Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +8
Contract jobs citing Java 761 598 907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.95% 10.66% 12.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.38% 28.18% 34.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 453 687
North West median daily rate £438 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £316
90th Percentile £600 £573 £538
England median daily rate £513 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 19 6
North West median hourly rate £170.00 £40.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +325.00% +79.78% -44.38%
10th Percentile £160.00 £35.00 £13.13
90th Percentile £180.00 £51.71 £34.47
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +11.11% -10.00%

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 2,505 2,122 2,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.62% 37.83% 36.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,718 1,452 1,810
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £293 £288 £263
90th Percentile £551 £525 £501
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 90 68
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.83% +37.72% -22.97%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.75 £12.95
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.17 £43.23
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 21 October 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
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 21 October 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 +4 419 £450 - 190
Cheshire +5 217 £413 -7.82% 94
Lancashire +11 67 £500 +17.65% 19
Merseyside -8 41 £400 -3.03% 20
Cumbria -4 1 £400 - 3
Java
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 402 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (34.69%) Spring
3 206 (27.07%) TDD
4 205 (26.94%) JavaScript
5 177 (23.26%) Test Automation
6 172 (22.60%) Jenkins
6 172 (22.60%) DevOps
7 165 (21.68%) Git (software)
8 163 (21.42%) Java 8
9 149 (19.58%) Python
10 147 (19.32%) Scrum
11 142 (18.66%) Spring Boot
12 140 (18.40%) BDD
13 132 (17.35%) Web Services
13 132 (17.35%) Amazon AWS
14 125 (16.43%) Microservices
15 123 (16.16%) Selenium
16 122 (16.03%) SQL
17 113 (14.85%) Node.js
18 109 (14.32%) RESTful
19 108 (14.19%) JIRA
20 107 (14.06%) HTML
21 101 (13.27%) Docker
22 100 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
23 99 (13.01%) CSS
24 97 (12.75%) XML
25 94 (12.35%) Hibernate
26 92 (12.09%) PostgreSQL
27 87 (11.43%) Maven
28 84 (11.04%) JSON

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 51 (6.70%) Confluence
2 27 (3.55%) Cloud Foundry
3 22 (2.89%) nginx
4 21 (2.76%) Apache Spark
5 19 (2.50%) Apache
6 18 (2.37%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.97%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (1.71%) CMS
9 13 (1.71%) SharePoint
10 11 (1.45%) JBoss
11 6 (0.79%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.79%) IBM Domino
11 6 (0.79%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.66%) Mule
12 5 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.53%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.39%) IIS
14 3 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.26%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 9 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.79%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.39%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) Exstream
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 132 (17.35%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.81%) PaaS
4 25 (3.29%) GitHub
4 25 (3.29%) SaaS
5 22 (2.89%) npm
6 15 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (1.58%) OpenShift
9 10 (1.31%) BrowserStack
10 9 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.92%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.79%) Slack
13 5 (0.66%) Apigee
13 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.66%) IaaS
13 5 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.26%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.18%) HTTP
2 8 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.79%) DNS
3 6 (0.79%) FTP
4 5 (0.66%) Internet
4 5 (0.66%) SSL
5 4 (0.53%) VPN
6 3 (0.39%) SNMP
7 2 (0.26%) ATM
7 2 (0.26%) BGP
7 2 (0.26%) DHCP
7 2 (0.26%) IPFIX
7 2 (0.26%) IPsec
7 2 (0.26%) Junos
7 2 (0.26%) MPLS
7 2 (0.26%) MRTG
7 2 (0.26%) OSPF
7 2 (0.26%) TACACS
7 2 (0.26%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.13%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (12.09%) PostgreSQL
2 78 (10.25%) MySQL
3 47 (6.18%) MongoDB
4 37 (4.86%) Big Data
4 37 (4.86%) Relational Database
5 35 (4.60%) SQL Server
6 29 (3.81%) NoSQL
7 20 (2.63%) Hadoop
8 17 (2.23%) RDBMS
9 13 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
9 13 (1.71%) Apache Hive
10 12 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 11 (1.45%) HBase
12 10 (1.31%) DB2
12 10 (1.31%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.05%) Power BI
14 7 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (0.92%) Blockchain
14 7 (0.92%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 172 (22.60%) Jenkins
2 165 (21.68%) Git (software)
3 123 (16.16%) Selenium
4 108 (14.19%) JIRA
5 87 (11.43%) Maven
6 70 (9.20%) Gradle
7 65 (8.54%) JUnit
8 56 (7.36%) Cucumber
9 41 (5.39%) JMeter
10 29 (3.81%) IntelliJ
11 27 (3.55%) SoapUI
12 26 (3.42%) WebDriver
13 24 (3.15%) Gatling
14 23 (3.02%) gulp
15 20 (2.63%) Subversion
15 20 (2.63%) Travis CI
16 18 (2.37%) Bitbucket
16 18 (2.37%) Eclipse
17 16 (2.10%) CircleCI
17 16 (2.10%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 68 (8.94%) Finance
2 33 (4.34%) Retail
3 32 (4.20%) Banking
4 13 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.31%) Advertising
6 10 (1.31%) Legal
6 10 (1.31%) Marketing
7 9 (1.18%) Electronics
8 6 (0.79%) Back Office
9 5 (0.66%) Law
10 4 (0.53%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.39%) Automotive
11 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.39%) Publishing
11 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Front Office
12 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 456 (59.92%) Developer
2 290 (38.11%) Java Developer
3 54 (7.10%) DevOps Engineer
4 49 (6.44%) Android Developer
5 45 (5.91%) Senior Developer
6 43 (5.65%) Senior Java Developer
7 42 (5.52%) Java Engineer
8 36 (4.73%) Agile Developer
9 34 (4.47%) Agile Java Developer
9 34 (4.47%) Tester
10 32 (4.20%) Analyst
10 32 (4.20%) Software Engineer
11 31 (4.07%) Architect
12 24 (3.15%) Automation Tester
12 24 (3.15%) Python Developer
13 23 (3.02%) AWS Developer
14 22 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
15 16 (2.10%) Java Software Engineer
16 15 (1.97%) Data Engineer
17 14 (1.84%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (34.69%) Spring
2 142 (18.66%) Spring Boot
3 132 (17.35%) Web Services
4 113 (14.85%) Node.js
5 109 (14.32%) RESTful
6 107 (14.06%) HTML
7 99 (13.01%) CSS
8 97 (12.75%) XML
9 94 (12.35%) Hibernate
10 84 (11.04%) JSON
11 80 (10.51%) AngularJS
12 66 (8.67%) REST
13 64 (8.41%) .NET
14 58 (7.62%) SOAP
15 47 (6.18%) HTML5
16 44 (5.78%) J2EE
16 44 (5.78%) Spring Security
17 42 (5.52%) Android SDK
18 41 (5.39%) Kafka
19 39 (5.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.73%) Mobile App
2 31 (4.07%) User Experience
3 19 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (1.97%) Computer Science
4 15 (1.97%) Wiki
5 14 (1.84%) Algorithms
6 11 (1.45%) Data Structures
6 11 (1.45%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.31%) iPad
8 8 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.53%) Blog
10 4 (0.53%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.39%) Clustering
11 3 (0.39%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.39%) Fintech
11 3 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 69 (9.07%) Android
2 58 (7.62%) Linux
3 48 (6.31%) Unix
4 13 (1.71%) Windows
5 9 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.39%) CentOS
7 2 (0.26%) Debian
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.13%) AIX
8 1 (0.13%) Solaris
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (27.07%) TDD
3 177 (23.26%) Test Automation
4 172 (22.60%) DevOps
5 147 (19.32%) Scrum
6 140 (18.40%) BDD
7 125 (16.43%) Microservices
8 100 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
9 79 (10.38%) Software Engineering
10 76 (9.99%) SOA
11 66 (8.67%) OO
12 56 (7.36%) Open Source
13 55 (7.23%) Kanban
14 52 (6.83%) Unit Testing
15 51 (6.70%) Android Development
16 46 (6.04%) Pair Programming
17 40 (5.26%) OOP
18 38 (4.99%) E-Commerce
19 37 (4.86%) SDLC
20 36 (4.73%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 205 (26.94%) JavaScript
2 163 (21.42%) Java 8
3 149 (19.58%) Python
4 122 (16.03%) SQL
5 60 (7.88%) C#
6 57 (7.49%) Groovy
7 48 (6.31%) Scala
8 45 (5.91%) PHP
9 27 (3.55%) Shell Script
10 22 (2.89%) C++
11 20 (2.63%) C
12 15 (1.97%) Ruby
13 14 (1.84%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.45%) Kotlin
14 11 (1.45%) Perl
15 8 (1.05%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.92%) Go
17 6 (0.79%) LotusScript
18 5 (0.66%) PowerShell
18 5 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (3.55%) Degree
1 27 (3.55%) Security Cleared
2 10 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (1.05%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.92%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.66%) HND
7 4 (0.53%) CISSP
7 4 (0.53%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.39%) ISEB
9 2 (0.26%) CISA
9 2 (0.26%) CISM
9 2 (0.26%) CSSLP
9 2 (0.26%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.13%) MCSE
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.13%) PhD
10 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.96%) QA
2 3 (0.39%) PMO
2 3 (0.39%) SLA
3 2 (0.26%) GDPR
3 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 101 (13.27%) Docker
2 23 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.79%) HDFS
4 4 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.53%) etcd
5 2 (0.26%) KVM
6 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 73 (9.59%) Ansible
2 66 (8.67%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (7.23%) Puppet
4 52 (6.83%) Terraform
5 33 (4.34%) Kubernetes
6 18 (2.37%) Salt
7 8 (1.05%) Kibana
7 8 (1.05%) logstash
8 4 (0.53%) Consul
8 4 (0.53%) Grafana
9 3 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.39%) Nagios
10 2 (0.26%) Cacti
10 2 (0.26%) Graylog
10 2 (0.26%) Netcool
10 2 (0.26%) Observium
10 2 (0.26%) OpenNMS
10 2 (0.26%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 70 (9.20%) Oracle
2 21 (2.76%) IBM
2 21 (2.76%) Microsoft
3 19 (2.50%) Google
4 13 (1.71%) Kony
5 11 (1.45%) SAP
6 10 (1.31%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.18%) Cloudera
7 9 (1.18%) hybris
7 9 (1.18%) SaltStack
7 9 (1.18%) Tableau
8 8 (1.05%) Splunk
9 7 (0.92%) Adobe
10 6 (0.79%) Lotus
10 6 (0.79%) Talend
11 5 (0.66%) Blue Prism
12 4 (0.53%) Black Duck
12 4 (0.53%) Hortonworks
12 4 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.53%) Xamarin