The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Preston region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 15 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Java 12 2 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 11.21% 3.70% 26.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.00% 15.38% 68.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 27
Average daily rate £413 £386 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.78% +22.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £321 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £451 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Programming Languages Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
40 13 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 37.38% 24.07% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 38
Average daily rate £388 £300 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -15.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £219 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £392 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.15 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.14% +2.94%
Java
Lancashire

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
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 April 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 17 (77.27%) TDD
1 17 (77.27%) Scala
1 17 (77.27%) BDD
2 13 (59.09%) J2EE
2 13 (59.09%) Scrum
3 11 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 11 (50.00%) Spring
3 11 (50.00%) MySQL
3 11 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
4 9 (40.91%) UML
5 8 (36.36%) Tomcat
5 8 (36.36%) CSS
5 8 (36.36%) XML
5 8 (36.36%) HTML
5 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 8 (36.36%) jQuery
5 8 (36.36%) CSS3
5 8 (36.36%) HTML5
6 7 (31.82%) Hadoop
6 7 (31.82%) QA
6 7 (31.82%) Adobe CQ
6 7 (31.82%) Big Data
6 7 (31.82%) Escenic
6 7 (31.82%) Ajax
6 7 (31.82%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (31.82%) WebSphere
6 7 (31.82%) RUP
6 7 (31.82%) Finance
6 7 (31.82%) CMS
6 7 (31.82%) LAMP

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 8 (36.36%) Tomcat
2 7 (31.82%) Adobe CQ
2 7 (31.82%) Escenic
2 7 (31.82%) WebSphere
2 7 (31.82%) CMS
2 7 (31.82%) WebLogic
2 7 (31.82%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) MySQL
2 7 (31.82%) Hadoop
2 7 (31.82%) Big Data
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Hudson
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.55%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Developer
2 12 (54.55%) Java Developer
3 9 (40.91%) Analyst
4 8 (36.36%) Senior Developer
4 8 (36.36%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (31.82%) Developer Analyst
5 7 (31.82%) Java Programmer
5 7 (31.82%) Programmer
5 7 (31.82%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (31.82%) Senior Programmer
5 7 (31.82%) Senior Java Programmer
6 5 (22.73%) Architect
7 4 (18.18%) Java Consultant
7 4 (18.18%) J2EE Developer
7 4 (18.18%) Consultant
7 4 (18.18%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (18.18%) Test Architect
8 3 (13.64%) Scala Developer
9 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
9 2 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) J2EE
2 11 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 11 (50.00%) Spring
3 8 (36.36%) CSS
3 8 (36.36%) XML
3 8 (36.36%) HTML
3 8 (36.36%) jQuery
3 8 (36.36%) CSS3
3 8 (36.36%) HTML5
4 7 (31.82%) Ajax
4 7 (31.82%) Ruby on Rails
4 7 (31.82%) LAMP
4 7 (31.82%) JSF
4 7 (31.82%) .NET
4 7 (31.82%) EJB
4 7 (31.82%) Struts
4 7 (31.82%) Java RMI
5 1 (4.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) TDD
1 17 (77.27%) BDD
2 13 (59.09%) Scrum
3 11 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
4 9 (40.91%) UML
5 7 (31.82%) RUP
5 7 (31.82%) OOP
5 7 (31.82%) OOD
6 3 (13.64%) Web Development
6 3 (13.64%) Process Management
7 2 (9.09%) RAD
7 2 (9.09%) OO
7 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Test Management
7 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
8 1 (4.55%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) Scala
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 7 (31.82%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
1 7 (31.82%) JBoss
2 3 (13.64%) Informatica
3 1 (4.55%) Mercator