Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 8 19
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 283 544 352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.13% 10.79% 7.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.08% 30.07% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 296 214
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.70% -4.35%
10th Percentile £360 £331 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £539
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +54.55% +10.00%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +8.43% +5.06%

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 1,045 1,809 1,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.73% 35.88% 33.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 1,074 1,014
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 53
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +36.36% +32.00%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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 +5 114 £475 +5.56% 71
Shropshire -3 96 £425 -5.56% 14
Coventry +23 48 £488 +8.33% 20
Warwickshire -12 10 £375 -22.08% 5
Worcestershire +13 5 £413 - 39
Staffordshire +19 3 - - 13
Solihull +3 1 - - 4
Java
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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.

1 127 (44.88%) SQL
2 123 (43.46%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (36.75%) Unix
4 92 (32.51%) Spring
5 86 (30.39%) Microservices
6 85 (30.04%) Git (software)
7 82 (28.98%) Continuous Integration
8 80 (28.27%) REST
9 77 (27.21%) Test Automation
9 77 (27.21%) Oracle
10 74 (26.15%) SOAP
11 72 (25.44%) Jenkins
12 69 (24.38%) AWS
13 67 (23.67%) XML
14 65 (22.97%) Maven
14 65 (22.97%) RESTful
15 61 (21.55%) Scrum
15 61 (21.55%) JUnit
16 60 (21.20%) Docker
17 59 (20.85%) Windows
18 58 (20.49%) Security Cleared
19 57 (20.14%) Web Services
20 55 (19.43%) WebLogic
20 55 (19.43%) Kanban
20 55 (19.43%) Mockito
20 55 (19.43%) Test Strategy
21 54 (19.08%) BDD
21 54 (19.08%) Azure
21 54 (19.08%) Public Sector
22 53 (18.73%) AngularJS

