Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 120 128
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 8 30 81 102
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.06% 1.60% 1.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.10% 3.92% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 64 76
Median daily rate £525 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £466 £414 £325
90th Percentile £613 £619 £539
England median daily rate £525 £538 £513
% change year-on-year -2.33% +4.88% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.50 £55.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -19.09% +22.22% -5.26%

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 967 2,064 2,478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.03% 40.67% 42.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 1,421 1,693
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 67
Median hourly rate £41.75 £38.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.87% +4.83% -9.38%
10th Percentile £17.14 £12.82 £12.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.40 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +4.88% -1.20%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Java 8 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java 8 in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Java 8 in the North West

Java 8
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java 8 in the North West over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 +18 22 £525 +5.00% 8
Cheshire +26 6 £525 +50.00% 1
Merseyside +6 2 £575 +21.05%
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 29 (96.67%) Java
2 22 (73.33%) TDD
2 22 (73.33%) Microservices
3 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (53.33%) AWS
4 16 (53.33%) BDD
5 15 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 15 (50.00%) Pair Programming
5 15 (50.00%) Docker
6 14 (46.67%) Kubernetes
6 14 (46.67%) Azure
7 13 (43.33%) Spring
7 13 (43.33%) Linux
7 13 (43.33%) Public Sector
8 12 (40.00%) Unix
8 12 (40.00%) MongoDB
9 11 (36.67%) Continuous Deployment
9 11 (36.67%) Spring Boot
9 11 (36.67%) Responsive Web Design
10 10 (33.33%) Mockito
10 10 (33.33%) Web Design
11 9 (30.00%) Mac OS X
11 9 (30.00%) ActiveMQ
11 9 (30.00%) JAX-RS
12 8 (26.67%) Web Development
13 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
14 6 (20.00%) React
14 6 (20.00%) AngularJS
14 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
15 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared

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 1 (3.33%) Camunda
1 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 16 (53.33%) AWS
2 14 (46.67%) Azure
3 2 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (6.67%) Amazon S3
3 2 (6.67%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (6.67%) GCP
3 2 (6.67%) SaaS
3 2 (6.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) DNS
1 1 (3.33%) FTP
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
1 1 (3.33%) Skype
1 1 (3.33%) SSL
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon Athena
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (6.67%) BigQuery
2 2 (6.67%) Data Lake
2 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Mockito
2 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (13.33%) JUnit
3 4 (13.33%) Spock
4 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.33%) Gatling
5 1 (3.33%) Geb
5 1 (3.33%) GitLab
5 1 (3.33%) Gradle
5 1 (3.33%) Log4j
5 1 (3.33%) webpack
General
1 13 (43.33%) Public Sector
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (96.67%) Developer
2 23 (76.67%) Java Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (6.67%) React Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Angular Developer
5 1 (3.33%) AWS Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Azure Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) Spring
2 11 (36.67%) Spring Boot
3 9 (30.00%) ActiveMQ
3 9 (30.00%) JAX-RS
4 6 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (20.00%) React
5 5 (16.67%) Node.js
6 4 (13.33%) CSS
6 4 (13.33%) HTML
7 3 (10.00%) RESTful
7 3 (10.00%) Vue.js
8 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
8 2 (6.67%) JSP
8 2 (6.67%) REST
8 2 (6.67%) SOAP
9 1 (3.33%) Ember.js
9 1 (3.33%) Kafka
9 1 (3.33%) OAuth
9 1 (3.33%) Struts
9 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Linux
2 12 (40.00%) Unix
3 9 (30.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Microservices
1 22 (73.33%) TDD
2 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (53.33%) BDD
4 15 (50.00%) Pair Programming
4 15 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 11 (36.67%) Continuous Deployment
5 11 (36.67%) Responsive Web Design
6 10 (33.33%) Web Design
7 8 (26.67%) Web Development
8 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (10.00%) Asynchronous Programming
10 2 (6.67%) Fintech
10 2 (6.67%) OOP
10 2 (6.67%) Refactoring
11 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
11 1 (3.33%) Domain-Driven Design
11 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
11 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (96.67%) Java
2 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.67%) ES6
4 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.33%) C
5 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.67%) DBS Check
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (46.67%) Kubernetes
2 3 (10.00%) Terraform
3 1 (3.33%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Google
2 1 (3.33%) SAP
2 1 (3.33%) Splunk