Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Senior Java Developer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 85 105
Rank change year-on-year -2 +20 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 4 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.30% 0.97% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 1.03% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 6
Cheshire median daily rate £444 £475 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +15.50% -5.46%
10th Percentile £404 £403 £369
90th Percentile £507 £481 £490
North West median daily rate £425 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £29.53 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1270 1359 1985
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 93.85% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 983 1321
Cheshire median daily rate £408 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £265
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 48 85
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.93 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.93% -11.34% +4.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £34.20 £27.63 £34.80
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.14% -21.43% +28.13%

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in Cheshire

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Java Developer in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in Cheshire

Senior Java Developer
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 Senior Java Developer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 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 - 2 £450 - 2
Crewe - 1 £463 - 1
Senior Java Developer
North West

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Senior Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) J2EE
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Microservices
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (25.00%) Spring Boot
4 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (25.00%) Banking

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Spring
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA