Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 17 31
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 597 805 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.31% 8.17% 5.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.72% 24.54% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 555 236
Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +8.00%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £279
90th Percentile £550 £550 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 5
Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +300.00% -78.67%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.01 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.08% -7.48% +14.29%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2749 3281 2676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 33.65% 33.31% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1772 2048 1611
Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £219
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 80 79
Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £29.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.92% +35.23% -20.00%
10th Percentile £14.11 £13.08 £12.46
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.75 £42.79
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +23.33%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Java as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Java in the Midlands

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in the Midlands

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in the Midlands

Java
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 in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in the Midlands

Java
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 within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 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
West Midlands -9 308 £413 -0.60% 40
East Midlands -3 276 £425 -1.16% 44
Java
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Java.

1 360 (60.30%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (29.31%) Spring
3 150 (25.13%) SQL
4 132 (22.11%) Scrum
5 125 (20.94%) Test Automation
6 123 (20.60%) Jenkins
7 121 (20.27%) TDD
8 118 (19.77%) Git (software)
8 118 (19.77%) Oracle
9 110 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
10 104 (17.42%) JavaScript
11 102 (17.09%) JUnit
12 96 (16.08%) RESTful
12 96 (16.08%) Maven
13 92 (15.41%) Web Services
14 86 (14.41%) Linux
15 83 (13.90%) JSON
16 81 (13.57%) XML
17 77 (12.90%) DevOps
17 77 (12.90%) REST
18 76 (12.73%) Hibernate
19 74 (12.40%) SOAP
19 74 (12.40%) HTML
19 74 (12.40%) Selenium
20 73 (12.23%) Finance
21 72 (12.06%) J2EE
22 71 (11.89%) Amazon AWS
22 71 (11.89%) Open Source
23 69 (11.56%) Docker
24 66 (11.06%) Microservices

Java
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 51 (8.54%) Tomcat
2 50 (8.38%) JBoss
3 38 (6.37%) Apache
4 26 (4.36%) Confluence
4 26 (4.36%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (3.52%) Apache Spark
6 19 (3.18%) WebSphere
7 17 (2.85%) Cloud Foundry
8 15 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (2.01%) WebLogic
9 12 (2.01%) WildFly
10 11 (1.84%) GlassFish
10 11 (1.84%) nginx
11 10 (1.68%) Liferay
12 8 (1.34%) Apache Solr
12 8 (1.34%) Mule
13 7 (1.17%) CMS
14 6 (1.01%) Documentum
15 5 (0.84%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.67%) CoreMedia CMS
Applications
1 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (1.01%) Simulink
2 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.17%) Oracle Utilities
2 4 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.17%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 71 (11.89%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.35%) PaaS
4 19 (3.18%) Heroku
5 16 (2.68%) GitHub
6 14 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (2.18%) OpenShift
8 10 (1.68%) IaaS
9 9 (1.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (1.51%) SaaS
10 8 (1.34%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (1.01%) G Suite
12 5 (0.84%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.50%) Boomi
14 2 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.34%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.34%) Route 53
14 2 (0.34%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 47 (7.87%) HTTP
2 29 (4.86%) Internet
3 28 (4.69%) SSL
4 21 (3.52%) TCP/IP
5 19 (3.18%) DNS
6 12 (2.01%) LDAP
7 6 (1.01%) Bluetooth
7 6 (1.01%) OpenLDAP
7 6 (1.01%) OpenVPN
7 6 (1.01%) SSH
8 5 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.84%) Wireless
9 4 (0.67%) AMQP
9 4 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (0.67%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.67%) ICMP
9 4 (0.67%) RTSP
10 3 (0.50%) DSL
10 3 (0.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.21%) NoSQL
2 54 (9.05%) MongoDB
3 33 (5.53%) MySQL
4 30 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (4.69%) Relational Database
6 27 (4.52%) Big Data
7 23 (3.85%) Oracle Database
7 23 (3.85%) SQL Server
8 20 (3.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (3.02%) RDBMS
10 14 (2.35%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.67%) Power BI
14 4 (0.67%) QlikView
14 4 (0.67%) Spotfire
14 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 123 (20.60%) Jenkins
2 118 (19.77%) Git (software)
3 102 (17.09%) JUnit
4 96 (16.08%) Maven
5 74 (12.40%) Selenium
6 62 (10.39%) JIRA
7 49 (8.21%) Cucumber
8 37 (6.20%) WebDriver
9 27 (4.52%) Eclipse
9 27 (4.52%) Gradle
10 26 (4.36%) Subversion
11 25 (4.19%) SonarQube
12 23 (3.85%) Bitbucket
13 22 (3.69%) IntelliJ
14 21 (3.52%) Ant
15 17 (2.85%) Mockito
16 12 (2.01%) Hudson
16 12 (2.01%) jMock
17 11 (1.84%) DbUnit
17 11 (1.84%) SoapUI
General
1 73 (12.23%) Finance
2 39 (6.53%) Banking
3 32 (5.36%) Retail
4 15 (2.51%) Billing
5 10 (1.68%) Automotive
6 6 (1.01%) Advertising
6 6 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.67%) Marketing
8 4 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.67%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.50%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) Back Office
10 2 (0.34%) Games
10 2 (0.34%) Legal
10 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.17%) Front Office
11 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 312 (52.26%) Developer
2 183 (30.65%) Java Developer
3 73 (12.23%) Architect
4 46 (7.71%) Analyst
5 40 (6.70%) Android Developer
6 33 (5.53%) Senior Developer
7 31 (5.19%) Test Analyst
8 29 (4.86%) DevOps Engineer
8 29 (4.86%) Java Architect
9 26 (4.36%) Consultant
10 20 (3.35%) Technical Architect
11 19 (3.18%) Automation Test Analyst
11 19 (3.18%) Lead Developer
11 19 (3.18%) Software Developer
12 18 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (2.85%) Angular Developer
13 17 (2.85%) Software Engineer
14 16 (2.68%) Digital Developer
15 15 (2.51%) Agile Developer
15 15 (2.51%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (29.31%) Spring
2 96 (16.08%) RESTful
3 92 (15.41%) Web Services
4 83 (13.90%) JSON
5 81 (13.57%) XML
6 77 (12.90%) REST
7 76 (12.73%) Hibernate
8 74 (12.40%) HTML
8 74 (12.40%) SOAP
9 72 (12.06%) J2EE
10 66 (11.06%) Java EE
11 62 (10.39%) CSS
11 62 (10.39%) Spring Boot
12 48 (8.04%) AngularJS
13 39 (6.53%) Node.js
14 36 (6.03%) HTML5
14 36 (6.03%) JMS
15 31 (5.19%) Android SDK
16 29 (4.86%) jQuery
17 24 (4.02%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.20%) Computer Science
2 33 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.36%) Mobile App
4 31 (5.19%) User Experience
5 24 (4.02%) Digital Media
6 13 (2.18%) Algorithms
7 12 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.34%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.34%) Smart Meter
9 7 (1.17%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.17%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.67%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.67%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.67%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.67%) Smart City
10 4 (0.67%) Smart Energy
11 3 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (14.41%) Linux
2 61 (10.22%) Android
3 51 (8.54%) Unix
4 46 (7.71%) Windows
5 27 (4.52%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.68%) AIX
6 10 (1.68%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.34%) CentOS
7 8 (1.34%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.84%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.84%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.84%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.50%) HPUX
10 3 (0.50%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (60.30%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (22.11%) Scrum
3 125 (20.94%) Test Automation
4 121 (20.27%) TDD
5 110 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
6 77 (12.90%) DevOps
7 71 (11.89%) Open Source
8 66 (11.06%) Microservices
9 65 (10.89%) E-Commerce
10 60 (10.05%) Unit Testing
11 55 (9.21%) BDD
12 51 (8.54%) Kanban
13 50 (8.38%) OO
14 47 (7.87%) SDLC
15 46 (7.71%) Android Development
16 45 (7.54%) Software Engineering
17 35 (5.86%) Analytics
18 32 (5.36%) SOA
19 28 (4.69%) Mathematics
20 24 (4.02%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 150 (25.13%) SQL
2 104 (17.42%) JavaScript
3 60 (10.05%) Python
4 55 (9.21%) C#
5 53 (8.88%) Scala
6 27 (4.52%) Ruby
7 25 (4.19%) Perl
8 19 (3.18%) C++
9 17 (2.85%) PL/SQL
10 14 (2.35%) Apple Swift
10 14 (2.35%) PHP
11 13 (2.18%) C
11 13 (2.18%) Groovy
11 13 (2.18%) Objective-C
12 12 (2.01%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.01%) MATLAB
13 11 (1.84%) Go
14 9 (1.51%) R
15 8 (1.34%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 42 (7.04%) Degree
2 19 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.35%) ISTQB
6 12 (2.01%) ISEB
7 9 (1.51%) Sun Certification
8 5 (0.84%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.50%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.17%) HNC
11 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.37%) QA
2 9 (1.51%) SLA
3 6 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.50%) HL7
5 2 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.34%) CDISC
5 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.34%) GxP
5 2 (0.34%) WCAG
6 1 (0.17%) GCP
6 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 69 (11.56%) Docker
2 11 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.34%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.01%) Postfix
4 6 (1.01%) Squid
4 6 (1.01%) vCloud
4 6 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.84%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) KVM
6 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (5.53%) Puppet
2 32 (5.36%) Ansible
3 20 (3.35%) Kubernetes
4 19 (3.18%) Terraform
5 15 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.35%) Kibana
7 11 (1.84%) logstash
8 8 (1.34%) Grafana
9 7 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (1.01%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (1.01%) Rancher
10 6 (1.01%) Rsyslog
10 6 (1.01%) Sysdig
10 6 (1.01%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.84%) Nagios
12 3 (0.50%) Mesos
13 2 (0.34%) HockeyApp
14 1 (0.17%) FTK
14 1 (0.17%) Rundeck
14 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 118 (19.77%) Oracle
2 19 (3.18%) Google
3 17 (2.85%) VMware
4 16 (2.68%) Microsoft
4 16 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (2.51%) HP
6 14 (2.35%) Atlassian
7 12 (2.01%) SAP
8 11 (1.84%) IBM
8 11 (1.84%) MuleSoft
8 11 (1.84%) webMethods
9 10 (1.68%) Perforce
9 10 (1.68%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.51%) WSO2
11 8 (1.34%) Dell
12 7 (1.17%) Black Duck
13 6 (1.01%) Apigee
13 6 (1.01%) Sonatype
14 5 (0.84%) Lotus
14 5 (0.84%) TIBCO