Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 2017 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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +16
Contract jobs citing Java 206 339 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.69% 18.15% 12.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.70% 42.97% 34.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 280 169
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +1.19%
10th Percentile £356 £313 £310
90th Percentile £488 £569 £675
North West median daily rate £438 £413 £418
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.20% +7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £10.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.00% -73.33% -73.21%
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £46.05
% change year-on-year +2.41% -9.87% +22.82%

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 494 789 701
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 40.03% 42.24% 36.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 557 467
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £388 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% -1.90% +12.86%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £264
90th Percentile £502 £500 £575
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £37.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.26% -35.60% +1.37%
10th Percentile £30.00 £13.00 £15.03
90th Percentile £53.00 £36.25 £39.75
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +21.74%

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 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
Chester 0 78 £450 +9.09% 15
Knutsford 0 30 £440 +3.53% 12
Warrington -4 15 £394 -16.67% 3
Macclesfield +2 9 £445 -8.72%
Crewe - 6 £500 -
Daresbury - 3 £388 -
Northwich - 2 £485 -
Runcorn - 2 - -
Java
North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Java.

1 116 (56.31%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (42.23%) Spring
3 62 (30.10%) Web Services
4 60 (29.13%) JavaScript
5 59 (28.64%) Finance
6 57 (27.67%) Banking
7 55 (26.70%) RESTful
8 51 (24.76%) SQL
9 47 (22.82%) J2EE
10 44 (21.36%) Spring Boot
11 41 (19.90%) Git (software)
12 40 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (18.45%) Oracle
14 36 (17.48%) SOAP
14 36 (17.48%) REST
15 35 (16.99%) TDD
16 34 (16.50%) Scrum
17 30 (14.56%) JIRA
18 28 (13.59%) MongoDB
19 26 (12.62%) Hibernate
20 25 (12.14%) jQuery
20 25 (12.14%) Data Protection
20 25 (12.14%) Test Automation
21 23 (11.17%) EJB
21 23 (11.17%) MySQL
21 23 (11.17%) OO
22 22 (10.68%) HTML
22 22 (10.68%) Jenkins
23 21 (10.19%) Gradle
24 20 (9.71%) JUnit

