Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 125 129
Rank change year-on-year +32 +4 +99
Contract jobs citing Java 8 121 79 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.17% 1.46% 1.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.34% 3.66% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 61 70
North West median daily rate £475 £413 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -5.44% +45.42%
10th Percentile £413 £313 £319
90th Percentile £574 £525 £538
England median daily rate £538 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +3.37% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £50.00

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 2,266 2,157 2,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.68% 39.88% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,575 1,499 1,604
North West median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £540 £525
England median daily rate £480 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 66 61
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £38.88 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.82% +0.97% +4.05%
10th Percentile £17.20 £13.25 £14.00
90th Percentile £48.54 £49.38 £48.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +34 97 £475 +5.56% 28
Cheshire -18 12 £475 +15.85% 1
Merseyside - 8 £475 - 1
Lancashire -19 4 £488 +44.44% 4
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Java
2 92 (76.03%) Spring
3 86 (71.07%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (58.68%) TDD
5 65 (53.72%) Spring Boot
6 55 (45.45%) DevOps
7 44 (36.36%) Microservices
8 43 (35.54%) BDD
9 37 (30.58%) PostgreSQL
10 36 (29.75%) Hibernate
11 34 (28.10%) Test Automation
12 32 (26.45%) Docker
13 31 (25.62%) Amazon AWS
14 30 (24.79%) JUnit
14 30 (24.79%) Ansible
15 27 (22.31%) Node.js
16 26 (21.49%) Web Services
16 26 (21.49%) Python
17 22 (18.18%) MySQL
18 21 (17.36%) JavaScript
18 21 (17.36%) Terraform
19 20 (16.53%) Maven
20 19 (15.70%) Pair Programming
21 18 (14.88%) Gradle
21 18 (14.88%) Scrum
21 18 (14.88%) PHP
22 17 (14.05%) Jenkins
22 17 (14.05%) Spock
23 16 (13.22%) Gatling
23 16 (13.22%) Elastic Stack

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 8 (6.61%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.83%) Apache
2 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.62%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.79%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.96%) Amazon SQS
3 6 (4.96%) SaaS
4 2 (1.65%) npm
4 2 (1.65%) Yarn
5 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.83%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (30.58%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (18.18%) MySQL
3 7 (5.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.83%) Big Data
5 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (24.79%) JUnit
2 20 (16.53%) Maven
3 18 (14.88%) Gradle
4 17 (14.05%) Jenkins
4 17 (14.05%) Spock
5 16 (13.22%) Gatling
5 16 (13.22%) Selenium
6 13 (10.74%) IntelliJ
7 12 (9.92%) Git (software)
8 10 (8.26%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.65%) Mocha
9 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.83%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.83%) JIRA
10 1 (0.83%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.83%) webpack
General
1 10 (8.26%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Retail
3 2 (1.65%) Banking
3 2 (1.65%) Front Office
3 2 (1.65%) Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) Automotive
4 1 (0.83%) Electronics
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (74.38%) Developer
2 87 (71.90%) Java Developer
3 30 (24.79%) Agile Developer
3 30 (24.79%) Agile Java Developer
4 27 (22.31%) Java Engineer
5 19 (15.70%) AWS Developer
6 16 (13.22%) Senior Developer
6 16 (13.22%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (7.44%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (4.96%) Backend Developer
9 6 (4.96%) Senior Agile Developer
9 6 (4.96%) Senior Agile Java Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Java Software Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Senior Java Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
12 3 (2.48%) Java Programmer
12 3 (2.48%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (76.03%) Spring
2 65 (53.72%) Spring Boot
3 36 (29.75%) Hibernate
4 27 (22.31%) Node.js
5 26 (21.49%) Web Services
6 16 (13.22%) Elastic Stack
6 16 (13.22%) RESTful
6 16 (13.22%) Spring Security
7 13 (10.74%) Dropwizard
8 10 (8.26%) AngularJS
8 10 (8.26%) React
9 9 (7.44%) HTML
10 8 (6.61%) REST
11 7 (5.79%) CSS
12 6 (4.96%) JSON
12 6 (4.96%) Middleware
13 5 (4.13%) Kafka
14 3 (2.48%) HTML5
14 3 (2.48%) jQuery
14 3 (2.48%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.92%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (4.96%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.31%) User Experience
3 4 (3.31%) Wiki
4 3 (2.48%) Fintech
5 2 (1.65%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.65%) Equities
6 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.65%) Linux
1 2 (1.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (71.07%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (58.68%) TDD
3 55 (45.45%) DevOps
4 44 (36.36%) Microservices
5 43 (35.54%) BDD
6 34 (28.10%) Test Automation
7 19 (15.70%) Pair Programming
8 18 (14.88%) Scrum
9 16 (13.22%) SOA
10 10 (8.26%) API Development
10 10 (8.26%) Kanban
10 10 (8.26%) Software Engineering
11 8 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.79%) API Design
12 7 (5.79%) Artificial Intelligence
13 6 (4.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 6 (4.96%) Functional Testing
13 6 (4.96%) Monetization
13 6 (4.96%) Technical Leadership
13 6 (4.96%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 121 (100.00%) Java
2 26 (21.49%) Python
3 21 (17.36%) JavaScript
4 18 (14.88%) PHP
5 12 (9.92%) SQL
6 3 (2.48%) Scala
7 2 (1.65%) C#
7 2 (1.65%) ES6
7 2 (1.65%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.83%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 8 (6.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) QA
System Software
1 32 (26.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 30 (24.79%) Ansible
2 21 (17.36%) Terraform
3 9 (7.44%) Kubernetes
3 9 (7.44%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (7.44%) Puppet
4 4 (3.31%) Packer
Vendors
1 1 (0.83%) Facebook
1 1 (0.83%) Google
1 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
1 1 (0.83%) SAP
1 1 (0.83%) Twitter