Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 9 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +9
Contract jobs citing Java 149 159 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.26% 11.61% 10.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.33% 33.97% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 130 148
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £261 £300 £313
90th Percentile £531 £488 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £12.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -66.67% +12.78%
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +20.30%

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 434 468 641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 32.80% 34.16% 30.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 351 471
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +14.81%
10th Percentile £264 £263 £275
90th Percentile £538 £488 £535
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £29.50 £24.25 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.65% -3.96% -25.74%
10th Percentile £25.50 £11.95 £12.55
90th Percentile £38.75 £35.48 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +28.98% -17.30% +20.97%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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
Knutsford 0 39 £375 +20.00% 10
Chester -7 24 £438 +2.94% 5
Crewe -7 16 £500 - 5
Warrington -2 10 £530 +27.71% 6
Runcorn - 2 - -
Macclesfield +5 1 £525 +332.99% 1
Northwich +1 1 £360 -15.29%
Alderley Edge - 1 £400 -
Java
North West

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 82 (55.03%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (38.26%) Spring
3 43 (28.86%) Banking
4 40 (26.85%) Web Services
5 38 (25.50%) Jenkins
6 36 (24.16%) Finance
7 35 (23.49%) Oracle
8 33 (22.15%) Test Automation
9 32 (21.48%) TDD
10 31 (20.81%) SQL
10 31 (20.81%) RESTful
11 30 (20.13%) Scrum
12 29 (19.46%) Gradle
13 28 (18.79%) Git (software)
13 28 (18.79%) Hibernate
13 28 (18.79%) J2EE
13 28 (18.79%) Linux
14 27 (18.12%) JavaScript
15 25 (16.78%) OO
16 24 (16.11%) JUnit
16 24 (16.11%) Maven
16 24 (16.11%) REST
17 23 (15.44%) Spring Boot
17 23 (15.44%) SOAP
18 22 (14.77%) HTML
19 21 (14.09%) Unit Testing
19 21 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
19 21 (14.09%) JPA
19 21 (14.09%) Relational Database
20 19 (12.75%) RDBMS

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 8 (5.37%) JBoss
2 7 (4.70%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.36%) CMS
3 5 (3.36%) SAS
4 3 (2.01%) Apache
5 2 (1.34%) Anypoint
5 2 (1.34%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.34%) Confluence
5 2 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.67%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.67%) Mule
6 1 (0.67%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.70%) PaaS
4 6 (4.03%) OpenShift
5 5 (3.36%) SaaS
6 4 (2.68%) GitHub
7 2 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.34%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.67%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.71%) HTTP
2 6 (4.03%) Internet
3 5 (3.36%) FTP
4 3 (2.01%) Firewall
4 3 (2.01%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.01%) Intranet
4 3 (2.01%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.01%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.67%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.67%) VPN
5 1 (0.67%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.09%) Relational Database
2 19 (12.75%) RDBMS
3 16 (10.74%) MongoDB
4 14 (9.40%) SQL Server
5 8 (5.37%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.03%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.34%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.34%) Big Data
7 2 (1.34%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.34%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.67%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.67%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.67%) DB2
8 1 (0.67%) MySQL
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (25.50%) Jenkins
2 29 (19.46%) Gradle
3 28 (18.79%) Git (software)
4 24 (16.11%) JUnit
4 24 (16.11%) Maven
5 15 (10.07%) JIRA
5 15 (10.07%) JProfiler
6 12 (8.05%) Eclipse
6 12 (8.05%) IntelliJ
6 12 (8.05%) SonarQube
7 8 (5.37%) JMeter
8 6 (4.03%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.03%) Selenium
9 5 (3.36%) Ant
9 5 (3.36%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.68%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.68%) HP UFT
10 4 (2.68%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.01%) Mockito
11 3 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 43 (28.86%) Banking
2 36 (24.16%) Finance
3 3 (2.01%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.01%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.34%) Games
5 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (60.40%) Developer
2 68 (45.64%) Java Developer
3 13 (8.72%) J2EE Developer
3 13 (8.72%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 11 (7.38%) Analyst
5 10 (6.71%) Architect
6 9 (6.04%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (4.70%) Applications Support
7 7 (4.70%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.03%) Agile Developer
8 6 (4.03%) Java Engineer
9 5 (3.36%) Android Developer
9 5 (3.36%) Consultant
9 5 (3.36%) Java Architect
9 5 (3.36%) Node.js Developer
9 5 (3.36%) SQL Developer
9 5 (3.36%) Technical Architect
9 5 (3.36%) Test Analyst
10 4 (2.68%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (2.68%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (38.26%) Spring
2 40 (26.85%) Web Services
3 31 (20.81%) RESTful
4 28 (18.79%) Hibernate
4 28 (18.79%) J2EE
5 24 (16.11%) REST
6 23 (15.44%) SOAP
6 23 (15.44%) Spring Boot
7 22 (14.77%) HTML
8 21 (14.09%) JPA
9 14 (9.40%) AngularJS
10 13 (8.72%) Node.js
11 12 (8.05%) Java EE
11 12 (8.05%) JSON
12 11 (7.38%) .NET
12 11 (7.38%) jQuery
13 10 (6.71%) Ajax
13 10 (6.71%) CSS
14 7 (4.70%) Middleware
14 7 (4.70%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.36%) Public Cloud
2 5 (3.36%) User Experience
3 4 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.68%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.01%) CESG
4 3 (2.01%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.34%) Animation
5 2 (1.34%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.34%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.34%) RIA
5 2 (1.34%) STB
6 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.67%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.67%) NHS
6 1 (0.67%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.79%) Linux
2 10 (6.71%) Unix
3 8 (5.37%) Windows
4 7 (4.70%) Android
5 5 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.36%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.36%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (55.03%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.15%) Test Automation
3 32 (21.48%) TDD
4 30 (20.13%) Scrum
5 25 (16.78%) OO
6 21 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (14.09%) Unit Testing
7 16 (10.74%) Data Protection
7 16 (10.74%) DevOps
8 14 (9.40%) Data Modelling
9 12 (8.05%) Waterfall
10 11 (7.38%) Microservices
10 11 (7.38%) OOP
11 10 (6.71%) BDD
12 9 (6.04%) ITIL
12 9 (6.04%) MVC
13 8 (5.37%) SDLC
13 8 (5.37%) Software Engineering
13 8 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (4.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.81%) SQL
2 27 (18.12%) JavaScript
3 12 (8.05%) Python
4 9 (6.04%) C#
5 7 (4.70%) C++
5 7 (4.70%) PL/SQL
6 6 (4.03%) Ruby
7 5 (3.36%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.68%) C
8 4 (2.68%) PHP
8 4 (2.68%) VB
8 4 (2.68%) VB.NET
8 4 (2.68%) VBScript
9 3 (2.01%) COBOL
9 3 (2.01%) Jython
9 3 (2.01%) Perl
10 2 (1.34%) Scala
11 1 (0.67%) Go
11 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (2.68%) ISEB
1 4 (2.68%) MCSA
1 4 (2.68%) MCSE
1 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.01%) CISSP
2 3 (2.01%) GCED
2 3 (2.01%) GCFA
2 3 (2.01%) GCIA
2 3 (2.01%) GCIH
2 3 (2.01%) GIAC
2 3 (2.01%) GREM
2 3 (2.01%) GSEC
3 2 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.34%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.01%) CESG Infosec
1 3 (2.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.34%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.34%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.03%) Ansible
1 6 (4.03%) Puppet
2 5 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.36%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.01%) IBM BigFix
3 3 (2.01%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.34%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.67%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 35 (23.49%) Oracle
2 17 (11.41%) Perforce
3 5 (3.36%) HP
4 4 (2.68%) Fortinet
5 3 (2.01%) MuleSoft
5 3 (2.01%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.34%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.34%) Apple
6 2 (1.34%) IBM
6 2 (1.34%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.67%) Progress