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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 8 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 17 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 18.09% 11.11% 21.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.17% 30.00% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Average daily rate £425 £500 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £440 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £520 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.88 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -3.22%
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
47 40 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 50.00% 37.04% 43.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 16
Average daily rate £398 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £259 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £513 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 14 (53.85%) SQL
1 14 (53.85%) E-Commerce
2 13 (50.00%) J2EE
2 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (46.15%) HTML
4 11 (42.31%) DB2
4 11 (42.31%) Unix
5 10 (38.46%) IBM
5 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (34.62%) WebSphere
7 7 (26.92%) TDD
7 7 (26.92%) Retail
8 6 (23.08%) Flash
8 6 (23.08%) CSS
8 6 (23.08%) XML
8 6 (23.08%) Oracle
8 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
8 6 (23.08%) System Testing
8 6 (23.08%) DbVisualizer
8 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (19.23%) Presales
9 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (19.23%) Magento
9 5 (19.23%) Ant
9 5 (19.23%) UML
9 5 (19.23%) Subversion
10 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
10 4 (15.38%) Internet
10 4 (15.38%) Spring
10 4 (15.38%) Selenium

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 9 (34.62%) WebSphere
2 3 (11.54%) MQSeries
2 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (7.69%) Drupal
3 2 (7.69%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Magento
2 2 (7.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) DB2
2 6 (23.08%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (11.54%) MySQL
4 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.85%) Big Data
5 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Ant
1 5 (19.23%) Subversion
2 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 4 (15.38%) Selenium
2 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
3 3 (11.54%) HP UFT
3 3 (11.54%) JIRA
3 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
3 3 (11.54%) Protractor
3 3 (11.54%) Rational Application Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.69%) JUnit
4 2 (7.69%) Maven
4 2 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (26.92%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Automation Tester
2 4 (15.38%) Java Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Java Solutions Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Tester
3 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce Architect
3 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
3 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (11.54%) Selenium Tester
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Team Leader
3 3 (11.54%) Unix Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) J2EE
2 12 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (23.08%) CSS
3 6 (23.08%) Flash
3 6 (23.08%) XML
4 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
4 4 (15.38%) Spring
5 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
5 3 (11.54%) Gherkin
5 3 (11.54%) RESTful
6 2 (7.69%) Apache Flex
6 2 (7.69%) GWT
6 2 (7.69%) JMS
6 2 (7.69%) Swing
6 2 (7.69%) Visualforce
6 2 (7.69%) Web Services
7 1 (3.85%) JSP
7 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (3.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Unix
2 2 (7.69%) AIX
2 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) E-Commerce
2 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) TDD
4 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
4 6 (23.08%) System Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (19.23%) Presales
5 5 (19.23%) UML
6 4 (15.38%) Front End Development
7 3 (11.54%) Change Management
7 3 (11.54%) Document Management
7 3 (11.54%) Low Latency
7 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.54%) MVC
7 3 (11.54%) Project Planning
7 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Scrum
7 3 (11.54%) SOA
7 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
7 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) Apex Code
3 2 (7.69%) PHP
3 2 (7.69%) Python
3 2 (7.69%) Ruby
3 2 (7.69%) SOQL
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Ansible
1 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) IBM
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle
3 3 (11.54%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) Google
4 2 (7.69%) hybris
4 2 (7.69%) Salesforce.com