The table below looks at the statistics for J2SE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 48 58 59
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing J2SE 18 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.71% 1.25% 1.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.70% 5.24% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 4
Average daily rate £385 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £419
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
J2SE
Scotland

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 Glasgow region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
207 210 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 31.22% 23.89% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 117 175
Average daily rate £330 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £290 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £21.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +59.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing J2SE across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

J2SE Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

J2SE
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing J2SE across the Glasgow region.

J2SE Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 18 (100.00%) Java
1 18 (100.00%) Sybase
1 18 (100.00%) DB2
1 18 (100.00%) Unix
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
1 18 (100.00%) OO
1 18 (100.00%) OOD
1 18 (100.00%) Spring
2 17 (94.44%) JUnit
2 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 17 (94.44%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (94.44%) SDLC
3 16 (88.89%) Relational Database
3 16 (88.89%) RDBMS
4 15 (83.33%) Finance
5 14 (77.78%) Software Engineering
5 14 (77.78%) JMS
5 14 (77.78%) Perl
6 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (61.11%) Front Office
8 10 (55.56%) Banking
9 9 (50.00%) Investment Banking
10 8 (44.44%) Equity Derivative
11 7 (38.89%) Database Tuning
11 7 (38.89%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (33.33%) Equities
13 5 (27.78%) Wealth Management
13 5 (27.78%) Investment Management
14 4 (22.22%) Multithreading
14 4 (22.22%) Fixed Income

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) DB2
2 16 (88.89%) RDBMS
2 16 (88.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (94.44%) JUnit
General
1 15 (83.33%) Finance
2 11 (61.11%) Front Office
3 10 (55.56%) Banking
4 9 (50.00%) Investment Banking
5 4 (22.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (77.78%) Java Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (22.22%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) Spring
2 14 (77.78%) JMS
3 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (94.44%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (44.44%) Equity Derivative
3 6 (33.33%) Equities
4 4 (22.22%) Fixed Income
5 2 (11.11%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
1 18 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) OO
1 18 (100.00%) OOD
2 17 (94.44%) SDLC
3 14 (77.78%) Software Engineering
4 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (38.89%) Database Tuning
5 7 (38.89%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (27.78%) Investment Management
6 5 (27.78%) Wealth Management
7 4 (22.22%) Multithreading
8 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
8 2 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
9 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
9 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (94.44%) SQL
3 14 (77.78%) Perl
4 4 (22.22%) C++
5 2 (11.11%) Scala
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Sybase
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle