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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 506 478 490
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +12
Contract jobs citing J2SE 73 73 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 0.52% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 53 58
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £338 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
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
14163 13937 14394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.00% 29.16% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9532 9255 8769
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 249 358
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 £15.95 £19.06 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 October 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 October 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 -8 36 £600 +33.33% 18
North West -2 15 £313 -7.40% 6
East of England -13 12 £463 +54.16%
South East - 4 £285 - 3
South West - 3 £365 - 4
Yorkshire -4 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £425 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
J2SE
UK

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 124 (99.20%) Java
2 74 (59.20%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (48.80%) SQL
4 59 (47.20%) Linux
5 56 (44.80%) Oracle
6 48 (38.40%) OO
7 47 (37.60%) Hibernate
8 45 (36.00%) J2EE
8 45 (36.00%) JavaScript
8 45 (36.00%) Spring
9 43 (34.40%) Scrum
10 42 (33.60%) Tomcat
11 38 (30.40%) TDD
12 37 (29.60%) Finance
13 34 (27.20%) Multithreading
14 32 (25.60%) Maven
14 32 (25.60%) OOD
15 31 (24.80%) Banking
16 30 (24.00%) Investment Banking
16 30 (24.00%) Web Services
16 30 (24.00%) XML
17 28 (22.40%) UNIX
18 25 (20.00%) UML
19 24 (19.20%) Web Development
19 24 (19.20%) Relational Database
20 23 (18.40%) jMock
21 21 (16.80%) Python
21 21 (16.80%) WebLogic
21 21 (16.80%) RDBMS
22 20 (16.00%) JUnit

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 42 (33.60%) Tomcat
2 21 (16.80%) WebLogic
3 18 (14.40%) WebSphere
4 13 (10.40%) Apache
5 5 (4.00%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.60%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.60%) JBoss
7 2 (1.60%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.80%) GemFire
8 1 (0.80%) Confluence
8 1 (0.80%) Documentum
8 1 (0.80%) CMS
8 1 (0.80%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.00%) Force.com
2 3 (2.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.00%) HTTP
2 5 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.20%) Relational Database
2 21 (16.80%) RDBMS
3 14 (11.20%) Hazelcast
4 12 (9.60%) MySQL
5 5 (4.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.00%) Triplestore
6 4 (3.20%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.60%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.60%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.60%) Big Data
8 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (25.60%) Maven
2 23 (18.40%) jMock
3 20 (16.00%) JUnit
4 18 (14.40%) Git (software)
5 11 (8.80%) Ant
6 10 (8.00%) Subversion
6 10 (8.00%) JIRA
7 8 (6.40%) Eclipse
8 5 (4.00%) Mockito
9 3 (2.40%) Hudson
9 3 (2.40%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.40%) NetBeans
9 3 (2.40%) Gradle
10 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.60%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.60%) NWDS
11 1 (0.80%) Eclipse RCP
11 1 (0.80%) Canoo WebTest
11 1 (0.80%) HtmlUnit
General
1 37 (29.60%) Finance
2 31 (24.80%) Banking
3 30 (24.00%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.00%) Front Office
5 4 (3.20%) Back Office
5 4 (3.20%) Advertising
6 3 (2.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.80%) Marketing
7 1 (0.80%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.80%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.80%) Electronics
7 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.80%) Publishing
7 1 (0.80%) Games
Job Titles
1 103 (82.40%) Developer
2 86 (68.80%) Java Developer
3 19 (15.20%) Agile Java Developer
4 15 (12.00%) Architect
5 13 (10.40%) Java Architect
6 9 (7.20%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.40%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.40%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (6.40%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 7 (5.60%) Principal Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Design Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Consultant
9 6 (4.80%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 4 (3.20%) WebSphere Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Salesforce.com Consultant
11 3 (2.40%) Front-End Developer
11 3 (2.40%) Java Swing Developer
11 3 (2.40%) C++ Developer
11 3 (2.40%) Java/J2EE Architect
12 2 (1.60%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (37.60%) Hibernate
2 45 (36.00%) J2EE
2 45 (36.00%) Spring
3 30 (24.00%) Web Services
3 30 (24.00%) XML
4 17 (13.60%) JMS
5 15 (12.00%) CSS
5 15 (12.00%) Servlets
6 14 (11.20%) DOM
6 14 (11.20%) Grails
7 13 (10.40%) REST
8 12 (9.60%) XSLT
8 12 (9.60%) XML Schema
8 12 (9.60%) HTML
9 9 (7.20%) JSP
10 8 (6.40%) SAX
10 8 (6.40%) SOAP
11 7 (5.60%) Swing
11 7 (5.60%) CGI
12 6 (4.80%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.00%) Open Source
2 7 (5.60%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.80%) Clustering
4 5 (4.00%) Ontologies
4 5 (4.00%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.20%) User Experience
5 4 (3.20%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.20%) Equities
5 4 (3.20%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.40%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.40%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.60%) Derivative
8 1 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.80%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.80%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.80%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.80%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 59 (47.20%) Linux
2 28 (22.40%) UNIX
3 19 (15.20%) Solaris
4 18 (14.40%) Oracle Linux
5 16 (12.80%) Android
6 12 (9.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (6.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (59.20%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (38.40%) OO
3 43 (34.40%) Scrum
4 38 (30.40%) TDD
5 34 (27.20%) Multithreading
6 32 (25.60%) OOD
7 25 (20.00%) UML
8 24 (19.20%) Web Development
9 20 (16.00%) Pair Programming
10 19 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (15.20%) User Stories
10 19 (15.20%) Technical Analysis
11 18 (14.40%) Software Engineering
12 12 (9.60%) MVC
13 11 (8.80%) Enterprise Architecture
13 11 (8.80%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (6.40%) Unit Testing
15 7 (5.60%) Low Latency
16 6 (4.80%) OOP
16 6 (4.80%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 124 (99.20%) Java
2 61 (48.80%) SQL
3 45 (36.00%) JavaScript
4 21 (16.80%) Python
5 17 (13.60%) Perl
6 12 (9.60%) XPath
7 6 (4.80%) C++
7 6 (4.80%) Apex Code
8 5 (4.00%) SPARQL
9 4 (3.20%) C#
10 3 (2.40%) C
10 3 (2.40%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.60%) XAML
12 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.80%) Groovy
12 1 (0.80%) Scala
12 1 (0.80%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (7.20%) Degree
2 3 (2.40%) OCPJP
3 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.80%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.80%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 56 (44.80%) Oracle
2 19 (15.20%) Sun
3 17 (13.60%) Atlassian
4 12 (9.60%) Red Hat
5 10 (8.00%) Sybase
6 6 (4.80%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.40%) Google
7 3 (2.40%) SAP
7 3 (2.40%) IBM
8 2 (1.60%) Software AG
8 2 (1.60%) webMethods
9 1 (0.80%) Sencha
9 1 (0.80%) 29West
9 1 (0.80%) Canoo
9 1 (0.80%) DoubleClick
9 1 (0.80%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.80%) Calypso
9 1 (0.80%) Perforce
9 1 (0.80%) FatWire
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