The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 21 41 50
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 70 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.03% 3.58% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.42% 3.95% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 11 4
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£388 £388 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £375 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -0.64%
Java Developer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
944 735 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.78% 90.63% 91.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 369 324
Average daily rate £416 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.80% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 54 45
Average hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.23% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Java Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Java Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Java Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java Developer across the Cheshire region.

Java Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Developer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Java Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Java Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer across the Cheshire region.

Java Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +4 19 £388 +3.19% 6
Warrington -1 16 £400 -9.09% 5
Crewe - 4 - - 1
Knutsford - 4 £375 -
Wilmslow - 3 £320 -
Java Developer
North West

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Java Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Java Developer in their job title.

1 113 (100.00%) Java
2 56 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (48.67%) HTML
4 52 (46.02%) Spring
5 47 (41.59%) J2EE
6 39 (34.51%) XML
7 37 (32.74%) JavaScript
7 37 (32.74%) TDD
8 36 (31.86%) Oracle
9 35 (30.97%) Finance
10 34 (30.09%) JUnit
11 33 (29.20%) Web Services
12 32 (28.32%) SOAP
13 30 (26.55%) SQL
14 27 (23.89%) CSS
15 22 (19.47%) HTTP
16 21 (18.58%) JSON
17 20 (17.70%) Banking
17 20 (17.70%) Relational Database
18 19 (16.81%) JAX-RS
18 19 (16.81%) RESTful
19 18 (15.93%) Cucumber
19 18 (15.93%) REST
19 18 (15.93%) Software Engineering
19 18 (15.93%) Maven
20 17 (15.04%) OO
20 17 (15.04%) Git (software)
21 16 (14.16%) WSDL
21 16 (14.16%) Java EE
22 15 (13.27%) Hibernate

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Java Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Java Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (10.62%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 7 (6.19%) IBM HTTP Server
2 7 (6.19%) JBoss
3 4 (3.54%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.65%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.88%) Mule
5 1 (0.88%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.47%) HTTP
2 7 (6.19%) Internet
3 5 (4.42%) SSH
3 5 (4.42%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.70%) Relational Database
2 9 (7.96%) MongoDB
3 8 (7.08%) Big Data
3 8 (7.08%) RDBMS
4 7 (6.19%) Informix
4 7 (6.19%) MySQL
4 7 (6.19%) Neo4j
5 6 (5.31%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.42%) DB2
7 4 (3.54%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.77%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.77%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 34 (30.09%) JUnit
2 18 (15.93%) Cucumber
2 18 (15.93%) Maven
3 17 (15.04%) Git (software)
4 10 (8.85%) Ant
5 9 (7.96%) Selenium
6 8 (7.08%) Mockito
7 6 (5.31%) IntelliJ
7 6 (5.31%) Subversion
8 3 (2.65%) JIRA
8 3 (2.65%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (2.65%) Gradle
8 3 (2.65%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.77%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.77%) Bower
9 2 (1.77%) Grunt
9 2 (1.77%) Introscope
10 1 (0.88%) Cactus
10 1 (0.88%) JDeveloper
General
1 35 (30.97%) Finance
2 20 (17.70%) Banking
3 3 (2.65%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (48.67%) HTML
2 52 (46.02%) Spring
3 47 (41.59%) J2EE
4 39 (34.51%) XML
5 33 (29.20%) Web Services
6 32 (28.32%) SOAP
7 27 (23.89%) CSS
8 21 (18.58%) JSON
9 19 (16.81%) JAX-RS
9 19 (16.81%) RESTful
10 18 (15.93%) REST
11 16 (14.16%) WSDL
11 16 (14.16%) Java EE
12 15 (13.27%) Hibernate
13 14 (12.39%) XSLT
14 13 (11.50%) jQuery
15 12 (10.62%) JSP
16 11 (9.73%) Servlets
17 10 (8.85%) JDBC
18 9 (7.96%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Telematics
2 7 (6.19%) Algorithms
3 5 (4.42%) Online Banking
4 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.65%) GIS
5 3 (2.65%) Wiki
5 3 (2.65%) Open Source
6 2 (1.77%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.88%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.88%) Blog
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.27%) Linux
2 10 (8.85%) Windows
3 8 (7.08%) UNIX
4 5 (4.42%) Mac OS X
5 4 (3.54%) Mac OS
5 4 (3.54%) AIX
5 4 (3.54%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.54%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (32.74%) TDD
3 18 (15.93%) Software Engineering
4 17 (15.04%) OO
5 13 (11.50%) Web Application Development
6 12 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (9.73%) Integration Testing
7 11 (9.73%) BDD
7 11 (9.73%) Mentoring
8 10 (8.85%) OOP
8 10 (8.85%) Scrum
9 9 (7.96%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.96%) Configuration Management
10 8 (7.08%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (7.08%) MVC
11 7 (6.19%) Web Design
11 7 (6.19%) Waterfall
12 5 (4.42%) Unit Testing
12 5 (4.42%) OOD
13 4 (3.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (100.00%) Java
2 37 (32.74%) JavaScript
3 30 (26.55%) SQL
4 8 (7.08%) XPath
5 7 (6.19%) PL/SQL
5 7 (6.19%) Groovy
6 4 (3.54%) C
6 4 (3.54%) C++
6 4 (3.54%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.77%) PHP
8 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (12.39%) Degree
2 8 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (6.19%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (2.65%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 36 (31.86%) Oracle
2 12 (10.62%) IBM
3 5 (4.42%) JNBridge
4 3 (2.65%) Perforce
4 3 (2.65%) ESRI
4 3 (2.65%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.77%) Compuware
5 2 (1.77%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) VMware
6 1 (0.88%) Adobe
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) Syclo
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