Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 6 months to 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Java
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 12 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +6
Contract jobs citing Java 158 140 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 9.85% 9.27% 11.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.99% 24.05% 33.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 60 97
Hertfordshire median daily rate £486 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% - +16.13%
10th Percentile £348 £348 £289
90th Percentile £596 £588 £553
East of England median daily rate £500 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.05% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 £15.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -50.00% +4.35%
10th Percentile £42.50 £15.00 £18.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £15.00 £42.00
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +4.56%

Java is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 545 582 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 33.98% 38.54% 35.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 315 277
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £250 £278 £229
90th Percentile £556 £576 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 29
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £46.50 £16.81 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +176.70% -66.05% +48.87%
10th Percentile £15.23 £12.80 £20.00
90th Percentile £53.63 £42.30 £54.15
East of England median hourly rate £44.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.25% - +6.67%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Java as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Java in Hertfordshire

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Hertfordshire

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Hertfordshire

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Hertfordshire

Java
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +8 28 £420 - 7
Watford -14 26 £500 +17.65% 8
Rickmansworth +3 19 £380 - 7
Welwyn Garden City -6 16 £563 +7.14% 3
St Albans - 10 £475 - 8
Hatfield -1 9 £450 -7.69% 5
Hemel Hempstead -9 7 £350 -22.22% 2
Hitchin - 6 £510 -
Borehamwood - 6 £481 - 2
Royston - 2 £538 - 2
Java
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Java.

1 72 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (40.51%) Web Services
3 54 (34.18%) JavaScript
4 53 (33.54%) SQL
4 53 (33.54%) Spring
5 47 (29.75%) Scrum
6 46 (29.11%) Software Engineering
7 45 (28.48%) TDD
8 41 (25.95%) Git (software)
8 41 (25.95%) Java 8
9 39 (24.68%) MVC
10 38 (24.05%) Microservices
11 35 (22.15%) Microsoft
12 34 (21.52%) Linux
12 34 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
13 31 (19.62%) Eclipse
14 29 (18.35%) C#
15 28 (17.72%) Spring Boot
15 28 (17.72%) REST
15 28 (17.72%) AngularJS
16 27 (17.09%) C++
16 27 (17.09%) HTML
16 27 (17.09%) .NET
17 26 (16.46%) Windows
18 25 (15.82%) TCP/IP
18 25 (15.82%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (15.82%) Node.js
19 24 (15.19%) Spring MVC
19 24 (15.19%) Finance
19 24 (15.19%) T-SQL

