The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 2 10 4
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6  
Contract jobs citing Java 28 21 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 28.00% 13.91% 18.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 70.00% 30.00% 48.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 28
Median daily rate £438 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.02% +4.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  

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 Chester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 40 70 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 40.00% 46.36% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 45 60
Median daily rate £438 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% +66.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Chester

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Chester over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Chester

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Chester

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Chester region with a requirement for Java.

1 38 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (54.17%) Web Services
3 20 (41.67%) OO
4 18 (37.50%) RESTful
5 17 (35.42%) TDD
6 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 15 (31.25%) J2EE
6 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (27.08%) Spring
8 11 (22.92%) Finance
8 11 (22.92%) XML
9 10 (20.83%) Microservices
10 9 (18.75%) Apache Camel
10 9 (18.75%) NoSQL
10 9 (18.75%) JSON
10 9 (18.75%) Scrum
11 8 (16.67%) Banking
11 8 (16.67%) Python
11 8 (16.67%) MongoDB
11 8 (16.67%) AngularJS
12 7 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
12 7 (14.58%) OOP
12 7 (14.58%) Back Office
13 6 (12.50%) OTC Derivatives
13 6 (12.50%) SQL
13 6 (12.50%) Derivative
13 6 (12.50%) Selenium
13 6 (12.50%) DevOps
14 5 (10.42%) Jenkins

Java
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.17%) GlassFish
2 2 (4.17%) JBoss
2 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.25%) GitHub
3 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) NoSQL
2 8 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (2.08%) Big Data
4 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Selenium
2 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.25%) Gatling
3 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.25%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.08%) JIRA
4 1 (2.08%) JUnit
4 1 (2.08%) Protractor
4 1 (2.08%) Subversion
4 1 (2.08%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Banking
3 7 (14.58%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Developer
2 23 (47.92%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Agile Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Agile Java Developer
3 7 (14.58%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Java Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Java Technical Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Technical Leader
5 5 (10.42%) Lead Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Angular Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
7 3 (6.25%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) XML Developer
8 2 (4.17%) HTML Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Java Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Middleware Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (54.17%) Web Services
2 18 (37.50%) RESTful
3 15 (31.25%) J2EE
4 13 (27.08%) Spring
5 11 (22.92%) XML
6 9 (18.75%) Apache Camel
6 9 (18.75%) JSON
7 8 (16.67%) AngularJS
8 5 (10.42%) SOAP
9 4 (8.33%) Node.js
10 3 (6.25%) HTML
10 3 (6.25%) JAXB
10 3 (6.25%) JAX-WS
10 3 (6.25%) JDBC
10 3 (6.25%) POJO
10 3 (6.25%) Sass
10 3 (6.25%) WSDL
10 3 (6.25%) XSLT
11 2 (4.17%) CSS
11 2 (4.17%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Derivative
1 6 (12.50%) OTC Derivatives
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) OO
3 17 (35.42%) TDD
4 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (20.83%) Microservices
6 9 (18.75%) Scrum
7 7 (14.58%) OOP
7 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
8 6 (12.50%) DevOps
9 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce
9 5 (10.42%) High Availability
9 5 (10.42%) Kanban
9 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.42%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.25%) AOP
10 3 (6.25%) Integration Testing
10 3 (6.25%) Manual Testing
10 3 (6.25%) Pair Programming
10 3 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 8 (16.67%) Python
3 6 (12.50%) SQL
4 4 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (2.08%) C++
5 1 (2.08%) Groovy
5 1 (2.08%) Perl
5 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) ISEB
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.17%) hybris
2 1 (2.08%) IBM
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle
2 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.08%) Talend
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