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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 75 85 79
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 70 45 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.90% 1.50% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 1.60% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 25 32
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£400 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+13.07% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £43.75 £37.49 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.69% -6.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.30 £36.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -6.49%
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
3442 2807 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.38% 93.60% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1998 1514 1101
Average daily rate £375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 163 174
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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
Cheshire +15 29 £375 +7.52% 24
Manchester -1 27 £413 +26.92% 29
Lancashire +3 6 £390 -5.45% 7
Merseyside -17 2 £425 +3.03% 5
Cumbria - 1 - -
Java Developer
England

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 202 (100.00%) Java
2 109 (53.96%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (50.00%) Spring
4 92 (45.54%) J2EE
5 74 (36.63%) JavaScript
6 70 (34.65%) HTML
7 67 (33.17%) TDD
8 66 (32.67%) Web Services
9 50 (24.75%) JUnit
9 50 (24.75%) Finance
10 48 (23.76%) SQL
11 46 (22.77%) XML
12 44 (21.78%) JSON
13 43 (21.29%) CSS
14 42 (20.79%) Oracle
14 42 (20.79%) SDLC
15 39 (19.31%) OO
15 39 (19.31%) Hibernate
16 36 (17.82%) Scrum
17 35 (17.33%) SOAP
18 33 (16.34%) RESTful
19 30 (14.85%) jQuery
19 30 (14.85%) Maven
19 30 (14.85%) Software Engineering
19 30 (14.85%) Linux
20 29 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
21 28 (13.86%) Security Cleared
22 26 (12.87%) Git (software)
22 26 (12.87%) REST
22 26 (12.87%) Ant

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 21 (10.40%) WebSphere
2 14 (6.93%) JBoss
3 7 (3.47%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.47%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.97%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (2.97%) Confluence
4 6 (2.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (1.98%) Node.js
6 3 (1.49%) Oracle Spatial
6 3 (1.49%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.49%) Apache
7 1 (0.50%) Mule
7 1 (0.50%) Liferay
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.39%) HTTP
2 12 (5.94%) Internet
3 7 (3.47%) AMQP
4 1 (0.50%) MQTT
4 1 (0.50%) LDAP
4 1 (0.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.89%) MongoDB
1 22 (10.89%) Relational Database
2 16 (7.92%) SQL Server
3 15 (7.43%) NoSQL
4 14 (6.93%) Big Data
4 14 (6.93%) MySQL
5 13 (6.44%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.96%) Neo4j
6 8 (3.96%) RDBMS
7 7 (3.47%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.97%) Informix
9 5 (2.48%) DB2
10 3 (1.49%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.99%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.99%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.50%) Oracle9i Database
12 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 50 (24.75%) JUnit
2 30 (14.85%) Maven
3 26 (12.87%) Git (software)
3 26 (12.87%) Ant
4 25 (12.38%) Cucumber
5 20 (9.90%) Eclipse
6 16 (7.92%) Subversion
6 16 (7.92%) Gradle
7 12 (5.94%) Selenium
8 8 (3.96%) JIRA
8 8 (3.96%) IntelliJ
9 7 (3.47%) Mockito
10 6 (2.97%) Jenkins
10 6 (2.97%) Mercurial
11 5 (2.48%) Eclipse RCP
12 4 (1.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (1.49%) TestNG
14 1 (0.50%) FitNesse
14 1 (0.50%) Cactus
14 1 (0.50%) ClearCase
General
1 50 (24.75%) Finance
2 23 (11.39%) Banking
3 5 (2.48%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.50%) Games
4 1 (0.50%) Military
4 1 (0.50%) Law
4 1 (0.50%) Retail
4 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (50.00%) Spring
2 92 (45.54%) J2EE
3 70 (34.65%) HTML
4 66 (32.67%) Web Services
5 46 (22.77%) XML
6 44 (21.78%) JSON
7 43 (21.29%) CSS
8 39 (19.31%) Hibernate
9 35 (17.33%) SOAP
10 33 (16.34%) RESTful
11 30 (14.85%) jQuery
12 26 (12.87%) REST
13 24 (11.88%) Java EE
14 23 (11.39%) AngularJS
15 20 (9.90%) JAX-RS
16 16 (7.92%) WSDL
17 15 (7.43%) Apache Camel
18 14 (6.93%) Servlets
18 14 (6.93%) HTML5
18 14 (6.93%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.96%) Telematics
3 6 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.97%) Algorithms
4 4 (1.98%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.49%) Wiki
5 3 (1.49%) GIS
6 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.99%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.50%) User Experience
7 1 (0.50%) Blog
7 1 (0.50%) iSeries
7 1 (0.50%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.50%) Statistics
7 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.85%) Linux
2 17 (8.42%) Windows
3 13 (6.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (4.95%) UNIX
5 7 (3.47%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.97%) Windows Vista
6 6 (2.97%) Mac OS
6 6 (2.97%) AIX
6 6 (2.97%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.48%) Android
8 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (53.96%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (33.17%) TDD
3 42 (20.79%) SDLC
4 39 (19.31%) OO
5 36 (17.82%) Scrum
6 30 (14.85%) Software Engineering
7 29 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (10.89%) MVC
9 20 (9.90%) BDD
10 19 (9.41%) Configuration Management
11 18 (8.91%) E-Commerce
11 18 (8.91%) OOP
12 17 (8.42%) Waterfall
13 14 (6.93%) Open Source
14 13 (6.44%) Integration Testing
14 13 (6.44%) Mentoring
15 12 (5.94%) Kanban
15 12 (5.94%) OOD
16 11 (5.45%) System Integration Testing
17 10 (4.95%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 202 (100.00%) Java
2 74 (36.63%) JavaScript
3 48 (23.76%) SQL
4 7 (3.47%) Groovy
4 7 (3.47%) Scala
5 6 (2.97%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.48%) C
6 5 (2.48%) C++
6 5 (2.48%) Objective-C
6 5 (2.48%) XPath
7 4 (1.98%) Ruby
7 4 (1.98%) Python
8 1 (0.50%) XQuery
8 1 (0.50%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.50%) VB
8 1 (0.50%) Lua
8 1 (0.50%) RPG
8 1 (0.50%) Perl
8 1 (0.50%) PHP
8 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 28 (13.86%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.90%) DV Cleared
3 13 (6.44%) Degree
4 3 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) OCAJ
5 1 (0.50%) OCP
5 1 (0.50%) OCA
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.50%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.50%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.47%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.97%) Puppet
1 6 (2.97%) Vagrant
2 3 (1.49%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 42 (20.79%) Oracle
2 11 (5.45%) IBM
2 11 (5.45%) TIBCO
3 10 (4.95%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.96%) Sybase
5 6 (2.97%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.48%) JNBridge
7 3 (1.49%) ESRI
7 3 (1.49%) Adobe
8 2 (0.99%) Perforce
8 2 (0.99%) hybris
9 1 (0.50%) Syclo
9 1 (0.50%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.50%) Kony
9 1 (0.50%) Capita
9 1 (0.50%) Google
9 1 (0.50%) Sun
9 1 (0.50%) Compuware
9 1 (0.50%) HP
9 1 (0.50%) SAP
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