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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 23 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Java 47 67 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.49% 11.75% 14.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.01% 31.31% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 73
Average daily rate
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£405 £400 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £298 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £504 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £46.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -3.47%
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
261 214 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 36.05% 37.54% 47.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 116 244
Average daily rate £365 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £251 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £10.91 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £41.20 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
Watford -14 4 £500 +72.41% 9
Welwyn Garden City -4 3 £450 -13.66% 4
Stevenage - 3 £258 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - - 9
Letchworth - 1 £350 -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Royston - - - - 2
St Albans - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - - 1
Hoddesdon - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 72 (51.80%) SQL
2 61 (43.88%) Oracle
3 59 (42.45%) Finance
4 50 (35.97%) Spring
4 50 (35.97%) JavaScript
5 44 (31.65%) HTML
6 42 (30.22%) UNIX
7 39 (28.06%) Web Services
7 39 (28.06%) XML
8 35 (25.18%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (23.74%) E-Commerce
10 31 (22.30%) Eclipse
10 31 (22.30%) J2EE
10 31 (22.30%) Hibernate
11 30 (21.58%) PL/SQL
11 30 (21.58%) CSS
11 30 (21.58%) JUnit
11 30 (21.58%) REST
12 29 (20.86%) Linux
13 26 (18.71%) Subversion
13 26 (18.71%) Maven
14 25 (17.99%) Retail
14 25 (17.99%) MySQL
15 24 (17.27%) JSP
15 24 (17.27%) SOAP
16 23 (16.55%) Ant
17 21 (15.11%) Relational Database
18 20 (14.39%) Git (software)
19 19 (13.67%) TDD
20 18 (12.95%) Scrum

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 17 (12.23%) Tomcat
2 16 (11.51%) Apache
3 13 (9.35%) WebLogic
4 12 (8.63%) WebSphere
5 11 (7.91%) MQSeries
6 9 (6.47%) CMS
7 7 (5.04%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (4.32%) Node.js
9 5 (3.60%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (2.16%) Confluence
10 3 (2.16%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.44%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (1.44%) lighttpd
11 2 (1.44%) Liferay
11 2 (1.44%) JBoss
11 2 (1.44%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.72%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.72%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.72%) MS Project
2 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.72%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.72%) Force.com
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.72%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.35%) Internet
2 7 (5.04%) Extranet
2 7 (5.04%) Intranet
3 3 (2.16%) Firewall
3 3 (2.16%) HTTP
3 3 (2.16%) VRRP
4 2 (1.44%) LTE
4 2 (1.44%) VPN
4 2 (1.44%) WCDMA
4 2 (1.44%) UMTS
5 1 (0.72%) Wireless
5 1 (0.72%) WLAN
5 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.72%) SAN
5 1 (0.72%) MPLS
5 1 (0.72%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.72%) CDMA
5 1 (0.72%) GPRS
5 1 (0.72%) GSM
5 1 (0.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.99%) MySQL
2 21 (15.11%) Relational Database
3 17 (12.23%) Oracle Database
4 16 (11.51%) RDBMS
5 13 (9.35%) NoSQL
5 13 (9.35%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (7.19%) SQL Server
7 6 (4.32%) Couchbase
8 5 (3.60%) DB2
8 5 (3.60%) DbVisualizer
9 4 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (2.16%) Sybase ASE
10 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.44%) Redis
11 2 (1.44%) Big Data
11 2 (1.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.44%) JasperReports
12 1 (0.72%) OLTP
12 1 (0.72%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 31 (22.30%) Eclipse
2 30 (21.58%) JUnit
3 26 (18.71%) Subversion
3 26 (18.71%) Maven
4 23 (16.55%) Ant
5 20 (14.39%) Git (software)
6 14 (10.07%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (9.35%) Oracle Forms
8 12 (8.63%) Selenium
9 11 (7.91%) IntelliJ
9 11 (7.91%) Mockito
10 10 (7.19%) JIRA
11 8 (5.76%) Jenkins
12 6 (4.32%) WebDriver
12 6 (4.32%) LoadRunner
13 5 (3.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (3.60%) ClearQuest
13 5 (3.60%) SoapUI
14 3 (2.16%) Log4j
14 3 (2.16%) JMeter
General
1 59 (42.45%) Finance
2 25 (17.99%) Retail
3 18 (12.95%) Manufacturing
4 12 (8.63%) Marketing
5 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.44%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.72%) Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 79 (56.83%) Developer
2 39 (28.06%) Java Developer
3 19 (13.67%) Tester
4 10 (7.19%) Front-End Developer
4 10 (7.19%) Project Manager
5 9 (6.47%) Software Developer
6 8 (5.76%) Oracle Developer
7 7 (5.04%) Analyst
8 6 (4.32%) Web Developer
8 6 (4.32%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.32%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 5 (3.60%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (3.60%) Architect
10 4 (2.88%) Software Engineer
10 4 (2.88%) Test Manager
10 4 (2.88%) Senior Tester
11 3 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.16%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.16%) Consultant
11 3 (2.16%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (35.97%) Spring
2 44 (31.65%) HTML
3 39 (28.06%) Web Services
3 39 (28.06%) XML
4 31 (22.30%) J2EE
4 31 (22.30%) Hibernate
5 30 (21.58%) CSS
5 30 (21.58%) REST
6 24 (17.27%) JSP
6 24 (17.27%) SOAP
7 16 (11.51%) Ajax
8 15 (10.79%) JSON
9 12 (8.63%) .NET
10 11 (7.91%) JDBC
11 10 (7.19%) HTML5
11 10 (7.19%) CSS3
12 8 (5.76%) JMS
13 7 (5.04%) JSTL
13 7 (5.04%) XHTML
13 7 (5.04%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.07%) User Experience
2 11 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.47%) Mathematics
4 7 (5.04%) W3C
5 5 (3.60%) PKI
6 4 (2.88%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.16%) Web 2.0
7 3 (2.16%) Replication
7 3 (2.16%) Open Source
7 3 (2.16%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.44%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.44%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.44%) GIS
9 1 (0.72%) Life Science
9 1 (0.72%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.72%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.72%) iPhone
9 1 (0.72%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 42 (30.22%) UNIX
2 29 (20.86%) Linux
3 14 (10.07%) Windows
4 5 (3.60%) Android
5 4 (2.88%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.16%) HPUX
6 3 (2.16%) Solaris
7 2 (1.44%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.72%) AIX
8 1 (0.72%) bada
8 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.18%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (23.74%) E-Commerce
3 19 (13.67%) TDD
4 18 (12.95%) Scrum
5 16 (11.51%) BDD
5 16 (11.51%) Unit Testing
6 14 (10.07%) OO
6 14 (10.07%) UML
6 14 (10.07%) MVC
6 14 (10.07%) Waterfall
6 14 (10.07%) Test Automation
7 10 (7.19%) SOA
8 9 (6.47%) Performance Testing
8 9 (6.47%) Project Management
8 9 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (6.47%) DevOps
9 8 (5.76%) V-Model
9 8 (5.76%) PRINCE2
9 8 (5.76%) Manual Testing
10 7 (5.04%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (51.80%) SQL
2 50 (35.97%) JavaScript
3 30 (21.58%) PL/SQL
4 7 (5.04%) Perl
4 7 (5.04%) C
5 6 (4.32%) C++
5 6 (4.32%) XPath
6 3 (2.16%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.16%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.16%) Python
7 2 (1.44%) VB
7 2 (1.44%) C#
7 2 (1.44%) VB6
8 1 (0.72%) Ruby
8 1 (0.72%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.72%) Tcl
8 1 (0.72%) PHP
8 1 (0.72%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (11.51%) Degree
2 9 (6.47%) SC Cleared
2 9 (6.47%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.04%) ISEB
3 7 (5.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.16%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.44%) APMP
5 2 (1.44%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.44%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) QA
2 2 (1.44%) SLA
3 1 (0.72%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (2.88%) Xen
1 4 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.72%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (3.60%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.16%) Nagios
2 3 (2.16%) Puppet
2 3 (2.16%) Vagrant
2 3 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.44%) SCOM
3 2 (1.44%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.72%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.72%) Oozie
Vendors
1 61 (43.88%) Oracle
2 15 (10.79%) IBM
3 7 (5.04%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.32%) HP
5 4 (2.88%) BEA
6 3 (2.16%) Endeca
6 3 (2.16%) VMware
6 3 (2.16%) Interwoven
6 3 (2.16%) Sun
6 3 (2.16%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.16%) Sybase
7 2 (1.44%) Splunk
7 2 (1.44%) SAP
7 2 (1.44%) Cisco
7 2 (1.44%) Progress
7 2 (1.44%) ATG
8 1 (0.72%) Google
8 1 (0.72%) EMC
8 1 (0.72%) Citrix
8 1 (0.72%) Veritas
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