Period
to 17 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 213 146 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.69% 10.87% 13.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.52% 35.70% 37.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 118 162
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £305 £313
90th Percentile £530 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £12.50
North West median hourly rate £38.61 £40.00 £33.39
% change year-on-year -3.47% +19.81% -16.53%

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 539 409 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.24% 30.45% 34.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 285 385
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +2.65%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £269
90th Percentile £500 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +47.62% -40.00%
10th Percentile £20.63 £27.00 £11.85
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.18 £36.05
North West median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £29.01
% change year-on-year -15.63% +37.87% -22.63%

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 November 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 November 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 +11 67 £450 -10.00% 11
Knutsford +4 63 £375 - 19
Chester +1 28 £441 -1.94% 13
Warrington -7 5 £350 -22.22% 9
Macclesfield -4 3 £325 -26.35% 1
Alderley Edge +2 1 £473 +18.13%
Wilmslow - 1 £350 - 1
Java
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 83 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (30.99%) JavaScript
3 59 (27.70%) Test Automation
4 55 (25.82%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (23.94%) Git (software)
5 51 (23.94%) Jenkins
6 50 (23.47%) Spring
7 45 (21.13%) Node.js
8 44 (20.66%) Python
9 42 (19.72%) HTML
10 41 (19.25%) Amazon AWS
11 40 (18.78%) CSS
12 39 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
12 39 (18.31%) AngularJS
12 39 (18.31%) DevOps
13 35 (16.43%) Unit Testing
14 34 (15.96%) Finance
15 33 (15.49%) Scrum
16 32 (15.02%) JIRA
17 31 (14.55%) JUnit
17 31 (14.55%) SQL
18 30 (14.08%) TDD
18 30 (14.08%) Gradle
19 29 (13.62%) RESTful
19 29 (13.62%) Selenium
19 29 (13.62%) Android
19 29 (13.62%) Web Services
20 28 (13.15%) XML
20 28 (13.15%) Android Development
21 27 (12.68%) Android SDK

