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 3 months to 28 March 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 - 192
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing J2SE 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.065% - 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% - 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £550 - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +53.84% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

J2SE is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1073 1090 1552
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 35.04% 32.50% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 917 1243
Median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +100.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

J2SE
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing J2SE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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

J2SE
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Front Office
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Sybase
2 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Fintech
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Economics
3 1 (33.33%) Derivative
3 1 (33.33%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) Database Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) JMS

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
General
1 3 (100.00%) Front Office
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Front Office Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Release Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (33.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk
1 1 (33.33%) Derivative
1 1 (33.33%) Equity Derivative
1 1 (33.33%) Fintech
1 1 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Database Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Economics
2 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Python
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Sybase