The first table below looks at the demand for Java skills 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 over the 3 months to 24 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 Chester 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 7 8 17
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Java 15 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.95% 13.84% 4.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.61% 48.89% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £270 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
Programming Languages Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
49 45 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 35.77% 28.30% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 16
Average daily rate £300 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £406 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £45.29 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.75% +14.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Java
Cheshire

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Chester region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 20 (35.71%) SQL
2 18 (32.14%) Linux
3 17 (30.36%) Oracle
3 17 (30.36%) TDD
4 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (28.57%) XML
5 15 (26.79%) RESTful
6 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
6 13 (23.21%) Maven
7 12 (21.43%) HTML
7 12 (21.43%) DevOps
8 11 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (19.64%) Web Services
9 10 (17.86%) Spring
10 9 (16.07%) Configuration Management
10 9 (16.07%) Red Hat
10 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
10 9 (16.07%) J2EE
10 9 (16.07%) OO
10 9 (16.07%) Apache
10 9 (16.07%) CentOS
10 9 (16.07%) Play Framework
11 8 (14.29%) Cucumber
11 8 (14.29%) JUnit
11 8 (14.29%) CSS
11 8 (14.29%) Servlets
11 8 (14.29%) HTTP
11 8 (14.29%) WebSphere
12 7 (12.50%) Marketing
12 7 (12.50%) Ruby

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 9 (16.07%) Apache
2 8 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 7 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 7 (12.50%) nginx
3 7 (12.50%) Jetty
3 7 (12.50%) OpenStack
4 6 (10.71%) Adobe CQ
4 6 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (10.71%) Apache Solr
5 3 (5.36%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.79%) SAS
6 1 (1.79%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (12.50%) Amazon S3
1 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
1 7 (12.50%) Route 53
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) HTTP
2 7 (12.50%) Firewall
2 7 (12.50%) DHCP
2 7 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (3.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 7 (12.50%) Big Data
2 6 (10.71%) Redis
2 6 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.93%) MySQL
3 5 (8.93%) InterSystems Cache
4 3 (5.36%) SAP BW
4 3 (5.36%) DB2
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
1 13 (23.21%) Maven
2 8 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 8 (14.29%) JUnit
3 7 (12.50%) Hudson
4 4 (7.14%) Subversion
5 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.79%) Selenium
General
1 7 (12.50%) Marketing
2 3 (5.36%) Back Office
2 3 (5.36%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 31 (55.36%) Developer
2 27 (48.21%) Java Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Architect
3 6 (10.71%) Analyst
4 4 (7.14%) Java Web Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Software Tester
4 4 (7.14%) Web Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Tester
5 3 (5.36%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Junior Software Tester
6 2 (3.57%) Data Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Junior Tester
6 2 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (3.57%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 2 (3.57%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (3.57%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) XML
2 15 (26.79%) RESTful
3 12 (21.43%) HTML
4 11 (19.64%) Web Services
5 10 (17.86%) Spring
6 9 (16.07%) J2EE
6 9 (16.07%) Play Framework
7 8 (14.29%) CSS
7 8 (14.29%) Servlets
8 6 (10.71%) Akka
8 6 (10.71%) Kafka
8 6 (10.71%) AngularJS
8 6 (10.71%) REST
8 6 (10.71%) JiBX
8 6 (10.71%) .NET
8 6 (10.71%) JAXB
9 5 (8.93%) OSGi
10 3 (5.36%) XSLT
10 3 (5.36%) SAP XI
10 3 (5.36%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.14%) Linux
2 9 (16.07%) CentOS
3 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.57%) UNIX
4 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) TDD
2 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (21.43%) DevOps
4 11 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (16.07%) Configuration Management
5 9 (16.07%) OO
6 7 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 7 (12.50%) MVC
6 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 7 (12.50%) JVM Tuning
7 6 (10.71%) Test Scripting
7 6 (10.71%) ETL
8 4 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 4 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 3 (5.36%) OOP
9 3 (5.36%) Data Security
9 3 (5.36%) Workflow
9 3 (5.36%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (5.36%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) SQL
2 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.50%) Ruby
4 6 (10.71%) C#
4 6 (10.71%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.14%) VBScript
5 4 (7.14%) VB
5 4 (7.14%) VB.NET
5 4 (7.14%) C++
5 4 (7.14%) C
5 4 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.57%) ABAP
8 1 (1.79%) Python
8 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Puppet
1 7 (12.50%) Vagrant
2 2 (3.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Oracle
2 9 (16.07%) Red Hat
3 7 (12.50%) RightScale
4 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.71%) Adobe
5 4 (7.14%) SAP
6 2 (3.57%) IBM
7 1 (1.79%) CA
7 1 (1.79%) Vertica
7 1 (1.79%) hybris
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