The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 530 517 564
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +47
Contract jobs citing Java SE 57 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.057% 0.040%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 25 22
Average daily rate £386 £575 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.82% +24.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £410 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £640 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £418 £525
% change year-on-year
-7.48% -20.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -68 44 £420 -26.95% 16
London -25 22 £403 -30.00% 4
Nottingham - 9 £420 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 9 £420 - 1
East Midlands - 9 £420 - 3
North West - 5 £325 - 2
South East - 4 £375 - 3
North East - 3 £200 -
Manchester - 3 £325 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £200 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £200 -
City of London -17 2 £563 -10.00% 1
Surrey - 2 - - 1
Berkshire - 2 £375 - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Derbyshire - - - - 2
Durham - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Northallerton - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Staines - - - -
Taunton - - - -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 97 (100.00%) Java
2 40 (41.24%) Spring
3 37 (38.14%) Finance
4 36 (37.11%) XML
5 34 (35.05%) Web Services
6 32 (32.99%) Oracle
7 30 (30.93%) J2EE
8 26 (26.80%) Java EE
9 23 (23.71%) OO
9 23 (23.71%) Hibernate
9 23 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (20.62%) TDD
11 19 (19.59%) SOA
11 19 (19.59%) WebSphere
12 18 (18.56%) SQL
12 18 (18.56%) XSLT
12 18 (18.56%) Banking
13 17 (17.53%) C#
13 17 (17.53%) C++
13 17 (17.53%) Low Latency
14 15 (15.46%) UML
15 14 (14.43%) JavaScript
15 14 (14.43%) Oracle Database
16 13 (13.40%) HTML
16 13 (13.40%) JUnit
16 13 (13.40%) Linux
16 13 (13.40%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (13.40%) Degree
17 12 (12.37%) Git (software)
17 12 (12.37%) RESTful

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (19.59%) WebSphere
2 10 (10.31%) Mule
3 9 (9.28%) WebLogic
4 5 (5.15%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.12%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.09%) Apache
7 2 (2.06%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.03%) Apache Pig
8 1 (1.03%) Confluence
8 1 (1.03%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.06%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.06%) SaaS
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.34%) HTTP
2 2 (2.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.43%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.09%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.09%) MySQL
4 3 (3.09%) Big Data
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.09%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.09%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.06%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.06%) HBase
6 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.03%) DB2
6 1 (1.03%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.03%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 13 (13.40%) JUnit
2 12 (12.37%) Git (software)
3 11 (11.34%) Mockito
4 10 (10.31%) Maven
5 8 (8.25%) Subversion
6 6 (6.19%) Eclipse
7 4 (4.12%) NetBeans
8 3 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.09%) Hamcrest
8 3 (3.09%) jMock
9 2 (2.06%) JIRA
9 2 (2.06%) Selenium
9 2 (2.06%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.06%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.06%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.06%) Trac
10 1 (1.03%) JMeter
10 1 (1.03%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.03%) Jasmine
General
1 37 (38.14%) Finance
2 18 (18.56%) Banking
3 12 (12.37%) Front Office
4 11 (11.34%) Retail
5 7 (7.22%) Telecoms
6 6 (6.19%) Investment Banking
6 6 (6.19%) Games
7 4 (4.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 73 (75.26%) Developer
2 53 (54.64%) Java Developer
3 9 (9.28%) Architect
3 9 (9.28%) Java/J2EE Architect
3 9 (9.28%) Java Architect
4 8 (8.25%) Designer
5 5 (5.15%) Technical Designer
5 5 (5.15%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.12%) Lead Developer
6 4 (4.12%) Technical Architect
6 4 (4.12%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (4.12%) Java Technical Architect
6 4 (4.12%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.09%) Java Consultant
7 3 (3.09%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.09%) Consultant
7 3 (3.09%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) Android Developer
8 2 (2.06%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (2.06%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (41.24%) Spring
2 36 (37.11%) XML
3 34 (35.05%) Web Services
4 30 (30.93%) J2EE
5 26 (26.80%) Java EE
6 23 (23.71%) Hibernate
7 18 (18.56%) XSLT
8 13 (13.40%) HTML
9 12 (12.37%) RESTful
9 12 (12.37%) JMS
9 12 (12.37%) .NET
10 11 (11.34%) SOAP
10 11 (11.34%) FIX Protocol
11 8 (8.25%) REST
12 7 (7.22%) CSS
12 7 (7.22%) HTML5
13 6 (6.19%) JSON
13 6 (6.19%) Spring Integration
13 6 (6.19%) Struts
14 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (12.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (10.31%) Computer Science
3 10 (10.31%) Mobile Payment
4 9 (9.28%) Fixed Income
5 6 (6.19%) Client/Server
6 4 (4.12%) Derivative
6 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.09%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.09%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.09%) Open Source
8 2 (2.06%) Photography
8 2 (2.06%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.40%) Linux
2 10 (10.31%) UNIX
2 10 (10.31%) Windows
3 7 (7.22%) Android
4 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.71%) OO
1 23 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.62%) TDD
3 19 (19.59%) SOA
4 17 (17.53%) Low Latency
5 15 (15.46%) UML
6 11 (11.34%) MVC
7 10 (10.31%) Multithreading
7 10 (10.31%) Investment Management
7 10 (10.31%) BDD
7 10 (10.31%) Configuration Management
8 9 (9.28%) Scrum
8 9 (9.28%) OOA/OOD
8 9 (9.28%) Integration Testing
8 9 (9.28%) Software Engineering
9 7 (7.22%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (6.19%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (6.19%) Business Analysis
10 6 (6.19%) Unit Testing
10 6 (6.19%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (100.00%) Java
2 18 (18.56%) SQL
3 17 (17.53%) C#
3 17 (17.53%) C++
4 14 (14.43%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.34%) C
6 8 (8.25%) Perl
7 6 (6.19%) Scala
8 5 (5.15%) Groovy
9 3 (3.09%) Python
9 3 (3.09%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.06%) PHP
10 2 (2.06%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.03%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.03%) Ada
11 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (13.40%) Degree
2 8 (8.25%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.12%) OCAJ
4 4 (4.12%) OCP
4 4 (4.12%) OCA
4 4 (4.12%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.09%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) WAI
1 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 32 (32.99%) Oracle
2 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.31%) JBoss
3 4 (4.12%) 29West
3 4 (4.12%) Adobe
3 4 (4.12%) IBM
3 4 (4.12%) Intalio
4 3 (3.09%) Sybase
4 3 (3.09%) hybris
5 2 (2.06%) Reuters
5 2 (2.06%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.06%) Murex
6 1 (1.03%) TIBCO
Nottingham
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