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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 6 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 17 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 16.04% 12.80% 1.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.91% 34.78% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 1
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£438 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.21%
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
55 46 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 51.89% 36.80% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 9
Average daily rate £375 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £413 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £23.15 £135.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.82% -82.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.85%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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%) Security Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) Web Services
3 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
4 7 (31.82%) Perl
4 7 (31.82%) PL/SQL
4 7 (31.82%) SQL
5 6 (27.27%) Oracle
5 6 (27.27%) Shell Script
5 6 (27.27%) BDD
5 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) TDD
6 5 (22.73%) Scala
6 5 (22.73%) XML
6 5 (22.73%) SOAP
7 4 (18.18%) XSLT
7 4 (18.18%) Python
7 4 (18.18%) WSDL
7 4 (18.18%) XSD
7 4 (18.18%) JSP
7 4 (18.18%) SSL
7 4 (18.18%) ProC
7 4 (18.18%) DataPower
7 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
8 3 (13.64%) SNMP
8 3 (13.64%) SDLC
8 3 (13.64%) BC Cleared
8 3 (13.64%) SoapUI
8 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (13.64%) Ruby
8 3 (13.64%) Spring

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 3 (13.64%) JBoss
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) Node.js
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) SaaS
1 2 (9.09%) SuccessFactors
1 2 (9.09%) Boomi
2 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) SSL
2 3 (13.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.55%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) ProC
2 3 (13.64%) SoapUI
3 2 (9.09%) JUnit
3 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Maven
4 1 (4.55%) IntelliJ
General
1 1 (4.55%) Avionics
1 1 (4.55%) Military
1 1 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Scala Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Integration Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Java Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Transition Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Java Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Java Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Web Services
2 5 (22.73%) XML
2 5 (22.73%) SOAP
3 4 (18.18%) XSLT
3 4 (18.18%) WSDL
3 4 (18.18%) XSD
3 4 (18.18%) JSP
4 3 (13.64%) Spring
4 3 (13.64%) CSS
4 3 (13.64%) HTML
5 2 (9.09%) J2EE
5 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
5 2 (9.09%) JSON
5 2 (9.09%) Akka
5 2 (9.09%) Mustache
5 2 (9.09%) Play Framework
6 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.55%) REST
6 1 (4.55%) Ajax
6 1 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) DataPower
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Solaris
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) BDD
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) TDD
3 3 (13.64%) SDLC
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) Web Development
4 2 (9.09%) Open Source
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.55%) Analytics
5 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Test Management
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.55%) Kanban
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Pair Programming
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Perl
1 7 (31.82%) PL/SQL
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 5 (22.73%) Scala
4 4 (18.18%) Python
5 3 (13.64%) Ruby
5 3 (13.64%) C
5 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 2 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) BC Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Dell
2 2 (9.09%) Software AG
2 2 (9.09%) webMethods
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) Apple
3 1 (4.55%) Informatica