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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 371 394 350
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -44
Contract jobs citing J2SE 43 37 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.58% 0.47% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 50
Average daily rate
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£500 £485 £535
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -9.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £328 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-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
7424 7911 7777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.51% 31.63% 29.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5184 5719 5519
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 52 75
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £23.42 £15.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +14 3 £425 +4.93% 15
Wimbledon - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
J2SE
England

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 58 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 29 (50.00%) SQL
3 28 (48.28%) Hibernate
4 23 (39.66%) Oracle
5 21 (36.21%) OO
6 20 (34.48%) TDD
6 20 (34.48%) Spring
7 18 (31.03%) Banking
7 18 (31.03%) Scrum
8 17 (29.31%) OOD
8 17 (29.31%) Web Services
8 17 (29.31%) Investment Banking
9 16 (27.59%) Linux
10 14 (24.14%) J2EE
11 13 (22.41%) MySQL
11 13 (22.41%) Finance
11 13 (22.41%) Maven
12 12 (20.69%) Pair Programming
12 12 (20.69%) jMock
12 12 (20.69%) Python
12 12 (20.69%) RDBMS
12 12 (20.69%) Relational Database
13 11 (18.97%) User Stories
13 11 (18.97%) Technical Analysis
13 11 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (18.97%) Web Development
14 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (17.24%) CSS
15 9 (15.52%) XML

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (12.07%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.34%) Apache
3 5 (8.62%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.62%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (6.90%) Apache Pig
5 3 (5.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.45%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Force.com
2 2 (3.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.41%) MySQL
2 12 (20.69%) RDBMS
2 12 (20.69%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.34%) Hadoop
3 6 (10.34%) Big Data
4 4 (6.90%) Apache Hive
4 4 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (6.90%) Impala
4 4 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.17%) Triplestore
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (22.41%) Maven
2 12 (20.69%) jMock
3 9 (15.52%) JIRA
3 9 (15.52%) JUnit
4 6 (10.34%) TeamCity
4 6 (10.34%) Mockito
4 6 (10.34%) Hudson
4 6 (10.34%) Ant
5 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.45%) NetBeans
6 2 (3.45%) Gradle
6 2 (3.45%) NWDS
General
1 18 (31.03%) Banking
2 17 (29.31%) Investment Banking
3 13 (22.41%) Finance
4 4 (6.90%) Back Office
5 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.72%) Publishing
6 1 (1.72%) Games
6 1 (1.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (91.38%) Developer
2 41 (70.69%) Java Developer
3 11 (18.97%) Agile Java Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Consultant
4 5 (8.62%) Senior Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (6.90%) WebSphere Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Salesforce.com Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Hadoop Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Android Developer
6 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Portal Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Credit Risk Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Java Swing Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Portal Developer
7 1 (1.72%) Senior WebSphere Portal Developer
7 1 (1.72%) Senior WebSphere Developer
7 1 (1.72%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (1.72%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (48.28%) Hibernate
2 20 (34.48%) Spring
3 17 (29.31%) Web Services
4 14 (24.14%) J2EE
5 10 (17.24%) CSS
6 9 (15.52%) XML
7 8 (13.79%) HTML
8 7 (12.07%) REST
9 6 (10.34%) SOAP
10 5 (8.62%) JDBC
10 5 (8.62%) ActiveMQ
11 4 (6.90%) RESTful
11 4 (6.90%) Visualforce
11 4 (6.90%) Cascading
12 3 (5.17%) Apache Jena
12 3 (5.17%) HTML5
12 3 (5.17%) WPF
12 3 (5.17%) XHTML
12 3 (5.17%) .NET
12 3 (5.17%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Credit Risk
1 4 (6.90%) Open Source
2 3 (5.17%) Ontologies
3 2 (3.45%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.72%) Spread Betting
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.72%) Equities
4 1 (1.72%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.72%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.72%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.59%) Linux
2 7 (12.07%) UNIX
3 4 (6.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) OO
2 20 (34.48%) TDD
3 18 (31.03%) Scrum
4 17 (29.31%) OOD
5 12 (20.69%) Pair Programming
6 11 (18.97%) Web Development
6 11 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (18.97%) User Stories
6 11 (18.97%) Technical Analysis
7 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.34%) MVC
8 6 (10.34%) Multithreading
8 6 (10.34%) Software Engineering
9 4 (6.90%) OOP
9 4 (6.90%) MapReduce
10 3 (5.17%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.17%) BDD
10 3 (5.17%) ETL
10 3 (5.17%) RDF
11 2 (3.45%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 29 (50.00%) SQL
3 12 (20.69%) Python
4 4 (6.90%) C
4 4 (6.90%) C++
4 4 (6.90%) Apex Code
5 3 (5.17%) SPARQL
5 3 (5.17%) C#
5 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.45%) XAML
7 1 (1.72%) Groovy
7 1 (1.72%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) Oracle
2 5 (8.62%) DoubleClick
2 5 (8.62%) Google
3 4 (6.90%) Netezza
3 4 (6.90%) Greenplum
3 4 (6.90%) Vertica
3 4 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (5.17%) IBM
5 2 (3.45%) SAP
5 2 (3.45%) JBoss
6 1 (1.72%) FatWire
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