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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 538 508 514
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +6
Contract jobs citing Java SE 45 45 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.093% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.35% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 8
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£438 £445 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.68% +7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £582 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
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
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -22 33 £451 -4.95% 29
London -12 22 £500 +2.56% 9
City of London +13 6 £425 - 2
North West - 5 £438 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £400 - 1
South East -4 2 £363 -5.84% 10
Scotland -15 2 £330 -16.19%
Edinburgh - 1 £350 -
Gloucester - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Leicester - - - -
South West - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 3
Altrincham - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 3
Chelmsford - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Derby - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 3
Reading - - - -
Runcorn - - - -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 99 (100.00%) Java
2 57 (57.58%) Spring
3 46 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (43.43%) XML
5 42 (42.42%) Subversion
6 38 (38.38%) Java EE
7 29 (29.29%) WebSphere
7 29 (29.29%) J2EE
8 27 (27.27%) Oracle
8 27 (27.27%) XSLT
8 27 (27.27%) TDD
9 26 (26.26%) JBoss
10 23 (23.23%) JUnit
10 23 (23.23%) SQL
10 23 (23.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 22 (22.22%) Front Office
11 22 (22.22%) OO
11 22 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (21.21%) JSP
12 21 (21.21%) Servlets
12 21 (21.21%) Scrum
13 20 (20.20%) Hibernate
13 20 (20.20%) WebLogic
13 20 (20.20%) UNIX
13 20 (20.20%) Git (software)
14 19 (19.19%) Mockito
14 19 (19.19%) SOA
15 18 (18.18%) Linux
15 18 (18.18%) Finance
15 18 (18.18%) Adobe CQ

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 29 (29.29%) WebSphere
2 26 (26.26%) JBoss
3 20 (20.20%) WebLogic
4 18 (18.18%) Adobe CQ
5 17 (17.17%) Tomcat
6 12 (12.12%) CMS
7 10 (10.10%) FileNet
8 7 (7.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (5.05%) Apache
10 3 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (1.01%) GemFire
11 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Murex MxG2000
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) SSH
1 3 (3.03%) SSL
1 3 (3.03%) HTTP
1 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.02%) Internet
3 1 (1.01%) Firewall
3 1 (1.01%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.17%) Jackrabbit
2 14 (14.14%) Oracle Database
3 8 (8.08%) NoSQL
3 8 (8.08%) SQL Server
4 7 (7.07%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (4.04%) MySQL
7 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.02%) DB2
8 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.01%) OLAP
8 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.01%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.01%) KDB
Development Applications
1 42 (42.42%) Subversion
2 23 (23.23%) JUnit
3 20 (20.20%) Git (software)
4 19 (19.19%) Mockito
5 17 (17.17%) Maven
6 13 (13.13%) Eclipse
6 13 (13.13%) Selenium
7 8 (8.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (8.08%) NetBeans
8 7 (7.07%) SoapUI
8 7 (7.07%) Jenkins
9 6 (6.06%) JMeter
10 5 (5.05%) Visual Studio
10 5 (5.05%) Gradle
10 5 (5.05%) Artifactory
10 5 (5.05%) JIRA
10 5 (5.05%) ReSharper
11 3 (3.03%) FitNesse
12 1 (1.01%) CruiseControl
12 1 (1.01%) Gerrit
General
1 22 (22.22%) Front Office
2 18 (18.18%) Finance
3 9 (9.09%) Back Office
3 9 (9.09%) Banking
4 7 (7.07%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.04%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 79 (79.80%) Developer
2 63 (63.64%) Java Developer
3 14 (14.14%) Senior Developer
4 6 (6.06%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 6 (6.06%) SOA Developer
4 6 (6.06%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (5.05%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (5.05%) Front Office Developer
5 5 (5.05%) Architect
6 4 (4.04%) Java Web Developer
6 4 (4.04%) Programmer
6 4 (4.04%) Web Developer
6 4 (4.04%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Design Engineer
7 3 (3.03%) Java Programmer
7 3 (3.03%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (3.03%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.03%) Designer
7 3 (3.03%) Software Design Engineer
8 2 (2.02%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (57.58%) Spring
2 43 (43.43%) XML
3 38 (38.38%) Java EE
4 29 (29.29%) J2EE
5 27 (27.27%) XSLT
6 21 (21.21%) JSP
6 21 (21.21%) Servlets
7 20 (20.20%) Hibernate
8 18 (18.18%) RESTful
9 17 (17.17%) Apache Sling
9 17 (17.17%) Web Services
10 16 (16.16%) JMS
10 16 (16.16%) HTML
11 15 (15.15%) Apache Felix
11 15 (15.15%) Spring Integration
12 13 (13.13%) Middleware
13 12 (12.12%) CSS
14 11 (11.11%) HTML5
15 10 (10.10%) jQuery
15 10 (10.10%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (17.17%) Derivative
2 17 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.10%) Open Source
4 8 (8.08%) Equities
5 4 (4.04%) Mathematics
5 4 (4.04%) Algorithms
5 4 (4.04%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.03%) Web 2.0
7 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.02%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.01%) Clustering
8 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.01%) DataPower
8 1 (1.01%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.20%) UNIX
2 18 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (2.02%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.27%) TDD
3 22 (22.22%) OO
3 22 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (21.21%) Scrum
5 19 (19.19%) SOA
6 18 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
7 16 (16.16%) Software Engineering
7 16 (16.16%) Web Development
8 14 (14.14%) SEO
9 12 (12.12%) Multithreading
10 11 (11.11%) MVC
11 10 (10.10%) Workflow
12 7 (7.07%) BPEL
12 7 (7.07%) Risk Management
12 7 (7.07%) Waterfall
12 7 (7.07%) Functional Programming
13 6 (6.06%) Test Automation
13 6 (6.06%) OOD
13 6 (6.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 99 (100.00%) Java
2 23 (23.23%) SQL
3 14 (14.14%) C#
4 11 (11.11%) C++
5 9 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.07%) Clojure
7 4 (4.04%) Haskell
7 4 (4.04%) Scala
7 4 (4.04%) C
8 3 (3.03%) Lisp
8 3 (3.03%) Perl
8 3 (3.03%) XPath
9 2 (2.02%) Python
9 2 (2.02%) COBOL
10 1 (1.01%) Tcl
10 1 (1.01%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.01%) PHP
10 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.01%) RPG
10 1 (1.01%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 8 (8.08%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.02%) OCAJ
3 2 (2.02%) OCP
3 2 (2.02%) OCA
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) NFS
1 3 (3.03%) vCloud
2 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.01%) Puppet
1 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (27.27%) Oracle
2 13 (13.13%) Adobe
3 8 (8.08%) IBM
4 7 (7.07%) Reuters
4 7 (7.07%) Bloomberg
4 7 (7.07%) Sybase
4 7 (7.07%) Murex
5 4 (4.04%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.03%) VMware
6 3 (3.03%) NetApp
6 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.02%) EnterpriseDB
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