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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 7 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Java 24 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 17.91% 24.10% 41.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.00% 54.05% 81.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 11
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £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
48 37 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 35.82% 44.58% 50.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 4 14
Average daily rate £375 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £350 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £504 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 August 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 34 (80.95%) E-Commerce
2 30 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 29 (69.05%) Finance
4 28 (66.67%) J2EE
5 27 (64.29%) Retail
6 26 (61.90%) HTML
7 23 (54.76%) SQL
8 22 (52.38%) Manufacturing
9 21 (50.00%) IBM
10 18 (42.86%) JSP
11 16 (38.10%) XML
11 16 (38.10%) UNIX
11 16 (38.10%) WebSphere
12 15 (35.71%) CSS
13 14 (33.33%) MQSeries
14 13 (30.95%) Degree
15 12 (28.57%) JSTL
15 12 (28.57%) Hibernate
15 12 (28.57%) Spring
15 12 (28.57%) XHTML
16 11 (26.19%) Web Services
17 10 (23.81%) Linux
17 10 (23.81%) Content Management
18 9 (21.43%) Semantic HTML
18 9 (21.43%) DB2
18 9 (21.43%) W3C
18 9 (21.43%) Internet
19 8 (19.05%) Interwoven
19 8 (19.05%) JMS
19 8 (19.05%) OO

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 16 (38.10%) WebSphere
2 14 (33.33%) MQSeries
3 7 (16.67%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (11.90%) Tomcat
5 3 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) Internet
2 5 (11.90%) HTTP
3 1 (2.38%) Intranet
3 1 (2.38%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) DB2
2 7 (16.67%) MySQL
2 7 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 6 (14.29%) DbVisualizer
3 6 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 4 (9.52%) Sybase ASE
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (4.76%) JasperReports
6 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Ant
1 8 (19.05%) JUnit
1 8 (19.05%) Eclipse
1 8 (19.05%) Log4j
1 8 (19.05%) Subversion
2 6 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 5 (11.90%) Maven
4 3 (7.14%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 29 (69.05%) Finance
2 27 (64.29%) Retail
3 22 (52.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Developer
2 16 (38.10%) Java Developer
3 10 (23.81%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 6 (14.29%) Tester
6 5 (11.90%) Agile Project Manager
6 5 (11.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.38%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (66.67%) J2EE
2 26 (61.90%) HTML
3 18 (42.86%) JSP
4 16 (38.10%) XML
5 15 (35.71%) CSS
6 12 (28.57%) Hibernate
6 12 (28.57%) Spring
6 12 (28.57%) XHTML
6 12 (28.57%) JSTL
7 11 (26.19%) Web Services
8 9 (21.43%) Semantic HTML
9 8 (19.05%) JMS
9 8 (19.05%) Struts
9 8 (19.05%) XSLT
9 8 (19.05%) XMLBeans
9 8 (19.05%) Ajax
9 8 (19.05%) Servlets
10 7 (16.67%) SOAP
10 7 (16.67%) REST
11 6 (14.29%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) W3C
2 8 (19.05%) Web 2.0
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) UNIX
2 10 (23.81%) Linux
3 8 (19.05%) HPUX
3 8 (19.05%) Solaris
4 6 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (80.95%) E-Commerce
2 10 (23.81%) Content Management
3 8 (19.05%) System Testing
3 8 (19.05%) OO
4 7 (16.67%) Project Management
5 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.14%) RAD
7 3 (7.14%) UML
8 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Time Management
8 2 (4.76%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.76%) Change Control
9 1 (2.38%) DevOps
9 1 (2.38%) Web Development
9 1 (2.38%) Use Case
9 1 (2.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 23 (54.76%) SQL
3 8 (19.05%) XPath
4 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.14%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) Clojure
6 1 (2.38%) VB
6 1 (2.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) Degree
2 8 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (19.05%) ISEB
3 5 (11.90%) Sun Certification
4 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) IBM
2 8 (19.05%) Interwoven
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle
4 6 (14.29%) Sybase
4 6 (14.29%) HP
5 5 (11.90%) Sun
6 3 (7.14%) ATG
6 3 (7.14%) Blue Martini
6 3 (7.14%) Elastic Path