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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 533 511 455
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -56
Contract jobs citing J2SE 66 59 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 0.42% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 30 62
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £389 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £478 £673
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%

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
14151 14119 12451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.37% 27.20% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9202 8972 7852
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 221 325
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 -8 49 £438 +2.94% 32
London +7 37 £450 +5.88% 19
Scotland -2 16 £425 -5.55% 5
Glasgow +1 13 £425 -5.55% 4
Yorkshire - 6 £400 - 2
North Yorkshire - 5 £400 - 1
Manchester - 4 £350 - 1
North West - 4 £350 - 3
Salford - 2 - -
City of London +7 1 £525 +23.52% 4
Hampshire -17 1 £288 -
South East -39 1 £288 -39.47% 6
Leeds - 1 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1
North Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Weybridge - - - -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 127 (99.22%) Java
2 78 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (48.44%) Linux
4 61 (47.66%) J2EE
5 60 (46.88%) TDD
6 56 (43.75%) Oracle
7 48 (37.50%) OO
8 47 (36.72%) JavaScript
9 45 (35.16%) SQL
10 44 (34.38%) RDBMS
10 44 (34.38%) Spring
10 44 (34.38%) Relational Database
11 42 (32.81%) Software Engineering
11 42 (32.81%) OOD
12 41 (32.03%) Hibernate
13 40 (31.25%) Scrum
13 40 (31.25%) Banking
14 35 (27.34%) Investment Banking
15 33 (25.78%) XML
16 31 (24.22%) JMS
16 31 (24.22%) Pair Programming
17 30 (23.44%) Web Development
17 30 (23.44%) jMock
17 30 (23.44%) Technical Analysis
17 30 (23.44%) User Stories
18 29 (22.66%) Python
19 23 (17.97%) OOP
20 22 (17.19%) UNIX
20 22 (17.19%) JUnit
21 21 (16.41%) Finance

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 17 (13.28%) Tomcat
2 11 (8.59%) WebSphere
3 8 (6.25%) JBoss
4 7 (5.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (5.47%) Apache Pig
5 4 (3.13%) Apache
6 3 (2.34%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.78%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.78%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.78%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.28%) HTTP
2 2 (1.56%) Kerberos
2 2 (1.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.56%) X.509
2 2 (1.56%) Multicast
2 2 (1.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (34.38%) RDBMS
1 44 (34.38%) Relational Database
2 19 (14.84%) DB2
3 12 (9.38%) Oracle Database
4 9 (7.03%) Big Data
5 7 (5.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (5.47%) Hadoop
5 7 (5.47%) Apache Hive
5 7 (5.47%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (4.69%) Hazelcast
7 5 (3.91%) Oracle9i Database
7 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.56%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.78%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 30 (23.44%) jMock
2 22 (17.19%) JUnit
3 20 (15.63%) Eclipse
4 17 (13.28%) Maven
5 12 (9.38%) Subversion
6 8 (6.25%) Git (software)
7 7 (5.47%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.13%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.56%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.56%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.78%) Ant
10 1 (0.78%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.78%) Hudson
10 1 (0.78%) Gradle
10 1 (0.78%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.78%) DbUnit
10 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 40 (31.25%) Banking
2 35 (27.34%) Investment Banking
3 21 (16.41%) Finance
4 10 (7.81%) Front Office
5 3 (2.34%) Legal
6 2 (1.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Publishing
7 1 (0.78%) Automotive
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 126 (98.44%) Developer
2 116 (90.63%) Java Developer
3 16 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 15 (11.72%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (7.03%) Scala Developer
6 8 (6.25%) Lead Developer
6 8 (6.25%) Lead Java Developer
7 7 (5.47%) SOA Developer
7 7 (5.47%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (4.69%) Agile Java Developer
8 6 (4.69%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 5 (3.91%) Java Programmer
9 5 (3.91%) Developer Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) Java Analyst Programmer
9 5 (3.91%) Analyst Programmer
9 5 (3.91%) Programmer
9 5 (3.91%) Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) Hadoop Developer
11 3 (2.34%) Big Data Developer
11 3 (2.34%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (47.66%) J2EE
2 44 (34.38%) Spring
3 41 (32.03%) Hibernate
4 33 (25.78%) XML
5 31 (24.22%) JMS
6 18 (14.06%) Web Services
6 18 (14.06%) Servlets
7 15 (11.72%) Java EE
8 12 (9.38%) Grails
8 12 (9.38%) REST
8 12 (9.38%) XSLT
9 11 (8.59%) JSP
9 11 (8.59%) CSS
10 10 (7.81%) HTML
10 10 (7.81%) XSL
11 9 (7.03%) J2ME
11 9 (7.03%) jQuery
11 9 (7.03%) JSON
11 9 (7.03%) RESTful
12 8 (6.25%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.59%) Fixed Income
2 10 (7.81%) Equities
2 10 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.03%) Equity Derivative
4 7 (5.47%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.56%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.56%) STB
7 2 (1.56%) Derivative
8 1 (0.78%) DTV
8 1 (0.78%) Animation
8 1 (0.78%) Social Media
8 1 (0.78%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 62 (48.44%) Linux
2 22 (17.19%) UNIX
3 9 (7.03%) Android
3 9 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.13%) Windows
5 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (46.88%) TDD
3 48 (37.50%) OO
4 42 (32.81%) OOD
4 42 (32.81%) Software Engineering
5 40 (31.25%) Scrum
6 31 (24.22%) Pair Programming
7 30 (23.44%) Web Development
7 30 (23.44%) User Stories
7 30 (23.44%) Technical Analysis
8 23 (17.97%) OOP
9 18 (14.06%) RUP
10 17 (13.28%) UML
10 17 (13.28%) SOA
11 16 (12.50%) Migration
12 15 (11.72%) Data Migration
13 14 (10.94%) Mentoring
13 14 (10.94%) Content Management
14 13 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (10.16%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 127 (99.22%) Java
2 47 (36.72%) JavaScript
3 45 (35.16%) SQL
4 29 (22.66%) Python
5 14 (10.94%) XPath
5 14 (10.94%) Perl
6 11 (8.59%) Scala
7 2 (1.56%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.56%) C
8 1 (0.78%) C#
8 1 (0.78%) R
8 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 8 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.78%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (3.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 56 (43.75%) Oracle
2 14 (10.94%) Sybase
3 9 (7.03%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.91%) IBM
4 5 (3.91%) Google
4 5 (3.91%) Sencha
5 2 (1.56%) ForgeRock
5 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.78%) webMethods
6 1 (0.78%) Reuters
6 1 (0.78%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.78%) Adobe
6 1 (0.78%) Software AG
6 1 (0.78%) ILOG
6 1 (0.78%) SAP
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