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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 587 601 557
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -44
Contract jobs citing J2SE 66 57 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.35% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 51
Median daily rate £450 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £323 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £775 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £406 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £65.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 -

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
16138 16326 15676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.83% 27.95% 27.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11190 11035 9953
Median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 292 221
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.64 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +12.92%

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 26 August 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 17 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 26 August 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 +5 44 £475 - 46
Scotland +22 21 £450 -10.00% 1
Glasgow +19 20 £450 - 1
London -13 19 £600 -11.11% 39
South East +21 13 £275 -21.42% 1
West Midlands -27 11 £415 -2.35%
Milton Keynes - 11 £275 -
Buckinghamshire - 11 £275 -
Telford -22 7 £415 -0.59%
Shropshire -26 7 £415 -0.59%
City of London +28 5 £450 -40.00% 7
Surrey - 2 £563 -
Camberley - 2 £563 -
Edinburgh +3 1 £250 -50.00%
Leeds - 1 £625 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £625 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £625 - 1

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 131 (100.00%) Java
2 97 (74.05%) SQL
3 93 (70.99%) Spring
4 84 (64.12%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (62.60%) Linux
6 78 (59.54%) Unix
7 60 (45.80%) JUnit
8 59 (45.04%) Software Engineering
9 50 (38.17%) Finance
9 50 (38.17%) Sybase
9 50 (38.17%) OO
10 49 (37.40%) DB2
10 49 (37.40%) J2EE
11 48 (36.64%) OOD
12 46 (35.11%) XML
13 45 (34.35%) Perl
14 44 (33.59%) Analytical Skills
15 42 (32.06%) Relational Database
15 42 (32.06%) SDLC
16 41 (31.30%) JMS
16 41 (31.30%) RDBMS
17 37 (28.24%) Open Source
18 36 (27.48%) Scala
19 35 (26.72%) Hibernate
20 32 (24.43%) Banking
20 32 (24.43%) SOAP
20 32 (24.43%) REST
21 30 (22.90%) DevOps
22 28 (21.37%) MongoDB
22 28 (21.37%) Selenium

