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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 16 29 24
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 18 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.63% 4.95% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.14% 5.35% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 2
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£388 £376 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.19% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £375 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £405 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £36.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+11.23% -6.41%
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
221 187 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 93.64% 92.57% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 64 38
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £215 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £422 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 14
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £15.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015, 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 34 (100.00%) Java
2 25 (73.53%) Spring
3 23 (67.65%) SOAP
3 23 (67.65%) Web Services
4 21 (61.76%) J2EE
5 20 (58.82%) XML
6 19 (55.88%) Finance
7 18 (52.94%) HTML
8 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
8 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (38.24%) SDLC
10 12 (35.29%) SQL
11 11 (32.35%) Oracle
11 11 (32.35%) CSS
11 11 (32.35%) TDD
12 9 (26.47%) Banking
12 9 (26.47%) XSLT
12 9 (26.47%) HTTP
12 9 (26.47%) WSDL
12 9 (26.47%) Software Engineering
12 9 (26.47%) RESTful
13 8 (23.53%) Integration Testing
13 8 (23.53%) WebSphere
13 8 (23.53%) JSON
13 8 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (23.53%) Servlets
13 8 (23.53%) IBM
14 6 (17.65%) JUnit
14 6 (17.65%) JDBC
14 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 8 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (11.76%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.94%) Mule
3 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.94%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) HTTP
2 4 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
2 5 (14.71%) RDBMS
3 4 (11.76%) Informix
4 2 (5.88%) MySQL
5 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) JUnit
1 6 (17.65%) Selenium
2 5 (14.71%) Mockito
2 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.82%) JIRA
3 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.88%) Introscope
4 2 (5.88%) Subversion
4 2 (5.88%) Maven
4 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.88%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.94%) Cactus
5 1 (2.94%) Hudson
5 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.94%) Ant
General
1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (73.53%) Spring
2 23 (67.65%) SOAP
2 23 (67.65%) Web Services
3 21 (61.76%) J2EE
4 20 (58.82%) XML
5 18 (52.94%) HTML
6 11 (32.35%) CSS
7 9 (26.47%) XSLT
7 9 (26.47%) WSDL
7 9 (26.47%) RESTful
8 8 (23.53%) JSON
8 8 (23.53%) Servlets
9 6 (17.65%) JDBC
9 6 (17.65%) XSL
9 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
10 5 (14.71%) PowerMock
10 5 (14.71%) JAX-RPC
11 4 (11.76%) REST
11 4 (11.76%) JAX-RS
11 4 (11.76%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Online Banking
2 2 (5.88%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.94%) Web 2.0
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) SDLC
3 11 (32.35%) TDD
4 9 (26.47%) Software Engineering
5 8 (23.53%) Integration Testing
5 8 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Web Application Development
7 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.82%) Pair Programming
8 3 (8.82%) MVC
8 3 (8.82%) Scrum
9 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.88%) Open Source
9 2 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
9 2 (5.88%) Kanban
10 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.94%) BDD
10 1 (2.94%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 12 (35.29%) SQL
4 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Oracle
2 8 (23.53%) IBM
3 3 (8.82%) Perforce
4 2 (5.88%) Compuware
4 2 (5.88%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) hybris
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