Period
to 21 January 2021

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 21 January 2021 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
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 116 150 95
Rank change year-on-year +34 -55 +35
Contract jobs citing Java 8 13 47 122
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.95% 2.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.53% 2.59% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 39 99
Median daily rate £383 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.19% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £185 £385 £413
90th Percentile £512 £538 £563
England median daily rate £500 £550 £538
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.33% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £58.00 £46.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year +26.09% -1.60% -

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 852 1,812 2,280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.83% 36.74% 40.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 1,306 1,590
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £263 £294 £300
90th Percentile £583 £575 £575
England median daily rate £485 £485 £478
% change year-on-year - +1.57% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 46 43
Median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -10.34% -7.05%
10th Percentile £12.63 £14.23 £17.10
90th Percentile £51.60 £55.00 £48.88
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.38
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.82% +5.96%

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 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 2021. 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 +20 10 £475 +8.57% 7
Merseyside +17 2 £325 -35.00% 2
Cheshire +35 1 £441 -9.54% 3
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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 13 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) React
3 6 (46.15%) Spring Boot
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) Spring
3 6 (46.15%) Maven
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Microservices
4 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
4 5 (38.46%) Node.js
4 5 (38.46%) GitHub
5 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
5 4 (30.77%) NAS
5 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
5 4 (30.77%) Docker
5 4 (30.77%) API Integration
5 4 (30.77%) IVR
5 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 4 (30.77%) JUnit
5 4 (30.77%) XML
5 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
5 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
5 4 (30.77%) VXML
5 4 (30.77%) Validation
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Front End Development
6 3 (23.08%) Coaching
6 3 (23.08%) JPA
6 3 (23.08%) REST
6 3 (23.08%) Azure

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 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) GitHub
2 3 (23.08%) Azure
3 2 (15.38%) GCP
4 1 (7.69%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Maven
2 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
3 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (30.77%) JUnit
4 1 (7.69%) Android Studio
4 1 (7.69%) CocoaPods
4 1 (7.69%) GitLab
4 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
4 1 (7.69%) Xcode
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Applications Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Full Stack Developer
3 3 (23.08%) React Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) React
2 6 (46.15%) Spring
2 6 (46.15%) Spring Boot
3 5 (38.46%) Node.js
4 4 (30.77%) VXML
4 4 (30.77%) XML
5 3 (23.08%) JPA
5 3 (23.08%) REST
6 1 (7.69%) RESTful
6 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) IVR
2 1 (7.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Microservices
2 4 (30.77%) API Integration
2 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Validation
3 3 (23.08%) Coaching
3 3 (23.08%) Front End Development
4 2 (15.38%) Kanban
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Android Development
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
5 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
4 2 (15.38%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) Apple Swift
5 1 (7.69%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
1 1 (7.69%) Terraform