The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 13 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Java 17 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.18% 11.11% 13.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.87% 31.91% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 5
Average daily rate
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£419 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.07% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.37% -6.66%
Java
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Programming Languages Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
61 47 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 36.53% 34.81% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 24 16
Average daily rate £370 £288 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.69% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £375 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -26.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 28 (40.58%) Web Services
2 25 (36.23%) Spring
3 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (28.99%) E-Commerce
5 19 (27.54%) Linux
6 18 (26.09%) SOAP
6 18 (26.09%) Finance
6 18 (26.09%) SDLC
7 17 (24.64%) DevOps
8 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
8 16 (23.19%) Load Balancing
8 16 (23.19%) Network Security
9 15 (21.74%) J2EE
10 14 (20.29%) SQL
10 14 (20.29%) HTML
11 13 (18.84%) XML
11 13 (18.84%) JSON
12 12 (17.39%) TDD
12 12 (17.39%) MongoDB
13 11 (15.94%) Puppet
13 11 (15.94%) RESTful
13 11 (15.94%) Ruby
13 11 (15.94%) CSS
14 10 (14.49%) Oracle
15 9 (13.04%) Maven
15 9 (13.04%) Software Engineering
15 9 (13.04%) Scala
15 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
15 9 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
15 9 (13.04%) Go

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 8 (11.59%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.35%) JBoss
3 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (2.90%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.45%) iPlanet
4 1 (1.45%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.45%) Apache
4 1 (1.45%) Jetty
4 1 (1.45%) Mule
4 1 (1.45%) nginx
4 1 (1.45%) Node.js
4 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.45%) Route 53
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.19%) Network Security
2 7 (10.14%) DHCP
3 5 (7.25%) HTTP
4 2 (2.90%) Internet
5 1 (1.45%) Firewall
5 1 (1.45%) VoIP
5 1 (1.45%) DNS
5 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.90%) MySQL
5 2 (2.90%) Informix
5 2 (2.90%) Big Data
6 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Maven
1 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 5 (7.25%) Gradle
3 5 (7.25%) Ant
3 5 (7.25%) JUnit
4 4 (5.80%) Selenium
4 4 (5.80%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (5.80%) Mockito
5 3 (4.35%) Hudson
5 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.90%) Subversion
7 1 (1.45%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.45%) Cactus
7 1 (1.45%) JIRA
7 1 (1.45%) Calabash
7 1 (1.45%) Appium
7 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.45%) Mocha
General
1 18 (26.09%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (53.62%) Developer
2 25 (36.23%) Java Developer
3 16 (23.19%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Architect
6 7 (10.14%) Technical Architect
7 6 (8.70%) Technical Leader
8 5 (7.25%) Team Leader
9 4 (5.80%) Java Team Leader
10 3 (4.35%) Android Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Lead Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Technical Team Leader
11 2 (2.90%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.90%) Full Stack Developer
11 2 (2.90%) Talend Developer
11 2 (2.90%) Mobile Developer
11 2 (2.90%) ETL Developer
11 2 (2.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 2 (2.90%) Technical Developer
12 1 (1.45%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (40.58%) Web Services
2 25 (36.23%) Spring
3 18 (26.09%) SOAP
4 15 (21.74%) J2EE
5 14 (20.29%) HTML
6 13 (18.84%) XML
6 13 (18.84%) JSON
7 11 (15.94%) RESTful
7 11 (15.94%) CSS
8 9 (13.04%) Kafka
9 8 (11.59%) WSDL
10 7 (10.14%) Servlets
10 7 (10.14%) REST
11 6 (8.70%) XSLT
11 6 (8.70%) AngularJS
12 4 (5.80%) JAX-RPC
12 4 (5.80%) jQuery
12 4 (5.80%) JAX-WS
12 4 (5.80%) XSL
12 4 (5.80%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.35%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.45%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.45%) iSeries
4 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.45%) Replication
4 1 (1.45%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.45%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.54%) Linux
2 6 (8.70%) Android
3 3 (4.35%) UNIX
3 3 (4.35%) Windows
3 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.45%) CentOS
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (28.99%) E-Commerce
3 18 (26.09%) SDLC
4 17 (24.64%) DevOps
5 16 (23.19%) Load Balancing
6 12 (17.39%) TDD
7 9 (13.04%) Software Engineering
8 8 (11.59%) Configuration Management
8 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (10.14%) Dependency Injection
9 7 (10.14%) Integration Testing
9 7 (10.14%) OO
9 7 (10.14%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (8.70%) Web Development
10 6 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (7.25%) Scrum
11 5 (7.25%) Pair Programming
12 4 (5.80%) ETL
12 4 (5.80%) Web Application Development
12 4 (5.80%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
2 14 (20.29%) SQL
3 11 (15.94%) Ruby
4 9 (13.04%) Scala
4 9 (13.04%) Go
5 8 (11.59%) Shell Script
6 6 (8.70%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.35%) XPath
8 2 (2.90%) R
9 1 (1.45%) C++
9 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) Puppet
2 9 (13.04%) Ansible
3 1 (1.45%) SCCM
3 1 (1.45%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) Oracle
2 5 (7.25%) IBM
3 4 (5.80%) Talend
4 2 (2.90%) hybris
4 2 (2.90%) Tableau
4 2 (2.90%) Vertica
4 2 (2.90%) Informatica
4 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.45%) Perforce
5 1 (1.45%) Lotus
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.45%) Adobe
5 1 (1.45%) RightScale
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