The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Developer
Rank 61 66 47
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 72 71 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.26% 2.47% 3.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 2.67% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 40 79
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£350 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £374 £340
% change year-on-year
-6.35% +9.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
Java Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2938 2655 3025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.36% 92.54% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1634 1303 1553
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 198 219
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Java Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Java Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Java Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Java Developer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Java Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Java Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Java Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
Manchester -16 31 £350 -2.77% 46
Cheshire +1 25 £373 +14.61% 16
Merseyside +8 11 £344 - 2
Lancashire - 3 £425 - 2
Java Developer
England

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Java Developer in their job title 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 with Java Developer in their job title.

1 126 (100.00%) Java
2 74 (58.73%) Spring
3 45 (35.71%) J2EE
4 42 (33.33%) TDD
5 39 (30.95%) JavaScript
6 38 (30.16%) Oracle
6 38 (30.16%) Web Services
7 37 (29.37%) HTML
8 35 (27.78%) XML
8 35 (27.78%) Hibernate
9 34 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (23.81%) jQuery
11 29 (23.02%) Linux
12 27 (21.43%) CSS
13 25 (19.84%) RESTful
14 24 (19.05%) JMS
15 23 (18.25%) BDD
16 22 (17.46%) SQL
16 22 (17.46%) Eclipse
17 21 (16.67%) Finance
18 20 (15.87%) Oracle Database
19 19 (15.08%) EJB
19 19 (15.08%) Scrum
19 19 (15.08%) JSF
20 18 (14.29%) Scala
21 17 (13.49%) Struts
21 17 (13.49%) Software Engineering
21 17 (13.49%) Ajax
21 17 (13.49%) Relational Database
22 16 (12.70%) MySQL

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Java Developer in their job title 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 with Java Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (12.70%) Tomcat
2 12 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 7 (5.56%) Apache Solr
4 6 (4.76%) Adobe CQ
4 6 (4.76%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.97%) MQSeries
5 5 (3.97%) CMS
5 5 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (3.97%) Confluence
5 5 (3.97%) Escenic
6 3 (2.38%) Liferay
7 2 (1.59%) Mule
7 2 (1.59%) Node.js
8 1 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.79%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.79%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.14%) HTTP
2 4 (3.17%) AMQP
3 1 (0.79%) ATM
3 1 (0.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.87%) Oracle Database
2 17 (13.49%) Relational Database
3 16 (12.70%) MySQL
4 9 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 9 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.56%) SQL Server
6 6 (4.76%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.76%) Big Data
7 5 (3.97%) Redis
7 5 (3.97%) Hazelcast
8 4 (3.17%) Couchbase
8 4 (3.17%) CouchDB
9 3 (2.38%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.38%) JasperReports
9 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 22 (17.46%) Eclipse
2 12 (9.52%) JUnit
3 10 (7.94%) Maven
4 8 (6.35%) NetBeans
4 8 (6.35%) Gradle
5 7 (5.56%) JIRA
6 6 (4.76%) Subversion
7 5 (3.97%) Mockito
8 4 (3.17%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.17%) Mercurial
9 3 (2.38%) Selenium
9 3 (2.38%) Ant
10 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.59%) Hudson
11 1 (0.79%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.79%) IntelliJ
General
1 21 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.97%) Multimedia
4 4 (3.17%) Advertising
5 3 (2.38%) Banking
6 2 (1.59%) Retail
6 2 (1.59%) Publishing
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (58.73%) Spring
2 45 (35.71%) J2EE
3 38 (30.16%) Web Services
4 37 (29.37%) HTML
5 35 (27.78%) XML
5 35 (27.78%) Hibernate
6 30 (23.81%) jQuery
7 27 (21.43%) CSS
8 25 (19.84%) RESTful
9 24 (19.05%) JMS
10 19 (15.08%) JSF
10 19 (15.08%) EJB
11 17 (13.49%) Struts
11 17 (13.49%) Ajax
12 15 (11.90%) Java EE
13 14 (11.11%) XSLT
14 12 (9.52%) Spring MVC
14 12 (9.52%) REST
15 10 (7.94%) Servlets
16 9 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 7 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.76%) Open Source
3 2 (1.59%) Social Media
4 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.79%) W3C
4 1 (0.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.02%) Linux
2 10 (7.94%) Windows
3 9 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.56%) Android
5 5 (3.97%) UNIX
6 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (33.33%) TDD
2 34 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (18.25%) BDD
4 19 (15.08%) Scrum
5 17 (13.49%) Software Engineering
6 14 (11.11%) MVC
6 14 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 11 (8.73%) OOA/OOD
8 9 (7.14%) OO
9 8 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (5.56%) Unit Testing
10 7 (5.56%) OOP
11 6 (4.76%) UML
12 5 (3.97%) RUP
12 5 (3.97%) OOD
13 4 (3.17%) Configuration Management
13 4 (3.17%) ATDD
14 3 (2.38%) Web Application Development
15 2 (1.59%) DevOps
15 2 (1.59%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 126 (100.00%) Java
2 39 (30.95%) JavaScript
3 22 (17.46%) SQL
4 18 (14.29%) Scala
5 14 (11.11%) C#
6 7 (5.56%) PHP
7 6 (4.76%) XPath
8 5 (3.97%) C++
8 5 (3.97%) Python
8 5 (3.97%) Ruby
9 3 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.59%) Groovy
11 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (7.14%) Degree
2 8 (6.35%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.97%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Puppet
1 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (30.16%) Oracle
2 16 (12.70%) JBoss
3 9 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 8 (6.35%) IBM
5 7 (5.56%) TIBCO
6 5 (3.97%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.17%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.38%) FatWire
8 3 (2.38%) Endeca
9 2 (1.59%) Google
9 2 (1.59%) SAP
10 1 (0.79%) Mercator
10 1 (0.79%) Adobe
10 1 (0.79%) hybris
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