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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4  
Contract jobs citing Java 61 57 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 9.67% 8.70% 9.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.11% 30.98% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 38 36
Median daily rate £450 £428 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +14.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £28.75 £15.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.66% -47.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £15.00 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £15.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 253 184 295
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 40.10% 28.09% 33.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 103 135
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 17
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £52.50 £40.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +5 15 £425 +4.61% 12
Hatfield - 9 £525 - 4
Stevenage -1 7 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead +9 5 £450 - 2
Welwyn Garden City +6 5 £525 +31.25% 2
Rickmansworth 0 1 - -
Java
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Java.

1 87 (50.29%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (37.57%) TDD
3 48 (27.75%) DevOps
4 47 (27.17%) Linux
5 45 (26.01%) JavaScript
6 41 (23.70%) SQL
7 40 (23.12%) Spring
8 35 (20.23%) BDD
9 33 (19.08%) Puppet
9 33 (19.08%) Finance
10 32 (18.50%) E-Commerce
11 30 (17.34%) Web Services
12 28 (16.18%) OO
12 28 (16.18%) HTML
13 27 (15.61%) Microservices
13 27 (15.61%) Scrum
14 26 (15.03%) PostgreSQL
15 25 (14.45%) Python
16 24 (13.87%) Tomcat
16 24 (13.87%) .NET
17 22 (12.72%) Hibernate
17 22 (12.72%) Software Engineering
17 22 (12.72%) XML
17 22 (12.72%) Open Source
18 21 (12.14%) RESTful
18 21 (12.14%) Apache
18 21 (12.14%) TCP/IP
19 20 (11.56%) C#
20 19 (10.98%) Oracle
20 19 (10.98%) Configuration Management

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 24 (13.87%) Tomcat
2 21 (12.14%) Apache
3 10 (5.78%) WebSphere
4 7 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (3.47%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.47%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (2.31%) Confluence
7 2 (1.16%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.16%) CMS
7 2 (1.16%) nginx
7 2 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.58%) IIS
8 1 (0.58%) JBoss
8 1 (0.58%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (6.36%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.31%) SAP HCM
3 3 (1.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (1.16%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.58%) Magento
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.31%) Boomi
2 4 (2.31%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.14%) TCP/IP
2 17 (9.83%) Firewall
2 17 (9.83%) SSL
3 4 (2.31%) VoIP
3 4 (2.31%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.73%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.16%) FTP
5 2 (1.16%) Internet
5 2 (1.16%) SpaceWire
6 1 (0.58%) DHCP
6 1 (0.58%) DNS
6 1 (0.58%) HTTP
6 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.03%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (9.25%) NoSQL
3 14 (8.09%) MySQL
4 10 (5.78%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.78%) Sybase ASE
5 9 (5.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (5.20%) Big Data
5 9 (5.20%) SQL Server
6 7 (4.05%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.16%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.16%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.58%) DbVisualizer
8 1 (0.58%) HBase
8 1 (0.58%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.58%) Redis
8 1 (0.58%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 13 (7.51%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.36%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.36%) JIRA
3 10 (5.78%) Maven
4 8 (4.62%) Selenium
5 7 (4.05%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.47%) Eclipse
7 5 (2.89%) Gradle
7 5 (2.89%) JUnit
7 5 (2.89%) WebDriver
8 4 (2.31%) Ant
9 3 (1.73%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.73%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.73%) ClearQuest
9 3 (1.73%) JBehave
9 3 (1.73%) Mockito
9 3 (1.73%) NetBeans
9 3 (1.73%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (19.08%) Finance
2 14 (8.09%) Retail
3 4 (2.31%) Automotive
4 3 (1.73%) Avionics
4 3 (1.73%) Banking
4 3 (1.73%) Games
4 3 (1.73%) Military
