Period
to 22 April 2019

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 22 April 2019 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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 21 21
Rank change year-on-year +12 0 -6
Contract jobs citing Java 521 353 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.61% 7.40% 6.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.52% 22.33% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 207 188
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £273 £291
90th Percentile £610 £593 £511
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +10.00% +16.28%
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.78% +5.63% -

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 1,765 1,581 1,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.93% 33.16% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,073 995 901
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £258 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £480 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +1.05% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +50.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £32.50 £24.65 £11.23
90th Percentile £58.00 £48.75 £42.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +5.81%

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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 2019. 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 +22 257 £458 -3.94% 10
Birmingham -5 123 £450 - 53
Coventry -15 47 £450 +12.50% 6
Warwickshire +20 41 £500 +33.33% 2
Worcestershire -8 9 £413 +24.53% 12
Staffordshire -7 5 - - 10
Solihull +4 2 £500 +5.26% 11
Wolverhampton +1 2 £456 -3.95%
Java
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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.

1 371 (71.21%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (32.44%) DevOps
3 153 (29.37%) Microservices
4 151 (28.98%) SQL
5 141 (27.06%) Jenkins
6 136 (26.10%) Git (software)
7 130 (24.95%) Amazon AWS
8 129 (24.76%) Spring
9 127 (24.38%) Scrum
10 122 (23.42%) Unix
11 120 (23.03%) Docker
12 113 (21.69%) Oracle
13 110 (21.11%) Test Automation
14 101 (19.39%) Test Strategy
15 94 (18.04%) REST
16 91 (17.47%) Spring Boot
17 87 (16.70%) Maven
18 86 (16.51%) Cucumber
19 85 (16.31%) Selenium
19 85 (16.31%) TDD
20 83 (15.93%) Continuous Integration
21 82 (15.74%) J2EE
22 80 (15.36%) JavaScript
22 80 (15.36%) Linux
23 79 (15.16%) JIRA
24 76 (14.59%) JSON
25 71 (13.63%) BDD
25 71 (13.63%) Microsoft Azure
25 71 (13.63%) Web Services
26 70 (13.44%) Process Improvement

