The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for J2EE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited J2EE 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 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 14 23
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9  
Contract jobs citing J2EE 5 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.27% 9.28% 2.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.71% 18.00% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £350 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.36% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% +2.70%  

J2EE is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 34 50 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 29.06% 51.55% 45.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 25
Median daily rate £350 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing J2EE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for J2EE in Watford

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing J2EE in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for J2EE in Watford

J2EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing J2EE in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2EE in Watford

J2EE
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing J2EE 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 Watford region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Web Services
3 5 (62.50%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) T-SQL
3 5 (62.50%) C
3 5 (62.50%) Sybase
3 5 (62.50%) JSP
3 5 (62.50%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (62.50%) Hibernate
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) Spring
3 5 (62.50%) Sybase ASE
3 5 (62.50%) MongoDB
3 5 (62.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
4 3 (37.50%) IBM
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) DB2
5 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) Document Management

J2EE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (62.50%) MongoDB
1 5 (62.50%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (62.50%) Sybase ASE
2 2 (25.00%) DB2
2 2 (25.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Appium
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
1 5 (62.50%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Angular Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) AngularJS
2 5 (62.50%) Hibernate
2 5 (62.50%) JSP
2 5 (62.50%) Spring
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) Spring Boot
4 2 (25.00%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (25.00%) BDD
1 2 (25.00%) Coaching
1 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (25.00%) Document Management
1 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (25.00%) Microservices
1 2 (25.00%) System Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) C
3 5 (62.50%) T-SQL
4 3 (37.50%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Sybase
2 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) hybris