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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 9 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Java 22 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 20.56% 17.44% 32.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 45.83% 42.86% 59.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 4
Average daily rate
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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 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Programming Languages Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
48 35 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 44.86% 40.70% 54.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 10
Average daily rate £375 £415 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +32.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £206
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 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
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 23 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 (76.36%) E-Commerce
2 39 (70.91%) J2EE
3 35 (63.64%) Finance
4 34 (61.82%) Retail
5 33 (60.00%) JavaScript
6 30 (54.55%) HTML
7 29 (52.73%) SQL
8 28 (50.91%) IBM
9 26 (47.27%) Manufacturing
10 24 (43.64%) JSP
10 24 (43.64%) WebSphere
11 20 (36.36%) UNIX
12 19 (34.55%) XML
13 18 (32.73%) CSS
14 16 (29.09%) Linux
15 15 (27.27%) Hibernate
15 15 (27.27%) Spring
16 14 (25.45%) JSTL
16 14 (25.45%) Project Management
16 14 (25.45%) XHTML
17 13 (23.64%) MQSeries
18 11 (20.00%) Eclipse
18 11 (20.00%) RDBMS
18 11 (20.00%) Internet
18 11 (20.00%) Solaris
18 11 (20.00%) OO
18 11 (20.00%) XSLT
18 11 (20.00%) Servlets
18 11 (20.00%) Struts
18 11 (20.00%) Web Services

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 24 (43.64%) WebSphere
2 13 (23.64%) MQSeries
3 7 (12.73%) Tomcat
4 5 (9.09%) Adobe CQ
5 4 (7.27%) Alfresco
5 4 (7.27%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (7.27%) Apache
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Tridion
1 4 (7.27%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) Internet
2 4 (7.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) DB2
1 11 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 11 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
3 8 (14.55%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (10.91%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (9.09%) MySQL
5 5 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (7.27%) JasperReports
6 4 (7.27%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Ant
1 11 (20.00%) JUnit
1 11 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 11 (20.00%) Log4j
1 11 (20.00%) Subversion
2 6 (10.91%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 4 (7.27%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Maven
General
1 35 (63.64%) Finance
2 34 (61.82%) Retail
3 26 (47.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (58.18%) Developer
2 20 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 14 (25.45%) Project Manager
4 11 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
5 8 (14.55%) Agile Project Manager
6 7 (12.73%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 6 (10.91%) Tester
8 4 (7.27%) J2EE Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Test Manager
10 1 (1.82%) Senior Developer
10 1 (1.82%) SQL Developer
10 1 (1.82%) Support Manager
10 1 (1.82%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (70.91%) J2EE
2 30 (54.55%) HTML
3 24 (43.64%) JSP
4 19 (34.55%) XML
5 18 (32.73%) CSS
6 15 (27.27%) Hibernate
6 15 (27.27%) Spring
7 14 (25.45%) XHTML
7 14 (25.45%) JSTL
8 11 (20.00%) XMLBeans
8 11 (20.00%) Ajax
8 11 (20.00%) XSLT
8 11 (20.00%) Struts
8 11 (20.00%) Web Services
8 11 (20.00%) Servlets
9 9 (16.36%) Semantic HTML
10 7 (12.73%) jQuery
10 7 (12.73%) JMS
11 6 (10.91%) Flash
12 5 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Web 2.0
2 10 (18.18%) W3C
3 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (36.36%) UNIX
2 16 (29.09%) Linux
3 11 (20.00%) Solaris
4 9 (16.36%) Windows
5 7 (12.73%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (76.36%) E-Commerce
2 14 (25.45%) Project Management
3 11 (20.00%) OO
4 9 (16.36%) Content Management
5 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (14.55%) System Testing
6 7 (12.73%) Time Management
7 6 (10.91%) Waterfall
7 6 (10.91%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (10.91%) Change Control
7 6 (10.91%) Regression Testing
8 5 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 4 (7.27%) RAD
9 4 (7.27%) UML
10 2 (3.64%) Integration Testing
11 1 (1.82%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (1.82%) TDD
11 1 (1.82%) Problem Management
11 1 (1.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (1.82%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 33 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 29 (52.73%) SQL
3 11 (20.00%) XPath
4 8 (14.55%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
5 4 (7.27%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.82%) Clojure
6 1 (1.82%) VB
6 1 (1.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Degree
2 8 (14.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (14.55%) ISEB
3 3 (5.45%) Sun Certification
4 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) IBM
2 11 (20.00%) Oracle
3 8 (14.55%) Sybase
4 7 (12.73%) Interwoven
5 6 (10.91%) HP
6 4 (7.27%) ATG
6 4 (7.27%) Blue Martini
6 4 (7.27%) Elastic Path
7 3 (5.45%) Sun
8 1 (1.82%) ION Trading