The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 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.

Java Engineer
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 145 152
Rank change year-on-year +31 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 14 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.34% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.36% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 2
Median daily rate £350 £408 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% +5.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £341 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year +3.75% -14.43%  

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 2454 3648 3409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.97% 94.29% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 2178 1787
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 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.18 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.58% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Engineer in the North West

Java Engineer
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 Engineer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Engineer in the North West

Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Engineer in the North West

Java Engineer
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 Engineer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Engineer in the North West

Java Engineer
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 Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Manchester +21 7 £295 -30.58% 8
Cheshire +23 3 £450 +20.00% 1
Merseyside - 1 £600 -
Java Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) Spring
3 11 (40.74%) SQL
4 9 (33.33%) XML
4 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 9 (33.33%) RESTful
5 8 (29.63%) Selenium
5 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
6 7 (25.93%) PL/SQL
6 7 (25.93%) HTML
6 7 (25.93%) MySQL
6 7 (25.93%) Oracle
6 7 (25.93%) CSS
6 7 (25.93%) QA
6 7 (25.93%) Spring Boot
6 7 (25.93%) QA Automation
6 7 (25.93%) Coaching
6 7 (25.93%) Microservices
6 7 (25.93%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (25.93%) Open Source
6 7 (25.93%) MongoDB
6 7 (25.93%) High Availability
6 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
7 6 (22.22%) BDD
7 6 (22.22%) Scrum
7 6 (22.22%) TDD
7 6 (22.22%) JIRA
7 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing

Java Engineer 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 2 (7.41%) GlassFish
1 2 (7.41%) JBoss
1 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
1 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
1 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) MongoDB
1 7 (25.93%) MySQL
2 4 (14.81%) NoSQL
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Selenium
2 6 (22.22%) JIRA
3 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
3 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.70%) JUnit
5 1 (3.70%) Maven
5 1 (3.70%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Aerospace
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Military
3 1 (3.70%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) Spring
2 9 (33.33%) RESTful
2 9 (33.33%) XML
3 7 (25.93%) CSS
3 7 (25.93%) HTML
3 7 (25.93%) Spring Boot
4 4 (14.81%) Ember.js
4 4 (14.81%) React
4 4 (14.81%) Web Services
5 3 (11.11%) J2EE
5 3 (11.11%) REST
5 3 (11.11%) SOAP
6 2 (7.41%) .NET
6 2 (7.41%) JSON
6 2 (7.41%) JSTL
6 2 (7.41%) XSLT
7 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.70%) JAX-WS
7 1 (3.70%) JiBX
7 1 (3.70%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 7 (25.93%) Coaching
3 7 (25.93%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (25.93%) High Availability
3 7 (25.93%) Microservices
3 7 (25.93%) Open Source
3 7 (25.93%) QA Automation
3 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
4 6 (22.22%) BDD
4 6 (22.22%) Scrum
4 6 (22.22%) TDD
4 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Defect Management
5 5 (18.52%) DevOps
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.81%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (11.11%) Kanban
7 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.93%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) hybris
4 1 (3.70%) Talend
4 1 (3.70%) Twitter
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