Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 6 months to 17 December 2017 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 18 28
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 -1
Contract jobs citing Java 321 444 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.67% 7.62% 5.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.91% 24.04% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 274 125
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £291 £275
90th Percentile £545 £534 £590
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.00 £32.25 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.08% +303.13% -78.67%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.63 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.95% -0.94% +13.72%

Java 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 1535 1847 1541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.89% 31.68% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1125 910
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £246 £257 £231
90th Percentile £538 £513 £488
England median daily rate £465 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +9.41% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 55 49
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £23.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.30% -23.33% +30.86%
10th Percentile £17.30 £11.20 £12.46
90th Percentile £49.50 £43.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +19.00%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Java in the West Midlands

Java
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in the West Midlands

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in the West Midlands

Java
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in the West Midlands

Java
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 December 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 -3 124 £375 -11.76% 20
Shropshire -8 54 £500 +11.11% 5
Coventry +5 44 £350 -22.22% 9
Warwickshire +14 40 £375 +7.14% 4
Staffordshire +8 14 £350 +2.19% 1
Solihull +11 5 £450 +38.46% 3
Walsall - 5 £580 -
Worcestershire -1 2 £375 +3.45% 3
Herefordshire - 2 £298 -
Java
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Java.

1 173 (53.89%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (28.97%) Spring
3 90 (28.04%) SQL
4 78 (24.30%) Scrum
5 75 (23.36%) TDD
6 74 (23.05%) Jenkins
7 71 (22.12%) Web Services
8 68 (21.18%) JavaScript
9 64 (19.94%) REST
10 63 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
11 62 (19.31%) XML
11 62 (19.31%) Maven
12 61 (19.00%) Oracle
13 58 (18.07%) Git (software)
13 58 (18.07%) Test Automation
14 53 (16.51%) SOAP
15 51 (15.89%) HTML
16 50 (15.58%) JUnit
17 46 (14.33%) JSON
18 45 (14.02%) Docker
19 44 (13.71%) CSS
19 44 (13.71%) Linux
20 42 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
21 41 (12.77%) RESTful
22 40 (12.46%) Android
23 39 (12.15%) DevOps
24 38 (11.84%) Kanban
25 37 (11.53%) Scala
25 37 (11.53%) MongoDB
26 35 (10.90%) Hibernate

