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 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 4 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 8.70% 10.20% 16.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.53% 22.73% 48.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 11
Median daily rate - £470 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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 £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Java
Lancashire

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
17 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 36.96% 44.90% 34.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 24 25
Median daily rate £325 £210 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% -38.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £470 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 0
Median hourly rate £39.75 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -
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 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 7 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 Preston region with a requirement for Java.

1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Aerospace
4 2 (22.22%) Military
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (11.11%) Middleware
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) Perl
5 1 (11.11%) J2EE
5 1 (11.11%) JUnit
5 1 (11.11%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (11.11%) Advertising

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 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) JUnit
1 1 (11.11%) Maven
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) TestNG
General
1 2 (22.22%) Aerospace
1 2 (22.22%) Military
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Java Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Java Software Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Java Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Java Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) SOA Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow