The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 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
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Java 18 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 14.75% 19.59% 14.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 54.55% 43.18% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 6
Median daily rate £475 £463 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +17.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £375 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.57%  

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 Watford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 33 44 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 27.05% 45.36% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 24
Median daily rate £350 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +1.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Watford

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Watford over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Watford

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Watford

Java
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 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 Watford region with a requirement for Java.

1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) JavaScript
3 11 (35.48%) Finance
3 11 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (35.48%) BDD
4 10 (32.26%) MongoDB
4 10 (32.26%) WebSphere
4 10 (32.26%) .NET
4 10 (32.26%) IBM
5 9 (29.03%) Web Services
5 9 (29.03%) XML
5 9 (29.03%) J2EE
6 8 (25.81%) SQL
6 8 (25.81%) TDD
6 8 (25.81%) IBM Integration Bus
6 8 (25.81%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (22.58%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 7 (22.58%) JSON
7 7 (22.58%) DataPower
7 7 (22.58%) RESTful
7 7 (22.58%) Hibernate
7 7 (22.58%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (22.58%) JSP
7 7 (22.58%) OO
8 6 (19.35%) Windows
8 6 (19.35%) Linux
8 6 (19.35%) XSLT
8 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
8 6 (19.35%) Sybase
8 6 (19.35%) T-SQL

Java
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 10 (32.26%) WebSphere
2 5 (16.13%) Apache Spark
3 2 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (12.90%) SAP HCM
2 2 (6.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Boomi
1 4 (12.90%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
1 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) MongoDB
2 6 (19.35%) Sybase ASE
3 5 (16.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (16.13%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (6.45%) DB2
4 2 (6.45%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (3.23%) MySQL
5 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
2 5 (16.13%) Selenium
2 5 (16.13%) WebDriver
3 3 (9.68%) JBehave
4 2 (6.45%) Appium
4 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.45%) JIRA
4 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (74.19%) Developer
2 17 (54.84%) Java Developer
3 6 (19.35%) WebSphere Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Agile Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Agile Java Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Architect
4 5 (16.13%) Integration Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Agile Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Developer in Test
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Java Automation Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Java Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Java WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) .NET
2 9 (29.03%) J2EE
2 9 (29.03%) Web Services
2 9 (29.03%) XML
3 8 (25.81%) IBM Integration Bus
4 7 (22.58%) Hibernate
4 7 (22.58%) JSON
4 7 (22.58%) JSP
4 7 (22.58%) RESTful
4 7 (22.58%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (19.35%) AngularJS
5 6 (19.35%) Gherkin
5 6 (19.35%) Spring
5 6 (19.35%) XSLT
6 4 (12.90%) HTML
7 2 (6.45%) HTML5
7 2 (6.45%) Middleware
7 2 (6.45%) REST
7 2 (6.45%) SOAP
7 2 (6.45%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) DataPower
2 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) BDD
2 11 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (25.81%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (25.81%) TDD
4 7 (22.58%) OO
5 6 (19.35%) API Development
5 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
5 6 (19.35%) Open Source
6 5 (16.13%) DevOps
6 5 (16.13%) Pair Programming
7 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
7 4 (12.90%) CRM
7 4 (12.90%) Release Management
8 3 (9.68%) ATDD
8 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
9 2 (6.45%) Automated Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Document Management
9 2 (6.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) JavaScript
2 8 (25.81%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
4 5 (16.13%) C
5 3 (9.68%) C#
5 3 (9.68%) Haskell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) IBM
2 6 (19.35%) Sybase
3 4 (12.90%) Dell
3 4 (12.90%) SAP
4 2 (6.45%) hybris
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle