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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 17 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 5 18 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.68% 19.15% 27.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.16% 47.37% 45.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 10
Average daily rate
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£513 £290 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.72% -34.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £290 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £290 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
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
38 38 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 27.94% 40.43% 60.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 28
Average daily rate £375 £290 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -28.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 17 (77.27%) JavaScript
2 16 (72.73%) HTML
3 15 (68.18%) Finance
4 14 (63.64%) E-Commerce
5 13 (59.09%) SQL
6 11 (50.00%) Manufacturing
6 11 (50.00%) Retail
7 10 (45.45%) J2EE
7 10 (45.45%) CSS
8 9 (40.91%) Degree
9 8 (36.36%) JSP
9 8 (36.36%) XML
9 8 (36.36%) UNIX
10 7 (31.82%) MQSeries
10 7 (31.82%) IBM
10 7 (31.82%) Spring
11 6 (27.27%) Semantic HTML
11 6 (27.27%) User Experience
11 6 (27.27%) JSTL
11 6 (27.27%) Hibernate
11 6 (27.27%) W3C
11 6 (27.27%) XHTML
11 6 (27.27%) Web Services
12 5 (22.73%) HP
12 5 (22.73%) ISEB
12 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (22.73%) System Testing
12 5 (22.73%) REST
13 4 (18.18%) CSS3

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (31.82%) MQSeries
2 4 (18.18%) Adobe CQ
2 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
2 3 (13.64%) HTTP
3 1 (4.55%) Intranet
3 1 (4.55%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) DbVisualizer
1 4 (18.18%) DB2
1 4 (18.18%) MySQL
2 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.55%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
2 3 (13.64%) Ant
2 3 (13.64%) JUnit
2 3 (13.64%) Log4j
2 3 (13.64%) Eclipse
2 3 (13.64%) Maven
2 3 (13.64%) Subversion
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.55%) Fiddler
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.55%) StyleCop
4 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (68.18%) Finance
2 11 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 11 (50.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Java Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) HTML
2 10 (45.45%) J2EE
2 10 (45.45%) CSS
3 8 (36.36%) JSP
3 8 (36.36%) XML
4 7 (31.82%) Spring
5 6 (27.27%) Semantic HTML
5 6 (27.27%) JSTL
5 6 (27.27%) Hibernate
5 6 (27.27%) XHTML
5 6 (27.27%) Web Services
6 5 (22.73%) REST
7 4 (18.18%) CSS3
7 4 (18.18%) HTML5
7 4 (18.18%) Flash
7 4 (18.18%) SOAP
8 3 (13.64%) Struts
8 3 (13.64%) Servlets
8 3 (13.64%) XSLT
8 3 (13.64%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) User Experience
1 6 (27.27%) W3C
2 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Web 2.0
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) UNIX
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) HPUX
2 3 (13.64%) Solaris
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) E-Commerce
2 5 (22.73%) System Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Content Management
3 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 4 (18.18%) OO
4 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) SOA
6 1 (4.55%) UML
6 1 (4.55%) OOP
6 1 (4.55%) CRM
6 1 (4.55%) ERP
6 1 (4.55%) Pair Programming
6 1 (4.55%) Web Development
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Wealth Management
6 1 (4.55%) Use Case
6 1 (4.55%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) JavaScript
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) XPath
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) ISEB
2 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.64%) Sun Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
1 1 (4.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) IBM
2 5 (22.73%) HP
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle
4 3 (13.64%) Interwoven
4 3 (13.64%) Sun
5 1 (4.55%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) EMC
5 1 (4.55%) Sybase
5 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.55%) Splunk