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 29 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)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 533 591 557
Rank change year-on-year +58 -34  
Contract jobs citing J2SE 44 35 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.070% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.25% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 46
Median daily rate £550 £575 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +31.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £698 £600
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 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 13230 14037 13127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.70% 28.26% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9187 9869 8617
Median daily rate £425 £413 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 210 170
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.05 £12.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +45 29 £613 -9.25% 27
South East - 5 £506 - 3
East Midlands - 4 £400 -
West Midlands +4 3 £500 +58.73%
North East - 2 £500 -
North West +26 1 £375 +15.38% 1
J2SE
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for J2SE.

1 81 (97.59%) Java
2 66 (79.52%) SQL
3 64 (77.11%) Spring
4 49 (59.04%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (46.99%) Hibernate
6 37 (44.58%) SDLC
7 34 (40.96%) Linux
8 32 (38.55%) JUnit
9 31 (37.35%) Open Source
10 29 (34.94%) Software Engineering
11 27 (32.53%) J2EE
11 27 (32.53%) REST
12 24 (28.92%) Unix
12 24 (28.92%) XML
12 24 (28.92%) Investment Banking
12 24 (28.92%) Banking
13 23 (27.71%) JMS
14 22 (26.51%) Finance
15 21 (25.30%) OO
16 20 (24.10%) Apache
16 20 (24.10%) Sybase
16 20 (24.10%) Workflow
16 20 (24.10%) Technical Analysis
17 19 (22.89%) Play Framework
17 19 (22.89%) HTML
17 19 (22.89%) Perl
18 18 (21.69%) Front Office
18 18 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (21.69%) HTML5
19 17 (20.48%) Puppet

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 20 (24.10%) Apache
2 16 (19.28%) JBoss
3 12 (14.46%) WebLogic
4 9 (10.84%) nginx
5 8 (9.64%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (8.43%) Tomcat
7 6 (7.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (7.23%) WebSphere
8 5 (6.02%) MQSeries
9 3 (3.61%) DataSynapse
9 3 (3.61%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (1.20%) CMS
10 1 (1.20%) CoreMedia CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Oracle BPM
1 6 (7.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.23%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (4.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (4.82%) GitHub
3 4 (4.82%) Google Analytics
4 3 (3.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.05%) HTTP
2 7 (8.43%) SSL
2 7 (8.43%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.28%) RDBMS
1 16 (19.28%) Relational Database
2 15 (18.07%) DB2
3 12 (14.46%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.82%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.20%) Jackrabbit
5 1 (1.20%) MySQL
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (38.55%) JUnit
2 14 (16.87%) Maven
3 12 (14.46%) Eclipse
3 12 (14.46%) Git (software)
3 12 (14.46%) IntelliJ
3 12 (14.46%) Selenium
4 11 (13.25%) Ant
5 8 (9.64%) Jenkins
6 7 (8.43%) Mockito
7 4 (4.82%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.82%) Gatling
7 4 (4.82%) Grunt
7 4 (4.82%) gulp
7 4 (4.82%) Hudson
7 4 (4.82%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (4.82%) Sublime Text
General
1 24 (28.92%) Banking
1 24 (28.92%) Investment Banking
2 22 (26.51%) Finance
3 18 (21.69%) Front Office
4 9 (10.84%) Prime Brokerage
5 3 (3.61%) Publishing
6 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (92.77%) Developer
2 67 (80.72%) Java Developer
3 20 (24.10%) Senior Developer
4 18 (21.69%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (19.28%) Agile Developer
5 16 (19.28%) Agile Java Developer
6 15 (18.07%) Senior Agile Developer
6 15 (18.07%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 12 (14.46%) Scala Developer
8 10 (12.05%) Core Java Developer
9 7 (8.43%) J2EE Developer
9 7 (8.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 7 (8.43%) Lead Developer
10 6 (7.23%) Java Team Leader
10 6 (7.23%) Lead Java Developer
10 6 (7.23%) Salesforce Developer
10 6 (7.23%) Team Leader
11 5 (6.02%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 5 (6.02%) Java Scala Developer
11 5 (6.02%) Prime Brokerage Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (77.11%) Spring
2 39 (46.99%) Hibernate
3 27 (32.53%) J2EE
3 27 (32.53%) REST
4 24 (28.92%) XML
5 23 (27.71%) JMS
6 19 (22.89%) HTML
6 19 (22.89%) Play Framework
7 18 (21.69%) HTML5
8 16 (19.28%) EJB
9 13 (15.66%) CSS
9 13 (15.66%) SOAP
10 12 (14.46%) JSON
11 10 (12.05%) AngularJS
11 10 (12.05%) jQuery
11 10 (12.05%) Node.js
12 9 (10.84%) Java EE
12 9 (10.84%) JSF
12 9 (10.84%) Middleware
12 9 (10.84%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.46%) Equity Derivative
3 9 (10.84%) Derivative
4 6 (7.23%) Equities
4 6 (7.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (6.02%) Fixed Income
6 4 (4.82%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.41%) Fintech
8 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.20%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.20%) Social Media
8 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.96%) Linux
2 24 (28.92%) Unix
3 4 (4.82%) Ubuntu
3 4 (4.82%) Windows
4 1 (1.20%) Android
4 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (59.04%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (44.58%) SDLC
3 31 (37.35%) Open Source
4 29 (34.94%) Software Engineering
5 21 (25.30%) OO
6 20 (24.10%) Technical Analysis
6 20 (24.10%) Workflow
7 17 (20.48%) Economics
7 17 (20.48%) Microservices
8 16 (19.28%) Data Migration
8 16 (19.28%) Data Transformation
8 16 (19.28%) Migration
8 16 (19.28%) Pair Programming
9 12 (14.46%) Configuration Management
9 12 (14.46%) MVC
9 12 (14.46%) OOD
10 11 (13.25%) Database Tuning
10 11 (13.25%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (12.05%) DevOps
12 9 (10.84%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 81 (97.59%) Java
2 66 (79.52%) SQL
3 19 (22.89%) Perl
4 16 (19.28%) JavaScript
5 12 (14.46%) Scala
6 10 (12.05%) Python
7 7 (8.43%) C#
7 7 (8.43%) XPath
8 4 (4.82%) Apex Code
8 4 (4.82%) Groovy
8 4 (4.82%) Haskell
8 4 (4.82%) Ruby
9 3 (3.61%) C++
10 1 (1.20%) ECMAScript
System Software
1 12 (14.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (20.48%) Puppet
2 5 (6.02%) Ansible
2 5 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.82%) Grafana
3 4 (4.82%) Kibana
Vendors
1 20 (24.10%) Sybase
2 12 (14.46%) webMethods
3 11 (13.25%) Oracle
4 8 (9.64%) Adobe
5 7 (8.43%) Google
6 6 (7.23%) IBM
6 6 (7.23%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.61%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.20%) FatWire
8 1 (1.20%) Interwoven
8 1 (1.20%) Lotus
8 1 (1.20%) OpenText
8 1 (1.20%) Percussion
8 1 (1.20%) Vignette
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