Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 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
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 5 3
Rank change year-on-year -14 -2 +24
Contract jobs citing Java 103 220 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 7.70% 14.26% 16.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.04% 37.67% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 121 147
Hertfordshire median daily rate £550 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -9.52% +23.53%
10th Percentile £326 £295 £306
90th Percentile £638 £600 £605
East of England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -2.33% +13.16%
10th Percentile £34.85 £42.00 £39.15
90th Percentile £45.75 £42.00 £44.90
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £37.01
% change year-on-year +18.42% +2.67% +1.40%

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 447 584 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 33.43% 37.85% 34.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 316 286
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33% +15.76%
10th Percentile £300 £284 £254
90th Percentile £575 £572 £575
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 36
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £40.50 £18.07 £45.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.16% -60.47% +12.85%
10th Percentile £17.78 £11.43 £33.50
90th Percentile £50.53 £43.75 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +4.88% -0.61% +3.13%

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 24 March 2019.

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 24 March 2019. 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 +7 32 £475 -9.52% 12
Watford -23 16 £506 +19.12% 6
Rickmansworth 0 12 £380 +0.66% 1
Hatfield +3 5 £370 -29.52% 4
Welwyn Garden City -12 4 £423 -19.52%
Hemel Hempstead +5 2 £275 -5.98% 1
St Albans - 2 £300 - 2
Hitchin -6 1 £515 -13.63%
Java
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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 46 (44.66%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (39.81%) Web Services
3 33 (32.04%) .NET
4 29 (28.16%) JavaScript
5 28 (27.18%) Git (software)
6 27 (26.21%) Linux
7 26 (25.24%) SQL
7 26 (25.24%) Aerospace
7 26 (25.24%) Software Engineering
8 25 (24.27%) Microsoft
9 24 (23.30%) Eclipse
10 23 (22.33%) C++
10 23 (22.33%) Scrum
11 22 (21.36%) C#
11 22 (21.36%) Node.js
12 21 (20.39%) Windows
13 20 (19.42%) Degree
13 20 (19.42%) Mathematics
14 19 (18.45%) Security Cleared
14 19 (18.45%) Qt
14 19 (18.45%) Ethernet
14 19 (18.45%) TCP/IP
14 19 (18.45%) Visual Studio
14 19 (18.45%) NetBeans
14 19 (18.45%) Military
15 18 (17.48%) SC Cleared
15 18 (17.48%) Retail
16 17 (16.50%) Amazon AWS
16 17 (16.50%) GLSL
16 17 (16.50%) OpenGL

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 12 (11.65%) Tomcat
2 10 (9.71%) WebSphere
3 8 (7.77%) Apache
4 6 (5.83%) CMS
5 4 (3.88%) Confluence
5 4 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.88%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (2.91%) Mule
7 2 (1.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.94%) IIS
7 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.97%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.97%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.97%) Jetty
8 1 (0.97%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.83%) Magento
2 2 (1.94%) Maximo
3 1 (0.97%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.50%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.80%) Akamai
2 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.94%) GitHub
4 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.45%) Ethernet
1 19 (18.45%) TCP/IP
2 7 (6.80%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (6.80%) DNS
2 7 (6.80%) WAN
3 5 (4.85%) DHCP
3 5 (4.85%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.62%) MySQL
2 9 (8.74%) Sybase ASE
3 8 (7.77%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.85%) Big Data
5 3 (2.91%) DB2
5 3 (2.91%) Redis
6 1 (0.97%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.97%) DbVisualizer
6 1 (0.97%) Endeca
6 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.97%) HBase
6 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (27.18%) Git (software)
2 24 (23.30%) Eclipse
3 19 (18.45%) NetBeans
3 19 (18.45%) Visual Studio
4 10 (9.71%) JIRA
5 9 (8.74%) Selenium
6 7 (6.80%) Cucumber
6 7 (6.80%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (5.83%) Bower
7 6 (5.83%) Grunt
7 6 (5.83%) Jenkins
7 6 (5.83%) Maven
8 4 (3.88%) Eclipse RCP
8 4 (3.88%) Jasmine
8 4 (3.88%) JUnit
8 4 (3.88%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (3.88%) Subversion
8 4 (3.88%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.94%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 26 (25.24%) Aerospace
2 19 (18.45%) Military
3 18 (17.48%) Retail
4 10 (9.71%) Finance
5 6 (5.83%) Avionics
6 4 (3.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.94%) Games
8 1 (0.97%) Automotive
8 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (37.86%) Developer
2 22 (21.36%) Java Developer
3 19 (18.45%) Architect
4 16 (15.53%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (9.71%) SQL Developer
6 7 (6.80%) Lead Architect
6 7 (6.80%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (5.83%) JSP Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Angular Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Automation Test Lead
10 3 (2.91%) .NET Developer
10 3 (2.91%) Applications Support
10 3 (2.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (2.91%) Java Engineer
10 3 (2.91%) Software Validation Engineer
10 3 (2.91%) Technical Architect
10 3 (2.91%) T-SQL Developer
10 3 (2.91%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (39.81%) Web Services
2 33 (32.04%) .NET
3 22 (21.36%) Node.js
4 19 (18.45%) Qt
5 17 (16.50%) ActiveX
5 17 (16.50%) DirectX
5 17 (16.50%) MFC
5 17 (16.50%) OpenGL
6 13 (12.62%) Spring
7 12 (11.65%) HTML
8 11 (10.68%) J2EE
9 10 (9.71%) JSP
10 9 (8.74%) Spring MVC
11 7 (6.80%) .NET Framework
11 7 (6.80%) 802.1X
11 7 (6.80%) AngularJS
11 7 (6.80%) REST
12 6 (5.83%) jQuery
12 6 (5.83%) Sass
12 6 (5.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) EMC VNX
1 7 (6.80%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 6 (5.83%) Vector Graphics
3 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.88%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.88%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.88%) Machine to Machine
3 4 (3.88%) User Experience
3 4 (3.88%) W3C
4 3 (2.91%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.94%) EPoS
5 2 (1.94%) Fintech
5 2 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.94%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.21%) Linux
2 21 (20.39%) Windows
3 5 (4.85%) Unix
4 1 (0.97%) Android
4 1 (0.97%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (44.66%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (25.24%) Software Engineering
3 23 (22.33%) Scrum
4 20 (19.42%) Mathematics
5 17 (16.50%) Microservices
6 16 (15.53%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (12.62%) Project Management
7 13 (12.62%) TDD
7 13 (12.62%) UML
8 12 (11.65%) E-Commerce
9 10 (9.71%) Test Automation
10 9 (8.74%) MVC
10 9 (8.74%) Open Source
10 9 (8.74%) TOGAF
11 7 (6.80%) Analytics
11 7 (6.80%) ArchiMate
11 7 (6.80%) OO
11 7 (6.80%) PRINCE2
11 7 (6.80%) SOA
11 7 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.16%) JavaScript
2 26 (25.24%) SQL
3 23 (22.33%) C++
4 22 (21.36%) C#
5 17 (16.50%) GLSL
5 17 (16.50%) HLSL
6 12 (11.65%) T-SQL
7 8 (7.77%) VB
8 7 (6.80%) Python
8 7 (6.80%) VB.NET
9 6 (5.83%) C
10 5 (4.85%) Java 8
10 5 (4.85%) PHP
10 5 (4.85%) VBScript
11 4 (3.88%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.94%) Scala
13 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.97%) ES6
13 1 (0.97%) Go
Qualifications
1 20 (19.42%) Degree
2 19 (18.45%) Security Cleared
3 18 (17.48%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.97%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) ECSS
1 3 (2.91%) MIL-STD-1553
2 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) Squid
1 7 (6.80%) Varnish
1 7 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (6.80%) vSphere
2 4 (3.88%) Docker
3 1 (0.97%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.97%) HDFS
3 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.80%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (6.80%) Puppet
1 7 (6.80%) vCenter Server
2 2 (1.94%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.97%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.97%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.97%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.97%) Nagios
3 1 (0.97%) Nessus
3 1 (0.97%) Nmap
3 1 (0.97%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 25 (24.27%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.71%) Oracle
3 9 (8.74%) Sybase
4 8 (7.77%) Cisco
4 8 (7.77%) IBM
5 7 (6.80%) Arista
5 7 (6.80%) Blue Coat
5 7 (6.80%) EMC
5 7 (6.80%) F5
5 7 (6.80%) Palo Alto
5 7 (6.80%) Riverbed
5 7 (6.80%) Unisys
5 7 (6.80%) VMware
6 6 (5.83%) Talend
7 4 (3.88%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.94%) hybris
8 2 (1.94%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.94%) Xerox
9 1 (0.97%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.97%) Splunk