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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 371 382 362
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -20
Contract jobs citing J2SE 40 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 0.33% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 17 19
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£550 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £375 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 - £39.00
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
7224 7215 7279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.90% 31.02% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5234 5198 5230
Average daily rate £425 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 33 97
Average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £53.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -1.42%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 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
City of London -2 4 £588 +23.68% 10
Canary Wharf - 2 £550 -
J2SE
England

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 81 (98.78%) Java
2 57 (69.51%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (65.85%) TDD
4 45 (54.88%) SQL
5 43 (52.44%) Oracle
5 43 (52.44%) Linux
6 36 (43.90%) Banking
7 35 (42.68%) Relational Database
8 34 (41.46%) OO
9 33 (40.24%) Investment Banking
10 32 (39.02%) Hibernate
10 32 (39.02%) J2EE
11 31 (37.80%) JavaScript
12 28 (34.15%) Python
12 28 (34.15%) RDBMS
12 28 (34.15%) Software Engineering
12 28 (34.15%) User Stories
13 27 (32.93%) Technical Analysis
13 27 (32.93%) Web Development
13 27 (32.93%) Pair Programming
13 27 (32.93%) jMock
13 27 (32.93%) OOD
14 25 (30.49%) Scrum
15 23 (28.05%) Migration
15 23 (28.05%) Data Migration
15 23 (28.05%) OOP
16 21 (25.61%) RUP
16 21 (25.61%) UML
17 18 (21.95%) Multithreading
17 18 (21.95%) Equities

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 4 (4.88%) MQSeries
2 3 (3.66%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.22%) JBoss
4 1 (1.22%) CMS
4 1 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.22%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
1 4 (4.88%) Multicast
2 2 (2.44%) DNS
2 2 (2.44%) X.509
2 2 (2.44%) LDAP
2 2 (2.44%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (42.68%) Relational Database
2 28 (34.15%) RDBMS
3 9 (10.98%) Oracle Database
4 8 (9.76%) DB2
5 7 (8.54%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 7 (8.54%) Oracle9i Database
5 7 (8.54%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (3.66%) Big Data
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.22%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 27 (32.93%) jMock
2 8 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.76%) Subversion
3 4 (4.88%) Maven
4 2 (2.44%) JUnit
4 2 (2.44%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 36 (43.90%) Banking
2 33 (40.24%) Investment Banking
3 11 (13.41%) Finance
4 2 (2.44%) Front Office
4 2 (2.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 81 (98.78%) Developer
2 78 (95.12%) Java Developer
3 12 (14.63%) Lead Developer
3 12 (14.63%) Lead Java Developer
4 11 (13.41%) Senior Developer
4 11 (13.41%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (10.98%) Scala Developer
6 3 (3.66%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (2.44%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (2.44%) Core Java Developer
7 2 (2.44%) Front Office Developer
8 1 (1.22%) Architect
8 1 (1.22%) Technical Architect
8 1 (1.22%) DBA
8 1 (1.22%) Java Technical Architect
8 1 (1.22%) Administrator
8 1 (1.22%) Hadoop Developer
8 1 (1.22%) Big Data Developer
8 1 (1.22%) Java Architect
8 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (39.02%) J2EE
1 32 (39.02%) Hibernate
2 12 (14.63%) REST
3 11 (13.41%) Web Services
4 10 (12.20%) XML
4 10 (12.20%) Servlets
4 10 (12.20%) Spring
5 9 (10.98%) SOAP
5 9 (10.98%) JSP
6 8 (9.76%) XSL
6 8 (9.76%) JDBC
7 7 (8.54%) EJB
7 7 (8.54%) XML Schema
7 7 (8.54%) JavaBeans
7 7 (8.54%) Middleware
8 6 (7.32%) Java EE
8 6 (7.32%) Java RMI
8 6 (7.32%) CORBA
9 2 (2.44%) Struts
9 2 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.95%) Equities
2 13 (15.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (8.54%) Algorithms
4 6 (7.32%) Fixed Income
4 6 (7.32%) N-Tier
5 4 (4.88%) Derivative
6 3 (3.66%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.22%) RIA
8 1 (1.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (52.44%) Linux
2 11 (13.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (69.51%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (65.85%) TDD
3 34 (41.46%) OO
4 28 (34.15%) Software Engineering
4 28 (34.15%) User Stories
5 27 (32.93%) Technical Analysis
5 27 (32.93%) Web Development
5 27 (32.93%) Pair Programming
5 27 (32.93%) OOD
6 25 (30.49%) Scrum
7 23 (28.05%) Data Migration
7 23 (28.05%) OOP
7 23 (28.05%) Migration
8 21 (25.61%) UML
8 21 (25.61%) RUP
9 18 (21.95%) Multithreading
10 15 (18.29%) Mentoring
11 13 (15.85%) Content Management
12 12 (14.63%) Low Latency
13 11 (13.41%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 81 (98.78%) Java
2 45 (54.88%) SQL
3 31 (37.80%) JavaScript
4 28 (34.15%) Python
5 11 (13.41%) Scala
6 8 (9.76%) XPath
7 5 (6.10%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.88%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.22%) Ruby
10 1 (1.22%) C#
10 1 (1.22%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) Degree
1 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 43 (52.44%) Oracle
2 12 (14.63%) Sybase
3 5 (6.10%) IBM
4 2 (2.44%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.44%) ForgeRock
4 2 (2.44%) Solace
5 1 (1.22%) Reuters
5 1 (1.22%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.22%) Actimize
5 1 (1.22%) Adobe
5 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
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