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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 495 501 470
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -31
Contract jobs citing J2SE 58 48 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.10% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.42% 0.36% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 20 92
Average daily rate
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£438 £433 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.15% -7.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £289 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 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
13711 13328 14132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.78% 28.60% 26.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8924 8639 8790
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 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 261 344
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 1 August 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 August 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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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 35 £500 +20.48% 35
East of England - 17 £425 -
South East -3 4 £390 - 7
East Midlands -1 1 £425 -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
South West - - - - 2
North West - - - - 4
Yorkshire - - - - 1
J2SE
UK

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 99 (100.00%) Java
2 51 (51.52%) SQL
3 44 (44.44%) J2EE
4 41 (41.41%) Oracle
4 41 (41.41%) OO
5 38 (38.38%) Hibernate
6 36 (36.36%) Linux
6 36 (36.36%) JavaScript
7 34 (34.34%) Spring
8 33 (33.33%) Web Services
9 29 (29.29%) Tomcat
10 28 (28.28%) Multithreading
11 27 (27.27%) UNIX
11 27 (27.27%) Finance
12 26 (26.26%) OOD
13 25 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (24.24%) Scrum
14 24 (24.24%) UML
15 23 (23.23%) XML
15 23 (23.23%) TDD
16 21 (21.21%) JUnit
17 20 (20.20%) WebLogic
18 19 (19.19%) Maven
19 18 (18.18%) CSS
20 16 (16.16%) Software Engineering
20 16 (16.16%) Sun
20 16 (16.16%) Continuous Integration
21 15 (15.15%) JIRA
21 15 (15.15%) MySQL
21 15 (15.15%) Solaris

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 29 (29.29%) Tomcat
2 20 (20.20%) WebLogic
3 14 (14.14%) Apache
4 12 (12.12%) WebSphere
5 5 (5.05%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (4.04%) Apache Pig
7 3 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.01%) Confluence
8 1 (1.01%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) Force.com
2 3 (3.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.15%) MySQL
2 12 (12.12%) Relational Database
3 9 (9.09%) RDBMS
4 6 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.06%) Hadoop
4 6 (6.06%) Big Data
5 5 (5.05%) Triplestore
6 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.04%) Impala
6 4 (4.04%) Apache Hive
6 4 (4.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (1.01%) DB2
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 21 (21.21%) JUnit
2 19 (19.19%) Maven
3 15 (15.15%) JIRA
4 13 (13.13%) Git (software)
5 11 (11.11%) Subversion
6 9 (9.09%) Eclipse
7 8 (8.08%) Ant
7 8 (8.08%) jMock
8 6 (6.06%) TeamCity
8 6 (6.06%) Mockito
8 6 (6.06%) Hudson
9 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.02%) Selenium
10 1 (1.01%) Robotium
10 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.01%) Gradle
10 1 (1.01%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.01%) JMeter
10 1 (1.01%) WinRunner
10 1 (1.01%) LoadRunner
General
1 27 (27.27%) Finance
2 14 (14.14%) Investment Banking
2 14 (14.14%) Banking
3 4 (4.04%) Back Office
4 3 (3.03%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.03%) Advertising
5 1 (1.01%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Electronics
5 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Front Office
5 1 (1.01%) Publishing
5 1 (1.01%) Games
Job Titles
1 78 (78.79%) Developer
2 60 (60.61%) Java Developer
3 15 (15.15%) Architect
4 14 (14.14%) Java Architect
5 7 (7.07%) Agile Java Developer
5 7 (7.07%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (7.07%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (7.07%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.06%) Consultant
6 6 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.04%) WebSphere Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Design Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.04%) Java Swing Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Principal Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Salesforce.com Consultant
7 4 (4.04%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Java/J2EE Architect
7 4 (4.04%) Hadoop Developer
8 3 (3.03%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (44.44%) J2EE
2 38 (38.38%) Hibernate
3 34 (34.34%) Spring
4 33 (33.33%) Web Services
5 23 (23.23%) XML
6 18 (18.18%) CSS
7 13 (13.13%) HTML
8 11 (11.11%) JSP
9 8 (8.08%) CGI
9 8 (8.08%) REST
10 7 (7.07%) SOAP
10 7 (7.07%) JDBC
11 6 (6.06%) Java RMI
11 6 (6.06%) Swing
11 6 (6.06%) Apache Axis
11 6 (6.06%) JPA
12 5 (5.05%) Apache Jena
12 5 (5.05%) ActiveMQ
13 4 (4.04%) Middleware
13 4 (4.04%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.10%) Open Source
2 8 (8.08%) Clustering
3 5 (5.05%) Ontologies
4 4 (4.04%) Credit Risk
5 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.03%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.02%) Equities
6 2 (2.02%) Derivative
6 2 (2.02%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.02%) Index Arbitrage
6 2 (2.02%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.01%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.01%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.01%) Semantic Web
7 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.01%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 36 (36.36%) Linux
2 27 (27.27%) UNIX
3 15 (15.15%) Solaris
4 14 (14.14%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (4.04%) Android
6 2 (2.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (41.41%) OO
2 28 (28.28%) Multithreading
3 26 (26.26%) OOD
4 25 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (24.24%) Scrum
5 24 (24.24%) UML
6 23 (23.23%) TDD
7 16 (16.16%) Software Engineering
7 16 (16.16%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (10.10%) Web Development
9 9 (9.09%) Unit Testing
10 8 (8.08%) MVC
10 8 (8.08%) Pair Programming
10 8 (8.08%) OOA/OOD
10 8 (8.08%) Load Balancing
11 7 (7.07%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (7.07%) Technical Analysis
11 7 (7.07%) User Stories
11 7 (7.07%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (5.05%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (100.00%) Java
2 51 (51.52%) SQL
3 36 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.14%) Perl
5 10 (10.10%) Python
6 5 (5.05%) SPARQL
7 4 (4.04%) Scala
7 4 (4.04%) Apex Code
8 3 (3.03%) C
8 3 (3.03%) C#
8 3 (3.03%) C++
9 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.02%) XAML
9 2 (2.02%) Groovy
10 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.01%) XPath
10 1 (1.01%) ECMAScript
10 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (3.03%) OCPJP
3 1 (1.01%) Brainbench
3 1 (1.01%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 5 (5.05%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (41.41%) Oracle
2 16 (16.16%) Sun
3 13 (13.13%) Atlassian
4 10 (10.10%) Sybase
5 5 (5.05%) DoubleClick
5 5 (5.05%) Google
6 4 (4.04%) Netezza
6 4 (4.04%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (4.04%) webMethods
6 4 (4.04%) Software AG
6 4 (4.04%) Greenplum
6 4 (4.04%) Vertica
7 3 (3.03%) IBM
8 2 (2.02%) JBoss
9 1 (1.01%) Perforce
9 1 (1.01%) FatWire
9 1 (1.01%) Murex
Bournemouth, Dorset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 - £401 per week
Posted: 8 days ago