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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 545 568 576
Rank change year-on-year +23 +8  
Contract jobs citing J2SE 65 83 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 0.54% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 53 49
Median daily rate £537 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.39% -7.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £280 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £595 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £408 £405
% change year-on-year +22.69% +0.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £65.00

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 15073 15351 15194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.50% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10419 10809 10150
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 192 210
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £18.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 28 June 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
Top 19 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 28 June 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 +50 59 £563 +35.54% 32
London +32 34 £600 +4.34% 24
South East +28 17 £500 +81.81% 2
Worthing - 11 £500 -
West Sussex - 11 £500 -
West Midlands +15 6 £500 +20.48%
Shropshire +6 6 £500 +20.48%
Telford +5 6 £500 +20.48%
Scotland +8 5 £450 +12.50% 2
Glasgow -24 5 £450 +12.50% 2
Hampshire - 5 £350 - 1
Basingstoke - 4 - -
Surrey +9 1 £425 -26.08%
East Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
North East - 1 £500 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £625 -
Guildford - 1 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Java
2 87 (75.00%) Spring
3 86 (74.14%) SQL
4 82 (70.69%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (59.48%) Hibernate
6 54 (46.55%) JUnit
7 51 (43.97%) Unix
7 51 (43.97%) Open Source
8 45 (38.79%) SDLC
9 43 (37.07%) Linux
10 39 (33.62%) XML
11 38 (32.76%) REST
12 37 (31.90%) HTML
13 35 (30.17%) J2EE
13 35 (30.17%) Apache
13 35 (30.17%) Eclipse
13 35 (30.17%) webMethods
13 35 (30.17%) Finance
13 35 (30.17%) HTML5
13 35 (30.17%) Microservices
14 34 (29.31%) Banking
15 33 (28.45%) EJB
15 33 (28.45%) SOAP
15 33 (28.45%) OO
15 33 (28.45%) JBoss
16 32 (27.59%) Scala
17 31 (26.72%) Investment Banking
17 31 (26.72%) JSON
18 30 (25.86%) CSS
18 30 (25.86%) WebLogic

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 35 (30.17%) Apache
2 33 (28.45%) JBoss
3 30 (25.86%) WebLogic
4 10 (8.62%) Tomcat
5 8 (6.90%) nginx
6 6 (5.17%) WebSphere
7 5 (4.31%) MQSeries
8 4 (3.45%) DataSynapse
8 4 (3.45%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (2.59%) CMS
9 3 (2.59%) CoreMedia CMS
10 2 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (15.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.90%) GitHub
1 8 (6.90%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.72%) IaaS
3 2 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.79%) HTTP
2 14 (12.07%) SSL
2 14 (12.07%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.31%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (25.86%) MongoDB
2 18 (15.52%) RDBMS
2 18 (15.52%) Relational Database
3 16 (13.79%) DB2
4 8 (6.90%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.31%) Big Data
6 2 (1.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 54 (46.55%) JUnit
2 35 (30.17%) Eclipse
3 30 (25.86%) Git (software)
3 30 (25.86%) IntelliJ
3 30 (25.86%) Selenium
4 11 (9.48%) Jenkins
5 8 (6.90%) Ant
5 8 (6.90%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.90%) Gatling
5 8 (6.90%) Grunt
5 8 (6.90%) gulp
5 8 (6.90%) Karma Test Runner
5 8 (6.90%) Sublime Text
6 5 (4.31%) Maven
6 5 (4.31%) Subversion
7 3 (2.59%) Hudson
8 1 (0.86%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.86%) Mockito
General
1 35 (30.17%) Finance
2 34 (29.31%) Banking
3 31 (26.72%) Investment Banking
4 17 (14.66%) Front Office
5 9 (7.76%) Prime Brokerage
6 3 (2.59%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.72%) Electronics
7 2 (1.72%) Marketing
7 2 (1.72%) Publishing
8 1 (0.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 113 (97.41%) Developer
2 93 (80.17%) Java Developer
3 30 (25.86%) Scala Developer
4 18 (15.52%) Salesforce Developer
5 16 (13.79%) Java Scala Developer
6 9 (7.76%) Software Engineer
7 8 (6.90%) Agile Developer
7 8 (6.90%) Agile Java Developer
7 8 (6.90%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 8 (6.90%) Senior Developer
8 7 (6.03%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.17%) CRM Developer
9 6 (5.17%) Scala Software Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) Digital Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Java Software Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Prime Brokerage Java Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Senior Scala Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Senior Software Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (75.00%) Spring
2 69 (59.48%) Hibernate
3 39 (33.62%) XML
4 38 (32.76%) REST
5 37 (31.90%) HTML
6 35 (30.17%) HTML5
6 35 (30.17%) J2EE
7 33 (28.45%) EJB
7 33 (28.45%) SOAP
8 31 (26.72%) JSON
9 30 (25.86%) CSS
9 30 (25.86%) Play Framework
10 20 (17.24%) JMS
11 14 (12.07%) Servlets
12 11 (9.48%) Web Services
13 10 (8.62%) Middleware
14 9 (7.76%) AngularJS
14 9 (7.76%) jQuery
15 8 (6.90%) Gherkin
15 8 (6.90%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.10%) Virtual Team
2 18 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (15.52%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (13.79%) Equity Derivative
4 12 (10.34%) Derivative
5 11 (9.48%) Fixed Income
6 6 (5.17%) Equities
6 6 (5.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.59%) User Experience
8 2 (1.72%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.72%) Social Media
9 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.86%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.86%) Fintech
9 1 (0.86%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 51 (43.97%) Unix
2 43 (37.07%) Linux
3 14 (12.07%) Windows
4 8 (6.90%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.86%) Android
5 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (70.69%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (43.97%) Open Source
3 45 (38.79%) SDLC
4 35 (30.17%) Microservices
5 33 (28.45%) OO
6 27 (23.28%) DevOps
6 27 (23.28%) Software Engineering
6 27 (23.28%) Technical Analysis
7 22 (18.97%) Workflow
8 18 (15.52%) CRM
8 18 (15.52%) Economics
8 18 (15.52%) OOD
9 14 (12.07%) Configuration Management
9 14 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (10.34%) Database Tuning
10 12 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (7.76%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (7.76%) Migration
12 8 (6.90%) Analytics
12 8 (6.90%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 116 (100.00%) Java
2 86 (74.14%) SQL
3 32 (27.59%) Scala
4 24 (20.69%) Perl
5 15 (12.93%) JavaScript
5 15 (12.93%) Python
6 14 (12.07%) C#
7 8 (6.90%) Groovy
7 8 (6.90%) Haskell
7 8 (6.90%) Ruby
8 5 (4.31%) Apex Code
9 4 (3.45%) C++
10 1 (0.86%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.86%) VB
10 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) MiFID
System Software
1 30 (25.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 30 (25.86%) Puppet
2 8 (6.90%) Grafana
2 8 (6.90%) Kibana
Vendors
1 35 (30.17%) webMethods
2 22 (18.97%) Sybase
3 18 (15.52%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (14.66%) Adobe
5 12 (10.34%) Google
6 10 (8.62%) Oracle
7 9 (7.76%) TIBCO
8 8 (6.90%) IBM
9 5 (4.31%) Software AG
10 3 (2.59%) FatWire
10 3 (2.59%) Interwoven
10 3 (2.59%) Lotus
10 3 (2.59%) OpenText
10 3 (2.59%) Percussion
10 3 (2.59%) Vignette
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