The table below looks at the statistics for J2SE skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 384 389 355
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -34
Contract jobs citing J2SE 45 36 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.61% 0.46% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 43
Average daily rate
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£500 £485 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -1.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
J2SE
England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7428 7752 7654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.36% 31.33% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5321 5587 5366
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 50 67
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £59.95 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

J2SE Jobs Demand Trend in London

J2SE
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

J2SE Daily Rate Trend in London

J2SE
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing J2SE across the London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

J2SE Daily Rate Histogram in London

J2SE
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing J2SE across the London region.

J2SE Hourly Rate Trend in London

J2SE
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the London region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
City of London +22 6 £550 +39.24% 12
Wimbledon - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
J2SE
England

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 66 (100.00%) Java
2 39 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 32 (48.48%) SQL
4 32 (48.48%) Hibernate
5 28 (42.42%) Oracle
6 24 (36.36%) OO
7 23 (34.85%) TDD
8 22 (33.33%) Banking
9 21 (31.82%) Investment Banking
9 21 (31.82%) Scrum
9 21 (31.82%) Linux
10 20 (30.30%) OOD
11 19 (28.79%) Spring
12 18 (27.27%) Finance
12 18 (27.27%) jMock
13 17 (25.76%) Web Services
14 16 (24.24%) Maven
14 16 (24.24%) Relational Database
15 15 (22.73%) Pair Programming
15 15 (22.73%) Web Development
15 15 (22.73%) RDBMS
15 15 (22.73%) Python
16 14 (21.21%) J2EE
16 14 (21.21%) Technical Analysis
16 14 (21.21%) User Stories
17 13 (19.70%) Multithreading
18 12 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
19 11 (16.67%) MySQL
20 10 (15.15%) JUnit

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (10.61%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.58%) WebSphere Portal
2 5 (7.58%) Apache
2 5 (7.58%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.03%) NetWeaver
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (3.03%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.52%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Force.com
2 2 (3.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.24%) Relational Database
2 15 (22.73%) RDBMS
3 11 (16.67%) MySQL
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
5 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.06%) Hadoop
5 4 (6.06%) Big Data
5 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.55%) Triplestore
7 2 (3.03%) Apache Hive
7 2 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (3.03%) Impala
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (27.27%) jMock
2 16 (24.24%) Maven
3 10 (15.15%) JUnit
4 9 (13.64%) Ant
5 7 (10.61%) Mockito
5 7 (10.61%) JIRA
6 5 (7.58%) TeamCity
6 5 (7.58%) Hudson
7 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
8 2 (3.03%) NetBeans
8 2 (3.03%) Subversion
8 2 (3.03%) Gradle
8 2 (3.03%) NWDS
9 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (33.33%) Banking
2 21 (31.82%) Investment Banking
3 18 (27.27%) Finance
4 4 (6.06%) Front Office
4 4 (6.06%) Back Office
5 3 (4.55%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.52%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.52%) Publishing
6 1 (1.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 61 (92.42%) Developer
2 48 (72.73%) Java Developer
3 14 (21.21%) Agile Java Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Senior Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Consultant
6 4 (6.06%) WebSphere Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Salesforce.com Consultant
6 4 (6.06%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 3 (4.55%) C++ Developer
8 2 (3.03%) WebSphere Portal Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Credit Risk Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Java Swing Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Portal Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Hadoop Developer
9 1 (1.52%) Senior WebSphere Portal Developer
9 1 (1.52%) Senior WebSphere Developer
9 1 (1.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (48.48%) Hibernate
2 19 (28.79%) Spring
3 17 (25.76%) Web Services
4 14 (21.21%) J2EE
5 10 (15.15%) CSS
6 9 (13.64%) XML
7 8 (12.12%) HTML
8 7 (10.61%) REST
9 6 (9.09%) SOAP
10 4 (6.06%) JSP
10 4 (6.06%) RESTful
10 4 (6.06%) Visualforce
11 3 (4.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 3 (4.55%) HTML5
11 3 (4.55%) Apache Jena
11 3 (4.55%) JDBC
11 3 (4.55%) .NET
11 3 (4.55%) XHTML
11 3 (4.55%) DOM
11 3 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Credit Risk
1 4 (6.06%) Open Source
1 4 (6.06%) User Experience
2 3 (4.55%) Ontologies
3 2 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.03%) Equities
3 2 (3.03%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.52%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.52%) Spread Betting
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.52%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.52%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.82%) Linux
2 8 (12.12%) UNIX
3 4 (6.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.36%) OO
3 23 (34.85%) TDD
4 21 (31.82%) Scrum
5 20 (30.30%) OOD
6 15 (22.73%) Pair Programming
6 15 (22.73%) Web Development
7 14 (21.21%) User Stories
7 14 (21.21%) Technical Analysis
8 13 (19.70%) Multithreading
9 12 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (9.09%) Low Latency
10 6 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.09%) MVC
11 4 (6.06%) OOP
12 3 (4.55%) BDD
12 3 (4.55%) RDF
12 3 (4.55%) Unit Testing
13 2 (3.03%) MVVM
13 2 (3.03%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 66 (100.00%) Java
2 33 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 32 (48.48%) SQL
4 15 (22.73%) Python
5 8 (12.12%) C++
6 5 (7.58%) C
7 4 (6.06%) C#
7 4 (6.06%) Apex Code
8 3 (4.55%) SPARQL
8 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.03%) XAML
10 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.52%) ECMAScript
10 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (42.42%) Oracle
2 4 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (4.55%) Sybase
3 3 (4.55%) DoubleClick
3 3 (4.55%) Google
3 3 (4.55%) IBM
4 2 (3.03%) Vertica
4 2 (3.03%) Netezza
4 2 (3.03%) Greenplum
4 2 (3.03%) SAP
4 2 (3.03%) JBoss
5 1 (1.52%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.52%) Perforce
5 1 (1.52%) FatWire
5 1 (1.52%) 29West
5 1 (1.52%) Calypso
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