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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 389 379 352
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -27
Contract jobs citing J2SE 39 63 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 0.80% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 47 43
Average daily rate
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£600 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +21.42%
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 £40.00 -
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
7493 7874 7523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.38% 31.06% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5504 5736 5344
Average daily rate £423 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 73
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £59.87 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +18 4 £563 +31.57% 6
Wimbledon - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Teddington - - - -
J2SE
England

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 69 (100.00%) Java
2 47 (68.12%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (56.52%) JavaScript
4 37 (53.62%) Hibernate
5 35 (50.72%) SQL
6 31 (44.93%) Oracle
6 31 (44.93%) OO
7 29 (42.03%) Banking
8 28 (40.58%) TDD
8 28 (40.58%) Investment Banking
9 26 (37.68%) Scrum
10 25 (36.23%) Linux
10 25 (36.23%) OOD
11 23 (33.33%) jMock
12 21 (30.43%) Relational Database
13 20 (28.99%) Web Development
13 20 (28.99%) Pair Programming
13 20 (28.99%) Python
13 20 (28.99%) RDBMS
13 20 (28.99%) Web Services
14 19 (27.54%) Spring
14 19 (27.54%) Technical Analysis
14 19 (27.54%) User Stories
15 18 (26.09%) Finance
16 16 (23.19%) J2EE
17 14 (20.29%) Maven
18 13 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (18.84%) Multithreading
19 11 (15.94%) CSS
19 11 (15.94%) REST

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (10.14%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.25%) Apache
2 5 (7.25%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.25%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.90%) JBoss
4 2 (2.90%) NetWeaver
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.45%) Confluence
5 1 (1.45%) GemFire
5 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Force.com
2 2 (2.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.43%) Relational Database
2 20 (28.99%) RDBMS
3 9 (13.04%) MySQL
4 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
5 4 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.35%) Triplestore
7 2 (2.90%) Big Data
7 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 23 (33.33%) jMock
2 14 (20.29%) Maven
3 10 (14.49%) JUnit
4 9 (13.04%) Ant
5 5 (7.25%) Mockito
5 5 (7.25%) JIRA
6 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.35%) Hudson
7 3 (4.35%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.90%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.90%) NetBeans
8 2 (2.90%) Subversion
8 2 (2.90%) Gradle
8 2 (2.90%) NWDS
9 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (42.03%) Banking
2 28 (40.58%) Investment Banking
3 18 (26.09%) Finance
4 4 (5.80%) Front Office
4 4 (5.80%) Back Office
5 3 (4.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.45%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.45%) Publishing
6 1 (1.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 65 (94.20%) Developer
2 52 (75.36%) Java Developer
3 19 (27.54%) Agile Java Developer
4 7 (10.14%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (10.14%) Senior Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) WebSphere Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Salesforce.com Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) C++ Developer
9 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Portal Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Credit Risk Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Java Swing Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Portal Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Android Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Hadoop Developer
10 1 (1.45%) Senior WebSphere Portal Developer
10 1 (1.45%) Technical Leader
10 1 (1.45%) Senior WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (53.62%) Hibernate
2 20 (28.99%) Web Services
3 19 (27.54%) Spring
4 16 (23.19%) J2EE
5 11 (15.94%) CSS
5 11 (15.94%) REST
6 9 (13.04%) XML
7 8 (11.59%) SOAP
7 8 (11.59%) HTML
8 6 (8.70%) Visualforce
9 5 (7.25%) HTML5
10 4 (5.80%) AngularJS
10 4 (5.80%) RESTful
10 4 (5.80%) JSP
11 3 (4.35%) .NET
11 3 (4.35%) DOM
11 3 (4.35%) JMS
11 3 (4.35%) WPF
11 3 (4.35%) Apache Jena
11 3 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Credit Risk
1 4 (5.80%) Open Source
1 4 (5.80%) User Experience
2 3 (4.35%) Data Structures
2 3 (4.35%) Ontologies
3 2 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.90%) Equities
3 2 (2.90%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.45%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.45%) Spread Betting
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.45%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.45%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.23%) Linux
2 7 (10.14%) UNIX
3 2 (2.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (68.12%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (44.93%) OO
3 28 (40.58%) TDD
4 26 (37.68%) Scrum
5 25 (36.23%) OOD
6 20 (28.99%) Pair Programming
6 20 (28.99%) Web Development
7 19 (27.54%) User Stories
7 19 (27.54%) Technical Analysis
8 13 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (18.84%) Multithreading
9 8 (11.59%) MVC
10 6 (8.70%) Software Engineering
10 6 (8.70%) OOP
10 6 (8.70%) Low Latency
11 3 (4.35%) Unit Testing
11 3 (4.35%) BDD
11 3 (4.35%) RDF
12 2 (2.90%) CRM
12 2 (2.90%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 69 (100.00%) Java
2 39 (56.52%) JavaScript
3 35 (50.72%) SQL
4 20 (28.99%) Python
5 6 (8.70%) C++
5 6 (8.70%) Apex Code
6 4 (5.80%) C#
7 3 (4.35%) C
7 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.35%) SPARQL
8 2 (2.90%) XAML
9 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.45%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (44.93%) Oracle
2 6 (8.70%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (4.35%) Sybase
3 3 (4.35%) IBM
4 2 (2.90%) SAP
5 1 (1.45%) Calypso
5 1 (1.45%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.45%) Perforce
5 1 (1.45%) FatWire
5 1 (1.45%) DoubleClick
5 1 (1.45%) Google
5 1 (1.45%) 29West