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 66 (12.67%) Confluence
2 63 (12.09%) Documentum
3 56 (10.75%) WebLogic
4 27 (5.18%) WebSphere
5 22 (4.22%) Tomcat
6 16 (3.07%) CMS
7 14 (2.69%) nginx
8 13 (2.50%) Apache
9 12 (2.30%) OpenStack
10 10 (1.92%) IIS
10 10 (1.92%) Jetty
10 10 (1.92%) Mongrel
11 6 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.77%) JBoss
13 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.38%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) assyst
2 4 (0.77%) SAP FI-CA
2 4 (0.77%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.38%) Exstream
5 1 (0.19%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 130 (24.95%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (13.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (4.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (2.50%) GitHub
5 13 (2.50%) Serverless
6 10 (1.92%) Google App Engine
7 8 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (1.54%) PaaS
8 7 (1.34%) IaaS
9 4 (0.77%) IBM Blueworks
10 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.58%) SaaS
11 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.38%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.37%) HTTP
2 23 (4.41%) TCP/IP
3 21 (4.03%) SSL
4 20 (3.84%) DNS
5 12 (2.30%) VPN
6 10 (1.92%) 802.11
6 10 (1.92%) DHCP
6 10 (1.92%) FTP
6 10 (1.92%) IPsec
6 10 (1.92%) SNMP
7 9 (1.73%) Wireless
8 8 (1.54%) Firewall
8 8 (1.54%) VoIP
9 5 (0.96%) AMQP
9 5 (0.96%) Internet
10 4 (0.77%) SAN
11 2 (0.38%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (0.19%) 4G
12 1 (0.19%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.72%) Relational Database
3 30 (5.76%) NoSQL
4 27 (5.18%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (4.41%) Hadoop
6 22 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (4.22%) MongoDB
7 21 (4.03%) Big Data
8 20 (3.84%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (2.11%) MySQL
10 10 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (1.92%) Oracle OWB
11 8 (1.54%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.54%) Pentaho
12 3 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.58%) MariaDB
13 2 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.38%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 141 (27.06%) Jenkins
2 136 (26.10%) Git (software)
3 87 (16.70%) Maven
4 86 (16.51%) Cucumber
5 85 (16.31%) Selenium
6 79 (15.16%) JIRA
7 40 (7.68%) WebDriver
8 38 (7.29%) SoapUI
9 35 (6.72%) JUnit
10 34 (6.53%) Subversion
11 30 (5.76%) Mockito
12 26 (4.99%) SonarQube
13 25 (4.80%) GitLab
14 24 (4.61%) Bitbucket
15 20 (3.84%) Ant
15 20 (3.84%) jMock
16 19 (3.65%) Apache Ivy
16 19 (3.65%) Gradle
17 17 (3.26%) DbUnit
18 14 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 21 (4.03%) Retail
2 17 (3.26%) Finance
3 7 (1.34%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.77%) Advertising
4 4 (0.77%) Automotive
5 3 (0.58%) Back Office
5 3 (0.58%) Banking
5 3 (0.58%) Legal
5 3 (0.58%) Marketing
6 2 (0.38%) Law
7 1 (0.19%) Electronics
7 1 (0.19%) French Language
7 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 233 (44.72%) Developer
2 126 (24.18%) Java Developer
3 70 (13.44%) Tester
4 69 (13.24%) Architect
5 43 (8.25%) Automation Tester
6 41 (7.87%) Java Architect
7 37 (7.10%) AWS Architect
7 37 (7.10%) Integration Architect
8 32 (6.14%) Java Automation Tester
8 32 (6.14%) Senior Developer
9 31 (5.95%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 31 (5.95%) Selenium Tester
10 29 (5.57%) Agile Developer
11 28 (5.37%) Analyst
11 28 (5.37%) Documentum Developer
12 27 (5.18%) Test Analyst
13 21 (4.03%) Software Engineer
14 19 (3.65%) Migration Architect
15 18 (3.45%) Java Engineer
16 17 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (24.76%) Spring
2 94 (18.04%) REST
3 91 (17.47%) Spring Boot
4 82 (15.74%) J2EE
5 76 (14.59%) JSON
6 71 (13.63%) Web Services
7 68 (13.05%) XML
8 65 (12.48%) .NET
9 60 (11.52%) HTML
10 59 (11.32%) RESTful
10 59 (11.32%) SOAP
11 57 (10.94%) Apache Camel
11 57 (10.94%) CSS
12 37 (7.10%) RabbitMQ
13 33 (6.33%) Hibernate
14 31 (5.95%) Middleware
15 29 (5.57%) AngularJS
16 28 (5.37%) HTML5
17 22 (4.22%) CSS3
17 22 (4.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.26%) Mobile App
3 15 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (2.88%) Robotics
4 14 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.11%) SCADA
5 11 (2.11%) User Experience
6 10 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (1.54%) Wiki
8 7 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.15%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.77%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.77%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.77%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.58%) iPad
11 3 (0.58%) NHS
11 3 (0.58%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 122 (23.42%) Unix
2 80 (15.36%) Linux
3 46 (8.83%) Windows
4 12 (2.30%) Kali Linux
5 8 (1.54%) Mac OS
6 7 (1.34%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.96%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.58%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.38%) Android
11 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.19%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (71.21%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (32.44%) DevOps
3 153 (29.37%) Microservices
4 127 (24.38%) Scrum
5 110 (21.11%) Test Automation
6 101 (19.39%) Test Strategy
7 85 (16.31%) TDD
8 83 (15.93%) Continuous Integration
9 71 (13.63%) BDD
10 70 (13.44%) Process Improvement
11 60 (11.52%) Kanban
12 58 (11.13%) Open Source
13 56 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
13 56 (10.75%) SOA
14 51 (9.79%) Migration
15 49 (9.40%) OO
16 47 (9.02%) Collaborative Working
17 43 (8.25%) Configuration Management
18 39 (7.49%) Analytics
19 37 (7.10%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 151 (28.98%) SQL
2 80 (15.36%) JavaScript
3 60 (11.52%) Java 8
4 45 (8.64%) PL/SQL
5 44 (8.45%) Python
5 44 (8.45%) Shell Script
6 38 (7.29%) C#
7 27 (5.18%) Ruby
8 23 (4.41%) Perl
9 16 (3.07%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.88%) PowerShell
11 14 (2.69%) PHP
12 12 (2.30%) Lua
13 11 (2.11%) C
14 10 (1.92%) Scala
15 9 (1.73%) Apex Code
16 8 (1.54%) C++
16 8 (1.54%) Go
17 5 (0.96%) ES6
18 3 (0.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 57 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 47 (9.02%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.95%) ISEB
4 27 (5.18%) Degree
5 19 (3.65%) ISTQB
6 13 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (2.11%) OSCE
8 9 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.73%) ISEB Practitioner
9 7 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.58%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.38%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.38%) GPEN
12 2 (0.38%) OSCP
12 2 (0.38%) SANS
12 2 (0.38%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.38%) Tigerscheme
13 1 (0.19%) CISA
13 1 (0.19%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.03%) QA
2 5 (0.96%) SLA
3 3 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) GDPR
4 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 120 (23.03%) Docker
2 16 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.92%) Xen
4 7 (1.34%) Postfix
5 6 (1.15%) LXC
6 3 (0.58%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.38%) vSphere
8 1 (0.19%) NFS
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 46 (8.83%) Puppet
2 24 (4.61%) Kubernetes
3 18 (3.45%) Ansible
4 14 (2.69%) Terraform
5 12 (2.30%) Nessus
5 12 (2.30%) Nmap
6 11 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
6 11 (2.11%) ZABBIX
7 6 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.58%) logstash
9 2 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.38%) Grafana
9 2 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.38%) SCCM
10 1 (0.19%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.19%) Kibana
10 1 (0.19%) Nagios
10 1 (0.19%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 113 (21.69%) Oracle
2 61 (11.71%) Pega
3 46 (8.83%) WSO2
4 42 (8.06%) Microsoft
5 40 (7.68%) Google
5 40 (7.68%) webMethods
6 31 (5.95%) BEA
7 27 (5.18%) IBM
8 22 (4.22%) SAP
9 20 (3.84%) VMware
10 19 (3.65%) Atlassian
11 17 (3.26%) Informatica
12 12 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.54%) Cloudera
14 7 (1.34%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.15%) Adobe
16 5 (0.96%) MuleSoft
17 3 (0.58%) ATG
17 3 (0.58%) Demandware
17 3 (0.58%) hybris