The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 504 489 450
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -39
Contract jobs citing J2SE 49 57 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.43% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 99
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £302 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £445 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £54.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £54.50 -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13352 13135 13905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.86% 28.34% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8766 8529 8604
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 278 337
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
J2SE
UK

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 22 July 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 22 July 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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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 +5 31 £500 +21.21% 38
East of England - 11 £424 - 3
South East -3 5 £375 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 4
South West - - - - 2
J2SE
UK

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 94 (100.00%) Java
2 43 (45.74%) SQL
3 40 (42.55%) J2EE
4 38 (40.43%) Hibernate
5 37 (39.36%) Spring
6 36 (38.30%) Oracle
6 36 (38.30%) OO
7 32 (34.04%) JavaScript
7 32 (34.04%) Web Services
8 30 (31.91%) Linux
9 26 (27.66%) Tomcat
9 26 (27.66%) OOD
10 23 (24.47%) XML
10 23 (24.47%) JUnit
11 22 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (23.40%) Scrum
11 22 (23.40%) Multithreading
12 21 (22.34%) Finance
13 20 (21.28%) TDD
13 20 (21.28%) Maven
13 20 (21.28%) UNIX
14 19 (20.21%) CSS
15 18 (19.15%) UML
16 15 (15.96%) WebLogic
16 15 (15.96%) Software Engineering
17 14 (14.89%) JIRA
18 13 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (13.83%) Investment Banking
18 13 (13.83%) Banking
18 13 (13.83%) MySQL

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 26 (27.66%) Tomcat
2 15 (15.96%) WebLogic
3 13 (13.83%) Apache
4 12 (12.77%) WebSphere
5 5 (5.32%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (4.26%) Apache Pig
7 3 (3.19%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.06%) Documentum
8 1 (1.06%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) GitHub
1 2 (2.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) Internet
2 1 (1.06%) HTTP
2 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.83%) MySQL
2 12 (12.77%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.51%) RDBMS
4 6 (6.38%) Hadoop
4 6 (6.38%) Big Data
5 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.26%) Apache Hive
6 4 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (4.26%) Impala
6 4 (4.26%) Triplestore
6 4 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.06%) DB2
8 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 23 (24.47%) JUnit
2 20 (21.28%) Maven
3 14 (14.89%) JIRA
4 12 (12.77%) Subversion
5 11 (11.70%) Eclipse
6 8 (8.51%) Git (software)
6 8 (8.51%) Ant
7 7 (7.45%) jMock
7 7 (7.45%) TeamCity
8 6 (6.38%) Mockito
8 6 (6.38%) Hudson
9 2 (2.13%) Selenium
9 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.06%) JMeter
10 1 (1.06%) WinRunner
10 1 (1.06%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.06%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.06%) RSpec
10 1 (1.06%) Robotium
General
1 21 (22.34%) Finance
2 13 (13.83%) Investment Banking
2 13 (13.83%) Banking
3 4 (4.26%) Back Office
4 3 (3.19%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.19%) Marketing
5 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.13%) Front Office
6 1 (1.06%) Electronics
6 1 (1.06%) Advertising
6 1 (1.06%) Publishing
6 1 (1.06%) Games
6 1 (1.06%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.06%) German Language
Job Titles
1 78 (82.98%) Developer
2 61 (64.89%) Java Developer
3 12 (12.77%) Architect
3 12 (12.77%) Java Architect
4 7 (7.45%) Senior Developer
4 7 (7.45%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (6.38%) Java Swing Developer
5 6 (6.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 6 (6.38%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (4.26%) Hadoop Developer
6 4 (4.26%) WebSphere Developer
6 4 (4.26%) Consultant
6 4 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.19%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.19%) Scala Developer
7 3 (3.19%) Java/J2EE Architect
8 2 (2.13%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.13%) Credit Risk Developer
8 2 (2.13%) WebSphere Portal Developer
8 2 (2.13%) Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (42.55%) J2EE
2 38 (40.43%) Hibernate
3 37 (39.36%) Spring
4 32 (34.04%) Web Services
5 23 (24.47%) XML
6 19 (20.21%) CSS
7 12 (12.77%) HTML
7 12 (12.77%) JSP
8 8 (8.51%) JDBC
8 8 (8.51%) Swing
9 7 (7.45%) Java RMI
9 7 (7.45%) Apache Axis
10 6 (6.38%) REST
10 6 (6.38%) CGI
10 6 (6.38%) SOAP
11 5 (5.32%) ActiveMQ
11 5 (5.32%) Java EE
11 5 (5.32%) JPA
12 4 (4.26%) jQuery
12 4 (4.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) Open Source
2 5 (5.32%) Clustering
3 4 (4.26%) Credit Risk
3 4 (4.26%) Ontologies
4 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.19%) Derivative
4 3 (3.19%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.13%) Index Arbitrage
5 2 (2.13%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.13%) Equities
6 1 (1.06%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.06%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.06%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.06%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.06%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 30 (31.91%) Linux
2 20 (21.28%) UNIX
3 9 (9.57%) Solaris
4 8 (8.51%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (3.19%) Windows
5 3 (3.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (38.30%) OO
2 26 (27.66%) OOD
3 22 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (23.40%) Scrum
3 22 (23.40%) Multithreading
4 20 (21.28%) TDD
5 18 (19.15%) UML
6 15 (15.96%) Software Engineering
7 13 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (9.57%) Web Development
9 7 (7.45%) Pair Programming
9 7 (7.45%) Unit Testing
10 6 (6.38%) User Stories
10 6 (6.38%) Technical Analysis
10 6 (6.38%) SOA
10 6 (6.38%) MVC
11 5 (5.32%) OOA/OOD
11 5 (5.32%) Load Balancing
12 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 94 (100.00%) Java
2 43 (45.74%) SQL
3 32 (34.04%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.57%) Python
5 8 (8.51%) Perl
6 4 (4.26%) SPARQL
6 4 (4.26%) Scala
7 3 (3.19%) C#
8 2 (2.13%) Groovy
8 2 (2.13%) Apex Code
8 2 (2.13%) C++
8 2 (2.13%) C
8 2 (2.13%) Ruby
8 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.13%) XAML
9 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.06%) XPath
9 1 (1.06%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (11.70%) Degree
2 3 (3.19%) OCPJP
3 1 (1.06%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.06%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 36 (38.30%) Oracle
2 10 (10.64%) Sun
3 9 (9.57%) Sybase
4 7 (7.45%) Atlassian
5 5 (5.32%) Software AG
5 5 (5.32%) webMethods
5 5 (5.32%) DoubleClick
5 5 (5.32%) Google
6 4 (4.26%) Greenplum
6 4 (4.26%) Netezza
6 4 (4.26%) Vertica
7 3 (3.19%) IBM
8 2 (2.13%) JBoss
8 2 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.06%) Perforce
9 1 (1.06%) FatWire
9 1 (1.06%) Murex
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