The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 24 June 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)
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 524 586 570
Rank change year-on-year +62 -16  
Contract jobs citing J2SE 58 46 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.093% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.42% 0.32% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 34 44
Median daily rate £563 £415 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.54% -10.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £275 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £600 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £408 £410
% change year-on-year +22.69% -0.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £65.00

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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13677 14326 14175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.21% 29.02% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9502 10197 9645
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 167 191
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

J2SE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

J2SE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for J2SE in England

J2SE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2SE in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for J2SE in England

J2SE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2SE in England

J2SE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +35 33 £600 +4.34% 28
South East +33 17 £500 +81.81% 2
West Midlands +17 6 £500 +20.48%
East Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
North East - 1 £500 -
J2SE
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 England region with a requirement for J2SE.

1 104 (100.00%) Java
2 77 (74.04%) Spring
3 74 (71.15%) SQL
4 73 (70.19%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (63.46%) Hibernate
6 47 (45.19%) Open Source
7 45 (43.27%) JUnit
8 42 (40.38%) SDLC
9 40 (38.46%) Unix
10 37 (35.58%) REST
11 36 (34.62%) XML
12 35 (33.65%) Linux
13 34 (32.69%) Apache
13 34 (32.69%) HTML
13 34 (32.69%) J2EE
14 33 (31.73%) webMethods
14 33 (31.73%) Eclipse
14 33 (31.73%) HTML5
14 33 (31.73%) Microservices
15 32 (30.77%) JBoss
15 32 (30.77%) EJB
16 31 (29.81%) SOAP
16 31 (29.81%) Banking
17 30 (28.85%) OO
18 29 (27.88%) Finance
18 29 (27.88%) Scala
19 28 (26.92%) Git (software)
19 28 (26.92%) Puppet
19 28 (26.92%) MongoDB
19 28 (26.92%) Play Framework

J2SE
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 34 (32.69%) Apache
2 32 (30.77%) JBoss
3 28 (26.92%) WebLogic
4 10 (9.62%) Tomcat
5 8 (7.69%) nginx
6 6 (5.77%) WebSphere
7 5 (4.81%) MQSeries
8 4 (3.85%) DataSynapse
8 4 (3.85%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (2.88%) CMS
9 3 (2.88%) CoreMedia CMS
10 2 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (16.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.69%) GitHub
1 8 (7.69%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.92%) IaaS
3 2 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.38%) HTTP
2 14 (13.46%) SSL
2 14 (13.46%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.81%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.92%) MongoDB
2 14 (13.46%) DB2
2 14 (13.46%) RDBMS
2 14 (13.46%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.81%) Big Data
5 2 (1.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 45 (43.27%) JUnit
2 33 (31.73%) Eclipse
3 28 (26.92%) Git (software)
3 28 (26.92%) IntelliJ
3 28 (26.92%) Selenium
4 12 (11.54%) Jenkins
5 8 (7.69%) Ant
5 8 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 8 (7.69%) Gatling
5 8 (7.69%) Grunt
5 8 (7.69%) gulp
5 8 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
5 8 (7.69%) Sublime Text
6 6 (5.77%) Maven
7 5 (4.81%) Subversion
8 4 (3.85%) Hudson
General
1 31 (29.81%) Banking
2 29 (27.88%) Finance
3 28 (26.92%) Investment Banking
4 18 (17.31%) Front Office
5 9 (8.65%) Prime Brokerage
6 3 (2.88%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.92%) Electronics
7 2 (1.92%) Marketing
7 2 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (96.15%) Developer
2 80 (76.92%) Java Developer
3 28 (26.92%) Scala Developer
4 17 (16.35%) Salesforce Developer
5 14 (13.46%) Java Scala Developer
6 9 (8.65%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) Software Engineer
7 8 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 7 (6.73%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.77%) Agile Developer
9 6 (5.77%) Agile Java Developer
9 6 (5.77%) CRM Developer
9 6 (5.77%) Java Software Developer
10 5 (4.81%) Digital Developer
10 5 (4.81%) Prime Brokerage Java Developer
10 5 (4.81%) Scala Software Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Senior Scala Developer
10 5 (4.81%) Senior Software Developer
10 5 (4.81%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (74.04%) Spring
2 66 (63.46%) Hibernate
3 37 (35.58%) REST
4 36 (34.62%) XML
5 34 (32.69%) HTML
5 34 (32.69%) J2EE
6 33 (31.73%) HTML5
7 32 (30.77%) EJB
8 31 (29.81%) SOAP
9 28 (26.92%) CSS
9 28 (26.92%) JSON
9 28 (26.92%) Play Framework
10 14 (13.46%) JMS
11 13 (12.50%) Servlets
12 12 (11.54%) Web Services
13 10 (9.62%) Middleware
14 8 (7.69%) AngularJS
14 8 (7.69%) Gherkin
14 8 (7.69%) jQuery
14 8 (7.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Virtual Team
2 18 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (16.35%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (15.38%) Equity Derivative
5 12 (11.54%) Derivative
6 10 (9.62%) Fixed Income
7 6 (5.77%) Equities
7 6 (5.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (2.88%) User Experience
9 2 (1.92%) Grid Computing
9 2 (1.92%) Social Media
10 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.96%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.96%) Fintech
10 1 (0.96%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 40 (38.46%) Unix
2 35 (33.65%) Linux
3 13 (12.50%) Windows
4 8 (7.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (70.19%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (45.19%) Open Source
3 42 (40.38%) SDLC
4 33 (31.73%) Microservices
5 30 (28.85%) OO
6 26 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 25 (24.04%) DevOps
7 25 (24.04%) Technical Analysis
8 20 (19.23%) Workflow
9 17 (16.35%) CRM
10 16 (15.38%) Economics
10 16 (15.38%) OOD
11 14 (13.46%) Configuration Management
11 14 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (11.54%) Database Tuning
12 12 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (7.69%) Analytics
13 8 (7.69%) E-Commerce
13 8 (7.69%) Migration
13 8 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 104 (100.00%) Java
2 74 (71.15%) SQL
3 29 (27.88%) Scala
4 22 (21.15%) Perl
5 17 (16.35%) Python
6 14 (13.46%) C#
7 13 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 8 (7.69%) Groovy
8 8 (7.69%) Haskell
8 8 (7.69%) Ruby
9 5 (4.81%) Apex Code
10 4 (3.85%) C++
11 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) MiFID
System Software
1 28 (26.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (26.92%) Puppet
2 8 (7.69%) Grafana
2 8 (7.69%) Kibana
Vendors
1 33 (31.73%) webMethods
2 19 (18.27%) Sybase
3 17 (16.35%) Adobe
3 17 (16.35%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (11.54%) Google
5 10 (9.62%) Oracle
6 9 (8.65%) TIBCO
7 8 (7.69%) IBM
8 5 (4.81%) Software AG
9 3 (2.88%) FatWire
9 3 (2.88%) Interwoven
9 3 (2.88%) Lotus
9 3 (2.88%) OpenText
9 3 (2.88%) Percussion
9 3 (2.88%) Vignette
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