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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 596 621 565
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -56
Contract jobs citing J2SE 53 49 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.085% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.30% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 52
Median daily rate £450 £488 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £775 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

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
16252 16367 15677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.72% 28.23% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11254 11273 10177
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 306 180
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £17.33 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £71.00
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 25 September 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 15 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 25 September 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 +23 36 £480 -4.00% 43
London +8 27 £600 +14.28% 34
Scotland +27 17 £388 -
Glasgow +19 16 £425 -
City of London +21 7 £450 -23.40% 5
West Midlands -19 7 £480 +12.94%
Shropshire -22 3 £415 -2.35%
Telford -27 3 £415 -2.35%
Edinburgh +13 1 £250 -
South East +12 1 £550 +57.14% 3
Yorkshire - 1 £625 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £625 -
Surrey - 1 £550 -
Leeds - 1 £625 -
Camberley - 1 £550 -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Java
2 106 (78.52%) SQL
3 99 (73.33%) Spring
4 86 (63.70%) Linux
5 83 (61.48%) Agile Software Development
6 82 (60.74%) Unix
7 65 (48.15%) Software Engineering
8 63 (46.67%) JUnit
9 57 (42.22%) Sybase
10 56 (41.48%) DB2
11 53 (39.26%) OO
12 52 (38.52%) Finance
13 51 (37.78%) OOD
14 49 (36.30%) Perl
14 49 (36.30%) Relational Database
14 49 (36.30%) Analytical Skills
15 48 (35.56%) JMS
15 48 (35.56%) RDBMS
16 46 (34.07%) SDLC
17 45 (33.33%) J2EE
18 42 (31.11%) XML
19 39 (28.89%) Hibernate
20 38 (28.15%) Open Source
21 37 (27.41%) Banking
22 31 (22.96%) SOAP
23 29 (21.48%) Front Office
23 29 (21.48%) Scala
23 29 (21.48%) REST
24 27 (20.00%) Selenium
25 26 (19.26%) DevOps

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 24 (17.78%) WebLogic
2 16 (11.85%) Tomcat
3 12 (8.89%) WebLogic Portal
4 11 (8.15%) Apache
4 11 (8.15%) JBoss
5 4 (2.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (2.96%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.22%) Confluence
6 3 (2.22%) FileNet
6 3 (2.22%) Jetty
6 3 (2.22%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.74%) nginx
8 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.85%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.89%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (7.41%) Google App Engine
3 10 (7.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (5.19%) GitHub
5 4 (2.96%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (2.96%) Slack
6 2 (1.48%) Force.com
7 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.74%) HTTP
1 1 (0.74%) Network Security
1 1 (0.74%) SSL
1 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (41.48%) DB2
2 49 (36.30%) Relational Database
3 48 (35.56%) RDBMS
4 24 (17.78%) MongoDB
5 10 (7.41%) Data Mining
6 9 (6.67%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.22%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 63 (46.67%) JUnit
2 27 (20.00%) Selenium
3 13 (9.63%) Eclipse
3 13 (9.63%) Git (software)
4 11 (8.15%) IntelliJ
5 9 (6.67%) Log4j
6 7 (5.19%) Jenkins
6 7 (5.19%) Maven
7 5 (3.70%) Ant
7 5 (3.70%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.96%) Hudson
8 4 (2.96%) JIRA
9 3 (2.22%) Subversion
9 3 (2.22%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (1.48%) Gradle
11 1 (0.74%) Grunt
11 1 (0.74%) gulp
11 1 (0.74%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.74%) Sublime Text
General
1 52 (38.52%) Finance
2 37 (27.41%) Banking
3 29 (21.48%) Front Office
4 26 (19.26%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.96%) Legal
6 2 (1.48%) Back Office
6 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 105 (77.78%) Developer
2 88 (65.19%) Java Developer
3 22 (16.30%) Scala Developer
3 22 (16.30%) Senior Developer
3 22 (16.30%) Senior Java Developer
4 21 (15.56%) Java Engineer
5 20 (14.81%) Software Engineer
6 19 (14.07%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (14.07%) Java Scala Developer
6 19 (14.07%) Java Scala Software Engineer
6 19 (14.07%) Java Software Engineer
6 19 (14.07%) Scala Software Engineer
7 18 (13.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 18 (13.33%) Java Software Developer
8 17 (12.59%) Lead Developer
9 15 (11.11%) Analyst
10 14 (10.37%) Applications Support
11 13 (9.63%) Applications Support Analyst
11 13 (9.63%) Support Analyst
12 12 (8.89%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (73.33%) Spring
2 48 (35.56%) JMS
3 45 (33.33%) J2EE
4 42 (31.11%) XML
5 39 (28.89%) Hibernate
6 31 (22.96%) SOAP
7 29 (21.48%) REST
8 23 (17.04%) JSON
8 23 (17.04%) Play Framework
9 19 (14.07%) HTML
10 15 (11.11%) EJB
10 15 (11.11%) HTML5
11 10 (7.41%) CSS
11 10 (7.41%) XSLT
12 9 (6.67%) XML Schema
13 7 (5.19%) Web Services
14 5 (3.70%) AngularJS
14 5 (3.70%) Gherkin
14 5 (3.70%) Middleware
14 5 (3.70%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 49 (36.30%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (15.56%) Equity Derivative
3 12 (8.89%) Equities
4 10 (7.41%) Economics
5 8 (5.93%) Derivative
6 7 (5.19%) Mathematics
7 5 (3.70%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.70%) Fixed Income
7 5 (3.70%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.96%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.48%) iPad
9 2 (1.48%) Physics
10 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.74%) Fintech
10 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 86 (63.70%) Linux
2 82 (60.74%) Unix
3 14 (10.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (61.48%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (48.15%) Software Engineering
3 53 (39.26%) OO
4 51 (37.78%) OOD
5 46 (34.07%) SDLC
6 38 (28.15%) Open Source
7 26 (19.26%) DevOps
8 25 (18.52%) Microservices
9 18 (13.33%) Database Tuning
9 18 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (10.37%) ITIL
12 12 (8.89%) Technical Analysis
13 11 (8.15%) Pair Programming
14 10 (7.41%) Data Migration
14 10 (7.41%) Data Transformation
14 10 (7.41%) Migration
14 10 (7.41%) Multithreading
14 10 (7.41%) Workflow
15 8 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 135 (100.00%) Java
2 106 (78.52%) SQL
3 49 (36.30%) Perl
4 29 (21.48%) Scala
5 14 (10.37%) Bash Shell
6 13 (9.63%) JavaScript
7 11 (8.15%) C++
8 9 (6.67%) Python
9 5 (3.70%) Apex Code
10 4 (2.96%) VBA
11 3 (2.22%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.48%) C#
13 1 (0.74%) Groovy
13 1 (0.74%) Haskell
13 1 (0.74%) PHP
13 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (2.96%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.22%) Degree
2 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.48%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.63%) QA
2 4 (2.96%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 23 (17.04%) Docker
2 4 (2.96%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 23 (17.04%) Puppet
2 4 (2.96%) Terraform
3 3 (2.22%) Jitterbit
3 3 (2.22%) Kibana
4 2 (1.48%) Control-M
4 2 (1.48%) logstash
5 1 (0.74%) Grafana
Vendors
1 57 (42.22%) Sybase
2 23 (17.04%) webMethods
3 18 (13.33%) Adobe
4 17 (12.59%) Oracle
5 11 (8.15%) Google
6 8 (5.93%) IBM
7 7 (5.19%) Splunk
8 5 (3.70%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.96%) AppDynamics
10 3 (2.22%) ILOG
10 3 (2.22%) Informatica
10 3 (2.22%) Microsoft
10 3 (2.22%) Talend
11 2 (1.48%) Murex
12 1 (0.74%) Bloomberg
12 1 (0.74%) Reuters
12 1 (0.74%) TIBCO
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