The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Java Developer
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 6 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 35 52 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 25.18% 23.42% 6.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.93% 24.30% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 50 9
Median daily rate £450 £406 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% +1.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £338 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £503 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £35.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +29.57% -8.38%  

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 135 214 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 97.12% 96.40% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 192 110
Median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 16
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £27.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.84 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.85 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Chester

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 47 (100.00%) Java
2 38 (80.85%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (68.09%) RESTful
4 24 (51.06%) Spring
5 21 (44.68%) Web Services
6 20 (42.55%) Spring Boot
7 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (27.66%) JavaScript
8 10 (21.28%) XML
9 7 (14.89%) J2EE
9 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
10 6 (12.77%) AOP
10 6 (12.77%) SOAP
10 6 (12.77%) XSLT
10 6 (12.77%) JDBC
10 6 (12.77%) WSDL
10 6 (12.77%) JAXB
10 6 (12.77%) JAX-WS
10 6 (12.77%) POJO
11 5 (10.64%) JiBX
11 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
11 5 (10.64%) Banking
11 5 (10.64%) JSON
12 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (8.51%) Finance
13 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
13 3 (6.38%) System Integration Testing
13 3 (6.38%) Oracle
13 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
13 3 (6.38%) SQL

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
1 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.26%) JIRA
1 2 (4.26%) JUnit
1 2 (4.26%) Selenium
1 2 (4.26%) Subversion
General
1 5 (10.64%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
3 1 (2.13%) Front Office
3 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (68.09%) RESTful
2 24 (51.06%) Spring
3 21 (44.68%) Web Services
4 20 (42.55%) Spring Boot
5 10 (21.28%) XML
6 7 (14.89%) J2EE
7 6 (12.77%) JAXB
7 6 (12.77%) JAX-WS
7 6 (12.77%) JDBC
7 6 (12.77%) POJO
7 6 (12.77%) SOAP
7 6 (12.77%) WSDL
7 6 (12.77%) XSLT
8 5 (10.64%) JiBX
8 5 (10.64%) JSON
9 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.26%) Hibernate
10 1 (2.13%) Apache Camel
10 1 (2.13%) JDOM
10 1 (2.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.13%) Derivative
1 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (2.13%) IVR
1 1 (2.13%) OTC Derivatives
1 1 (2.13%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Linux
1 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (80.85%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
4 6 (12.77%) AOP
5 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
6 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
7 3 (6.38%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Extreme Programming
8 2 (4.26%) Kanban
8 2 (4.26%) TDD
9 1 (2.13%) Microservices
9 1 (2.13%) OO
9 1 (2.13%) OOP
9 1 (2.13%) QA Automation
9 1 (2.13%) SDLC
9 1 (2.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 47 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (27.66%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) Python
4 1 (2.13%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.13%) EMIR
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) IBM
3 1 (2.13%) Avaya
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