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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 532 539 564
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +25
Contract jobs citing Java SE 58 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.066% 0.029%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 9
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£438 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £360 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £256
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15054 14274 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.55% 27.91% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9655 9067 9193
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 282 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java SE within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Java SE Hourly Rate Histogram 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 August 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
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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 +11 34 £388 -18.42% 18
London +6 18 £530 +11.57% 10
Wales +2 18 £450 +33.33%
South Wales -5 13 £450 +33.33%
Newport -7 11 £450 +33.33%
South East +2 9 £425 - 1
Scotland -26 6 £298 -33.88% 1
Edinburgh - 5 £298 -
City of London +23 4 £600 +17.07% 2
North East - 4 £300 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £300 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 4 £300 - 3
North West - 2 £325 - 1
Manchester - 2 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £343 -
Hampshire - 1 £425 -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 111 (99.11%) Java
2 56 (50.00%) Spring
3 52 (46.43%) XML
4 50 (44.64%) Web Services
5 48 (42.86%) XSLT
6 42 (37.50%) Java EE
7 38 (33.93%) WebSphere
8 33 (29.46%) SQL
8 33 (29.46%) Finance
9 32 (28.57%) TDD
10 30 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (24.11%) IBM
11 27 (24.11%) Oracle
12 25 (22.32%) JUnit
12 25 (22.32%) JMS
12 25 (22.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 25 (22.32%) Hibernate
13 24 (21.43%) J2EE
13 24 (21.43%) BDD
14 21 (18.75%) WebLogic
14 21 (18.75%) Struts
15 20 (17.86%) HTML
15 20 (17.86%) JBoss
16 19 (16.96%) Front Office
16 19 (16.96%) Subversion
17 18 (16.07%) REST
18 17 (15.18%) Security Cleared
18 17 (15.18%) Selenium
18 17 (15.18%) Configuration Management
19 16 (14.29%) FileNet

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 38 (33.93%) WebSphere
2 21 (18.75%) WebLogic
3 16 (14.29%) FileNet
4 5 (4.46%) PegaRULES
4 5 (4.46%) Apache
5 4 (3.57%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.68%) Mule
7 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.89%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.89%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Murex MxG2000
2 2 (1.79%) Brady Trinity
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.79%) SaaS
3 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.89%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) Internet
2 2 (1.79%) HTTP
3 1 (0.89%) SNMP
3 1 (0.89%) DNS
3 1 (0.89%) SMTP
3 1 (0.89%) LDAP
3 1 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 15 (13.39%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.68%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.68%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.68%) MySQL
4 3 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.79%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.79%) HBase
5 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.79%) Big Data
6 1 (0.89%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.89%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 25 (22.32%) JUnit
2 19 (16.96%) Subversion
3 17 (15.18%) Selenium
4 9 (8.04%) Eclipse
5 7 (6.25%) NetBeans
6 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.68%) Maven
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.79%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.79%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.89%) Calabash
9 1 (0.89%) Trac
9 1 (0.89%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.89%) jMock
9 1 (0.89%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.89%) TestNG
9 1 (0.89%) DbUnit
General
1 33 (29.46%) Finance
2 19 (16.96%) Front Office
3 14 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 12 (10.71%) Banking
5 11 (9.82%) Games
6 10 (8.93%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 97 (86.61%) Developer
2 82 (73.21%) Java Developer
3 8 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 7 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (5.36%) Front Office Developer
6 5 (4.46%) JRules Developer
6 5 (4.46%) Business Developer
7 4 (3.57%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.68%) Consultant
8 3 (2.68%) Programmer
8 3 (2.68%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (2.68%) .NET Developer
8 3 (2.68%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (2.68%) Java Consultant
8 3 (2.68%) Java Programmer
9 2 (1.79%) Java Technical Architect
9 2 (1.79%) Web Applications Developer
9 2 (1.79%) Calypso Developer
9 2 (1.79%) Architect
9 2 (1.79%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (50.00%) Spring
2 52 (46.43%) XML
3 50 (44.64%) Web Services
4 48 (42.86%) XSLT
5 42 (37.50%) Java EE
6 25 (22.32%) JMS
6 25 (22.32%) Hibernate
7 24 (21.43%) J2EE
8 21 (18.75%) Struts
9 20 (17.86%) HTML
10 18 (16.07%) REST
11 16 (14.29%) MyBatis
12 13 (11.61%) FIX Protocol
13 12 (10.71%) .NET
14 8 (7.14%) SOAP
14 8 (7.14%) Spring Integration
14 8 (7.14%) HTML5
15 7 (6.25%) JPA
16 6 (5.36%) Middleware
16 6 (5.36%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (10.71%) Fixed Income
3 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.68%) Derivative
5 3 (2.68%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.79%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.79%) Photography
7 1 (0.89%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.89%) Open Source
7 1 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.61%) UNIX
2 11 (9.82%) Linux
3 5 (4.46%) Windows
4 4 (3.57%) Android
5 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.89%) Solaris
7 1 (0.89%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.57%) TDD
2 30 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (21.43%) BDD
4 17 (15.18%) Configuration Management
5 16 (14.29%) SOA
6 12 (10.71%) Multithreading
7 11 (9.82%) MVC
8 10 (8.93%) OO
8 10 (8.93%) Software Engineering
8 10 (8.93%) Low Latency
9 9 (8.04%) Risk Management
10 8 (7.14%) Scrum
11 7 (6.25%) Workflow
12 6 (5.36%) UML
12 6 (5.36%) Integration Testing
12 6 (5.36%) Technical Architecture
13 5 (4.46%) Automated Testing
13 5 (4.46%) Business Analysis
14 4 (3.57%) Release Management
14 4 (3.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (99.11%) Java
2 33 (29.46%) SQL
3 13 (11.61%) JavaScript
3 13 (11.61%) C++
4 12 (10.71%) C#
5 5 (4.46%) Python
5 5 (4.46%) C
6 3 (2.68%) Scala
6 3 (2.68%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.79%) PHP
7 2 (1.79%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.79%) XPath
8 1 (0.89%) AspectJ
8 1 (0.89%) Ruby
8 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.89%) Clojure
8 1 (0.89%) Ada
8 1 (0.89%) Perl
8 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.89%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 17 (15.18%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) Degree
4 3 (2.68%) MCSD
4 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.79%) OCP
5 2 (1.79%) OCA
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.79%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.89%) Puppet
1 1 (0.89%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (24.11%) IBM
1 27 (24.11%) Oracle
2 20 (17.86%) JBoss
3 14 (12.50%) 29West
4 9 (8.04%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.46%) Sybase
5 5 (4.46%) Adobe
5 5 (4.46%) ILOG
6 4 (3.57%) Murex
7 3 (2.68%) Reuters
7 3 (2.68%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.79%) Calypso
8 2 (1.79%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.79%) hybris
8 2 (1.79%) Brady
9 1 (0.89%) Google
9 1 (0.89%) Facebook
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