The table below looks at the statistics for Java SE 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 Java SE over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 227 237 244
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Contract jobs citing Java SE 12 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.023% 0.060%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.090% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
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£425 - £256
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £263
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
Java SE
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2271 2211 2302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.77% 24.89% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1277 1242 1182
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 59 81
Average hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £20.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

Java SE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Java SE Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Java SE
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Java SE Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Java SE
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Java SE Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Java SE
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 Java SE within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 August 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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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
Hampshire -15 1 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Kent - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Java SE
England

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Java SE 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 Java SE.

1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) UNIX
3 7 (46.67%) Java EE
4 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 5 (33.33%) Subversion
4 5 (33.33%) JRules
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
4 5 (33.33%) .NET
4 5 (33.33%) IBM
4 5 (33.33%) ILOG
4 5 (33.33%) PegaRULES
5 4 (26.67%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) Swing
5 4 (26.67%) OOD
5 4 (26.67%) C
5 4 (26.67%) C++
5 4 (26.67%) OO
5 4 (26.67%) NetBeans
5 4 (26.67%) Spring
5 4 (26.67%) JNI
6 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
6 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
7 2 (13.33%) JUnit
7 2 (13.33%) Web Services
7 2 (13.33%) MySQL
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) SQL

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Java SE 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 Java SE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) PegaRULES
2 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SMTP
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) SNMP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) SSL
1 1 (6.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Subversion
2 4 (26.67%) NetBeans
3 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (13.33%) JUnit
3 2 (13.33%) Maven
4 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) Trac
4 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (6.67%) Selenium
4 1 (6.67%) Ant
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Business Developer
2 5 (33.33%) JRules Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Software Design Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Design Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Java EE
2 5 (33.33%) JRules
2 5 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (26.67%) Swing
3 4 (26.67%) Spring
3 4 (26.67%) JNI
4 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (6.67%) JPA
6 1 (6.67%) SWT
6 1 (6.67%) jQuery
6 1 (6.67%) J2EE
6 1 (6.67%) HTML
6 1 (6.67%) XML
6 1 (6.67%) XSLT
6 1 (6.67%) CSS
6 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) UNIX
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (26.67%) OOD
2 4 (26.67%) OO
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) User Experience Design
5 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Use Case
5 1 (6.67%) Release Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) C
2 4 (26.67%) C++
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Scala
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.67%) AWK
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) IBM
1 5 (33.33%) ILOG
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) hybris