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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 20 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Java 57 90 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.37% 9.84% 9.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.18% 29.03% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 59
Average daily rate
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£408 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £240 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £435 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £33.25 £29.02 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.59% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £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
257 310 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 33.25% 33.88% 34.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 157 195
Average daily rate £325 £308 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.51% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 8
Average hourly rate £33.25 £31.56 £42.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% -25.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.54 £18.03 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £49.00 £43.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 17 September 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 17 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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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 -3 14 £400 +6.66% 6
Crewe -1 5 £418 +39.16% 1
Warrington -21 5 £425 +30.76% 5
Knutsford +6 4 £457 +8.80% 1
Macclesfield -2 2 - - 2
Runcorn -3 2 - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 53 (48.62%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (34.86%) Linux
3 34 (31.19%) SQL
3 34 (31.19%) J2EE
4 33 (30.28%) TDD
5 32 (29.36%) JavaScript
5 32 (29.36%) Web Services
5 32 (29.36%) XML
6 25 (22.94%) NoSQL
7 24 (22.02%) HTML
7 24 (22.02%) RESTful
8 23 (21.10%) Open Source
8 23 (21.10%) PHP
8 23 (21.10%) Python
8 23 (21.10%) Finance
9 22 (20.18%) C#
9 22 (20.18%) Oracle
10 21 (19.27%) C++
10 21 (19.27%) CSS
11 20 (18.35%) Ruby
11 20 (18.35%) BDD
12 19 (17.43%) Unit Testing
13 17 (15.60%) .NET
13 17 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (14.68%) Spring
14 16 (14.68%) JDBC
15 15 (13.76%) JSP
15 15 (13.76%) Scala
16 14 (12.84%) MVC
17 13 (11.93%) JUnit

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 11 (10.09%) WebSphere
2 8 (7.34%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.42%) Adobe CQ
4 6 (5.50%) Apache
5 4 (3.67%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.67%) CICS
5 4 (3.67%) Jetty
5 4 (3.67%) nginx
6 3 (2.75%) Apache Solr
6 3 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.92%) Confluence
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.92%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.92%) CMS
7 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.75%) MS Office
2 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Route 53
1 4 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.67%) Amazon ELB
1 4 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (3.67%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.83%) SaaS
2 2 (1.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.93%) HTTP
2 7 (6.42%) Firewall
2 7 (6.42%) FTP
3 5 (4.59%) DNS
4 4 (3.67%) DHCP
5 2 (1.83%) DMZ
6 1 (0.92%) LDAP
6 1 (0.92%) SMS
6 1 (0.92%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.94%) NoSQL
2 8 (7.34%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.34%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.50%) MySQL
3 6 (5.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (5.50%) JasperReports
4 5 (4.59%) InterSystems Cache
4 5 (4.59%) DB2
4 5 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.59%) Big Data
5 3 (2.75%) CouchDB
5 3 (2.75%) Redis
6 2 (1.83%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.92%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.92%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 13 (11.93%) JUnit
2 11 (10.09%) Maven
2 11 (10.09%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.17%) Subversion
4 9 (8.26%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.59%) Hudson
6 4 (3.67%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.75%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.83%) Ant
9 1 (0.92%) JIRA
9 1 (0.92%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.92%) Canoo WebTest
9 1 (0.92%) HtmlUnit
9 1 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.92%) Gradle
General
1 23 (21.10%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Banking
3 7 (6.42%) Retail
3 7 (6.42%) Marketing
3 7 (6.42%) Advertising
4 3 (2.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (59.63%) Developer
2 39 (35.78%) Java Developer
3 18 (16.51%) Architect
4 9 (8.26%) Designer
4 9 (8.26%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (7.34%) Senior Developer
5 8 (7.34%) Solutions Designer
5 8 (7.34%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 7 (6.42%) J2EE Developer
6 7 (6.42%) Consultant
7 5 (4.59%) Web Developer
8 3 (2.75%) Java Web Developer
8 3 (2.75%) WebSphere Developer
8 3 (2.75%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (2.75%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (2.75%) Software Developer
8 3 (2.75%) Lead Developer
9 2 (1.83%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (1.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (1.83%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (31.19%) J2EE
2 32 (29.36%) Web Services
2 32 (29.36%) XML
3 24 (22.02%) HTML
3 24 (22.02%) RESTful
4 21 (19.27%) CSS
5 17 (15.60%) .NET
6 16 (14.68%) Spring
6 16 (14.68%) JDBC
7 15 (13.76%) JSP
8 13 (11.93%) XSLT
8 13 (11.93%) JSON
9 9 (8.26%) JSF
9 9 (8.26%) Struts
10 8 (7.34%) REST
10 8 (7.34%) AngularJS
10 8 (7.34%) JMS
10 8 (7.34%) Ajax
10 8 (7.34%) JNDI
11 7 (6.42%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.10%) Open Source
2 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.42%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.59%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.67%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.75%) User Experience
7 2 (1.83%) GIS
7 2 (1.83%) Life Science
7 2 (1.83%) CMDB
8 1 (0.92%) Statistics
8 1 (0.92%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.92%) IVR
8 1 (0.92%) Tandem
8 1 (0.92%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.92%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.92%) Wiki
8 1 (0.92%) Chemistry
8 1 (0.92%) Biology
8 1 (0.92%) AS400
8 1 (0.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (34.86%) Linux
2 8 (7.34%) UNIX
3 7 (6.42%) CentOS
4 5 (4.59%) Windows
5 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.83%) Solaris
7 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.92%) AIX
7 1 (0.92%) HPUX
7 1 (0.92%) VMS
7 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (48.62%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (30.28%) TDD
3 20 (18.35%) BDD
4 19 (17.43%) Unit Testing
5 17 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (12.84%) MVC
7 11 (10.09%) DevOps
8 10 (9.17%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.34%) Waterfall
10 7 (6.42%) Migration
10 7 (6.42%) OO
11 6 (5.50%) Project Management
12 5 (4.59%) Software Engineering
13 4 (3.67%) JVM Tuning
13 4 (3.67%) ETL
13 4 (3.67%) E-Commerce
13 4 (3.67%) Configuration Management
13 4 (3.67%) Performance Testing
13 4 (3.67%) Business Analysis
14 3 (2.75%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (31.19%) SQL
2 32 (29.36%) JavaScript
3 23 (21.10%) PHP
3 23 (21.10%) Python
4 22 (20.18%) C#
5 21 (19.27%) C++
6 20 (18.35%) Ruby
7 15 (13.76%) Scala
8 5 (4.59%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.83%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.92%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.92%) VB
10 1 (0.92%) ABAP
10 1 (0.92%) Perl
10 1 (0.92%) C
10 1 (0.92%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (8.26%) Degree
2 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 6 (5.50%) Puppet
2 4 (3.67%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.83%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.92%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.92%) YUM
4 1 (0.92%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.92%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.92%) Nagios
4 1 (0.92%) Foglight
4 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (20.18%) Oracle
2 12 (11.01%) IBM
3 9 (8.26%) Red Hat
4 7 (6.42%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.42%) Adobe
4 7 (6.42%) JBoss
5 4 (3.67%) RightScale
5 4 (3.67%) SAP
6 2 (1.83%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.83%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.83%) Informatica
6 2 (1.83%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.92%) Canoo
7 1 (0.92%) Tumbleweed
7 1 (0.92%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.92%) Sun
7 1 (0.92%) HP
7 1 (0.92%) webMethods
7 1 (0.92%) Mercator
7 1 (0.92%) TIBCO
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