Period
to 18 August 2019

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 6 months to 18 August 2019 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)
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 747 834 727
Rank change year-on-year +87 -107 +57
Contract jobs citing J2SE 96 72 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.070% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.20% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 33 97
UK median daily rate £725 £533 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.15% -5.33% +32.35%
10th Percentile £413 £395 £420
90th Percentile £763 £825 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £433 £500
% change year-on-year +5.49% -13.50% +20.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
UK median hourly rate - £28.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -30.00% -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 28,543 35,488 31,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.60% 34.44% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,889 25,056 21,581
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £335 £320 £306
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 346 386
UK median hourly rate £43.96 £41.52 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.79% +11.11%
10th Percentile £19.56 £15.24 £16.00
90th Percentile £60.23 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +11.11%

J2SE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for J2SE in the UK

J2SE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2SE in the UK

J2SE
Top 7 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 6 months to 18 August 2019. 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
England +92 95 £725 +36.15% 29
London +96 87 £725 +18.37% 21
UK excluding London +22 9 £456 +5.49% 8
South East +13 6 £475 +9.83% 5
North of England +22 2 £438 -16.67% 1
Yorkshire +18 2 £438 -16.67%
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing J2SE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for J2SE.

1 96 (100.00%) Java
2 80 (83.33%) Finance
3 75 (78.13%) J2EE
4 67 (69.79%) Software Engineering
5 57 (59.38%) Amazon AWS
6 56 (58.33%) Asset Management
6 56 (58.33%) Web Services
7 49 (51.04%) AWS Lambda
7 49 (51.04%) Amazon RDS
7 49 (51.04%) Amazon Redshift
7 49 (51.04%) Terraform
7 49 (51.04%) Serverless
7 49 (51.04%) Amazon EC2
7 49 (51.04%) Amazon S3
8 46 (47.92%) Microservices
9 45 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
10 42 (43.75%) Docker
11 40 (41.67%) DevOps
12 37 (38.54%) RDBMS
12 37 (38.54%) Relational Database
13 36 (37.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 31 (32.29%) Kubernetes
14 31 (32.29%) AWS CloudFormation
14 31 (32.29%) OpenShift
14 31 (32.29%) Artifactory
14 31 (32.29%) Amazon SQS
15 30 (31.25%) Open Source
15 30 (31.25%) Apache
16 29 (30.21%) SQL
17 27 (28.13%) SQL Server

