The table below looks at the statistics for J2SE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 561 571 566
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing J2SE 82 70 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 0.46% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 50 45
Median daily rate £415 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £374 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £750 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £65.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 -

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
15063 15371 15061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.38% 27.49% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10626 10275 9847
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 213 213
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.86 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing J2SE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 46 £415 -13.54% 33
Scotland +6 30 £400 +6.66% 1
Glasgow +19 29 £400 +6.66% 1
South East +19 15 £275 -35.29% 2
West Midlands -10 15 £415 -3.48%
London -15 14 £575 +4.54% 24
Milton Keynes - 14 £255 -
Buckinghamshire - 14 £255 -
Telford -22 13 £415 +1.21%
Shropshire -23 13 £415 +1.21%
Wales - 3 - -
City of London +40 2 £563 -4.25% 4
South Wales - 2 - -
South West - 2 £475 - 5
Cardiff - 2 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £475 - 2
Camberley - 1 £575 -
Swindon - 1 £475 - 2
Surrey - 1 £575 -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing J2SE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for J2SE.

1 120 (100.00%) Java
2 79 (65.83%) Spring
3 75 (62.50%) SQL
4 74 (61.67%) Linux
5 72 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (50.83%) Unix
7 50 (41.67%) JUnit
7 50 (41.67%) Software Engineering
8 47 (39.17%) OO
9 46 (38.33%) XML
10 43 (35.83%) Finance
11 41 (34.17%) J2EE
12 37 (30.83%) Sybase
12 37 (30.83%) OOD
13 36 (30.00%) JMS
13 36 (30.00%) DB2
14 34 (28.33%) Scala
15 33 (27.50%) Relational Database
16 32 (26.67%) SDLC
16 32 (26.67%) Perl
17 31 (25.83%) RDBMS
18 30 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (25.00%) MongoDB
19 29 (24.17%) REST
19 29 (24.17%) Open Source
20 28 (23.33%) JSON
20 28 (23.33%) Puppet
20 28 (23.33%) DevOps
20 28 (23.33%) Play Framework
20 28 (23.33%) SOAP

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (19.17%) WebLogic
2 15 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 13 (10.83%) Apache
4 12 (10.00%) JBoss
5 10 (8.33%) WebLogic Portal
6 6 (5.00%) Jetty
7 3 (2.50%) Confluence
7 3 (2.50%) FileNet
7 3 (2.50%) LiveCycle
7 3 (2.50%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.67%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.83%) GemFire
9 1 (0.83%) IIS
9 1 (0.83%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (6.67%) Google App Engine
2 8 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) GitHub
3 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.83%) HTTP
1 7 (5.83%) SSL
1 7 (5.83%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (0.83%) DNS
3 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (30.00%) DB2
2 33 (27.50%) Relational Database
3 31 (25.83%) RDBMS
4 30 (25.00%) MongoDB
5 9 (7.50%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.50%) Hazelcast
6 3 (2.50%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.67%) Big Data
7 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 50 (41.67%) JUnit
2 22 (18.33%) Git (software)
2 22 (18.33%) Selenium
3 14 (11.67%) Eclipse
4 12 (10.00%) IntelliJ
5 9 (7.50%) Jenkins
5 9 (7.50%) Log4j
6 6 (5.00%) Ant
7 4 (3.33%) Hudson
7 4 (3.33%) JIRA
7 4 (3.33%) Maven
7 4 (3.33%) Subversion
8 3 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (1.67%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.67%) Protractor
10 1 (0.83%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.83%) Gatling
10 1 (0.83%) Grunt
10 1 (0.83%) jMock
General
1 43 (35.83%) Finance
2 28 (23.33%) Front Office
3 22 (18.33%) Banking
4 17 (14.17%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.33%) Legal
6 3 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 102 (85.00%) Developer
2 84 (70.00%) Java Developer
3 22 (18.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 22 (18.33%) Software Engineer
4 16 (13.33%) Java Engineer
4 16 (13.33%) Java Software Developer
5 15 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
5 15 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 15 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
6 14 (11.67%) Applications Support
7 13 (10.83%) Analyst
7 13 (10.83%) Applications Support Analyst
7 13 (10.83%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (10.83%) Java Scala Developer
7 13 (10.83%) Java Scala Software Engineer
7 13 (10.83%) Scala Developer
7 13 (10.83%) Scala Software Engineer
7 13 (10.83%) Support Analyst
8 11 (9.17%) Software Developer
9 10 (8.33%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (65.83%) Spring
2 46 (38.33%) XML
3 41 (34.17%) J2EE
4 36 (30.00%) JMS
5 29 (24.17%) REST
6 28 (23.33%) JSON
6 28 (23.33%) Play Framework
6 28 (23.33%) SOAP
7 26 (21.67%) Hibernate
7 26 (21.67%) HTML
8 22 (18.33%) HTML5
9 17 (14.17%) CSS
9 17 (14.17%) EJB
10 11 (9.17%) XSLT
11 9 (7.50%) XML Schema
12 6 (5.00%) AngularJS
13 5 (4.17%) Grails
14 4 (3.33%) Web Services
15 3 (2.50%) JSF
15 3 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.67%) Equity Derivative
3 11 (9.17%) Equities
4 9 (7.50%) Derivative
5 8 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 8 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (5.00%) Fixed Income
7 5 (4.17%) Data Centre
7 5 (4.17%) Hedge funds
8 4 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (3.33%) iPad
8 4 (3.33%) Mathematics
9 3 (2.50%) Physics
10 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.83%) Fintech
10 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.83%) User Experience
10 1 (0.83%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 74 (61.67%) Linux
2 61 (50.83%) Unix
3 15 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.67%) Android
4 2 (1.67%) Windows
5 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 47 (39.17%) OO
4 37 (30.83%) OOD
5 32 (26.67%) SDLC
6 29 (24.17%) Open Source
7 28 (23.33%) DevOps
8 22 (18.33%) Microservices
9 16 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (12.50%) Database Tuning
10 15 (12.50%) Multithreading
10 15 (12.50%) TDD
11 14 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (11.67%) ITIL
12 11 (9.17%) Scrum
12 11 (9.17%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (5.83%) Configuration Management
13 7 (5.83%) Investment Management
13 7 (5.83%) Wealth Management
14 6 (5.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 120 (100.00%) Java
2 75 (62.50%) SQL
3 34 (28.33%) Scala
4 32 (26.67%) Perl
5 21 (17.50%) JavaScript
6 14 (11.67%) Bash Shell
7 9 (7.50%) Haskell
7 9 (7.50%) Python
8 8 (6.67%) C#
9 7 (5.83%) C++
10 3 (2.50%) Apex Code
10 3 (2.50%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.83%) Groovy
12 1 (0.83%) PHP
12 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (9.17%) Degree
2 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.67%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.50%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (18.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (23.33%) Puppet
2 3 (2.50%) Jitterbit
2 3 (2.50%) Kibana
3 2 (1.67%) Control-M
3 2 (1.67%) logstash
4 1 (0.83%) Grafana
Vendors
1 37 (30.83%) Sybase
2 22 (18.33%) webMethods
3 18 (15.00%) Adobe
3 18 (15.00%) Oracle
4 9 (7.50%) Google
4 9 (7.50%) IBM
5 6 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.50%) ILOG
6 3 (2.50%) Informatica
6 3 (2.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.50%) Splunk
6 3 (2.50%) Talend
7 2 (1.67%) Twitter
8 1 (0.83%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.83%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.83%) Facebook
8 1 (0.83%) Murex
8 1 (0.83%) Reuters
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