The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 10 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Java 68 72 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.07% 11.86% 12.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.15% 27.80% 30.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 64
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £322 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £665 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -5.06%
Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
260 259 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 38.52% 42.67% 40.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 138 200
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 26
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £30.06 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £59.00 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Java
East of England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -2 22 £375 - 9
Rickmansworth - 7 £325 -
Hitchin 0 6 £393 -36.17%
Stevenage -2 4 £290 -27.50% 1
St Albans +2 3 - -
Potters Bar - 2 £525 -
Welwyn Garden City -2 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - - 2
Hertford - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Royston - - - - 1
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 68 (45.95%) Finance
2 65 (43.92%) SQL
3 57 (38.51%) J2EE
4 56 (37.84%) Oracle
5 53 (35.81%) E-Commerce
6 52 (35.14%) JavaScript
7 46 (31.08%) HTML
8 45 (30.41%) UNIX
9 42 (28.38%) Retail
10 39 (26.35%) Linux
11 37 (25.00%) XML
12 36 (24.32%) IBM
13 33 (22.30%) JSP
13 33 (22.30%) Spring
14 31 (20.95%) Web Services
15 30 (20.27%) WebSphere
16 29 (19.59%) CSS
17 28 (18.92%) Manufacturing
18 27 (18.24%) Ant
18 27 (18.24%) Relational Database
19 25 (16.89%) Project Management
19 25 (16.89%) Hibernate
20 24 (16.22%) .NET
21 21 (14.19%) RDBMS
21 21 (14.19%) Subversion
21 21 (14.19%) Ajax
22 20 (13.51%) Eclipse
22 20 (13.51%) Apache
23 19 (12.84%) MQSeries
23 19 (12.84%) JUnit

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 30 (20.27%) WebSphere
2 20 (13.51%) Apache
3 19 (12.84%) MQSeries
4 18 (12.16%) WebLogic
5 13 (8.78%) Tomcat
6 12 (8.11%) CMS
7 9 (6.08%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (4.05%) Adobe CQ
9 4 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (2.70%) Node.js
9 4 (2.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (2.03%) MS Exchange
11 2 (1.35%) SAS
11 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.35%) IIS
11 2 (1.35%) Alfresco
11 2 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.68%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.68%) Apache ServiceMix
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Tridion
2 2 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.35%) RiskWrite
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.68%) Force.com
2 1 (0.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.84%) Internet
2 15 (10.14%) HTTP
3 9 (6.08%) DHCP
3 9 (6.08%) DNS
4 4 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.35%) Firewall
5 2 (1.35%) LTE
5 2 (1.35%) WCDMA
5 2 (1.35%) UMTS
6 1 (0.68%) WLAN
6 1 (0.68%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.68%) CDMA
6 1 (0.68%) GPRS
6 1 (0.68%) GSM
6 1 (0.68%) SMS
6 1 (0.68%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.68%) Wireless
6 1 (0.68%) VPN
6 1 (0.68%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.24%) Relational Database
2 21 (14.19%) RDBMS
3 18 (12.16%) Oracle Database
4 17 (11.49%) MySQL
5 13 (8.78%) SQL Server
6 12 (8.11%) DB2
7 10 (6.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (5.41%) NoSQL
8 8 (5.41%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (4.73%) JasperReports
9 7 (4.73%) DbVisualizer
10 6 (4.05%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (2.70%) Sybase ASE
12 3 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (2.03%) MongoDB
13 2 (1.35%) Hadoop
13 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 27 (18.24%) Ant
2 21 (14.19%) Subversion
3 20 (13.51%) Eclipse
4 19 (12.84%) JUnit
5 17 (11.49%) Maven
6 10 (6.76%) Log4j
6 10 (6.76%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (5.41%) Git (software)
8 7 (4.73%) Selenium
8 7 (4.73%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (4.73%) LoadRunner
9 5 (3.38%) IntelliJ
9 5 (3.38%) Mockito
10 4 (2.70%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 3 (2.03%) JMeter
12 2 (1.35%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.35%) WebLogic Workshop
12 2 (1.35%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.68%) Calabash
General
1 68 (45.95%) Finance
2 42 (28.38%) Retail
3 28 (18.92%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.38%) Marketing
