The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
UK
Rank 544 602 559
Rank change year-on-year +58 -43  
Contract jobs citing J2SE 52 40 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.075% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.27% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 51
Median daily rate £550 £600 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +37.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £690 £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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14206 14834 13989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.36% 27.99% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9854 10283 9074
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 227 189
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

J2SE
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

J2SE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for J2SE in the UK

J2SE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2SE over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for J2SE in the UK

J2SE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2SE in the UK

J2SE
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +42 46 £550 -12.00% 34
London +41 30 £613 -9.25% 26
South East +30 5 £506 - 5
Scotland +23 5 - - 3
Glasgow +6 5 - - 3
East Midlands - 5 £400 -
Worthing - 5 £506 - 1
West Sussex - 5 £506 - 1
Telford +29 3 £500 +58.73%
Shropshire +23 3 £500 +58.73%
West Midlands -3 3 £500 +58.73%
City of London - 3 £550 - 8
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 - 1
North East - 2 £500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 - 1
North West +25 1 £375 +15.38% 1
Manchester +5 1 £375 +15.38%
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for J2SE.

1 88 (97.78%) Java
2 73 (81.11%) SQL
3 70 (77.78%) Spring
4 56 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (44.44%) Hibernate
5 40 (44.44%) Linux
6 39 (43.33%) JUnit
6 39 (43.33%) SDLC
7 33 (36.67%) Open Source
8 31 (34.44%) Software Engineering
9 30 (33.33%) Unix
10 28 (31.11%) J2EE
11 27 (30.00%) JMS
11 27 (30.00%) REST
12 25 (27.78%) Investment Banking
12 25 (27.78%) Finance
12 25 (27.78%) Banking
13 24 (26.67%) XML
14 23 (25.56%) Sybase
15 21 (23.33%) OO
15 21 (23.33%) Apache
15 21 (23.33%) Workflow
15 21 (23.33%) Technical Analysis
16 20 (22.22%) Relational Database
16 20 (22.22%) Play Framework
16 20 (22.22%) HTML
16 20 (22.22%) Perl
16 20 (22.22%) RDBMS
17 19 (21.11%) HTML5
17 19 (21.11%) Analytical Skills

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills 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 21 (23.33%) Apache
2 17 (18.89%) JBoss
3 13 (14.44%) WebLogic
4 9 (10.00%) nginx
5 8 (8.89%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (7.78%) Tomcat
7 6 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (5.56%) MQSeries
8 5 (5.56%) WebSphere
9 3 (3.33%) DataSynapse
9 3 (3.33%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
1 6 (6.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (4.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (4.44%) GitHub
3 4 (4.44%) Google Analytics
4 3 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.11%) HTTP
2 7 (7.78%) SSL
2 7 (7.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.22%) RDBMS
1 20 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 18 (20.00%) DB2
3 13 (14.44%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.44%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.11%) Jackrabbit
5 1 (1.11%) MySQL
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (43.33%) JUnit
2 15 (16.67%) Maven
3 13 (14.44%) Eclipse
3 13 (14.44%) Git (software)
3 13 (14.44%) IntelliJ
3 13 (14.44%) Selenium
4 12 (13.33%) Ant
5 9 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 8 (8.89%) Mockito
7 4 (4.44%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.44%) Gatling
7 4 (4.44%) Grunt
7 4 (4.44%) gulp
7 4 (4.44%) Hudson
7 4 (4.44%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (4.44%) Sublime Text
8 1 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.11%) Jasmine
General
1 25 (27.78%) Banking
1 25 (27.78%) Finance
1 25 (27.78%) Investment Banking
2 18 (20.00%) Front Office
3 8 (8.89%) Prime Brokerage
4 2 (2.22%) Publishing
5 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 84 (93.33%) Developer
2 74 (82.22%) Java Developer
3 21 (23.33%) Senior Developer
4 20 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
5 18 (20.00%) Agile Developer
5 18 (20.00%) Agile Java Developer
6 16 (17.78%) Senior Agile Developer
6 16 (17.78%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 14 (15.56%) Scala Developer
8 10 (11.11%) Core Java Developer
9 7 (7.78%) J2EE Developer
9 7 (7.78%) Java Team Leader
9 7 (7.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 7 (7.78%) Lead Developer
9 7 (7.78%) Lead Java Developer
9 7 (7.78%) Team Leader
10 6 (6.67%) Java Scala Developer
10 6 (6.67%) Salesforce Developer
11 5 (5.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 5 (5.56%) Prime Brokerage Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (77.78%) Spring
2 40 (44.44%) Hibernate
3 28 (31.11%) J2EE
4 27 (30.00%) JMS
4 27 (30.00%) REST
5 24 (26.67%) XML
6 20 (22.22%) HTML
6 20 (22.22%) Play Framework
7 19 (21.11%) HTML5
8 17 (18.89%) EJB
9 14 (15.56%) CSS
10 13 (14.44%) JSON
10 13 (14.44%) SOAP
11 11 (12.22%) AngularJS
11 11 (12.22%) jQuery
12 10 (11.11%) Node.js
13 9 (10.00%) JSF
13 9 (10.00%) Servlets
14 8 (8.89%) Middleware
14 8 (8.89%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.11%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (14.44%) Equity Derivative
3 9 (10.00%) Derivative
4 6 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (5.56%) Equities
6 4 (4.44%) Fixed Income
6 4 (4.44%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.22%) Fintech
8 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.11%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.11%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 40 (44.44%) Linux
2 30 (33.33%) Unix
3 5 (5.56%) Windows
4 4 (4.44%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.11%) Android
5 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (43.33%) SDLC
3 33 (36.67%) Open Source
4 31 (34.44%) Software Engineering
5 21 (23.33%) OO
5 21 (23.33%) Technical Analysis
5 21 (23.33%) Workflow
6 18 (20.00%) Economics
6 18 (20.00%) Microservices
7 17 (18.89%) Data Migration
7 17 (18.89%) Data Transformation
7 17 (18.89%) Migration
7 17 (18.89%) Pair Programming
8 13 (14.44%) MVC
8 13 (14.44%) OOD
9 12 (13.33%) Configuration Management
10 11 (12.22%) Database Tuning
10 11 (12.22%) DevOps
10 11 (12.22%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (8.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 88 (97.78%) Java
2 73 (81.11%) SQL
3 20 (22.22%) Perl
4 17 (18.89%) JavaScript
5 14 (15.56%) Scala
6 10 (11.11%) Python
7 7 (7.78%) C#
7 7 (7.78%) XPath
8 4 (4.44%) Apex Code
8 4 (4.44%) Groovy
8 4 (4.44%) Haskell
8 4 (4.44%) Ruby
9 3 (3.33%) C++
10 1 (1.11%) ECMAScript
10 1 (1.11%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 13 (14.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (20.00%) Puppet
2 5 (5.56%) Ansible
2 5 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.44%) Grafana
3 4 (4.44%) Kibana
Vendors
1 23 (25.56%) Sybase
2 13 (14.44%) webMethods
3 10 (11.11%) Oracle
4 7 (7.78%) Adobe
4 7 (7.78%) Google
5 6 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (5.56%) IBM
7 3 (3.33%) TIBCO
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