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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
J2EE Developer
Rank 558 503 481
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -22
Contract jobs requiring a J2EE Developer 82 133 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 87 92
Average daily rate £375 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £34.50 £36.00 £35.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +0.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £36.00 £35.80
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +0.55%

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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 30 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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -71 79 £375 -6.25% 31
East of England -6 22 £338 -15.62% 4
London -42 22 £423 -0.58% 10
Essex -9 17 £240 -40.00%
East Midlands +13 11 £325 -18.75% 2
Basildon +9 9 £240 -28.88%
West Midlands -8 9 £375 +70.45% 2
North West -10 9 £400 +3.22% 4
Derbyshire +10 6 £450 +32.35%
Manchester -2 6 £388 -
South East -22 6 £325 -7.14% 5
Coventry - 6 £325 -
Buckinghamshire +19 5 £325 -12.16%
Milton Keynes +8 5 £325 -11.86%
Hertfordshire +7 5 £350 -6.66% 3
Northamptonshire +12 4 £325 -18.75% 1
North East -27 4 £325 +10.16%
Tyne and Wear - 4 £325 -
Northampton - 4 £325 - 1
City of London +40 3 £494 +3.94% 4
Chester +1 3 £406 +8.33%
Cheshire -8 3 £406 +4.83%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £316 -
Birmingham - 3 £475 - 1
Yorkshire +2 2 £450 +20.00% 3
South West -2 2 £475 +22.58% 1
Docklands, London +9 1 - -
Watford +7 1 £425 - 1
Brentwood +5 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £375 -

J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 152 (100.00%) J2EE
2 142 (93.42%) Java
3 92 (60.53%) Spring
4 90 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (42.76%) Hibernate
6 61 (40.13%) JavaScript
7 52 (34.21%) HTML
8 49 (32.24%) XML
9 48 (31.58%) JSP
10 47 (30.92%) Oracle
11 44 (28.95%) TDD
12 41 (26.97%) Web Services
13 35 (23.03%) SQL
14 32 (21.05%) SOAP
15 31 (20.39%) Servlets
15 31 (20.39%) SQL Server
16 28 (18.42%) Scrum
17 27 (17.76%) CSS
17 27 (17.76%) OO
18 26 (17.11%) Struts
18 26 (17.11%) REST
19 24 (15.79%) WebSphere
19 24 (15.79%) HTML5
20 23 (15.13%) Maven
20 23 (15.13%) Eclipse
21 22 (14.47%) JMS
22 20 (13.16%) XSLT
22 20 (13.16%) JDBC
23 19 (12.50%) Linux
24 18 (11.84%) E-Commerce

J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 24 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 17 (11.18%) JBoss
3 16 (10.53%) Tomcat
4 15 (9.87%) WebLogic
5 10 (6.58%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.97%) Apache
6 3 (1.97%) CMS
6 3 (1.97%) Jetty
6 3 (1.97%) Node.js
7 2 (1.32%) Liferay
8 1 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.66%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.97%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.32%) Maximo
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.66%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.32%) SaaS
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.66%) Bluemix
3 1 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.21%) TCP/IP
2 13 (8.55%) HTTP
3 4 (2.63%) Internet
4 3 (1.97%) SSL
5 2 (1.32%) LDAP
5 2 (1.32%) Network Security
5 2 (1.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.55%) DB2
3 12 (7.89%) MySQL
4 11 (7.24%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.26%) Oracle Database
6 7 (4.61%) MongoDB
6 7 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.29%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.32%) SQLite
11 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.66%) DB2 UDB
11 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.66%) Oracle OWB
11 1 (0.66%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (15.13%) Eclipse
1 23 (15.13%) Maven
2 18 (11.84%) JUnit
3 12 (7.89%) Ant
4 11 (7.24%) JIRA
4 11 (7.24%) Selenium
5 10 (6.58%) Jenkins
6 8 (5.26%) AccuRev
6 8 (5.26%) Git (software)
7 7 (4.61%) Subversion
8 5 (3.29%) CruiseControl
9 3 (1.97%) JProfiler
9 3 (1.97%) StarTeam
10 2 (1.32%) ClearCase
10 2 (1.32%) ClearQuest
10 2 (1.32%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.32%) TestNG
10 2 (1.32%) Toad
11 1 (0.66%) PVCS
General
1 13 (8.55%) Banking
1 13 (8.55%) Finance
2 6 (3.95%) Investment Banking
3 5 (3.29%) Retail
4 4 (2.63%) Automotive
4 4 (2.63%) Marketing
5 2 (1.32%) Legal
5 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.66%) Front Office
6 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (100.00%) J2EE
2 92 (60.53%) Spring
3 65 (42.76%) Hibernate
4 52 (34.21%) HTML
5 49 (32.24%) XML
6 48 (31.58%) JSP
7 41 (26.97%) Web Services
8 32 (21.05%) SOAP
9 31 (20.39%) Servlets
10 27 (17.76%) CSS
11 26 (17.11%) REST
11 26 (17.11%) Struts
12 24 (15.79%) HTML5
13 22 (14.47%) JMS
14 20 (13.16%) JDBC
14 20 (13.16%) XSLT
15 18 (11.84%) JSF
16 16 (10.53%) AngularJS
17 15 (9.87%) jQuery
18 14 (9.21%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (5.92%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.97%) Digital Media
3 3 (1.97%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.66%) Contactless
5 1 (0.66%) Derivative
5 1 (0.66%) Equities
5 1 (0.66%) Fintech
5 1 (0.66%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.66%) IVR
5 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.50%) Linux
2 12 (7.89%) Unix
3 8 (5.26%) zOS
4 4 (2.63%) Windows
5 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.66%) AIX
6 1 (0.66%) Android
6 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (28.95%) TDD
3 28 (18.42%) Scrum
4 27 (17.76%) OO
5 18 (11.84%) E-Commerce
6 17 (11.18%) Unit Testing
7 15 (9.87%) SOA
8 14 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (9.21%) Open Source
9 13 (8.55%) OOA/OOD
10 12 (7.89%) MVC
10 12 (7.89%) Software Architecture
10 12 (7.89%) UML
10 12 (7.89%) Use Case
11 11 (7.24%) Software Engineering
12 10 (6.58%) Front End Development
13 9 (5.92%) BDD
14 8 (5.26%) Kanban
15 7 (4.61%) Validation
15 7 (4.61%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 142 (93.42%) Java
2 61 (40.13%) JavaScript
3 35 (23.03%) SQL
4 10 (6.58%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.63%) PHP
5 4 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.97%) C#
6 3 (1.97%) Groovy
6 3 (1.97%) Scala
7 2 (1.32%) C
7 2 (1.32%) Clojure
7 2 (1.32%) Python
7 2 (1.32%) SQR
7 2 (1.32%) XPath
8 1 (0.66%) AspectJ
8 1 (0.66%) C++
8 1 (0.66%) Perl
8 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.66%) VB
8 1 (0.66%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 17 (11.18%) Sun Certification
2 11 (7.24%) Degree
3 9 (5.92%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.32%) OCPJP
4 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (30.92%) Oracle
2 8 (5.26%) Sun
3 6 (3.95%) Adobe
4 5 (3.29%) hybris
4 5 (3.29%) IBM
5 4 (2.63%) BEA
6 3 (1.97%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.97%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.32%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.66%) Apple
8 1 (0.66%) HP
8 1 (0.66%) Informatica
8 1 (0.66%) Pega
8 1 (0.66%) Remedy
8 1 (0.66%) SAP
8 1 (0.66%) Sybase
8 1 (0.66%) VMware
8 1 (0.66%) webMethods
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