Period
to 17 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 11 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 -13
Contract jobs citing Java 391 458 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.92% 8.98% 6.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.94% 27.15% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 243 188
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £363 £311 £309
90th Percentile £614 £575 £575
England median daily rate £525 £501 £500
% change year-on-year +4.90% +0.10% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -31.82% +155.81%
England median hourly rate £44.50 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +3.49% +4.88% +13.89%

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 1,568 1,687 1,333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.79% 33.06% 30.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,047 1,052 877
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £288 £288 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 35
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.13% -11.54% +30.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.25 £18.80
90th Percentile £52.25 £48.63 £75.00
England median hourly rate £44.96 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.04% +5.00% +6.67%

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 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 August 2019. 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 0 150 £463 +2.78% 49
Shropshire 0 149 £500 +8.70% 7
Coventry -6 30 £425 -2.97% 18
Worcestershire -3 17 £363 +7.41% 17
Warwickshire +5 14 £544 +11.54% 8
Solihull +4 7 £463 +15.63% 9
Staffordshire +7 6 £453 +13.13% 14
Wolverhampton +3 1 £465 -0.80% 2
Java
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Java 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.

1 210 (53.71%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (36.32%) Amazon AWS
3 114 (29.16%) SQL
4 104 (26.60%) Scrum
5 101 (25.83%) DevOps
6 97 (24.81%) Web Services
7 94 (24.04%) Jenkins
8 88 (22.51%) Spring
9 86 (21.99%) Security Cleared
10 83 (21.23%) RESTful
11 82 (20.97%) Git (software)
12 78 (19.95%) Continuous Integration
13 76 (19.44%) SOAP
14 75 (19.18%) Microservices
15 72 (18.41%) SC Cleared
16 69 (17.65%) J2EE
16 69 (17.65%) Oracle
16 69 (17.65%) Linux
17 63 (16.11%) Unix
17 63 (16.11%) Maven
18 61 (15.60%) .NET
18 61 (15.60%) JavaScript
19 55 (14.07%) XML
20 53 (13.55%) Migration
21 52 (13.30%) Test Strategy
22 51 (13.04%) AngularJS
22 51 (13.04%) CSS
23 50 (12.79%) Test Automation
24 49 (12.53%) BDD
24 49 (12.53%) PostgreSQL

