The table below looks at the statistics for Java 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 Java over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 14 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 17 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 12.23% 27.16% 38.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.53% 57.89% 73.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 12
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£383 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £296 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £344 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Java
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Programming Languages Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
43 38 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 30.94% 46.91% 53.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 5 13
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £290 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £469 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 28 (77.78%) JavaScript
1 28 (77.78%) E-Commerce
1 28 (77.78%) Finance
2 24 (66.67%) HTML
2 24 (66.67%) J2EE
3 23 (63.89%) Retail
4 22 (61.11%) SQL
5 21 (58.33%) Manufacturing
6 17 (47.22%) IBM
7 16 (44.44%) JSP
8 15 (41.67%) XML
8 15 (41.67%) UNIX
9 14 (38.89%) CSS
10 13 (36.11%) Degree
10 13 (36.11%) MQSeries
11 12 (33.33%) WebSphere
11 12 (33.33%) Hibernate
11 12 (33.33%) Spring
12 11 (30.56%) JSTL
12 11 (30.56%) Web Services
12 11 (30.56%) XHTML
13 9 (25.00%) W3C
13 9 (25.00%) Linux
13 9 (25.00%) Content Management
13 9 (25.00%) Semantic HTML
13 9 (25.00%) User Experience
14 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (22.22%) System Testing
14 8 (22.22%) DB2
14 8 (22.22%) ISEB

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 13 (36.11%) MQSeries
2 12 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 7 (19.44%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (13.89%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) Internet
2 5 (13.89%) HTTP
3 1 (2.78%) Intranet
3 1 (2.78%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) DB2
2 7 (19.44%) MySQL
3 6 (16.67%) DbVisualizer
3 6 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 5 (13.89%) RDBMS
5 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 4 (11.11%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (5.56%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Ant
1 7 (19.44%) JUnit
1 7 (19.44%) Eclipse
1 7 (19.44%) Log4j
1 7 (19.44%) Subversion
2 6 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 5 (13.89%) Maven
4 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 28 (77.78%) Finance
2 23 (63.89%) Retail
3 21 (58.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (66.67%) Developer
2 14 (38.89%) Java Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Tester
5 5 (13.89%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Agile Project Manager
8 1 (2.78%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (66.67%) HTML
1 24 (66.67%) J2EE
2 16 (44.44%) JSP
3 15 (41.67%) XML
4 14 (38.89%) CSS
5 12 (33.33%) Hibernate
5 12 (33.33%) Spring
6 11 (30.56%) XHTML
6 11 (30.56%) JSTL
6 11 (30.56%) Web Services
7 9 (25.00%) Semantic HTML
8 7 (19.44%) REST
8 7 (19.44%) JMS
8 7 (19.44%) XMLBeans
8 7 (19.44%) Ajax
8 7 (19.44%) XSLT
8 7 (19.44%) Servlets
8 7 (19.44%) SOAP
8 7 (19.44%) Struts
9 6 (16.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) W3C
1 9 (25.00%) User Experience
2 7 (19.44%) Web 2.0
3 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) UNIX
2 9 (25.00%) Linux
3 7 (19.44%) HPUX
3 7 (19.44%) Solaris
4 6 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (77.78%) E-Commerce
2 9 (25.00%) Content Management
3 8 (22.22%) System Testing
4 7 (19.44%) OO
5 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.11%) Project Management
8 2 (5.56%) RAD
8 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Time Management
8 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.56%) Change Control
8 2 (5.56%) People Management
8 2 (5.56%) UML
9 1 (2.78%) Web Development
9 1 (2.78%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 28 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 22 (61.11%) SQL
3 7 (19.44%) XPath
4 6 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.56%) Perl
6 1 (2.78%) VB
6 1 (2.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Degree
2 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (22.22%) ISEB
3 5 (13.89%) Sun Certification
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) IBM
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 7 (19.44%) Interwoven
3 6 (16.67%) Sybase
3 6 (16.67%) HP
4 5 (13.89%) Sun
5 2 (5.56%) ATG
5 2 (5.56%) Blue Martini
5 2 (5.56%) Elastic Path