Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 737 778 793
Rank change year-on-year +41 +15 -47
Contract jobs citing J2SE 141 116 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.087%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 79 63
UK median daily rate £588 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.68% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £409 £308 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £813
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £65.00
10th Percentile £29.05 - £57.50
90th Percentile £40.45 - £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £65.00

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 32915 32203 32498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.02% 30.39% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23251 22320 22282
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 368 550
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.25 £14.09 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.64% -2.67% +10.29%

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 17 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2SE over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for J2SE in the UK

J2SE
Top 9 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 17 November 2017. 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 +58 125 £600 +23.08% 24
London +31 83 £600 - 15
UK excluding London +20 57 £500 +17.65% 9
South East +13 29 £588 +23.68% 8
Scotland -22 15 £425 +3.03%
Midlands +26 11 £500 +20.48%
West Midlands +21 11 £500 +20.48%
North of England +61 2 £425 +13.33%
North West +23 2 £425 +19.30%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 140 (99.29%) Java
2 102 (72.34%) Spring
3 96 (68.09%) SQL
4 93 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (56.03%) Hibernate
6 57 (40.43%) Banking
6 57 (40.43%) JUnit
7 53 (37.59%) Linux
8 52 (36.88%) Investment Banking
8 52 (36.88%) SDLC
9 51 (36.17%) Open Source
10 48 (34.04%) Finance
11 45 (31.91%) Unix
12 41 (29.08%) Workflow
12 41 (29.08%) Virtual Team
13 40 (28.37%) Economics
14 39 (27.66%) XML
15 36 (25.53%) JBoss
16 35 (24.82%) OO
16 35 (24.82%) Eclipse
17 34 (24.11%) J2EE
17 34 (24.11%) Technical Analysis
18 33 (23.40%) JavaScript
18 33 (23.40%) Software Engineering
19 32 (22.70%) webMethods
20 31 (21.99%) HTML
20 31 (21.99%) CSS
20 31 (21.99%) Git (software)
21 30 (21.28%) Scala
21 30 (21.28%) JSON

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 36 (25.53%) JBoss
2 25 (17.73%) WebLogic
3 23 (16.31%) Apache
4 11 (7.80%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (3.55%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.84%) nginx
8 2 (1.42%) Confluence
9 1 (0.71%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (12.06%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.84%) GitHub
1 4 (2.84%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.71%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.73%) HTTP
2 22 (15.60%) TCP/IP
3 20 (14.18%) SSL
4 9 (6.38%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (1.42%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.73%) MongoDB
2 22 (15.60%) Relational Database
3 21 (14.89%) RDBMS
4 20 (14.18%) DB2
5 10 (7.09%) Big Data
6 6 (4.26%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.55%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.42%) Endeca
8 2 (1.42%) MySQL
9 1 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.71%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.71%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.71%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.71%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 57 (40.43%) JUnit
2 35 (24.82%) Eclipse
3 31 (21.99%) Git (software)
4 25 (17.73%) Selenium
5 23 (16.31%) IntelliJ
6 12 (8.51%) Subversion
7 9 (6.38%) Maven
8 8 (5.67%) Karma Test Runner
9 7 (4.96%) Grunt
9 7 (4.96%) gulp
10 4 (2.84%) Ant
10 4 (2.84%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.84%) Gatling
10 4 (2.84%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.84%) PhantomJS
10 4 (2.84%) Sublime Text
11 3 (2.13%) JIRA
11 3 (2.13%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.42%) Mockito
13 1 (0.71%) Babel
General
1 57 (40.43%) Banking
2 52 (36.88%) Investment Banking
3 48 (34.04%) Finance
4 4 (2.84%) Front Office
5 3 (2.13%) Electronics
6 2 (1.42%) Automotive
7 1 (0.71%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 130 (92.20%) Developer
2 112 (79.43%) Java Developer
3 28 (19.86%) Scala Developer
4 24 (17.02%) Agile Developer
4 24 (17.02%) Agile Java Developer
5 23 (16.31%) Java Scala Developer
6 17 (12.06%) JavaScript Developer
6 17 (12.06%) Salesforce Developer
7 14 (9.93%) Software Developer
8 12 (8.51%) HTML Developer
9 11 (7.80%) Senior Developer
10 10 (7.09%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 10 (7.09%) Systems Developer
11 8 (5.67%) Angular Developer
11 8 (5.67%) Senior Java Developer
12 5 (3.55%) Scala Software Engineer
12 5 (3.55%) SOA Developer
12 5 (3.55%) Software Engineer
13 4 (2.84%) Digital Developer
13 4 (2.84%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (72.34%) Spring
2 79 (56.03%) Hibernate
3 39 (27.66%) XML
4 34 (24.11%) J2EE
5 31 (21.99%) CSS
5 31 (21.99%) HTML
6 30 (21.28%) JSON
7 27 (19.15%) REST
8 26 (18.44%) HTML5
9 23 (16.31%) EJB
9 23 (16.31%) Play Framework
9 23 (16.31%) SOAP
10 22 (15.60%) AngularJS
11 20 (14.18%) Web Services
12 15 (10.64%) JMS
13 10 (7.09%) FIX Protocol
13 10 (7.09%) JSP
13 10 (7.09%) Swing
14 9 (6.38%) Apache Axis
14 9 (6.38%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 41 (29.08%) Virtual Team
2 23 (16.31%) Fixed Income
3 20 (14.18%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (8.51%) Equity Derivative
6 10 (7.09%) Derivative
7 6 (4.26%) Computer Science
8 5 (3.55%) Equities
8 5 (3.55%) User Experience
9 2 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.42%) STB
10 1 (0.71%) Fintech
10 1 (0.71%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 53 (37.59%) Linux
2 45 (31.91%) Unix
3 18 (12.77%) Windows
4 6 (4.26%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.13%) Android
5 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.13%) Solaris
6 2 (1.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (36.88%) SDLC
3 51 (36.17%) Open Source
4 41 (29.08%) Workflow
5 40 (28.37%) Economics
6 35 (24.82%) OO
7 34 (24.11%) Technical Analysis
8 33 (23.40%) Software Engineering
9 25 (17.73%) Microservices
10 24 (17.02%) Migration
10 24 (17.02%) OOD
11 23 (16.31%) Data Migration
11 23 (16.31%) Data Transformation
12 22 (15.60%) DevOps
13 17 (12.06%) CRM
14 16 (11.35%) Pair Programming
15 15 (10.64%) Test Automation
16 13 (9.22%) Continuous Integration
17 9 (6.38%) Electronic Trading
17 9 (6.38%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 140 (99.29%) Java
2 96 (68.09%) SQL
3 33 (23.40%) JavaScript
4 30 (21.28%) Scala
5 25 (17.73%) Perl
6 11 (7.80%) C++
7 5 (3.55%) C#
7 5 (3.55%) Python
8 4 (2.84%) Groovy
8 4 (2.84%) Haskell
8 4 (2.84%) Ruby
9 3 (2.13%) VBA
10 2 (1.42%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.42%) C
11 1 (0.71%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (7.09%) Degree
2 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 25 (17.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (16.31%) Puppet
2 17 (12.06%) Grafana
2 17 (12.06%) Kibana
Vendors
1 32 (22.70%) webMethods
2 19 (13.48%) Sybase
3 17 (12.06%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (9.22%) Oracle
5 9 (6.38%) Software AG
5 9 (6.38%) TIBCO
6 8 (5.67%) Google
7 5 (3.55%) IBM
8 4 (2.84%) F5
9 3 (2.13%) Adobe
10 2 (1.42%) ATG
10 2 (1.42%) hybris
10 2 (1.42%) Mentor Graphics
11 1 (0.71%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.71%) Splunk
11 1 (0.71%) Teradata