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 45 (11.51%) Confluence
2 32 (8.18%) Documentum
3 28 (7.16%) WebLogic
4 19 (4.86%) Tomcat
5 15 (3.84%) nginx
6 14 (3.58%) Apache
7 13 (3.32%) IIS
7 13 (3.32%) Jetty
7 13 (3.32%) WebSphere
8 12 (3.07%) Mongrel
9 5 (1.28%) CMS
10 3 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.77%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.26%) JBoss
12 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (3.84%) GIMP
1 15 (3.84%) Photoshop
2 10 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (3.58%) assyst
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.26%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 142 (36.32%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
3 45 (11.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (6.91%) Google Cloud Platform
5 24 (6.14%) Amazon SQS
6 13 (3.32%) Google App Engine
7 10 (2.56%) Serverless
8 9 (2.30%) Amazon EKS
8 9 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (2.05%) Amazon S3
9 8 (2.05%) GitHub
10 7 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (1.28%) IaaS
11 5 (1.28%) PaaS
12 4 (1.02%) IBM Blueworks
13 2 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.51%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.51%) SaaS
14 1 (0.26%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 25 (6.39%) HTTP
3 22 (5.63%) SSL
4 15 (3.84%) DNS
5 12 (3.07%) DHCP
5 12 (3.07%) FTP
5 12 (3.07%) IPsec
6 10 (2.56%) Firewall
7 2 (0.51%) AMQP
7 2 (0.51%) Internet
8 1 (0.26%) 802.11
8 1 (0.26%) Network Security
8 1 (0.26%) SAN
8 1 (0.26%) SNMP
8 1 (0.26%) SSH
8 1 (0.26%) VoIP
8 1 (0.26%) VPN
8 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.53%) PostgreSQL
2 29 (7.42%) NoSQL
3 26 (6.65%) Amazon RDS
4 21 (5.37%) SQL Server
5 18 (4.60%) Hadoop
5 18 (4.60%) Pentaho
6 17 (4.35%) Big Data
6 17 (4.35%) Oracle Database
7 14 (3.58%) MongoDB
8 13 (3.32%) MySQL
9 12 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (2.81%) Oracle Database 12c
10 11 (2.81%) Relational Database
11 10 (2.56%) Oracle OWB
12 9 (2.30%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.77%) BigQuery
14 3 (0.77%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 94 (24.04%) Jenkins
2 82 (20.97%) Git (software)
3 63 (16.11%) Maven
4 49 (12.53%) JIRA
5 47 (12.02%) JUnit
6 37 (9.46%) Mockito
6 37 (9.46%) Selenium
7 35 (8.95%) jMock
8 33 (8.44%) Cucumber
9 32 (8.18%) SonarQube
10 31 (7.93%) DbUnit
11 20 (5.12%) GitLab
11 20 (5.12%) WebDriver
12 16 (4.09%) SoapUI
13 15 (3.84%) Bitbucket
14 14 (3.58%) CA Gen
15 13 (3.32%) Ant
16 12 (3.07%) Gradle
16 12 (3.07%) Travis CI
16 12 (3.07%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (4.60%) Retail
2 5 (1.28%) Advertising
2 5 (1.28%) Marketing
3 4 (1.02%) Finance
4 3 (0.77%) Back Office
4 3 (0.77%) Banking
4 3 (0.77%) Legal
5 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.26%) Electronics
6 1 (0.26%) French Language
6 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 205 (52.43%) Developer
2 108 (27.62%) Java Developer
3 68 (17.39%) Architect
4 43 (11.00%) Java Architect
5 33 (8.44%) Integration Architect
5 33 (8.44%) Technical Architect
6 32 (8.18%) Senior Developer
7 28 (7.16%) Documentum Developer
8 27 (6.91%) Java Technical Architect
9 25 (6.39%) DevOps Engineer
10 24 (6.14%) Senior Documentum Developer
11 22 (5.63%) Tester
12 20 (5.12%) Automation Tester
12 20 (5.12%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
13 19 (4.86%) AWS Architect
14 18 (4.60%) Migration Architect
15 15 (3.84%) Angular Developer
15 15 (3.84%) Software Engineer
16 14 (3.58%) Cloud Architect
16 14 (3.58%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (24.81%) Web Services
2 88 (22.51%) Spring
3 83 (21.23%) RESTful
4 76 (19.44%) SOAP
5 69 (17.65%) J2EE
6 61 (15.60%) .NET
7 55 (14.07%) XML
8 51 (13.04%) AngularJS
8 51 (13.04%) CSS
9 48 (12.28%) HTML
10 47 (12.02%) JSON
11 37 (9.46%) Spring Boot
12 34 (8.70%) HTML5
13 33 (8.44%) CSS3
14 32 (8.18%) REST
15 31 (7.93%) PowerMock
16 30 (7.67%) Java EE
17 28 (7.16%) ActiveMQ
17 28 (7.16%) Middleware
18 24 (6.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.37%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.35%) Robotics
4 12 (3.07%) User Experience
5 11 (2.81%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (1.28%) NHS
7 4 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.02%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.77%) Tandem
9 2 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) Social Media
10 1 (0.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.26%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.26%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.26%) SCADA
10 1 (0.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 69 (17.65%) Linux
2 63 (16.11%) Unix
3 18 (4.60%) Windows
4 10 (2.56%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.26%) Android
6 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.26%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.26%) Solaris
6 1 (0.26%) VMS
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (53.71%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (26.60%) Scrum
3 101 (25.83%) DevOps
4 78 (19.95%) Continuous Integration
5 75 (19.18%) Microservices
6 53 (13.55%) Migration
7 52 (13.30%) Test Strategy
8 50 (12.79%) Test Automation
9 49 (12.53%) BDD
10 47 (12.02%) TDD
11 44 (11.25%) Open Source
12 41 (10.49%) Configuration Management
12 41 (10.49%) Kanban
13 39 (9.97%) SOA
14 31 (7.93%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 30 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
16 29 (7.42%) Process Improvement
17 28 (7.16%) Mentoring
18 24 (6.14%) Robotic Process Automation
19 21 (5.37%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 114 (29.16%) SQL
2 61 (15.60%) JavaScript
3 40 (10.23%) PL/SQL
4 33 (8.44%) Java 8
5 30 (7.67%) Shell Script
6 21 (5.37%) PHP
7 17 (4.35%) C#
8 16 (4.09%) Perl
9 14 (3.58%) C++
9 14 (3.58%) Python
10 6 (1.53%) Scala
10 6 (1.53%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.28%) C
12 3 (0.77%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.77%) Go
12 3 (0.77%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.77%) Ruby
13 2 (0.51%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.26%) Groovy
14 1 (0.26%) Lua
Qualifications
1 86 (21.99%) Security Cleared
2 72 (18.41%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.88%) Degree
4 10 (2.56%) ISEB
4 10 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.77%) MCSA
7 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.77%) RHCE
7 3 (0.77%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.26%) CGEIT
8 1 (0.26%) CISA
8 1 (0.26%) CISM
8 1 (0.26%) CISSP
8 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.26%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.56%) QA
1 10 (2.56%) SLA
2 5 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) GDPR
4 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (12.28%) Docker
2 23 (5.88%) Postfix
3 13 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.07%) Xen
5 10 (2.56%) LXC
6 3 (0.77%) PowerDNS
7 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (6.91%) Puppet
2 24 (6.14%) Terraform
3 12 (3.07%) Kubernetes
3 12 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (2.81%) Ansible
5 5 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (0.77%) MIIS
6 3 (0.77%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.26%) Grafana
7 1 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.26%) Nagios
7 1 (0.26%) Nessus
7 1 (0.26%) Nmap
7 1 (0.26%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 69 (17.65%) Oracle
2 43 (11.00%) Google
3 35 (8.95%) webMethods
4 32 (8.18%) Microsoft
5 25 (6.39%) Pega
6 20 (5.12%) Informatica
6 20 (5.12%) VMware
7 18 (4.60%) BEA
7 18 (4.60%) Cloudera
8 14 (3.58%) WSO2
9 11 (2.81%) IBM
10 8 (2.05%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.79%) SAP
12 6 (1.53%) UiPath
13 5 (1.28%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.28%) Splunk
14 4 (1.02%) OpenText
15 3 (0.77%) Adobe
15 3 (0.77%) Atlassian