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 25 (19.08%) WebLogic
2 16 (12.21%) Tomcat
3 12 (9.16%) Apache
3 12 (9.16%) JBoss
3 12 (9.16%) WebLogic Portal
4 5 (3.82%) Jetty
5 4 (3.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (3.05%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.29%) Confluence
6 3 (2.29%) FileNet
6 3 (2.29%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.53%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.76%) nginx
8 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.21%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (9.16%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (7.63%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (7.63%) Google App Engine
3 10 (7.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (5.34%) GitHub
5 4 (3.05%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (3.05%) Slack
6 2 (1.53%) Force.com
7 1 (0.76%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.05%) Network Security
2 2 (1.53%) HTTP
2 2 (1.53%) SSL
2 2 (1.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (37.40%) DB2
2 42 (32.06%) Relational Database
3 41 (31.30%) RDBMS
4 28 (21.37%) MongoDB
5 9 (6.87%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.82%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.76%) Big Data
9 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 60 (45.80%) JUnit
2 28 (21.37%) Selenium
3 17 (12.98%) Git (software)
4 14 (10.69%) Eclipse
5 12 (9.16%) IntelliJ
6 9 (6.87%) Log4j
7 8 (6.11%) Jenkins
8 7 (5.34%) Maven
9 5 (3.82%) Ant
9 5 (3.82%) Cucumber
10 4 (3.05%) Hudson
10 4 (3.05%) JIRA
11 3 (2.29%) Subversion
11 3 (2.29%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (1.53%) Gradle
13 1 (0.76%) Grunt
13 1 (0.76%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.76%) JBehave
13 1 (0.76%) Karma Test Runner
13 1 (0.76%) Sublime Text
General
1 50 (38.17%) Finance
2 32 (24.43%) Banking
3 26 (19.85%) Front Office
4 22 (16.79%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.05%) Back Office
5 4 (3.05%) Legal
6 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 100 (76.34%) Developer
2 82 (62.60%) Java Developer
3 23 (17.56%) Java Engineer
3 23 (17.56%) Software Engineer
4 22 (16.79%) Scala Developer
5 21 (16.03%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 21 (16.03%) Java Software Engineer
5 21 (16.03%) Senior Developer
5 21 (16.03%) Senior Java Developer
6 20 (15.27%) Java Software Developer
7 19 (14.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 19 (14.50%) Java Scala Developer
7 19 (14.50%) Java Scala Software Engineer
7 19 (14.50%) Scala Software Engineer
8 15 (11.45%) Analyst
9 14 (10.69%) Applications Support
10 13 (9.92%) Applications Support Analyst
10 13 (9.92%) Support Analyst
11 12 (9.16%) Lead Developer
11 12 (9.16%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (70.99%) Spring
2 49 (37.40%) J2EE
3 46 (35.11%) XML
4 41 (31.30%) JMS
5 35 (26.72%) Hibernate
6 32 (24.43%) REST
6 32 (24.43%) SOAP
7 27 (20.61%) JSON
7 27 (20.61%) Play Framework
8 23 (17.56%) HTML
9 19 (14.50%) HTML5
10 16 (12.21%) EJB
11 14 (10.69%) CSS
12 10 (7.63%) XSLT
13 9 (6.87%) XML Schema
14 7 (5.34%) Web Services
15 5 (3.82%) AngularJS
15 5 (3.82%) Gherkin
15 5 (3.82%) Middleware
15 5 (3.82%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 44 (33.59%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (16.03%) Equity Derivative
3 12 (9.16%) Equities
4 10 (7.63%) Derivative
5 8 (6.11%) Mathematics
6 6 (4.58%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.82%) Economics
7 5 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.82%) Fixed Income
7 5 (3.82%) Virtual Team
8 4 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (3.05%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (2.29%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.29%) Physics
10 2 (1.53%) iPad
11 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.76%) Fintech
11 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 82 (62.60%) Linux
2 78 (59.54%) Unix
3 14 (10.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.76%) Android
4 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (64.12%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (45.04%) Software Engineering
3 50 (38.17%) OO
4 48 (36.64%) OOD
5 42 (32.06%) SDLC
6 37 (28.24%) Open Source
7 30 (22.90%) DevOps
8 26 (19.85%) Microservices
9 18 (13.74%) Database Tuning
9 18 (13.74%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (11.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (10.69%) ITIL
12 12 (9.16%) Multithreading
13 11 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (6.87%) TDD
15 7 (5.34%) Investment Management
15 7 (5.34%) Scrum
15 7 (5.34%) Technical Analysis
15 7 (5.34%) Wealth Management
16 6 (4.58%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 131 (100.00%) Java
2 97 (74.05%) SQL
3 45 (34.35%) Perl
4 36 (27.48%) Scala
5 14 (10.69%) Bash Shell
6 13 (9.92%) JavaScript
7 11 (8.40%) C++
8 9 (6.87%) Python
9 5 (3.82%) Apex Code
10 4 (3.05%) Haskell
10 4 (3.05%) VBA
11 3 (2.29%) C#
11 3 (2.29%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.76%) Groovy
12 1 (0.76%) PHP
12 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (3.05%) Degree
1 4 (3.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.53%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.92%) QA
2 4 (3.05%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 24 (18.32%) Docker
2 4 (3.05%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 27 (20.61%) Puppet
2 4 (3.05%) Terraform
3 3 (2.29%) Jitterbit
3 3 (2.29%) Kibana
4 2 (1.53%) Control-M
4 2 (1.53%) logstash
5 1 (0.76%) Grafana
Vendors
1 50 (38.17%) Sybase
2 24 (18.32%) webMethods
3 19 (14.50%) Adobe
3 19 (14.50%) Oracle
4 11 (8.40%) Google
5 8 (6.11%) IBM
6 7 (5.34%) Splunk
7 5 (3.82%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.82%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (3.05%) AppDynamics
9 3 (2.29%) ILOG
9 3 (2.29%) Informatica
9 3 (2.29%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.29%) Talend
10 2 (1.53%) Murex
11 1 (0.76%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.76%) Reuters
11 1 (0.76%) TIBCO
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