The table below looks at the statistics for J2SE skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 496 507 496
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing J2SE 76 46 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.095% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 0.32% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 27 71
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
J2SE
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14043 14174 14928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.32% 29.40% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9233 9288 9097
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 250 343
Average hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.91 £16.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

J2SE Jobs Demand Trend in England

J2SE
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

J2SE Daily Rate Trend in England

J2SE
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing J2SE across the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

J2SE Daily Rate Histogram in England

J2SE
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

J2SE Hourly Rate Trend in England

J2SE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 45 £500 +3.09% 26
East of England - 16 £438 -
North West -1 9 £313 -7.40% 2
South East - 2 £285 - 6
East Midlands +7 1 £425 -
Yorkshire +3 1 - -
South West - 1 £355 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
J2SE
UK

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 120 (99.17%) Java
2 75 (61.98%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (53.72%) SQL
4 56 (46.28%) Oracle
5 54 (44.63%) Linux
6 48 (39.67%) OO
6 48 (39.67%) J2EE
7 43 (35.54%) Tomcat
7 43 (35.54%) Hibernate
8 41 (33.88%) JavaScript
9 40 (33.06%) Spring
10 39 (32.23%) Finance
11 38 (31.40%) Scrum
11 38 (31.40%) Multithreading
12 35 (28.93%) UNIX
13 32 (26.45%) TDD
14 30 (24.79%) UML
14 30 (24.79%) OOD
15 29 (23.97%) XML
15 29 (23.97%) Maven
16 27 (22.31%) Web Services
17 25 (20.66%) WebLogic
18 23 (19.01%) Banking
19 22 (18.18%) Investment Banking
19 22 (18.18%) Sun
19 22 (18.18%) JUnit
19 22 (18.18%) Solaris
20 21 (17.36%) Oracle Linux
21 20 (16.53%) Git (software)
21 20 (16.53%) Perl

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 43 (35.54%) Tomcat
2 25 (20.66%) WebLogic
3 18 (14.88%) WebSphere
4 15 (12.40%) Apache
5 5 (4.13%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (2.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.65%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.65%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (1.65%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.83%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.83%) Documentum
8 1 (0.83%) CMS
8 1 (0.83%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.31%) Force.com
2 3 (2.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.61%) HTTP
2 6 (4.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.70%) Relational Database
2 16 (13.22%) RDBMS
3 14 (11.57%) MySQL
4 8 (6.61%) Hazelcast
5 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
6 5 (4.13%) Triplestore
6 5 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.31%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.31%) Big Data
7 4 (3.31%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.65%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.65%) Impala
9 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (23.97%) Maven
2 22 (18.18%) JUnit
3 20 (16.53%) Git (software)
4 18 (14.88%) jMock
5 13 (10.74%) JIRA
6 11 (9.09%) Ant
7 9 (7.44%) Subversion
8 7 (5.79%) Mockito
9 6 (4.96%) Eclipse
10 5 (4.13%) Hudson
10 5 (4.13%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.48%) NetBeans
12 2 (1.65%) Gradle
12 2 (1.65%) NWDS
12 2 (1.65%) Selenium
12 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.83%) IntelliJ
13 1 (0.83%) JMeter
13 1 (0.83%) WinRunner
General
1 39 (32.23%) Finance
2 23 (19.01%) Banking
3 22 (18.18%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.13%) Advertising
5 4 (3.31%) Front Office
5 4 (3.31%) Back Office
6 3 (2.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.83%) Electronics
7 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.83%) Publishing
7 1 (0.83%) Games
7 1 (0.83%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.83%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 92 (76.03%) Developer
2 74 (61.16%) Java Developer
3 19 (15.70%) Architect
4 17 (14.05%) Java Architect
5 14 (11.57%) Agile Java Developer
6 9 (7.44%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.61%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 7 (5.79%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.79%) Design Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (5.79%) Principal Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Java/J2EE Architect
9 5 (4.13%) Consultant
10 4 (3.31%) Salesforce.com Consultant
10 4 (3.31%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 4 (3.31%) WebSphere Developer
10 4 (3.31%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.48%) C++ Developer
11 3 (2.48%) Java Swing Developer
11 3 (2.48%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (39.67%) J2EE
2 43 (35.54%) Hibernate
3 40 (33.06%) Spring
4 29 (23.97%) XML
5 27 (22.31%) Web Services
6 17 (14.05%) CSS
7 13 (10.74%) HTML
8 12 (9.92%) DOM
9 11 (9.09%) JSP
9 11 (9.09%) JMS
10 10 (8.26%) Servlets
11 9 (7.44%) CGI
12 8 (6.61%) Grails
12 8 (6.61%) REST
12 8 (6.61%) XSLT
12 8 (6.61%) XML Schema
13 6 (4.96%) JPA
13 6 (4.96%) SAX
13 6 (4.96%) SOAP
14 5 (4.13%) Apache Jena
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Open Source
2 9 (7.44%) Clustering
3 6 (4.96%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.13%) Ontologies
4 5 (4.13%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.31%) Credit Risk
5 4 (3.31%) User Experience
6 3 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.48%) Equities
7 2 (1.65%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.65%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.83%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.83%) Derivative
8 1 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.83%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 54 (44.63%) Linux
2 35 (28.93%) UNIX
3 22 (18.18%) Solaris
4 21 (17.36%) Oracle Linux
5 13 (10.74%) Android
6 8 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.31%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (61.98%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (39.67%) OO
3 38 (31.40%) Scrum
3 38 (31.40%) Multithreading
4 32 (26.45%) TDD
5 30 (24.79%) UML
5 30 (24.79%) OOD
6 19 (15.70%) Web Development
7 18 (14.88%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (14.88%) Software Engineering
8 15 (12.40%) Pair Programming
9 14 (11.57%) Technical Analysis
9 14 (11.57%) User Stories
10 11 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
11 10 (8.26%) MVC
12 9 (7.44%) OOA/OOD
12 9 (7.44%) Load Balancing
12 9 (7.44%) Unit Testing
13 6 (4.96%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (99.17%) Java
2 65 (53.72%) SQL
3 41 (33.88%) JavaScript
4 20 (16.53%) Perl
5 17 (14.05%) Python
6 8 (6.61%) XPath
6 8 (6.61%) C++
7 5 (4.13%) C
7 5 (4.13%) SPARQL
8 4 (3.31%) Apex Code
8 4 (3.31%) C#
9 3 (2.48%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.65%) XAML
11 1 (0.83%) ECMAScript
11 1 (0.83%) Groovy
11 1 (0.83%) Korn
11 1 (0.83%) Ruby
11 1 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (2.48%) OCPJP
3 1 (0.83%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 56 (46.28%) Oracle
2 22 (18.18%) Sun
3 19 (15.70%) Atlassian
4 13 (10.74%) Sybase
5 8 (6.61%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.48%) IBM
7 3 (2.48%) DoubleClick
7 3 (2.48%) Google
8 2 (1.65%) Netezza
8 2 (1.65%) Greenplum
8 2 (1.65%) Perforce
8 2 (1.65%) webMethods
8 2 (1.65%) Software AG
8 2 (1.65%) SAP
8 2 (1.65%) JBoss
8 2 (1.65%) Vertica
9 1 (0.83%) Calypso
9 1 (0.83%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.83%) FatWire
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