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 2014 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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 557 535 574
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +39
Contract jobs citing Java SE 55 39 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.074% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.26% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 9
Average daily rate
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£444 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £294
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +27.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -

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
15477 15084 15543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.81% 28.64% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9801 9697 9556
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 2014.

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 30 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 2014. 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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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 -14 30 £450 -5.26% 19
London +2 15 £530 +11.57% 13
Wales -6 14 £450 +33.33%
South East +2 11 £425 - 2
Scotland -13 11 £310 -17.33% 1
South Wales -2 10 £450 +33.33%
Newport -6 8 £450 +33.33%
Stirling -9 5 - - 1
Edinburgh - 5 £298 -
North West -1 4 £325 -27.77% 3
Manchester -7 4 £325 -27.77% 3
City of London +12 2 £541 +3.09% 3
Hampshire -8 1 £425 -
Glasgow -11 1 £350 -9.67%
Leeds - - - -
Redditch - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 114 (99.13%) Java
2 59 (51.30%) XML
3 57 (49.57%) XSLT
4 54 (46.96%) Spring
5 47 (40.87%) Web Services
6 45 (39.13%) Java EE
7 41 (35.65%) WebSphere
8 34 (29.57%) SQL
8 34 (29.57%) Finance
9 31 (26.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 30 (26.09%) Oracle
10 30 (26.09%) JMS
10 30 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (24.35%) IBM
12 27 (23.48%) TDD
13 26 (22.61%) Hibernate
13 26 (22.61%) WebLogic
14 25 (21.74%) Front Office
15 24 (20.87%) Subversion
16 23 (20.00%) BDD
17 22 (19.13%) JUnit
18 21 (18.26%) JBoss
19 20 (17.39%) Struts
20 19 (16.52%) J2EE
21 18 (15.65%) C++
21 18 (15.65%) Oracle Database
22 17 (14.78%) OO
22 17 (14.78%) Selenium
23 16 (13.91%) Security Cleared
23 16 (13.91%) UNIX

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 41 (35.65%) WebSphere
2 26 (22.61%) WebLogic
3 16 (13.91%) FileNet
4 6 (5.22%) Apache
4 6 (5.22%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.35%) PegaRULES
6 2 (1.74%) Mule
6 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.87%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.87%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.74%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Murex MxG2000
2 2 (1.74%) Brady Trinity
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.74%) SaaS
2 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.48%) HTTP
2 3 (2.61%) SSL
2 3 (2.61%) Internet
3 2 (1.74%) SSH
3 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.87%) DNS
4 1 (0.87%) SNMP
4 1 (0.87%) LDAP
4 1 (0.87%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.65%) Oracle Database
2 15 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.96%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.35%) MySQL
4 5 (4.35%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.61%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.74%) HBase
6 2 (1.74%) Big Data
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.74%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.74%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.87%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.87%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 24 (20.87%) Subversion
2 22 (19.13%) JUnit
3 17 (14.78%) Selenium
4 11 (9.57%) NetBeans
5 10 (8.70%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.61%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (2.61%) Maven
6 3 (2.61%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.74%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.74%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.87%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.87%) Mockito
8 1 (0.87%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.87%) jMock
8 1 (0.87%) TestNG
8 1 (0.87%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.87%) Ant
General
1 34 (29.57%) Finance
2 25 (21.74%) Front Office
3 15 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 12 (10.43%) Banking
5 10 (8.70%) Investment Banking
6 8 (6.96%) Games
7 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.87%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 100 (86.96%) Developer
2 82 (71.30%) Java Developer
3 12 (10.43%) Senior Developer
4 9 (7.83%) Front Office Developer
5 8 (6.96%) Software Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Java Software Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (4.35%) JRules Developer
7 5 (4.35%) Business Developer
8 4 (3.48%) Design Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Software Design Engineer
9 3 (2.61%) Java Programmer
9 3 (2.61%) Programmer
9 3 (2.61%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (1.74%) .NET Developer
10 2 (1.74%) Calypso Developer
10 2 (1.74%) C++/Java Developer
11 1 (0.87%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 1 (0.87%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 1 (0.87%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (51.30%) XML
2 57 (49.57%) XSLT
3 54 (46.96%) Spring
4 47 (40.87%) Web Services
5 45 (39.13%) Java EE
6 30 (26.09%) JMS
7 26 (22.61%) Hibernate
8 20 (17.39%) Struts
9 19 (16.52%) J2EE
10 16 (13.91%) HTML
10 16 (13.91%) MyBatis
11 15 (13.04%) REST
12 13 (11.30%) FIX Protocol
13 11 (9.57%) Spring Integration
13 11 (9.57%) .NET
14 10 (8.70%) JNI
15 8 (6.96%) RESTful
15 8 (6.96%) JPA
16 7 (6.09%) JAX-RS
16 7 (6.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (26.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (10.43%) Fixed Income
3 8 (6.96%) Derivative
4 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.48%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.48%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.61%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.61%) Open Source
7 2 (1.74%) Photography
8 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.91%) UNIX
1 16 (13.91%) Linux
2 4 (3.48%) Windows
3 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.87%) Android
4 1 (0.87%) Solaris
4 1 (0.87%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (23.48%) TDD
3 23 (20.00%) BDD
4 17 (14.78%) OO
5 16 (13.91%) Configuration Management
6 15 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 14 (12.17%) SOA
8 11 (9.57%) Risk Management
9 10 (8.70%) MVC
10 9 (7.83%) Multithreading
11 7 (6.09%) Workflow
12 6 (5.22%) Low Latency
13 5 (4.35%) Functional Programming
13 5 (4.35%) Integration Testing
13 5 (4.35%) Automated Testing
14 4 (3.48%) Web Development
14 4 (3.48%) Incident Management
14 4 (3.48%) Scrum
14 4 (3.48%) OOD
14 4 (3.48%) UML
Programming Languages
1 114 (99.13%) Java
2 34 (29.57%) SQL
3 18 (15.65%) C++
4 10 (8.70%) C#
5 9 (7.83%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.09%) C
6 7 (6.09%) Scala
7 6 (5.22%) Clojure
8 5 (4.35%) Python
9 4 (3.48%) XPath
9 4 (3.48%) Haskell
10 3 (2.61%) Perl
10 3 (2.61%) PHP
11 2 (1.74%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.74%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.87%) Tcl
12 1 (0.87%) Lisp
12 1 (0.87%) Pascal
12 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.87%) AWK
Qualifications
1 16 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.43%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.83%) Degree
4 2 (1.74%) OCAJ
4 2 (1.74%) MCSD
4 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.74%) OCP
4 2 (1.74%) OCA
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.74%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) Nagios
1 1 (0.87%) Puppet
1 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (26.09%) Oracle
2 28 (24.35%) IBM
3 21 (18.26%) JBoss
4 13 (11.30%) 29West
5 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
6 8 (6.96%) Adobe
7 7 (6.09%) Murex
7 7 (6.09%) Sybase
8 6 (5.22%) Reuters
8 6 (5.22%) Bloomberg
9 5 (4.35%) ILOG
10 2 (1.74%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.74%) Calypso
10 2 (1.74%) NetApp
10 2 (1.74%) Brady
10 2 (1.74%) hybris
11 1 (0.87%) Facebook
11 1 (0.87%) Google
11 1 (0.87%) TIBCO
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