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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 193 195 189
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing J2SE 3 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.059% 0.22% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.75% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 2
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£475 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £344
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +30.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £39.00
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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
1565 1724 1722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.83% 29.15% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1272 1288 1369
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 19
Average hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +114.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.96 £22.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £82.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) UNIX
3 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
4 3 (37.50%) Front Office
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) J2EE
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) JSP
4 3 (37.50%) Servlets
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
5 2 (25.00%) JMS
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) OOP
5 2 (25.00%) Apache
5 2 (25.00%) RUP
5 2 (25.00%) Spring
5 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Java EE
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (25.00%) Release Management
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (25.00%) Apache Pig
1 2 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (25.00%) Apache Hive
1 2 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Hudson
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Front Office
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Hadoop Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) J2EE
1 3 (37.50%) JSP
1 3 (37.50%) Servlets
2 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (25.00%) JMS
2 2 (25.00%) Spring
2 2 (25.00%) Java EE
2 2 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (12.50%) POCO
3 1 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (12.50%) EJB
3 1 (12.50%) JDBC
3 1 (12.50%) STL
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) XSL
3 1 (12.50%) XML Schema
3 1 (12.50%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (12.50%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) OOP
3 2 (25.00%) RUP
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) DSDM
4 1 (12.50%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase
2 1 (12.50%) Calypso