Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +10
Contract jobs citing Java 805 661 989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.18% 11.53% 13.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.93% 29.57% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 493 741
North West median daily rate £425 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £500 £500 £465
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 8
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +46.49% -36.93%
10th Percentile £35.80 £35.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £124.80 £50.34 £50.46
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.08 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.69% +14.10% -10.00%

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 2,603 2,235 2,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.62% 38.97% 35.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,781 1,508 1,775
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £550 £500 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 100 66
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +37.87% -21.59%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £13.63
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £44.88
England median hourly rate £41.77 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.76% +7.33% +4.17%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +5 442 £425 -1.16% 209
Cheshire +2 216 £425 -5.56% 58
Lancashire +27 82 £500 +17.65% 18
Merseyside -4 47 £375 -11.76% 10
Java
England

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

1 429 (53.29%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (34.91%) Spring
3 273 (33.91%) JavaScript
4 218 (27.08%) TDD
5 163 (20.25%) Java 8
6 154 (19.13%) Scrum
7 152 (18.88%) Git (software)
7 152 (18.88%) Jenkins
8 149 (18.51%) Test Automation
9 148 (18.39%) SQL
10 141 (17.52%) DevOps
11 139 (17.27%) Web Services
12 137 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
13 135 (16.77%) Microservices
14 132 (16.40%) CSS
15 131 (16.27%) HTML
16 129 (16.02%) BDD
17 125 (15.53%) Node.js
17 125 (15.53%) Python
18 123 (15.28%) Spring Boot
19 107 (13.29%) AngularJS
20 106 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
21 104 (12.92%) JIRA
22 103 (12.80%) Hibernate
23 99 (12.30%) RESTful
24 94 (11.68%) XML
25 93 (11.55%) J2EE
26 91 (11.30%) Finance
26 91 (11.30%) Docker
27 89 (11.06%) JSON

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 47 (5.84%) Confluence
2 36 (4.47%) Tomcat
3 32 (3.98%) WebSphere
4 29 (3.60%) Apache
5 22 (2.73%) CMS
6 19 (2.36%) Cloud Foundry
7 18 (2.24%) Apache Spark
8 13 (1.61%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.37%) nginx
10 9 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (0.99%) JBoss
12 7 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.75%) IBM Domino
13 6 (0.75%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.75%) IIS
13 6 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.62%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.62%) Commerce Server
14 5 (0.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.25%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.25%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) Maximo
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 137 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.47%) GitHub
4 24 (2.98%) PaaS
5 21 (2.61%) SaaS
6 18 (2.24%) OpenShift
7 15 (1.86%) npm
8 13 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.37%) Amazon S3
9 11 (1.37%) BrowserStack
10 10 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (1.12%) Serverless
11 9 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.87%) Slack
14 5 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
16 3 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.37%) HTTP
2 8 (0.99%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.75%) FTP
3 6 (0.75%) SMS
4 5 (0.62%) DNS
5 4 (0.50%) Internet
5 4 (0.50%) SNMP
5 4 (0.50%) VPN
6 3 (0.37%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.25%) BGP
7 2 (0.25%) DSL
7 2 (0.25%) IPFIX
7 2 (0.25%) IPsec
7 2 (0.25%) Junos
7 2 (0.25%) MPLS
7 2 (0.25%) MRTG
7 2 (0.25%) OSPF
7 2 (0.25%) RTP
7 2 (0.25%) SMTP
7 2 (0.25%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (9.44%) MySQL
2 70 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
3 56 (6.96%) MongoDB
4 41 (5.09%) Relational Database
5 39 (4.84%) NoSQL
6 37 (4.60%) SQL Server
7 36 (4.47%) Big Data
8 22 (2.73%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.61%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (1.49%) DB2
10 12 (1.49%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.24%) Apache Hive
11 10 (1.24%) HBase
12 9 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (1.12%) Endeca
12 9 (1.12%) Neo4j
13 8 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.87%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 152 (18.88%) Git (software)
1 152 (18.88%) Jenkins
2 104 (12.92%) JIRA
3 85 (10.56%) Selenium
4 71 (8.82%) Maven
5 61 (7.58%) JUnit
6 58 (7.20%) Gradle
7 53 (6.58%) Cucumber
8 25 (3.11%) Mockito
9 22 (2.73%) IntelliJ
9 22 (2.73%) SoapUI
10 19 (2.36%) Eclipse
10 19 (2.36%) JMeter
11 17 (2.11%) Subversion
12 16 (1.99%) gulp
13 15 (1.86%) Axure RP
14 14 (1.74%) Jasmine
14 14 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
15 13 (1.61%) Bitbucket
15 13 (1.61%) Gatling
General
1 91 (11.30%) Finance
2 42 (5.22%) Banking
3 34 (4.22%) Retail
4 9 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 8 (0.99%) Telecoms
6 7 (0.87%) Legal
7 6 (0.75%) Advertising
7 6 (0.75%) Law
7 6 (0.75%) Marketing
8 5 (0.62%) Back Office
8 5 (0.62%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.50%) Electronics
9 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.50%) Publishing
10 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 512 (63.60%) Developer
2 323 (40.12%) Java Developer
3 49 (6.09%) Architect
4 47 (5.84%) Senior Developer
5 44 (5.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 41 (5.09%) Senior Java Developer
7 39 (4.84%) Java Engineer
8 38 (4.72%) Software Engineer
9 36 (4.47%) Android Developer
10 25 (3.11%) Agile Developer
10 25 (3.11%) Agile Java Developer
11 24 (2.98%) Tester
12 22 (2.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 22 (2.73%) Java Software Engineer
13 20 (2.48%) Java Architect
13 20 (2.48%) JavaScript Developer
13 20 (2.48%) Technical Architect
14 19 (2.36%) Consultant
14 19 (2.36%) Python Developer
15 18 (2.24%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (34.91%) Spring
2 139 (17.27%) Web Services
3 132 (16.40%) CSS
4 131 (16.27%) HTML
5 125 (15.53%) Node.js
6 123 (15.28%) Spring Boot
7 107 (13.29%) AngularJS
8 103 (12.80%) Hibernate
9 99 (12.30%) RESTful
10 94 (11.68%) XML
11 93 (11.55%) J2EE
12 89 (11.06%) JSON
13 78 (9.69%) REST
14 66 (8.20%) SOAP
15 56 (6.96%) .NET
15 56 (6.96%) jQuery
16 45 (5.59%) React
17 42 (5.22%) HTML5
17 42 (5.22%) JSP
18 40 (4.97%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.34%) User Experience
2 34 (4.22%) Mobile App
3 25 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (1.99%) Algorithms
5 15 (1.86%) Wiki
6 13 (1.61%) Public Cloud
7 11 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.37%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.24%) iPad
9 9 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (0.87%) CESG
11 7 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.75%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.75%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.50%) Blog
13 4 (0.50%) Mobile Payment
13 4 (0.50%) Taxonomies
14 3 (0.37%) Clustering
14 3 (0.37%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 79 (9.81%) Android
2 53 (6.58%) Linux
3 49 (6.09%) Unix
4 36 (4.47%) Apple iOS
5 31 (3.85%) Windows
6 8 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.37%) CentOS
9 2 (0.25%) AIX
9 2 (0.25%) Debian
9 2 (0.25%) Solaris
9 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (53.29%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (27.08%) TDD
3 154 (19.13%) Scrum
4 149 (18.51%) Test Automation
5 141 (17.52%) DevOps
6 135 (16.77%) Microservices
7 129 (16.02%) BDD
8 106 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
9 82 (10.19%) Software Engineering
10 68 (8.45%) OO
11 66 (8.20%) SOA
12 64 (7.95%) Kanban
13 57 (7.08%) Unit Testing
14 53 (6.58%) Open Source
15 47 (5.84%) E-Commerce
15 47 (5.84%) SDLC
16 43 (5.34%) Android Development
17 41 (5.09%) MVC
17 41 (5.09%) Web Development
18 40 (4.97%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 273 (33.91%) JavaScript
2 163 (20.25%) Java 8
3 148 (18.39%) SQL
4 125 (15.53%) Python
5 70 (8.70%) Groovy
6 59 (7.33%) Scala
7 48 (5.96%) C#
8 32 (3.98%) Ruby
9 31 (3.85%) PHP
10 20 (2.48%) C++
11 19 (2.36%) C
12 18 (2.24%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.61%) Perl
14 11 (1.37%) Go
15 9 (1.12%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.99%) VB
17 7 (0.87%) Apple Swift
17 7 (0.87%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.87%) Clojure
17 7 (0.87%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 28 (3.48%) Security Cleared
2 24 (2.98%) Degree
3 10 (1.24%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.12%) AWS Certification
4 9 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.87%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (0.87%) IISP
6 6 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.62%) CISMP
7 5 (0.62%) HND
8 3 (0.37%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.25%) CISSP
9 2 (0.25%) CSSLP
9 2 (0.25%) ISEB
9 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.83%) QA
2 6 (0.75%) GCP
3 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.37%) SLA
4 2 (0.25%) PMO
5 1 (0.12%) GDPR
System Software
1 91 (11.30%) Docker
2 18 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.50%) etcd
3 4 (0.50%) HDFS
3 4 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.37%) QEMU
5 2 (0.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 58 (7.20%) Ansible
1 58 (7.20%) Opscode Chef
2 56 (6.96%) Kubernetes
3 41 (5.09%) Puppet
4 30 (3.73%) Terraform
5 18 (2.24%) Salt
6 7 (0.87%) Consul
7 5 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (0.62%) Kibana
8 4 (0.50%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.37%) Grafana
9 3 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.37%) logstash
10 2 (0.25%) Cacti
10 2 (0.25%) Graphite
10 2 (0.25%) Icinga
10 2 (0.25%) Mesos
10 2 (0.25%) Observium
10 2 (0.25%) OpenNMS
10 2 (0.25%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 77 (9.57%) Oracle
2 24 (2.98%) IBM
3 22 (2.73%) Microsoft
4 18 (2.24%) Google
5 16 (1.99%) Red Hat
6 15 (1.86%) hybris
7 12 (1.49%) Kony
7 12 (1.49%) Talend
8 10 (1.24%) SaltStack
9 9 (1.12%) FatWire
10 8 (0.99%) Splunk
11 7 (0.87%) Adobe
11 7 (0.87%) SOASTA, Inc
12 6 (0.75%) Lotus
12 6 (0.75%) Perforce
12 6 (0.75%) SAP
12 6 (0.75%) Tableau
13 5 (0.62%) Blue Prism
13 5 (0.62%) VMware
14 4 (0.50%) Xamarin