Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 20 27
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 -1
Contract jobs citing Java 330 383 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.99% 7.08% 5.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.58% 22.45% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 223 159
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £249 £290 £258
90th Percentile £525 £525 £578
England median daily rate £505 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +6.32% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% +212.50% -76.37%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +8.11%

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 1,529 1,706 1,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.39% 31.52% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 962 1,026 972
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £244 £251 £250
90th Percentile £530 £523 £499
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 50 48
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.50 £23.50 £29.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.04% -21.26% +4.03%
10th Percentile £17.90 £11.45 £12.44
90th Percentile £50.15 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 +13 155 £393 -7.65% 50
Coventry +4 51 £400 -6.43% 20
Shropshire -8 50 £463 +2.83% 11
Warwickshire 0 24 £350 -6.67% 19
Staffordshire -1 13 £388 +4.73% 13
Solihull +12 7 £450 +28.57% 6
Worcestershire -7 2 £375 +3.45% 14
Herefordshire +1 1 £270 -5.26% 1
Java
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 180 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (27.58%) Web Services
3 85 (25.76%) Spring
4 84 (25.45%) Scrum
5 79 (23.94%) SQL
6 76 (23.03%) TDD
7 74 (22.42%) JavaScript
8 73 (22.12%) Maven
9 64 (19.39%) XML
10 63 (19.09%) Test Automation
11 59 (17.88%) Continuous Integration
11 59 (17.88%) Jenkins
12 58 (17.58%) Git (software)
13 56 (16.97%) REST
13 56 (16.97%) HTML
14 53 (16.06%) Amazon AWS
15 49 (14.85%) J2EE
16 47 (14.24%) Oracle
17 43 (13.03%) JUnit
17 43 (13.03%) SOAP
18 42 (12.73%) CSS
18 42 (12.73%) RESTful
18 42 (12.73%) Selenium
19 41 (12.42%) DevOps
20 39 (11.82%) JSON
21 35 (10.61%) BDD
21 35 (10.61%) Docker
22 34 (10.30%) Security Cleared
23 33 (10.00%) Kanban
23 33 (10.00%) Tomcat

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 33 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 23 (6.97%) Apache
3 22 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 21 (6.36%) JBoss
5 19 (5.76%) Confluence
6 15 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (4.55%) WebLogic
7 8 (2.42%) Mule
8 7 (2.12%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.82%) nginx
10 5 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (1.52%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.52%) Mule ESB
11 4 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (1.21%) Documentum
11 4 (1.21%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.21%) WordPress
12 3 (0.91%) Sonic ESB
13 2 (0.61%) IIS
13 2 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.91%) GIMP
2 3 (0.91%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.91%) Simulink
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.30%) SAP MII
2 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 53 (16.06%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (7.27%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (2.42%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (2.42%) Amazon S3
5 8 (2.42%) GitHub
6 5 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.21%) Heroku
7 4 (1.21%) SaaS
8 3 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.91%) PaaS
8 3 (0.91%) Serverless
9 2 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.30%) Office 365
10 1 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.79%) HTTP
2 12 (3.64%) DNS
2 12 (3.64%) SSL
3 8 (2.42%) Internet
3 8 (2.42%) OpenLDAP
3 8 (2.42%) OpenVPN
3 8 (2.42%) SSH
3 8 (2.42%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.82%) SMS
5 5 (1.52%) Bluetooth
5 5 (1.52%) RTSP
5 5 (1.52%) Skype
5 5 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.52%) Wireless
6 3 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.61%) 4G
7 2 (0.61%) 5G
7 2 (0.61%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.30%) DHCP
8 1 (0.30%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.88%) MongoDB
2 24 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (4.85%) MySQL
4 14 (4.24%) Oracle Database
5 12 (3.64%) NoSQL
5 12 (3.64%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (3.33%) SQL Server
7 9 (2.73%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.12%) Big Data
8 7 (2.12%) MariaDB
9 4 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.21%) DB2
9 4 (1.21%) Power BI
9 4 (1.21%) QlikView
9 4 (1.21%) Spotfire
10 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.91%) JasperReports
10 3 (0.91%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 73 (22.12%) Maven
2 59 (17.88%) Jenkins
3 58 (17.58%) Git (software)
4 43 (13.03%) JUnit
5 42 (12.73%) Selenium
6 30 (9.09%) JIRA
7 26 (7.88%) SonarQube
8 20 (6.06%) Eclipse
9 19 (5.76%) Mockito
9 19 (5.76%) WebDriver
10 16 (4.85%) Ant
10 16 (4.85%) DbUnit
10 16 (4.85%) jMock
11 12 (3.64%) Android Studio
11 12 (3.64%) Bitbucket
11 12 (3.64%) Cucumber
12 11 (3.33%) Subversion
13 10 (3.03%) Gradle
13 10 (3.03%) Liquibase
13 10 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (3.64%) Automotive
2 9 (2.73%) Retail
3 8 (2.42%) Finance
4 4 (1.21%) Advertising
