Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 135 124
Rank change year-on-year -11 -11 +46
Contract jobs citing Java 8 12 71 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.38% 1.41% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 3.94% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 43 47
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +33.33% -24.16%
10th Percentile £425 £383 £244
90th Percentile £529 £550 £441
England median daily rate £550 £538 £513
% change year-on-year +2.33% +4.88% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £46.00 £36.64 -
% change year-on-year +25.54% - -

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 1,058 1,803 1,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.60% 35.87% 33.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 1,075 1,000
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £310 £306 £246
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 58
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +37.40% +31.00%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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
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 19 February 2020. 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 -29 11 £463 +2.78% 5
Shropshire +26 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 11 (91.67%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Microservices
3 6 (50.00%) Node.js
3 6 (50.00%) Spring
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) TDD
4 5 (41.67%) CSS
4 5 (41.67%) HTML
4 5 (41.67%) RESTful
4 5 (41.67%) Spring Boot
5 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 4 (33.33%) Public Sector
5 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 4 (33.33%) Unix
5 4 (33.33%) Pair Programming
6 3 (25.00%) JUnit
6 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Asynchronous Programming
6 3 (25.00%) Spock
6 3 (25.00%) React
6 3 (25.00%) ES6
6 3 (25.00%) Vue.js
7 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
7 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
7 2 (16.67%) Progressive Web App
7 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

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 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) AWS
1 2 (16.67%) Azure
2 1 (8.33%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) Hazelcast
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) JUnit
2 3 (25.00%) Spock
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) JMeter
3 1 (8.33%) Mocha
3 1 (8.33%) Mockito
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (33.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Senior Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Digital Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Functional Tester
6 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Scala Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Node.js
1 6 (50.00%) Spring
2 5 (41.67%) CSS
2 5 (41.67%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) RESTful
2 5 (41.67%) Spring Boot
3 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 3 (25.00%) React
4 3 (25.00%) Vue.js
5 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
6 1 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (8.33%) Ajax
6 1 (8.33%) CSS3
6 1 (8.33%) HTML5
6 1 (8.33%) JAX-RS
6 1 (8.33%) JSON
6 1 (8.33%) Kafka
6 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (8.33%) REST
6 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Microservices
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) Pair Programming
4 3 (25.00%) Asynchronous Programming
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (16.67%) Progressive Web App
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Kanban
6 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (8.33%) Test Management
6 1 (8.33%) Web Design
6 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (25.00%) ES6
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Groovy
4 1 (8.33%) Java 9
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (8.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Splunk