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 9 (4.37%) JBoss
1 9 (4.37%) Tomcat
2 8 (3.88%) Confluence
3 5 (2.43%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.97%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.97%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.97%) CMS
4 2 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.49%) Apache
5 1 (0.49%) IIS
5 1 (0.49%) Mule
5 1 (0.49%) nginx
5 1 (0.49%) SAS
5 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.49%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Magento
1 1 (0.49%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (3.40%) GitHub
2 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.49%) SaaS
3 1 (0.49%) Slack
3 1 (0.49%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.43%) X.509
2 2 (0.97%) HTTP
2 2 (0.97%) tcpdump
2 2 (0.97%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.49%) Firewall
3 1 (0.49%) FTP
3 1 (0.49%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.49%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.49%) RS-232
3 1 (0.49%) SSH
3 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.59%) MongoDB
2 23 (11.17%) MySQL
3 15 (7.28%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (6.80%) NoSQL
5 13 (6.31%) Oracle Database
5 13 (6.31%) RDBMS
5 13 (6.31%) Relational Database
6 12 (5.83%) Big Data
7 10 (4.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.91%) SQL Server
9 5 (2.43%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.46%) JasperReports
10 3 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.97%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.97%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.97%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.49%) DB2
12 1 (0.49%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 41 (19.90%) Git (software)
2 30 (14.56%) JIRA
3 22 (10.68%) Jenkins
4 21 (10.19%) Gradle
5 20 (9.71%) JUnit
6 17 (8.25%) IntelliJ
7 13 (6.31%) Cucumber
8 12 (5.83%) Eclipse
9 9 (4.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (4.37%) Bitbucket
9 9 (4.37%) Hudson
10 7 (3.40%) Selenium
11 5 (2.43%) Gatling
11 5 (2.43%) JProfiler
11 5 (2.43%) Maven
11 5 (2.43%) Subversion
12 4 (1.94%) Mockito
12 4 (1.94%) SonarQube
13 3 (1.46%) MyEclipse
14 2 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 59 (28.64%) Finance
2 57 (27.67%) Banking
3 5 (2.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.94%) Back Office
5 3 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.97%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Front Office
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 142 (68.93%) Developer
2 116 (56.31%) Java Developer
3 20 (9.71%) Agile Developer
3 20 (9.71%) Agile Java Developer
4 12 (5.83%) Technical Leader
5 11 (5.34%) J2EE Developer
5 11 (5.34%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 11 (5.34%) Senior Developer
6 10 (4.85%) JavaScript Developer
6 10 (4.85%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (4.37%) Consultant
8 8 (3.88%) Architect
9 7 (3.40%) Android Developer
9 7 (3.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (3.40%) Java Architect
9 7 (3.40%) PL/SQL Developer
9 7 (3.40%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.40%) Technical Manager
10 6 (2.91%) Java Software Developer
10 6 (2.91%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (42.23%) Spring
2 62 (30.10%) Web Services
3 55 (26.70%) RESTful
4 47 (22.82%) J2EE
5 44 (21.36%) Spring Boot
6 36 (17.48%) REST
6 36 (17.48%) SOAP
7 26 (12.62%) Hibernate
8 25 (12.14%) jQuery
9 23 (11.17%) EJB
10 22 (10.68%) HTML
11 18 (8.74%) AngularJS
11 18 (8.74%) CSS
11 18 (8.74%) Struts
12 17 (8.25%) JSON
13 16 (7.77%) XML
14 15 (7.28%) Ajax
14 15 (7.28%) Java EE
14 15 (7.28%) JSP
15 14 (6.80%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.37%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.40%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.94%) Derivative
4 4 (1.94%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (1.46%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.49%) Clustering
7 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.49%) IVR
7 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.49%) PKI
7 1 (0.49%) PMI
7 1 (0.49%) Robotics
7 1 (0.49%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.83%) Linux
2 8 (3.88%) Android
3 5 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.94%) Windows
5 3 (1.46%) AIX
5 3 (1.46%) HPUX
5 3 (1.46%) Solaris
6 2 (0.97%) Unix
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (56.31%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (16.99%) TDD
4 34 (16.50%) Scrum
5 25 (12.14%) Data Protection
5 25 (12.14%) Test Automation
6 23 (11.17%) OO
7 19 (9.22%) Unit Testing
7 19 (9.22%) Waterfall
8 14 (6.80%) Software Engineering
9 13 (6.31%) DevOps
10 11 (5.34%) Cryptography
10 11 (5.34%) E-Commerce
10 11 (5.34%) Microservices
11 9 (4.37%) API Development
11 9 (4.37%) Front End Development
11 9 (4.37%) Kanban
11 9 (4.37%) MVC
12 8 (3.88%) Data Modelling
13 7 (3.40%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 60 (29.13%) JavaScript
2 51 (24.76%) SQL
3 15 (7.28%) Python
4 11 (5.34%) C#
5 10 (4.85%) PL/SQL
6 7 (3.40%) C++
7 6 (2.91%) C
7 6 (2.91%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.46%) Perl
8 3 (1.46%) PHP
8 3 (1.46%) Scala
9 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.49%) Groovy
10 1 (0.49%) RPG
10 1 (0.49%) RPG IV
10 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.49%) VBScript
10 1 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (1.46%) ISEB
2 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.97%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.49%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.37%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) GDPR
3 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.49%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (1.94%) Docker
2 2 (0.97%) HDFS
3 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.46%) IBM BigFix
1 3 (1.46%) Netcool
1 3 (1.46%) SCOM
2 2 (0.97%) Grafana
2 2 (0.97%) Graphite
2 2 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.97%) Puppet
3 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.49%) Rancher
3 1 (0.49%) SCCM
3 1 (0.49%) SELinux
3 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (18.45%) Oracle
2 10 (4.85%) Perforce
3 5 (2.43%) IBM
3 5 (2.43%) Vertica
4 4 (1.94%) Ab Initio
5 3 (1.46%) CA
5 3 (1.46%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.46%) Workday
6 2 (0.97%) Pega
6 2 (0.97%) Talend
7 1 (0.49%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.49%) Avaya
7 1 (0.49%) Chordiant
7 1 (0.49%) Citrix
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.49%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.49%) Sage
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £365 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago