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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 521 497 487
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -10
Contract jobs citing J2SE 62 56 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.43% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 37 21
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£444 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £425 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £635 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £344
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +30.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £39.00

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
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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 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 30 January 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 -15 53 £444 -1.49% 42
London -14 29 £475 -5.00% 20
North West - 18 £350 - 1
Manchester - 10 £350 - 1
Scotland -7 8 £475 +5.55%
Glasgow -3 7 £475 +5.55%
Salford - 5 £346 -
City of London +2 3 £475 +11.76% 6
South West - 3 £400 - 5
Yorkshire -6 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
South East -3 1 - - 10
Cheshire - 1 £250 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
Surrey - - - - 3
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 3
Dorset - - - - 4
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - - 4
Middlesbrough - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Northwich - - - -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 135 (98.54%) Java
2 78 (56.93%) Linux
3 73 (53.28%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (46.72%) Oracle
5 53 (38.69%) J2EE
6 52 (37.96%) Spring
7 51 (37.23%) TDD
8 49 (35.77%) SQL
9 48 (35.04%) Scrum
10 43 (31.39%) XML
11 41 (29.93%) OO
12 39 (28.47%) JavaScript
13 38 (27.74%) Hibernate
14 35 (25.55%) JMS
14 35 (25.55%) OOD
14 35 (25.55%) Software Engineering
14 35 (25.55%) Relational Database
15 34 (24.82%) Banking
15 34 (24.82%) Tomcat
15 34 (24.82%) RDBMS
16 33 (24.09%) Finance
16 33 (24.09%) UNIX
16 33 (24.09%) Maven
17 28 (20.44%) Investment Banking
17 28 (20.44%) HTTP
18 27 (19.71%) Servlets
18 27 (19.71%) jMock
18 27 (19.71%) Multithreading
19 26 (18.98%) Web Development
20 25 (18.25%) Pair Programming

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 34 (24.82%) Tomcat
2 14 (10.22%) WebSphere
3 7 (5.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (5.11%) WebLogic
3 7 (5.11%) Apache Pig
4 6 (4.38%) Apache
5 3 (2.19%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.46%) NetWeaver
6 2 (1.46%) JBoss
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.73%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.73%) Confluence
7 1 (0.73%) GemFire
7 1 (0.73%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.73%) IIS
7 1 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.73%) CMS
7 1 (0.73%) FileNet
7 1 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.73%) Magnolia
Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.73%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.73%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.44%) HTTP
2 2 (1.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (25.55%) Relational Database
2 34 (24.82%) RDBMS
3 17 (12.41%) Hazelcast
4 15 (10.95%) Oracle Database
5 10 (7.30%) DB2
6 7 (5.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (5.11%) Apache Hive
6 7 (5.11%) Big Data
6 7 (5.11%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (5.11%) Hadoop
7 5 (3.65%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.65%) Oracle9i Database
7 5 (3.65%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.19%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.73%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (24.09%) Maven
2 27 (19.71%) jMock
3 25 (18.25%) JUnit
4 18 (13.14%) Eclipse
5 16 (11.68%) Subversion
6 12 (8.76%) Git (software)
7 6 (4.38%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.92%) Ant
9 3 (2.19%) Mockito
9 3 (2.19%) NetBeans
9 3 (2.19%) Gradle
10 2 (1.46%) DbUnit
10 2 (1.46%) NWDS
10 2 (1.46%) Hudson
10 2 (1.46%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.46%) JIRA
11 1 (0.73%) Selenium
11 1 (0.73%) HtmlUnit
