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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 509 489 464
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -25
Contract jobs citing J2SE 54 50 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 0.41% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 16
Average daily rate
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£450 £550 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £425 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £680 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £323
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +39.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 13
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £39.00
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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
12629 12201 11596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.35% 27.41% 28.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8623 7863 7476
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 262 316
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.80 £42.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -10 28 £475 -13.63% 14
North West - 18 £350 - 1
South West - 4 £400 - 4
Yorkshire -8 2 - - 1
South East - 2 £450 - 6
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
J2SE
UK

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 126 (98.44%) Java
2 72 (56.25%) Linux
3 69 (53.91%) Oracle
4 62 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (42.97%) J2EE
6 47 (36.72%) TDD
6 47 (36.72%) Scrum
7 44 (34.38%) SQL
8 42 (32.81%) XML
9 40 (31.25%) Spring
10 37 (28.91%) JavaScript
10 37 (28.91%) Tomcat
11 36 (28.13%) Hibernate
12 35 (27.34%) OO
13 32 (25.00%) Finance
13 32 (25.00%) Maven
13 32 (25.00%) Multithreading
14 28 (21.88%) HTTP
14 28 (21.88%) UNIX
15 27 (21.09%) Servlets
15 27 (21.09%) OOD
15 27 (21.09%) Software Engineering
15 27 (21.09%) Banking
16 26 (20.31%) jMock
17 25 (19.53%) Investment Banking
17 25 (19.53%) Web Development
17 25 (19.53%) JMS
18 24 (18.75%) Relational Database
19 23 (17.97%) Technical Analysis
19 23 (17.97%) Pair Programming

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 37 (28.91%) Tomcat
2 13 (10.16%) WebSphere
3 12 (9.38%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (5.47%) Apache Pig
5 6 (4.69%) Apache
6 3 (2.34%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.56%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.78%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.78%) GemFire
8 1 (0.78%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.78%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) InDesign
1 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 28 (21.88%) HTTP
2 3 (2.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 23 (17.97%) RDBMS
3 17 (13.28%) Hazelcast
4 15 (11.72%) Oracle Database
5 7 (5.47%) Apache Hive
5 7 (5.47%) Hadoop
5 7 (5.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (5.47%) Big Data
5 7 (5.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (3.91%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (3.13%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.34%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.56%) MySQL
10 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 32 (25.00%) Maven
2 26 (20.31%) jMock
3 16 (12.50%) Subversion
3 16 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 15 (11.72%) Git (software)
5 13 (10.16%) JUnit
6 6 (4.69%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.34%) Gradle
7 3 (2.34%) Mockito
7 3 (2.34%) NetBeans
7 3 (2.34%) Ant
8 2 (1.56%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.56%) NWDS
9 1 (0.78%) Hudson
9 1 (0.78%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (0.78%) Canoo WebTest
9 1 (0.78%) HtmlUnit
9 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 32 (25.00%) Finance
2 27 (21.09%) Banking
3 25 (19.53%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.47%) Front Office
5 4 (3.13%) Advertising
6 2 (1.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.78%) Publishing
7 1 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 111 (86.72%) Developer
2 100 (78.13%) Java Developer
3 15 (11.72%) Agile Java Developer
4 11 (8.59%) Senior Developer
4 11 (8.59%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (7.03%) Architect
6 8 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
7 7 (5.47%) Java Architect
7 7 (5.47%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 6 (4.69%) Design Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Principal Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 6 (4.69%) SOA Developer
9 5 (3.91%) Developer Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) Java Analyst Programmer
9 5 (3.91%) Java Programmer
9 5 (3.91%) Analyst Programmer
9 5 (3.91%) Programmer
9 5 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.91%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (42.97%) J2EE
2 42 (32.81%) XML
3 40 (31.25%) Spring
4 36 (28.13%) Hibernate
5 27 (21.09%) Servlets
6 25 (19.53%) JMS
7 23 (17.97%) Grails
8 19 (14.84%) XML Schema
9 17 (13.28%) Web Services
10 16 (12.50%) XSLT
10 16 (12.50%) DOM
11 14 (10.94%) Java EE
12 11 (8.59%) SAX
13 10 (7.81%) REST
14 9 (7.03%) Java SE
14 9 (7.03%) WebSphere MQ
14 9 (7.03%) J2ME
15 8 (6.25%) JSP
16 7 (5.47%) Java ME
17 6 (4.69%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.47%) Client/Server
3 6 (4.69%) Fixed Income
4 5 (3.91%) Equities
5 4 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.13%) Clustering
5 4 (3.13%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.13%) User Experience
5 4 (3.13%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.34%) Open Source
7 2 (1.56%) STB
7 2 (1.56%) Derivative
7 2 (1.56%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.78%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.78%) Social Media
8 1 (0.78%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 72 (56.25%) Linux
2 28 (21.88%) UNIX
3 21 (16.41%) Android
4 20 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (10.16%) Solaris
5 13 (10.16%) Oracle Linux
6 11 (8.59%) Windows
7 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (36.72%) TDD
2 47 (36.72%) Scrum
3 35 (27.34%) OO
4 32 (25.00%) Multithreading
5 27 (21.09%) OOD
5 27 (21.09%) Software Engineering
6 25 (19.53%) Web Development
7 23 (17.97%) Technical Analysis
7 23 (17.97%) Pair Programming
7 23 (17.97%) User Stories
8 20 (15.63%) UML
9 14 (10.94%) SOA
10 13 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (8.59%) OOP
12 9 (7.03%) Unit Testing
13 8 (6.25%) MVC
13 8 (6.25%) Waterfall
14 7 (5.47%) Capacity Planning
14 7 (5.47%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 126 (98.44%) Java
2 44 (34.38%) SQL
3 37 (28.91%) JavaScript
4 21 (16.41%) Python
5 19 (14.84%) XPath
6 12 (9.38%) Perl
7 6 (4.69%) C++
8 5 (3.91%) C
9 4 (3.13%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.34%) Scala
11 2 (1.56%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.78%) R
12 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.78%) Groovy
12 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.78%) C#
12 1 (0.78%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.25%) Degree
2 7 (5.47%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.47%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 69 (53.91%) Oracle
2 20 (15.63%) Red Hat
3 13 (10.16%) Sun
4 12 (9.38%) Atlassian
5 6 (4.69%) Sybase
6 5 (3.91%) Sencha
6 5 (3.91%) Google
7 3 (2.34%) SAP
8 2 (1.56%) webMethods
8 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.56%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.56%) Software AG
9 1 (0.78%) 29West
9 1 (0.78%) Canoo
9 1 (0.78%) Perforce
9 1 (0.78%) Adobe
9 1 (0.78%) Calypso