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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 536 524 484
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -40
Contract jobs citing J2SE 50 47 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.100% 0.097% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.34% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 36 26
Average daily rate
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£475 £438 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £440
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 - £39.00
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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
13869 13683 12692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.73% 28.15% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9472 9020 8164
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 199 314
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £20.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +14 35 £600 +20.00% 28
West Midlands +7 8 £425 +28.78% 3
South East -23 5 £414 +10.33% 12
Yorkshire -18 1 £400 - 3
North East - 1 £400 -
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J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 107 (98.17%) Java
2 75 (68.81%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (56.88%) TDD
4 52 (47.71%) SQL
5 51 (46.79%) J2EE
6 49 (44.95%) Oracle
6 49 (44.95%) Linux
7 47 (43.12%) Hibernate
8 42 (38.53%) JavaScript
9 39 (35.78%) Scrum
10 38 (34.86%) Banking
11 36 (33.03%) OO
12 35 (32.11%) Relational Database
13 34 (31.19%) Software Engineering
14 33 (30.28%) Investment Banking
14 33 (30.28%) XML
15 29 (26.61%) Web Development
16 28 (25.69%) User Stories
16 28 (25.69%) Python
16 28 (25.69%) OOD
16 28 (25.69%) RDBMS
16 28 (25.69%) Spring
17 27 (24.77%) Pair Programming
17 27 (24.77%) Technical Analysis
17 27 (24.77%) jMock
18 25 (22.94%) UML
19 23 (21.10%) OOP
19 23 (21.10%) Migration
19 23 (21.10%) Data Migration
20 21 (19.27%) Servlets

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 14 (12.84%) WebSphere
2 13 (11.93%) JBoss
3 8 (7.34%) WebLogic
4 7 (6.42%) Apache
4 7 (6.42%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.67%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.83%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.83%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.92%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.92%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.42%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.50%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.92%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (3.67%) Multicast
2 3 (2.75%) HTTP
3 2 (1.83%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.83%) DNS
3 2 (1.83%) X.509
3 2 (1.83%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (32.11%) Relational Database
2 28 (25.69%) RDBMS
3 15 (13.76%) DB2
4 10 (9.17%) Oracle Database
5 8 (7.34%) Oracle9i Database
5 8 (7.34%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (6.42%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 6 (5.50%) MongoDB
8 4 (3.67%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.75%) Big Data
10 2 (1.83%) Hazelcast
10 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.92%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.92%) MySQL
11 1 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (24.77%) jMock
2 19 (17.43%) Eclipse
3 13 (11.93%) Git (software)
3 13 (11.93%) JUnit
4 10 (9.17%) Subversion
4 10 (9.17%) Maven
5 9 (8.26%) Jasmine
6 8 (7.34%) Selenium
7 5 (4.59%) IntelliJ
8 4 (3.67%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.75%) ClearCase
10 2 (1.83%) Ant
10 2 (1.83%) NetBeans
11 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.92%) Gradle
11 1 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.92%) StarTeam
11 1 (0.92%) JIRA
General
1 38 (34.86%) Banking
2 33 (30.28%) Investment Banking
3 12 (11.01%) Finance
4 2 (1.83%) Front Office
4 2 (1.83%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Automotive
5 1 (0.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 96 (88.07%) Developer
2 91 (83.49%) Java Developer
3 12 (11.01%) Lead Developer
3 12 (11.01%) Lead Java Developer
4 11 (10.09%) Senior Developer
4 11 (10.09%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (8.26%) Architect
5 9 (8.26%) Scala Developer
6 4 (3.67%) Software Engineer
6 4 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (2.75%) Software Architect
7 3 (2.75%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (1.83%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (1.83%) Java Architect
8 2 (1.83%) Core Java Developer
8 2 (1.83%) Front Office Developer
9 1 (0.92%) DBA
9 1 (0.92%) Technical Architect
9 1 (0.92%) Java Technical Architect
9 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (46.79%) J2EE
2 47 (43.12%) Hibernate
3 33 (30.28%) XML
4 28 (25.69%) Spring
5 21 (19.27%) Servlets
6 19 (17.43%) HTML
6 19 (17.43%) REST
7 18 (16.51%) SOAP
8 17 (15.60%) XSL
9 16 (14.68%) JSP
10 14 (12.84%) Web Services
10 14 (12.84%) JMS
10 14 (12.84%) Middleware
11 13 (11.93%) RESTful
11 13 (11.93%) CSS
12 12 (11.01%) XSLT
12 12 (11.01%) Ajax
13 11 (10.09%) WebSphere MQ
13 11 (10.09%) jQuery
14 10 (9.17%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.51%) Equities
2 13 (11.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (6.42%) Algorithms
4 6 (5.50%) N-Tier
4 6 (5.50%) Fixed Income
5 5 (4.59%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.67%) Derivative
7 3 (2.75%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.83%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.92%) RIA
9 1 (0.92%) Social Media
9 1 (0.92%) Clustering
9 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (44.95%) Linux
2 17 (15.60%) UNIX
3 4 (3.67%) Windows
4 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.83%) Android
6 1 (0.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (68.81%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (56.88%) TDD
3 39 (35.78%) Scrum
4 36 (33.03%) OO
5 34 (31.19%) Software Engineering
6 29 (26.61%) Web Development
7 28 (25.69%) User Stories
7 28 (25.69%) OOD
8 27 (24.77%) Pair Programming
8 27 (24.77%) Technical Analysis
9 25 (22.94%) UML
10 23 (21.10%) OOP
10 23 (21.10%) Migration
10 23 (21.10%) Data Migration
11 21 (19.27%) RUP
12 18 (16.51%) Multithreading
13 15 (13.76%) Mentoring
14 13 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (11.93%) Content Management
15 12 (11.01%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 107 (98.17%) Java
2 52 (47.71%) SQL
3 42 (38.53%) JavaScript
4 28 (25.69%) Python
5 19 (17.43%) XPath
6 16 (14.68%) Scala
7 7 (6.42%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.59%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.83%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.92%) C#
10 1 (0.92%) C++
10 1 (0.92%) Ruby
10 1 (0.92%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 4 (3.67%) Degree
1 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (4.59%) Docker
2 1 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 49 (44.95%) Oracle
2 13 (11.93%) IBM
3 12 (11.01%) Sybase
4 9 (8.26%) webMethods
5 3 (2.75%) Informatica
5 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.83%) ForgeRock
6 2 (1.83%) Solace
6 2 (1.83%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.92%) Reuters
7 1 (0.92%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.92%) Actimize
7 1 (0.92%) Adobe
7 1 (0.92%) Software AG
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