Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 10 6
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +8
Contract jobs citing Java 427 308 454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.67% 10.83% 12.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.13% 26.48% 33.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 209 357
Manchester median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £356 £336 £320
90th Percentile £700 £586 £538
North West median daily rate £438 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 4
Manchester median hourly rate £170.00 £40.00 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +325.00% +37.87% -22.63%
10th Percentile £160.00 £38.00 £18.33
90th Percentile £180.00 £50.00 £35.08
North West median hourly rate £170.00 £40.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +325.00% +79.78% -44.38%

Java is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,417 1,163 1,336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 45.36% 40.88% 36.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 800 945
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £258
90th Percentile £556 £525 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 41 28
Manchester median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +25.00% -21.13%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £14.09
90th Percentile £42.75 £48.75 £44.13
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year -11.95% +39.47% -22.97%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Java as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Java in Manchester

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Manchester

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Manchester

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Manchester

Java
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 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 16 October 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 -7 8 £538 +31.10% 14
Cheadle -3 7 £363 -
Altrincham +5 6 £403 +3.21% 6
Salford -3 4 £339 -32.25% 4
Sale - 1 £350 - 1
Java
North West

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Java.

1 237 (55.50%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (38.64%) Spring
3 147 (34.43%) TDD
4 121 (28.34%) JavaScript
5 115 (26.93%) DevOps
6 108 (25.29%) Java 8
7 104 (24.36%) Jenkins
8 90 (21.08%) Python
9 87 (20.37%) BDD
10 84 (19.67%) Scrum
11 82 (19.20%) Amazon AWS
11 82 (19.20%) Microservices
12 81 (18.97%) Git (software)
12 81 (18.97%) Test Automation
13 80 (18.74%) Spring Boot
14 77 (18.03%) Docker
15 71 (16.63%) Web Services
16 69 (16.16%) Hibernate
16 69 (16.16%) RESTful
17 65 (15.22%) HTML
18 64 (14.99%) CSS
19 62 (14.52%) Node.js
20 61 (14.29%) JIRA
21 60 (14.05%) Selenium
22 59 (13.82%) JSON
22 59 (13.82%) SQL
22 59 (13.82%) XML
23 58 (13.58%) Maven
24 57 (13.35%) Ansible
25 49 (11.48%) MySQL

Java
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 26 (6.09%) Cloud Foundry
1 26 (6.09%) Confluence
2 20 (4.68%) nginx
3 15 (3.51%) WebSphere
4 14 (3.28%) CMS
5 9 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.87%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.64%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.41%) Apache
8 6 (1.41%) IBM Domino
8 6 (1.41%) JBoss
9 5 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.94%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.70%) WordPress
12 2 (0.47%) CICS
12 2 (0.47%) Drupal
12 2 (0.47%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 8 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.47%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.23%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 5 (1.17%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.70%) Magento
3 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 82 (19.20%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.22%) GitHub
3 18 (4.22%) npm
3 18 (4.22%) PaaS
4 14 (3.28%) SaaS
5 13 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (2.11%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (1.17%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.17%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.70%) Slack
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.47%) IaaS
11 2 (0.47%) Route 53
11 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.17%) DNS
1 5 (1.17%) HTTP
1 5 (1.17%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.94%) SNMP
3 3 (0.70%) FTP
3 3 (0.70%) VPN
4 2 (0.47%) BGP
4 2 (0.47%) DHCP
4 2 (0.47%) Internet
4 2 (0.47%) IPFIX
4 2 (0.47%) IPsec
4 2 (0.47%) Junos
4 2 (0.47%) MPLS
4 2 (0.47%) MRTG
4 2 (0.47%) OSPF
4 2 (0.47%) SMTP
4 2 (0.47%) TACACS
5 1 (0.23%) AMQP
5 1 (0.23%) MQTT
5 1 (0.23%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.48%) MySQL
2 46 (10.77%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (5.39%) MongoDB
4 21 (4.92%) Relational Database
5 18 (4.22%) Big Data
6 15 (3.51%) SQL Server
7 12 (2.81%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (2.58%) RDBMS
9 10 (2.34%) DB2
9 10 (2.34%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.64%) Hazelcast
10 7 (1.64%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.41%) Blockchain
12 5 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.17%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.17%) Endeca
13 3 (0.70%) Geospatial Data
13 3 (0.70%) GIS
13 3 (0.70%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 104 (24.36%) Jenkins
2 81 (18.97%) Git (software)
3 61 (14.29%) JIRA
4 60 (14.05%) Selenium
5 58 (13.58%) Maven
6 45 (10.54%) Gradle
7 30 (7.03%) JUnit
8 25 (5.85%) IntelliJ
9 20 (4.68%) gulp
10 18 (4.22%) Cucumber
10 18 (4.22%) Travis CI
11 16 (3.75%) CircleCI
11 16 (3.75%) IBM UrbanCode
12 15 (3.51%) Bitbucket
12 15 (3.51%) Gatling
12 15 (3.51%) WebDriver
13 13 (3.04%) JMeter
13 13 (3.04%) Subversion
14 12 (2.81%) Mockito
14 12 (2.81%) Spock
General
1 27 (6.32%) Retail
2 25 (5.85%) Finance
3 14 (3.28%) Banking
4 8 (1.87%) Advertising
5 6 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.17%) Back Office
6 5 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.94%) Marketing
8 3 (0.70%) Electronics
8 3 (0.70%) Publishing
9 2 (0.47%) Automotive
9 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.47%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 267 (62.53%) Developer
2 169 (39.58%) Java Developer
3 41 (9.60%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (7.03%) Agile Developer
5 28 (6.56%) Agile Java Developer
6 26 (6.09%) Senior Developer
7 25 (5.85%) Android Developer
8 24 (5.62%) Java Engineer
8 24 (5.62%) Senior Java Developer
9 20 (4.68%) AWS Developer
10 18 (4.22%) Architect
10 18 (4.22%) Software Engineer
11 16 (3.75%) Tester
12 13 (3.04%) Python Developer
13 10 (2.34%) Automation Tester
14 9 (2.11%) Full Stack Developer
14 9 (2.11%) Java Architect
14 9 (2.11%) JavaScript Developer
14 9 (2.11%) Software Developer
14 9 (2.11%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (38.64%) Spring
2 80 (18.74%) Spring Boot
3 71 (16.63%) Web Services
4 69 (16.16%) Hibernate
4 69 (16.16%) RESTful
5 65 (15.22%) HTML
6 64 (14.99%) CSS
7 62 (14.52%) Node.js
8 59 (13.82%) JSON
8 59 (13.82%) XML
9 40 (9.37%) .NET
10 35 (8.20%) J2EE
11 34 (7.96%) AngularJS
12 29 (6.79%) REST
13 28 (6.56%) HTML5
14 26 (6.09%) Dropwizard
14 26 (6.09%) SOAP
15 25 (5.85%) jQuery
16 23 (5.39%) Java EE
16 23 (5.39%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.49%) Mobile App
2 23 (5.39%) User Experience
3 12 (2.81%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.34%) iPad
5 6 (1.41%) Algorithms
5 6 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.41%) Wiki
6 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.94%) Blog
7 4 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.47%) Clustering
9 2 (0.47%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.47%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.47%) Robotics
9 2 (0.47%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.37%) Android
2 37 (8.67%) Linux
3 26 (6.09%) Unix
4 10 (2.34%) Windows
5 6 (1.41%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.70%) CentOS
7 2 (0.47%) AIX
7 2 (0.47%) Debian
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.47%) Solaris
7 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (55.50%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (34.43%) TDD
3 115 (26.93%) DevOps
4 87 (20.37%) BDD
5 84 (19.67%) Scrum
6 82 (19.20%) Microservices
7 81 (18.97%) Test Automation
8 48 (11.24%) SOA
9 46 (10.77%) Software Engineering
10 39 (9.13%) E-Commerce
11 37 (8.67%) OO
12 34 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (7.96%) Kanban
12 34 (7.96%) Open Source
13 30 (7.03%) Pair Programming
14 27 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (6.32%) Web Development
15 25 (5.85%) Android Development
16 23 (5.39%) MVC
17 21 (4.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (28.34%) JavaScript
2 108 (25.29%) Java 8
3 90 (21.08%) Python
4 59 (13.82%) SQL
5 45 (10.54%) Groovy
6 33 (7.73%) PHP
7 32 (7.49%) C#
8 24 (5.62%) Shell Script
9 20 (4.68%) Scala
10 11 (2.58%) Ruby
11 6 (1.41%) Kotlin
11 6 (1.41%) Perl
12 5 (1.17%) C++
13 4 (0.94%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.94%) Clojure
13 4 (0.94%) LotusScript
14 3 (0.70%) Delphi
14 3 (0.70%) Prolog
15 2 (0.47%) JCL
15 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (3.04%) Degree
2 12 (2.81%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.17%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.94%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.23%) HND
6 1 (0.23%) ISEB
6 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.85%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) GDPR
3 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 77 (18.03%) Docker
2 22 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.47%) KVM
4 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 57 (13.35%) Ansible
2 45 (10.54%) Puppet
3 44 (10.30%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (9.13%) Terraform
5 28 (6.56%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.94%) Salt
7 3 (0.70%) Grafana
7 3 (0.70%) Kibana
7 3 (0.70%) logstash
7 3 (0.70%) Nagios
8 2 (0.47%) Cacti
8 2 (0.47%) collectd
8 2 (0.47%) Graphite
8 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.47%) Icinga
8 2 (0.47%) Netcool
8 2 (0.47%) Observium
8 2 (0.47%) OpenNMS
8 2 (0.47%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (9.13%) Oracle
2 17 (3.98%) IBM
3 13 (3.04%) Kony
4 11 (2.58%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.34%) hybris
6 9 (2.11%) Cloudera
7 7 (1.64%) Adobe
8 6 (1.41%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.41%) Splunk
9 5 (1.17%) Blue Prism
9 5 (1.17%) FatWire
9 5 (1.17%) Google
9 5 (1.17%) SAP
10 4 (0.94%) Black Duck
10 4 (0.94%) Hortonworks
10 4 (0.94%) Lotus
11 3 (0.70%) Apiary
12 2 (0.47%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.47%) Ericsson
12 2 (0.47%) MapR