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 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 5 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7  
Contract jobs citing Java 329 534 318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.16% 14.24% 8.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.41% 41.43% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 396 211
Median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £531 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 6
Median hourly rate £43.75 £28.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.50% -44.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.50 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.50 £57.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.87% -10.62%  

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 1082 1289 1210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 36.70% 34.36% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 858 780
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 30 26
Median hourly rate £41.00 £28.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.85% -19.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £18.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £45.00 £56.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 -3 140 £450 +5.88% 92
Cheshire -2 100 £450 +9.09% 33
Merseyside +5 52 £445 +15.58% 11
Lancashire -30 9 £400 - 8
Cumbria - 1 - -
Java
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 355 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (32.50%) JavaScript
3 195 (30.33%) Spring
4 161 (25.04%) SQL
5 147 (22.86%) TDD
6 137 (21.31%) Web Services
7 136 (21.15%) HTML
8 129 (20.06%) Scrum
9 120 (18.66%) Git (software)
10 119 (18.51%) Oracle
11 114 (17.73%) J2EE
12 110 (17.11%) RESTful
13 109 (16.95%) Finance
14 107 (16.64%) CSS
15 103 (16.02%) Test Automation
16 101 (15.71%) Jenkins
17 98 (15.24%) DevOps
18 94 (14.62%) Continuous Integration
19 89 (13.84%) Linux
20 85 (13.22%) XML
21 82 (12.75%) MongoDB
22 80 (12.44%) BDD
23 79 (12.29%) SOAP
24 78 (12.13%) Python
24 78 (12.13%) REST
25 77 (11.98%) Spring Boot
26 75 (11.66%) MySQL
27 74 (11.51%) Banking
28 72 (11.20%) Microservices
29 66 (10.26%) JIRA

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 34 (5.29%) WebSphere
2 31 (4.82%) Tomcat
3 23 (3.58%) Apache
4 18 (2.80%) Confluence
5 13 (2.02%) JBoss
5 13 (2.02%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (1.56%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.24%) nginx
8 8 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.09%) SAS
10 6 (0.93%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.78%) CMS
11 5 (0.78%) IIS
11 5 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.62%) Jetty
12 4 (0.62%) Mongrel
13 3 (0.47%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.31%) NetWeaver
14 2 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.16%) Mingle
1 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) Actimize
4 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.16%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.16%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 52 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.49%) GitHub
3 10 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.09%) PaaS
6 6 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.93%) Force.com
7 4 (0.62%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.62%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.47%) Office 365
8 3 (0.47%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.47%) SaaS
9 2 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.31%) IaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.16%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.49%) HTTP
1 16 (2.49%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.02%) SSL
3 11 (1.71%) Internet
4 9 (1.40%) Firewall
5 8 (1.24%) DNS
6 7 (1.09%) DHCP
7 6 (0.93%) FTP
7 6 (0.93%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.78%) X.509
9 4 (0.62%) IPsec
9 4 (0.62%) LDAP
9 4 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.47%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.47%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.47%) Network Security
10 3 (0.47%) NFC
10 3 (0.47%) RTSP
10 3 (0.47%) tcpdump
10 3 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (12.75%) MongoDB
2 75 (11.66%) MySQL
3 51 (7.93%) SQL Server
4 49 (7.62%) Oracle Database
5 43 (6.69%) NoSQL
6 39 (6.07%) Relational Database
7 37 (5.75%) Big Data
8 27 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (4.04%) Hadoop
10 16 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (2.33%) RDBMS
12 14 (2.18%) DB2
13 12 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.09%) Redis
15 6 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
17 4 (0.62%) Hazelcast
18 3 (0.47%) Neo4j
18 3 (0.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 120 (18.66%) Git (software)
2 101 (15.71%) Jenkins
3 66 (10.26%) JIRA
4 55 (8.55%) Selenium
5 51 (7.93%) JUnit
6 35 (5.44%) Cucumber
7 32 (4.98%) Gradle
8 29 (4.51%) Eclipse
9 23 (3.58%) WebDriver
10 22 (3.42%) IntelliJ
11 21 (3.27%) Maven
12 19 (2.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (2.33%) Subversion
14 14 (2.18%) Bitbucket
15 12 (1.87%) Mockito
16 11 (1.71%) Hudson
17 9 (1.40%) Travis CI
17 9 (1.40%) Vagrant
18 8 (1.24%) Jasmine
18 8 (1.24%) SoapUI
General
1 109 (16.95%) Finance
2 74 (11.51%) Banking
3 17 (2.64%) Marketing
4 13 (2.02%) Retail
5 12 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.24%) Electronics
6 8 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (0.93%) Back Office
8 6 (0.93%) Games
9 5 (0.78%) Legal
