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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 3 6 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +17
Contract jobs citing Java 43 46 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 20.38% 19.57% 1.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 52.44% 36.51% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.59% -0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £154 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £408 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £140.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +20.58%
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
82 126 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 38.86% 53.62% 26.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 54 25
Average daily rate £400 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £40.57 £51.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.32% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 (46.67%) Web Services
1 28 (46.67%) XML
2 25 (41.67%) HTML
2 25 (41.67%) Spring
3 24 (40.00%) J2EE
4 23 (38.33%) Finance
5 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (35.00%) SOAP
6 19 (31.67%) E-Commerce
7 15 (25.00%) SQL
7 15 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 14 (23.33%) Oracle
8 14 (23.33%) XSLT
9 13 (21.67%) CSS
10 12 (20.00%) HTTP
11 11 (18.33%) TDD
11 11 (18.33%) JSON
12 10 (16.67%) JUnit
12 10 (16.67%) RESTful
13 9 (15.00%) REST
13 9 (15.00%) Banking
14 8 (13.33%) Software Engineering
15 7 (11.67%) WebSphere
15 7 (11.67%) Servlets
15 7 (11.67%) WSDL
15 7 (11.67%) IBM
16 6 (10.00%) XSL
16 6 (10.00%) OO
16 6 (10.00%) JDBC
16 6 (10.00%) JSP

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 7 (11.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (6.67%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.67%) nginx
4 1 (1.67%) Mule
4 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.67%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.67%) Jetty
4 1 (1.67%) Apache
4 1 (1.67%) JBoss
4 1 (1.67%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.00%) HTTP
2 5 (8.33%) Network Security
3 4 (6.67%) DHCP
3 4 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (1.67%) Firewall
4 1 (1.67%) VoIP
4 1 (1.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 5 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 4 (6.67%) Informix
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.33%) MySQL
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.33%) SQLite
4 2 (3.33%) Big Data
4 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (16.67%) JUnit
2 6 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (8.33%) Mockito
3 5 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
3 5 (8.33%) Selenium
4 4 (6.67%) Maven
5 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.00%) Ant
6 2 (3.33%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.33%) JIRA
6 2 (3.33%) Introscope
6 2 (3.33%) SonarQube
6 2 (3.33%) Gradle
6 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.67%) Hudson
7 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (1.67%) Xcode
7 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (38.33%) Finance
2 9 (15.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (75.00%) Developer
2 35 (58.33%) Java Developer
3 6 (10.00%) Architect
3 6 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 5 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.00%) ETL Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.33%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Talend Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Senior ETL Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Android Developer
8 1 (1.67%) iOS Developer
8 1 (1.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 1 (1.67%) Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Test Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (46.67%) Web Services
1 28 (46.67%) XML
2 25 (41.67%) HTML
2 25 (41.67%) Spring
3 24 (40.00%) J2EE
4 21 (35.00%) SOAP
5 14 (23.33%) XSLT
6 13 (21.67%) CSS
7 11 (18.33%) JSON
8 10 (16.67%) RESTful
9 9 (15.00%) REST
10 7 (11.67%) Servlets
10 7 (11.67%) WSDL
11 6 (10.00%) XSL
11 6 (10.00%) JDBC
11 6 (10.00%) JSP
12 5 (8.33%) JAX-WS
12 5 (8.33%) PowerMock
12 5 (8.33%) .NET
13 4 (6.67%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Online Banking
2 3 (5.00%) Open Source
2 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.33%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.67%) iSeries
4 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Linux
1 4 (6.67%) Android
1 4 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.00%) Windows
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.67%) E-Commerce
3 11 (18.33%) TDD
4 8 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 6 (10.00%) OO
5 6 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 6 (10.00%) Web Application Development
6 5 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (8.33%) DevOps
6 5 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 5 (8.33%) ETL
7 4 (6.67%) Web Development
7 4 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.00%) Android Development
8 3 (5.00%) iOS Development
8 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.33%) OOD
9 2 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.00%) SQL
1 15 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.33%) PHP
4 2 (3.33%) XPath
4 2 (3.33%) Ruby
4 2 (3.33%) R
5 1 (1.67%) Scala
5 1 (1.67%) Golang
5 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.67%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.67%) Ansible
2 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) Oracle
2 7 (11.67%) IBM
3 5 (8.33%) Talend
4 4 (6.67%) Informatica
5 2 (3.33%) Compuware
5 2 (3.33%) HP
5 2 (3.33%) Perforce
5 2 (3.33%) Ab Initio
5 2 (3.33%) Kony
5 2 (3.33%) Vertica
5 2 (3.33%) Tableau
6 1 (1.67%) RightScale
6 1 (1.67%) Appcelerator
6 1 (1.67%) Google
6 1 (1.67%) Lotus
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.67%) Adobe
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