Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 175 186 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.32% 16.65% 16.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.61% 41.70% 41.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 166 249
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% -
10th Percentile £318 £350 £313
90th Percentile £546 £491 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
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% -
North West median hourly rate £41.63 £42.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -2.06% +11.84% -17.39%

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 591 446 787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 44.98% 39.93% 40.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 334 541
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £410 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.54% +5.81% -
10th Percentile £258 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £517 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £37.48 £20.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.60% +79.39% -9.17%
10th Percentile £23.50 £30.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £53.00 £37.13
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.38% +11.11% +2.86%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +2 45 £413 +3.13% 8
Crewe +6 32 £494 -1.25% 11
Warrington -3 24 £500 +25.00% 9
Chester -20 16 £425 -5.56% 13
Macclesfield -1 4 £525 +20.69% 2
Runcorn +1 2 £419 +11.67% 7
Java
North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 106 (60.57%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (29.14%) JavaScript
3 49 (28.00%) Spring
4 40 (22.86%) SQL
4 40 (22.86%) DevOps
5 37 (21.14%) Jenkins
6 36 (20.57%) Finance
7 35 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (18.86%) Web Services
8 33 (18.86%) Node.js
8 33 (18.86%) Test Automation
8 33 (18.86%) Java 8
9 32 (18.29%) Banking
10 30 (17.14%) Scrum
10 30 (17.14%) .NET
11 28 (16.00%) Middleware
12 27 (15.43%) Maven
12 27 (15.43%) Docker
13 26 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
14 25 (14.29%) Git (software)
14 25 (14.29%) Waterfall
14 25 (14.29%) AngularJS
14 25 (14.29%) JUnit
15 24 (13.71%) J2EE
15 24 (13.71%) JSON
15 24 (13.71%) Gradle
15 24 (13.71%) Opscode Chef
16 23 (13.14%) JIRA
16 23 (13.14%) jQuery
17 22 (12.57%) Python

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 16 (9.14%) JBoss
2 14 (8.00%) Tomcat
3 12 (6.86%) CMS
4 10 (5.71%) Apache
5 7 (4.00%) Apache Spark
5 7 (4.00%) Confluence
5 7 (4.00%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (1.71%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.71%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.71%) Jupyter
8 3 (1.71%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.14%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.14%) SAS
9 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.57%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.14%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (9.14%) OpenShift
3 15 (8.57%) PaaS
4 11 (6.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (4.00%) SaaS
6 4 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.29%) BrowserStack
7 3 (1.71%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.71%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.71%) GitHub
7 3 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.14%) npm
9 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.57%) Boomi
9 1 (0.57%) IaaS
9 1 (0.57%) Serverless
9 1 (0.57%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.00%) Unified Communications
2 4 (2.29%) HTTP
3 3 (1.71%) Internet
4 2 (1.14%) Firewall
4 2 (1.14%) FTP
4 2 (1.14%) Intranet
4 2 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.57%) DSL
5 1 (0.57%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.57%) SMS
5 1 (0.57%) SSL
5 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.57%) MySQL
2 15 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 13 (7.43%) Hadoop
4 11 (6.29%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.29%) NoSQL
5 10 (5.71%) Big Data
6 5 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.86%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.71%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.71%) HBase
8 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.57%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.57%) Endeca
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (21.14%) Jenkins
2 27 (15.43%) Maven
3 25 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 25 (14.29%) JUnit
4 24 (13.71%) Gradle
5 23 (13.14%) JIRA
6 16 (9.14%) Selenium
7 10 (5.71%) Cucumber
8 9 (5.14%) Mockito
9 8 (4.57%) JProfiler
9 8 (4.57%) Mocha
10 7 (4.00%) IntelliJ
10 7 (4.00%) Rational Rose
11 6 (3.43%) Hudson
12 5 (2.86%) Bitbucket
12 5 (2.86%) Eclipse
12 5 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (2.29%) SoapUI
13 4 (2.29%) Subversion
General
1 36 (20.57%) Finance
2 32 (18.29%) Banking
3 4 (2.29%) Investment Banking
3 4 (2.29%) Law
4 3 (1.71%) Legal
4 3 (1.71%) Retail
5 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.57%) Games
6 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (53.14%) Developer
2 50 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 19 (10.86%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (8.57%) Java Engineer
5 14 (8.00%) Node.js Developer
6 13 (7.43%) Architect
7 12 (6.86%) Agile Developer
7 12 (6.86%) Software Engineer
8 10 (5.71%) Designer
8 10 (5.71%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.14%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (5.14%) J2EE Developer
9 9 (5.14%) Java Software Engineer
9 9 (5.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 9 (5.14%) Lead Developer
10 7 (4.00%) Senior Agile Developer
10 7 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.43%) Middleware Engineer
12 5 (2.86%) Data Engineer
12 5 (2.86%) DevOps Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (28.00%) Spring
2 33 (18.86%) Node.js
2 33 (18.86%) Web Services
3 30 (17.14%) .NET
4 28 (16.00%) Middleware
5 25 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 24 (13.71%) J2EE
6 24 (13.71%) JSON
7 23 (13.14%) jQuery
8 21 (12.00%) Hibernate
9 20 (11.43%) REST
9 20 (11.43%) SOAP
9 20 (11.43%) Spring Boot
10 18 (10.29%) XML
11 17 (9.71%) RESTful
12 14 (8.00%) Ajax
12 14 (8.00%) HTML
13 13 (7.43%) JPA
14 12 (6.86%) .NET Framework
14 12 (6.86%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.14%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.43%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.29%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.29%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.29%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.71%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.14%) CESG
6 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.14%) Cyberattack
6 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.14%) User Experience
7 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.86%) Linux
2 12 (6.86%) Unix
3 10 (5.71%) Windows
4 9 (5.14%) Android
5 7 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.86%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (60.57%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (22.86%) DevOps
3 35 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (18.86%) Test Automation
5 30 (17.14%) Scrum
6 25 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 19 (10.86%) Software Engineering
7 19 (10.86%) TDD
8 18 (10.29%) SDLC
9 17 (9.71%) BDD
9 17 (9.71%) CRM
9 17 (9.71%) ERP
9 17 (9.71%) Identity Access Management
10 14 (8.00%) OO
10 14 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (6.86%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 12 (6.86%) Microservices
12 11 (6.29%) Content Management
12 11 (6.29%) Migration
12 11 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (29.14%) JavaScript
2 40 (22.86%) SQL
3 33 (18.86%) Java 8
4 22 (12.57%) Python
5 14 (8.00%) Ruby
6 13 (7.43%) Groovy
7 11 (6.29%) C
7 11 (6.29%) C#
8 9 (5.14%) C++
9 8 (4.57%) Go
9 8 (4.57%) PowerShell
10 7 (4.00%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.29%) Perl
11 4 (2.29%) PHP
12 3 (1.71%) Scala
12 3 (1.71%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.14%) COBOL
13 2 (1.14%) LotusScript
13 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (4.57%) Degree
1 8 (4.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.29%) CISSP
3 2 (1.14%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.14%) CSSLP
3 2 (1.14%) GCED
3 2 (1.14%) GCFA
3 2 (1.14%) GCIA
3 2 (1.14%) GCIH
3 2 (1.14%) GIAC
3 2 (1.14%) GREM
3 2 (1.14%) GSEC
3 2 (1.14%) HND
3 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.14%) CESG Infosec
1 2 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (15.43%) Docker
2 3 (1.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (1.71%) etcd
2 3 (1.71%) QEMU
2 3 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (13.71%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (11.43%) Ansible
3 19 (10.86%) Kubernetes
4 17 (9.71%) Terraform
5 7 (4.00%) Puppet
6 3 (1.71%) Consul
6 3 (1.71%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (1.71%) logstash
6 3 (1.71%) Salt
7 2 (1.14%) IBM BigFix
7 2 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.57%) Kibana
8 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (7.43%) Oracle
2 12 (6.86%) Red Hat
3 7 (4.00%) Casewise
3 7 (4.00%) Splunk
4 5 (2.86%) Perforce
5 4 (2.29%) AppDynamics
5 4 (2.29%) IBM
6 3 (1.71%) Ab Initio
6 3 (1.71%) Adobe
6 3 (1.71%) Tealium
6 3 (1.71%) VMware
7 2 (1.14%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.14%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.14%) Capita
7 2 (1.14%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.14%) Infoblox
7 2 (1.14%) Lotus
7 2 (1.14%) McAfee
7 2 (1.14%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.14%) Symantec