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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 559 528 514
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -14
Contract jobs citing Java SE 48 54 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.10% 0.074%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.37% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 38 31
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£430 £393 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.55% -21.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £311 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £433 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £375 £475
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
14620 14600 12823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.74% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9624 9677 8046
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 183 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.85 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 20 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 22 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -44 25 £450 +7.14% 14
Wales +21 17 £430 +32.30%
South Wales +15 14 £430 +32.30%
Newport +1 14 £430 +32.30%
London -16 12 £450 +5.88% 6
Essex - 6 £400 -
East of England - 6 £400 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 3 - -
Tyne and Wear -10 3 - -
North East -10 3 - -
North West -22 3 £375 +15.38% 1
City of London +7 2 £450 -28.00% 2
Cheshire - 2 £425 -
Basildon - 2 - -
Manchester -13 1 £325 - 1
East Midlands -21 1 £340 -19.04% 3
Derbyshire - 1 £340 -
Derby - 1 £340 -
Knutsford - 1 £425 -
Paddington - 1 £500 -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 84 (100.00%) Java
2 59 (70.24%) Spring
3 51 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (50.00%) WebSphere
5 40 (47.62%) XML
6 37 (44.05%) JBoss
7 35 (41.67%) Eclipse
7 35 (41.67%) Web Services
8 34 (40.48%) Subversion
9 27 (32.14%) Java EE
10 26 (30.95%) SOAP
10 26 (30.95%) J2EE
11 24 (28.57%) HTML
11 24 (28.57%) TDD
12 23 (27.38%) Hibernate
13 22 (26.19%) REST
14 20 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (23.81%) Scrum
14 20 (23.81%) CSS
14 20 (23.81%) Tomcat
15 19 (22.62%) Linux
15 19 (22.62%) UNIX
15 19 (22.62%) JavaScript
15 19 (22.62%) Maven
15 19 (22.62%) Web Development
16 18 (21.43%) SOA
17 17 (20.24%) MVC
17 17 (20.24%) Security Cleared
18 16 (19.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 16 (19.05%) Relational Database

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 42 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 37 (44.05%) JBoss
3 20 (23.81%) Tomcat
4 16 (19.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 15 (17.86%) WebLogic
6 11 (13.10%) FileNet
7 8 (9.52%) GlassFish
8 7 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (5.95%) CMS
10 4 (4.76%) Apache
11 3 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (2.38%) Confluence
13 1 (1.19%) WebLogic Portal
13 1 (1.19%) IIS
13 1 (1.19%) Apache Solr
13 1 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (1.19%) Node.js
13 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (2.38%) HTTP
3 1 (1.19%) Firewall
3 1 (1.19%) SAN
3 1 (1.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 11 (13.10%) Jackrabbit
3 9 (10.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.76%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.38%) MySQL
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.19%) Redis
8 1 (1.19%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.19%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.19%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 35 (41.67%) Eclipse
2 34 (40.48%) Subversion
3 19 (22.62%) Maven
4 15 (17.86%) Git (software)
5 14 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 14 (16.67%) JUnit
6 11 (13.10%) Ant
7 9 (10.71%) Selenium
8 8 (9.52%) JIRA
8 8 (9.52%) Mockito
9 7 (8.33%) Jenkins
10 4 (4.76%) Hudson
10 4 (4.76%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.76%) AccuRev
11 3 (3.57%) JMeter
12 2 (2.38%) NetBeans
12 2 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
13 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
13 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (1.19%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (14.29%) Back Office
2 11 (13.10%) Finance
3 7 (8.33%) Front Office
4 5 (5.95%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.95%) Marketing
5 3 (3.57%) Banking
5 3 (3.57%) Legal
6 2 (2.38%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 75 (89.29%) Developer
2 65 (77.38%) Java Developer
3 14 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 11 (13.10%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (5.95%) SOA Developer
6 4 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (4.76%) Java Programmer
6 4 (4.76%) Programmer
7 3 (3.57%) Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Test Specialist
7 3 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Test Automation Specialist
7 3 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Automation Specialist
8 2 (2.38%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
8 2 (2.38%) Java Analyst Programmer
8 2 (2.38%) Analyst Programmer
9 1 (1.19%) Test Analyst
9 1 (1.19%) Web Developer
9 1 (1.19%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (70.24%) Spring
2 40 (47.62%) XML
3 35 (41.67%) Web Services
4 27 (32.14%) Java EE
5 26 (30.95%) SOAP
5 26 (30.95%) J2EE
6 24 (28.57%) HTML
7 23 (27.38%) Hibernate
8 22 (26.19%) REST
9 20 (23.81%) CSS
10 16 (19.05%) Servlets
11 15 (17.86%) JSP
12 13 (15.48%) MyBatis
12 13 (15.48%) Spring MVC
12 13 (15.48%) JPA
13 12 (14.29%) Drools
14 11 (13.10%) Struts
14 11 (13.10%) Apache Sling
14 11 (13.10%) JAX-RS
14 11 (13.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.95%) Equities
4 5 (5.95%) Derivative
4 5 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.57%) Clustering
6 2 (2.38%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.38%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (2.38%) Open Source
6 2 (2.38%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.19%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.19%) Replication
7 1 (1.19%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.62%) Linux
1 19 (22.62%) UNIX
2 11 (13.10%) Windows
3 10 (11.90%) Solaris
4 2 (2.38%) VME
4 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.57%) TDD
3 20 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (23.81%) Scrum
4 19 (22.62%) Web Development
5 18 (21.43%) SOA
6 17 (20.24%) MVC
7 16 (19.05%) OO
8 14 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 12 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (11.90%) B2C
10 10 (11.90%) Workflow
11 8 (9.52%) BDD
11 8 (9.52%) Test Automation
11 8 (9.52%) Multithreading
11 8 (9.52%) SEO
12 7 (8.33%) Automated Testing
13 6 (7.14%) User Stories
13 6 (7.14%) Configuration Management
14 5 (5.95%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 84 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (22.62%) JavaScript
3 16 (19.05%) SQL
4 2 (2.38%) COBOL
4 2 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (1.19%) C++
5 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.19%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (20.24%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.48%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.14%) Degree
4 4 (4.76%) OCAJ
4 4 (4.76%) OCP
4 4 (4.76%) OCA
4 4 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (3.57%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) vSphere
1 1 (1.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.19%) Nagios
2 1 (1.19%) SCOM
2 1 (1.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 14 (16.67%) Oracle
2 10 (11.90%) Adobe
3 6 (7.14%) IBM
4 3 (3.57%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.38%) EnterpriseDB
5 2 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco
6 1 (1.19%) Informatica