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 5 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 589 535 551
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +16
Contract jobs citing Java SE 35 59 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.11% 0.073%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.38% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 31
Average daily rate
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£478 £431 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.72% -9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £530 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 -
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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
15794 15438 14710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.31% 27.79% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10654 9905 9341
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £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 246 224 286
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.51 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -

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 5 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 19 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 5 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 -12 28 £500 +29.03% 14
London +10 19 £500 -5.66% 7
Paddington - 7 £550 -
Wales -15 6 £348 -22.77% 1
City of London -2 5 £425 -29.16% 2
South Wales -8 5 £350 -22.22% 1
Newport -1 3 £313 -30.55% 1
North West -15 3 £325 - 2
Tyne and Wear -16 3 £368 +22.50%
North East -19 3 £368 +22.50%
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 3 £368 +22.50%
Manchester -9 2 £325 - 1
Cardiff +1 1 - -
Surrey -4 1 £500 - 1
South East -20 1 £500 +17.64% 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 82 (100.00%) Java
2 55 (67.07%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (57.32%) Spring
4 38 (46.34%) Web Services
5 37 (45.12%) SOAP
6 36 (43.90%) Eclipse
6 36 (43.90%) WebSphere
7 35 (42.68%) REST
8 34 (41.46%) JBoss
9 33 (40.24%) XML
10 31 (37.80%) Java EE
11 29 (35.37%) HTML
11 29 (35.37%) JavaScript
12 28 (34.15%) Tomcat
12 28 (34.15%) TDD
13 27 (32.93%) OO
14 26 (31.71%) Linux
14 26 (31.71%) Maven
15 24 (29.27%) CSS
16 22 (26.83%) Subversion
17 21 (25.61%) Unit Testing
17 21 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (23.17%) Relational Database
18 19 (23.17%) Hibernate
18 19 (23.17%) MVC
19 18 (21.95%) Degree
20 17 (20.73%) Scrum
20 17 (20.73%) SQL
21 16 (19.51%) UNIX
21 16 (19.51%) Finance

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 36 (43.90%) WebSphere
2 34 (41.46%) JBoss
3 28 (34.15%) Tomcat
4 15 (18.29%) WebLogic
5 9 (10.98%) GlassFish
5 9 (10.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (9.76%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (7.32%) Apache
8 3 (3.66%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (2.44%) FileNet
9 2 (2.44%) Confluence
10 1 (1.22%) Node.js
10 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
10 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (1.22%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.22%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) Internet
2 2 (2.44%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) SAN
3 1 (1.22%) Firewall
3 1 (1.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.17%) Relational Database
2 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
3 7 (8.54%) RDBMS
4 5 (6.10%) Jackrabbit
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.66%) MySQL
6 3 (3.66%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.22%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.22%) Hazelcast
8 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.22%) HBase
8 1 (1.22%) Redis
8 1 (1.22%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 36 (43.90%) Eclipse
2 26 (31.71%) Maven
3 22 (26.83%) Subversion
4 15 (18.29%) Ant
4 15 (18.29%) Git (software)
4 15 (18.29%) Jenkins
5 14 (17.07%) Cucumber
6 9 (10.98%) JUnit
7 8 (9.76%) JIRA
8 5 (6.10%) Hudson
8 5 (6.10%) Selenium
9 4 (4.88%) SoapUI
9 4 (4.88%) AccuRev
10 3 (3.66%) JMeter
11 2 (2.44%) NetBeans
11 2 (2.44%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.44%) Mockito
11 2 (2.44%) Liquibase
12 1 (1.22%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.22%) Gradle
General
1 16 (19.51%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Banking
3 8 (9.76%) Manufacturing
4 6 (7.32%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.10%) Marketing
6 3 (3.66%) Legal
6 3 (3.66%) Front Office
6 3 (3.66%) Back Office
7 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 68 (82.93%) Developer
2 62 (75.61%) Java Developer
3 16 (19.51%) Senior Developer
3 16 (19.51%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (9.76%) Software Engineer
4 8 (9.76%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (3.66%) Test Specialist
5 3 (3.66%) Test Automation Specialist
5 3 (3.66%) Automation Specialist
6 2 (2.44%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (2.44%) Java Programmer
6 2 (2.44%) SOA Developer
6 2 (2.44%) Programmer
6 2 (2.44%) Analyst
7 1 (1.22%) Test Analyst
7 1 (1.22%) Software Architect
7 1 (1.22%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.22%) Front Office Developer
7 1 (1.22%) Software Developer
7 1 (1.22%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (57.32%) Spring
2 38 (46.34%) Web Services
3 37 (45.12%) SOAP
4 35 (42.68%) REST
5 33 (40.24%) XML
6 31 (37.80%) Java EE
7 29 (35.37%) HTML
8 24 (29.27%) CSS
9 19 (23.17%) Hibernate
10 15 (18.29%) Spring MVC
11 14 (17.07%) JPA
11 14 (17.07%) J2EE
12 13 (15.85%) MyBatis
13 12 (14.63%) JAX-RS
13 12 (14.63%) Servlets
13 12 (14.63%) Struts
14 11 (13.41%) Ajax
15 10 (12.20%) EclipseLink
16 9 (10.98%) JSR 170
16 9 (10.98%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.98%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.44%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.22%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) Replication
5 1 (1.22%) Clustering
5 1 (1.22%) Equities
5 1 (1.22%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (31.71%) Linux
2 16 (19.51%) UNIX
3 12 (14.63%) Windows
4 11 (13.41%) Solaris
5 8 (9.76%) AIX
6 2 (2.44%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.22%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (67.07%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (34.15%) TDD
3 27 (32.93%) OO
4 21 (25.61%) Unit Testing
4 21 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (23.17%) MVC
6 17 (20.73%) Scrum
7 15 (18.29%) SOA
7 15 (18.29%) BDD
8 12 (14.63%) Web Development
9 11 (13.41%) B2C
9 11 (13.41%) SDLC
10 10 (12.20%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (12.20%) OOD
11 9 (10.98%) Software Engineering
11 9 (10.98%) Mentoring
11 9 (10.98%) Open Source
12 8 (9.76%) Software Delivery
13 7 (8.54%) User Stories
13 7 (8.54%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (35.37%) JavaScript
3 17 (20.73%) SQL
4 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.44%) Python
5 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (1.22%) C++
6 1 (1.22%) COBOL
6 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.22%) Jython
6 1 (1.22%) Groovy
6 1 (1.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 18 (21.95%) Degree
2 15 (18.29%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.54%) OCAJ
4 7 (8.54%) OCP
4 7 (8.54%) OCA
4 7 (8.54%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (3.66%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.66%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) vSphere
1 1 (1.22%) vCloud
1 1 (1.22%) Docker
1 1 (1.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.22%) Nagios
2 1 (1.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Oracle
2 10 (12.20%) Atlassian
3 8 (9.76%) Adobe
4 6 (7.32%) IBM
5 2 (2.44%) HP
6 1 (1.22%) Informatica
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco
6 1 (1.22%) EnterpriseDB
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