The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 196 210 204
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Contract jobs citing J2SE 3 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.097% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.32% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 15
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£425 £405 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -26.36%
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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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 City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1755 2157 2177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.75% 29.76% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1290 1636 1692
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.49 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.92% -16.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 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 6 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) XHTML
2 2 (33.33%) J2ME
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) Ant
3 1 (16.67%) JUnit
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (16.67%) JDBC
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) RUP
3 1 (16.67%) DSDM
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (16.67%) DoubleClick
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) Netezza
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Pig
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) Impala
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Ant
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (16.67%) Mockito
1 1 (16.67%) Hudson
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Games
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Java Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior WebSphere Developer
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Portal Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior WebSphere Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XHTML
1 2 (33.33%) J2ME
1 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 2 (33.33%) Spring
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) JDBC
2 1 (16.67%) JSR 168
2 1 (16.67%) WPF
2 1 (16.67%) JSR 286
2 1 (16.67%) Cascading
2 1 (16.67%) WinForms
2 1 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) RUP
1 1 (16.67%) DSDM
1 1 (16.67%) Scrum
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Algorithmic Trading
1 1 (16.67%) MapReduce
1 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) HDFS
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) DoubleClick
2 1 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) Netezza
2 1 (16.67%) Greenplum
2 1 (16.67%) Vertica
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