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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 541 489 493
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +4
Contract jobs citing J2SE 82 85 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.57% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 48 71
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £338 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +128.57%
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
15569 15040 15478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.82% 28.93% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10167 9779 9277
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 250 385
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.50 £15.50
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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -13 74 £475 +5.55% 44
London +3 41 £563 +25.00% 30
East of England -11 14 £450 +71.42% 2
Cambridgeshire - 14 £450 - 1
Cambridge - 14 £450 - 1
North West -3 13 £313 -7.40% 4
Manchester -2 11 £313 -2.34% 4
Salford - 8 £313 - 1
City of London +16 4 £563 +42.40% 9
Cheshire 0 2 £375 +11.11%
South East - 2 £285 - 7
East Midlands +3 1 £425 -
Yorkshire 0 1 - -
South West - 1 £355 - 2
Dorset - 1 £355 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £355 - 1
Bracknell - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Guildford - - - - 3
Leeds - - - -
Street - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Woking - - - -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 133 (99.25%) Java
2 88 (65.67%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (52.99%) SQL
4 64 (47.76%) Linux
5 58 (43.28%) OO
5 58 (43.28%) Spring
6 55 (41.04%) Oracle
7 52 (38.81%) J2EE
7 52 (38.81%) Hibernate
8 50 (37.31%) Tomcat
9 48 (35.82%) JavaScript
10 47 (35.07%) Finance
11 43 (32.09%) OOD
12 41 (30.60%) Scrum
13 40 (29.85%) UNIX
14 37 (27.61%) XML
15 36 (26.87%) Maven
15 36 (26.87%) Multithreading
16 34 (25.37%) TDD
17 33 (24.63%) Web Services
18 31 (23.13%) JUnit
19 29 (21.64%) Banking
20 28 (20.90%) UML
20 28 (20.90%) Relational Database
21 27 (20.15%) WebLogic
22 26 (19.40%) Investment Banking
23 25 (18.66%) RDBMS
24 24 (17.91%) Perl
24 24 (17.91%) WebSphere
25 22 (16.42%) CSS

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 50 (37.31%) Tomcat
2 27 (20.15%) WebLogic
3 24 (17.91%) WebSphere
4 17 (12.69%) Apache
5 5 (3.73%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (2.24%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (1.49%) Confluence
7 2 (1.49%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.75%) GemFire
8 1 (0.75%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.75%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.75%) IIS
8 1 (0.75%) Documentum
8 1 (0.75%) CMS
8 1 (0.75%) FileNet
8 1 (0.75%) LiveCycle
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.99%) Force.com
2 3 (2.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.96%) HTTP
2 5 (3.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.90%) Relational Database
2 25 (18.66%) RDBMS
3 13 (9.70%) MySQL
4 12 (8.96%) Hazelcast
5 8 (5.97%) DB2
6 7 (5.22%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.73%) Triplestore
7 5 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.99%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.24%) Big Data
9 3 (2.24%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.75%) Impala
11 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 36 (26.87%) Maven
2 31 (23.13%) JUnit
3 20 (14.93%) jMock
4 18 (13.43%) Git (software)
5 15 (11.19%) Ant
6 13 (9.70%) JIRA
7 9 (6.72%) Subversion
8 7 (5.22%) Eclipse
9 6 (4.48%) Mockito
10 5 (3.73%) Hudson
11 4 (2.99%) TeamCity
12 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
12 3 (2.24%) NetBeans
12 3 (2.24%) Selenium
13 2 (1.49%) FitNesse
13 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
13 2 (1.49%) NWDS
13 2 (1.49%) Gradle
14 1 (0.75%) Spock
14 1 (0.75%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 47 (35.07%) Finance
2 29 (21.64%) Banking
3 26 (19.40%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.72%) Front Office
5 5 (3.73%) Advertising
6 4 (2.99%) Back Office
