Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 6 months to 21 January 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 15 11
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 -4
Contract jobs citing Java 56 62 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 12.76% 10.92% 11.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.56% 29.11% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 50 79
Lancashire median daily rate £419 £418 £467
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.30% -10.50% +16.63%
10th Percentile £319 £348 £354
90th Percentile £550 £480 £670
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.25 £39.75 £47.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.77% -16.02% +38.39%
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +10.29%

Java 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 Lancashire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 172 213 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 39.18% 37.50% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 150 242
Lancashire median daily rate £403 £369 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.15% -8.50% +15.14%
10th Percentile £300 £262 £207
90th Percentile £550 £539 £535
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 38
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +9.93% +6.34%
10th Percentile £36.50 £30.58 £31.93
90th Percentile £52.40 £50.00 £46.57
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.65% +4.05% +13.71%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Java in Lancashire

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Lancashire

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Lancashire over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Lancashire

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Lancashire

Java
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +16 36 £423 +1.20% 5
Preston +1 9 £338 -25.41% 1
Blackburn +1 1 £375 - 1
Chorley -1 1 £348 -25.27% 1
Lytham St Annes -2 1 - - 1
Java
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Java.

1 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (46.43%) SQL
3 25 (44.64%) Node.js
4 24 (42.86%) TDD
5 23 (41.07%) JUnit
6 22 (39.29%) Git (software)
7 21 (37.50%) Software Engineering
7 21 (37.50%) JavaScript
8 20 (35.71%) Microservices
9 18 (32.14%) Test Automation
9 18 (32.14%) BDD
10 17 (30.36%) REST
10 17 (30.36%) Jenkins
11 16 (28.57%) JIRA
11 16 (28.57%) MySQL
12 15 (26.79%) SDLC
13 14 (25.00%) HTML
13 14 (25.00%) Open Source
14 13 (23.21%) MongoDB
14 13 (23.21%) NoSQL
14 13 (23.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (23.21%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (23.21%) Linux
14 13 (23.21%) SFIA
14 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
14 13 (23.21%) Mentoring
14 13 (23.21%) Coaching
15 12 (21.43%) Slack
15 12 (21.43%) Web Services
15 12 (21.43%) Scrum

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 12 (21.43%) Confluence
2 5 (8.93%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.36%) Apache Spark
3 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) Mongoose
4 1 (1.79%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.43%) Slack
2 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.57%) MySQL
2 13 (23.21%) MongoDB
2 13 (23.21%) NoSQL
2 13 (23.21%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (16.07%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (10.71%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 3 (5.36%) Big Data
6 3 (5.36%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (41.07%) JUnit
2 22 (39.29%) Git (software)
3 17 (30.36%) Jenkins
4 16 (28.57%) JIRA
5 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
6 9 (16.07%) Jasmine
7 3 (5.36%) ClearQuest
7 3 (5.36%) Selenium
7 3 (5.36%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.79%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.79%) GitLab
8 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.79%) Maven
8 1 (1.79%) Sahi
8 1 (1.79%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.79%) WATIR
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (53.57%) Developer
2 28 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 14 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Java Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Java Software Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 8 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Architect
6 5 (8.93%) Java Software Developer
6 5 (8.93%) QA Tester
6 5 (8.93%) Tester
7 4 (7.14%) Software Developer
7 4 (7.14%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Applications Architect
8 3 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 2 (3.57%) JavaScript Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) MySQL Developer
9 2 (3.57%) NoSQL Developer
10 1 (1.79%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (44.64%) Node.js
2 17 (30.36%) REST
3 14 (25.00%) HTML
4 12 (21.43%) Web Services
5 10 (17.86%) Apache CXF
5 10 (17.86%) CSS
6 9 (16.07%) Apache Camel
7 7 (12.50%) HTML5
7 7 (12.50%) Spring
8 5 (8.93%) .NET
9 4 (7.14%) CSS3
9 4 (7.14%) JDBC
10 3 (5.36%) AngularJS
10 3 (5.36%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (5.36%) React
10 3 (5.36%) SOAP
11 2 (3.57%) XML
12 1 (1.79%) JSP
12 1 (1.79%) Servlets
12 1 (1.79%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) CESG
2 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Linux
1 13 (23.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (7.14%) Android
2 4 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.86%) TDD
3 21 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 20 (35.71%) Microservices
5 18 (32.14%) BDD
5 18 (32.14%) Test Automation
6 15 (26.79%) SDLC
7 14 (25.00%) Open Source
8 13 (23.21%) Coaching
8 13 (23.21%) Mentoring
8 13 (23.21%) SFIA
9 12 (21.43%) Kanban
9 12 (21.43%) Scrum
10 10 (17.86%) User Stories
11 7 (12.50%) DevOps
12 6 (10.71%) Software Delivery
13 5 (8.93%) Customer Requirements
14 4 (7.14%) Data Modelling
14 4 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
15 3 (5.36%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26 (46.43%) SQL
2 21 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.93%) PHP
3 5 (8.93%) Python
3 5 (8.93%) VB
4 4 (7.14%) VBA
5 3 (5.36%) C#
5 3 (5.36%) Scala
6 2 (3.57%) Ruby
7 1 (1.79%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
1 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.79%) CISMP
3 1 (1.79%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 4 (7.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
1 9 (16.07%) Red Hat
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle
2 4 (7.14%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.79%) Cognos
3 1 (1.79%) IBM