The first table below looks at the demand for J2SE skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 205 193 202
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing J2SE 5 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.077% 0.064% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.23% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 22
Average daily rate £394 £400 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £448 £380
% change year-on-year
+0.55% +17.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 -
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1905 1752 1962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.52% 28.11% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1431 1391 1421
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 18
Average hourly rate £41.00 £97.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.94% +267.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £25.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £135.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
J2SE
London

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

J2SE Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

J2SE
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

J2SE Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

J2SE
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

J2SE Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 14 (87.50%) Java
2 13 (81.25%) Oracle
3 7 (43.75%) Subversion
3 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 7 (43.75%) HTML
3 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
4 6 (37.50%) Apache Pig
4 6 (37.50%) MapReduce
4 6 (37.50%) Big Data
4 6 (37.50%) jQuery
4 6 (37.50%) TeamCity
4 6 (37.50%) Hadoop
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 6 (37.50%) Spring
4 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
5 5 (31.25%) Ruby
5 5 (31.25%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (31.25%) JDBC
5 5 (31.25%) SOAP
5 5 (31.25%) RSpec
5 5 (31.25%) Hudson
5 5 (31.25%) Active Record
5 5 (31.25%) JRuby
5 5 (31.25%) Vertica
5 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
6 4 (25.00%) JIRA
6 4 (25.00%) Mockito
6 4 (25.00%) Apache Hive
6 4 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 6 (37.50%) Apache Pig
1 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) Liferay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Big Data
1 6 (37.50%) Hadoop
2 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
3 4 (25.00%) Apache Hive
3 4 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (25.00%) MySQL
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 1 (6.25%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Subversion
1 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
2 6 (37.50%) TeamCity
3 5 (31.25%) RSpec
3 5 (31.25%) Hudson
4 4 (25.00%) JIRA
4 4 (25.00%) Mockito
4 4 (25.00%) JUnit
4 4 (25.00%) Maven
5 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
1 3 (18.75%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Advertising
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Java Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Hadoop Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Ruby Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Data Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) HTML
2 6 (37.50%) MapReduce
2 6 (37.50%) jQuery
2 6 (37.50%) Spring
3 5 (31.25%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (31.25%) JDBC
3 5 (31.25%) SOAP
3 5 (31.25%) JRuby
4 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
5 2 (12.50%) CSS
5 2 (12.50%) J2EE
5 2 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (12.50%) XSLT
5 2 (12.50%) XHTML
5 2 (12.50%) J2ME
5 2 (12.50%) Java EE
6 1 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (6.25%) Ajax
6 1 (6.25%) JMS
6 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Derivative
1 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
1 1 (6.25%) Social Media
1 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Active Record
2 3 (18.75%) TDD
2 3 (18.75%) Marketing Analytics
2 3 (18.75%) Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) Scrum
3 1 (6.25%) Workflow
3 1 (6.25%) Web Development
3 1 (6.25%) OOD
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) UML
3 1 (6.25%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) Software Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) Ruby
5 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 2 (12.50%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) C
6 1 (6.25%) Python
6 1 (6.25%) C#
6 1 (6.25%) Perl
6 1 (6.25%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) Vertica
3 2 (12.50%) Greenplum
3 2 (12.50%) Netezza
3 2 (12.50%) DoubleClick
3 2 (12.50%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (6.25%) Sybase
4 1 (6.25%) ParAccel
4 1 (6.25%) Tableau
4 1 (6.25%) Facebook