The table below looks at the statistics for J2SE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 36 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing J2SE 15 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.04% - 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.98% - 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 4
Average daily rate
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£438 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
188 124 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 38.13% 34.07% 35.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 49 84
Average daily rate £370 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 32
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing J2SE across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

J2SE Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

J2SE
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing J2SE across the Cambridge region.

J2SE Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

J2SE
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing J2SE across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

J2SE Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

J2SE
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing J2SE across the Cambridge region.

J2SE Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing J2SE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited J2SE.

1 25 (96.15%) Java
2 24 (92.31%) SQL
2 24 (92.31%) UNIX
3 23 (88.46%) J2EE
4 22 (84.62%) UML
4 22 (84.62%) Multithreading
5 20 (76.92%) Linux
6 19 (73.08%) Solaris
6 19 (73.08%) Oracle
6 19 (73.08%) Tomcat
6 19 (73.08%) Sun
7 18 (69.23%) Oracle Linux
8 17 (65.38%) Perl
9 16 (61.54%) WebLogic
9 16 (61.54%) Finance
9 16 (61.54%) Atlassian
10 15 (57.69%) OO
11 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (50.00%) Git (software)
12 9 (34.62%) Clustering
12 9 (34.62%) Load Balancing
12 9 (34.62%) OOA/OOD
13 8 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
13 8 (30.77%) Scrum
13 8 (30.77%) Capacity Planning
14 7 (26.92%) Open Source
14 7 (26.92%) Sybase
15 6 (23.08%) CGI
15 6 (23.08%) Performance Testing
16 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing J2SE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited J2SE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (73.08%) Tomcat
2 16 (61.54%) WebLogic
3 5 (19.23%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MySQL
1 2 (7.69%) Triplestore
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.54%) Subversion
2 3 (11.54%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) Maven
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) JUnit
4 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.85%) IntelliJ
4 1 (3.85%) WinRunner
4 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.85%) JMeter
4 1 (3.85%) Robotium
General
1 16 (61.54%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Architect
2 14 (53.85%) Java Architect
3 7 (26.92%) Design Engineer
3 7 (26.92%) Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Principal Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (23.08%) Java Developer
5 5 (19.23%) Java/J2EE Architect
6 4 (15.38%) Technical Architect
7 3 (11.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (7.69%) Technical Developer
8 2 (7.69%) Java Technical Architect
9 1 (3.85%) Senior Java Architect
9 1 (3.85%) Lead Developer
9 1 (3.85%) Java Solutions Architect
9 1 (3.85%) Senior Java/J2EE Architect
9 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
9 1 (3.85%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (3.85%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (88.46%) J2EE
2 6 (23.08%) CGI
3 2 (7.69%) Apache Jena
4 1 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) HTML5
4 1 (3.85%) Ember.js
4 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Clustering
2 7 (26.92%) Open Source
3 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
4 2 (7.69%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 24 (92.31%) UNIX
2 20 (76.92%) Linux
3 19 (73.08%) Solaris
4 18 (69.23%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) UML
1 22 (84.62%) Multithreading
2 15 (57.69%) OO
3 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) OOA/OOD
4 9 (34.62%) Load Balancing
5 8 (30.77%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (30.77%) Scrum
5 8 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (23.08%) Performance Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
7 5 (19.23%) TDD
8 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.69%) RDF
8 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.85%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) Java
2 24 (92.31%) SQL
3 17 (65.38%) Perl
4 2 (7.69%) SPARQL
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) Korn
5 1 (3.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SNOMED CT
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Oracle
1 19 (73.08%) Sun
2 16 (61.54%) Atlassian
3 7 (26.92%) Sybase
4 1 (3.85%) Perforce