The table below looks at the statistics for J2SE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 102 77 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Contract jobs citing J2SE 6 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.71% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.16% 2.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate £325 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
J2SE
North West

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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
516 379 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 28.41% 26.73% 31.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 260 227
Average daily rate £353 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.11 £32.50 £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing J2SE across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

J2SE Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

J2SE
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing J2SE across the Manchester region.

J2SE Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 8 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) JMS
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) Spring
3 5 (62.50%) Grails
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (37.50%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (37.50%) SAX
5 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) XPath
5 3 (37.50%) Maven
5 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) J2EE
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle
5 3 (37.50%) Servlets
5 3 (37.50%) XML
5 3 (37.50%) DOM
5 3 (37.50%) XSLT
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) Eclipse

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Hazelcast
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Eclipse
1 3 (37.50%) Maven
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
1 8 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (12.50%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Grails
1 5 (62.50%) JMS
1 5 (62.50%) Spring
2 3 (37.50%) DOM
2 3 (37.50%) J2EE
2 3 (37.50%) SAX
2 3 (37.50%) Servlets
2 3 (37.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (37.50%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) XML Schema
2 3 (37.50%) XSLT
3 2 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (12.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (25.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Kanban
4 2 (25.00%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) XPath
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Twitter
4 1 (12.50%) Facebook