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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 582 550 526
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -24
Contract jobs citing J2SE 44 62 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.45% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 43 36
Average daily rate £500 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £545 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £450
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 44 £500 +17.64% 56
London +3 25 £656 +45.83% 41
North West -27 7 £325 -7.14% 2
South West +9 6 £325 -27.77% 4
Manchester -19 6 £325 -7.14% 1
Somerset - 4 £325 -
Shropshire - 3 - -
South East - 3 £450 - 7
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Street - 2 £331 -
City of London +33 1 £775 +63.15% 8
Bristol -1 1 £325 -27.77%
Cheshire -6 1 £340 +36.00% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £325 - 3
Kent - 1 £450 -
Uxbridge - 1 £225 -
Swindon - 1 £325 - 3

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 85 (100.00%) Java
2 48 (56.47%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (42.35%) Spring
4 35 (41.18%) J2EE
5 30 (35.29%) Linux
5 30 (35.29%) OO
6 27 (31.76%) JavaScript
7 25 (29.41%) Software Engineering
8 23 (27.06%) SQL
9 21 (24.71%) TDD
9 21 (24.71%) Low Latency
10 20 (23.53%) Degree
10 20 (23.53%) XML
11 19 (22.35%) JMS
11 19 (22.35%) Multithreading
11 19 (22.35%) Git (software)
12 18 (21.18%) Unix
13 17 (20.00%) HTML
13 17 (20.00%) Eclipse
13 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (18.82%) Jenkins
14 16 (18.82%) Front Office
15 15 (17.65%) Scrum
15 15 (17.65%) Oracle
15 15 (17.65%) Computer Science
16 14 (16.47%) JSON
16 14 (16.47%) REST
16 14 (16.47%) SOAP
16 14 (16.47%) Equities
17 13 (15.29%) Finance

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 9 (10.59%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.24%) Apache
2 7 (8.24%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.88%) Apache Pig
3 5 (5.88%) Confluence
3 5 (5.88%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.71%) Apache Spark
5 3 (3.53%) GemFire
5 3 (3.53%) JBoss
5 3 (3.53%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.35%) Alfresco
6 2 (2.35%) IIS
6 2 (2.35%) Node.js
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (2.35%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.18%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.71%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (4.71%) Google Compute Engine
3 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.18%) Force.com
4 1 (1.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.94%) HTTP
2 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.53%) SSL
4 2 (2.35%) DNS
4 2 (2.35%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) Big Data
2 8 (9.41%) DB2
2 8 (9.41%) Hadoop
2 8 (9.41%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.06%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.06%) RDBMS
4 5 (5.88%) Apache Hive
4 5 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (4.71%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.71%) SAP HANA
6 3 (3.53%) Hazelcast
6 3 (3.53%) HBase
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (22.35%) Git (software)
2 17 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 16 (18.82%) Jenkins
4 12 (14.12%) JUnit
5 10 (11.76%) Maven
6 8 (9.41%) IntelliJ
7 7 (8.24%) Subversion
8 6 (7.06%) Ant
9 5 (5.88%) Android Studio
9 5 (5.88%) Bitbucket
9 5 (5.88%) JIRA
9 5 (5.88%) Selenium
10 4 (4.71%) Hudson
11 3 (3.53%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (2.35%) ClearCase
13 1 (1.18%) Jasmine
13 1 (1.18%) Protractor
General
1 16 (18.82%) Front Office
2 13 (15.29%) Finance
3 5 (5.88%) Banking
4 4 (4.71%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.71%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 75 (88.24%) Developer
2 57 (67.06%) Java Developer
3 9 (10.59%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (9.41%) Agile Developer
4 8 (9.41%) Agile Java Developer
5 6 (7.06%) Android Developer
6 5 (5.88%) iOS Android Developer
6 5 (5.88%) iOS Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Big Data Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Hadoop Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Digital Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (3.53%) J2EE Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Java Mobile Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Lead Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (42.35%) Spring
2 35 (41.18%) J2EE
3 20 (23.53%) XML
4 19 (22.35%) JMS
5 17 (20.00%) HTML
6 14 (16.47%) JSON
6 14 (16.47%) REST
6 14 (16.47%) SOAP
7 13 (15.29%) Web Services
8 12 (14.12%) Hibernate
8 12 (14.12%) HTML5
9 11 (12.94%) CSS
10 9 (10.59%) Servlets
11 8 (9.41%) RESTful
12 7 (8.24%) JDBC
12 7 (8.24%) JSP
13 6 (7.06%) J2ME
13 6 (7.06%) Middleware
13 6 (7.06%) WebSphere MQ
14 5 (5.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 14 (16.47%) Equities
3 13 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (10.59%) Mobile App
5 8 (9.41%) User Experience
6 7 (8.24%) Algorithms
7 6 (7.06%) Data Structures
7 6 (7.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (7.06%) Hedge funds
8 4 (4.71%) Data Integration
8 4 (4.71%) Fixed Income
9 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (3.53%) Fintech
10 2 (2.35%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (2.35%) iPad
10 2 (2.35%) N-Tier
10 2 (2.35%) W3C
11 1 (1.18%) DTV
11 1 (1.18%) Social Media
11 1 (1.18%) STB
Operating Systems
1 30 (35.29%) Linux
2 18 (21.18%) Unix
3 10 (11.76%) Android
4 9 (10.59%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.53%) Windows
7 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (56.47%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (35.29%) OO
3 25 (29.41%) Software Engineering
4 21 (24.71%) Low Latency
4 21 (24.71%) TDD
5 19 (22.35%) Multithreading
6 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (17.65%) Scrum
8 12 (14.12%) OOP
9 11 (12.94%) E-Commerce
10 8 (9.41%) Algorithmic Trading
10 8 (9.41%) DevOps
11 7 (8.24%) Android Development
11 7 (8.24%) BDD
11 7 (8.24%) Open Source
12 6 (7.06%) Data Modelling
12 6 (7.06%) iOS Development
12 6 (7.06%) OOD
12 6 (7.06%) Unit Testing
13 5 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 85 (100.00%) Java
2 27 (31.76%) JavaScript
3 23 (27.06%) SQL
4 7 (8.24%) PL/SQL
4 7 (8.24%) Scala
5 5 (5.88%) Perl
5 5 (5.88%) Python
5 5 (5.88%) XPath
6 3 (3.53%) C#
6 3 (3.53%) Haskell
7 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.18%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.18%) C
8 1 (1.18%) C++
8 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (23.53%) Degree
2 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Apache Flume
1 4 (4.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) Ambari
1 4 (4.71%) Oozie
2 3 (3.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (17.65%) Oracle
2 8 (9.41%) Sybase
3 7 (8.24%) Hortonworks
4 5 (5.88%) webMethods
5 4 (4.71%) Cloudera
5 4 (4.71%) Google
5 4 (4.71%) Perforce
5 4 (4.71%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.71%) SAP
6 3 (3.53%) Adobe
6 3 (3.53%) VMware
7 2 (2.35%) IBM
7 2 (2.35%) Informatica
7 2 (2.35%) Twitter
8 1 (1.18%) Apple
8 1 (1.18%) DataSynapse
8 1 (1.18%) Facebook
8 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
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