The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 10 15 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing Java 43 34 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.38% 7.91% 13.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.74% 25.37% 34.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 43
Median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £345 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £469 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
Median hourly rate £39.75 £47.33 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.01% +38.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £43.53 £31.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
111 134 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 37.12% 31.16% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 84 127
Median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £479 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +13.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Java as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Blackpool 0 23 £400 +6.66%
Lytham St Annes 0 8 £421 -3.60%
Preston -3 4 - -
Fleetwood - 4 £450 -
Blackburn - 1 £375 - 4
Java
North West

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Java.

1 38 (43.18%) Linux
2 31 (35.23%) Oracle
3 29 (32.95%) Security Cleared
4 28 (31.82%) C
5 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (26.14%) Shell Script
7 22 (25.00%) COBOL
7 22 (25.00%) Relational Database
8 21 (23.86%) Oracle Database
8 21 (23.86%) Tuxedo
8 21 (23.86%) Bash Shell
9 20 (22.73%) Micro Focus
9 20 (22.73%) Clustering
10 16 (18.18%) RDBMS
10 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 16 (18.18%) TDD
11 15 (17.05%) Perl
12 14 (15.91%) SQL
12 14 (15.91%) SC Cleared
13 13 (14.77%) BDD
13 13 (14.77%) Python
14 12 (13.64%) Finance
14 12 (13.64%) C#
14 12 (13.64%) .NET
14 12 (13.64%) OO
15 11 (12.50%) Windows
15 11 (12.50%) IBM
15 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
15 11 (12.50%) Automated Testing
16 10 (11.36%) ERP

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 21 (23.86%) Tuxedo
2 7 (7.95%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.55%) Apache
4 3 (3.41%) JBoss
4 3 (3.41%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (2.27%) nginx
5 2 (2.27%) SAS
5 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.14%) CICS
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.14%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.14%) MS Office
1 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (7.95%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) IaaS
2 4 (4.55%) PaaS
2 4 (4.55%) SaaS
3 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) Internet
1 2 (2.27%) LAN
1 2 (2.27%) Network Security
1 2 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 21 (23.86%) Oracle Database
3 16 (18.18%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.14%) DB2
7 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.55%) JIRA
2 4 (4.55%) Selenium
3 3 (3.41%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.27%) IntelliJ
4 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.27%) NetBeans
5 1 (1.14%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.14%) JUnit
5 1 (1.14%) Maven
5 1 (1.14%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.14%) Sahi
5 1 (1.14%) Subversion
5 1 (1.14%) TestNG
5 1 (1.14%) WATIR
5 1 (1.14%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (13.64%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Retail
3 4 (4.55%) Marketing
4 2 (2.27%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.27%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.27%) Military
5 1 (1.14%) Advertising
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (51.14%) Developer
2 18 (20.45%) Java Developer
3 9 (10.23%) Analyst
4 7 (7.95%) Architect
4 7 (7.95%) Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) Monitoring Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Test Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Java Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.68%) Senior Test Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) IFS Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) IFS Consultant
8 3 (3.41%) Java Programmer
8 3 (3.41%) Linux Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.64%) .NET
2 7 (7.95%) Regular Expression
2 7 (7.95%) Web Services
3 5 (5.68%) J2EE
4 4 (4.55%) RESTful
4 4 (4.55%) XML
5 3 (3.41%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.41%) CSS
5 3 (3.41%) jQuery
5 3 (3.41%) Middleware
6 2 (2.27%) D3.js
6 2 (2.27%) HTML
6 2 (2.27%) Node.js
6 2 (2.27%) REST
6 2 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.14%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.14%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.14%) SOAP
7 1 (1.14%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.73%) Clustering
2 6 (6.82%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.27%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.27%) RIA
5 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (43.18%) Linux
2 11 (12.50%) Windows
3 8 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.82%) AIX
5 6 (6.82%) HPUX
5 6 (6.82%) Solaris
5 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.82%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.68%) Unix
7 1 (1.14%) Android
7 1 (1.14%) OS/2
7 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.18%) TDD
3 13 (14.77%) BDD
4 12 (13.64%) OO
5 11 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 10 (11.36%) ERP
7 9 (10.23%) ITIL
8 8 (9.09%) Microservices
8 8 (9.09%) Open Source
9 7 (7.95%) Release Management
9 7 (7.95%) Service Management
9 7 (7.95%) Software Engineering
9 7 (7.95%) UML
10 6 (6.82%) Integration Testing
10 6 (6.82%) Migration
10 6 (6.82%) SDLC
10 6 (6.82%) Test Strategy
11 5 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (5.68%) Functional Testing
11 5 (5.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.82%) C
2 23 (26.14%) Shell Script
3 22 (25.00%) COBOL
4 21 (23.86%) Bash Shell
5 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 15 (17.05%) Perl
7 14 (15.91%) SQL
8 13 (14.77%) Python
9 12 (13.64%) C#
10 9 (10.23%) Ruby
11 7 (7.95%) PowerShell
11 7 (7.95%) VBScript
12 6 (6.82%) Bourne shell
12 6 (6.82%) Korn
13 5 (5.68%) PL/SQL
14 3 (3.41%) PHP
15 1 (1.14%) JCL
15 1 (1.14%) TypeScript
15 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (32.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.91%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (5.68%) Degree
4 5 (5.68%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.41%) ISEB
6 2 (2.27%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) QA
2 4 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.14%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.14%) Docker
1 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) HP SiteScope
1 6 (6.82%) Netcool
1 6 (6.82%) SCOM
1 6 (6.82%) Tivoli
2 5 (5.68%) Puppet
3 4 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (35.23%) Oracle
2 20 (22.73%) Micro Focus
3 11 (12.50%) IBM
3 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.82%) CA
5 6 (6.82%) HP
6 5 (5.68%) IFS
7 4 (4.55%) SaltStack
8 2 (2.27%) Citrix
9 1 (1.14%) Curam
9 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.14%) VMware