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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 525 551 454
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -97
Contract jobs citing J2SE 72 42 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.078% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.28% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 43
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £475 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £448
% change year-on-year
- -10.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
14908 14984 12930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.07% 27.65% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9842 9913 8138
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 193 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.04 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

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 28 May 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 19 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 28 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 59 £450 +5.88% 43
London +48 47 £500 +33.33% 23
Scotland +9 13 £425 +3.03% 1
Glasgow +6 11 £400 -3.03%
Yorkshire -11 7 £400 - 2
Harrogate - 6 £400 -
North Yorkshire - 6 £400 -
City of London +11 3 £425 +17.24% 7
South East -18 3 £425 +21.42% 9
Canary Wharf - 2 £550 -
Edinburgh - 2 £450 -
Hampshire - 2 £425 -
West Yorkshire -12 1 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire -14 1 £400 - 4
Leeds -14 1 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 -
Oxford - 1 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 -
North East - 1 £400 -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 129 (99.23%) Java
2 88 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (55.38%) Linux
4 69 (53.08%) TDD
5 65 (50.00%) SQL
6 57 (43.85%) Relational Database
7 56 (43.08%) J2EE
7 56 (43.08%) Oracle
8 52 (40.00%) Software Engineering
9 51 (39.23%) OO
10 50 (38.46%) RDBMS
11 48 (36.92%) Banking
12 45 (34.62%) Spring
12 45 (34.62%) OOD
13 42 (32.31%) Hibernate
14 41 (31.54%) Scrum
14 41 (31.54%) Investment Banking
14 41 (31.54%) JavaScript
15 39 (30.00%) JMS
16 37 (28.46%) DB2
17 35 (26.92%) UNIX
18 34 (26.15%) XML
19 31 (23.85%) Sybase
19 31 (23.85%) JUnit
20 30 (23.08%) Finance
21 29 (22.31%) User Stories
22 28 (21.54%) Technical Analysis
22 28 (21.54%) jMock
22 28 (21.54%) Web Development
22 28 (21.54%) Pair Programming

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 13 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 12 (9.23%) Tomcat
3 11 (8.46%) JBoss
4 3 (2.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.31%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.54%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.77%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.77%) CMS
6 1 (0.77%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.38%) HTTP
2 3 (2.31%) Multicast
2 3 (2.31%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.54%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.54%) LDAP
3 2 (1.54%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (43.85%) Relational Database
2 50 (38.46%) RDBMS
3 37 (28.46%) DB2
4 15 (11.54%) Oracle Database
5 12 (9.23%) Oracle Database 10g
5 12 (9.23%) Oracle9i Database
6 9 (6.92%) Big Data
7 7 (5.38%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 3 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.31%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.31%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.54%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.77%) SQLite
10 1 (0.77%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (23.85%) JUnit
2 28 (21.54%) jMock
3 16 (12.31%) Eclipse
4 15 (11.54%) Maven
5 14 (10.77%) Git (software)
6 13 (10.00%) Subversion
7 9 (6.92%) Jenkins
7 9 (6.92%) Jasmine
8 3 (2.31%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.54%) Ant
9 2 (1.54%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.54%) Selenium
10 1 (0.77%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.77%) Hudson
10 1 (0.77%) Gradle
10 1 (0.77%) JIRA
10 1 (0.77%) Android Studio
General
1 48 (36.92%) Banking
2 41 (31.54%) Investment Banking
3 30 (23.08%) Finance
4 10 (7.69%) Front Office
5 2 (1.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.77%) Billing
6 1 (0.77%) Automotive
6 1 (0.77%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 127 (97.69%) Developer
2 120 (92.31%) Java Developer
3 21 (16.15%) Senior Developer
4 20 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
5 12 (9.23%) Lead Java Developer
5 12 (9.23%) Lead Developer
6 9 (6.92%) Scala Developer
7 4 (3.08%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (3.08%) SOA Developer
8 3 (2.31%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 3 (2.31%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (2.31%) Core Java Developer
9 2 (1.54%) Software Engineer
9 2 (1.54%) Front Office Developer
9 2 (1.54%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (1.54%) Hadoop Developer
10 1 (0.77%) Android Developer
10 1 (0.77%) Front-End Developer
10 1 (0.77%) Java Architect
10 1 (0.77%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (43.08%) J2EE
2 45 (34.62%) Spring
3 42 (32.31%) Hibernate
4 39 (30.00%) JMS
5 34 (26.15%) XML
6 25 (19.23%) Servlets
7 20 (15.38%) JSP
8 19 (14.62%) XSL
9 15 (11.54%) Web Services
10 13 (10.00%) RESTful
10 13 (10.00%) Java EE
11 12 (9.23%) XSLT
11 12 (9.23%) HTML
11 12 (9.23%) REST
12 11 (8.46%) jQuery
12 11 (8.46%) Spring MVC
12 11 (8.46%) XML Schema
12 11 (8.46%) CSS
12 11 (8.46%) WebSphere MQ
12 11 (8.46%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.54%) Equities
3 13 (10.00%) Equity Derivative
4 8 (6.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (6.15%) Fixed Income
5 6 (4.62%) N-Tier
6 4 (3.08%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.31%) Derivative
8 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.54%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.77%) Social Media
9 1 (0.77%) RIA
9 1 (0.77%) Animation
9 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.77%) STB
Operating Systems
1 72 (55.38%) Linux
2 35 (26.92%) UNIX
3 7 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.08%) Android
5 3 (2.31%) Windows
6 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (53.08%) TDD
3 52 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 51 (39.23%) OO
5 45 (34.62%) OOD
6 41 (31.54%) Scrum
7 29 (22.31%) User Stories
8 28 (21.54%) Technical Analysis
8 28 (21.54%) Web Development
8 28 (21.54%) Pair Programming
9 26 (20.00%) OOP
10 25 (19.23%) UML
11 23 (17.69%) RUP
12 22 (16.92%) Migration
12 22 (16.92%) Data Migration
13 21 (16.15%) SDLC
14 17 (13.08%) Multithreading
15 16 (12.31%) Performance Tuning
16 15 (11.54%) SOA
16 15 (11.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 129 (99.23%) Java
2 65 (50.00%) SQL
3 41 (31.54%) JavaScript
4 28 (21.54%) Python
5 21 (16.15%) XPath
6 18 (13.85%) Perl
7 15 (11.54%) Scala
8 3 (2.31%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.54%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.77%) Ruby
10 1 (0.77%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (3.08%) SC Cleared
1 4 (3.08%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.31%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 56 (43.08%) Oracle
2 31 (23.85%) Sybase
3 11 (8.46%) IBM
4 7 (5.38%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.54%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.54%) Solace
5 2 (1.54%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.77%) webMethods
6 1 (0.77%) Reuters
6 1 (0.77%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.77%) Software AG
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe
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