Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 3 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16 -8
Contract jobs citing Java 184 183 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 12.55% 14.64% 7.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.29% 40.31% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 129 58
Hertfordshire median daily rate £500 £500 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +13.55%
10th Percentile £296 £300 £323
90th Percentile £600 £613 £529
East of England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.00 £42.75 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% +13.25% -
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +13.51% +4.23% -11.25%

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 507 454 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 34.58% 36.32% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 286 205
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.00% +6.80%
10th Percentile £263 £252 £266
90th Percentile £569 £575 £569
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £31.25 £45.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% -9.09% +47.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £29.60 £21.30
90th Percentile £56.25 £53.75 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.88
% change year-on-year -2.44% +5.47% +2.98%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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
Watford +7 65 £425 - 13
Welwyn Garden City +1 36 £525 +56.72% 6
Stevenage -4 14 £525 +75.00% 6
Rickmansworth -4 7 £378 +21.77% 4
Hatfield -25 4 £525 - 11
Hemel Hempstead -10 3 £360 -4.00% 5
Hertford - 2 £425 - 1
Hitchin - 2 £620 -
Java
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 78 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (35.87%) E-Commerce
3 49 (26.63%) SQL
4 46 (25.00%) Linux
5 45 (24.46%) TDD
6 44 (23.91%) Scrum
7 43 (23.37%) Git (software)
8 40 (21.74%) Spring
9 39 (21.20%) Retail
10 38 (20.65%) JavaScript
11 36 (19.57%) IBM
11 36 (19.57%) Java 8
12 35 (19.02%) Finance
13 32 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (16.30%) Kanban
14 30 (16.30%) J2EE
15 29 (15.76%) Web Services
15 29 (15.76%) Python
15 29 (15.76%) DNA
15 29 (15.76%) WebSphere
16 28 (15.22%) DevOps
17 27 (14.67%) Jenkins
17 27 (14.67%) Scala
17 27 (14.67%) REST
18 26 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
19 25 (13.59%) Oracle
20 24 (13.04%) HTML
20 24 (13.04%) hybris
21 23 (12.50%) BDD
22 22 (11.96%) Amazon AWS

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 29 (15.76%) WebSphere
2 13 (7.07%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (6.52%) Apache Spark
4 9 (4.89%) Apache Pig
4 9 (4.89%) Confluence
5 7 (3.80%) Apache Solr
5 7 (3.80%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.26%) Apache
6 6 (3.26%) JBoss
7 5 (2.72%) CMS
8 3 (1.63%) Commerce Server
8 3 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.09%) Jupyter
9 2 (1.09%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 4 (2.17%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.63%) HipChat
2 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (10.33%) Magento
2 5 (2.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (2.17%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (1.09%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (1.09%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (1.09%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 2 (1.09%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
3 7 (3.80%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.09%) Heroku
5 1 (0.54%) GitHub
5 1 (0.54%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.35%) HTTP
3 7 (3.80%) Ethernet
3 7 (3.80%) Firewall
3 7 (3.80%) SSL
4 5 (2.72%) Internet
5 2 (1.09%) DNS
5 2 (1.09%) FTP
6 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.54%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.96%) DB2
2 19 (10.33%) MySQL
3 14 (7.61%) Big Data
4 13 (7.07%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (7.07%) Relational Database
5 12 (6.52%) Hadoop
6 11 (5.98%) MongoDB
7 9 (4.89%) Apache Hive
7 9 (4.89%) DbVisualizer
7 9 (4.89%) SQL Server
8 8 (4.35%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.72%) NoSQL
10 4 (2.17%) Sybase ASE
11 3 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.09%) BigQuery
12 2 (1.09%) Looker
13 1 (0.54%) Blockchain
13 1 (0.54%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 43 (23.37%) Git (software)
2 27 (14.67%) Jenkins
3 17 (9.24%) JIRA
4 11 (5.98%) Eclipse
4 11 (5.98%) Subversion
5 9 (4.89%) JUnit
5 9 (4.89%) Maven
5 9 (4.89%) Selenium
6 8 (4.35%) JMeter
7 7 (3.80%) Ant
7 7 (3.80%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.80%) NetBeans
7 7 (3.80%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.26%) gulp
8 6 (3.26%) LoadRunner
8 6 (3.26%) The Grinder
9 5 (2.72%) Gradle
9 5 (2.72%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.17%) Firebug
10 4 (2.17%) Mockito
