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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 588 576 556
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -20
Contract jobs citing J2SE 68 73 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.080%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.49% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 61 32
Median daily rate £415 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £750 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15104 14912 14481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 27.01% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10701 9800 9630
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 206 180
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 28 May 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 18 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 28 May 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 -35 39 £475 +5.55% 35
Scotland -6 24 £400 -5.88% 1
Glasgow +15 23 £400 - 1
London -43 16 £588 +17.50% 26
West Midlands - 15 £415 -
Shropshire - 13 £415 -
Telford - 12 £415 -
South East +3 6 £255 -40.00% 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £255 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £255 - 1
Wales - 3 - -
City of London +37 2 £563 +32.35% 5
Cardiff - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
South West - 2 £475 - 2
Bristol - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £475 - 2
Swindon - 1 £475 - 2

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Java
2 72 (66.67%) Spring
3 66 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (57.41%) SQL
5 59 (54.63%) Linux
6 53 (49.07%) Unix
7 46 (42.59%) JUnit
7 46 (42.59%) Software Engineering
8 44 (40.74%) OO
9 39 (36.11%) J2EE
10 38 (35.19%) XML
10 38 (35.19%) Finance
11 32 (29.63%) JMS
12 31 (28.70%) Sybase
13 30 (27.78%) DB2
13 30 (27.78%) Front Office
13 30 (27.78%) Scala
14 29 (26.85%) Relational Database
14 29 (26.85%) OOD
14 29 (26.85%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (25.93%) SDLC
16 27 (25.00%) RDBMS
16 27 (25.00%) MongoDB
17 26 (24.07%) SOAP
17 26 (24.07%) JavaScript
17 26 (24.07%) HTML
18 25 (23.15%) Perl
18 25 (23.15%) Open Source
18 25 (23.15%) JSON
18 25 (23.15%) DevOps

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 19 (17.59%) WebLogic
2 13 (12.04%) Apache
3 11 (10.19%) JBoss
4 9 (8.33%) Tomcat
5 7 (6.48%) WebLogic Portal
6 5 (4.63%) Jetty
7 4 (3.70%) Confluence
7 4 (3.70%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.78%) FileNet
8 3 (2.78%) LiveCycle
8 3 (2.78%) Node.js
9 2 (1.85%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.85%) GemFire
9 2 (1.85%) IIS
10 1 (0.93%) nginx
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.63%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (4.63%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (4.63%) Google App Engine
1 5 (4.63%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.85%) GitHub
3 1 (0.93%) Force.com
3 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.33%) HTTP
2 7 (6.48%) SSL
2 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.56%) Network Security
4 2 (1.85%) DNS
4 2 (1.85%) Internet
5 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.78%) DB2
2 29 (26.85%) Relational Database
3 27 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 27 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.63%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.78%) Hazelcast
5 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.85%) Big Data
6 2 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.93%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 46 (42.59%) JUnit
2 24 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 18 (16.67%) Selenium
4 16 (14.81%) Eclipse
5 13 (12.04%) Jenkins
6 12 (11.11%) IntelliJ
7 9 (8.33%) Ant
8 6 (5.56%) Hudson
8 6 (5.56%) Maven
8 6 (5.56%) Subversion
9 5 (4.63%) JIRA
9 5 (4.63%) Log4j
10 2 (1.85%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.93%) Android Studio
11 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.93%) Grunt
11 1 (0.93%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.93%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.93%) Sublime Text
General
1 38 (35.19%) Finance
2 30 (27.78%) Front Office
3 18 (16.67%) Banking
4 16 (14.81%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.70%) Legal
6 2 (1.85%) Back Office
7 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 99 (91.67%) Developer
2 80 (74.07%) Java Developer
3 19 (17.59%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 19 (17.59%) Software Engineer
4 14 (12.96%) Java Software Developer
5 13 (12.04%) Senior Developer
5 13 (12.04%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (11.11%) Java Engineer
6 12 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
7 11 (10.19%) Software Developer
8 10 (9.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (9.26%) Java Scala Developer
8 10 (9.26%) Java Scala Software Engineer
8 10 (9.26%) Scala Developer
8 10 (9.26%) Scala Software Engineer
9 8 (7.41%) Digital Developer
9 8 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (7.41%) Lead Developer
10 7 (6.48%) Lead Software Developer
10 7 (6.48%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (66.67%) Spring
2 39 (36.11%) J2EE
3 38 (35.19%) XML
4 32 (29.63%) JMS
5 26 (24.07%) HTML
5 26 (24.07%) SOAP
6 25 (23.15%) JSON
7 24 (22.22%) Play Framework
7 24 (22.22%) REST
8 22 (20.37%) HTML5
9 19 (17.59%) CSS
9 19 (17.59%) Hibernate
10 16 (14.81%) EJB
11 8 (7.41%) XSLT
12 6 (5.56%) AngularJS
13 5 (4.63%) Grails
13 5 (4.63%) Web Services
13 5 (4.63%) XML Schema
14 3 (2.78%) J2ME
14 3 (2.78%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 29 (26.85%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.04%) Equity Derivative
3 12 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 12 (11.11%) Equities
4 8 (7.41%) Derivative
5 6 (5.56%) Hedge funds
6 5 (4.63%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.63%) Fixed Income
7 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.70%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (2.78%) iPad
8 3 (2.78%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.78%) Physics
8 3 (2.78%) User Experience
9 2 (1.85%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.85%) W3C
10 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.93%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 59 (54.63%) Linux
2 53 (49.07%) Unix
3 7 (6.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.70%) Android
5 3 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.85%) Windows
7 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (42.59%) Software Engineering
3 44 (40.74%) OO
4 29 (26.85%) OOD
5 28 (25.93%) SDLC
6 25 (23.15%) DevOps
6 25 (23.15%) Open Source
7 18 (16.67%) Microservices
7 18 (16.67%) Multithreading
8 16 (14.81%) TDD
9 15 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (12.04%) Database Tuning
12 10 (9.26%) Scrum
13 9 (8.33%) OOP
14 8 (7.41%) Low Latency
14 8 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (6.48%) Configuration Management
15 7 (6.48%) E-Commerce
16 6 (5.56%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (100.00%) Java
2 62 (57.41%) SQL
3 30 (27.78%) Scala
4 26 (24.07%) JavaScript
5 25 (23.15%) Perl
6 9 (8.33%) Haskell
7 8 (7.41%) C#
8 7 (6.48%) Bash Shell
9 6 (5.56%) C++
10 5 (4.63%) Python
11 4 (3.70%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.78%) Apex Code
12 3 (2.78%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.93%) Groovy
13 1 (0.93%) PHP
13 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (15.74%) Degree
2 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.85%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (22.22%) Puppet
2 3 (2.78%) Kibana
3 2 (1.85%) Control-M
3 2 (1.85%) Jitterbit
3 2 (1.85%) logstash
4 1 (0.93%) Grafana
Vendors
1 31 (28.70%) Sybase
2 18 (16.67%) webMethods
3 15 (13.89%) Adobe
4 13 (12.04%) Oracle
5 6 (5.56%) Google
5 6 (5.56%) IBM
6 3 (2.78%) ILOG
6 3 (2.78%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.78%) Splunk
7 2 (1.85%) Informatica
7 2 (1.85%) Perforce
7 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.85%) Talend
7 2 (1.85%) Twitter
8 1 (0.93%) Apple
8 1 (0.93%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.93%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.93%) Murex
8 1 (0.93%) Reuters
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