Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 9 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +11
Contract jobs citing Java 151 171 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 9.43% 10.82% 12.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.66% 28.22% 33.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 74 110
Hertfordshire median daily rate £510 £450 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -5.01% +18.44%
10th Percentile £353 £361 £313
90th Percentile £575 £549 £553
East of England median daily rate £510 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £43.00
10th Percentile £40.75 - £39.15
90th Percentile £52.50 - £44.90
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year +10.43% +0.62% +9.28%

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 546 606 522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 34.10% 38.33% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 316 303
Hertfordshire median daily rate £420 £413 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +4.43% +5.33%
10th Percentile £260 £285 £226
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 30
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £24.50 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.67% -49.48% +38.57%
10th Percentile £16.58 £13.50 £36.83
90th Percentile £52.50 £42.00 £53.95
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £40.50 £41.06
% change year-on-year +8.64% -1.37% +9.50%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +16 34 £420 - 10
Rickmansworth +2 19 £380 - 3
Watford -23 18 £506 +19.12% 7
Welwyn Garden City -12 13 £563 +7.14% 4
St Albans - 9 £475 - 8
Hatfield +3 7 £450 - 9
Hemel Hempstead -4 6 £350 -22.22% 2
Borehamwood - 6 £481 - 2
Hitchin -3 5 £510 -10.92%
Royston - 2 £538 - 1
Java
East of England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 70 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (43.05%) Web Services
3 51 (33.77%) SQL
4 47 (31.13%) JavaScript
5 46 (30.46%) Spring
6 45 (29.80%) Software Engineering
7 41 (27.15%) TDD
7 41 (27.15%) Scrum
8 38 (25.17%) Microservices
9 37 (24.50%) Git (software)
10 36 (23.84%) MVC
10 36 (23.84%) Java 8
11 33 (21.85%) Microsoft
11 33 (21.85%) Linux
12 31 (20.53%) Eclipse
13 30 (19.87%) .NET
14 28 (18.54%) C#
14 28 (18.54%) T-SQL
14 28 (18.54%) Amazon AWS
15 27 (17.88%) C++
16 26 (17.22%) Windows
16 26 (17.22%) REST
17 25 (16.56%) Node.js
17 25 (16.56%) AngularJS
18 24 (15.89%) Security Cleared
18 24 (15.89%) Spring MVC
19 23 (15.23%) Spring Boot
20 22 (14.57%) TCP/IP
20 22 (14.57%) Finance
20 22 (14.57%) Aerospace

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 10 (6.62%) Apache
2 9 (5.96%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (5.96%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.65%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.99%) Confluence
4 3 (1.99%) Mule
5 2 (1.32%) CMS
5 2 (1.32%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.66%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.66%) JBoss
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.99%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (1.99%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.66%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.57%) TCP/IP
2 21 (13.91%) Ethernet
3 4 (2.65%) SpaceWire
4 3 (1.99%) Firewall
5 2 (1.32%) HTTP
6 1 (0.66%) DNS
6 1 (0.66%) FTP
6 1 (0.66%) Network Security
6 1 (0.66%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.26%) Sybase ASE
2 15 (9.93%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.30%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.64%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.97%) Endeca
6 4 (2.65%) Big Data
6 4 (2.65%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.99%) Amazon Athena
7 3 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.99%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.66%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.66%) MySQL
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (24.50%) Git (software)
2 31 (20.53%) Eclipse
3 21 (13.91%) NetBeans
3 21 (13.91%) Visual Studio
4 16 (10.60%) JIRA
5 14 (9.27%) Jenkins
6 9 (5.96%) Maven
6 9 (5.96%) Subversion
7 8 (5.30%) JUnit
8 5 (3.31%) Grunt
8 5 (3.31%) gulp
8 5 (3.31%) Selenium
9 4 (2.65%) Eclipse RCP
9 4 (2.65%) IntelliJ
9 4 (2.65%) JMeter
10 3 (1.99%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.32%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.32%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.66%) Redmine
12 1 (0.66%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (14.57%) Aerospace
1 22 (14.57%) Finance
2 21 (13.91%) Military
3 7 (4.64%) Retail
4 4 (2.65%) Avionics
5 2 (1.32%) Advertising
5 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.66%) Automotive
6 1 (0.66%) Electronics
6 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 89 (58.94%) Developer
2 72 (47.68%) Java Developer
3 19 (12.58%) Senior Developer
3 19 (12.58%) Senior Java Developer
4 16 (10.60%) SQL Developer
5 14 (9.27%) JSP Developer
6 11 (7.28%) Angular Developer
7 8 (5.30%) Architect
8 7 (4.64%) Analyst
8 7 (4.64%) Java Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.97%) Agile Developer
9 6 (3.97%) Agile Java Developer
9 6 (3.97%) Backend Developer
9 6 (3.97%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.31%) Data Engineer
11 4 (2.65%) Senior Agile Developer
11 4 (2.65%) Senior Agile Java Developer
11 4 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.65%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (43.05%) Web Services
2 46 (30.46%) Spring
3 30 (19.87%) .NET
4 26 (17.22%) REST
5 25 (16.56%) AngularJS
5 25 (16.56%) Node.js
6 24 (15.89%) Spring MVC
7 23 (15.23%) Spring Boot
8 21 (13.91%) HTML
8 21 (13.91%) Qt
9 17 (11.26%) ActiveX
9 17 (11.26%) DirectX
9 17 (11.26%) JSP
9 17 (11.26%) MFC
9 17 (11.26%) OpenGL
10 16 (10.60%) HTML5
11 14 (9.27%) CSS
11 14 (9.27%) Hibernate
11 14 (9.27%) RESTful
11 14 (9.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.93%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.65%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.99%) Fintech
4 3 (1.99%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (1.32%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.32%) User Experience
6 1 (0.66%) ASIC
6 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.66%) FMCG
6 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.66%) NHS
6 1 (0.66%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.66%) Social Media
6 1 (0.66%) Vector Graphics
6 1 (0.66%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 33 (21.85%) Linux
2 26 (17.22%) Windows
3 3 (1.99%) Android
3 3 (1.99%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.66%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (29.80%) Software Engineering
3 41 (27.15%) Scrum
3 41 (27.15%) TDD
4 38 (25.17%) Microservices
5 36 (23.84%) MVC
6 20 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (13.25%) Mathematics
7 16 (10.60%) DevOps
7 16 (10.60%) Kanban
8 15 (9.93%) E-Commerce
8 15 (9.93%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (8.61%) BDD
9 13 (8.61%) OO
10 12 (7.95%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (5.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 9 (5.96%) Test Automation
12 8 (5.30%) OOP
13 7 (4.64%) Front End Development
13 7 (4.64%) UML
Programming Languages
1 51 (33.77%) SQL
2 47 (31.13%) JavaScript
3 36 (23.84%) Java 8
4 28 (18.54%) C#
4 28 (18.54%) T-SQL
5 27 (17.88%) C++
6 17 (11.26%) GLSL
6 17 (11.26%) HLSL
7 12 (7.95%) Python
8 9 (5.96%) C
9 6 (3.97%) Groovy
9 6 (3.97%) PHP
10 5 (3.31%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.31%) VB
11 4 (2.65%) Scala
12 3 (1.99%) Perl
12 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.32%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.66%) ES6
14 1 (0.66%) Go
Qualifications
1 24 (15.89%) Security Cleared
2 20 (13.25%) Degree
2 20 (13.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.31%) QA
2 3 (1.99%) ECSS
2 3 (1.99%) MIL-STD-1553
3 1 (0.66%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (3.31%) Docker
2 4 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.66%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.66%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.99%) HP ALM
1 3 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.66%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.66%) Nagios
2 1 (0.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (21.85%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.26%) Sybase
3 12 (7.95%) Oracle
4 4 (2.65%) New Relic
5 3 (1.99%) HP
5 3 (1.99%) hybris
5 3 (1.99%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.32%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.32%) Google
6 2 (1.32%) Lotus
6 2 (1.32%) Splunk
7 1 (0.66%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.66%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.66%) Facebook
7 1 (0.66%) Mercator
7 1 (0.66%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.66%) Talend
7 1 (0.66%) Twitter
7 1 (0.66%) webMethods
7 1 (0.66%) Xerox