Period
to 2 March 2021

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £428 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

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 > West Midlands
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 86 62 76
Rank change year-on-year -24 +14 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 30 98 149
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.61% 3.22% 2.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 3.38% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 79 81
Median daily rate £428 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.89% - +16.50%
10th Percentile £361 £350 £373
90th Percentile £437 £533 £500
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £58.00 £55.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% +10.00% +27.39%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 1,754 2,901 4,784
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.85% 95.36% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,266 1,840 3,063
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £164 £200 £263
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £464 £475
% change year-on-year +2.37% -2.32% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 151 152
Median hourly rate £15.13 £15.85 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.57% -0.94% -13.51%
10th Percentile £12.98 £11.55 £10.53
90th Percentile £26.53 £32.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.46 £18.00
% change year-on-year +19.18% +2.56% -0.06%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the West Midlands

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Java Developer in the West Midlands

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Java Developer in the West Midlands

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Java Developer in the West Midlands

Java Developer
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 Developer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 2 March 2021. 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
Shropshire -3 21 £428 +3.13% 2
Birmingham -26 5 £450 - 14
Solihull +8 2 £225 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 £425 - 9
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 30 (100.00%) Java
2 22 (73.33%) BEA
2 22 (73.33%) OO
3 21 (70.00%) J2EE
3 21 (70.00%) WebLogic
3 21 (70.00%) webMethods
3 21 (70.00%) Git (software)
4 20 (66.67%) Jenkins
4 20 (66.67%) Ansible
4 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (66.67%) Maven
4 20 (66.67%) JSON
4 20 (66.67%) RUP
4 20 (66.67%) SQL
4 20 (66.67%) Java 8
5 19 (63.33%) PL/SQL
5 19 (63.33%) Oracle
5 19 (63.33%) Shell Script
5 19 (63.33%) Unix
6 18 (60.00%) Informatica
7 16 (53.33%) Process Improvement
7 16 (53.33%) Test Strategy
8 12 (40.00%) Spring
9 11 (36.67%) Microservices
10 10 (33.33%) Spring Boot
11 8 (26.67%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (26.67%) WSO2
11 8 (26.67%) Apache Camel
11 8 (26.67%) Linux
12 6 (20.00%) Public Sector

Java Developer Skill Set
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 21 (70.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Flink
1 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (70.00%) Git (software)
2 20 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 20 (66.67%) Maven
3 2 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) CA Gen
4 1 (3.33%) JUnit
4 1 (3.33%) Mockito
4 1 (3.33%) RStudio
4 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 6 (20.00%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (70.00%) J2EE
2 20 (66.67%) JSON
3 12 (40.00%) Spring
4 10 (33.33%) Spring Boot
5 8 (26.67%) Apache Camel
5 8 (26.67%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (6.67%) Flutter
6 2 (6.67%) HTML
7 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.33%) RESTful
7 1 (3.33%) Spring MVC
7 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
1 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Unix
2 8 (26.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) OO
2 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (66.67%) RUP
3 16 (53.33%) Process Improvement
3 16 (53.33%) Test Strategy
4 11 (36.67%) Microservices
5 2 (6.67%) OOP
6 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.33%) Data Extraction
6 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.33%) Machine Learning
6 1 (3.33%) MVC
6 1 (3.33%) Open Source
6 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.33%) Scrum
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.33%) UML
6 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (66.67%) Java 8
2 20 (66.67%) SQL
3 19 (63.33%) PL/SQL
3 19 (63.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.67%) C
4 2 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (6.67%) PHP
4 2 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) COBOL
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) Perl
5 1 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (66.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) BEA
2 21 (70.00%) webMethods
3 19 (63.33%) Oracle
4 18 (60.00%) Informatica
5 8 (26.67%) WSO2
6 1 (3.33%) Pega