7 3 (2.24%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.75%) Games
8 1 (0.75%) Publishing
8 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.75%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (80.60%) Developer
2 92 (68.66%) Java Developer
3 18 (13.43%) Architect
4 16 (11.94%) Java Architect
4 16 (11.94%) Agile Java Developer
5 11 (8.21%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 9 (6.72%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.97%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (5.97%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.22%) Design Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) Principal Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Consultant
10 4 (2.99%) WebSphere Developer
10 4 (2.99%) Salesforce.com Consultant
10 4 (2.99%) Salesforce.com Developer
11 3 (2.24%) Java/J2EE Architect
11 3 (2.24%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.24%) Front-End Developer
11 3 (2.24%) Java Swing Developer
11 3 (2.24%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (43.28%) Spring
2 52 (38.81%) J2EE
2 52 (38.81%) Hibernate
3 37 (27.61%) XML
4 33 (24.63%) Web Services
5 22 (16.42%) CSS
5 22 (16.42%) JMS
6 15 (11.19%) JSP
7 14 (10.45%) Servlets
7 14 (10.45%) HTML
7 14 (10.45%) DOM
8 12 (8.96%) Grails
9 11 (8.21%) REST
9 11 (8.21%) XML Schema
9 11 (8.21%) XSLT
10 8 (5.97%) SAX
11 7 (5.22%) SOAP
11 7 (5.22%) CGI
12 6 (4.48%) JPA
12 6 (4.48%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.21%) Open Source
2 8 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.22%) Clustering
4 6 (4.48%) Equity Derivative
4 6 (4.48%) Mathematics
4 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.73%) Ontologies
6 4 (2.99%) Credit Risk
6 4 (2.99%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.99%) User Experience
6 4 (2.99%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.24%) Equities
8 2 (1.49%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.75%) Replication
9 1 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.75%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.75%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 64 (47.76%) Linux
2 40 (29.85%) UNIX
3 20 (14.93%) Solaris
4 19 (14.18%) Oracle Linux
5 15 (11.19%) Android
6 11 (8.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (5.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (65.67%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (43.28%) OO
3 43 (32.09%) OOD
4 41 (30.60%) Scrum
5 36 (26.87%) Multithreading
6 34 (25.37%) TDD
7 28 (20.90%) UML
8 21 (15.67%) Web Development
9 20 (14.93%) Software Engineering
10 18 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (12.69%) Pair Programming
12 16 (11.94%) Technical Analysis
12 16 (11.94%) User Stories
13 11 (8.21%) Enterprise Architecture
13 11 (8.21%) Capacity Planning
14 10 (7.46%) MVC
15 8 (5.97%) Unit Testing
16 7 (5.22%) OOA/OOD
16 7 (5.22%) Load Balancing
17 6 (4.48%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 133 (99.25%) Java
2 71 (52.99%) SQL
3 48 (35.82%) JavaScript
4 24 (17.91%) Perl
5 19 (14.18%) Python
6 11 (8.21%) XPath
7 6 (4.48%) C++
8 5 (3.73%) SPARQL
9 4 (2.99%) Apex Code
9 4 (2.99%) C#
10 3 (2.24%) C
10 3 (2.24%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.49%) XAML
11 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.75%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.75%) Scala
12 1 (0.75%) Groovy
12 1 (0.75%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (7.46%) Degree
2 3 (2.24%) OCPJP
3 1 (0.75%) PhD
3 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.49%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.49%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 55 (41.04%) Oracle
2 20 (14.93%) Sun
3 19 (14.18%) Sybase
4 17 (12.69%) Atlassian
5 11 (8.21%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.24%) JBoss
7 3 (2.24%) IBM
8 2 (1.49%) DoubleClick
8 2 (1.49%) Google
8 2 (1.49%) Perforce
8 2 (1.49%) Software AG
8 2 (1.49%) webMethods
8 2 (1.49%) SAP
9 1 (0.75%) Vertica
9 1 (0.75%) Splunk
9 1 (0.75%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.75%) ILOG
9 1 (0.75%) Calypso
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