Period
to 18 November 2017

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 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)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 707 788 781
Rank change year-on-year +81 -7 -73
Contract jobs citing J2SE 124 85 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.087% 0.080%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.28% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 65 61
England median daily rate £600 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £438 £328 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £813
UK median daily rate £588 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +23.68% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
England median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £65.00

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 England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30396 30149 30253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.38% 30.72% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21638 21071 20980
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 348 499
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%
10th Percentile £18.58 £14.50 £14.91
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

J2SE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing J2SE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2SE in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +28 83 £600 - 13
South East +21 28 £588 +23.68% 8
West Midlands +34 11 £500 +20.48%
Midlands +24 11 £500 +20.48%
North of England +64 2 £425 +13.33%
North West +27 2 £425 +19.30%
J2SE
UK

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 England region with a requirement for J2SE.

1 124 (100.00%) Java
2 90 (72.58%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (71.77%) Spring
4 82 (66.13%) SQL
5 77 (62.10%) Hibernate
6 53 (42.74%) Banking
7 51 (41.13%) Open Source
8 48 (38.71%) Investment Banking
9 45 (36.29%) SDLC
10 44 (35.48%) JUnit
11 41 (33.06%) Linux
11 41 (33.06%) Workflow
11 41 (33.06%) Virtual Team
12 40 (32.26%) Economics
13 39 (31.45%) XML
14 38 (30.65%) Finance
15 36 (29.03%) JBoss
16 34 (27.42%) Eclipse
16 34 (27.42%) Technical Analysis
17 33 (26.61%) Unix
17 33 (26.61%) J2EE
18 32 (25.81%) JavaScript
19 31 (25.00%) HTML
19 31 (25.00%) CSS
19 31 (25.00%) webMethods
19 31 (25.00%) Git (software)
20 30 (24.19%) Software Engineering
20 30 (24.19%) JSON
21 29 (23.39%) OO
22 27 (21.77%) REST

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 36 (29.03%) JBoss
2 25 (20.16%) WebLogic
3 23 (18.55%) Apache
4 11 (8.87%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (4.03%) WebSphere
7 4 (3.23%) nginx
8 2 (1.61%) Confluence
9 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (13.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.23%) GitHub
1 4 (3.23%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.81%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 25 (20.16%) HTTP
2 22 (17.74%) TCP/IP
3 20 (16.13%) SSL
4 9 (7.26%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (1.61%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.35%) MongoDB
2 9 (7.26%) Big Data
3 7 (5.65%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.84%) DB2
4 6 (4.84%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.84%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.03%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.61%) Endeca
6 2 (1.61%) MySQL
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 44 (35.48%) JUnit
2 34 (27.42%) Eclipse
3 31 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 25 (20.16%) Selenium
5 23 (18.55%) IntelliJ
6 11 (8.87%) Subversion
7 9 (7.26%) Maven
8 8 (6.45%) Karma Test Runner
9 7 (5.65%) Grunt
9 7 (5.65%) gulp
10 4 (3.23%) Ant
10 4 (3.23%) Cucumber
10 4 (3.23%) Gatling
10 4 (3.23%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.23%) PhantomJS
10 4 (3.23%) Sublime Text
11 3 (2.42%) JIRA
11 3 (2.42%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.61%) Mockito
13 1 (0.81%) Hudson
General
1 53 (42.74%) Banking
2 48 (38.71%) Investment Banking
3 38 (30.65%) Finance
4 2 (1.61%) Automotive
4 2 (1.61%) Electronics
5 1 (0.81%) Front Office
5 1 (0.81%) Games
5 1 (0.81%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 114 (91.94%) Developer
2 97 (78.23%) Java Developer
3 24 (19.35%) Agile Developer
3 24 (19.35%) Agile Java Developer
4 22 (17.74%) Scala Developer
5 17 (13.71%) Java Scala Developer
5 17 (13.71%) JavaScript Developer
5 17 (13.71%) Salesforce Developer
6 13 (10.48%) Software Developer
7 12 (9.68%) HTML Developer
8 11 (8.87%) Senior Developer
9 10 (8.06%) Systems Developer
10 8 (6.45%) Angular Developer
10 8 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
11 6 (4.84%) Investment Banking Java Developer
12 5 (4.03%) SOA Developer
13 4 (3.23%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 4 (3.23%) Digital Developer
13 4 (3.23%) Scala Software Engineer
13 4 (3.23%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (71.77%) Spring
2 77 (62.10%) Hibernate
3 39 (31.45%) XML
4 33 (26.61%) J2EE
5 31 (25.00%) CSS
5 31 (25.00%) HTML
6 30 (24.19%) JSON
7 27 (21.77%) REST
8 26 (20.97%) HTML5
9 23 (18.55%) EJB
9 23 (18.55%) Play Framework
9 23 (18.55%) SOAP
10 22 (17.74%) AngularJS
11 19 (15.32%) Web Services
12 10 (8.06%) FIX Protocol
12 10 (8.06%) JMS
12 10 (8.06%) JSP
13 9 (7.26%) Rendezvous
13 9 (7.26%) Swing
14 8 (6.45%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 41 (33.06%) Virtual Team
2 23 (18.55%) Fixed Income
3 16 (12.90%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (7.26%) Derivative
4 9 (7.26%) Equity Derivative
5 8 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.03%) Equities
6 5 (4.03%) User Experience
7 2 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.61%) STB
8 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.81%) Fintech
8 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 41 (33.06%) Linux
2 33 (26.61%) Unix
3 17 (13.71%) Windows
4 6 (4.84%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.42%) Android
5 3 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.42%) Solaris
6 2 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (72.58%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (41.13%) Open Source
3 45 (36.29%) SDLC
4 41 (33.06%) Workflow
5 40 (32.26%) Economics
6 34 (27.42%) Technical Analysis
7 30 (24.19%) Software Engineering
8 29 (23.39%) OO
9 25 (20.16%) Microservices
10 24 (19.35%) Migration
11 23 (18.55%) Data Migration
11 23 (18.55%) Data Transformation
12 22 (17.74%) DevOps
13 18 (14.52%) OOD
14 17 (13.71%) CRM
15 16 (12.90%) Pair Programming
16 15 (12.10%) Test Automation
17 13 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
18 9 (7.26%) Electronic Trading
18 9 (7.26%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 124 (100.00%) Java
2 82 (66.13%) SQL
3 32 (25.81%) JavaScript
4 23 (18.55%) Scala
5 11 (8.87%) C++
6 10 (8.06%) Perl
7 5 (4.03%) C#
7 5 (4.03%) Python
8 4 (3.23%) Groovy
8 4 (3.23%) Haskell
8 4 (3.23%) Ruby
9 2 (1.61%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.61%) C
10 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.65%) Degree
2 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 24 (19.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (18.55%) Puppet
2 17 (13.71%) Grafana
2 17 (13.71%) Kibana
Vendors
1 31 (25.00%) webMethods
2 17 (13.71%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (10.48%) Oracle
4 9 (7.26%) TIBCO
5 8 (6.45%) Google
5 8 (6.45%) Software AG
6 7 (5.65%) Sybase
7 5 (4.03%) IBM
8 4 (3.23%) F5
9 3 (2.42%) Adobe
10 2 (1.61%) ATG
10 2 (1.61%) hybris
10 2 (1.61%) Mentor Graphics
11 1 (0.81%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.81%) Splunk