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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 15 22 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Java 107 82 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.80% 7.31% 9.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.10% 18.72% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 47 58
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£380 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £311 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £366 £365
% change year-on-year
+9.36% +0.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.95 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.13% +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
507 438 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.95% 39.07% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 281 271
Average daily rate £338 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.33 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 0 6 £348 -4.13%
Altrincham - 3 £380 - 5
Bolton - - - - 5
Cheadle - - - - 1
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 13
Wigan - - - - 1
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 72 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (33.51%) JavaScript
3 63 (32.47%) Spring
4 56 (28.87%) XML
5 51 (26.29%) Linux
6 45 (23.20%) HTML
6 45 (23.20%) J2EE
7 42 (21.65%) Web Services
8 38 (19.59%) Oracle
9 37 (19.07%) CSS
9 37 (19.07%) JMS
10 36 (18.56%) TDD
11 33 (17.01%) Maven
12 31 (15.98%) XSLT
13 30 (15.46%) SQL
13 30 (15.46%) Red Hat
14 29 (14.95%) Windows
14 29 (14.95%) OO
14 29 (14.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 28 (14.43%) Tomcat
15 28 (14.43%) Servlets
15 28 (14.43%) Scrum
15 28 (14.43%) Finance
16 27 (13.92%) Hibernate
16 27 (13.92%) HTTP
17 26 (13.40%) XML Schema
17 26 (13.40%) Grails
18 25 (12.89%) Android
18 25 (12.89%) Software Engineering
19 23 (11.86%) WebSphere

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 28 (14.43%) Tomcat
2 23 (11.86%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.12%) Node.js
4 7 (3.61%) JBoss
4 7 (3.61%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.61%) Confluence
5 3 (1.55%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (1.55%) Liferay
6 2 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.03%) IIS
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.52%) Apache
7 1 (0.52%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.52%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.52%) CMS
7 1 (0.52%) Jetty
7 1 (0.52%) nginx
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.52%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 2 (1.03%) MS Office
1 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.03%) IaaS
2 2 (1.03%) SaaS
2 2 (1.03%) PaaS
2 2 (1.03%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.92%) HTTP
2 7 (3.61%) AMQP
3 5 (2.58%) Internet
4 3 (1.55%) FTP
5 1 (0.52%) LDAP
5 1 (0.52%) DHCP
5 1 (0.52%) ATM
5 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.52%) DNS
5 1 (0.52%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.76%) Oracle Database
2 16 (8.25%) Hazelcast
3 14 (7.22%) NoSQL
4 11 (5.67%) Relational Database
5 10 (5.15%) Hadoop
5 10 (5.15%) MySQL
6 9 (4.64%) SQL Server
6 9 (4.64%) Big Data
7 7 (3.61%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (3.61%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.09%) RDBMS
8 6 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.58%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (2.06%) Redis
10 4 (2.06%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 4 (2.06%) Cognos Report Studio
10 4 (2.06%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 4 (2.06%) Cognos Transformer
10 4 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 33 (17.01%) Maven
2 18 (9.28%) Eclipse
3 13 (6.70%) JIRA
4 9 (4.64%) Jenkins
4 9 (4.64%) Gradle
5 8 (4.12%) Hudson
5 8 (4.12%) Selenium
5 8 (4.12%) JUnit
6 7 (3.61%) Ant
6 7 (3.61%) Subversion
7 6 (3.09%) Mercurial
7 6 (3.09%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.58%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.06%) NetBeans
10 3 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (1.55%) Xcode
10 3 (1.55%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.03%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 2 (1.03%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
General
1 28 (14.43%) Finance
2 5 (2.58%) Banking
3 4 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.55%) Publishing
5 1 (0.52%) Legal
5 1 (0.52%) Back Office
5 1 (0.52%) Games
5 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 142 (73.20%) Developer
2 88 (45.36%) Java Developer
3 18 (9.28%) Architect
4 14 (7.22%) Senior Developer
5 9 (4.64%) Project Manager
6 8 (4.12%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (4.12%) Tester
7 7 (3.61%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 6 (3.09%) UI Programmer
8 6 (3.09%) UI Developer
8 6 (3.09%) Software Architect
9 5 (2.58%) Analyst
9 5 (2.58%) Technical Architect
9 5 (2.58%) Web Developer
9 5 (2.58%) Software Developer
9 5 (2.58%) J2EE Developer
9 5 (2.58%) WebSphere Developer
10 4 (2.06%) Automation Tester
10 4 (2.06%) Cognos Developer
10 4 (2.06%) Senior Cognos Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (32.47%) Spring
2 56 (28.87%) XML
3 45 (23.20%) HTML
3 45 (23.20%) J2EE
4 42 (21.65%) Web Services
5 37 (19.07%) CSS
5 37 (19.07%) JMS
6 31 (15.98%) XSLT
7 28 (14.43%) Servlets
8 27 (13.92%) Hibernate
9 26 (13.40%) XML Schema
9 26 (13.40%) Grails
10 23 (11.86%) J2SE
11 22 (11.34%) JSON
12 19 (9.79%) SOAP
13 17 (8.76%) Java EE
13 17 (8.76%) jQuery
14 16 (8.25%) .NET
15 15 (7.73%) RESTful
16 13 (6.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.73%) Open Source
2 12 (6.19%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.61%) Digital Media
5 5 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.06%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.55%) Animation
7 3 (1.55%) Social Media
7 3 (1.55%) User Experience
8 2 (1.03%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.03%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.03%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.52%) W3C
9 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 51 (26.29%) Linux
2 29 (14.95%) Windows
2 29 (14.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 25 (12.89%) Android
4 22 (11.34%) UNIX
5 6 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.03%) VMS
7 2 (1.03%) HPUX
8 1 (0.52%) AIX
8 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (18.56%) TDD
3 29 (14.95%) OO
4 28 (14.43%) Scrum
5 25 (12.89%) Software Engineering
6 19 (9.79%) MVC
7 17 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (8.25%) SOA
9 15 (7.73%) OOP
10 14 (7.22%) E-Commerce
10 14 (7.22%) Unit Testing
11 10 (5.15%) Regression Testing
12 9 (4.64%) Configuration Management
12 9 (4.64%) Software Testing
13 8 (4.12%) BDD
13 8 (4.12%) Project Management
14 7 (3.61%) Data Modelling
15 6 (3.09%) User Stories
15 6 (3.09%) Test Scripting
15 6 (3.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 65 (33.51%) JavaScript
2 30 (15.46%) SQL
3 16 (8.25%) XPath
4 13 (6.70%) Scala
5 12 (6.19%) C++
6 11 (5.67%) Ruby
7 10 (5.15%) PHP
8 9 (4.64%) C#
9 8 (4.12%) Clojure
9 8 (4.12%) XQuery
9 8 (4.12%) Python
10 6 (3.09%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.58%) Perl
12 4 (2.06%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.06%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.03%) Groovy
14 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.52%) ABAP
14 1 (0.52%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 12 (6.19%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.12%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.55%) Degree
3 3 (1.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.03%) ISEB
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.52%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.64%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Xen
1 1 (0.52%) Varnish
1 1 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (3.09%) Puppet
2 4 (2.06%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.55%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.52%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 38 (19.59%) Oracle
2 30 (15.46%) Red Hat
3 8 (4.12%) Atlassian
4 6 (3.09%) IBM
4 6 (3.09%) TIBCO
5 5 (2.58%) SAP
6 4 (2.06%) Cognos
7 3 (1.55%) Sybase
7 3 (1.55%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.03%) Appcelerator
8 2 (1.03%) Kony
8 2 (1.03%) HP
8 2 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.52%) CA
9 1 (0.52%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.52%) Sun
9 1 (0.52%) VMware
9 1 (0.52%) hybris
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