Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 10 6
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +17
Contract jobs citing Java 435 313 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.39% 10.85% 12.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.19% 26.26% 35.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 206 346
Manchester median daily rate £425 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +0.89%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £313
90th Percentile £616 £575 £540
North West median daily rate £425 £438 £420
% change year-on-year -2.86% +4.17% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 4
Manchester median hourly rate £42.00 £41.25 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +42.18% -22.63%
10th Percentile £40.60 £37.50 £18.33
90th Percentile £138.60 £49.38 £35.08
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £29.01
% change year-on-year -1.18% +46.49% -36.93%

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 1,490 1,192 1,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 45.87% 41.33% 33.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,033 801 853
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £268 £256
90th Percentile £551 £513 £519
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +2.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 48 20
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -14.50%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £14.48
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.00 £45.25
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -9.38% +40.35% -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 19 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 August 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 14 £431 +5.18% 14
Altrincham +6 7 £390 - 3
Salford -1 7 £425 -15.00% 8
Cheadle -2 6 £363 - 1
Java
North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 242 (55.63%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (38.62%) Spring
3 158 (36.32%) JavaScript
4 143 (32.87%) TDD
5 97 (22.30%) CSS
6 92 (21.15%) Java 8
7 90 (20.69%) HTML
8 87 (20.00%) Scrum
9 82 (18.85%) Jenkins
9 82 (18.85%) Microservices
10 77 (17.70%) Amazon AWS
11 76 (17.47%) SQL
12 75 (17.24%) Git (software)
13 74 (17.01%) DevOps
14 73 (16.78%) Hibernate
15 72 (16.55%) Web Services
15 72 (16.55%) BDD
16 69 (15.86%) Test Automation
17 67 (15.40%) RESTful
17 67 (15.40%) J2EE
18 60 (13.79%) Spring Boot
19 57 (13.10%) Python
19 57 (13.10%) JIRA
19 57 (13.10%) AngularJS
20 56 (12.87%) Docker
20 56 (12.87%) Android
21 54 (12.41%) JSON
21 54 (12.41%) XML
22 50 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
23 48 (11.03%) Node.js

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 (5.98%) Confluence
1 26 (5.98%) Tomcat
1 26 (5.98%) WebSphere
2 20 (4.60%) CMS
3 18 (4.14%) Cloud Foundry
4 17 (3.91%) Apache
5 11 (2.53%) nginx
6 7 (1.61%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.38%) IBM Domino
8 5 (1.15%) Commerce Server
8 5 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.92%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.92%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.46%) WebSphere Portal
11 2 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (3.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.46%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.46%) Magento
2 1 (0.23%) Maximo
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 77 (17.70%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (5.98%) GitHub
2 26 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.53%) npm
4 10 (2.30%) PaaS
4 10 (2.30%) SaaS
5 8 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.61%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (1.38%) Serverless
8 5 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (1.15%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.92%) Slack
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.46%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.46%) IaaS
10 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.61%) HTTP
2 6 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.15%) DNS
3 5 (1.15%) SMS
4 4 (0.92%) SNMP
5 3 (0.69%) FTP
6 2 (0.46%) BGP
6 2 (0.46%) DHCP
6 2 (0.46%) Internet
6 2 (0.46%) IPFIX
6 2 (0.46%) IPsec
6 2 (0.46%) Junos
6 2 (0.46%) MPLS
6 2 (0.46%) MRTG
6 2 (0.46%) OSPF
6 2 (0.46%) RTP
6 2 (0.46%) SMTP
6 2 (0.46%) TACACS
6 2 (0.46%) VPN
7 1 (0.23%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.57%) MySQL
2 30 (6.90%) MongoDB
3 26 (5.98%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (5.29%) Relational Database
5 18 (4.14%) NoSQL
5 18 (4.14%) SQL Server
6 17 (3.91%) Big Data
7 12 (2.76%) DB2
8 9 (2.07%) Endeca
9 8 (1.84%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (1.61%) Hazelcast
11 6 (1.38%) CouchDB
11 6 (1.38%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.38%) Neo4j
12 5 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.15%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.69%) Blockchain
14 2 (0.46%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.46%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 82 (18.85%) Jenkins
2 75 (17.24%) Git (software)
3 57 (13.10%) JIRA
4 40 (9.20%) Selenium
5 36 (8.28%) Maven
6 24 (5.52%) Gradle
6 24 (5.52%) JUnit
7 16 (3.68%) Cucumber
7 16 (3.68%) Mockito
8 15 (3.45%) Axure RP
8 15 (3.45%) IntelliJ
9 13 (2.99%) gulp
10 11 (2.53%) Subversion
