The table below looks at the statistics for Java SE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java SE over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 588 561 549
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -12
Contract jobs citing Java SE 37 55 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.099% 0.074%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.35% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 31
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£500 £444 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £559 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -

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
16337 15619 15306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.89% 28.09% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11094 9900 9829
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 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 218 264
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

Java SE
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java SE within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Java SE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java SE
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java SE within the UK.

Java SE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Java SE
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java SE within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Java SE Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Java SE
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java SE within the UK.

Java SE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Java SE
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java SE within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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 -9 33 £500 +11.11% 12
London +23 20 £500 -5.66% 7
City of London +9 7 £438 -19.16% 1
Paddington - 6 £525 -
Surrey -2 5 £500 -
South East -25 5 £500 +17.64%
North East - 3 £368 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £368 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £368 -
Wales -16 2 £375 -16.66%
South Wales -17 2 £375 -16.66%
North West -33 2 - - 2
Cardiff -11 1 - -
Scotland -15 1 - - 6
Edinburgh -18 1 - - 5
Manchester -22 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £388 -
Felixstowe - 1 £275 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £388 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 £388 -
East of England - 1 £275 -
Suffolk - 1 £275 -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Java SE 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 Java SE.

1 87 (100.00%) Java
2 59 (67.82%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (51.72%) Spring
4 42 (48.28%) SOAP
4 42 (48.28%) Web Services
5 38 (43.68%) Eclipse
6 37 (42.53%) XML
6 37 (42.53%) REST
7 35 (40.23%) WebSphere
7 35 (40.23%) Java EE
8 33 (37.93%) JBoss
9 32 (36.78%) HTML
9 32 (36.78%) JavaScript
10 29 (33.33%) Maven
11 28 (32.18%) CSS
11 28 (32.18%) Tomcat
11 28 (32.18%) OO
12 27 (31.03%) TDD
13 25 (28.74%) Subversion
13 25 (28.74%) Linux
14 22 (25.29%) SQL
15 21 (24.14%) Unit Testing
16 20 (22.99%) Ant
16 20 (22.99%) Hibernate
16 20 (22.99%) MVC
16 20 (22.99%) Finance
17 19 (21.84%) WebLogic
17 19 (21.84%) UNIX
17 19 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (21.84%) Degree

