Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 131 84 117
Rank change year-on-year -47 +33 +35
Contract jobs citing Java 8 73 156 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.37% 2.60% 1.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.50% 6.13% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 134 80
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £406 £388 £350
90th Percentile £619 £556 £499
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +11.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £47.50
England median hourly rate £52.50 £38.29 £47.50
% change year-on-year +37.13% -19.40% -

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 2,083 2,545 2,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.96% 42.36% 37.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,452 1,744 1,478
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £280
90th Percentile £575 £550 £510
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 53 88
North West median hourly rate £38.00 £36.25 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.83% -6.45% +35.96%
10th Percentile £12.99 £15.15 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £44.53 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.03% +5.00% +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -6 68 £450 - 16
Cheshire -3 2 £375 -10.71%
Merseyside -11 2 £525 +13.51%
Java 8
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 73 (100.00%) Java
2 58 (79.45%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (56.16%) Microservices
4 38 (52.05%) AWS
5 34 (46.58%) Docker
6 32 (43.84%) TDD
6 32 (43.84%) Spring Boot
7 30 (41.10%) Spring
8 19 (26.03%) AngularJS
9 18 (24.66%) MongoDB
9 18 (24.66%) DevOps
10 16 (21.92%) Mockito
11 15 (20.55%) Linux
11 15 (20.55%) RESTful
12 14 (19.18%) Azure
12 14 (19.18%) BDD
12 14 (19.18%) Kubernetes
12 14 (19.18%) Pair Programming
13 13 (17.81%) Web Design
13 13 (17.81%) Test Automation
14 12 (16.44%) Continuous Deployment
14 12 (16.44%) Responsive Web Design
14 12 (16.44%) Unix
14 12 (16.44%) Mac OS X
15 11 (15.07%) SQL
15 11 (15.07%) Web Development
15 11 (15.07%) ActiveMQ
16 10 (13.70%) JAX-RS
16 10 (13.70%) Cucumber
17 9 (12.33%) Web Services

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 2 (2.74%) CMS
1 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.37%) Apache
2 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.37%) Confluence
2 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.37%) JBoss
2 1 (1.37%) Kentico
2 1 (1.37%) Magnolia
2 1 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.37%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 38 (52.05%) AWS
2 14 (19.18%) Azure
3 4 (5.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.37%) GitHub
4 1 (1.37%) npm
4 1 (1.37%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.66%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.85%) Neo4j
3 3 (4.11%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.11%) MySQL
4 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.37%) Big Data
5 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (21.92%) Mockito
2 10 (13.70%) Cucumber
3 5 (6.85%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.85%) Maven
4 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.48%) JUnit
5 3 (4.11%) IntelliJ
5 3 (4.11%) JIRA
6 2 (2.74%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.74%) Gradle
7 1 (1.37%) Ant
7 1 (1.37%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.37%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (1.37%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.37%) TestNG
General
1 7 (9.59%) Public Sector
2 3 (4.11%) Finance
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (95.89%) Developer
2 69 (94.52%) Java Developer
3 19 (26.03%) Agile Developer
3 19 (26.03%) Agile Java Developer
4 16 (21.92%) Senior Developer
4 16 (21.92%) Senior Java Developer
5 13 (17.81%) Angular Developer
5 13 (17.81%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (8.22%) AWS Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Architect
8 1 (1.37%) Azure Developer
8 1 (1.37%) Data Engineer
8 1 (1.37%) Digital Developer
8 1 (1.37%) Java Architect
8 1 (1.37%) Linux Developer
8 1 (1.37%) MySQL Developer
8 1 (1.37%) React Developer
8 1 (1.37%) Salesforce Architect
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Developer
8 1 (1.37%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (43.84%) Spring Boot
2 30 (41.10%) Spring
3 19 (26.03%) AngularJS
4 15 (20.55%) RESTful
5 11 (15.07%) ActiveMQ
6 10 (13.70%) JAX-RS
7 9 (12.33%) Web Services
8 7 (9.59%) REST
9 6 (8.22%) Apache Camel
10 4 (5.48%) CSS
10 4 (5.48%) Hibernate
10 4 (5.48%) HTML
10 4 (5.48%) Node.js
11 3 (4.11%) J2EE
11 3 (4.11%) JSON
11 3 (4.11%) React
11 3 (4.11%) SOAP
11 3 (4.11%) XML
12 2 (2.74%) JDBC
12 2 (2.74%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.74%) Algorithms
1 2 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Linux
2 12 (16.44%) Mac OS X
2 12 (16.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (79.45%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (56.16%) Microservices
3 32 (43.84%) TDD
4 18 (24.66%) DevOps
5 14 (19.18%) BDD
5 14 (19.18%) Pair Programming
6 13 (17.81%) Test Automation
6 13 (17.81%) Web Design
7 12 (16.44%) Continuous Deployment
7 12 (16.44%) Responsive Web Design
8 11 (15.07%) Web Development
9 5 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (6.85%) Software Engineering
10 3 (4.11%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.11%) MVC
10 3 (4.11%) Strategic Thinking
11 2 (2.74%) OO
11 2 (2.74%) Scrum
11 2 (2.74%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (15.07%) SQL
3 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.48%) Scala
5 2 (2.74%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.37%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.37%) C#
6 1 (1.37%) Groovy
6 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 34 (46.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.74%) Ansible
3 1 (1.37%) Kibana
3 1 (1.37%) logstash
3 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle
1 2 (2.74%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com