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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 39 54 58
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 42 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.30% 1.65% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.65% 1.79% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 5
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£400 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £275 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £522 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -7.05%
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
903 725 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.43% 92.24% 91.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 396 278
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 37
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Warrington +6 14 £425 -18.26% 3
Chester +3 9 £388 +40.90% 9
Knutsford - 1 £375 -
Wilmslow - 1 £210 -
Java Developer
North West

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 106 (100.00%) Java
2 55 (51.89%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (49.06%) HTML
4 50 (47.17%) J2EE
5 49 (46.23%) Spring
6 46 (43.40%) JavaScript
7 45 (42.45%) TDD
8 36 (33.96%) JUnit
9 34 (32.08%) Web Services
10 33 (31.13%) SDLC
11 32 (30.19%) SQL
11 32 (30.19%) Finance
12 31 (29.25%) CSS
13 29 (27.36%) XML
14 28 (26.42%) JSON
15 26 (24.53%) SOAP
15 26 (24.53%) OO
16 23 (21.70%) jQuery
16 23 (21.70%) Git (software)
17 21 (19.81%) RESTful
18 20 (18.87%) Relational Database
18 20 (18.87%) Oracle
19 19 (17.92%) HTTP
19 19 (17.92%) Cucumber
20 18 (16.98%) OOP
21 17 (16.04%) Maven
21 17 (16.04%) Software Engineering
22 16 (15.09%) Linux
22 16 (15.09%) Ant
22 16 (15.09%) WSDL

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (9.43%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (5.66%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (3.77%) JBoss
4 3 (2.83%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.94%) Mule
5 1 (0.94%) Node.js
5 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.92%) HTTP
2 6 (5.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.87%) Relational Database
2 9 (8.49%) Big Data
2 9 (8.49%) MySQL
2 9 (8.49%) MongoDB
3 7 (6.60%) Neo4j
3 7 (6.60%) RDBMS
4 6 (5.66%) Informix
5 5 (4.72%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.72%) DB2
5 5 (4.72%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.89%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.89%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 36 (33.96%) JUnit
2 23 (21.70%) Git (software)
3 19 (17.92%) Cucumber
4 17 (16.04%) Maven
5 16 (15.09%) Ant
6 9 (8.49%) Selenium
7 8 (7.55%) Subversion
8 7 (6.60%) Mockito
9 6 (5.66%) IntelliJ
10 4 (3.77%) Gradle
11 3 (2.83%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (2.83%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.89%) JIRA
13 1 (0.94%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.94%) Introscope
13 1 (0.94%) Cactus
13 1 (0.94%) TestNG
13 1 (0.94%) Hudson
13 1 (0.94%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (30.19%) Finance
2 15 (14.15%) Banking
3 1 (0.94%) Retail
3 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (49.06%) HTML
2 50 (47.17%) J2EE
3 49 (46.23%) Spring
4 34 (32.08%) Web Services
5 31 (29.25%) CSS
6 29 (27.36%) XML
7 28 (26.42%) JSON
8 26 (24.53%) SOAP
9 23 (21.70%) jQuery
10 21 (19.81%) RESTful
11 16 (15.09%) WSDL
11 16 (15.09%) JAX-RS
12 14 (13.21%) REST
12 14 (13.21%) Java EE
13 13 (12.26%) Hibernate
14 12 (11.32%) AngularJS
15 10 (9.43%) HTML5
15 10 (9.43%) Servlets
16 9 (8.49%) XSLT
17 8 (7.55%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Telematics
2 7 (6.60%) Algorithms
3 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.77%) Online Banking
4 3 (2.83%) Wiki
4 3 (2.83%) GIS
5 1 (0.94%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.94%) Blog
5 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.09%) Linux
2 9 (8.49%) Windows
3 7 (6.60%) UNIX
4 6 (5.66%) AIX
4 6 (5.66%) Windows XP
4 6 (5.66%) Windows Vista
4 6 (5.66%) Mac OS
5 5 (4.72%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.83%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (51.89%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (42.45%) TDD
3 33 (31.13%) SDLC
4 26 (24.53%) OO
5 18 (16.98%) OOP
6 17 (16.04%) Software Engineering
7 14 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (11.32%) OOD
9 11 (10.38%) Configuration Management
9 11 (10.38%) Scrum
9 11 (10.38%) Integration Testing
9 11 (10.38%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (9.43%) BDD
10 10 (9.43%) E-Commerce
11 9 (8.49%) Waterfall
12 8 (7.55%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (7.55%) MVC
13 7 (6.60%) Web Design
13 7 (6.60%) Web Application Development
13 7 (6.60%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 106 (100.00%) Java
2 46 (43.40%) JavaScript
3 32 (30.19%) SQL
4 7 (6.60%) Groovy
5 6 (5.66%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.72%) C
6 5 (4.72%) C++
6 5 (4.72%) Objective-C
7 3 (2.83%) XPath
8 1 (0.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.32%) DV Cleared
3 11 (10.38%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 20 (18.87%) Oracle
2 10 (9.43%) IBM
3 5 (4.72%) JNBridge
4 3 (2.83%) TIBCO
4 3 (2.83%) ESRI
5 2 (1.89%) Perforce
5 2 (1.89%) hybris
6 1 (0.94%) Syclo
6 1 (0.94%) Adobe
6 1 (0.94%) Compuware
6 1 (0.94%) HP
6 1 (0.94%) SAP