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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 151 124 -
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -
Contract jobs citing J2SE 7 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.52% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 2.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 0
Average daily rate £325 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £450
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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
1023 848 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.99% 25.92% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 544 435
Average daily rate £360 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 25 15
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.93 £19.36 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £40.57
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 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -19 6 £325 -7.14% 1
Cheshire -6 1 £340 +36.00% 1
J2SE
England

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) Linux
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 5 (55.56%) JMS
3 5 (55.56%) Spring
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Grails
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
4 4 (44.44%) HTTP
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
5 3 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (33.33%) SAX
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) XML Schema
5 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) J2EE
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 3 (33.33%) Servlets
5 3 (33.33%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) DOM
5 3 (33.33%) XSLT

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
2 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) HTTP
2 2 (22.22%) HTTPS
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Hazelcast
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 3 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) JUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
1 9 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Java Applications Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (11.11%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Grails
1 5 (55.56%) JMS
1 5 (55.56%) Spring
2 3 (33.33%) DOM
2 3 (33.33%) J2EE
2 3 (33.33%) SAX
2 3 (33.33%) Servlets
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) XML Schema
2 3 (33.33%) XSLT
3 2 (22.22%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 1 (11.11%) Java ME
4 1 (11.11%) React
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (22.22%) iPad
2 1 (11.11%) DTV
2 1 (11.11%) STB
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) UML
5 1 (11.11%) Android Development
5 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) OOD
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) XPath
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Twitter
4 1 (11.11%) Facebook