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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 124 105 77
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -28
Contract jobs citing J2EE 895 887 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.75% 1.84% 2.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.48% 6.84% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 486 628
Average daily rate
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£401 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £265 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 11
Average hourly rate £35.18 £33.75 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.87 £32.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £42.50 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.22% -8.78%

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
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -15 813 £413 - 386
London +15 402 £450 - 139
North West +17 87 £363 -3.33% 47
East of England +6 84 £400 -3.03% 32
South East -42 84 £373 +6.42% 77
City of London -8 74 £475 +5.55% 41
Scotland -21 49 £380 +19.12% 7
South West 0 47 £400 +30.08% 29
Cheshire +20 40 £375 -14.28% 9
Essex +10 39 £400 -5.88% 7
West Midlands -11 36 £418 +50.63% 12
Yorkshire -19 35 £325 -5.45% 32
Edinburgh +1 32 £363 +20.83% 3
West Yorkshire -11 26 £325 -3.70% 20
Hertfordshire +4 25 £350 -17.64% 12
Manchester -3 24 £350 -6.66% 31
Leeds -10 23 £325 - 15
Gloucestershire +3 22 £400 +33.33% 5
Berkshire -21 19 £400 +14.28% 35
Hampshire -24 18 £400 +25.00% 11
Surrey +1 16 £350 +3.70% 12
Northern Ireland +7 15 £338 -25.00%
Bristol +6 14 £413 - 13
East Midlands +2 14 £544 +50.51% 13
North East -23 14 £325 +30.00% 3
Chester +15 13 £363 -3.33% 3
Brentwood +2 12 £265 -
Cheltenham - 12 £439 - 3
Northamptonshire +3 11 £575 +24.32% 4
Northampton +1 11 £575 +13.58% 3

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1712 (90.44%) Java
2 908 (47.97%) Agile Software Development
3 737 (38.93%) Spring
4 646 (34.13%) Oracle
5 561 (29.64%) Web Services
6 523 (27.63%) XML
7 496 (26.20%) SQL
8 484 (25.57%) HTML
9 477 (25.20%) JavaScript
10 474 (25.04%) Hibernate
11 447 (23.61%) TDD
12 385 (20.34%) Scrum
13 324 (17.12%) Linux
14 323 (17.06%) UNIX
15 313 (16.53%) JSP
16 311 (16.43%) Maven
17 305 (16.11%) Finance
17 305 (16.11%) CSS
18 290 (15.32%) OO
19 283 (14.95%) MVC
20 274 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
21 273 (14.42%) SOA
22 260 (13.73%) JUnit
23 252 (13.31%) SOAP
24 240 (12.68%) WebLogic
24 240 (12.68%) E-Commerce
25 219 (11.57%) Subversion
26 217 (11.46%) JBoss
27 212 (11.20%) WebSphere
28 210 (11.09%) Tomcat

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 240 (12.68%) WebLogic
2 217 (11.46%) JBoss
3 212 (11.20%) WebSphere
4 210 (11.09%) Tomcat
5 201 (10.62%) Apache
6 79 (4.17%) CMS
7 72 (3.80%) Adobe CQ
8 42 (2.22%) Confluence
9 39 (2.06%) IIS
10 36 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 33 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
12 32 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
13 26 (1.37%) FileNet
14 24 (1.27%) WebLogic Portal
14 24 (1.27%) TIBCO EMS
15 23 (1.22%) nginx
15 23 (1.22%) Apache Solr
15 23 (1.22%) Oracle Service Bus
16 20 (1.06%) GlassFish
17 19 (1.00%) Jetty
Applications
1 18 (0.95%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.53%) MS Office
3 9 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.21%) MS Project
6 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 25 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
2 17 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.37%) TIBCO iProcess
3 7 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.32%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 6 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.32%) CA Clarity
4 6 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.26%) Tridion
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.16%) Cordys
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.053%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.053%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.053%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.053%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.053%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.69%) SaaS
4 13 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (0.53%) Google App Engine
6 8 (0.42%) GitHub
7 6 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.32%) Force.com
8 5 (0.26%) PaaS
8 5 (0.26%) IaaS
9 4 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.21%) Route 53
9 4 (0.21%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 108 (5.71%) HTTP
2 92 (4.86%) Internet
3 34 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 27 (1.43%) SSL
5 23 (1.22%) DNS
6 21 (1.11%) LDAP
7 20 (1.06%) Firewall
8 16 (0.85%) Intranet
9 14 (0.74%) FTP
10 13 (0.69%) SNMP
11 11 (0.58%) ATM
12 9 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
12 9 (0.48%) IPsec
12 9 (0.48%) DHCP
13 6 (0.32%) VPN
14 5 (0.26%) SSH
14 5 (0.26%) Extranet
14 5 (0.26%) HTTPS
15 4 (0.21%) Wireless
16 3 (0.16%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 158 (8.35%) Relational Database
3 146 (7.71%) MySQL
4 143 (7.55%) Oracle Database
5 85 (4.49%) MongoDB
6 74 (3.91%) NoSQL
7 67 (3.54%) RDBMS
8 56 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
9 55 (2.91%) DB2
10 48 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
11 43 (2.27%) Big Data
12 41 (2.17%) Hadoop
12 41 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
13 34 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
14 23 (1.22%) Couchbase
14 23 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
15 20 (1.06%) Jackrabbit
16 18 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (0.85%) JasperReports
18 11 (0.58%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 311 (16.43%) Maven
2 260 (13.73%) JUnit
3 219 (11.57%) Subversion
4 191 (10.09%) Eclipse
5 145 (7.66%) Ant
6 139 (7.34%) Jenkins
7 121 (6.39%) JIRA
8 85 (4.49%) Git (software)
9 76 (4.01%) Selenium
10 56 (2.96%) Hudson
11 50 (2.64%) Mockito
12 41 (2.17%) ClearCase
13 37 (1.95%) Cucumber
14 33 (1.74%) SoapUI
15 31 (1.64%) JMeter
15 31 (1.64%) CruiseControl
16 25 (1.32%) Jasmine
17 23 (1.22%) Toad
18 19 (1.00%) Artifactory
19 17 (0.90%) NUnit
General
1 305 (16.11%) Finance
2 173 (9.14%) Banking
3 102 (5.39%) Retail
4 54 (2.85%) Marketing
5 49 (2.59%) Investment Banking
6 45 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.58%) Publishing
9 25 (1.32%) Financial Institution
10 20 (1.06%) Front Office
11 18 (0.95%) Advertising
12 16 (0.85%) Electronics
12 16 (0.85%) Back Office
13 13 (0.69%) Games
14 10 (0.53%) Legal
15 6 (0.32%) German Language
16 5 (0.26%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.16%) Dutch Language
17 3 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1311 (69.26%) Developer
2 964 (50.92%) Java Developer
3 243 (12.84%) Architect
4 201 (10.62%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 159 (8.40%) Senior Developer
6 126 (6.66%) Senior Java Developer
7 106 (5.60%) Solutions Architect
8 102 (5.39%) J2EE Developer
9 64 (3.38%) Consultant
10 47 (2.48%) Java Architect
10 47 (2.48%) Analyst
11 41 (2.17%) Lead Developer
12 37 (1.95%) UI Developer
13 36 (1.90%) UI Programmer
13 36 (1.90%) Oracle Developer
14 35 (1.85%) Technical Architect
15 32 (1.69%) Software Engineer
16 29 (1.53%) Designer
16 29 (1.53%) Web Developer
17 25 (1.32%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 737 (38.93%) Spring
2 561 (29.64%) Web Services
3 523 (27.63%) XML
4 484 (25.57%) HTML
5 474 (25.04%) Hibernate
6 313 (16.53%) JSP
7 305 (16.11%) CSS
8 252 (13.31%) SOAP
9 197 (10.41%) jQuery
10 196 (10.35%) REST
11 180 (9.51%) Spring MVC
12 174 (9.19%) RESTful
13 173 (9.14%) Ajax
14 162 (8.56%) JMS
14 162 (8.56%) Struts
15 156 (8.24%) .NET
16 154 (8.14%) Servlets
17 151 (7.98%) JSF
18 149 (7.87%) Java EE
19 134 (7.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 157 (8.29%) Open Source
2 79 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 77 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (1.74%) Client/Server
6 31 (1.64%) iPad
7 27 (1.43%) Social Media
8 23 (1.22%) User Experience
9 20 (1.06%) N-Tier
9 20 (1.06%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.00%) Clustering
11 17 (0.90%) Market Risk
11 17 (0.90%) Fixed Income
12 16 (0.85%) DTV
12 16 (0.85%) Derivative
13 12 (0.63%) Mobile App
14 11 (0.58%) Data Integration
15 9 (0.48%) EMV
15 9 (0.48%) Mainframe
16 8 (0.42%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 324 (17.12%) Linux
2 323 (17.06%) UNIX
3 140 (7.40%) Windows
4 77 (4.07%) Solaris