4 4 (1.21%) Games
4 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.61%) Electronics
5 2 (0.61%) Publishing
5 2 (0.61%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.30%) Back Office
6 1 (0.30%) Banking
6 1 (0.30%) German Language
6 1 (0.30%) Law
6 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 202 (61.21%) Developer
2 133 (40.30%) Java Developer
3 29 (8.79%) Analyst
4 22 (6.67%) Architect
5 21 (6.36%) Lead Developer
6 20 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 19 (5.76%) Lead Java Developer
7 19 (5.76%) Test Analyst
8 18 (5.45%) Full Stack Developer
9 17 (5.15%) Android Developer
10 15 (4.55%) Angular Developer
11 14 (4.24%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.64%) Consultant
13 9 (2.73%) Agile Developer
13 9 (2.73%) Agile Java Developer
13 9 (2.73%) Automation Test Analyst
13 9 (2.73%) Senior Java Developer
14 8 (2.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 8 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (2.42%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (27.58%) Web Services
2 85 (25.76%) Spring
3 64 (19.39%) XML
4 56 (16.97%) HTML
4 56 (16.97%) REST
5 49 (14.85%) J2EE
6 43 (13.03%) SOAP
7 42 (12.73%) CSS
7 42 (12.73%) RESTful
8 39 (11.82%) JSON
9 31 (9.39%) HTML5
10 29 (8.79%) Java SE
11 28 (8.48%) AngularJS
11 28 (8.48%) Hibernate
12 22 (6.67%) CSS3
12 22 (6.67%) jQuery
13 20 (6.06%) Node.js
14 19 (5.76%) Ajax
15 18 (5.45%) .NET
16 16 (4.85%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.09%) Digital Media
2 29 (8.79%) User Experience
3 13 (3.94%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (3.03%) Algorithms
5 10 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (2.12%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.82%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.52%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.91%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.91%) Robotics
11 3 (0.91%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.61%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.61%) iPad
12 2 (0.61%) NHS
12 2 (0.61%) Social Media
12 2 (0.61%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.79%) Android
2 26 (7.88%) Linux
2 26 (7.88%) Unix
2 26 (7.88%) Windows
3 10 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.03%) CentOS
4 5 (1.52%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.52%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.91%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.91%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.61%) SUSE
6 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.30%) Debian
7 1 (0.30%) Fedora
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (25.45%) Scrum
3 76 (23.03%) TDD
4 63 (19.09%) Test Automation
5 59 (17.88%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (12.42%) DevOps
7 35 (10.61%) BDD
8 33 (10.00%) Kanban
9 31 (9.39%) OO
10 27 (8.18%) Open Source
11 23 (6.97%) Microservices
12 22 (6.67%) Android Development
13 21 (6.36%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (6.06%) E-Commerce
14 20 (6.06%) MVC
15 17 (5.15%) Coaching
15 17 (5.15%) Software Engineering
16 16 (4.85%) Configuration Management
17 15 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 79 (23.94%) SQL
2 74 (22.42%) JavaScript
3 27 (8.18%) C#
3 27 (8.18%) Python
4 25 (7.58%) Scala
5 15 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 13 (3.94%) Groovy
7 11 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 11 (3.33%) Perl
8 10 (3.03%) Ruby
8 10 (3.03%) VB
9 9 (2.73%) Objective-C
9 9 (2.73%) PHP
10 8 (2.42%) C++
10 8 (2.42%) R
11 7 (2.12%) MATLAB
11 7 (2.12%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.52%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.52%) VBScript
13 4 (1.21%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 34 (10.30%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.64%) Degree
4 10 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.21%) ISEB
5 4 (1.21%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.21%) OCP
5 4 (1.21%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.91%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.76%) QA
2 5 (1.52%) SLA
3 3 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.61%) PMO
4 2 (0.61%) WCAG
5 1 (0.30%) GCP
5 1 (0.30%) WAI
System Software
1 35 (10.61%) Docker
2 17 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.94%) vSphere
4 11 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.42%) Postfix
5 8 (2.42%) Squid
5 8 (2.42%) vCloud
6 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.30%) KVM
6 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (8.79%) Puppet
2 20 (6.06%) Ansible
2 20 (6.06%) Terraform
3 12 (3.64%) Kubernetes
4 10 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.42%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (2.42%) Kibana
5 8 (2.42%) logstash
5 8 (2.42%) Rancher
5 8 (2.42%) Rsyslog
5 8 (2.42%) Sysdig
5 8 (2.42%) ZABBIX
6 7 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.91%) Nagios
8 2 (0.61%) HockeyApp
8 2 (0.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 47 (14.24%) Oracle
2 25 (7.58%) VMware
3 13 (3.94%) HP
3 13 (3.94%) webMethods
4 11 (3.33%) Google
4 11 (3.33%) Microsoft
5 10 (3.03%) Pega
6 9 (2.73%) MuleSoft
7 8 (2.42%) IBM
7 8 (2.42%) Sonatype
8 7 (2.12%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.52%) Dell
9 5 (1.52%) Lotus
9 5 (1.52%) WSO2
10 4 (1.21%) Adobe
10 4 (1.21%) BEA
10 4 (1.21%) Informatica
10 4 (1.21%) SAP
10 4 (1.21%) Tableau
11 3 (0.91%) Pegasus