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 23 (10.80%) Confluence
2 16 (7.51%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.23%) Apache
4 8 (3.76%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.35%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.35%) JBoss
6 3 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.41%) Jetty
7 2 (0.94%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.94%) IIS
7 2 (0.94%) nginx
8 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (19.25%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.23%) PaaS
3 9 (4.23%) SaaS
4 7 (3.29%) BrowserStack
5 5 (2.35%) npm
6 4 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.88%) Amazon Glacier
6 4 (1.88%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.88%) GitHub
6 4 (1.88%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.94%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.94%) Yarn
9 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.47%) IaaS
9 1 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.35%) HTTP
2 3 (1.41%) FTP
2 3 (1.41%) Internet
3 2 (0.94%) ATM
3 2 (0.94%) DNS
3 2 (0.94%) SSL
3 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.47%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.57%) Amazon Redshift
2 11 (5.16%) NoSQL
3 8 (3.76%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.76%) MySQL
4 7 (3.29%) Big Data
5 6 (2.82%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (2.82%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.35%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.35%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.88%) Amazon Athena
7 4 (1.88%) Amazon Aurora
7 4 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.88%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.94%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.94%) HBase
9 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 51 (23.94%) Git (software)
1 51 (23.94%) Jenkins
2 32 (15.02%) JIRA
3 31 (14.55%) JUnit
4 30 (14.08%) Gradle
5 29 (13.62%) Selenium
6 25 (11.74%) JMeter
7 20 (9.39%) Maven
8 19 (8.92%) Cucumber
9 8 (3.76%) Subversion
10 7 (3.29%) WebDriver
11 6 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (2.82%) GitLab
11 6 (2.82%) IntelliJ
11 6 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (2.82%) SonarQube
11 6 (2.82%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (1.88%) Android Studio
12 4 (1.88%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.88%) webpack
General
1 34 (15.96%) Finance
2 17 (7.98%) Banking
3 11 (5.16%) Legal
4 7 (3.29%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.82%) Electronics
5 6 (2.82%) Law
5 6 (2.82%) Marketing
6 4 (1.88%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.41%) Retail
8 2 (0.94%) Advertising
8 2 (0.94%) Front Office
8 2 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
9 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (56.81%) Developer
2 69 (32.39%) Java Developer
3 26 (12.21%) Android Developer
4 18 (8.45%) Analyst
5 15 (7.04%) Java Engineer
6 13 (6.10%) Tester
7 12 (5.63%) Security Analyst
8 11 (5.16%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (4.23%) Automation Tester
9 9 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.76%) Architect
10 8 (3.76%) Data Engineer
10 8 (3.76%) Java Software Engineer
10 8 (3.76%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.29%) Senior Developer
12 6 (2.82%) Test Leader
13 5 (2.35%) Senior Java Developer
13 5 (2.35%) Senior Java Engineer
13 5 (2.35%) Support Engineer
14 4 (1.88%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (23.47%) Spring
2 45 (21.13%) Node.js
3 42 (19.72%) HTML
4 40 (18.78%) CSS
5 39 (18.31%) AngularJS
6 29 (13.62%) RESTful
6 29 (13.62%) Web Services
7 28 (13.15%) XML
8 27 (12.68%) Android SDK
9 26 (12.21%) REST
9 26 (12.21%) Spring Boot
10 21 (9.86%) HTML5
10 21 (9.86%) React
11 20 (9.39%) CSS3
12 19 (8.92%) SOAP
13 18 (8.45%) Ionic Framework
13 18 (8.45%) JSON
14 16 (7.51%) Android NDK
14 16 (7.51%) Hibernate
15 13 (6.10%) hapi
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
1 8 (3.76%) Public Cloud
2 5 (2.35%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (1.88%) Taxonomies
4 3 (1.41%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.41%) User Experience
5 2 (0.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.94%) Equities
5 2 (0.94%) Fintech
5 2 (0.94%) NHS
6 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.62%) Android
2 23 (10.80%) Unix
3 12 (5.63%) Linux
4 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.94%) Windows
5 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (27.70%) Test Automation
3 55 (25.82%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (18.31%) DevOps
5 35 (16.43%) Unit Testing
6 33 (15.49%) Scrum
7 30 (14.08%) TDD
8 28 (13.15%) Android Development
9 23 (10.80%) Microservices
10 22 (10.33%) OO
11 21 (9.86%) Software Engineering
12 18 (8.45%) Secure Coding
13 17 (7.98%) Project Management
14 16 (7.51%) Cryptography
15 15 (7.04%) BDD
16 13 (6.10%) Analytics
16 13 (6.10%) OOP
17 12 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
18 11 (5.16%) Stakeholder Management
19 10 (4.69%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 66 (30.99%) JavaScript
2 44 (20.66%) Python
3 31 (14.55%) SQL
4 23 (10.80%) Java 8
5 19 (8.92%) Scala
6 18 (8.45%) C
7 17 (7.98%) C++
8 10 (4.69%) C#
9 6 (2.82%) Kotlin
9 6 (2.82%) Perl
10 5 (2.35%) Go
10 5 (2.35%) PHP
10 5 (2.35%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.88%) ES6
11 4 (1.88%) Ruby
12 3 (1.41%) Groovy
12 3 (1.41%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.41%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.94%) VB
13 2 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (6.10%) Degree
2 10 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.29%) CISSP
4 5 (2.35%) CISA
4 5 (2.35%) CISM
5 2 (0.94%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.94%) CSSLP
5 2 (0.94%) HND
5 2 (0.94%) ISEB
5 2 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.47%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.47%) MCSA
6 1 (0.47%) MCSE
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.88%) QA
3 2 (0.94%) PMO
4 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (7.04%) Docker
2 2 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.94%) etcd
Systems Management
1 15 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (6.10%) Salt
3 4 (1.88%) Ansible
3 4 (1.88%) Puppet
4 3 (1.41%) Terraform
5 2 (0.94%) Consul
5 2 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.94%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.47%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (7.98%) Oracle
2 12 (5.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.23%) Google
3 9 (4.23%) SaltStack
4 7 (3.29%) SAP
5 4 (1.88%) Hyperion
5 4 (1.88%) Talend
6 3 (1.41%) Adobe
6 3 (1.41%) IBM
6 3 (1.41%) Twitter
7 2 (0.94%) Dell
7 2 (0.94%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.94%) Sybase
7 2 (0.94%) Tealium
8 1 (0.47%) Casewise
8 1 (0.47%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 1 (0.47%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.47%) HP
8 1 (0.47%) Hyland
8 1 (0.47%) ServiceNow