Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Java 474 741 652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.06% 12.57% 11.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.30% 29.64% 29.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 516 489
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.59%
10th Percentile £352 £325 £325
90th Percentile £600 £599 £550
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 21
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £170.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.35% +325.00% +79.78%
10th Percentile £24.00 £160.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £37.75 £180.00 £51.71
England median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% +11.11%

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 2,034 2,500 2,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.88% 42.42% 37.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,431 1,711 1,480
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £281
90th Percentile £575 £550 £513
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 49 89
North West median hourly rate £38.37 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.62% -9.68% +35.96%
10th Percentile £13.35 £12.75 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £50.34
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 -6 288 £450 +2.56% 127
Cheshire -15 71 £414 - 37
Merseyside -5 58 £525 +31.25% 12
Lancashire -13 28 £425 -15.00% 8
Java
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 237 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (26.37%) JavaScript
3 122 (25.74%) AWS
4 121 (25.53%) Microservices
5 106 (22.36%) TDD
6 100 (21.10%) DevOps
7 91 (19.20%) Jenkins
8 89 (18.78%) Spring
9 85 (17.93%) Azure
10 84 (17.72%) Test Automation
10 84 (17.72%) Docker
11 77 (16.24%) SQL
12 76 (16.03%) .NET
13 75 (15.82%) Linux
14 72 (15.19%) Java 8
15 69 (14.56%) Scrum
16 68 (14.35%) Web Services
17 67 (14.14%) Public Sector
18 65 (13.71%) Spring Boot
19 63 (13.29%) AngularJS
20 60 (12.66%) Oracle
20 60 (12.66%) Security Cleared
21 57 (12.03%) BDD
22 54 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
22 54 (11.39%) Python
23 53 (11.18%) Kubernetes
24 51 (10.76%) Finance
25 49 (10.34%) C#
26 48 (10.13%) REST
27 46 (9.70%) MongoDB

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 17 (3.59%) Apache
1 17 (3.59%) WebSphere
2 15 (3.16%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.53%) Confluence
3 12 (2.53%) nginx
4 11 (2.32%) Apache Spark
4 11 (2.32%) JBoss
5 8 (1.69%) CMS
5 8 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (1.27%) IIS
7 5 (1.05%) Camunda
7 5 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.05%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.84%) Jetty
8 4 (0.84%) Mongrel
9 3 (0.63%) SAS
9 3 (0.63%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) SPSS
3 1 (0.21%) Stata
Business Applications
1 22 (4.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (4.22%) Siebel CRM
3 19 (4.01%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.42%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 122 (25.74%) AWS
2 85 (17.93%) Azure
3 30 (6.33%) Serverless
4 26 (5.49%) GitHub
5 25 (5.27%) GCP
6 22 (4.64%) AWS CloudFormation
7 21 (4.43%) Dynamics 365
7 21 (4.43%) Power Platform
8 20 (4.22%) Azure Functions
9 14 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.48%) Office 365
11 7 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (1.05%) AWS CloudTrail
14 4 (0.84%) Amazon ECS
14 4 (0.84%) Amazon Kinesis
14 4 (0.84%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.33%) HTTP
2 23 (4.85%) SSL
3 19 (4.01%) DNS
4 16 (3.38%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.74%) FTP
6 12 (2.53%) DHCP
7 11 (2.32%) IPsec
8 8 (1.69%) DMZ
8 8 (1.69%) HTTPS
9 5 (1.05%) Internet
10 4 (0.84%) Firewall
11 2 (0.42%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (9.70%) MongoDB
2 34 (7.17%) MySQL
2 34 (7.17%) NoSQL
3 25 (5.27%) Oracle Database
4 24 (5.06%) Big Data
5 22 (4.64%) Hadoop
5 22 (4.64%) Relational Database
5 22 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (4.43%) Oracle BI EE
6 21 (4.43%) Power BI
6 21 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (4.01%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 19 (4.01%) Oracle9i Database
8 11 (2.32%) RDBMS
8 11 (2.32%) SQL Server
9 10 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.69%) GIS
11 7 (1.48%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.48%) Neo4j
12 6 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 91 (19.20%) Jenkins
2 45 (9.49%) Git (software)
3 38 (8.02%) Cucumber
4 37 (7.81%) Selenium
5 35 (7.38%) JIRA
6 29 (6.12%) Maven
7 23 (4.85%) Mockito
8 20 (4.22%) GitLab
9 18 (3.80%) Sonatype Nexus
9 18 (3.80%) Subversion
10 17 (3.59%) SonarQube
11 16 (3.38%) Artifactory
11 16 (3.38%) WebDriver
12 15 (3.16%) JUnit
13 13 (2.74%) Gradle
14 11 (2.32%) JMeter
14 11 (2.32%) Travis CI
15 9 (1.90%) Ant
16 7 (1.48%) IntelliJ
16 7 (1.48%) Jasmine
General
1 67 (14.14%) Public Sector
2 51 (10.76%) Finance
3 36 (7.59%) Banking
4 13 (2.74%) Marketing
4 13 (2.74%) Retail
5 11 (2.32%) Back Office
6 8 (1.69%) Law
7 7 (1.48%) Publishing
8 5 (1.05%) Automotive
9 4 (0.84%) Legal
9 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.63%) Advertising
10 3 (0.63%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 251 (52.95%) Developer
2 162 (34.18%) Java Developer
3 34 (7.17%) DevOps Engineer
4 29 (6.12%) Consultant
5 27 (5.70%) Senior Developer
6 26 (5.49%) Agile Developer
6 26 (5.49%) Agile Java Developer
6 26 (5.49%) Architect
7 24 (5.06%) Full Stack Developer
8 21 (4.43%) Senior Java Developer
9 20 (4.22%) Android Developer
10 18 (3.80%) Administrator
11 16 (3.38%) Analyst
11 16 (3.38%) Software Engineer
12 15 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
12 15 (3.16%) Tester
13 14 (2.95%) Angular Developer
14 13 (2.74%) Automation Tester
14 13 (2.74%) AWS Developer
15 12 (2.53%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (18.78%) Spring
2 76 (16.03%) .NET
3 68 (14.35%) Web Services
4 65 (13.71%) Spring Boot
5 63 (13.29%) AngularJS
6 48 (10.13%) REST
7 40 (8.44%) RESTful
8 37 (7.81%) Node.js
9 33 (6.96%) HTML
10 31 (6.54%) CSS
11 22 (4.64%) ASP.NET
12 21 (4.43%) React
13 18 (3.80%) ActiveMQ
13 18 (3.80%) J2EE
13 18 (3.80%) JAX-RS
14 17 (3.59%) Hibernate
15 16 (3.38%) HTML5
15 16 (3.38%) XML
16 15 (3.16%) jQuery
16 15 (3.16%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.01%) Mobile App
3 15 (3.16%) User Experience
4 14 (2.95%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.11%) Clustering
5 10 (2.11%) Mainframe
6 9 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (1.48%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.05%) EPoS
9 5 (1.05%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.05%) Robotics
10 4 (0.84%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.84%) Tandem
11 3 (0.63%) Life Science
12 2 (0.42%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.21%) iPhone
13 1 (0.21%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 75 (15.82%) Linux
2 39 (8.23%) Unix
3 28 (5.91%) Android
4 25 (5.27%) Windows
5 18 (3.80%) Mac OS X
6 16 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.74%) CentOS
7 13 (2.74%) Ubuntu
8 11 (2.32%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.48%) HPUX
10 4 (0.84%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.21%) Solaris
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (25.53%) Microservices
3 106 (22.36%) TDD
4 100 (21.10%) DevOps
5 84 (17.72%) Test Automation
6 69 (14.56%) Scrum
7 57 (12.03%) BDD
8 54 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
9 45 (9.49%) Open Source
10 44 (9.28%) CRM
11 41 (8.65%) Software Engineering
12 40 (8.44%) Configuration Management
13 39 (8.23%) Unit Testing
14 36 (7.59%) Kanban
15 34 (7.17%) OOP
16 30 (6.33%) Project Delivery
17 29 (6.12%) Workflow
18 28 (5.91%) E-Commerce
19 27 (5.70%) Problem-Solving
20 25 (5.27%) OO
Programming Languages
1 125 (26.37%) JavaScript
2 77 (16.24%) SQL
3 72 (15.19%) Java 8
4 54 (11.39%) Python
5 49 (10.34%) C#
6 35 (7.38%) Scala
7 17 (3.59%) Groovy
7 17 (3.59%) Kotlin
8 16 (3.38%) C++
9 15 (3.16%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.74%) PHP
10 13 (2.74%) Ruby
11 12 (2.53%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.11%) Go
12 10 (2.11%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.27%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.27%) C
14 5 (1.05%) ES6
14 5 (1.05%) ES7
14 5 (1.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 60 (12.66%) Security Cleared
2 38 (8.02%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (2.32%) Degree
6 7 (1.48%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.27%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.84%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.63%) CCA
9 3 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.42%) ISEB
10 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.59%) QA
2 4 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.42%) GxP
4 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.42%) NIST
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) PSD2
5 1 (0.21%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 84 (17.72%) Docker
2 10 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.84%) Xen
6 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.21%) BusyBox
7 1 (0.21%) HDFS
7 1 (0.21%) RACF
7 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 53 (11.18%) Kubernetes
2 38 (8.02%) Ansible
3 37 (7.81%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (6.75%) Terraform
5 28 (5.91%) Puppet
6 18 (3.80%) Prometheus
7 16 (3.38%) Grafana
8 13 (2.74%) Nagios
9 5 (1.05%) Packer
10 4 (0.84%) Kibana
11 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.63%) Salt
12 2 (0.42%) logstash
13 1 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.21%) HP ALM
13 1 (0.21%) Istio
13 1 (0.21%) Nessus
13 1 (0.21%) Oozie
13 1 (0.21%) systemd
Vendors
1 60 (12.66%) Oracle
2 42 (8.86%) Microsoft
3 30 (6.33%) IBM
4 21 (4.43%) Informatica
4 21 (4.43%) Siebel
5 20 (4.22%) Citrix
6 18 (3.80%) OpenText
7 17 (3.59%) Google
8 11 (2.32%) Cloudera
8 11 (2.32%) Pega
9 9 (1.90%) MuleSoft
10 8 (1.69%) HP
10 8 (1.69%) Twitter
11 7 (1.48%) 3PAR
11 7 (1.48%) Facebook
11 7 (1.48%) Nimble Storage
11 7 (1.48%) YouTube
12 6 (1.27%) SnapLogic
12 6 (1.27%) VMware
13 5 (1.05%) Red Hat