Period
to 25 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Senior Java Developer
England > North West
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 175 182
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 28 40 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.68% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.72% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 36
North West median daily rate £423 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.50% +14.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £400 £418 £388
90th Percentile £513 £538 £528
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +6.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,039 5,555 7,768
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 94.65% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,192 3,567 4,650
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £225 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 243 397
North West median hourly rate £18.02 £17.50 £23.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.97% -24.57% +40.61%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.50 £47.52
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.69% -0.59% +11.06%

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in the North West

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Java Developer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in the North West

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Developer in the North West

Senior Java Developer
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 Senior Java Developer within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 February 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 +14 14 £400 -11.11% 14
Lancashire +10 5 £423 -0.59%
Cheshire -5 5 £444 -4.05% 3
Merseyside +6 4 £475 -5.00%
Senior Java Developer
England

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, Senior Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (71.43%) Web Services
3 15 (53.57%) JUnit
4 13 (46.43%) Apache CXF
4 13 (46.43%) Apache Camel
5 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
7 8 (28.57%) TDD
7 8 (28.57%) BDD
8 7 (25.00%) MongoDB
9 6 (21.43%) Scrum
9 6 (21.43%) Spring
9 6 (21.43%) Dropwizard
10 5 (17.86%) Spring Boot
11 4 (14.29%) Microservices
11 4 (14.29%) J2EE
11 4 (14.29%) CSS
11 4 (14.29%) HTML
11 4 (14.29%) Maven
11 4 (14.29%) Kanban
11 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
11 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 4 (14.29%) RESTful
11 4 (14.29%) NoSQL
11 4 (14.29%) REST
12 3 (10.71%) Mockito
12 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
12 3 (10.71%) Selenium
12 3 (10.71%) SQL
12 3 (10.71%) Cucumber

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
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 3 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.14%) Big Data
4 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.57%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) JUnit
2 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.29%) Maven
3 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.71%) Mockito
3 3 (10.71%) Selenium
4 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.14%) Mocha
5 1 (3.57%) Gradle
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) Web Services
2 13 (46.43%) Apache Camel
2 13 (46.43%) Apache CXF
3 6 (21.43%) Dropwizard
3 6 (21.43%) Spring
4 5 (17.86%) Spring Boot
5 4 (14.29%) CSS
5 4 (14.29%) HTML
5 4 (14.29%) J2EE
5 4 (14.29%) REST
5 4 (14.29%) RESTful
6 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
6 2 (7.14%) JDBC
6 2 (7.14%) jQuery
6 2 (7.14%) Mustache
6 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (3.57%) Ember.js
7 1 (3.57%) JSON
7 1 (3.57%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) BDD
2 8 (28.57%) TDD
3 6 (21.43%) Scrum
4 4 (14.29%) Kanban
4 4 (14.29%) Microservices
4 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (7.14%) Coaching
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps
6 2 (7.14%) Open Source
6 2 (7.14%) Service Design
7 1 (3.57%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (3.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.57%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.57%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Ansible
1 2 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle