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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 553 545 526
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs citing Java SE 33 48 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.089% 0.038%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.33% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 16
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£438 £381 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -33.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £231 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £663
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.50 -

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
14707 14714 12753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.38% 27.19% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9574 9397 8038
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 228 336
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 1 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 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 1 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 -25 21 £450 +13.20% 18
London -1 13 £500 +12.35% 5
South Wales +10 9 £425 +30.76%
Wales 0 9 £425 +30.76%
Newport 0 5 £425 +30.76%
City of London +22 4 £450 -10.00% 1
East Midlands -6 3 £340 -19.52% 1
Scotland -19 3 £355 -8.38%
Derbyshire - 3 £340 -
South East -22 1 £278 -26.00% 4
Milton Keynes - 1 £278 -
East of England - 1 £425 - 3
Essex - 1 £425 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 £278 -
Derby - 1 £340 -
Edinburgh - 1 £400 -
Huntingdon - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 3
Chessington - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Southampton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 84 (100.00%) Java
2 48 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (57.14%) Spring
3 40 (47.62%) J2EE
4 36 (42.86%) Subversion
5 33 (39.29%) Java EE
6 28 (33.33%) Servlets
7 27 (32.14%) JSP
7 27 (32.14%) JBoss
8 26 (30.95%) XML
9 25 (29.76%) TDD
10 23 (27.38%) WebSphere
11 22 (26.19%) Web Development
11 22 (26.19%) Oracle
11 22 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (26.19%) Adobe CQ
11 22 (26.19%) Kalman Filter
12 21 (25.00%) Apache Sling
12 21 (25.00%) Jackrabbit
13 20 (23.81%) JUnit
14 19 (22.62%) Git (software)
15 18 (21.43%) Mockito
16 17 (20.24%) Scrum
17 16 (19.05%) Maven
17 16 (19.05%) RESTful
18 15 (17.86%) Apache Felix
18 15 (17.86%) SEO
18 15 (17.86%) HTML
18 15 (17.86%) Tomcat
19 14 (16.67%) SOA

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 27 (32.14%) JBoss
2 23 (27.38%) WebSphere
3 22 (26.19%) Adobe CQ
4 15 (17.86%) Tomcat
5 12 (14.29%) CMS
6 11 (13.10%) WebLogic
7 9 (10.71%) FileNet
8 7 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (4.76%) Apache
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (1.19%) GlassFish
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.19%) Murex MxG2000
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) HTTP
2 1 (1.19%) Firewall
2 1 (1.19%) SSH
2 1 (1.19%) LDAP
2 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.19%) SSL
2 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.00%) Jackrabbit
2 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
3 10 (11.90%) Oracle Database
3 10 (11.90%) Relational Database
4 7 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (4.76%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.38%) MySQL
8 1 (1.19%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.19%) DB2
8 1 (1.19%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 36 (42.86%) Subversion
2 20 (23.81%) JUnit
3 19 (22.62%) Git (software)
4 18 (21.43%) Mockito
5 16 (19.05%) Maven
6 14 (16.67%) Eclipse
7 12 (14.29%) Selenium
8 8 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (7.14%) JMeter
9 6 (7.14%) SoapUI
9 6 (7.14%) Jenkins
10 5 (5.95%) Gradle
10 5 (5.95%) Artifactory
10 5 (5.95%) JIRA
10 5 (5.95%) ReSharper
10 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.57%) NetBeans
General
1 13 (15.48%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Back Office
3 9 (10.71%) Front Office
4 4 (4.76%) Banking
4 4 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (82.14%) Developer
2 58 (69.05%) Java Developer
3 6 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
3 6 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 6 (7.14%) SOA Developer
4 5 (5.95%) Programmer
4 5 (5.95%) Senior Developer
4 5 (5.95%) Java Programmer
5 4 (4.76%) Java Web Developer
5 4 (4.76%) Architect
5 4 (4.76%) Web Developer
5 4 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (3.57%) Designer
6 3 (3.57%) Technical Architect
7 2 (2.38%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (2.38%) Java Analyst Programmer
7 2 (2.38%) Software Tester
7 2 (2.38%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (2.38%) Tester
7 2 (2.38%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (57.14%) Spring
2 40 (47.62%) J2EE
3 33 (39.29%) Java EE
4 28 (33.33%) Servlets
5 27 (32.14%) JSP
6 26 (30.95%) XML
7 21 (25.00%) Apache Sling
8 16 (19.05%) RESTful
9 15 (17.86%) Apache Felix
9 15 (17.86%) HTML
10 14 (16.67%) Hibernate
11 13 (15.48%) Web Services
12 12 (14.29%) CSS
13 10 (11.90%) XSLT
13 10 (11.90%) Spring MVC
13 10 (11.90%) HTML5
14 9 (10.71%) jQuery
15 8 (9.52%) Middleware
15 8 (9.52%) Spring Integration
15 8 (9.52%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (10.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (8.33%) Open Source
2 7 (8.33%) Derivative
2 7 (8.33%) Equities
3 4 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.57%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.57%) Web 2.0
5 2 (2.38%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.38%) Clustering
6 1 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.19%) DataPower
6 1 (1.19%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.19%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) UNIX
2 7 (8.33%) Linux
3 3 (3.57%) VME
4 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.76%) TDD
3 22 (26.19%) Web Development
3 22 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (26.19%) Kalman Filter
4 17 (20.24%) Scrum
5 15 (17.86%) SEO
6 14 (16.67%) SOA
6 14 (16.67%) MVC
7 11 (13.10%) Multithreading
8 10 (11.90%) OO
9 9 (10.71%) Workflow
10 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
11 7 (8.33%) Test Automation
11 7 (8.33%) Waterfall
11 7 (8.33%) BPEL
12 6 (7.14%) Service Delivery
13 5 (5.95%) OOD
14 4 (4.76%) OOP
14 4 (4.76%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (15.48%) SQL
3 7 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (8.33%) C#
4 3 (3.57%) COBOL
5 2 (2.38%) C++
5 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.19%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (1.19%) XPath
6 1 (1.19%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.19%) Perl
6 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.76%) OCP
3 4 (4.76%) OCA
3 4 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (4.76%) OCAJ
4 3 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) vCloud
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (26.19%) Oracle
2 11 (13.10%) Adobe
3 4 (4.76%) IBM
4 3 (3.57%) EnterpriseDB
4 3 (3.57%) VMware
5 1 (1.19%) 29West
5 1 (1.19%) Reuters
5 1 (1.19%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.19%) Murex
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.19%) Informatica
5 1 (1.19%) NetApp
5 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.19%) Sybase
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