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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 6 19 4
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing Java 22 1 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 20.37% 1.61% 30.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 62.86% 3.03% 78.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 43
Average daily rate
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£423 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £413 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £413 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -5.06%
Programming Languages Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
35 33 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 32.41% 53.23% 38.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 53
Average daily rate £425 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £210 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £325 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £24.20 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 (50.00%) TDD
2 16 (47.06%) Scrum
3 15 (44.12%) PL/SQL
3 15 (44.12%) SQL
3 15 (44.12%) VBA
3 15 (44.12%) SaaS
4 14 (41.18%) Scala
4 14 (41.18%) BDD
4 14 (41.18%) ResourceLink
4 14 (41.18%) SuccessFactors
4 14 (41.18%) Perl
4 14 (41.18%) SAP
4 14 (41.18%) Python
4 14 (41.18%) Dell
4 14 (41.18%) Software AG
4 14 (41.18%) Shell Script
4 14 (41.18%) webMethods
5 13 (38.24%) J2EE
5 13 (38.24%) Degree
6 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
7 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
8 9 (26.47%) Hibernate
8 9 (26.47%) Spring
8 9 (26.47%) MySQL
8 9 (26.47%) UML
8 9 (26.47%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 6 (17.65%) Tomcat
9 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
9 6 (17.65%) Oracle

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (17.65%) Tomcat
1 6 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 5 (14.71%) Escenic
2 5 (14.71%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (14.71%) MQSeries
2 5 (14.71%) WebLogic
2 5 (14.71%) CMS
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.94%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (41.18%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 15 (44.12%) SaaS
2 14 (41.18%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) MySQL
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) Hadoop
2 6 (17.65%) Big Data
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Hudson
1 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Developer
2 12 (35.29%) Architect
2 12 (35.29%) Java Developer
3 9 (26.47%) Analyst
4 7 (20.59%) Integration Architect
5 6 (17.65%) Senior Developer
5 6 (17.65%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (14.71%) Developer Analyst
6 5 (14.71%) Senior Programmer
6 5 (14.71%) Senior Java Programmer
6 5 (14.71%) Programmer
6 5 (14.71%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (14.71%) Java Programmer
7 4 (11.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (11.76%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (11.76%) Product Owner
7 4 (11.76%) Business Analyst
7 4 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (11.76%) Consultant
7 4 (11.76%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) J2EE
2 9 (26.47%) Hibernate
2 9 (26.47%) Spring
3 5 (14.71%) JSF
3 5 (14.71%) Ajax
3 5 (14.71%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (14.71%) jQuery
3 5 (14.71%) HTML5
3 5 (14.71%) CSS3
3 5 (14.71%) EJB
3 5 (14.71%) CSS
3 5 (14.71%) Struts
3 5 (14.71%) HTML
3 5 (14.71%) .NET
3 5 (14.71%) XML
3 5 (14.71%) Java RMI
3 5 (14.71%) LAMP
4 2 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) TDD
2 16 (47.06%) Scrum
3 14 (41.18%) BDD
4 9 (26.47%) UML
4 9 (26.47%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (14.71%) OOP
5 5 (14.71%) RUP
5 5 (14.71%) OOD
6 4 (11.76%) RAD
6 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.88%) Kanban
8 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.88%) Automated Testing
9 1 (2.94%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) PL/SQL
1 15 (44.12%) SQL
1 15 (44.12%) VBA
2 14 (41.18%) Python
2 14 (41.18%) Shell Script
2 14 (41.18%) Scala
2 14 (41.18%) Perl
3 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) Degree
2 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
1 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) SAP
1 14 (41.18%) Dell
1 14 (41.18%) Software AG
1 14 (41.18%) webMethods
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.71%) JBoss
4 1 (2.94%) Mercator
4 1 (2.94%) Curam