Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 9 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +5
Contract jobs citing Java 591 698 796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.87% 11.40% 9.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.41% 30.24% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 501 514
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £510 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +7.37% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 27
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £39.31 £23.14 £27.00
90th Percentile £48.70 £44.34 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.15 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.01% -0.63% +9.89%

Java 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 2,156 2,308 2,763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.66% 37.69% 32.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,501 1,612 1,746
North West median daily rate £398 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £236
90th Percentile £540 £525 £526
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 61 115
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £38.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +4.05% +13.78%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.50 £13.75
90th Percentile £49.38 £48.75 £46.40
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Java as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Java in the North West

Java
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 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in the North West

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in the North West over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in the North West

Java
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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in the North West

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in the North West over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java in the North West

Java
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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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 -4 300 £438 +2.94% 202
Cheshire 0 134 £400 -3.03% 79
Merseyside +9 79 £400 -15.79% 33
Lancashire +7 54 £408 -1.81% 19
Java
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Java.

1 290 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (28.60%) JavaScript
3 157 (26.57%) Spring
4 154 (26.06%) TDD
5 136 (23.01%) Web Services
6 134 (22.67%) SQL
7 119 (20.14%) Jenkins
8 118 (19.97%) Linux
9 117 (19.80%) HTML
10 115 (19.46%) Git (software)
10 115 (19.46%) Node.js
11 113 (19.12%) Test Automation
12 104 (17.60%) Scrum
13 99 (16.75%) BDD
14 88 (14.89%) CSS
15 87 (14.72%) Finance
15 87 (14.72%) JIRA
16 84 (14.21%) REST
17 81 (13.71%) NoSQL
17 81 (13.71%) JUnit
18 80 (13.54%) Microservices
19 78 (13.20%) Oracle
20 74 (12.52%) Python
21 72 (12.18%) J2EE
22 71 (12.01%) Open Source
22 71 (12.01%) DevOps
23 70 (11.84%) Spring Boot
24 69 (11.68%) Software Engineering
25 68 (11.51%) Docker
26 67 (11.34%) Maven

Java
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 41 (6.94%) WebSphere
2 34 (5.75%) Confluence
3 33 (5.58%) Tomcat
4 26 (4.40%) CMS
5 22 (3.72%) Apache Spark
6 17 (2.88%) WebLogic
7 16 (2.71%) Apache
7 16 (2.71%) WebSphere Application Server
8 13 (2.20%) JBoss
9 12 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (1.18%) nginx
11 6 (1.02%) NetWeaver
12 5 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.68%) Commerce Server
13 4 (0.68%) SAS
14 3 (0.51%) Oracle Beehive
14 3 (0.51%) WebLogic Portal
14 3 (0.51%) WildFly
15 2 (0.34%) Anypoint
Applications
1 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.17%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Magento
1 5 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.68%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.68%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 64 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.23%) Slack
4 22 (3.72%) PaaS
5 12 (2.03%) OpenShift
6 11 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (1.86%) GitHub
6 11 (1.86%) Serverless
7 9 (1.52%) SaaS
8 7 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.85%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.51%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.51%) Office 365
10 3 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.05%) HTTP
2 14 (2.37%) Internet
3 10 (1.69%) FTP
4 9 (1.52%) Firewall
4 9 (1.52%) Intranet
4 9 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (1.18%) LDAP
6 5 (0.85%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.85%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.51%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.51%) PuTTY
7 3 (0.51%) SMS
7 3 (0.51%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.34%) AMQP
9 1 (0.17%) DNS
9 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.17%) RTSP
9 1 (0.17%) SMTP
9 1 (0.17%) SNMP
9 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (13.71%) NoSQL
2 65 (11.00%) MongoDB
3 57 (9.64%) PostgreSQL
4 55 (9.31%) Relational Database
5 54 (9.14%) MySQL
6 35 (5.92%) Big Data
6 35 (5.92%) RDBMS
7 31 (5.25%) SQL Server
8 26 (4.40%) Hadoop
9 20 (3.38%) Redis
10 19 (3.21%) DB2
11 11 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.69%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.52%) OLAP
14 6 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (1.02%) Endeca
15 4 (0.68%) Couchbase
15 4 (0.68%) CouchDB
15 4 (0.68%) SAP BW
15 4 (0.68%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 119 (20.14%) Jenkins
2 115 (19.46%) Git (software)
3 87 (14.72%) JIRA
4 81 (13.71%) JUnit
5 67 (11.34%) Maven
6 61 (10.32%) Cucumber
7 52 (8.80%) Selenium
8 39 (6.60%) Gradle
9 26 (4.40%) TeamCity
10 24 (4.06%) JMeter
11 23 (3.89%) Eclipse
12 20 (3.38%) Mocha
13 17 (2.88%) SonarQube
14 16 (2.71%) IntelliJ
15 14 (2.37%) JProfiler
16 12 (2.03%) Ant
16 12 (2.03%) WebDriver
17 11 (1.86%) Bitbucket
17 11 (1.86%) Jasmine
18 9 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 87 (14.72%) Finance
2 47 (7.95%) Banking
3 33 (5.58%) Manufacturing
4 28 (4.74%) Marketing
5 25 (4.23%) Retail
6 21 (3.55%) Telecoms
7 18 (3.05%) Electronics
8 6 (1.02%) Legal
9 5 (0.85%) Games
10 3 (0.51%) Automotive
10 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 385 (65.14%) Developer
2 270 (45.69%) Java Developer
3 48 (8.12%) Architect
4 44 (7.45%) Senior Developer
5 35 (5.92%) JavaScript Developer
5 35 (5.92%) Software Engineer
6 34 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
7 32 (5.41%) Agile Developer
7 32 (5.41%) Java Engineer
7 32 (5.41%) Senior Java Developer
8 30 (5.08%) Analyst
8 30 (5.08%) Software Developer
9 24 (4.06%) Agile Java Developer
10 23 (3.89%) Java Software Developer
11 22 (3.72%) Java Software Engineer
12 21 (3.55%) Lead Developer
13 18 (3.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 17 (2.88%) Android Developer
14 17 (2.88%) Node.js Developer
15 16 (2.71%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (26.57%) Spring
2 136 (23.01%) Web Services
3 117 (19.80%) HTML
4 115 (19.46%) Node.js
5 88 (14.89%) CSS
6 84 (14.21%) REST
7 72 (12.18%) J2EE
8 70 (11.84%) Spring Boot
9 62 (10.49%) RESTful
10 56 (9.48%) JSON
11 51 (8.63%) Hibernate
12 49 (8.29%) AngularJS
13 45 (7.61%) JSP
14 44 (7.45%) .NET
15 41 (6.94%) Apache Camel
16 38 (6.43%) SOAP
17 37 (6.26%) React
18 35 (5.92%) XML
19 32 (5.41%) Apache CXF
20 31 (5.25%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (3.05%) User Experience
4 15 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (1.86%) Mobile App
5 11 (1.86%) Public Cloud
6 10 (1.69%) CESG
7 9 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.52%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.02%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.02%) Cyberattack
9 6 (1.02%) iPad
10 5 (0.85%) NHS
11 4 (0.68%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.68%) Fintech
12 3 (0.51%) Clustering
12 3 (0.51%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.51%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 118 (19.97%) Linux
2 39 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (4.91%) Android
4 21 (3.55%) Windows
5 18 (3.05%) Unix
6 14 (2.37%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (1.02%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.85%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.17%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (26.06%) TDD
3 113 (19.12%) Test Automation
4 104 (17.60%) Scrum
5 99 (16.75%) BDD
6 80 (13.54%) Microservices
7 71 (12.01%) DevOps
7 71 (12.01%) Open Source
8 69 (11.68%) Software Engineering
9 55 (9.31%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (7.78%) SDLC
11 45 (7.61%) Kanban
12 40 (6.77%) E-Commerce
13 39 (6.60%) Mentoring
14 35 (5.92%) SOA
15 34 (5.75%) Coaching
15 34 (5.75%) Continuous Delivery
16 33 (5.58%) OO
16 33 (5.58%) SFIA
17 29 (4.91%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 169 (28.60%) JavaScript
2 134 (22.67%) SQL
3 74 (12.52%) Python
4 35 (5.92%) C#
5 34 (5.75%) Ruby
6 30 (5.08%) Shell Script
7 25 (4.23%) C++
8 24 (4.06%) PHP
9 23 (3.89%) Scala
10 22 (3.72%) Groovy
11 14 (2.37%) VB
12 12 (2.03%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.86%) C
14 10 (1.69%) COBOL
15 9 (1.52%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.52%) Clojure
16 7 (1.18%) VBScript
17 6 (1.02%) ES6
17 6 (1.02%) Kotlin
17 6 (1.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (7.28%) Security Cleared
2 36 (6.09%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.05%) Degree
4 8 (1.35%) CISSP
4 8 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.18%) GCED
5 7 (1.18%) GCFA
5 7 (1.18%) GCIA
5 7 (1.18%) GCIH
5 7 (1.18%) GIAC
5 7 (1.18%) GREM
5 7 (1.18%) GSEC
6 5 (0.85%) ISEB
7 4 (0.68%) MCSA
7 4 (0.68%) MCSE
7 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.34%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.17%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.88%) QA
2 9 (1.52%) CESG Infosec
2 9 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 9 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.02%) HL7
4 4 (0.68%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) PSD2
System Software
1 68 (11.51%) Docker
2 6 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.17%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 39 (6.60%) Ansible
2 25 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (4.06%) Puppet
4 17 (2.88%) Kibana
5 13 (2.20%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.52%) Consul
6 9 (1.52%) IBM BigFix
6 9 (1.52%) Zipkin
7 5 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.68%) Terraform
8 4 (0.68%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.34%) Mesos
10 2 (0.34%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 78 (13.20%) Oracle
2 26 (4.40%) SAP
3 25 (4.23%) Microsoft
3 25 (4.23%) Red Hat
4 15 (2.54%) Perforce
5 12 (2.03%) IBM
6 7 (1.18%) Google
6 7 (1.18%) HP
7 6 (1.02%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.02%) FatWire
7 6 (1.02%) hybris
8 4 (0.68%) Casewise
8 4 (0.68%) EnterpriseDB
8 4 (0.68%) Fortinet
8 4 (0.68%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.51%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.51%) Zend
10 2 (0.34%) ATG
10 2 (0.34%) Interwoven
10 2 (0.34%) Pega