Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 31 49
Rank change year-on-year -2 +18 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 146 167 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.17% 5.26% 3.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.40% 5.58% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 150 93
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £313 £320 £313
90th Percentile £521 £538 £513
North West median daily rate £413 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Manchester median hourly rate - £29.53 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.81% +29.17%
North West median hourly rate - £37.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year - -3.87% +13.97%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2,705 2,995 3,679
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 94.39% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,745 1,911 2,094
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £227 £231 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 58 139
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.88 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.18% -12.50% +21.43%
10th Percentile £11.26 £10.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% -18.60% +30.30%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Manchester

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Manchester

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in Manchester

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Manchester

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -3 15 £400 -5.88% 3
Altrincham -4 2 £390 +4.70% 3
Salford - 2 £350 - 2
Cheadle -2 1 £375 -11.76%
Java Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Manchester region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 146 (100.00%) Java
2 99 (67.81%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (59.59%) Spring
4 48 (32.88%) TDD
5 46 (31.51%) JavaScript
6 45 (30.82%) Web Services
7 40 (27.40%) Spring Boot
8 36 (24.66%) Maven
9 35 (23.97%) NoSQL
10 33 (22.60%) BDD
11 31 (21.23%) Git (software)
11 31 (21.23%) Microservices
12 29 (19.86%) PostgreSQL
13 28 (19.18%) Docker
14 27 (18.49%) REST
14 27 (18.49%) JUnit
15 26 (17.81%) Relational Database
16 25 (17.12%) SQL
16 25 (17.12%) J2EE
16 25 (17.12%) HTML
17 24 (16.44%) Scrum
17 24 (16.44%) JIRA
18 22 (15.07%) Linux
19 21 (14.38%) CSS
19 21 (14.38%) MySQL
19 21 (14.38%) Spring Security
19 21 (14.38%) RESTful
20 20 (13.70%) Hibernate
20 20 (13.70%) SOA
21 19 (13.01%) Open Source

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 13 (8.90%) CMS
2 8 (5.48%) Confluence
3 7 (4.79%) Apache
3 7 (4.79%) Apache Spark
4 6 (4.11%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.74%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.37%) nginx
7 1 (0.68%) JBoss
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Beehive
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.68%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (4.79%) Slack
2 4 (2.74%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.37%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (1.37%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.37%) AMQP
1 2 (1.37%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (23.97%) NoSQL
2 29 (19.86%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (17.81%) Relational Database
4 21 (14.38%) MySQL
5 18 (12.33%) MongoDB
5 18 (12.33%) RDBMS
6 10 (6.85%) Big Data
7 7 (4.79%) Hadoop
7 7 (4.79%) SQL Server
8 6 (4.11%) Endeca
9 3 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (2.05%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.37%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.37%) Flink
10 2 (1.37%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.37%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.68%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 36 (24.66%) Maven
2 31 (21.23%) Git (software)
3 27 (18.49%) JUnit
4 24 (16.44%) JIRA
5 18 (12.33%) Jenkins
6 14 (9.59%) Cucumber
7 10 (6.85%) TeamCity
8 9 (6.16%) Gradle
9 4 (2.74%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.74%) Mockito
10 3 (2.05%) IntelliJ
11 2 (1.37%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.37%) Selenium
11 2 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (1.37%) Spock
12 1 (0.68%) FitNesse
12 1 (0.68%) Liquibase
12 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 15 (10.27%) Finance
2 12 (8.22%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.85%) Marketing
4 7 (4.79%) Electronics
4 7 (4.79%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.42%) Banking
6 2 (1.37%) Games
6 2 (1.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (59.59%) Spring
2 45 (30.82%) Web Services
3 40 (27.40%) Spring Boot
4 27 (18.49%) REST
5 25 (17.12%) HTML
5 25 (17.12%) J2EE
6 21 (14.38%) CSS
6 21 (14.38%) RESTful
6 21 (14.38%) Spring Security
7 20 (13.70%) Hibernate
8 19 (13.01%) Thymeleaf
9 18 (12.33%) AngularJS
9 18 (12.33%) Apache Camel
9 18 (12.33%) Node.js
10 16 (10.96%) Apache CXF
11 15 (10.27%) SOAP
12 14 (9.59%) Spring Cloud
13 13 (8.90%) JSP
14 12 (8.22%) Spring MVC
14 12 (8.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.16%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (4.11%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.05%) User Experience
6 2 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.68%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.07%) Linux
2 6 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.37%) Windows
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (67.81%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (32.88%) TDD
3 33 (22.60%) BDD
4 31 (21.23%) Microservices
5 24 (16.44%) Scrum
6 20 (13.70%) SOA
7 19 (13.01%) Open Source
8 18 (12.33%) E-Commerce
9 15 (10.27%) Mentoring
10 14 (9.59%) AOP
11 12 (8.22%) MVC
11 12 (8.22%) Test Automation
12 11 (7.53%) SDLC
13 10 (6.85%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (6.85%) Kanban
14 9 (6.16%) Coaching
14 9 (6.16%) Pair Programming
14 9 (6.16%) Software Engineering
15 7 (4.79%) Programme Management
15 7 (4.79%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 146 (100.00%) Java
2 46 (31.51%) JavaScript
3 25 (17.12%) SQL
4 16 (10.96%) Python
5 14 (9.59%) Groovy
6 10 (6.85%) Scala
7 8 (5.48%) Ruby
8 7 (4.79%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.42%) Clojure
10 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (4.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.42%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.74%) Degree
4 2 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) GDPR
System Software
1 28 (19.18%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.68%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (11.64%) Kibana
2 9 (6.16%) Consul
2 9 (6.16%) Zipkin
3 3 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.05%) Puppet
4 2 (1.37%) Ansible
5 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (4.79%) Oracle
1 7 (4.79%) SAP
2 6 (4.11%) FatWire
2 6 (4.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.05%) hybris
3 3 (2.05%) Perforce
4 2 (1.37%) IBM
5 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.68%) Pega
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat