The table below looks at the statistics for J2SE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 582 606 576
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -30
Contract jobs citing J2SE 79 57 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.100% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 0.36% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 35 44
Median daily rate £415 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £360 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £750 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £65.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15731 15665 15106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.22% 27.44% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11012 10559 9742
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 228 218
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

J2SE
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing J2SE within the UK.

J2SE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

J2SE
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing J2SE within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

J2SE Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

J2SE
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing J2SE within the UK.

J2SE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

J2SE
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 52 £415 -7.77% 49
Scotland +14 26 £425 +13.33%
Glasgow +16 24 £425 +13.33%
West Midlands -16 19 £415 -2.35%
South East +23 16 £275 -31.25% 1
London -9 16 £475 -32.14% 33
Milton Keynes - 14 £255 -
Buckinghamshire - 14 £255 -
Telford -21 13 £415 -0.59%
Shropshire -26 13 £415 -0.59%
City of London +50 3 £638 -15.00% 4
Surrey - 2 £563 -
Camberley - 2 £563 -
Edinburgh -4 1 £250 -50.00%
Leeds - 1 £625 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £625 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £625 - 1

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing J2SE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for J2SE.

1 134 (100.00%) Java
2 94 (70.15%) Spring
2 94 (70.15%) SQL
3 86 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (63.43%) Linux
5 81 (60.45%) Unix
6 66 (49.25%) JUnit
7 59 (44.03%) Software Engineering
8 56 (41.79%) J2EE
9 52 (38.81%) XML
10 49 (36.57%) Sybase
10 49 (36.57%) OO
11 48 (35.82%) DB2
11 48 (35.82%) Finance
12 46 (34.33%) OOD
13 44 (32.84%) Scala
13 44 (32.84%) Analytical Skills
14 43 (32.09%) Relational Database
14 43 (32.09%) JMS
14 43 (32.09%) Perl
15 41 (30.60%) RDBMS
16 39 (29.10%) Open Source
16 39 (29.10%) SDLC
17 38 (28.36%) DevOps
18 36 (26.87%) MongoDB
18 36 (26.87%) REST
19 35 (26.12%) SOAP
20 34 (25.37%) Puppet
20 34 (25.37%) Play Framework
20 34 (25.37%) JSON

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (21.64%) WebLogic
2 16 (11.94%) Apache
2 16 (11.94%) JBoss
2 16 (11.94%) Tomcat
3 12 (8.96%) WebLogic Portal
4 6 (4.48%) Jetty
5 4 (2.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (2.99%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.24%) Confluence
6 3 (2.24%) FileNet
6 3 (2.24%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.49%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.75%) GemFire
8 1 (0.75%) nginx
8 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.94%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.96%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (7.46%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (7.46%) Google App Engine
3 10 (7.46%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.48%) GitHub
5 4 (2.99%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.75%) Force.com
6 1 (0.75%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.48%) HTTP
1 6 (4.48%) Network Security
1 6 (4.48%) SSL
1 6 (4.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (35.82%) DB2
2 43 (32.09%) Relational Database
3 41 (30.60%) RDBMS
4 36 (26.87%) MongoDB
5 9 (6.72%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.24%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.49%) Big Data
7 2 (1.49%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.75%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 66 (49.25%) JUnit
2 32 (23.88%) Selenium
3 25 (18.66%) Git (software)
4 19 (14.18%) Eclipse
5 16 (11.94%) IntelliJ
6 13 (9.70%) Jenkins
7 9 (6.72%) Log4j
8 6 (4.48%) Maven
9 5 (3.73%) Ant
9 5 (3.73%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.99%) Hudson
10 4 (2.99%) JIRA
10 4 (2.99%) Subversion
11 3 (2.24%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (1.49%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.49%) Protractor
13 1 (0.75%) Gatling
13 1 (0.75%) Grunt
13 1 (0.75%) gulp
13 1 (0.75%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 48 (35.82%) Finance
2 29 (21.64%) Banking
3 28 (20.90%) Front Office
4 19 (14.18%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.99%) Back Office
5 4 (2.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 103 (76.87%) Developer
2 83 (61.94%) Java Developer
3 27 (20.15%) Software Engineer
4 25 (18.66%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 23 (17.16%) Java Engineer
6 21 (15.67%) Java Software Engineer
6 21 (15.67%) Scala Developer
7 20 (14.93%) Java Software Developer
8 19 (14.18%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (14.18%) Java Scala Developer
8 19 (14.18%) Java Scala Software Engineer
8 19 (14.18%) Scala Software Engineer
9 16 (11.94%) Senior Developer
9 16 (11.94%) Senior Java Developer
10 15 (11.19%) Analyst
11 14 (10.45%) Applications Support
12 13 (9.70%) Applications Support Analyst
12 13 (9.70%) Support Analyst
13 12 (8.96%) Lead Developer
13 12 (8.96%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (70.15%) Spring
2 56 (41.79%) J2EE
3 52 (38.81%) XML
4 43 (32.09%) JMS
5 36 (26.87%) REST
6 35 (26.12%) SOAP
7 34 (25.37%) JSON
7 34 (25.37%) Play Framework
8 33 (24.63%) Hibernate
9 31 (23.13%) HTML
10 27 (20.15%) HTML5
11 21 (15.67%) CSS
11 21 (15.67%) EJB
12 10 (7.46%) XSLT
13 9 (6.72%) XML Schema
14 6 (4.48%) AngularJS
14 6 (4.48%) Web Services
15 5 (3.73%) Gherkin
15 5 (3.73%) Middleware
16 4 (2.99%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 44 (32.84%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (14.93%) Equity Derivative
3 11 (8.21%) Derivative
3 11 (8.21%) Equities
4 6 (4.48%) Fixed Income
5 5 (3.73%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.73%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.73%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.99%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (2.24%) iPad
7 3 (2.24%) Physics
8 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.75%) Fintech
8 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 85 (63.43%) Linux
2 81 (60.45%) Unix
3 14 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.75%) Android
4 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (44.03%) Software Engineering
3 49 (36.57%) OO
4 46 (34.33%) OOD
5 39 (29.10%) Open Source
5 39 (29.10%) SDLC
6 38 (28.36%) DevOps
7 30 (22.39%) Microservices
8 19 (14.18%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (13.43%) Database Tuning
10 14 (10.45%) ITIL
10 14 (10.45%) Multithreading
10 14 (10.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (8.21%) TDD
13 10 (7.46%) Configuration Management
14 8 (5.97%) Investment Management
14 8 (5.97%) Scrum
14 8 (5.97%) Wealth Management
15 6 (4.48%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (100.00%) Java
2 94 (70.15%) SQL
3 44 (32.84%) Scala
4 43 (32.09%) Perl
5 14 (10.45%) Bash Shell
6 13 (9.70%) JavaScript
7 11 (8.21%) C++
8 9 (6.72%) Python
9 8 (5.97%) Haskell
10 7 (5.22%) C#
11 4 (2.99%) Apex Code
12 3 (2.24%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.24%) VBA
13 2 (1.49%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.75%) Groovy
14 1 (0.75%) PHP
14 1 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (2.99%) Degree
1 4 (2.99%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.49%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.70%) QA
2 3 (2.24%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 28 (20.90%) Docker
2 4 (2.99%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 34 (25.37%) Puppet
2 4 (2.99%) Terraform
3 3 (2.24%) Jitterbit
3 3 (2.24%) Kibana
4 2 (1.49%) Control-M
4 2 (1.49%) logstash
5 1 (0.75%) Grafana
Vendors
1 49 (36.57%) Sybase
2 28 (20.90%) webMethods
3 23 (17.16%) Adobe
4 19 (14.18%) Oracle
5 11 (8.21%) Google
6 8 (5.97%) IBM
7 7 (5.22%) Splunk
8 5 (3.73%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.99%) AppDynamics
9 4 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (2.24%) ILOG
10 3 (2.24%) Informatica
10 3 (2.24%) Microsoft
10 3 (2.24%) Talend
11 2 (1.49%) Murex
12 1 (0.75%) Bloomberg
12 1 (0.75%) DataSynapse
12 1 (0.75%) Reuters
12 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.75%) Twitter
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