Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 22 9
Rank change year-on-year +11 -13 +26
Contract jobs citing Java 458 282 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.98% 6.52% 9.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.15% 21.16% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 188 402
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £311 £309 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £501 £500 £465
% change year-on-year +0.10% +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £37.50 £55.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.82% +155.81% +168.75%
10th Percentile £28.25 £28.65 £9.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £77.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% +13.89% -10.00%

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 1,687 1,333 1,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.06% 30.84% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,052 877 1,191
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% +30.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £15.25 £18.80 £11.66
90th Percentile £48.63 £75.00 £40.22
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +4.17%

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 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +9 170 £450 +1.12% 65
Shropshire +20 161 £460 -8.00% 4
Coventry -12 36 £438 +29.78% 15
Warwickshire -16 15 £488 +30.00% 3
Solihull -2 11 £400 -0.62% 9
Worcestershire -1 10 £338 -10.00% 16
Staffordshire -6 7 £400 +23.08% 13
Wolverhampton 0 6 £469 +20.97% 3
Herefordshire -8 4 £325 - 3
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £338 -
Kingswinford - 1 £400 -
Java
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 280 (61.14%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (34.93%) SQL
3 140 (30.57%) Spring
4 130 (28.38%) JavaScript
5 122 (26.64%) Scrum
6 117 (25.55%) TDD
7 114 (24.89%) Git (software)
8 112 (24.45%) Oracle
9 109 (23.80%) Microservices
10 102 (22.27%) Unix
11 98 (21.40%) Continuous Integration
12 97 (21.18%) CSS
12 97 (21.18%) HTML
13 95 (20.74%) XML
13 95 (20.74%) Test Automation
13 95 (20.74%) Jenkins
14 93 (20.31%) Spring Boot
15 90 (19.65%) Web Services
16 89 (19.43%) Windows
16 89 (19.43%) Security Cleared
17 88 (19.21%) BDD
18 87 (19.00%) RESTful
19 78 (17.03%) SC Cleared
19 78 (17.03%) DevOps
20 76 (16.59%) Java 8
20 76 (16.59%) Selenium
21 75 (16.38%) Hibernate
22 73 (15.94%) SOAP
22 73 (15.94%) WebLogic
23 72 (15.72%) J2EE

