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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 513 529 437
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -92
Contract jobs citing J2SE 64 43 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.087% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.32% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 19 56
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £356 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £475 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £448
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
13795 13574 11664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.27% 27.33% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9075 8962 7439
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 199 329
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £18.35 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 2015. 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 +30 54 £450 +20.00% 22
Yorkshire - 7 £400 - 1
South East -26 1 £288 -39.47% 5
North West - 1 £350 -
J2SE
UK

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

1 116 (98.31%) Java
2 80 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (59.32%) TDD
4 68 (57.63%) Oracle
5 61 (51.69%) J2EE
6 57 (48.31%) Linux
7 49 (41.53%) SQL
8 47 (39.83%) JavaScript
9 45 (38.14%) Hibernate
10 44 (37.29%) Software Engineering
11 43 (36.44%) Scrum
12 41 (34.75%) Relational Database
13 40 (33.90%) OO
14 37 (31.36%) OOD
14 37 (31.36%) XML
14 37 (31.36%) Banking
15 36 (30.51%) Investment Banking
16 35 (29.66%) User Stories
17 34 (28.81%) Technical Analysis
17 34 (28.81%) Web Development
17 34 (28.81%) jMock
17 34 (28.81%) Pair Programming
17 34 (28.81%) RDBMS
18 33 (27.97%) Python
19 28 (23.73%) OOP
20 25 (21.19%) UML
20 25 (21.19%) RUP
21 24 (20.34%) Servlets
21 24 (20.34%) Spring
21 24 (20.34%) Migration

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 11 (9.32%) Tomcat
1 11 (9.32%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (5.93%) Apache Pig
3 6 (5.08%) JBoss
4 3 (2.54%) Apache
4 3 (2.54%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.69%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.85%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.85%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.17%) HTTP
2 3 (2.54%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.54%) Multicast
3 2 (1.69%) LDAP
3 2 (1.69%) X.509
3 2 (1.69%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (34.75%) Relational Database
2 34 (28.81%) RDBMS
3 19 (16.10%) Oracle Database
4 14 (11.86%) DB2
5 12 (10.17%) Oracle9i Database
5 12 (10.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (7.63%) Big Data
7 7 (5.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (5.93%) Hadoop
7 7 (5.93%) Apache Hive
7 7 (5.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (5.93%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 3 (2.54%) Hazelcast
9 2 (1.69%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (28.81%) jMock
2 16 (13.56%) Maven
3 15 (12.71%) Eclipse
3 15 (12.71%) Subversion
4 11 (9.32%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.08%) JUnit
5 6 (5.08%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.24%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.85%) JIRA
7 1 (0.85%) Ant
General
1 37 (31.36%) Banking
2 36 (30.51%) Investment Banking
3 12 (10.17%) Finance
4 4 (3.39%) Front Office
5 1 (0.85%) Back Office
5 1 (0.85%) Billing
5 1 (0.85%) Automotive
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Publishing
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 115 (97.46%) Developer
2 108 (91.53%) Java Developer
3 15 (12.71%) Senior Developer
3 15 (12.71%) Senior Java Developer
4 12 (10.17%) Lead Developer
4 12 (10.17%) Lead Java Developer
5 9 (7.63%) Scala Developer
6 7 (5.93%) SOA Developer
6 7 (5.93%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (5.08%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 4 (3.39%) Hadoop Developer
9 3 (2.54%) Big Data Developer
9 3 (2.54%) Java Programmer
9 3 (2.54%) Developer Analyst
9 3 (2.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (2.54%) Java Analyst Programmer
9 3 (2.54%) Analyst Programmer
9 3 (2.54%) Programmer
9 3 (2.54%) Analyst
10 2 (1.69%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (51.69%) J2EE
2 45 (38.14%) Hibernate
3 37 (31.36%) XML
4 24 (20.34%) Servlets
4 24 (20.34%) Spring
5 19 (16.10%) Java EE
6 17 (14.41%) XSL
7 16 (13.56%) JSP
7 16 (13.56%) Web Services
8 15 (12.71%) JMS
8 15 (12.71%) REST
9 13 (11.02%) XML Schema
10 11 (9.32%) JDBC
10 11 (9.32%) XSLT
11 10 (8.47%) EJB
11 10 (8.47%) CSS
11 10 (8.47%) SOAP
11 10 (8.47%) JavaBeans
12 9 (7.63%) WebSphere MQ
12 9 (7.63%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.63%) Equities
2 7 (5.93%) Fixed Income
3 6 (5.08%) N-Tier
3 6 (5.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (4.24%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.24%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.54%) Derivative
5 3 (2.54%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.69%) STB
6 2 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (48.31%) Linux
2 15 (12.71%) UNIX
3 8 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.24%) Android
5 3 (2.54%) Windows
6 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (59.32%) TDD
3 44 (37.29%) Software Engineering
4 43 (36.44%) Scrum
5 40 (33.90%) OO
6 37 (31.36%) OOD
7 35 (29.66%) User Stories
8 34 (28.81%) Technical Analysis
8 34 (28.81%) Pair Programming
8 34 (28.81%) Web Development
9 28 (23.73%) OOP
10 25 (21.19%) UML
10 25 (21.19%) RUP
11 24 (20.34%) Migration
12 23 (19.49%) Data Migration
13 17 (14.41%) Multithreading
13 17 (14.41%) SOA
14 16 (13.56%) Mentoring
15 14 (11.86%) Unit Testing
15 14 (11.86%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (98.31%) Java
2 49 (41.53%) SQL
3 47 (39.83%) JavaScript
4 33 (27.97%) Python
5 20 (16.95%) XPath
6 11 (9.32%) Scala
7 3 (2.54%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.69%) C
8 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.85%) C#
9 1 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (5.93%) SC Cleared
1 7 (5.93%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.54%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (4.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 68 (57.63%) Oracle
2 8 (6.78%) Sybase
2 8 (6.78%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.93%) IBM
4 3 (2.54%) Sencha
5 2 (1.69%) ForgeRock
5 2 (1.69%) Solace
5 2 (1.69%) Google
5 2 (1.69%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.85%) webMethods
6 1 (0.85%) Reuters
6 1 (0.85%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.85%) Adobe
6 1 (0.85%) Software AG
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