The first table below looks at the demand for J2EE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2EE over the 3 months to 23 April 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Watford 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 10 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing J2EE 26 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 19.55% 9.76% 11.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 52.00% 24.24% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 3
Average daily rate £400 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.80 £33.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.07% +3.84%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
50 33 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 37.59% 40.24% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 19
Average daily rate £363 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £318 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
J2EE
Hertfordshire

J2EE
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing J2EE across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

J2EE Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

J2EE
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing J2EE across the Watford region.

J2EE Daily Rate Trend in Watford

J2EE
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing J2EE across the Watford region.

J2EE Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing J2EE 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 J2EE.

1 40 (100.00%) Java
2 32 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 32 (80.00%) Retail
3 30 (75.00%) IBM
4 29 (72.50%) WebSphere
5 27 (67.50%) Finance
6 24 (60.00%) Manufacturing
7 21 (52.50%) Project Management
8 19 (47.50%) SQL
9 18 (45.00%) Linux
10 16 (40.00%) UNIX
11 14 (35.00%) Internet
11 14 (35.00%) Time Management
11 14 (35.00%) Ant
12 13 (32.50%) HTML
12 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
12 13 (32.50%) XML
12 13 (32.50%) Waterfall
12 13 (32.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (32.50%) Change Control
13 12 (30.00%) XPath
13 12 (30.00%) Subversion
13 12 (30.00%) Web 2.0
13 12 (30.00%) XMLBeans
13 12 (30.00%) Ajax
13 12 (30.00%) Relational Database
13 12 (30.00%) XSLT
13 12 (30.00%) Servlets
13 12 (30.00%) Struts
13 12 (30.00%) OO

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing J2EE 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 J2EE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (72.50%) WebSphere
2 8 (20.00%) MQSeries
3 7 (17.50%) Tomcat
3 7 (17.50%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (12.50%) Apache
4 5 (12.50%) Alfresco
5 2 (5.00%) Adobe CQ
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Tridion
1 5 (12.50%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) Internet
2 3 (7.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) Relational Database
1 12 (30.00%) RDBMS
2 9 (22.50%) DB2
3 8 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.50%) JasperReports
6 2 (5.00%) MySQL
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.50%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Ant
2 12 (30.00%) Subversion
2 12 (30.00%) JUnit
2 12 (30.00%) Log4j
2 12 (30.00%) Eclipse
3 5 (12.50%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Maven
4 2 (5.00%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 32 (80.00%) Retail
2 27 (67.50%) Finance
3 24 (60.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Project Manager
2 15 (37.50%) Developer
2 15 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 8 (20.00%) Agile Project Manager
4 7 (17.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (12.50%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Support Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) HTML
1 13 (32.50%) XML
2 12 (30.00%) XMLBeans
2 12 (30.00%) Ajax
2 12 (30.00%) XSLT
2 12 (30.00%) Servlets
2 12 (30.00%) Struts
3 10 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 10 (25.00%) JSP
3 10 (25.00%) Spring
4 7 (17.50%) jQuery
4 7 (17.50%) JMS
4 7 (17.50%) CSS
5 5 (12.50%) Web Services
5 5 (12.50%) JDBC
5 5 (12.50%) EJB
5 5 (12.50%) XHTML
5 5 (12.50%) JSF
5 5 (12.50%) JSTL
6 2 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Web 2.0
2 5 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Linux
2 16 (40.00%) UNIX
3 12 (30.00%) Solaris
4 7 (17.50%) HPUX
5 4 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 21 (52.50%) Project Management
3 14 (35.00%) Time Management
4 13 (32.50%) Waterfall
4 13 (32.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (32.50%) Change Control
5 12 (30.00%) OO
6 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (17.50%) Content Management
7 7 (17.50%) UML
8 5 (12.50%) RAD
9 2 (5.00%) Project Planning
9 2 (5.00%) Stress Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Change Management
10 1 (2.50%) ITIL
10 1 (2.50%) Regression Testing
10 1 (2.50%) System Testing
10 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (47.50%) SQL
3 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
4 12 (30.00%) XPath
5 5 (12.50%) Perl
5 5 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 30 (75.00%) IBM
2 10 (25.00%) Oracle
3 7 (17.50%) Interwoven
4 5 (12.50%) ATG
4 5 (12.50%) Blue Martini
4 5 (12.50%) Elastic Path
5 4 (10.00%) Sun
6 3 (7.50%) Sybase
7 1 (2.50%) HP