The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 6 11 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Contract jobs citing Java 69 47 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.37% 10.83% 5.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.35% 28.14% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 35 18
Average daily rate £371 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £570 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £47.17 £46.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Java
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
171 167 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 38.08% 38.48% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 113 76
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 7
Average hourly rate £43.00 £45.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% +51.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.81 £26.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £32.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +7 34 £383 -15.27%
Preston -1 13 £335 -28.53% 7
Lytham St Annes -3 10 £305 +2.52%
Fleetwood - 3 £433 -
Chorley - 2 - - 6
Blackburn - 1 - - 4
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 66 (61.11%) Linux
2 48 (44.44%) Oracle
3 44 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (27.78%) Tuxedo
5 29 (26.85%) COBOL
5 29 (26.85%) Unix
5 29 (26.85%) Bash Shell
6 25 (23.15%) Relational Database
7 24 (22.22%) HTML
8 22 (20.37%) Configuration Management
9 18 (16.67%) Middleware
9 18 (16.67%) C
10 17 (15.74%) HTTP
10 17 (15.74%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (15.74%) REST
11 16 (14.81%) Micro Focus
11 16 (14.81%) Shell Script
11 16 (14.81%) SOA
11 16 (14.81%) Apache
11 16 (14.81%) Windows
12 15 (13.89%) Python
12 15 (13.89%) Migration
12 15 (13.89%) Clustering
12 15 (13.89%) MongoDB
12 15 (13.89%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (13.89%) Security Cleared
12 15 (13.89%) Oracle Database
13 14 (12.96%) IaaS
13 14 (12.96%) Opscode Chef

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 30 (27.78%) Tuxedo
2 16 (14.81%) Apache
3 13 (12.04%) JBoss
4 9 (8.33%) WebSphere
5 8 (7.41%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.70%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.78%) Node.js
8 2 (1.85%) CICS
8 2 (1.85%) IIS
8 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.93%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.70%) Adobe Captivate
2 4 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Infor LN
1 1 (0.93%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.89%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (12.96%) IaaS
3 9 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.74%) HTTP
2 4 (3.70%) Internet
3 2 (1.85%) SMTP
4 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.93%) LDAP
4 1 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.15%) Relational Database
2 17 (15.74%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (13.89%) MongoDB
3 15 (13.89%) Oracle Database
4 14 (12.96%) RDBMS
5 11 (10.19%) Neo4j
6 5 (4.63%) MySQL
6 5 (4.63%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.85%) Big Data
8 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.85%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.93%) OLTP
9 1 (0.93%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (9.26%) JIRA
2 4 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.70%) JUnit
3 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.78%) NUnit
3 3 (2.78%) Travis CI
4 2 (1.85%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.85%) PHPUnit
4 2 (1.85%) Subversion
4 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.93%) eggPlant
5 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (12.96%) Finance
2 2 (1.85%) Banking
2 2 (1.85%) Retail
3 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (50.00%) Developer
2 34 (31.48%) Java Developer
3 21 (19.44%) Architect
4 16 (14.81%) Analyst
5 14 (12.96%) Business Analyst
5 14 (12.96%) Senior Developer
5 14 (12.96%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (11.11%) Technical Architect
7 9 (8.33%) Digital Developer
8 8 (7.41%) Java Team Leader
8 8 (7.41%) Team Leader
8 8 (7.41%) Technical Leader
9 7 (6.48%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (6.48%) Senior Business Analyst
9 7 (6.48%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (6.48%) Technical Business Analyst
9 7 (6.48%) Technical Team Leader
10 6 (5.56%) Security Architect
11 4 (3.70%) Digital Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.22%) HTML
2 18 (16.67%) Middleware
3 17 (15.74%) REST
4 13 (12.04%) Hibernate
5 10 (9.26%) CSS
5 10 (9.26%) JAX-RS
6 6 (5.56%) J2EE
6 6 (5.56%) SOAP
6 6 (5.56%) Web Services
7 5 (4.63%) HTML5
8 4 (3.70%) .NET
8 4 (3.70%) CSS3
8 4 (3.70%) JSON
8 4 (3.70%) Spring
9 3 (2.78%) Apache Camel
9 3 (2.78%) jQuery
10 2 (1.85%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.85%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (1.85%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Clustering
2 13 (12.04%) Private Cloud
3 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.70%) Learning Management System
4 4 (3.70%) SCORM
5 2 (1.85%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.85%) PKI
5 2 (1.85%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.85%) Smart Energy
5 2 (1.85%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.85%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) NHS
6 1 (0.93%) Social Media
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (61.11%) Linux
2 29 (26.85%) Unix
3 16 (14.81%) Windows
4 14 (12.96%) Mac OS X
5 7 (6.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.56%) VME
7 4 (3.70%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.85%) AIX
8 2 (1.85%) Solaris
9 1 (0.93%) HPUX
9 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.93%) OS/390
9 1 (0.93%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.37%) Configuration Management
3 16 (14.81%) SOA
4 15 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (13.89%) Migration
5 12 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 12 (11.11%) OO
5 12 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
5 12 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
5 12 (11.11%) Web Design
6 11 (10.19%) Agile Project Management
6 11 (10.19%) Defect Management
6 11 (10.19%) DevOps
6 11 (10.19%) OOA/OOD
6 11 (10.19%) Open Source
6 11 (10.19%) Project Management
6 11 (10.19%) UML
6 11 (10.19%) Use Case
6 11 (10.19%) Waterfall
7 9 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 29 (26.85%) Bash Shell
1 29 (26.85%) COBOL
2 18 (16.67%) C
3 16 (14.81%) Shell Script
4 15 (13.89%) Python
5 14 (12.96%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.63%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.63%) SQL
7 3 (2.78%) C#
8 2 (1.85%) C++
8 2 (1.85%) PHP
8 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.85%) R
8 2 (1.85%) VB
9 1 (0.93%) FQL
9 1 (0.93%) Lua
9 1 (0.93%) Perl
9 1 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.63%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (4.63%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) Degree
4 1 (0.93%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.85%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.85%) ISO27005
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.85%) BitLocker
2 2 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (12.04%) Puppet
3 2 (1.85%) StatsD
4 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 48 (44.44%) Oracle
2 16 (14.81%) Micro Focus
3 14 (12.96%) VMware
4 12 (11.11%) IBM
4 12 (11.11%) SaltStack
5 9 (8.33%) Curam
6 5 (4.63%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.63%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.70%) Adobe
7 4 (3.70%) Infor
8 3 (2.78%) IFS
8 3 (2.78%) Sun
9 2 (1.85%) Apigee
9 2 (1.85%) Axway
9 2 (1.85%) Citrix
9 2 (1.85%) Mashery
9 2 (1.85%) Tableau
9 2 (1.85%) Teradata
10 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.93%) BEA
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