The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 25 June 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.

Java
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 22 24
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2  
Contract jobs citing Java 11 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 15.49% 3.42% 1.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 47.83% 11.11% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Median daily rate £308 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.66% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.87% -10.62%  

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 Halifax with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 23 45 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 32.39% 30.82% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 9
Median daily rate £375 £421 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.97% +47.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £446 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax 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 Halifax

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Halifax

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Halifax

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Java.

1 11 (84.62%) WebSphere
2 9 (69.23%) IBM
3 8 (61.54%) J2EE
4 7 (53.85%) HTML
5 6 (46.15%) CSS
6 4 (30.77%) JDBC
6 4 (30.77%) SQL
6 4 (30.77%) Web Services
6 4 (30.77%) Spring
6 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (30.77%) Open Source
7 3 (23.08%) REST
7 3 (23.08%) Sun
7 3 (23.08%) Sun Certification
7 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
7 3 (23.08%) Python
7 3 (23.08%) Eclipse
7 3 (23.08%) JSP
7 3 (23.08%) Servlets
7 3 (23.08%) SOAP
8 2 (15.38%) JMS
8 2 (15.38%) NetBeans
8 2 (15.38%) JSF
8 2 (15.38%) JNI
8 2 (15.38%) Banking
9 1 (7.69%) Open Source Development
9 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (7.69%) HTML5
9 1 (7.69%) Node.js
9 1 (7.69%) Rational Application Developer

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 11 (84.62%) WebSphere
2 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Eclipse
2 2 (15.38%) NetBeans
3 1 (7.69%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Java Developer
3 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Developer
3 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Portal Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Java WebSphere Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Portal Developer
5 2 (15.38%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (15.38%) J2EE WebSphere Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports Writer
6 1 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (7.69%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
6 1 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (7.69%) HTML Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Report Writer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.69%) SSRS Report Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) J2EE
2 7 (53.85%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) JDBC
4 4 (30.77%) Spring
4 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
5 3 (23.08%) JSP
5 3 (23.08%) REST
5 3 (23.08%) Servlets
5 3 (23.08%) SOAP
6 2 (15.38%) JMS
6 2 (15.38%) JNI
6 2 (15.38%) JSF
7 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 1 (7.69%) HTML5
7 1 (7.69%) JPA
7 1 (7.69%) jQuery
7 1 (7.69%) Node.js
7 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.69%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source Development
2 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) IBM
2 3 (23.08%) Sun
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft