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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 527 471 457
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -14
Contract jobs citing J2SE 62 92 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.64% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 29 101
Average daily rate
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£438 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £535 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £54.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £54.50 -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15092 14279 14974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 27.92% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9704 9080 9140
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 285 365
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 56 £438 +4.47% 39
London -10 33 £500 +21.21% 29
East of England - 16 £425 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 15 £425 - 1
Cambridge - 12 £431 - 1
Glasgow -34 6 £425 -5.55%
Scotland -58 6 £425 -5.55%
South East -6 4 £390 - 5
City of London +23 2 £425 +24.08% 5
West Yorkshire +8 1 - -
Yorkshire +5 1 - -
Leeds -2 1 - -
East Midlands -5 1 £425 -
Hampshire -8 1 £405 -
Birmingham - 1 £375 -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Guildford - - - - 2
Huntingdon - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Java
2 62 (52.54%) SQL
3 56 (47.46%) OO
4 54 (45.76%) Spring
5 49 (41.53%) Linux
5 49 (41.53%) J2EE
6 43 (36.44%) OOD
7 42 (35.59%) Hibernate
8 40 (33.90%) Oracle
8 40 (33.90%) JavaScript
9 39 (33.05%) Finance
10 38 (32.20%) UNIX
11 37 (31.36%) Web Services
12 35 (29.66%) JUnit
13 32 (27.12%) Tomcat
14 30 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (23.73%) Multithreading
16 27 (22.88%) XML
17 26 (22.03%) Relational Database
18 25 (21.19%) Perl
19 24 (20.34%) Maven
19 24 (20.34%) Scrum
20 23 (19.49%) Sybase
20 23 (19.49%) WebLogic
20 23 (19.49%) UML
20 23 (19.49%) RDBMS
21 22 (18.64%) CSS
21 22 (18.64%) Software Engineering
22 21 (17.80%) TDD
23 17 (14.41%) Apache

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 32 (27.12%) Tomcat
2 23 (19.49%) WebLogic
3 17 (14.41%) Apache
4 16 (13.56%) WebSphere
5 5 (4.24%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (3.39%) Apache Pig
7 3 (2.54%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.85%) Confluence
8 1 (0.85%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) Force.com
2 3 (2.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.03%) Relational Database
2 23 (19.49%) RDBMS
3 15 (12.71%) MySQL
4 14 (11.86%) DB2
5 6 (5.08%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.08%) Big Data
5 6 (5.08%) Hadoop
6 5 (4.24%) Triplestore
7 4 (3.39%) Impala
7 4 (3.39%) Apache Hive
7 4 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (29.66%) JUnit
2 24 (20.34%) Maven
3 15 (12.71%) JIRA
4 12 (10.17%) Subversion
5 11 (9.32%) Ant
5 11 (9.32%) Git (software)
6 10 (8.47%) Eclipse
7 8 (6.78%) jMock
8 6 (5.08%) TeamCity
8 6 (5.08%) Mockito
8 6 (5.08%) Hudson
9 2 (1.69%) Selenium
9 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.85%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.85%) WinRunner
10 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.85%) JMeter
10 1 (0.85%) Robotium
10 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 39 (33.05%) Finance
2 14 (11.86%) Banking
2 14 (11.86%) Investment Banking
3 10 (8.47%) Front Office
4 4 (3.39%) Back Office
5 3 (2.54%) Advertising
5 3 (2.54%) Marketing
5 3 (2.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.85%) German Language
6 1 (0.85%) Publishing
6 1 (0.85%) Games
6 1 (0.85%) Electronics
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 98 (83.05%) Developer
2 80 (67.80%) Java Developer
3 15 (12.71%) Architect
4 14 (11.86%) Java Architect
5 9 (7.63%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (7.63%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 7 (5.93%) Agile Java Developer
8 6 (5.08%) Consultant
8 6 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.24%) Java Swing Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Salesforce.com Consultant
10 4 (3.39%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.39%) WebSphere Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Hadoop Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Java/J2EE Architect
11 3 (2.54%) Scala Developer
11 3 (2.54%) Design Engineer
11 3 (2.54%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (45.76%) Spring
2 49 (41.53%) J2EE
3 42 (35.59%) Hibernate
4 37 (31.36%) Web Services
5 27 (22.88%) XML
6 22 (18.64%) CSS
7 15 (12.71%) JSP
8 14 (11.86%) JMS
9 13 (11.02%) HTML
10 8 (6.78%) CGI
10 8 (6.78%) REST
11 7 (5.93%) Java RMI
11 7 (5.93%) Apache Axis
11 7 (5.93%) JDBC
11 7 (5.93%) SOAP
11 7 (5.93%) Swing
12 6 (5.08%) JPA
13 5 (4.24%) Apache Jena
13 5 (4.24%) Java EE
13 5 (4.24%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.63%) Equity Derivative
1 9 (7.63%) Open Source
2 7 (5.93%) Clustering
3 5 (4.24%) Ontologies
4 4 (3.39%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.39%) Credit Risk
4 4 (3.39%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.54%) Equities
6 2 (1.69%) Derivative
6 2 (1.69%) Index Arbitrage
7 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.85%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.85%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.85%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 49 (41.53%) Linux
2 38 (32.20%) UNIX
3 14 (11.86%) Solaris
4 13 (11.02%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (2.54%) Windows
5 3 (2.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (47.46%) OO
2 43 (36.44%) OOD
3 30 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (23.73%) Multithreading
5 24 (20.34%) Scrum
6 23 (19.49%) UML
7 22 (18.64%) Software Engineering
8 21 (17.80%) TDD
9 15 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (8.47%) Web Development
11 8 (6.78%) Unit Testing
11 8 (6.78%) Pair Programming
11 8 (6.78%) MVC
12 7 (5.93%) OOA/OOD
12 7 (5.93%) Load Balancing
12 7 (5.93%) User Stories
12 7 (5.93%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (5.93%) Technical Analysis
12 7 (5.93%) Database Tuning
13 6 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 118 (100.00%) Java
2 62 (52.54%) SQL
3 40 (33.90%) JavaScript
4 25 (21.19%) Perl
5 10 (8.47%) Python
6 5 (4.24%) SPARQL
7 4 (3.39%) Scala
7 4 (3.39%) Apex Code
8 3 (2.54%) C#
9 2 (1.69%) C++
9 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.69%) XAML
9 2 (1.69%) C
9 2 (1.69%) Groovy
10 1 (0.85%) Ruby
10 1 (0.85%) Korn
10 1 (0.85%) XPath
10 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.85%) ECMAScript
10 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (10.17%) Degree
2 3 (2.54%) OCPJP
3 1 (0.85%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.85%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 5 (4.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (33.90%) Oracle
2 23 (19.49%) Sybase
3 15 (12.71%) Sun
4 12 (10.17%) Atlassian
5 5 (4.24%) DoubleClick
5 5 (4.24%) Google
5 5 (4.24%) Software AG
5 5 (4.24%) webMethods
6 4 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.39%) Netezza
6 4 (3.39%) Greenplum
6 4 (3.39%) Vertica
7 3 (2.54%) IBM
8 2 (1.69%) JBoss
9 1 (0.85%) Murex
9 1 (0.85%) Perforce
9 1 (0.85%) FatWire
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