The table below looks at the statistics for J2EE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2EE over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 115 115 102
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing J2EE 977 943 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.75% 1.74% 1.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.64% 6.41% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 541 536
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £285 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 18
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.75 £33.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -0.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £29.20 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £35.53 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £34.38 £33.86
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +1.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14707 14714 12753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.38% 27.19% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9574 9397 8038
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 228 336
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

J2EE
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing J2EE within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

J2EE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

J2EE
Daily Rate Trend

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

J2EE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

J2EE
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing J2EE within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

J2EE Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

J2EE
Hourly Rate Trend

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

J2EE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

J2EE
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing J2EE within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

J2EE Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

J2EE
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 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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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 +8 912 £408 -1.21% 321
London +18 426 £438 -2.77% 114
East of England +26 120 £400 - 21
South East -37 106 £370 -1.23% 68
North West +11 76 £388 +1.57% 36
City of London -16 76 £475 +5.55% 29
Essex +29 59 £400 -5.88% 6
South West -13 59 £413 +15.78% 22
Gloucestershire +16 46 £458 +4.68% 3
Yorkshire -16 40 £365 +2.45% 26
Cheshire +18 37 £375 -3.22% 6
Scotland -43 35 £375 +7.14% 11
West Midlands -18 33 £400 +14.28% 11
Hertfordshire -6 30 £376 -5.93% 4
Manchester -8 29 £380 +4.82% 27
Berkshire -18 27 £315 -10.00% 19
Edinburgh -7 24 £375 -0.66% 5
West Yorkshire -13 24 £335 -5.96% 16
Leeds -8 22 £335 -4.28% 14
Surrey +5 20 £350 -15.15% 6
Cheltenham +2 19 £442 +3.88% 1
East Midlands -9 18 £347 -10.32% 16
Buckinghamshire -19 17 £375 -11.76% 14
North East +17 15 £300 +26.31% 5
Brentwood +2 15 £265 +10.41%
Hampshire -16 15 £375 +3.44% 11
Chester +11 13 £388 +3.19% 2
Tyne and Wear +17 12 £300 +26.31% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +13 12 £300 +26.31% 5
Basildon +6 12 £325 -

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing J2EE also 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 that cited J2EE.

1 1688 (90.56%) Java
2 865 (46.41%) Agile Software Development
3 684 (36.70%) Spring
4 663 (35.57%) Oracle
5 570 (30.58%) SQL
6 525 (28.17%) Web Services
7 482 (25.86%) HTML
8 470 (25.21%) JavaScript
9 457 (24.52%) XML
10 436 (23.39%) TDD
11 401 (21.51%) Hibernate
12 368 (19.74%) UNIX
13 361 (19.37%) Scrum
14 332 (17.81%) Linux
15 300 (16.09%) CSS
16 297 (15.93%) JSP
17 286 (15.34%) Finance
18 278 (14.91%) WebLogic
19 275 (14.75%) Maven
20 259 (13.89%) SOA
21 255 (13.68%) SOAP
22 245 (13.14%) OO
23 237 (12.71%) JUnit
24 236 (12.66%) MVC
25 230 (12.34%) JBoss
26 220 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
27 219 (11.75%) Security Cleared
28 215 (11.53%) E-Commerce
29 210 (11.27%) Tomcat
29 210 (11.27%) WebSphere

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing J2EE also 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 that cited J2EE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 278 (14.91%) WebLogic
2 230 (12.34%) JBoss
3 210 (11.27%) Tomcat
3 210 (11.27%) WebSphere
4 177 (9.50%) Apache
5 72 (3.86%) CMS
6 63 (3.38%) Adobe CQ
7 36 (1.93%) IIS
7 36 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
8 32 (1.72%) Confluence
9 31 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 29 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
11 26 (1.39%) WebLogic Portal
12 24 (1.29%) GlassFish
12 24 (1.29%) Oracle Service Bus
13 22 (1.18%) TIBCO EMS
14 21 (1.13%) Mule
14 21 (1.13%) IBM HTTP Server
15 18 (0.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 18 (0.97%) Node.js
Applications
1 18 (0.97%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.32%) MS Office
4 5 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.27%) MS Project
5 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 19 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.38%) TIBCO iProcess
7 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.32%) CA PPM
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.21%) Tridion
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.054%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.054%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.054%) SAP SRM
10 1 (0.054%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 1 (0.054%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (0.38%) GitHub
4 7 (0.38%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.21%) SaaS
6 2 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.054%) Force.com
7 1 (0.054%) PaaS
7 1 (0.054%) Yammer
7 1 (0.054%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 113 (6.06%) HTTP
2 89 (4.77%) Internet
3 46 (2.47%) TCP/IP
4 41 (2.20%) LDAP
4 41 (2.20%) Firewall
5 32 (1.72%) DNS
5 32 (1.72%) SSL
6 16 (0.86%) Intranet
7 14 (0.75%) SAN
8 13 (0.70%) DHCP
9 12 (0.64%) VPN
10 11 (0.59%) HTTPS
10 11 (0.59%) ATM
11 9 (0.48%) NAS
12 8 (0.43%) SNMP
12 8 (0.43%) DMZ
12 8 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (0.38%) IPsec
13 7 (0.38%) FTP
14 6 (0.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (10.57%) SQL Server
2 186 (9.98%) Relational Database
3 151 (8.10%) Oracle Database
4 137 (7.35%) MySQL
5 84 (4.51%) MongoDB
6 73 (3.92%) RDBMS
7 70 (3.76%) NoSQL
8 64 (3.43%) Big Data
9 52 (2.79%) Hadoop
10 47 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
11 46 (2.47%) DB2
12 45 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
13 43 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
14 26 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
15 24 (1.29%) Jackrabbit
15 24 (1.29%) Couchbase
16 22 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
17 16 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (0.70%) Apache Hive
19 12 (0.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 275 (14.75%) Maven
2 237 (12.71%) JUnit
3 201 (10.78%) Subversion
4 178 (9.55%) Eclipse
5 173 (9.28%) Ant
6 108 (5.79%) Jenkins
7 101 (5.42%) JIRA
8 94 (5.04%) Git (software)
9 78 (4.18%) Selenium
10 53 (2.84%) Mockito
11 45 (2.41%) ClearCase
12 42 (2.25%) Cucumber
13 40 (2.15%) SoapUI
14 39 (2.09%) Hudson
15 26 (1.39%) CruiseControl
15 26 (1.39%) Toad
16 24 (1.29%) Jasmine
17 21 (1.13%) Gradle
18 20 (1.07%) Artifactory
19 19 (1.02%) JMeter
General
1 286 (15.34%) Finance
2 153 (8.21%) Banking
3 93 (4.99%) Retail
4 53 (2.84%) Marketing
5 40 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 39 (2.09%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 22 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.02%) Publishing
9 19 (1.02%) Front Office
10 15 (0.80%) Advertising
11 13 (0.70%) Back Office
12 11 (0.59%) Electronics
13 10 (0.54%) Automotive
14 9 (0.48%) Games
15 8 (0.43%) Legal
16 5 (0.27%) Private Banking
17 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.21%) Dutch Language
17 4 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1274 (68.35%) Developer
2 956 (51.29%) Java Developer
3 206 (11.05%) Architect
4 192 (10.30%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 170 (9.12%) Senior Developer
6 136 (7.30%) Senior Java Developer
7 96 (5.15%) J2EE Developer
8 80 (4.29%) Consultant
9 75 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
10 61 (3.27%) Analyst
11 36 (1.93%) Technical Architect
12 33 (1.77%) Java Architect
12 33 (1.77%) Oracle Developer
13 31 (1.66%) Web Developer
14 29 (1.56%) Designer
14 29 (1.56%) Lead Developer
15 28 (1.50%) UI Developer
16 26 (1.39%) UI Programmer
17 25 (1.34%) Applications Support
17 25 (1.34%) Hybris Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 684 (36.70%) Spring
2 525 (28.17%) Web Services
3 482 (25.86%) HTML
4 457 (24.52%) XML
5 401 (21.51%) Hibernate
6 300 (16.09%) CSS
7 297 (15.93%) JSP
8 255 (13.68%) SOAP
9 194 (10.41%) jQuery
10 183 (9.82%) REST
11 180 (9.66%) RESTful
12 169 (9.07%) Ajax
13 167 (8.96%) .NET
14 163 (8.74%) Servlets
15 160 (8.58%) Struts
16 150 (8.05%) Spring MVC
17 147 (7.89%) HTML5
18 146 (7.83%) JMS
19 139 (7.46%) Java EE
20 132 (7.08%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 116 (6.22%) Open Source
2 73 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (3.76%) Computer Science
4 53 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
5 45 (2.41%) Client/Server
6 29 (1.56%) iPad
7 28 (1.50%) Clustering
8 26 (1.39%) N-Tier
9 24 (1.29%) Social Media
10 19 (1.02%) Derivative
11 17 (0.91%) Management Information System
12 16 (0.86%) User Experience
13 13 (0.70%) Equity Derivative
13 13 (0.70%) Market Risk
13 13 (0.70%) Mobile App
13 13 (0.70%) Algorithms
14 12 (0.64%) Fixed Income
14 12 (0.64%) PKI
15 10 (0.54%) DTV
16 9 (0.48%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 368 (19.74%) UNIX
2 332 (17.81%) Linux
3 179 (9.60%) Windows
4 71 (3.81%) Solaris
5 41 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (1.13%) AIX
7 20 (1.07%) Android
8 17 (0.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 16 (0.86%) Apple iOS
10 14 (0.75%) CentOS
11 10 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.32%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.21%) VME
13 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.11%) HPUX
15 2 (0.11%) SUSE
15 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 865 (46.41%) Agile Software Development
2 436 (23.39%) TDD
3 361 (19.37%) Scrum
4 259 (13.89%) SOA
5 245 (13.14%) OO
6 236 (12.66%) MVC
7 220 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
8 215 (11.53%) E-Commerce
9 141 (7.56%) UML
10 119 (6.38%) BDD
11 118 (6.33%) Unit Testing
12 117 (6.28%) Waterfall
13 99 (5.31%) Content Management
14 98 (5.26%) Software Engineering
15 90 (4.83%) DevOps
16 89 (4.77%) RUP
17 76 (4.08%) Web Development
18 70 (3.76%) Mentoring
19 65 (3.49%) Configuration Management
20 64 (3.43%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1688 (90.56%) Java
2 570 (30.58%) SQL
3 470 (25.21%) JavaScript
4 175 (9.39%) PL/SQL
5 115 (6.17%) Perl
6 102 (5.47%) Shell Script
7 84 (4.51%) Python
8 67 (3.59%) C#
9 66 (3.54%) PHP
10 57 (3.06%) Scala
11 56 (3.00%) Ruby
12 50 (2.68%) Groovy
13 46 (2.47%) Bash Shell
14 31 (1.66%) XPath
15 30 (1.61%) C++
16 27 (1.45%) C
17 24 (1.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 24 (1.29%) Clojure
18 16 (0.86%) Jython
19 13 (0.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 219 (11.75%) Security Cleared
2 116 (6.22%) Degree
3 111 (5.95%) SC Cleared
4 91 (4.88%) DV Cleared
5 50 (2.68%) Sun Certification
6 23 (1.23%) OCPJP
7 12 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
8 10 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.27%) ISEB
11 4 (0.21%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.21%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.21%) MCPD
12 3 (0.16%) OCAJ
12 3 (0.16%) PMP
12 3 (0.16%) CISSP
12 3 (0.16%) OCP
12 3 (0.16%) OCA
12 3 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.18%) QA
2 16 (0.86%) SLA
3 8 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.11%) COBIT
5 1 (0.054%) WCAG
5 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.054%) EMIR
System Software
1 24 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (1.07%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.64%) Docker
3 12 (0.64%) Squid
4 9 (0.48%) Xen
5 8 (0.43%) vCloud
6 5 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.27%) Firmware
7 4 (0.21%) HDFS
7 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.21%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.16%) KVM
8 3 (0.16%) GridGain
9 2 (0.11%) Samba
9 2 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.054%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 55 (2.95%) Puppet
2 20 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.70%) Ansible
4 11 (0.59%) Salt
5 10 (0.54%) logstash
6 9 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
6 9 (0.48%) Kibana
7 8 (0.43%) ZABBIX
8 7 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (0.38%) OpenView
8 7 (0.38%) OpenIDM
8 7 (0.38%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.32%) HAProxy
9 6 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.21%) Nagios
10 4 (0.21%) CA Wily
11 3 (0.16%) WSUS
11 3 (0.16%) Graphite
12 2 (0.11%) XenMobile
12 2 (0.11%) Oozie
Vendors
1 663 (35.57%) Oracle
2 141 (7.56%) IBM
3 76 (4.08%) Microsoft
4 64 (3.43%) BEA
4 64 (3.43%) hybris
5 61 (3.27%) Adobe
5 61 (3.27%) ATG
6 56 (3.00%) Red Hat
7 51 (2.74%) Pega
8 50 (2.68%) webMethods
9 49 (2.63%) Sun
10 48 (2.58%) SAP
11 46 (2.47%) TIBCO
12 41 (2.20%) Informatica
13 35 (1.88%) Sybase
14 34 (1.82%) Endeca
15 32 (1.72%) VMware
16 29 (1.56%) Google
17 27 (1.45%) Business Objects
18 25 (1.34%) Perforce
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 per day - 6 month contract
Posted: 11 hours ago
UK
Randstad Technologies
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £475 - £575 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £30 to £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £475 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + benefits - potential extension
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 360-£380/Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 250 to 250 per day GBP
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £340 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago