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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 566 530 564
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +34
Contract jobs citing Java SE 52 56 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.11% 0.039%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.37% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 44 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £383 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £594 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
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
15734 15245 15428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 29.00% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10384 9914 9250
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 280 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £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 21 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 21 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 -44 36 £551 +16.05% 21
London -28 23 £589 +23.94% 5
Scotland -6 8 £400 +3.22%
Stirling - 7 £450 -
South East -20 6 £415 -17.00% 6
Manchester -6 5 £325 -27.77%
North West -12 5 £325 -27.77%
Surrey - 5 £280 - 1
City of London +14 3 £541 +3.09% 2
Glasgow -11 1 £350 -9.67%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £355 -
North East - 1 £355 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £550 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £355 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
South West - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
East of England - - - - 5
Wimbledon - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 4
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Witham - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 2

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 107 (99.07%) Java
2 58 (53.70%) Spring
3 56 (51.85%) XML
4 52 (48.15%) XSLT
5 39 (36.11%) WebSphere
5 39 (36.11%) Java EE
6 36 (33.33%) Web Services
7 35 (32.41%) SQL
7 35 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (30.56%) Subversion
9 30 (27.78%) IBM
10 28 (25.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 28 (25.93%) JMS
11 27 (25.00%) TDD
12 26 (24.07%) Oracle
12 26 (24.07%) JUnit
13 25 (23.15%) JBoss
14 24 (22.22%) HTML
14 24 (22.22%) Finance
14 24 (22.22%) Selenium
15 23 (21.30%) WebLogic
16 22 (20.37%) SOA
16 22 (20.37%) BDD
17 21 (19.44%) OO
17 21 (19.44%) Hibernate
17 21 (19.44%) Front Office
18 19 (17.59%) Linux
18 19 (17.59%) Struts
19 17 (15.74%) UNIX
19 17 (15.74%) FileNet

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 39 (36.11%) WebSphere
2 25 (23.15%) JBoss
3 23 (21.30%) WebLogic
4 17 (15.74%) FileNet
5 12 (11.11%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.63%) Apache
6 5 (4.63%) PegaRULES
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.93%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.93%) GemFire
8 1 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Murex MxG2000
2 2 (1.85%) Brady Trinity
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) HTTP
2 3 (2.78%) SSL
3 2 (1.85%) Internet
3 2 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.85%) SSH
4 1 (0.93%) AMQP
4 1 (0.93%) DNS
4 1 (0.93%) Firewall
4 1 (0.93%) SNMP
4 1 (0.93%) LDAP
4 1 (0.93%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.89%) Oracle Database
1 15 (13.89%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.41%) NoSQL
2 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.78%) MySQL
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.93%) DB2
6 1 (0.93%) OLAP
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.93%) KDB
6 1 (0.93%) Jackrabbit
6 1 (0.93%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 33 (30.56%) Subversion
2 26 (24.07%) JUnit
3 24 (22.22%) Selenium
4 15 (13.89%) Eclipse
5 11 (10.19%) NetBeans
6 9 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 7 (6.48%) SoapUI
7 7 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (5.56%) JMeter
9 5 (4.63%) Visual Studio
9 5 (4.63%) Maven
9 5 (4.63%) JIRA
9 5 (4.63%) ReSharper
9 5 (4.63%) Gradle
9 5 (4.63%) Artifactory
10 4 (3.70%) FitNesse
11 3 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (2.78%) Mockito
11 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (22.22%) Finance
2 21 (19.44%) Front Office
3 16 (14.81%) Banking
4 13 (12.04%) Investment Banking
5 12 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 6 (5.56%) Games
7 1 (0.93%) Local Government
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 86 (79.63%) Developer
2 67 (62.04%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.96%) Senior Developer
4 10 (9.26%) Front Office Developer
5 7 (6.48%) Software Engineer
5 7 (6.48%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (4.63%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Business Developer
6 5 (4.63%) Design Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) JRules Developer
7 4 (3.70%) Software Design Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (2.78%) Architect
9 2 (1.85%) Tester
9 2 (1.85%) Software Tester
9 2 (1.85%) Programmer
9 2 (1.85%) Calypso Developer
10 1 (0.93%) Java Programmer
10 1 (0.93%) .NET Developer
10 1 (0.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (53.70%) Spring
2 56 (51.85%) XML
3 52 (48.15%) XSLT
4 39 (36.11%) Java EE
5 36 (33.33%) Web Services
6 28 (25.93%) JMS
7 24 (22.22%) HTML
8 21 (19.44%) Hibernate
9 19 (17.59%) Struts
10 17 (15.74%) MyBatis
11 16 (14.81%) REST
12 13 (12.04%) RESTful
12 13 (12.04%) Spring MVC
13 12 (11.11%) jQuery
14 11 (10.19%) HTML5
14 11 (10.19%) .NET
14 11 (10.19%) JNI
15 10 (9.26%) CSS
15 10 (9.26%) JPA
16 9 (8.33%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (10.19%) Derivative
3 10 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (8.33%) Open Source
5 5 (4.63%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (4.63%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.63%) Fixed Income
6 4 (3.70%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.85%) Equities
7 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.93%) User Experience
8 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) RIA
8 1 (0.93%) DataPower
8 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.59%) Linux
2 17 (15.74%) UNIX
3 1 (0.93%) Solaris
3 1 (0.93%) FreeBSD
3 1 (0.93%) VME
3 1 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.00%) TDD
3 22 (20.37%) SOA
3 22 (20.37%) BDD
4 21 (19.44%) OO
5 15 (13.89%) Software Engineering
6 13 (12.04%) MVC
7 12 (11.11%) Scrum
8 11 (10.19%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.41%) Risk Management
10 7 (6.48%) Workflow
10 7 (6.48%) Functional Programming
11 6 (5.56%) Multithreading
11 6 (5.56%) OOD
12 5 (4.63%) Automated Testing
12 5 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (3.70%) Incident Management
14 3 (2.78%) Web Development
14 3 (2.78%) Strategic Management
14 3 (2.78%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 107 (99.07%) Java
2 35 (32.41%) SQL
3 15 (13.89%) C#
4 13 (12.04%) C++
5 9 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.48%) Clojure
7 6 (5.56%) C
8 5 (4.63%) Scala
9 4 (3.70%) XPath
9 4 (3.70%) Haskell
9 4 (3.70%) Python
10 3 (2.78%) Lisp
10 3 (2.78%) Perl
10 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.85%) Ruby
12 1 (0.93%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.93%) RPG IV
12 1 (0.93%) RPG
12 1 (0.93%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 15 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) Degree
4 1 (0.93%) OCAJ
4 1 (0.93%) OCP
4 1 (0.93%) OCA
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) vCloud
2 2 (1.85%) NFS
2 2 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.93%) Nagios
1 1 (0.93%) Puppet
1 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (27.78%) IBM
2 26 (24.07%) Oracle
3 10 (9.26%) 29West
4 7 (6.48%) Adobe
4 7 (6.48%) Murex
5 6 (5.56%) Sybase
5 6 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.56%) Reuters
5 6 (5.56%) Bloomberg
6 5 (4.63%) ILOG
7 3 (2.78%) VMware
8 2 (1.85%) Brady
8 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.85%) Calypso
8 2 (1.85%) NetApp
9 1 (0.93%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.93%) Facebook
9 1 (0.93%) Google
9 1 (0.93%) EnterpriseDB
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