The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills 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 over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 11 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Java 74 78 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.90% 9.45% 9.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.24% 28.36% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 58
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£425 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £251 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £445 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Java
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
282 275 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 33.94% 33.33% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 138 224
Average daily rate £350 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £42.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -5.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £30.47 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.15 £50.00 £43.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the Cheshire region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Cheshire region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Java
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 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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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 -1 20 £400 +6.66% 5
Warrington -10 17 £515 +58.46% 7
Knutsford +6 5 £439 +4.52% 2
Crewe 0 5 £435 +45.00%
Runcorn - 2 - - 1
Alderley Edge - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Java also 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 that cited Java.

1 43 (37.72%) Linux
2 38 (33.33%) SQL
3 35 (30.70%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (28.07%) TDD
4 32 (28.07%) J2EE
4 32 (28.07%) Web Services
5 31 (27.19%) XML
5 31 (27.19%) JavaScript
6 27 (23.68%) Open Source
7 25 (21.93%) Python
7 25 (21.93%) NoSQL
8 24 (21.05%) PHP
8 24 (21.05%) C#
8 24 (21.05%) RESTful
8 24 (21.05%) Ruby
9 23 (20.18%) HTML
9 23 (20.18%) Oracle
10 22 (19.30%) Finance
11 21 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (17.54%) C++
12 20 (17.54%) BDD
13 19 (16.67%) CSS
13 19 (16.67%) Spring
14 18 (15.79%) .NET
15 17 (14.91%) Unit Testing
16 16 (14.04%) JSP
17 15 (13.16%) JDBC
17 15 (13.16%) Scala
17 15 (13.16%) DevOps
18 14 (12.28%) WebSphere

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Java also 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 that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (12.28%) WebSphere
2 9 (7.89%) Apache
2 9 (7.89%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.14%) Adobe CQ
4 6 (5.26%) OpenStack
4 6 (5.26%) Jetty
4 6 (5.26%) nginx
5 5 (4.39%) CICS
6 4 (3.51%) Apache Solr
6 4 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.88%) Mule
7 1 (0.88%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.88%) CMS
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.88%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (5.26%) Amazon S3
1 6 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (5.26%) Route 53
1 6 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (1.75%) SaaS
2 2 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.28%) HTTP
2 9 (7.89%) Firewall
3 7 (6.14%) DNS
4 6 (5.26%) DHCP
4 6 (5.26%) FTP
5 2 (1.75%) DMZ
6 1 (0.88%) LDAP
6 1 (0.88%) SMS
6 1 (0.88%) SMTP
6 1 (0.88%) SSL
6 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.93%) NoSQL
2 9 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.14%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.14%) Big Data
3 7 (6.14%) MySQL
3 7 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.26%) DB2
5 5 (4.39%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.39%) InterSystems Cache
6 4 (3.51%) JasperReports
6 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.51%) Redis
7 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.63%) CouchDB
7 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.75%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.75%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.75%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.88%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (11.40%) JUnit
1 13 (11.40%) Maven
1 13 (11.40%) Jenkins
2 8 (7.02%) Subversion
3 7 (6.14%) Hudson
4 6 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.26%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.75%) Ant
5 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.88%) Canoo WebTest
6 1 (0.88%) HtmlUnit
6 1 (0.88%) Gradle
General
1 22 (19.30%) Finance
2 8 (7.02%) Banking
2 8 (7.02%) Retail
3 7 (6.14%) Marketing
4 5 (4.39%) Advertising
5 3 (2.63%) Back Office
5 3 (2.63%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 66 (57.89%) Developer
2 40 (35.09%) Java Developer
3 19 (16.67%) Architect
4 10 (8.77%) Designer
5 9 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (7.89%) Senior Developer
6 8 (7.02%) Solutions Designer
7 7 (6.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 6 (5.26%) Web Developer
8 6 (5.26%) Consultant
8 6 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
9 5 (4.39%) Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Java Web Developer
10 4 (3.51%) Senior Java Developer
11 3 (2.63%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.63%) Lead Developer
11 3 (2.63%) WebSphere Developer
11 3 (2.63%) Software Developer
11 3 (2.63%) Python Developer
11 3 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.07%) J2EE
1 32 (28.07%) Web Services
2 31 (27.19%) XML
3 24 (21.05%) RESTful
4 23 (20.18%) HTML
5 19 (16.67%) CSS
5 19 (16.67%) Spring
6 18 (15.79%) .NET
7 16 (14.04%) JSP
8 15 (13.16%) JDBC
9 14 (12.28%) JSON
10 10 (8.77%) XSLT
11 9 (7.89%) JNDI
11 9 (7.89%) JMS
12 8 (7.02%) Ajax
12 8 (7.02%) XHTML
12 8 (7.02%) Servlets
12 8 (7.02%) REST
12 8 (7.02%) AngularJS
13 7 (6.14%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.68%) Open Source
2 7 (6.14%) Mainframe
3 5 (4.39%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (4.39%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.75%) Life Science
4 2 (1.75%) CMDB
4 2 (1.75%) GIS
5 1 (0.88%) AS400
5 1 (0.88%) IVR
5 1 (0.88%) Tandem
5 1 (0.88%) Statistics
5 1 (0.88%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Chemistry
5 1 (0.88%) Biology
5 1 (0.88%) Wiki
5 1 (0.88%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.88%) Social Media
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 43 (37.72%) Linux
2 9 (7.89%) CentOS
2 9 (7.89%) UNIX
3 4 (3.51%) Windows
4 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.88%) VMS
6 1 (0.88%) AIX
6 1 (0.88%) HPUX
6 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.70%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.07%) TDD
3 21 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (17.54%) BDD
5 17 (14.91%) Unit Testing
6 15 (13.16%) DevOps
7 13 (11.40%) MVC
8 9 (7.89%) Waterfall
9 8 (7.02%) ETL
9 8 (7.02%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.02%) Migration
10 7 (6.14%) Project Management
10 7 (6.14%) OO
11 6 (5.26%) JVM Tuning
11 6 (5.26%) Performance Testing
12 5 (4.39%) Agile Project Management
13 4 (3.51%) Test Scripting
13 4 (3.51%) E-Commerce
13 4 (3.51%) Scrum
13 4 (3.51%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.33%) SQL
2 31 (27.19%) JavaScript
3 25 (21.93%) Python
4 24 (21.05%) Ruby
4 24 (21.05%) C#
4 24 (21.05%) PHP
5 20 (17.54%) C++
6 15 (13.16%) Scala
7 7 (6.14%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.75%) VB
9 2 (1.75%) C
9 2 (1.75%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.88%) R
10 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.88%) ABAP
10 1 (0.88%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.88%) VBScript
10 1 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (6.14%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.75%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 9 (7.89%) Puppet
2 6 (5.26%) Vagrant
3 3 (2.63%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.88%) Nagios
5 1 (0.88%) Foglight
5 1 (0.88%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.88%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.88%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.88%) YUM
Vendors
1 23 (20.18%) Oracle
2 13 (11.40%) IBM
3 10 (8.77%) Red Hat
4 9 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 7 (6.14%) Adobe
6 6 (5.26%) RightScale
7 5 (4.39%) JBoss
8 2 (1.75%) SAP
8 2 (1.75%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.75%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.75%) Informatica
9 1 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.88%) Sun
9 1 (0.88%) HP
9 1 (0.88%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.88%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.88%) Mercator
9 1 (0.88%) FatWire
9 1 (0.88%) Tumbleweed
9 1 (0.88%) Canoo
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