Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 84 110
Rank change year-on-year -17 +26 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 91 143 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.88% 2.31% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 2.43% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 95 31
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £246 £250 £306
90th Percentile £530 £480 £425
England median daily rate £503 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.79% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West 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 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 4575 5889 4639
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.05% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2894 3540 2651
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £237 £213
90th Percentile £542 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 238 271
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.21 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.22% -10.51% +5.20%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
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 West Midlands

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in the West Midlands

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in the West Midlands

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor 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 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
Birmingham +6 53 £338 -15.63% 7
Shropshire -1 11 £525 +26.51% 1
Coventry +10 10 £338 -15.63% 5
Warwickshire +6 6 £338 +3.85% 2
Staffordshire +9 4 £300 - 1
Solihull - 1 £450 - 2
Java Developer
England

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 West Midlands region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 91 (100.00%) Java
2 71 (78.02%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (53.85%) Spring
4 43 (47.25%) Maven
5 40 (43.96%) TDD
6 39 (42.86%) Web Services
7 30 (32.97%) Git (software)
8 27 (29.67%) Scrum
9 25 (27.47%) SOAP
10 22 (24.18%) JavaScript
10 22 (24.18%) JUnit
11 21 (23.08%) HTML
11 21 (23.08%) Java SE
11 21 (23.08%) Digital Media
11 21 (23.08%) Jenkins
12 20 (21.98%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (21.98%) XML
13 19 (20.88%) SQL
13 19 (20.88%) REST
14 17 (18.68%) AngularJS
14 17 (18.68%) RESTful
14 17 (18.68%) CSS
15 16 (17.58%) J2EE
15 16 (17.58%) Kanban
15 16 (17.58%) Hibernate
16 15 (16.48%) JSON
17 14 (15.38%) Linux
18 13 (14.29%) HTTP
19 12 (13.19%) Open Source
19 12 (13.19%) Mockito

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 11 (12.09%) JBoss
2 10 (10.99%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.59%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.49%) Apache
5 4 (4.40%) Mule
5 4 (4.40%) Mule ESB
5 4 (4.40%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) GIMP
1 1 (1.10%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.10%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.29%) HTTP
2 7 (7.69%) SSL
3 3 (3.30%) AMQP
4 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.10%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) MongoDB
2 5 (5.49%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.30%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.10%) MySQL
5 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (47.25%) Maven
2 30 (32.97%) Git (software)
3 22 (24.18%) JUnit
4 21 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 12 (13.19%) Mockito
6 10 (10.99%) DbUnit
6 10 (10.99%) jMock
6 10 (10.99%) SonarQube
6 10 (10.99%) Subversion
7 9 (9.89%) Eclipse
8 6 (6.59%) Ant
8 6 (6.59%) Selenium
9 5 (5.49%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.40%) IntelliJ
11 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
11 2 (2.20%) Gradle
11 2 (2.20%) JIRA
11 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
12 1 (1.10%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 2 (2.20%) Automotive
2 1 (1.10%) Banking
2 1 (1.10%) Finance
2 1 (1.10%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (53.85%) Spring
2 39 (42.86%) Web Services
3 25 (27.47%) SOAP
4 21 (23.08%) HTML
4 21 (23.08%) Java SE
5 20 (21.98%) XML
6 19 (20.88%) REST
7 17 (18.68%) AngularJS
7 17 (18.68%) CSS
7 17 (18.68%) RESTful
8 16 (17.58%) Hibernate
8 16 (17.58%) J2EE
9 15 (16.48%) JSON
10 11 (12.09%) HTML5
11 10 (10.99%) PowerMock
12 9 (9.89%) jQuery
12 9 (9.89%) Spring Boot
13 7 (7.69%) CSS3
13 7 (7.69%) J2SE
13 7 (7.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.08%) Digital Media
2 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.40%) User Experience
4 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.10%) Fintech
4 1 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.38%) Linux
2 9 (9.89%) Unix
3 3 (3.30%) Android
3 3 (3.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (78.02%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (43.96%) TDD
3 27 (29.67%) Scrum
4 20 (21.98%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (17.58%) Kanban
6 12 (13.19%) Open Source
7 11 (12.09%) Test Automation
8 10 (10.99%) BDD
8 10 (10.99%) Microservices
9 8 (8.79%) OO
10 7 (7.69%) E-Commerce
11 6 (6.59%) Integration Testing
11 6 (6.59%) SOA
11 6 (6.59%) Unit Testing
12 5 (5.49%) DevOps
12 5 (5.49%) Sequence Diagram
13 4 (4.40%) Coaching
13 4 (4.40%) Conceptual Models
13 4 (4.40%) Mentoring
13 4 (4.40%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 91 (100.00%) Java
2 22 (24.18%) JavaScript
3 19 (20.88%) SQL
4 8 (8.79%) Scala
5 5 (5.49%) Python
6 3 (3.30%) C#
6 3 (3.30%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.20%) C
7 2 (2.20%) C++
7 2 (2.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.40%) Degree
2 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.10%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (4.40%) vSphere
2 3 (3.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) Ansible
2 3 (3.30%) Puppet
3 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (5.49%) Oracle
1 5 (5.49%) WSO2
2 4 (4.40%) VMware
3 3 (3.30%) Google
3 3 (3.30%) MuleSoft
3 3 (3.30%) webMethods
4 2 (2.20%) Pegasus
5 1 (1.10%) Mentor Graphics
5 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow