Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for J2SE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited J2SE over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 240 264
Rank change year-on-year -5 +24 +34
Contract jobs citing J2SE 4 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.056% 0.10% 0.097%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 9
City of London median daily rate £650 £450 £750
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -40.00% +50.00%
10th Percentile £545 £360 £465
90th Percentile £675 £648 £813
Central London median daily rate £650 £450 £750
% change year-on-year +44.44% -40.00% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

J2SE is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2702 2420 2860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.16% 36.07% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2267 2050 2362
City of London median daily rate £510 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £456
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.17% +7.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 12
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.31% -9.68% +49.04%
10th Percentile £20.28 £19.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £33.75 £56.31 £66.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -38.57% -9.68% +49.04%

J2SE
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing J2SE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for J2SE in the City of London

J2SE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing J2SE in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for J2SE in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing J2SE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for J2SE.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) J2EE
2 3 (75.00%) Ajax
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Swing
3 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Hedge funds
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) Java SE

J2SE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Grunt
1 1 (25.00%) gulp
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) PhantomJS
1 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Angular Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Swing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Ajax
1 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
1 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (25.00%) GWT
2 1 (25.00%) Java SE
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) Spring Boot
2 1 (25.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Swing
2 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Fintech
1 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (25.00%) Hedge funds
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Concurrent Programming
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) F5
1 1 (25.00%) Google