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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 10 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Java 86 90 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.62% 11.35% 9.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.97% 26.55% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 52 19
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £258 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £703
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £46.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £37.50 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
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
287 339 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 35.43% 42.75% 39.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 220 116
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 15
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £16.00 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £131.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +2.94%

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 2 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 September 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
Watford +4 29 £390 +4.00% 5
Welwyn Garden City 0 9 £500 - 4
Stevenage -7 6 £288 +11.65% 3
Hemel Hempstead +4 4 - - 2
Rickmansworth +4 1 £390 +20.00% 4
St Albans +2 1 £450 - 3
Hitchin +1 1 - -
Tring - 1 - -
Cheshunt - 1 - -
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 57 (41.01%) JavaScript
2 53 (38.13%) J2EE
3 48 (34.53%) E-Commerce
4 46 (33.09%) HTML
5 42 (30.22%) JSP
6 41 (29.50%) WebSphere
7 39 (28.06%) Finance
8 38 (27.34%) SQL
9 35 (25.18%) IBM
9 35 (25.18%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (24.46%) CSS
10 34 (24.46%) Linux
11 32 (23.02%) JSTL
12 31 (22.30%) UNIX
13 28 (20.14%) Windows
14 25 (17.99%) XHTML
14 25 (17.99%) Firewall
15 24 (17.27%) Oracle
16 23 (16.55%) Web Services
16 23 (16.55%) XML
17 22 (15.83%) Internet
17 22 (15.83%) Retail
17 22 (15.83%) Subversion
18 21 (15.11%) Spring
18 21 (15.11%) DB2
19 19 (13.67%) .NET
20 18 (12.95%) WebSphere Application Server
20 18 (12.95%) W3C
20 18 (12.95%) TDD
20 18 (12.95%) Semantic HTML

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 41 (29.50%) WebSphere
2 18 (12.95%) WebSphere Application Server
3 13 (9.35%) MQSeries
4 11 (7.91%) WebSphere Portal
5 7 (5.04%) WebSphere Process Server
6 6 (4.32%) CMS
6 6 (4.32%) Drupal
6 6 (4.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (3.60%) JBoss
8 3 (2.16%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.44%) Kinematics
10 1 (0.72%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.72%) Node.js
10 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.44%) MS Project
1 2 (1.44%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Tridion
2 2 (1.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.99%) Firewall
2 22 (15.83%) Internet
3 14 (10.07%) Telnet
3 14 (10.07%) LDAP
3 14 (10.07%) SSH
3 14 (10.07%) PuTTY
4 11 (7.91%) SSL
5 3 (2.16%) VLAN
5 3 (2.16%) DHCP
5 3 (2.16%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.11%) DB2
2 12 (8.63%) DbVisualizer
3 8 (5.76%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.76%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.04%) MySQL
4 7 (5.04%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.88%) Sybase ASE
6 4 (2.88%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (2.16%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.44%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 22 (15.83%) Subversion
2 15 (10.79%) Selenium
2 15 (10.79%) JUnit
3 14 (10.07%) Ant
3 14 (10.07%) Toad
4 13 (9.35%) Eclipse
5 10 (7.19%) Maven
6 8 (5.76%) Git (software)
6 8 (5.76%) WebDriver
6 8 (5.76%) Cucumber
7 7 (5.04%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.04%) Log4j
7 7 (5.04%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 6 (4.32%) HP UFT
8 6 (4.32%) LoadRunner
8 6 (4.32%) Grunt
8 6 (4.32%) Bower
9 5 (3.60%) JIRA
10 2 (1.44%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.44%) FitNesse
General
1 39 (28.06%) Finance
2 22 (15.83%) Retail
3 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.44%) Electronics
4 2 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.44%) Billing
4 2 (1.44%) Marketing
4 2 (1.44%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.44%) Avionics
5 1 (0.72%) French Language
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 75 (53.96%) Developer
2 42 (30.22%) Java Developer
3 15 (10.79%) Analyst
4 13 (9.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 13 (9.35%) Front-End Developer
5 11 (7.91%) Project Manager
5 11 (7.91%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 11 (7.91%) E-Commerce Manager
6 10 (7.19%) Portal Developer
7 9 (6.47%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.76%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (5.04%) Consultant
9 7 (5.04%) Test Analyst
10 6 (4.32%) Tester
10 6 (4.32%) WebSphere Developer
10 6 (4.32%) WebSphere Portal Developer
10 6 (4.32%) Automation Tester
10 6 (4.32%) Selenium Tester
11 5 (3.60%) Architect
11 5 (3.60%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (38.13%) J2EE
2 46 (33.09%) HTML
3 42 (30.22%) JSP
4 34 (24.46%) CSS
5 32 (23.02%) JSTL
6 25 (17.99%) XHTML
7 23 (16.55%) Web Services
7 23 (16.55%) XML
8 21 (15.11%) Spring
9 19 (13.67%) .NET
10 18 (12.95%) Semantic HTML
11 16 (11.51%) Hibernate
12 14 (10.07%) RESTful
13 12 (8.63%) Flash
13 12 (8.63%) Struts
14 11 (7.91%) JMS
14 11 (7.91%) SAML
15 10 (7.19%) SOAP
16 9 (6.47%) Java EE
17 8 (5.76%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.95%) W3C
1 18 (12.95%) User Experience
2 16 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.04%) Web 2.0
4 4 (2.88%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.16%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.16%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.16%) PMI
5 3 (2.16%) PKI
6 2 (1.44%) Robotics
6 2 (1.44%) Mechatronics
6 2 (1.44%) VHDL
6 2 (1.44%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (1.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.72%) Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 34 (24.46%) Linux
2 31 (22.30%) UNIX
3 28 (20.14%) Windows
4 7 (5.04%) HPUX
4 7 (5.04%) Solaris
5 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.44%) Android
6 2 (1.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (34.53%) E-Commerce
2 35 (25.18%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (12.95%) TDD
4 14 (10.07%) Identity Management
5 12 (8.63%) Project Management
5 12 (8.63%) OO
5 12 (8.63%) Automated Testing
5 12 (8.63%) System Testing
5 12 (8.63%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (7.91%) UML
7 10 (7.19%) Time Management
7 10 (7.19%) Test Automation
7 10 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (7.19%) Waterfall
8 9 (6.47%) Test Scripting
8 9 (6.47%) Scrum
9 8 (5.76%) SOA
9 8 (5.76%) Content Management
10 7 (5.04%) RAD
11 6 (4.32%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (41.01%) JavaScript
2 38 (27.34%) SQL
3 9 (6.47%) Perl
4 8 (5.76%) C#
5 7 (5.04%) XPath
5 7 (5.04%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.04%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.32%) Python
6 6 (4.32%) PHP
6 6 (4.32%) C
6 6 (4.32%) MATLAB
7 5 (3.60%) C++
8 3 (2.16%) Ruby
8 3 (2.16%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.44%) Erlang
9 2 (1.44%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.44%) ANSI C
10 1 (0.72%) Clojure
10 1 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (8.63%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.19%) Degree
2 10 (7.19%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.04%) OCA
3 7 (5.04%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (2.88%) Sun Certification
5 3 (2.16%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.04%) QA
2 2 (1.44%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.04%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 3 (2.16%) Terminal Services
3 3 (2.16%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.44%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 14 (10.07%) Tivoli
1 14 (10.07%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 14 (10.07%) CA Single Sign-On
2 7 (5.04%) Novell Identity Manager
2 7 (5.04%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 6 (4.32%) Puppet
4 3 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.16%) SCOrch
4 3 (2.16%) Ansible
4 3 (2.16%) SCCM
4 3 (2.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (25.18%) IBM
2 24 (17.27%) Oracle
3 14 (10.07%) Cyber-Ark
4 10 (7.19%) hybris
5 7 (5.04%) Elastic Path
5 7 (5.04%) Sybase
5 7 (5.04%) Sun
5 7 (5.04%) Interwoven
5 7 (5.04%) CA
5 7 (5.04%) Novell
5 7 (5.04%) ATG
5 7 (5.04%) Blue Martini
6 6 (4.32%) HP
7 4 (2.88%) Google
8 3 (2.16%) Dell
8 3 (2.16%) EMC
8 3 (2.16%) Citrix
8 3 (2.16%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.16%) Symantec
8 3 (2.16%) 3PAR
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