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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Developer
Rank 10 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
+17 0
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 13 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.74% 3.40% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.15% 3.59% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
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
107 195 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 88.43% 94.66% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 66 46
Average daily rate £400 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 27
Average hourly rate £18.02 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.90% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
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 29 December 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (75.00%) J2EE
3 13 (65.00%) HTML
4 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (55.00%) XML
6 9 (45.00%) XSLT
6 9 (45.00%) Spring
7 8 (40.00%) Finance
7 8 (40.00%) Oracle
7 8 (40.00%) JUnit
7 8 (40.00%) REST
8 7 (35.00%) CSS
8 7 (35.00%) JSP
8 7 (35.00%) TDD
9 5 (25.00%) Web Services
9 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 5 (25.00%) HTML5
10 4 (20.00%) Degree
10 4 (20.00%) SQL
10 4 (20.00%) SOAP
10 4 (20.00%) Linux
10 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
10 4 (20.00%) HTTP
11 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
11 3 (15.00%) JSF
11 3 (15.00%) Struts
11 3 (15.00%) Servlets
11 3 (15.00%) .NET
11 3 (15.00%) JSON
11 3 (15.00%) Ajax

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 3 (15.00%) Apache Solr
1 3 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (5.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Redis
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Informix
3 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.00%) Hazelcast
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) JUnit
2 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.00%) Introscope
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Mockito
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) Ant
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) J2EE
2 13 (65.00%) HTML
3 11 (55.00%) XML
4 9 (45.00%) Spring
4 9 (45.00%) XSLT
5 8 (40.00%) REST
6 7 (35.00%) CSS
6 7 (35.00%) JSP
7 5 (25.00%) Web Services
7 5 (25.00%) HTML5
8 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
8 4 (20.00%) SOAP
9 3 (15.00%) Struts
9 3 (15.00%) JSF
9 3 (15.00%) Ajax
9 3 (15.00%) JSON
9 3 (15.00%) Servlets
9 3 (15.00%) .NET
9 3 (15.00%) Kafka
9 3 (15.00%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (5.00%) Online Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Open Source
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Android
3 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.00%) Windows
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) TDD
3 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.00%) MVC
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.00%) Android Development
4 2 (10.00%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.00%) Pair Programming
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (5.00%) Web Application Development
5 1 (5.00%) User Stories
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Web Development
5 1 (5.00%) Refactoring
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) OOP
5 1 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) XPath
5 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Compuware
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.00%) Perforce