Period
to 24 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 12 29
Rank change year-on-year -30 +17 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 58 112 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.46% 9.59% 6.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.63% 10.08% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 111 105
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £313
90th Percentile £488 £488 £487
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £170.00 £42.50 £47.00
% change year-on-year +300.00% -9.57% +10.59%

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 1,252 1,111 1,767
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 95.12% 93.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 760 1,196
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £260
90th Percentile £538 £525 £569
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 70 65
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.79
90th Percentile £41.00 £45.50 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.26% -2.50% +11.11%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Crewe - 17 £475 - 3
Chester -14 16 £438 -2.78% 10
Knutsford -15 7 £286 -30.61% 3
Warrington -7 4 £420 +5.00% 4
Runcorn +3 2 £419 +11.67% 5
Java Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 58 (100.00%) Java
2 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (43.10%) Spring
4 20 (34.48%) JUnit
5 18 (31.03%) JavaScript
5 18 (31.03%) Java 8
6 17 (29.31%) SQL
6 17 (29.31%) TDD
7 14 (24.14%) Web Services
8 13 (22.41%) Maven
8 13 (22.41%) Node.js
9 12 (20.69%) JSON
9 12 (20.69%) OO
10 11 (18.97%) Finance
10 11 (18.97%) XML
10 11 (18.97%) Python
10 11 (18.97%) Scala
10 11 (18.97%) Dropwizard
11 10 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (17.24%) Ansible
11 10 (17.24%) Unix
11 10 (17.24%) J2EE
11 10 (17.24%) Hibernate
12 9 (15.52%) SOAP
12 9 (15.52%) Git (software)
12 9 (15.52%) jQuery
12 9 (15.52%) Unit Testing
12 9 (15.52%) Gradle
12 9 (15.52%) Spring Boot
13 8 (13.79%) Mockito

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 (1.72%) Apache
1 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.72%) CMS
1 1 (1.72%) IIS
1 1 (1.72%) JBoss
1 1 (1.72%) SAS
1 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) MySQL
2 6 (10.34%) MongoDB
3 5 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.17%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.72%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.72%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.72%) Endeca
7 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 20 (34.48%) JUnit
2 13 (22.41%) Maven
3 9 (15.52%) Git (software)
3 9 (15.52%) Gradle
4 8 (13.79%) Mockito
5 7 (12.07%) Mocha
6 5 (8.62%) Eclipse
6 5 (8.62%) JProfiler
7 4 (6.90%) IntelliJ
8 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
8 3 (5.17%) Mercurial
9 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
9 2 (3.45%) JIRA
9 2 (3.45%) Subversion
9 2 (3.45%) TestNG
10 1 (1.72%) Ant
10 1 (1.72%) Arquillian
10 1 (1.72%) JBehave
10 1 (1.72%) Selenium
10 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.72%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (43.10%) Spring
2 14 (24.14%) Web Services
3 13 (22.41%) Node.js
4 12 (20.69%) JSON
5 11 (18.97%) Dropwizard
5 11 (18.97%) XML
6 10 (17.24%) Hibernate
6 10 (17.24%) J2EE
7 9 (15.52%) jQuery
7 9 (15.52%) SOAP
7 9 (15.52%) Spring Boot
8 8 (13.79%) JDBC
9 7 (12.07%) Ajax
9 7 (12.07%) JPA
9 7 (12.07%) RESTful
9 7 (12.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (10.34%) Apache Camel
10 6 (10.34%) REST
10 6 (10.34%) XSLT
11 5 (8.62%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Unix
2 1 (1.72%) Android
2 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.31%) TDD
3 12 (20.69%) OO
4 9 (15.52%) Unit Testing
5 7 (12.07%) Service Design
6 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
7 5 (8.62%) Microservices
7 5 (8.62%) OOD
7 5 (8.62%) RAD
7 5 (8.62%) Scrum
7 5 (8.62%) SDLC
7 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.90%) BDD
8 4 (6.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.17%) Data Modelling
9 3 (5.17%) DevOps
9 3 (5.17%) OOP
9 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
10 2 (3.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 58 (100.00%) Java
2 18 (31.03%) Java 8
2 18 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 17 (29.31%) SQL
4 11 (18.97%) Python
4 11 (18.97%) Scala
5 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.72%) C
6 1 (1.72%) Clojure
6 1 (1.72%) Perl
6 1 (1.72%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) HND
3 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) Ansible
1 10 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (12.07%) Salt
2 7 (12.07%) Terraform
3 3 (5.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) SaltStack
2 5 (8.62%) Perforce
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle
4 3 (5.17%) Google
5 2 (3.45%) Capita
5 2 (3.45%) Twitter
6 1 (1.72%) FatWire
6 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.72%) Sybase