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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 596 565 561
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -4
Contract jobs citing J2SE 57 75 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.50% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 63 29
Median daily rate £420 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £375 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £419
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
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
15280 14977 14864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.51% 26.85% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10694 9690 9758
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 200 202
Median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.64 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £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 5 May 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 20 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 5 May 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 -53 33 £550 +22.22% 36
Glasgow +11 19 £385 -9.41%
Scotland -12 19 £385 -9.41% 1
West Midlands - 15 £390 - 1
Shropshire - 15 £390 - 1
London -37 13 £600 +33.33% 25
Telford - 10 £390 - 1
Wales - 3 - -
South East -13 2 £225 -21.73% 1
Cardiff - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £225 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £225 -
South West - 2 £475 - 2
South Wales - 2 - -
City of London +35 1 £575 +53.33% 4
North West - 1 £325 - 6
Wiltshire - 1 £475 - 2
Swindon - 1 £475 - 2
Manchester - 1 £325 - 2
Bristol - 1 - -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Java
2 62 (60.78%) Spring
3 61 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (47.06%) SQL
4 48 (47.06%) Linux
5 45 (44.12%) OO
6 40 (39.22%) Software Engineering
7 39 (38.24%) Unix
8 37 (36.27%) J2EE
8 37 (36.27%) JUnit
9 32 (31.37%) XML
9 32 (31.37%) Finance
10 30 (29.41%) JMS
11 29 (28.43%) JavaScript
12 28 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
13 27 (26.47%) Git (software)
13 27 (26.47%) Front Office
14 25 (24.51%) HTML
15 24 (23.53%) Sybase
16 23 (22.55%) DB2
16 23 (22.55%) OOD
16 23 (22.55%) Scala
16 23 (22.55%) Relational Database
17 22 (21.57%) HTML5
17 22 (21.57%) JSON
17 22 (21.57%) SOAP
17 22 (21.57%) SDLC
18 21 (20.59%) RDBMS
18 21 (20.59%) Degree
18 21 (20.59%) MongoDB

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 12 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 9 (8.82%) Apache
3 8 (7.84%) Confluence
3 8 (7.84%) Tomcat
4 7 (6.86%) JBoss
5 6 (5.88%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.92%) Jetty
6 4 (3.92%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (2.94%) FileNet
7 3 (2.94%) GemFire
7 3 (2.94%) LiveCycle
8 2 (1.96%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.96%) IIS
8 2 (1.96%) Node.js
8 2 (1.96%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.96%) Google App Engine
1 2 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.98%) Force.com
2 1 (0.98%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.75%) HTTP
2 7 (6.86%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.88%) SSL
4 5 (4.90%) Network Security
5 2 (1.96%) DNS
5 2 (1.96%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.55%) DB2
1 23 (22.55%) Relational Database
2 21 (20.59%) MongoDB
2 21 (20.59%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.92%) SAP HANA
4 3 (2.94%) Hazelcast
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.96%) Big Data
5 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (36.27%) JUnit
2 27 (26.47%) Git (software)
3 20 (19.61%) Eclipse
4 18 (17.65%) Jenkins
5 12 (11.76%) IntelliJ
6 11 (10.78%) Selenium
7 10 (9.80%) Ant
7 10 (9.80%) Maven
8 9 (8.82%) JIRA
8 9 (8.82%) Subversion
9 8 (7.84%) Hudson
10 5 (4.90%) Android Studio
10 5 (4.90%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.96%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.96%) Log4j
11 2 (1.96%) Protractor
11 2 (1.96%) Talend Open Studio
12 1 (0.98%) ClearCase
General
1 32 (31.37%) Finance
2 27 (26.47%) Front Office
3 18 (17.65%) Banking
4 15 (14.71%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.92%) Legal
5 4 (3.92%) Retail
6 2 (1.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 96 (94.12%) Developer
2 74 (72.55%) Java Developer
3 12 (11.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 11 (10.78%) Senior Developer
4 11 (10.78%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (8.82%) Software Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Java Software Developer
7 7 (6.86%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Agile Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Agile Java Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Android Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Digital Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Java Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) iOS Android Developer
9 5 (4.90%) iOS Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Lead Developer
10 4 (3.92%) C++ Developer
10 4 (3.92%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (60.78%) Spring
2 37 (36.27%) J2EE
3 32 (31.37%) XML
4 30 (29.41%) JMS
5 25 (24.51%) HTML
6 22 (21.57%) HTML5
6 22 (21.57%) JSON
6 22 (21.57%) SOAP
7 21 (20.59%) REST
8 18 (17.65%) CSS
9 17 (16.67%) Play Framework
10 12 (11.76%) EJB
10 12 (11.76%) Hibernate
11 8 (7.84%) Web Services
12 7 (6.86%) J2ME
12 7 (6.86%) XSLT
13 6 (5.88%) AngularJS
13 6 (5.88%) Servlets
14 5 (4.90%) Android SDK
14 5 (4.90%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 28 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (17.65%) Computer Science
3 13 (12.75%) Equities
4 10 (9.80%) Equity Derivative
5 8 (7.84%) Mobile App
5 8 (7.84%) User Experience
6 6 (5.88%) Data Structures
6 6 (5.88%) Fixed Income
6 6 (5.88%) Hedge funds
7 5 (4.90%) Data Centre
7 5 (4.90%) Derivative
7 5 (4.90%) Mathematics
8 4 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.94%) Physics
10 2 (1.96%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.96%) Fintech
10 2 (1.96%) iPad
10 2 (1.96%) W3C
11 1 (0.98%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 48 (47.06%) Linux
2 39 (38.24%) Unix
3 10 (9.80%) Android
4 8 (7.84%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.94%) Windows
7 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (44.12%) OO
3 40 (39.22%) Software Engineering
4 23 (22.55%) OOD
5 22 (21.57%) SDLC
6 18 (17.65%) DevOps
6 18 (17.65%) Open Source
7 17 (16.67%) Multithreading
8 16 (15.69%) TDD
9 14 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (12.75%) Low Latency
11 12 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (10.78%) Microservices
13 10 (9.80%) OOP
13 10 (9.80%) Scrum
14 9 (8.82%) Database Tuning
15 7 (6.86%) Android Development
15 7 (6.86%) E-Commerce
16 6 (5.88%) Configuration Management
16 6 (5.88%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 102 (100.00%) Java
2 48 (47.06%) SQL
3 29 (28.43%) JavaScript
4 23 (22.55%) Scala
5 18 (17.65%) Perl
6 8 (7.84%) Haskell
6 8 (7.84%) PL/SQL
7 7 (6.86%) C#
8 6 (5.88%) C++
9 3 (2.94%) Apex Code
9 3 (2.94%) Python
9 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.96%) XPath
11 1 (0.98%) C
11 1 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (20.59%) Degree
2 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (10.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (16.67%) Puppet
2 2 (1.96%) Jitterbit
Vendors
1 24 (23.53%) Sybase
2 15 (14.71%) Oracle
3 12 (11.76%) Adobe
4 11 (10.78%) webMethods
5 4 (3.92%) IBM
5 4 (3.92%) Perforce
5 4 (3.92%) SAP
6 3 (2.94%) ILOG
6 3 (2.94%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.94%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.94%) Splunk
7 2 (1.96%) Google
7 2 (1.96%) Informatica
7 2 (1.96%) Talend
7 2 (1.96%) Twitter
7 2 (1.96%) VMware
8 1 (0.98%) Apple
8 1 (0.98%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.98%) Murex
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