5 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.35%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 73 (49.32%) Developer
2 32 (21.62%) Java Developer
3 25 (16.89%) Project Manager
4 15 (10.14%) Front-End Developer
5 13 (8.78%) Architect
6 11 (7.43%) Tester
7 10 (6.76%) Oracle Developer
8 9 (6.08%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (5.41%) Software Developer
9 8 (5.41%) Agile Project Manager
10 7 (4.73%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 7 (4.73%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.73%) Administrator
11 6 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (4.05%) Analyst
12 4 (2.70%) Automation Tester
12 4 (2.70%) Middleware Engineer
13 3 (2.03%) IT Support
13 3 (2.03%) IT Support Analyst
13 3 (2.03%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (38.51%) J2EE
2 46 (31.08%) HTML
3 37 (25.00%) XML
4 33 (22.30%) JSP
4 33 (22.30%) Spring
5 31 (20.95%) Web Services
6 29 (19.59%) CSS
7 25 (16.89%) Hibernate
8 24 (16.22%) .NET
9 21 (14.19%) Ajax
10 17 (11.49%) XHTML
10 17 (11.49%) JSTL
11 16 (10.81%) SOAP
12 15 (10.14%) REST
13 13 (8.78%) XSLT
14 12 (8.11%) JMS
14 12 (8.11%) Semantic HTML
15 11 (7.43%) Struts
15 11 (7.43%) Servlets
16 10 (6.76%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.14%) W3C
2 10 (6.76%) Web 2.0
3 7 (4.73%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.05%) Mathematics
5 5 (3.38%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.38%) Open Source
6 4 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.70%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.70%) Replication
6 4 (2.70%) PKI
7 3 (2.03%) iPhone
8 2 (1.35%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.68%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.68%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.68%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.68%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 45 (30.41%) UNIX
2 39 (26.35%) Linux
3 18 (12.16%) Windows
4 15 (10.14%) Solaris
5 8 (5.41%) HPUX
6 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.03%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (2.03%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.68%) bada
7 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.68%) Android
7 1 (0.68%) zOS
7 1 (0.68%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (35.81%) E-Commerce
2 25 (16.89%) Project Management
3 18 (12.16%) UML
4 15 (10.14%) SOA
5 14 (9.46%) OO
5 14 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (8.78%) Scrum
6 13 (8.78%) Waterfall
7 11 (7.43%) MVC
7 11 (7.43%) PRINCE2
7 11 (7.43%) System Testing
8 10 (6.76%) Service Delivery
8 10 (6.76%) Content Management
9 8 (5.41%) TDD
9 8 (5.41%) ITIL
9 8 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (5.41%) Unit Testing
10 7 (4.73%) Regression Testing
10 7 (4.73%) BDD
11 6 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (43.92%) SQL
2 52 (35.14%) JavaScript
3 16 (10.81%) PL/SQL
4 12 (8.11%) XPath
5 8 (5.41%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.73%) Python
7 6 (4.05%) Perl
8 5 (3.38%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.70%) VB6
9 4 (2.70%) C#
9 4 (2.70%) VB
9 4 (2.70%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.70%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 2 (1.35%) C
11 1 (0.68%) C++
11 1 (0.68%) Delphi
11 1 (0.68%) Ruby
11 1 (0.68%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.68%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (11.49%) Degree
2 10 (6.76%) ISEB
3 9 (6.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.38%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.70%) Sun Certification
6 3 (2.03%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (2.03%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.35%) APMP
7 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) JTAG
System Software
1 5 (3.38%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.03%) Terminal Services
3 3 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.03%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.35%) Xen
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (3.38%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) Nagios
3 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.68%) Oozie
Vendors
1 56 (37.84%) Oracle
2 36 (24.32%) IBM
3 11 (7.43%) HP
4 10 (6.76%) Sybase
5 9 (6.08%) Microsoft
6 8 (5.41%) Interwoven
7 5 (3.38%) ATG
8 4 (2.70%) Blue Martini
8 4 (2.70%) Sun
8 4 (2.70%) Elastic Path
8 4 (2.70%) Cisco
9 3 (2.03%) VMware
10 2 (1.35%) Informatica
10 2 (1.35%) EMC
10 2 (1.35%) Citrix
11 1 (0.68%) SAP
11 1 (0.68%) JBoss
11 1 (0.68%) Symbian
11 1 (0.68%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com