Period
to 18 April 2019

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 18 April 2019 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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 12 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Java 337 341 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.70% 11.40% 11.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.94% 24.59% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 233 219
Manchester median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £369 £363 £300
90th Percentile £700 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Manchester median hourly rate £13.54 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.99% -3.53% +46.55%
10th Percentile £12.83 £40.00 £40.38
90th Percentile £14.24 £42.00 £44.63
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -0.61% -2.94% +6.25%

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 1,299 1,387 1,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 45.10% 46.36% 41.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 1,004 818
Manchester median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £313 £292 £255
90th Percentile £575 £538 £494
North West median daily rate £416 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.06% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 24
Manchester median hourly rate £21.11 £18.71 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.81% -50.11% +29.31%
10th Percentile £12.79 £13.50 £14.05
90th Percentile £40.13 £42.00 £44.63
North West median hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.04% -11.25% +8.11%

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 18 April 2019.

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 18 April 2019. 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 -2 7 £350 -12.50% 6
Salford +2 4 £428 -8.80% 5
Bury - 1 £475 -
Rochdale - 1 - -
Java
North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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.

1 154 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (27.00%) TDD
2 91 (27.00%) Test Automation
3 90 (26.71%) Jenkins
4 89 (26.41%) JavaScript
5 84 (24.93%) DevOps
6 71 (21.07%) Java 8
7 67 (19.88%) Amazon AWS
8 64 (18.99%) Spring
9 63 (18.69%) Linux
10 59 (17.51%) BDD
11 58 (17.21%) AngularJS
12 48 (14.24%) Microservices
13 47 (13.95%) Docker
13 47 (13.95%) REST
13 47 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
14 44 (13.06%) Puppet
14 44 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
15 43 (12.76%) Configuration Management
15 43 (12.76%) Open Source
16 41 (12.17%) .NET
17 40 (11.87%) Python
18 39 (11.57%) Scrum
18 39 (11.57%) Git (software)
19 38 (11.28%) MongoDB
19 38 (11.28%) Ansible
19 38 (11.28%) Web Services
20 37 (10.98%) HTTP
21 34 (10.09%) Selenium
22 33 (9.79%) Unix

