The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 15 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 4 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 4.71% 9.21% 9.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.05% 17.07% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £39.75 £47.33 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.01% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.29% +13.33%

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

Programming Languages Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21 41 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 24.71% 53.95% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 25
Median daily rate £325 £235 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.29% -21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £471 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 3
Median hourly rate £47.25 £37.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £35.60 £33.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.43 £36.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Preston region citing Java as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 Preston region with a requirement for Java.

1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Aerospace
3 2 (28.57%) Military
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) JUnit
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (14.29%) Advertising
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Maven
4 1 (14.29%) TestNG
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Preston 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 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) JUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Maven
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) TestNG
General
1 2 (28.57%) Aerospace
1 2 (28.57%) Military
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Java Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Java Software Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Java Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Java Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SOA Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Build Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow