Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 6 months to 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 6 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 216 192 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.16% 15.78% 18.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.06% 39.43% 42.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 168 272
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £450 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +8.76% -2.65%
10th Percentile £325 £358 £318
90th Percentile £534 £489 £569
North West median daily rate £425 £438 £420
% change year-on-year -2.86% +4.17% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £30.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +200.00% -73.33%
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £29.01
% change year-on-year -1.18% +46.49% -36.93%

Java is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 616 487 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 46.07% 40.02% 42.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 358 548
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.88% +6.45% -
10th Percentile £295 £293 £263
90th Percentile £503 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 17
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.38 £32.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.83% -1.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £19.38 £30.00 £14.20
90th Percentile £40.75 £57.00 £38.30
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £29.01
% change year-on-year -9.38% +37.87% -21.59%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Java as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Java in Cheshire

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Cheshire

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Cheshire over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Cheshire

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Cheshire

Java
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 within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 17 August 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 +6 57 £475 -5.00% 9
Knutsford +2 50 £375 -16.67% 9
Chester -5 35 £438 -2.78% 10
Warrington -4 8 £400 - 16
Macclesfield -2 6 £425 -3.68% 1
Runcorn +3 1 £413 - 4
Java
North West

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Java.

1 96 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (32.87%) Spring
3 70 (32.41%) JavaScript
4 49 (22.69%) Test Automation
5 48 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 44 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (20.37%) Node.js
6 44 (20.37%) DevOps
7 43 (19.91%) Python
8 41 (18.98%) Jenkins
9 40 (18.52%) Finance
9 40 (18.52%) Git (software)
10 35 (16.20%) TDD
10 35 (16.20%) SQL
11 34 (15.74%) AngularJS
11 34 (15.74%) Java 8
12 32 (14.81%) Web Services
12 32 (14.81%) XML
13 31 (14.35%) Gradle
14 28 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
14 28 (12.96%) Spring Boot
14 28 (12.96%) Software Engineering
14 28 (12.96%) JIRA
15 27 (12.50%) Selenium
15 27 (12.50%) Maven
15 27 (12.50%) Docker
16 26 (12.04%) Unit Testing
16 26 (12.04%) SOAP
17 25 (11.57%) HTML
17 25 (11.57%) OO

