The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 9 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 22 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 21.15% 21.11% 36.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 46.81% 50.00% 67.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
Average daily rate
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£375 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Programming Languages Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
47 38 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 45.19% 42.22% 54.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 10
Average daily rate £375 £415 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Java
Hertfordshire

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 30 July 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 42 (77.78%) E-Commerce
2 38 (70.37%) J2EE
3 36 (66.67%) Finance
4 34 (62.96%) JavaScript
4 34 (62.96%) Retail
5 31 (57.41%) HTML
6 30 (55.56%) SQL
7 28 (51.85%) IBM
8 27 (50.00%) Manufacturing
9 23 (42.59%) JSP
9 23 (42.59%) WebSphere
10 21 (38.89%) UNIX
11 20 (37.04%) XML
12 18 (33.33%) CSS
13 16 (29.63%) Linux
14 15 (27.78%) MQSeries
14 15 (27.78%) Hibernate
14 15 (27.78%) Spring
15 14 (25.93%) JSTL
15 14 (25.93%) XHTML
16 13 (24.07%) Degree
17 12 (22.22%) Project Management
17 12 (22.22%) Web Services
17 12 (22.22%) DB2
18 11 (20.37%) Ant
18 11 (20.37%) JUnit
18 11 (20.37%) Oracle
18 11 (20.37%) Solaris
18 11 (20.37%) OO
18 11 (20.37%) XSLT

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 23 (42.59%) WebSphere
2 15 (27.78%) MQSeries
3 7 (12.96%) Tomcat
4 6 (11.11%) Adobe CQ
5 4 (7.41%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (5.56%) Apache
6 3 (5.56%) Alfresco
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Tridion
2 3 (5.56%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) Internet
2 5 (9.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) DB2
2 10 (18.52%) Relational Database
2 10 (18.52%) RDBMS
3 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
4 7 (12.96%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (12.96%) DbVisualizer
5 6 (11.11%) MySQL
6 4 (7.41%) JasperReports
6 4 (7.41%) Sybase ASE
6 4 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) Ant
1 11 (20.37%) JUnit
1 11 (20.37%) Log4j
1 11 (20.37%) Eclipse
1 11 (20.37%) Subversion
2 7 (12.96%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 4 (7.41%) Maven
4 4 (7.41%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 36 (66.67%) Finance
2 34 (62.96%) Retail
3 27 (50.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (59.26%) Developer
2 20 (37.04%) Java Developer
3 12 (22.22%) Project Manager
4 11 (20.37%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (12.96%) Tester
5 7 (12.96%) Agile Project Manager
5 7 (12.96%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.56%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Test Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Senior Developer
8 1 (1.85%) SQL Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Support Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (70.37%) J2EE
2 31 (57.41%) HTML
3 23 (42.59%) JSP
4 20 (37.04%) XML
5 18 (33.33%) CSS
6 15 (27.78%) Hibernate
6 15 (27.78%) Spring
7 14 (25.93%) JSTL
7 14 (25.93%) XHTML
8 12 (22.22%) Web Services
9 11 (20.37%) XSLT
9 11 (20.37%) Servlets
9 11 (20.37%) Struts
9 11 (20.37%) XMLBeans
9 11 (20.37%) Ajax
10 9 (16.67%) Semantic HTML
11 8 (14.81%) JMS
12 7 (12.96%) Flash
12 7 (12.96%) jQuery
13 6 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Web 2.0
2 10 (18.52%) W3C
3 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.89%) UNIX
2 16 (29.63%) Linux
3 11 (20.37%) Solaris
4 9 (16.67%) Windows
5 8 (14.81%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (77.78%) E-Commerce
2 12 (22.22%) Project Management
3 11 (20.37%) OO
4 10 (18.52%) Content Management
5 9 (16.67%) System Testing
6 7 (12.96%) Regression Testing
6 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 6 (11.11%) Time Management
8 5 (9.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (9.26%) Change Control
8 5 (9.26%) Waterfall
9 4 (7.41%) RAD
9 4 (7.41%) UML
10 2 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (3.70%) Integration Testing
11 1 (1.85%) ITIL
11 1 (1.85%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (1.85%) Problem Management
11 1 (1.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (62.96%) JavaScript
2 30 (55.56%) SQL
3 11 (20.37%) XPath
4 8 (14.81%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.41%) Bash Shell
5 4 (7.41%) Perl
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.85%) VB
6 1 (1.85%) VB6
6 1 (1.85%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Degree
2 9 (16.67%) ISEB
2 9 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.41%) Sun Certification
4 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (51.85%) IBM
2 11 (20.37%) Oracle
3 8 (14.81%) Sybase
3 8 (14.81%) Interwoven
4 7 (12.96%) HP
5 4 (7.41%) Elastic Path
5 4 (7.41%) Blue Martini
5 4 (7.41%) Sun
5 4 (7.41%) ATG
6 1 (1.85%) ION Trading