Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 7 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Java 614 683 644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.04% 11.83% 11.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.41% 27.92% 30.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 476 456
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £342 £325 £313
90th Percentile £625 £575 £535
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 14
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.61% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £21.23 £33.10 £35.49
90th Percentile £42.90 £42.50 £48.50
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.78% +5.63% -

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 2,325 2,446 2,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.79% 42.38% 38.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,602 1,683 1,466
North West median daily rate £419 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £305 £275 £255
90th Percentile £575 £549 £500
England median daily rate £480 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +1.05% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 58 87
North West median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.87 £12.62 £14.75
90th Percentile £51.95 £51.55 £49.15
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +5.81%

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 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +3 338 £450 +2.86% 108
Cheshire -3 127 £421 -5.07% 32
Lancashire -13 74 £470 +11.18% 13
Merseyside -7 56 £456 +14.06% 14
Java
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 269 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (33.39%) JavaScript
3 198 (32.25%) Jenkins
4 179 (29.15%) Spring
5 162 (26.38%) Test Automation
6 141 (22.96%) DevOps
7 135 (21.99%) TDD
8 130 (21.17%) Amazon AWS
9 114 (18.57%) Git (software)
10 113 (18.40%) Node.js
11 110 (17.92%) REST
12 109 (17.75%) Microservices
13 106 (17.26%) Spring Boot
14 104 (16.94%) AngularJS
15 103 (16.78%) Microsoft Azure
16 102 (16.61%) HTML
16 102 (16.61%) CSS
17 101 (16.45%) SQL
18 100 (16.29%) Java 8
19 92 (14.98%) Web Services
20 84 (13.68%) Python
20 84 (13.68%) Microsoft
21 83 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
22 82 (13.36%) BDD
23 76 (12.38%) Linux
24 73 (11.89%) JUnit
24 73 (11.89%) MongoDB
24 73 (11.89%) JIRA
25 69 (11.24%) .NET
26 68 (11.07%) Software Engineering

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 32 (5.21%) Tomcat
2 28 (4.56%) nginx
3 25 (4.07%) Apache
4 23 (3.75%) Confluence
5 22 (3.58%) WebSphere
6 21 (3.42%) SharePoint
7 20 (3.26%) Apache Spark
8 15 (2.44%) CMS
9 14 (2.28%) Jetty
10 13 (2.12%) JBoss
11 12 (1.95%) IIS
11 12 (1.95%) Mongrel
12 11 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (1.30%) Apache Pig
13 8 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (1.14%) WordPress
15 6 (0.98%) SAS
15 6 (0.98%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 5 (0.81%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (0.98%) SPSS
1 6 (0.98%) Stata
2 3 (0.49%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 23 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.98%) Magento
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 130 (21.17%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (16.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 22 (3.58%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (3.58%) Google Cloud Platform
5 18 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (2.93%) Dynamics 365
6 16 (2.61%) npm
6 16 (2.61%) PaaS
7 12 (1.95%) Google App Engine
8 8 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 8 (1.30%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.30%) GitHub
9 7 (1.14%) IaaS
10 6 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (0.98%) SaaS
10 6 (0.98%) Serverless
10 6 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.81%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.65%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.51%) HTTP
2 34 (5.54%) TCP/IP
3 32 (5.21%) DNS
4 28 (4.56%) SSL
5 25 (4.07%) DHCP
5 25 (4.07%) FTP
6 24 (3.91%) IPsec
7 5 (0.81%) Internet
8 3 (0.49%) DSL
8 3 (0.49%) Firewall
8 3 (0.49%) SAN
8 3 (0.49%) tcpdump
9 2 (0.33%) DMZ
9 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.33%) Intranet
10 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.16%) Skype
10 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (11.89%) MongoDB
2 41 (6.68%) NoSQL
3 39 (6.35%) MySQL
4 29 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (3.58%) Big Data
6 21 (3.42%) DB2
7 20 (3.26%) Hadoop
8 16 (2.61%) SQL Server
9 12 (1.95%) Apache Hive
10 11 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.79%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.79%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.63%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.30%) HBase
13 7 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (1.14%) Pentaho
14 6 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (0.98%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 5 (0.81%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 198 (32.25%) Jenkins
2 114 (18.57%) Git (software)
3 73 (11.89%) JIRA
3 73 (11.89%) JUnit
4 67 (10.91%) Selenium
5 66 (10.75%) Maven
6 56 (9.12%) JMeter
7 52 (8.47%) Cucumber
8 41 (6.68%) SonarQube
9 40 (6.51%) Mockito
10 38 (6.19%) Gradle
11 35 (5.70%) Artifactory
11 35 (5.70%) GitLab
12 32 (5.21%) Travis CI
12 32 (5.21%) WebDriver
13 28 (4.56%) gulp
14 27 (4.40%) Sonatype Nexus
15 22 (3.58%) Visual Studio
16 15 (2.44%) Jasmine
17 14 (2.28%) Bitbucket
General
1 58 (9.45%) Finance
2 43 (7.00%) Banking
3 19 (3.09%) Retail
4 11 (1.79%) Marketing
5 10 (1.63%) Law
6 9 (1.47%) Advertising
7 8 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.98%) Legal
9 5 (0.81%) Electronics
9 5 (0.81%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.49%) Back Office
10 3 (0.49%) Games
10 3 (0.49%) Publishing
11 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) International Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 340 (55.37%) Developer
2 223 (36.32%) Java Developer
3 57 (9.28%) DevOps Engineer
4 45 (7.33%) Full Stack Developer
5 42 (6.84%) Java Engineer
6 39 (6.35%) Senior Developer
7 34 (5.54%) Agile Developer
7 34 (5.54%) Tester
8 32 (5.21%) Agile Java Developer
9 31 (5.05%) Architect
10 29 (4.72%) Senior Java Developer
11 24 (3.91%) Automation Tester
12 23 (3.75%) Analyst
13 21 (3.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 19 (3.09%) AWS Developer
14 19 (3.09%) Backend Developer
14 19 (3.09%) Software Engineer
15 18 (2.93%) Android Developer
16 17 (2.77%) AWS Engineer
16 17 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (29.15%) Spring
2 113 (18.40%) Node.js
3 110 (17.92%) REST
4 106 (17.26%) Spring Boot
5 104 (16.94%) AngularJS
6 102 (16.61%) CSS
6 102 (16.61%) HTML
7 92 (14.98%) Web Services
8 69 (11.24%) .NET
9 59 (9.61%) RESTful
10 58 (9.45%) Hibernate
11 57 (9.28%) J2EE
12 54 (8.79%) React
13 47 (7.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 44 (7.17%) Dropwizard
15 43 (7.00%) Servlets
16 40 (6.51%) HTML5
17 36 (5.86%) JAX-RS
18 35 (5.70%) CSS3
19 32 (5.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.19%) User Experience
2 36 (5.86%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (1.95%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.63%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.30%) Clustering
8 5 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.81%) Fintech
8 5 (0.81%) Tandem
8 5 (0.81%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.49%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.49%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.49%) Robotics
9 3 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.33%) Life Science
10 2 (0.33%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.33%) NHS
11 1 (0.16%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 76 (12.38%) Linux
2 43 (7.00%) Unix
3 27 (4.40%) Windows
4 26 (4.23%) Android
5 18 (2.93%) Mac OS X
6 12 (1.95%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.47%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.49%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (0.49%) Fedora
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.16%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) HPUX
12 1 (0.16%) MVS
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Solaris
12 1 (0.16%) VME
12 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (26.38%) Test Automation
3 141 (22.96%) DevOps
4 135 (21.99%) TDD
5 109 (17.75%) Microservices
6 83 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
7 82 (13.36%) BDD
8 68 (11.07%) Software Engineering
9 63 (10.26%) Open Source
9 63 (10.26%) Scrum
10 61 (9.93%) Configuration Management
11 51 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
12 50 (8.14%) Front End Development
13 45 (7.33%) Unit Testing
14 39 (6.35%) Web Development
15 29 (4.72%) Data Modelling
16 28 (4.56%) Performance Tuning
17 27 (4.40%) OO
18 26 (4.23%) ITIL
19 25 (4.07%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 205 (33.39%) JavaScript
2 101 (16.45%) SQL
3 100 (16.29%) Java 8
4 84 (13.68%) Python
5 53 (8.63%) C#
6 45 (7.33%) Scala
7 35 (5.70%) Ruby
8 30 (4.89%) Groovy
9 29 (4.72%) Shell Script
10 24 (3.91%) Bash Shell
11 19 (3.09%) PHP
12 14 (2.28%) Kotlin
13 10 (1.63%) R
14 8 (1.30%) C++
15 7 (1.14%) Apple Swift
15 7 (1.14%) C
15 7 (1.14%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.81%) Perl
16 5 (0.81%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (5.54%) Security Cleared
2 28 (4.56%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 19 (3.09%) Degree
4 5 (0.81%) DBS Check
5 4 (0.65%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.49%) CISA
6 3 (0.49%) CISM
6 3 (0.49%) CISSP
6 3 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.33%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.16%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.16%) HND
8 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.21%) QA
2 4 (0.65%) SLA
3 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.33%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 65 (10.59%) Docker
2 19 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.95%) Xen
5 8 (1.30%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.98%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.49%) Squid
8 2 (0.33%) RACF
9 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.16%) HDFS
9 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 57 (9.28%) Puppet
2 48 (7.82%) Ansible
3 41 (6.68%) Terraform
4 40 (6.51%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (4.89%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.79%) Salt
7 9 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.98%) Oozie
8 6 (0.98%) Oracle Identity Management
9 4 (0.65%) Packer
10 3 (0.49%) CloudHub
10 3 (0.49%) logstash
11 2 (0.33%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.16%) Ambari
12 1 (0.16%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.16%) Grafana
12 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.16%) Kibana
12 1 (0.16%) Rancher
12 1 (0.16%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 84 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 47 (7.65%) Oracle
3 26 (4.23%) Google
4 14 (2.28%) VMware
5 12 (1.95%) HP
6 11 (1.79%) SAP
7 10 (1.63%) IBM
8 8 (1.30%) Adobe
8 8 (1.30%) Splunk
9 7 (1.14%) Cloudera
9 7 (1.14%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.98%) Dell
11 5 (0.81%) hybris
11 5 (0.81%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.65%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.65%) Tealium
13 3 (0.49%) Pega
13 3 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.49%) StorageTek
13 3 (0.49%) webMethods