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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 10 21 10
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing Java 50 38 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.74% 7.25% 9.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.30% 27.74% 30.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 14
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£390 £400 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +19.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £375 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £413 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £45.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
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
165 137 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 38.73% 26.15% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 96 43
Average daily rate £375 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £413 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.22 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.05% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +13 19 £451 +12.87%
Preston +5 17 £438 +6.06% 4
Burnley -2 10 £375 -4.76%
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 55 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (40.00%) SQL
3 32 (30.48%) Scala
4 30 (28.57%) Spring
5 27 (25.71%) Oracle
5 27 (25.71%) TDD
6 25 (23.81%) Open Source
7 24 (22.86%) Linux
8 22 (20.95%) Spring MVC
9 21 (20.00%) Hibernate
10 20 (19.05%) Selenium
10 20 (19.05%) Security Cleared
10 20 (19.05%) BDD
11 17 (16.19%) Test Scripting
11 17 (16.19%) Web Services
12 16 (15.24%) XML
12 16 (15.24%) PL/SQL
12 16 (15.24%) .NET
12 16 (15.24%) HTML
12 16 (15.24%) WebSphere
13 15 (14.29%) SC Cleared
13 15 (14.29%) MongoDB
14 14 (13.33%) Git (software)
14 14 (13.33%) Tomcat
15 13 (12.38%) Eclipse
15 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
15 13 (12.38%) JUnit
15 13 (12.38%) Software Engineering
15 13 (12.38%) AngularJS
16 12 (11.43%) Continuous Integration

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 16 (15.24%) WebSphere
2 14 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 11 (10.48%) JBoss
4 9 (8.57%) Node.js
5 8 (7.62%) SharePoint
6 7 (6.67%) Apache
7 5 (4.76%) IIS
7 5 (4.76%) Jetty
7 5 (4.76%) nginx
8 4 (3.81%) OpenStack
8 4 (3.81%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.95%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (4.76%) Google App Engine
2 5 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.90%) Boomi
3 2 (1.90%) SaaS
3 2 (1.90%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.95%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.95%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.57%) SSL
2 6 (5.71%) FTP
2 6 (5.71%) HTTP
3 5 (4.76%) IPsec
3 5 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.76%) DNS
3 5 (4.76%) DHCP
4 3 (2.86%) SNMP
5 1 (0.95%) Internet
5 1 (0.95%) LDAP
5 1 (0.95%) AMQP
5 1 (0.95%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 11 (10.48%) Oracle Database
3 9 (8.57%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.71%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.81%) MySQL
7 3 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.95%) Big Data
9 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.95%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.95%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 20 (19.05%) Selenium
2 14 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 13 (12.38%) Eclipse
3 13 (12.38%) JUnit
4 11 (10.48%) Jenkins
5 10 (9.52%) Maven
6 9 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (7.62%) JIRA
7 8 (7.62%) Ant
8 4 (3.81%) ProC
9 3 (2.86%) Jasmine
9 3 (2.86%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.86%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.90%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.90%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.95%) Subversion
11 1 (0.95%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.95%) Rational Functional Tester
11 1 (0.95%) Mockito
General
1 8 (7.62%) Finance
2 1 (0.95%) Law
2 1 (0.95%) Military
2 1 (0.95%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 43 (40.95%) Developer
2 30 (28.57%) Architect
3 28 (26.67%) Java Developer
4 25 (23.81%) Technical Architect
5 11 (10.48%) Senior Developer
6 9 (8.57%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.76%) AWS Developer
9 4 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Integration Architect
10 3 (2.86%) Technical Leader
10 3 (2.86%) Scala Developer
11 2 (1.90%) Information Systems Engineer
11 2 (1.90%) Integration Engineer
11 2 (1.90%) Java Architect
11 2 (1.90%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (1.90%) Lead Developer
11 2 (1.90%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (28.57%) Spring
2 22 (20.95%) Spring MVC
3 21 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 17 (16.19%) Web Services
5 16 (15.24%) XML
5 16 (15.24%) .NET
5 16 (15.24%) HTML
6 13 (12.38%) AngularJS
7 12 (11.43%) J2EE
8 10 (9.52%) SOAP
9 9 (8.57%) Struts
10 8 (7.62%) Apache Wicket
11 7 (6.67%) Middleware
11 7 (6.67%) REST
11 7 (6.67%) Play Framework
12 5 (4.76%) CSS
12 5 (4.76%) Servlets
12 5 (4.76%) jQuery
12 5 (4.76%) Apache CXF
12 5 (4.76%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.81%) DataPower
3 3 (2.86%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.90%) User Experience
5 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.95%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.95%) HP Superdome
5 1 (0.95%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.86%) Linux
2 11 (10.48%) UNIX
3 10 (9.52%) Windows
4 9 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.71%) VME
5 6 (5.71%) MVS
6 4 (3.81%) CentOS
6 4 (3.81%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.81%) Debian
7 2 (1.90%) Solaris
8 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.95%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.71%) TDD
3 25 (23.81%) Open Source
4 20 (19.05%) BDD
5 17 (16.19%) Test Scripting
6 13 (12.38%) Software Engineering
7 12 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (11.43%) MVC
8 11 (10.48%) Scrum
8 11 (10.48%) Configuration Management
9 10 (9.52%) DevOps
9 10 (9.52%) UML
9 10 (9.52%) Validation
9 10 (9.52%) Mentoring
10 9 (8.57%) Test Planning
10 9 (8.57%) ERP
10 9 (8.57%) Software Testing
10 9 (8.57%) Unit Testing
10 9 (8.57%) V-Model
10 9 (8.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (40.00%) SQL
2 32 (30.48%) Scala
3 16 (15.24%) PL/SQL
4 11 (10.48%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.48%) Perl
5 10 (9.52%) Ruby
5 10 (9.52%) Shell Script
6 9 (8.57%) Python
7 4 (3.81%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.86%) C
9 2 (1.90%) VBA
10 1 (0.95%) C#
10 1 (0.95%) Groovy
10 1 (0.95%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.57%) HND
3 9 (8.57%) ISEB
3 9 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.86%) Degree
4 3 (2.86%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.76%) Xen
1 5 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (8.57%) Puppet
2 4 (3.81%) Graphite
2 4 (3.81%) Munin
2 4 (3.81%) Nagios
3 1 (0.95%) StatsD
Vendors
1 27 (25.71%) Oracle
2 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.71%) Google
4 5 (4.76%) VMware
5 3 (2.86%) Curam
6 2 (1.90%) SAP
6 2 (1.90%) Dell
6 2 (1.90%) webMethods
6 2 (1.90%) Software AG
7 1 (0.95%) Teradata
7 1 (0.95%) Informatica
7 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.95%) Apple
7 1 (0.95%) HP
7 1 (0.95%) Citrix
7 1 (0.95%) Tableau
7 1 (0.95%) Apigee
7 1 (0.95%) Mashery