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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 126 132 114
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -18
Contract jobs citing J2EE 1023 929 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.75% 1.66% 1.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.22% 5.98% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 542 538
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.78% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £28.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.78 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.66%

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
16449 15532 15196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.15% 27.80% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11194 9877 9773
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 213 261
Average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +12 907 £434 +7.09% 321
London +17 425 £475 +5.55% 85
South East -13 116 £425 +13.33% 37
East of England +3 105 £388 -0.64% 43
North West -1 67 £450 +9.09% 61
Yorkshire -12 65 £405 +15.71% 35
City of London -29 63 £500 +5.26% 25
Scotland -16 56 £350 -12.50% 14
Essex +6 48 £345 +3.75% 9
Wales -11 48 £375 +47.05% 4
West Yorkshire -4 47 £438 +9.37% 31
South West -13 43 £463 +23.33% 27
South Wales +3 42 £390 +56.00% 3
Leeds 0 41 £463 +54.16% 31
Manchester +5 35 £450 +5.88% 33
Hertfordshire +10 33 £388 +1.30% 11
Tyne and Wear 0 32 £350 +12.90% 6
North East -5 32 £350 +10.23% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 31 £350 +12.90% 5
Edinburgh -14 30 £344 -20.28% 8
West Midlands -6 28 £418 +23.70% 4
Buckinghamshire +1 27 £413 +3.12% 4
Cardiff -5 26 £400 +60.00% 2
Watford +10 23 £370 -5.12% 1
Basildon +2 23 £340 -30.25% 1
Glasgow +7 22 £340 -2.85% 3
Hampshire -11 21 £375 - 4
Cheshire -12 21 £425 +1.49% 17
East Midlands -6 19 £400 +10.34% 18
Berkshire -12 18 £400 +6.66% 12

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1827 (89.21%) Java
2 928 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
3 709 (34.62%) Spring
4 652 (31.84%) JavaScript
5 628 (30.66%) SQL
6 623 (30.42%) Web Services
7 583 (28.47%) Oracle
8 576 (28.13%) HTML
9 446 (21.78%) TDD
9 446 (21.78%) Hibernate
10 429 (20.95%) XML
11 419 (20.46%) Linux
12 393 (19.19%) CSS
13 385 (18.80%) Scrum
14 362 (17.68%) UNIX
15 338 (16.50%) Finance
16 337 (16.46%) WebSphere
17 324 (15.82%) JBoss
18 309 (15.09%) Tomcat
19 305 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
20 302 (14.75%) Maven
21 299 (14.60%) JSP
22 291 (14.21%) E-Commerce
23 286 (13.96%) SOAP
24 282 (13.77%) SOA
25 257 (12.55%) WebLogic
26 254 (12.40%) Security Cleared
27 252 (12.30%) OO
28 248 (12.11%) MVC
29 241 (11.77%) Jenkins

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 337 (16.46%) WebSphere
2 324 (15.82%) JBoss
3 309 (15.09%) Tomcat
4 257 (12.55%) WebLogic
5 204 (9.96%) Apache
6 137 (6.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 115 (5.62%) CMS
8 85 (4.15%) IIS
9 78 (3.81%) nginx
10 73 (3.56%) Jetty
11 52 (2.54%) Confluence
12 45 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
13 44 (2.15%) Mule ESB
14 40 (1.95%) Node.js
15 36 (1.76%) Mule
15 36 (1.76%) MQSeries
16 27 (1.32%) Apache Solr
17 23 (1.12%) GlassFish
17 23 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 20 (0.98%) Documentum
Applications
1 26 (1.27%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.44%) MS Office
3 8 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.098%) MS Project
7 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.049%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 26 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
3 8 (0.39%) Tridion
4 7 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.15%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.098%) TIBCO iProcess
8 2 (0.098%) SAP PSCD
8 2 (0.098%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.098%) Maximo
8 2 (0.098%) Summit
9 1 (0.049%) ENOVIA
9 1 (0.049%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.049%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 173 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 76 (3.71%) Amazon EC2
4 72 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
5 59 (2.88%) Google App Engine
6 23 (1.12%) PaaS
7 19 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
