The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 60 100
Rank change year-on-year +5 +40  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 62 70 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.77% 2.55% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.94% 2.66% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 42 20
Median daily rate £445 £363 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.75% +8.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £228 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.12% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £43.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +15.13%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2107 2627 2407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.15% 95.63% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 1463 1357
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 70 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Java Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +32 14 £450 +17.64% 1
Coventry +3 12 £356 +9.61% 2
Birmingham -8 12 £450 +12.50% 7
Staffordshire +6 6 £425 +40.49% 1
Warwickshire -5 4 £375 +17.18%
Herefordshire - 2 £375 -
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 98 (98.99%) Java
2 69 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (38.38%) Spring
3 38 (38.38%) CSS
4 36 (36.36%) HTML
5 33 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 31 (31.31%) Hibernate
7 30 (30.30%) Open Source
8 29 (29.29%) REST
9 27 (27.27%) Scala
9 27 (27.27%) Microservices
9 27 (27.27%) Linux
10 26 (26.26%) TDD
11 25 (25.25%) JSON
12 24 (24.24%) XML
13 23 (23.23%) AngularJS
13 23 (23.23%) RESTful
13 23 (23.23%) MongoDB
14 21 (21.21%) Docker
14 21 (21.21%) Scrum
15 20 (20.20%) jQuery
16 19 (19.19%) Play Framework
16 19 (19.19%) NoSQL
16 19 (19.19%) J2EE
17 17 (17.17%) Puppet
17 17 (17.17%) HTML5
18 16 (16.16%) Git (software)
18 16 (16.16%) Continuous Integration
18 16 (16.16%) Relational Database
19 15 (15.15%) IntelliJ

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 7 (7.07%) JBoss
1 7 (7.07%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.06%) Confluence
3 4 (4.04%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.02%) Apache
5 2 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.01%) Documentum
6 1 (1.01%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Slack
2 2 (2.02%) GitHub
2 2 (2.02%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) HTTP
1 3 (3.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.23%) MongoDB
2 19 (19.19%) NoSQL
3 16 (16.16%) Relational Database
4 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 8 (8.08%) Hazelcast
6 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (5.05%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.02%) GIS
8 2 (2.02%) MySQL
8 2 (2.02%) Redis
9 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 16 (16.16%) Git (software)
2 15 (15.15%) IntelliJ
3 14 (14.14%) JUnit
4 10 (10.10%) Jenkins
5 9 (9.09%) Subversion
6 8 (8.08%) Ant
6 8 (8.08%) Maven
7 6 (6.06%) Eclipse
7 6 (6.06%) JIRA
8 5 (5.05%) Cucumber
8 5 (5.05%) Mockito
8 5 (5.05%) Selenium
9 4 (4.04%) Gradle
10 2 (2.02%) PVCS
10 2 (2.02%) SonarQube
10 2 (2.02%) TestNG
11 1 (1.01%) git-flow
11 1 (1.01%) Protractor
11 1 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (1.01%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (12.12%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Games
3 1 (1.01%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (38.38%) CSS
1 38 (38.38%) Spring
2 36 (36.36%) HTML
3 31 (31.31%) Hibernate
4 29 (29.29%) REST
5 25 (25.25%) JSON
6 24 (24.24%) XML
7 23 (23.23%) AngularJS
7 23 (23.23%) RESTful
8 20 (20.20%) jQuery
9 19 (19.19%) J2EE
9 19 (19.19%) Play Framework
10 17 (17.17%) HTML5
11 9 (9.09%) Spring Boot
12 8 (8.08%) React
13 7 (7.07%) CSS3
13 7 (7.07%) Java EE
13 7 (7.07%) JPA
14 6 (6.06%) .NET
14 6 (6.06%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.05%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.01%) User Experience
3 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.27%) Linux
2 8 (8.08%) Unix
3 3 (3.03%) Android
3 3 (3.03%) Windows
4 2 (2.02%) AIX
4 2 (2.02%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.01%) Debian
5 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (30.30%) Open Source
3 27 (27.27%) Microservices
4 26 (26.26%) TDD
5 21 (21.21%) Scrum
6 16 (16.16%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (14.14%) Web Development
8 12 (12.12%) BDD
9 10 (10.10%) High Availability
9 10 (10.10%) SOLID
10 9 (9.09%) OO
10 9 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (8.08%) API Development
11 8 (8.08%) Low Latency
12 7 (7.07%) Waterfall
13 6 (6.06%) Front End Development
13 6 (6.06%) Pair Programming
13 6 (6.06%) Visualisation
14 5 (5.05%) Automated Testing
14 5 (5.05%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 98 (98.99%) Java
2 33 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 27 (27.27%) Scala
4 13 (13.13%) SQL
5 6 (6.06%) Ruby
6 5 (5.05%) C#
6 5 (5.05%) Python
7 3 (3.03%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.02%) Groovy
8 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.01%) PHP
9 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.04%) Sun Certification
2 3 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) QA
System Software
1 21 (21.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (17.17%) Puppet
2 3 (3.03%) Grafana
2 3 (3.03%) Kibana
2 3 (3.03%) logstash
2 3 (3.03%) rkt
3 1 (1.01%) Ansible
3 1 (1.01%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (6.06%) Oracle
2 3 (3.03%) AppDynamics
2 3 (3.03%) Google
2 3 (3.03%) Splunk
3 2 (2.02%) Pega
3 2 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.02%) Sun
3 2 (2.02%) webMethods
4 1 (1.01%) IBM
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.01%) Xamarin
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