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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Contract jobs citing Java 113 206 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.89% 18.63% 15.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 47.48% 44.40% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 163 107
Median daily rate £438 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £533 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  

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 238 464 408
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 41.90% 41.95% 41.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 319 267
Median daily rate £425 £396 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.25% -0.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £291 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £538 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 2
Median hourly rate £44.95 £22.54 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +99.42% +14.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.48 £14.20 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £35.00 £22.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +1 41 £450 +20.00% 9
Knutsford +1 17 £400 -5.88% 4
Warrington +3 10 £400 -14.89% 5
Macclesfield -1 5 £445 -8.71%
Crewe - 2 £500 - 2
Daresbury - 2 £369 -
Northwich - 1 £420 -
Java
North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 94 (52.51%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (40.22%) Spring
3 64 (35.75%) Web Services
4 56 (31.28%) RESTful
5 51 (28.49%) JavaScript
6 46 (25.70%) SQL
6 46 (25.70%) Finance
7 41 (22.91%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (22.35%) Banking
8 40 (22.35%) J2EE
9 39 (21.79%) TDD
10 29 (16.20%) SOAP
11 28 (15.64%) Oracle
11 28 (15.64%) OO
11 28 (15.64%) Scrum
11 28 (15.64%) REST
12 27 (15.08%) Git (software)
13 26 (14.53%) HTML
14 23 (12.85%) XML
14 23 (12.85%) E-Commerce
15 22 (12.29%) MySQL
15 22 (12.29%) Hibernate
16 21 (11.73%) JSON
16 21 (11.73%) JIRA
16 21 (11.73%) Jenkins
17 20 (11.17%) NoSQL
18 19 (10.61%) MongoDB
18 19 (10.61%) jQuery
18 19 (10.61%) Python
19 18 (10.06%) EJB

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 11 (6.15%) Tomcat
2 10 (5.59%) JBoss
3 7 (3.91%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.35%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.68%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.12%) Apache
6 2 (1.12%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.12%) CMS
6 2 (1.12%) Confluence
7 1 (0.56%) IIS
7 1 (0.56%) nginx
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle 10gAS
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.56%) SAS
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Mingle
1 1 (0.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.56%) Magento
2 1 (0.56%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.56%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.91%) GitHub
3 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.56%) PaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.68%) Kerberos
1 3 (1.68%) X.509
2 2 (1.12%) HTTP
3 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.56%) Firewall
3 1 (0.56%) LDAP
3 1 (0.56%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.56%) RS-232
3 1 (0.56%) SSL
3 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.56%) VLAN
3 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.29%) MySQL
2 20 (11.17%) NoSQL
3 19 (10.61%) MongoDB
4 14 (7.82%) Oracle Database
4 14 (7.82%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (6.15%) Big Data
6 10 (5.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (4.47%) RDBMS
7 8 (4.47%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.23%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.23%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.68%) Hazelcast
9 3 (1.68%) JasperReports
9 3 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.12%) DB2
11 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.56%) OLAP
11 1 (0.56%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 27 (15.08%) Git (software)
2 21 (11.73%) Jenkins
2 21 (11.73%) JIRA
3 15 (8.38%) JUnit
3 15 (8.38%) Selenium
4 14 (7.82%) Eclipse
4 14 (7.82%) IntelliJ
5 12 (6.70%) Cucumber
5 12 (6.70%) Gradle
6 10 (5.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (5.59%) Bitbucket
6 10 (5.59%) Hudson
7 7 (3.91%) Maven
8 6 (3.35%) Mockito
9 5 (2.79%) Gatling
9 5 (2.79%) Subversion
10 4 (2.23%) JProfiler
10 4 (2.23%) MyEclipse
11 3 (1.68%) Jasmine