J2SE
Co-occurring 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 30 (31.25%) Apache
2 11 (11.46%) JBoss
2 11 (11.46%) WebLogic
3 7 (7.29%) nginx
3 7 (7.29%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.04%) Confluence
4 1 (1.04%) GemFire
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) PolarLake
2 1 (1.04%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 57 (59.38%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (51.04%) Amazon EC2
2 49 (51.04%) Amazon S3
2 49 (51.04%) AWS Lambda
2 49 (51.04%) Serverless
3 36 (37.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 31 (32.29%) Amazon SQS
4 31 (32.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 31 (32.29%) OpenShift
5 13 (13.54%) Amazon ECS
6 8 (8.33%) Power Platform
7 7 (7.29%) Google Analytics
8 6 (6.25%) GitHub
9 3 (3.13%) TestFlight
10 1 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.42%) HTTP
1 10 (10.42%) SSL
1 10 (10.42%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (51.04%) Amazon RDS
1 49 (51.04%) Amazon Redshift
2 37 (38.54%) RDBMS
2 37 (38.54%) Relational Database
3 27 (28.13%) SQL Server
4 26 (27.08%) MySQL
5 25 (26.04%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (12.50%) MongoDB
7 8 (8.33%) NoSQL
7 8 (8.33%) Power BI
7 8 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (7.29%) Amazon Aurora
8 7 (7.29%) DB2
9 1 (1.04%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 31 (32.29%) Artifactory
2 19 (19.79%) JUnit
3 18 (18.75%) GitLab
4 13 (13.54%) RStudio
5 11 (11.46%) Eclipse
5 11 (11.46%) Git (software)
5 11 (11.46%) Selenium
6 10 (10.42%) IntelliJ
7 8 (8.33%) Jenkins
8 7 (7.29%) Ant
8 7 (7.29%) Cucumber
8 7 (7.29%) Gatling
8 7 (7.29%) Sublime Text
9 6 (6.25%) Grunt
9 6 (6.25%) gulp
9 6 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (4.17%) TeamCity
11 3 (3.13%) CocoaPods
11 3 (3.13%) fastlane
11 3 (3.13%) Xcode
General
1 80 (83.33%) Finance
2 27 (28.13%) Front Office
3 20 (20.83%) Banking
4 17 (17.71%) Investment Banking
5 6 (6.25%) Legal
6 1 (1.04%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 93 (96.88%) Developer
2 65 (67.71%) Java Developer
3 51 (53.13%) AWS Developer
4 38 (39.58%) J2EE Developer
4 38 (39.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 37 (38.54%) Java Software Developer
6 31 (32.29%) AWS Engineer
7 26 (27.08%) Java Engineer
8 25 (26.04%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 25 (26.04%) Java Software Engineer
8 25 (26.04%) Software Engineer
9 22 (22.92%) AWS Software Engineer
10 20 (20.83%) Lead Developer
10 20 (20.83%) Lead Java Developer
11 18 (18.75%) Angular Developer
11 18 (18.75%) J2EE Software Engineer
11 18 (18.75%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
12 17 (17.71%) JavaScript Developer
13 15 (15.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 14 (14.58%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (78.13%) J2EE
2 56 (58.33%) Web Services
3 25 (26.04%) AngularJS
3 25 (26.04%) Node.js
4 20 (20.83%) Spring
5 18 (18.75%) React
6 17 (17.71%) Vue.js
7 13 (13.54%) Hibernate
8 12 (12.50%) HTML
8 12 (12.50%) REST
9 11 (11.46%) CSS
9 11 (11.46%) EJB
9 11 (11.46%) HTML5
9 11 (11.46%) SOAP
9 11 (11.46%) XML
10 10 (10.42%) JSON
10 10 (10.42%) Play Framework
11 7 (7.29%) Dropwizard
11 7 (7.29%) Gherkin
11 7 (7.29%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.92%) Fixed Income
2 19 (19.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 18 (18.75%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (13.54%) Equities
5 12 (12.50%) Derivative
6 8 (8.33%) Credit Risk
7 7 (7.29%) Pricing Data
8 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.71%) Unix
2 16 (16.67%) Linux
3 7 (7.29%) Ubuntu
3 7 (7.29%) Windows
4 3 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (69.79%) Software Engineering
2 56 (58.33%) Asset Management
3 46 (47.92%) Microservices
4 45 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (41.67%) DevOps
6 30 (31.25%) Open Source
7 25 (26.04%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (18.75%) Deployment Automation
8 18 (18.75%) Release Automation
8 18 (18.75%) Release Management
8 18 (18.75%) Scrum
9 17 (17.71%) Front End Development
10 15 (15.63%) Analytics
11 13 (13.54%) Decision-Making
12 8 (8.33%) Configuration Management
12 8 (8.33%) Credit Risk Management
12 8 (8.33%) Credit Risk Modelling
12 8 (8.33%) Low Latency
12 8 (8.33%) Multithreading
12 8 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 96 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (30.21%) SQL
3 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
4 21 (21.88%) Python
5 13 (13.54%) Perl
6 11 (11.46%) Scala
7 9 (9.38%) C#
8 7 (7.29%) Groovy
8 7 (7.29%) Ruby
9 6 (6.25%) Haskell
10 4 (4.17%) R
11 3 (3.13%) Apple Swift
11 3 (3.13%) Objective-C
12 2 (2.08%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.04%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 2 (2.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 42 (43.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 49 (51.04%) Terraform
2 31 (32.29%) Kubernetes
3 19 (19.79%) Ansible
4 10 (10.42%) Puppet
5 9 (9.38%) Grafana
6 8 (8.33%) Kibana
7 2 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.04%) Consul
Vendors
1 14 (14.58%) Sybase
2 13 (13.54%) Oracle
3 11 (11.46%) webMethods
4 8 (8.33%) Google
5 7 (7.29%) Adobe
6 3 (3.13%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.08%) Microsoft