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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 19 9
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10  
Contract jobs citing Java 110 49 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.64% 7.13% 11.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.93% 26.34% 32.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 29 33
Median daily rate £525 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £373 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £38.25
% change year-on-year +5.80% +1.30%  

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 216 186 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 36.61% 27.07% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 105 116
Median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 9
Median hourly rate £45.71 £49.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.66% +32.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 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
Hatfield +7 44 £525 +10.52% 2
Watford +1 17 £475 +2.70% 9
Welwyn Garden City +7 12 £443 - 2
Stevenage +5 8 £325 - 1
St Albans - 4 £275 - 3
Rickmansworth +7 1 - - 1
Welwyn 0 1 - -
Java
East of England

Java
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 116 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (46.31%) TDD
3 70 (34.48%) BDD
4 59 (29.06%) DevOps
5 49 (24.14%) Linux
6 48 (23.65%) E-Commerce
7 47 (23.15%) Spring
8 46 (22.66%) Puppet
9 43 (21.18%) Finance
10 42 (20.69%) Scrum
11 36 (17.73%) OO
11 36 (17.73%) JavaScript
11 36 (17.73%) Web Services
11 36 (17.73%) RESTful
12 35 (17.24%) SQL
12 35 (17.24%) Hibernate
13 33 (16.26%) Python
14 31 (15.27%) Tomcat
15 30 (14.78%) Opscode Chef
15 30 (14.78%) Apache
16 29 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
17 28 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
17 28 (13.79%) Kanban
18 26 (12.81%) Ruby
18 26 (12.81%) TCP/IP
18 26 (12.81%) Open Source
18 26 (12.81%) Ansible
19 25 (12.32%) Git (software)
19 25 (12.32%) ATDD
19 25 (12.32%) Perl

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 31 (15.27%) Tomcat
2 30 (14.78%) Apache
3 14 (6.90%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.43%) nginx
4 9 (4.43%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.96%) WebLogic Portal
6 5 (2.46%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.46%) Confluence
6 5 (2.46%) IIS
7 4 (1.97%) JBoss
7 4 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.48%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (1.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (2.96%) MS Office
2 3 (1.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (7.88%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (1.97%) SAP HCM
2 4 (1.97%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.99%) Magento
4 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.49%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 29 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.97%) Boomi
2 4 (1.97%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.49%) GitHub
4 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.81%) TCP/IP
2 21 (10.34%) Firewall
2 21 (10.34%) SSL
3 9 (4.43%) DNS
4 8 (3.94%) HTTP
5 6 (2.96%) DHCP
6 4 (1.97%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.97%) Internet
6 4 (1.97%) VoIP
6 4 (1.97%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.48%) FTP
7 3 (1.48%) LDAP
8 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (10.84%) MySQL
3 15 (7.39%) NoSQL
4 11 (5.42%) MongoDB
5 10 (4.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (3.45%) SQL Server
7 6 (2.96%) Big Data
7 6 (2.96%) Sybase ASE
8 5 (2.46%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.48%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.48%) Redis
10 2 (0.99%) DB2
10 2 (0.99%) DbVisualizer
10 2 (0.99%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.49%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 25 (12.32%) Git (software)
1 25 (12.32%) JIRA
2 21 (10.34%) Maven
3 19 (9.36%) Jenkins
4 18 (8.87%) Cucumber
5 16 (7.88%) Selenium
6 15 (7.39%) WebDriver
7 14 (6.90%) Ant
7 14 (6.90%) Gradle
8 11 (5.42%) JBehave
9 9 (4.43%) JUnit
9 9 (4.43%) SoapUI
10 5 (2.46%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.97%) NetBeans
11 4 (1.97%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.48%) Mockito
12 3 (1.48%) Moq
12 3 (1.48%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.48%) Vagrant
General
1 43 (21.18%) Finance
2 16 (7.88%) Retail
3 5 (2.46%) Banking
4 4 (1.97%) Military
5 3 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.99%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Games
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (57.14%) Developer
2 93 (45.81%) Java Developer
3 31 (15.27%) Agile Developer
3 31 (15.27%) Agile Java Developer
4 26 (12.81%) AWS Developer
4 26 (12.81%) Senior Developer
4 26 (12.81%) Senior Java Developer
5 18 (8.87%) Senior Agile Developer
5 18 (8.87%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 14 (6.90%) Analyst
6 14 (6.90%) Architect
7 13 (6.40%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (6.40%) E-Commerce Developer
7 13 (6.40%) Java E-Commerce Developer
7 13 (6.40%) Software Engineer
8 9 (4.43%) Java Engineer
9 7 (3.45%) Support Engineer
10 6 (2.96%) Test Analyst
10 6 (2.96%) Tester
10 6 (2.96%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (23.15%) Spring
2 36 (17.73%) RESTful
2 36 (17.73%) Web Services
3 35 (17.24%) Hibernate
4 23 (11.33%) LAPP Stack
5 22 (10.84%) HTML
6 19 (9.36%) RxJava
7 18 (8.87%) .NET
7 18 (8.87%) XML
8 16 (7.88%) Gherkin
8 16 (7.88%) LAMP
9 15 (7.39%) JSON
9 15 (7.39%) REST
10 14 (6.90%) J2EE
11 12 (5.91%) AngularJS
11 12 (5.91%) CSS
11 12 (5.91%) XSLT
12 8 (3.94%) IBM Integration Bus
12 8 (3.94%) LEMP Stack
13 7 (3.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.36%) Data Structures
2 18 (8.87%) Algorithms
2 18 (8.87%) Clustering
3 14 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.94%) iPad
5 7 (3.45%) DataPower
6 5 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.46%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.46%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.99%) FMCG
7 2 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.99%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.99%) Wiki
8 1 (0.49%) EFT
8 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.49%) User Experience
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (24.14%) Linux
2 18 (8.87%) Windows
3 13 (6.40%) Unix
4 11 (5.42%) Android
5 4 (1.97%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.48%) AIX
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (46.31%) TDD
3 70 (34.48%) BDD
4 59 (29.06%) DevOps
5 48 (23.65%) E-Commerce
6 42 (20.69%) Scrum
7 36 (17.73%) OO
8 28 (13.79%) Kanban
9 26 (12.81%) Open Source
10 25 (12.32%) ATDD
11 24 (11.82%) High Availability
11 24 (11.82%) Software Engineering
12 22 (10.84%) Microservices
13 19 (9.36%) OOD
14 18 (8.87%) Complexity Analysis
14 18 (8.87%) Continuous Delivery
14 18 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (8.37%) Configuration Management
16 16 (7.88%) Concurrent Programming
17 15 (7.39%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.73%) JavaScript
2 35 (17.24%) SQL
3 33 (16.26%) Python
4 26 (12.81%) Ruby
5 25 (12.32%) Perl
6 20 (9.85%) Bash Shell
6 20 (9.85%) C#
6 20 (9.85%) Go
7 17 (8.37%) Clojure
7 17 (8.37%) PHP
7 17 (8.37%) Rust
7 17 (8.37%) Scala
8 15 (7.39%) C
8 15 (7.39%) F#
9 11 (5.42%) C++
10 8 (3.94%) VB
11 7 (3.45%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.96%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.96%) XPath
13 5 (2.46%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (5.91%) RHCE
2 7 (3.45%) Degree
3 5 (2.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.46%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.34%) QA
2 3 (1.48%) SLA
3 2 (0.99%) SDET
3 2 (0.99%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (2.96%) Docker
1 6 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (1.97%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 46 (22.66%) Puppet
2 30 (14.78%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (12.81%) Ansible
4 12 (5.91%) Salt
5 7 (3.45%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 5 (2.46%) Nagios
7 3 (1.48%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.49%) Packer
8 1 (0.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (10.34%) Oracle
2 17 (8.37%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.88%) IBM
4 10 (4.93%) SAP
5 6 (2.96%) Google
5 6 (2.96%) Sybase
5 6 (2.96%) VMware
6 5 (2.46%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.46%) HP
7 4 (1.97%) Cisco
7 4 (1.97%) Dell
7 4 (1.97%) hybris
8 2 (0.99%) Apple
9 1 (0.49%) BMC
9 1 (0.49%) PTC
9 1 (0.49%) Remedy
9 1 (0.49%) Siemens
9 1 (0.49%) Sun
Hertfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago