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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 12 27
Rank change year-on-year -9 +15  
Contract jobs citing Java 131 265 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.03% 9.29% 5.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.96% 28.37% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 143 84
Median daily rate £400 £429 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.70% +7.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +1.81% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £23.95 £20.06 £29.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.42% -31.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £10.00 £28.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.79 £35.00 £30.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00%  

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 691 934 869
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 31.80% 32.73% 31.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 554 519
Median daily rate £375 £383 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +17.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 47
Median hourly rate £31.50 £20.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.65% -28.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £9.00 £19.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £38.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 36 £445 +27.14% 20
Shropshire -9 23 £500 +2.56% 9
Warwickshire -6 14 £375 -1.31% 1
Coventry 0 12 £375 +1.69% 16
Staffordshire -7 11 £325 -10.03% 5
Herefordshire - 9 £325 - 1
Wolverhampton +1 1 £325 +8.33% 1
Java
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 146 (50.69%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (24.31%) HTML
3 68 (23.61%) JavaScript
3 68 (23.61%) CSS
4 67 (23.26%) SQL
4 67 (23.26%) Open Source
5 66 (22.92%) XML
6 63 (21.88%) Scala
7 60 (20.83%) Linux
8 56 (19.44%) MongoDB
9 52 (18.06%) Oracle
10 50 (17.36%) Spring
11 49 (17.01%) JSON
12 48 (16.67%) AngularJS
13 44 (15.28%) Scrum
14 43 (14.93%) C#
14 43 (14.93%) REST
15 41 (14.24%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (14.24%) .NET
16 40 (13.89%) Unix
16 40 (13.89%) Web Services
16 40 (13.89%) Hibernate
16 40 (13.89%) TDD
17 39 (13.54%) Git (software)
18 37 (12.85%) J2EE
19 35 (12.15%) NoSQL
19 35 (12.15%) Microservices
20 34 (11.81%) Finance
21 33 (11.46%) Windows
21 33 (11.46%) Business Intelligence

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 25 (8.68%) WebLogic
2 22 (7.64%) Apache
3 21 (7.29%) JBoss
4 20 (6.94%) Tomcat
5 10 (3.47%) IIS
5 10 (3.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 9 (3.13%) Confluence
7 8 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
7 8 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (2.43%) Apache Spark
9 6 (2.08%) nginx
10 5 (1.74%) Documentum
10 5 (1.74%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (1.04%) Drupal
12 3 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (1.04%) SAS
13 2 (0.69%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.69%) DNN
13 2 (0.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.04%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.69%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.69%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.35%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.13%) GitHub
2 8 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.78%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.74%) Heroku
3 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (1.04%) Slack
6 2 (0.69%) Office 365
6 2 (0.69%) SaaS
7 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.68%) HTTP
2 18 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.82%) SSL
4 3 (1.04%) Bluetooth
4 3 (1.04%) LDAP
4 3 (1.04%) Skype
5 2 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.69%) Wireless
5 2 (0.69%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.35%) Firewall
6 1 (0.35%) ICMP
6 1 (0.35%) Intranet
6 1 (0.35%) Modbus
6 1 (0.35%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.35%) OSPF
6 1 (0.35%) RFID
6 1 (0.35%) RTSP
6 1 (0.35%) SNMP
6 1 (0.35%) SSH
6 1 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (19.44%) MongoDB
2 35 (12.15%) NoSQL
3 32 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 26 (9.03%) Relational Database
5 16 (5.56%) MySQL
6 13 (4.51%) Hadoop
6 13 (4.51%) Oracle Database
6 13 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (2.43%) Big Data
9 7 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (2.43%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 7 (2.43%) Hazelcast
9 7 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (2.08%) Pentaho
11 5 (1.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 5 (1.74%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 39 (13.54%) Git (software)
2 30 (10.42%) Selenium
3 27 (9.38%) IntelliJ
4 25 (8.68%) JUnit
5 22 (7.64%) Jenkins
6 21 (7.29%) Cucumber
7 15 (5.21%) Eclipse
8 14 (4.86%) JIRA
9 12 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (3.82%) Ant
10 11 (3.82%) SoapUI
10 11 (3.82%) Subversion
11 9 (3.13%) Grunt
11 9 (3.13%) gulp
11 9 (3.13%) JMeter
11 9 (3.13%) Maven
12 8 (2.78%) Mockito
12 8 (2.78%) Visual Studio
13 7 (2.43%) WebDriver
14 6 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 34 (11.81%) Finance