11 3 (1.68%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 46 (25.70%) Finance
2 40 (22.35%) Banking
3 8 (4.47%) Back Office
4 4 (2.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.68%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Retail
7 1 (0.56%) Front Office
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 116 (64.80%) Developer
2 98 (54.75%) Java Developer
3 15 (8.38%) Agile Developer
3 15 (8.38%) Agile Java Developer
4 12 (6.70%) Senior Developer
5 11 (6.15%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (6.15%) Technical Leader
6 10 (5.59%) Architect
7 9 (5.03%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (4.47%) J2EE Developer
8 8 (4.47%) Java Architect
8 8 (4.47%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 7 (3.91%) PL/SQL Developer
10 6 (3.35%) Java Technical Architect
10 6 (3.35%) Lead Architect
10 6 (3.35%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.35%) Tester
11 5 (2.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (2.79%) Python Developer
11 5 (2.79%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (40.22%) Spring
2 64 (35.75%) Web Services
3 56 (31.28%) RESTful
4 40 (22.35%) J2EE
5 29 (16.20%) SOAP
6 28 (15.64%) REST
7 26 (14.53%) HTML
8 23 (12.85%) XML
9 22 (12.29%) Hibernate
10 21 (11.73%) JSON
11 19 (10.61%) jQuery
12 18 (10.06%) AngularJS
12 18 (10.06%) EJB
13 17 (9.50%) CSS
14 15 (8.38%) Spring Boot
15 12 (6.70%) Apache Camel
15 12 (6.70%) EJB 3.0
16 10 (5.59%) Struts
17 9 (5.03%) HTML5
17 9 (5.03%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.59%) Client/Server
2 9 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.03%) Derivative
3 8 (4.47%) OTC Derivatives
4 6 (3.35%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.23%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.23%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.12%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.56%) Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.56%) DataPower
7 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.56%) IVR
7 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.56%) PKI
7 1 (0.56%) PMI
7 1 (0.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.03%) Linux
2 5 (2.79%) Android
2 5 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (2.79%) Windows
3 4 (2.23%) AIX
3 4 (2.23%) HPUX
3 4 (2.23%) Solaris
4 3 (1.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (52.51%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (22.91%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (21.79%) TDD
4 28 (15.64%) OO
4 28 (15.64%) Scrum
5 23 (12.85%) E-Commerce
6 17 (9.50%) Unit Testing
7 13 (7.26%) DevOps
7 13 (7.26%) Microservices
8 12 (6.70%) Waterfall
9 11 (6.15%) Kanban
9 11 (6.15%) OOP
9 11 (6.15%) Software Engineering
10 10 (5.59%) BDD
11 9 (5.03%) Data Protection
12 7 (3.91%) AOP
12 7 (3.91%) API Design
12 7 (3.91%) API Development
12 7 (3.91%) High Availability
12 7 (3.91%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 51 (28.49%) JavaScript
2 46 (25.70%) SQL
3 19 (10.61%) Python
4 13 (7.26%) PL/SQL
5 11 (6.15%) C#
6 8 (4.47%) Perl
7 5 (2.79%) Scala
8 4 (2.23%) C++
8 4 (2.23%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.12%) C
9 2 (1.12%) Ruby
10 1 (0.56%) Groovy
10 1 (0.56%) PHP
10 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.56%) RPG
10 1 (0.56%) RPG IV
10 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (2.23%) Degree
2 3 (1.68%) ISEB
3 2 (1.12%) HND
4 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.47%) QA
2 3 (1.68%) GDPR
3 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.56%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (1.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) HDFS
2 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.23%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (2.23%) Netcool
1 4 (2.23%) SCOM
2 3 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.68%) Puppet
3 2 (1.12%) Capistrano
3 2 (1.12%) Nagios
4 1 (0.56%) Grafana
4 1 (0.56%) Graphite
4 1 (0.56%) SELinux
4 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (15.64%) Oracle
2 8 (4.47%) IBM
3 5 (2.79%) Vertica
4 4 (2.23%) CA
4 4 (2.23%) hybris
4 4 (2.23%) Perforce
4 4 (2.23%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.68%) Google
5 3 (1.68%) Talend
5 3 (1.68%) Workday
6 2 (1.12%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.12%) ATG
6 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.56%) Avaya
7 1 (0.56%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.56%) Informatica
7 1 (0.56%) SAP
7 1 (0.56%) Sybase
7 1 (0.56%) Yahoo!
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