5 39 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (1.80%) Android
7 26 (1.37%) AIX
8 23 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 17 (0.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 12 (0.63%) CentOS
11 10 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.32%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.26%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.16%) VME
15 3 (0.16%) SUSE
16 2 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 908 (47.97%) Agile Software Development
2 447 (23.61%) TDD
3 385 (20.34%) Scrum
4 290 (15.32%) OO
5 283 (14.95%) MVC
6 274 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
7 273 (14.42%) SOA
8 240 (12.68%) E-Commerce
9 144 (7.61%) Unit Testing
10 128 (6.76%) BDD
11 123 (6.50%) UML
12 106 (5.60%) DevOps
13 95 (5.02%) Content Management
14 91 (4.81%) Software Engineering
15 89 (4.70%) Waterfall
16 73 (3.86%) Web Development
17 69 (3.65%) Multithreading
18 68 (3.59%) Configuration Management
19 64 (3.38%) RUP
20 61 (3.22%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1712 (90.44%) Java
2 496 (26.20%) SQL
3 477 (25.20%) JavaScript
4 152 (8.03%) PL/SQL
5 100 (5.28%) Perl
6 84 (4.44%) Shell Script
7 83 (4.38%) PHP
8 81 (4.28%) C#
9 73 (3.86%) Python
10 59 (3.12%) Ruby
11 58 (3.06%) Scala
12 57 (3.01%) Groovy
13 49 (2.59%) C++
14 40 (2.11%) Bash Shell
15 32 (1.69%) C
16 30 (1.58%) XPath
17 29 (1.53%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 22 (1.16%) XQuery
19 20 (1.06%) VB.NET
19 20 (1.06%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 195 (10.30%) Security Cleared
2 124 (6.55%) Degree
3 108 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 63 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 48 (2.54%) Sun Certification
6 16 (0.85%) OCPJP
7 11 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.32%) ISEB
10 5 (0.26%) PMP
10 5 (0.26%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.21%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.11%) CCA
13 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.11%) OCP
13 2 (0.11%) OCA
13 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.70%) QA
2 17 (0.90%) SLA
3 6 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.053%) COBIT
6 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.053%) EMIR
System Software
1 17 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.63%) Squid
3 11 (0.58%) Xen
4 7 (0.37%) vCloud
4 7 (0.37%) Docker
5 5 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.21%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.21%) Firmware
6 4 (0.21%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.16%) HDFS
7 3 (0.16%) GridGain
8 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.053%) SAP ITS
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.053%) vSphere
9 1 (0.053%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.053%) KVM
Systems Management
1 54 (2.85%) Puppet
2 20 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Management
4 17 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 11 (0.58%) Ansible
6 8 (0.42%) Salt
7 7 (0.37%) logstash
8 6 (0.32%) OpenIDM
8 6 (0.32%) Kibana
8 6 (0.32%) OpenView
8 6 (0.32%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.26%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.21%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.16%) Graphite
12 2 (0.11%) Oozie
12 2 (0.11%) CA SiteMinder
12 2 (0.11%) yum
13 1 (0.053%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.053%) Data Guard
13 1 (0.053%) Nagios
Vendors
1 646 (34.13%) Oracle
2 124 (6.55%) IBM
3 102 (5.39%) Microsoft
4 61 (3.22%) ATG
5 56 (2.96%) Adobe
6 50 (2.64%) Red Hat
7 45 (2.38%) BEA
8 44 (2.32%) Sun
8 44 (2.32%) SAP
9 43 (2.27%) TIBCO
10 41 (2.17%) hybris
11 39 (2.06%) Google
12 32 (1.69%) Sybase
12 32 (1.69%) Endeca
13 28 (1.48%) VMware
14 27 (1.43%) Perforce
15 25 (1.32%) Informatica
16 21 (1.11%) webMethods
17 18 (0.95%) Twitter
18 17 (0.90%) Pega
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £375.00 - £450 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £70 per day.
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Zetman
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Zetman
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £38 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £144 - £145 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago