The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
North West / Manchester
Rank 88 103 89
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14  
Contract jobs citing J2SE 1 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.077% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.99% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 464 503 381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 35.66% 28.34% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 327 244
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £284 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.87 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

J2SE
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

J2SE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for J2SE in Manchester

J2SE
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for J2SE.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Servlets
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) JMS
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) JMS
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) Servlets
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL