The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 14 13 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Java 79 55 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.24% 10.72% 19.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.32% 31.25% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 22 94
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£391 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £291 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.88% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £46.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.47% +22.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.31 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.89% -2.77%
Java
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
354 176 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 41.40% 34.31% 46.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 93 228
Average daily rate £355 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £9.85 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £50.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the Hertfordshire region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Java
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rickmansworth - 8 £355 -
Borehamwood - 7 £245 -
Stevenage +4 6 £258 -39.41% 2
Watford -14 6 £460 +58.62% 11
Hemel Hempstead -6 5 £400 -46.66% 3
Hitchin -1 3 £393 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -5 3 £450 -
Letchworth - 1 £350 -
Potters Bar - - - -
Royston - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 3
Hoddesdon - - - -
Hertford - - - - 2
Ware - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - - 1
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 78 (52.00%) SQL
2 64 (42.67%) Oracle
3 62 (41.33%) Finance
4 57 (38.00%) JavaScript
5 55 (36.67%) Spring
6 50 (33.33%) UNIX
7 48 (32.00%) HTML
8 46 (30.67%) Web Services
8 46 (30.67%) XML
9 43 (28.67%) J2EE
10 38 (25.33%) Hibernate
10 38 (25.33%) Linux
11 34 (22.67%) Eclipse
12 33 (22.00%) E-Commerce
13 32 (21.33%) JUnit
13 32 (21.33%) CSS
14 31 (20.67%) PL/SQL
14 31 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (20.00%) Subversion
15 30 (20.00%) Ant
16 29 (19.33%) Maven
17 28 (18.67%) Retail
18 26 (17.33%) MySQL
18 26 (17.33%) Relational Database
19 25 (16.67%) REST
19 25 (16.67%) JSP
19 25 (16.67%) SOAP
20 24 (16.00%) Oracle Database
21 22 (14.67%) Ajax
22 21 (14.00%) Manufacturing

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 20 (13.33%) Apache
1 20 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 18 (12.00%) Tomcat
3 16 (10.67%) WebSphere
4 15 (10.00%) MQSeries
5 12 (8.00%) CMS
6 7 (4.67%) Oracle Service Bus
6 7 (4.67%) Node.js
7 6 (4.00%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (2.00%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.33%) lighttpd
9 2 (1.33%) Liferay
9 2 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.33%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.33%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.67%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.67%) JBoss
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.67%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.67%) Force.com
2 1 (0.67%) SaaS
2 1 (0.67%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.33%) Internet
2 8 (5.33%) HTTP
3 7 (4.67%) Extranet
3 7 (4.67%) Intranet
4 3 (2.00%) DNS
4 3 (2.00%) DHCP
4 3 (2.00%) VRRP
4 3 (2.00%) Firewall
5 2 (1.33%) LTE
5 2 (1.33%) WCDMA
5 2 (1.33%) UMTS
5 2 (1.33%) VPN
6 1 (0.67%) MPLS
6 1 (0.67%) SAN
6 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.67%) WLAN
6 1 (0.67%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.67%) CDMA
6 1 (0.67%) GPRS
6 1 (0.67%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.33%) MySQL
1 26 (17.33%) Relational Database
2 24 (16.00%) Oracle Database
3 19 (12.67%) RDBMS
4 14 (9.33%) SQL Server
5 12 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (7.33%) NoSQL
7 10 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (6.00%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (4.67%) DB2
10 6 (4.00%) DbVisualizer
11 5 (3.33%) JasperReports
12 4 (2.67%) Couchbase
13 3 (2.00%) Sybase ASE
13 3 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (1.33%) MongoDB
14 2 (1.33%) Redis
14 2 (1.33%) Big Data
14 2 (1.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 34 (22.67%) Eclipse
2 32 (21.33%) JUnit
3 30 (20.00%) Subversion
3 30 (20.00%) Ant
4 29 (19.33%) Maven
5 20 (13.33%) Git (software)
6 15 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (8.00%) Oracle Forms
8 11 (7.33%) IntelliJ
8 11 (7.33%) Selenium
8 11 (7.33%) Mockito
9 8 (5.33%) JIRA
10 7 (4.67%) LoadRunner
10 7 (4.67%) Jenkins
11 6 (4.00%) WebDriver
12 5 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (3.33%) SoapUI
12 5 (3.33%) ClearQuest
12 5 (3.33%) Log4j
13 3 (2.00%) JMeter
General
1 62 (41.33%) Finance
2 28 (18.67%) Retail
3 21 (14.00%) Manufacturing
4 12 (8.00%) Marketing
5 5 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 86 (57.33%) Developer
2 42 (28.00%) Java Developer
3 20 (13.33%) Tester
4 11 (7.33%) Project Manager
4 11 (7.33%) Oracle Developer
5 10 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
6 9 (6.00%) Senior Developer
6 9 (6.00%) Software Developer
7 7 (4.67%) Architect
7 7 (4.67%) Web Developer
7 7 (4.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 6 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (3.33%) Software Engineer
10 4 (2.67%) Analyst
10 4 (2.67%) Test Manager
10 4 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.67%) Administrator
10 4 (2.67%) Senior Tester
11 3 (2.00%) Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (36.67%) Spring
2 48 (32.00%) HTML
3 46 (30.67%) Web Services
3 46 (30.67%) XML
4 43 (28.67%) J2EE
5 38 (25.33%) Hibernate
6 32 (21.33%) CSS
7 25 (16.67%) JSP
7 25 (16.67%) SOAP
7 25 (16.67%) REST
8 22 (14.67%) Ajax
9 16 (10.67%) JSON
10 13 (8.67%) .NET
11 12 (8.00%) JDBC
12 11 (7.33%) JMS
12 11 (7.33%) CSS3
12 11 (7.33%) HTML5
13 9 (6.00%) XSLT
14 8 (5.33%) Struts
14 8 (5.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.33%) User Experience
2 11 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.67%) W3C
3 7 (4.67%) Mathematics
4 6 (4.00%) PKI
5 5 (3.33%) Web 2.0
5 5 (3.33%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.67%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.67%) Replication
6 4 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.00%) Open Source
7 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.33%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.33%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.33%) GIS
9 1 (0.67%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.67%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.67%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.67%) iPhone
9 1 (0.67%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 50 (33.33%) UNIX
2 38 (25.33%) Linux
3 17 (11.33%) Windows
4 7 (4.67%) Solaris
5 5 (3.33%) HPUX
5 5 (3.33%) Android
6 4 (2.67%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.33%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.33%) AIX
8 1 (0.67%) bada
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.00%) E-Commerce
2 31 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (12.00%) UML
4 17 (11.33%) OO
4 17 (11.33%) MVC
5 16 (10.67%) Scrum
5 16 (10.67%) Unit Testing
6 15 (10.00%) TDD
7 14 (9.33%) Test Automation
8 13 (8.67%) Waterfall
9 12 (8.00%) BDD
10 10 (6.67%) Project Management
11 9 (6.00%) PRINCE2
11 9 (6.00%) SOA
11 9 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (6.00%) Performance Testing
12 8 (5.33%) Content Management
12 8 (5.33%) Automated Testing
12 8 (5.33%) Manual Testing
12 8 (5.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (52.00%) SQL
2 57 (38.00%) JavaScript
3 31 (20.67%) PL/SQL
4 8 (5.33%) Perl
4 8 (5.33%) XPath
5 7 (4.67%) C
6 6 (4.00%) C++
7 4 (2.67%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.67%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.00%) VB
8 3 (2.00%) Python
8 3 (2.00%) VB6
9 2 (1.33%) C#
9 2 (1.33%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.67%) PHP
10 1 (0.67%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (0.67%) Delphi
10 1 (0.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (10.67%) Degree
2 8 (5.33%) ISEB
2 8 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (4.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.67%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.33%) APMP
5 2 (1.33%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.00%) QA
2 2 (1.33%) SLA
3 1 (0.67%) JTAG
System Software
1 5 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.67%) Xen
3 3 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.67%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.00%) Puppet
2 3 (2.00%) Vagrant
2 3 (2.00%) Nagios
2 3 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.33%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.67%) SCOM
4 1 (0.67%) Oozie
4 1 (0.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 64 (42.67%) Oracle
2 20 (13.33%) IBM
3 7 (4.67%) HP
4 6 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.00%) Sybase
5 5 (3.33%) Interwoven
6 4 (2.67%) BEA
6 4 (2.67%) VMware
6 4 (2.67%) Sun
6 4 (2.67%) Cisco
7 3 (2.00%) Endeca
7 3 (2.00%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.00%) ATG
8 2 (1.33%) EMC
8 2 (1.33%) Citrix
8 2 (1.33%) Progress
9 1 (0.67%) Symbian
9 1 (0.67%) SAP
9 1 (0.67%) Blue Martini
9 1 (0.67%) Veritas
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