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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 13 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing Java 81 61 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.70% 11.55% 18.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.48% 33.33% 39.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 25 91
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£391 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £294 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £46.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.47% +31.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -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
345 183 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 41.32% 34.66% 48.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 99 238
Average daily rate £355 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £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 16 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £9.86 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £50.00 £37.35
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 24 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 24 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 -
Stevenage - 6 £258 - 1
Hemel Hempstead -5 5 £400 -46.66% 9
Watford -19 4 £460 +58.62% 10
Hitchin -1 3 £393 +20.76% 5
Welwyn Garden City -5 3 £450 -13.87%
Letchworth - 1 £350 - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - - 3
Hoddesdon - - - -
Hertford - - - - 2
Ware - - - -
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 76 (50.67%) SQL
2 62 (41.33%) Oracle
2 62 (41.33%) Finance
3 55 (36.67%) JavaScript
4 54 (36.00%) Spring
5 48 (32.00%) UNIX
6 46 (30.67%) HTML
7 45 (30.00%) Web Services
7 45 (30.00%) XML
8 42 (28.00%) J2EE
9 37 (24.67%) Hibernate
10 36 (24.00%) Linux
11 34 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (22.00%) E-Commerce
12 33 (22.00%) Eclipse
13 31 (20.67%) JUnit
14 30 (20.00%) CSS
14 30 (20.00%) PL/SQL
15 28 (18.67%) Ant
15 28 (18.67%) Subversion
15 28 (18.67%) Maven
16 27 (18.00%) Retail
17 26 (17.33%) REST
18 25 (16.67%) Relational Database
18 25 (16.67%) JSP
18 25 (16.67%) MySQL
19 24 (16.00%) SOAP
20 22 (14.67%) Oracle Database
21 21 (14.00%) Ajax
22 20 (13.33%) Manufacturing

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 17 (11.33%) Tomcat
3 16 (10.67%) WebSphere
4 14 (9.33%) MQSeries
5 12 (8.00%) CMS
6 7 (4.67%) Oracle Service Bus
7 6 (4.00%) Node.js
8 5 (3.33%) Adobe CQ
9 3 (2.00%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.33%) lighttpd
10 2 (1.33%) Liferay
10 2 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.33%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.33%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.67%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.67%) JBoss
11 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
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.33%) Internet
2 7 (4.67%) Extranet
2 7 (4.67%) Intranet
2 7 (4.67%) HTTP
3 3 (2.00%) DNS
3 3 (2.00%) DHCP
3 3 (2.00%) VRRP
3 3 (2.00%) Firewall
4 2 (1.33%) LTE
4 2 (1.33%) WCDMA
4 2 (1.33%) UMTS
4 2 (1.33%) VPN
5 1 (0.67%) MPLS
5 1 (0.67%) SAN
5 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.67%) WLAN
5 1 (0.67%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.67%) CDMA
5 1 (0.67%) GPRS
5 1 (0.67%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.67%) MySQL
1 25 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 22 (14.67%) Oracle Database
3 18 (12.00%) RDBMS
4 14 (9.33%) SQL Server
5 12 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (7.33%) NoSQL
7 8 (5.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (4.67%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (4.67%) DB2
9 6 (4.00%) DbVisualizer
10 5 (3.33%) JasperReports
11 4 (2.67%) Couchbase
12 3 (2.00%) Sybase ASE
12 3 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (1.33%) MongoDB
13 2 (1.33%) Redis
13 2 (1.33%) Big Data
13 2 (1.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 33 (22.00%) Eclipse
2 31 (20.67%) JUnit
3 28 (18.67%) Subversion
3 28 (18.67%) Maven
3 28 (18.67%) Ant
4 19 (12.67%) Git (software)
5 15 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (7.33%) IntelliJ
6 11 (7.33%) Oracle Forms
6 11 (7.33%) Selenium
6 11 (7.33%) Mockito
7 8 (5.33%) JIRA
8 7 (4.67%) LoadRunner
9 6 (4.00%) WebDriver
9 6 (4.00%) Jenkins
10 5 (3.33%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (3.33%) ClearQuest
11 4 (2.67%) Log4j
12 3 (2.00%) JMeter
General
1 62 (41.33%) Finance
2 27 (18.00%) Retail
3 20 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 12 (8.00%) Marketing
5 5 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 87 (58.00%) Developer
2 43 (28.67%) Java Developer
3 20 (13.33%) Tester
4 11 (7.33%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.67%) 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%) Web Developer
8 6 (4.00%) Architect
8 6 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (4.00%) Java/J2EE 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 54 (36.00%) Spring
2 46 (30.67%) HTML
3 45 (30.00%) Web Services
3 45 (30.00%) XML
4 42 (28.00%) J2EE
5 37 (24.67%) Hibernate
6 30 (20.00%) CSS
7 26 (17.33%) REST
8 25 (16.67%) JSP
9 24 (16.00%) SOAP
10 21 (14.00%) Ajax
11 15 (10.00%) JSON
12 13 (8.67%) .NET
13 12 (8.00%) JDBC
14 10 (6.67%) JMS
14 10 (6.67%) HTML5
14 10 (6.67%) CSS3
15 8 (5.33%) JSTL
15 8 (5.33%) XHTML
15 8 (5.33%) XSLT
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%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.67%) Web 2.0
6 4 (2.67%) Replication
6 4 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.00%) Mobile App
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 48 (32.00%) UNIX
2 36 (24.00%) Linux
3 17 (11.33%) Windows
4 6 (4.00%) Solaris
5 5 (3.33%) Android
6 4 (2.67%) HPUX
6 4 (2.67%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.33%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.67%) AIX
8 1 (0.67%) bada
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.00%) E-Commerce
3 18 (12.00%) UML
4 17 (11.33%) TDD
4 17 (11.33%) Scrum
4 17 (11.33%) MVC
4 17 (11.33%) Unit Testing
5 16 (10.67%) OO
6 14 (9.33%) Test Automation
6 14 (9.33%) BDD
7 13 (8.67%) Waterfall
8 10 (6.67%) Project Management
9 9 (6.00%) PRINCE2
9 9 (6.00%) SOA
9 9 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (6.00%) Performance Testing
10 8 (5.33%) Automated Testing
10 8 (5.33%) V-Model
10 8 (5.33%) Manual Testing
10 8 (5.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (50.67%) SQL
2 55 (36.67%) JavaScript
3 30 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 8 (5.33%) Perl
5 7 (4.67%) 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#
10 1 (0.67%) Delphi
10 1 (0.67%) Tcl
10 1 (0.67%) 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
Qualifications
1 15 (10.00%) 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 3 (2.00%) 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 62 (41.33%) Oracle
2 18 (12.00%) IBM
3 7 (4.67%) HP
4 6 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.00%) Sybase
5 4 (2.67%) Interwoven
5 4 (2.67%) BEA
5 4 (2.67%) VMware
5 4 (2.67%) Cisco
6 3 (2.00%) Endeca
6 3 (2.00%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.00%) ATG
6 3 (2.00%) Sun
7 2 (1.33%) EMC
7 2 (1.33%) Citrix
7 2 (1.33%) Progress
8 1 (0.67%) Symbian
8 1 (0.67%) SAP
8 1 (0.67%) Blue Martini
8 1 (0.67%) Veritas
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