10 3 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.31%) Advertising
11 2 (0.31%) Automotive
11 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.31%) Front Office
12 1 (0.16%) Military
12 1 (0.16%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 404 (62.83%) Developer
2 282 (43.86%) Java Developer
3 54 (8.40%) Agile Developer
4 53 (8.24%) Senior Developer
5 52 (8.09%) Agile Java Developer
6 47 (7.31%) Senior Java Developer
7 39 (6.07%) Architect
8 33 (5.13%) Java Engineer
9 30 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
10 27 (4.20%) JavaScript Developer
11 23 (3.58%) Analyst
12 20 (3.11%) Android Developer
12 20 (3.11%) Software Engineer
13 17 (2.64%) Consultant
14 16 (2.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 16 (2.49%) Senior Agile Developer
14 16 (2.49%) Senior Agile Java Developer
15 15 (2.33%) Technical Leader
15 15 (2.33%) Test Analyst
15 15 (2.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (30.33%) Spring
2 137 (21.31%) Web Services
3 136 (21.15%) HTML
4 114 (17.73%) J2EE
5 110 (17.11%) RESTful
6 107 (16.64%) CSS
7 85 (13.22%) XML
8 79 (12.29%) SOAP
9 78 (12.13%) REST
10 77 (11.98%) Spring Boot
11 60 (9.33%) AngularJS
12 56 (8.71%) Hibernate
13 52 (8.09%) .NET
13 52 (8.09%) jQuery
14 50 (7.78%) JSON
15 49 (7.62%) HTML5
16 37 (5.75%) Ajax
17 36 (5.60%) React
18 34 (5.29%) Node.js
18 34 (5.29%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.98%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (2.95%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.49%) Client/Server
4 16 (2.49%) User Experience
5 9 (1.40%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.09%) Derivative
6 7 (1.09%) Management Information System
7 6 (0.93%) OTC Derivatives
7 6 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 5 (0.78%) iPad
8 5 (0.78%) NHS
9 3 (0.47%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.47%) CCTV
9 3 (0.47%) Clustering
9 3 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.31%) PlayStation
10 2 (0.31%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.31%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 89 (13.84%) Linux
2 38 (5.91%) Android
3 34 (5.29%) Windows
4 27 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (4.20%) Unix
5 11 (1.71%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.71%) CentOS
6 9 (1.40%) Solaris
7 8 (1.24%) AIX
8 7 (1.09%) HPUX
9 5 (0.78%) Fedora
10 4 (0.62%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.16%) Debian
11 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (22.86%) TDD
3 129 (20.06%) Scrum
4 103 (16.02%) Test Automation
5 98 (15.24%) DevOps
6 94 (14.62%) Continuous Integration
7 80 (12.44%) BDD
8 72 (11.20%) Microservices
9 59 (9.18%) Open Source
10 56 (8.71%) OO
11 51 (7.93%) Kanban
12 47 (7.31%) Software Engineering
13 43 (6.69%) Unit Testing
14 41 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
14 41 (6.38%) E-Commerce
15 30 (4.67%) Coaching
15 30 (4.67%) Configuration Management
16 29 (4.51%) Front End Development
17 25 (3.89%) Android Development
18 24 (3.73%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 209 (32.50%) JavaScript
2 161 (25.04%) SQL
3 78 (12.13%) Python
4 30 (4.67%) Scala
5 27 (4.20%) C#
6 25 (3.89%) C++
7 22 (3.42%) PL/SQL
8 18 (2.80%) Ruby
9 17 (2.64%) C
10 14 (2.18%) Perl
10 14 (2.18%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.40%) Groovy
11 9 (1.40%) PHP
12 8 (1.24%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.09%) Go
13 7 (1.09%) Objective-C
14 6 (0.93%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.78%) Apple Swift
15 5 (0.78%) Prolog
16 4 (0.62%) RPG
Qualifications
1 10 (1.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (1.40%) Degree
3 6 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.47%) CISSP
4 3 (0.47%) ISEB
5 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.31%) SANS
5 2 (0.31%) SSCP
6 1 (0.16%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.16%) MCPD
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.16%) OCMJD
6 1 (0.16%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.16%) OCPJWCD
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.16%) RHCE
6 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.91%) QA
2 8 (1.24%) HL7
3 3 (0.47%) GDPR
4 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.16%) EMIR
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 21 (3.27%) Docker
2 7 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.78%) Xen
4 3 (0.47%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.47%) HDFS
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (4.67%) Puppet
2 27 (4.20%) Ansible
3 23 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.24%) Graphite
5 7 (1.09%) IBM BigFix
5 7 (1.09%) Netcool
5 7 (1.09%) SCOM
6 6 (0.93%) Kibana
6 6 (0.93%) Mesos
6 6 (0.93%) Nagios
7 5 (0.78%) Ganglia
7 5 (0.78%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.78%) Riemann
8 3 (0.47%) Grafana
9 2 (0.31%) QRadar
10 1 (0.16%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.16%) Packer
10 1 (0.16%) Rancher
10 1 (0.16%) SELinux
10 1 (0.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 119 (18.51%) Oracle
2 24 (3.73%) IBM
3 22 (3.42%) Red Hat
4 18 (2.80%) Microsoft
5 15 (2.33%) SAP
6 14 (2.18%) Google
6 14 (2.18%) VMware
7 11 (1.71%) Sybase
8 10 (1.56%) TIBCO
9 9 (1.40%) Pega
9 9 (1.40%) Perforce
9 9 (1.40%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.09%) CA
10 7 (1.09%) Vertica
11 6 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.78%) Apple
12 5 (0.78%) ATG
12 5 (0.78%) HP
13 4 (0.62%) SOASTA, Inc
14 3 (0.47%) Talend
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Posted: 12 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
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