2 5 (1.74%) Automotive
2 5 (1.74%) Banking
2 5 (1.74%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.04%) Retail
4 2 (0.69%) Electronics
4 2 (0.69%) Games
4 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.69%) Marketing
4 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.35%) Advertising
5 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.35%) Legal
5 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 189 (65.63%) Developer
2 87 (30.21%) Java Developer
3 41 (14.24%) Scala Developer
4 23 (7.99%) Architect
5 22 (7.64%) Analyst
6 20 (6.94%) Programmer
7 19 (6.60%) Java Scala Developer
8 18 (6.25%) Java Programmer
8 18 (6.25%) MongoDB Developer
9 14 (4.86%) Linux Developer
9 14 (4.86%) Test Analyst
10 13 (4.51%) Senior Developer
11 12 (4.17%) Open Source Developer
12 10 (3.47%) Consultant
12 10 (3.47%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (3.47%) Tester
13 9 (3.13%) COBOL Developer
14 8 (2.78%) Angular Developer
14 8 (2.78%) Software Developer
15 7 (2.43%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (24.31%) HTML
2 68 (23.61%) CSS
3 66 (22.92%) XML
4 50 (17.36%) Spring
5 49 (17.01%) JSON
6 48 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 43 (14.93%) REST
8 41 (14.24%) .NET
9 40 (13.89%) Hibernate
9 40 (13.89%) Web Services
10 37 (12.85%) J2EE
11 29 (10.07%) SOAP
12 28 (9.72%) Play Framework
13 27 (9.38%) jQuery
14 26 (9.03%) RESTful
15 25 (8.68%) HTML5
16 15 (5.21%) Node.js
17 13 (4.51%) Java EE
17 13 (4.51%) JPA
17 13 (4.51%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 12 (4.17%) User Experience
3 10 (3.47%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.04%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.04%) CMDB
6 3 (1.04%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.35%) DataPower
7 1 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.35%) Infotainment
7 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.35%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.35%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.35%) RIA
7 1 (0.35%) SCADA
7 1 (0.35%) Social Network
7 1 (0.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 60 (20.83%) Linux
2 40 (13.89%) Unix
3 33 (11.46%) Windows
4 13 (4.51%) Android
5 10 (3.47%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.43%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.43%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.39%) AIX
7 4 (1.39%) SUSE
8 3 (1.04%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.35%) Debian
9 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.35%) Solaris
9 1 (0.35%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (50.69%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (23.26%) Open Source
3 44 (15.28%) Scrum
4 41 (14.24%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (13.89%) TDD
6 35 (12.15%) Microservices
7 33 (11.46%) Business Intelligence
8 30 (10.42%) BDD
9 28 (9.72%) DevOps
10 27 (9.38%) SDLC
11 25 (8.68%) Web Development
12 23 (7.99%) MVC
13 21 (7.29%) OO
14 18 (6.25%) Automated Testing
14 18 (6.25%) Waterfall
15 17 (5.90%) Software Engineering
15 17 (5.90%) Workflow
16 15 (5.21%) Cybersecurity
17 14 (4.86%) Configuration Management
17 14 (4.86%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 68 (23.61%) JavaScript
2 67 (23.26%) SQL
3 63 (21.88%) Scala
4 43 (14.93%) C#
5 32 (11.11%) Python
6 25 (8.68%) PL/SQL
7 24 (8.33%) Ruby
8 20 (6.94%) Perl
9 12 (4.17%) Shell Script
10 10 (3.47%) COBOL
11 9 (3.13%) PHP
12 8 (2.78%) Groovy
13 7 (2.43%) Objective-C
14 6 (2.08%) C
14 6 (2.08%) Haskell
15 5 (1.74%) VB
16 4 (1.39%) ABAP
16 4 (1.39%) C++
17 3 (1.04%) PowerShell
17 3 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (3.82%) Degree
2 7 (2.43%) ISTQB
3 6 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.39%) Sun Certification
5 3 (1.04%) ISEB
6 2 (0.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) CCNA
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.35%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.42%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.35%) IFRS
3 1 (0.35%) SEPA
3 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (11.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 31 (10.76%) Puppet
2 10 (3.47%) Kibana
3 9 (3.13%) Grafana
4 8 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.78%) Oracle Identity Management
4 8 (2.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 6 (2.08%) Ansible
6 4 (1.39%) logstash
7 3 (1.04%) rkt
8 1 (0.35%) Control-M
8 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.35%) Nagios
8 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 52 (18.06%) Oracle
2 20 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.94%) webMethods
3 17 (5.90%) Google
4 12 (4.17%) SAP
5 11 (3.82%) IBM
5 11 (3.82%) Informatica
6 10 (3.47%) Pega
7 8 (2.78%) Micro Focus
8 7 (2.43%) BEA
9 6 (2.08%) Cloudera
9 6 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (2.08%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.74%) AppDynamics
10 5 (1.74%) Splunk
10 5 (1.74%) Talend
11 4 (1.39%) Xamarin
12 3 (1.04%) Adobe
13 2 (0.69%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.69%) Sun
Coventry
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Salt
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £480.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago