Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 642 794 760
Rank change year-on-year +152 -34 +12
Contract jobs citing J2SE 94 101 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.30% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 32 81
UK median daily rate £550 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% - -
10th Percentile £413 £393 £325
90th Percentile £700 £763 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £450 £520
% change year-on-year -10.00% -13.46% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
UK median hourly rate - £44.95 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.95 -

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 20,685 33,406 32,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.10% 33.68% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,148 23,503 23,056
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +8.82%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 299 343
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £41.85 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.37% +4.61% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £17.90 £18.30
90th Percentile £73.75 £60.00 £55.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £41.61
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.54% +7.38%

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 20 February 2020.

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 8 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 20 February 2020. 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 +150 93 £550 -8.33% 10
London +148 85 £550 -8.33% 9
UK excluding London +71 8 £405 -10.00% 1
South East +60 3 £440 -5.17%
Midlands +53 3 £540 +47.54%
West Midlands +43 3 £540 +47.54%
North of England +54 2 £400 -
Yorkshire - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 89 (94.68%) Java
2 78 (82.98%) J2EE
3 75 (79.79%) Finance
4 73 (77.66%) AWS
5 69 (73.40%) Asset Management
5 69 (73.40%) Software Engineering
6 65 (69.15%) Web Services
7 62 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
8 60 (63.83%) Python
9 58 (61.70%) Docker
10 56 (59.57%) DevOps
10 56 (59.57%) Amazon EC2
10 56 (59.57%) Amazon S3
10 56 (59.57%) Amazon SQS
11 55 (58.51%) Front Office
12 52 (55.32%) Fixed Income
12 52 (55.32%) Artifactory
12 52 (55.32%) Amazon Redshift
12 52 (55.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 52 (55.32%) Kubernetes
12 52 (55.32%) Amazon RDS
12 52 (55.32%) OpenShift
12 52 (55.32%) AWS Lambda
12 52 (55.32%) Terraform
12 52 (55.32%) Serverless
12 52 (55.32%) Decision-Making
12 52 (55.32%) Amazon ECS
13 49 (52.13%) RStudio
13 49 (52.13%) R
14 46 (48.94%) Jenkins

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 11 (11.70%) Apache
1 11 (11.70%) JBoss
1 11 (11.70%) WebLogic
2 7 (7.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (4.26%) nginx
3 4 (4.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) InDesign
1 4 (4.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Markit EDM
1 4 (4.26%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 73 (77.66%) AWS
2 56 (59.57%) Amazon EC2
2 56 (59.57%) Amazon S3
2 56 (59.57%) Amazon SQS
3 52 (55.32%) Amazon ECS
3 52 (55.32%) AWS CloudFormation
3 52 (55.32%) AWS Lambda
3 52 (55.32%) OpenShift
3 52 (55.32%) Serverless
4 8 (8.51%) GitHub
5 4 (4.26%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (4.26%) Google Analytics
5 4 (4.26%) Route 53
6 2 (2.13%) GCP
7 1 (1.06%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) HTTP
1 5 (5.32%) SSL
1 5 (5.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (55.32%) Amazon RDS
1 52 (55.32%) Amazon Redshift
2 19 (20.21%) SQL Server
3 13 (13.83%) Amazon Aurora
3 13 (13.83%) MySQL
3 13 (13.83%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (13.83%) RDBMS
3 13 (13.83%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.38%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.32%) NoSQL
5 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.06%) Big Data
7 1 (1.06%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 52 (55.32%) Artifactory
2 49 (52.13%) RStudio
3 46 (48.94%) Jenkins
4 12 (12.77%) Selenium
5 11 (11.70%) Eclipse
5 11 (11.70%) Git (software)
5 11 (11.70%) JUnit
6 6 (6.38%) IntelliJ
7 4 (4.26%) Ant
7 4 (4.26%) CircleCI
7 4 (4.26%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.26%) Gatling
7 4 (4.26%) Grunt
7 4 (4.26%) gulp
7 4 (4.26%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (4.26%) Sublime Text
8 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
General
1 75 (79.79%) Finance
2 55 (58.51%) Front Office
3 4 (4.26%) Banking
3 4 (4.26%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.26%) Publishing
4 1 (1.06%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 66 (70.21%) Developer
2 55 (58.51%) Java Developer
3 47 (50.00%) Java Software Developer
4 43 (45.74%) AWS Developer
5 34 (36.17%) Lead Developer
5 34 (36.17%) Lead Java Developer
5 34 (36.17%) Lead Software Developer
6 29 (30.85%) Java Engineer
7 24 (25.53%) AWS Engineer
8 22 (23.40%) J2EE Developer
8 22 (23.40%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 18 (19.15%) AWS DevOps
10 15 (15.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 15 (15.96%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (15.96%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 15 (15.96%) Lead DevOps
10 15 (15.96%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 15 (15.96%) Python Engineer
11 14 (14.89%) Java Software Engineer
11 14 (14.89%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (82.98%) J2EE
2 65 (69.15%) Web Services
3 22 (23.40%) Spring
4 17 (18.09%) HTML
4 17 (18.09%) REST
5 15 (15.96%) Hibernate
6 13 (13.83%) Dropwizard
6 13 (13.83%) gRPC
7 11 (11.70%) AngularJS
7 11 (11.70%) CSS
7 11 (11.70%) EJB
7 11 (11.70%) HTML5
7 11 (11.70%) SOAP
7 11 (11.70%) XML
8 6 (6.38%) .NET
8 6 (6.38%) JSON
8 6 (6.38%) Play Framework
8 6 (6.38%) Spring Boot
9 5 (5.32%) Lucene
9 5 (5.32%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 52 (55.32%) Fixed Income
2 42 (44.68%) Derivative
2 42 (44.68%) Equities
3 13 (13.83%) Pricing Data
4 10 (10.64%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.19%) Credit Risk
5 3 (3.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.70%) Unix
2 5 (5.32%) Linux
3 4 (4.26%) Ubuntu
3 4 (4.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (73.40%) Asset Management
1 69 (73.40%) Software Engineering
2 62 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (59.57%) DevOps
4 52 (55.32%) Decision-Making
5 42 (44.68%) Deployment Automation
6 24 (25.53%) Microservices
7 18 (19.15%) Infrastructure Automation
8 13 (13.83%) Data Management
8 13 (13.83%) Enterprise Data Management
9 12 (12.77%) Workflow
10 6 (6.38%) KYC
10 6 (6.38%) Open Source
10 6 (6.38%) Web Development
10 6 (6.38%) Workflow Management
11 5 (5.32%) Configuration Management
11 5 (5.32%) MVVM
11 5 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (5.32%) Scrum
12 4 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 89 (94.68%) Java
2 60 (63.83%) Python
3 49 (52.13%) R
4 27 (28.72%) SQL
5 9 (9.57%) C#
5 9 (9.57%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.38%) Scala
7 4 (4.26%) Groovy
7 4 (4.26%) Haskell
7 4 (4.26%) Perl
7 4 (4.26%) Ruby
8 3 (3.19%) PHP
9 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
System Software
1 58 (61.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 52 (55.32%) Kubernetes
1 52 (55.32%) Terraform
2 7 (7.45%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (6.38%) Puppet
4 4 (4.26%) Grafana
4 4 (4.26%) Kibana
Vendors
1 19 (20.21%) Oracle
2 13 (13.83%) Sybase
3 11 (11.70%) Adobe
3 11 (11.70%) webMethods
4 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.26%) Bloomberg
5 4 (4.26%) Google
5 4 (4.26%) Okta
6 3 (3.19%) Terracotta