Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 November 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.

Java Developer
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 32 57
Rank change year-on-year -2 +25 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 303 328 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.31% 4.78% 2.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.59% 5.07% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 279 164
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £318 £324 £329
90th Percentile £488 £538 £513
England median daily rate £503 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.79% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
North West median hourly rate £46.25 £37.25 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.16% -3.87% +13.97%
10th Percentile £45.13 £27.82 £36.63
90th Percentile £48.38 £39.88 £39.88
England median hourly rate £41.15 £37.38 £42.75
% change year-on-year +10.10% -12.57% +22.14%

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5422 6474 8040
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 94.39% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3422 4173 4803
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £571
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 235 401
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.00 £45.45 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -1 164 £425 - 34
Cheshire +2 69 £450 +7.14% 18
Merseyside +27 39 £400 +2.89% 1
Lancashire +20 22 £425 -5.56% 1
Java Developer
England

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 303 (100.00%) Java
2 179 (59.08%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (54.46%) Spring
4 120 (39.60%) Web Services
5 91 (30.03%) TDD
6 86 (28.38%) JavaScript
7 83 (27.39%) JUnit
8 78 (25.74%) Spring Boot
9 72 (23.76%) Git (software)
10 68 (22.44%) RESTful
11 57 (18.81%) Hibernate
11 57 (18.81%) Apache Camel
12 56 (18.48%) Scrum
12 56 (18.48%) SQL
13 54 (17.82%) Maven
14 52 (17.16%) BDD
15 51 (16.83%) Jenkins
15 51 (16.83%) Finance
16 50 (16.50%) REST
17 49 (16.17%) Oracle
18 48 (15.84%) J2EE
18 48 (15.84%) Test Automation
18 48 (15.84%) Apache CXF
19 47 (15.51%) MongoDB
19 47 (15.51%) HTML
20 45 (14.85%) NoSQL
20 45 (14.85%) Microservices
21 42 (13.86%) Relational Database
22 41 (13.53%) SOAP
23 39 (12.87%) OO

Java Developer Skill Set
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 14 (4.62%) Confluence
2 13 (4.29%) WebSphere
3 11 (3.63%) CMS
4 10 (3.30%) Apache
5 7 (2.31%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.31%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.32%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.66%) nginx
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.96%) Slack
2 6 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.32%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (0.66%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.33%) GitHub
5 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.32%) HTTP
1 4 (1.32%) Internet
2 2 (0.66%) AMQP
2 2 (0.66%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.33%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (15.51%) MongoDB
2 45 (14.85%) NoSQL
3 42 (13.86%) Relational Database
4 36 (11.88%) RDBMS
5 34 (11.22%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (8.91%) MySQL
7 13 (4.29%) Oracle Database
8 10 (3.30%) Big Data
8 10 (3.30%) SQL Server
9 9 (2.97%) Redis
10 8 (2.64%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.98%) Endeca
12 3 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.66%) DB2
13 2 (0.66%) Flink
13 2 (0.66%) MariaDB
13 2 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
14 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 83 (27.39%) JUnit
2 72 (23.76%) Git (software)
3 54 (17.82%) Maven
4 51 (16.83%) Jenkins
5 34 (11.22%) JIRA
6 32 (10.56%) Gradle
7 25 (8.25%) Cucumber
8 17 (5.61%) Eclipse
9 16 (5.28%) IntelliJ
10 14 (4.62%) JProfiler
10 14 (4.62%) Selenium
11 8 (2.64%) Mocha
11 8 (2.64%) SonarQube
11 8 (2.64%) TeamCity
12 7 (2.31%) JMeter
12 7 (2.31%) Mockito
13 5 (1.65%) Bitbucket
14 4 (1.32%) Subversion
15 3 (0.99%) Ant
15 3 (0.99%) Jasmine
General
1 51 (16.83%) Finance
2 35 (11.55%) Banking
3 12 (3.96%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.64%) Marketing
5 7 (2.31%) Electronics
5 7 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.99%) Games
6 3 (0.99%) Retail
7 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Military
8 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (54.46%) Spring
2 120 (39.60%) Web Services
3 78 (25.74%) Spring Boot
4 68 (22.44%) RESTful
5 57 (18.81%) Apache Camel
5 57 (18.81%) Hibernate
6 50 (16.50%) REST
7 48 (15.84%) Apache CXF
7 48 (15.84%) J2EE
8 47 (15.51%) HTML
9 41 (13.53%) SOAP
10 33 (10.89%) Node.js
11 29 (9.57%) JSON
12 28 (9.24%) CSS
12 28 (9.24%) JPA
13 26 (8.58%) AngularJS
13 26 (8.58%) Java EE
14 25 (8.25%) jQuery
15 23 (7.59%) Spring Security
16 22 (7.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (1.65%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (0.99%) User Experience
5 2 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.66%) RIA
5 2 (0.66%) STB
6 1 (0.33%) Acoustics
6 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.33%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.33%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.88%) Linux
2 12 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (1.65%) Ubuntu
4 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.66%) Android
5 2 (0.66%) Unix
6 1 (0.33%) AIX
6 1 (0.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (59.08%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (30.03%) TDD
3 56 (18.48%) Scrum
4 52 (17.16%) BDD
5 48 (15.84%) Test Automation
6 45 (14.85%) Microservices
7 39 (12.87%) OO
8 30 (9.90%) Open Source
9 29 (9.57%) Software Engineering
10 27 (8.91%) SDLC
11 26 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (8.58%) Unit Testing
12 21 (6.93%) Coaching
12 21 (6.93%) Data Modelling
12 21 (6.93%) Data Protection
12 21 (6.93%) SOA
13 20 (6.60%) E-Commerce
14 19 (6.27%) DevOps
14 19 (6.27%) MVC
15 16 (5.28%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 303 (100.00%) Java
2 86 (28.38%) JavaScript
3 56 (18.48%) SQL
4 11 (3.63%) Python
5 9 (2.97%) Shell Script
6 7 (2.31%) Groovy
6 7 (2.31%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.65%) Clojure
8 3 (0.99%) Ruby
9 2 (0.66%) C
9 2 (0.66%) C++
9 2 (0.66%) Scala
10 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.33%) VB
10 1 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.26%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.32%) Degree
4 3 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 27 (8.91%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.33%) HDFS
2 1 (0.33%) Varnish
2 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (5.28%) Kibana
2 12 (3.96%) Ansible
3 9 (2.97%) Consul
3 9 (2.97%) Zipkin
4 4 (1.32%) Puppet
5 1 (0.33%) Grafana
5 1 (0.33%) Graphite
5 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 49 (16.17%) Oracle
2 22 (7.26%) Perforce
3 8 (2.64%) SAP
4 6 (1.98%) FatWire
4 6 (1.98%) hybris
5 4 (1.32%) IBM
5 4 (1.32%) TIBCO
6 3 (0.99%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.66%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.66%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.66%) Pega
8 1 (0.33%) Murex
8 1 (0.33%) VMware