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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 9 8 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing Java 113 106 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.97% 13.75% 7.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.63% 36.93% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 69 35
Average daily rate £400 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £308 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.88 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -3.22%
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
336 287 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 35.59% 37.22% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 183 149
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £35.50 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.92% +4.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.28 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 +8 27 £550 +39.24% 7
Knutsford -1 25 £413 +1.53% 2
Chester -3 18 £388 +6.89% 4
Macclesfield - 1 £220 - 1
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 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.

1 104 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (30.09%) Spring
3 67 (29.65%) HTML
4 64 (28.32%) JavaScript
5 62 (27.43%) Web Services
6 61 (26.99%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (23.45%) Git (software)
8 52 (23.01%) Finance
9 47 (20.80%) CSS
10 45 (19.91%) SQL
10 45 (19.91%) XML
11 44 (19.47%) Banking
12 39 (17.26%) JSON
12 39 (17.26%) RESTful
13 38 (16.81%) Linux
13 38 (16.81%) Oracle
14 37 (16.37%) HTML5
15 36 (15.93%) J2EE
16 34 (15.04%) SOAP
16 34 (15.04%) TDD
16 34 (15.04%) Jenkins
17 33 (14.60%) MVC
18 31 (13.72%) jQuery
19 28 (12.39%) Internet
20 27 (11.95%) Scrum
20 27 (11.95%) Maven
21 25 (11.06%) BDD
22 24 (10.62%) AngularJS
22 24 (10.62%) JBoss
23 22 (9.73%) Mobile App

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 24 (10.62%) JBoss
2 19 (8.41%) Tomcat
3 17 (7.52%) WebSphere
4 11 (4.87%) Apache
5 9 (3.98%) WebLogic
6 8 (3.54%) IBM HTTP Server
6 8 (3.54%) Node.js
7 7 (3.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 7 (3.10%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (2.65%) iPlanet
9 4 (1.77%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.88%) CICS
10 2 (0.88%) Confluence
10 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.88%) WordPress
11 1 (0.44%) CMS
11 1 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.77%) MS Office
2 1 (0.44%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.77%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.88%) BigMachines
2 2 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.88%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.88%) Line 500
2 2 (0.88%) Sage 1000
2 2 (0.88%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.44%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.65%) Amazon S3
3 5 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.21%) Route 53
4 4 (1.77%) Amazon Glacier
4 4 (1.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.88%) IaaS
6 2 (0.88%) PaaS
6 2 (0.88%) SaaS
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (12.39%) Internet
2 18 (7.96%) HTTP
3 4 (1.77%) FTP
3 4 (1.77%) SMTP
3 4 (1.77%) SSL
4 3 (1.33%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.88%) LDAP
5 2 (0.88%) Network Security
6 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.08%) MongoDB
2 14 (6.19%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.87%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.98%) MySQL
4 9 (3.98%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.54%) Big Data
6 7 (3.10%) Redis
7 6 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.21%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.77%) DB2
9 4 (1.77%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.77%) SAP BW
10 3 (1.33%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.44%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 53 (23.45%) Git (software)
2 34 (15.04%) Jenkins
3 27 (11.95%) Maven
4 22 (9.73%) JIRA
5 17 (7.52%) Hudson
5 17 (7.52%) Subversion
6 11 (4.87%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (4.42%) JUnit
8 8 (3.54%) Cucumber
8 8 (3.54%) Gradle
9 6 (2.65%) Introscope
10 4 (1.77%) Selenium
11 3 (1.33%) Ant
11 3 (1.33%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.33%) Mockito
12 2 (0.88%) Appium
12 2 (0.88%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.88%) Mocha
12 2 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 52 (23.01%) Finance
