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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 134 131 127
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing J2SE 7 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.14% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.88% 0.47% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 15
Average daily rate
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£313 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
796 843 1050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.70% 28.95% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 450 581
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 37
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
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 2 September 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 +1 6 £313 -2.34% 5
Cheshire +13 1 £350 -
J2SE
England

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) Spring
2 6 (85.71%) Maven
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 6 (85.71%) XPath
2 6 (85.71%) Android
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Grails
2 6 (85.71%) Hazelcast
2 6 (85.71%) Servlets
2 6 (85.71%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) DOM
2 6 (85.71%) XSLT
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Tomcat
2 6 (85.71%) JMS
2 6 (85.71%) HTTP
2 6 (85.71%) XML Schema
3 3 (42.86%) SAX
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (42.86%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
4 1 (14.29%) JSTL
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) HtmlUnit
4 1 (14.29%) Canoo WebTest
4 1 (14.29%) Canoo

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (85.71%) Tomcat
1 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) HtmlUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Canoo WebTest
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
1 6 (85.71%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Spring
2 6 (85.71%) Servlets
2 6 (85.71%) Grails
2 6 (85.71%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) DOM
2 6 (85.71%) XSLT
2 6 (85.71%) JMS
2 6 (85.71%) XML Schema
3 3 (42.86%) SAX
3 3 (42.86%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (14.29%) WebWork
4 1 (14.29%) Stripes Framework
4 1 (14.29%) JSP
4 1 (14.29%) Struts
4 1 (14.29%) JSTL
4 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) Android
1 6 (85.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) XPath
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Canoo
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