Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +8
Contract jobs citing Java 684 635 1,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.71% 11.63% 13.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.96% 30.48% 37.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 469 728
North West median daily rate £425 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £556 £534 £541
England median daily rate £500 £480 £465
% change year-on-year +4.17% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 10
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% -2.30% -5.62%
10th Percentile £37.20 £35.00 £15.40
90th Percentile £97.50 £50.00 £57.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -5.00%

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 2,446 2,083 2,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.88% 38.16% 35.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,664 1,403 1,776
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +6.99%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £261
90th Percentile £538 £506 £512
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 101 86
North West median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +12.68% +4.41%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.75 £14.56
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £47.42
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +0.61% +7.14% +10.00%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -1 359 £427 +0.47% 231
Cheshire 0 183 £441 +0.57% 61
Lancashire +27 77 £438 +9.38% 30
Merseyside -2 45 £390 -13.33% 23
Java
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 382 (55.85%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (34.50%) JavaScript
3 195 (28.51%) Spring
4 173 (25.29%) TDD
5 147 (21.49%) SQL
6 136 (19.88%) Web Services
6 136 (19.88%) Scrum
7 130 (19.01%) Git (software)
7 130 (19.01%) Jenkins
8 128 (18.71%) CSS
9 123 (17.98%) Node.js
10 121 (17.69%) HTML
11 117 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
12 116 (16.96%) DevOps
13 115 (16.81%) Test Automation
14 112 (16.37%) Microservices
15 108 (15.79%) Java 8
16 104 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
17 100 (14.62%) J2EE
18 97 (14.18%) BDD
19 94 (13.74%) Python
20 87 (12.72%) AngularJS
21 85 (12.43%) REST
22 83 (12.13%) MySQL
23 80 (11.70%) Software Engineering
24 77 (11.26%) Finance
24 77 (11.26%) Spring Boot
25 76 (11.11%) Hibernate
26 75 (10.96%) JIRA
27 70 (10.23%) Oracle

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 56 (8.19%) Tomcat
2 43 (6.29%) Apache
3 34 (4.97%) Confluence
4 32 (4.68%) WebSphere
5 31 (4.53%) CMS
6 26 (3.80%) JBoss
7 24 (3.51%) WebLogic
8 13 (1.90%) Apache Spark
9 12 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (1.02%) WildFly
13 6 (0.88%) IIS
13 6 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.73%) Commerce Server
15 4 (0.58%) Amazon Alexa
15 4 (0.58%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.58%) Mongoose
15 4 (0.58%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 12 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.29%) HipChat
4 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.73%) Magento
2 1 (0.15%) Maximo
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 117 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (4.82%) PaaS
4 29 (4.24%) OpenShift
5 27 (3.95%) GitHub
6 16 (2.34%) SaaS
7 12 (1.75%) Serverless
8 11 (1.61%) Amazon S3
8 11 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.02%) Slack
11 7 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.58%) BrowserStack
12 4 (0.58%) npm
13 3 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
14 2 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.29%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.34%) HTTP
2 10 (1.46%) SMS
3 7 (1.02%) DNS
4 6 (0.88%) Firewall
4 6 (0.88%) FTP
4 6 (0.88%) Intranet
4 6 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.73%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.58%) Internet
6 4 (0.58%) SNMP
6 4 (0.58%) VPN
7 2 (0.29%) BGP
7 2 (0.29%) DSL
7 2 (0.29%) Junos
7 2 (0.29%) MPLS
7 2 (0.29%) OSPF
7 2 (0.29%) SMTP
7 2 (0.29%) SSL
7 2 (0.29%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (12.13%) MySQL
2 53 (7.75%) Relational Database
3 51 (7.46%) MongoDB
4 45 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (6.43%) NoSQL
5 44 (6.43%) SQL Server
6 27 (3.95%) Big Data
6 27 (3.95%) Hadoop
7 15 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (1.90%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.46%) Neo4j
10 9 (1.32%) CouchDB
10 9 (1.32%) DB2
10 9 (1.32%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.17%) Endeca
12 7 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.73%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.73%) HBase
14 4 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.58%) Redis
Development Applications
1 130 (19.01%) Git (software)
1 130 (19.01%) Jenkins
2 75 (10.96%) JIRA
3 59 (8.63%) JUnit
4 57 (8.33%) Selenium
5 54 (7.89%) Maven
6 41 (5.99%) Gradle
7 29 (4.24%) Cucumber
8 20 (2.92%) Mockito
9 17 (2.49%) JMeter
10 15 (2.19%) Jasmine
11 14 (2.05%) SoapUI
11 14 (2.05%) Subversion
12 13 (1.90%) Axure RP
12 13 (1.90%) Eclipse
12 13 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
13 11 (1.61%) Bitbucket
13 11 (1.61%) Mocha
14 10 (1.46%) gulp
14 10 (1.46%) IntelliJ
General
1 77 (11.26%) Finance
2 41 (5.99%) Banking
3 28 (4.09%) Retail
4 8 (1.17%) Marketing
5 7 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.88%) Law
6 6 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.58%) Electronics
7 4 (0.58%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.58%) Publishing
