Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 35 37
Rank change year-on-year -18 +2 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 34 56 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.95% 4.51% 5.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 4.69% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 45 57
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £410 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -0.61% +3.13%
10th Percentile £388 £253 £323
90th Percentile £545 £498 £446
North West median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £37.25

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 1,103 1,195 1,223
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 96.29% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 841 867
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £213
90th Percentile £569 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 58 60
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -3.81% -12.18%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £37.50 £29.31
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.62 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.51% +0.69% -18.60%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -2 17 £475 -5.00% 5
Knutsford -18 6 £360 -4.00% 2
Sandbach - 3 £425 - 2
Chester +1 2 £425 -4.23% 1
Warrington -1 2 - - 2
Java Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 34 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (41.18%) Spring
2 14 (41.18%) JUnit
2 14 (41.18%) Node.js
3 13 (38.24%) Jenkins
4 12 (35.29%) DevOps
4 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (29.41%) Finance
5 10 (29.41%) JMeter
5 10 (29.41%) SharePoint
5 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 10 (29.41%) Static Code Analysis
5 10 (29.41%) hapi
6 9 (26.47%) Microservices
7 8 (23.53%) Java 8
7 8 (23.53%) REST
7 8 (23.53%) Web Services
8 7 (20.59%) SOAP
8 7 (20.59%) Maven
8 7 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (20.59%) JSON
8 7 (20.59%) Spring Boot
9 6 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
9 6 (17.65%) TDD
9 6 (17.65%) XML
9 6 (17.65%) SQL
10 5 (14.71%) JavaScript

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 10 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) JBoss
2 3 (8.82%) Jetty
2 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (8.82%) Amazon Glacier
3 3 (8.82%) Amazon S3
4 2 (5.88%) npm
4 2 (5.88%) Yarn
5 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.94%) IaaS
5 1 (2.94%) PaaS
5 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon Athena
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (41.18%) JUnit
2 13 (38.24%) Jenkins
3 10 (29.41%) JMeter
4 7 (20.59%) Maven
5 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
6 5 (14.71%) Eclipse
6 5 (14.71%) Gradle
6 5 (14.71%) IntelliJ
7 3 (8.82%) NetBeans
8 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.94%) Android Studio
9 1 (2.94%) Ant
9 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
9 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.94%) Subversion
9 1 (2.94%) webpack
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
2 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
2 3 (8.82%) Law
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Front Office
4 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) Node.js
1 14 (41.18%) Spring
2 10 (29.41%) hapi
3 8 (23.53%) REST
3 8 (23.53%) Web Services
4 7 (20.59%) JSON
4 7 (20.59%) SOAP
4 7 (20.59%) Spring Boot
5 6 (17.65%) XML
6 5 (14.71%) HTML
6 5 (14.71%) JSP
6 5 (14.71%) React
7 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
7 4 (11.76%) Hibernate
7 4 (11.76%) HTML5
7 4 (11.76%) RESTful
8 3 (8.82%) CSS
8 3 (8.82%) Java EE
8 3 (8.82%) JMS
8 3 (8.82%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.88%) Equities
4 1 (2.94%) Fintech
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
1 2 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (35.29%) DevOps
2 10 (29.41%) Static Code Analysis
3 9 (26.47%) Microservices
4 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (17.65%) TDD
6 4 (11.76%) OO
6 4 (11.76%) Scrum
6 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.82%) Low Latency
7 3 (8.82%) MVC
7 3 (8.82%) Project Planning
7 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.82%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Wealth Management
7 3 (8.82%) Web Development
8 2 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (5.88%) Garbage Collection
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) Java 8
3 6 (17.65%) SQL
4 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.82%) C#
6 2 (5.88%) ES6
6 2 (5.88%) Python
6 2 (5.88%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.94%) Java 9
7 1 (2.94%) Kotlin
7 1 (2.94%) PHP
7 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle