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 4 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 7 18 42
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +24
Contract jobs citing Java 113 70 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.30% 8.73% 2.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.05% 24.73% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 27 11
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£388 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £363 £361
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £140.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +600.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +17.64%
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
297 283 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.59% 35.29% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 130 101
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £193 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 12
Average hourly rate £23.00 £34.06 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.46% +70.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £20.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £140.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 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
Chester +9 30 £388 +1.63% 9
Knutsford +7 21 £433 -3.88% 2
Wilmslow - 8 £323 - 3
Warrington -14 7 £400 -13.97% 12
Crewe - 5 - - 5
Runcorn +3 1 - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 75 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (37.50%) HTML
3 61 (33.15%) J2EE
4 59 (32.07%) XML
5 58 (31.52%) Spring
6 54 (29.35%) Finance
7 53 (28.80%) Oracle
8 50 (27.17%) JavaScript
9 43 (23.37%) Web Services
10 38 (20.65%) Banking
11 37 (20.11%) SQL
12 35 (19.02%) JUnit
13 34 (18.48%) CSS
14 31 (16.85%) TDD
15 28 (15.22%) SOAP
16 25 (13.59%) JSON
17 23 (12.50%) JSP
18 22 (11.96%) Java EE
18 22 (11.96%) Maven
19 21 (11.41%) Git (software)
20 20 (10.87%) RESTful
20 20 (10.87%) XSLT
20 20 (10.87%) HTTP
21 19 (10.33%) Windows
21 19 (10.33%) Linux
21 19 (10.33%) E-Commerce
21 19 (10.33%) .NET
22 17 (9.24%) JDBC
22 17 (9.24%) OO
22 17 (9.24%) Continuous Integration

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 13 (7.07%) Tomcat
2 12 (6.52%) WebSphere
3 10 (5.43%) JBoss
4 6 (3.26%) IIS
5 5 (2.72%) CICS
6 4 (2.17%) Confluence
6 4 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (2.17%) Apache
6 4 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (1.63%) Oracle Spatial
7 3 (1.63%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.63%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.63%) Node.js
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.54%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (1.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) BusinessWorks
1 4 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.09%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.17%) PaaS
2 2 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.54%) Route 53
3 1 (0.54%) GitHub
3 1 (0.54%) SaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.87%) HTTP
2 8 (4.35%) Internet
2 8 (4.35%) ATM
2 8 (4.35%) HTTPS
2 8 (4.35%) SSH
3 3 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.63%) VPN
4 2 (1.09%) DNS
4 2 (1.09%) FTP
5 1 (0.54%) Firewall
5 1 (0.54%) SMTP
5 1 (0.54%) DHCP
5 1 (0.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.61%) Relational Database
2 10 (5.43%) Big Data
2 10 (5.43%) MySQL
2 10 (5.43%) DB2
3 9 (4.89%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.26%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.72%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.17%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.17%) Informix
7 3 (1.63%) PowerCenter
7 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.09%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.09%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.09%) SQLite
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.09%) MS Access
8 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (19.02%) JUnit
2 22 (11.96%) Maven
3 21 (11.41%) Git (software)
4 16 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 12 (6.52%) Subversion
6 10 (5.43%) Selenium
7 8 (4.35%) Eclipse
7 8 (4.35%) Ant
8 7 (3.80%) JIRA
8 7 (3.80%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.72%) IntelliJ
9 5 (2.72%) Mockito
10 4 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (1.63%) JDeveloper
11 3 (1.63%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (1.09%) Grunt
12 2 (1.09%) Gradle
12 2 (1.09%) Bower
12 2 (1.09%) RSpec
12 2 (1.09%) JBehave
General
1 54 (29.35%) Finance
2 38 (20.65%) Banking
3 5 (2.72%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.17%) Retail
5 3 (1.63%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.09%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Games
7 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 132 (71.74%) Developer
2 89 (48.37%) Java Developer
3 17 (9.24%) Architect
4 10 (5.43%) Designer
4 10 (5.43%) Senior Developer
5 8 (4.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 8 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (3.80%) Solutions Designer
6 7 (3.80%) Consultant
7 6 (3.26%) iOS Developer
8 5 (2.72%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (2.72%) Technical Architect
8 5 (2.72%) Analyst
8 5 (2.72%) J2EE Developer
9 4 (2.17%) Android Developer
9 4 (2.17%) Lead Developer
9 4 (2.17%) Lead Java Developer
9 4 (2.17%) ETL Developer
10 3 (1.63%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (37.50%) HTML
2 61 (33.15%) J2EE
3 59 (32.07%) XML
4 58 (31.52%) Spring
5 43 (23.37%) Web Services
6 34 (18.48%) CSS
7 28 (15.22%) SOAP
8 25 (13.59%) JSON
9 23 (12.50%) JSP
10 22 (11.96%) Java EE
11 20 (10.87%) RESTful
11 20 (10.87%) XSLT
12 19 (10.33%) .NET
13 17 (9.24%) JDBC
13 17 (9.24%) REST
14 15 (8.15%) Struts
14 15 (8.15%) jQuery
15 13 (7.07%) HTML5
16 10 (5.43%) JAX-RS
17 9 (4.89%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (4.89%) Algorithms
1 9 (4.89%) Telematics
2 7 (3.80%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.26%) EMV
4 5 (2.72%) Online Banking
4 5 (2.72%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.72%) Chip Card
4 5 (2.72%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.63%) PKI
5 3 (1.63%) GIS
5 3 (1.63%) Open Source
5 3 (1.63%) iPad
5 3 (1.63%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.63%) User Experience
5 3 (1.63%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.09%) Biometrics
6 2 (1.09%) NHS
6 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.33%) Windows
1 19 (10.33%) Linux
2 14 (7.61%) UNIX
3 11 (5.98%) Android
4 10 (5.43%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.72%) AIX
6 4 (2.17%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.17%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.17%) Windows Vista
7 3 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.09%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.09%) CentOS
9 1 (0.54%) Solaris
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (16.85%) TDD
3 19 (10.33%) E-Commerce
4 17 (9.24%) OO
4 17 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (8.15%) Scrum
6 14 (7.61%) MVC
6 14 (7.61%) Project Management
7 12 (6.52%) Unit Testing
7 12 (6.52%) SOA
7 12 (6.52%) Software Engineering
8 11 (5.98%) Integration Testing
9 10 (5.43%) Waterfall
9 10 (5.43%) Web Application Development
10 9 (4.89%) OOP
10 9 (4.89%) iOS Development
10 9 (4.89%) BDD
11 8 (4.35%) Migration
12 7 (3.80%) Web Development
13 6 (3.26%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (27.17%) JavaScript
2 37 (20.11%) SQL
3 16 (8.70%) C++
4 11 (5.98%) C#
5 10 (5.43%) XPath
6 8 (4.35%) Objective-C
7 7 (3.80%) Groovy
8 6 (3.26%) PHP
8 6 (3.26%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.26%) Ruby
9 4 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.17%) Python
9 4 (2.17%) C
9 4 (2.17%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.63%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.09%) Perl
11 2 (1.09%) VBScript
11 2 (1.09%) VB
12 1 (0.54%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (7.61%) Degree
2 7 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.09%) VCP4
4 1 (0.54%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 9 (4.89%) Docker
2 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.54%) Varnish
3 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (2.17%) Puppet
1 4 (2.17%) TIBCO Hawk
2 3 (1.63%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.54%) WSUS
3 1 (0.54%) Nagios
3 1 (0.54%) yum
3 1 (0.54%) SCCM
3 1 (0.54%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 53 (28.80%) Oracle
2 13 (7.07%) IBM
3 7 (3.80%) SAP
3 7 (3.80%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.80%) Red Hat
4 6 (3.26%) Informatica
5 4 (2.17%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.17%) JD Edwards
6 3 (1.63%) ESRI
6 3 (1.63%) HP
6 3 (1.63%) Talend
6 3 (1.63%) hybris
7 2 (1.09%) Kony
7 2 (1.09%) Syclo
7 2 (1.09%) Compuware
7 2 (1.09%) Adobe
7 2 (1.09%) Siebel
7 2 (1.09%) Sybase
7 2 (1.09%) Perforce
7 2 (1.09%) Ab Initio
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