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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 533 444 473
Rank change year-on-year
-89 +29
Contract jobs citing J2SE 54 94 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.74% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 60 94
Average daily rate £438 £625 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £400 £490
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £678 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.38% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 -
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14764 12753 15212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 26.74% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9559 7969 8989
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 349 383
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 £18.10 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -75 43 £425 -32.00% 23
London -45 20 £400 -38.46% 20
South East 0 11 £475 +26.66%
Scotland -17 10 £450 -
Glasgow +3 9 £450 -21.73%
Hampshire +11 7 - -
East of England -18 6 £438 +34.61% 1
Cambridgeshire - 6 £438 -
Cambridge - 6 £438 -
City of London +1 4 £363 -9.37% 10
East Midlands - 3 £390 - 1
Basingstoke +17 2 - -
Berkshire -13 2 £475 +26.66%
Coventry - 2 £330 -
Uxbridge - 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £330 -
Leicestershire - 1 £390 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £390 -
County Antrim - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Kettering - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Darlington - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Belfast - - - -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 102 (94.44%) Java
2 46 (42.59%) SQL
3 44 (40.74%) Linux
4 43 (39.81%) Oracle
5 42 (38.89%) Spring
6 41 (37.96%) OO
7 38 (35.19%) J2EE
8 34 (31.48%) UNIX
9 32 (29.63%) TDD
9 32 (29.63%) Multithreading
10 29 (26.85%) Relational Database
10 29 (26.85%) Finance
10 29 (26.85%) JUnit
11 26 (24.07%) Web Services
12 25 (23.15%) Tomcat
12 25 (23.15%) Subversion
13 24 (22.22%) OOD
13 24 (22.22%) Sybase
14 23 (21.30%) Hibernate
15 22 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (20.37%) JavaScript
15 22 (20.37%) Perl
16 21 (19.44%) XML
17 20 (18.52%) Eclipse
17 20 (18.52%) Front Office
18 19 (17.59%) Scrum
18 19 (17.59%) UML
19 18 (16.67%) RDBMS
20 17 (15.74%) Hadoop
21 16 (14.81%) JMS

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 25 (23.15%) Tomcat
2 12 (11.11%) Apache Pig
3 10 (9.26%) WebLogic
4 5 (4.63%) Apache
4 5 (4.63%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Liferay
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.93%) Magnolia
5 1 (0.93%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.93%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) HTTP
2 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (26.85%) Relational Database
2 18 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 17 (15.74%) Hadoop
4 15 (13.89%) DB2
5 13 (12.04%) Big Data
6 10 (9.26%) Apache Hive
7 8 (7.41%) MySQL
8 7 (6.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (5.56%) SQL Server
10 4 (3.70%) NoSQL
10 4 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.93%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 1 (0.93%) Oracle9i Database
12 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.93%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 29 (26.85%) JUnit
2 25 (23.15%) Subversion
3 20 (18.52%) Eclipse
4 16 (14.81%) Maven
5 14 (12.96%) TeamCity
6 12 (11.11%) Jenkins
7 10 (9.26%) RSpec
8 9 (8.33%) Git (software)
9 8 (7.41%) JIRA
9 8 (7.41%) Hudson
10 7 (6.48%) Mockito
11 4 (3.70%) Moq
11 4 (3.70%) NUnit
11 4 (3.70%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.85%) jMock
13 1 (0.93%) Ant
13 1 (0.93%) Selenium
13 1 (0.93%) IntelliJ
13 1 (0.93%) WinRunner
13 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
General
1 29 (26.85%) Finance
2 20 (18.52%) Front Office
3 10 (9.26%) Marketing
4 8 (7.41%) Banking
5 7 (6.48%) Investment Banking
6 5 (4.63%) Advertising
7 3 (2.78%) Retail
8 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.93%) Electronics
9 1 (0.93%) Publishing
9 1 (0.93%) German Language
Job Titles
1 85 (78.70%) Developer
2 64 (59.26%) Java Developer
3 12 (11.11%) Architect
4 9 (8.33%) Java Architect
4 9 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (6.48%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (6.48%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.56%) Ruby Developer
6 6 (5.56%) Hadoop Developer
7 4 (3.70%) Java Swing Developer
7 4 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 4 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.78%) Consultant
8 3 (2.78%) Technical Architect
8 3 (2.78%) Java/J2EE Architect
8 3 (2.78%) Scala Developer
9 2 (1.85%) Java Consultant
9 2 (1.85%) Agile Java Developer
9 2 (1.85%) Java Technical Architect
10 1 (0.93%) Senior Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (38.89%) Spring
2 38 (35.19%) J2EE
3 26 (24.07%) Web Services
4 23 (21.30%) Hibernate
5 21 (19.44%) XML
6 16 (14.81%) JMS
7 13 (12.04%) HTML
7 13 (12.04%) MapReduce
8 11 (10.19%) jQuery
8 11 (10.19%) CSS
8 11 (10.19%) SOAP
9 10 (9.26%) JDBC
9 10 (9.26%) Ruby on Rails
9 10 (9.26%) JRuby
10 8 (7.41%) Java EE
10 8 (7.41%) JSP
11 7 (6.48%) Java RMI
11 7 (6.48%) Apache Axis
12 6 (5.56%) Swing
13 5 (4.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.41%) Equities
1 8 (7.41%) Equity Derivative
2 7 (6.48%) Clustering
3 6 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.56%) Open Source
4 4 (3.70%) Derivative
4 4 (3.70%) TWAP
4 4 (3.70%) VWAP
5 3 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.78%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.85%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.85%) Index Arbitrage
7 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.93%) Social Media
7 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.93%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 44 (40.74%) Linux
2 34 (31.48%) UNIX
3 8 (7.41%) Solaris
3 8 (7.41%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (2.78%) Windows
4 3 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.96%) OO
2 32 (29.63%) TDD
2 32 (29.63%) Multithreading
3 24 (22.22%) OOD
4 22 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (17.59%) Scrum
5 19 (17.59%) UML
6 15 (13.89%) Software Engineering
7 10 (9.26%) Active Record
7 10 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (7.41%) SOA
9 7 (6.48%) OOA/OOD
9 7 (6.48%) Load Balancing
9 7 (6.48%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (6.48%) Low Latency
10 6 (5.56%) Analytics
10 6 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (5.56%) Performance Testing
10 6 (5.56%) Unit Testing
10 6 (5.56%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 102 (94.44%) Java
2 46 (42.59%) SQL
3 22 (20.37%) JavaScript
3 22 (20.37%) Perl
4 12 (11.11%) Ruby
5 6 (5.56%) Scala
5 6 (5.56%) C++
6 5 (4.63%) Python
6 5 (4.63%) C#
7 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.78%) VBA
8 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.85%) C
8 2 (1.85%) Groovy
9 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.93%) C-shell
9 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.93%) Korn
9 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) Degree
2 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.93%) Brainbench
2 1 (0.93%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 43 (39.81%) Oracle
2 24 (22.22%) Sybase
3 9 (8.33%) Sun
4 8 (7.41%) Vertica
5 5 (4.63%) DoubleClick
5 5 (4.63%) Google
5 5 (4.63%) Netezza
5 5 (4.63%) Atlassian
5 5 (4.63%) Greenplum
5 5 (4.63%) Software AG
5 5 (4.63%) webMethods
6 2 (1.85%) IBM
7 1 (0.93%) Murex
7 1 (0.93%) Perforce
7 1 (0.93%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.93%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.93%) Tableau
7 1 (0.93%) Facebook
7 1 (0.93%) ParAccel