Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 17 29
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12 -9
Contract jobs citing Java 85 45 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 17.31% 7.59% 4.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.12% 22.17% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 24 16
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% +0.31% +14.29%
10th Percentile £308 £261 £306
90th Percentile £500 £571 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.38% -6.88% +20.30%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 223 203 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 45.42% 34.23% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 117 94
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £181
90th Percentile £488 £480 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Merseyside median hourly rate £17.74 £23.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.70% +8.14% +14.67%
10th Percentile £12.32 £12.33 £20.75
90th Percentile £18.87 £33.28 £22.25
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +30.43%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Liverpool +10 67 £400 +6.67% 10
Southport +6 3 £363 -33.79%
Java
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 34 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (35.29%) Selenium
2 30 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 29 (34.12%) Node.js
4 26 (30.59%) Jenkins
5 24 (28.24%) Scrum
6 23 (27.06%) Test Automation
7 21 (24.71%) JSON
8 20 (23.53%) TDD
8 20 (23.53%) HTML
9 19 (22.35%) CSS
9 19 (22.35%) Ansible
10 18 (21.18%) BDD
10 18 (21.18%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (20.00%) Web Services
12 16 (18.82%) Cucumber
13 15 (17.65%) RESTful
14 14 (16.47%) MongoDB
14 14 (16.47%) Mocha
14 14 (16.47%) Express
14 14 (16.47%) Redis
14 14 (16.47%) Nunjucks
14 14 (16.47%) E-Commerce
15 13 (15.29%) SAML
15 13 (15.29%) Oracle
15 13 (15.29%) Kanban
15 13 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (14.12%) React
16 12 (14.12%) Front End Development
16 12 (14.12%) REST

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 6 (7.06%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (7.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.71%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (4.71%) nginx
3 4 (4.71%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.71%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.18%) Confluence
5 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.71%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (4.71%) PaaS
2 4 (4.71%) Serverless
3 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) LDAP
1 3 (3.53%) PuTTY
1 3 (3.53%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) MongoDB
1 14 (16.47%) Redis
2 10 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 8 (9.41%) MySQL
4 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.71%) Big Data
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 30 (35.29%) Selenium
2 26 (30.59%) Jenkins
3 16 (18.82%) Cucumber
4 14 (16.47%) Mocha
5 12 (14.12%) Git (software)
6 11 (12.94%) JMeter
7 6 (7.06%) JIRA
7 6 (7.06%) WebDriver
8 4 (4.71%) Ant
8 4 (4.71%) Grunt
9 3 (3.53%) JDeveloper
9 3 (3.53%) TortoiseSVN
9 3 (3.53%) WATIR
10 2 (2.35%) JUnit
10 2 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (2.35%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.35%) Vagrant
11 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.18%) IntelliJ
11 1 (1.18%) Toad
General
1 5 (5.88%) Banking
1 5 (5.88%) Finance
1 5 (5.88%) Marketing
2 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.18%) Automotive
3 1 (1.18%) Games
3 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (63.53%) Developer
2 39 (45.88%) Java Developer
3 12 (14.12%) JavaScript Developer
4 10 (11.76%) Analyst
4 10 (11.76%) Architect
5 9 (10.59%) Test Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Digital Architect
6 6 (7.06%) Node.js Developer
6 6 (7.06%) Oracle Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Agile Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Agile Java Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (4.71%) AWS Architect
8 4 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Agile Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Agile Java Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Android Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (34.12%) Node.js
2 21 (24.71%) JSON
3 20 (23.53%) HTML
4 19 (22.35%) CSS
5 17 (20.00%) Web Services
6 15 (17.65%) RESTful
7 14 (16.47%) Express
7 14 (16.47%) Nunjucks
8 13 (15.29%) SAML
9 12 (14.12%) React
9 12 (14.12%) REST
9 12 (14.12%) Spring
10 11 (12.94%) Spring Boot
11 7 (8.24%) Java EE
11 7 (8.24%) JSP
12 6 (7.06%) Dropwizard
12 6 (7.06%) Ember.js
12 6 (7.06%) J2EE
12 6 (7.06%) JSF
12 6 (7.06%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (7.06%) iPad
4 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.88%) User Experience
5 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.53%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.35%) Social Media
7 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.59%) Android
1 9 (10.59%) Linux
2 6 (7.06%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.24%) Scrum
3 23 (27.06%) Test Automation
4 20 (23.53%) TDD
5 18 (21.18%) BDD
5 18 (21.18%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (16.47%) E-Commerce
7 13 (15.29%) Kanban
8 12 (14.12%) Front End Development
9 11 (12.94%) Microservices
10 9 (10.59%) Open Source
11 8 (9.41%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (9.41%) SOA
12 7 (8.24%) DevOps
13 6 (7.06%) Adaptive Web Design
13 6 (7.06%) Manual Testing
13 6 (7.06%) SDLC
13 6 (7.06%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (7.06%) Web Design
14 5 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 7 (8.24%) C++
2 7 (8.24%) Ruby
3 6 (7.06%) C#
3 6 (7.06%) Groovy
3 6 (7.06%) Python
4 5 (5.88%) PHP
4 5 (5.88%) SQL
5 4 (4.71%) ES6
5 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.35%) F#
6 2 (2.35%) Perl
6 2 (2.35%) VBScript
7 1 (1.18%) C
7 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.53%) Degree
4 2 (2.35%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.94%) Docker
2 4 (4.71%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (22.35%) Ansible
2 4 (4.71%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.71%) Puppet
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 13 (15.29%) Oracle
2 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.18%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.18%) Murex