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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 38 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 34 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.46% 2.50% 3.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.75% 2.67% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 11
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£380 £354 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.42% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £522 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.07% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.75 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+19.85% -9.33%
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
907 750 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.36% 93.63% 91.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 391 299
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 59 47
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.26% -52.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
Warrington +2 11 £400 -23.07% 5
Chester -11 4 £373 +35.45% 12
Knutsford - 3 £400 -
Crewe - 1 £325 - 2
Wilmslow - 1 £210 -
Java Developer
North West

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 105 (100.00%) Java
2 55 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (51.43%) HTML
4 46 (43.81%) JavaScript
5 43 (40.95%) TDD
6 39 (37.14%) J2EE
7 35 (33.33%) Spring
8 32 (30.48%) SDLC
9 31 (29.52%) CSS
10 30 (28.57%) Web Services
10 30 (28.57%) JUnit
10 30 (28.57%) Finance
11 29 (27.62%) SQL
12 27 (25.71%) OO
13 25 (23.81%) JSON
14 23 (21.90%) jQuery
15 21 (20.00%) Relational Database
16 20 (19.05%) XML
16 20 (19.05%) SOAP
17 19 (18.10%) Linux
17 19 (18.10%) OOP
18 17 (16.19%) Git (software)
19 16 (15.24%) Security Cleared
19 16 (15.24%) Software Engineering
20 15 (14.29%) Hibernate
20 15 (14.29%) RESTful
20 15 (14.29%) Oracle
20 15 (14.29%) WSDL
20 15 (14.29%) REST
21 14 (13.33%) Cucumber

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 9 (8.57%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 5 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (2.86%) Node.js
4 1 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.95%) Mule
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (0.95%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.95%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.33%) HTTP
2 12 (11.43%) Internet
3 2 (1.90%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 11 (10.48%) MySQL
3 10 (9.52%) MongoDB
4 8 (7.62%) RDBMS
5 7 (6.67%) Neo4j
6 5 (4.76%) Big Data
6 5 (4.76%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.76%) DB2
6 5 (4.76%) Informix
6 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.90%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.90%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 30 (28.57%) JUnit
2 17 (16.19%) Git (software)
3 14 (13.33%) Ant
3 14 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 9 (8.57%) Maven
5 8 (7.62%) Subversion
5 8 (7.62%) Selenium
6 6 (5.71%) IntelliJ
6 6 (5.71%) Mockito
7 3 (2.86%) Gradle
7 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.90%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.90%) JIRA
9 1 (0.95%) TestNG
9 1 (0.95%) Hudson
9 1 (0.95%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.95%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.95%) Introscope
9 1 (0.95%) Cactus
General
1 30 (28.57%) Finance
2 13 (12.38%) Banking
3 1 (0.95%) Retail
3 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (51.43%) HTML
2 39 (37.14%) J2EE
3 35 (33.33%) Spring
4 31 (29.52%) CSS
5 30 (28.57%) Web Services
6 25 (23.81%) JSON
7 23 (21.90%) jQuery
8 20 (19.05%) XML
8 20 (19.05%) SOAP
9 15 (14.29%) WSDL
9 15 (14.29%) Hibernate
9 15 (14.29%) RESTful
9 15 (14.29%) REST
10 12 (11.43%) AngularJS
10 12 (11.43%) JAX-RS
11 11 (10.48%) Java EE
12 10 (9.52%) Servlets
12 10 (9.52%) .NET
12 10 (9.52%) HTML5
13 6 (5.71%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.76%) Telematics
3 3 (2.86%) Wiki
3 3 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.90%) Online Banking
4 2 (1.90%) User Experience
5 1 (0.95%) Blog
5 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.95%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.95%) GIS
5 1 (0.95%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.10%) Linux
2 12 (11.43%) UNIX
3 11 (10.48%) Mac OS X
4 7 (6.67%) Windows
5 6 (5.71%) AIX
5 6 (5.71%) Windows XP
5 6 (5.71%) Windows Vista
5 6 (5.71%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (40.95%) TDD
3 32 (30.48%) SDLC
4 27 (25.71%) OO
5 19 (18.10%) OOP
6 16 (15.24%) Software Engineering
7 14 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (11.43%) Scrum
8 12 (11.43%) OOD
9 11 (10.48%) BDD
10 10 (9.52%) Configuration Management
11 9 (8.57%) E-Commerce
11 9 (8.57%) Integration Testing
11 9 (8.57%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (7.62%) Waterfall
12 8 (7.62%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (7.62%) MVC
13 7 (6.67%) Web Design
13 7 (6.67%) Mentoring
14 5 (4.76%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 105 (100.00%) Java
2 46 (43.81%) JavaScript
3 29 (27.62%) SQL
4 12 (11.43%) C++
5 7 (6.67%) Python
5 7 (6.67%) C#
5 7 (6.67%) Ruby
6 5 (4.76%) C
6 5 (4.76%) Objective-C
6 5 (4.76%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.81%) PHP
8 3 (2.86%) XPath
8 3 (2.86%) Groovy
8 3 (2.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (15.24%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.43%) DV Cleared
3 10 (9.52%) Degree
4 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.95%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 15 (14.29%) Oracle
2 8 (7.62%) IBM
3 5 (4.76%) JNBridge
4 2 (1.90%) Perforce
4 2 (1.90%) hybris
5 1 (0.95%) Syclo
5 1 (0.95%) SAP
5 1 (0.95%) Adobe
5 1 (0.95%) Compuware
5 1 (0.95%) HP
5 1 (0.95%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.95%) ESRI
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