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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 6 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 25 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 15.34% 23.02% 15.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.25% 50.88% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 3
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£388 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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
73 57 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 44.79% 45.24% 47.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 20
Average daily rate £375 £360 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -13.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.20 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +3.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Watford region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 May 2015, 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 21 (58.33%) E-Commerce
2 18 (50.00%) HTML
3 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
4 15 (41.67%) XHTML
5 14 (38.89%) JSP
5 14 (38.89%) JSTL
6 13 (36.11%) CSS
7 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (30.56%) W3C
8 11 (30.56%) Semantic HTML
8 11 (30.56%) User Experience
9 10 (27.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (27.78%) CMS
9 10 (27.78%) UNIX
10 9 (25.00%) SQL
10 9 (25.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (25.00%) Sass
10 9 (25.00%) Grunt
10 9 (25.00%) AngularJS
10 9 (25.00%) Bower
11 8 (22.22%) J2EE
11 8 (22.22%) IBM
12 7 (19.44%) Oracle
12 7 (19.44%) Linux
12 7 (19.44%) Degree
12 7 (19.44%) WebSphere
12 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
13 6 (16.67%) Finance
13 6 (16.67%) Struts
13 6 (16.67%) Web Services

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 10 (27.78%) CMS
2 9 (25.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (19.44%) WebSphere
4 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 3 (8.33%) MQSeries
5 2 (5.56%) Confluence
6 1 (2.78%) IIS
6 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.78%) LiveLink
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Tridion
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) Telnet
2 1 (2.78%) LDAP
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) SSH
2 1 (2.78%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.33%) DB2
3 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.56%) Couchbase
4 2 (5.56%) MySQL
5 1 (2.78%) DataStage
5 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Grunt
1 9 (25.00%) Bower
2 5 (13.89%) Subversion
2 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
3 4 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 4 (11.11%) JUnit
4 3 (8.33%) Ant
4 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Log4j
4 3 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (5.56%) StyleCop
5 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.56%) Selenium
5 2 (5.56%) Fiddler
5 2 (5.56%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.56%) Gradle
5 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.56%) JIRA
5 2 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Publishing
3 1 (2.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) Front-End Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Architect
5 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce Project Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Java Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Architect
7 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Java Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (2.78%) .NET Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Applications Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (50.00%) HTML
2 15 (41.67%) XHTML
3 14 (38.89%) JSP
3 14 (38.89%) JSTL
4 13 (36.11%) CSS
5 11 (30.56%) Semantic HTML
6 10 (27.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (25.00%) Sass
7 9 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 8 (22.22%) J2EE
9 6 (16.67%) Struts
9 6 (16.67%) Web Services
9 6 (16.67%) XML
9 6 (16.67%) JMS
10 4 (11.11%) RESTful
10 4 (11.11%) Spring
10 4 (11.11%) .NET
11 3 (8.33%) Servlets
11 3 (8.33%) XSLT
11 3 (8.33%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) W3C
1 11 (30.56%) User Experience
2 4 (11.11%) Clustering
2 4 (11.11%) PMI
3 3 (8.33%) Web 2.0
3 3 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) UNIX
2 7 (19.44%) Linux
3 4 (11.11%) Windows
4 3 (8.33%) HPUX
4 3 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) E-Commerce
2 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.89%) DevOps
4 4 (11.11%) Time Management
4 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (11.11%) Project Management
4 4 (11.11%) Scrum
4 4 (11.11%) SOA
4 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 4 (11.11%) UML
5 3 (8.33%) OO
5 3 (8.33%) RAD
5 3 (8.33%) TDD
5 3 (8.33%) Content Management
5 3 (8.33%) OWASP
6 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (11.11%) XPath
4 3 (8.33%) Perl
4 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.78%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) SCOM
1 2 (5.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (2.78%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.78%) Novell Identity Manager
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) IBM
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) Interwoven
3 3 (8.33%) ATG
3 3 (8.33%) Blue Martini
3 3 (8.33%) Elastic Path
3 3 (8.33%) Atlassian
4 2 (5.56%) Splunk
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) EMC
5 1 (2.78%) Sun
5 1 (2.78%) CA
5 1 (2.78%) Novell
5 1 (2.78%) Macrovision
5 1 (2.78%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) OpenText
5 1 (2.78%) RedDot
5 1 (2.78%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (2.78%) 3PAR