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 55 (19.43%) WebLogic
2 37 (13.07%) Confluence
3 9 (3.18%) SAS
4 5 (1.77%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.06%) Apache
5 3 (1.06%) WinCC
6 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.71%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.71%) JBoss
6 2 (0.71%) nginx
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.35%) IIS
7 1 (0.35%) Liferay
7 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.35%) Mule
7 1 (0.35%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (7.77%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (3.89%) GIMP
2 11 (3.89%) Photoshop
3 9 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) assyst
2 4 (1.41%) SAP FI-CA
2 4 (1.41%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 69 (24.38%) AWS
2 54 (19.08%) Azure
3 43 (15.19%) Amazon EC2
4 42 (14.84%) Amazon SQS
5 18 (6.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (5.30%) GitHub
7 11 (3.89%) GCP
8 10 (3.53%) PaaS
9 9 (3.18%) Power Platform
10 6 (2.12%) SaaS
11 3 (1.06%) Serverless
12 2 (0.71%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.71%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.71%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.35%) Office 365
13 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.12%) HTTPS
2 5 (1.77%) HTTP
3 4 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.06%) SSL
5 1 (0.35%) DSL
5 1 (0.35%) Firewall
5 1 (0.35%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.35%) Network Security
5 1 (0.35%) SAN
5 1 (0.35%) VPN
5 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.96%) PostgreSQL
2 42 (14.84%) Amazon RDS
3 37 (13.07%) SQL Server
4 24 (8.48%) MongoDB
5 16 (5.65%) NoSQL
5 16 (5.65%) Oracle OWB
6 12 (4.24%) Hadoop
6 12 (4.24%) Pentaho
7 10 (3.53%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (3.18%) MySQL
8 9 (3.18%) Power BI
9 7 (2.47%) Oracle Database
10 6 (2.12%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (1.77%) Big Data
11 5 (1.77%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (1.06%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 85 (30.04%) Git (software)
2 72 (25.44%) Jenkins
3 65 (22.97%) Maven
4 61 (21.55%) JUnit
5 55 (19.43%) Mockito
6 45 (15.90%) SonarQube
7 44 (15.55%) DbUnit
7 44 (15.55%) jMock
8 37 (13.07%) JIRA
9 28 (9.89%) Cucumber
10 23 (8.13%) Bitbucket
11 13 (4.59%) Selenium
12 12 (4.24%) webpack
13 11 (3.89%) Gradle
13 11 (3.89%) gulp
13 11 (3.89%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (3.18%) CA Gen
14 9 (3.18%) Grunt
14 9 (3.18%) Vagrant
15 8 (2.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 54 (19.08%) Public Sector
2 8 (2.83%) Retail
3 6 (2.12%) Finance
4 2 (0.71%) Automotive
4 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.35%) Electronics
5 1 (0.35%) Legal
5 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 164 (57.95%) Developer
2 98 (34.63%) Java Developer
3 24 (8.48%) Test Manager
4 20 (7.07%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 19 (6.71%) Senior Developer
6 18 (6.36%) Tester
7 16 (5.65%) Architect
7 16 (5.65%) Azure Developer
8 15 (5.30%) Software Engineer
9 12 (4.24%) Automation Tester
10 11 (3.89%) Analyst
10 11 (3.89%) Test Analyst
10 11 (3.89%) UI Developer
11 9 (3.18%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (3.18%) Software Developer
12 8 (2.83%) Lead Developer
12 8 (2.83%) Node.js Developer
12 8 (2.83%) QA Tester
13 6 (2.12%) Senior Java Developer
14 5 (1.77%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (32.51%) Spring
2 80 (28.27%) REST
3 74 (26.15%) SOAP
4 67 (23.67%) XML
5 65 (22.97%) RESTful
6 57 (20.14%) Web Services
7 53 (18.73%) AngularJS
8 47 (16.61%) ActiveMQ
9 44 (15.55%) JSON
9 44 (15.55%) PowerMock
10 41 (14.49%) HTML
11 40 (14.13%) Node.js
12 38 (13.43%) CSS
12 38 (13.43%) Hibernate
13 34 (12.01%) J2EE
13 34 (12.01%) JPA
14 33 (11.66%) Spring Cloud
15 26 (9.19%) OpenID
16 25 (8.83%) Spring Boot
17 20 (7.07%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.07%) User Experience
2 19 (6.71%) PKI
3 12 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.83%) NHS
5 6 (2.12%) Robotics
6 4 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.41%) SCADA
7 2 (0.71%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.71%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 104 (36.75%) Unix
2 59 (20.85%) Windows
3 27 (9.54%) Linux
4 5 (1.77%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.41%) Android
6 3 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.06%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.06%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.35%) CentOS
8 1 (0.35%) Debian
8 1 (0.35%) VMS
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (43.46%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (30.39%) Microservices
3 82 (28.98%) Continuous Integration
4 77 (27.21%) Test Automation
5 61 (21.55%) Scrum
6 55 (19.43%) Kanban
6 55 (19.43%) Test Strategy
7 54 (19.08%) BDD
8 53 (18.73%) TDD
9 46 (16.25%) Open Source
10 41 (14.49%) SDLC
11 40 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (12.72%) DevOps
13 30 (10.60%) BPMN
14 29 (10.25%) Mentoring
15 27 (9.54%) Process Improvement
16 26 (9.19%) Configuration Management
16 26 (9.19%) Software Engineering
17 24 (8.48%) Data Modelling
17 24 (8.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 127 (44.88%) SQL
2 43 (15.19%) JavaScript
3 33 (11.66%) Python
4 30 (10.60%) Bash Shell
5 29 (10.25%) PL/SQL
6 28 (9.89%) C#
6 28 (9.89%) PowerShell
7 23 (8.13%) Shell Script
8 12 (4.24%) Ruby
9 11 (3.89%) C
9 11 (3.89%) Java 8
9 11 (3.89%) Perl
10 10 (3.53%) Scala
10 10 (3.53%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.83%) C++
12 3 (1.06%) ES6
12 3 (1.06%) Groovy
12 3 (1.06%) R
13 2 (0.71%) Go
13 2 (0.71%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 58 (20.49%) Security Cleared
2 52 (18.37%) SC Cleared
3 28 (9.89%) ISEB
4 16 (5.65%) ISTQB
5 14 (4.95%) ISEB Practitioner
5 14 (4.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.41%) Degree
7 1 (0.35%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.59%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.06%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) GDPR
3 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 60 (21.20%) Docker
2 41 (14.49%) Postfix
3 23 (8.13%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.06%) HDFS
4 3 (1.06%) OpenIDM
5 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.71%) vSphere
6 1 (0.35%) Firmware
6 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.35%) LXC
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.35%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.35%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (4.59%) Kubernetes
2 12 (4.24%) Ansible
3 8 (2.83%) Terraform
4 7 (2.47%) Puppet
5 4 (1.41%) Kibana
6 3 (1.06%) Grafana
6 3 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.35%) logstash
8 1 (0.35%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 77 (27.21%) Oracle
2 47 (16.61%) Microsoft
3 42 (14.84%) webMethods
4 21 (7.42%) BEA
5 20 (7.07%) CheckPoint
6 17 (6.01%) IBM
7 11 (3.89%) Cloudera
7 11 (3.89%) Google
7 11 (3.89%) Informatica
8 9 (3.18%) Pega
9 6 (2.12%) ForgeRock
10 5 (1.77%) SAP
11 4 (1.41%) Trillium
12 2 (0.71%) Adobe
12 2 (0.71%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.71%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.71%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.71%) VMware
13 1 (0.35%) New Relic