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 4 September 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 8 14 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +16
Contract jobs citing Java 74 36 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.95% 8.80% 1.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.92% 27.48% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £368 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
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
206 131 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 41.62% 32.03% 34.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 76 49
Average daily rate £442 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.78% +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £465 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 6
Average hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
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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 +11 52 £425 +1.19% 1
Preston +1 13 £475 +11.76% 2
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 43 (34.40%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (33.60%) SQL
3 39 (31.20%) HTML
4 38 (30.40%) Linux
5 35 (28.00%) JavaScript
5 35 (28.00%) .NET
6 34 (27.20%) Oracle
7 31 (24.80%) Web Services
7 31 (24.80%) UNIX
8 30 (24.00%) Security Cleared
9 28 (22.40%) Git (software)
9 28 (22.40%) CSS
10 26 (20.80%) JBoss
10 26 (20.80%) Jenkins
11 24 (19.20%) Scala
11 24 (19.20%) Ruby
12 22 (17.60%) WebSphere
12 22 (17.60%) Internet
12 22 (17.60%) Python
12 22 (17.60%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (16.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (16.80%) SC Cleared
14 19 (15.20%) TDD
14 19 (15.20%) C#
15 18 (14.40%) SharePoint
16 17 (13.60%) Shell Script
17 16 (12.80%) Mac OS X
17 16 (12.80%) Eclipse
17 16 (12.80%) PL/SQL
17 16 (12.80%) VB

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 26 (20.80%) JBoss
2 22 (17.60%) WebSphere
3 18 (14.40%) SharePoint
4 11 (8.80%) Tomcat
5 10 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (7.20%) Apache
6 9 (7.20%) IIS
7 8 (6.40%) nginx
8 6 (4.80%) Node.js
9 5 (4.00%) Jetty
9 5 (4.00%) Tuxedo
10 4 (3.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (3.20%) OpenStack
11 3 (2.40%) Confluence
11 3 (2.40%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.60%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (4.00%) Google App Engine
3 5 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.20%) GitHub
5 2 (1.60%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (1.60%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.60%) SaaS
5 2 (1.60%) Boomi
6 1 (0.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.60%) Internet
2 14 (11.20%) HTTP
3 9 (7.20%) SSL
4 6 (4.80%) FTP
5 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.00%) DNS
5 5 (4.00%) DHCP
5 5 (4.00%) IPsec
6 4 (3.20%) SMTP
7 3 (2.40%) SNMP
8 1 (0.80%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.00%) SQL Server
1 15 (12.00%) NoSQL
2 14 (11.20%) Oracle Database
3 13 (10.40%) MongoDB
3 13 (10.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (6.40%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (6.40%) Oracle Database 12c
5 7 (5.60%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.00%) MySQL
7 4 (3.20%) RDBMS
7 4 (3.20%) SQLite
8 2 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.80%) Big Data
9 1 (0.80%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.80%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (22.40%) Git (software)
2 26 (20.80%) Jenkins
3 16 (12.80%) Eclipse
4 11 (8.80%) Subversion
5 10 (8.00%) ProC
6 9 (7.20%) Visual Studio
7 8 (6.40%) JIRA
7 8 (6.40%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.80%) JUnit
8 6 (4.80%) LoadRunner
8 6 (4.80%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.20%) Facilita Forecast
9 4 (3.20%) PHPUnit
9 4 (3.20%) NUnit
9 4 (3.20%) IntelliJ
9 4 (3.20%) Hudson
9 4 (3.20%) Maven
10 3 (2.40%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.40%) HP UFT
10 3 (2.40%) JMeter
General
1 8 (6.40%) Finance
2 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.80%) Military
3 1 (0.80%) Retail
3 1 (0.80%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 60 (48.00%) Developer
2 24 (19.20%) Java Developer
3 21 (16.80%) Architect
4 16 (12.80%) Technical Architect
5 9 (7.20%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.40%) Technical Leader
7 6 (4.80%) Analyst
8 5 (4.00%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (4.00%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.00%) Scala Developer
9 4 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.20%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (3.20%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.40%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.40%) Integration Architect
10 3 (2.40%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.40%) QA Test Analyst
10 3 (2.40%) Senior Technical Architect
10 3 (2.40%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (31.20%) HTML
2 35 (28.00%) .NET
3 31 (24.80%) Web Services
4 28 (22.40%) CSS
5 15 (12.00%) jQuery
6 14 (11.20%) XML
7 13 (10.40%) ASP.NET
7 13 (10.40%) SOAP
7 13 (10.40%) CAML
7 13 (10.40%) HTML5
8 12 (9.60%) J2EE
9 10 (8.00%) JSP
10 9 (7.20%) XHTML
11 8 (6.40%) Middleware
11 8 (6.40%) Spring
12 7 (5.60%) WSDL
12 7 (5.60%) XSD
12 7 (5.60%) REST
12 7 (5.60%) AngularJS
12 7 (5.60%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.60%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.60%) Mainframe
3 6 (4.80%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.20%) DataPower
5 4 (3.20%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.40%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.40%) Wiki
7 2 (1.60%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.60%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.80%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.80%) Clustering
8 1 (0.80%) TRADACOMS
8 1 (0.80%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (30.40%) Linux
2 31 (24.80%) UNIX
3 21 (16.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (12.80%) Mac OS X
5 8 (6.40%) Solaris
6 7 (5.60%) Windows
7 6 (4.80%) VME
7 6 (4.80%) MVS
8 4 (3.20%) Debian
8 4 (3.20%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (34.40%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.20%) TDD
3 15 (12.00%) Performance Testing
4 14 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (11.20%) Open Source
5 12 (9.60%) BDD
5 12 (9.60%) Configuration Management
6 10 (8.00%) Automated Testing
7 9 (7.20%) Data Management
7 9 (7.20%) Test Scripting
8 8 (6.40%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (6.40%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (6.40%) Web Accessibility
8 8 (6.40%) Web Design
9 7 (5.60%) CRM
9 7 (5.60%) Workflow
9 7 (5.60%) Unit Testing
10 6 (4.80%) Mentoring
11 5 (4.00%) DevOps
11 5 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 42 (33.60%) SQL
2 35 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 24 (19.20%) Ruby
3 24 (19.20%) Scala
4 22 (17.60%) Python
5 19 (15.20%) C#
6 17 (13.60%) Shell Script
7 16 (12.80%) VB
7 16 (12.80%) PL/SQL
8 14 (11.20%) C
9 13 (10.40%) PowerShell
9 13 (10.40%) FQL
10 11 (8.80%) C++
10 11 (8.80%) Perl
11 6 (4.80%) VBA
11 6 (4.80%) Bash Shell
12 5 (4.00%) PHP
13 4 (3.20%) VBScript
13 4 (3.20%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.80%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 30 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.80%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.20%) Degree
4 6 (4.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.40%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.40%) BC Cleared
5 3 (2.40%) ISEB
6 1 (0.80%) OCP
6 1 (0.80%) OCA
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.80%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.60%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.00%) Xen
1 5 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.20%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 10 (8.00%) Puppet
1 10 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.20%) Nagios
2 4 (3.20%) Munin
2 4 (3.20%) Graphite
3 3 (2.40%) Graylog
4 1 (0.80%) StatsD
Vendors
1 34 (27.20%) Oracle
2 13 (10.40%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.40%) Curam
4 5 (4.00%) Google
4 5 (4.00%) VMware
5 4 (3.20%) SaltStack
6 3 (2.40%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.40%) webMethods
6 3 (2.40%) SAP
7 2 (1.60%) Dell
7 2 (1.60%) Software AG
8 1 (0.80%) Apigee
8 1 (0.80%) Mashery
8 1 (0.80%) Tableau
8 1 (0.80%) Citrix
8 1 (0.80%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.80%) Teradata
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