Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 13 8
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5 +13
Contract jobs citing Java 148 286 534
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.85% 9.34% 10.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.99% 27.74% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 194 305
Median daily rate £413 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £315 £353 £335
90th Percentile £519 £575 £588
England median daily rate £525 £538 £525
% change year-on-year -2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £51.25 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.14% +50.86%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +1.11% +8.43%

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 617 1,031 1,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.73% 33.68% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 685 1,099
Median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £306
90th Percentile £530 £579 £566
England median daily rate £490 £490 £484
% change year-on-year - +1.24% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.43% -5.00% +34.11%
10th Percentile £14.96 £20.60 £15.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £49.63 £58.26
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Java as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Java in the West Midlands

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Java in the West Midlands

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java in the West Midlands.

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 3 March 2021. 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 -4 93 £405 -4.71% 10
Birmingham -16 32 £463 -2.63% 60
Coventry +2 8 £263 -46.15% 3
Warwickshire +1 6 £473 +26.00% 5
Solihull +10 2 £225 - 3
Staffordshire +1 1 £350 - 6
Worcestershire +1 1 £425 +3.03% 11
Java
England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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 96 (64.86%) SQL
2 78 (52.70%) Oracle
2 78 (52.70%) Unix
3 71 (47.97%) WebLogic
4 66 (44.59%) webMethods
5 63 (42.57%) OO
6 60 (40.54%) J2EE
6 60 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (39.86%) RUP
8 56 (37.84%) PL/SQL
8 56 (37.84%) BEA
9 50 (33.78%) Shell Script
10 49 (33.11%) Test Strategy
11 47 (31.76%) Business Intelligence
12 43 (29.05%) Process Improvement
13 42 (28.38%) Waterfall
14 41 (27.70%) Git (software)
14 41 (27.70%) Data Modelling
14 41 (27.70%) Configuration Management
15 40 (27.03%) Problem Management
16 38 (25.68%) Public Sector
17 37 (25.00%) Jenkins
17 37 (25.00%) JSON
18 35 (23.65%) Perl
19 34 (22.97%) Microservices
20 32 (21.62%) Pega
21 30 (20.27%) CA Gen
22 29 (19.59%) Software Engineering
22 29 (19.59%) Scrum
23 28 (18.92%) Informatica

