The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 22 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 25 15 19
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing Java 88 94 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.45% 8.03% 8.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.60% 22.33% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 65 51
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £278 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Java
North West

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

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
500 421 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.66% 35.98% 41.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 254 295
Average daily rate £325 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 23
Average hourly rate £21.00 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £17.35 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.05 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Java
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -2 10 £313 -16.66% 1
Stockport - - - - 8
Wigan - - - - 2
Altrincham - - - - 3
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 50 (35.46%) Spring
2 49 (34.75%) JavaScript
3 40 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (26.24%) HTML
5 32 (22.70%) Linux
6 31 (21.99%) JMS
6 31 (21.99%) XML
7 29 (20.57%) J2EE
8 28 (19.86%) Web Services
8 28 (19.86%) CSS
9 26 (18.44%) Hibernate
10 24 (17.02%) Android
11 22 (15.60%) Oracle
11 22 (15.60%) Servlets
11 22 (15.60%) Tomcat
12 21 (14.89%) OO
12 21 (14.89%) Software Engineering
13 18 (12.77%) TDD
13 18 (12.77%) Java EE
13 18 (12.77%) Windows
13 18 (12.77%) XSLT
13 18 (12.77%) Red Hat
14 17 (12.06%) Grails
14 17 (12.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (11.35%) jQuery
15 16 (11.35%) Scrum
15 16 (11.35%) Maven
15 16 (11.35%) Finance
15 16 (11.35%) SQL
16 15 (10.64%) HTTP

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 22 (15.60%) Tomcat
2 13 (9.22%) WebSphere
3 9 (6.38%) Liferay
4 7 (4.96%) JBoss
4 7 (4.96%) Confluence
5 4 (2.84%) Node.js
6 3 (2.13%) Apache
7 2 (1.42%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.71%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.71%) Mule
8 1 (0.71%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.71%) CICS
8 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.42%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.71%) Magento
1 1 (0.71%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.42%) SaaS
1 2 (1.42%) PaaS
1 2 (1.42%) IaaS
2 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.71%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.64%) HTTP
2 4 (2.84%) AMQP
3 2 (1.42%) FTP
3 2 (1.42%) Internet
4 1 (0.71%) ATM
4 1 (0.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.93%) Relational Database
2 13 (9.22%) Hazelcast
3 11 (7.80%) Oracle Database
4 10 (7.09%) MySQL
5 7 (4.96%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.84%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.13%) SQLite
7 3 (2.13%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.42%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.71%) QlikView
9 1 (0.71%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.71%) DB2
9 1 (0.71%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (11.35%) Maven
2 14 (9.93%) Eclipse
3 10 (7.09%) JUnit
4 8 (5.67%) JIRA
5 6 (4.26%) Gradle
5 6 (4.26%) Selenium
5 6 (4.26%) NetBeans
6 5 (3.55%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.84%) Mercurial
7 4 (2.84%) Subversion
8 3 (2.13%) Xcode
8 3 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (2.13%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.13%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.42%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (1.42%) Hudson
9 2 (1.42%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.42%) Calabash
9 2 (1.42%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (11.35%) Finance
2 6 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.84%) Retail
4 3 (2.13%) Banking
4 3 (2.13%) Publishing
5 2 (1.42%) Back Office
5 2 (1.42%) Games
5 2 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 96 (68.09%) Developer
2 66 (46.81%) Java Developer
3 14 (9.93%) Architect
4 10 (7.09%) Senior Developer
5 7 (4.96%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (4.96%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (4.96%) Tester
6 5 (3.55%) Automation Tester
7 4 (2.84%) iOS Developer
7 4 (2.84%) Software Engineer
7 4 (2.84%) Consultant
7 4 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (2.84%) Java Architect
7 4 (2.84%) Applications Architect
8 3 (2.13%) Senior Tester
8 3 (2.13%) Technical Leader
8 3 (2.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (2.13%) WebSphere Developer
8 3 (2.13%) Web Developer
8 3 (2.13%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (35.46%) Spring
2 37 (26.24%) HTML
3 31 (21.99%) JMS
3 31 (21.99%) XML
4 29 (20.57%) J2EE
5 28 (19.86%) Web Services
5 28 (19.86%) CSS
6 26 (18.44%) Hibernate
7 22 (15.60%) Servlets
8 18 (12.77%) Java EE
8 18 (12.77%) XSLT
9 17 (12.06%) Grails
10 16 (11.35%) jQuery
11 13 (9.22%) RESTful
11 13 (9.22%) HTML5
11 13 (9.22%) XML Schema
11 13 (9.22%) J2SE
12 12 (8.51%) Middleware
13 11 (7.80%) JSP
13 11 (7.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.09%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.67%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.26%) User Experience
4 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.55%) Open Source
5 4 (2.84%) Animation
6 3 (2.13%) Social Media
6 3 (2.13%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.42%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.42%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.42%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.42%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.42%) Replication
8 1 (0.71%) Clustering
8 1 (0.71%) IPTV
8 1 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.71%) CMDB
8 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.70%) Linux
2 24 (17.02%) Android
3 18 (12.77%) Windows
4 17 (12.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (7.80%) UNIX
6 10 (7.09%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.13%) Solaris
7 3 (2.13%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.71%) SUSE
8 1 (0.71%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (14.89%) OO
2 21 (14.89%) Software Engineering
3 18 (12.77%) TDD
4 16 (11.35%) Scrum
5 12 (8.51%) E-Commerce
5 12 (8.51%) MVC
6 10 (7.09%) SOA
7 9 (6.38%) OOP
7 9 (6.38%) BDD
8 7 (4.96%) Unit Testing
8 7 (4.96%) UML
9 5 (3.55%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.55%) ETL
9 5 (3.55%) iOS Development
10 4 (2.84%) Android Development
10 4 (2.84%) ITIL
10 4 (2.84%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (2.13%) Web Design
11 3 (2.13%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (34.75%) JavaScript
2 16 (11.35%) SQL
3 13 (9.22%) XPath
4 12 (8.51%) PHP
5 10 (7.09%) C#
5 10 (7.09%) C++
6 9 (6.38%) Python
7 7 (4.96%) Objective-C
7 7 (4.96%) Scala
8 6 (4.26%) Ruby
9 4 (2.84%) Perl
10 3 (2.13%) C
10 3 (2.13%) Clojure
11 2 (1.42%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.71%) Groovy
12 1 (0.71%) ABAP
12 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.71%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 11 (7.80%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.13%) Degree
4 2 (1.42%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) QA
2 2 (1.42%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.13%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.42%) Puppet
3 1 (0.71%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (15.60%) Oracle
2 18 (12.77%) Red Hat
3 8 (5.67%) IBM
4 7 (4.96%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.84%) SAP
6 3 (2.13%) NetApp
7 2 (1.42%) Appcelerator
7 2 (1.42%) Kony
7 2 (1.42%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.42%) Adobe
7 2 (1.42%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.42%) Endeca
7 2 (1.42%) Google
7 2 (1.42%) FatWire
8 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.71%) CA
8 1 (0.71%) Informatica
8 1 (0.71%) Sun
8 1 (0.71%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
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