Period
to 18 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Java 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java 8 over the 6 months to 18 August 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 SE 8
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 119 141
Rank change year-on-year -21 +22 +71
Contract jobs citing Java 8 33 76 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.76% 1.49% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.13% 4.51% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 60 32
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.18% +27.17%
10th Percentile £409 £359 £363
90th Percentile £538 £550 £590
England median daily rate £550 £525 £515
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% -

Java 8 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 West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,546 1,687 1,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.67% 33.05% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,038 1,052 885
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £288 £288 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 35
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.13% -11.54% +30.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.25 £18.80
90th Percentile £52.25 £48.63 £75.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Java 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Java 8 in the West Midlands

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java 8 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java 8 in the West Midlands

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java 8 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java 8 in the West Midlands

Java 8
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java 8 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 August 2019. 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
Birmingham -14 30 £450 - 4
Solihull +7 2 £450 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 £350 - 2
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Java 8 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Java 8.

1 33 (100.00%) Java
2 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (57.58%) Spring
4 17 (51.52%) SQL
5 15 (45.45%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
6 14 (42.42%) RESTful
6 14 (42.42%) PL/SQL
7 13 (39.39%) AngularJS
8 12 (36.36%) Test Automation
8 12 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
9 11 (33.33%) Cucumber
9 11 (33.33%) SoapUI
10 10 (30.30%) Docker
10 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (30.30%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (27.27%) Jenkins
11 9 (27.27%) Spring Boot
11 9 (27.27%) Scrum
11 9 (27.27%) Oracle
12 8 (24.24%) Creative Thinking
12 8 (24.24%) Analytical Thinking
13 7 (21.21%) CSS
13 7 (21.21%) Migration
13 7 (21.21%) JIRA
13 7 (21.21%) Selenium
13 7 (21.21%) Confluence
13 7 (21.21%) WebDriver

Java 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 7 (21.21%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 12 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (15.15%) NoSQL
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (9.09%) Hazelcast
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 11 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 9 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 7 (21.21%) JIRA
3 7 (21.21%) Selenium
3 7 (21.21%) WebDriver
4 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 5 (15.15%) JMeter
6 2 (6.06%) JUnit
7 1 (3.03%) DbUnit
7 1 (3.03%) jMock
7 1 (3.03%) Maven
7 1 (3.03%) Mockito
7 1 (3.03%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (9.09%) Public Sector
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (87.88%) Developer
2 24 (72.73%) Java Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Cloud Developer
4 5 (15.15%) DBA
5 4 (12.12%) Automation Tester
5 4 (12.12%) Developer in Test
5 4 (12.12%) Tester
6 3 (9.09%) AWS Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Java Developer in Test
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
7 2 (6.06%) JIRA Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Agile Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Database Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Java Automation Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (57.58%) Spring
2 14 (42.42%) RESTful
3 13 (39.39%) AngularJS
4 9 (27.27%) Spring Boot
5 7 (21.21%) CSS
6 4 (12.12%) Hibernate
6 4 (12.12%) SOAP
7 3 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (9.09%) Thymeleaf
8 2 (6.06%) Node.js
8 2 (6.06%) Play Framework
9 1 (3.03%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (3.03%) Ember.js
9 1 (3.03%) JAX-RS
9 1 (3.03%) JMS
9 1 (3.03%) PowerMock
9 1 (3.03%) REST
9 1 (3.03%) Spring Cloud
9 1 (3.03%) Web Services
9 1 (3.03%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 10 (30.30%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (27.27%) Scrum
5 8 (24.24%) Analytical Thinking
5 8 (24.24%) Creative Thinking
6 7 (21.21%) Migration
7 6 (18.18%) API Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Kanban
7 6 (18.18%) Web Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Load Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Microservices
8 5 (15.15%) Performance Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
9 4 (12.12%) API Integration
9 4 (12.12%) DevOps
9 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
9 4 (12.12%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (51.52%) SQL
3 14 (42.42%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.06%) Scala
5 1 (3.03%) Kotlin
5 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle
2 6 (18.18%) Google