Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 16 January 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 341 342 378
Rank change year-on-year +1 +36 -12
Contract jobs citing J2SE 31 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.072% 0.072%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.67% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 6
South East median daily rate £590 £488 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.93% +44.56% -8.16%
10th Percentile £512 £457 £313
90th Percentile £613 £549 £450
England median daily rate £600 £600 £525
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
South East median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 4,655 4,110 4,790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.09% 26.74% 26.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,904 2,456 3,134
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +5.80%
10th Percentile £305 £285 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 101 128
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +6.49% +18.46%
10th Percentile £17.23 £18.22 £14.26
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £55.55
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

J2SE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing J2SE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for J2SE in the South East

J2SE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for J2SE in the South East

J2SE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2SE in the South East

J2SE
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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
West Sussex +12 16 £600 +22.89% 1
East Sussex - 8 £600 -
Hampshire - 4 - -
Thames Valley -26 3 - - 6
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 3
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Sussex - 1 - -
J2SE
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for J2SE.

1 31 (100.00%) Java
2 30 (96.77%) JUnit
2 30 (96.77%) Eclipse
2 30 (96.77%) Hibernate
3 29 (93.55%) XML
4 28 (90.32%) HTML
4 28 (90.32%) webMethods
5 27 (87.10%) Linux
6 26 (83.87%) JBoss
6 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (83.87%) Spring
6 26 (83.87%) JSON
6 26 (83.87%) Git (software)
6 26 (83.87%) HTML5
7 25 (80.65%) Selenium
7 25 (80.65%) CSS
7 25 (80.65%) JavaScript
7 25 (80.65%) J2EE
8 24 (77.42%) WebLogic
8 24 (77.42%) EJB
8 24 (77.42%) SOAP
8 24 (77.42%) Unix
8 24 (77.42%) Apache
8 24 (77.42%) SQL
8 24 (77.42%) IntelliJ
8 24 (77.42%) Puppet
8 24 (77.42%) MongoDB
8 24 (77.42%) Scala
8 24 (77.42%) REST
8 24 (77.42%) Play Framework

J2SE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 26 (83.87%) JBoss
2 24 (77.42%) Apache
2 24 (77.42%) WebLogic
3 4 (12.90%) nginx
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (12.90%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.45%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) GitHub
1 4 (12.90%) Google Analytics
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.23%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 22 (70.97%) HTTP
1 22 (70.97%) SSL
1 22 (70.97%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (77.42%) MongoDB
2 4 (12.90%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (96.77%) Eclipse
1 30 (96.77%) JUnit
2 26 (83.87%) Git (software)
3 25 (80.65%) Selenium
4 24 (77.42%) IntelliJ
5 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
5 5 (16.13%) Gatling
6 4 (12.90%) Ant
6 4 (12.90%) Grunt
6 4 (12.90%) gulp
6 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
6 4 (12.90%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (12.90%) Sublime Text
6 4 (12.90%) Subversion
7 2 (6.45%) JIRA
7 2 (6.45%) Maven
7 2 (6.45%) Mockito
8 1 (3.23%) Babel
8 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (93.55%) Developer
2 23 (74.19%) Scala Developer
3 19 (61.29%) Java Developer
4 13 (41.94%) Java Scala Developer
5 12 (38.71%) HTML Developer
5 12 (38.71%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (9.68%) SOA Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Angular Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Digital Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Scala Software Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Java Software Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (96.77%) Hibernate
2 29 (93.55%) XML
3 28 (90.32%) HTML
4 26 (83.87%) HTML5
4 26 (83.87%) JSON
4 26 (83.87%) Spring
5 25 (80.65%) CSS
5 25 (80.65%) J2EE
6 24 (77.42%) EJB
6 24 (77.42%) Play Framework
6 24 (77.42%) REST
6 24 (77.42%) SOAP
7 6 (19.35%) AngularJS
8 5 (16.13%) Gherkin
8 5 (16.13%) Node.js
8 5 (16.13%) Web Services
9 4 (12.90%) Apache Axis
9 4 (12.90%) Java RMI
9 4 (12.90%) Servlets
9 4 (12.90%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (87.10%) Linux
2 24 (77.42%) Unix
3 9 (29.03%) Windows
4 5 (16.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (77.42%) Microservices
3 23 (74.19%) DevOps
4 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
5 5 (16.13%) TDD
6 4 (12.90%) Analytics
6 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.90%) OO
6 4 (12.90%) OOD
6 4 (12.90%) Open Source
6 4 (12.90%) SOA
7 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.45%) Scrum
9 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.23%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) Java
2 25 (80.65%) JavaScript
3 24 (77.42%) Scala
3 24 (77.42%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) C#
4 4 (12.90%) Groovy
4 4 (12.90%) Haskell
4 4 (12.90%) Perl
4 4 (12.90%) Python
4 4 (12.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 24 (77.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (77.42%) Puppet
2 21 (67.74%) Grafana
2 21 (67.74%) Kibana
3 1 (3.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (90.32%) webMethods
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) Google
3 4 (12.90%) Software AG
4 2 (6.45%) Adobe
4 2 (6.45%) IBM