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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 25 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 59 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.08% 1.62% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.50% 1.78% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 8 5
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£388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.06% +3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £375 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £464 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £36.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+11.23% -6.41%
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
907 730 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.51% 91.02% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 385 298
Average daily rate £425 £370 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +3.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 44 39
Average hourly rate £16.16 £26.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.43% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +13 18 £388 +3.19% 4
Warrington +8 14 £425 -11.45% 2
Wilmslow - 2 £265 -
Knutsford - 2 £375 -
Java Developer
North West

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Java
2 60 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (49.12%) Spring
3 56 (49.12%) HTML
4 52 (45.61%) J2EE
5 49 (42.98%) JavaScript
6 47 (41.23%) TDD
7 39 (34.21%) JUnit
8 37 (32.46%) Web Services
9 36 (31.58%) SQL
10 35 (30.70%) Finance
11 34 (29.82%) CSS
12 33 (28.95%) XML
13 32 (28.07%) SDLC
14 30 (26.32%) SOAP
14 30 (26.32%) Oracle
15 29 (25.44%) JSON
16 24 (21.05%) RESTful
17 23 (20.18%) OO
18 22 (19.30%) Git (software)
18 22 (19.30%) Relational Database
19 21 (18.42%) Cucumber
19 21 (18.42%) HTTP
19 21 (18.42%) jQuery
20 19 (16.67%) Software Engineering
20 19 (16.67%) Banking
20 19 (16.67%) JAX-RS
21 18 (15.79%) Maven
22 17 (14.91%) WSDL
23 16 (14.04%) Linux

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 13 (11.40%) WebSphere
2 8 (7.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 8 (7.02%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (5.26%) JBoss
4 4 (3.51%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.63%) ArcGIS
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.88%) Node.js
6 1 (0.88%) Mule
6 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.42%) HTTP
2 8 (7.02%) Internet
3 2 (1.75%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.75%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.30%) Relational Database
2 9 (7.89%) MySQL
2 9 (7.89%) RDBMS
2 9 (7.89%) MongoDB
2 9 (7.89%) Big Data
3 8 (7.02%) Informix
4 7 (6.14%) Neo4j
5 5 (4.39%) DB2
5 5 (4.39%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.39%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.75%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.75%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (34.21%) JUnit
2 22 (19.30%) Git (software)
3 21 (18.42%) Cucumber
4 18 (15.79%) Maven
5 15 (13.16%) Ant
6 11 (9.65%) Selenium
7 9 (7.89%) Mockito
8 7 (6.14%) Subversion
9 6 (5.26%) IntelliJ
10 5 (4.39%) Jenkins
11 4 (3.51%) Gradle
11 4 (3.51%) Eclipse
11 4 (3.51%) JIRA
12 3 (2.63%) Introscope
12 3 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (2.63%) SonarQube
13 2 (1.75%) Grunt
13 2 (1.75%) Bower
14 1 (0.88%) Cactus
14 1 (0.88%) Hudson
General
1 35 (30.70%) Finance
2 19 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (49.12%) Spring
1 56 (49.12%) HTML
2 52 (45.61%) J2EE
3 37 (32.46%) Web Services
4 34 (29.82%) CSS
5 33 (28.95%) XML
6 30 (26.32%) SOAP
7 29 (25.44%) JSON
8 24 (21.05%) RESTful
9 21 (18.42%) jQuery
10 19 (16.67%) JAX-RS
11 17 (14.91%) WSDL
12 16 (14.04%) Java EE
13 14 (12.28%) REST
13 14 (12.28%) Hibernate
14 13 (11.40%) AngularJS
15 12 (10.53%) Servlets
16 11 (9.65%) JDBC
17 10 (8.77%) XSL
18 9 (7.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) Telematics
2 7 (6.14%) Algorithms
3 6 (5.26%) Online Banking
4 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.63%) GIS
5 3 (2.63%) Wiki
5 3 (2.63%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.88%) Blog
6 1 (0.88%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.04%) Linux
2 10 (8.77%) Windows
3 8 (7.02%) UNIX
4 5 (4.39%) Windows Vista
4 5 (4.39%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.39%) Mac OS X
4 5 (4.39%) AIX
4 5 (4.39%) Mac OS
5 3 (2.63%) Android
5 3 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (41.23%) TDD
3 32 (28.07%) SDLC
4 23 (20.18%) OO
5 19 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 15 (13.16%) OOP
6 15 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (11.40%) Scrum
8 12 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
8 12 (10.53%) Integration Testing
9 11 (9.65%) E-Commerce
9 11 (9.65%) Configuration Management
9 11 (9.65%) BDD
10 10 (8.77%) OOD
10 10 (8.77%) MVC
11 9 (7.89%) Web Application Development
12 8 (7.02%) Waterfall
12 8 (7.02%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (6.14%) Web Design
13 7 (6.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 114 (100.00%) Java
2 49 (42.98%) JavaScript
3 36 (31.58%) SQL
4 7 (6.14%) PL/SQL
4 7 (6.14%) Groovy
5 5 (4.39%) XPath
6 4 (3.51%) C
6 4 (3.51%) C++
6 4 (3.51%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.53%) Degree
3 10 (8.77%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 8 (7.02%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 30 (26.32%) Oracle
2 13 (11.40%) IBM
3 5 (4.39%) JNBridge
4 4 (3.51%) Perforce
5 3 (2.63%) ESRI
5 3 (2.63%) TIBCO
5 3 (2.63%) Compuware
5 3 (2.63%) HP
6 2 (1.75%) hybris
7 1 (0.88%) VMware
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe
7 1 (0.88%) SAP
7 1 (0.88%) Syclo
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