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Java SE 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 Java SE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (40.23%) WebSphere
2 33 (37.93%) JBoss
3 28 (32.18%) Tomcat
4 19 (21.84%) WebLogic
5 8 (9.20%) GlassFish
5 8 (9.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 8 (9.20%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (6.90%) Apache
7 3 (3.45%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (2.30%) FileNet
8 2 (2.30%) Confluence
9 1 (1.15%) Node.js
9 1 (1.15%) Mule
9 1 (1.15%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.15%) Mule ESB
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (1.15%) IIS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Cordys
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) Internet
2 1 (1.15%) Firewall
2 1 (1.15%) HTTP
2 1 (1.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.69%) Relational Database
2 11 (12.64%) SQL Server
3 8 (9.20%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.05%) RDBMS
5 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (4.60%) Jackrabbit
6 4 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.45%) MySQL
7 3 (3.45%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.15%) Hazelcast
9 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.15%) HBase
9 1 (1.15%) Redis
9 1 (1.15%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 38 (43.68%) Eclipse
2 29 (33.33%) Maven
3 25 (28.74%) Subversion
4 20 (22.99%) Ant
5 14 (16.09%) Cucumber
5 14 (16.09%) Jenkins
6 13 (14.94%) Git (software)
7 8 (9.20%) JUnit
7 8 (9.20%) JIRA
8 6 (6.90%) Selenium
9 5 (5.75%) Toad
9 5 (5.75%) Hudson
10 4 (4.60%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.60%) AccuRev
11 3 (3.45%) JMeter
12 2 (2.30%) HP UFT
12 2 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (2.30%) Liquibase
13 1 (1.15%) WebDriver
13 1 (1.15%) Mockito
General
1 20 (22.99%) Finance
2 11 (12.64%) Banking
3 8 (9.20%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.90%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.75%) Marketing
6 4 (4.60%) Front Office
7 3 (3.45%) Legal
8 2 (2.30%) Back Office
9 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.15%) Automotive
9 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (82.76%) Developer
2 65 (74.71%) Java Developer
3 19 (21.84%) Senior Developer
3 19 (21.84%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (9.20%) Java Software Engineer
4 8 (9.20%) Software Engineer
5 3 (3.45%) Architect
5 3 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (3.45%) Test Specialist
5 3 (3.45%) Test Automation Specialist
5 3 (3.45%) Automation Specialist
6 2 (2.30%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (2.30%) SOA Developer
7 1 (1.15%) Hadoop Developer
7 1 (1.15%) AWS Developer
7 1 (1.15%) MuleSoft Developer
7 1 (1.15%) Senior Architect
7 1 (1.15%) Java Software Architect
7 1 (1.15%) Junior Java Developer
7 1 (1.15%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (51.72%) Spring
2 42 (48.28%) Web Services
2 42 (48.28%) SOAP
3 37 (42.53%) XML
3 37 (42.53%) REST
4 35 (40.23%) Java EE
5 32 (36.78%) HTML
6 28 (32.18%) CSS
7 20 (22.99%) Hibernate
8 17 (19.54%) JPA
9 15 (17.24%) Spring MVC
10 13 (14.94%) MyBatis
11 12 (13.79%) JAX-RS
11 12 (13.79%) J2EE
12 11 (12.64%) Struts
12 11 (12.64%) Servlets
13 10 (11.49%) JMS
13 10 (11.49%) Ajax
14 9 (10.34%) JSR 170
14 9 (10.34%) EclipseLink
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.34%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.30%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.15%) User Experience
5 1 (1.15%) Replication
5 1 (1.15%) Clustering
5 1 (1.15%) Equities
5 1 (1.15%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.15%) Derivative
5 1 (1.15%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.74%) Linux
2 19 (21.84%) UNIX
3 12 (13.79%) Windows
4 11 (12.64%) Solaris
5 8 (9.20%) AIX
6 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.15%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (67.82%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (32.18%) OO
3 27 (31.03%) TDD
4 21 (24.14%) Unit Testing
5 20 (22.99%) MVC
6 19 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (20.69%) SOA
7 18 (20.69%) Scrum
8 15 (17.24%) BDD
9 12 (13.79%) Web Development
10 11 (12.64%) B2C
10 11 (12.64%) Mentoring
10 11 (12.64%) SDLC
11 10 (11.49%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (11.49%) Software Engineering
12 9 (10.34%) OOD
12 9 (10.34%) Open Source
13 8 (9.20%) Automated Testing
13 8 (9.20%) Software Delivery
14 7 (8.05%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 87 (100.00%) Java
2 32 (36.78%) JavaScript
3 22 (25.29%) SQL
4 5 (5.75%) PL/SQL
4 5 (5.75%) Python
4 5 (5.75%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.60%) Jython
5 4 (4.60%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.30%) C#
8 1 (1.15%) C++
8 1 (1.15%) COBOL
8 1 (1.15%) XPath
8 1 (1.15%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (21.84%) Degree
2 15 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.05%) OCAJ
4 7 (8.05%) OCP
4 7 (8.05%) OCA
4 7 (8.05%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (3.45%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.30%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) vSphere
1 1 (1.15%) vCloud
1 1 (1.15%) Docker
1 1 (1.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.15%) Nagios
2 1 (1.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) Oracle
2 10 (11.49%) Atlassian
3 8 (9.20%) Adobe
4 6 (6.90%) IBM
5 2 (2.30%) HP
6 1 (1.15%) Informatica
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco
6 1 (1.15%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (1.15%) MuleSoft
Lytham St Annes
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago