Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Blackpool with a requirement for Java 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java 8 over the 6 months to 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Java SE 8
Lancashire > Blackpool
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 31 37
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 +17
Contract jobs citing Java 8 11 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 4.93% 0.89% 2.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.91% 1.47% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 14
Blackpool median daily rate £535 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.75% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £505 £375 £425
90th Percentile £561 £425 £475
Lancashire median daily rate £538 £338 £450
% change year-on-year +59.26% -25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Blackpool median hourly rate - - -
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -

Java 8 is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Blackpool with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Blackpool
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 111 68 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 49.78% 60.71% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 61 56
Blackpool median daily rate £490 £433 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.29% +4.22% -3.49%
10th Percentile £376 £363 £325
90th Percentile £641 £645 £575
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £411 £375
% change year-on-year +12.46% +9.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Blackpool median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £39.88
% change year-on-year -14.71% +6.58% -0.31%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackpool

Job postings citing Java 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Blackpool.

Job vacancy trend for Java 8 in Blackpool

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java 8 in Blackpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java 8 in Blackpool

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Blackpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java 8 in Blackpool over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java 8 in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Java 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Blackpool region with a requirement for Java 8.

1 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) Spring Boot
2 10 (90.91%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) Spring
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 8 (72.73%) Kanban
3 8 (72.73%) BDD
3 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
4 7 (63.64%) Refactoring
4 7 (63.64%) Wiki
4 7 (63.64%) Spring Security
4 7 (63.64%) TDD
4 7 (63.64%) Pair Programming
4 7 (63.64%) SOA
5 6 (54.55%) QA
6 4 (36.36%) UX Design
6 4 (36.36%) User Experience
6 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
6 4 (36.36%) Web Operations
7 3 (27.27%) Linux
8 2 (18.18%) SQL
8 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
9 1 (9.09%) Dropwizard
9 1 (9.09%) Data Science
9 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
9 1 (9.09%) Web Services
9 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
9 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance

Java 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Blackpool 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
1 7 (63.64%) Java Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Backend Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) QA Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) Spring Boot
2 8 (72.73%) Spring
3 7 (63.64%) Spring Security
4 1 (9.09%) Dropwizard
4 1 (9.09%) RESTful
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Wiki
2 4 (36.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) BDD
2 8 (72.73%) Kanban
2 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 7 (63.64%) Pair Programming
3 7 (63.64%) Refactoring
3 7 (63.64%) SOA
3 7 (63.64%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 4 (36.36%) UX Design
4 4 (36.36%) Web Operations
5 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Data Science
6 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
6 1 (9.09%) Market Research
6 1 (9.09%) Open Source
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA