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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 519 494 440
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -54
Contract jobs citing J2SE 60 70 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 0.51% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 32 59
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£425 £438 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £545 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%

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
13881 13599 11877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.76% 27.15% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9066 8550 7470
Average daily rate £388 £375 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 249 291
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 46 £425 - 43
London -2 32 £450 +5.88% 22
Scotland -5 13 £438 -2.77% 1
North West - 12 £350 - 4
Glasgow -2 11 £425 -5.55%
Manchester - 9 £350 - 3
Salford - 4 £346 -
City of London +4 1 £525 +23.52% 8
Yorkshire -16 1 - - 2
Hampshire -18 1 £288 - 1
South East -29 1 £288 -39.47% 11
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Cheshire - 1 £250 - 1
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
South West - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 7
Surrey - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Middlesbrough - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (99.19%) Java
2 74 (60.16%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (53.66%) Linux
4 55 (44.72%) Oracle
4 55 (44.72%) TDD
5 53 (43.09%) J2EE
6 45 (36.59%) Spring
7 44 (35.77%) JavaScript
7 44 (35.77%) OO
8 42 (34.15%) SQL
8 42 (34.15%) Relational Database
9 41 (33.33%) RDBMS
10 40 (32.52%) Hibernate
10 40 (32.52%) Scrum
11 39 (31.71%) OOD
12 38 (30.89%) Software Engineering
13 37 (30.08%) Banking
14 32 (26.02%) XML
14 32 (26.02%) Investment Banking
14 32 (26.02%) jMock
15 30 (24.39%) Pair Programming
16 29 (23.58%) Web Development
16 29 (23.58%) Technical Analysis
16 29 (23.58%) User Stories
17 28 (22.76%) JMS
18 27 (21.95%) Python
19 26 (21.14%) JUnit
19 26 (21.14%) Maven
20 22 (17.89%) UNIX
21 21 (17.07%) HTTP

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 20 (16.26%) Tomcat
2 9 (7.32%) WebSphere
3 7 (5.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (5.69%) Apache Pig
4 4 (3.25%) Apache
5 3 (2.44%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.44%) JBoss
6 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.81%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.81%) GemFire
6 1 (0.81%) Confluence
6 1 (0.81%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.81%) FileNet
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.81%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) InDesign
1 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.81%) Force.com
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.07%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) X.509
2 1 (0.81%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.81%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (34.15%) Relational Database
2 41 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 12 (9.76%) DB2
3 12 (9.76%) Oracle Database
4 10 (8.13%) Hazelcast
5 8 (6.50%) Big Data
6 7 (5.69%) Hadoop
6 7 (5.69%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (5.69%) Apache Hive
6 7 (5.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (4.07%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (4.07%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (2.44%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (26.02%) jMock
2 26 (21.14%) JUnit
2 26 (21.14%) Maven
3 15 (12.20%) Subversion
3 15 (12.20%) Eclipse
4 7 (5.69%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.07%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.25%) Ant
7 3 (2.44%) Mockito
8 2 (1.63%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.63%) JIRA
8 2 (1.63%) DbUnit
9 1 (0.81%) Gradle
9 1 (0.81%) Spock
9 1 (0.81%) Hudson
9 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.81%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (0.81%) Selenium
9 1 (0.81%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (30.08%) Banking
2 32 (26.02%) Investment Banking
3 20 (16.26%) Finance
4 8 (6.50%) Front Office
5 2 (1.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 120 (97.56%) Developer
2 113 (91.87%) Java Developer
3 16 (13.01%) Senior Developer
3 16 (13.01%) Senior Java Developer
4 9 (7.32%) Agile Java Developer
5 7 (5.69%) Scala Developer
5 7 (5.69%) SOA Developer
5 7 (5.69%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (4.88%) Lead Developer
6 6 (4.88%) Lead Java Developer
6 6 (4.88%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 5 (4.07%) Analyst Programmer
7 5 (4.07%) Programmer
7 5 (4.07%) Analyst
7 5 (4.07%) Java Analyst Programmer
7 5 (4.07%) Developer Analyst
7 5 (4.07%) Java Programmer
8 4 (3.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (3.25%) Hadoop Developer
9 3 (2.44%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (43.09%) J2EE
2 45 (36.59%) Spring
3 40 (32.52%) Hibernate
4 32 (26.02%) XML
5 28 (22.76%) JMS
6 18 (14.63%) Servlets
7 17 (13.82%) Web Services
8 16 (13.01%) Grails
9 14 (11.38%) Java EE
9 14 (11.38%) REST
10 12 (9.76%) XML Schema
11 10 (8.13%) XSLT
12 9 (7.32%) Java SE
12 9 (7.32%) J2ME
13 7 (5.69%) Java ME
13 7 (5.69%) JSON
13 7 (5.69%) SOAP
13 7 (5.69%) HTML
14 6 (4.88%) WSDL
14 6 (4.88%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.69%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.69%) Fixed Income
2 7 (5.69%) Client/Server
3 6 (4.88%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (4.07%) Equities
5 4 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.63%) STB
6 2 (1.63%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.81%) User Experience
7 1 (0.81%) Open Source
7 1 (0.81%) Social Media
7 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.81%) Derivative
7 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.81%) DTV
7 1 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 66 (53.66%) Linux
2 22 (17.89%) UNIX
3 13 (10.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (9.76%) Android
5 8 (6.50%) Windows
6 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (60.16%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (44.72%) TDD
3 44 (35.77%) OO
4 40 (32.52%) Scrum
5 39 (31.71%) OOD
6 38 (30.89%) Software Engineering
7 30 (24.39%) Pair Programming
8 29 (23.58%) Web Development
8 29 (23.58%) Technical Analysis
8 29 (23.58%) User Stories
9 20 (16.26%) OOP
10 15 (12.20%) RUP
10 15 (12.20%) SOA
11 14 (11.38%) UML
12 13 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (10.57%) Migration
13 12 (9.76%) Data Migration
13 12 (9.76%) Multithreading
14 11 (8.94%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (8.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 122 (99.19%) Java
2 44 (35.77%) JavaScript
3 42 (34.15%) SQL
4 27 (21.95%) Python
5 12 (9.76%) Perl
5 12 (9.76%) XPath
6 8 (6.50%) Scala
7 3 (2.44%) C
8 2 (1.63%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.81%) R
9 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.81%) Groovy
9 1 (0.81%) C#
9 1 (0.81%) C++
9 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (7.32%) SC Cleared
1 9 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (0.81%) PhD
System Software
1 5 (4.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 55 (44.72%) Oracle
2 13 (10.57%) Sybase
2 13 (10.57%) Red Hat
3 5 (4.07%) Sencha
3 5 (4.07%) Google
4 2 (1.63%) Adobe
4 2 (1.63%) ILOG
4 2 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.63%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.81%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.81%) 29West
5 1 (0.81%) Splunk
5 1 (0.81%) webMethods
5 1 (0.81%) Kofax
5 1 (0.81%) Perforce
5 1 (0.81%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.81%) SAP
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.81%) Calypso
5 1 (0.81%) Software AG
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