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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
UK
Rank 571 587 555
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -32
Contract jobs citing J2SE 37 41 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.28% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 42
Median daily rate £600 £600 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £675 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+50.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
14168 14836 14077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.20% 28.53% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9872 10211 9296
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 245 191
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £21.15 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 24 February 2017.

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 14 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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +27 35 £600 - 55
London +24 22 £600 -4.00% 45
South East +22 5 £512 +13.66% 3
West Sussex - 5 £512 -
East Midlands - 5 £400 - 1
Worthing - 4 £512 -
North West +19 2 £375 +15.38% 4
Manchester +8 2 £375 +15.38% 3
City of London - 2 £550 - 10
Glasgow - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Telford +26 1 £500 +58.73%
Shropshire +19 1 £500 +58.73%
West Midlands +3 1 £500 +58.73% 1

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 81 (97.59%) Java
2 70 (84.34%) SQL
3 66 (79.52%) Spring
4 48 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (45.78%) Hibernate
5 38 (45.78%) Software Engineering
5 38 (45.78%) SDLC
6 33 (39.76%) Banking
7 32 (38.55%) Investment Banking
7 32 (38.55%) Linux
7 32 (38.55%) Open Source
8 31 (37.35%) JUnit
9 27 (32.53%) JMS
9 27 (32.53%) Workflow
10 26 (31.33%) Technical Analysis
11 23 (27.71%) Data Migration
11 23 (27.71%) Data Transformation
11 23 (27.71%) Migration
11 23 (27.71%) Economics
12 22 (26.51%) Pair Programming
12 22 (26.51%) RDBMS
12 22 (26.51%) Relational Database
13 21 (25.30%) Sybase
13 21 (25.30%) J2EE
13 21 (25.30%) Unix
14 20 (24.10%) REST
15 19 (22.89%) DB2
15 19 (22.89%) Finance
16 18 (21.69%) Perl
17 17 (20.48%) XML

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 14 (16.87%) Apache
2 10 (12.05%) JBoss
3 9 (10.84%) nginx
4 8 (9.64%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (8.43%) Tomcat
6 6 (7.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (7.23%) WebLogic
7 5 (6.02%) WebSphere
8 3 (3.61%) DataSynapse
8 3 (3.61%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (2.41%) MQSeries
10 1 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Oracle BPM
1 6 (7.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.23%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (4.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (4.82%) GitHub
3 4 (4.82%) Google Analytics
4 3 (3.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) HTTP
2 5 (6.02%) SSL
2 5 (6.02%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.51%) RDBMS
1 22 (26.51%) Relational Database
2 19 (22.89%) DB2
3 6 (7.23%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.82%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.20%) Jackrabbit
5 1 (1.20%) MySQL
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (37.35%) JUnit
2 15 (18.07%) Maven
3 12 (14.46%) Ant
4 9 (10.84%) Jenkins
5 7 (8.43%) Mockito
6 6 (7.23%) Eclipse
6 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
6 6 (7.23%) IntelliJ
6 6 (7.23%) Selenium
7 4 (4.82%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.82%) Gatling
7 4 (4.82%) Grunt
7 4 (4.82%) gulp
7 4 (4.82%) Hudson
7 4 (4.82%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (4.82%) Sublime Text
8 1 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 33 (39.76%) Banking
2 32 (38.55%) Investment Banking
3 19 (22.89%) Finance
4 14 (16.87%) Front Office
5 4 (4.82%) Prime Brokerage
6 2 (2.41%) Law
6 2 (2.41%) Publishing
7 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 77 (92.77%) Developer
2 69 (83.13%) Java Developer
3 27 (32.53%) Senior Developer
4 26 (31.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 24 (28.92%) Agile Developer
5 24 (28.92%) Agile Java Developer
6 22 (26.51%) Senior Agile Developer
6 22 (26.51%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 12 (14.46%) Java Team Leader
7 12 (14.46%) Lead Developer
7 12 (14.46%) Lead Java Developer
7 12 (14.46%) Team Leader
8 9 (10.84%) Core Java Developer
9 7 (8.43%) J2EE Developer
9 7 (8.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 7 (8.43%) Scala Developer
10 6 (7.23%) Salesforce Developer
11 5 (6.02%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 5 (6.02%) Software Engineer
12 4 (4.82%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (79.52%) Spring
2 38 (45.78%) Hibernate
3 27 (32.53%) JMS
4 21 (25.30%) J2EE
5 20 (24.10%) REST
6 17 (20.48%) XML
7 13 (15.66%) Play Framework
8 10 (12.05%) AngularJS
8 10 (12.05%) EJB
8 10 (12.05%) HTML
8 10 (12.05%) jQuery
8 10 (12.05%) Node.js
9 9 (10.84%) HTML5
9 9 (10.84%) JSF
9 9 (10.84%) Servlets
10 8 (9.64%) Java EE
10 8 (9.64%) Spring MVC
11 7 (8.43%) CSS
11 7 (8.43%) Grails
12 6 (7.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.64%) Equity Derivative
3 6 (7.23%) Derivative
4 5 (6.02%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.61%) Equities
5 3 (3.61%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.20%) Fintech
7 1 (1.20%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 32 (38.55%) Linux
2 21 (25.30%) Unix
3 4 (4.82%) Ubuntu
3 4 (4.82%) Windows
4 1 (1.20%) Android
4 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (45.78%) SDLC
2 38 (45.78%) Software Engineering
3 32 (38.55%) Open Source
4 27 (32.53%) Workflow
5 26 (31.33%) Technical Analysis
6 23 (27.71%) Data Migration
6 23 (27.71%) Data Transformation
6 23 (27.71%) Economics
6 23 (27.71%) Migration
7 22 (26.51%) Pair Programming
8 15 (18.07%) OO
9 12 (14.46%) MVC
10 11 (13.25%) OOD
11 10 (12.05%) Configuration Management
12 8 (9.64%) Microservices
13 7 (8.43%) E-Commerce
13 7 (8.43%) Mentoring
13 7 (8.43%) SOA
14 6 (7.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 81 (97.59%) Java
2 70 (84.34%) SQL
3 18 (21.69%) Perl
4 13 (15.66%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.64%) Python
6 7 (8.43%) Scala
6 7 (8.43%) XPath
7 5 (6.02%) C#
8 4 (4.82%) Apex Code
8 4 (4.82%) Groovy
8 4 (4.82%) Haskell
8 4 (4.82%) Ruby
9 3 (3.61%) C++
10 1 (1.20%) ECMAScript
10 1 (1.20%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (13.25%) Puppet
2 5 (6.02%) Ansible
2 5 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.82%) Grafana
3 4 (4.82%) Kibana
Vendors
1 21 (25.30%) Sybase
2 10 (12.05%) Oracle
3 7 (8.43%) Google
4 6 (7.23%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (7.23%) webMethods
5 5 (6.02%) Adobe
6 3 (3.61%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.41%) IBM
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