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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 513 503 499
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing J2SE 83 79 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 0.52% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 36 77
Average daily rate
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£431 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £338 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
15445 15232 15833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.25% 28.88% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9999 9783 9533
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 269 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 17 September 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 17 September 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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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 +11 76 £450 - 33
London +21 45 £500 +3.09% 24
East of England - 16 £438 -
North West -1 9 £313 -7.40% 2
Manchester -4 8 £313 -2.34% 1
Salford - 7 £313 -
City of London +21 6 £550 +39.24% 10
South East - 2 £285 - 6
Hampshire - 2 £285 -
East Midlands +7 1 £425 -
Yorkshire +3 1 - -
Cheshire +2 1 £350 +3.70% 1
Dorset - 1 £355 -
South West - 1 £355 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £355 -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Guildford - - - - 4
Leeds - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Northwich - - - -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 133 (99.25%) Java
2 85 (63.43%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (54.48%) SQL
4 62 (46.27%) Linux
5 59 (44.03%) OO
6 56 (41.79%) Oracle
7 53 (39.55%) Spring
8 52 (38.81%) J2EE
9 50 (37.31%) Finance
10 47 (35.07%) Hibernate
10 47 (35.07%) Tomcat
11 45 (33.58%) JavaScript
12 43 (32.09%) UNIX
13 42 (31.34%) OOD
14 38 (28.36%) Scrum
14 38 (28.36%) Multithreading
15 33 (24.63%) XML
16 32 (23.88%) TDD
16 32 (23.88%) Maven
17 31 (23.13%) Web Services
18 30 (22.39%) JUnit
18 30 (22.39%) UML
19 29 (21.64%) WebLogic
20 27 (20.15%) Perl
20 27 (20.15%) Relational Database
21 25 (18.66%) Banking
22 24 (17.91%) RDBMS
23 22 (16.42%) Sun
23 22 (16.42%) Sybase
23 22 (16.42%) Solaris

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 47 (35.07%) Tomcat
2 29 (21.64%) WebLogic
3 22 (16.42%) WebSphere
4 18 (13.43%) Apache
5 5 (3.73%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (2.24%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (1.49%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.49%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.75%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.75%) Documentum
8 1 (0.75%) CMS
8 1 (0.75%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.99%) Force.com
2 3 (2.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.97%) HTTP
2 6 (4.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.15%) Relational Database
2 24 (17.91%) RDBMS
3 14 (10.45%) MySQL
4 9 (6.72%) DB2
5 8 (5.97%) Hazelcast
6 6 (4.48%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.73%) Triplestore
7 5 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.99%) Big Data
8 4 (2.99%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.99%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.49%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.49%) Impala
10 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 32 (23.88%) Maven
2 30 (22.39%) JUnit
3 20 (14.93%) Git (software)
4 18 (13.43%) jMock
5 14 (10.45%) Ant
6 13 (9.70%) JIRA
7 9 (6.72%) Subversion
8 7 (5.22%) Mockito
9 6 (4.48%) Eclipse
10 5 (3.73%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.73%) Hudson
11 3 (2.24%) NetBeans
12 2 (1.49%) Selenium
12 2 (1.49%) NWDS
12 2 (1.49%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.49%) Gradle
13 1 (0.75%) IntelliJ
13 1 (0.75%) WinRunner
13 1 (0.75%) LoadRunner
General
1 50 (37.31%) Finance
2 25 (18.66%) Banking
3 22 (16.42%) Investment Banking
4 10 (7.46%) Front Office
5 5 (3.73%) Advertising
6 4 (2.99%) Back Office
7 3 (2.24%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.75%) Electronics
8 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.75%) Games
8 1 (0.75%) Publishing
8 1 (0.75%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 105 (78.36%) Developer
2 87 (64.93%) Java Developer
3 19 (14.18%) Architect
4 17 (12.69%) Java Architect
5 14 (10.45%) Agile Java Developer
6 9 (6.72%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (6.72%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 8 (5.97%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (5.97%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.22%) Design Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) Principal Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Java/J2EE Architect
9 5 (3.73%) Consultant
10 4 (2.99%) WebSphere Developer
10 4 (2.99%) Salesforce.com Consultant
10 4 (2.99%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 4 (2.99%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.24%) C++ Developer
11 3 (2.24%) Front-End Developer
11 3 (2.24%) Java Swing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (39.55%) Spring
2 52 (38.81%) J2EE
3 47 (35.07%) Hibernate
4 33 (24.63%) XML
5 31 (23.13%) Web Services
6 21 (15.67%) CSS
7 19 (14.18%) JMS
8 15 (11.19%) JSP
9 13 (9.70%) HTML
10 12 (8.96%) DOM
11 10 (7.46%) Servlets
12 9 (6.72%) CGI
13 8 (5.97%) Grails
13 8 (5.97%) REST
13 8 (5.97%) XML Schema
13 8 (5.97%) XSLT
14 6 (4.48%) JPA
14 6 (4.48%) SAX
14 6 (4.48%) SOAP
15 5 (3.73%) Apache Jena
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.21%) Open Source
2 9 (6.72%) Clustering
2 9 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.22%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.48%) Mathematics
4 6 (4.48%) Equity Derivative
5 5 (3.73%) Ontologies
6 4 (2.99%) Credit Risk
6 4 (2.99%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.99%) User Experience
7 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.24%) Equities
8 2 (1.49%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.75%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.75%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.75%) Derivative
9 1 (0.75%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 62 (46.27%) Linux
2 43 (32.09%) UNIX
3 22 (16.42%) Solaris
4 21 (15.67%) Oracle Linux
5 13 (9.70%) Android
6 8 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (63.43%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (44.03%) OO
3 42 (31.34%) OOD
4 38 (28.36%) Scrum
4 38 (28.36%) Multithreading
5 32 (23.88%) TDD
6 30 (22.39%) UML
7 21 (15.67%) Software Engineering
8 19 (14.18%) Web Development
9 18 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (11.19%) Pair Programming
11 14 (10.45%) Technical Analysis
11 14 (10.45%) User Stories
12 11 (8.21%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (8.21%) Capacity Planning
13 10 (7.46%) MVC
14 9 (6.72%) OOA/OOD
14 9 (6.72%) Load Balancing
14 9 (6.72%) Unit Testing
15 6 (4.48%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 133 (99.25%) Java
2 73 (54.48%) SQL
3 45 (33.58%) JavaScript
4 27 (20.15%) Perl
5 17 (12.69%) Python
6 8 (5.97%) XPath
6 8 (5.97%) C++
7 5 (3.73%) C
7 5 (3.73%) SPARQL
8 4 (2.99%) Apex Code
8 4 (2.99%) C#
9 3 (2.24%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.49%) XAML
10 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.75%) ECMAScript
11 1 (0.75%) Scala
11 1 (0.75%) Korn
11 1 (0.75%) Ruby
11 1 (0.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (8.96%) Degree
2 3 (2.24%) OCPJP
3 1 (0.75%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 56 (41.79%) Oracle
2 22 (16.42%) Sun
2 22 (16.42%) Sybase
3 19 (14.18%) Atlassian
4 8 (5.97%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.24%) IBM
6 3 (2.24%) DoubleClick
6 3 (2.24%) Google
7 2 (1.49%) Greenplum
7 2 (1.49%) Netezza
7 2 (1.49%) Perforce
7 2 (1.49%) webMethods
7 2 (1.49%) Software AG
7 2 (1.49%) SAP
7 2 (1.49%) JBoss
7 2 (1.49%) Vertica
8 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.75%) Calypso
8 1 (0.75%) FatWire
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