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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 540 514 519
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +5
Contract jobs citing Java SE 36 52 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.10% 0.040%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.38% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 12
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£425 £400 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £291 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £500 £665
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
14022 13562 12160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.72% 26.98% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9222 8450 7632
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 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 260 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -36 24 £438 -7.89% 22
London -32 15 £550 +15.78% 6
South Wales +6 9 £425 +30.76% 2
Wales -1 9 £425 +30.76% 2
City of London +19 7 £425 -15.00% 1
Newport +6 5 £425 +30.76% 2
Scotland -10 3 £355 -8.38%
North West -13 2 £438 - 3
Derbyshire - 2 £340 - 3
East Midlands - 2 £340 - 3
South East -29 1 £278 - 5
Buckinghamshire - 1 £278 -
Essex - 1 £425 - 2
Milton Keynes - 1 £278 -
Edinburgh - 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 £425 - 4
Wimbledon - - - -
Moray - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 2
Chessington - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Derby - - - - 3
New Malden - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 87 (100.00%) Java
2 55 (63.22%) Spring
3 49 (56.32%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (43.68%) Subversion
5 33 (37.93%) J2EE
5 33 (37.93%) Java EE
6 32 (36.78%) XML
7 27 (31.03%) TDD
8 25 (28.74%) JBoss
8 25 (28.74%) WebSphere
9 24 (27.59%) JUnit
9 24 (27.59%) JSP
10 23 (26.44%) Servlets
10 23 (26.44%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (25.29%) Oracle
12 21 (24.14%) Git (software)
13 20 (22.99%) Mockito
13 20 (22.99%) SQL
13 20 (22.99%) Scrum
14 19 (21.84%) HTML
14 19 (21.84%) Adobe CQ
14 19 (21.84%) Kalman Filter
14 19 (21.84%) Web Development
15 18 (20.69%) Jackrabbit
15 18 (20.69%) Apache Sling
15 18 (20.69%) Hibernate
15 18 (20.69%) Maven
16 17 (19.54%) SOA
17 16 (18.39%) Apache Felix
17 16 (18.39%) RESTful

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 25 (28.74%) JBoss
1 25 (28.74%) WebSphere
2 19 (21.84%) Adobe CQ
3 15 (17.24%) Tomcat
4 14 (16.09%) WebLogic
5 12 (13.79%) CMS
6 10 (11.49%) FileNet
7 7 (8.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (3.45%) Apache
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (1.15%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.15%) GemFire
9 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Murex MxG2000
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) HTTP
2 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.15%) SSL
2 1 (1.15%) Internet
2 1 (1.15%) Firewall
2 1 (1.15%) SSH
2 1 (1.15%) AMQP
2 1 (1.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.69%) Jackrabbit
2 10 (11.49%) Oracle Database
2 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
3 9 (10.34%) Relational Database
4 7 (8.05%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.45%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.30%) MySQL
7 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.30%) DB2
8 1 (1.15%) OLAP
8 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.15%) KDB
8 1 (1.15%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 38 (43.68%) Subversion
2 24 (27.59%) JUnit
3 21 (24.14%) Git (software)
4 20 (22.99%) Mockito
5 18 (20.69%) Maven
6 14 (16.09%) Eclipse
7 13 (14.94%) Selenium
8 8 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (8.05%) SoapUI
9 7 (8.05%) Jenkins
10 6 (6.90%) JMeter
11 5 (5.75%) Visual Studio
11 5 (5.75%) JIRA
11 5 (5.75%) ReSharper
11 5 (5.75%) Gradle
11 5 (5.75%) Artifactory
12 3 (3.45%) FitNesse
12 3 (3.45%) NetBeans
13 1 (1.15%) Gerrit
General
1 14 (16.09%) Finance
2 12 (13.79%) Front Office
3 10 (11.49%) Back Office
4 7 (8.05%) Banking
5 6 (6.90%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (81.61%) Developer
2 60 (68.97%) Java Developer
3 8 (9.20%) Senior Developer
4 6 (6.90%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 6 (6.90%) SOA Developer
5 5 (5.75%) Programmer
5 5 (5.75%) Architect
6 4 (4.60%) Web Developer
6 4 (4.60%) Java Programmer
6 4 (4.60%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (4.60%) Java Web Developer
6 4 (4.60%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Designer
7 3 (3.45%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (3.45%) Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.30%) Tester
8 2 (2.30%) Software Tester
8 2 (2.30%) Java Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (63.22%) Spring
2 33 (37.93%) J2EE
2 33 (37.93%) Java EE
3 32 (36.78%) XML
4 24 (27.59%) JSP
5 23 (26.44%) Servlets
6 19 (21.84%) HTML
7 18 (20.69%) Hibernate
7 18 (20.69%) Apache Sling
8 16 (18.39%) Apache Felix
8 16 (18.39%) RESTful
9 15 (17.24%) XSLT
9 15 (17.24%) Web Services
10 14 (16.09%) CSS
11 12 (13.79%) HTML5
12 11 (12.64%) Spring Integration
13 10 (11.49%) Spring MVC
13 10 (11.49%) Middleware
14 9 (10.34%) J2SE
14 9 (10.34%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (13.79%) Derivative
3 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (9.20%) Equities
5 7 (8.05%) Open Source
6 4 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.45%) Web 2.0
8 2 (2.30%) Fixed Income
8 2 (2.30%) Clustering
8 2 (2.30%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.30%) N-Tier
8 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.15%) RIA
9 1 (1.15%) DataPower
9 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.09%) UNIX
2 9 (10.34%) Linux
3 2 (2.30%) VME
4 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (56.32%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.03%) TDD
3 23 (26.44%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (22.99%) Scrum
5 19 (21.84%) Web Development
5 19 (21.84%) Kalman Filter
6 17 (19.54%) SOA
7 15 (17.24%) SEO
8 13 (14.94%) MVC
8 13 (14.94%) Multithreading
9 12 (13.79%) OO
10 10 (11.49%) Workflow
11 9 (10.34%) Software Engineering
12 7 (8.05%) BPEL
12 7 (8.05%) Waterfall
13 6 (6.90%) Service Delivery
13 6 (6.90%) Test Automation
14 5 (5.75%) OOD
15 3 (3.45%) OOP
15 3 (3.45%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 87 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (22.99%) SQL
3 11 (12.64%) JavaScript
4 10 (11.49%) C#
5 4 (4.60%) C++
6 2 (2.30%) COBOL
6 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.30%) Python
6 2 (2.30%) Lisp
6 2 (2.30%) Clojure
7 1 (1.15%) RPG IV
7 1 (1.15%) C
7 1 (1.15%) Ruby
7 1 (1.15%) XPath
7 1 (1.15%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (1.15%) RPG
7 1 (1.15%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) OCAJ
3 2 (2.30%) OCP
3 2 (2.30%) OCA
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.15%) Degree
4 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) vCloud
2 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (25.29%) Oracle
2 9 (10.34%) Adobe
3 5 (5.75%) IBM
4 3 (3.45%) Sybase
4 3 (3.45%) Murex
4 3 (3.45%) Reuters
4 3 (3.45%) Bloomberg
4 3 (3.45%) VMware
5 2 (2.30%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (1.15%) NetApp
6 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft