Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 21 13
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8 +20
Contract jobs citing Java 538 305 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.66% 6.58% 9.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.40% 21.52% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 202 384
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £513 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +34.74% +196.88%
10th Percentile £32.50 £25.00 £14.85
90th Percentile £37.50 £77.50 £33.40
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +11.11% -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 1,770 1,417 1,994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.07% 30.59% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,094 915 1,246
West Midlands median daily rate £418 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.74% +3.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £250
90th Percentile £544 £538 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 58
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £33.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.61% +10.92% +14.42%
10th Percentile £15.25 £15.58 £14.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.28 £42.70
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Shropshire +8 268 £450 -10.00% 14
Birmingham +7 150 £450 +5.88% 66
Coventry -15 26 £400 +14.29% 14
Solihull +3 14 £425 -5.56% 8
Worcestershire +5 12 £360 -4.00% 9
Warwickshire -16 12 £488 +30.00% 8
Staffordshire -6 7 £354 +8.85% 12
Wolverhampton +1 5 £463 +19.35% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £338 -
Herefordshire -15 1 - -
Java
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 337 (62.64%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (34.20%) SQL
3 172 (31.97%) Spring
4 157 (29.18%) Oracle
4 157 (29.18%) Microservices
5 133 (24.72%) Scrum
6 132 (24.54%) Unix
7 131 (24.35%) JavaScript
8 122 (22.68%) DevOps
9 119 (22.12%) Git (software)
10 118 (21.93%) Test Automation
11 116 (21.56%) XML
12 113 (21.00%) Continuous Integration
13 111 (20.63%) Jenkins
14 110 (20.45%) Spring Boot
15 109 (20.26%) TDD
16 107 (19.89%) Windows
17 100 (18.59%) Web Services
17 100 (18.59%) RESTful
18 96 (17.84%) WebLogic
19 95 (17.66%) Docker
20 94 (17.47%) Selenium
21 86 (15.99%) Security Cleared
22 85 (15.80%) CSS
23 84 (15.61%) SOAP
24 83 (15.43%) HTML
24 83 (15.43%) J2EE
25 80 (14.87%) Java 8
26 79 (14.68%) JIRA
27 78 (14.50%) Linux

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 96 (17.84%) WebLogic
2 66 (12.27%) Confluence
3 43 (7.99%) Documentum
4 31 (5.76%) Tomcat
5 29 (5.39%) Apache
6 26 (4.83%) nginx
7 20 (3.72%) JBoss
8 18 (3.35%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.74%) Mule
12 3 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.56%) Appian
12 3 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.37%) IIS
13 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.37%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (2.97%) GIMP
1 16 (2.97%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.37%) Windchill
6 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.19%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.93%) SAP FI-CA
2 5 (0.93%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.56%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (0.37%) Eikon
5 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 62 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (4.28%) GitHub
4 19 (3.53%) Google Analytics
5 15 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.67%) IaaS
7 7 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.30%) PaaS
8 6 (1.12%) SaaS
9 3 (0.56%) Heroku
10 2 (0.37%) Office 365
10 2 (0.37%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.19%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.19%) Firebase
11 1 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.13%) SSL
2 30 (5.58%) HTTP
3 28 (5.20%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.49%) DNS
4 8 (1.49%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (1.30%) DSL
6 5 (0.93%) Internet
7 3 (0.56%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.56%) LAN
7 3 (0.56%) SMS
7 3 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.37%) DHCP
8 2 (0.37%) DKIM
8 2 (0.37%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.37%) SNMP
8 2 (0.37%) Wireless
9 1 (0.19%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.19%) Skype
9 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (10.41%) MongoDB
2 44 (8.18%) PostgreSQL
3 43 (7.99%) SQL Server
4 41 (7.62%) NoSQL
5 28 (5.20%) Oracle Database
6 27 (5.02%) Relational Database
7 18 (3.35%) MySQL
8 15 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (1.30%) Big Data
12 7 (1.30%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.30%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (0.93%) Oracle OWB
15 4 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
16 3 (0.56%) OLAP
16 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
16 3 (0.56%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 119 (22.12%) Git (software)
2 111 (20.63%) Jenkins
3 94 (17.47%) Selenium
4 79 (14.68%) JIRA
5 75 (13.94%) Cucumber
6 74 (13.75%) Maven
7 59 (10.97%) JUnit
8 49 (9.11%) Bitbucket
9 48 (8.92%) SoapUI
10 43 (7.99%) Subversion
11 36 (6.69%) Ant
12 35 (6.51%) Toad
13 32 (5.95%) IntelliJ
13 32 (5.95%) Mockito
13 32 (5.95%) SonarQube
14 27 (5.02%) Eclipse
15 24 (4.46%) DbUnit
16 23 (4.28%) Grunt
16 23 (4.28%) jMock
17 22 (4.09%) gulp
General
1 33 (6.13%) Finance
2 13 (2.42%) Retail
3 6 (1.12%) Aerospace
3 6 (1.12%) Banking
4 5 (0.93%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.74%) Games
6 3 (0.56%) Automotive
7 2 (0.37%) Front Office
7 2 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 281 (52.23%) Developer
2 175 (32.53%) Java Developer
3 68 (12.64%) Analyst
4 67 (12.45%) Test Analyst
5 46 (8.55%) Agile Developer
6 43 (7.99%) Architect
7 37 (6.88%) Tester
8 30 (5.58%) Agile Java Developer
9 25 (4.65%) Senior Developer
10 23 (4.28%) Senior Java Developer
11 22 (4.09%) Automation Tester
12 20 (3.72%) UI Developer
13 19 (3.53%) Software Engineer
14 18 (3.35%) Documentum Developer
15 15 (2.79%) Full Stack Developer
15 15 (2.79%) J2EE Developer
15 15 (2.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 14 (2.60%) Java Engineer
17 13 (2.42%) Java Architect
17 13 (2.42%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (31.97%) Spring
2 116 (21.56%) XML
3 110 (20.45%) Spring Boot
4 100 (18.59%) RESTful
4 100 (18.59%) Web Services
5 85 (15.80%) CSS
6 84 (15.61%) SOAP
7 83 (15.43%) HTML
7 83 (15.43%) J2EE
8 76 (14.13%) Hibernate
9 70 (13.01%) Apache Camel
10 65 (12.08%) AngularJS
11 63 (11.71%) REST
12 61 (11.34%) JSON
13 49 (9.11%) jQuery
14 48 (8.92%) HTML5
15 39 (7.25%) RabbitMQ
16 37 (6.88%) Gherkin
16 37 (6.88%) Node.js
17 35 (6.51%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.20%) User Experience
2 25 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.97%) Mainframe
4 14 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.67%) Digital Media
6 9 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.67%) NHS
7 8 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.12%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.12%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.56%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.56%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.37%) BYOD
11 2 (0.37%) Clustering
11 2 (0.37%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.37%) EMC VNXe
11 2 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.37%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 132 (24.54%) Unix
2 107 (19.89%) Windows
3 78 (14.50%) Linux
4 18 (3.35%) Ubuntu
5 15 (2.79%) Android
6 14 (2.60%) VME
7 12 (2.23%) Windows Server
8 10 (1.86%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.12%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.74%) Solaris
11 3 (0.56%) AIX
11 3 (0.56%) HPUX
11 3 (0.56%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.56%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.19%) CentOS
13 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (62.64%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (29.18%) Microservices
3 133 (24.72%) Scrum
4 122 (22.68%) DevOps
5 118 (21.93%) Test Automation
6 113 (21.00%) Continuous Integration
7 109 (20.26%) TDD
8 77 (14.31%) Test Strategy
9 74 (13.75%) BDD
10 73 (13.57%) Kanban
11 68 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
12 66 (12.27%) Process Improvement
12 66 (12.27%) Test Scripting
13 57 (10.59%) Customer Requirements
14 55 (10.22%) Open Source
15 51 (9.48%) Configuration Management
16 48 (8.92%) Software Engineering
17 45 (8.36%) Mentoring
18 42 (7.81%) Analytics
19 40 (7.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 184 (34.20%) SQL
2 131 (24.35%) JavaScript
3 80 (14.87%) Java 8
4 44 (8.18%) PL/SQL
5 41 (7.62%) Python
5 41 (7.62%) Ruby
6 39 (7.25%) Scala
7 38 (7.06%) Shell Script
8 36 (6.69%) Groovy
9 31 (5.76%) Perl
10 28 (5.20%) C#
11 18 (3.35%) Haskell
12 10 (1.86%) C++
12 10 (1.86%) PHP
13 9 (1.67%) COBOL
14 8 (1.49%) R
15 7 (1.30%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.12%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.93%) Apple Swift
18 4 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 86 (15.99%) Security Cleared
2 77 (14.31%) SC Cleared
3 59 (10.97%) ISEB
4 53 (9.85%) ISTQB
5 44 (8.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (2.04%) Degree
7 7 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.37%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.19%) ACDT
11 1 (0.19%) ACHDS
11 1 (0.19%) ACTC
11 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) CCA
11 1 (0.19%) MCDST
11 1 (0.19%) MCSM
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.19%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.90%) QA
2 8 (1.49%) PMO
3 4 (0.74%) WCAG
4 1 (0.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 95 (17.66%) Docker
2 22 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.04%) vSphere
4 6 (1.12%) LXC
5 3 (0.56%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.37%) etcd
6 2 (0.37%) Firmware
6 2 (0.37%) NFS
6 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 50 (9.29%) Puppet
2 24 (4.46%) Ansible
3 20 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (3.53%) Grafana
4 19 (3.53%) Kibana
5 17 (3.16%) Terraform
6 9 (1.67%) Kubernetes
7 8 (1.49%) Nagios
7 8 (1.49%) Rundeck
8 7 (1.30%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.56%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.56%) Nessus
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle EDQ
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.37%) Consul
10 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.37%) Packer
10 2 (0.37%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 157 (29.18%) Oracle
2 67 (12.45%) webMethods
3 41 (7.62%) Google
4 31 (5.76%) IBM
4 31 (5.76%) Pega
4 31 (5.76%) WSO2
5 29 (5.39%) VMware
6 26 (4.83%) Atlassian
7 23 (4.28%) BEA
7 23 (4.28%) SAP
8 20 (3.72%) Microsoft
9 12 (2.23%) MuleSoft
10 8 (1.49%) Adobe
11 6 (1.12%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.74%) Dell
12 4 (0.74%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.74%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.56%) EMC
13 3 (0.56%) HP
13 3 (0.56%) Informatica