2 44 (19.47%) Banking
3 11 (4.87%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.42%) Billing
5 4 (1.77%) Retail
6 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.44%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (56.64%) Developer
2 102 (45.13%) Java Developer
3 40 (17.70%) Architect
4 24 (10.62%) Consultant
4 24 (10.62%) Java Architect
5 15 (6.64%) Java Consultant
6 14 (6.19%) HTML Developer
6 14 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (5.75%) Analyst
8 12 (5.31%) HTML CSS Developer
9 11 (4.87%) Senior Developer
10 10 (4.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 10 (4.42%) JavaScript Developer
10 10 (4.42%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.10%) Applications Support
13 6 (2.65%) DevOps Architect
13 6 (2.65%) Java Engineer
13 6 (2.65%) Java Solutions Architect
14 5 (2.21%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (30.09%) Spring
2 67 (29.65%) HTML
3 62 (27.43%) Web Services
4 47 (20.80%) CSS
5 45 (19.91%) XML
6 39 (17.26%) JSON
6 39 (17.26%) RESTful
7 37 (16.37%) HTML5
8 36 (15.93%) J2EE
9 34 (15.04%) SOAP
10 31 (13.72%) jQuery
11 24 (10.62%) AngularJS
12 20 (8.85%) Hibernate
12 20 (8.85%) Spring MVC
13 17 (7.52%) Java EE
14 15 (6.64%) Middleware
15 14 (6.19%) D3.js
16 13 (5.75%) Ajax
17 12 (5.31%) JSP
17 12 (5.31%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.73%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.21%) User Experience
5 4 (1.77%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.77%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.77%) Replication
5 4 (1.77%) Telematics
6 3 (1.33%) IVR
6 3 (1.33%) VUI
7 2 (0.88%) Contactless
7 2 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.88%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.88%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.88%) PMI
8 1 (0.44%) DTV
8 1 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.44%) STB
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.81%) Linux
2 20 (8.85%) Windows
3 19 (8.41%) Unix
4 17 (7.52%) Android
5 12 (5.31%) AIX
5 12 (5.31%) Apple iOS
6 11 (4.87%) Windows XP
7 8 (3.54%) Mac OS
8 7 (3.10%) Windows Vista
9 5 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.21%) Solaris
10 3 (1.33%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (26.99%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (15.04%) TDD
4 33 (14.60%) MVC
5 27 (11.95%) Scrum
6 25 (11.06%) BDD
7 22 (9.73%) DevOps
8 21 (9.29%) Mentoring
9 20 (8.85%) SDLC
10 18 (7.96%) E-Commerce
11 17 (7.52%) OO
12 16 (7.08%) Unit Testing
12 16 (7.08%) Waterfall
13 15 (6.64%) Migration
13 15 (6.64%) Responsive Web Design
14 14 (6.19%) Front End Development
14 14 (6.19%) OOP
15 13 (5.75%) Web Design
16 11 (4.87%) Android Development
16 11 (4.87%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 64 (28.32%) JavaScript
2 45 (19.91%) SQL
3 20 (8.85%) Python
4 18 (7.96%) Perl
5 15 (6.64%) Groovy
6 13 (5.75%) C++
7 12 (5.31%) C#
8 9 (3.98%) C
9 8 (3.54%) Objective-C
10 6 (2.65%) Ruby
11 5 (2.21%) ABAP
12 4 (1.77%) Jython
12 4 (1.77%) Korn
12 4 (1.77%) PHP
12 4 (1.77%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.33%) COBOL
13 3 (1.33%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.33%) Scala
13 3 (1.33%) VBA
14 2 (0.88%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 19 (8.41%) Degree
2 16 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.19%) BC Cleared
4 2 (0.88%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.44%) CISA
5 1 (0.44%) CRISC
5 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.44%) MBA
5 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.52%) ISO 9001
1 17 (7.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.10%) QA
3 4 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.77%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (3.98%) Puppet
2 6 (2.65%) CA Wily
3 4 (1.77%) Ansible
4 3 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.88%) StatsD
Vendors
1 38 (16.81%) Oracle
2 15 (6.64%) IBM
3 9 (3.98%) SAP
4 6 (2.65%) CA
5 5 (2.21%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.21%) Sun
6 4 (1.77%) webMethods
7 3 (1.33%) Apigee
7 3 (1.33%) Sage
8 2 (0.88%) Chordiant
8 2 (0.88%) HP
8 2 (0.88%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.88%) Perforce
8 2 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.88%) Siebel
9 1 (0.44%) Axway
9 1 (0.44%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.44%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.44%) Teradata
9 1 (0.44%) VMware
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