Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 9 December 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 Software Engineer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 87 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.40% 0.23% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £463 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% - -
North West median daily rate £463 £463 £400
% change year-on-year - +15.63% -15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £48.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year -24.53% +20.75% -

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 1,178 1,265 1,300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 95.69% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 891 934
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £225
90th Percentile £538 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 49 51
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -13.33% -11.35%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £41.50 £35.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -10.26%

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Java Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Engineer in Cheshire

Java Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Software Engineer in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Software Engineer in Cheshire

Java Software Engineer
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 Software Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 9 December 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 - 4 £463 -
Java Software Engineer
North West

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, Java Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Spring
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (100.00%) Node.js
2 3 (60.00%) SaaS
2 3 (60.00%) PaaS
2 3 (60.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 3 (60.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Google
3 2 (40.00%) Spring Boot
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Microservices
4 1 (20.00%) React
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Dropwizard
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript

Java Software Engineer 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) PaaS
2 3 (60.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Maven
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Node.js
1 5 (100.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) Spring Boot
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) Dropwizard
3 1 (20.00%) React
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Google