The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 29 54
Rank change year-on-year -4 +25  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 149 196 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.05% 5.20% 2.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.38% 5.48% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 159 69
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £46.25 £36.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.47% -17.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £36.00 £40.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £36.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £35.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +29.57% -8.38%  

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 2771 3574 3449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.84% 94.80% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1635 2225 1997
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 194
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 +3 56 £450 +12.50% 18
Manchester -7 53 £425 -2.85% 33
Merseyside +12 24 £425 +2.71% 4
Lancashire +6 9 £400 +9.21% 5
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 288 (100.00%) Java
2 187 (64.93%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (53.47%) Spring
4 105 (36.46%) JavaScript
5 102 (35.42%) Web Services
6 93 (32.29%) RESTful
7 85 (29.51%) TDD
8 72 (25.00%) J2EE
9 67 (23.26%) Oracle
10 65 (22.57%) Scrum
11 64 (22.22%) Git (software)
12 63 (21.88%) HTML
13 61 (21.18%) SQL
13 61 (21.18%) SOAP
13 61 (21.18%) Spring Boot
14 58 (20.14%) Finance
15 50 (17.36%) CSS
16 48 (16.67%) Hibernate
17 47 (16.32%) REST
18 45 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
19 43 (14.93%) MySQL
20 42 (14.58%) JUnit
20 42 (14.58%) XML
20 42 (14.58%) Banking
21 41 (14.24%) BDD
21 41 (14.24%) MongoDB
22 37 (12.85%) Jenkins
23 35 (12.15%) Microservices
23 35 (12.15%) jQuery
24 34 (11.81%) 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 20 (6.94%) WebSphere
2 8 (2.78%) Apache
3 6 (2.08%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (1.74%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.04%) Confluence
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.35%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.35%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.04%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.04%) GitHub
3 2 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.69%) PaaS
3 2 (0.69%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.08%) HTTP
2 2 (0.69%) Internet
2 2 (0.69%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.69%) SSL
3 1 (0.35%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.93%) MySQL
2 41 (14.24%) MongoDB
3 32 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 28 (9.72%) SQL Server
5 25 (8.68%) Relational Database
6 15 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (5.21%) RDBMS
7 14 (4.86%) NoSQL
8 13 (4.51%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.74%) Big Data
9 5 (1.74%) DB2
10 4 (1.39%) Hazelcast
11 3 (1.04%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.04%) JasperReports
11 3 (1.04%) Neo4j
11 3 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.04%) Riak
12 2 (0.69%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.69%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 64 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 42 (14.58%) JUnit
3 37 (12.85%) Jenkins
4 31 (10.76%) JIRA
5 24 (8.33%) Eclipse
6 21 (7.29%) IntelliJ
7 18 (6.25%) Gradle
8 14 (4.86%) Maven
9 11 (3.82%) Bitbucket
10 10 (3.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (3.47%) Hudson
11 8 (2.78%) Mockito
12 7 (2.43%) JProfiler
13 5 (1.74%) SonarQube
14 4 (1.39%) MyEclipse
14 4 (1.39%) Selenium
14 4 (1.39%) Subversion
15 3 (1.04%) Eclipse RCP
16 2 (0.69%) Cucumber
16 2 (0.69%) Jasmine
General
1 58 (20.14%) Finance
2 42 (14.58%) Banking
3 4 (1.39%) Retail
4 3 (1.04%) Marketing
5 2 (0.69%) Automotive
5 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.35%) Back Office
6 1 (0.35%) Front Office
6 1 (0.35%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (53.47%) Spring
2 102 (35.42%) Web Services
3 93 (32.29%) RESTful
4 72 (25.00%) J2EE
5 63 (21.88%) HTML
6 61 (21.18%) SOAP
6 61 (21.18%) Spring Boot
7 50 (17.36%) CSS
8 48 (16.67%) Hibernate
9 47 (16.32%) REST
10 42 (14.58%) XML
11 35 (12.15%) jQuery
12 30 (10.42%) AngularJS
13 26 (9.03%) JSP
14 25 (8.68%) Struts
15 24 (8.33%) EJB
15 24 (8.33%) JSON
16 23 (7.99%) JPA
17 22 (7.64%) Ajax
17 22 (7.64%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.99%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.51%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.04%) User Experience
5 2 (0.69%) Algorithms
5 2 (0.69%) CCTV
5 2 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.69%) iPad
5 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.69%) Web 2.0
5 2 (0.69%) Wiki
6 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.35%) Derivative
6 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.35%) IVR
6 1 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.35%) NHS
6 1 (0.35%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.35%) PMI
6 1 (0.35%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.07%) Linux
2 5 (1.74%) Android
2 5 (1.74%) Unix
3 3 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.04%) Windows
4 1 (0.35%) AIX
4 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (64.93%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (29.51%) TDD
3 65 (22.57%) Scrum
4 45 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (14.24%) BDD
6 35 (12.15%) Microservices
7 34 (11.81%) DevOps
7 34 (11.81%) OO
8 28 (9.72%) Kanban
9 27 (9.38%) Test Automation
10 22 (7.64%) Unit Testing
11 20 (6.94%) Data Protection
11 20 (6.94%) E-Commerce
11 20 (6.94%) Software Engineering
12 17 (5.90%) Data Modelling
12 17 (5.90%) Waterfall
13 16 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
13 16 (5.56%) Pair Programming
14 14 (4.86%) Coaching
14 14 (4.86%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 288 (100.00%) Java
2 105 (36.46%) JavaScript
3 61 (21.18%) SQL
4 15 (5.21%) Python
4 15 (5.21%) Scala
5 11 (3.82%) PL/SQL
6 7 (2.43%) Groovy
6 7 (2.43%) Ruby
7 2 (0.69%) C#
7 2 (0.69%) Clojure
7 2 (0.69%) Go
7 2 (0.69%) Perl
7 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.35%) C
8 1 (0.35%) Delphi
8 1 (0.35%) PHP
8 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (1.39%) SC Cleared
1 4 (1.39%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.35%) OCMJD
2 1 (0.35%) OCPJP
2 1 (0.35%) OCPJWCD
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.04%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.35%) EMIR
2 1 (0.35%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (2.08%) Docker
2 2 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.35%) HDFS
3 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.04%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.35%) Ansible
2 1 (0.35%) Grafana
2 1 (0.35%) Graphite
2 1 (0.35%) Kibana
2 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 67 (23.26%) Oracle
2 11 (3.82%) Perforce
3 10 (3.47%) Sybase
3 10 (3.47%) TIBCO
4 7 (2.43%) IBM
5 3 (1.04%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.69%) hybris
6 2 (0.69%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.69%) SAP
7 1 (0.35%) Avaya
7 1 (0.35%) Chordiant
7 1 (0.35%) Pega
7 1 (0.35%) Sage
7 1 (0.35%) Sun
7 1 (0.35%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £475 - £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Source Technology
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Inspire Corporation Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £430 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago