The table below looks at the statistics for J2SE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 527 497 501
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +4
Contract jobs citing J2SE 65 73 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.52% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 49 27
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £336 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £39.00

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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing J2SE within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 December 2014.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
England -30 63 £450 -18.18% 25
London -7 31 £500 -9.09% 14
North West +8 20 £346 - 3
Manchester - 12 £345 -
Bristol - 6 £375 -
South West - 6 £375 - 2
Salford - 4 £345 -
South East - 4 £450 - 4
City of London +1 3 £475 +11.11% 5
Yorkshire -10 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £450 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Cheshire +7 1 £250 - 2
Glasgow -12 1 £475 +5.55%
Scotland -15 1 £475 +5.55%
Oxford - 1 £450 -
Portsmouth - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Guildford - - - - 2
Horsham - - - - 2
Banbury - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 142 (98.61%) Java
2 80 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (52.78%) Linux
4 69 (47.92%) Oracle
5 59 (40.97%) J2EE
6 56 (38.89%) SQL
7 51 (35.42%) Spring
8 50 (34.72%) TDD
9 48 (33.33%) OO
10 47 (32.64%) JavaScript
10 47 (32.64%) Scrum
11 40 (27.78%) Hibernate
11 40 (27.78%) Finance
11 40 (27.78%) XML
12 36 (25.00%) Tomcat
12 36 (25.00%) OOD
12 36 (25.00%) Maven
13 33 (22.92%) Banking
13 33 (22.92%) Multithreading
13 33 (22.92%) UNIX
14 32 (22.22%) Relational Database
15 31 (21.53%) RDBMS
16 30 (20.83%) Investment Banking
17 29 (20.14%) JMS
18 28 (19.44%) Software Engineering
19 27 (18.75%) jMock
20 26 (18.06%) Web Development
21 25 (17.36%) Pair Programming
21 25 (17.36%) HTTP
22 24 (16.67%) JUnit

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 36 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 13 (9.03%) WebLogic
3 12 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 7 (4.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (4.86%) Apache
5 6 (4.17%) Apache Pig
6 4 (2.78%) JBoss
7 3 (2.08%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.39%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (1.39%) Confluence
9 1 (0.69%) GemFire
9 1 (0.69%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.69%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.69%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.69%) FileNet
9 1 (0.69%) CMS
9 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.69%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.47%) Force.com
2 3 (2.08%) GitHub
3 2 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.36%) HTTP
2 5 (3.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 31 (21.53%) RDBMS
3 15 (10.42%) Hazelcast
3 15 (10.42%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.56%) Big Data
4 8 (5.56%) DB2
4 8 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (5.56%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.17%) Apache Hive
5 6 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.47%) MySQL
6 5 (3.47%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.78%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.08%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.08%) Triplestore
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 36 (25.00%) Maven
2 27 (18.75%) jMock
3 24 (16.67%) JUnit
4 17 (11.81%) Eclipse
5 16 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 15 (10.42%) Subversion
7 6 (4.17%) Ant
7 6 (4.17%) JIRA
8 5 (3.47%) Mockito
8 5 (3.47%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.78%) Hudson
10 3 (2.08%) Gradle
10 3 (2.08%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.08%) NetBeans
10 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.39%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.39%) NWDS
11 2 (1.39%) DbUnit
12 1 (0.69%) Eclipse RCP
12 1 (0.69%) Spock
General
1 40 (27.78%) Finance
2 33 (22.92%) Banking
3 30 (20.83%) Investment Banking
4 13 (9.03%) Front Office
5 4 (2.78%) Advertising
