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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 7 5 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs citing Java 17 27 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.06% 16.07% 2.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.69% 42.19% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
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£400 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £288 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £388 £442
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 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -5.06%
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
52 64 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 36.88% 38.10% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 17
Average daily rate £315 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £288 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £406 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £36.06 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.81% -7.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 22 August 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 22 August 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 16 (34.78%) Linux
2 14 (30.43%) SQL
2 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) TDD
3 13 (28.26%) Maven
3 13 (28.26%) RESTful
3 13 (28.26%) Jenkins
4 12 (26.09%) DevOps
5 11 (23.91%) Oracle
5 11 (23.91%) XML
6 9 (19.57%) Red Hat
6 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (19.57%) CentOS
7 8 (17.39%) Spring
7 8 (17.39%) WebSphere
7 8 (17.39%) HTTP
7 8 (17.39%) Configuration Management
7 8 (17.39%) Servlets
7 8 (17.39%) OO
7 8 (17.39%) Apache
7 8 (17.39%) JUnit
7 8 (17.39%) J2EE
7 8 (17.39%) HTML
8 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
8 7 (15.22%) Tomcat
8 7 (15.22%) CSS
8 7 (15.22%) Firewall
8 7 (15.22%) MVC
8 7 (15.22%) DNS
8 7 (15.22%) Data Warehouse

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (17.39%) WebSphere
1 8 (17.39%) Apache
2 7 (15.22%) Tomcat
2 7 (15.22%) Jetty
2 7 (15.22%) nginx
2 7 (15.22%) OpenStack
3 6 (13.04%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (10.87%) Apache Solr
4 5 (10.87%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.17%) NetWeaver
5 1 (2.17%) SAS
5 1 (2.17%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (15.22%) Amazon S3
1 7 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (15.22%) Amazon ELB
1 7 (15.22%) Route 53
2 2 (4.35%) SaaS
2 2 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) HTTP
2 7 (15.22%) Firewall
2 7 (15.22%) DNS
2 7 (15.22%) DHCP
3 1 (2.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (15.22%) Big Data
2 6 (13.04%) NoSQL
3 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.87%) InterSystems Cache
3 5 (10.87%) Redis
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.52%) MySQL
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) DB2
5 1 (2.17%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Maven
1 13 (28.26%) Jenkins
2 8 (17.39%) JUnit
3 7 (15.22%) Cucumber
3 7 (15.22%) Hudson
4 3 (6.52%) Subversion
5 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (15.22%) Marketing
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Back Office
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (58.70%) Developer
2 23 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Java Web Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Web Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Service Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Tester
8 1 (2.17%) Junior
8 1 (2.17%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.26%) RESTful
2 11 (23.91%) XML
3 8 (17.39%) Spring
3 8 (17.39%) Servlets
3 8 (17.39%) J2EE
3 8 (17.39%) HTML
4 7 (15.22%) CSS
4 7 (15.22%) Play Framework
5 6 (13.04%) AngularJS
5 6 (13.04%) Web Services
6 5 (10.87%) Kafka
6 5 (10.87%) OSGi
6 5 (10.87%) REST
6 5 (10.87%) Akka
7 4 (8.70%) JiBX
7 4 (8.70%) JAXB
8 3 (6.52%) XSLT
9 2 (4.35%) JSON
9 2 (4.35%) jQuery
9 2 (4.35%) OOXML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Open Source
2 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) Linux
2 9 (19.57%) CentOS
3 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.17%) UNIX
4 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (30.43%) TDD
2 12 (26.09%) DevOps
3 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (17.39%) Configuration Management
4 8 (17.39%) OO
5 7 (15.22%) MVC
5 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
5 7 (15.22%) Performance Testing
5 7 (15.22%) JVM Tuning
6 5 (10.87%) ETL
7 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.52%) Workflow
8 3 (6.52%) Data Security
8 3 (6.52%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.35%) BDD
9 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
9 2 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
2 7 (15.22%) Ruby
3 4 (8.70%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.52%) C#
4 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.17%) C
5 1 (2.17%) VBScript
5 1 (2.17%) VB
5 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.17%) ABAP
5 1 (2.17%) C++
5 1 (2.17%) PHP
5 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Vagrant
1 7 (15.22%) Puppet
2 2 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Oracle
2 9 (19.57%) Red Hat
3 7 (15.22%) RightScale
4 6 (13.04%) Adobe
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.17%) SAP
6 1 (2.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) hybris
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