The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 27 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)
England / North West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 153 151
Rank change year-on-year +22 -2  
Contract jobs citing J2SE 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.039% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.49% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 811 1020 841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.41% 26.58% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 680 513
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.26 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

J2SE
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

J2SE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for J2SE in the North West

J2SE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2SE in the North West

J2SE
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Manchester +8 1 £375 +15.38% 1
J2SE
England

J2SE
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for J2SE.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) JMS
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Servlets
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) UML
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 2 (50.00%) Maven
3 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (25.00%) Front Office
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Spring
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (25.00%) OOD
4 1 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) Linux

J2SE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) JMS
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) Servlets
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOD
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Sybase