Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 21 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 +15
Contract jobs citing Java 353 289 433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.40% 6.24% 8.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.33% 20.11% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 188 242
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £273 £291 £263
90th Percentile £593 £511 £569
England median daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 14
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +16.28% -28.81%
10th Percentile £24.80 £22.88 £9.00
90th Percentile £38.85 £49.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +5.26%

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 1,581 1,437 1,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.16% 31.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 901 1,064
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £506
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 38 29
West Midlands median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +19.05% -27.59%
10th Percentile £24.65 £11.23 £12.85
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £42.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.44% +5.81% +10.71%

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018. 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 +21 186 £450 +5.26% 44
Coventry +12 63 £400 +3.23% 25
Shropshire -19 38 £476 +3.53% 7
Warwickshire -11 21 £375 - 16
Staffordshire -5 14 £388 +7.64% 17
Herefordshire -3 4 £325 +4.00%
Wolverhampton -4 3 £475 +5.56%
Solihull - 3 £475 - 8
Worcestershire -11 2 £331 -7.02% 12
Kingswinford - 1 £400 - 1
Java
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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.

1 202 (57.22%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (30.31%) TDD
3 101 (28.61%) Spring
4 96 (27.20%) Web Services
5 92 (26.06%) Scrum
6 90 (25.50%) JavaScript
7 86 (24.36%) SQL
8 75 (21.25%) Maven
9 74 (20.96%) HTML
9 74 (20.96%) Git (software)
10 69 (19.55%) Java 8
11 68 (19.26%) Test Automation
11 68 (19.26%) Jenkins
11 68 (19.26%) J2EE
12 66 (18.70%) BDD
12 66 (18.70%) Continuous Integration
13 62 (17.56%) XML
14 60 (17.00%) CSS
15 58 (16.43%) RESTful
16 55 (15.58%) Amazon AWS
17 54 (15.30%) REST
18 53 (15.01%) Security Cleared
18 53 (15.01%) Hibernate
19 52 (14.73%) SOAP
20 49 (13.88%) Oracle
21 47 (13.31%) Selenium
22 44 (12.46%) SC Cleared
23 43 (12.18%) JUnit
23 43 (12.18%) DevOps
24 42 (11.90%) Docker

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 38 (10.76%) WebSphere
2 36 (10.20%) Tomcat
3 23 (6.52%) JBoss
4 21 (5.95%) WebLogic
5 16 (4.53%) Apache
6 10 (2.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 10 (2.83%) Confluence
7 9 (2.55%) nginx
8 8 (2.27%) Documentum
9 6 (1.70%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.70%) IIS
9 6 (1.70%) Mule
10 5 (1.42%) WildFly
11 4 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.13%) Mule ESB
11 4 (1.13%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.13%) WordPress
12 3 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.85%) CMS
12 3 (0.85%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 10 (2.83%) GIMP
1 10 (2.83%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.57%) CATIA
4 2 (0.57%) PTC Creo
4 2 (0.57%) Siemens NX
4 2 (0.57%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.57%) Windchill
5 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.57%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.57%) Magento
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 55 (15.58%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (7.37%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (3.12%) GitHub
5 7 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (1.42%) SaaS
8 4 (1.13%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.13%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.13%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.85%) Serverless
10 2 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.57%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.93%) HTTP
2 12 (3.40%) SSL
3 9 (2.55%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.98%) DNS
5 6 (1.70%) SMS
6 5 (1.42%) Skype
7 4 (1.13%) OpenLDAP
7 4 (1.13%) OpenVPN
7 4 (1.13%) SSH
8 2 (0.57%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.57%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.57%) Firewall
8 2 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.57%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.57%) RTSP
8 2 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.28%) DHCP
9 1 (0.28%) FTP
9 1 (0.28%) Internet
9 1 (0.28%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.35%) Relational Database
2 31 (8.78%) SQL Server
3 30 (8.50%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (5.38%) MySQL
5 16 (4.53%) MongoDB
6 15 (4.25%) NoSQL
6 15 (4.25%) RDBMS
7 9 (2.55%) Big Data
7 9 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.70%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.42%) Hazelcast
10 5 (1.42%) MariaDB
10 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.13%) DB2
11 4 (1.13%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.85%) JasperReports
12 3 (0.85%) Oracle OWB
13 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 75 (21.25%) Maven
2 74 (20.96%) Git (software)
3 68 (19.26%) Jenkins
4 47 (13.31%) Selenium
5 43 (12.18%) JUnit
6 32 (9.07%) SonarQube
7 25 (7.08%) Cucumber
7 25 (7.08%) Mockito
8 24 (6.80%) Subversion
9 23 (6.52%) DbUnit
9 23 (6.52%) jMock
10 22 (6.23%) Eclipse
10 22 (6.23%) JIRA
11 19 (5.38%) Ant
12 13 (3.68%) Gradle
13 9 (2.55%) WebDriver
14 8 (2.27%) Android Studio
14 8 (2.27%) IntelliJ
14 8 (2.27%) Toad
15 7 (1.98%) Grunt
General
1 15 (4.25%) Finance
1 15 (4.25%) Retail
2 10 (2.83%) Automotive
3 9 (2.55%) Banking
4 6 (1.70%) Games
5 4 (1.13%) Advertising
5 4 (1.13%) Law
6 3 (0.85%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.28%) Electronics
8 1 (0.28%) German Language
8 1 (0.28%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 226 (64.02%) Developer
2 157 (44.48%) Java Developer
3 28 (7.93%) Analyst
4 23 (6.52%) Architect
5 22 (6.23%) Full Stack Developer
6 21 (5.95%) Test Analyst
7 19 (5.38%) Senior Developer
8 18 (5.10%) Angular Developer
8 18 (5.10%) Lead Developer
9 16 (4.53%) Lead Java Developer
10 15 (4.25%) Senior Java Developer
11 12 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (3.40%) Software Developer
12 11 (3.12%) Automation Test Analyst
12 11 (3.12%) Tester
12 11 (3.12%) UI Developer
13 10 (2.83%) Agile Java Developer
13 10 (2.83%) Android Developer
13 10 (2.83%) HTML Developer
13 10 (2.83%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (28.61%) Spring
2 96 (27.20%) Web Services
3 74 (20.96%) HTML
4 68 (19.26%) J2EE
5 62 (17.56%) XML
6 60 (17.00%) CSS
7 58 (16.43%) RESTful
8 54 (15.30%) REST
9 53 (15.01%) Hibernate
10 52 (14.73%) SOAP
11 41 (11.61%) Spring Boot
12 40 (11.33%) Apache Camel
13 34 (9.63%) AngularJS
14 32 (9.07%) jQuery
15 31 (8.78%) HTML5
16 30 (8.50%) JSON
17 28 (7.93%) .NET
18 25 (7.08%) Ajax
19 24 (6.80%) CSS3
20 23 (6.52%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.78%) User Experience
2 21 (5.95%) Digital Media
3 17 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.98%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.70%) NHS
9 4 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.13%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.85%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.85%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.85%) Robotics
11 2 (0.57%) Clustering
11 2 (0.57%) DataPower
11 2 (0.57%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.57%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.57%) Social Media
11 2 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.07%) Unix
2 31 (8.78%) Linux
3 28 (7.93%) Windows
4 25 (7.08%) Android
5 11 (3.12%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.70%) CentOS
6 6 (1.70%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.70%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.13%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.57%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (57.22%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (30.31%) TDD
3 92 (26.06%) Scrum
4 68 (19.26%) Test Automation
5 66 (18.70%) BDD
5 66 (18.70%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (12.18%) DevOps
7 42 (11.90%) Kanban
8 40 (11.33%) Microservices
9 30 (8.50%) OO
10 26 (7.37%) E-Commerce
11 25 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (6.80%) Migration
13 23 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
13 23 (6.52%) Open Source
14 22 (6.23%) Mentoring
15 20 (5.67%) Configuration Management
15 20 (5.67%) MVC
15 20 (5.67%) Web Development
16 19 (5.38%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 90 (25.50%) JavaScript
2 86 (24.36%) SQL
3 69 (19.55%) Java 8
4 33 (9.35%) Python
5 27 (7.65%) C#
6 18 (5.10%) Perl
7 17 (4.82%) PL/SQL
8 16 (4.53%) Ruby
9 15 (4.25%) Scala
10 13 (3.68%) Groovy
11 10 (2.83%) VB
12 9 (2.55%) Objective-C
12 9 (2.55%) PHP
13 8 (2.27%) C++
13 8 (2.27%) Haskell
13 8 (2.27%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.98%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.70%) VBScript
16 4 (1.13%) Apple Swift
16 4 (1.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 53 (15.01%) Security Cleared
2 44 (12.46%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.27%) Degree
3 8 (2.27%) ISEB
4 5 (1.42%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.13%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.13%) OCP
6 3 (0.85%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.57%) PhD
7 2 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.40%) QA
2 5 (1.42%) PMO
3 3 (0.85%) GDPR
4 2 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 42 (11.90%) Docker
2 20 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.82%) vSphere
4 7 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.70%) Squid
6 4 (1.13%) Postfix
6 4 (1.13%) vCloud
7 3 (0.85%) Xen
8 2 (0.57%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.57%) NFS
8 2 (0.57%) Samba
8 2 (0.57%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 37 (10.48%) Puppet
2 17 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (3.97%) Terraform
4 12 (3.40%) Ansible
5 9 (2.55%) Kubernetes
6 8 (2.27%) Kibana
7 4 (1.13%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.13%) Grafana
7 4 (1.13%) HP ALM
7 4 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.13%) logstash
7 4 (1.13%) Rancher
7 4 (1.13%) Rsyslog
7 4 (1.13%) Salt
7 4 (1.13%) Sysdig
7 4 (1.13%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.57%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.57%) HockeyApp
8 2 (0.57%) Nagios
8 2 (0.57%) WMI
Vendors
1 49 (13.88%) Oracle
2 24 (6.80%) IBM
2 24 (6.80%) VMware
3 20 (5.67%) Microsoft
4 19 (5.38%) webMethods
5 15 (4.25%) Google
6 12 (3.40%) Pega
7 9 (2.55%) Adobe
8 8 (2.27%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.42%) WSO2
10 4 (1.13%) BEA
10 4 (1.13%) HP
10 4 (1.13%) Informatica
10 4 (1.13%) Jaspersoft
10 4 (1.13%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.13%) Sonatype
10 4 (1.13%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.85%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.85%) SAP
11 3 (0.85%) Unisys