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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 26 50 55
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 41 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.56% 2.12% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.02% 2.30% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 6 6
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£363 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £263 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -4.76%
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
681 826 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.28% 92.29% 91.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 419 362
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £225 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 65 48
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% +25.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £13.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £44.90 £47.50
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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +18 16 £363 -6.45% 3
Wilmslow - 4 £320 -
Warrington -12 1 £400 -4.47% 1
Crewe - - - - 1
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Java Developer
North West

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 72 (100.00%) Java
2 43 (59.72%) J2EE
3 37 (51.39%) Spring
4 35 (48.61%) HTML
5 34 (47.22%) Oracle
5 34 (47.22%) XML
5 34 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (31.94%) Finance
7 20 (27.78%) TDD
8 19 (26.39%) Web Services
8 19 (26.39%) CSS
9 18 (25.00%) JUnit
9 18 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 17 (23.61%) SQL
10 17 (23.61%) SOAP
10 17 (23.61%) Banking
11 16 (22.22%) XSLT
12 15 (20.83%) RESTful
13 14 (19.44%) Struts
13 14 (19.44%) JSP
13 14 (19.44%) Java EE
14 13 (18.06%) Maven
15 11 (15.28%) JDBC
15 11 (15.28%) HTTP
16 10 (13.89%) JBoss
16 10 (13.89%) Degree
17 9 (12.50%) JSON
17 9 (12.50%) Eclipse
18 8 (11.11%) JSF
18 8 (11.11%) REST

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (13.89%) JBoss
2 6 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 6 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.17%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.39%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.28%) HTTP
2 6 (8.33%) HTTPS
2 6 (8.33%) SSH
3 3 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.56%) Big Data
3 4 (5.56%) JasperReports
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.17%) Informix
4 3 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.78%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.78%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.78%) MySQL
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.39%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 18 (25.00%) JUnit
2 13 (18.06%) Maven
3 9 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 7 (9.72%) Cucumber
5 5 (6.94%) Subversion
5 5 (6.94%) Selenium
5 5 (6.94%) Ant
5 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.17%) Mockito
7 2 (2.78%) JBehave
7 2 (2.78%) Bower
7 2 (2.78%) Gradle
7 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.78%) Grunt
7 2 (2.78%) JIRA
7 2 (2.78%) Introscope
8 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.39%) JDeveloper
8 1 (1.39%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 23 (31.94%) Finance
2 17 (23.61%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (59.72%) J2EE
2 37 (51.39%) Spring
3 35 (48.61%) HTML
4 34 (47.22%) XML
5 19 (26.39%) Web Services
5 19 (26.39%) CSS
6 17 (23.61%) SOAP
7 16 (22.22%) XSLT
8 15 (20.83%) RESTful
9 14 (19.44%) Struts
9 14 (19.44%) JSP
9 14 (19.44%) Java EE
10 11 (15.28%) JDBC
11 9 (12.50%) JSON
12 8 (11.11%) JSF
12 8 (11.11%) REST
12 8 (11.11%) JAX-RS
13 6 (8.33%) Servlets
13 6 (8.33%) Spring MVC
14 5 (6.94%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Algorithms
2 4 (5.56%) Telematics
2 4 (5.56%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Open Source
3 2 (2.78%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.39%) GIS
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Linux
2 5 (6.94%) Windows
3 4 (5.56%) UNIX
4 3 (4.17%) Android
5 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (27.78%) TDD
3 8 (11.11%) Web Application Development
4 7 (9.72%) MVC
5 5 (6.94%) Software Engineering
5 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce
6 4 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 4 (5.56%) BDD
6 4 (5.56%) Unit Testing
6 4 (5.56%) Scrum
7 3 (4.17%) Integration Testing
7 3 (4.17%) Test Automation
8 2 (2.78%) ATDD
8 2 (2.78%) Android Development
8 2 (2.78%) iOS Development
8 2 (2.78%) Mobile Commerce
8 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (2.78%) Migration
8 2 (2.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (100.00%) Java
2 18 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (23.61%) SQL
4 7 (9.72%) XPath
5 5 (6.94%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.56%) Groovy
7 3 (4.17%) PHP
8 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.78%) C++
9 1 (1.39%) C#
9 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Degree
2 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Docker
2 1 (1.39%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 34 (47.22%) Oracle
2 5 (6.94%) IBM
3 2 (2.78%) Compuware
3 2 (2.78%) HP
3 2 (2.78%) Sybase
3 2 (2.78%) Perforce
4 1 (1.39%) ESRI
4 1 (1.39%) VMware
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.39%) TIBCO
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