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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java
England / North West
Rank 7 5 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 +10  
Contract jobs citing Java 314 483 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.24% 12.59% 7.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.78% 33.54% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 323 188
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £322 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.33 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.20% +2.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1020 1440 1116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.75% 37.53% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 910 700
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 55 25
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +9.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.30 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 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 -1 165 £413 +3.12% 111
Cheshire +5 93 £434 +8.43% 37
Merseyside 0 26 £500 +25.00% 5
Lancashire -10 13 £400 +3.22% 8
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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.

1 322 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (30.42%) JavaScript
3 168 (26.21%) TDD
4 158 (24.65%) Spring
5 139 (21.68%) SQL
6 133 (20.75%) Web Services
7 120 (18.72%) Python
8 117 (18.25%) Finance
9 113 (17.63%) Scrum
9 113 (17.63%) Linux
10 112 (17.47%) Git (software)
11 107 (16.69%) HTML
12 103 (16.07%) BDD
13 102 (15.91%) Oracle
14 100 (15.60%) DevOps
15 93 (14.51%) RESTful
15 93 (14.51%) J2EE
16 92 (14.35%) XML
17 89 (13.88%) Jenkins
18 88 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
19 83 (12.95%) CSS
20 81 (12.64%) AngularJS
21 80 (12.48%) REST
22 76 (11.86%) SOAP
23 74 (11.54%) Selenium
24 70 (10.92%) JIRA
24 70 (10.92%) OO
25 69 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
26 66 (10.30%) Open Source
26 66 (10.30%) MySQL

Java
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 42 (6.55%) WebSphere
2 40 (6.24%) Tomcat
3 24 (3.74%) WebLogic
4 20 (3.12%) Apache
5 18 (2.81%) nginx
6 16 (2.50%) Confluence
7 14 (2.18%) Apache Spark
7 14 (2.18%) JBoss
8 11 (1.72%) OpenStack
9 10 (1.56%) GeoServer
9 10 (1.56%) IIS
10 9 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (1.25%) CMS
11 8 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.09%) Jetty
12 7 (1.09%) NetWeaver
13 6 (0.94%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.94%) SAS
13 6 (0.94%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 6 (0.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.16%) MS Office
2 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (2.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.62%) SAP SRM
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.16%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 69 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (2.18%) PaaS
5 13 (2.03%) GitHub
6 10 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.25%) SaaS
8 7 (1.09%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.94%) Slack
10 5 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.78%) Google App Engine
10 5 (0.78%) IaaS
11 4 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.62%) TestFlight
12 3 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.47%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.59%) TCP/IP
2 21 (3.28%) HTTP
2 21 (3.28%) SSL
3 13 (2.03%) Kerberos
4 10 (1.56%) DNS
5 9 (1.40%) Firewall
5 9 (1.40%) HTTPS
6 8 (1.25%) DHCP
6 8 (1.25%) Internet
6 8 (1.25%) LDAP
7 6 (0.94%) FTP
8 5 (0.78%) IPsec
9 3 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.31%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.31%) LAN
10 2 (0.31%) SMTP
10 2 (0.31%) SNMP
10 2 (0.31%) VoIP
10 2 (0.31%) VPN
10 2 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (10.30%) MySQL
2 55 (8.58%) NoSQL
3 53 (8.27%) MongoDB
4 40 (6.24%) SQL Server
5 37 (5.77%) Relational Database
6 36 (5.62%) Oracle Database
7 35 (5.46%) Big Data
8 32 (4.99%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (4.21%) Hadoop
10 23 (3.59%) DB2
11 16 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (2.50%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (1.09%) Redis
13 7 (1.09%) SAP BW
14 6 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (0.62%) SAP HANA
15 4 (0.62%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 112 (17.47%) Git (software)
2 89 (13.88%) Jenkins
3 74 (11.54%) Selenium
4 70 (10.92%) JIRA
5 45 (7.02%) Cucumber
6 44 (6.86%) JUnit
7 42 (6.55%) Maven
8 30 (4.68%) Eclipse
9 27 (4.21%) Subversion
10 26 (4.06%) WebDriver
11 25 (3.90%) Gradle
12 22 (3.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 17 (2.65%) IntelliJ
14 14 (2.18%) Jasmine
15 13 (2.03%) Bitbucket
15 13 (2.03%) JBehave
15 13 (2.03%) Travis CI
16 12 (1.87%) SoapUI
17 11 (1.72%) Mockito
18 10 (1.56%) Hudson
General
1 117 (18.25%) Finance
2 52 (8.11%) Banking
3 21 (3.28%) Games
4 19 (2.96%) Manufacturing
4 19 (2.96%) Marketing
5 15 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.03%) Electronics
7 10 (1.56%) Retail
8 9 (1.40%) Legal
9 7 (1.09%) Back Office
10 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.31%) Front Office
10 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.31%) Military
