The first table below looks at the demand for J2SE skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 239 226 246
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs citing J2SE 11 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.13% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.49% 0.55% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate £475 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £448 £380
% change year-on-year
+0.55% +17.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 -
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2244 1994 2366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.17% 23.83% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1296 1033 1183
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 133 107
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.00 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
J2SE
England

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

J2SE Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

J2SE
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

J2SE Daily Rate Trend in the South East

J2SE
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

J2SE Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

J2SE
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +5 7 - -
Berkshire -10 2 £475 +26.66%
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 8
Surrey - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
J2SE
England

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 11 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) Eclipse
2 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
3 6 (54.55%) Apache Axis
3 6 (54.55%) Subversion
3 6 (54.55%) XML
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) Swing
3 6 (54.55%) Java RMI
3 6 (54.55%) SOA
3 6 (54.55%) TDD
4 5 (45.45%) Software AG
4 5 (45.45%) webMethods
4 5 (45.45%) OOD
4 5 (45.45%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) OO
4 5 (45.45%) JUnit
4 5 (45.45%) Hibernate
5 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) J2EE
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 2 (18.18%) Java EE
6 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
6 2 (18.18%) BPMN
7 1 (9.09%) JavaFX
7 1 (9.09%) JAX-WS
7 1 (9.09%) Computer Science

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Eclipse
2 6 (54.55%) Subversion
3 5 (45.45%) JUnit
General
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
1 10 (90.91%) Java Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Java Swing Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Java Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Java Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 6 (54.55%) Apache Axis
2 6 (54.55%) XML
2 6 (54.55%) Swing
2 6 (54.55%) Java RMI
3 5 (45.45%) Hibernate
4 2 (18.18%) J2EE
4 2 (18.18%) Java EE
5 1 (9.09%) JavaFX
5 1 (9.09%) JAX-WS
5 1 (9.09%) Velocity
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) JDBC
5 1 (9.09%) JSP
5 1 (9.09%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) SOA
1 6 (54.55%) TDD
2 5 (45.45%) OOD
2 5 (45.45%) OO
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
4 2 (18.18%) BPMN
5 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 1 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) Software AG
2 5 (45.45%) webMethods