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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 515 546 464
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -82
Contract jobs citing J2SE 79 54 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.098% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.36% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 26 61
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £363 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £444 £450
% change year-on-year
-9.85% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
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%

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
14860 15075 13098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.67% 27.30% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 9762 8191
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
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 189 221 356
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 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 16 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 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 +21 65 £450 +5.88% 33
London +40 55 £450 +12.50% 26
Scotland +8 13 £425 -5.55% 1
Glasgow -1 11 £425 -5.55%
Yorkshire - 7 £400 - 2
Harrogate - 6 £400 -
North Yorkshire - 6 £400 -
City of London +16 2 £375 +3.44% 6
Edinburgh +3 2 £450 +12.50%
Canary Wharf - 2 £550 -
Hampshire -16 1 £288 -
South East -17 1 £288 -39.47% 4
North West - 1 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1
Leeds - 1 £400 - 1
Manchester - 1 £350 -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 140 (98.59%) Java
2 96 (67.61%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (52.82%) Linux
4 73 (51.41%) TDD
5 69 (48.59%) Oracle
6 67 (47.18%) J2EE
7 66 (46.48%) SQL
8 58 (40.85%) Relational Database
9 54 (38.03%) Software Engineering
10 53 (37.32%) OO
11 51 (35.92%) RDBMS
12 50 (35.21%) JavaScript
13 48 (33.80%) OOD
14 47 (33.10%) Banking
14 47 (33.10%) Spring
15 46 (32.39%) Hibernate
16 45 (31.69%) Scrum
17 42 (29.58%) Investment Banking
18 39 (27.46%) XML
19 35 (24.65%) Pair Programming
19 35 (24.65%) User Stories
20 34 (23.94%) Technical Analysis
20 34 (23.94%) Web Development
20 34 (23.94%) jMock
21 33 (23.24%) UNIX
21 33 (23.24%) JMS
21 33 (23.24%) Python
22 32 (22.54%) DB2
23 29 (20.42%) OOP
24 27 (19.01%) Finance

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (10.56%) Tomcat
2 12 (8.45%) WebSphere
3 9 (6.34%) JBoss
4 7 (4.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (4.93%) Apache Pig
5 4 (2.82%) Apache
6 3 (2.11%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.70%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.70%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.15%) HTTP
2 3 (2.11%) Multicast
2 3 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.41%) X.509
3 2 (1.41%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (40.85%) Relational Database
2 51 (35.92%) RDBMS
3 32 (22.54%) DB2
4 19 (13.38%) Oracle Database
5 12 (8.45%) Oracle9i Database
5 12 (8.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (7.04%) Big Data
7 7 (4.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (4.93%) Hadoop
7 7 (4.93%) Apache Hive
7 7 (4.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (4.93%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 3 (2.11%) Hazelcast
9 2 (1.41%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.41%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.70%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 34 (23.94%) jMock
2 26 (18.31%) JUnit
3 18 (12.68%) Eclipse
4 17 (11.97%) Maven
5 16 (11.27%) Subversion
6 14 (9.86%) Git (software)
7 7 (4.93%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.52%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.41%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.41%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.70%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.70%) JIRA
10 1 (0.70%) DbUnit
10 1 (0.70%) Hudson
10 1 (0.70%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.70%) Ant
General
1 47 (33.10%) Banking
2 42 (29.58%) Investment Banking
3 27 (19.01%) Finance
4 11 (7.75%) Front Office
5 3 (2.11%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Billing
6 1 (0.70%) Publishing
6 1 (0.70%) Automotive
6 1 (0.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 139 (97.89%) Developer
2 131 (92.25%) Java Developer
3 22 (15.49%) Senior Developer
4 21 (14.79%) Senior Java Developer
5 12 (8.45%) Lead Developer
5 12 (8.45%) Lead Java Developer
6 9 (6.34%) Scala Developer
7 7 (4.93%) SOA Developer
7 7 (4.93%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 4 (2.82%) Java Analyst Programmer
9 4 (2.82%) Java Programmer
9 4 (2.82%) Developer Analyst
9 4 (2.82%) Analyst Programmer
9 4 (2.82%) Programmer
9 4 (2.82%) Analyst
9 4 (2.82%) Hadoop Developer
10 3 (2.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 3 (2.11%) Big Data Developer
11 2 (1.41%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (47.18%) J2EE
2 47 (33.10%) Spring
3 46 (32.39%) Hibernate
4 39 (27.46%) XML
5 33 (23.24%) JMS
6 24 (16.90%) Servlets
7 21 (14.79%) Web Services
8 19 (13.38%) Java EE
9 18 (12.68%) JSP
10 17 (11.97%) XSL
11 16 (11.27%) REST
12 13 (9.15%) XML Schema
13 12 (8.45%) XSLT
13 12 (8.45%) CSS
14 11 (7.75%) JDBC
14 11 (7.75%) EJB
14 11 (7.75%) SOAP
14 11 (7.75%) HTML
15 10 (7.04%) JavaBeans
15 10 (7.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.45%) Equities
1 12 (8.45%) Equity Derivative
1 12 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.75%) Fixed Income
3 6 (4.23%) Client/Server
3 6 (4.23%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.52%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.11%) Derivative
6 2 (1.41%) STB
6 2 (1.41%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.70%) Animation
7 1 (0.70%) Social Media
7 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 75 (52.82%) Linux
2 33 (23.24%) UNIX
3 8 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.23%) Android
5 3 (2.11%) Windows
6 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (67.61%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (51.41%) TDD
3 54 (38.03%) Software Engineering
4 53 (37.32%) OO
5 48 (33.80%) OOD
6 45 (31.69%) Scrum
7 35 (24.65%) Pair Programming
7 35 (24.65%) User Stories
8 34 (23.94%) Technical Analysis
8 34 (23.94%) Web Development
9 29 (20.42%) OOP
10 26 (18.31%) RUP
11 25 (17.61%) UML
12 24 (16.90%) Migration
13 23 (16.20%) Data Migration
14 18 (12.68%) SOA
15 16 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (11.27%) Multithreading
15 16 (11.27%) Mentoring
16 15 (10.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 140 (98.59%) Java
2 66 (46.48%) SQL
3 50 (35.21%) JavaScript
4 33 (23.24%) Python
5 20 (14.08%) XPath
6 17 (11.97%) Perl
7 12 (8.45%) Scala
8 3 (2.11%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.41%) C
10 1 (0.70%) R
10 1 (0.70%) C#
10 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.34%) SC Cleared
1 9 (6.34%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.11%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (3.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 69 (48.59%) Oracle
2 26 (18.31%) Sybase
3 8 (5.63%) Red Hat
4 7 (4.93%) IBM
5 4 (2.82%) Sencha
6 3 (2.11%) Google
7 2 (1.41%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.41%) ForgeRock
7 2 (1.41%) Solace
8 1 (0.70%) webMethods
8 1 (0.70%) Reuters
8 1 (0.70%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.70%) Software AG
8 1 (0.70%) ILOG
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.70%) Adobe
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