The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Developer
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 9 12 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 12 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 11.76% 11.92% 11.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.90% 12.50% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 17
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £422 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +15.13%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 93 144 176
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 91.18% 95.36% 96.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 100 111
Median daily rate £375 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 22
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -38.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester that featured Java Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Chester

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Chester

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Chester

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 Chester region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) Web Services
3 14 (63.64%) RESTful
4 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
5 10 (45.45%) Spring
5 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
6 6 (27.27%) XML
7 4 (18.18%) JSON
7 4 (18.18%) J2EE
7 4 (18.18%) Finance
7 4 (18.18%) Microservices
8 3 (13.64%) DevOps
8 3 (13.64%) OO
8 3 (13.64%) Banking
8 3 (13.64%) Jasmine
8 3 (13.64%) Sass
9 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
9 2 (9.09%) JiBX
9 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
9 2 (9.09%) AOP
9 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (9.09%) JAX-WS
9 2 (9.09%) Python
9 2 (9.09%) TDD
9 2 (9.09%) JDBC
9 2 (9.09%) SOAP

Java Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Jasmine
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (68.18%) Web Services
2 14 (63.64%) RESTful
3 10 (45.45%) Spring
4 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
4 6 (27.27%) XML
5 4 (18.18%) J2EE
5 4 (18.18%) JSON
6 3 (13.64%) Sass
7 2 (9.09%) JAXB
7 2 (9.09%) JAX-WS
7 2 (9.09%) JDBC
7 2 (9.09%) JiBX
7 2 (9.09%) POJO
7 2 (9.09%) SOAP
7 2 (9.09%) WSDL
7 2 (9.09%) XSLT
8 1 (4.55%) HTML
8 1 (4.55%) jQuery
8 1 (4.55%) Middleware
8 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Derivative
1 1 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.55%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (18.18%) Microservices
4 3 (13.64%) DevOps
4 3 (13.64%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) AOP
5 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (9.09%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.55%) BDD
6 1 (4.55%) Kanban
6 1 (4.55%) Line Management
6 1 (4.55%) OOP
6 1 (4.55%) Refactoring
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) Groovy
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
Chester, Cheshire
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