Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 0
Contract jobs citing Java 154 157 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.71% 12.85% 11.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.33% 41.21% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 131 149
Cheshire median daily rate £423 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +0.61% +6.45%
10th Percentile £263 £325 £309
90th Percentile £566 £488 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £12.50 -
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £39.88 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% -0.31% +14.29%

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 462 381 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 35.13% 31.18% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 290 461
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £258 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £513 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 18
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £34.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.04% +99.93% -48.15%
10th Percentile £27.00 £15.98 £12.85
90th Percentile £43.25 £46.47 £36.63
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% +13.85%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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
Knutsford +3 40 £370 +13.85% 13
Crewe +2 30 £500 - 7
Warrington +5 26 £500 +17.65% 12
Chester -16 13 £425 - 10
Runcorn +3 1 £425 +13.33% 3
Northwich 0 1 £360 -15.29% 1
Alderley Edge - 1 £400 - 1
Java
North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 95 (61.69%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (27.92%) Jenkins
3 38 (24.68%) Scrum
4 37 (24.03%) Spring
4 37 (24.03%) SQL
5 35 (22.73%) Linux
6 34 (22.08%) JavaScript
7 33 (21.43%) Web Services
8 32 (20.78%) Banking
9 30 (19.48%) Test Automation
10 29 (18.83%) Middleware
11 28 (18.18%) .NET
11 28 (18.18%) Maven
11 28 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (16.88%) Gradle
12 26 (16.88%) DevOps
12 26 (16.88%) TDD
12 26 (16.88%) Oracle
13 25 (16.23%) JUnit
13 25 (16.23%) Finance
14 24 (15.58%) Node.js
14 24 (15.58%) Git (software)
15 23 (14.94%) Waterfall
16 22 (14.29%) SQL Server
16 22 (14.29%) J2EE
16 22 (14.29%) HTML
17 21 (13.64%) CRM
18 20 (12.99%) Hibernate
18 20 (12.99%) JIRA
18 20 (12.99%) RESTful

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 (11.04%) JBoss
2 14 (9.09%) CMS
3 13 (8.44%) Apache
4 12 (7.79%) Tomcat
5 10 (6.49%) WebSphere
6 7 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (3.25%) SAS
8 4 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.95%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.95%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.95%) Jupyter
10 2 (1.30%) Anypoint
10 2 (1.30%) Confluence
11 1 (0.65%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.65%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 2 (1.30%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (11.69%) PaaS
2 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.14%) OpenShift
4 7 (4.55%) SaaS
5 5 (3.25%) GitHub
6 2 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.30%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.65%) Boomi
7 1 (0.65%) Heroku
7 1 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.44%) HTTP
2 8 (5.19%) Internet
3 5 (3.25%) FTP
3 5 (3.25%) Unified Communications
4 3 (1.95%) Firewall
4 3 (1.95%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.95%) Intranet
4 3 (1.95%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.95%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.65%) SSL
5 1 (0.65%) VPN
5 1 (0.65%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.04%) Relational Database
3 13 (8.44%) RDBMS
4 9 (5.84%) Hadoop
4 9 (5.84%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.19%) MySQL
5 8 (5.19%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.90%) Big Data
6 6 (3.90%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.30%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.30%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.65%) DB2
9 1 (0.65%) Endeca
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (27.92%) Jenkins
2 28 (18.18%) Maven
3 26 (16.88%) Gradle
4 25 (16.23%) JUnit
5 24 (15.58%) Git (software)
6 20 (12.99%) JIRA
7 12 (7.79%) JProfiler
8 10 (6.49%) SonarQube
9 8 (5.19%) Ant
9 8 (5.19%) Eclipse
10 7 (4.55%) IntelliJ
10 7 (4.55%) JMeter
10 7 (4.55%) Selenium
10 7 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (3.25%) Bitbucket
11 5 (3.25%) Cucumber
11 5 (3.25%) TeamCity
12 4 (2.60%) HP UFT
12 4 (2.60%) Mockito
12 4 (2.60%) Subversion
General
1 32 (20.78%) Banking
2 25 (16.23%) Finance
3 4 (2.60%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.30%) Games
4 2 (1.30%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 81 (52.60%) Developer
2 52 (33.77%) Java Developer
3 16 (10.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (9.74%) Agile Developer
4 15 (9.74%) Architect
4 15 (9.74%) Senior Developer
5 12 (7.79%) Java Engineer
6 11 (7.14%) J2EE Developer
6 11 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 11 (7.14%) Lead Developer
7 10 (6.49%) Node.js Developer
8 9 (5.84%) Analyst
8 9 (5.84%) Senior Agile Developer
9 7 (4.55%) Software Engineer
9 7 (4.55%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.90%) Java Software Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Middleware Engineer
11 5 (3.25%) Agile Java Developer
11 5 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (3.25%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (24.03%) Spring
2 33 (21.43%) Web Services
3 29 (18.83%) Middleware
4 28 (18.18%) .NET
5 24 (15.58%) Node.js
6 22 (14.29%) HTML
6 22 (14.29%) J2EE
7 20 (12.99%) Hibernate
7 20 (12.99%) RESTful
8 17 (11.04%) AngularJS
8 17 (11.04%) REST
9 16 (10.39%) JSON
10 14 (9.09%) JPA
10 14 (9.09%) Spring Boot
11 12 (7.79%) jQuery
12 9 (5.84%) Ajax
13 8 (5.19%) Dropwizard
14 7 (4.55%) CSS
14 7 (4.55%) SOAP
14 7 (4.55%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.55%) Mainframe
2 7 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 6 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.25%) User Experience
5 4 (2.60%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.95%) CESG
6 3 (1.95%) Cyberattack
6 3 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.95%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.30%) RIA
7 2 (1.30%) STB
8 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.65%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.73%) Linux
2 15 (9.74%) Unix
3 12 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (5.84%) Windows
5 5 (3.25%) Android
6 4 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.60%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (61.69%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (24.68%) Scrum
3 30 (19.48%) Test Automation
4 28 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (16.88%) DevOps
5 26 (16.88%) TDD
6 23 (14.94%) Waterfall
7 21 (13.64%) CRM
8 18 (11.69%) ERP
8 18 (11.69%) Identity Access Management
8 18 (11.69%) OO
9 14 (9.09%) Content Management
9 14 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 14 (9.09%) Microservices
9 14 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 13 (8.44%) Project Management
10 13 (8.44%) Unit Testing
11 12 (7.79%) Business Transformation
11 12 (7.79%) SDLC
11 12 (7.79%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.03%) SQL
2 34 (22.08%) JavaScript
3 19 (12.34%) Python
4 11 (7.14%) C#
4 11 (7.14%) Ruby
5 7 (4.55%) Perl
5 7 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.25%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.25%) C++
6 5 (3.25%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.60%) C
7 4 (2.60%) Go
7 4 (2.60%) Jython
7 4 (2.60%) Scala
7 4 (2.60%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.60%) VB
7 4 (2.60%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.60%) VBScript
8 3 (1.95%) COBOL
8 3 (1.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (2.60%) ISEB
1 4 (2.60%) MCSA
1 4 (2.60%) MCSE
1 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.95%) CISSP
2 3 (1.95%) Degree
2 3 (1.95%) GCED
2 3 (1.95%) GCFA
2 3 (1.95%) GCIA
2 3 (1.95%) GCIH
2 3 (1.95%) GIAC
2 3 (1.95%) GREM
2 3 (1.95%) GSEC
3 2 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.95%) CESG Infosec
1 3 (1.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 16 (10.39%) Docker
2 2 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (11.04%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (7.79%) Ansible
3 9 (5.84%) Puppet
4 8 (5.19%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (2.60%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.95%) IBM BigFix
6 3 (1.95%) logstash
6 3 (1.95%) Terraform
7 2 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.30%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.65%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 26 (16.88%) Oracle
2 11 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 8 (5.19%) Perforce
4 6 (3.90%) IBM
5 4 (2.60%) Casewise
5 4 (2.60%) Fortinet
5 4 (2.60%) HP
6 3 (1.95%) Ab Initio
6 3 (1.95%) Splunk
7 2 (1.30%) Apple
7 2 (1.30%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.30%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.30%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.30%) Infoblox
7 2 (1.30%) McAfee
7 2 (1.30%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.30%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.30%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.30%) Symantec
8 1 (0.65%) Progress