Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 2017 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 9 31
Rank change year-on-year -9 +22 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 303 593 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.89% 9.83% 4.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.94% 30.43% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 404 125
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +4.38% +23.08%
10th Percentile £310 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £525 £535
England median daily rate £498 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +6.99% +3.33% +2.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £22.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +144.44% -21.58% -19.18%
10th Percentile £22.74 £9.00 £23.34
90th Percentile £77.50 £37.50 £29.90
England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.07% -6.88% +9.89%

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1381 1949 1584
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 31.39% 32.32% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 1205 943
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% +4.62%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £213
90th Percentile £525 £510 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 77
West Midlands median hourly rate £34.00 £24.75 £26.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.37% -7.80% -12.70%
10th Percentile £19.75 £12.59 £14.80
90th Percentile £73.75 £39.50 £39.25
England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +2.86%

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017. 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 -4 96 £450 +20.00% 30
Shropshire -18 45 £500 +5.26% 3
Warwickshire +2 42 £375 - 5
Coventry +4 31 £350 -6.67% 11
Staffordshire +4 16 £325 -3.70% 5
Herefordshire - 11 £325 - 3
Walsall 0 7 £580 +6.42%
Solihull +5 4 £403 -8.68% 3
Wolverhampton -3 2 £356 +18.75% 1
Java
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Java.

1 168 (55.45%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (30.69%) Spring
3 81 (26.73%) SQL
4 72 (23.76%) Linux
5 70 (23.10%) JavaScript
5 70 (23.10%) Open Source
6 68 (22.44%) HTML
7 65 (21.45%) SOAP
7 65 (21.45%) REST
7 65 (21.45%) Scala
8 64 (21.12%) CSS
8 64 (21.12%) Docker
8 64 (21.12%) Microservices
9 62 (20.46%) Scrum
10 61 (20.13%) Continuous Integration
11 59 (19.47%) Jenkins
11 59 (19.47%) Hibernate
12 58 (19.14%) TDD
12 58 (19.14%) MongoDB
13 55 (18.15%) Oracle
14 53 (17.49%) Git (software)
15 51 (16.83%) AngularJS
16 49 (16.17%) JSON
16 49 (16.17%) Spring Boot
17 47 (15.51%) JUnit
18 43 (14.19%) Python
18 43 (14.19%) Puppet
18 43 (14.19%) DevOps
19 42 (13.86%) J2EE
20 41 (13.53%) Test Automation

