The first table below looks at the demand for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Lancashire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 24 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Java 25 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.95% 8.13% 10.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.15% 21.25% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 28
Average daily rate £413 £328 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -13.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £258 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £432 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
108 80 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 25.71% 38.28% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 52 69
Average daily rate £375 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.36 £17.45 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.57 £35.00 £80.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Java
North West

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the Lancashire region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Lancashire region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Java
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Burnley - 14 £394 -
Preston -4 10 £413 +6.78%
Blackburn - 5 £250 - 3
Chorley - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java.

1 28 (52.83%) TDD
2 27 (50.94%) Scala
3 22 (41.51%) BDD
4 18 (33.96%) Spring
5 16 (30.19%) Hibernate
5 16 (30.19%) XML
6 15 (28.30%) .NET
6 15 (28.30%) J2EE
6 15 (28.30%) Scrum
7 14 (26.42%) MySQL
7 14 (26.42%) Web Services
8 13 (24.53%) HTML
8 13 (24.53%) OO
8 13 (24.53%) jQuery
9 12 (22.64%) Process Management
10 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
10 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (20.75%) Web Development
11 10 (18.87%) JBoss
11 10 (18.87%) Finance
12 9 (16.98%) MVC
12 9 (16.98%) OOA/OOD
12 9 (16.98%) Ajax
12 9 (16.98%) HTML5
13 8 (15.09%) CSS3
13 8 (15.09%) Akka
13 8 (15.09%) Play Framework
13 8 (15.09%) Batik
13 8 (15.09%) QA
13 8 (15.09%) CouchDB

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (15.09%) Tomcat
2 7 (13.21%) WebLogic
3 6 (11.32%) WebSphere
3 6 (11.32%) MQSeries
3 6 (11.32%) CMS
3 6 (11.32%) Adobe CQ
3 6 (11.32%) Escenic
4 4 (7.55%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (15.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) FTP
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) MySQL
2 8 (15.09%) CouchDB
3 6 (11.32%) Hadoop
3 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
3 6 (11.32%) Big Data
3 6 (11.32%) MongoDB
4 4 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Maven
2 3 (5.66%) Mockito
3 2 (3.77%) Selenium
3 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.89%) Hudson
4 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.89%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (1.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Games
2 1 (1.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (67.92%) Developer
2 20 (37.74%) Java Developer
3 11 (20.75%) Scala Developer
4 8 (15.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (15.09%) Senior Developer
4 8 (15.09%) Analyst
5 7 (13.21%) Architect
6 6 (11.32%) Senior Programmer
6 6 (11.32%) Senior Java Programmer
6 6 (11.32%) Developer Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Java Programmer
6 6 (11.32%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Programmer
7 5 (9.43%) Consultant
7 5 (9.43%) J2EE Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Test Architect
9 3 (5.66%) Java Consultant
9 3 (5.66%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.77%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.96%) Spring
2 16 (30.19%) Hibernate
2 16 (30.19%) XML
3 15 (28.30%) .NET
3 15 (28.30%) J2EE
4 14 (26.42%) Web Services
5 13 (24.53%) HTML
5 13 (24.53%) jQuery
6 9 (16.98%) Ajax
6 9 (16.98%) HTML5
7 8 (15.09%) CSS3
7 8 (15.09%) Akka
7 8 (15.09%) Play Framework
7 8 (15.09%) Batik
7 8 (15.09%) CSS
7 8 (15.09%) SVG
8 7 (13.21%) Struts
8 7 (13.21%) Spring MVC
9 6 (11.32%) Ruby on Rails
9 6 (11.32%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Open Source
2 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.89%) Mobile Games
2 1 (1.89%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.89%) Android
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
1 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (52.83%) TDD
2 22 (41.51%) BDD
3 15 (28.30%) Scrum
4 13 (24.53%) OO
5 12 (22.64%) Process Management
6 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (20.75%) Web Development
7 9 (16.98%) MVC
7 9 (16.98%) OOA/OOD
8 7 (13.21%) UML
8 7 (13.21%) OOP
9 6 (11.32%) RUP
9 6 (11.32%) OOD
10 2 (3.77%) Project Management
10 2 (3.77%) Test Management
10 2 (3.77%) Waterfall
10 2 (3.77%) Automation Testing
11 1 (1.89%) Agile Project Management
11 1 (1.89%) Capacity Management
11 1 (1.89%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.94%) Scala
2 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
3 8 (15.09%) C#
4 7 (13.21%) Ruby
5 5 (9.43%) SQL
6 2 (3.77%) PHP
6 2 (3.77%) Python
7 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) JBoss
2 8 (15.09%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) Informatica
4 1 (1.89%) Mercator
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