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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 526 499 496
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -3
Contract jobs citing J2SE 80 80 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% 0.53% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 29 82
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £314 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
15698 15095 15547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 28.64% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9962 9698 9555
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 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 29 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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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 +12 74 £450 -7.21% 48
London +23 43 £500 +3.09% 36
Cambridgeshire - 18 £425 -
East of England - 18 £425 - 1
Cambridge - 15 £438 -
North West -8 7 £313 -2.34% 5
Manchester -8 6 £313 -2.34% 5
Salford - 5 £313 - 2
City of London +14 3 £425 +4.93% 15
South East -14 3 £390 - 2
Hampshire -14 2 £405 -
Yorkshire +2 1 - - 1
East Midlands +1 1 £425 -
Cheshire -2 1 £350 -
Dorset - 1 £355 - 2
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 - - 1
Bournemouth - 1 £355 - 2
South West - 1 £355 - 3
West Midlands - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Dunstable - - - -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 120 (99.17%) Java
2 68 (56.20%) SQL
3 53 (43.80%) Linux
3 53 (43.80%) OO
4 52 (42.98%) J2EE
5 51 (42.15%) Spring
6 50 (41.32%) Oracle
7 45 (37.19%) Tomcat
8 44 (36.36%) Finance
9 42 (34.71%) Hibernate
10 41 (33.88%) UNIX
10 41 (33.88%) JavaScript
11 37 (30.58%) OOD
12 34 (28.10%) Scrum
13 31 (25.62%) Multithreading
14 30 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
14 30 (24.79%) UML
14 30 (24.79%) Web Services
15 29 (23.97%) XML
15 29 (23.97%) WebLogic
16 28 (23.14%) TDD
17 27 (22.31%) Maven
18 26 (21.49%) JUnit
18 26 (21.49%) Perl
19 22 (18.18%) Solaris
19 22 (18.18%) Sun
19 22 (18.18%) Relational Database
20 21 (17.36%) CSS
20 21 (17.36%) Oracle Linux
21 20 (16.53%) WebSphere

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 45 (37.19%) Tomcat
2 29 (23.97%) WebLogic
3 20 (16.53%) WebSphere
4 19 (15.70%) Apache
5 5 (4.13%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (3.31%) Apache Pig
7 3 (2.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.65%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.83%) CMS
9 1 (0.83%) Confluence
9 1 (0.83%) Documentum
9 1 (0.83%) Magnolia
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.31%) Force.com
2 3 (2.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.96%) HTTP
1 6 (4.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 20 (16.53%) RDBMS
3 16 (13.22%) MySQL
4 8 (6.61%) DB2
5 6 (4.96%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.96%) Big Data
5 6 (4.96%) Hazelcast
6 5 (4.13%) Triplestore
6 5 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.31%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.31%) Apache Hive
7 4 (3.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.31%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.31%) Impala
8 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (22.31%) Maven
2 26 (21.49%) JUnit
3 19 (15.70%) Git (software)
4 15 (12.40%) JIRA
5 12 (9.92%) jMock
6 11 (9.09%) Ant
7 6 (4.96%) TeamCity
7 6 (4.96%) Mockito
7 6 (4.96%) Hudson
8 5 (4.13%) Subversion
9 4 (3.31%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.65%) NetBeans
10 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.65%) Selenium
10 2 (1.65%) NWDS
10 2 (1.65%) Gradle
11 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.83%) Robotium
11 1 (0.83%) HtmlUnit
11 1 (0.83%) Canoo WebTest
General
1 44 (36.36%) Finance
2 20 (16.53%) Banking
3 18 (14.88%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.13%) Advertising
4 5 (4.13%) Front Office
5 4 (3.31%) Back Office
6 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.83%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.83%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.83%) Electronics
7 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.83%) Publishing
7 1 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 92 (76.03%) Developer
2 75 (61.98%) Java Developer
3 19 (15.70%) Architect
4 17 (14.05%) Java Architect
5 11 (9.09%) Agile Java Developer
6 9 (7.44%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 9 (7.44%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.79%) Principal Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) Design Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.96%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (4.13%) Consultant
9 5 (4.13%) Java/J2EE Architect
10 4 (3.31%) Hadoop Developer
10 4 (3.31%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.31%) Salesforce.com Consultant
10 4 (3.31%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 4 (3.31%) WebSphere Developer
11 3 (2.48%) Front-End Developer
12 2 (1.65%) Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (42.98%) J2EE
2 51 (42.15%) Spring
3 42 (34.71%) Hibernate
4 30 (24.79%) Web Services
5 29 (23.97%) XML
6 21 (17.36%) CSS
7 13 (10.74%) JMS
7 13 (10.74%) HTML
7 13 (10.74%) JSP
8 10 (8.26%) DOM
9 9 (7.44%) CGI
10 8 (6.61%) REST
11 6 (4.96%) XML Schema
11 6 (4.96%) Grails
11 6 (4.96%) JPA
11 6 (4.96%) JDBC
11 6 (4.96%) XSLT
11 6 (4.96%) Servlets
11 6 (4.96%) SOAP
12 5 (4.13%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Open Source
2 9 (7.44%) Clustering
3 5 (4.13%) Equity Derivative
3 5 (4.13%) Ontologies
3 5 (4.13%) Mathematics
3 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.31%) Credit Risk
4 4 (3.31%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.65%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.65%) Equities
7 1 (0.83%) Derivative
7 1 (0.83%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.83%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 53 (43.80%) Linux
2 41 (33.88%) UNIX
3 22 (18.18%) Solaris
4 21 (17.36%) Oracle Linux
5 11 (9.09%) Android
6 6 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (43.80%) OO
2 37 (30.58%) OOD
3 34 (28.10%) Scrum
4 31 (25.62%) Multithreading
5 30 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (24.79%) UML
6 28 (23.14%) TDD
7 18 (14.88%) Software Engineering
8 17 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (12.40%) Web Development
10 12 (9.92%) Pair Programming
11 11 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (9.09%) User Stories
11 11 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
12 10 (8.26%) MVC
13 9 (7.44%) OOA/OOD
13 9 (7.44%) Unit Testing
13 9 (7.44%) Load Balancing
14 6 (4.96%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (99.17%) Java
2 68 (56.20%) SQL
3 41 (33.88%) JavaScript
4 26 (21.49%) Perl
5 14 (11.57%) Python
6 6 (4.96%) XPath
7 5 (4.13%) SPARQL
8 4 (3.31%) C
8 4 (3.31%) Apex Code
8 4 (3.31%) C++
9 3 (2.48%) C#
9 3 (2.48%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.65%) XAML
10 2 (1.65%) Groovy
11 1 (0.83%) Scala
11 1 (0.83%) Ruby
11 1 (0.83%) Korn
11 1 (0.83%) ECMAScript
11 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (6.61%) Degree
2 3 (2.48%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (41.32%) Oracle
2 22 (18.18%) Sun
3 19 (15.70%) Atlassian
4 18 (14.88%) Sybase
5 6 (4.96%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.13%) DoubleClick
6 5 (4.13%) Google
7 4 (3.31%) Netezza
7 4 (3.31%) Greenplum
7 4 (3.31%) Vertica
7 4 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.48%) IBM
9 2 (1.65%) SAP
9 2 (1.65%) JBoss
10 1 (0.83%) webMethods
10 1 (0.83%) Perforce
10 1 (0.83%) FatWire
10 1 (0.83%) Canoo
10 1 (0.83%) Software AG
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