The median contractor rate for a Java/J2EE Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 26 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 J2EE Developer
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 39 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.71% 1.37% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £463 £381 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.31% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £353 £400
% change year-on-year +20.39% -11.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.45 -

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 137 211 200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 97.16% 96.35% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 189 111
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 17
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.83%  
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 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Java/J2EE Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester that featured Java/J2EE Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Java/J2EE Developer in Chester

Java/J2EE Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java/J2EE Developer in Chester

Java/J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Java/J2EE 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/J2EE Developer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (100.00%) JDBC
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) WSDL
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) JAXB
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Extreme Programming
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (100.00%) AOP
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) XPath
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration

Java/J2EE 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 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) JAXB
1 1 (100.00%) JAX-WS
1 1 (100.00%) JDBC
1 1 (100.00%) JDOM
1 1 (100.00%) JiBX
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) POJO
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) WSDL
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) AOP
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Extreme Programming
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) XPath
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle