Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Java
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 +5
Contract jobs citing Java 627 795 736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.02% 11.72% 8.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.01% 31.95% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 598 470
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £317 £319 £313
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 24
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -6.88% +20.30%
10th Percentile £36.50 £14.25 £27.45
90th Percentile £51.71 £42.50 £56.58
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.38% -6.88% +14.29%

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 2161 2488 2701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.97% 36.67% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1484 1715 1686
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £525 £500 £525
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 60 97
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +30.43%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.15 £17.00
90th Percentile £51.71 £42.63 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -3 329 £438 +2.94% 94
Cheshire -1 146 £425 +6.25% 49
Merseyside +13 85 £400 -0.31% 11
Lancashire -15 35 £425 +1.19% 6
Cumbria - 2 - - 1
Java
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 299 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (29.82%) Spring
3 167 (26.63%) JavaScript
4 151 (24.08%) Web Services
5 144 (22.97%) TDD
6 133 (21.21%) SQL
7 121 (19.30%) Git (software)
7 121 (19.30%) Test Automation
8 113 (18.02%) Finance
9 111 (17.70%) Linux
10 110 (17.54%) Jenkins
11 108 (17.22%) Scrum
12 105 (16.75%) HTML
13 98 (15.63%) JUnit
14 89 (14.19%) REST
15 88 (14.04%) Oracle
16 85 (13.56%) Spring Boot
17 84 (13.40%) BDD
18 83 (13.24%) JIRA
19 81 (12.92%) Node.js
20 79 (12.60%) RESTful
21 78 (12.44%) MongoDB
21 78 (12.44%) Software Engineering
22 76 (12.12%) Open Source
23 74 (11.80%) NoSQL
23 74 (11.80%) Microservices
24 73 (11.64%) CSS
25 72 (11.48%) DevOps
26 68 (10.85%) J2EE
27 65 (10.37%) Docker

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 40 (6.38%) WebSphere
2 36 (5.74%) Confluence
3 29 (4.63%) Tomcat
4 22 (3.51%) CMS
5 18 (2.87%) Apache Spark
6 16 (2.55%) Apache
7 12 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (1.75%) JBoss
9 9 (1.44%) nginx
10 8 (1.28%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.64%) Commerce Server
13 4 (0.64%) NetWeaver
13 4 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (0.48%) Anypoint
14 3 (0.48%) SAS
15 2 (0.32%) Apache Pig
15 2 (0.32%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.64%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.64%) SAP SRM
3 3 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 49 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.51%) Slack
3 19 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.03%) PaaS
4 10 (1.59%) OpenShift
5 8 (1.28%) Serverless
6 7 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (1.12%) SaaS
7 6 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.96%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.96%) Office 365
7 6 (0.96%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.80%) GitHub
9 4 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.64%) CloudFront
9 4 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.07%) HTTP
2 12 (1.91%) Internet
3 7 (1.12%) LDAP
4 5 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.48%) FTP
5 3 (0.48%) PuTTY
5 3 (0.48%) RTSP
5 3 (0.48%) SMS
5 3 (0.48%) WinSCP
6 2 (0.32%) AMQP
6 2 (0.32%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.32%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.32%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.16%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.16%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) Intranet
7 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.16%) SMTP
7 1 (0.16%) SNMP
7 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (12.44%) MongoDB
2 74 (11.80%) NoSQL
3 56 (8.93%) PostgreSQL
4 50 (7.97%) MySQL
5 49 (7.81%) Relational Database
6 36 (5.74%) RDBMS
7 34 (5.42%) Big Data
8 28 (4.47%) Hadoop
8 28 (4.47%) SQL Server
9 20 (3.19%) Oracle Database
10 18 (2.87%) DB2
10 18 (2.87%) Redis
11 15 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.96%) Endeca
12 6 (0.96%) IDOL
13 5 (0.80%) OLAP
14 4 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.64%) MariaDB
14 4 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.64%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 121 (19.30%) Git (software)
2 110 (17.54%) Jenkins
3 98 (15.63%) JUnit
4 83 (13.24%) JIRA
5 60 (9.57%) Cucumber
5 60 (9.57%) Maven
6 44 (7.02%) Gradle
7 42 (6.70%) Selenium
8 24 (3.83%) Eclipse
9 21 (3.35%) IntelliJ
9 21 (3.35%) TeamCity
10 19 (3.03%) SonarQube
11 18 (2.87%) JMeter
12 15 (2.39%) Mocha
13 14 (2.23%) Jasmine
14 13 (2.07%) JProfiler
15 11 (1.75%) Bitbucket
15 11 (1.75%) WebDriver
16 10 (1.59%) Ant
17 9 (1.44%) Mockito
General
1 113 (18.02%) Finance
2 64 (10.21%) Banking
3 35 (5.58%) Manufacturing
4 29 (4.63%) Marketing
5 24 (3.83%) Retail
5 24 (3.83%) Telecoms
6 19 (3.03%) Electronics
7 10 (1.59%) Legal
8 4 (0.64%) Games
8 4 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.48%) Automotive
9 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.16%) Back Office
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Law
11 1 (0.16%) Military
11 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 415 (66.19%) Developer
2 300 (47.85%) Java Developer
3 47 (7.50%) Senior Developer
4 41 (6.54%) Architect
4 41 (6.54%) Software Engineer
5 38 (6.06%) Java Engineer
5 38 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
6 34 (5.42%) Agile Developer
6 34 (5.42%) Analyst
7 31 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 31 (4.94%) Java Software Developer
8 30 (4.78%) Agile Java Developer
8 30 (4.78%) Java Software Engineer
8 30 (4.78%) JavaScript Developer
9 29 (4.63%) Software Developer
10 26 (4.15%) Android Developer
11 21 (3.35%) Test Analyst
12 16 (2.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 15 (2.39%) Scala Developer
13 15 (2.39%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (29.82%) Spring
2 151 (24.08%) Web Services
3 105 (16.75%) HTML
4 89 (14.19%) REST
5 85 (13.56%) Spring Boot
6 81 (12.92%) Node.js
7 79 (12.60%) RESTful
8 73 (11.64%) CSS
9 68 (10.85%) J2EE
10 63 (10.05%) Hibernate
11 57 (9.09%) Apache Camel
12 51 (8.13%) JSON
13 50 (7.97%) SOAP
14 49 (7.81%) AngularJS
14 49 (7.81%) Apache CXF
15 47 (7.50%) JSP
16 41 (6.54%) JPA
17 40 (6.38%) Java EE
18 37 (5.90%) .NET
19 34 (5.42%) React
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.19%) User Experience
3 14 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (1.91%) Management Information System
4 12 (1.91%) Public Cloud
5 11 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.44%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.12%) iPad
9 6 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.64%) Clustering
10 4 (0.64%) Fintech
10 4 (0.64%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.64%) NHS
11 3 (0.48%) Animation
11 3 (0.48%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.48%) Life Science
11 3 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.32%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 111 (17.70%) Linux
2 41 (6.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 36 (5.74%) Android
4 24 (3.83%) Windows
5 21 (3.35%) Unix
6 12 (1.91%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (0.80%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.48%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.32%) AIX
10 2 (0.32%) CentOS
10 2 (0.32%) Solaris
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (22.97%) TDD
3 121 (19.30%) Test Automation
4 108 (17.22%) Scrum
5 84 (13.40%) BDD
6 78 (12.44%) Software Engineering
7 76 (12.12%) Open Source
8 74 (11.80%) Microservices
9 72 (11.48%) DevOps
10 55 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
11 44 (7.02%) OO
12 41 (6.54%) SDLC
13 39 (6.22%) Kanban
14 38 (6.06%) Coaching
14 38 (6.06%) Unit Testing
15 36 (5.74%) Continuous Delivery
15 36 (5.74%) E-Commerce
16 34 (5.42%) SOA
17 31 (4.94%) MVC
18 29 (4.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 167 (26.63%) JavaScript
2 133 (21.21%) SQL
3 60 (9.57%) Python
4 35 (5.58%) C++
4 35 (5.58%) Shell Script
5 29 (4.63%) C#
6 23 (3.67%) Ruby
7 19 (3.03%) PHP
8 17 (2.71%) Groovy
9 14 (2.23%) C
9 14 (2.23%) Scala
9 14 (2.23%) VB
10 12 (1.91%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.75%) Perl
12 10 (1.59%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.59%) Clojure
13 8 (1.28%) Go
13 8 (1.28%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.12%) VBScript
15 5 (0.80%) Jython
Qualifications
1 31 (4.94%) Security Cleared
2 28 (4.47%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.03%) Degree
4 7 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.80%) ISEB
6 4 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.64%) MCSA
6 4 (0.64%) MCSE
6 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.32%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.16%) CISMP
8 1 (0.16%) CISSP
8 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) GCFA
8 1 (0.16%) GCIA
8 1 (0.16%) GCIH
8 1 (0.16%) GIAC
8 1 (0.16%) GREM
8 1 (0.16%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.39%) QA
2 6 (0.96%) HL7
3 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) CESG Infosec
4 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 65 (10.37%) Docker
2 5 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.32%) HDFS
4 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.16%) Varnish
4 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (6.70%) Ansible
2 22 (3.51%) Puppet
3 21 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (2.55%) Kibana
5 12 (1.91%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.44%) Consul
6 9 (1.44%) Zipkin
7 7 (1.12%) Mesos
8 5 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 3 (0.48%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.32%) Grafana
10 2 (0.32%) Graphite
10 2 (0.32%) Packer
10 2 (0.32%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.16%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.16%) IBM BigFix
11 1 (0.16%) Rancher
Vendors
1 88 (14.04%) Oracle
2 27 (4.31%) SAP
3 25 (3.99%) Microsoft
4 23 (3.67%) Red Hat
5 22 (3.51%) Perforce
6 9 (1.44%) IBM
6 9 (1.44%) Pega
7 8 (1.28%) hybris
8 7 (1.12%) HP
8 7 (1.12%) MuleSoft
9 6 (0.96%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.96%) FatWire
9 6 (0.96%) iManage
9 6 (0.96%) Interwoven
9 6 (0.96%) Reuters
10 5 (0.80%) Google
11 4 (0.64%) ATG
11 4 (0.64%) Fortinet
11 4 (0.64%) NetIQ
11 4 (0.64%) TIBCO