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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 518 490 473
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -17
Contract jobs citing J2SE 72 73 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 0.52% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 53 57
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 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +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
14397 13957 14126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.01% 29.13% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9732 9259 8589
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 £260
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 158 254 347
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £19.50 £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 24 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 24 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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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 -32 38 £600 +28.34% 14
North West +1 15 £313 -7.40% 2
East of England -8 10 £475 +58.33%
South East - 4 £285 - 5
South West - 3 £365 - 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
J2SE
UK

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 126 (99.21%) Java
2 75 (59.06%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (48.82%) SQL
4 60 (47.24%) Linux
5 57 (44.88%) Oracle
6 49 (38.58%) OO
7 48 (37.80%) Hibernate
8 47 (37.01%) JavaScript
9 46 (36.22%) J2EE
9 46 (36.22%) Spring
10 44 (34.65%) Scrum
11 43 (33.86%) Tomcat
12 39 (30.71%) TDD
13 37 (29.13%) Finance
14 34 (26.77%) Multithreading
15 33 (25.98%) Maven
15 33 (25.98%) OOD
16 32 (25.20%) Banking
17 31 (24.41%) Investment Banking
18 30 (23.62%) Web Services
18 30 (23.62%) XML
19 28 (22.05%) UNIX
20 25 (19.69%) UML
20 25 (19.69%) Web Development
20 25 (19.69%) Relational Database
21 24 (18.90%) jMock
22 22 (17.32%) Python
22 22 (17.32%) RDBMS
23 21 (16.54%) WebLogic
23 21 (16.54%) Pair Programming

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 43 (33.86%) Tomcat
2 21 (16.54%) WebLogic
3 18 (14.17%) WebSphere
4 13 (10.24%) Apache
5 5 (3.94%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (2.36%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.57%) JBoss
7 2 (1.57%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.57%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.79%) Confluence
8 1 (0.79%) GemFire
8 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.79%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.79%) CMS
8 1 (0.79%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.94%) Force.com
2 3 (2.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.81%) HTTP
2 5 (3.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.69%) Relational Database
2 22 (17.32%) RDBMS
3 14 (11.02%) Hazelcast
4 12 (9.45%) MySQL
5 5 (3.94%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.94%) Triplestore
6 4 (3.15%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.57%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.57%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.57%) Big Data
8 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 33 (25.98%) Maven
2 24 (18.90%) jMock
3 20 (15.75%) JUnit
4 18 (14.17%) Git (software)
5 11 (8.66%) Ant
6 10 (7.87%) Subversion
6 10 (7.87%) JIRA
7 8 (6.30%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.94%) Mockito
9 3 (2.36%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.36%) NetBeans
9 3 (2.36%) Hudson
9 3 (2.36%) Gradle
10 2 (1.57%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.57%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.57%) NWDS
11 1 (0.79%) Canoo WebTest
11 1 (0.79%) HtmlUnit
11 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 37 (29.13%) Finance
2 32 (25.20%) Banking
3 31 (24.41%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.94%) Front Office
5 4 (3.15%) Back Office
5 4 (3.15%) Advertising
6 3 (2.36%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.79%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.79%) Publishing
7 1 (0.79%) Games
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Electronics
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 105 (82.68%) Developer
2 88 (69.29%) Java Developer
3 20 (15.75%) Agile Java Developer
4 15 (11.81%) Architect
5 13 (10.24%) Java Architect
6 9 (7.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (7.09%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (7.09%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.30%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Design Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Principal Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 6 (4.72%) Consultant
10 4 (3.15%) Salesforce.com Consultant
10 4 (3.15%) WebSphere Developer
11 3 (2.36%) Front-End Developer
11 3 (2.36%) Java Swing Developer
11 3 (2.36%) C++ Developer
11 3 (2.36%) Java/J2EE Architect
12 2 (1.57%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (37.80%) Hibernate
2 46 (36.22%) Spring
2 46 (36.22%) J2EE
3 30 (23.62%) Web Services
3 30 (23.62%) XML
4 17 (13.39%) JMS
5 16 (12.60%) CSS
6 15 (11.81%) Servlets
7 14 (11.02%) DOM
7 14 (11.02%) Grails
8 13 (10.24%) REST
8 13 (10.24%) HTML
9 12 (9.45%) XSLT
9 12 (9.45%) XML Schema
10 9 (7.09%) JSP
11 8 (6.30%) SAX
11 8 (6.30%) SOAP
12 7 (5.51%) Swing
12 7 (5.51%) CGI
13 6 (4.72%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.87%) Open Source
2 7 (5.51%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.72%) Clustering
4 5 (3.94%) Ontologies
4 5 (3.94%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.15%) User Experience
5 4 (3.15%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.15%) Equities
5 4 (3.15%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.36%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.36%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.57%) Derivative
8 1 (0.79%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.79%) DTV
8 1 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.79%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 60 (47.24%) Linux
2 28 (22.05%) UNIX
3 19 (14.96%) Solaris
4 18 (14.17%) Oracle Linux
5 16 (12.60%) Android
6 12 (9.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (6.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (59.06%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (38.58%) OO
3 44 (34.65%) Scrum
4 39 (30.71%) TDD
5 34 (26.77%) Multithreading
6 33 (25.98%) OOD
7 25 (19.69%) UML
7 25 (19.69%) Web Development
8 21 (16.54%) Pair Programming
9 20 (15.75%) User Stories
9 20 (15.75%) Technical Analysis
10 19 (14.96%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (14.17%) Software Engineering
12 13 (10.24%) MVC
13 11 (8.66%) Enterprise Architecture
13 11 (8.66%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (6.30%) Unit Testing
15 7 (5.51%) Low Latency
16 6 (4.72%) Load Balancing
16 6 (4.72%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 126 (99.21%) Java
2 62 (48.82%) SQL
3 47 (37.01%) JavaScript
4 22 (17.32%) Python
5 17 (13.39%) Perl
6 12 (9.45%) XPath
7 6 (4.72%) C++
7 6 (4.72%) Apex Code
8 5 (3.94%) SPARQL
9 4 (3.15%) C#
10 3 (2.36%) C
10 3 (2.36%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.57%) XAML
12 1 (0.79%) Scala
12 1 (0.79%) Groovy
12 1 (0.79%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (7.09%) Degree
2 3 (2.36%) OCPJP
3 2 (1.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (1.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (44.88%) Oracle
2 19 (14.96%) Sun
3 17 (13.39%) Atlassian
4 12 (9.45%) Red Hat
5 10 (7.87%) Sybase
6 6 (4.72%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.36%) SAP
7 3 (2.36%) IBM
7 3 (2.36%) Google
8 2 (1.57%) Software AG
8 2 (1.57%) webMethods
9 1 (0.79%) Perforce
9 1 (0.79%) FatWire
9 1 (0.79%) DoubleClick
9 1 (0.79%) Canoo
9 1 (0.79%) Sencha
9 1 (0.79%) 29West
9 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.79%) Calypso
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