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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 519 489 442
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -47
Contract jobs citing J2SE 45 57 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.094% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.46% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 49
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £410 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
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
12904 12450 11108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.09% 27.22% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8595 7881 7098
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 245 287
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -18 30 £450 +4.34% 22
North West - 13 £350 - 2
Yorkshire -11 1 - - 2
South East -37 1 £288 -39.47% 11
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
J2SE
UK

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 110 (99.10%) Java
2 59 (53.15%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (53.15%) Oracle
2 59 (53.15%) Linux
3 51 (45.95%) TDD
4 48 (43.24%) J2EE
5 41 (36.94%) JavaScript
6 39 (35.14%) Hibernate
7 37 (33.33%) Scrum
7 37 (33.33%) OO
8 33 (29.73%) OOD
8 33 (29.73%) XML
9 32 (28.83%) SQL
10 31 (27.93%) Spring
10 31 (27.93%) Software Engineering
10 31 (27.93%) jMock
11 30 (27.03%) Banking
12 29 (26.13%) Investment Banking
12 29 (26.13%) Web Development
12 29 (26.13%) Relational Database
13 28 (25.23%) User Stories
13 28 (25.23%) Technical Analysis
13 28 (25.23%) Pair Programming
13 28 (25.23%) RDBMS
14 27 (24.32%) Maven
15 26 (23.42%) Python
16 22 (19.82%) HTTP
17 21 (18.92%) Servlets
18 19 (17.12%) JMS
19 18 (16.22%) OOP

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 18 (16.22%) Tomcat
2 9 (8.11%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (6.31%) Apache Pig
4 3 (2.70%) Apache
4 3 (2.70%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.90%) GemFire
6 1 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.90%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.90%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.90%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.82%) HTTP
2 1 (0.90%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.90%) X.509
2 1 (0.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (26.13%) Relational Database
2 28 (25.23%) RDBMS
3 12 (10.81%) Oracle Database
4 11 (9.91%) Hazelcast
5 8 (7.21%) Big Data
6 7 (6.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (6.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (6.31%) Hadoop
6 7 (6.31%) Apache Hive
7 5 (4.50%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (4.50%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.70%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 31 (27.93%) jMock
2 27 (24.32%) Maven
3 16 (14.41%) Subversion
4 15 (13.51%) Eclipse
5 14 (12.61%) JUnit
6 7 (6.31%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.60%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.70%) Mockito
8 3 (2.70%) Ant
9 2 (1.80%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.90%) JIRA
10 1 (0.90%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.90%) Hudson
10 1 (0.90%) Eclipse RCP
10 1 (0.90%) Gradle
10 1 (0.90%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (27.03%) Banking
2 29 (26.13%) Investment Banking
3 15 (13.51%) Finance
4 7 (6.31%) Front Office
5 2 (1.80%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.90%) Back Office
6 1 (0.90%) Electronics
6 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.90%) Legal
6 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (97.30%) Developer
2 98 (88.29%) Java Developer
3 12 (10.81%) Senior Developer
3 12 (10.81%) Senior Java Developer
4 10 (9.01%) Agile Java Developer
5 7 (6.31%) SOA Developer
5 7 (6.31%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (5.41%) Scala Developer
6 6 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 5 (4.50%) Developer Analyst
7 5 (4.50%) Lead Java Developer
7 5 (4.50%) Java Programmer
7 5 (4.50%) Lead Developer
7 5 (4.50%) Java Analyst Programmer
7 5 (4.50%) Analyst Programmer
7 5 (4.50%) Programmer
7 5 (4.50%) Analyst
8 4 (3.60%) Hadoop Developer
9 3 (2.70%) Big Data Developer
9 3 (2.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (43.24%) J2EE
2 39 (35.14%) Hibernate
3 33 (29.73%) XML
4 31 (27.93%) Spring
5 21 (18.92%) Servlets
6 19 (17.12%) JMS
7 17 (15.32%) Web Services
7 17 (15.32%) Grails
8 14 (12.61%) Java EE
9 13 (11.71%) XML Schema
9 13 (11.71%) REST
10 10 (9.01%) XSLT
11 9 (8.11%) J2ME
11 9 (8.11%) Java SE
12 7 (6.31%) Java ME
12 7 (6.31%) DOM
12 7 (6.31%) JSP
13 6 (5.41%) Swing
13 6 (5.41%) WSDL
13 6 (5.41%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.31%) Client/Server
1 7 (6.31%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.50%) Fixed Income
3 4 (3.60%) Equities
3 4 (3.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.80%) STB
4 2 (1.80%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.90%) User Experience
5 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.90%) Derivative
5 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.90%) DTV
5 1 (0.90%) Social Media
5 1 (0.90%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 59 (53.15%) Linux
2 14 (12.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (11.71%) Android
4 12 (10.81%) UNIX
5 8 (7.21%) Windows
6 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (53.15%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (45.95%) TDD
3 37 (33.33%) OO
3 37 (33.33%) Scrum
4 33 (29.73%) OOD
5 31 (27.93%) Software Engineering
6 29 (26.13%) Web Development
7 28 (25.23%) Pair Programming
7 28 (25.23%) User Stories
7 28 (25.23%) Technical Analysis
8 18 (16.22%) OOP
9 16 (14.41%) SOA
10 15 (13.51%) Multithreading
11 13 (11.71%) RUP
11 13 (11.71%) UML
12 12 (10.81%) Migration
13 11 (9.91%) Data Migration
14 10 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (9.01%) Content Management
14 10 (9.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 110 (99.10%) Java
2 41 (36.94%) JavaScript
3 32 (28.83%) SQL
4 26 (23.42%) Python
5 13 (11.71%) XPath
6 7 (6.31%) Scala
7 4 (3.60%) C++
8 3 (2.70%) C
9 2 (1.80%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.90%) R
10 1 (0.90%) C#
10 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.90%) Groovy
10 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared
1 7 (6.31%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (0.90%) PhD
System Software
1 5 (4.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 59 (53.15%) Oracle
2 14 (12.61%) Red Hat
3 5 (4.50%) Google
3 5 (4.50%) Sencha
4 3 (2.70%) Software AG
4 3 (2.70%) webMethods
4 3 (2.70%) Sybase
5 2 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.80%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.90%) Perforce
6 1 (0.90%) SAP
6 1 (0.90%) Adobe
6 1 (0.90%) Calypso
6 1 (0.90%) 29West
6 1 (0.90%) ForgeRock
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