The table below looks at the statistics for J2SE skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 125 134 130
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing J2SE 19 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.071% 0.100%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.38% 0.25% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 2
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£345 - £344
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 - £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £39.00
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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
799 804 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.73% 28.39% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 454 537
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 19
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £16.00 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

J2SE Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

J2SE
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

J2SE Daily Rate Trend in the North West

J2SE
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing J2SE across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

J2SE Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

J2SE
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing J2SE across the North West region.

J2SE Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

J2SE
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Manchester - 11 £335 - 2
Cheshire +9 1 £250 - 2
J2SE
England

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 29 (100.00%) Java
2 25 (86.21%) XML
3 19 (65.52%) Spring
3 19 (65.52%) Grails
4 18 (62.07%) Maven
4 18 (62.07%) HTTP
4 18 (62.07%) JMS
5 17 (58.62%) Tomcat
5 17 (58.62%) Servlets
5 17 (58.62%) Linux
5 17 (58.62%) Android
6 16 (55.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (55.17%) Red Hat
7 15 (51.72%) Hazelcast
8 13 (44.83%) XML Schema
8 13 (44.83%) XSLT
8 13 (44.83%) XPath
8 13 (44.83%) Software Engineering
9 11 (37.93%) WebSphere
9 11 (37.93%) DOM
10 10 (34.48%) J2EE
11 9 (31.03%) Oracle
11 9 (31.03%) Windows
12 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database
13 7 (24.14%) WebSphere MQ
13 7 (24.14%) J2ME
13 7 (24.14%) SAX
14 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
15 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (17.24%) Java ME

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 17 (58.62%) Tomcat
2 11 (37.93%) WebSphere
3 5 (17.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (62.07%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (51.72%) Hazelcast
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database
3 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 18 (62.07%) Maven
2 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
2 3 (10.34%) JUnit
3 2 (6.90%) Subversion
3 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.45%) Canoo WebTest
4 1 (3.45%) Gradle
4 1 (3.45%) HtmlUnit
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (96.55%) Developer
2 25 (86.21%) Java Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 5 (17.24%) SOA Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Applications Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (86.21%) XML
2 19 (65.52%) Spring
2 19 (65.52%) Grails
3 18 (62.07%) JMS
4 17 (58.62%) Servlets
5 13 (44.83%) XML Schema
5 13 (44.83%) XSLT
6 11 (37.93%) DOM
7 10 (34.48%) J2EE
8 7 (24.14%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (24.14%) J2ME
8 7 (24.14%) SAX
9 5 (17.24%) Java ME
9 5 (17.24%) Java SE
9 5 (17.24%) Java EE
9 5 (17.24%) WSDL
10 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
10 2 (6.90%) JSP
11 1 (3.45%) Stripes Framework
11 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) STB
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Linux
1 17 (58.62%) Android
2 16 (55.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (31.03%) Windows
4 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Software Engineering
2 5 (17.24%) BPEL
2 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
2 5 (17.24%) Scrum
2 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) SOA
2 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
3 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.90%) OO
4 2 (6.90%) OOD
5 1 (3.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (44.83%) XPath
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) Groovy
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Red Hat
2 9 (31.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Canoo
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