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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 547 541 515
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -26
Contract jobs citing Java SE 50 58 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.11% 0.057%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.39% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 44 25
Average daily rate
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£438 £386 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% -32.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £288 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £443 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £418
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -7.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
14917 14887 12863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.80% 27.33% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9662 9655 8037
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 219 349
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.05 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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 27 April 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 25 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 27 April 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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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 -16 29 £450 +7.14% 18
Wales +4 13 £430 +32.30% 1
London -21 13 £475 +25.00% 6
South Wales +9 11 £430 +32.30% 1
Newport -1 11 £430 +32.30% 1
Essex - 7 £425 - 1
East of England - 7 £425 - 1
City of London +9 3 £450 -20.00% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 3 - - 1
Tyne and Wear +7 3 - - 1
North East -2 3 - - 1
East Midlands -11 3 £340 -19.04% 4
Derbyshire - 3 £340 -
Scotland -5 2 £400 +3.22% 1
Cheshire -7 2 £425 -
North West -24 2 £425 +30.76% 1
Basildon - 2 - -
Glasgow -6 1 - -
Edinburgh -7 1 £400 +26.98% 1
South East -21 1 £278 -26.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £278 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £278 - 1
Knutsford - 1 £425 -
Derby - 1 £340 -
Paddington - 1 £500 -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 98 (100.00%) Java
2 65 (66.33%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (62.24%) Spring
4 46 (46.94%) XML
5 44 (44.90%) Subversion
6 42 (42.86%) WebSphere
7 39 (39.80%) J2EE
8 38 (38.78%) JBoss
9 35 (35.71%) TDD
10 32 (32.65%) Java EE
10 32 (32.65%) Eclipse
10 32 (32.65%) Web Services
11 31 (31.63%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (28.57%) Maven
13 26 (26.53%) Servlets
13 26 (26.53%) SOAP
14 25 (25.51%) JSP
14 25 (25.51%) Web Development
14 25 (25.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 24 (24.49%) Git (software)
15 24 (24.49%) Hibernate
16 23 (23.47%) Scrum
16 23 (23.47%) JUnit
17 22 (22.45%) Tomcat
17 22 (22.45%) REST
18 21 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
18 21 (21.43%) HTML
18 21 (21.43%) UNIX
19 20 (20.41%) JavaScript
19 20 (20.41%) Linux

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 42 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 38 (38.78%) JBoss
3 25 (25.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 22 (22.45%) Tomcat
5 17 (17.35%) WebLogic
6 11 (11.22%) CMS
7 10 (10.20%) FileNet
8 8 (8.16%) GlassFish
9 7 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (5.10%) Apache
11 2 (2.04%) Confluence
12 1 (1.02%) Node.js
12 1 (1.02%) Apache Solr
12 1 (1.02%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (1.02%) IIS
12 1 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (1.02%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Murex MxG2000
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) Internet
2 3 (3.06%) HTTP
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) SSL
3 1 (1.02%) SAN
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) SSH
3 1 (1.02%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.41%) Jackrabbit
2 16 (16.33%) Relational Database
3 9 (9.18%) Oracle Database
4 8 (8.16%) SQL Server
5 7 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (4.08%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.06%) MySQL
8 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.02%) Redis
9 1 (1.02%) Neo4j
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.02%) MariaDB
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (44.90%) Subversion
2 32 (32.65%) Eclipse
3 28 (28.57%) Maven
4 24 (24.49%) Git (software)
5 23 (23.47%) JUnit
6 17 (17.35%) Mockito
7 14 (14.29%) Cucumber
8 11 (11.22%) Ant
8 11 (11.22%) Selenium
9 7 (7.14%) Jenkins
10 5 (5.10%) JIRA
11 4 (4.08%) AccuRev
11 4 (4.08%) Hudson
11 4 (4.08%) SoapUI
12 3 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (3.06%) JMeter
13 2 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
14 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
14 1 (1.02%) ReSharper
14 1 (1.02%) NetBeans
General
1 12 (12.24%) Finance
2 11 (11.22%) Back Office
3 8 (8.16%) Front Office
4 5 (5.10%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.10%) Marketing
5 3 (3.06%) Legal
5 3 (3.06%) Banking
5 3 (3.06%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 85 (86.73%) Developer
2 75 (76.53%) Java Developer
3 13 (13.27%) Senior Developer
4 10 (10.20%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (6.12%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 6 (6.12%) SOA Developer
5 6 (6.12%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (4.08%) Programmer
6 4 (4.08%) Web Developer
6 4 (4.08%) Java Web Developer
6 4 (4.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (4.08%) Java Programmer
7 3 (3.06%) Automation Specialist
7 3 (3.06%) Test Automation Specialist
7 3 (3.06%) Analyst
7 3 (3.06%) Test Specialist
8 2 (2.04%) Java Analyst Programmer
8 2 (2.04%) Architect
8 2 (2.04%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.04%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (62.24%) Spring
2 46 (46.94%) XML
3 39 (39.80%) J2EE
4 32 (32.65%) Web Services
4 32 (32.65%) Java EE
5 26 (26.53%) Servlets
5 26 (26.53%) SOAP
6 25 (25.51%) JSP
7 24 (24.49%) Hibernate
8 22 (22.45%) REST
9 21 (21.43%) HTML
10 20 (20.41%) Apache Sling
11 18 (18.37%) CSS
12 14 (14.29%) Apache Felix
13 13 (13.27%) Spring MVC
14 12 (12.24%) JPA
14 12 (12.24%) MyBatis
15 11 (11.22%) Struts
15 11 (11.22%) Ajax
16 10 (10.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (6.12%) Equities
3 6 (6.12%) Derivative
3 6 (6.12%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.10%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.06%) Open Source
5 3 (3.06%) Clustering
6 2 (2.04%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.04%) Web 2.0
6 2 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (2.04%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.02%) User Experience
7 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.43%) UNIX
2 20 (20.41%) Linux
3 11 (11.22%) Windows
4 10 (10.20%) Solaris
5 2 (2.04%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.04%) VME
6 1 (1.02%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (66.33%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (35.71%) TDD
3 31 (31.63%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (25.51%) Web Development
5 23 (23.47%) Scrum
6 21 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
7 18 (18.37%) OO
7 18 (18.37%) SOA
8 17 (17.35%) MVC
9 14 (14.29%) SEO
9 14 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 10 (10.20%) Test Automation
10 10 (10.20%) B2C
11 9 (9.18%) Workflow
11 9 (9.18%) Multithreading
12 8 (8.16%) BPEL
13 7 (7.14%) Software Engineering
13 7 (7.14%) Waterfall
14 6 (6.12%) User Stories
14 6 (6.12%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 98 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (20.41%) JavaScript
3 18 (18.37%) SQL
4 2 (2.04%) C#
4 2 (2.04%) COBOL
5 1 (1.02%) C++
5 1 (1.02%) XPath
5 1 (1.02%) Perl
5 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (15.31%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.10%) Degree
4 4 (4.08%) OCAJ
4 4 (4.08%) OCP
4 4 (4.08%) OCA
4 4 (4.08%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (3.06%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) NFS
1 1 (1.02%) vSphere
1 1 (1.02%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.02%) Nagios
2 1 (1.02%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (19.39%) Oracle
2 13 (13.27%) Adobe
3 5 (5.10%) IBM
4 3 (3.06%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.04%) EnterpriseDB
5 2 (2.04%) HP
6 1 (1.02%) Informatica
6 1 (1.02%) NetApp
6 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.02%) Reuters
6 1 (1.02%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.02%) Murex
6 1 (1.02%) Sybase
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco
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