The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston 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 27 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
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -20 -1  
Contract jobs citing Java 2 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 1.12% 10.48% 13.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.88% 29.55% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 12
Median daily rate £300 £335 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.44% -28.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +1.81% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00%  

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 Preston with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 34 44 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 18.99% 35.48% 42.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 28
Median daily rate £313 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.42% -8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £450 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +12.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 Preston

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Preston

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Preston

For the 6 months to 27 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 Preston region with a requirement for Java.

1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 2 (33.33%) Military
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Java SE
4 1 (16.67%) Java EE
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) OCPJWCD
4 1 (16.67%) OCPJP
4 1 (16.67%) OCMJD
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (16.67%) EJB
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) JSP
4 1 (16.67%) Servlets
4 1 (16.67%) Struts
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services

Java
Co-occurring 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 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Android Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 2 (33.33%) Military
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Java Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Java Software Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Java Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Java Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Android Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Android Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) CSS3
1 1 (16.67%) EJB
1 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (16.67%) Java EE
1 1 (16.67%) Java SE
1 1 (16.67%) JMS
1 1 (16.67%) JSP
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) Servlets
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
1 1 (16.67%) Struts
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Android Development
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
4 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) RAD
4 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) OCMJD
3 1 (16.67%) OCPJP
3 1 (16.67%) OCPJWCD
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Sun