The table below looks at the statistics for J2SE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
UK
Rank 557 591 547
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -44
Contract jobs citing J2SE 30 39 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.078% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.27% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 42
Median daily rate £600 £625 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £325 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
13869 14440 13865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.92% 28.89% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9525 9991 9330
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 254 186
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.30 £20.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing J2SE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 28 £600 -4.00% 40
London +4 19 £600 -4.00% 31
East Midlands - 4 - - 1
South East +19 3 £482 +7.02% 2
North West +25 2 £375 +17.18% 3
Manchester +11 2 £375 +25.00% 3
West Sussex - 2 £488 - 1
City of London -4 1 £550 -29.03% 10
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 £488 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £475 -
Scotland - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing J2SE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for J2SE.

1 74 (97.37%) Java
2 63 (82.89%) SQL
2 63 (82.89%) Spring
3 42 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (55.26%) Software Engineering
4 36 (47.37%) Hibernate
5 33 (43.42%) Banking
5 33 (43.42%) SDLC
6 31 (40.79%) Investment Banking
7 29 (38.16%) Open Source
8 28 (36.84%) JUnit
9 27 (35.53%) Workflow
9 27 (35.53%) Migration
9 27 (35.53%) Data Migration
9 27 (35.53%) Data Transformation
10 26 (34.21%) Technical Analysis
10 26 (34.21%) Pair Programming
10 26 (34.21%) Economics
11 24 (31.58%) Linux
12 22 (28.95%) J2EE
12 22 (28.95%) JMS
13 18 (23.68%) RDBMS
13 18 (23.68%) Maven
13 18 (23.68%) Finance
13 18 (23.68%) Relational Database
13 18 (23.68%) REST
14 17 (22.37%) Sybase
14 17 (22.37%) DB2
15 16 (21.05%) Unix
16 14 (18.42%) XML

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (13.16%) Apache
2 8 (10.53%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (9.21%) JBoss
3 7 (9.21%) nginx
4 6 (7.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (6.58%) Tomcat
6 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
7 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 4 (5.26%) GitHub
3 2 (2.63%) Force.com
3 2 (2.63%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) HTTP
2 2 (2.63%) SSL
2 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.68%) RDBMS
1 18 (23.68%) Relational Database
2 17 (22.37%) DB2
3 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.32%) Jackrabbit
5 1 (1.32%) MySQL
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (36.84%) JUnit
2 18 (23.68%) Maven
3 10 (13.16%) Ant
4 8 (10.53%) Jenkins
5 7 (9.21%) Mockito
6 4 (5.26%) Eclipse
6 4 (5.26%) Hudson
7 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.95%) IntelliJ
7 3 (3.95%) Selenium
8 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.63%) Gatling
8 2 (2.63%) Gradle
8 2 (2.63%) Grunt
8 2 (2.63%) gulp
8 2 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (2.63%) Sublime Text
9 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.32%) JBehave
General
1 33 (43.42%) Banking
2 31 (40.79%) Investment Banking
3 18 (23.68%) Finance
4 11 (14.47%) Front Office
5 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.63%) Law
5 2 (2.63%) Publishing
6 1 (1.32%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 68 (89.47%) Developer
2 59 (77.63%) Java Developer
3 32 (42.11%) Senior Developer
4 31 (40.79%) Senior Java Developer
5 27 (35.53%) Agile Developer
5 27 (35.53%) Agile Java Developer
6 26 (34.21%) Senior Agile Developer
6 26 (34.21%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 12 (15.79%) Java Team Leader
7 12 (15.79%) Lead Developer
7 12 (15.79%) Lead Java Developer
7 12 (15.79%) Team Leader
8 9 (11.84%) Core Java Developer
9 7 (9.21%) J2EE Developer
9 7 (9.21%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 6 (7.89%) Software Engineer
11 5 (6.58%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 5 (6.58%) Java Engineer
11 5 (6.58%) Java Software Engineer
11 5 (6.58%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (82.89%) Spring
2 36 (47.37%) Hibernate
3 22 (28.95%) J2EE
3 22 (28.95%) JMS
4 18 (23.68%) REST
5 14 (18.42%) XML
6 10 (13.16%) Play Framework
7 9 (11.84%) Java EE
7 9 (11.84%) JSF
8 8 (10.53%) AngularJS
8 8 (10.53%) jQuery
8 8 (10.53%) Node.js
8 8 (10.53%) Spring MVC
9 7 (9.21%) EJB
9 7 (9.21%) Grails
9 7 (9.21%) Web Services
10 6 (7.89%) React
10 6 (7.89%) Servlets
11 5 (6.58%) RESTful
11 5 (6.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (34.21%) Economics
2 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.89%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (6.58%) Mathematics
4 5 (6.58%) Virtual Team
5 4 (5.26%) Equities
6 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.63%) Derivative
7 2 (2.63%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.32%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 24 (31.58%) Linux
2 16 (21.05%) Unix
3 2 (2.63%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.63%) Windows
4 1 (1.32%) Android
4 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
1 42 (55.26%) Software Engineering
2 33 (43.42%) SDLC
3 29 (38.16%) Open Source
4 27 (35.53%) Data Migration
4 27 (35.53%) Data Transformation
4 27 (35.53%) Migration
4 27 (35.53%) Workflow
5 26 (34.21%) Pair Programming
5 26 (34.21%) Technical Analysis
6 14 (18.42%) MVC
7 11 (14.47%) OO
8 10 (13.16%) OOD
9 8 (10.53%) SOA
10 7 (9.21%) Configuration Management
10 7 (9.21%) E-Commerce
10 7 (9.21%) Mentoring
11 6 (7.89%) Unit Testing
12 5 (6.58%) Process Improvement
12 5 (6.58%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (97.37%) Java
2 63 (82.89%) SQL
3 14 (18.42%) Perl
4 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.21%) XPath
6 6 (7.89%) Scala
7 4 (5.26%) Python
8 3 (3.95%) VBA
9 2 (2.63%) Apex Code
9 2 (2.63%) C#
9 2 (2.63%) C++
9 2 (2.63%) Groovy
9 2 (2.63%) Haskell
9 2 (2.63%) Ruby
10 1 (1.32%) ECMAScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Puppet
2 5 (6.58%) Ansible
2 5 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.63%) Grafana
3 2 (2.63%) Kibana
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) Sybase
2 10 (13.16%) Oracle
3 4 (5.26%) Google
4 3 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.95%) TIBCO
4 3 (3.95%) webMethods
5 2 (2.63%) Adobe
5 2 (2.63%) DataSynapse