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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 565 523 517
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -6
Contract jobs citing J2SE 43 55 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.091% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.43% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 31
Average daily rate £500 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £348 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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
13548 12751 12255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.69% 27.15% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9507 8607 7865
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 172 250
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.43 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 25 £656 +45.83% 43
North West -22 7 £325 -7.14% 2
South West +1 6 £325 -18.75% 4
South East - 3 £450 - 7
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
J2SE
UK

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 82 (100.00%) Java
2 45 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (42.68%) J2EE
4 34 (41.46%) Spring
5 27 (32.93%) JavaScript
5 27 (32.93%) Linux
5 27 (32.93%) OO
6 21 (25.61%) SQL
6 21 (25.61%) Software Engineering
6 21 (25.61%) TDD
6 21 (25.61%) Low Latency
7 20 (24.39%) Degree
8 19 (23.17%) Multithreading
8 19 (23.17%) XML
9 17 (20.73%) HTML
9 17 (20.73%) JMS
9 17 (20.73%) Eclipse
9 17 (20.73%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (20.73%) Git (software)
10 16 (19.51%) Unix
10 16 (19.51%) Front Office
11 15 (18.29%) Scrum
11 15 (18.29%) Oracle
11 15 (18.29%) Computer Science
11 15 (18.29%) Jenkins
12 14 (17.07%) REST
12 14 (17.07%) SOAP
12 14 (17.07%) Equities
13 13 (15.85%) Finance
13 13 (15.85%) JSON

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (10.98%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.54%) Apache
2 7 (8.54%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.10%) Apache Pig
3 5 (6.10%) Confluence
3 5 (6.10%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.88%) Apache Spark
5 3 (3.66%) GemFire
5 3 (3.66%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (3.66%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.44%) Alfresco
6 2 (2.44%) IIS
6 2 (2.44%) JBoss
6 2 (2.44%) Node.js
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.22%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.88%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (4.88%) Google Compute Engine
3 3 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.22%) Force.com
4 1 (1.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) HTTP
2 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.44%) DNS
3 2 (2.44%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.44%) Internet
3 2 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) Big Data
2 8 (9.76%) Hadoop
3 6 (7.32%) DB2
3 6 (7.32%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.10%) Apache Hive
4 5 (6.10%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.10%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.10%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.10%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (6.10%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.88%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.88%) SAP HANA
6 3 (3.66%) Hazelcast
6 3 (3.66%) HBase
7 2 (2.44%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 17 (20.73%) Eclipse
1 17 (20.73%) Git (software)
2 15 (18.29%) Jenkins
3 10 (12.20%) JUnit
3 10 (12.20%) Maven
4 7 (8.54%) IntelliJ
4 7 (8.54%) Subversion
5 6 (7.32%) Ant
6 5 (6.10%) Android Studio
6 5 (6.10%) Bitbucket
6 5 (6.10%) JIRA
6 5 (6.10%) Selenium
7 4 (4.88%) Hudson
8 3 (3.66%) ClearCase
8 3 (3.66%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.22%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.22%) Protractor
General
1 16 (19.51%) Front Office
2 13 (15.85%) Finance
3 5 (6.10%) Banking
4 4 (4.88%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.88%) Retail
5 2 (2.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 71 (86.59%) Developer
2 54 (65.85%) Java Developer
3 9 (10.98%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (9.76%) Agile Developer
4 8 (9.76%) Agile Java Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Android Developer
6 5 (6.10%) iOS Android Developer
6 5 (6.10%) iOS Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Big Data Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Hadoop Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (3.66%) J2EE Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Java Mobile Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Software Architect
9 2 (2.44%) Applications Developer
9 2 (2.44%) HTML Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (42.68%) J2EE
2 34 (41.46%) Spring
3 19 (23.17%) XML
4 17 (20.73%) HTML
4 17 (20.73%) JMS
5 14 (17.07%) REST
5 14 (17.07%) SOAP
6 13 (15.85%) JSON
7 12 (14.63%) Hibernate
7 12 (14.63%) HTML5
7 12 (14.63%) Web Services
8 10 (12.20%) CSS
9 9 (10.98%) Servlets
10 8 (9.76%) RESTful
11 7 (8.54%) JDBC
11 7 (8.54%) JSP
12 6 (7.32%) J2ME
12 6 (7.32%) Middleware
12 6 (7.32%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (6.10%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.29%) Computer Science
2 14 (17.07%) Equities
3 11 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (10.98%) Mobile App
5 8 (9.76%) User Experience
6 7 (8.54%) Algorithms
7 6 (7.32%) Data Structures
7 6 (7.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (7.32%) Hedge funds
8 4 (4.88%) Data Integration
8 4 (4.88%) Fixed Income
9 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (3.66%) Fintech
10 2 (2.44%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (2.44%) iPad
10 2 (2.44%) N-Tier
10 2 (2.44%) W3C
11 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
11 1 (1.22%) Online Gambling
11 1 (1.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (32.93%) Linux
2 16 (19.51%) Unix
3 10 (12.20%) Android
4 9 (10.98%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.66%) Windows
7 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.93%) OO
3 21 (25.61%) Low Latency
3 21 (25.61%) Software Engineering
3 21 (25.61%) TDD
4 19 (23.17%) Multithreading
5 17 (20.73%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (18.29%) Scrum
7 12 (14.63%) OOP
8 11 (13.41%) E-Commerce
9 8 (9.76%) Algorithmic Trading
9 8 (9.76%) DevOps
10 7 (8.54%) Android Development
10 7 (8.54%) BDD
11 6 (7.32%) Data Modelling
11 6 (7.32%) iOS Development
11 6 (7.32%) Open Source
11 6 (7.32%) Unit Testing
12 5 (6.10%) UML
13 4 (4.88%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 82 (100.00%) Java
2 27 (32.93%) JavaScript
3 21 (25.61%) SQL
4 7 (8.54%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.32%) Scala
6 5 (6.10%) Python
6 5 (6.10%) XPath
7 3 (3.66%) Perl
7 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.44%) C#
8 2 (2.44%) Haskell
9 1 (1.22%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.22%) C
9 1 (1.22%) C++
9 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (24.39%) Degree
2 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Apache Flume
2 3 (3.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Ambari
1 4 (4.88%) Oozie
2 2 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Oracle
2 7 (8.54%) Hortonworks
3 6 (7.32%) Sybase
4 5 (6.10%) webMethods
5 4 (4.88%) Cloudera
5 4 (4.88%) Google
5 4 (4.88%) Perforce
5 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.88%) SAP
6 3 (3.66%) Informatica
6 3 (3.66%) VMware
7 2 (2.44%) Adobe
7 2 (2.44%) IBM
7 2 (2.44%) Twitter
8 1 (1.22%) Apple
8 1 (1.22%) DataSynapse
8 1 (1.22%) Facebook
8 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
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