The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 123 143
Rank change year-on-year +12 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 31 42 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.05% 1.12% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 6
Median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £310 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -6.61% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

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

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2764 3554 3498
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.76% 94.75% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 2206 2024
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 132 197
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 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
Merseyside - 14 £425 -
Lancashire +9 6 £400 -15.78%
Manchester -5 5 £450 -10.00% 10
Cheshire +9 2 £425 -10.52%
Senior Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Senior Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 47 (100.00%) Java
2 37 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (63.83%) TDD
4 21 (44.68%) Spring
5 19 (40.43%) Scrum
5 19 (40.43%) JavaScript
5 19 (40.43%) HTML
6 18 (38.30%) Git (software)
7 16 (34.04%) Oracle
8 15 (31.91%) J2EE
8 15 (31.91%) CSS
8 15 (31.91%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (29.79%) RESTful
9 14 (29.79%) MySQL
10 13 (27.66%) Oracle Database
11 12 (25.53%) Microservices
11 12 (25.53%) Finance
12 11 (23.40%) Web Services
12 11 (23.40%) Linux
12 11 (23.40%) Spring Boot
12 11 (23.40%) DevOps
12 11 (23.40%) MongoDB
13 10 (21.28%) BDD
13 10 (21.28%) Open Source
13 10 (21.28%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (21.28%) OOD
14 9 (19.15%) Kanban
14 9 (19.15%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (19.15%) REST
14 9 (19.15%) Jenkins

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 5 (10.64%) WebSphere
1 5 (10.64%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (4.26%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.13%) JBoss
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.13%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (2.13%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) MySQL
2 13 (27.66%) Oracle Database
3 11 (23.40%) MongoDB
4 5 (10.64%) Relational Database
5 4 (8.51%) DB2
5 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
6 3 (6.38%) JasperReports
6 3 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
8 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (38.30%) Git (software)
2 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
3 8 (17.02%) JUnit
4 4 (8.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (8.51%) Bitbucket
4 4 (8.51%) Eclipse
4 4 (8.51%) Hudson
4 4 (8.51%) IntelliJ
4 4 (8.51%) JIRA
4 4 (8.51%) Mockito
4 4 (8.51%) MyEclipse
5 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Front Office
3 1 (2.13%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (44.68%) Spring
2 19 (40.43%) HTML
3 15 (31.91%) CSS
3 15 (31.91%) J2EE
4 14 (29.79%) RESTful
5 11 (23.40%) Spring Boot
5 11 (23.40%) Web Services
6 9 (19.15%) REST
7 8 (17.02%) Ember.js
7 8 (17.02%) JSF
7 8 (17.02%) React
8 7 (14.89%) SOAP
9 6 (12.77%) EJB
10 5 (10.64%) jQuery
11 4 (8.51%) Apache Camel
11 4 (8.51%) Apache CXF
11 4 (8.51%) EJB 3.0
11 4 (8.51%) Hibernate
11 4 (8.51%) Java EE
11 4 (8.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (8.51%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.26%) Derivative
3 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) CCTV
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) DataPower
4 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.13%) IVR
4 1 (2.13%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (2.13%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Debian
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (63.83%) TDD
3 19 (40.43%) Scrum
4 15 (31.91%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (25.53%) Microservices
6 11 (23.40%) DevOps
7 10 (21.28%) BDD
7 10 (21.28%) OOD
7 10 (21.28%) Open Source
8 9 (19.15%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (19.15%) Kanban
9 8 (17.02%) Coaching
10 6 (12.77%) OO
11 5 (10.64%) Pair Programming
12 4 (8.51%) MVC
12 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
12 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
13 3 (6.38%) API Design
13 3 (6.38%) Web Development
14 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (40.43%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.51%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) C
4 1 (2.13%) Clojure
4 1 (2.13%) Delphi
4 1 (2.13%) Groovy
4 1 (2.13%) Perl
4 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.13%) Python
4 1 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) OCMJD
1 1 (2.13%) OCPJP
1 1 (2.13%) OCPJWCD
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (2.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (2.13%) EMIR
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Oracle
2 5 (10.64%) IBM
3 1 (2.13%) Avaya
3 1 (2.13%) Google
3 1 (2.13%) Kony
3 1 (2.13%) Sun
3 1 (2.13%) Sybase
3 1 (2.13%) Yahoo!