The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java
North West / Merseyside
Rank 10 12 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Java 33 34 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.82% 10.59% 6.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.46% 32.69% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 13
Median daily rate £500 £398 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% +18.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £390
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £36.95
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +15.02%

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

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
112 104 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 36.72% 32.40% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 77 43
Median daily rate £350 £363 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +16.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +142.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Java as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Java
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +3 30 £500 +33.33% 2
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Java.

1 32 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.00%) Oracle
3 21 (35.00%) TDD
4 18 (30.00%) Spring
5 17 (28.33%) JavaScript
5 17 (28.33%) Jenkins
6 16 (26.67%) Git (software)
6 16 (26.67%) .NET
7 15 (25.00%) J2EE
7 15 (25.00%) HTML
7 15 (25.00%) SQL
7 15 (25.00%) CSS
7 15 (25.00%) Linux
7 15 (25.00%) Microservices
8 14 (23.33%) DevOps
8 14 (23.33%) XML
9 12 (20.00%) Scrum
9 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (20.00%) Open Source
10 11 (18.33%) API Design
10 11 (18.33%) Unix
11 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 10 (16.67%) Spring Boot
11 10 (16.67%) BDD
12 9 (15.00%) OO
12 9 (15.00%) Web Services
12 9 (15.00%) Finance
12 9 (15.00%) WebSphere
13 8 (13.33%) VMware
13 8 (13.33%) SOAP

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.33%) Apache
4 2 (3.33%) IIS
4 2 (3.33%) Jetty
4 2 (3.33%) Mongrel
4 2 (3.33%) nginx
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.67%) Confluence
5 1 (1.67%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.33%) Google App Engine
2 2 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) LDAP
2 3 (5.00%) HTTP
2 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.33%) DHCP
3 2 (3.33%) DNS
3 2 (3.33%) FTP
3 2 (3.33%) IPsec
3 2 (3.33%) SSL
4 1 (1.67%) Firewall
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
4 1 (1.67%) LAN
4 1 (1.67%) Network Security
4 1 (1.67%) VoIP
4 1 (1.67%) VPN
4 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.67%) DB2
2 7 (11.67%) MongoDB
2 7 (11.67%) MySQL
2 7 (11.67%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (28.33%) Jenkins
2 16 (26.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (10.00%) Subversion
4 5 (8.33%) Eclipse
5 4 (6.67%) JUnit
6 2 (3.33%) JDeveloper
6 2 (3.33%) JMeter
6 2 (3.33%) Selenium
6 2 (3.33%) Travis CI
6 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.67%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.67%) JIRA
7 1 (1.67%) Xcode
General
1 9 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Legal
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Front Office
4 1 (1.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (73.33%) Developer
2 28 (46.67%) Java Developer
3 12 (20.00%) Agile Developer
3 12 (20.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 9 (15.00%) Senior Developer
4 9 (15.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (13.33%) Senior Agile Developer
5 8 (13.33%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Principal Developer
7 5 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Java WebSphere Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Python Developer
7 5 (8.33%) WebSphere Developer
8 4 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Agile .NET Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Java Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Principal .NET Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Principal Java Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Java Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.00%) Spring
2 16 (26.67%) .NET
3 15 (25.00%) CSS
3 15 (25.00%) HTML
3 15 (25.00%) J2EE
4 14 (23.33%) XML
5 10 (16.67%) Spring Boot
6 9 (15.00%) Web Services
7 8 (13.33%) RESTful
7 8 (13.33%) SOAP
8 7 (11.67%) AngularJS
8 7 (11.67%) jQuery
9 5 (8.33%) EJB
9 5 (8.33%) EJB 3.0
9 5 (8.33%) HTML5
9 5 (8.33%) JSON
9 5 (8.33%) XML Messaging
10 4 (6.67%) CSS3
10 4 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (5.00%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 5 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) Linux
2 11 (18.33%) Unix
3 3 (5.00%) Windows
4 2 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.00%) TDD
3 15 (25.00%) Microservices
4 14 (23.33%) DevOps
5 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (20.00%) Open Source
5 12 (20.00%) Scrum
6 11 (18.33%) API Design
7 10 (16.67%) BDD
8 9 (15.00%) OO
9 8 (13.33%) Configuration Management
9 8 (13.33%) Kanban
9 8 (13.33%) OOD
10 7 (11.67%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (11.67%) Front End Development
11 6 (10.00%) Coaching
11 6 (10.00%) Unit Testing
12 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
12 5 (8.33%) MVC
12 5 (8.33%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) JavaScript
2 15 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (10.00%) Scala
4 5 (8.33%) Python
5 3 (5.00%) C#
6 2 (3.33%) PHP
7 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.67%) Perl
7 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) CISSP
2 1 (1.67%) SANS
2 1 (1.67%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.67%) Ansible
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 24 (40.00%) Oracle
2 8 (13.33%) VMware
3 6 (10.00%) IBM
4 4 (6.67%) Sybase
5 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.00%) Perforce
6 2 (3.33%) Google
7 1 (1.67%) Apple
7 1 (1.67%) Civica
7 1 (1.67%) HP
7 1 (1.67%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.67%) Splunk