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 (7.72%) nginx
2 22 (6.53%) Tomcat
3 18 (5.34%) Apache
4 14 (4.15%) WebSphere
5 13 (3.86%) CMS
6 12 (3.56%) IIS
6 12 (3.56%) Jetty
6 12 (3.56%) Mongrel
7 11 (3.26%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (2.97%) Confluence
9 9 (2.67%) Apache Spark
10 7 (2.08%) Apache Pig
10 7 (2.08%) WordPress
11 5 (1.48%) NetWeaver
12 4 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.89%) Drupal
13 3 (0.89%) SAS
14 2 (0.59%) JBoss
14 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (1.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Magento
2 1 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 67 (19.88%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (5.93%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (5.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 18 (5.34%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (5.04%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (3.86%) npm
7 12 (3.56%) Google App Engine
8 11 (3.26%) PaaS
9 4 (1.19%) GitHub
9 4 (1.19%) IBM Blueworks
10 3 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.89%) Serverless
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.98%) HTTP
2 32 (9.50%) TCP/IP
3 28 (8.31%) DNS
4 25 (7.42%) DHCP
4 25 (7.42%) FTP
5 24 (7.12%) IPsec
5 24 (7.12%) SSL
6 3 (0.89%) Internet
6 3 (0.89%) SAN
7 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.28%) MongoDB
2 17 (5.04%) MySQL
3 16 (4.75%) NoSQL
4 13 (3.86%) DB2
5 11 (3.26%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (2.67%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.67%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.37%) Apache Hive
7 8 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.08%) Big Data
8 7 (2.08%) Pentaho
9 6 (1.78%) HBase
9 6 (1.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 5 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.48%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.89%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.89%) SQL Server
12 2 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 90 (26.71%) Jenkins
2 39 (11.57%) Git (software)
3 34 (10.09%) Selenium
4 32 (9.50%) Travis CI
5 27 (8.01%) Cucumber
5 27 (8.01%) JIRA
6 26 (7.72%) Maven
7 23 (6.82%) Gradle
8 19 (5.64%) JUnit
8 19 (5.64%) WebDriver
9 18 (5.34%) JMeter
10 14 (4.15%) Mockito
11 13 (3.86%) CircleCI
12 12 (3.56%) gulp
13 11 (3.26%) IBM UrbanCode
13 11 (3.26%) Jasmine
14 9 (2.67%) Artifactory
15 8 (2.37%) Gatling
16 6 (1.78%) Axure RP
17 5 (1.48%) Subversion
General
1 22 (6.53%) Finance
2 15 (4.45%) Banking
3 11 (3.26%) Retail
4 9 (2.67%) Advertising
5 6 (1.78%) Law
6 5 (1.48%) Marketing
7 3 (0.89%) Back Office
7 3 (0.89%) Legal
7 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 190 (56.38%) Developer
2 126 (37.39%) Java Developer
3 49 (14.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (8.90%) Agile Developer
5 28 (8.31%) Agile Java Developer
6 23 (6.82%) Full Stack Developer
7 22 (6.53%) Senior Developer
8 20 (5.93%) Java Engineer
9 19 (5.64%) Senior Java Developer
10 17 (5.04%) Tester
11 15 (4.45%) AWS Developer
12 13 (3.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 13 (3.86%) JavaScript Developer
13 12 (3.56%) Android Developer
14 11 (3.26%) Automation Tester
15 10 (2.97%) Architect
15 10 (2.97%) AWS Engineer
16 8 (2.37%) Consultant
17 7 (2.08%) Senior Agile Developer
17 7 (2.08%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (18.99%) Spring
2 58 (17.21%) AngularJS
3 47 (13.95%) REST
4 41 (12.17%) .NET
5 38 (11.28%) Web Services
6 33 (9.79%) Node.js
7 28 (8.31%) J2EE
8 26 (7.72%) HTML
9 25 (7.42%) CSS
9 25 (7.42%) Spring Boot
10 22 (6.53%) RESTful
11 19 (5.64%) React
12 18 (5.34%) Servlets
13 17 (5.04%) Hibernate
14 15 (4.45%) ActiveMQ
15 12 (3.56%) JAX-RS
15 12 (3.56%) jQuery
16 11 (3.26%) HTML5
17 10 (2.97%) Middleware
18 9 (2.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.20%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.37%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.37%) User Experience
4 6 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.48%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.48%) Fintech
6 4 (1.19%) Clustering
7 3 (0.89%) Robotics
7 3 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.89%) Tandem
8 2 (0.59%) Life Science
8 2 (0.59%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.59%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.30%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.30%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (18.69%) Linux
2 33 (9.79%) Unix
3 18 (5.34%) Android
4 17 (5.04%) Mac OS X
5 16 (4.75%) Windows
6 9 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.67%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.30%) AIX
9 1 (0.30%) HPUX
9 1 (0.30%) MVS
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.30%) Solaris
9 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (27.00%) TDD
2 91 (27.00%) Test Automation
3 84 (24.93%) DevOps
4 59 (17.51%) BDD
5 48 (14.24%) Microservices
6 44 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (12.76%) Configuration Management
7 43 (12.76%) Open Source
8 39 (11.57%) Scrum
9 32 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
10 27 (8.01%) Software Engineering
11 23 (6.82%) Unit Testing
11 23 (6.82%) Web Development
12 22 (6.53%) E-Commerce
13 19 (5.64%) Continuous Deployment
13 19 (5.64%) User Stories
14 18 (5.34%) Front End Development
15 17 (5.04%) OOP
15 17 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 89 (26.41%) JavaScript
2 71 (21.07%) Java 8
3 40 (11.87%) Python
4 33 (9.79%) SQL
5 28 (8.31%) Shell Script
6 25 (7.42%) C#
7 23 (6.82%) Groovy
8 18 (5.34%) Scala
9 15 (4.45%) Bash Shell
9 15 (4.45%) PHP
10 11 (3.26%) Kotlin
10 11 (3.26%) Ruby
11 5 (1.48%) Apple Swift
11 5 (1.48%) Perl
12 3 (0.89%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.89%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.30%) Clojure
14 1 (0.30%) ES6
14 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.23%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.86%) Degree
4 10 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.82%) QA
2 3 (0.89%) SLA
3 2 (0.59%) GDPR
4 1 (0.30%) COBIT
4 1 (0.30%) PSD2
System Software
1 47 (13.95%) Docker
2 18 (5.34%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.56%) Xen
4 6 (1.78%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.59%) RACF
6 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.30%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 44 (13.06%) Puppet
2 38 (11.28%) Ansible
3 33 (9.79%) Terraform
4 31 (9.20%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (6.82%) Kubernetes
6 8 (2.37%) Salt
7 6 (1.78%) Oozie
7 6 (1.78%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.89%) Packer
9 1 (0.30%) Ambari
9 1 (0.30%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.30%) Grafana
9 1 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.30%) PingFederate
9 1 (0.30%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.30%) Rancher
9 1 (0.30%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 23 (6.82%) Google
2 19 (5.64%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.75%) Oracle
4 13 (3.86%) VMware
5 10 (2.97%) IBM
6 7 (2.08%) Splunk
7 6 (1.78%) SAP
8 5 (1.48%) hybris
9 4 (1.19%) HP
10 3 (0.89%) Adobe
10 3 (0.89%) Dell
10 3 (0.89%) Pega
10 3 (0.89%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.89%) StorageTek
10 3 (0.89%) Sun
10 3 (0.89%) webMethods
11 2 (0.59%) Twitter
12 1 (0.30%) CyberArk
12 1 (0.30%) Kony
12 1 (0.30%) WSO2