Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 21 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)
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 567 558
Rank change year-on-year +20 -9 -21
Contract jobs citing J2SE 87 48 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 0.31% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 39 46
London median daily rate £600 £600 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.55%
10th Percentile £481 £360 £363
90th Percentile £650 £625 £813
England median daily rate £600 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 17463 15419 15021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.10% 34.32% 32.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13339 11542 11183
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £308
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 92
London median hourly rate £30.75 £40.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.13% +11.89% +2.14%
10th Percentile £19.09 £19.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £57.44 £58.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

J2SE
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for J2SE in London

J2SE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for J2SE in London

J2SE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2SE in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for J2SE in London

J2SE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2SE in London

J2SE
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the London region over the 6 months to 21 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
East London - 5 £625 - 1
Central London +3 4 £650 +44.44% 3
North London - 1 £275 -
J2SE
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region with a requirement for J2SE.

1 87 (100.00%) Java
2 68 (78.16%) Spring
3 64 (73.56%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (66.67%) SQL
5 53 (60.92%) Banking
6 49 (56.32%) Investment Banking
7 45 (51.72%) SDLC
8 44 (50.57%) Hibernate
9 42 (48.28%) Workflow
9 42 (48.28%) Open Source
9 42 (48.28%) Virtual Team
10 41 (47.13%) Economics
11 38 (43.68%) Finance
12 33 (37.93%) Technical Analysis
13 26 (29.89%) Software Engineering
14 25 (28.74%) Migration
15 24 (27.59%) Data Transformation
15 24 (27.59%) Fixed Income
15 24 (27.59%) Data Migration
16 20 (22.99%) OO
17 18 (20.69%) AngularJS
17 18 (20.69%) Greenfield Project
18 17 (19.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
18 17 (19.54%) CRM
18 17 (19.54%) Salesforce.com
19 16 (18.39%) Pair Programming
20 15 (17.24%) Linux
21 14 (16.09%) JBoss
22 13 (14.94%) JSP
22 13 (14.94%) Test Automation

J2SE
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 14 (16.09%) JBoss
2 4 (4.60%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.30%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.15%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 17 (19.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.34%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (2.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) Big Data
2 8 (9.20%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.05%) DB2
3 7 (8.05%) RDBMS
4 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.30%) Endeca
5 2 (2.30%) MySQL
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (11.49%) JUnit
2 4 (4.60%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.60%) Karma Test Runner
2 4 (4.60%) Maven
2 4 (4.60%) PhantomJS
3 3 (3.45%) Grunt
3 3 (3.45%) gulp
3 3 (3.45%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.30%) Selenium
5 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.15%) Hudson
5 1 (1.15%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.15%) JIRA
5 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.15%) Subversion
General
1 53 (60.92%) Banking
2 49 (56.32%) Investment Banking
3 38 (43.68%) Finance
4 1 (1.15%) Front Office
4 1 (1.15%) Games
4 1 (1.15%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 79 (90.80%) Developer
2 66 (75.86%) Java Developer
3 25 (28.74%) Agile Developer
3 25 (28.74%) Agile Java Developer
4 17 (19.54%) Salesforce Developer
5 11 (12.64%) Systems Developer
6 10 (11.49%) Senior Developer
7 9 (10.34%) Software Developer
8 8 (9.20%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (6.90%) Angular Developer
9 6 (6.90%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 5 (5.75%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (4.60%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
12 2 (2.30%) Consultant
12 2 (2.30%) Oracle Consultant
12 2 (2.30%) Principal Consultant
12 2 (2.30%) Senior Consultant
12 2 (2.30%) Senior Oracle Consultant
13 1 (1.15%) Programmer
13 1 (1.15%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (78.16%) Spring
2 44 (50.57%) Hibernate
3 18 (20.69%) AngularJS
4 13 (14.94%) JSP
5 10 (11.49%) FIX Protocol
6 9 (10.34%) Rendezvous
7 8 (9.20%) Ajax
7 8 (9.20%) J2EE
7 8 (9.20%) JMS
7 8 (9.20%) Web Services
8 7 (8.05%) CSS
9 6 (6.90%) RESTful
10 5 (5.75%) CSS3
10 5 (5.75%) JSON
11 4 (4.60%) GWT
11 4 (4.60%) HTML
11 4 (4.60%) React
11 4 (4.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (4.60%) XML
12 3 (3.45%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 42 (48.28%) Virtual Team
2 24 (27.59%) Fixed Income
3 18 (20.69%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (10.34%) Derivative
4 9 (10.34%) Equity Derivative
5 6 (6.90%) Equities
6 3 (3.45%) User Experience
7 2 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.15%) Fintech
8 1 (1.15%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.24%) Linux
2 11 (12.64%) Unix
3 6 (6.90%) Windows
4 4 (4.60%) Solaris
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.15%) Android
6 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (73.56%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (51.72%) SDLC
3 42 (48.28%) Open Source
3 42 (48.28%) Workflow
4 41 (47.13%) Economics
5 33 (37.93%) Technical Analysis
6 26 (29.89%) Software Engineering
7 25 (28.74%) Migration
8 24 (27.59%) Data Migration
8 24 (27.59%) Data Transformation
9 20 (22.99%) OO
10 17 (19.54%) CRM
11 16 (18.39%) Pair Programming
12 13 (14.94%) Test Automation
13 9 (10.34%) Electronic Trading
13 9 (10.34%) Market Making
13 9 (10.34%) OOD
14 6 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (5.75%) Test Scripting
16 4 (4.60%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 87 (100.00%) Java
2 58 (66.67%) SQL
3 12 (13.79%) C++
4 11 (12.64%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.05%) Perl
6 2 (2.30%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.15%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Docker
Vendors
1 17 (19.54%) Salesforce.com
2 9 (10.34%) TIBCO
3 8 (9.20%) Sybase
4 5 (5.75%) Oracle
5 4 (4.60%) F5
5 4 (4.60%) Google
6 3 (3.45%) IBM
7 2 (2.30%) ATG
7 2 (2.30%) hybris
8 1 (1.15%) Splunk