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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 15 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 61 69 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.34% 11.08% 11.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.98% 27.71% 25.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 50
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£394 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £366 £365
% change year-on-year
+9.36% +0.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.95 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.13% +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
218 249 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 33.38% 39.97% 45.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 136 206
Average daily rate £365 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £11.00 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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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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
Welwyn Garden City +10 12 £378 +49.50% 4
Watford -3 12 £500 +39.86% 14
Hemel Hempstead - 5 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 4 £310 - 1
Stevenage - 2 £258 -
Letchworth - 2 £375 - 1
St Albans -10 1 £400 +14.28% 4
Royston - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - - 1
Hoddesdon - - - -
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 61 (43.26%) SQL
1 61 (43.26%) Oracle
1 61 (43.26%) Spring
2 46 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (32.62%) JavaScript
3 42 (29.79%) HTML
4 39 (27.66%) XML
5 38 (26.95%) JUnit
6 37 (26.24%) J2EE
6 37 (26.24%) Finance
7 32 (22.70%) CSS
7 32 (22.70%) Web Services
7 32 (22.70%) UNIX
8 30 (21.28%) PL/SQL
8 30 (21.28%) REST
9 29 (20.57%) Eclipse
9 29 (20.57%) Hibernate
10 28 (19.86%) Subversion
11 27 (19.15%) Maven
12 26 (18.44%) Git (software)
13 25 (17.73%) Linux
13 25 (17.73%) Ant
14 24 (17.02%) Couchbase
15 23 (16.31%) TDD
15 23 (16.31%) JIRA
16 22 (15.60%) SOA
17 21 (14.89%) SOAP
17 21 (14.89%) MySQL
18 20 (14.18%) E-Commerce
18 20 (14.18%) Selenium

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 17 (12.06%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (11.35%) Tomcat
3 15 (10.64%) WebLogic
4 14 (9.93%) Apache
5 11 (7.80%) CMS
6 10 (7.09%) WebSphere
7 9 (6.38%) JBoss
8 7 (4.96%) Node.js
8 7 (4.96%) MQSeries
9 6 (4.26%) Confluence
9 6 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (2.13%) OpenStack
10 3 (2.13%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (1.42%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.42%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (1.42%) lighttpd
11 2 (1.42%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.71%) Liferay
12 1 (0.71%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.71%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.71%) MS Project
2 1 (0.71%) MS Office
2 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) SAP R/3
1 1 (0.71%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.71%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.38%) Internet
2 7 (4.96%) Extranet
2 7 (4.96%) Intranet
3 3 (2.13%) VRRP
4 2 (1.42%) Firewall
4 2 (1.42%) HTTP
4 2 (1.42%) VPN
5 1 (0.71%) FCoE
5 1 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.71%) SSL
5 1 (0.71%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.71%) SAN
5 1 (0.71%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.02%) Couchbase
2 21 (14.89%) MySQL
3 20 (14.18%) Oracle Database
4 17 (12.06%) NoSQL
5 13 (9.22%) Relational Database
6 12 (8.51%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (7.80%) SQL Server
8 10 (7.09%) RDBMS
9 7 (4.96%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.42%) Redis
11 1 (0.71%) Big Data
11 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.71%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.71%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 38 (26.95%) JUnit
2 29 (20.57%) Eclipse
3 28 (19.86%) Subversion
4 27 (19.15%) Maven
5 26 (18.44%) Git (software)
6 25 (17.73%) Ant
7 23 (16.31%) JIRA
8 20 (14.18%) Selenium
9 12 (8.51%) Jenkins
10 11 (7.80%) Oracle Forms
11 10 (7.09%) Mockito
11 10 (7.09%) IntelliJ
