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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 554 558 529
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -29
Contract jobs citing Java SE 65 43 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.085% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 31 33
Average daily rate £400 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £350 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £593 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
14645 13650 13018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.47% 26.94% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10159 9124 8190
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 192 268
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £20.93 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 5 February 2016.

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 28 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +27 58 £408 -9.74% 19
South East +20 19 £415 +18.57% 4
London -7 19 £425 -15.00% 9
Surrey - 16 £415 - 1
North East -14 11 £349 -22.75%
Tyne and Wear -21 11 £349 -22.75%
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 11 £349 -22.75%
Wales -10 4 £473 +11.17% 1
South Wales -13 4 £473 +11.17% 1
South West - 4 - - 1
East of England - 4 £450 -
Cardiff - 4 £473 - 1
Somerset - 4 - -
Yeovil - 4 - -
Redhill - 4 £420 -
Essex - 4 £450 -
Reigate - 3 £420 -
Hampshire +6 2 £400 +14.28%
Winchester - 2 £400 -
Croydon - 2 £475 -
City of London +33 1 £500 +17.64% 3
Scotland -10 1 - - 1
North West -21 1 - - 2
Cheshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £450 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Java
2 88 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (61.11%) Web Services
4 69 (54.76%) JavaScript
5 68 (53.97%) Java EE
6 65 (51.59%) SOAP
7 62 (49.21%) Oracle
8 61 (48.41%) SQL
9 59 (46.83%) HTML
9 59 (46.83%) XML
10 52 (41.27%) CSS
10 52 (41.27%) Eclipse
10 52 (41.27%) Subversion
11 51 (40.48%) Finance
12 50 (39.68%) Maven
13 45 (35.71%) JMS
13 45 (35.71%) Unix
14 44 (34.92%) EJB
15 43 (34.13%) Spring
16 41 (32.54%) JPA
16 41 (32.54%) PL/SQL
16 41 (32.54%) Ant
17 40 (31.75%) WebLogic
18 37 (29.37%) JSF
19 35 (27.78%) Git (software)
20 34 (26.98%) JBoss
21 33 (26.19%) Toad
21 33 (26.19%) Hibernate
22 32 (25.40%) REST
23 31 (24.60%) Oracle Database

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 40 (31.75%) WebLogic
2 34 (26.98%) JBoss
3 28 (22.22%) Tomcat
4 18 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 11 (8.73%) Mule
6 10 (7.94%) Apache
6 10 (7.94%) FileNet
6 10 (7.94%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (5.56%) Confluence
8 6 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (3.97%) Apache TomEE
9 5 (3.97%) Jetty
9 5 (3.97%) SharePoint Foundation
10 4 (3.17%) GlassFish
10 4 (3.17%) IIS
10 4 (3.17%) LiveCycle
10 4 (3.17%) WebLogic Portal
11 3 (2.38%) Alfresco
12 2 (1.59%) Mule ESB
12 2 (1.59%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (18.25%) Cordys
2 2 (1.59%) BigMachines
2 2 (1.59%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) GitHub
2 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.38%) Internet
2 2 (1.59%) Firewall
2 2 (1.59%) HTTP
2 2 (1.59%) SSL
2 2 (1.59%) VPN
3 1 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.60%) Oracle Database
2 28 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 27 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 23 (18.25%) Relational Database
5 15 (11.90%) RDBMS
6 13 (10.32%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (4.76%) MongoDB
8 5 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (3.17%) NoSQL
10 3 (2.38%) MySQL
11 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.79%) Big Data
11 1 (0.79%) HBase
11 1 (0.79%) Impala
Development Applications
1 52 (41.27%) Eclipse
1 52 (41.27%) Subversion
2 50 (39.68%) Maven
3 41 (32.54%) Ant
4 35 (27.78%) Git (software)
5 33 (26.19%) Toad
6 15 (11.90%) JIRA
6 15 (11.90%) Selenium
7 11 (8.73%) JUnit
8 8 (6.35%) Jenkins
9 7 (5.56%) Cucumber
10 6 (4.76%) JMeter
10 6 (4.76%) Visual Studio
11 5 (3.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (3.97%) GitLab
12 4 (3.17%) Eclipse RCP
12 4 (3.17%) Hudson
12 4 (3.17%) SoapUI
12 4 (3.17%) Spock
12 4 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (40.48%) Finance
