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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 4 5 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Contract jobs citing Java 206 153 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.63% 15.45% 8.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.40% 37.50% 29.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 107 34
Average daily rate £413 £425 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £610 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.43% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
464 408 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.95% 41.21% 30.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 267 114
Average daily rate £396 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.93% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £288 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 10
Average hourly rate £22.54 £19.75 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -51.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £17.15 £30.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.35 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 52 £470 -10.47% 4
Chester +1 51 £375 -9.09% 9
Knutsford +3 34 £425 - 1
Macclesfield - 13 £488 -
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 171 (54.81%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (31.41%) JavaScript
3 89 (28.53%) Finance
4 88 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
5 86 (27.56%) Oracle
6 75 (24.04%) Web Services
6 75 (24.04%) XML
6 75 (24.04%) Banking
7 73 (23.40%) HTML
8 71 (22.76%) Spring
9 65 (20.83%) TDD
10 63 (20.19%) CSS
11 59 (18.91%) J2EE
12 55 (17.63%) SQL
13 54 (17.31%) HTML5
14 51 (16.35%) Linux
15 49 (15.71%) IBM
16 48 (15.38%) JBoss
17 46 (14.74%) SOAP
18 45 (14.42%) JSON
19 41 (13.14%) RESTful
19 41 (13.14%) Scrum
20 40 (12.82%) WebSphere
21 36 (11.54%) MVC
21 36 (11.54%) Middleware
22 33 (10.58%) SOA
22 33 (10.58%) Git (software)
23 32 (10.26%) MySQL
24 31 (9.94%) Jenkins
24 31 (9.94%) DevOps

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 48 (15.38%) JBoss
2 40 (12.82%) WebSphere
3 26 (8.33%) Apache
3 26 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 14 (4.49%) IBM HTTP Server
4 14 (4.49%) WebSphere Application Server
5 13 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 13 (4.17%) WebLogic
6 9 (2.88%) CICS
7 8 (2.56%) iPlanet
8 7 (2.24%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.28%) Node.js
10 2 (0.64%) Confluence
11 1 (0.32%) IIS
11 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.24%) SAP MDM
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.05%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.45%) Amazon S3
3 14 (4.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 11 (3.53%) Amazon Kinesis
5 7 (2.24%) Veeva
6 5 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.28%) Route 53
8 3 (0.96%) Amazon Glacier
8 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.64%) IaaS
9 2 (0.64%) PaaS
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.29%) HTTP
1 29 (9.29%) Internet
2 12 (3.85%) Network Security
3 5 (1.60%) HTTPS
3 5 (1.60%) SSL
4 4 (1.28%) LDAP
5 1 (0.32%) DNS
5 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.26%) MySQL
2 28 (8.97%) SQL Server
3 26 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (4.81%) DB2
5 13 (4.17%) Oracle Database
6 12 (3.85%) Big Data
7 11 (3.53%) Amazon Redshift
7 11 (3.53%) Star Schema
8 10 (3.21%) MongoDB
9 7 (2.24%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.92%) OLAP
10 6 (1.92%) OLAP Cube
10 6 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.28%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.96%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (10.58%) Git (software)
2 31 (9.94%) Jenkins
3 27 (8.65%) JIRA
4 23 (7.37%) Subversion
5 19 (6.09%) JUnit
5 19 (6.09%) Talend Open Studio
6 17 (5.45%) Selenium
7 15 (4.81%) Maven
7 15 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (4.17%) Cucumber
9 11 (3.53%) ERwin
9 11 (3.53%) SpecFlow
10 10 (3.21%) Gradle
10 10 (3.21%) TestComplete
11 9 (2.88%) ClearCase
12 8 (2.56%) Introscope
13 7 (2.24%) Mockito
14 5 (1.60%) Checkstyle
14 5 (1.60%) FindBugs
14 5 (1.60%) SonarQube
General
1 89 (28.53%) Finance
2 75 (24.04%) Banking
3 12 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 11 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.21%) Billing
6 5 (1.60%) Law
7 2 (0.64%) Retail
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
8 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 174 (55.77%) Developer
2 126 (40.38%) Java Developer
3 57 (18.27%) Architect
4 28 (8.97%) Java Architect
5 27 (8.65%) Technical Architect