6 3 (2.08%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.39%) Marketing
8 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.69%) Electronics
8 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.69%) Legal
8 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.69%) Publishing
8 1 (0.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 125 (86.81%) Developer
2 110 (76.39%) Java Developer
3 16 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
4 13 (9.03%) Senior Java Developer
4 13 (9.03%) Senior Developer
5 8 (5.56%) Consultant
5 8 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
5 8 (5.56%) Architect
6 7 (4.86%) Design Engineer
6 7 (4.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 7 (4.86%) Principal Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) Java Architect
7 6 (4.17%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 6 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 6 (4.17%) SOA Developer
8 5 (3.47%) Hadoop Developer
8 5 (3.47%) Developer Analyst
8 5 (3.47%) Java Programmer
8 5 (3.47%) Java Analyst Programmer
8 5 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (40.97%) J2EE
2 51 (35.42%) Spring
3 40 (27.78%) XML
3 40 (27.78%) Hibernate
4 29 (20.14%) JMS
5 23 (15.97%) Servlets
5 23 (15.97%) Web Services
6 20 (13.89%) Grails
7 17 (11.81%) REST
8 16 (11.11%) XML Schema
9 15 (10.42%) XSLT
10 14 (9.72%) DOM
11 12 (8.33%) Java EE
12 11 (7.64%) HTML
13 10 (6.94%) SOAP
14 9 (6.25%) J2ME
14 9 (6.25%) SAX
14 9 (6.25%) Java SE
15 7 (4.86%) Java ME
15 7 (4.86%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 8 (5.56%) Open Source
2 7 (4.86%) Equity Derivative
2 7 (4.86%) Client/Server
3 6 (4.17%) Fixed Income
3 6 (4.17%) Equities
4 5 (3.47%) Clustering
4 5 (3.47%) Hedge funds
4 5 (3.47%) Mathematics
4 5 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.78%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.78%) User Experience
5 4 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.08%) Ontologies
7 2 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.39%) STB
7 2 (1.39%) Derivative
8 1 (0.69%) DTV
8 1 (0.69%) Replication
8 1 (0.69%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 76 (52.78%) Linux
2 33 (22.92%) UNIX
3 19 (13.19%) Android
4 17 (11.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (9.72%) Solaris
5 14 (9.72%) Oracle Linux
6 9 (6.25%) Windows
7 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (34.72%) TDD
3 48 (33.33%) OO
4 47 (32.64%) Scrum
5 36 (25.00%) OOD
6 33 (22.92%) Multithreading
7 28 (19.44%) Software Engineering
8 26 (18.06%) Web Development
9 25 (17.36%) Pair Programming
10 24 (16.67%) User Stories
10 24 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
11 22 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (13.19%) UML
13 15 (10.42%) SOA
14 14 (9.72%) MVC
15 12 (8.33%) OOP
16 11 (7.64%) Unit Testing
17 8 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
17 8 (5.56%) Waterfall
17 8 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 142 (98.61%) Java
2 56 (38.89%) SQL
3 47 (32.64%) JavaScript
4 22 (15.28%) Python
5 20 (13.89%) Perl
6 16 (11.11%) XPath
7 6 (4.17%) Apex Code
7 6 (4.17%) C++
8 5 (3.47%) C
9 4 (2.78%) C#
9 4 (2.78%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.08%) SPARQL
11 2 (1.39%) XAML
12 1 (0.69%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.69%) R
12 1 (0.69%) Groovy
12 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.25%) Degree
1 9 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 9 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.08%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.69%) HDFS
2 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.39%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 69 (47.92%) Oracle
2 17 (11.81%) Red Hat
3 14 (9.72%) Sybase
3 14 (9.72%) Sun
4 13 (9.03%) Atlassian
5 6 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (4.17%) Google
6 5 (3.47%) Sencha
7 3 (2.08%) SAP
8 2 (1.39%) Software AG
8 2 (1.39%) ILOG
8 2 (1.39%) Adobe
8 2 (1.39%) webMethods
9 1 (0.69%) Kofax
9 1 (0.69%) Perforce
9 1 (0.69%) FatWire
9 1 (0.69%) DoubleClick
9 1 (0.69%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.69%) Calypso
9 1 (0.69%) Microsoft
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