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 3 months to 23 April 2017 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 5 10
Rank change year-on-year -16 +5  
Contract jobs citing Java 17 61 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.92% 14.52% 12.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.29% 37.89% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 39 36
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £610 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £47.17 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.53%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £38.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.44% -4.06%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 73 161 164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 25.44% 38.33% 39.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 97 108
Median daily rate £325 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £600 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -5.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.88 £35.00 £34.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.77% +5.55%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +1 7 £400 +10.80%
Fleetwood -1 4 £400 -7.51%
Blackburn -2 3 £400 -
Preston -16 2 £300 -6.97%
Lytham St Annes +6 1 - - 1
Java
North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, 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 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) TDD
3 8 (26.67%) Oracle
3 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (26.67%) Web Services
4 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (23.33%) BDD
4 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
5 6 (20.00%) SDLC
5 6 (20.00%) Spring
5 6 (20.00%) J2EE
5 6 (20.00%) HTML
5 6 (20.00%) XML
5 6 (20.00%) CSS
6 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (16.67%) DB2
6 5 (16.67%) Finance
6 5 (16.67%) OO
6 5 (16.67%) IBM
6 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
6 5 (16.67%) Selenium
6 5 (16.67%) Degree
6 5 (16.67%) QA
7 4 (13.33%) Kanban
7 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
7 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Ruby
7 4 (13.33%) Pair Programming

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 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.33%) Apache
3 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.33%) SAS
4 1 (3.33%) Tuxedo
4 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
3 5 (16.67%) DB2
4 4 (13.33%) MongoDB
4 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
5 3 (10.00%) CouchDB
5 3 (10.00%) MySQL
5 3 (10.00%) Neo4j
5 3 (10.00%) Riak
6 2 (6.67%) Big Data
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Selenium
2 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.33%) Android Studio
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.33%) Sahi
4 1 (3.33%) Subversion
4 1 (3.33%) WATIR
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Aerospace
3 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.67%) Military
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 18 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Java Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Java Software Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Java Programmer
4 3 (10.00%) Programmer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Software Programmer
5 2 (6.67%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Java Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Android Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Developer in Test
6 1 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Java Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) Web Services
2 6 (20.00%) CSS
2 6 (20.00%) HTML
2 6 (20.00%) J2EE
2 6 (20.00%) Spring
2 6 (20.00%) XML
3 4 (13.33%) REST
3 4 (13.33%) Servlets
4 3 (10.00%) Ajax
4 3 (10.00%) DOM
4 3 (10.00%) SAX
4 3 (10.00%) SOAP
4 3 (10.00%) XML Schema
5 2 (6.67%) .NET
5 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
5 2 (6.67%) Java EE
5 2 (6.67%) jQuery
5 2 (6.67%) Middleware
5 2 (6.67%) Play Framework
5 2 (6.67%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.67%) RIA
2 2 (6.67%) Wiki
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Unix
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) AIX
3 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) TDD
3 7 (23.33%) BDD
4 6 (20.00%) SDLC
5 5 (16.67%) OO
5 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Kanban
6 4 (13.33%) Microservices
6 4 (13.33%) Pair Programming
6 4 (13.33%) Scrum
7 3 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 2 (6.67%) MVC
8 2 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (6.67%) Refactoring
8 2 (6.67%) SEO
8 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.33%) Ruby
4 3 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (6.67%) C
5 2 (6.67%) Groovy
5 2 (6.67%) Scala
6 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.33%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) COBOL
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
6 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) OCMJD
4 1 (3.33%) OCPJP
4 1 (3.33%) OCPJWCD
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SDET
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle
2 5 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Micro Focus
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Sun
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