Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 33 39
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 70 77 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.26% 5.32% 3.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.51% 5.67% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 67 63
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £319 £330
90th Percentile £482 £492 £488
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 £37.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year +24.16% -3.87% +13.97%

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 1270 1359 1985
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 93.85% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 983 1321
Cheshire median daily rate £408 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £265
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 48 85
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.93 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.93% -11.34% +4.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £34.20 £27.63 £34.80
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.14% -21.43% +28.13%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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
Knutsford +4 21 £400 +5.26% 5
Chester -3 17 £450 +2.86% 4
Crewe -14 3 £450 - 3
Warrington +10 2 £425 +6.25% 5
Macclesfield - 2 £475 -
Alderley Edge - 1 £400 -
Java Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 70 (100.00%) Java
2 56 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (72.86%) Spring
4 35 (50.00%) Web Services
5 31 (44.29%) RESTful
6 28 (40.00%) Git (software)
7 26 (37.14%) TDD
8 25 (35.71%) Spring Boot
9 24 (34.29%) Hibernate
9 24 (34.29%) OO
9 24 (34.29%) SOAP
10 23 (32.86%) Banking
10 23 (32.86%) Finance
11 22 (31.43%) JUnit
11 22 (31.43%) SQL
11 22 (31.43%) Gradle
12 21 (30.00%) Oracle
13 19 (27.14%) J2EE
13 19 (27.14%) JavaScript
13 19 (27.14%) JPA
13 19 (27.14%) Relational Database
14 18 (25.71%) Maven
14 18 (25.71%) Unit Testing
14 18 (25.71%) Perforce
15 17 (24.29%) RDBMS
15 17 (24.29%) Scrum
15 17 (24.29%) Test Automation
15 17 (24.29%) Jenkins
16 16 (22.86%) REST
16 16 (22.86%) Data Protection

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 (1.43%) Confluence
1 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) HTTP
2 2 (2.86%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.86%) Internet
2 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.43%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.14%) Relational Database
2 17 (24.29%) RDBMS
3 14 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 6 (8.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (5.71%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.43%) Big Data
7 1 (1.43%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.43%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.43%) DB2
7 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.43%) MySQL
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 28 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 22 (31.43%) Gradle
2 22 (31.43%) JUnit
3 18 (25.71%) Maven
4 17 (24.29%) Jenkins
5 14 (20.00%) IntelliJ
6 12 (17.14%) Eclipse
6 12 (17.14%) JProfiler
7 8 (11.43%) JIRA
8 7 (10.00%) SonarQube
9 3 (4.29%) Subversion
10 2 (2.86%) Ant
10 2 (2.86%) Mockito
11 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.43%) Hudson
11 1 (1.43%) Jasmine
11 1 (1.43%) MyEclipse
General
1 23 (32.86%) Banking
1 23 (32.86%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (72.86%) Spring
2 35 (50.00%) Web Services
3 31 (44.29%) RESTful
4 25 (35.71%) Spring Boot
5 24 (34.29%) Hibernate
5 24 (34.29%) SOAP
6 19 (27.14%) J2EE
6 19 (27.14%) JPA
7 16 (22.86%) REST
8 14 (20.00%) HTML
9 13 (18.57%) jQuery
10 12 (17.14%) Ajax
10 12 (17.14%) Java EE
11 10 (14.29%) Servlets
12 9 (12.86%) EJB
12 9 (12.86%) JSON
13 8 (11.43%) JSP
14 7 (10.00%) Struts
15 4 (5.71%) XML
15 4 (5.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) User Experience
3 2 (2.86%) RIA
3 2 (2.86%) STB
4 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) Linux
2 5 (7.14%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.86%) Android
3 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (37.14%) TDD
3 24 (34.29%) OO
4 18 (25.71%) Unit Testing
5 17 (24.29%) Scrum
5 17 (24.29%) Test Automation
6 16 (22.86%) Data Protection
7 15 (21.43%) Data Modelling
8 11 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (15.71%) Waterfall
9 10 (14.29%) Microservices
9 10 (14.29%) OOP
10 7 (10.00%) RAD
11 6 (8.57%) BDD
12 5 (7.14%) Domain-Driven Design
12 5 (7.14%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 5 (7.14%) SDLC
12 5 (7.14%) Software Engineering
13 4 (5.71%) MVC
14 3 (4.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 70 (100.00%) Java
2 22 (31.43%) SQL
3 19 (27.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.86%) C
4 2 (2.86%) C++
4 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.43%) Python
5 1 (1.43%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Ansible
1 1 (1.43%) Grafana
1 1 (1.43%) Graphite
1 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (30.00%) Oracle
2 18 (25.71%) Perforce
3 1 (1.43%) IBM