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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 554 539 477
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -62
Contract jobs citing J2SE 57 61 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.40% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 44 32
Average daily rate
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£450 £431 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -1.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £408 £450
% change year-on-year
-1.84% -9.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £65.00 - £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 - £54.50

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
15641 15215 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.83% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 9806 9151
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 221 296
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 29 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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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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 -25 42 £450 +2.85% 35
London -3 23 £700 +40.00% 16
Scotland +6 14 £375 -11.76% 2
Glasgow +13 12 £375 -11.76% 1
West Midlands +11 9 £425 +13.33%
South East -18 8 £400 +6.66% 8
Shropshire - 7 £418 -
Telford - 7 £418 -
Hampshire +5 5 £350 -13.58%
City of London +4 2 £750 +76.47% 3
West Sussex - 2 £403 -
Edinburgh - 2 £500 -
North East - 1 £400 -
North West - 1 - - 7
Oxford - 1 £400 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 -
Horsham - 1 £403 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 - 6

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 133 (98.52%) Java
2 93 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (54.07%) SQL
4 70 (51.85%) Linux
5 62 (45.93%) TDD
6 55 (40.74%) Relational Database
7 53 (39.26%) OO
8 52 (38.52%) J2EE
8 52 (38.52%) Spring
9 49 (36.30%) Software Engineering
10 48 (35.56%) Banking
11 47 (34.81%) RDBMS
12 46 (34.07%) Hibernate
13 45 (33.33%) Oracle
14 44 (32.59%) OOD
15 41 (30.37%) JavaScript
16 40 (29.63%) Scrum
17 39 (28.89%) Investment Banking
18 38 (28.15%) JUnit
19 37 (27.41%) UNIX
19 37 (27.41%) DB2
20 34 (25.19%) Sybase
21 33 (24.44%) JMS
22 31 (22.96%) XML
23 30 (22.22%) Finance
24 28 (20.74%) Web Development
25 27 (20.00%) User Stories
25 27 (20.00%) Python
26 26 (19.26%) SDLC
27 25 (18.52%) Technical Analysis

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 18 (13.33%) JBoss
2 12 (8.89%) WebSphere
3 9 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 8 (5.93%) Apache
5 6 (4.44%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.96%) MQSeries
7 3 (2.22%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.48%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.74%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.19%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.74%) Force.com
4 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) TCP/IP
1 4 (2.96%) Multicast
2 2 (1.48%) DNS
2 2 (1.48%) X.509
2 2 (1.48%) LDAP
2 2 (1.48%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (40.74%) Relational Database
2 47 (34.81%) RDBMS
3 37 (27.41%) DB2
4 9 (6.67%) Oracle Database
5 7 (5.19%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 7 (5.19%) Oracle9i Database
5 7 (5.19%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (4.44%) Big Data
6 6 (4.44%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.74%) SQLite
9 1 (0.74%) KDB
9 1 (0.74%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 38 (28.15%) JUnit
2 25 (18.52%) jMock
3 20 (14.81%) Eclipse
4 16 (11.85%) Git (software)
5 11 (8.15%) Selenium
6 10 (7.41%) Subversion
6 10 (7.41%) Maven
7 9 (6.67%) Jasmine
8 5 (3.70%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.70%) IntelliJ
9 4 (2.96%) ClearCase
9 4 (2.96%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.22%) Ant
10 3 (2.22%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.48%) NetBeans
11 2 (1.48%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.48%) Gradle
12 1 (0.74%) Android Studio
12 1 (0.74%) Hudson
12 1 (0.74%) Redmine
General
1 48 (35.56%) Banking
2 39 (28.89%) Investment Banking
3 30 (22.22%) Finance
4 11 (8.15%) Front Office
5 2 (1.48%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Billing
6 1 (0.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.74%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 118 (87.41%) Developer
2 108 (80.00%) Java Developer
3 17 (12.59%) Senior Developer
4 16 (11.85%) Senior Java Developer
5 15 (11.11%) Lead Java Developer
5 15 (11.11%) Lead Developer
6 9 (6.67%) Architect
7 7 (5.19%) Scala Developer
8 6 (4.44%) Software Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.96%) Technical Leader
9 4 (2.96%) Technical Developer
10 3 (2.22%) Software Architect
11 2 (1.48%) Front Office Developer
11 2 (1.48%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 2 (1.48%) Core Java Developer
12 1 (0.74%) Software Developer
12 1 (0.74%) Front-End Developer
12 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com Developer
12 1 (0.74%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (38.52%) J2EE
1 52 (38.52%) Spring
2 46 (34.07%) Hibernate
3 33 (24.44%) JMS
4 31 (22.96%) XML
5 21 (15.56%) HTML
5 21 (15.56%) REST
6 19 (14.07%) Web Services
6 19 (14.07%) SOAP
7 18 (13.33%) JSP
8 17 (12.59%) Servlets
8 17 (12.59%) RESTful
9 16 (11.85%) XSL
10 14 (10.37%) CSS
10 14 (10.37%) Middleware
10 14 (10.37%) JSON
11 12 (8.89%) Ajax
12 11 (8.15%) jQuery
13 10 (7.41%) Spring MVC
13 10 (7.41%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.30%) Equities
2 18 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (11.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (8.89%) Equity Derivative
5 10 (7.41%) Algorithms
6 7 (5.19%) Fixed Income
7 6 (4.44%) N-Tier
8 5 (3.70%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.96%) Derivative
10 2 (1.48%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.74%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.74%) RIA
11 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.74%) Animation
11 1 (0.74%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.74%) Clustering
11 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 70 (51.85%) Linux
2 37 (27.41%) UNIX
3 5 (3.70%) Windows
4 4 (2.96%) Solaris
5 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (45.93%) TDD
3 53 (39.26%) OO
4 49 (36.30%) Software Engineering
5 44 (32.59%) OOD
6 40 (29.63%) Scrum
7 28 (20.74%) Web Development
8 27 (20.00%) User Stories
9 26 (19.26%) SDLC
10 25 (18.52%) Technical Analysis
10 25 (18.52%) Pair Programming
11 24 (17.78%) UML
12 21 (15.56%) Migration
12 21 (15.56%) Data Migration
13 20 (14.81%) OOP
14 19 (14.07%) RUP
14 19 (14.07%) Multithreading
15 17 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (11.11%) Low Latency
17 14 (10.37%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 133 (98.52%) Java
2 73 (54.07%) SQL
3 41 (30.37%) JavaScript
4 27 (20.00%) Python
5 18 (13.33%) Scala
5 18 (13.33%) Perl
6 16 (11.85%) XPath
7 8 (5.93%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.48%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.74%) C#
10 1 (0.74%) C++
10 1 (0.74%) Ruby
10 1 (0.74%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 6 (4.44%) Degree
2 4 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (33.33%) Oracle
2 34 (25.19%) Sybase
3 13 (9.63%) IBM
4 10 (7.41%) webMethods
5 4 (2.96%) Informatica
6 2 (1.48%) ForgeRock
6 2 (1.48%) Solace
7 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.74%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.74%) Reuters
7 1 (0.74%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.74%) Actimize
7 1 (0.74%) Adobe
7 1 (0.74%) Software AG
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