4 3 (1.73%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.16%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.58%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) French Language
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
6 1 (0.58%) Publishing
6 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (58.38%) Developer
2 80 (46.24%) Java Developer
3 28 (16.18%) AWS Developer
4 24 (13.87%) Senior Developer
4 24 (13.87%) Senior Java Developer
5 17 (9.83%) Agile Developer
5 17 (9.83%) Agile Java Developer
6 12 (6.94%) Software Engineer
7 10 (5.78%) Senior Agile Developer
7 10 (5.78%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 9 (5.20%) Architect
8 9 (5.20%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.62%) Analyst
10 7 (4.05%) Java Engineer
11 6 (3.47%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.47%) Web Developer
11 6 (3.47%) WebSphere Developer
12 5 (2.89%) Android Developer
12 5 (2.89%) DevOps Developer
12 5 (2.89%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (23.12%) Spring
2 30 (17.34%) Web Services
3 28 (16.18%) HTML
4 24 (13.87%) .NET
5 22 (12.72%) Hibernate
5 22 (12.72%) XML
6 21 (12.14%) RESTful
7 19 (10.98%) AngularJS
7 19 (10.98%) RxJava
8 18 (10.40%) JSP
8 18 (10.40%) LAPP Stack
9 16 (9.25%) REST
10 15 (8.67%) JSON
11 14 (8.09%) CSS
12 13 (7.51%) J2EE
12 13 (7.51%) XSLT
13 10 (5.78%) HTML5
14 9 (5.20%) LAMP
15 8 (4.62%) Spring Boot
15 8 (4.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.83%) Clustering
2 16 (9.25%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.36%) Algorithms
4 9 (5.20%) Data Structures
5 7 (4.05%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.05%) DataPower
6 5 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.89%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.31%) iPad
8 3 (1.73%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.16%) NHS
9 2 (1.16%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.16%) TRADACOMS
10 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.58%) EFT
10 1 (0.58%) User Experience
10 1 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (27.17%) Linux
2 17 (9.83%) Windows
3 14 (8.09%) Unix
4 11 (6.36%) Android
5 4 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.16%) Solaris
6 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.58%) HPUX
7 1 (0.58%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (50.29%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (37.57%) TDD
3 48 (27.75%) DevOps
4 35 (20.23%) BDD
5 32 (18.50%) E-Commerce
6 28 (16.18%) OO
7 27 (15.61%) Microservices
7 27 (15.61%) Scrum
8 22 (12.72%) Open Source
8 22 (12.72%) Software Engineering
9 19 (10.98%) Configuration Management
10 14 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (8.09%) High Availability
11 13 (7.51%) Kanban
12 11 (6.36%) MVC
13 10 (5.78%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (5.20%) Mentoring
14 9 (5.20%) OOD
14 9 (5.20%) Service Design
14 9 (5.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 45 (26.01%) JavaScript
2 41 (23.70%) SQL
3 25 (14.45%) Python
4 20 (11.56%) C#
5 19 (10.98%) Bash Shell
5 19 (10.98%) Ruby
6 18 (10.40%) Perl
7 15 (8.67%) C
8 10 (5.78%) Go
8 10 (5.78%) Groovy
8 10 (5.78%) T-SQL
9 9 (5.20%) Clojure
9 9 (5.20%) F#
9 9 (5.20%) Rust
10 7 (4.05%) C++
10 7 (4.05%) PHP
10 7 (4.05%) Scala
11 6 (3.47%) XPath
12 5 (2.89%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (6.36%) RHCE
2 9 (5.20%) Degree
3 7 (4.05%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.58%) ISEB
5 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.62%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) ECSS
2 2 (1.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (2.31%) Docker
2 3 (1.73%) Cygwin
3 2 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 33 (19.08%) Puppet
2 16 (9.25%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (6.36%) Salt
4 9 (5.20%) Ansible
5 7 (4.05%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.58%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.58%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 19 (10.98%) Oracle
2 11 (6.36%) SAP
3 10 (5.78%) IBM
3 10 (5.78%) Sybase
4 8 (4.62%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.47%) Google
6 4 (2.31%) Dell
7 3 (1.73%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.73%) hybris
8 2 (1.16%) Apple
8 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.16%) VMware
9 1 (0.58%) BMC
9 1 (0.58%) New Relic
9 1 (0.58%) Remedy
9 1 (0.58%) Serena
9 1 (0.58%) Sonatype
9 1 (0.58%) Talend
9 1 (0.58%) Teradata
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