The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 527 463 472
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +9
Contract jobs citing J2SE 53 107 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.77% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 33 101
Average daily rate
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£410 £440 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -23.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £296 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £440 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £46.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £46.75 -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14595 13940 14582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 27.81% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9429 8825 8863
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 315 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%

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 July 2014.

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 30 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 July 2014. 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 -20 48 £438 +1.15% 42
London -18 28 £500 +19.40% 33
East of England - 12 £424 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 11 £424 -
Cambridge - 8 £438 -
South East -11 5 £375 - 4
Cardiff -10 4 £363 -
South Wales -19 4 £363 -
Wales -23 4 £363 -27.50%
Kent - 4 £363 -
City of London +22 2 £425 +4.93% 6
West Midlands - 2 £353 -
Hampshire -14 1 £405 -
Glasgow -31 1 £375 -18.91%
Scotland -49 1 £375 -18.91%
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 £330 -
Birmingham - 1 £375 -
Bracknell - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Dunstable - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Guildford - - - - 3
Huntingdon - - - -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Java
2 52 (46.85%) Spring
3 49 (44.14%) SQL
4 45 (40.54%) OO
5 43 (38.74%) J2EE
6 42 (37.84%) Hibernate
7 39 (35.14%) JavaScript
8 38 (34.23%) Oracle
8 38 (34.23%) Linux
9 37 (33.33%) OOD
9 37 (33.33%) Web Services
10 34 (30.63%) Tomcat
11 33 (29.73%) JUnit
12 29 (26.13%) XML
12 29 (26.13%) UNIX
12 29 (26.13%) Finance
13 27 (24.32%) Relational Database
14 24 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (21.62%) CSS
15 22 (19.82%) Multithreading
16 21 (18.92%) Scrum
16 21 (18.92%) Maven
16 21 (18.92%) Software Engineering
17 18 (16.22%) TDD
17 18 (16.22%) WebLogic
17 18 (16.22%) Sybase
17 18 (16.22%) RDBMS
18 17 (15.32%) UML
18 17 (15.32%) Subversion
19 16 (14.41%) Apache

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 34 (30.63%) Tomcat
2 18 (16.22%) WebLogic
3 16 (14.41%) Apache
3 16 (14.41%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.50%) WebSphere Portal
4 5 (4.50%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.90%) Confluence
6 1 (0.90%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Force.com
2 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.90%) HTTP
1 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (24.32%) Relational Database
2 18 (16.22%) RDBMS
3 12 (10.81%) MySQL
4 10 (9.01%) DB2
5 7 (6.31%) Hadoop
5 7 (6.31%) Big Data
6 5 (4.50%) Apache Hive
6 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.60%) Impala
8 3 (2.70%) Triplestore
9 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.90%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (0.90%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (29.73%) JUnit
2 21 (18.92%) Maven
3 17 (15.32%) Subversion
4 13 (11.71%) JIRA
5 12 (10.81%) Eclipse
6 10 (9.01%) Ant
7 7 (6.31%) Jenkins
7 7 (6.31%) TeamCity
7 7 (6.31%) Git (software)
8 6 (5.41%) RSpec
8 6 (5.41%) Mockito
8 6 (5.41%) Hudson
8 6 (5.41%) jMock
9 2 (1.80%) Selenium
10 1 (0.90%) Robotium
10 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.90%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.90%) WinRunner
10 1 (0.90%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.90%) JMeter
General
1 29 (26.13%) Finance
2 12 (10.81%) Banking
3 11 (9.91%) Investment Banking
4 9 (8.11%) Front Office
5 4 (3.60%) Back Office
5 4 (3.60%) Marketing
6 2 (1.80%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.90%) Electronics
7 1 (0.90%) Advertising
7 1 (0.90%) Publishing
7 1 (0.90%) Games
7 1 (0.90%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.90%) German Language
Job Titles
1 96 (86.49%) Developer
2 74 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 12 (10.81%) Architect
3 12 (10.81%) Java Architect
4 8 (7.21%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (7.21%) Senior Developer
5 7 (6.31%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 5 (4.50%) Java Swing Developer
6 5 (4.50%) Agile Java Developer
7 4 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.60%) WebSphere Developer
7 4 (3.60%) Hadoop Developer
8 3 (2.70%) Scala Developer
8 3 (2.70%) Java/J2EE Architect
8 3 (2.70%) Consultant
8 3 (2.70%) Technical Architect
8 3 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (2.70%) Ruby Developer
9 2 (1.80%) Java Technical Architect
9 2 (1.80%) Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (46.85%) Spring
2 43 (38.74%) J2EE
3 42 (37.84%) Hibernate
4 37 (33.33%) Web Services
5 29 (26.13%) XML
6 24 (21.62%) CSS
7 16 (14.41%) JSP
7 16 (14.41%) HTML
8 11 (9.91%) JMS
9 10 (9.01%) SOAP
10 8 (7.21%) JDBC
10 8 (7.21%) jQuery
11 7 (6.31%) Apache Axis
11 7 (6.31%) Java RMI
11 7 (6.31%) Swing
12 6 (5.41%) CGI
12 6 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (5.41%) JRuby
13 5 (4.50%) JPA
13 5 (4.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.41%) Equity Derivative
2 5 (4.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.50%) Open Source
3 4 (3.60%) Credit Risk
3 4 (3.60%) Clustering
4 3 (2.70%) Equities
4 3 (2.70%) Ontologies
4 3 (2.70%) Derivative
4 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.80%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.80%) Index Arbitrage
6 1 (0.90%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (0.90%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.90%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.90%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.90%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.90%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 38 (34.23%) Linux
2 29 (26.13%) UNIX
3 8 (7.21%) Solaris
4 7 (6.31%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (2.70%) Windows
5 3 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (40.54%) OO
2 37 (33.33%) OOD
3 24 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (19.82%) Multithreading
5 21 (18.92%) Software Engineering
5 21 (18.92%) Scrum
6 18 (16.22%) TDD
7 17 (15.32%) UML
8 12 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (7.21%) Web Development
10 6 (5.41%) Pair Programming
10 6 (5.41%) SOA
10 6 (5.41%) Active Record
11 5 (4.50%) User Stories
11 5 (4.50%) Technical Analysis
11 5 (4.50%) MVC
11 5 (4.50%) Unit Testing
12 4 (3.60%) Digital Marketing
12 4 (3.60%) Load Balancing
12 4 (3.60%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 111 (100.00%) Java
2 49 (44.14%) SQL
3 39 (35.14%) JavaScript
4 16 (14.41%) Perl
5 8 (7.21%) Python
6 7 (6.31%) Ruby
7 4 (3.60%) Scala
8 3 (2.70%) SPARQL
9 2 (1.80%) Groovy
9 2 (1.80%) Apex Code
9 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.80%) C
9 2 (1.80%) C#
9 2 (1.80%) C++
10 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.90%) VBA
10 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.90%) XAML
10 1 (0.90%) Korn
10 1 (0.90%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (9.91%) Degree
2 3 (2.70%) OCPJP
3 1 (0.90%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.90%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 5 (4.50%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (34.23%) Oracle
2 18 (16.22%) Sybase
3 9 (8.11%) Sun
4 6 (5.41%) Atlassian
5 5 (4.50%) DoubleClick
5 5 (4.50%) Google
5 5 (4.50%) Software AG
5 5 (4.50%) webMethods
6 4 (3.60%) Netezza
6 4 (3.60%) Greenplum
6 4 (3.60%) Vertica
7 3 (2.70%) IBM
8 2 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.90%) Perforce
9 1 (0.90%) Murex
9 1 (0.90%) JBoss
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