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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 146 - 114
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing J2SE 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% - 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% - 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£350 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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
868 799 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.00% 27.20% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 448 338
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 25
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £22.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £103.00 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 1 April 2015. 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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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 - 4 £350 - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
J2SE
England

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 21 (100.00%) Java
2 18 (85.71%) XML
3 12 (57.14%) J2EE
3 12 (57.14%) Oracle
4 11 (52.38%) Grails
5 10 (47.62%) Maven
5 10 (47.62%) Software Engineering
5 10 (47.62%) Linux
5 10 (47.62%) HTTP
5 10 (47.62%) JMS
5 10 (47.62%) Oracle Database
6 9 (42.86%) Tomcat
6 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
6 9 (42.86%) Servlets
6 9 (42.86%) Spring
6 9 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (33.33%) Android
7 7 (33.33%) J2ME
8 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
8 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (23.81%) Scrum
8 5 (23.81%) BPEL
8 5 (23.81%) Java ME
8 5 (23.81%) Java SE
8 5 (23.81%) Java EE
8 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (23.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
8 5 (23.81%) Oracle9i Database
8 5 (23.81%) SOA

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 9 (42.86%) Tomcat
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (19.05%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) Oracle Database
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle9i Database
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (23.81%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Maven
2 5 (23.81%) Eclipse
2 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.52%) JUnit
3 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.52%) Subversion
4 1 (4.76%) Gradle
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) Developer
2 18 (85.71%) Java Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 5 (23.81%) SOA Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Java Applications Developer
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (85.71%) XML
2 12 (57.14%) J2EE
3 11 (52.38%) Grails
4 10 (47.62%) JMS
5 9 (42.86%) Servlets
5 9 (42.86%) Spring
6 7 (33.33%) J2ME
7 5 (23.81%) Java ME
7 5 (23.81%) Java SE
7 5 (23.81%) Java EE
7 5 (23.81%) WSDL
8 4 (19.05%) XML Schema
8 4 (19.05%) XSLT
9 3 (14.29%) DOM
9 3 (14.29%) SAX
9 3 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
10 1 (4.76%) RESTful
10 1 (4.76%) REST
10 1 (4.76%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) STB
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (33.33%) Android
4 4 (19.05%) Windows
5 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Software Engineering
2 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Scrum
2 5 (23.81%) BPEL
2 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
2 5 (23.81%) SOA
3 2 (9.52%) OOD
3 2 (9.52%) OO
3 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) XPath
3 1 (4.76%) Groovy
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Oracle
2 9 (42.86%) Red Hat