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (8.86%) Apache
2 12 (7.59%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (5.70%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.53%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.90%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.27%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.63%) CMS
7 1 (0.63%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.63%) JBoss
7 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.53%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (2.53%) Amazon Kinesis
3 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.90%) Heroku
5 2 (1.27%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.27%) GitHub
6 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.82%) TCP/IP
2 22 (13.92%) Ethernet
3 5 (3.16%) HTTP
4 4 (2.53%) SSL
5 3 (1.90%) DNS
5 3 (1.90%) Firewall
5 3 (1.90%) FTP
6 1 (0.63%) Network Security
6 1 (0.63%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.13%) Sybase ASE
2 12 (7.59%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.96%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.06%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.80%) Endeca
7 5 (3.16%) Big Data
8 4 (2.53%) Amazon Athena
8 4 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (2.53%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.53%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.90%) MySQL
10 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.63%) DB2
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (25.95%) Git (software)
2 31 (19.62%) Eclipse
3 22 (13.92%) NetBeans
3 22 (13.92%) Visual Studio
4 16 (10.13%) Jenkins
4 16 (10.13%) JIRA
5 10 (6.33%) Subversion
6 9 (5.70%) Maven
7 7 (4.43%) gulp
7 7 (4.43%) Selenium
8 6 (3.80%) JUnit
9 5 (3.16%) JMeter
10 4 (2.53%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.53%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.53%) Gradle
10 4 (2.53%) Grunt
10 4 (2.53%) IntelliJ
11 3 (1.90%) GitLab
11 3 (1.90%) Spock
12 2 (1.27%) Gatling
General
1 24 (15.19%) Finance
2 22 (13.92%) Military
3 20 (12.66%) Aerospace
4 7 (4.43%) Retail
5 3 (1.90%) Advertising
6 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Avionics
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) French Language
7 1 (0.63%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 94 (59.49%) Developer
2 75 (47.47%) Java Developer
3 20 (12.66%) Senior Developer
3 20 (12.66%) Senior Java Developer
4 14 (8.86%) JSP Developer
5 13 (8.23%) SQL Developer
6 11 (6.96%) Angular Developer
7 9 (5.70%) Analyst
8 7 (4.43%) Agile Developer
8 7 (4.43%) Agile Java Developer
8 7 (4.43%) Architect
8 7 (4.43%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (3.80%) Backend Developer
9 6 (3.80%) Data Engineer
9 6 (3.80%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.16%) Automation Tester
10 5 (3.16%) Java Engineer
10 5 (3.16%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.16%) Tester
11 4 (2.53%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (40.51%) Web Services
2 53 (33.54%) Spring
3 28 (17.72%) AngularJS
3 28 (17.72%) REST
3 28 (17.72%) Spring Boot
4 27 (17.09%) .NET
4 27 (17.09%) HTML
5 25 (15.82%) Node.js
6 24 (15.19%) Spring MVC
7 22 (13.92%) CSS
7 22 (13.92%) Qt
8 21 (13.29%) HTML5
8 21 (13.29%) RESTful
9 19 (12.03%) Hibernate
10 18 (11.39%) JSP
11 16 (10.13%) ActiveX
11 16 (10.13%) DirectX
11 16 (10.13%) MFC
11 16 (10.13%) OpenGL
12 15 (9.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.76%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.90%) Fintech
3 3 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (1.90%) User Experience
4 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.63%) ASIC
5 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.63%) FMCG
5 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.63%) NHS
5 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.63%) Social Media
5 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (21.52%) Linux
2 26 (16.46%) Windows
3 3 (1.90%) Android
3 3 (1.90%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (29.75%) Scrum
3 46 (29.11%) Software Engineering
4 45 (28.48%) TDD
5 39 (24.68%) MVC
6 38 (24.05%) Microservices
7 25 (15.82%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (13.29%) DevOps
8 21 (13.29%) Kanban
8 21 (13.29%) Mathematics
9 18 (11.39%) BDD
10 17 (10.76%) E-Commerce
11 14 (8.86%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (7.59%) Test Automation
13 11 (6.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 11 (6.96%) OO
14 10 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (5.06%) OOP
15 8 (5.06%) SOA
16 7 (4.43%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 54 (34.18%) JavaScript
2 53 (33.54%) SQL
3 41 (25.95%) Java 8
4 29 (18.35%) C#
5 27 (17.09%) C++
6 24 (15.19%) T-SQL
7 16 (10.13%) GLSL
7 16 (10.13%) HLSL
8 14 (8.86%) Python
9 8 (5.06%) VB
10 7 (4.43%) C
10 7 (4.43%) PHP
11 6 (3.80%) Groovy
11 6 (3.80%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.80%) Scala
12 3 (1.90%) ES6
12 3 (1.90%) Perl
12 3 (1.90%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.90%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.27%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 23 (14.56%) Security Cleared
2 22 (13.92%) Degree
3 19 (12.03%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.90%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.63%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.63%) MBA
5 1 (0.63%) MCP
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.63%) OCP
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.53%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) ECSS
2 1 (0.63%) GDPR
2 1 (0.63%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 9 (5.70%) Docker
2 4 (2.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (2.53%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.90%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (1.90%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.27%) Mesos
4 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (22.15%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.13%) Oracle
2 16 (10.13%) Sybase
3 4 (2.53%) HP
3 4 (2.53%) New Relic
4 2 (1.27%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.27%) Google
4 2 (1.27%) hybris
4 2 (1.27%) IBM
4 2 (1.27%) Lotus
5 1 (0.63%) Avaya
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco
5 1 (0.63%) Cognos
5 1 (0.63%) Facebook
5 1 (0.63%) Mercator
5 1 (0.63%) Percona
5 1 (0.63%) Splunk
5 1 (0.63%) Twitter
5 1 (0.63%) webMethods
5 1 (0.63%) Zend