The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cheshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 20 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing Java 54 73 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.79% 9.59% 9.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.51% 29.80% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 60
Average daily rate
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£483 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £246 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £435 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
251 245 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 31.57% 32.19% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 116 199
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £237 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.57 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.05% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £30.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £50.00 £43.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Java
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Warrington -11 18 £520 +44.44% 3
Chester +2 15 £338 -10.00% 3
Knutsford +2 5 £439 +4.52% 3
Crewe - 2 - - 1
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 48 (39.02%) Linux
2 46 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (36.59%) SQL
4 41 (33.33%) TDD
5 37 (30.08%) JavaScript
6 35 (28.46%) Web Services
7 34 (27.64%) XML
8 31 (25.20%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (25.20%) RESTful
9 29 (23.58%) HTML
10 27 (21.95%) C#
10 27 (21.95%) Open Source
11 26 (21.14%) NoSQL
12 25 (20.33%) Ruby
13 24 (19.51%) Oracle
13 24 (19.51%) CSS
14 23 (18.70%) .NET
14 23 (18.70%) BDD
15 22 (17.89%) C++
15 22 (17.89%) Python
15 22 (17.89%) Finance
15 22 (17.89%) JSON
16 20 (16.26%) Spring
16 20 (16.26%) J2EE
17 19 (15.45%) PHP
18 18 (14.63%) Maven
19 16 (13.01%) Unit Testing
19 16 (13.01%) Jenkins
20 15 (12.20%) DevOps
20 15 (12.20%) JDBC

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 10 (8.13%) Apache
1 10 (8.13%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.50%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.69%) Jetty
3 7 (5.69%) nginx
3 7 (5.69%) OpenStack
3 7 (5.69%) Adobe CQ
4 6 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (4.88%) Apache Solr
5 4 (3.25%) CICS
5 4 (3.25%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.81%) CMS
6 1 (0.81%) Mule
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.81%) SAS
6 1 (0.81%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.81%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (5.69%) Amazon S3
1 7 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.69%) Route 53
1 7 (5.69%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.38%) HTTP
2 9 (7.32%) Firewall
3 8 (6.50%) DNS
4 7 (5.69%) DHCP
5 3 (2.44%) SMTP
6 2 (1.63%) FTP
6 2 (1.63%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.63%) DMZ
7 1 (0.81%) Internet
7 1 (0.81%) Network Security
7 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.81%) SSL
7 1 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.14%) NoSQL
2 9 (7.32%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.50%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.50%) Big Data
3 8 (6.50%) DB2
3 8 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (6.50%) MySQL
4 6 (4.88%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.88%) Redis
5 5 (4.07%) InterSystems Cache
6 4 (3.25%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.25%) SAP BW
7 3 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.44%) CouchDB
7 3 (2.44%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.63%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.63%) JasperReports
8 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.81%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 18 (14.63%) Maven
2 16 (13.01%) Jenkins
3 10 (8.13%) JUnit
4 9 (7.32%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.50%) Hudson
6 7 (5.69%) Subversion
7 4 (3.25%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.63%) Selenium
8 2 (1.63%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.81%) Gradle
9 1 (0.81%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.81%) Ant
General
1 22 (17.89%) Finance
2 7 (5.69%) Retail
2 7 (5.69%) Marketing
3 6 (4.88%) Banking
4 3 (2.44%) Advertising
4 3 (2.44%) Back Office
5 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.63%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Automotive
6 1 (0.81%) Law
Job Titles
1 73 (59.35%) Developer
2 46 (37.40%) Java Developer
3 18 (14.63%) Architect
4 12 (9.76%) Senior Developer
5 9 (7.32%) Designer
6 8 (6.50%) Web Developer
7 6 (4.88%) Consultant
7 6 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.88%) Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) Solutions Designer
7 6 (4.88%) Java Web Developer
7 6 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (4.07%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 4 (3.25%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Tester
9 4 (3.25%) Senior Project Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Software Tester
10 3 (2.44%) Test Analyst
10 3 (2.44%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (28.46%) Web Services
2 34 (27.64%) XML
3 31 (25.20%) RESTful
4 29 (23.58%) HTML
5 24 (19.51%) CSS
6 23 (18.70%) .NET
7 22 (17.89%) JSON
8 20 (16.26%) Spring
8 20 (16.26%) J2EE
9 15 (12.20%) JDBC
10 13 (10.57%) Ajax
11 11 (8.94%) JMS
11 11 (8.94%) REST
12 9 (7.32%) jQuery
12 9 (7.32%) Play Framework
12 9 (7.32%) XSLT
12 9 (7.32%) JSP
13 8 (6.50%) Servlets
13 8 (6.50%) XHTML
13 8 (6.50%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.95%) Open Source
2 5 (4.07%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.25%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.63%) GIS
4 2 (1.63%) CMDB
5 1 (0.81%) IVR
5 1 (0.81%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.81%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Life Science
5 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 48 (39.02%) Linux
2 9 (7.32%) CentOS
3 6 (4.88%) UNIX
4 3 (2.44%) Windows
5 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (33.33%) TDD
3 31 (25.20%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (18.70%) BDD
5 16 (13.01%) Unit Testing
6 15 (12.20%) DevOps
7 12 (9.76%) Project Management
8 11 (8.94%) Configuration Management
8 11 (8.94%) MVC
9 9 (7.32%) ETL
9 9 (7.32%) OO
9 9 (7.32%) Web Development
10 8 (6.50%) Agile Project Management
11 7 (5.69%) Performance Testing
11 7 (5.69%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.69%) Scrum
11 7 (5.69%) Waterfall
11 7 (5.69%) JVM Tuning
12 6 (4.88%) Migration
12 6 (4.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 45 (36.59%) SQL
2 37 (30.08%) JavaScript
3 27 (21.95%) C#
4 25 (20.33%) Ruby
5 22 (17.89%) Python
5 22 (17.89%) C++
6 19 (15.45%) PHP
7 14 (11.38%) Scala
8 6 (4.88%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.07%) XPath
9 5 (4.07%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.25%) VBScript
10 4 (3.25%) VB
10 4 (3.25%) VB.NET
10 4 (3.25%) C
11 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.63%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.63%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (2.44%) Degree
2 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (7.32%) Puppet
2 7 (5.69%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (19.51%) Oracle
2 11 (8.94%) IBM
2 11 (8.94%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.32%) Red Hat
4 7 (5.69%) RightScale
4 7 (5.69%) Adobe
4 7 (5.69%) SAP
5 4 (3.25%) JBoss
6 2 (1.63%) Vertica
6 2 (1.63%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.81%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.81%) Mercator
7 1 (0.81%) FatWire
7 1 (0.81%) hybris
7 1 (0.81%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.81%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.81%) CA
7 1 (0.81%) Informatica
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