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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 18 18 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Java 110 95 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.18% 7.79% 11.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.72% 19.83% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 60 60
Average daily rate
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£394 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £280 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £400 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
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
531 479 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 34.68% 39.26% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 302 216
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 14
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £12.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 6 £345 +6.15%
Altrincham - 3 £380 - 7
Bolton - - - - 5
Cheadle - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 9
Wigan - - - - 2
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 87 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (33.50%) JavaScript
3 59 (29.06%) Spring
4 56 (27.59%) XML
5 51 (25.12%) Linux
6 50 (24.63%) Web Services
7 45 (22.17%) J2EE
8 44 (21.67%) HTML
9 42 (20.69%) Oracle
10 40 (19.70%) SQL
11 37 (18.23%) TDD
12 36 (17.73%) Scrum
12 36 (17.73%) CSS
13 34 (16.75%) Windows
14 30 (14.78%) OO
15 28 (13.79%) Finance
15 28 (13.79%) Maven
15 28 (13.79%) Software Engineering
16 27 (13.30%) JSON
17 26 (12.81%) JMS
18 25 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (11.82%) Red Hat
20 23 (11.33%) Tomcat
20 23 (11.33%) XSLT
20 23 (11.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 22 (10.84%) Hibernate
22 21 (10.34%) JIRA
22 21 (10.34%) Servlets
22 21 (10.34%) .NET
23 20 (9.85%) UNIX

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 23 (11.33%) Tomcat
2 19 (9.36%) WebSphere
3 9 (4.43%) WebLogic
4 8 (3.94%) Node.js
5 7 (3.45%) Confluence
6 6 (2.96%) JBoss
7 4 (1.97%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.97%) Liferay
8 3 (1.48%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.99%) Oracle BPEL
9 2 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.99%) JCAPS
9 2 (0.99%) Apache
9 2 (0.99%) IIS
9 2 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.49%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 1 (0.49%) Moodle
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.49%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (0.99%) MS Office
1 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.99%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.49%) SaaS
3 1 (0.49%) PaaS
3 1 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.85%) HTTP
2 9 (4.43%) Internet
3 7 (3.45%) AMQP
4 3 (1.48%) FTP
5 2 (0.99%) iBeacon
6 1 (0.49%) IPsec
6 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.49%) DNS
6 1 (0.49%) LDAP
6 1 (0.49%) ATM
6 1 (0.49%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.87%) Oracle Database
2 16 (7.88%) NoSQL
3 15 (7.39%) Hadoop
4 14 (6.90%) MySQL
5 13 (6.40%) SQL Server
5 13 (6.40%) MongoDB
6 11 (5.42%) Big Data
7 10 (4.93%) Hazelcast
8 9 (4.43%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (2.96%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.46%) Oracle9i Database
11 5 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.97%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 4 (1.97%) Cognos Report Studio
12 4 (1.97%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 4 (1.97%) Cognos Transformer
12 4 (1.97%) Redis
Development Applications
1 28 (13.79%) Maven
2 21 (10.34%) JIRA
3 16 (7.88%) Eclipse
4 10 (4.93%) Ant
5 9 (4.43%) Subversion
5 9 (4.43%) Cucumber
5 9 (4.43%) Gradle
6 8 (3.94%) Jenkins
6 8 (3.94%) JUnit
7 7 (3.45%) Hudson
7 7 (3.45%) Selenium
7 7 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (2.96%) SoapUI
8 6 (2.96%) Mercurial
9 5 (2.46%) Git (software)
9 5 (2.46%) Xcode
10 4 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (1.48%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (1.48%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
General
1 28 (13.79%) Finance
2 6 (2.96%) Banking
3 4 (1.97%) Games
4 3 (1.48%) Retail
5 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.49%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) Electronics
6 1 (0.49%) Legal
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Publishing
