Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £498 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Senior Java Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 186 206
Rank change year-on-year +1 +20 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 24 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 2
West Midlands median daily rate £498 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.24% +40.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £461 £459 £340
90th Percentile £543 £592 £410
England median daily rate £550 £541 £525
% change year-on-year +1.62% +3.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 - £29.53

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,917 4,571 5,588
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 94.99% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,054 2,910 3,373
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £540 £541
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 197 228
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.43% +16.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.42 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.50 £46.15 £37.70
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in the West Midlands

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Java Developer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in the West Midlands

Senior Java Developer
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 Senior Java Developer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 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 -50 12 £485 -8.92%
Birmingham +17 10 £525 +20.00% 5
Wolverhampton - 1 £450 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Senior Java Developer
England

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, Senior Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (50.00%) Scrum
4 11 (45.83%) Spring
5 10 (41.67%) Java 8
6 9 (37.50%) Microservices
7 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 7 (29.17%) SOA
8 7 (29.17%) Eclipse
8 7 (29.17%) Spring MVC
8 7 (29.17%) MVC
8 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
8 7 (29.17%) WSO2
9 6 (25.00%) jQuery
9 6 (25.00%) BDD
9 6 (25.00%) Finance
9 6 (25.00%) Hibernate
9 6 (25.00%) Pair Programming
9 6 (25.00%) Maven
9 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 6 (25.00%) Ajax
9 6 (25.00%) SQL
9 6 (25.00%) J2EE
9 6 (25.00%) Co-Creation
10 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
10 5 (20.83%) XML
10 5 (20.83%) JSON
11 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
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 4 (16.67%) Documentum
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Eclipse
1 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
2 6 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (4.17%) Ant
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Continuum
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) Gradle
3 1 (4.17%) Hudson
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) Spring
2 7 (29.17%) Spring MVC
3 6 (25.00%) Ajax
3 6 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 6 (25.00%) J2EE
3 6 (25.00%) jQuery
4 5 (20.83%) JSON
4 5 (20.83%) XML
5 4 (16.67%) Spring Boot
5 4 (16.67%) Struts
6 3 (12.50%) Middleware
7 2 (8.33%) Node.js
8 1 (4.17%) Express
8 1 (4.17%) Kafka
8 1 (4.17%) REST
8 1 (4.17%) SOAP
8 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) Scrum
3 9 (37.50%) Microservices
4 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 7 (29.17%) MVC
5 7 (29.17%) SOA
6 6 (25.00%) BDD
6 6 (25.00%) Co-Creation
6 6 (25.00%) Pair Programming
6 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
8 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (16.67%) DevOps
8 4 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (16.67%) Kanban
9 3 (12.50%) API Design
10 2 (8.33%) API Development
10 2 (8.33%) Coaching
10 2 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (41.67%) Java 8
3 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) PHP
6 1 (4.17%) ES6
6 1 (4.17%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
2 2 (8.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) WSO2
2 4 (16.67%) Pega
3 2 (8.33%) MuleSoft