Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Java 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java 8 over the 6 months to 17 November 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 SE 8
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 127 152
Rank change year-on-year +52 +25 +85
Contract jobs citing Java 8 171 83 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.90% 1.45% 1.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.79% 3.81% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 68 70
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +53.45%
10th Percentile £400 £335 £330
90th Percentile £560 £509 £538
England median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £47.50 -
England median hourly rate £38.29 £47.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -19.40% -5.00% -

Java 8 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 the North West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,519 2,176 2,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.67% 38.01% 36.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,740 1,490 1,740
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £553 £526 £500
England median daily rate £475 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +4.40% +7.06% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 80 60
North West median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +37.87% -22.63%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.00 £13.15
90th Percentile £44.43 £51.71 £42.63
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +1.35%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Java 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Java 8 in the North West

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java 8 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java 8 in the North West

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java 8 in the North West over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java 8 in the North West

Java 8
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java 8 within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Manchester +37 110 £450 - 35
Lancashire +8 27 £532 +33.06% 1
Cheshire -7 25 £445 -1.11% 3
Merseyside - 7 £450 - 9
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Java 8 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 North West region with a requirement for Java 8.

1 167 (97.66%) Java
2 140 (81.87%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (81.87%) Spring
3 103 (60.23%) Spring Boot
4 92 (53.80%) TDD
5 67 (39.18%) PostgreSQL
6 53 (30.99%) DevOps
6 53 (30.99%) Microservices
7 52 (30.41%) Hibernate
7 52 (30.41%) BDD
8 47 (27.49%) Scrum
8 47 (27.49%) SOA
9 41 (23.98%) Spring Security
10 39 (22.81%) Node.js
11 33 (19.30%) Amazon AWS
11 33 (19.30%) Test Automation
12 30 (17.54%) Ansible
12 30 (17.54%) Docker
13 29 (16.96%) Pair Programming
14 28 (16.37%) Python
15 25 (14.62%) Dropwizard
15 25 (14.62%) Git (software)
15 25 (14.62%) SQL
16 24 (14.04%) Kanban
17 23 (13.45%) MySQL
17 23 (13.45%) JavaScript
17 23 (13.45%) Web Services
17 23 (13.45%) IntelliJ
17 23 (13.45%) Maven
18 20 (11.70%) JUnit

Java 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (1.75%) Apache Spark
1 3 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.58%) Apache
2 1 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.58%) CMS
2 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 33 (19.30%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.85%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (5.85%) SaaS
4 9 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.17%) npm
5 2 (1.17%) Yarn
6 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.58%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.58%) GitHub
6 1 (0.58%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.58%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (39.18%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (13.45%) MySQL
3 9 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (2.92%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.92%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.75%) Big Data
6 2 (1.17%) HBase
6 2 (1.17%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.17%) Power BI
6 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.17%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.58%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (14.62%) Git (software)
2 23 (13.45%) IntelliJ
2 23 (13.45%) Maven
3 20 (11.70%) Jenkins
3 20 (11.70%) JUnit
4 15 (8.77%) Gradle
5 14 (8.19%) Selenium
5 14 (8.19%) Spock
6 13 (7.60%) Gatling
7 4 (2.34%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.34%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.58%) GitLab
9 1 (0.58%) JIRA
9 1 (0.58%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.58%) Subversion
9 1 (0.58%) webpack
General
1 9 (5.26%) Finance
2 7 (4.09%) Retail
3 2 (1.17%) Banking
3 2 (1.17%) Front Office
4 1 (0.58%) Automotive
4 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 122 (71.35%) Developer
2 119 (69.59%) Java Developer
3 27 (15.79%) Agile Developer
3 27 (15.79%) Agile Java Developer
4 23 (13.45%) Senior Developer
4 23 (13.45%) Senior Java Developer
5 21 (12.28%) Java Engineer
6 19 (11.11%) AWS Developer
7 8 (4.68%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (4.09%) Agile Scrum Master
8 7 (4.09%) Scrum Master
8 7 (4.09%) Team Leader
8 7 (4.09%) Technical Leader
9 6 (3.51%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (2.92%) Java Software Engineer
10 5 (2.92%) Senior Java Engineer
10 5 (2.92%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.34%) Backend Developer
11 4 (2.34%) JavaScript Developer
12 3 (1.75%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (81.87%) Spring
2 103 (60.23%) Spring Boot
3 52 (30.41%) Hibernate
4 41 (23.98%) Spring Security
5 39 (22.81%) Node.js
6 25 (14.62%) Dropwizard
7 23 (13.45%) Web Services
8 16 (9.36%) Elastic Stack
8 16 (9.36%) RESTful
9 10 (5.85%) HTML
10 9 (5.26%) React
11 8 (4.68%) CSS
11 8 (4.68%) JSP
12 5 (2.92%) JSON
12 5 (2.92%) Kafka
13 4 (2.34%) AngularJS
13 4 (2.34%) HTML5
13 4 (2.34%) jQuery
13 4 (2.34%) REST
14 3 (1.75%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.19%) Wiki
2 11 (6.43%) User Experience
3 9 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.17%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.17%) Equities
6 2 (1.17%) Fintech
7 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.09%) Linux
2 2 (1.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (81.87%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (53.80%) TDD
3 53 (30.99%) DevOps
3 53 (30.99%) Microservices
4 52 (30.41%) BDD
5 47 (27.49%) Scrum
5 47 (27.49%) SOA
6 33 (19.30%) Test Automation
7 29 (16.96%) Pair Programming
8 24 (14.04%) Kanban
9 17 (9.94%) Software Engineering
10 14 (8.19%) Refactoring
11 13 (7.60%) OO
12 12 (7.02%) API Development
12 12 (7.02%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 10 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (5.26%) B2B
14 9 (5.26%) B2C
14 9 (5.26%) Functional Testing
14 9 (5.26%) Monetization
Programming Languages
1 167 (97.66%) Java
2 28 (16.37%) Python
3 25 (14.62%) SQL
4 23 (13.45%) JavaScript
5 17 (9.94%) PHP
6 3 (1.75%) Groovy
6 3 (1.75%) Scala
7 2 (1.17%) C#
7 2 (1.17%) ES6
7 2 (1.17%) Java 9
7 2 (1.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (2.34%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.75%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.58%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.58%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (17.54%) Docker
2 2 (1.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 30 (17.54%) Ansible
2 19 (11.11%) Terraform
3 12 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.02%) Puppet
4 10 (5.85%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.58%) Packer
Vendors
1 3 (1.75%) Google
1 3 (1.75%) Oracle
2 2 (1.17%) Tableau
3 1 (0.58%) Facebook
3 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.58%) Twitter