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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 500 517 490
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -27
Contract jobs citing J2SE 75 44 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.090% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 0.31% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 21 76
Average daily rate
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£450 £485 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.21% +14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
14303 14320 14701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.96% 29.36% 27.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9241 9387 9156
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 255 344
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +6 44 £500 +3.09% 36
East of England - 18 £425 - 1
North West +5 7 £313 -2.34% 5
South East -6 3 £390 - 4
Yorkshire +5 1 - - 1
East Midlands +3 1 £425 -
South West - 1 £355 - 3
West Midlands - - - -
J2SE
UK

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 109 (99.09%) Java
2 62 (56.36%) SQL
3 51 (46.36%) Oracle
4 48 (43.64%) J2EE
5 47 (42.73%) Linux
6 44 (40.00%) OO
7 41 (37.27%) Tomcat
8 39 (35.45%) Spring
8 39 (35.45%) Hibernate
9 38 (34.55%) JavaScript
10 35 (31.82%) Scrum
11 34 (30.91%) Finance
11 34 (30.91%) UNIX
12 31 (28.18%) Multithreading
13 30 (27.27%) UML
14 29 (26.36%) TDD
15 27 (24.55%) OOD
15 27 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (23.64%) Web Services
17 25 (22.73%) XML
17 25 (22.73%) WebLogic
18 24 (21.82%) Maven
19 22 (20.00%) Sun
19 22 (20.00%) Solaris
20 21 (19.09%) Oracle Linux
21 20 (18.18%) Perl
21 20 (18.18%) Banking
22 19 (17.27%) Investment Banking
22 19 (17.27%) JUnit
22 19 (17.27%) Git (software)

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 41 (37.27%) Tomcat
2 25 (22.73%) WebLogic
3 16 (14.55%) Apache
3 16 (14.55%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.55%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (3.64%) Apache Pig
6 3 (2.73%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.82%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.91%) CMS
8 1 (0.91%) Confluence
8 1 (0.91%) Documentum
8 1 (0.91%) Magnolia
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) Force.com
2 3 (2.73%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.45%) HTTP
1 6 (5.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.55%) MySQL
1 16 (14.55%) Relational Database
2 14 (12.73%) RDBMS
3 6 (5.45%) Hadoop
3 6 (5.45%) Big Data
3 6 (5.45%) Hazelcast
4 5 (4.55%) Triplestore
4 5 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.64%) Impala
5 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.64%) Apache Hive
5 4 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.64%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (21.82%) Maven
2 19 (17.27%) Git (software)
2 19 (17.27%) JUnit
3 15 (13.64%) JIRA
4 13 (11.82%) jMock
5 8 (7.27%) Ant
6 6 (5.45%) TeamCity
6 6 (5.45%) Mockito
6 6 (5.45%) Hudson
7 5 (4.55%) Subversion
8 4 (3.64%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.82%) NetBeans
9 2 (1.82%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.82%) Selenium
9 2 (1.82%) NWDS
9 2 (1.82%) Gradle
10 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.91%) Robotium
10 1 (0.91%) HtmlUnit
10 1 (0.91%) Canoo WebTest
General
1 34 (30.91%) Finance
2 20 (18.18%) Banking
3 19 (17.27%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.55%) Advertising
5 4 (3.64%) Back Office
6 2 (1.82%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.91%) Electronics
7 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.91%) Publishing
7 1 (0.91%) Games
7 1 (0.91%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.91%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (73.64%) Developer
2 64 (58.18%) Java Developer
3 19 (17.27%) Architect
4 17 (15.45%) Java Architect
5 12 (10.91%) Agile Java Developer
6 9 (8.18%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (7.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 7 (6.36%) Principal Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) Design Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Architect
9 5 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.55%) Consultant
9 5 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.64%) Salesforce.com Consultant
10 4 (3.64%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 4 (3.64%) WebSphere Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Hadoop Developer
11 3 (2.73%) Front-End Developer
12 2 (1.82%) Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (43.64%) J2EE
2 39 (35.45%) Spring
2 39 (35.45%) Hibernate
3 26 (23.64%) Web Services
4 25 (22.73%) XML
5 17 (15.45%) CSS
6 13 (11.82%) HTML
7 10 (9.09%) DOM
8 9 (8.18%) JSP
8 9 (8.18%) CGI
9 8 (7.27%) REST
10 6 (5.45%) XML Schema
10 6 (5.45%) Grails
10 6 (5.45%) JPA
10 6 (5.45%) JDBC
10 6 (5.45%) JMS
10 6 (5.45%) Servlets
10 6 (5.45%) SOAP
10 6 (5.45%) XSLT
11 5 (4.55%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.00%) Open Source
2 9 (8.18%) Clustering
3 5 (4.55%) Ontologies
4 4 (3.64%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.64%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.82%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.82%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.82%) Equities
7 1 (0.91%) Derivative
7 1 (0.91%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.91%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.91%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 47 (42.73%) Linux
2 34 (30.91%) UNIX
3 22 (20.00%) Solaris
4 21 (19.09%) Oracle Linux
5 11 (10.00%) Android
6 6 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (40.00%) OO
2 35 (31.82%) Scrum
3 31 (28.18%) Multithreading
4 30 (27.27%) UML
5 29 (26.36%) TDD
6 27 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (24.55%) OOD
7 17 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (14.55%) Software Engineering
8 16 (14.55%) Web Development
9 13 (11.82%) Pair Programming
10 12 (10.91%) Technical Analysis
10 12 (10.91%) User Stories
11 11 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (9.09%) MVC
13 9 (8.18%) OOA/OOD
13 9 (8.18%) Unit Testing
13 9 (8.18%) Load Balancing
14 6 (5.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (99.09%) Java
2 62 (56.36%) SQL
3 38 (34.55%) JavaScript
4 20 (18.18%) Perl
5 15 (13.64%) Python
6 6 (5.45%) XPath
7 5 (4.55%) SPARQL
8 4 (3.64%) C
8 4 (3.64%) Apex Code
8 4 (3.64%) C++
9 3 (2.73%) C#
9 3 (2.73%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.82%) XAML
10 2 (1.82%) Groovy
11 1 (0.91%) Scala
11 1 (0.91%) Ruby
11 1 (0.91%) Korn
11 1 (0.91%) ECMAScript
11 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (6.36%) Degree
2 3 (2.73%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.55%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.91%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (46.36%) Oracle
2 22 (20.00%) Sun
3 19 (17.27%) Atlassian
4 10 (9.09%) Sybase
5 6 (5.45%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.55%) DoubleClick
6 5 (4.55%) Google
7 4 (3.64%) Netezza
7 4 (3.64%) Greenplum
7 4 (3.64%) Vertica
7 4 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.73%) IBM
9 2 (1.82%) SAP
9 2 (1.82%) JBoss
10 1 (0.91%) webMethods
10 1 (0.91%) Perforce
10 1 (0.91%) FatWire
10 1 (0.91%) Canoo
10 1 (0.91%) Software AG
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