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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 544 540 574
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +34
Contract jobs citing Java SE 52 42 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.080% 0.038%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.28% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £360 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £592 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +15.38%
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
15445 15232 15833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.25% 28.88% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9999 9783 9533
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 269 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 17 September 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 17 September 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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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 -21 28 £530 +0.95% 22
London +6 16 £553 +5.23% 12
Wales 0 15 £450 +33.33%
South Wales -4 11 £450 +33.33%
Newport -2 9 £450 +33.33%
Scotland -16 9 £375 -
South East +4 8 - - 1
Stirling -6 7 £450 +20.00%
North West -2 4 £325 -27.77% 1
Manchester -7 4 £325 -27.77% 1
City of London +15 3 £541 +3.09% 4
Glasgow -19 1 £350 -6.66%
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 2
Leeds - - - - 1
Redditch - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Canterbury - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Witham - - - -
Worthing - - - -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 112 (99.12%) Java
2 60 (53.10%) XML
3 58 (51.33%) XSLT
4 53 (46.90%) Spring
5 45 (39.82%) Web Services
6 44 (38.94%) Java EE
7 41 (36.28%) WebSphere
8 38 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (30.97%) SQL
10 34 (30.09%) Finance
11 32 (28.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 32 (28.32%) JMS
12 30 (26.55%) Oracle
12 30 (26.55%) IBM
13 28 (24.78%) TDD
14 26 (23.01%) Subversion
14 26 (23.01%) WebLogic
15 24 (21.24%) JUnit
15 24 (21.24%) Front Office
16 23 (20.35%) Hibernate
16 23 (20.35%) BDD
17 20 (17.70%) Struts
17 20 (17.70%) JBoss
18 19 (16.81%) OO
19 18 (15.93%) Selenium
20 17 (15.04%) Linux
20 17 (15.04%) J2EE
20 17 (15.04%) C++
20 17 (15.04%) FileNet
20 17 (15.04%) Oracle Database

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (36.28%) WebSphere
2 26 (23.01%) WebLogic
3 17 (15.04%) FileNet
4 6 (5.31%) Apache
5 5 (4.42%) PegaRULES
5 5 (4.42%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.88%) Mule
7 1 (0.88%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.88%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.19%) Murex MxG2000
2 2 (1.77%) Brady Trinity
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) SaaS
1 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.54%) HTTP
2 3 (2.65%) SSL
3 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.77%) SSH
4 1 (0.88%) AMQP
4 1 (0.88%) Internet
4 1 (0.88%) DNS
4 1 (0.88%) SNMP
4 1 (0.88%) LDAP
4 1 (0.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.04%) Oracle Database
2 16 (14.16%) Relational Database
3 10 (8.85%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.54%) MySQL
4 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.65%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.77%) HBase
6 2 (1.77%) Big Data
6 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.88%) Jackrabbit
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.88%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.88%) DB2
7 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 26 (23.01%) Subversion
2 24 (21.24%) JUnit
3 18 (15.93%) Selenium
4 11 (9.73%) Eclipse
4 11 (9.73%) NetBeans
5 5 (4.42%) Maven
6 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.65%) Mockito
7 3 (2.65%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (2.65%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.77%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.77%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.88%) Trac
9 1 (0.88%) Calabash
9 1 (0.88%) TestNG
9 1 (0.88%) DbUnit
9 1 (0.88%) Gerrit
General
1 34 (30.09%) Finance
2 24 (21.24%) Front Office
3 15 (13.27%) Telecoms
4 13 (11.50%) Banking
5 11 (9.73%) Investment Banking
6 8 (7.08%) Games
7 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 97 (85.84%) Developer
2 79 (69.91%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.39%) Senior Developer
4 10 (8.85%) Front Office Developer
5 8 (7.08%) Software Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (5.31%) Java Software Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) JRules Developer
8 5 (4.42%) Business Developer
9 4 (3.54%) Design Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) Programmer
9 4 (3.54%) Software Design Engineer
10 3 (2.65%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (2.65%) Java Programmer
11 2 (1.77%) Calypso Developer
11 2 (1.77%) C++/Java Developer
12 1 (0.88%) Java Engineer
12 1 (0.88%) Software Development Consultant
12 1 (0.88%) Development Consultant
12 1 (0.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (53.10%) XML
2 58 (51.33%) XSLT
3 53 (46.90%) Spring
4 45 (39.82%) Web Services
5 44 (38.94%) Java EE
6 32 (28.32%) JMS
7 23 (20.35%) Hibernate
8 20 (17.70%) Struts
9 17 (15.04%) J2EE
9 17 (15.04%) MyBatis
10 16 (14.16%) HTML
11 15 (13.27%) REST
12 11 (9.73%) JNI
13 10 (8.85%) Spring Integration
14 9 (7.96%) JPA
14 9 (7.96%) FIX Protocol
15 8 (7.08%) Middleware
15 8 (7.08%) RESTful
15 8 (7.08%) JAX-RS
16 7 (6.19%) Murex Flex
Miscellaneous
1 32 (28.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (8.85%) Fixed Income
3 8 (7.08%) Derivative
3 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.42%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.54%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.65%) Open Source
7 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.88%) User Experience
8 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.04%) Linux
2 16 (14.16%) UNIX
3 2 (1.77%) Windows
4 1 (0.88%) Android
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.88%) Solaris
4 1 (0.88%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.78%) TDD
3 23 (20.35%) BDD
4 19 (16.81%) OO
5 15 (13.27%) Configuration Management
5 15 (13.27%) Software Engineering
6 14 (12.39%) SOA
7 10 (8.85%) Risk Management
8 8 (7.08%) MVC
8 8 (7.08%) Mentoring
9 7 (6.19%) Functional Programming
9 7 (6.19%) Workflow
10 6 (5.31%) Multithreading
11 5 (4.42%) Automated Testing
11 5 (4.42%) OOD
12 4 (3.54%) Scrum
12 4 (3.54%) Incident Management
12 4 (3.54%) Integration Testing
12 4 (3.54%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (2.65%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 112 (99.12%) Java
2 35 (30.97%) SQL
3 17 (15.04%) C++
4 10 (8.85%) C#
5 9 (7.96%) JavaScript
6 8 (7.08%) Clojure
7 7 (6.19%) Scala
7 7 (6.19%) Python
8 6 (5.31%) C
9 4 (3.54%) XPath
9 4 (3.54%) Haskell
10 3 (2.65%) Lisp
10 3 (2.65%) Perl
11 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.77%) Ruby
12 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.88%) RPG IV
12 1 (0.88%) AspectJ
12 1 (0.88%) AWK
12 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.62%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.19%) Degree
4 2 (1.77%) OCP
4 2 (1.77%) OCA
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.77%) OCAJ
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.88%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.88%) Puppet
1 1 (0.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (26.55%) Oracle
1 30 (26.55%) IBM
2 20 (17.70%) JBoss
3 13 (11.50%) 29West
4 8 (7.08%) Sybase
4 8 (7.08%) Murex
5 7 (6.19%) Microsoft
5 7 (6.19%) Adobe
5 7 (6.19%) Reuters
5 7 (6.19%) Bloomberg
6 5 (4.42%) ILOG
7 2 (1.77%) Calypso
7 2 (1.77%) NetApp
7 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.77%) Brady
8 1 (0.88%) Facebook
8 1 (0.88%) hybris
8 1 (0.88%) Google
8 1 (0.88%) TIBCO