Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 795 630 726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.20% 11.14% 11.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.90% 28.38% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 489 536
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £347 £308 £313
90th Percentile £700 £575 £538
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 10
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% -0.65%
10th Percentile £35.12 £40.00 £14.63
90th Percentile £42.40 £50.97 £43.42
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.95% -0.94%

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 2,573 2,220 2,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.73% 39.24% 37.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,774 1,534 1,680
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £560 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 74 62
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +18.52% -10.00%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.75 £14.01
90th Percentile £45.10 £51.20 £44.68
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +7 461 £450 +4.05% 143
Cheshire +4 203 £410 +2.50% 46
Lancashire -3 72 £530 +25.44% 16
Merseyside -7 51 £405 +1.25% 11
Cumbria -2 1 £400 -
Java
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 388 (48.81%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (29.43%) Spring
3 217 (27.30%) JavaScript
4 212 (26.67%) Jenkins
5 209 (26.29%) DevOps
6 204 (25.66%) TDD
7 202 (25.41%) Test Automation
8 172 (21.64%) Java 8
9 164 (20.63%) Python
10 147 (18.49%) Git (software)
11 141 (17.74%) Amazon AWS
12 138 (17.36%) BDD
13 137 (17.23%) Scrum
14 131 (16.48%) Spring Boot
15 122 (15.35%) Selenium
16 121 (15.22%) Node.js
17 119 (14.97%) HTML
18 118 (14.84%) Web Services
19 116 (14.59%) SQL
20 115 (14.47%) Microservices
21 110 (13.84%) CSS
22 109 (13.71%) JIRA
23 107 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
23 107 (13.46%) RESTful
23 107 (13.46%) Docker
24 98 (12.33%) Ansible
25 95 (11.95%) Hibernate
26 91 (11.45%) Maven
27 89 (11.19%) PostgreSQL
27 89 (11.19%) AngularJS

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 47 (5.91%) nginx
2 45 (5.66%) Confluence
3 32 (4.03%) Cloud Foundry
4 29 (3.65%) Apache
5 28 (3.52%) Tomcat
6 20 (2.52%) Apache Spark
6 20 (2.52%) SharePoint
6 20 (2.52%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (1.76%) JBoss
9 13 (1.64%) CMS
9 13 (1.64%) Jetty
10 12 (1.51%) IIS
11 10 (1.26%) Mongrel
12 7 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.88%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.88%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.88%) WordPress
13 6 (0.75%) Mule
14 5 (0.63%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 8 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.25%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 23 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.88%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.63%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) Exstream
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 141 (17.74%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.28%) npm
3 34 (4.28%) PaaS
4 28 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
5 27 (3.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 20 (2.52%) GitHub
7 19 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (2.01%) SaaS
9 13 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (1.26%) Google App Engine
11 9 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (1.01%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.88%) BrowserStack
13 7 (0.88%) IaaS
14 6 (0.75%) Apigee
15 5 (0.63%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.63%) Slack
16 4 (0.50%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.27%) TCP/IP
2 24 (3.02%) HTTP
3 21 (2.64%) DNS
4 20 (2.52%) SSL
5 18 (2.26%) FTP
6 14 (1.76%) DHCP
6 14 (1.76%) IPsec
7 9 (1.13%) Internet
8 3 (0.38%) SAN
9 2 (0.25%) ATM
9 2 (0.25%) Intranet
9 2 (0.25%) VPN
10 1 (0.13%) Firewall
10 1 (0.13%) Multicast
10 1 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.13%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (11.19%) PostgreSQL
2 65 (8.18%) MySQL
3 38 (4.78%) Big Data
3 38 (4.78%) MongoDB
4 28 (3.52%) NoSQL
4 28 (3.52%) SQL Server
5 22 (2.77%) Relational Database
6 21 (2.64%) Hadoop
7 18 (2.26%) Amazon Redshift
8 16 (2.01%) Apache Hive
8 16 (2.01%) RDBMS
9 13 (1.64%) DB2
9 13 (1.64%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 11 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (1.38%) HBase
12 9 (1.13%) Pentaho
12 9 (1.13%) Power BI
13 7 (0.88%) Blockchain
13 7 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 212 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 147 (18.49%) Git (software)
3 122 (15.35%) Selenium
4 109 (13.71%) JIRA
5 91 (11.45%) Maven
6 83 (10.44%) Gradle
7 81 (10.19%) JUnit
8 64 (8.05%) JMeter
9 57 (7.17%) Cucumber
10 42 (5.28%) Travis CI
11 34 (4.28%) WebDriver
12 33 (4.15%) gulp
13 30 (3.77%) IntelliJ
14 27 (3.40%) CircleCI
14 27 (3.40%) IBM UrbanCode
15 24 (3.02%) Gatling
16 19 (2.39%) SoapUI
17 18 (2.26%) Eclipse
18 17 (2.14%) Spock
19 16 (2.01%) Mockito
General
1 69 (8.68%) Finance
2 34 (4.28%) Banking
3 32 (4.03%) Retail
4 17 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 15 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.76%) Advertising
7 13 (1.64%) Marketing
8 12 (1.51%) Electronics
9 11 (1.38%) Law
10 10 (1.26%) Legal
11 6 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.50%) Back Office
13 3 (0.38%) Automotive
13 3 (0.38%) Publishing
13 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.25%) Front Office
14 2 (0.25%) Games
14 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 442 (55.60%) Developer
2 274 (34.47%) Java Developer
3 77 (9.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 56 (7.04%) Java Engineer
5 55 (6.92%) Senior Developer
6 47 (5.91%) Senior Java Developer
7 46 (5.79%) Android Developer
8 41 (5.16%) Agile Developer
9 39 (4.91%) Agile Java Developer
10 38 (4.78%) Tester
11 35 (4.40%) Analyst
12 30 (3.77%) Full Stack Developer
13 29 (3.65%) AWS Developer
14 26 (3.27%) Software Engineer
15 25 (3.14%) Architect
16 23 (2.89%) Automation Tester
17 20 (2.52%) Python Developer
18 19 (2.39%) Consultant
19 17 (2.14%) AWS Engineer
20 15 (1.89%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (29.43%) Spring
2 131 (16.48%) Spring Boot
3 121 (15.22%) Node.js
4 119 (14.97%) HTML
5 118 (14.84%) Web Services
6 110 (13.84%) CSS
7 107 (13.46%) RESTful
8 95 (11.95%) Hibernate
9 89 (11.19%) AngularJS
10 85 (10.69%) XML
11 78 (9.81%) .NET
12 76 (9.56%) JSON
13 66 (8.30%) REST
14 53 (6.67%) J2EE
15 51 (6.42%) SOAP
16 47 (5.91%) HTML5
17 43 (5.41%) Kafka
18 38 (4.78%) Android SDK
18 38 (4.78%) React
18 38 (4.78%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.65%) User Experience
2 32 (4.03%) Mobile App
3 25 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (1.51%) Wiki
5 11 (1.38%) Algorithms
5 11 (1.38%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.01%) Management Information System
7 7 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (0.63%) Clustering
8 5 (0.63%) iPad
9 4 (0.50%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.50%) Fintech
9 4 (0.50%) NHS
9 4 (0.50%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.38%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.38%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.25%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 74 (9.31%) Linux
2 64 (8.05%) Android
3 48 (6.04%) Unix
4 19 (2.39%) Windows
5 9 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.13%) AIX
9 1 (0.13%) CentOS
9 1 (0.13%) HPUX
9 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (48.81%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (26.29%) DevOps
3 204 (25.66%) TDD
4 202 (25.41%) Test Automation
5 138 (17.36%) BDD
6 137 (17.23%) Scrum
7 115 (14.47%) Microservices
8 107 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
9 81 (10.19%) Software Engineering
10 72 (9.06%) Open Source
11 59 (7.42%) Unit Testing
12 57 (7.17%) SOA
13 55 (6.92%) Configuration Management
14 53 (6.67%) OO
15 50 (6.29%) Android Development
16 45 (5.66%) Web Development
17 44 (5.53%) Pair Programming
18 39 (4.91%) Kanban
18 39 (4.91%) Problem-Solving
19 38 (4.78%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 217 (27.30%) JavaScript
2 172 (21.64%) Java 8
3 164 (20.63%) Python
4 116 (14.59%) SQL
5 74 (9.31%) C#
6 49 (6.16%) PHP
7 46 (5.79%) Groovy
8 45 (5.66%) Scala
9 41 (5.16%) Shell Script
10 26 (3.27%) C++
11 25 (3.14%) Ruby
12 20 (2.52%) Bash Shell
13 19 (2.39%) C
14 16 (2.01%) PL/SQL
15 15 (1.89%) Kotlin
16 11 (1.38%) Perl
17 5 (0.63%) R
18 4 (0.50%) Apple Swift
18 4 (0.50%) Clojure
18 4 (0.50%) Go
Qualifications
1 35 (4.40%) Degree
2 28 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.63%) AWS Certification
5 5 (0.63%) CISA
5 5 (0.63%) CISM
5 5 (0.63%) CISSP
5 5 (0.63%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.50%) HND
7 3 (0.38%) ISEB
8 2 (0.25%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.13%) MCSA
9 1 (0.13%) MCSE
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (7.30%) QA
2 6 (0.75%) SLA
3 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.38%) GDPR
4 3 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 107 (13.46%) Docker
2 31 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.26%) Xen
4 7 (0.88%) HDFS
5 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 98 (12.33%) Ansible
2 80 (10.06%) Puppet
3 71 (8.93%) Opscode Chef
3 71 (8.93%) Terraform
4 23 (2.89%) Kubernetes
5 14 (1.76%) Salt
6 7 (0.88%) Kibana
6 7 (0.88%) logstash
7 4 (0.50%) Packer
8 3 (0.38%) CloudHub
8 3 (0.38%) Grafana
8 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.25%) Graylog
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.25%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.13%) Ambari
10 1 (0.13%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.13%) PingFederate
10 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 63 (7.92%) Oracle
2 47 (5.91%) Microsoft
3 31 (3.90%) Google
4 20 (2.52%) IBM
5 18 (2.26%) SAP
6 14 (1.76%) Adobe
6 14 (1.76%) Kony
7 11 (1.38%) VMware
8 10 (1.26%) Tableau
9 9 (1.13%) Cloudera
10 7 (0.88%) Dell
10 7 (0.88%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.75%) Hortonworks
11 6 (0.75%) HP
12 5 (0.63%) Black Duck
12 5 (0.63%) hybris
13 4 (0.50%) Blue Prism
13 4 (0.50%) Hyperion
13 4 (0.50%) Talend
13 4 (0.50%) Xamarin