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 71 (47.97%) WebLogic
2 12 (8.11%) Confluence
3 6 (4.05%) JBoss
4 4 (2.70%) Apache
4 4 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.70%) SAS
4 4 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.03%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.03%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.03%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.35%) Mule
7 1 (0.68%) CICS
7 1 (0.68%) CMS
7 1 (0.68%) DNN
7 1 (0.68%) Documentum
7 1 (0.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.68%) Liferay
7 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.68%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) SAP FI-CA
2 3 (2.03%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.86%) Azure
2 16 (10.81%) AWS
3 11 (7.43%) Power Platform
4 5 (3.38%) Serverless
5 4 (2.70%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.03%) GitHub
6 3 (2.03%) PaaS
6 3 (2.03%) Tricentis Tosca
7 2 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.35%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.68%) GCP
8 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.70%) SAN
2 3 (2.03%) VoIP
3 1 (0.68%) DNS
3 1 (0.68%) Firewall
3 1 (0.68%) FTP
3 1 (0.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.68%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.68%) SSL
3 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.49%) BusinessObjects
2 15 (10.14%) Hadoop
3 13 (8.78%) MongoDB
4 12 (8.11%) Pentaho
5 11 (7.43%) Power BI
5 11 (7.43%) SQL Server
6 7 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (4.73%) MySQL
7 4 (2.70%) DB2
7 4 (2.70%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.03%) Flink
8 3 (2.03%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.35%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.68%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.68%) GIS
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (27.70%) Git (software)
2 37 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 30 (20.27%) CA Gen
4 27 (18.24%) Maven
5 17 (11.49%) JIRA
6 15 (10.14%) Selenium
7 13 (8.78%) Cucumber
8 11 (7.43%) Postman
8 11 (7.43%) Toad
9 8 (5.41%) JMeter
10 7 (4.73%) Bitbucket
10 7 (4.73%) Subversion
11 6 (4.05%) SoapUI
12 3 (2.03%) Eclipse
12 3 (2.03%) GitLab
12 3 (2.03%) REST Assured
12 3 (2.03%) RStudio
12 3 (2.03%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (2.03%) SpecFlow
12 3 (2.03%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (25.68%) Public Sector
2 3 (2.03%) Finance
3 1 (0.68%) Banking
3 1 (0.68%) Local Government
3 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 62 (41.89%) Developer
2 32 (21.62%) Java Developer
3 20 (13.51%) Software Engineer
4 14 (9.46%) Architect
5 10 (6.76%) C Programmer
5 10 (6.76%) Programmer
6 7 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (4.73%) Tester
7 6 (4.05%) Automation Tester
7 6 (4.05%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
8 5 (3.38%) Analyst
8 5 (3.38%) Scala Developer
8 5 (3.38%) Software Architect
8 5 (3.38%) Technical Leader
8 5 (3.38%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.38%) Test Engineer
9 4 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (2.70%) Lead Developer
9 4 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.70%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (40.54%) J2EE
2 37 (25.00%) JSON
3 24 (16.22%) XML
4 19 (12.84%) Spring
5 15 (10.14%) RabbitMQ
6 13 (8.78%) RESTful
6 13 (8.78%) SOAP
6 13 (8.78%) Spring Boot
6 13 (8.78%) Web Services
7 10 (6.76%) .NET
7 10 (6.76%) HTML
8 8 (5.41%) Apache Camel
8 8 (5.41%) REST
9 7 (4.73%) CSS
10 6 (4.05%) Node.js
11 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET
11 4 (2.70%) Gherkin
11 4 (2.70%) JDBC
12 3 (2.03%) LDAP
12 3 (2.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.11%) Robotics
2 6 (4.05%) User Experience
3 4 (2.70%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.03%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.68%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.68%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.68%) DataPower
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.68%) PKI
6 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 78 (52.70%) Unix
2 27 (18.24%) Linux
3 21 (14.19%) Windows
4 4 (2.70%) zOS
5 2 (1.35%) Android
5 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.35%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.68%) AIX
6 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.68%) CentOS
6 1 (0.68%) SUSE
6 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (42.57%) OO
2 60 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (39.86%) RUP
4 49 (33.11%) Test Strategy
5 47 (31.76%) Business Intelligence
6 43 (29.05%) Process Improvement
7 42 (28.38%) Waterfall
8 41 (27.70%) Configuration Management
8 41 (27.70%) Data Modelling
9 40 (27.03%) Problem Management
10 34 (22.97%) Microservices
11 29 (19.59%) Scrum
11 29 (19.59%) Software Engineering
12 27 (18.24%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (16.89%) Test Automation
14 19 (12.84%) DevOps
15 14 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (8.78%) API Testing
16 13 (8.78%) Collaborative Working
17 11 (7.43%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 96 (64.86%) SQL
2 56 (37.84%) PL/SQL
3 50 (33.78%) Shell Script
4 35 (23.65%) Perl
5 23 (15.54%) Java 8
6 22 (14.86%) COBOL
7 21 (14.19%) JavaScript
8 19 (12.84%) Python
9 17 (11.49%) Scala
10 14 (9.46%) C
11 12 (8.11%) C#
12 8 (5.41%) PowerShell
13 5 (3.38%) Bash Shell
14 4 (2.70%) Groovy
14 4 (2.70%) VB
15 3 (2.03%) BeanShell
15 3 (2.03%) PHP
16 2 (1.35%) R
17 1 (0.68%) C++
17 1 (0.68%) sed
Qualifications
1 27 (18.24%) Security Cleared
2 24 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.14%) ISEB
3 15 (10.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (8.78%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.05%) Degree
6 3 (2.03%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.81%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (7.43%) Docker
2 2 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) HDFS
3 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (18.24%) Ansible
2 7 (4.73%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.70%) Puppet
3 4 (2.70%) Terraform
4 2 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.35%) Rancher
5 1 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.68%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 78 (52.70%) Oracle
2 66 (44.59%) webMethods
3 56 (37.84%) BEA
4 32 (21.62%) Pega
5 28 (18.92%) Informatica
6 14 (9.46%) Talend
7 12 (8.11%) Microsoft
8 8 (5.41%) SAP
8 8 (5.41%) WSO2
9 5 (3.38%) Blue Prism
9 5 (3.38%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.70%) Ab Initio
10 4 (2.70%) Google
10 4 (2.70%) UiPath
11 3 (2.03%) BroadSoft
11 3 (2.03%) VMware
12 2 (1.35%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.35%) IBM
12 2 (1.35%) MuleSoft
13 1 (0.68%) New Relic