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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 372 365 355
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs citing J2SE 31 52 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.74% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 42 20
Average daily rate
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£500 £550 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £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
6817 7048 6499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.95% 29.62% 31.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5194 5077 4728
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 54 69
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £55.00 £48.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +1 3 £475 +11.11% 5
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Teddington - - - -
J2SE
England

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 71 (98.61%) Java
2 50 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (52.78%) TDD
3 38 (52.78%) JavaScript
4 35 (48.61%) Oracle
4 35 (48.61%) Linux
5 33 (45.83%) SQL
6 32 (44.44%) Hibernate
7 30 (41.67%) OO
8 29 (40.28%) Banking
9 28 (38.89%) Investment Banking
9 28 (38.89%) Scrum
10 27 (37.50%) jMock
11 25 (34.72%) Web Development
11 25 (34.72%) Relational Database
12 24 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
12 24 (33.33%) User Stories
12 24 (33.33%) Pair Programming
12 24 (33.33%) OOD
12 24 (33.33%) RDBMS
13 22 (30.56%) Python
14 21 (29.17%) J2EE
15 19 (26.39%) Multithreading
16 16 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (20.83%) Finance
17 15 (20.83%) Spring
17 15 (20.83%) Maven
18 12 (16.67%) MVC
18 12 (16.67%) UNIX
18 12 (16.67%) OOP

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (5.56%) Apache Pig
2 3 (4.17%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.17%) Apache
3 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.78%) NetWeaver
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (2.78%) JBoss
4 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.39%) Confluence
4 1 (1.39%) GemFire
4 1 (1.39%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.39%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Force.com
2 2 (2.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (34.72%) Relational Database
2 24 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 6 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 6 (8.33%) Big Data
4 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.56%) Apache Hive
4 4 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (4.17%) MySQL
5 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.78%) Triplestore
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (37.50%) jMock
2 15 (20.83%) Maven
3 9 (12.50%) JUnit
4 5 (6.94%) Ant
4 5 (6.94%) Subversion
4 5 (6.94%) Mockito
5 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.56%) JIRA
6 3 (4.17%) Hudson
6 3 (4.17%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.78%) NWDS
7 2 (2.78%) Gradle
7 2 (2.78%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.78%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.78%) NetBeans
8 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (40.28%) Banking
2 28 (38.89%) Investment Banking
3 15 (20.83%) Finance
4 7 (9.72%) Front Office
5 3 (4.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.39%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.39%) Legal
6 1 (1.39%) Publishing
6 1 (1.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 67 (93.06%) Developer
2 57 (79.17%) Java Developer
3 16 (22.22%) Agile Java Developer
4 12 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 12 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (8.33%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Hadoop Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) Salesforce.com Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) C++ Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Java Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.78%) Java Programmer
9 2 (2.78%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.78%) Programmer
9 2 (2.78%) Java Swing Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Android Developer
10 1 (1.39%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (44.44%) Hibernate
2 21 (29.17%) J2EE
3 15 (20.83%) Spring
4 11 (15.28%) Web Services
4 11 (15.28%) REST
5 8 (11.11%) SOAP
6 7 (9.72%) XML
6 7 (9.72%) HTML
7 6 (8.33%) Visualforce
8 5 (6.94%) HTML5
8 5 (6.94%) JSP
8 5 (6.94%) Servlets
8 5 (6.94%) Java EE
8 5 (6.94%) JavaBeans
9 4 (5.56%) CSS
9 4 (5.56%) JDBC
9 4 (5.56%) XSL
9 4 (5.56%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 3 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (5.56%) Fixed Income
1 4 (5.56%) Equities
1 4 (5.56%) User Experience
2 3 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 3 (4.17%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.78%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.78%) Ontologies
3 2 (2.78%) Open Source
4 1 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.39%) Spread Betting
4 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.39%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 35 (48.61%) Linux
2 12 (16.67%) UNIX
3 2 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (52.78%) TDD
3 30 (41.67%) OO
4 28 (38.89%) Scrum
5 25 (34.72%) Web Development
6 24 (33.33%) Pair Programming
6 24 (33.33%) OOD
6 24 (33.33%) User Stories
6 24 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
7 19 (26.39%) Multithreading
8 16 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (16.67%) OOP
9 12 (16.67%) MVC
10 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 7 (9.72%) Low Latency
12 5 (6.94%) Unit Testing
12 5 (6.94%) Extreme Programming
12 5 (6.94%) UML
12 5 (6.94%) RUP
13 4 (5.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 71 (98.61%) Java
2 38 (52.78%) JavaScript
3 33 (45.83%) SQL
4 22 (30.56%) Python
5 6 (8.33%) C++
5 6 (8.33%) Apex Code
6 4 (5.56%) C
6 4 (5.56%) C#
7 3 (4.17%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.17%) XPath
8 2 (2.78%) SPARQL
8 2 (2.78%) XAML
9 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.39%) R
9 1 (1.39%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.39%) HDFS
2 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 35 (48.61%) Oracle
2 6 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (4.17%) Sybase
4 2 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (1.39%) Adobe
5 1 (1.39%) Calypso
5 1 (1.39%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.39%) Perforce
5 1 (1.39%) FatWire
5 1 (1.39%) DoubleClick
5 1 (1.39%) Google
5 1 (1.39%) 29West