The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 6 - 8
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Java 12 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 15.38% - 15.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 52.17% - 41.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 14
Average daily rate
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£508 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £484 - £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 - £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.20% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.78% -2.77%
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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
23 21 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 29.49% 43.75% 38.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 28
Average daily rate £475 £220 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+115.90% -39.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £182 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £311 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -69.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Preston region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 18 (54.55%) SaaS
2 17 (51.52%) PL/SQL
2 17 (51.52%) SQL
2 17 (51.52%) VBA
3 16 (48.48%) Perl
3 16 (48.48%) SAP
3 16 (48.48%) Python
3 16 (48.48%) Dell
3 16 (48.48%) Software AG
3 16 (48.48%) Shell Script
3 16 (48.48%) webMethods
3 16 (48.48%) SuccessFactors
3 16 (48.48%) ResourceLink
4 15 (45.45%) Degree
4 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
5 14 (42.42%) SC Cleared
6 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
7 11 (33.33%) J2EE
7 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (27.27%) TDD
8 9 (27.27%) Scrum
9 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
10 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (21.21%) WebSphere
10 7 (21.21%) Scala
11 6 (18.18%) BDD
11 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
11 6 (18.18%) Tomcat
11 6 (18.18%) .NET

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 7 (21.21%) WebSphere
2 6 (18.18%) Tomcat
3 5 (15.15%) IIS
3 5 (15.15%) Apache
3 5 (15.15%) Jetty
3 5 (15.15%) nginx
4 1 (3.03%) Escenic
4 1 (3.03%) Node.js
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (3.03%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.03%) JBoss
4 1 (3.03%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (48.48%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 18 (54.55%) SaaS
2 16 (48.48%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (9.09%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) HTTP
1 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
1 5 (15.15%) SSL
2 3 (9.09%) IPsec
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) DHCP
2 3 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
1 2 (6.06%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Architect
2 10 (30.30%) Developer
3 9 (27.27%) Integration Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Java Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Scala Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Product Owner
7 2 (6.06%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Java Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Applications Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Programmer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) J2EE
2 6 (18.18%) .NET
3 5 (15.15%) Servlets
4 4 (12.12%) Web Services
5 3 (9.09%) HTML
5 3 (9.09%) Hibernate
5 3 (9.09%) Spring
5 3 (9.09%) HTML5
5 3 (9.09%) CSS
6 2 (6.06%) REST
6 2 (6.06%) Akka
6 2 (6.06%) Play Framework
6 2 (6.06%) JSON
7 1 (3.03%) jQuery
7 1 (3.03%) Struts
7 1 (3.03%) JSF
7 1 (3.03%) Ajax
7 1 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (3.03%) EJB
7 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.15%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) TDD
2 9 (27.27%) Scrum
3 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (18.18%) BDD
4 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
6 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.12%) UML
7 3 (9.09%) RAD
7 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.06%) Kanban
8 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.06%) DevOps
8 2 (6.06%) MVC
8 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.06%) OO
8 2 (6.06%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) PL/SQL
1 17 (51.52%) SQL
1 17 (51.52%) VBA
2 16 (48.48%) Python
2 16 (48.48%) Shell Script
2 16 (48.48%) Perl
3 7 (21.21%) Scala
4 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) Degree
1 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 14 (42.42%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Xen
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Dell
1 16 (48.48%) Software AG
1 16 (48.48%) webMethods
1 16 (48.48%) SAP
2 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) Google
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Curam