9 15 (0.73%) SaaS
10 14 (0.68%) Google Analytics
11 13 (0.63%) GitHub
12 5 (0.24%) Google Apps
13 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.098%) Force.com
15 2 (0.098%) IaaS
15 2 (0.098%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.098%) Google Compute Engine
15 2 (0.098%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 2 (0.098%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 141 (6.88%) HTTP
2 110 (5.37%) TCP/IP
3 100 (4.88%) DNS
4 73 (3.56%) SSL
4 73 (3.56%) Internet
5 63 (3.08%) DHCP
6 60 (2.93%) FTP
7 58 (2.83%) IPsec
8 41 (2.00%) Firewall
9 38 (1.86%) LDAP
10 19 (0.93%) VPN
11 16 (0.78%) Reverse Proxy
12 10 (0.49%) DMZ
13 9 (0.44%) SAN
13 9 (0.44%) HTTPS
13 9 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 9 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 7 (0.34%) Intranet
14 7 (0.34%) OpenLDAP
14 7 (0.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 177 (8.64%) Relational Database
3 173 (8.45%) MySQL
4 155 (7.57%) MongoDB
5 152 (7.42%) Oracle Database
6 111 (5.42%) NoSQL
7 101 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
8 95 (4.64%) DB2
9 58 (2.83%) RDBMS
10 56 (2.73%) Hadoop
11 53 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
12 49 (2.39%) Big Data
13 43 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
14 30 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
15 27 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
16 25 (1.22%) Redis
17 22 (1.07%) DbVisualizer
18 20 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
18 20 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
18 20 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 302 (14.75%) Maven
2 241 (11.77%) Jenkins
3 227 (11.08%) JUnit
4 181 (8.84%) Ant
5 171 (8.35%) Subversion
6 160 (7.81%) Git (software)
7 144 (7.03%) Eclipse
8 106 (5.18%) Selenium
9 89 (4.35%) JIRA
10 64 (3.13%) Mockito
11 62 (3.03%) Cucumber
12 51 (2.49%) Hudson
13 32 (1.56%) SonarQube
14 27 (1.32%) JMeter
14 27 (1.32%) CruiseControl
15 26 (1.27%) Artifactory
16 23 (1.12%) IntelliJ
17 22 (1.07%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
17 22 (1.07%) Gerrit
17 22 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 338 (16.50%) Finance
2 173 (8.45%) Banking
3 129 (6.30%) Retail
4 60 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 35 (1.71%) Investment Banking
5 35 (1.71%) Publishing
6 34 (1.66%) Marketing
7 25 (1.22%) Automotive
8 23 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 18 (0.88%) Front Office
9 18 (0.88%) Back Office
10 14 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.59%) Games
12 9 (0.44%) Legal
13 8 (0.39%) Billing
14 7 (0.34%) Electronics
14 7 (0.34%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.29%) Advertising
16 5 (0.24%) French Language
17 4 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1293 (63.13%) Developer
2 871 (42.53%) Java Developer
3 273 (13.33%) Architect
4 181 (8.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 166 (8.11%) Senior Developer
6 126 (6.15%) Senior Java Developer
7 89 (4.35%) Consultant
7 89 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 88 (4.30%) J2EE Developer
9 75 (3.66%) Analyst
10 52 (2.54%) Technical Architect
11 48 (2.34%) Hybris Developer
12 43 (2.10%) Java Architect
13 42 (2.05%) Designer
14 37 (1.81%) Lead Developer
15 34 (1.66%) DevOps Engineer
16 32 (1.56%) Software Engineer
17 24 (1.17%) Oracle Developer
17 24 (1.17%) Scala Developer
18 23 (1.12%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 709 (34.62%) Spring
2 623 (30.42%) Web Services
3 576 (28.13%) HTML
4 446 (21.78%) Hibernate
5 429 (20.95%) XML
6 393 (19.19%) CSS
7 299 (14.60%) JSP
8 286 (13.96%) SOAP
9 239 (11.67%) Servlets
10 215 (10.50%) REST
11 204 (9.96%) HTML5
12 202 (9.86%) RESTful
13 197 (9.62%) Ajax
14 183 (8.94%) jQuery
15 172 (8.40%) .NET
16 168 (8.20%) JMS
17 161 (7.86%) Middleware
18 159 (7.76%) Struts
19 149 (7.28%) Spring MVC
20 145 (7.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 123 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
3 57 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 40 (1.95%) Mobile App
5 38 (1.86%) Clustering
6 29 (1.42%) Client/Server
6 29 (1.42%) User Experience
7 28 (1.37%) Market Risk
8 23 (1.12%) Data Centre
8 23 (1.12%) Derivative
9 22 (1.07%) Web 2.0
9 22 (1.07%) N-Tier
10 16 (0.78%) Equity Derivative
11 15 (0.73%) Social Media
12 14 (0.68%) iPad
13 13 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
14 12 (0.59%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.54%) Credit Risk
15 11 (0.54%) Online Banking
16 9 (0.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 419 (20.46%) Linux
2 362 (17.68%) UNIX
3 157 (7.67%) Windows
4 69 (3.37%) Solaris
5 51 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (1.37%) CentOS
7 24 (1.17%) Ubuntu
8 18 (0.88%) AIX
9 14 (0.68%) Android
10 11 (0.54%) HPUX
11 10 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.24%) OS/390
13 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.20%) SUSE
15 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.098%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.049%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 928 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
2 446 (21.78%) TDD
3 385 (18.80%) Scrum
4 305 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
5 291 (14.21%) E-Commerce
6 282 (13.77%) SOA
7 252 (12.30%) OO
8 248 (12.11%) MVC
9 181 (8.84%) DevOps
10 163 (7.96%) Open Source
11 162 (7.91%) SDLC
12 160 (7.81%) UML
13 149 (7.28%) BDD
14 136 (6.64%) Unit Testing
15 131 (6.40%) Configuration Management
16 108 (5.27%) Software Engineering
17 107 (5.22%) Performance Tuning
18 106 (5.18%) Waterfall
19 95 (4.64%) Mentoring
20 92 (4.49%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1827 (89.21%) Java
2 652 (31.84%) JavaScript
3 628 (30.66%) SQL
4 171 (8.35%) PL/SQL
5 120 (5.86%) Shell Script
6 118 (5.76%) Perl
7 96 (4.69%) Scala
8 85 (4.15%) Python
9 68 (3.32%) Ruby
10 67 (3.27%) Bash Shell
11 62 (3.03%) C#
12 58 (2.83%) C
13 47 (2.29%) PHP
13 47 (2.29%) XPath
14 42 (2.05%) Groovy
15 36 (1.76%) C++
16 27 (1.32%) PowerShell
16 27 (1.32%) Clojure
17 26 (1.27%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 17 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 254 (12.40%) Security Cleared
2 128 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 115 (5.62%) Degree
4 72 (3.52%) DV Cleared
5 48 (2.34%) Sun Certification
6 15 (0.73%) OCPJP
7 14 (0.68%) ISEB
8 7 (0.34%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.24%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.20%) OCPJWCD
11 4 (0.20%) OCMJD
11 4 (0.20%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.20%) CISSP
11 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.15%) MCPD
13 2 (0.098%) OCP
14 1 (0.049%) OCA
14 1 (0.049%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.03%) QA
2 27 (1.32%) SLA
3 5 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.20%) GxP
4 4 (0.20%) WAI
5 2 (0.098%) HL7
5 2 (0.098%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.098%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.049%) WCAG
System Software
1 89 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (2.25%) Xen
3 26 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 25 (1.22%) Docker
5 21 (1.03%) vCloud
6 15 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.49%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 9 (0.44%) GridGain
9 8 (0.39%) vSphere
10 6 (0.29%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.29%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.24%) Squid
12 4 (0.20%) Varnish
12 4 (0.20%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.20%) KVM
13 3 (0.15%) HDFS
13 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 88 (4.30%) Puppet
2 73 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.17%) Ansible
3 24 (1.17%) Salt
4 23 (1.12%) Kibana
5 21 (1.03%) Rundeck
5 21 (1.03%) logstash
6 20 (0.98%) ZABBIX
7 17 (0.83%) HAProxy
8 15 (0.73%) Vagrant
9 14 (0.68%) Oracle Identity Management
10 12 (0.59%) Tivoli
11 9 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.34%) OpenView
14 6 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.29%) XenMobile
15 5 (0.24%) Nagios
15 5 (0.24%) TeamSite
16 3 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 583 (28.47%) Oracle
2 182 (8.89%) IBM
3 146 (7.13%) Adobe
4 124 (6.05%) Microsoft
5 116 (5.66%) hybris
6 111 (5.42%) VMware
7 105 (5.13%) Google
8 90 (4.39%) Red Hat
9 59 (2.88%) Sybase
10 53 (2.59%) Sun
11 49 (2.39%) Informatica
11 49 (2.39%) ATG
12 44 (2.15%) webMethods
13 43 (2.10%) BEA
14 42 (2.05%) TIBCO
15 38 (1.86%) HP
16 37 (1.81%) SAP
17 34 (1.66%) Pega
18 26 (1.27%) Endeca
19 16 (0.78%) Perforce
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