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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 10 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Java 4 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 6.78% 12.73% 22.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.38% 42.42% 65.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 9
Median daily rate £450 £475 £517
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -8.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £317 £454
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £603 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
26 33 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 44.07% 30.00% 34.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 13
Median daily rate £325 £475 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +29.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £664 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.00 £33.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% +10.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

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 26 September 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 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
1 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 4 (25.00%) JBoss
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) J2EE
4 3 (18.75%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) JavaBeans
5 2 (12.50%) JSP
5 2 (12.50%) Servlets
5 2 (12.50%) CICS
5 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
5 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
5 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
6 1 (6.25%) Docker
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (6.25%) Line Management
6 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (6.25%) Microservices
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery

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 4 (25.00%) JBoss
2 2 (12.50%) CICS
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
1 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (6.25%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JUnit
2 1 (6.25%) Maven
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) TestNG
General
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Java Applications Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SOA Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) J2EE
2 2 (12.50%) JavaBeans
2 2 (12.50%) JSP
2 2 (12.50%) Servlets
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
3 1 (6.25%) SAML
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (6.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Build Automation
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps
3 1 (6.25%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (6.25%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Microservices
3 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
3 1 (6.25%) SOA
3 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
3 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) Lua
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Axway
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow