The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 30 March 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
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 8 28
Rank change year-on-year -7 +20  
Contract jobs citing Java 23 38 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 7.23% 11.28% 3.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.55% 27.74% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 6
Median daily rate £500 £399 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.39% +16.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £38.13
% change year-on-year +5.80% +1.63%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 102 137 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 32.08% 40.65% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 108 46
Median daily rate £350 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £291 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £450 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Merseyside

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Merseyside over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Merseyside

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Merseyside

Java
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -1 21 £500 +25.00% 4
Java
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Java.

1 31 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (41.51%) Oracle
3 20 (37.74%) TDD
4 18 (33.96%) Spring
5 17 (32.08%) JavaScript
6 15 (28.30%) HTML
6 15 (28.30%) CSS
6 15 (28.30%) Jenkins
7 14 (26.42%) DevOps
7 14 (26.42%) Linux
7 14 (26.42%) Git (software)
8 13 (24.53%) SQL
8 13 (24.53%) Microservices
9 12 (22.64%) .NET
9 12 (22.64%) XML
9 12 (22.64%) Scrum
10 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (20.75%) API Design
11 10 (18.87%) Spring Boot
11 10 (18.87%) Open Source
11 10 (18.87%) BDD
12 9 (16.98%) J2EE
13 8 (15.09%) OOD
13 8 (15.09%) Unix
13 8 (15.09%) Finance
13 8 (15.09%) Unit Testing
13 8 (15.09%) Kanban
13 8 (15.09%) RESTful
13 8 (15.09%) AngularJS
14 7 (13.21%) Front End Development

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 7 (13.21%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.89%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.89%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) LDAP
2 1 (1.89%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) Internet
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) MongoDB
1 7 (13.21%) MySQL
1 7 (13.21%) NoSQL
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) DB2
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (28.30%) Jenkins
2 14 (26.42%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.43%) Eclipse
4 4 (7.55%) JUnit
4 4 (7.55%) Subversion
5 2 (3.77%) JDeveloper
5 2 (3.77%) JMeter
5 2 (3.77%) Selenium
6 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.89%) JIRA
6 1 (1.89%) Xcode
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Front Office
4 1 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (79.25%) Developer
2 29 (54.72%) Java Developer
3 12 (22.64%) Agile Developer
3 12 (22.64%) Agile Java Developer
4 9 (16.98%) Senior Developer
4 9 (16.98%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (15.09%) Senior Agile Developer
5 8 (15.09%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Principal Developer
7 5 (9.43%) .NET Developer
7 5 (9.43%) Java WebSphere Developer
7 5 (9.43%) WebSphere Developer
8 4 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Agile .NET Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Java Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Principal .NET Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Principal Java Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Python Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Java Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.96%) Spring
2 15 (28.30%) CSS
2 15 (28.30%) HTML
3 12 (22.64%) .NET
3 12 (22.64%) XML
4 10 (18.87%) Spring Boot
5 9 (16.98%) J2EE
6 8 (15.09%) AngularJS
6 8 (15.09%) RESTful
7 7 (13.21%) jQuery
8 6 (11.32%) SOAP
9 5 (9.43%) EJB
9 5 (9.43%) EJB 3.0
9 5 (9.43%) HTML5
10 4 (7.55%) CSS3
10 4 (7.55%) Web Services
10 4 (7.55%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (5.66%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (5.66%) Spring MVC
11 3 (5.66%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.42%) Linux
2 8 (15.09%) Unix
3 2 (3.77%) Android
3 2 (3.77%) Windows
4 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) TDD
3 14 (26.42%) DevOps
4 13 (24.53%) Microservices
5 12 (22.64%) Scrum
6 11 (20.75%) API Design
6 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (18.87%) BDD
7 10 (18.87%) Open Source
8 8 (15.09%) Kanban
8 8 (15.09%) OOD
8 8 (15.09%) Unit Testing
9 7 (13.21%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (13.21%) Front End Development
9 7 (13.21%) OO
10 6 (11.32%) Coaching
10 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
11 5 (9.43%) Mentoring
11 5 (9.43%) MVC
11 5 (9.43%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) JavaScript
2 13 (24.53%) SQL
3 5 (9.43%) Scala
4 3 (5.66%) C#
4 3 (5.66%) Python
5 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.77%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 1 (1.89%) COBOL
6 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.89%) Perl
6 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Ansible
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (41.51%) Oracle
2 6 (11.32%) VMware
3 2 (3.77%) IBM
3 2 (3.77%) Sybase
4 1 (1.89%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.89%) Perforce
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