Java
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 17 (7.87%) Confluence
2 10 (4.63%) Apache Spark
3 8 (3.70%) Apache
4 7 (3.24%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.31%) Apache Pig
5 5 (2.31%) JBoss
5 5 (2.31%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.39%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.46%) CMS
8 1 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.46%) IIS
8 1 (0.46%) Jetty
8 1 (0.46%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.02%) OpenShift
4 11 (5.09%) BrowserStack
4 11 (5.09%) PaaS
5 10 (4.63%) SaaS
6 6 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (2.78%) GitHub
7 5 (2.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.85%) npm
9 3 (1.39%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.39%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.93%) Trello
11 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.39%) FTP
1 3 (1.39%) Unified Communications
2 2 (0.93%) HTTP
2 2 (0.93%) Internet
3 1 (0.46%) DSL
3 1 (0.46%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.56%) Big Data
1 12 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 11 (5.09%) Hadoop
2 11 (5.09%) MySQL
3 10 (4.63%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.70%) Amazon Redshift
6 5 (2.31%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.31%) HBase
6 5 (2.31%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.85%) Amazon Aurora
7 4 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.46%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 41 (18.98%) Jenkins
2 40 (18.52%) Git (software)
3 31 (14.35%) Gradle
4 28 (12.96%) JIRA
5 27 (12.50%) Maven
5 27 (12.50%) Selenium
6 23 (10.65%) JUnit
7 22 (10.19%) Cucumber
8 8 (3.70%) JMeter
9 7 (3.24%) Hudson
9 7 (3.24%) IntelliJ
10 6 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (2.78%) Eclipse
10 6 (2.78%) Mocha
10 6 (2.78%) Mockito
10 6 (2.78%) SoapUI
10 6 (2.78%) Subversion
11 5 (2.31%) JProfiler
11 5 (2.31%) Mercurial
11 5 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (18.52%) Finance
2 24 (11.11%) Banking
3 6 (2.78%) Retail
4 5 (2.31%) Law
4 5 (2.31%) Legal
5 4 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Advertising
7 1 (0.46%) Back Office
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 122 (56.48%) Developer
2 76 (35.19%) Java Developer
3 18 (8.33%) Java Engineer
4 15 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (6.94%) Software Engineer
5 13 (6.02%) Android Developer
5 13 (6.02%) Java Software Engineer
6 10 (4.63%) Data Engineer
7 9 (4.17%) Architect
7 9 (4.17%) Tester
8 8 (3.70%) Designer
8 8 (3.70%) Node.js Developer
9 7 (3.24%) Automation Tester
9 7 (3.24%) Cloud Developer
10 6 (2.78%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (2.78%) Senior Developer
10 6 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (2.78%) Test Engineer
10 6 (2.78%) Test Leader
11 5 (2.31%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (32.87%) Spring
2 44 (20.37%) Node.js
3 34 (15.74%) AngularJS
4 32 (14.81%) Web Services
4 32 (14.81%) XML
5 28 (12.96%) Spring Boot
6 26 (12.04%) SOAP
7 25 (11.57%) HTML
7 25 (11.57%) RESTful
8 23 (10.65%) REST
9 22 (10.19%) JSON
10 21 (9.72%) Hibernate
10 21 (9.72%) jQuery
11 20 (9.26%) React
12 19 (8.80%) CSS
12 19 (8.80%) J2EE
13 17 (7.87%) .NET
14 15 (6.94%) Android SDK
15 12 (5.56%) Ajax
15 12 (5.56%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.63%) Public Cloud
2 7 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.31%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.85%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.85%) Taxonomies
5 3 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (1.39%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.39%) User Experience
6 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.93%) Fintech
6 2 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.93%) NHS
7 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.46%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.65%) Unix
2 18 (8.33%) Android
3 11 (5.09%) Linux
4 8 (3.70%) Windows
5 4 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (22.69%) Test Automation
3 44 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (20.37%) DevOps
4 35 (16.20%) TDD
5 28 (12.96%) Software Engineering
6 26 (12.04%) Unit Testing
7 25 (11.57%) Microservices
7 25 (11.57%) OO
8 24 (11.11%) Scrum
9 19 (8.80%) BDD
10 17 (7.87%) SDLC
11 16 (7.41%) Android Development
12 10 (4.63%) Configuration Management
12 10 (4.63%) Project Management
12 10 (4.63%) Waterfall
13 9 (4.17%) Analytics
13 9 (4.17%) Front End Development
13 9 (4.17%) Migration
13 9 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (32.41%) JavaScript
2 43 (19.91%) Python
3 35 (16.20%) SQL
4 34 (15.74%) Java 8
5 18 (8.33%) Scala
6 16 (7.41%) C
7 13 (6.02%) Groovy
8 12 (5.56%) C++
8 12 (5.56%) Ruby
9 10 (4.63%) C#
10 7 (3.24%) Perl
11 6 (2.78%) Go
12 5 (2.31%) PHP
12 5 (2.31%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.85%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.85%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.85%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.39%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.93%) LotusScript
15 2 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (6.02%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.63%) Degree
3 4 (1.85%) AWS Certification
3 4 (1.85%) HND
4 3 (1.39%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.93%) CISSP
5 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.93%) CSSLP
6 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) ISEB
6 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.46%) MCSA
6 1 (0.46%) MCSE
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.39%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.93%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (12.50%) Docker
2 4 (1.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (1.85%) etcd
3 3 (1.39%) QEMU
3 3 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (11.57%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (7.87%) Kubernetes
3 16 (7.41%) Ansible
3 16 (7.41%) Terraform
4 14 (6.48%) Salt
5 5 (2.31%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (2.31%) Puppet
6 4 (1.85%) Consul
7 1 (0.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.46%) Kibana
Vendors
1 19 (8.80%) Oracle
2 9 (4.17%) Google
2 9 (4.17%) SaltStack
3 7 (3.24%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.31%) Perforce
4 5 (2.31%) Talend
5 4 (1.85%) Hyperion
5 4 (1.85%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.85%) Splunk
5 4 (1.85%) Twitter
6 3 (1.39%) Adobe
6 3 (1.39%) AppDynamics
6 3 (1.39%) Casewise
6 3 (1.39%) IBM
6 3 (1.39%) Tealium
6 3 (1.39%) VMware
7 2 (0.93%) Capita
7 2 (0.93%) Lotus
8 1 (0.46%) HP
8 1 (0.46%) Sybase