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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 402 390 381
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing J2SE 23 33 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.098% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.31% 0.45% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 15
Average daily rate
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£700 £500 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £400 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £753 £600 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £440
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 - £54.50
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
7342 7294 7721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.28% 31.02% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5324 5187 5545
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 46 73
Average hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £17.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £53.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 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 31 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 -9 2 £750 +76.47% 6
J2SE
England

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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 76 (98.70%) Java
2 52 (67.53%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (63.64%) TDD
4 43 (55.84%) SQL
5 42 (54.55%) Linux
6 39 (50.65%) Oracle
7 33 (42.86%) Banking
7 33 (42.86%) Relational Database
8 31 (40.26%) Investment Banking
8 31 (40.26%) OO
9 29 (37.66%) JavaScript
9 29 (37.66%) Hibernate
10 27 (35.06%) J2EE
11 26 (33.77%) Python
11 26 (33.77%) RDBMS
11 26 (33.77%) User Stories
12 25 (32.47%) jMock
12 25 (32.47%) Pair Programming
12 25 (32.47%) Software Engineering
12 25 (32.47%) Web Development
12 25 (32.47%) OOD
12 25 (32.47%) Technical Analysis
13 21 (27.27%) Scrum
13 21 (27.27%) Migration
13 21 (27.27%) Data Migration
14 20 (25.97%) Equities
14 20 (25.97%) OOP
15 19 (24.68%) RUP
15 19 (24.68%) UML
15 19 (24.68%) Multithreading

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (5.19%) MQSeries
2 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.30%) JBoss
4 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
1 4 (5.19%) Multicast
2 2 (2.60%) DNS
2 2 (2.60%) X.509
2 2 (2.60%) LDAP
2 2 (2.60%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 26 (33.77%) RDBMS
3 9 (11.69%) Oracle Database
4 8 (10.39%) DB2
5 7 (9.09%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 7 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
5 7 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.60%) Big Data
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (32.47%) jMock
2 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.79%) Subversion
4 3 (3.90%) Maven
5 2 (2.60%) JUnit
5 2 (2.60%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
General
1 33 (42.86%) Banking
2 31 (40.26%) Investment Banking
3 8 (10.39%) Finance
4 2 (2.60%) Front Office
5 1 (1.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 76 (98.70%) Developer
2 70 (90.91%) Java Developer
3 11 (14.29%) Lead Developer
3 11 (14.29%) Lead Java Developer
4 10 (12.99%) Senior Java Developer
4 10 (12.99%) Senior Developer
5 7 (9.09%) Scala Developer
6 2 (2.60%) Core Java Developer
6 2 (2.60%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (2.60%) Front Office Developer
7 1 (1.30%) DBA
7 1 (1.30%) Administrator
7 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 1 (1.30%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (37.66%) Hibernate
2 27 (35.06%) J2EE
3 12 (15.58%) REST
4 11 (14.29%) Web Services
5 9 (11.69%) XML
5 9 (11.69%) Servlets
5 9 (11.69%) SOAP
5 9 (11.69%) Spring
6 8 (10.39%) JSP
7 7 (9.09%) XSL
8 6 (7.79%) EJB
8 6 (7.79%) JDBC
8 6 (7.79%) CORBA
8 6 (7.79%) Java RMI
8 6 (7.79%) XML Schema
8 6 (7.79%) JavaBeans
8 6 (7.79%) Middleware
9 4 (5.19%) Java EE
10 2 (2.60%) Ajax
10 2 (2.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.97%) Equities
2 16 (20.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (12.99%) Algorithms
4 6 (7.79%) N-Tier
5 5 (6.49%) Fixed Income
6 4 (5.19%) Derivative
7 3 (3.90%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.30%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 42 (54.55%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (67.53%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (63.64%) TDD
3 31 (40.26%) OO
4 26 (33.77%) User Stories
5 25 (32.47%) Web Development
5 25 (32.47%) Technical Analysis
5 25 (32.47%) OOD
5 25 (32.47%) Pair Programming
5 25 (32.47%) Software Engineering
6 21 (27.27%) Migration
6 21 (27.27%) Scrum
6 21 (27.27%) Data Migration
7 20 (25.97%) OOP
8 19 (24.68%) UML
8 19 (24.68%) RUP
8 19 (24.68%) Multithreading
9 15 (19.48%) Low Latency
10 14 (18.18%) Algorithmic Trading
11 13 (16.88%) Mentoring
12 11 (14.29%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (98.70%) Java
2 43 (55.84%) SQL
3 29 (37.66%) JavaScript
4 26 (33.77%) Python
5 8 (10.39%) Scala
6 7 (9.09%) XPath
7 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.30%) Ruby
10 1 (1.30%) C#
10 1 (1.30%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Degree
1 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 39 (50.65%) Oracle
2 12 (15.58%) Sybase
3 5 (6.49%) IBM
4 2 (2.60%) ForgeRock
4 2 (2.60%) Solace
5 1 (1.30%) Adobe
5 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.30%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.30%) Reuters
5 1 (1.30%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.30%) Actimize
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