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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank - - 122
Contract jobs citing J2SE 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.043%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £448
% change year-on-year
- -10.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £39.00
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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
815 684 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.43% 22.06% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 415 324
Average daily rate £375 £338 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 29
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -12.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £24.88 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.88 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (91.67%) XML
3 9 (75.00%) Oracle
4 8 (66.67%) J2EE
4 8 (66.67%) Maven
4 8 (66.67%) Grails
5 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (58.33%) Oracle Database
5 7 (58.33%) Linux
5 7 (58.33%) Tomcat
5 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
5 7 (58.33%) Servlets
5 7 (58.33%) JMS
5 7 (58.33%) HTTP
6 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (41.67%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (41.67%) Spring
6 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
6 5 (41.67%) Eclipse
7 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
9 2 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
9 2 (16.67%) SAX
9 2 (16.67%) WSDL
9 2 (16.67%) XML Schema
9 2 (16.67%) SOA
9 2 (16.67%) J2ME
9 2 (16.67%) DOM
9 2 (16.67%) XSLT

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 7 (58.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle Database
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (16.67%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Maven
2 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (41.67%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (75.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 2 (16.67%) SOA Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) XML
2 8 (66.67%) J2EE
2 8 (66.67%) Grails
3 7 (58.33%) Servlets
3 7 (58.33%) JMS
4 5 (41.67%) Spring
5 2 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (16.67%) SAX
5 2 (16.67%) WSDL
5 2 (16.67%) XML Schema
5 2 (16.67%) J2ME
5 2 (16.67%) DOM
5 2 (16.67%) XSLT
5 2 (16.67%) Java ME
5 2 (16.67%) Java SE
5 2 (16.67%) Java EE
6 1 (8.33%) REST
6 1 (8.33%) RESTful
6 1 (8.33%) HTML
6 1 (8.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) SOA
2 2 (16.67%) Scrum
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) BPEL
2 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) XPath
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle
2 7 (58.33%) Red Hat