The table below looks at the statistics for J2SE skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
England / South West
Rank - 144 131
Contract jobs citing J2SE 0 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.58% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Median daily rate - £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
646 856 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.19% 29.11% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 637 507
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £31.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing J2SE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

J2SE Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

J2SE
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

J2SE Daily Rate Trend in the South West

J2SE
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

J2SE Hourly Rate Trend in the South West