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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 578 526 511
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -15
Contract jobs citing J2SE 55 84 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.54% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 55 28
Average daily rate
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£463 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £363 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £65.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+73.33% -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
16449 15532 15196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.15% 27.80% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11194 9877 9773
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 213 261
Average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -41 40 £463 +2.77% 37
London -17 21 £600 +20.00% 26
Scotland -4 14 £500 +17.64% 4
Glasgow +13 12 - - 2
West Midlands - 10 £425 -
South East -19 8 £350 +6.06% 5
Telford - 7 £418 -
Shropshire - 7 £418 -
Hampshire +3 6 £338 +18.42%
Edinburgh - 2 £500 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £403 -
City of London +4 1 £750 +36.36% 9
Manchester -25 1 - -
North West -40 1 - - 1
Hook - 1 £425 -
Horsham - 1 £403 -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 122 (98.39%) Java
2 84 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (53.23%) SQL
4 64 (51.61%) Linux
5 54 (43.55%) Spring
6 49 (39.52%) J2EE
7 47 (37.90%) TDD
7 47 (37.90%) Relational Database
8 46 (37.10%) Software Engineering
9 43 (34.68%) OO
10 41 (33.06%) UNIX
11 39 (31.45%) DB2
12 37 (29.84%) JUnit
12 37 (29.84%) RDBMS
13 36 (29.03%) Sybase
13 36 (29.03%) Hibernate
13 36 (29.03%) Scrum
14 35 (28.23%) Banking
14 35 (28.23%) OOD
15 34 (27.42%) Oracle
15 34 (27.42%) JavaScript
16 33 (26.61%) XML
16 33 (26.61%) JMS
17 28 (22.58%) Investment Banking
17 28 (22.58%) SDLC
18 27 (21.77%) Finance
19 25 (20.16%) HTML
20 24 (19.35%) Equities
20 24 (19.35%) Multithreading
21 22 (17.74%) REST

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 17 (13.71%) JBoss
2 10 (8.06%) WebSphere
2 10 (8.06%) WebLogic
3 9 (7.26%) Apache
4 5 (4.03%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.23%) MQSeries
5 4 (3.23%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (1.61%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.81%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.26%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.81%) Force.com
4 1 (0.81%) IaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 4 (3.23%) Multicast
2 2 (1.61%) DNS
3 1 (0.81%) X.509
3 1 (0.81%) LDAP
3 1 (0.81%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (37.90%) Relational Database
2 39 (31.45%) DB2
3 37 (29.84%) RDBMS
4 11 (8.87%) Oracle Database
5 9 (7.26%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (7.26%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 9 (7.26%) Oracle9i Database
6 8 (6.45%) Big Data
7 6 (4.84%) MongoDB
8 4 (3.23%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.61%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.61%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.81%) MySQL
11 1 (0.81%) SQLite
11 1 (0.81%) KDB
Development Applications
1 37 (29.84%) JUnit
2 21 (16.94%) Git (software)
3 20 (16.13%) Eclipse
4 15 (12.10%) jMock
5 13 (10.48%) Maven
6 12 (9.68%) Selenium
7 11 (8.87%) Subversion
8 9 (7.26%) Jasmine
9 5 (4.03%) IntelliJ
9 5 (4.03%) ClearCase
10 4 (3.23%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.42%) Ant
11 3 (2.42%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.61%) Gradle
12 2 (1.61%) NetBeans
12 2 (1.61%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.81%) Android Studio
13 1 (0.81%) StarTeam
13 1 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 1 (0.81%) Hudson
General
1 35 (28.23%) Banking
2 28 (22.58%) Investment Banking
3 27 (21.77%) Finance
4 9 (7.26%) Front Office
5 2 (1.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 103 (83.06%) Developer
2 91 (73.39%) Java Developer
3 14 (11.29%) Lead Developer
3 14 (11.29%) Lead Java Developer
4 12 (9.68%) Senior Developer
5 11 (8.87%) Senior Java Developer
6 10 (8.06%) Architect
7 8 (6.45%) Technical Leader
7 8 (6.45%) Technical Developer
8 6 (4.84%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Software Architect
9 4 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (1.61%) Front Office Developer
10 2 (1.61%) Core Java Developer
10 2 (1.61%) Scala Developer
10 2 (1.61%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 1 (0.81%) Front-End Developer
11 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com Developer
11 1 (0.81%) J2EE Team Leader
11 1 (0.81%) Senior Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (43.55%) Spring
2 49 (39.52%) J2EE
3 36 (29.03%) Hibernate
4 33 (26.61%) XML
4 33 (26.61%) JMS
5 25 (20.16%) HTML
6 22 (17.74%) REST
7 19 (15.32%) JSP
7 19 (15.32%) Servlets
7 19 (15.32%) SOAP
8 18 (14.52%) XSL
8 18 (14.52%) Web Services
9 17 (13.71%) CSS
10 14 (11.29%) Middleware
10 14 (11.29%) JSON
10 14 (11.29%) RESTful
11 12 (9.68%) Ajax
12 11 (8.87%) JDBC
12 11 (8.87%) EJB
12 11 (8.87%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.35%) Equities
2 20 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (14.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (9.68%) Algorithms
5 11 (8.87%) Equity Derivative
6 8 (6.45%) N-Tier
7 7 (5.65%) Fixed Income
8 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
9 4 (3.23%) Derivative
10 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.81%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.81%) RIA
11 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.81%) Animation
11 1 (0.81%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.81%) Clustering
11 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 64 (51.61%) Linux
2 41 (33.06%) UNIX
3 5 (4.03%) Windows
4 4 (3.23%) Solaris
5 1 (0.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (37.90%) TDD
3 46 (37.10%) Software Engineering
4 43 (34.68%) OO
5 36 (29.03%) Scrum
6 35 (28.23%) OOD
7 28 (22.58%) SDLC
8 24 (19.35%) Multithreading
9 20 (16.13%) User Stories
10 19 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (15.32%) Web Development
10 19 (15.32%) UML
11 18 (14.52%) Low Latency
12 16 (12.90%) Data Migration
12 16 (12.90%) Migration
12 16 (12.90%) Algorithmic Trading
13 15 (12.10%) OOP
13 15 (12.10%) Pair Programming
13 15 (12.10%) Technical Analysis
14 14 (11.29%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 122 (98.39%) Java
2 66 (53.23%) SQL
3 34 (27.42%) JavaScript
4 18 (14.52%) Perl
4 18 (14.52%) Python
4 18 (14.52%) XPath
5 14 (11.29%) Scala
6 9 (7.26%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.03%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.81%) C#
9 1 (0.81%) C++
9 1 (0.81%) Ruby
9 1 (0.81%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 5 (4.03%) Degree
1 5 (4.03%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.42%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (4.03%) Docker
2 1 (0.81%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (4.03%) Puppet
2 1 (0.81%) Ambari
2 1 (0.81%) Oozie
Vendors
1 36 (29.03%) Sybase
2 34 (27.42%) Oracle
3 13 (10.48%) IBM
4 10 (8.06%) webMethods
5 5 (4.03%) Informatica
6 2 (1.61%) Solace
7 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.81%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.81%) Adobe
7 1 (0.81%) Reuters
7 1 (0.81%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.81%) Actimize
7 1 (0.81%) Google
7 1 (0.81%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.81%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.81%) ForgeRock
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