6 26 (8.33%) Consultant
7 25 (8.01%) Senior Developer
8 17 (5.45%) JavaScript Developer
9 16 (5.13%) HTML Developer
9 16 (5.13%) Java Engineer
10 14 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (4.17%) DevOps Consultant
11 13 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 13 (4.17%) HTML CSS Developer
11 13 (4.17%) Java Consultant
12 12 (3.85%) Agile Developer
12 12 (3.85%) Digital Architect
12 12 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
13 11 (3.53%) Digital Technical Architect
14 10 (3.21%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (24.04%) Web Services
1 75 (24.04%) XML
2 73 (23.40%) HTML
3 71 (22.76%) Spring
4 63 (20.19%) CSS
5 59 (18.91%) J2EE
6 54 (17.31%) HTML5
7 46 (14.74%) SOAP
8 45 (14.42%) JSON
9 41 (13.14%) RESTful
10 36 (11.54%) Middleware
11 29 (9.29%) .NET
11 29 (9.29%) JDBC
11 29 (9.29%) REST
12 26 (8.33%) jQuery
13 24 (7.69%) AngularJS
14 21 (6.73%) JSP
15 20 (6.41%) Apache Camel
16 19 (6.09%) CSS3
16 19 (6.09%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.13%) Mobile App
2 12 (3.85%) Digital Media
3 11 (3.53%) Data Integration
4 9 (2.88%) Mainframe
4 9 (2.88%) PMI
5 8 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.92%) Online Banking
6 6 (1.92%) User Experience
7 5 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.60%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.60%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.28%) IVR
9 3 (0.96%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.96%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.96%) Replication
9 3 (0.96%) Telematics
9 3 (0.96%) VUI
10 2 (0.64%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 51 (16.35%) Linux
2 19 (6.09%) Windows
3 16 (5.13%) Android
4 9 (2.88%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.88%) Unix
5 8 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.24%) AIX
7 3 (0.96%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.96%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.96%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.96%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (54.81%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
3 65 (20.83%) TDD
4 41 (13.14%) Scrum
5 36 (11.54%) MVC
6 33 (10.58%) SOA
7 31 (9.94%) DevOps
8 29 (9.29%) Software Engineering
8 29 (9.29%) Waterfall
8 29 (9.29%) Web Development
9 28 (8.97%) BDD
10 26 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 25 (8.01%) Open Source
12 24 (7.69%) Test Automation
13 22 (7.05%) Integration Testing
14 21 (6.73%) E-Commerce
15 20 (6.41%) SDLC
16 19 (6.09%) ETL
16 19 (6.09%) High Availability
17 17 (5.45%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (31.41%) JavaScript
2 55 (17.63%) SQL
3 23 (7.37%) C++
4 18 (5.77%) C
5 17 (5.45%) C#
6 14 (4.49%) COBOL
7 13 (4.17%) PHP
7 13 (4.17%) Python
8 12 (3.85%) Ruby
9 11 (3.53%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.56%) Assembly Language
10 8 (2.56%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.56%) VB
11 6 (1.92%) FQL
11 6 (1.92%) Perl
11 6 (1.92%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.28%) Jython
12 4 (1.28%) Korn
12 4 (1.28%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (7.37%) Degree
2 20 (6.41%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.53%) BC Cleared
4 9 (2.88%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.60%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.96%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.64%) ISEB
8 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.32%) MCITP
8 1 (0.32%) MCTS
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.32%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.85%) ISO 9001
1 12 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 12 (3.85%) Docker
2 2 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) UAG
3 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (3.85%) Puppet
3 8 (2.56%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.64%) Ansible
4 2 (0.64%) StatsD
5 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.32%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 86 (27.56%) Oracle
2 49 (15.71%) IBM
3 21 (6.73%) Microsoft
4 19 (6.09%) Talend
5 9 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (2.88%) Sun
6 8 (2.56%) CA
6 8 (2.56%) Chordiant
6 8 (2.56%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.24%) Concur
7 7 (2.24%) Infor
7 7 (2.24%) SAP
7 7 (2.24%) Vertica
8 6 (1.92%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.92%) Sybase
8 6 (1.92%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.60%) Perforce
10 3 (0.96%) Axway
10 3 (0.96%) Google
11 2 (0.64%) WSO2
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