5
17 11 (5.82%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.11%) Digital Media
2 9 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.12%) User Experience
5 3 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.53%) Fintech
6 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.53%) NHS
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.99%) Linux
2 9 (4.76%) Unix
3 6 (3.17%) Android
4 3 (1.59%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.59%) Windows
4 3 (1.59%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.06%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (72.49%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (32.28%) TDD
3 46 (24.34%) Scrum
4 32 (16.93%) E-Commerce
5 27 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (12.70%) Microservices
7 22 (11.64%) OO
7 22 (11.64%) Test Automation
8 19 (10.05%) Kanban
9 15 (7.94%) Unit Testing
10 13 (6.88%) Open Source
11 12 (6.35%) BDD
11 12 (6.35%) SDLC
12 11 (5.82%) DevOps
13 10 (5.29%) Software Engineering
14 8 (4.23%) Data Modelling
15 7 (3.70%) API Development
15 7 (3.70%) OOP
15 7 (3.70%) Waterfall
16 6 (3.17%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 189 (100.00%) Java
2 58 (30.69%) SQL
3 37 (19.58%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.88%) Scala
5 7 (3.70%) Python
6 5 (2.65%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.59%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.59%) C#
7 3 (1.59%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.06%) C
8 2 (1.06%) C++
8 2 (1.06%) Ruby
9 1 (0.53%) Go
9 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (5.82%) Sun Certification
2 8 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.17%) Degree
3 6 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.53%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (3.17%) Docker
2 4 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.65%) Ansible
2 3 (1.59%) Puppet
3 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (24.34%) Oracle
2 7 (3.70%) Perforce
3 5 (2.65%) WSO2
4 4 (2.12%) VMware
5 3 (1.59%) Capita
5 3 (1.59%) Google
5 3 (1.59%) MuleSoft
5 3 (1.59%) webMethods
6 2 (1.06%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.53%) Mentor Graphics
7 1 (0.53%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.53%) Xamarin