Java
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 30 (9.35%) JBoss
2 29 (9.03%) Tomcat
3 24 (7.48%) Apache
4 23 (7.17%) Confluence
5 21 (6.54%) WebSphere
6 20 (6.23%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (5.61%) Apache Spark
8 15 (4.67%) WebLogic
9 11 (3.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 11 (3.43%) WildFly
10 10 (3.12%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (3.12%) GlassFish
11 8 (2.49%) Mule
11 8 (2.49%) nginx
12 5 (1.56%) IBM Notes
13 4 (1.25%) Liferay
13 4 (1.25%) Mule ESB
13 4 (1.25%) OpenStack
13 4 (1.25%) WordPress
14 3 (0.93%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 6 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.56%) Simulink
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.62%) GIMP
4 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.31%) SAP MII
2 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 42 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.67%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (4.05%) Heroku
4 13 (4.05%) PaaS
5 9 (2.80%) GitHub
6 8 (2.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (2.49%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (2.49%) Amazon S3
6 8 (2.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (1.56%) IaaS
7 5 (1.56%) SaaS
8 3 (0.93%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.31%) Office 365
9 1 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.59%) HTTP
2 20 (6.23%) SSL
3 14 (4.36%) DNS
4 11 (3.43%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.80%) Internet
6 8 (2.49%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (2.49%) OpenVPN
6 8 (2.49%) SSH
7 5 (1.56%) Bluetooth
7 5 (1.56%) LDAP
7 5 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (1.56%) RTSP
7 5 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.56%) Wireless
8 4 (1.25%) SMS
9 3 (0.93%) AMQP
10 2 (0.62%) 4G
10 2 (0.62%) 5G
10 2 (0.62%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.31%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.53%) MongoDB
2 31 (9.66%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (7.79%) MySQL
4 22 (6.85%) NoSQL
5 18 (5.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 18 (5.61%) Big Data
6 14 (4.36%) Oracle Database
7 13 (4.05%) Hadoop
8 10 (3.12%) SQL Server
9 8 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (2.18%) MariaDB
11 6 (1.87%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.56%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.25%) DB2
13 4 (1.25%) Power BI
13 4 (1.25%) QlikView
13 4 (1.25%) Spotfire
14 3 (0.93%) GIS
15 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 74 (23.05%) Jenkins
2 62 (19.31%) Maven
3 58 (18.07%) Git (software)
4 50 (15.58%) JUnit
5 34 (10.59%) Selenium
6 33 (10.28%) JIRA
7 20 (6.23%) Eclipse
8 19 (5.92%) SonarQube
9 18 (5.61%) Bitbucket
10 16 (4.98%) Ant
10 16 (4.98%) WebDriver
11 15 (4.67%) Mockito
12 14 (4.36%) Subversion
13 13 (4.05%) Cucumber
14 12 (3.74%) Android Studio
14 12 (3.74%) jMock
15 11 (3.43%) DbUnit
16 10 (3.12%) Hudson
16 10 (3.12%) JBehave
16 10 (3.12%) Liquibase
General
1 12 (3.74%) Automotive
2 11 (3.43%) Finance
3 8 (2.49%) Billing
3 8 (2.49%) Retail
4 4 (1.25%) Advertising
4 4 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.93%) Banking
5 3 (0.93%) Games
6 2 (0.62%) Electronics
6 2 (0.62%) Publishing
6 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.31%) Back Office
7 1 (0.31%) German Language
7 1 (0.31%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 184 (57.32%) Developer
2 102 (31.78%) Java Developer
3 30 (9.35%) Analyst
4 25 (7.79%) Architect
5 22 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 22 (6.85%) Senior Developer
6 19 (5.92%) Test Analyst
7 17 (5.30%) Android Developer
7 17 (5.30%) Consultant
8 16 (4.98%) Lead Developer
9 12 (3.74%) Angular Developer
9 12 (3.74%) Digital Developer
10 11 (3.43%) Java Architect
10 11 (3.43%) Lead DevOps
11 10 (3.12%) Full Stack Developer
11 10 (3.12%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 9 (2.80%) Programmer
13 8 (2.49%) Agile Java Developer
13 8 (2.49%) Automation Test Analyst
13 8 (2.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (28.97%) Spring
2 71 (22.12%) Web Services
3 64 (19.94%) REST
4 62 (19.31%) XML
5 53 (16.51%) SOAP
6 51 (15.89%) HTML
7 46 (14.33%) JSON
8 44 (13.71%) CSS
9 41 (12.77%) RESTful
10 35 (10.90%) Hibernate
11 32 (9.97%) Spring Boot
12 31 (9.66%) J2EE
13 30 (9.35%) AngularJS
14 29 (9.03%) HTML5
15 26 (8.10%) Java SE
16 19 (5.92%) CSS3
16 19 (5.92%) JMS
16 19 (5.92%) jQuery
17 17 (5.30%) Java EE
17 17 (5.30%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.03%) User Experience
2 26 (8.10%) Digital Media
3 16 (4.98%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.36%) Computer Science
5 13 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.74%) Algorithms
7 8 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.18%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.56%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.93%) Robotics
10 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.62%) iPad
11 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.62%) Smart City
11 2 (0.62%) Smart Energy
11 2 (0.62%) Web 2.0
12 1 (0.31%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.71%) Linux
2 40 (12.46%) Android
3 33 (10.28%) Windows
4 29 (9.03%) Unix
5 21 (6.54%) Apple iOS
6 10 (3.12%) CentOS
6 10 (3.12%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.87%) AIX
7 6 (1.87%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.56%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.56%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.93%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.62%) HPUX
11 2 (0.62%) Solaris
11 2 (0.62%) SUSE
12 1 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (53.89%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (24.30%) Scrum
3 75 (23.36%) TDD
4 63 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (18.07%) Test Automation
6 39 (12.15%) DevOps
7 38 (11.84%) Kanban
8 33 (10.28%) Open Source
9 27 (8.41%) Microservices
10 25 (7.79%) BDD
11 24 (7.48%) SOA
11 24 (7.48%) Unit Testing
12 23 (7.17%) OO
12 23 (7.17%) Software Engineering
13 22 (6.85%) Android Development
14 18 (5.61%) E-Commerce
14 18 (5.61%) MVC
15 17 (5.30%) Analytics
16 16 (4.98%) Configuration Management
16 16 (4.98%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (28.04%) SQL
2 68 (21.18%) JavaScript
3 37 (11.53%) Scala
4 31 (9.66%) C#
5 25 (7.79%) Python
6 14 (4.36%) PL/SQL
7 13 (4.05%) Groovy
8 12 (3.74%) C++
8 12 (3.74%) MATLAB
9 11 (3.43%) PHP
10 10 (3.12%) Bash Shell
10 10 (3.12%) Objective-C
11 8 (2.49%) Perl
11 8 (2.49%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.49%) R
11 8 (2.49%) Ruby
12 7 (2.18%) C
12 7 (2.18%) VB
13 5 (1.56%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (6.85%) Degree
2 21 (6.54%) Security Cleared
3 19 (5.92%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.25%) ISEB
5 4 (1.25%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.25%) OCP
5 4 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.93%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.31%) HNC
8 1 (0.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.61%) QA
2 9 (2.80%) SLA
3 3 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.62%) WCAG
5 1 (0.31%) GCP
5 1 (0.31%) WAI
System Software
1 45 (14.02%) Docker
2 13 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.49%) Postfix
3 8 (2.49%) Squid
3 8 (2.49%) vCloud
3 8 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (2.18%) vSphere
5 5 (1.56%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.31%) KVM
6 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (9.97%) Puppet
2 31 (9.66%) Ansible
3 22 (6.85%) Terraform
4 20 (6.23%) Kubernetes
5 13 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.80%) Kibana
7 8 (2.49%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (2.49%) logstash
7 8 (2.49%) Rancher
7 8 (2.49%) Rsyslog
7 8 (2.49%) Sysdig
7 8 (2.49%) ZABBIX
8 7 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (1.56%) Nagios
10 2 (0.62%) HockeyApp
10 2 (0.62%) Salt
11 1 (0.31%) Grafana
Vendors
1 61 (19.00%) Oracle
2 21 (6.54%) VMware
3 13 (4.05%) HP
3 13 (4.05%) IBM
3 13 (4.05%) webMethods
4 11 (3.43%) Atlassian
4 11 (3.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (2.80%) WSO2
6 8 (2.49%) MuleSoft
6 8 (2.49%) Sonatype
7 6 (1.87%) Google
8 5 (1.56%) Dell
8 5 (1.56%) Lotus
8 5 (1.56%) SAP
9 4 (1.25%) Black Duck
9 4 (1.25%) Pega
9 4 (1.25%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.25%) Tableau
10 3 (0.93%) Apigee