10 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 379 (59.13%) Developer
2 250 (39.00%) Java Developer
3 43 (6.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 42 (6.55%) Agile Developer
5 40 (6.24%) Agile Java Developer
6 34 (5.30%) JavaScript Developer
6 34 (5.30%) Senior Developer
7 31 (4.84%) Architect
8 29 (4.52%) Senior Java Developer
8 29 (4.52%) Tester
9 27 (4.21%) Java Engineer
10 24 (3.74%) Automation Tester
10 24 (3.74%) Consultant
11 18 (2.81%) QA Engineer
11 18 (2.81%) Software Engineer
12 15 (2.34%) Analyst
13 14 (2.18%) Android Developer
13 14 (2.18%) Automation Engineer
13 14 (2.18%) Full Stack Developer
13 14 (2.18%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (24.65%) Spring
2 133 (20.75%) Web Services
3 107 (16.69%) HTML
4 93 (14.51%) J2EE
4 93 (14.51%) RESTful
5 92 (14.35%) XML
6 83 (12.95%) CSS
7 81 (12.64%) AngularJS
8 80 (12.48%) REST
9 76 (11.86%) SOAP
10 66 (10.30%) JSON
11 59 (9.20%) .NET
12 47 (7.33%) HTML5
13 43 (6.71%) Hibernate
13 43 (6.71%) jQuery
13 43 (6.71%) Spring Boot
14 39 (6.08%) Node.js
15 31 (4.84%) CSS3
16 30 (4.68%) Middleware
17 29 (4.52%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.12%) Mobile App
3 17 (2.65%) Client/Server
3 17 (2.65%) User Experience
4 14 (2.18%) Clustering
5 10 (1.56%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.09%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.09%) Derivative
6 7 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (1.09%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.09%) Mobile Games
7 6 (0.94%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.94%) OTC Derivatives
8 5 (0.78%) NHS
9 4 (0.62%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.62%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.62%) iPad
9 4 (0.62%) iPhone
9 4 (0.62%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.62%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 113 (17.63%) Linux
2 45 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 43 (6.71%) Windows
4 36 (5.62%) Unix
5 33 (5.15%) Android
6 20 (3.12%) CentOS
7 18 (2.81%) AIX
8 15 (2.34%) Apple iOS
8 15 (2.34%) Solaris
9 13 (2.03%) HPUX
10 8 (1.25%) Fedora
11 6 (0.94%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.94%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.62%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.62%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.16%) Debian
13 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (26.21%) TDD
3 113 (17.63%) Scrum
4 103 (16.07%) BDD
5 100 (15.60%) DevOps
6 88 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
7 70 (10.92%) OO
8 66 (10.30%) Open Source
9 58 (9.05%) Microservices
10 53 (8.27%) Software Engineering
11 48 (7.49%) E-Commerce
12 45 (7.02%) Configuration Management
12 45 (7.02%) Unit Testing
13 42 (6.55%) Kanban
14 35 (5.46%) Automated Testing
14 35 (5.46%) Pair Programming
15 31 (4.84%) Continuous Delivery
15 31 (4.84%) High Availability
15 31 (4.84%) SDLC
16 29 (4.52%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 195 (30.42%) JavaScript
2 139 (21.68%) SQL
3 120 (18.72%) Python
4 60 (9.36%) Ruby
5 41 (6.40%) Perl
6 40 (6.24%) C#
6 40 (6.24%) Scala
7 27 (4.21%) C
8 24 (3.74%) PL/SQL
9 19 (2.96%) Shell Script
10 18 (2.81%) PHP
11 17 (2.65%) Bash Shell
11 17 (2.65%) Groovy
12 15 (2.34%) C++
12 15 (2.34%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.72%) Go
14 10 (1.56%) ES6
14 10 (1.56%) Objective-C
15 9 (1.40%) Clojure
16 8 (1.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (4.37%) Security Cleared
2 22 (3.43%) Degree
3 14 (2.18%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.25%) ISEB
6 5 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.47%) CISSP
8 2 (0.31%) HND
8 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.31%) SANS
8 2 (0.31%) SSCP
9 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.16%) PMP
9 1 (0.16%) RHCE
9 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.64%) QA
2 8 (1.25%) HL7
3 5 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.31%) SDET
4 2 (0.31%) SLA
5 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (4.21%) Docker
2 12 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.25%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.62%) Xen
5 1 (0.16%) HDFS
5 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 43 (6.71%) Puppet
2 32 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (4.37%) Ansible
4 13 (2.03%) Netcool
4 13 (2.03%) SCOM
5 11 (1.72%) Kubernetes
6 10 (1.56%) Kibana
6 10 (1.56%) Nagios
7 9 (1.40%) Graphite
8 8 (1.25%) Ganglia
8 8 (1.25%) Riemann
9 7 (1.09%) IBM BigFix
9 7 (1.09%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.94%) HP SiteScope
11 4 (0.62%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.47%) Packer
12 3 (0.47%) Terraform
13 2 (0.31%) Capistrano
13 2 (0.31%) QRadar
Vendors
1 102 (15.91%) Oracle
2 40 (6.24%) Red Hat
3 31 (4.84%) IBM
4 24 (3.74%) Microsoft
4 24 (3.74%) SAP
5 20 (3.12%) Google
6 19 (2.96%) VMware
7 13 (2.03%) CA
8 10 (1.56%) ESRI
8 10 (1.56%) HP
8 10 (1.56%) hybris
8 10 (1.56%) Sybase
9 9 (1.40%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.09%) Perforce
11 6 (0.94%) Micro Focus
11 6 (0.94%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.62%) Apple
12 4 (0.62%) ATG
12 4 (0.62%) Vertica
13 3 (0.47%) Splunk
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