11 1 (0.73%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.73%) Canoo WebTest
General
1 34 (24.82%) Banking
2 33 (24.09%) Finance
3 28 (20.44%) Investment Banking
4 11 (8.03%) Front Office
5 2 (1.46%) Advertising
5 2 (1.46%) Marketing
6 1 (0.73%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.73%) Publishing
6 1 (0.73%) Legal
6 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.73%) Electronics
6 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.73%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 124 (90.51%) Developer
2 113 (82.48%) Java Developer
3 14 (10.22%) Agile Java Developer
4 13 (9.49%) Senior Developer
4 13 (9.49%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (5.84%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (4.38%) Architect
6 6 (4.38%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 6 (4.38%) SOA Developer
6 6 (4.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 5 (3.65%) Java Architect
7 5 (3.65%) Analyst Programmer
7 5 (3.65%) Programmer
7 5 (3.65%) Analyst
7 5 (3.65%) Java Analyst Programmer
7 5 (3.65%) Developer Analyst
7 5 (3.65%) Java Programmer
8 4 (2.92%) Hadoop Developer
8 4 (2.92%) Scala Developer
8 4 (2.92%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (38.69%) J2EE
2 52 (37.96%) Spring
3 43 (31.39%) XML
4 38 (27.74%) Hibernate
5 35 (25.55%) JMS
6 27 (19.71%) Servlets
7 23 (16.79%) Grails
8 19 (13.87%) XML Schema
9 18 (13.14%) Web Services
10 17 (12.41%) XSLT
11 15 (10.95%) DOM
12 14 (10.22%) Java EE
13 11 (8.03%) REST
13 11 (8.03%) SAX
14 9 (6.57%) Java SE
14 9 (6.57%) J2ME
14 9 (6.57%) WebSphere MQ
15 8 (5.84%) JSP
16 7 (5.11%) Java ME
16 7 (5.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.30%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.84%) Fixed Income
3 7 (5.11%) Equity Derivative
3 7 (5.11%) Client/Server
3 7 (5.11%) Equities
4 4 (2.92%) User Experience
4 4 (2.92%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.19%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.19%) Open Source
6 2 (1.46%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.46%) Clustering
6 2 (1.46%) STB
6 2 (1.46%) Derivative
7 1 (0.73%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.73%) Social Media
7 1 (0.73%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.73%) DTV
7 1 (0.73%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 78 (56.93%) Linux
2 33 (24.09%) UNIX
3 21 (15.33%) Android
4 20 (14.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (8.03%) Windows
6 8 (5.84%) Solaris
6 8 (5.84%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (53.28%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (37.23%) TDD
3 48 (35.04%) Scrum
4 41 (29.93%) OO
5 35 (25.55%) OOD
5 35 (25.55%) Software Engineering
6 27 (19.71%) Multithreading
7 26 (18.98%) Web Development
8 25 (18.25%) Pair Programming
9 24 (17.52%) Technical Analysis
9 24 (17.52%) User Stories
10 16 (11.68%) UML
11 15 (10.95%) SOA
12 14 (10.22%) OOP
12 14 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (7.30%) RUP
14 9 (6.57%) Database Tuning
14 9 (6.57%) Performance Tuning
15 8 (5.84%) MVC
15 8 (5.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 135 (98.54%) Java
2 49 (35.77%) SQL
3 39 (28.47%) JavaScript
4 22 (16.06%) Python
5 19 (13.87%) XPath
6 17 (12.41%) Perl
7 6 (4.38%) C++
8 5 (3.65%) Scala
8 5 (3.65%) C
9 4 (2.92%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.46%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.73%) Groovy
11 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.73%) R
11 1 (0.73%) C#
11 1 (0.73%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (6.57%) SC Cleared
1 9 (6.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.11%) Degree
3 1 (0.73%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 64 (46.72%) Oracle
2 20 (14.60%) Red Hat
3 14 (10.22%) Sybase
4 8 (5.84%) Sun
5 7 (5.11%) Atlassian
6 5 (3.65%) Google
6 5 (3.65%) Sencha
7 3 (2.19%) SAP
8 2 (1.46%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.46%) webMethods
8 2 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.46%) Adobe
8 2 (1.46%) Software AG
8 2 (1.46%) ILOG
9 1 (0.73%) Canoo
9 1 (0.73%) 29West
9 1 (0.73%) Splunk
9 1 (0.73%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.73%) Calypso
9 1 (0.73%) Microsoft
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