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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 10 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Java 12 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 9.92% 17.86% 7.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.27% 43.48% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
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£475 £525 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £360 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £690 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.93 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.38% -0.20%
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
41 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 33.88% 41.07% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 18
Average daily rate £275 £375 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +8.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £187 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £567 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 £42.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015, 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 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 8 (36.36%) J2EE
3 8 (36.36%) Linux
3 8 (36.36%) Open Source
3 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 7 (31.82%) BDD
4 7 (31.82%) SaaS
4 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (31.82%) Apache
4 7 (31.82%) .NET
5 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
5 6 (27.27%) VBA
5 6 (27.27%) IIS
5 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 6 (27.27%) PL/SQL
5 6 (27.27%) SQL
5 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
5 6 (27.27%) Servlets
5 6 (27.27%) HTTP
5 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 6 (27.27%) SSL
5 6 (27.27%) Jetty
5 6 (27.27%) WebSphere
5 6 (27.27%) Degree
5 6 (27.27%) nginx
5 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (22.73%) DevOps
6 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (31.82%) Apache
2 6 (27.27%) IIS
2 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
2 6 (27.27%) Jetty
2 6 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 6 (27.27%) nginx
3 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
4 2 (9.09%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) SaaS
2 4 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (18.18%) Google App Engine
2 4 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (13.64%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) HTTP
1 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 6 (27.27%) SSL
2 4 (18.18%) IPsec
2 4 (18.18%) DNS
2 4 (18.18%) DHCP
2 4 (18.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.55%) JUnit
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Law
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Architect
2 7 (31.82%) Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Java Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Technical Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Integration Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Java Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Scala Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Development Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.55%) Software Development Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) J2EE
2 7 (31.82%) .NET
3 6 (27.27%) Servlets
4 5 (22.73%) HTML
5 4 (18.18%) CSS
5 4 (18.18%) JSON
6 3 (13.64%) HTML5
6 3 (13.64%) Web Services
6 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
6 3 (13.64%) Spring
7 2 (9.09%) Akka
7 2 (9.09%) Play Framework
7 2 (9.09%) REST
7 2 (9.09%) Mustache
8 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
8 1 (4.55%) RESTful
8 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Open Source
2 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) BDD
2 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
4 5 (22.73%) DevOps
4 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
6 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (13.64%) OO
6 3 (13.64%) MVC
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) Pair Programming
7 2 (9.09%) SOA
8 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.55%) Matrix Management
8 1 (4.55%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) VBA
1 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
1 6 (27.27%) PL/SQL
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) Scala
2 5 (22.73%) Python
3 3 (13.64%) Ruby
3 3 (13.64%) Perl
3 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
4 2 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) Clojure
5 1 (4.55%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (18.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) VMware
2 4 (18.18%) Google
3 3 (13.64%) SAP
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) webMethods
3 3 (13.64%) Dell
3 3 (13.64%) Software AG
4 1 (4.55%) Apple
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix