Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 21 17
Rank change year-on-year +13 -4 +11
Contract jobs citing Java 608 324 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.80% 6.68% 7.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.15% 20.98% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 197 280
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £323 £250 £281
90th Percentile £573 £545 £526
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £38.75 £29.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.62% -9.38% +300.00%
10th Percentile £33.38 £25.00 £14.70
90th Percentile £43.13 £33.45 £33.55
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% -2.50%

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 1,834 1,544 1,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.59% 31.82% 31.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,119 999 1,135
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £246 £254
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
England median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 55 55
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% +47.73% -23.32%
10th Percentile £15.25 £17.30 £11.20
90th Percentile £57.95 £49.50 £43.25
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +5.48% +1.60% +4.99%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +8 323 £438 -12.50% 22
Birmingham +6 156 £450 +20.00% 55
Coventry -17 29 £400 +16.36% 10
Warwickshire -2 23 £500 +33.33% 9
Worcestershire +4 11 £360 -4.00% 26
Solihull +5 9 £475 +5.56% 8
Staffordshire -23 5 £320 -8.57% 7
Wolverhampton - 5 £463 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £338 -
Herefordshire -15 1 - -
Java
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 434 (71.38%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (34.70%) Microservices
3 207 (34.05%) Spring
4 200 (32.89%) SQL
5 171 (28.13%) Oracle
6 165 (27.14%) DevOps
7 154 (25.33%) Git (software)
8 149 (24.51%) Scrum
9 147 (24.18%) Test Automation
9 147 (24.18%) Spring Boot
10 144 (23.68%) Jenkins
11 139 (22.86%) Unix
12 137 (22.53%) JavaScript
13 126 (20.72%) Docker
14 125 (20.56%) Continuous Integration
15 120 (19.74%) TDD
16 118 (19.41%) Selenium
17 112 (18.42%) XML
18 110 (18.09%) Cucumber
19 104 (17.11%) REST
20 101 (16.61%) Test Strategy
20 101 (16.61%) JIRA
21 100 (16.45%) Windows
22 99 (16.28%) RESTful
22 99 (16.28%) Java 8
23 97 (15.95%) Maven
24 95 (15.63%) BDD
24 95 (15.63%) Apache Camel
25 94 (15.46%) Kanban
26 93 (15.30%) Web Services

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 92 (15.13%) WebLogic
2 80 (13.16%) Confluence
3 64 (10.53%) Documentum
4 33 (5.43%) Tomcat
5 28 (4.61%) Apache
6 27 (4.44%) nginx
6 27 (4.44%) WebSphere
7 18 (2.96%) JBoss
8 12 (1.97%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.66%) CMS
11 3 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.49%) Mule
12 2 (0.33%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.33%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.66%) GIMP
3 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.66%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.33%) Windchill
5 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (0.66%) SAP FI-CA
1 4 (0.66%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (0.49%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.33%) Eikon
4 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.16%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 87 (14.31%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (9.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.28%) GitHub
4 20 (3.29%) Google Analytics
5 12 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.81%) IaaS
7 8 (1.32%) PaaS
8 7 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.82%) SaaS
9 5 (0.82%) Serverless
10 3 (0.49%) Heroku
11 2 (0.33%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.33%) Office 365
11 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.16%) Apigee
12 1 (0.16%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.16%) Firebase
12 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.25%) SSL
2 37 (6.09%) HTTP
3 32 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.97%) VPN
5 10 (1.64%) 802.11
5 10 (1.64%) DNS
5 10 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
5 10 (1.64%) SNMP
5 10 (1.64%) Wireless
6 8 (1.32%) DSL
6 8 (1.32%) VoIP
7 4 (0.66%) SAN
8 3 (0.49%) Internet
8 3 (0.49%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.49%) SMS
9 2 (0.33%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.33%) DHCP
9 2 (0.33%) DKIM
9 2 (0.33%) Firewall
9 2 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (12.34%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.39%) MongoDB
3 49 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
4 42 (6.91%) NoSQL
5 36 (5.92%) Relational Database
6 26 (4.28%) Oracle Database
7 20 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.14%) MySQL
9 11 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (1.64%) Big Data
10 10 (1.64%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.48%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.99%) Oracle OWB
13 5 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.49%) OLAP
15 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
15 3 (0.49%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 154 (25.33%) Git (software)
2 144 (23.68%) Jenkins
3 118 (19.41%) Selenium
4 110 (18.09%) Cucumber
5 101 (16.61%) JIRA
6 97 (15.95%) Maven
7 63 (10.36%) JUnit
8 58 (9.54%) Subversion
9 54 (8.88%) SoapUI
10 48 (7.89%) Bitbucket
11 44 (7.24%) WebDriver
12 40 (6.58%) Ant
12 40 (6.58%) SonarQube
13 39 (6.41%) Mockito
14 33 (5.43%) IntelliJ
15 28 (4.61%) Toad
16 27 (4.44%) Eclipse
16 27 (4.44%) GitLab
17 23 (3.78%) Grunt
17 23 (3.78%) gulp
General
1 31 (5.10%) Finance
2 15 (2.47%) Retail
3 6 (0.99%) Aerospace
4 5 (0.82%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.66%) Games
6 3 (0.49%) Automotive
6 3 (0.49%) Banking
7 2 (0.33%) Advertising
7 2 (0.33%) Front Office
8 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.16%) Law
8 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 277 (45.56%) Developer
2 194 (31.91%) Java Developer
3 76 (12.50%) Tester
4 66 (10.86%) Analyst
5 65 (10.69%) Test Analyst
6 55 (9.05%) Architect
7 45 (7.40%) Automation Tester
8 44 (7.24%) Agile Developer
9 33 (5.43%) Java Automation Tester
10 32 (5.26%) Senior Developer
11 31 (5.10%) Agile Java Developer
12 29 (4.77%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 29 (4.77%) Selenium Tester
13 25 (4.11%) Software Engineer
14 24 (3.95%) Senior Java Developer
15 21 (3.45%) Java Engineer
16 20 (3.29%) Java Architect
16 20 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
17 18 (2.96%) Documentum Developer
18 15 (2.47%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (34.05%) Spring
2 147 (24.18%) Spring Boot
3 112 (18.42%) XML
4 104 (17.11%) REST
5 99 (16.28%) RESTful
6 95 (15.63%) Apache Camel
7 93 (15.30%) Web Services
8 89 (14.64%) J2EE
8 89 (14.64%) JSON
9 82 (13.49%) SOAP
10 81 (13.32%) CSS
10 81 (13.32%) Hibernate
11 79 (12.99%) HTML
12 52 (8.55%) AngularJS
13 49 (8.06%) .NET
14 45 (7.40%) RabbitMQ
15 41 (6.74%) jQuery
15 41 (6.74%) Node.js
16 39 (6.41%) Gherkin
16 39 (6.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 19 (3.13%) User Experience
3 17 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.47%) Mainframe
6 11 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (1.81%) SCADA
7 10 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (1.48%) NHS
9 8 (1.32%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.32%) Wiki
10 7 (1.15%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.66%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.49%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.49%) iPad
13 2 (0.33%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 139 (22.86%) Unix
2 100 (16.45%) Windows
3 81 (13.32%) Linux
4 19 (3.13%) Ubuntu
5 13 (2.14%) VME
6 12 (1.97%) Android
6 12 (1.97%) Kali Linux
6 12 (1.97%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.66%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.49%) AIX
10 3 (0.49%) HPUX
10 3 (0.49%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.49%) Solaris
11 2 (0.33%) CentOS
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (71.38%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (34.70%) Microservices
3 165 (27.14%) DevOps
4 149 (24.51%) Scrum
5 147 (24.18%) Test Automation
6 125 (20.56%) Continuous Integration
7 120 (19.74%) TDD
8 101 (16.61%) Test Strategy
9 95 (15.63%) BDD
10 94 (15.46%) Kanban
11 81 (13.32%) Problem-Solving
11 81 (13.32%) Process Improvement
12 73 (12.01%) Open Source
13 59 (9.70%) Test Scripting
14 57 (9.38%) SOA
15 55 (9.05%) Analytics
15 55 (9.05%) Migration
16 52 (8.55%) Mentoring
17 51 (8.39%) Customer Requirements
17 51 (8.39%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 200 (32.89%) SQL
2 137 (22.53%) JavaScript
3 99 (16.28%) Java 8
4 50 (8.22%) Python
4 50 (8.22%) Ruby
5 45 (7.40%) PL/SQL
6 44 (7.24%) C#
7 42 (6.91%) Shell Script
8 37 (6.09%) Groovy
9 35 (5.76%) Perl
10 34 (5.59%) Scala
11 19 (3.13%) Haskell
12 17 (2.80%) PowerShell
13 14 (2.30%) Bash Shell
14 13 (2.14%) PHP
15 12 (1.97%) C
15 12 (1.97%) Lua
16 10 (1.64%) C++
17 9 (1.48%) COBOL
17 9 (1.48%) R
Qualifications
1 80 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 73 (12.01%) SC Cleared
3 60 (9.87%) ISEB
4 49 (8.06%) ISTQB
5 38 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 25 (4.11%) Degree
7 11 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.81%) OSCE
8 7 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.49%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.33%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.33%) GPEN
12 2 (0.33%) OSCP
12 2 (0.33%) SANS
12 2 (0.33%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.33%) Tigerscheme
13 1 (0.16%) MBA
13 1 (0.16%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.10%) QA
2 8 (1.32%) PMO
3 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 126 (20.72%) Docker
2 22 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.64%) vSphere
4 4 (0.66%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.49%) LXC
5 3 (0.49%) NFS
5 3 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.33%) Firmware
6 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.16%) etcd
7 1 (0.16%) HDFS
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 70 (11.51%) Puppet
2 26 (4.28%) Ansible
3 20 (3.29%) Grafana
3 20 (3.29%) Kibana
3 20 (3.29%) Kubernetes
4 18 (2.96%) ZABBIX
5 17 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (2.47%) Terraform
7 14 (2.30%) Nessus
8 12 (1.97%) Nmap
9 8 (1.32%) Nagios
9 8 (1.32%) Rundeck
10 4 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.49%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.49%) Oracle EDQ
11 3 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.33%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 171 (28.13%) Oracle
2 63 (10.36%) webMethods
3 56 (9.21%) Pega
4 49 (8.06%) WSO2
5 47 (7.73%) Google
6 39 (6.41%) Atlassian
6 39 (6.41%) IBM
7 29 (4.77%) VMware
8 28 (4.61%) Microsoft
9 23 (3.78%) BEA
10 22 (3.62%) SAP
11 8 (1.32%) Adobe
11 8 (1.32%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.99%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.99%) hybris
13 5 (0.82%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.66%) Dell
15 3 (0.49%) Cognos
15 3 (0.49%) EMC
15 3 (0.49%) HP