12 9 (6.38%) QuickTest Pro
13 7 (4.96%) Cucumber
14 6 (4.26%) Talend Open Studio
14 6 (4.26%) WebDriver
15 5 (3.55%) SoapUI
15 5 (3.55%) ClearQuest
15 5 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 4 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (26.24%) Finance
2 11 (7.80%) Marketing
3 10 (7.09%) Retail
3 10 (7.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.71%) Publishing
5 1 (0.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (56.03%) Developer
2 49 (34.75%) Java Developer
3 20 (14.18%) Architect
4 14 (9.93%) Tester
5 11 (7.80%) Java Architect
6 9 (6.38%) Software Engineer
7 8 (5.67%) Software Developer
8 7 (4.96%) Analyst
8 7 (4.96%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.96%) Lead Developer
8 7 (4.96%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (4.26%) Java Software Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Lead Architect
9 6 (4.26%) Front-End Developer
9 6 (4.26%) Web Developer
10 5 (3.55%) Consultant
10 5 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 5 (3.55%) Lead Java Developer
11 4 (2.84%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (43.26%) Spring
2 42 (29.79%) HTML
3 39 (27.66%) XML
4 37 (26.24%) J2EE
5 32 (22.70%) CSS
5 32 (22.70%) Web Services
6 30 (21.28%) REST
7 29 (20.57%) Hibernate
8 21 (14.89%) SOAP
9 19 (13.48%) JSON
10 15 (10.64%) HTML5
10 15 (10.64%) CSS3
11 14 (9.93%) JSP
12 13 (9.22%) Ajax
13 12 (8.51%) jQuery
14 11 (7.80%) JDBC
15 9 (6.38%) .NET
15 9 (6.38%) Java EE
16 8 (5.67%) AngularJS
17 6 (4.26%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.09%) User Experience
2 6 (4.26%) Mathematics
3 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.55%) PKI
4 4 (2.84%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.84%) W3C
5 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.42%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.42%) Open Source
5 2 (1.42%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.71%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.71%) GIS
6 1 (0.71%) iPhone
6 1 (0.71%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.71%) Life Science
6 1 (0.71%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.70%) UNIX
2 25 (17.73%) Linux
3 10 (7.09%) Windows
4 4 (2.84%) Android
5 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.42%) Solaris
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.71%) AIX
7 1 (0.71%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (16.31%) TDD
3 22 (15.60%) SOA
4 20 (14.18%) E-Commerce
5 19 (13.48%) Unit Testing
6 18 (12.77%) Scrum
6 18 (12.77%) BDD
7 17 (12.06%) MVC
8 16 (11.35%) UML
9 14 (9.93%) OOP
10 13 (9.22%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (9.22%) Test Automation
10 13 (9.22%) DevOps
11 12 (8.51%) Pair Programming
12 11 (7.80%) OO
12 11 (7.80%) Software Engineering
12 11 (7.80%) Waterfall
13 8 (5.67%) Manual Testing
13 8 (5.67%) V-Model
14 7 (4.96%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (43.26%) SQL
2 46 (32.62%) JavaScript
3 30 (21.28%) PL/SQL
4 10 (7.09%) Python
5 9 (6.38%) Ruby
6 8 (5.67%) Perl
7 5 (3.55%) C
7 5 (3.55%) C#
7 5 (3.55%) C++
7 5 (3.55%) XPath
8 3 (2.13%) Scala
9 2 (1.42%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.71%) XQuery
10 1 (0.71%) PHP
10 1 (0.71%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.93%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.38%) Degree
4 3 (2.13%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.84%) QA
1 4 (2.84%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 3 (2.13%) Xen
2 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.84%) Puppet
3 3 (2.13%) Vagrant
3 3 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.13%) Nagios
3 3 (2.13%) SCOM
3 3 (2.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 61 (43.26%) Oracle
2 6 (4.26%) Talend
3 5 (3.55%) IBM
3 5 (3.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.55%) BEA
4 4 (2.84%) ATG
5 3 (2.13%) Splunk
5 3 (2.13%) TIBCO
5 3 (2.13%) Endeca
6 2 (1.42%) VMware
6 2 (1.42%) SAP
6 2 (1.42%) Progress
7 1 (0.71%) Demandware
7 1 (0.71%) VocaLink
7 1 (0.71%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.71%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.71%) HP
7 1 (0.71%) EMC
7 1 (0.71%) Sun
7 1 (0.71%) Interwoven
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