Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 20 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 +20
Contract jobs citing Java 358 292 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.33% 6.73% 9.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.52% 21.73% 29.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 202 360
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.88% -
10th Percentile £316 £310 £250
90th Percentile £600 £542 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -23.59%
10th Percentile £24.85 £22.98 £9.00
90th Percentile £44.75 £77.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% +7.89% -5.00%

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 1,590 1,344 1,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.57% 30.95% 33.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 869 1,163
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £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 30 39 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.36 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.05% +24.00% -12.86%
10th Percentile £17.71 £20.50 £13.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £72.50 £39.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.38 £38.50
% change year-on-year +0.30% +7.47% +10.00%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +13 173 £450 -5.26% 69
Shropshire -3 76 £485 -1.41% 13
Coventry -1 48 £450 +28.57% 14
Warwickshire -22 10 £544 +45.00% 21
Solihull -1 9 £425 +3.03% 2
Staffordshire -8 8 £413 +11.49% 10
Wolverhampton 0 3 £475 +33.33% 1
Herefordshire -4 3 £325 - 1
Worcestershire -7 3 £331 -5.36% 7
Kingswinford - 1 £400 -
Java
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 208 (58.10%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (32.68%) TDD
3 103 (28.77%) SQL
4 97 (27.09%) Spring
5 96 (26.82%) JavaScript
6 93 (25.98%) Scrum
7 88 (24.58%) Web Services
8 84 (23.46%) HTML
8 84 (23.46%) Git (software)
9 77 (21.51%) Security Cleared
10 76 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
11 75 (20.95%) BDD
12 74 (20.67%) Jenkins
13 73 (20.39%) RESTful
14 72 (20.11%) Oracle
15 70 (19.55%) J2EE
16 67 (18.72%) CSS
17 66 (18.44%) XML
18 65 (18.16%) Test Automation
19 63 (17.60%) SC Cleared
19 63 (17.60%) Maven
20 58 (16.20%) Spring Boot
20 58 (16.20%) Java 8
21 57 (15.92%) SOAP
22 56 (15.64%) Unix
23 55 (15.36%) Hibernate
23 55 (15.36%) Amazon AWS
23 55 (15.36%) Microservices
24 54 (15.08%) Apache Camel
25 52 (14.53%) DevOps

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 (10.34%) WebLogic
2 36 (10.06%) WebSphere
3 29 (8.10%) Tomcat
4 19 (5.31%) Confluence
5 18 (5.03%) JBoss
6 17 (4.75%) Apache
7 16 (4.47%) Documentum
8 13 (3.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 12 (3.35%) nginx
10 6 (1.68%) Apache Spark
10 6 (1.68%) IIS
10 6 (1.68%) Mule
11 5 (1.40%) Mule ESB
12 4 (1.12%) WildFly
13 3 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.84%) CMS
13 3 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.56%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.56%) Jetty
14 2 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 21 (5.87%) GIMP
1 21 (5.87%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.56%) CATIA
4 2 (0.56%) PTC Creo
4 2 (0.56%) Siemens NX
4 2 (0.56%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.56%) Windchill
5 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (0.84%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (0.84%) Siebel CRM
2 2 (0.56%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.56%) Magento
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.56%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.28%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (0.28%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 55 (15.36%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (7.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.51%) GitHub
5 7 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.40%) SaaS
7 4 (1.12%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.84%) Serverless
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.56%) Bluemix
9 2 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.87%) HTTP
2 12 (3.35%) SSL
3 8 (2.23%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.40%) DNS
4 5 (1.40%) Skype
5 4 (1.12%) SMS
6 3 (0.84%) Internet
6 3 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.56%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.56%) Firewall
7 2 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.56%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.28%) DHCP
8 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.28%) FlexRay
8 1 (0.28%) FTP
8 1 (0.28%) LAN
8 1 (0.28%) SMTP
8 1 (0.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.73%) Relational Database
2 34 (9.50%) SQL Server
3 29 (8.10%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (6.42%) MongoDB
5 22 (6.15%) NoSQL
6 18 (5.03%) RDBMS
7 16 (4.47%) MySQL
8 9 (2.51%) Big Data
8 9 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.51%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.68%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.68%) Oracle OWB
11 5 (1.40%) Hazelcast
12 4 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.12%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.84%) JasperReports
14 2 (0.56%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 84 (23.46%) Git (software)
2 74 (20.67%) Jenkins
3 63 (17.60%) Maven
4 43 (12.01%) Selenium
5 42 (11.73%) JUnit
6 34 (9.50%) SonarQube
7 30 (8.38%) DbUnit
7 30 (8.38%) JIRA
7 30 (8.38%) Subversion
8 29 (8.10%) jMock
8 29 (8.10%) Mockito
9 26 (7.26%) Cucumber
10 16 (4.47%) Eclipse
11 14 (3.91%) Ant
11 14 (3.91%) Bitbucket
12 12 (3.35%) Toad
13 9 (2.51%) Gradle
14 8 (2.23%) IntelliJ
15 7 (1.96%) Grunt
16 6 (1.68%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 13 (3.63%) Finance
2 11 (3.07%) Banking
3 10 (2.79%) Retail
4 5 (1.40%) Law
5 4 (1.12%) Automotive
6 3 (0.84%) Games
6 3 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 225 (62.85%) Developer
2 140 (39.11%) Java Developer
3 26 (7.26%) Full Stack Developer
4 25 (6.98%) Analyst
5 23 (6.42%) Architect
6 21 (5.87%) UI Developer
7 20 (5.59%) Angular Developer
7 20 (5.59%) Test Analyst
8 16 (4.47%) Tester
9 15 (4.19%) Agile Developer
9 15 (4.19%) HTML Developer
9 15 (4.19%) J2EE Developer
9 15 (4.19%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 15 (4.19%) Senior Developer
9 15 (4.19%) Senior Java Developer
10 14 (3.91%) HTML CSS Developer
10 14 (3.91%) JavaScript Developer
11 12 (3.35%) Test Leader
12 11 (3.07%) Lead Developer
13 10 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (27.09%) Spring
2 88 (24.58%) Web Services
3 84 (23.46%) HTML
4 73 (20.39%) RESTful
5 70 (19.55%) J2EE
6 67 (18.72%) CSS
7 66 (18.44%) XML
8 58 (16.20%) Spring Boot
9 57 (15.92%) SOAP
10 55 (15.36%) Hibernate
11 54 (15.08%) Apache Camel
12 44 (12.29%) AngularJS
13 43 (12.01%) HTML5
13 43 (12.01%) REST
14 40 (11.17%) jQuery
15 35 (9.78%) Ajax
15 35 (9.78%) CSS3
16 30 (8.38%) Sass
17 29 (8.10%) PowerMock
17 29 (8.10%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.82%) User Experience
2 18 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (2.51%) Digital Media
6 6 (1.68%) NHS
7 5 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.12%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.84%) iPad
9 3 (0.84%) iPhone
10 2 (0.56%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.56%) DataPower
10 2 (0.56%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.56%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.56%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.56%) Robotics
10 2 (0.56%) Social Media
10 2 (0.56%) Vector Graphics
10 2 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 56 (15.64%) Unix
2 46 (12.85%) Windows
3 42 (11.73%) Linux
4 15 (4.19%) Android
5 10 (2.79%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.96%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.68%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.56%) CentOS
8 2 (0.56%) Debian
9 1 (0.28%) Solaris
9 1 (0.28%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (58.10%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (32.68%) TDD
3 93 (25.98%) Scrum
4 76 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
5 75 (20.95%) BDD
6 65 (18.16%) Test Automation
7 55 (15.36%) Microservices
8 52 (14.53%) DevOps
9 50 (13.97%) Kanban
10 36 (10.06%) OO
11 34 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (8.38%) SDLC
13 28 (7.82%) Open Source
14 27 (7.54%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 27 (7.54%) Mentoring
15 26 (7.26%) Configuration Management
15 26 (7.26%) Migration
16 24 (6.70%) Test Strategy
17 23 (6.42%) Data Modelling
17 23 (6.42%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 103 (28.77%) SQL
2 96 (26.82%) JavaScript
3 58 (16.20%) Java 8
4 33 (9.22%) Python
5 21 (5.87%) Ruby
6 20 (5.59%) C#
7 19 (5.31%) PL/SQL
8 18 (5.03%) Scala
9 17 (4.75%) Shell Script
10 13 (3.63%) Perl
11 10 (2.79%) Groovy
12 8 (2.23%) Haskell
13 7 (1.96%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.68%) C++
14 6 (1.68%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.40%) Apple Swift
16 4 (1.12%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.12%) VB
17 3 (0.84%) Erlang
17 3 (0.84%) F#
Qualifications
1 77 (21.51%) Security Cleared
2 63 (17.60%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.15%) ISEB
4 15 (4.19%) ISTQB
5 12 (3.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.68%) Degree
6 6 (1.68%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.12%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.51%) QA
2 5 (1.40%) PMO
3 4 (1.12%) WCAG
4 3 (0.84%) GDPR
5 2 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (14.25%) Docker
2 25 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.03%) vSphere
4 3 (0.84%) LXC
4 3 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.84%) Xen
5 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.56%) NFS
5 2 (0.56%) Samba
5 2 (0.56%) Squid
5 2 (0.56%) Varnish
6 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.28%) etcd
Systems Management
1 28 (7.82%) Puppet
2 17 (4.75%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.79%) Terraform
4 7 (1.96%) Ansible
5 5 (1.40%) Nagios
6 4 (1.12%) Grafana
6 4 (1.12%) Kibana
7 3 (0.84%) Rundeck
7 3 (0.84%) Salt
8 2 (0.56%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.56%) WMI
9 1 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.28%) Consul
9 1 (0.28%) Forum Sentry
9 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.28%) Packer
Vendors
1 72 (20.11%) Oracle
2 32 (8.94%) IBM
3 28 (7.82%) webMethods
4 25 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 25 (6.98%) VMware
5 15 (4.19%) Google
6 14 (3.91%) Pega
7 12 (3.35%) BEA
7 12 (3.35%) MuleSoft
8 10 (2.79%) Adobe
9 7 (1.96%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.96%) WSO2
10 6 (1.68%) Jaspersoft
10 6 (1.68%) SAP
10 6 (1.68%) Xamarin
11 5 (1.40%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.12%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.84%) Informatica
13 3 (0.84%) OpenText
13 3 (0.84%) Perforce