11 10 (2.30%) Jasmine
11 10 (2.30%) Travis CI
12 9 (2.07%) Eclipse
12 9 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (1.84%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.84%) Karma Test Runner
13 8 (1.84%) SoapUI
General
1 37 (8.51%) Finance
2 28 (6.44%) Retail
3 11 (2.53%) Banking
4 7 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.38%) Marketing
6 5 (1.15%) Advertising
7 4 (0.92%) Back Office
7 4 (0.92%) Electronics
7 4 (0.92%) Publishing
8 2 (0.46%) Automotive
8 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.46%) Legal
9 1 (0.23%) Games
9 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 296 (68.05%) Developer
2 186 (42.76%) Java Developer
3 30 (6.90%) Senior Developer
4 26 (5.98%) Architect
4 26 (5.98%) DevOps Engineer
5 24 (5.52%) Senior Java Developer
6 23 (5.29%) Android Developer
7 19 (4.37%) Agile Developer
7 19 (4.37%) Agile Java Developer
8 17 (3.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 16 (3.68%) Software Engineer
10 15 (3.45%) Angular Developer
10 15 (3.45%) Java Architect
11 14 (3.22%) JavaScript Developer
11 14 (3.22%) Technical Architect
12 13 (2.99%) Java Engineer
13 12 (2.76%) Tester
14 11 (2.53%) AWS Developer
14 11 (2.53%) Consultant
14 11 (2.53%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (38.62%) Spring
2 97 (22.30%) CSS
3 90 (20.69%) HTML
4 73 (16.78%) Hibernate
5 72 (16.55%) Web Services
6 67 (15.40%) J2EE
6 67 (15.40%) RESTful
7 60 (13.79%) Spring Boot
8 57 (13.10%) AngularJS
9 54 (12.41%) JSON
9 54 (12.41%) XML
10 48 (11.03%) Node.js
11 47 (10.80%) REST
12 34 (7.82%) JSP
13 31 (7.13%) .NET
13 31 (7.13%) jQuery
14 30 (6.90%) SOAP
15 28 (6.44%) HTML5
15 28 (6.44%) Java EE
16 27 (6.21%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.97%) User Experience
2 27 (6.21%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.30%) iPad
5 8 (1.84%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.38%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.15%) Wiki
8 4 (0.92%) Blog
9 3 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.46%) Clustering
10 2 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.46%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.46%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.46%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.46%) Robotics
10 2 (0.46%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 56 (12.87%) Android
2 32 (7.36%) Linux
3 27 (6.21%) Apple iOS
4 26 (5.98%) Unix
5 23 (5.29%) Windows
6 5 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.46%) AIX
7 2 (0.46%) CentOS
7 2 (0.46%) Debian
7 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.46%) Solaris
7 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (55.63%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (32.87%) TDD
3 87 (20.00%) Scrum
4 82 (18.85%) Microservices
5 74 (17.01%) DevOps
6 72 (16.55%) BDD
7 69 (15.86%) Test Automation
8 50 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (10.80%) E-Commerce
10 43 (9.89%) SOA
11 37 (8.51%) Kanban
12 36 (8.28%) OO
13 35 (8.05%) Software Engineering
14 32 (7.36%) MVC
14 32 (7.36%) Web Development
15 27 (6.21%) Android Development
15 27 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
16 26 (5.98%) Front End Development
17 25 (5.75%) Pair Programming
17 25 (5.75%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 158 (36.32%) JavaScript
2 92 (21.15%) Java 8
3 76 (17.47%) SQL
4 57 (13.10%) Python
5 45 (10.34%) Groovy
6 26 (5.98%) C#
7 23 (5.29%) Scala
8 14 (3.22%) PHP
8 14 (3.22%) Ruby
9 12 (2.76%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.84%) C++
11 7 (1.61%) Clojure
12 6 (1.38%) Perl
13 5 (1.15%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.15%) Go
13 5 (1.15%) Java 9
14 4 (0.92%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.92%) Kotlin
14 4 (0.92%) LotusScript
15 3 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (2.53%) Degree
2 9 (2.07%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.92%) AWS Certification
3 4 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.46%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.23%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.23%) HND
5 1 (0.23%) IISP
5 1 (0.23%) ISEB
5 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.98%) QA
2 5 (1.15%) GCP
3 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 56 (12.87%) Docker
2 18 (4.14%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.46%) KVM
4 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (7.59%) Kubernetes
2 30 (6.90%) Ansible
3 26 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (5.98%) Puppet
4 9 (2.07%) Terraform
5 4 (0.92%) Salt
6 3 (0.69%) Grafana
6 3 (0.69%) Kibana
7 2 (0.46%) Cacti
7 2 (0.46%) collectd
7 2 (0.46%) Graphite
7 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.46%) Icinga
7 2 (0.46%) logstash
7 2 (0.46%) Mesos
7 2 (0.46%) Nagios
7 2 (0.46%) Netcool
7 2 (0.46%) OpenNMS
7 2 (0.46%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (10.34%) Oracle
2 19 (4.37%) IBM
3 15 (3.45%) hybris
4 12 (2.76%) Kony
4 12 (2.76%) Microsoft
5 9 (2.07%) FatWire
6 7 (1.61%) Google
6 7 (1.61%) SOASTA, Inc
7 6 (1.38%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.38%) SAP
8 5 (1.15%) Blue Prism
9 4 (0.92%) Adobe
9 4 (0.92%) Lotus
9 4 (0.92%) Splunk
10 3 (0.69%) Apiary
10 3 (0.69%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.46%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.46%) Huawei
11 2 (0.46%) Juniper
11 2 (0.46%) VMware