The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Developer
England / North West
Rank 32 34 50
Rank change year-on-year +2 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 141 193 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.51% 5.06% 3.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.80% 5.36% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 143 80
Median daily rate £425 £388 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +2.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £48.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.45% +28.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +15.13%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2433 3598 3306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.26% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1517 2142 1745
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 176 196
Median hourly rate £16.50 £26.92 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.69% +41.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.98 £49.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Java Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the North West

Java Developer
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 Developer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in the North West

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in the North West

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in the North West

Java Developer
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 Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +26 56 £425 +9.67% 19
Manchester -3 56 £413 +10.00% 44
Merseyside +3 14 £500 +53.84% 2
Lancashire +11 11 £400 -6.70% 5
Java Developer
England

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 251 (100.00%) Java
2 138 (54.98%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (48.21%) Spring
4 89 (35.46%) JavaScript
5 87 (34.66%) Web Services
6 77 (30.68%) TDD
7 64 (25.50%) RESTful
8 61 (24.30%) SOAP
9 58 (23.11%) HTML
9 58 (23.11%) Finance
10 57 (22.71%) J2EE
11 51 (20.32%) Oracle
12 50 (19.92%) SQL
13 49 (19.52%) REST
14 45 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
15 44 (17.53%) Scrum
16 43 (17.13%) XML
16 43 (17.13%) CSS
16 43 (17.13%) Git (software)
17 38 (15.14%) BDD
18 37 (14.74%) AngularJS
18 37 (14.74%) Banking
19 36 (14.34%) Hibernate
19 36 (14.34%) OO
20 35 (13.94%) JUnit
21 34 (13.55%) Microservices
22 33 (13.15%) MySQL
23 31 (12.35%) jQuery
23 31 (12.35%) Spring Boot
24 30 (11.95%) HTML5

Java Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 25 (9.96%) WebSphere
2 12 (4.78%) Tomcat
3 9 (3.59%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.99%) Apache
4 5 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.59%) Confluence
5 4 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.20%) CMS
6 3 (1.20%) JBoss
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.80%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.40%) Jetty
8 1 (0.40%) nginx
8 1 (0.40%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (0.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.99%) GitHub
2 5 (1.99%) PaaS
3 4 (1.59%) TestFlight
4 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.80%) Slack
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.79%) HTTP
2 5 (1.99%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.59%) LDAP
4 2 (0.80%) Internet
5 1 (0.40%) AMQP
5 1 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.15%) MySQL
2 27 (10.76%) NoSQL
3 23 (9.16%) MongoDB
3 23 (9.16%) Relational Database
4 21 (8.37%) SQL Server
5 19 (7.57%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (6.77%) Oracle Database
7 13 (5.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (4.38%) DB2
9 8 (3.19%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.59%) CouchDB
11 4 (1.59%) SQLite
12 3 (1.20%) Big Data
12 3 (1.20%) Hazelcast
12 3 (1.20%) JasperReports
12 3 (1.20%) Neo4j
12 3 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.20%) Riak
13 2 (0.80%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 43 (17.13%) Git (software)
2 35 (13.94%) JUnit
3 28 (11.16%) JIRA
4 25 (9.96%) Eclipse
4 25 (9.96%) Jenkins
5 19 (7.57%) Maven
6 14 (5.58%) IntelliJ
7 13 (5.18%) Gradle
8 10 (3.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (3.98%) Bitbucket
8 10 (3.98%) Hudson
8 10 (3.98%) Subversion
9 8 (3.19%) Mockito
10 7 (2.79%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.79%) Selenium
11 6 (2.39%) Jasmine
12 4 (1.59%) Android Studio
12 4 (1.59%) CocoaPods
12 4 (1.59%) MyEclipse
12 4 (1.59%) SoapUI
General
1 58 (23.11%) Finance
2 37 (14.74%) Banking
3 3 (1.20%) Games
4 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.80%) Marketing
4 2 (0.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.40%) Back Office
5 1 (0.40%) Front Office
5 1 (0.40%) Legal
5 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.40%) Prime Brokerage
5 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (48.21%) Spring
2 87 (34.66%) Web Services
3 64 (25.50%) RESTful
4 61 (24.30%) SOAP
5 58 (23.11%) HTML
6 57 (22.71%) J2EE
7 49 (19.52%) REST
8 43 (17.13%) CSS
8 43 (17.13%) XML
9 37 (14.74%) AngularJS
10 36 (14.34%) Hibernate
11 31 (12.35%) jQuery
11 31 (12.35%) Spring Boot
12 30 (11.95%) HTML5
12 30 (11.95%) JSON
13 24 (9.56%) EJB
14 21 (8.37%) JPA
14 21 (8.37%) JSP
15 20 (7.97%) CSS3
15 20 (7.97%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.98%) Client/Server
3 7 (2.79%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.59%) Clustering
4 4 (1.59%) iPhone
4 4 (1.59%) SWIFT
5 2 (0.80%) Derivative
5 2 (0.80%) iPad
5 2 (0.80%) RIA
5 2 (0.80%) User Experience
5 2 (0.80%) Web 2.0
5 2 (0.80%) Wiki
6 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.40%) DataPower
6 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.40%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.40%) PMI
6 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.40%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.37%) Linux
2 10 (3.98%) Android
2 10 (3.98%) Unix
3 7 (2.79%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.39%) Windows
5 4 (1.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (54.98%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (30.68%) TDD
3 45 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (17.53%) Scrum
5 38 (15.14%) BDD
6 36 (14.34%) OO
7 34 (13.55%) Microservices
8 29 (11.55%) DevOps
9 27 (10.76%) E-Commerce
10 25 (9.96%) Pair Programming
11 24 (9.56%) Unit Testing
12 21 (8.37%) Kanban
13 17 (6.77%) Software Engineering
14 13 (5.18%) Data Modelling
15 12 (4.78%) SDLC
16 11 (4.38%) MVC
16 11 (4.38%) SOA
17 10 (3.98%) OOD
18 8 (3.19%) Low Latency
19 7 (2.79%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 251 (100.00%) Java
2 89 (35.46%) JavaScript
3 50 (19.92%) SQL
4 23 (9.16%) Scala
5 21 (8.37%) Python
6 18 (7.17%) Ruby
7 15 (5.98%) Groovy
8 11 (4.38%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.79%) Clojure
9 7 (2.79%) Perl
10 4 (1.59%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.59%) C#
10 4 (1.59%) Go
10 4 (1.59%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.20%) F#
12 1 (0.40%) C
12 1 (0.40%) C++
12 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.40%) XPath
12 1 (0.40%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (2.39%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (1.99%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.80%) Degree
3 2 (0.80%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.40%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.40%) HL7
1 1 (0.40%) QA
1 1 (0.40%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (3.19%) Docker
2 4 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (1.99%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.80%) Puppet
3 1 (0.40%) Kibana
Vendors
1 51 (20.32%) Oracle
2 10 (3.98%) Sybase
3 8 (3.19%) Red Hat
4 7 (2.79%) Perforce
5 6 (2.39%) IBM
6 5 (1.99%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.20%) hybris
8 2 (0.80%) ATG
8 2 (0.80%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.40%) Chordiant
9 1 (0.40%) FatWire
9 1 (0.40%) Google
9 1 (0.40%) Kony
9 1 (0.40%) Remedy
9 1 (0.40%) SAP
9 1 (0.40%) Sun
9 1 (0.40%) VMware
9 1 (0.40%) Yahoo!
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