The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Developer
Rank 85 63 55
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 49 70 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.62% 2.60% 3.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 2.82% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 40 76
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £260 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £455 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2824 2486 2975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.63% 92.31% 91.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1536 1177 1510
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 194 231
Average hourly rate £16.63 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Java Developer
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Cheshire -5 18 £354 -5.66% 4
Manchester -30 17 £350 +8.52% 34
Merseyside +10 10 £350 - 5
Lancashire - 3 £425 - 6
Java Developer
England

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 122 (100.00%) Java
2 69 (56.56%) Spring
3 45 (36.89%) JavaScript
4 42 (34.43%) TDD
5 41 (33.61%) J2EE
6 38 (31.15%) HTML
7 37 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (28.69%) Hibernate
8 35 (28.69%) jQuery
9 32 (26.23%) Web Services
9 32 (26.23%) Oracle
10 31 (25.41%) XML
11 28 (22.95%) CSS
12 26 (21.31%) SQL
13 24 (19.67%) RESTful
14 22 (18.03%) Linux
15 21 (17.21%) Ajax
15 21 (17.21%) BDD
16 19 (15.57%) Scrum
16 19 (15.57%) JSF
17 18 (14.75%) Finance
17 18 (14.75%) Struts
17 18 (14.75%) Scala
17 18 (14.75%) Oracle Database
18 17 (13.93%) JBoss
19 16 (13.11%) Eclipse
19 16 (13.11%) Relational Database
20 15 (12.30%) JMS
21 14 (11.48%) OO
21 14 (11.48%) EJB

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11 (9.02%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.74%) Apache Solr
3 6 (4.92%) Adobe CQ
3 6 (4.92%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.92%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.10%) MQSeries
4 5 (4.10%) CMS
4 5 (4.10%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.10%) Escenic
5 4 (3.28%) Apache
6 3 (2.46%) Liferay
6 3 (2.46%) Node.js
7 2 (1.64%) Mule
8 1 (0.82%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) MS Office
1 2 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) SMTP
1 3 (2.46%) HTTP
2 1 (0.82%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.82%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.75%) Oracle Database
2 16 (13.11%) Relational Database
3 14 (11.48%) MySQL
4 10 (8.20%) RDBMS
5 8 (6.56%) NoSQL
6 7 (5.74%) SQL Server
7 6 (4.92%) Hadoop
7 6 (4.92%) Big Data
8 5 (4.10%) Redis
9 4 (3.28%) MongoDB
10 3 (2.46%) Couchbase
10 3 (2.46%) CouchDB
10 3 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.64%) JasperReports
11 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 16 (13.11%) Eclipse
2 10 (8.20%) JUnit
3 8 (6.56%) Subversion
4 7 (5.74%) Maven
4 7 (5.74%) Selenium
5 6 (4.92%) Mockito
5 6 (4.92%) NetBeans
6 4 (3.28%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.46%) Gradle
7 3 (2.46%) JIRA
7 3 (2.46%) Ant
8 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.64%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.82%) Hudson
9 1 (0.82%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.82%) IntelliJ
General
1 18 (14.75%) Finance
2 7 (5.74%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.28%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.46%) Advertising
5 2 (1.64%) Banking
5 2 (1.64%) Retail
6 1 (0.82%) Automotive
6 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (56.56%) Spring
2 41 (33.61%) J2EE
3 38 (31.15%) HTML
4 35 (28.69%) Hibernate
4 35 (28.69%) jQuery
5 32 (26.23%) Web Services
6 31 (25.41%) XML
7 28 (22.95%) CSS
8 24 (19.67%) RESTful
9 21 (17.21%) Ajax
10 19 (15.57%) JSF
11 18 (14.75%) Struts
12 15 (12.30%) JMS
13 14 (11.48%) EJB
14 13 (10.66%) HTML5
15 12 (9.84%) REST
16 11 (9.02%) CSS3
17 10 (8.20%) Java EE
17 10 (8.20%) JSON
17 10 (8.20%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.74%) Open Source
2 6 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.64%) W3C
3 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.82%) Clustering
4 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.03%) Linux
2 4 (3.28%) UNIX
3 3 (2.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (34.43%) TDD
2 37 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (17.21%) BDD
4 19 (15.57%) Scrum
5 14 (11.48%) OO
6 13 (10.66%) MVC
6 13 (10.66%) Software Engineering
6 13 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (9.84%) E-Commerce
8 11 (9.02%) OOA/OOD
9 7 (5.74%) OOP
10 6 (4.92%) UML
10 6 (4.92%) Kanban
10 6 (4.92%) Unit Testing
11 5 (4.10%) RUP
11 5 (4.10%) OOD
11 5 (4.10%) Configuration Management
12 4 (3.28%) Web Development
12 4 (3.28%) Dependency Injection
13 3 (2.46%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 122 (100.00%) Java
2 45 (36.89%) JavaScript
3 26 (21.31%) SQL
4 18 (14.75%) Scala
5 14 (11.48%) C#
6 6 (4.92%) PHP
7 5 (4.10%) Python
7 5 (4.10%) Ruby
7 5 (4.10%) C++
8 4 (3.28%) XPath
8 4 (3.28%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.46%) Groovy
10 1 (0.82%) Delphi
10 1 (0.82%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (5.74%) Degree
2 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.82%) Puppet
1 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (26.23%) Oracle
2 17 (13.93%) JBoss
3 6 (4.92%) IBM
3 6 (4.92%) TIBCO
4 4 (3.28%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.28%) FatWire
4 4 (3.28%) Endeca
5 3 (2.46%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.46%) SAP
6 2 (1.64%) Vertica
6 2 (1.64%) Google
7 1 (0.82%) hybris
7 1 (0.82%) Mercator
7 1 (0.82%) Adobe
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