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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 521 446 460
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +14
Contract jobs citing J2SE 43 70 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.61% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 54 94
Average daily rate £425 £625 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £400 £490
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £693 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.38% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 0
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% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13413 11531 14306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.99% 26.81% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8827 7372 8646
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 328 360
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 £17.70 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -45 20 £400 -38.46% 21
South East 0 11 £475 +26.66%
East of England -18 6 £438 +34.61% 1
East Midlands - 3 £390 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £330 -
South West - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
J2SE
UK

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 86 (93.48%) Java
2 43 (46.74%) Oracle
3 37 (40.22%) J2EE
4 32 (34.78%) SQL
4 32 (34.78%) TDD
5 30 (32.61%) Linux
5 30 (32.61%) OO
5 30 (32.61%) Multithreading
6 26 (28.26%) Spring
7 25 (27.17%) Subversion
7 25 (27.17%) Web Services
8 24 (26.09%) Tomcat
9 22 (23.91%) Hibernate
10 21 (22.83%) JavaScript
11 20 (21.74%) XML
11 20 (21.74%) UNIX
11 20 (21.74%) Eclipse
12 19 (20.65%) UML
12 19 (20.65%) Scrum
13 17 (18.48%) Finance
13 17 (18.48%) Hadoop
14 16 (17.39%) Maven
15 15 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (16.30%) JUnit
16 14 (15.22%) TeamCity
16 14 (15.22%) Relational Database
17 13 (14.13%) MapReduce
17 13 (14.13%) Big Data
17 13 (14.13%) HTML
18 12 (13.04%) OOD

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 24 (26.09%) Tomcat
2 12 (13.04%) Apache Pig
3 9 (9.78%) WebLogic
4 5 (5.43%) Apache
5 4 (4.35%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.09%) Liferay
6 1 (1.09%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.09%) Magnolia
6 1 (1.09%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.09%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Internet
2 1 (1.09%) HTTP
2 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.48%) Hadoop
2 14 (15.22%) Relational Database
3 13 (14.13%) Big Data
4 10 (10.87%) Apache Hive
5 8 (8.70%) MySQL
6 7 (7.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
8 4 (4.35%) NoSQL
8 4 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (3.26%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.17%) DB2
10 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
10 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (1.09%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 1 (1.09%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.09%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 25 (27.17%) Subversion
2 20 (21.74%) Eclipse
3 16 (17.39%) Maven
4 15 (16.30%) JUnit
5 14 (15.22%) TeamCity
6 12 (13.04%) Jenkins
7 10 (10.87%) RSpec
8 9 (9.78%) Git (software)
9 8 (8.70%) JIRA
9 8 (8.70%) Hudson
10 7 (7.61%) Mockito
11 4 (4.35%) SpecFlow
11 4 (4.35%) Moq
11 4 (4.35%) NUnit
12 2 (2.17%) jMock
13 1 (1.09%) Ant
13 1 (1.09%) Selenium
13 1 (1.09%) IntelliJ
13 1 (1.09%) WinRunner
13 1 (1.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 17 (18.48%) Finance
2 10 (10.87%) Marketing
3 8 (8.70%) Banking
3 8 (8.70%) Front Office
4 7 (7.61%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.43%) Advertising
6 3 (3.26%) Retail
7 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.09%) Electronics
8 1 (1.09%) Publishing
8 1 (1.09%) German Language
Job Titles
1 69 (75.00%) Developer
2 48 (52.17%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.04%) Architect
4 9 (9.78%) Java Architect
5 8 (8.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 6 (6.52%) Ruby Developer
6 6 (6.52%) Hadoop Developer
6 6 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (6.52%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.35%) Java Swing Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Java/J2EE Architect
8 3 (3.26%) Scala Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Consultant
8 3 (3.26%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.17%) Java Technical Architect
9 2 (2.17%) Java Consultant
9 2 (2.17%) Agile Java Developer
10 1 (1.09%) Lead Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (40.22%) J2EE
2 26 (28.26%) Spring
3 25 (27.17%) Web Services
4 22 (23.91%) Hibernate
5 20 (21.74%) XML
6 13 (14.13%) HTML
6 13 (14.13%) MapReduce
7 11 (11.96%) jQuery
7 11 (11.96%) SOAP
8 10 (10.87%) CSS
8 10 (10.87%) JDBC
8 10 (10.87%) Ruby on Rails
8 10 (10.87%) JRuby
9 8 (8.70%) Java EE
10 7 (7.61%) Apache Axis
10 7 (7.61%) Java RMI
10 7 (7.61%) JSP
11 6 (6.52%) Swing
12 5 (5.43%) .NET
12 5 (5.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Clustering
1 7 (7.61%) Equities
2 6 (6.52%) Open Source
3 4 (4.35%) TWAP
3 4 (4.35%) Derivative
3 4 (4.35%) VWAP
4 3 (3.26%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.17%) Index Arbitrage
5 2 (2.17%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.09%) Social Media
6 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.09%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 30 (32.61%) Linux
2 20 (21.74%) UNIX
3 8 (8.70%) Solaris
3 8 (8.70%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (3.26%) Windows
4 3 (3.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.78%) TDD
2 30 (32.61%) Multithreading
2 30 (32.61%) OO
3 19 (20.65%) UML
3 19 (20.65%) Scrum
4 15 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (13.04%) OOD
6 10 (10.87%) Active Record
7 8 (8.70%) SOA
8 7 (7.61%) OOA/OOD
8 7 (7.61%) Load Balancing
8 7 (7.61%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (7.61%) Low Latency
8 7 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (6.52%) Analytics
9 6 (6.52%) Algorithmic Trading
9 6 (6.52%) Performance Testing
9 6 (6.52%) Unit Testing
10 5 (5.43%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 86 (93.48%) Java
2 32 (34.78%) SQL
3 21 (22.83%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.04%) Ruby
5 8 (8.70%) Perl
6 6 (6.52%) C++
7 5 (5.43%) Python
7 5 (5.43%) C#
8 4 (4.35%) Scala
9 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.17%) C
10 2 (2.17%) Groovy
10 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.09%) Korn
11 1 (1.09%) XPath
11 1 (1.09%) C-shell
11 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) Degree
2 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.09%) Brainbench
2 1 (1.09%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 43 (46.74%) Oracle
2 11 (11.96%) Sybase
3 9 (9.78%) Sun
4 8 (8.70%) Vertica
5 5 (5.43%) DoubleClick
5 5 (5.43%) Google
5 5 (5.43%) Netezza
5 5 (5.43%) Atlassian
5 5 (5.43%) Greenplum
5 5 (5.43%) Software AG
5 5 (5.43%) webMethods
6 2 (2.17%) IBM
7 1 (1.09%) Murex
7 1 (1.09%) Perforce
7 1 (1.09%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.09%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.09%) Tableau
7 1 (1.09%) Facebook
7 1 (1.09%) ParAccel