The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Developer
North West / Cheshire
Rank 10 35 19
Rank change year-on-year +25 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 57 48 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 10.69% 4.97% 7.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.24% 5.38% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 38 42
Median daily rate £438 £381 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +4.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.12% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +15.13%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 507 893 815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.12% 92.54% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 568 482
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 60
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £32.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Java Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +3 12 £450 +12.50% 4
Warrington +29 7 £419 +19.64%
Knutsford +4 6 £475 +22.58% 6
Macclesfield - 1 £405 - 1
Northwich - 1 £420 - 1
Runcorn - 1 £375 - 1
Daresbury - 1 £350 -
Java Developer
North West

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 83 (100.00%) Java
2 51 (61.45%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (54.22%) Spring
4 41 (49.40%) Web Services
5 38 (45.78%) RESTful
6 33 (39.76%) JavaScript
7 24 (28.92%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (27.71%) J2EE
8 23 (27.71%) SOAP
9 21 (25.30%) Finance
10 20 (24.10%) REST
11 18 (21.69%) Git (software)
11 18 (21.69%) EJB
12 17 (20.48%) HTML
13 16 (19.28%) SQL
13 16 (19.28%) JIRA
14 15 (18.07%) TDD
15 14 (16.87%) E-Commerce
15 14 (16.87%) MySQL
15 14 (16.87%) Oracle
16 13 (15.66%) Banking
16 13 (15.66%) Hibernate
16 13 (15.66%) Scrum
16 13 (15.66%) jQuery
17 12 (14.46%) PostgreSQL
17 12 (14.46%) EJB 3.0
17 12 (14.46%) Oracle Database
18 11 (13.25%) AngularJS
18 11 (13.25%) IntelliJ
19 10 (12.05%) Client/Server

Java Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (6.02%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.61%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.41%) CMS
3 2 (2.41%) JBoss
3 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.20%) Apache
4 1 (1.20%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.20%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.41%) PaaS
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.87%) MySQL
2 12 (14.46%) Oracle Database
2 12 (14.46%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (12.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (8.43%) MongoDB
4 7 (8.43%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (3.61%) Hazelcast
5 3 (3.61%) JasperReports
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.61%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.41%) DB2
7 1 (1.20%) Big Data
7 1 (1.20%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.20%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 18 (21.69%) Git (software)
2 16 (19.28%) JIRA
3 11 (13.25%) IntelliJ
4 10 (12.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (12.05%) Bitbucket
4 10 (12.05%) Hudson
5 9 (10.84%) Eclipse
6 7 (8.43%) Gradle
6 7 (8.43%) Jenkins
6 7 (8.43%) JUnit
7 5 (6.02%) Mockito
8 4 (4.82%) MyEclipse
8 4 (4.82%) Selenium
9 3 (3.61%) Jasmine
9 3 (3.61%) Maven
10 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.41%) Subversion
11 1 (1.20%) Ant
11 1 (1.20%) ClearCase
11 1 (1.20%) JProfiler
General
1 21 (25.30%) Finance
2 13 (15.66%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Back Office
3 1 (1.20%) Front Office
3 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.20%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (54.22%) Spring
2 41 (49.40%) Web Services
3 38 (45.78%) RESTful
4 23 (27.71%) J2EE
4 23 (27.71%) SOAP
5 20 (24.10%) REST
6 18 (21.69%) EJB
7 17 (20.48%) HTML
8 13 (15.66%) Hibernate
8 13 (15.66%) jQuery
9 12 (14.46%) EJB 3.0
10 11 (13.25%) AngularJS
11 10 (12.05%) JSON
11 10 (12.05%) Spring Boot
12 9 (10.84%) CSS
12 9 (10.84%) XML
13 7 (8.43%) Ajax
13 7 (8.43%) Dropwizard
13 7 (8.43%) JSP
13 7 (8.43%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.61%) Derivative
4 2 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.41%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.20%) Clustering
5 1 (1.20%) DataPower
5 1 (1.20%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Android
2 2 (2.41%) Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (61.45%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.92%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (18.07%) TDD
4 14 (16.87%) E-Commerce
5 13 (15.66%) Scrum
6 8 (9.64%) Waterfall
7 7 (8.43%) Data Protection
8 6 (7.23%) Microservices
8 6 (7.23%) OO
9 5 (6.02%) BDD
9 5 (6.02%) DevOps
9 5 (6.02%) Kanban
9 5 (6.02%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.82%) AOP
10 4 (4.82%) SDLC
10 4 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (3.61%) Functional Programming
11 3 (3.61%) Integration Testing
11 3 (3.61%) Software Engineering
11 3 (3.61%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (100.00%) Java
2 33 (39.76%) JavaScript
3 16 (19.28%) SQL
4 8 (9.64%) PL/SQL
5 5 (6.02%) Scala
6 4 (4.82%) Python
7 3 (3.61%) C#
7 3 (3.61%) Perl
8 2 (2.41%) Groovy
9 1 (1.20%) C++
9 1 (1.20%) Go
9 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (1.20%) EMIR
1 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) Oracle
2 2 (2.41%) ATG
2 2 (2.41%) hybris
2 2 (2.41%) IBM
2 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.20%) Chordiant
3 1 (1.20%) Google
3 1 (1.20%) Kony
3 1 (1.20%) Perforce
3 1 (1.20%) Sybase
3 1 (1.20%) Yahoo!
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £380 - £430 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Anonymous Recruiter
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 13 days ago