Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 29 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 70 69 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.42% 5.17% 5.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.70% 5.39% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 65 75
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £363 £324 £326
90th Percentile £500 £481 £495
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 - £46.25 £33.39
% change year-on-year - +38.52% -13.84%

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 1,228 1,280 1,396
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.05% 95.88% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 898 1,008
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +2.19% -3.03%
10th Percentile £267 £263 £235
90th Percentile £538 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 56 51
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £34.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £17.74 £16.22
% change year-on-year +8.51% +9.40% -23.69%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +7 23 £450 +2.86% 4
Chester -1 20 £438 -2.78% 3
Knutsford -19 8 £400 -5.88% 5
Warrington -2 1 - - 5
Java Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 70 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (41.43%) Spring
3 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (37.14%) TDD
5 20 (28.57%) Python
6 19 (27.14%) Node.js
6 19 (27.14%) Microservices
7 18 (25.71%) Java 8
8 16 (22.86%) JUnit
8 16 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (20.00%) Finance
9 14 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 14 (20.00%) Jenkins
9 14 (20.00%) Spring Boot
10 13 (18.57%) DevOps
10 13 (18.57%) Unix
10 13 (18.57%) Git (software)
10 13 (18.57%) Scala
11 12 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
11 12 (17.14%) OO
11 12 (17.14%) Web Services
11 12 (17.14%) REST
12 11 (15.71%) XML
12 11 (15.71%) SOAP
12 11 (15.71%) SQL
12 11 (15.71%) RESTful
13 10 (14.29%) Hibernate
13 10 (14.29%) JSON
13 10 (14.29%) HTML
14 9 (12.86%) Unit Testing

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 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.71%) JBoss
3 3 (4.29%) Jetty
3 3 (4.29%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.43%) Apache
4 1 (1.43%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.43%) IIS
4 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.29%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.29%) Amazon Glacier
3 3 (4.29%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.86%) npm
4 2 (2.86%) Yarn
5 1 (1.43%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 5 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.71%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.29%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (22.86%) JUnit
2 14 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 13 (18.57%) Git (software)
4 7 (10.00%) JMeter
4 7 (10.00%) Maven
5 6 (8.57%) Gradle
5 6 (8.57%) IntelliJ
6 5 (7.14%) Cucumber
7 4 (5.71%) Eclipse
8 3 (4.29%) Mercurial
8 3 (4.29%) NetBeans
9 2 (2.86%) Subversion
9 2 (2.86%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.86%) TestNG
10 1 (1.43%) Android Studio
10 1 (1.43%) Ant
10 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.43%) Selenium
10 1 (1.43%) webpack
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Law
4 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Front Office
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (41.43%) Spring
2 19 (27.14%) Node.js
3 14 (20.00%) Spring Boot
4 12 (17.14%) REST
4 12 (17.14%) Web Services
5 11 (15.71%) RESTful
5 11 (15.71%) SOAP
5 11 (15.71%) XML
6 10 (14.29%) Hibernate
6 10 (14.29%) HTML
6 10 (14.29%) JSON
7 8 (11.43%) React
8 7 (10.00%) Dropwizard
8 7 (10.00%) hapi
8 7 (10.00%) JSP
9 6 (8.57%) Java EE
10 5 (7.14%) AngularJS
11 4 (5.71%) HTML5
11 4 (5.71%) jQuery
11 4 (5.71%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.86%) Equities
3 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) Fintech
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.57%) Unix
2 2 (2.86%) Android
2 2 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (37.14%) TDD
3 19 (27.14%) Microservices
4 13 (18.57%) DevOps
5 12 (17.14%) OO
6 9 (12.86%) Unit Testing
7 8 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (10.00%) OOD
8 7 (10.00%) OOP
8 7 (10.00%) Static Code Analysis
9 6 (8.57%) Scrum
10 5 (7.14%) Test Automation
11 4 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (5.71%) SDLC
11 4 (5.71%) Software Engineering
11 4 (5.71%) Web Development
12 3 (4.29%) Front End Development
12 3 (4.29%) MVC
12 3 (4.29%) Project Planning
12 3 (4.29%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (28.57%) Python
3 18 (25.71%) Java 8
4 14 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 13 (18.57%) Scala
6 11 (15.71%) SQL
7 3 (4.29%) C#
8 2 (2.86%) ES6
8 2 (2.86%) Java 9
8 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.86%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.43%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.43%) Perl
9 1 (1.43%) PHP
9 1 (1.43%) Tcl
9 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) HND
3 1 (1.43%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (12.86%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (12.86%) SaltStack
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.14%) Google
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle
5 2 (2.86%) Twitter
6 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.43%) Sybase