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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Developer
Rank 44 42 47
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 23 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.91% 3.64% 3.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.15% 4.01% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 20
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£388 £338 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
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
730 847 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.41% 90.69% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 400 464
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £489 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 55 42
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £19.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +58.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.74 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.90 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 +2 6 £400 +6.66% 6
Crewe - 2 £400 -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Java Developer
North West

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 40 (100.00%) Java
2 22 (55.00%) J2EE
2 22 (55.00%) XML
3 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (40.00%) TDD
5 15 (37.50%) HTML
5 15 (37.50%) CSS
5 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 15 (37.50%) Spring
6 13 (32.50%) SQL
7 12 (30.00%) Web Services
8 10 (25.00%) Oracle
8 10 (25.00%) Linux
8 10 (25.00%) XSLT
9 8 (20.00%) C#
9 8 (20.00%) Eclipse
9 8 (20.00%) Finance
9 8 (20.00%) RESTful
9 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
10 6 (15.00%) Subversion
10 6 (15.00%) Advertising
10 6 (15.00%) C++
10 6 (15.00%) Struts
10 6 (15.00%) BDD
10 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
10 6 (15.00%) JSF
11 5 (12.50%) JasperReports
11 5 (12.50%) Java EE
11 5 (12.50%) Degree
11 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 3 (7.50%) Apache Solr
1 3 (7.50%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Mule
3 1 (2.50%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.50%) JasperReports
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.50%) Redis
4 1 (2.50%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.50%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (15.00%) Subversion
3 5 (12.50%) JUnit
4 2 (5.00%) Ant
4 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.00%) Maven
5 1 (2.50%) Hudson
5 1 (2.50%) Gradle
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Advertising
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (55.00%) J2EE
1 22 (55.00%) XML
2 15 (37.50%) CSS
2 15 (37.50%) HTML
2 15 (37.50%) Spring
3 12 (30.00%) Web Services
4 10 (25.00%) XSLT
5 8 (20.00%) RESTful
6 6 (15.00%) JSF
6 6 (15.00%) Struts
7 5 (12.50%) DHTML
7 5 (12.50%) JDBC
7 5 (12.50%) Java EE
7 5 (12.50%) Struts2
7 5 (12.50%) REST
8 4 (10.00%) Spring MVC
8 4 (10.00%) Ajax
8 4 (10.00%) JSP
9 3 (7.50%) XHTML
9 3 (7.50%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.50%) Open Source
3 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) TDD
3 6 (15.00%) BDD
4 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 5 (12.50%) MVC
5 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.00%) Scrum
6 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.00%) DevOps
6 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.00%) Mobile Commerce
7 1 (2.50%) ATDD
7 1 (2.50%) Time Management
7 1 (2.50%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.50%) SOA
7 1 (2.50%) OOP
7 1 (2.50%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (2.50%) OO
7 1 (2.50%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 40 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 13 (32.50%) SQL
4 8 (20.00%) C#
5 6 (15.00%) C++
6 5 (12.50%) PHP
7 4 (10.00%) Python
7 4 (10.00%) Ruby
8 3 (7.50%) Scala
9 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Puppet
1 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) JBoss
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe
4 1 (2.50%) Mercator
4 1 (2.50%) hybris
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