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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 546 519 555
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +36
Contract jobs citing Java SE 55 51 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.099% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.34% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 13
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£515 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £398 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.47% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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
15664 15050 14876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.94% 29.12% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10485 9800 8966
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 282 370
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -43 36 £551 +22.50% 22
London -14 25 £585 +30.00% 10
Scotland +6 9 £450 +16.12%
Stirling - 7 £450 -
South East -18 5 £415 -17.00% 4
Manchester -9 4 £325 -27.77%
North West -12 4 £325 -27.77%
Surrey - 4 £280 -
City of London +19 3 £541 +3.09% 4
North East - 1 £355 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £355 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £355 -
Redditch - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Bath - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - -
Canterbury - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Derby - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 111 (99.11%) Java
2 61 (54.46%) Spring
3 57 (50.89%) XML
4 52 (46.43%) XSLT
5 40 (35.71%) WebSphere
6 39 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (33.93%) Subversion
7 38 (33.93%) Java EE
8 36 (32.14%) Web Services
8 36 (32.14%) SQL
9 32 (28.57%) TDD
10 31 (27.68%) IBM
11 29 (25.89%) JUnit
12 28 (25.00%) JMS
12 28 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 26 (23.21%) JBoss
13 26 (23.21%) Oracle
14 24 (21.43%) HTML
14 24 (21.43%) Selenium
15 23 (20.54%) WebLogic
15 23 (20.54%) Finance
15 23 (20.54%) Hibernate
16 22 (19.64%) Front Office
16 22 (19.64%) OO
16 22 (19.64%) SOA
16 22 (19.64%) BDD
17 20 (17.86%) Linux
18 19 (16.96%) Struts
19 17 (15.18%) UNIX
19 17 (15.18%) Eclipse

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 40 (35.71%) WebSphere
2 26 (23.21%) JBoss
3 23 (20.54%) WebLogic
4 17 (15.18%) FileNet
5 14 (12.50%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.46%) PegaRULES
6 5 (4.46%) Apache
7 4 (3.57%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (1.79%) CMS
8 2 (1.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.89%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.89%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.89%) GemFire
9 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Murex MxG2000
2 1 (0.89%) Brady Trinity
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.89%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) HTTP
2 3 (2.68%) SSL
3 2 (1.79%) Internet
3 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.79%) SSH
4 1 (0.89%) AMQP
4 1 (0.89%) DNS
4 1 (0.89%) SNMP
4 1 (0.89%) SMTP
4 1 (0.89%) LDAP
4 1 (0.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 15 (13.39%) Oracle Database
3 8 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.57%) Jackrabbit
6 3 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.68%) MySQL
6 3 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.79%) DB2
7 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.89%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.89%) KDB
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.89%) OLAP
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 38 (33.93%) Subversion
2 29 (25.89%) JUnit
3 24 (21.43%) Selenium
4 17 (15.18%) Eclipse
5 11 (9.82%) NetBeans
6 9 (8.04%) Jenkins
6 9 (8.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (7.14%) Maven
8 7 (6.25%) SoapUI
9 6 (5.36%) JMeter
9 6 (5.36%) Git (software)
9 6 (5.36%) Mockito
10 5 (4.46%) JIRA
10 5 (4.46%) ReSharper
10 5 (4.46%) Visual Studio
10 5 (4.46%) Artifactory
10 5 (4.46%) Gradle
11 4 (3.57%) FitNesse
12 3 (2.68%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (2.68%) Oracle Forms
General
1 23 (20.54%) Finance
2 22 (19.64%) Front Office
3 15 (13.39%) Banking
4 12 (10.71%) Investment Banking
5 11 (9.82%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.46%) Games
7 1 (0.89%) Local Government
7 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 88 (78.57%) Developer
2 69 (61.61%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 10 (8.93%) Front Office Developer
5 7 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 5 (4.46%) JRules Developer
6 5 (4.46%) Business Developer
6 5 (4.46%) Design Engineer
6 5 (4.46%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (4.46%) Architect
7 4 (3.57%) Software Design Engineer
8 3 (2.68%) Technical Architect
8 3 (2.68%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (1.79%) Software Tester
9 2 (1.79%) Programmer
9 2 (1.79%) Tester
9 2 (1.79%) Designer
10 1 (0.89%) Flex Developer
10 1 (0.89%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (54.46%) Spring
2 57 (50.89%) XML
3 52 (46.43%) XSLT
4 38 (33.93%) Java EE
5 36 (32.14%) Web Services
6 28 (25.00%) JMS
7 24 (21.43%) HTML
8 23 (20.54%) Hibernate
9 19 (16.96%) Struts
10 17 (15.18%) MyBatis
11 16 (14.29%) REST
12 13 (11.61%) Spring MVC
12 13 (11.61%) RESTful
13 12 (10.71%) jQuery
14 11 (9.82%) JNI
14 11 (9.82%) FIX Protocol
14 11 (9.82%) HTML5
14 11 (9.82%) .NET
15 10 (8.93%) Middleware
15 10 (8.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (9.82%) Derivative
3 10 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (8.04%) Open Source
5 5 (4.46%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.46%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (3.57%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.57%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.79%) Equities
8 1 (0.89%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.89%) DataPower
8 1 (0.89%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.89%) RIA
8 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.89%) User Experience
8 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.86%) Linux
2 17 (15.18%) UNIX
3 1 (0.89%) Android
3 1 (0.89%) VME
3 1 (0.89%) FreeBSD
3 1 (0.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.57%) TDD
3 22 (19.64%) OO
3 22 (19.64%) SOA
3 22 (19.64%) BDD
4 15 (13.39%) Software Engineering
5 14 (12.50%) Scrum
6 13 (11.61%) MVC
7 11 (9.82%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (7.14%) Risk Management
10 7 (6.25%) Workflow
10 7 (6.25%) OOD
10 7 (6.25%) Functional Programming
11 6 (5.36%) Multithreading
12 5 (4.46%) Automated Testing
12 5 (4.46%) Web Development
13 4 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
13 4 (3.57%) Incident Management
14 3 (2.68%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 111 (99.11%) Java
2 36 (32.14%) SQL
3 16 (14.29%) C#
4 13 (11.61%) C++
5 9 (8.04%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.25%) Clojure
7 6 (5.36%) C
8 5 (4.46%) Scala
9 4 (3.57%) Python
9 4 (3.57%) XPath
9 4 (3.57%) Haskell
10 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.68%) Lisp
11 2 (1.79%) Perl
11 2 (1.79%) Ruby
12 1 (0.89%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.89%) RPG IV
12 1 (0.89%) AspectJ
12 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (13.39%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) Degree
4 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) OCAJ
4 1 (0.89%) OCP
4 1 (0.89%) OCA
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) vCloud
2 2 (1.79%) NFS
2 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) Puppet
1 1 (0.89%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.89%) Nagios
1 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (27.68%) IBM
2 26 (23.21%) Oracle
3 10 (8.93%) Adobe
4 9 (8.04%) 29West
5 8 (7.14%) Murex
6 7 (6.25%) Reuters
6 7 (6.25%) Bloomberg
6 7 (6.25%) Sybase
7 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
8 5 (4.46%) ILOG
9 3 (2.68%) VMware
10 2 (1.79%) NetApp
10 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.89%) EnterpriseDB
11 1 (0.89%) Facebook
11 1 (0.89%) Google
11 1 (0.89%) Brady
11 1 (0.89%) Calypso
11 1 (0.89%) TIBCO
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