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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 392 375 394
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Contract jobs citing J2SE 21 45 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.089% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.28% 0.61% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 31 18
Average daily rate
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£600 £500 £493
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+73.33% -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
7502 7351 7951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.66% 30.70% 32.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5515 5168 5743
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 53 52
Average hourly rate £27.66 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.53% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £17.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £59.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +4 1 £750 +36.36% 9
J2SE
England

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 65 (98.48%) Java
2 40 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (51.52%) TDD
3 34 (51.52%) Linux
4 33 (50.00%) SQL
5 28 (42.42%) Oracle
6 23 (34.85%) J2EE
6 23 (34.85%) Banking
6 23 (34.85%) Relational Database
7 22 (33.33%) Equities
7 22 (33.33%) Multithreading
7 22 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 21 (31.82%) OO
8 21 (31.82%) Investment Banking
9 19 (28.79%) Hibernate
10 18 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (27.27%) Low Latency
11 17 (25.76%) Python
11 17 (25.76%) Software Engineering
12 16 (24.24%) Algorithmic Trading
12 16 (24.24%) RDBMS
12 16 (24.24%) User Stories
13 15 (22.73%) Technical Analysis
13 15 (22.73%) OOD
13 15 (22.73%) Web Development
13 15 (22.73%) jMock
13 15 (22.73%) Pair Programming
13 15 (22.73%) Scrum
14 13 (19.70%) Migration
14 13 (19.70%) Data Migration

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (6.06%) MQSeries
2 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (3.03%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.52%) CMS
3 1 (1.52%) JBoss
3 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Force.com
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.52%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
1 4 (6.06%) Multicast
2 2 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (1.52%) X.509
3 1 (1.52%) LDAP
3 1 (1.52%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (34.85%) Relational Database
2 16 (24.24%) RDBMS
3 9 (13.64%) Oracle Database
4 8 (12.12%) DB2
5 7 (10.61%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 7 (10.61%) Oracle9i Database
5 7 (10.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (6.06%) Big Data
7 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
8 2 (3.03%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (22.73%) jMock
2 11 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (9.09%) Subversion
3 6 (9.09%) Maven
4 2 (3.03%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.52%) JUnit
5 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
General
1 23 (34.85%) Banking
2 21 (31.82%) Investment Banking
3 8 (12.12%) Finance
4 2 (3.03%) Front Office
5 1 (1.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 62 (93.94%) Developer
2 54 (81.82%) Java Developer
3 7 (10.61%) Senior Developer
3 7 (10.61%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (9.09%) Lead Developer
4 6 (9.09%) Lead Java Developer
5 2 (3.03%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (3.03%) Scala Developer
5 2 (3.03%) Core Java Developer
5 2 (3.03%) Front Office Developer
6 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 1 (1.52%) Senior Java Consultant
6 1 (1.52%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (1.52%) Administrator
6 1 (1.52%) J2EE Team Leader
6 1 (1.52%) Team Leader
6 1 (1.52%) Java Team Leader
6 1 (1.52%) Java Consultant
6 1 (1.52%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (1.52%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (34.85%) J2EE
2 19 (28.79%) Hibernate
3 12 (18.18%) Spring
4 11 (16.67%) REST
4 11 (16.67%) Web Services
5 9 (13.64%) XML
5 9 (13.64%) Servlets
6 8 (12.12%) SOAP
6 8 (12.12%) JSP
7 7 (10.61%) XSL
7 7 (10.61%) JDBC
8 6 (9.09%) EJB
8 6 (9.09%) CORBA
8 6 (9.09%) Java RMI
8 6 (9.09%) XML Schema
8 6 (9.09%) JavaBeans
8 6 (9.09%) Middleware
9 5 (7.58%) CSS
9 5 (7.58%) HTML
10 4 (6.06%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (33.33%) Equities
2 18 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (18.18%) Algorithms
4 6 (9.09%) N-Tier
5 5 (7.58%) Fixed Income
6 4 (6.06%) Derivative
7 3 (4.55%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.52%) RIA
9 1 (1.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 34 (51.52%) Linux
2 8 (12.12%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (51.52%) TDD
3 22 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 21 (31.82%) OO
5 18 (27.27%) Low Latency
6 17 (25.76%) Software Engineering
7 16 (24.24%) Algorithmic Trading
7 16 (24.24%) User Stories
8 15 (22.73%) Scrum
8 15 (22.73%) Web Development
8 15 (22.73%) Technical Analysis
8 15 (22.73%) OOD
8 15 (22.73%) Pair Programming
9 13 (19.70%) Migration
9 13 (19.70%) Data Migration
10 12 (18.18%) OOP
11 11 (16.67%) UML
11 11 (16.67%) RUP
12 8 (12.12%) SDLC
13 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 65 (98.48%) Java
2 33 (50.00%) SQL
3 22 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 17 (25.76%) Python
5 7 (10.61%) XPath
6 5 (7.58%) T-SQL
7 4 (6.06%) Scala
7 4 (6.06%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.52%) Ruby
9 1 (1.52%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) Degree
1 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Ambari
1 1 (1.52%) Oozie
Vendors
1 28 (42.42%) Oracle
2 12 (18.18%) Sybase
3 5 (7.58%) IBM
4 2 (3.03%) Solace
5 1 (1.52%) Adobe
5 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.52%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.52%) Reuters
5 1 (1.52%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.52%) Actimize
5 1 (1.52%) Google
5 1 (1.52%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.52%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.52%) ForgeRock
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