The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Developer
Rank 9 14 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 29 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.26% 8.91% 7.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.93% 9.21% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 7
Average daily rate £361 £388 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +3.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £444 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.60 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.67% +8.28%
Java Developer
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
182 239 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 95.79% 96.76% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 154 82
Average daily rate £365 £419 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.95% +19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £14.00 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Java Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer in the job title across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Java Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Java Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java Developer across the Chester region.

Java Developer Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Developer across the Chester region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Java Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Java Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer across the Chester region.

Java Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region that cited Java Developer in their job title 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 with Java Developer in their job title.

1 40 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (60.00%) Spring
3 23 (57.50%) Web Services
3 23 (57.50%) XML
4 17 (42.50%) Oracle
4 17 (42.50%) Finance
5 16 (40.00%) J2EE
5 16 (40.00%) WebSphere
6 13 (32.50%) MVC
7 12 (30.00%) TDD
8 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (27.50%) Banking
8 11 (27.50%) Waterfall
9 10 (25.00%) SQL
9 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 10 (25.00%) JDBC
10 9 (22.50%) SOAP
10 9 (22.50%) IBM
10 9 (22.50%) XSLT
10 9 (22.50%) Jenkins
10 9 (22.50%) jQuery
10 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (20.00%) Selenium
11 8 (20.00%) Software Engineering
11 8 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
11 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
11 8 (20.00%) CSS
11 8 (20.00%) Middleware
12 7 (17.50%) JSON
12 7 (17.50%) JIRA

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region that cited Java Developer in their job title 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 with Java Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) HTTP
2 3 (7.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (5.00%) Redis
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Jenkins
2 8 (20.00%) Selenium
3 7 (17.50%) JIRA
4 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (15.00%) JUnit
5 5 (12.50%) Subversion
6 4 (10.00%) Maven
7 3 (7.50%) Checkstyle
7 3 (7.50%) FindBugs
7 3 (7.50%) Mockito
7 3 (7.50%) SonarQube
8 2 (5.00%) Hudson
9 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.50%) NetBeans
9 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (42.50%) Finance
2 11 (27.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (60.00%) Spring
2 23 (57.50%) Web Services
2 23 (57.50%) XML
3 16 (40.00%) J2EE
4 10 (25.00%) JDBC
5 9 (22.50%) jQuery
5 9 (22.50%) SOAP
5 9 (22.50%) XSLT
6 8 (20.00%) CSS
6 8 (20.00%) Middleware
7 7 (17.50%) JSON
8 6 (15.00%) Java EE
8 6 (15.00%) JSP
8 6 (15.00%) Servlets
8 6 (15.00%) Spring MVC
8 6 (15.00%) XML Messaging
9 5 (12.50%) JAXB
9 5 (12.50%) JAX-WS
9 5 (12.50%) WSDL
10 4 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) N-Tier
1 3 (7.50%) Online Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.50%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) MVC
2 12 (30.00%) TDD
3 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (27.50%) Waterfall
4 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (12.50%) AOP
7 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 5 (12.50%) Kanban
8 4 (10.00%) Web Development
9 3 (7.50%) Extreme Programming
9 3 (7.50%) OOP
9 3 (7.50%) Web Application Development
10 2 (5.00%) BDD
10 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1 (2.50%) Front End Development
11 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (15.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Oracle
2 9 (22.50%) IBM
3 6 (15.00%) Sybase
3 6 (15.00%) TIBCO
4 3 (7.50%) Perforce
5 1 (2.50%) ATG
5 1 (2.50%) hybris