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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 12 29
Rank change year-on-year +5 +17  
Contract jobs citing Java 52 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 15.57% 9.82% 2.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.14% 27.83% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 17 7
Median daily rate £445 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.58% -9.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £313 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.87% -10.62%  

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 167 115 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 50.00% 35.28% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 58 49
Median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.80 £19.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.87% -5.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.00 £18.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £18.80 £21.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +6 36 £440 +9.65% 9
Java
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 61 (78.21%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (52.56%) TDD
3 39 (50.00%) Scrum
4 37 (47.44%) JavaScript
5 33 (42.31%) HTML
5 33 (42.31%) Oracle
5 33 (42.31%) Jenkins
6 32 (41.03%) BDD
7 30 (38.46%) Microservices
7 30 (38.46%) Spring
8 29 (37.18%) CSS
8 29 (37.18%) Continuous Delivery
9 27 (34.62%) MongoDB
10 26 (33.33%) Git (software)
11 25 (32.05%) Linux
11 25 (32.05%) RESTful
12 24 (30.77%) Kanban
13 23 (29.49%) Greenfield Project
14 22 (28.21%) React
14 22 (28.21%) Coaching
14 22 (28.21%) MySQL
15 21 (26.92%) DevOps
16 20 (25.64%) Spring Boot
16 20 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (24.36%) Open Source
18 18 (23.08%) Ember.js
18 18 (23.08%) SQL
19 17 (21.79%) Oracle Database
20 14 (17.95%) J2EE
21 12 (15.38%) Selenium

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 3 (3.85%) ColdFusion
1 3 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.56%) Confluence
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (2.56%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.28%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) HTTP
2 1 (1.28%) LDAP
2 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (34.62%) MongoDB
2 22 (28.21%) MySQL
3 17 (21.79%) Oracle Database
4 8 (10.26%) NoSQL
5 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.85%) Redis
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.28%) Hazelcast
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.28%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 33 (42.31%) Jenkins
2 26 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 12 (15.38%) Selenium
4 5 (6.41%) Cucumber
4 5 (6.41%) JIRA
5 4 (5.13%) Vagrant
5 4 (5.13%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.85%) JMeter
6 3 (3.85%) Mocha
7 2 (2.56%) JDeveloper
8 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.28%) jMock
8 1 (1.28%) JUnit
8 1 (1.28%) Mockito
8 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.28%) Xcode
General
1 2 (2.56%) Advertising
2 1 (1.28%) Banking
2 1 (1.28%) Finance
2 1 (1.28%) Games
2 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (64.10%) Developer
2 34 (43.59%) Java Developer
3 20 (25.64%) Senior Developer
3 20 (25.64%) Senior Java Developer
4 17 (21.79%) Agile Developer
4 17 (21.79%) Agile Java Developer
5 15 (19.23%) Senior Agile Developer
5 15 (19.23%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 7 (8.97%) Analyst
6 7 (8.97%) Java Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Test Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Scrum Master
8 4 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Principal Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Agile Coach
9 3 (3.85%) Agile Scrum Master
9 3 (3.85%) DevOps Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Java Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Scrum Master
9 3 (3.85%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (42.31%) HTML
2 30 (38.46%) Spring
3 29 (37.18%) CSS
4 25 (32.05%) RESTful
5 22 (28.21%) React
6 20 (25.64%) Spring Boot
7 18 (23.08%) Ember.js
8 14 (17.95%) J2EE
9 9 (11.54%) Hibernate
9 9 (11.54%) Web Services
10 8 (10.26%) Node.js
11 7 (8.97%) XML
12 6 (7.69%) .NET
13 4 (5.13%) Gherkin
13 4 (5.13%) SAML
14 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
14 3 (3.85%) AngularJS
14 3 (3.85%) Express
14 3 (3.85%) SOAP
15 2 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.49%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.56%) PlayStation
5 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.28%) iPad
5 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.05%) Linux
2 3 (3.85%) Android
2 3 (3.85%) Unix
3 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (78.21%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (52.56%) TDD
3 39 (50.00%) Scrum
4 32 (41.03%) BDD
5 30 (38.46%) Microservices
6 29 (37.18%) Continuous Delivery
7 24 (30.77%) Kanban
8 22 (28.21%) Coaching
9 21 (26.92%) DevOps
10 20 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (24.36%) Open Source
12 11 (14.10%) OOD
13 10 (12.82%) Test Automation
14 9 (11.54%) API Design
14 9 (11.54%) Front End Development
15 7 (8.97%) E-Commerce
15 7 (8.97%) Integration Testing
16 6 (7.69%) Configuration Management
16 6 (7.69%) Web Development
17 5 (6.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (47.44%) JavaScript
2 18 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (3.85%) Scala
4 2 (2.56%) C++
4 2 (2.56%) PHP
4 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.56%) Python
4 2 (2.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 1 (1.28%) C
5 1 (1.28%) C#
5 1 (1.28%) COBOL
5 1 (1.28%) Groovy
5 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Docker
2 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) Ansible
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (42.31%) Oracle
2 6 (7.69%) VMware
3 3 (3.85%) HP
4 2 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (1.28%) ATG
5 1 (1.28%) Sybase
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