8 3 (0.44%) Legal
8 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.29%) Back Office
9 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.15%) Advertising
10 1 (0.15%) Billing
10 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 416 (60.82%) Developer
2 251 (36.70%) Java Developer
3 58 (8.48%) Architect
4 48 (7.02%) Java Engineer
5 43 (6.29%) Software Engineer
6 40 (5.85%) DevOps Engineer
7 34 (4.97%) Agile Developer
7 34 (4.97%) Senior Developer
8 29 (4.24%) Java Software Engineer
9 27 (3.95%) Agile Java Developer
10 25 (3.65%) Android Developer
11 23 (3.36%) Analyst
12 22 (3.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 20 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
13 20 (2.92%) JavaScript Developer
13 20 (2.92%) Senior Java Developer
14 19 (2.78%) Java Architect
14 19 (2.78%) Tester
15 16 (2.34%) Lead Developer
15 16 (2.34%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (28.51%) Spring
2 136 (19.88%) Web Services
3 128 (18.71%) CSS
4 123 (17.98%) Node.js
5 121 (17.69%) HTML
6 100 (14.62%) J2EE
7 87 (12.72%) AngularJS
8 85 (12.43%) REST
9 77 (11.26%) Spring Boot
10 76 (11.11%) Hibernate
11 68 (9.94%) JSON
11 68 (9.94%) RESTful
12 65 (9.50%) SOAP
13 63 (9.21%) XML
14 62 (9.06%) .NET
15 59 (8.63%) jQuery
16 54 (7.89%) Ajax
17 38 (5.56%) JSP
17 38 (5.56%) Middleware
18 32 (4.68%) React
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.29%) User Experience
3 25 (3.65%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (1.90%) CESG
5 13 (1.90%) Public Cloud
6 10 (1.46%) Algorithms
7 9 (1.32%) Wiki
8 8 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.17%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.17%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.02%) iPad
10 4 (0.58%) Blog
10 4 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.58%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.44%) Cyberattack
11 3 (0.44%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.44%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 70 (10.23%) Linux
2 66 (9.65%) Android
3 45 (6.58%) Apple iOS
4 36 (5.26%) Unix
5 30 (4.39%) Windows
6 27 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (0.58%) CentOS
9 3 (0.44%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.29%) AIX
10 2 (0.29%) Debian
10 2 (0.29%) Solaris
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.15%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (55.85%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (25.29%) TDD
3 136 (19.88%) Scrum
4 116 (16.96%) DevOps
5 115 (16.81%) Test Automation
6 112 (16.37%) Microservices
7 104 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
8 97 (14.18%) BDD
9 80 (11.70%) Software Engineering
10 61 (8.92%) Kanban
11 55 (8.04%) Open Source
12 52 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
13 48 (7.02%) OO
14 45 (6.58%) E-Commerce
15 40 (5.85%) SOA
15 40 (5.85%) Unit Testing
16 36 (5.26%) SDLC
17 35 (5.12%) MVC
18 34 (4.97%) Front End Development
19 33 (4.82%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 236 (34.50%) JavaScript
2 147 (21.49%) SQL
3 108 (15.79%) Java 8
4 94 (13.74%) Python
5 56 (8.19%) Groovy
6 48 (7.02%) Scala
7 43 (6.29%) Ruby
8 38 (5.56%) C#
9 34 (4.97%) PHP
10 22 (3.22%) Go
11 15 (2.19%) Perl
12 13 (1.90%) C++
12 13 (1.90%) COBOL
13 12 (1.75%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.75%) C
14 10 (1.46%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.32%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.17%) Apple Swift
16 8 (1.17%) PL/SQL
16 8 (1.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (6.58%) Security Cleared
2 26 (3.80%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.07%) Degree
4 7 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (1.02%) CESG Certified Professional
4 7 (1.02%) CISSP
4 7 (1.02%) IISP
5 6 (0.88%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.73%) CISMP
7 4 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.58%) GCED
7 4 (0.58%) GCFA
7 4 (0.58%) GCIA
7 4 (0.58%) GCIH
7 4 (0.58%) GIAC
7 4 (0.58%) GREM
7 4 (0.58%) GSEC
8 2 (0.29%) CSSLP
8 2 (0.29%) HND
9 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.24%) QA
2 9 (1.32%) SLA
3 7 (1.02%) GCP
4 6 (0.88%) CESG Infosec
4 6 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.29%) GDPR
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 69 (10.09%) Docker
2 10 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.58%) etcd
4 4 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.44%) QEMU
6 2 (0.29%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.29%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.29%) KVM
7 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 56 (8.19%) Opscode Chef
2 54 (7.89%) Kubernetes
3 45 (6.58%) Ansible
4 30 (4.39%) Puppet
4 30 (4.39%) Terraform
5 13 (1.90%) Salt
6 7 (1.02%) Consul
7 6 (0.88%) IBM BigFix
8 5 (0.73%) logstash
9 4 (0.58%) Kibana
9 4 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.58%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.44%) Mesos
11 2 (0.29%) Amdocs OSS
11 2 (0.29%) Grafana
11 2 (0.29%) Graphite
11 2 (0.29%) Icinga
11 2 (0.29%) Observium
11 2 (0.29%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 70 (10.23%) Oracle
2 38 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 23 (3.36%) Microsoft
4 15 (2.19%) IBM
5 14 (2.05%) Google
6 13 (1.90%) hybris
7 11 (1.61%) Xamarin
8 10 (1.46%) Splunk
9 8 (1.17%) FatWire
9 8 (1.17%) SaltStack
9 8 (1.17%) Talend
10 7 (1.02%) SOASTA, Inc
11 6 (0.88%) Perforce
11 6 (0.88%) SAP
12 5 (0.73%) Adobe
12 5 (0.73%) Casewise
12 5 (0.73%) Cloudera
12 5 (0.73%) VMware
13 4 (0.58%) AppDynamics
13 4 (0.58%) Atlassian