The table below looks at the statistics for JUnit skills 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 JUnit over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
JUnit
Rank 131 97 115
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +18
Contract jobs citing JUnit 25 42 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 1.33% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.06% 10.34% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 31 10
Average daily rate £400 £376 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £320 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
+6.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £58.00 £57.15
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.48%
JUnit
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
616 406 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.21% 12.90% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 270 122
Average daily rate £353 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 10 18
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £18.00 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £44.50 £42.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

JUnit
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JUnit across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

JUnit Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

JUnit
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

JUnit Daily Rate Trend in the North West

JUnit
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JUnit across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

JUnit Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

JUnit
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

JUnit Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

JUnit
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 JUnit within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 14 £413 -17.50% 10
Cheshire -14 9 £406 +25.96% 3
Lancashire -12 2 £350 -16.41% 1
JUnit
England

JUnit
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing JUnit 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 JUnit.

1 36 (90.00%) Java
2 32 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (67.50%) Web Services
4 23 (57.50%) TDD
5 20 (50.00%) XML
5 20 (50.00%) HTML
6 18 (45.00%) CSS
6 18 (45.00%) Git (software)
7 17 (42.50%) Linux
8 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
8 16 (40.00%) Spring
9 15 (37.50%) Scrum
9 15 (37.50%) SQL
9 15 (37.50%) Unix
9 15 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (35.00%) HTTP
11 13 (32.50%) RESTful
11 13 (32.50%) jQuery
11 13 (32.50%) Jenkins
12 11 (27.50%) NoSQL
12 11 (27.50%) BDD
12 11 (27.50%) JSON
12 11 (27.50%) Windows
12 11 (27.50%) XSLT
12 11 (27.50%) J2EE
12 11 (27.50%) MySQL
12 11 (27.50%) Hibernate
13 10 (25.00%) Automated Testing
13 10 (25.00%) Subversion
13 10 (25.00%) MVC

JUnit
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing JUnit 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 JUnit. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (17.50%) Apache
2 6 (15.00%) IIS
2 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (15.00%) Tomcat
3 5 (12.50%) JBoss
3 5 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 4 (10.00%) Confluence
5 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
5 3 (7.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (7.50%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) HTTP
2 6 (15.00%) Internet
2 6 (15.00%) SMTP
3 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) MySQL
1 11 (27.50%) NoSQL
2 8 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (12.50%) DB2
4 5 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (12.50%) SQLite
5 3 (7.50%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (45.00%) Git (software)
2 13 (32.50%) Jenkins
3 10 (25.00%) Subversion
4 9 (22.50%) JIRA
5 7 (17.50%) Eclipse
6 6 (15.00%) Gradle
6 6 (15.00%) Maven
6 6 (15.00%) NUnit
6 6 (15.00%) PHPUnit
6 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
7 4 (10.00%) Ant
8 3 (7.50%) Log4j
9 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
9 2 (5.00%) FishEye
9 2 (5.00%) Mockito
10 1 (2.50%) IntelliJ
10 1 (2.50%) JProfiler
10 1 (2.50%) Selenium
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Games
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (92.50%) Developer
2 27 (67.50%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Digital Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Java Scala Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Scala Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Hybris Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Lead Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Leader
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.00%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (67.50%) Web Services
2 20 (50.00%) HTML
2 20 (50.00%) XML
3 18 (45.00%) CSS
4 16 (40.00%) Spring
5 13 (32.50%) jQuery
5 13 (32.50%) RESTful
6 11 (27.50%) Hibernate
6 11 (27.50%) J2EE
6 11 (27.50%) JSON
6 11 (27.50%) XSLT
7 10 (25.00%) Spring MVC
8 9 (22.50%) REST
9 8 (20.00%) JSP
10 7 (17.50%) .NET
10 7 (17.50%) HTML5
11 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
11 6 (15.00%) CAML
11 6 (15.00%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.00%) iPad
4 1 (2.50%) DTV
4 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) STB
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Linux
2 15 (37.50%) Unix
3 11 (27.50%) Windows
4 6 (15.00%) Mac OS X
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.50%) Android
5 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (57.50%) TDD
3 15 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (37.50%) Scrum
4 11 (27.50%) BDD
5 10 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 10 (25.00%) MVC
6 8 (20.00%) Data Management
7 7 (17.50%) E-Commerce
7 7 (17.50%) OO
7 7 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
8 6 (15.00%) Data Modelling
8 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
9 5 (12.50%) High Availability
9 5 (12.50%) ITIL
9 5 (12.50%) Kanban
9 5 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (12.50%) Web Design
10 4 (10.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 36 (90.00%) Java
2 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (37.50%) SQL
4 8 (20.00%) Scala
5 7 (17.50%) C#
6 6 (15.00%) C
6 6 (15.00%) C++
6 6 (15.00%) FQL
6 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (15.00%) Python
6 6 (15.00%) Ruby
6 6 (15.00%) VB
7 5 (12.50%) PHP
7 5 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 5 (12.50%) VBA
7 5 (12.50%) VBScript
8 1 (2.50%) Perl
8 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (15.00%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) hybris
3 1 (2.50%) SAP
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