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 37 (12.21%) JBoss
2 23 (7.59%) Apache
3 22 (7.26%) Tomcat
4 21 (6.93%) WebLogic
5 20 (6.60%) Cloud Foundry
6 16 (5.28%) Apache Spark
7 15 (4.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 13 (4.29%) Confluence
9 11 (3.63%) GlassFish
9 11 (3.63%) Liferay
9 11 (3.63%) WildFly
10 9 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (2.97%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.65%) IIS
11 5 (1.65%) Mule
11 5 (1.65%) nginx
12 3 (0.99%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.99%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (0.99%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Simulink
2 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.63%) Oracle Utilities
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 32 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (8.58%) Heroku
4 22 (7.26%) PaaS
5 16 (5.28%) GitHub
5 16 (5.28%) OpenShift
5 16 (5.28%) SaaS
6 14 (4.62%) IaaS
7 3 (0.99%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.66%) Office 365
8 2 (0.66%) Slack
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.33%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.33%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.91%) HTTP
2 23 (7.59%) SSL
3 19 (6.27%) TCP/IP
4 15 (4.95%) LDAP
5 6 (1.98%) DNS
6 5 (1.65%) Bluetooth
6 5 (1.65%) ICMP
6 5 (1.65%) Wireless
6 5 (1.65%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.66%) AMQP
7 2 (0.66%) Firewall
7 2 (0.66%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.66%) Skype
8 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.33%) Internet
8 1 (0.33%) Intranet
8 1 (0.33%) OSPF
8 1 (0.33%) RTSP
8 1 (0.33%) SNMP
8 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (19.14%) MongoDB
2 37 (12.21%) NoSQL
3 29 (9.57%) SQL Server
4 25 (8.25%) MySQL
5 20 (6.60%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (5.94%) Hadoop
7 16 (5.28%) Big Data
8 14 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (4.62%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (2.31%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 7 (2.31%) EDRMS
10 7 (2.31%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 5 (1.65%) GIS
12 5 (1.65%) Oracle OWB
13 4 (1.32%) SAP HANA
14 3 (0.99%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 59 (19.47%) Jenkins
2 53 (17.49%) Git (software)
3 47 (15.51%) JUnit
4 26 (8.58%) Selenium
5 25 (8.25%) IntelliJ
6 24 (7.92%) Maven
7 20 (6.60%) JIRA
8 17 (5.61%) Subversion
9 15 (4.95%) Cucumber
9 15 (4.95%) Eclipse
9 15 (4.95%) Mockito
10 14 (4.62%) Bitbucket
11 12 (3.96%) jMock
12 11 (3.63%) AppScan
12 11 (3.63%) GitLab
12 11 (3.63%) Hudson
12 11 (3.63%) JBehave
13 10 (3.30%) Ant
13 10 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (2.97%) SoapUI
General
1 24 (7.92%) Finance
2 19 (6.27%) Billing
3 6 (1.98%) Retail
4 4 (1.32%) Banking
5 3 (0.99%) Legal
6 2 (0.66%) Automotive
6 2 (0.66%) Games
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 168 (55.45%) Developer
2 88 (29.04%) Java Developer
3 45 (14.85%) Architect
4 29 (9.57%) Senior Developer
5 27 (8.91%) Scala Developer
6 22 (7.26%) Consultant
7 19 (6.27%) Digital Developer
8 18 (5.94%) Analyst
9 15 (4.95%) Java Architect
9 15 (4.95%) Programmer
10 12 (3.96%) Angular Developer
10 12 (3.96%) Java Programmer
10 12 (3.96%) Java Scala Developer
10 12 (3.96%) Senior Java Developer
11 11 (3.63%) JavaScript Developer
11 11 (3.63%) Security Consultant
12 10 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.30%) Test Analyst
13 9 (2.97%) Technical Architect
14 8 (2.64%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (30.69%) Spring
2 68 (22.44%) HTML
3 65 (21.45%) REST
3 65 (21.45%) SOAP
4 64 (21.12%) CSS
5 59 (19.47%) Hibernate
6 51 (16.83%) AngularJS
7 49 (16.17%) JSON
7 49 (16.17%) Spring Boot
8 42 (13.86%) J2EE
9 40 (13.20%) XML
10 35 (11.55%) RESTful
11 32 (10.56%) .NET
12 31 (10.23%) Play Framework
13 27 (8.91%) HTML5
13 27 (8.91%) jQuery
13 27 (8.91%) Web Services
14 23 (7.59%) Java EE
14 23 (7.59%) Node.js
15 16 (5.28%) React
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.27%) Mobile App
2 18 (5.94%) User Experience
3 14 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.30%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.32%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.32%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.66%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.66%) Smart City
8 2 (0.66%) Smart Energy
8 2 (0.66%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.33%) CMDB
9 1 (0.33%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.33%) RIA
9 1 (0.33%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.33%) Social Network
9 1 (0.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 72 (23.76%) Linux
2 37 (12.21%) Unix
3 30 (9.90%) Windows
4 20 (6.60%) Android
5 17 (5.61%) Apple iOS
6 13 (4.29%) AIX
7 11 (3.63%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.32%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.99%) HPUX
9 3 (0.99%) Solaris
9 3 (0.99%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.33%) CentOS
10 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.33%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (55.45%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (23.10%) Open Source
3 64 (21.12%) Microservices
4 62 (20.46%) Scrum
5 61 (20.13%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (19.14%) TDD
7 43 (14.19%) DevOps
8 41 (13.53%) Test Automation
9 30 (9.90%) Kanban
10 27 (8.91%) Enterprise Architecture
11 26 (8.58%) BDD
11 26 (8.58%) SDLC
11 26 (8.58%) SOA
12 24 (7.92%) API Development
12 24 (7.92%) Software Engineering
12 24 (7.92%) Unit Testing
13 22 (7.26%) API Design
13 22 (7.26%) MVC
13 22 (7.26%) OO
14 21 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 81 (26.73%) SQL
2 70 (23.10%) JavaScript
3 65 (21.45%) Scala
4 43 (14.19%) Python
5 35 (11.55%) C#
6 18 (5.94%) PL/SQL
7 17 (5.61%) Perl
7 17 (5.61%) Ruby
8 12 (3.96%) C
9 10 (3.30%) C++
10 9 (2.97%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.31%) Groovy
11 7 (2.31%) PHP
11 7 (2.31%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.98%) MATLAB
13 4 (1.32%) Apple Swift
13 4 (1.32%) Go
13 4 (1.32%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.32%) VB
14 3 (0.99%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 22 (7.26%) Degree
2 5 (1.65%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.32%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.66%) ISEB
4 2 (0.66%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.33%) CCNA
5 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.33%) HNC
5 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.28%) QA
2 4 (1.32%) SLA
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.33%) SEPA
4 1 (0.33%) WAI
4 1 (0.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 64 (21.12%) Docker
2 7 (2.31%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.33%) RACF
4 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (14.19%) Puppet
2 18 (5.94%) Kubernetes
3 15 (4.95%) Ansible
4 11 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.98%) Terraform
6 5 (1.65%) Grafana
6 5 (1.65%) Kibana
7 3 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.66%) logstash
8 2 (0.66%) Nagios
8 2 (0.66%) rkt
9 1 (0.33%) FTK
9 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 55 (18.15%) Oracle
2 23 (7.59%) Salesforce.com
3 19 (6.27%) Microsoft
4 17 (5.61%) IBM
4 17 (5.61%) webMethods
5 13 (4.29%) MuleSoft
6 12 (3.96%) Google
7 11 (3.63%) Apigee
7 11 (3.63%) Black Duck
7 11 (3.63%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.31%) Adobe
8 7 (2.31%) Informatica
8 7 (2.31%) SAP
9 6 (1.98%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.98%) BEA
9 6 (1.98%) WSO2
10 4 (1.32%) Pega
10 4 (1.32%) VMware
10 4 (1.32%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.99%) Cloudera
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