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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 575 599 569
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -30
Contract jobs citing J2SE 46 45 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.081% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.28% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 44
Median daily rate £600 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median 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
15351 15820 15304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.85% 28.65% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10606 11015 10459
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 259 172
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.44 £17.69 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 41 £600 +20.00% 44
London -4 29 £600 +14.28% 35
South East +41 9 £488 - 1
Oxfordshire - 8 £481 -
Glasgow - 4 £310 -
Scotland - 4 £310 -
North West +8 3 £375 +17.18% 1
Oxford - 3 £500 -
Manchester -2 2 £375 +25.00% 1
City of London -11 2 £388 -50.00% 11
Kidlington - 2 - -
Canary Wharf +5 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £488 -
Merseyside - 1 £338 -
Worthing - 1 £488 -
Liverpool - 1 £338 -
Belfast - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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.

1 100 (98.04%) Java
2 82 (80.39%) SQL
3 81 (79.41%) Spring
4 66 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (53.92%) Software Engineering
6 45 (44.12%) Linux
7 44 (43.14%) JUnit
8 43 (42.16%) Hibernate
9 41 (40.20%) Banking
9 41 (40.20%) Unix
9 41 (40.20%) Open Source
10 38 (37.25%) SDLC
11 34 (33.33%) J2EE
11 34 (33.33%) JMS
12 32 (31.37%) Investment Banking
13 30 (29.41%) Sybase
13 30 (29.41%) DB2
14 28 (27.45%) Finance
15 27 (26.47%) Pair Programming
15 27 (26.47%) RDBMS
15 27 (26.47%) Technical Analysis
15 27 (26.47%) Relational Database
15 27 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
16 26 (25.49%) Data Transformation
16 26 (25.49%) Data Migration
16 26 (25.49%) Perl
16 26 (25.49%) XML
16 26 (25.49%) Economics
16 26 (25.49%) Migration
16 26 (25.49%) Workflow

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 11 (10.78%) WebLogic
2 8 (7.84%) Apache
2 8 (7.84%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (6.86%) JBoss
3 7 (6.86%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.88%) nginx
4 6 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (4.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (3.92%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (3.92%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (3.92%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.98%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (6.86%) GitHub
4 4 (3.92%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (3.92%) Google App Engine
4 4 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.92%) Slack
5 2 (1.96%) Force.com
6 1 (0.98%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) HTTP
2 1 (0.98%) SMTP
2 1 (0.98%) SSL
2 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (29.41%) DB2
2 27 (26.47%) RDBMS
2 27 (26.47%) Relational Database
3 11 (10.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.98%) Jackrabbit
4 1 (0.98%) MySQL
4 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (43.14%) JUnit
2 15 (14.71%) Selenium
3 14 (13.73%) Maven
4 9 (8.82%) Ant
5 8 (7.84%) Eclipse
6 7 (6.86%) IntelliJ
6 7 (6.86%) Jenkins
6 7 (6.86%) Mockito
7 6 (5.88%) Git (software)
8 5 (4.90%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.96%) Gradle
10 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.98%) Gatling
10 1 (0.98%) Grunt
10 1 (0.98%) gulp
10 1 (0.98%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.98%) JBehave
10 1 (0.98%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.98%) Protractor
10 1 (0.98%) Sublime Text
General
1 41 (40.20%) Banking
2 32 (31.37%) Investment Banking
3 28 (27.45%) Finance
4 13 (12.75%) Front Office
5 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.96%) Law
5 2 (1.96%) Publishing
6 1 (0.98%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 82 (80.39%) Developer
2 70 (68.63%) Java Developer
3 34 (33.33%) Senior Developer
4 33 (32.35%) Senior Java Developer
5 27 (26.47%) Agile Developer
5 27 (26.47%) Agile Java Developer
6 26 (25.49%) Senior Agile Developer
6 26 (25.49%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 16 (15.69%) Lead Developer
8 13 (12.75%) Scala Developer
9 12 (11.76%) Java Team Leader
9 12 (11.76%) Lead Java Developer
9 12 (11.76%) Team Leader
10 9 (8.82%) Core Java Developer
10 9 (8.82%) Java Engineer
10 9 (8.82%) Scala Software Engineer
10 9 (8.82%) Software Engineer
11 8 (7.84%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (7.84%) Java Scala Developer
11 8 (7.84%) Java Scala Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (79.41%) Spring
2 43 (42.16%) Hibernate
3 34 (33.33%) J2EE
3 34 (33.33%) JMS
4 26 (25.49%) XML
5 24 (23.53%) REST
6 18 (17.65%) Play Framework
7 14 (13.73%) SOAP
8 12 (11.76%) HTML
9 11 (10.78%) HTML5
9 11 (10.78%) Java EE
9 11 (10.78%) JSON
10 10 (9.80%) AngularJS
11 9 (8.82%) JSF
12 8 (7.84%) CSS
12 8 (7.84%) React
12 8 (7.84%) Spring MVC
13 7 (6.86%) EJB
13 7 (6.86%) Grails
13 7 (6.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 27 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (25.49%) Economics
3 10 (9.80%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (4.90%) Mathematics
4 5 (4.90%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.92%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.94%) Derivative
6 3 (2.94%) Equities
6 3 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.98%) Fintech
8 1 (0.98%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.98%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 45 (44.12%) Linux
2 41 (40.20%) Unix
3 3 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.98%) Android
4 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (53.92%) Software Engineering
3 41 (40.20%) Open Source
4 38 (37.25%) SDLC
5 27 (26.47%) Pair Programming
5 27 (26.47%) Technical Analysis
6 26 (25.49%) Data Migration
6 26 (25.49%) Data Transformation
6 26 (25.49%) Migration
6 26 (25.49%) Workflow
7 25 (24.51%) OO
8 24 (23.53%) OOD
9 15 (14.71%) DevOps
10 13 (12.75%) Microservices
11 11 (10.78%) MVC
12 10 (9.80%) Configuration Management
13 8 (7.84%) SOA
14 7 (6.86%) Mentoring
14 7 (6.86%) Unit Testing
15 6 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 100 (98.04%) Java
2 82 (80.39%) SQL
3 26 (25.49%) Perl
4 17 (16.67%) Scala
5 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.86%) XPath
7 5 (4.90%) C++
7 5 (4.90%) VBA
8 3 (2.94%) Apex Code
9 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.96%) Python
10 1 (0.98%) C#
10 1 (0.98%) ECMAScript
10 1 (0.98%) Groovy
10 1 (0.98%) Haskell
10 1 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (0.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.78%) Docker
2 4 (3.92%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 16 (15.69%) Puppet
2 5 (4.90%) Ansible
2 5 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.92%) Terraform
4 1 (0.98%) Grafana
4 1 (0.98%) Kibana
Vendors
1 30 (29.41%) Sybase
2 12 (11.76%) Oracle
3 11 (10.78%) webMethods
4 10 (9.80%) Adobe
5 5 (4.90%) Google
6 4 (3.92%) AppDynamics
6 4 (3.92%) Splunk
7 3 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.98%) IBM
9 1 (0.98%) Informatica
9 1 (0.98%) Jitterbit
9 1 (0.98%) Murex
9 1 (0.98%) Talend
9 1 (0.98%) TIBCO