6 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 140 (68.97%) Developer
2 82 (40.39%) Java Developer
3 14 (6.90%) Architect
4 13 (6.40%) Senior Developer
5 10 (4.93%) Project Manager
6 7 (3.45%) Tester
6 7 (3.45%) Analyst
6 7 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (2.96%) UI Developer
7 6 (2.96%) Test Analyst
7 6 (2.96%) Software Architect
7 6 (2.96%) Test Engineer
7 6 (2.96%) iOS Developer
7 6 (2.96%) UI Programmer
8 5 (2.46%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 5 (2.46%) Software Developer
8 5 (2.46%) Web Developer
8 5 (2.46%) WebSphere Developer
9 4 (1.97%) Cognos Developer
9 4 (1.97%) Senior Cognos Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (29.06%) Spring
2 56 (27.59%) XML
3 50 (24.63%) Web Services
4 45 (22.17%) J2EE
5 44 (21.67%) HTML
6 36 (17.73%) CSS
7 27 (13.30%) JSON
8 26 (12.81%) JMS
9 23 (11.33%) XSLT
10 22 (10.84%) Hibernate
11 21 (10.34%) Servlets
11 21 (10.34%) .NET
12 20 (9.85%) XML Schema
12 20 (9.85%) Grails
13 19 (9.36%) SOAP
14 18 (8.87%) J2SE
15 17 (8.37%) RESTful
16 16 (7.88%) jQuery
16 16 (7.88%) REST
17 14 (6.90%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.39%) Open Source
2 10 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.94%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.46%) Digital Media
4 5 (2.46%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.48%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.48%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.48%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.99%) iPad
6 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.99%) User Experience
6 2 (0.99%) iPhone
6 2 (0.99%) MHEG
6 2 (0.99%) Interactive TV
6 2 (0.99%) IPTV
6 2 (0.99%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.49%) W3C
7 1 (0.49%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.49%) DTV
7 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 51 (25.12%) Linux
2 34 (16.75%) Windows
3 23 (11.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (9.85%) UNIX
5 17 (8.37%) Android
6 6 (2.96%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.48%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.99%) VMS
8 2 (0.99%) HPUX
9 1 (0.49%) Solaris
9 1 (0.49%) AIX
9 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (18.23%) TDD
3 36 (17.73%) Scrum
4 30 (14.78%) OO
5 28 (13.79%) Software Engineering
6 25 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (8.37%) Unit Testing
7 17 (8.37%) MVC
8 16 (7.88%) E-Commerce
9 14 (6.90%) OOP
10 13 (6.40%) SOA
11 11 (5.42%) Configuration Management
12 10 (4.93%) Kanban
12 10 (4.93%) Test Scripting
12 10 (4.93%) BDD
13 9 (4.43%) Regression Testing
13 9 (4.43%) Project Management
14 8 (3.94%) Data Modelling
14 8 (3.94%) Web Design
14 8 (3.94%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (33.50%) JavaScript
2 40 (19.70%) SQL
3 12 (5.91%) Python
4 11 (5.42%) Ruby
4 11 (5.42%) PHP
5 10 (4.93%) Perl
5 10 (4.93%) C#
5 10 (4.93%) XPath
5 10 (4.93%) Scala
6 9 (4.43%) C++
7 8 (3.94%) Clojure
7 8 (3.94%) XQuery
8 7 (3.45%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.45%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.96%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.99%) Groovy
11 1 (0.49%) PHP5
11 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.49%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 16 (7.88%) DV Cleared
1 16 (7.88%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.97%) Degree
3 1 (0.49%) VCP4
3 1 (0.49%) ISEB
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.49%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.94%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) Xen
1 1 (0.49%) Varnish
1 1 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 11 (5.42%) Puppet
2 6 (2.96%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.48%) TIBCO Hawk
3 3 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.49%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.49%) Ansible
Vendors
1 42 (20.69%) Oracle
2 24 (11.82%) Red Hat
3 7 (3.45%) TIBCO
3 7 (3.45%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.96%) SAP
5 5 (2.46%) HP
6 4 (1.97%) Sybase
6 4 (1.97%) Cognos
6 4 (1.97%) JD Edwards
6 4 (1.97%) Kony
7 3 (1.48%) Appcelerator
7 3 (1.48%) IBM
8 2 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.99%) hybris
8 2 (0.99%) OpenTV
9 1 (0.49%) VMware
9 1 (0.49%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.49%) CA
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.49%) Adobe
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