General
1 39 (21.20%) Retail
2 35 (19.02%) Finance
3 7 (3.80%) Military
4 6 (3.26%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.63%) Electronics
5 3 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.09%) Games
6 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Avionics
7 1 (0.54%) French Language
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 86 (46.74%) Developer
2 68 (36.96%) Java Developer
3 16 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 14 (7.61%) Senior Java Developer
5 13 (7.07%) Data Scientist
6 12 (6.52%) Architect
7 11 (5.98%) Java Engineer
8 10 (5.43%) Analyst
8 10 (5.43%) SQL Developer
9 9 (4.89%) JSP Developer
10 8 (4.35%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.35%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) Tester
11 7 (3.80%) Software Engineer
12 6 (3.26%) Automation Tester
12 6 (3.26%) AWS Developer
12 6 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
13 5 (2.72%) Agile Developer
13 5 (2.72%) Agile Java Developer
13 5 (2.72%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (21.74%) Spring
2 30 (16.30%) J2EE
3 29 (15.76%) Web Services
4 27 (14.67%) REST
5 24 (13.04%) HTML
6 20 (10.87%) AngularJS
7 19 (10.33%) Hibernate
8 18 (9.78%) CSS
8 18 (9.78%) JSP
9 17 (9.24%) Spring MVC
10 16 (8.70%) SOAP
11 14 (7.61%) JSON
12 11 (5.98%) RESTful
13 10 (5.43%) HTML5
13 10 (5.43%) Node.js
14 9 (4.89%) .NET
15 8 (4.35%) jQuery
16 7 (3.80%) Qt
16 7 (3.80%) RxJava
16 7 (3.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (5.98%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.43%) Algorithms
4 10 (5.43%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.26%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.72%) User Experience
7 3 (1.63%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.63%) Vector Graphics
8 2 (1.09%) ASIC
8 2 (1.09%) Blog
8 2 (1.09%) Clustering
8 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.09%) Fintech
8 2 (1.09%) FMCG
8 2 (1.09%) W3C
8 2 (1.09%) Wiki
9 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.54%) STB
Operating Systems
1 46 (25.00%) Linux
2 20 (10.87%) Unix
3 16 (8.70%) Windows
4 4 (2.17%) AIX
4 4 (2.17%) Solaris
4 4 (2.17%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.63%) CentOS
5 3 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.09%) Android
6 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.09%) Fedora
7 1 (0.54%) HPUX
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (35.87%) E-Commerce
3 45 (24.46%) TDD
4 44 (23.91%) Scrum
5 32 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (16.30%) Kanban
7 29 (15.76%) DNA
8 28 (15.22%) DevOps
9 26 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (12.50%) BDD
11 22 (11.96%) MVC
12 19 (10.33%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (9.78%) Mathematics
13 18 (9.78%) Software Engineering
14 17 (9.24%) Microservices
15 14 (7.61%) Test Automation
16 13 (7.07%) Data Science
16 13 (7.07%) Pair Programming
16 13 (7.07%) Waterfall
17 12 (6.52%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (26.63%) SQL
2 38 (20.65%) JavaScript
3 36 (19.57%) Java 8
4 29 (15.76%) Python
5 27 (14.67%) Scala
6 19 (10.33%) PHP
7 15 (8.15%) R
8 14 (7.61%) C++
9 11 (5.98%) Bash Shell
10 10 (5.43%) C#
11 8 (4.35%) Ruby
12 7 (3.80%) C
12 7 (3.80%) Groovy
12 7 (3.80%) Perl
13 6 (3.26%) GLSL
13 6 (3.26%) HLSL
13 6 (3.26%) T-SQL
14 4 (2.17%) AWK
14 4 (2.17%) Kotlin
15 2 (1.09%) ES6
Qualifications
1 20 (10.87%) Degree
2 12 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.89%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.72%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.09%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.09%) RHCE
6 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.54%) MBA
6 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.17%) GDPR
1 4 (2.17%) QA
2 3 (1.63%) SLA
3 2 (1.09%) ECSS
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.54%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 7 (3.80%) Docker
2 5 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (5.43%) Puppet
2 8 (4.35%) Ansible
2 8 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.17%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (2.17%) Grafana
3 4 (2.17%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.63%) Rancher
4 3 (1.63%) Terraform
5 2 (1.09%) Mesos
5 2 (1.09%) Salt
6 1 (0.54%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.54%) SCCM
6 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 36 (19.57%) IBM
2 25 (13.59%) Oracle
3 24 (13.04%) hybris
4 12 (6.52%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.89%) Intershop
6 6 (3.26%) SAP
7 5 (2.72%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.72%) BMC
7 5 (2.72%) New Relic
7 5 (2.72%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.72%) Remedy
7 5 (2.72%) VMware
8 4 (2.17%) AppDynamics
8 4 (2.17%) Capita
8 4 (2.17%) Dynatrace
8 4 (2.17%) Google
8 4 (2.17%) Sun
8 4 (2.17%) Sybase
9 3 (1.63%) Cognos
9 3 (1.63%) Salesforce.com