The table below looks at the statistics for Java SE 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 Java SE over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 414 409 402
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Java SE 19 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.079% 0.062% 0.083%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 19
Average daily rate
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£500 £530 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +11.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £431 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.25 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+64.16% -
Java SE
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
7589 7498 8150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.53% 30.83% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5581 5261 5890
Average daily rate £438 £413 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
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 49 53 55
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.43 £17.50 £24.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

Java SE
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java SE across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Java SE Jobs Demand Trend in London

Java SE
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java SE across the London region.

Java SE Daily Rate Trend in London

Java SE
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java SE across the London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Java SE Daily Rate Histogram in London

Java SE
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 Java SE within the London region over the 3 months to 2 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +15 7 £438 -19.16% 1
Paddington - 6 £525 -
Java SE
England

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Java SE 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 Java SE.

1 32 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (50.00%) TDD
3 16 (50.00%) REST
4 14 (43.75%) Spring
5 13 (40.63%) OO
5 13 (40.63%) Tomcat
5 13 (40.63%) Java EE
6 12 (37.50%) WebSphere
6 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
7 11 (34.38%) SOAP
8 10 (31.25%) Maven
8 10 (31.25%) Linux
8 10 (31.25%) Degree
8 10 (31.25%) Banking
8 10 (31.25%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
9 9 (28.13%) Open Source
9 9 (28.13%) Servlets
10 8 (25.00%) AIX
10 8 (25.00%) OOD
10 8 (25.00%) J2EE
10 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 8 (25.00%) BDD
10 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
10 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (25.00%) Atlassian
10 8 (25.00%) Software Delivery
10 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
11 7 (21.88%) MVC

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Java SE 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 Java SE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (40.63%) Tomcat
2 12 (37.50%) WebSphere
3 6 (18.75%) JBoss
4 5 (15.63%) Apache
4 5 (15.63%) WebLogic
5 4 (12.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (6.25%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (3.13%) Apache Solr
7 1 (3.13%) Node.js
7 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (12.50%) Jackrabbit
2 3 (9.38%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.13%) HBase
4 1 (3.13%) Redis
4 1 (3.13%) Hazelcast
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.13%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Maven
2 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
3 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.25%) Liquibase
4 2 (6.25%) JUnit
4 2 (6.25%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (31.25%) Banking
2 6 (18.75%) Investment Banking
2 6 (18.75%) Finance
3 4 (12.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 23 (71.88%) Developer
2 20 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 8 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Hadoop Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (50.00%) REST
2 14 (43.75%) Spring
3 13 (40.63%) Java EE
4 11 (34.38%) SOAP
5 9 (28.13%) Servlets
6 8 (25.00%) J2EE
7 6 (18.75%) HTML
7 6 (18.75%) XML
8 5 (15.63%) JSP
9 4 (12.50%) JMS
9 4 (12.50%) Apache Flex
9 4 (12.50%) Apache Sling
10 3 (9.38%) Spring MVC
10 3 (9.38%) RESTful
10 3 (9.38%) Grails
10 3 (9.38%) Hibernate
10 3 (9.38%) CSS
10 3 (9.38%) Ultra Messaging
11 2 (6.25%) Web Services
11 2 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Equities
2 1 (3.13%) Web 2.0
2 1 (3.13%) Derivative
2 1 (3.13%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Linux
2 8 (25.00%) AIX
3 2 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (50.00%) TDD
3 13 (40.63%) OO
4 10 (31.25%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (28.13%) Open Source
6 8 (25.00%) BDD
6 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (25.00%) Software Delivery
6 8 (25.00%) OOD
6 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (21.88%) MVC
8 4 (12.50%) SDLC
8 4 (12.50%) Web Development
8 4 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
9 3 (9.38%) Change Management
10 2 (6.25%) Workflow
10 2 (6.25%) Multithreading
10 2 (6.25%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) Java
2 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.88%) SQL
4 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) Groovy
5 1 (3.13%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Docker
1 1 (3.13%) HDFS
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 4 (12.50%) Adobe
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) Informatica