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 73 (15.94%) WebLogic
2 48 (10.48%) Confluence
3 37 (8.08%) WebSphere
4 30 (6.55%) Tomcat
5 26 (5.68%) Apache
6 25 (5.46%) Documentum
7 20 (4.37%) nginx
8 17 (3.71%) JBoss
9 9 (1.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (1.31%) IIS
12 5 (1.09%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.87%) Mule
14 3 (0.66%) Appian
14 3 (0.66%) CMS
14 3 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.44%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.44%) Mule ESB
15 2 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (4.59%) GIMP
1 21 (4.59%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.44%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.44%) CATIA
4 2 (0.44%) PTC Creo
4 2 (0.44%) Revit
4 2 (0.44%) Siemens NX
4 2 (0.44%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.44%) Windchill
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.31%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Siebel CRM
3 2 (0.44%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.44%) Magento
3 2 (0.44%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.22%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 49 (10.70%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (7.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (3.28%) GitHub
5 13 (2.84%) Google Analytics
6 8 (1.75%) IaaS
7 6 (1.31%) PaaS
8 5 (1.09%) SaaS
9 3 (0.66%) Heroku
10 2 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.44%) Office 365
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.22%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.22%) Firebase
11 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.77%) HTTP
2 29 (6.33%) SSL
3 22 (4.80%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.97%) DNS
5 7 (1.53%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (1.09%) SMS
7 4 (0.87%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.66%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.66%) Internet
8 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.44%) DHCP
9 2 (0.44%) DKIM
9 2 (0.44%) Firewall
9 2 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.22%) LAN
10 1 (0.22%) SMTP
10 1 (0.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (11.79%) PostgreSQL
2 46 (10.04%) Relational Database
2 46 (10.04%) SQL Server
3 43 (9.39%) MongoDB
4 33 (7.21%) NoSQL
5 21 (4.59%) Oracle Database
6 17 (3.71%) MySQL
7 16 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.84%) RDBMS
9 10 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (1.97%) Big Data
11 7 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (1.31%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.87%) Hazelcast
13 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.66%) OLAP
14 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.66%) Oracle OLAP
14 3 (0.66%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 114 (24.89%) Git (software)
2 95 (20.74%) Jenkins
3 76 (16.59%) Selenium
4 65 (14.19%) Maven
5 56 (12.23%) JIRA
6 53 (11.57%) Subversion
7 50 (10.92%) Cucumber
7 50 (10.92%) JUnit
8 35 (7.64%) Bitbucket
9 31 (6.77%) Toad
10 29 (6.33%) Ant
11 26 (5.68%) SonarQube
12 25 (5.46%) DbUnit
12 25 (5.46%) Mockito
12 25 (5.46%) SoapUI
13 24 (5.24%) jMock
14 23 (5.02%) Eclipse
15 20 (4.37%) IntelliJ
16 17 (3.71%) Grunt
17 15 (3.28%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 29 (6.33%) Finance
2 16 (3.49%) Retail
3 10 (2.18%) Banking
4 5 (1.09%) Law
5 4 (0.87%) Aerospace
5 4 (0.87%) Automotive
6 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.44%) Games
7 2 (0.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 259 (56.55%) Developer
2 154 (33.62%) Java Developer
3 59 (12.88%) Analyst
4 55 (12.01%) Test Analyst
5 32 (6.99%) Architect
6 29 (6.33%) Agile Developer
6 29 (6.33%) Tester
7 23 (5.02%) UI Developer
8 18 (3.93%) Angular Developer
9 17 (3.71%) Agile Java Developer
9 17 (3.71%) Automation Tester
9 17 (3.71%) Full Stack Developer
9 17 (3.71%) J2EE Developer
9 17 (3.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 16 (3.49%) JavaScript Developer
11 15 (3.28%) HTML Developer
11 15 (3.28%) Senior Developer
11 15 (3.28%) Senior Java Developer
12 14 (3.06%) HTML CSS Developer
12 14 (3.06%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (30.57%) Spring
2 97 (21.18%) CSS
2 97 (21.18%) HTML
3 95 (20.74%) XML
4 93 (20.31%) Spring Boot
5 90 (19.65%) Web Services
6 87 (19.00%) RESTful
7 75 (16.38%) Hibernate
8 73 (15.94%) SOAP
9 72 (15.72%) J2EE
10 65 (14.19%) AngularJS
11 63 (13.76%) Apache Camel
12 50 (10.92%) jQuery
12 50 (10.92%) REST
13 47 (10.26%) RabbitMQ
14 46 (10.04%) HTML5
15 40 (8.73%) Ajax
16 36 (7.86%) CSS3
16 36 (7.86%) JSON
17 35 (7.64%) React
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.08%) User Experience
2 21 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.06%) Mainframe
4 11 (2.40%) NHS
4 11 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.09%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.87%) Clustering
7 4 (0.87%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.87%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.66%) iPad
8 3 (0.66%) iPhone
8 3 (0.66%) Robotics
9 2 (0.44%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.44%) DataPower
9 2 (0.44%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.44%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.44%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 102 (22.27%) Unix
2 89 (19.43%) Windows
3 63 (13.76%) Linux
4 16 (3.49%) Android
5 15 (3.28%) Ubuntu
5 15 (3.28%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.84%) VME
7 9 (1.97%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.97%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.66%) CentOS
9 3 (0.66%) Solaris
10 2 (0.44%) AIX
10 2 (0.44%) Debian
10 2 (0.44%) HPUX
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (61.14%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (26.64%) Scrum
3 117 (25.55%) TDD
4 109 (23.80%) Microservices
5 98 (21.40%) Continuous Integration
6 95 (20.74%) Test Automation
7 88 (19.21%) BDD
8 78 (17.03%) DevOps
9 58 (12.66%) Kanban
9 58 (12.66%) Test Scripting
10 50 (10.92%) Customer Requirements
11 47 (10.26%) Test Strategy
12 46 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
13 45 (9.83%) Migration
14 43 (9.39%) Open Source
15 42 (9.17%) Configuration Management
16 40 (8.73%) Mentoring
17 37 (8.08%) Software Engineering
18 35 (7.64%) Process Improvement
19 32 (6.99%) OO
Programming Languages
1 160 (34.93%) SQL
2 130 (28.38%) JavaScript
3 76 (16.59%) Java 8
4 36 (7.86%) PL/SQL
5 34 (7.42%) Python
6 32 (6.99%) C#
7 30 (6.55%) Perl
7 30 (6.55%) Scala
8 29 (6.33%) Shell Script
9 28 (6.11%) Ruby
10 24 (5.24%) Groovy
11 14 (3.06%) Haskell
12 8 (1.75%) COBOL
13 7 (1.53%) Objective-C
13 7 (1.53%) PHP
13 7 (1.53%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.31%) Apple Swift
15 5 (1.09%) C++
15 5 (1.09%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 89 (19.43%) Security Cleared
2 78 (17.03%) SC Cleared
3 49 (10.70%) ISEB
4 46 (10.04%) ISTQB
5 39 (8.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.31%) Degree
7 4 (0.87%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) MBA
9 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.06%) QA
2 9 (1.97%) PMO
3 4 (0.87%) WCAG
4 2 (0.44%) GDPR
5 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (13.97%) Docker
2 25 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.84%) vSphere
4 6 (1.31%) LXC
5 4 (0.87%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.87%) NFS
6 2 (0.44%) Firmware
6 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.44%) Samba
6 2 (0.44%) Squid
6 2 (0.44%) Varnish
6 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.44%) Xen
7 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.22%) etcd
7 1 (0.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 39 (8.52%) Puppet
2 20 (4.37%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (3.28%) Ansible
4 13 (2.84%) Grafana
4 13 (2.84%) Kibana
5 10 (2.18%) Terraform
6 9 (1.97%) Nagios
7 7 (1.53%) Rundeck
8 5 (1.09%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.66%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle EDQ
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.44%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.44%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.44%) Nessus
10 2 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.44%) WMI
10 2 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 112 (24.45%) Oracle
2 57 (12.45%) webMethods
3 48 (10.48%) IBM
4 27 (5.90%) Google
4 27 (5.90%) VMware
5 21 (4.59%) Microsoft
6 19 (4.15%) BEA
7 16 (3.49%) Pega
8 15 (3.28%) Atlassian
8 15 (3.28%) SAP
9 12 (2.62%) WSO2
10 11 (2.40%) MuleSoft
11 10 (2.18%) Adobe
12 8 (1.75%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.31%) Xamarin
14 4 (0.87%) CheckPoint
15 3 (0.66%) Cognos
15 3 (0.66%) EMC
15 3 (0.66%) HP
15 3 (0.66%) Informatica