Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Java Developer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 19 27
Rank change year-on-year -17 +8 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 68 90 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.18% 7.20% 6.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.44% 7.61% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 87 101
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £362 £359 £319
90th Percentile £488 £483 £490
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £170.00 £46.25 £32.76
% change year-on-year +267.57% +41.17% -18.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,250 1,182 1,602
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 94.56% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 825 824 1,156
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.62% +0.63%
10th Percentile £264 £251 £260
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 61 52
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.79% -8.04%
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.25 £11.26
90th Percentile £42.25 £45.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £19.33 £18.84 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.57% +10.82% -9.33%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Cheshire

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Developer in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Cheshire

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in Cheshire

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Cheshire

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -7 24 £431 -4.17% 9
Crewe - 17 £450 -
Knutsford -13 7 £413 -8.33% 1
Java Developer
North West

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 68 (100.00%) Java
2 37 (54.41%) Spring
3 30 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (36.76%) TDD
5 19 (27.94%) Java 8
6 18 (26.47%) Python
7 17 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 16 (23.53%) Microservices
9 14 (20.59%) Spring Boot
9 14 (20.59%) Web Services
9 14 (20.59%) Hibernate
10 13 (19.12%) Scala
11 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
11 12 (17.65%) RESTful
11 12 (17.65%) Finance
11 12 (17.65%) OO
11 12 (17.65%) JUnit
12 11 (16.18%) Unix
12 11 (16.18%) SOAP
12 11 (16.18%) Node.js
12 11 (16.18%) REST
13 10 (14.71%) Unit Testing
13 10 (14.71%) HTML
14 9 (13.24%) XML
14 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
14 9 (13.24%) SaltStack
14 9 (13.24%) Salt
14 9 (13.24%) Opscode Chef
15 8 (11.76%) Dropwizard
15 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (1.47%) Apache
1 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.47%) IIS
1 1 (1.47%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.47%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
1 12 (17.65%) JUnit
2 6 (8.82%) Cucumber
2 6 (8.82%) Gradle
3 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.35%) Maven
3 5 (7.35%) Mercurial
4 4 (5.88%) IntelliJ
4 4 (5.88%) TestNG
5 3 (4.41%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.94%) JProfiler
6 2 (2.94%) Mockito
6 2 (2.94%) Selenium
7 1 (1.47%) Ant
7 1 (1.47%) Arquillian
7 1 (1.47%) JBehave
7 1 (1.47%) Mocha
7 1 (1.47%) Subversion
7 1 (1.47%) webpack
General
1 12 (17.65%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Back Office
3 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.47%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (54.41%) Spring
2 14 (20.59%) Hibernate
2 14 (20.59%) Spring Boot
2 14 (20.59%) Web Services
3 12 (17.65%) RESTful
4 11 (16.18%) Node.js
4 11 (16.18%) REST
4 11 (16.18%) SOAP
5 10 (14.71%) HTML
6 9 (13.24%) XML
7 8 (11.76%) Dropwizard
7 8 (11.76%) JSON
8 6 (8.82%) Java EE
8 6 (8.82%) jQuery
8 6 (8.82%) React
9 5 (7.35%) AngularJS
9 5 (7.35%) J2EE
10 4 (5.88%) CSS
10 4 (5.88%) JSP
11 3 (4.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.47%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Unix
2 1 (1.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.76%) TDD
3 16 (23.53%) Microservices
4 12 (17.65%) OO
5 10 (14.71%) Unit Testing
6 7 (10.29%) DevOps
7 6 (8.82%) OOD
7 6 (8.82%) Test Automation
8 5 (7.35%) BDD
8 5 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (7.35%) OOP
8 5 (7.35%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (5.88%) Scrum
9 4 (5.88%) SDLC
10 3 (4.41%) Analytics
10 3 (4.41%) Front End Development
11 2 (2.94%) Pair Programming
11 2 (2.94%) RAD
12 1 (1.47%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (27.94%) Java 8
3 18 (26.47%) Python
4 17 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 13 (19.12%) Scala
6 7 (10.29%) SQL
7 2 (2.94%) Java 9
7 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.47%) C
8 1 (1.47%) Perl
8 1 (1.47%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) HND
3 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (13.24%) Salt
2 1 (1.47%) Ansible
2 1 (1.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) SaltStack
2 7 (10.29%) Oracle
3 5 (7.35%) Google
4 2 (2.94%) Perforce
4 2 (2.94%) Twitter
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.47%) Sybase