The table below looks at the statistics for the J2EE Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2EE Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
J2EE Developer
Rank 581 552 543
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -9
Contract jobs requiring a J2EE Developer 50 60 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.11% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.12% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 22
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£350 £356 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £280 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £544 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.45 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% +4.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% +4.61%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

J2EE Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing J2EE Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

J2EE Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

J2EE Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing J2EE Developer within the UK.

J2EE Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

J2EE Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing J2EE Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

J2EE Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

J2EE Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing J2EE Developer within the UK.

J2EE Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

J2EE Developer
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 49 £350 - 14
London -1 18 £344 -33.89% 3
East of England +19 16 £390 +39.28% 2
Essex - 11 £375 - 1
Basildon - 7 £400 -
South East -32 6 £350 +20.68% 5
Hertfordshire +6 4 £395 -
Watford - 4 £395 -
Horsham - 4 £350 - 1
West Sussex - 4 £350 - 2
City of London -9 3 £338 -41.30% 2
West Yorkshire -27 3 £381 +17.30%
Yorkshire -34 3 £381 +8.92%
East Midlands -10 2 £305 +8.92%
Manchester -15 2 £450 +20.00%
Leeds -25 2 £425 +30.76%
North West -35 2 £450 +20.00% 3
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Northamptonshire -2 1 £305 +8.92%
Buckinghamshire -16 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 1
Brentwood - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £350 -
Suffolk - 1 £350 -

J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited J2EE Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with J2EE Developer in their job title.

1 89 (100.00%) J2EE
2 77 (86.52%) Java
3 44 (49.44%) Spring
4 41 (46.07%) Web Services
5 39 (43.82%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (39.33%) Hibernate
7 29 (32.58%) HTML
8 28 (31.46%) SQL
9 26 (29.21%) JavaScript
9 26 (29.21%) Oracle
10 22 (24.72%) SQL Server
11 21 (23.60%) TDD
12 20 (22.47%) XML
13 19 (21.35%) JSP
14 18 (20.22%) OO
14 18 (20.22%) JBoss
15 17 (19.10%) SOAP
15 17 (19.10%) Maven
15 17 (19.10%) Finance
16 16 (17.98%) CSS
16 16 (17.98%) Tomcat
17 15 (16.85%) Scrum
18 14 (15.73%) Struts
18 14 (15.73%) Servlets
18 14 (15.73%) JUnit
18 14 (15.73%) RESTful
18 14 (15.73%) HTML5
18 14 (15.73%) REST
19 12 (13.48%) BDD
19 12 (13.48%) UML

J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited J2EE Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with J2EE Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (20.22%) JBoss
2 16 (17.98%) Tomcat
3 9 (10.11%) WebSphere
4 6 (6.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (5.62%) WebLogic
6 4 (4.49%) CMS
7 3 (3.37%) Apache
8 2 (2.25%) Magnolia
8 2 (2.25%) WildFly
9 1 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (1.12%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (1.12%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.12%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.12%) Node.js
9 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.12%) MQSeries
9 1 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (1.12%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Office
1 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) LDAP
1 3 (3.37%) HTTP
2 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (24.72%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.74%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.62%) MySQL
3 5 (5.62%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.49%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.12%) JasperReports
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.12%) Jackrabbit
7 1 (1.12%) Informix
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (19.10%) Maven
2 14 (15.73%) JUnit
3 9 (10.11%) Ant
4 8 (8.99%) Mockito
5 7 (7.87%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.74%) AccuRev
6 6 (6.74%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.49%) Subversion
8 4 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.49%) JProfiler
8 4 (4.49%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.37%) VisualVM
9 3 (3.37%) Moq
9 3 (3.37%) Selenium
9 3 (3.37%) NUnit
10 2 (2.25%) jMock
10 2 (2.25%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.25%) JIRA
10 2 (2.25%) DbUnit
General
1 17 (19.10%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Retail
4 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.25%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Automotive
5 2 (2.25%) Back Office
6 1 (1.12%) Front Office
6 1 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (1.12%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (100.00%) J2EE
2 44 (49.44%) Spring
3 41 (46.07%) Web Services
4 35 (39.33%) Hibernate
5 29 (32.58%) HTML
6 20 (22.47%) XML
7 19 (21.35%) JSP
8 17 (19.10%) SOAP
9 16 (17.98%) CSS
10 14 (15.73%) Servlets
10 14 (15.73%) Struts
10 14 (15.73%) RESTful
10 14 (15.73%) HTML5
10 14 (15.73%) REST
11 11 (12.36%) JSON
12 10 (11.24%) Dojo
12 10 (11.24%) JPA
13 9 (10.11%) Spring MVC
14 8 (8.99%) JSTL
14 8 (8.99%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.74%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.49%) GIS
4 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.12%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.12%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.12%) Derivative
5 1 (1.12%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.36%) Linux
2 5 (5.62%) Windows
3 4 (4.49%) UNIX
4 1 (1.12%) Solaris
4 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.82%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (23.60%) TDD
3 18 (20.22%) OO
4 15 (16.85%) Scrum
5 12 (13.48%) UML
5 12 (13.48%) MVC
5 12 (13.48%) BDD
6 8 (8.99%) OOD
6 8 (8.99%) Web Development
7 7 (7.87%) Multithreading
7 7 (7.87%) Kanban
7 7 (7.87%) E-Commerce
7 7 (7.87%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (6.74%) Open Source
8 6 (6.74%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (5.62%) SOA
9 5 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.49%) OOA/OOD
10 4 (4.49%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.49%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 77 (86.52%) Java
2 28 (31.46%) SQL
3 26 (29.21%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.49%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.49%) Scala
5 3 (3.37%) ANSI SQL
6 2 (2.25%) C#
6 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.25%) Python
7 1 (1.12%) Ruby
7 1 (1.12%) Groovy
7 1 (1.12%) C++
7 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.99%) Degree
3 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.49%) OCPJWCD
4 4 (4.49%) OCPJP
4 4 (4.49%) OCMJD
5 3 (3.37%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (2.25%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.25%) vSphere
1 2 (2.25%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (29.21%) Oracle
2 7 (7.87%) IBM
3 6 (6.74%) Adobe
4 4 (4.49%) Sun
4 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.49%) Sybase
5 2 (2.25%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.25%) VMware
5 2 (2.25%) Google
6 1 (1.12%) hybris
6 1 (1.12%) ATG
6 1 (1.12%) Informatica
6 1 (1.12%) Cognos