The table below looks at the statistics for J2SE skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 589 586 545
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -41
Contract jobs citing J2SE 35 37 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.070% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.24% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 48
Median daily rate £550 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £300 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £775 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50
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
15432 15161 14360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.16% 28.80% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10733 10578 9509
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 262 160
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.48 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.40% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.48%

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing J2SE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +23 28 £600 +14.28% 34
West Midlands -29 5 £480 +12.94%
South East +6 1 £550 +57.14% 4
Yorkshire - 1 £625 -
J2SE
UK

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing J2SE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for J2SE.

1 82 (100.00%) Java
2 59 (71.95%) SQL
3 50 (60.98%) Spring
4 44 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (48.78%) Linux
6 39 (47.56%) Open Source
7 38 (46.34%) J2EE
8 36 (43.90%) Unix
9 35 (42.68%) Software Engineering
10 34 (41.46%) Hibernate
11 33 (40.24%) XML
12 27 (32.93%) Selenium
13 26 (31.71%) REST
13 26 (31.71%) DevOps
14 25 (30.49%) Microservices
14 25 (30.49%) SOAP
15 24 (29.27%) WebLogic
15 24 (29.27%) MongoDB
15 24 (29.27%) Scala
16 23 (28.05%) Puppet
16 23 (28.05%) Play Framework
16 23 (28.05%) Docker
16 23 (28.05%) JUnit
16 23 (28.05%) webMethods
16 23 (28.05%) JSON
17 22 (26.83%) Banking
18 17 (20.73%) Investment Banking
19 16 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
19 16 (19.51%) HTML
19 16 (19.51%) Tomcat

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (29.27%) WebLogic
2 16 (19.51%) Tomcat
3 12 (14.63%) WebLogic Portal
4 11 (13.41%) Apache
4 11 (13.41%) JBoss
5 4 (4.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (4.88%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (3.66%) Jetty
7 2 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.22%) nginx
8 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (14.63%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (12.20%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (12.20%) Google App Engine
3 10 (12.20%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (8.54%) GitHub
5 4 (4.88%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (4.88%) Slack
6 2 (2.44%) Force.com
7 1 (1.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) HTTP
1 1 (1.22%) Network Security
1 1 (1.22%) SSL
1 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (29.27%) MongoDB
2 11 (13.41%) Data Mining
2 11 (13.41%) Relational Database
3 10 (12.20%) RDBMS
4 9 (10.98%) DB2
4 9 (10.98%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (32.93%) Selenium
2 23 (28.05%) JUnit
3 12 (14.63%) Eclipse
4 11 (13.41%) IntelliJ
5 9 (10.98%) Git (software)
5 9 (10.98%) Log4j
6 6 (7.32%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.10%) Cucumber
8 4 (4.88%) Maven
9 2 (2.44%) Gradle
10 1 (1.22%) Ant
10 1 (1.22%) Gatling
10 1 (1.22%) Grunt
10 1 (1.22%) gulp
10 1 (1.22%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.22%) JBehave
10 1 (1.22%) jMock
10 1 (1.22%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (1.22%) Protractor
10 1 (1.22%) Sublime Text
General
1 22 (26.83%) Banking
2 17 (20.73%) Investment Banking
3 15 (18.29%) Finance
4 7 (8.54%) Front Office
5 2 (2.44%) Back Office
5 2 (2.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 54 (65.85%) Developer
2 51 (62.20%) Java Developer
3 20 (24.39%) Software Engineer
4 19 (23.17%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (23.17%) Java Engineer
4 19 (23.17%) Java Scala Software Engineer
4 19 (23.17%) Java Software Engineer
4 19 (23.17%) Scala Software Engineer
5 18 (21.95%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 18 (21.95%) Java Software Developer
5 18 (21.95%) Lead Developer
6 17 (20.73%) Java Scala Developer
6 17 (20.73%) Scala Developer
7 15 (18.29%) Analyst
7 15 (18.29%) Senior Developer
7 15 (18.29%) Senior Java Developer
8 14 (17.07%) Applications Support
9 13 (15.85%) Applications Support Analyst
9 13 (15.85%) Support Analyst
10 12 (14.63%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (60.98%) Spring
2 38 (46.34%) J2EE
3 34 (41.46%) Hibernate
4 33 (40.24%) XML
5 26 (31.71%) REST
6 25 (30.49%) SOAP
7 23 (28.05%) JSON
7 23 (28.05%) Play Framework
8 16 (19.51%) HTML
9 15 (18.29%) HTML5
10 12 (14.63%) EJB
10 12 (14.63%) JMS
11 10 (12.20%) CSS
11 10 (12.20%) XSLT
12 9 (10.98%) XML Schema
13 5 (6.10%) AngularJS
13 5 (6.10%) Gherkin
14 4 (4.88%) Java EE
14 4 (4.88%) Web Services
15 2 (2.44%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) Economics
2 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.10%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.10%) Mathematics
3 5 (6.10%) Virtual Team
4 4 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (4.88%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (3.66%) Derivative
5 3 (3.66%) Equities
5 3 (3.66%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.44%) iPad
6 2 (2.44%) Physics
7 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.22%) Fintech
7 1 (1.22%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (48.78%) Linux
2 36 (43.90%) Unix
3 14 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (47.56%) Open Source
3 35 (42.68%) Software Engineering
4 26 (31.71%) DevOps
5 25 (30.49%) Microservices
6 14 (17.07%) ITIL
7 13 (15.85%) SDLC
7 13 (15.85%) Technical Analysis
8 12 (14.63%) Pair Programming
9 11 (13.41%) Data Migration
9 11 (13.41%) Data Transformation
9 11 (13.41%) Migration
9 11 (13.41%) OOD
9 11 (13.41%) Workflow
10 9 (10.98%) OO
11 8 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (6.10%) Analytics
12 5 (6.10%) Configuration Management
12 5 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (4.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 82 (100.00%) Java
2 59 (71.95%) SQL
3 24 (29.27%) Scala
4 14 (17.07%) Bash Shell
5 9 (10.98%) Python
6 8 (9.76%) Perl
7 7 (8.54%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.66%) C++
9 2 (2.44%) Apex Code
9 2 (2.44%) C#
10 1 (1.22%) Groovy
10 1 (1.22%) Haskell
10 1 (1.22%) PHP
10 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.85%) QA
System Software
1 23 (28.05%) Docker
2 4 (4.88%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 23 (28.05%) Puppet
2 4 (4.88%) Terraform
3 3 (3.66%) Kibana
4 2 (2.44%) Control-M
4 2 (2.44%) logstash
5 1 (1.22%) Grafana
Vendors
1 23 (28.05%) webMethods
2 15 (18.29%) Adobe
3 11 (13.41%) Google
3 11 (13.41%) Oracle
4 10 (12.20%) Sybase
5 8 (9.76%) IBM
6 5 (6.10%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.88%) AppDynamics
7 4 (4.88%) Splunk
8 2 (2.44%) Murex
8 2 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.22%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.22%) Reuters
9 1 (1.22%) TIBCO
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