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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 11 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Java 75 80 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.68% 11.13% 12.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.33% 27.68% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 42 45
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£378 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £291 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £564 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+8.96% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +17.64%
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
225 289 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 35.05% 40.19% 46.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 166 192
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -19.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.00 £33.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -1 15 £413 +13.79% 7
Welwyn Garden City +14 14 £378 +55.67% 1
Hemel Hempstead +6 7 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 6 £310 - 3
Letchworth - 4 £375 -
Stevenage +3 2 - - 2
St Albans -5 1 £400 +14.28% 1
Hertford - 1 £375 - 1
Hitchin - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Royston - - - -
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 48 (39.34%) Oracle
2 45 (36.89%) SQL
3 44 (36.07%) Spring
4 43 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (33.61%) HTML
6 38 (31.15%) JavaScript
7 35 (28.69%) XML
8 33 (27.05%) J2EE
9 31 (25.41%) CSS
10 30 (24.59%) JUnit
11 29 (23.77%) REST
12 27 (22.13%) Finance
13 26 (21.31%) Maven
13 26 (21.31%) Couchbase
14 25 (20.49%) SOA
15 24 (19.67%) Ant
15 24 (19.67%) Web Services
16 23 (18.85%) UNIX
16 23 (18.85%) Git (software)
17 22 (18.03%) Subversion
18 21 (17.21%) TDD
18 21 (17.21%) Eclipse
19 20 (16.39%) JSON
19 20 (16.39%) JIRA
19 20 (16.39%) Selenium
20 19 (15.57%) Unit Testing
20 19 (15.57%) SOAP
20 19 (15.57%) MVC
20 19 (15.57%) Elasticsearch
21 18 (14.75%) Linux

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 19 (15.57%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (13.11%) WebLogic
3 13 (10.66%) Tomcat
3 13 (10.66%) WebSphere
4 12 (9.84%) JBoss
5 10 (8.20%) Apache
6 9 (7.38%) MQSeries
6 9 (7.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (6.56%) CMS
8 6 (4.92%) Confluence
9 5 (4.10%) Node.js
10 3 (2.46%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.82%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.82%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.82%) IIS
12 1 (0.82%) LiveLink
12 1 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.82%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.82%) Alfresco
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.82%) MS Project
1 1 (0.82%) MS Office
1 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) SAP R/3
1 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.82%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.82%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.82%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.64%) Internet
2 1 (0.82%) Extranet
2 1 (0.82%) FTP
2 1 (0.82%) HTTP
2 1 (0.82%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.82%) SSL
2 1 (0.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.31%) Couchbase
2 17 (13.93%) MySQL
3 16 (13.11%) NoSQL
4 14 (11.48%) Oracle Database
5 13 (10.66%) Relational Database
6 8 (6.56%) RDBMS
7 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (2.46%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.64%) Redis
10 2 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.82%) DB2
11 1 (0.82%) DataStage
11 1 (0.82%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.82%) JasperReports
11 1 (0.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (24.59%) JUnit
2 26 (21.31%) Maven
3 24 (19.67%) Ant
4 23 (18.85%) Git (software)
5 22 (18.03%) Subversion
6 21 (17.21%) Eclipse
7 20 (16.39%) JIRA
7 20 (16.39%) Selenium
8 11 (9.02%) Cucumber
9 9 (7.38%) Jenkins
9 9 (7.38%) Talend Open Studio
10 8 (6.56%) Mockito
10 8 (6.56%) IntelliJ
10 8 (6.56%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (5.74%) WebDriver
12 6 (4.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (3.28%) Grunt
13 4 (3.28%) SoapUI
13 4 (3.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 27 (22.13%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Retail
2 10 (8.20%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.10%) Marketing
4 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.82%) Legal
4 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.82%) Publishing
4 1 (0.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (55.74%) Developer
2 42 (34.43%) Java Developer
3 25 (20.49%) Architect
4 14 (11.48%) Java Architect
5 11 (9.02%) Software Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Java Software Engineer
7 7 (5.74%) Front-End Developer
8 6 (4.92%) Lead Architect
8 6 (4.92%) Tester
8 6 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.92%) Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.10%) Consultant
9 5 (4.10%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 5 (4.10%) Lead Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Android Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Java Consultant
11 3 (2.46%) Senior Java Developer
11 3 (2.46%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (36.07%) Spring
2 41 (33.61%) HTML
3 35 (28.69%) XML
4 33 (27.05%) J2EE
5 31 (25.41%) CSS
6 29 (23.77%) REST
7 24 (19.67%) Web Services
8 20 (16.39%) JSON
9 19 (15.57%) SOAP
10 16 (13.11%) Hibernate
10 16 (13.11%) CSS3
10 16 (13.11%) HTML5
11 14 (11.48%) jQuery
12 13 (10.66%) JSP
13 12 (9.84%) AngularJS
14 10 (8.20%) Apache Camel
14 10 (8.20%) Java EE
15 9 (7.38%) PhoneGap
15 9 (7.38%) JDBC
15 9 (7.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.38%) User Experience
2 7 (5.74%) Open Source
3 5 (4.10%) Clustering
3 5 (4.10%) W3C
3 5 (4.10%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.46%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.64%) iSeries
5 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.82%) PMI
6 1 (0.82%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.82%) Life Science
6 1 (0.82%) iPhone
6 1 (0.82%) DataPower
6 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.82%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.85%) UNIX
2 18 (14.75%) Linux
3 11 (9.02%) Windows
4 5 (4.10%) Android
5 4 (3.28%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.49%) SOA
3 21 (17.21%) TDD
4 19 (15.57%) MVC
4 19 (15.57%) Unit Testing
5 18 (14.75%) Scrum
6 17 (13.93%) E-Commerce
6 17 (13.93%) OOP
7 16 (13.11%) BDD
8 14 (11.48%) Software Engineering
9 13 (10.66%) UML
10 12 (9.84%) Pair Programming
11 10 (8.20%) Waterfall
11 10 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (8.20%) DevOps
12 7 (5.74%) Test Automation
12 7 (5.74%) OO
13 6 (4.92%) Mentoring
14 5 (4.10%) User Stories
14 5 (4.10%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (36.89%) SQL
2 38 (31.15%) JavaScript
3 15 (12.30%) PL/SQL
4 13 (10.66%) Python
4 13 (10.66%) Ruby
5 5 (4.10%) XPath
5 5 (4.10%) C#
6 4 (3.28%) Perl
6 4 (3.28%) Scala
7 3 (2.46%) C++
7 3 (2.46%) C
8 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.64%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.82%) XQuery
9 1 (0.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (13.93%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.30%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.02%) Degree
4 2 (1.64%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.82%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) SLA
1 3 (2.46%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 2 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 3 (2.46%) SCOM
2 1 (0.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 48 (39.34%) Oracle
2 9 (7.38%) Talend
3 5 (4.10%) TIBCO
4 4 (3.28%) IBM
4 4 (3.28%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.28%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.46%) Splunk
5 3 (2.46%) ATG
6 2 (1.64%) hybris
6 2 (1.64%) SAP
6 2 (1.64%) Progress
6 2 (1.64%) Google
7 1 (0.82%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.82%) Demandware
7 1 (0.82%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.82%) Open Text
7 1 (0.82%) RedDot
7 1 (0.82%) VMware
7 1 (0.82%) Macrovision
7 1 (0.82%) HP
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Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
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