2 15 (11.90%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.76%) Banking
4 4 (3.17%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.17%) Front Office
4 4 (3.17%) Legal
4 4 (3.17%) Marketing
5 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Law
6 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 114 (90.48%) Developer
2 112 (88.89%) Java Developer
3 20 (15.87%) Senior Developer
3 20 (15.87%) Senior Java Developer
4 15 (11.90%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 15 (11.90%) SQL Developer
5 13 (10.32%) Java Programmer
5 13 (10.32%) Programmer
6 6 (4.76%) Agile Developer
6 6 (4.76%) Agile Java Developer
6 6 (4.76%) PL/SQL Developer
7 5 (3.97%) SQL Programmer
7 5 (3.97%) Technical Leader
7 5 (3.97%) UI Developer
7 5 (3.97%) XML Developer
8 4 (3.17%) C++/Java Developer
8 4 (3.17%) Java Applications Developer
8 4 (3.17%) Senior Java Programmer
8 4 (3.17%) Senior Programmer
8 4 (3.17%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (61.11%) Web Services
2 68 (53.97%) Java EE
3 65 (51.59%) SOAP
4 59 (46.83%) HTML
4 59 (46.83%) XML
5 52 (41.27%) CSS
6 45 (35.71%) JMS
7 44 (34.92%) EJB
8 43 (34.13%) Spring
9 41 (32.54%) JPA
10 37 (29.37%) JSF
11 33 (26.19%) Hibernate
12 32 (25.40%) REST
13 28 (22.22%) JRules
14 23 (18.25%) J2EE
15 19 (15.08%) AngularJS
16 17 (13.49%) HTML5
17 15 (11.90%) Java EE 5
18 13 (10.32%) Drools
19 12 (9.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.08%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.35%) Replication
3 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (3.17%) Clustering
5 4 (3.17%) Equities
5 4 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.17%) User Experience
6 3 (2.38%) iPad
6 3 (2.38%) RIA
7 1 (0.79%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.79%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.79%) Derivative
7 1 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.79%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.79%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.79%) PKI
7 1 (0.79%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 45 (35.71%) Unix
2 17 (13.49%) Linux
3 6 (4.76%) Windows
4 4 (3.17%) Solaris
5 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.22%) Scrum
2 28 (22.22%) UML
3 26 (20.63%) Waterfall
4 24 (19.05%) Mentoring
5 23 (18.25%) Process Management
6 20 (15.87%) TDD
7 19 (15.08%) MVC
8 18 (14.29%) SOA
8 18 (14.29%) Web Development
9 15 (11.90%) Integration Testing
9 15 (11.90%) SDLC
9 15 (11.90%) Test Scripting
9 15 (11.90%) Unit Testing
10 10 (7.94%) Workflow
11 9 (7.14%) BDD
12 8 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (6.35%) Multithreading
13 7 (5.56%) Concurrent Programming
13 7 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 126 (100.00%) Java
2 69 (54.76%) JavaScript
3 61 (48.41%) SQL
4 41 (32.54%) PL/SQL
5 29 (23.02%) Python
6 28 (22.22%) Shell Script
7 23 (18.25%) Jython
7 23 (18.25%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 10 (7.94%) T-SQL
9 6 (4.76%) XPath
10 4 (3.17%) C++
11 3 (2.38%) C#
12 2 (1.59%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.59%) C
12 2 (1.59%) PHP
13 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 23 (18.25%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.49%) OCA
3 17 (13.49%) OCAJ
3 17 (13.49%) OCP
3 17 (13.49%) Oracle Certification
4 14 (11.11%) Degree
5 4 (3.17%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.59%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.17%) QA
3 2 (1.59%) SLA
4 1 (0.79%) Basel III
4 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (3.97%) Puppet
2 1 (0.79%) Ansible
2 1 (0.79%) Kibana
2 1 (0.79%) logstash
2 1 (0.79%) Rundeck
2 1 (0.79%) Salt
2 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 62 (49.21%) Oracle
2 10 (7.94%) IBM
3 5 (3.97%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.17%) Adobe
4 4 (3.17%) ILOG
4 4 (3.17%) Kofax
4 4 (3.17%) Splunk
5 2 (1.59%) Cognos
5 2 (1.59%) ESRI
5 2 (1.59%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.59%) Siebel
6 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.79%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.79%) Twitter
6 1 (0.79%) VMware
Scotland
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £495 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £401 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago