The table below looks at the statistics for J2EE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2EE over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 161 153 140
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing J2EE 774 876 921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.59% 1.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.07% 5.54% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 535 599
Median daily rate £450 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 8
Median hourly rate £42.84 £36.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.36% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.17 £36.20 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.97 £100.00 £35.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.84 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.36% +4.28%

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
15266 15816 15220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.80% 28.76% 26.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10535 11015 10387
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 256 171
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £15.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

J2EE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing J2EE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 718 £450 - 182
London +17 352 £500 +5.26% 51
South East -10 99 £425 +1.19% 24
East of England +3 72 £425 - 13
North West -21 43 £423 +5.62% 20
West Midlands -21 43 £450 +12.50% 7
City of London -14 41 £538 +16.21% 12
Scotland +14 35 £400 +5.26% 6
South West -11 31 £425 -5.55% 28
North East -40 28 £330 -18.51% 1
Tyne and Wear -43 27 £330 -17.50% 1
East Midlands -2 26 £420 -1.17% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 26 £330 -22.35% 1
Essex -17 24 £421 -3.71% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 21 £400 +12.67% 5
Cambridgeshire +6 21 £400 -3.03% 4
Berkshire +9 20 £322 -7.92% 1
Manchester -16 20 £344 -14.06% 18
Yorkshire -4 19 £510 +2.00% 30
Peterborough +15 18 £400 -
Hertfordshire +12 18 £438 -10.25% 4
West Yorkshire +6 17 £510 +2.00% 20
Northamptonshire -10 17 £420 -4.00% 1
Oxfordshire -18 17 £488 -6.25% 1
Hampshire +17 15 £450 +23.28% 6
Glasgow +8 14 £370 +5.71% 1
Leeds +1 14 £510 +2.00% 15
Milton Keynes -1 14 £400 +12.67% 4
Gloucestershire -15 14 £525 +10.52% 13
Telford -16 13 £451 +3.08% 1

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing J2EE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for J2EE.

1 1508 (87.78%) Java
2 875 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
3 642 (37.37%) Spring
4 560 (32.60%) Oracle
5 482 (28.06%) SQL
5 482 (28.06%) Web Services
6 467 (27.18%) JavaScript
7 408 (23.75%) Unix
8 379 (22.06%) HTML
9 366 (21.30%) XML
10 359 (20.90%) Linux
11 341 (19.85%) Hibernate
12 333 (19.38%) Finance
13 328 (19.09%) Scrum
14 326 (18.98%) TDD
15 308 (17.93%) REST
16 303 (17.64%) Jenkins
17 294 (17.11%) WebSphere
18 282 (16.41%) SOAP
19 280 (16.30%) JSP
20 269 (15.66%) CSS
21 264 (15.37%) JSON
22 261 (15.19%) SOA
23 258 (15.02%) Maven
24 251 (14.61%) WebLogic
25 231 (13.45%) OO
26 226 (13.15%) JBoss
27 225 (13.10%) E-Commerce
28 219 (12.75%) Tomcat
29 218 (12.69%) AngularJS

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 294 (17.11%) WebSphere
2 251 (14.61%) WebLogic
3 226 (13.15%) JBoss
4 219 (12.75%) Tomcat
5 170 (9.90%) Apache
6 115 (6.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 108 (6.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 96 (5.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 72 (4.19%) Elasticsearch
10 57 (3.32%) Confluence
11 49 (2.85%) WebLogic Portal
12 48 (2.79%) CMS
13 45 (2.62%) GlassFish
14 42 (2.44%) iPlanet
15 41 (2.39%) Oracle Application Server
16 28 (1.63%) Apache Spark
16 28 (1.63%) Mule
16 28 (1.63%) WebSphere Portal
17 25 (1.46%) Jetty
17 25 (1.46%) nginx
Applications
1 27 (1.57%) MS Excel
1 27 (1.57%) MS Visio
2 11 (0.64%) MS Office
3 6 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.29%) Mingle
5 2 (0.12%) HipChat
5 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.058%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 32 (1.86%) Oracle BPM
2 19 (1.11%) Adobe Campaign
3 15 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
5 10 (0.58%) OpenText MBPM
6 7 (0.41%) Magento
7 6 (0.35%) BASE24
8 4 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 3 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
10 2 (0.12%) Maximo
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 1 (0.058%) Documaker
11 1 (0.058%) Fredhopper
11 1 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.058%) Oracle SCM
11 1 (0.058%) SDL Web 8
11 1 (0.058%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 140 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (3.90%) GitHub
4 66 (3.84%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (1.28%) PaaS
7 20 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (0.93%) Adobe Analytics
9 14 (0.81%) Google App Engine
9 14 (0.81%) IaaS
10 12 (0.70%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.64%) SaaS
12 6 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.35%) Force.com
13 4 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.23%) Bluemix
13 4 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.23%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.23%) Slack
14 3 (0.17%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 102 (5.94%) Firewall
2 79 (4.60%) LDAP
2 79 (4.60%) TCP/IP
3 77 (4.48%) SSL
4 76 (4.42%) HTTP
5 54 (3.14%) Internet
6 28 (1.63%) DNS
7 21 (1.22%) HTTPS
8 18 (1.05%) FTP
8 18 (1.05%) SAN
9 16 (0.93%) SMS
10 14 (0.81%) BIG-IP
10 14 (0.81%) DHCP
11 12 (0.70%) IPsec
12 10 (0.58%) DMZ
12 10 (0.58%) NAS
13 7 (0.41%) LAN
13 7 (0.41%) VoIP
13 7 (0.41%) WAN
14 6 (0.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (8.73%) MongoDB
2 136 (7.92%) Relational Database
3 112 (6.52%) Oracle Database
4 102 (5.94%) SQL Server
5 87 (5.06%) NoSQL
6 86 (5.01%) Big Data
7 67 (3.90%) MySQL
8 53 (3.08%) DB2
9 46 (2.68%) Hadoop
10 37 (2.15%) Couchbase
10 37 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (1.86%) RDBMS
12 30 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
13 28 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
13 28 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
14 23 (1.34%) Endeca
15 15 (0.87%) HBase
15 15 (0.87%) IBM InfoSphere
15 15 (0.87%) Sqoop
16 13 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 303 (17.64%) Jenkins
2 258 (15.02%) Maven
3 214 (12.46%) JUnit
4 208 (12.11%) Git (software)
5 147 (8.56%) JIRA
6 141 (8.21%) Eclipse
7 116 (6.75%) Subversion
8 113 (6.58%) Mockito
9 108 (6.29%) Ant
10 106 (6.17%) Cucumber
11 91 (5.30%) Selenium
12 65 (3.78%) Spock
13 49 (2.85%) Gradle
14 47 (2.74%) SoapUI
15 30 (1.75%) TeamCity
16 27 (1.57%) IntelliJ
17 26 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 26 (1.51%) Eclipse RCP
18 24 (1.40%) Hudson
19 23 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
General
1 333 (19.38%) Finance
2 155 (9.02%) Banking
3 91 (5.30%) Retail
4 64 (3.73%) Marketing
5 31 (1.80%) Publishing
6 26 (1.51%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.22%) Front Office
8 19 (1.11%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.11%) Legal
8 19 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.87%) Electronics
10 12 (0.70%) Law
11 9 (0.52%) Back Office
11 9 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.47%) Advertising
12 8 (0.47%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.41%) Automotive
14 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.23%) Games
16 2 (0.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1032 (60.07%) Developer
2 720 (41.91%) Java Developer
3 249 (14.49%) Architect
4 135 (7.86%) J2EE Developer
5 129 (7.51%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 113 (6.58%) Senior Developer
7 87 (5.06%) Senior Java Developer
8 74 (4.31%) Agile Developer
9 72 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
10 68 (3.96%) Agile Java Developer
10 68 (3.96%) Consultant
11 67 (3.90%) Oracle Developer
12 54 (3.14%) Java Architect
13 53 (3.08%) Scala Developer
14 52 (3.03%) Java Engineer
15 46 (2.68%) Analyst
16 45 (2.62%) J2EE Architect
17 34 (1.98%) DevOps Engineer
18 33 (1.92%) Hybris Developer
18 33 (1.92%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 642 (37.37%) Spring
2 482 (28.06%) Web Services
3 379 (22.06%) HTML
4 366 (21.30%) XML
5 341 (19.85%) Hibernate
6 308 (17.93%) REST
7 282 (16.41%) SOAP
8 280 (16.30%) JSP
9 269 (15.66%) CSS
10 264 (15.37%) JSON
11 218 (12.69%) AngularJS
12 217 (12.63%) JMS
13 215 (12.51%) RESTful
14 171 (9.95%) HTML5
15 157 (9.14%) jQuery
16 152 (8.85%) Servlets
17 150 (8.73%) EJB
18 128 (7.45%) CSS3
19 122 (7.10%) Java EE
20 121 (7.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 129 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (3.55%) Clustering
3 56 (3.26%) Computer Science
4 52 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 49 (2.85%) User Experience
6 35 (2.04%) Virtual Team
7 34 (1.98%) Social Media
8 33 (1.92%) Mainframe
9 31 (1.80%) DataPower
10 30 (1.75%) Management Information System
11 26 (1.51%) Data Centre
12 25 (1.46%) Mobile App
13 18 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
14 17 (0.99%) Algorithms
14 17 (0.99%) iPad
15 13 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (0.76%) N-Tier
16 11 (0.64%) Client/Server
17 9 (0.52%) Blockchain
18 8 (0.47%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 408 (23.75%) Unix
2 359 (20.90%) Linux
3 125 (7.28%) Windows
4 65 (3.78%) Solaris
5 58 (3.38%) AIX
6 53 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (1.51%) Windows Server
8 17 (0.99%) Android
9 14 (0.81%) Apple iOS
9 14 (0.81%) HPUX
9 14 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.64%) SUSE
11 10 (0.58%) OS/390
12 9 (0.52%) CentOS
13 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.17%) Debian
14 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.12%) VME
15 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 875 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (19.09%) Scrum
3 326 (18.98%) TDD
4 261 (15.19%) SOA
5 231 (13.45%) OO
6 225 (13.10%) E-Commerce
7 205 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
8 180 (10.48%) MVC
9 177 (10.30%) Open Source
10 133 (7.74%) BDD
11 122 (7.10%) Microservices
12 121 (7.04%) DevOps
13 120 (6.98%) Kanban
14 110 (6.40%) UML
15 107 (6.23%) Software Engineering
16 98 (5.70%) High Availability
17 86 (5.01%) Waterfall
18 83 (4.83%) Configuration Management
19 82 (4.77%) Unit Testing
20 80 (4.66%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1508 (87.78%) Java
2 482 (28.06%) SQL
3 467 (27.18%) JavaScript
4 135 (7.86%) Shell Script
5 123 (7.16%) PL/SQL
6 117 (6.81%) Perl
7 100 (5.82%) Scala
8 93 (5.41%) Python
9 56 (3.26%) C
10 50 (2.91%) C++
11 46 (2.68%) Ruby
12 39 (2.27%) XPath
13 38 (2.21%) Bash Shell
13 38 (2.21%) Korn
14 35 (2.04%) C#
14 35 (2.04%) Jython
15 30 (1.75%) Groovy
16 25 (1.46%) PHP
17 18 (1.05%) COBOL
18 14 (0.81%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 145 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 80 (4.66%) Degree
3 61 (3.55%) DV Cleared
4 55 (3.20%) SC Cleared
5 16 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (0.81%) ISEB
7 12 (0.70%) Sun Certification
8 10 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.23%) CISSP
11 3 (0.17%) CISA
11 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.17%) MCSA
11 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.17%) VCAP
11 3 (0.17%) VCP6
12 2 (0.12%) CISM
12 2 (0.12%) OCPJP
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.058%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.97%) QA
2 15 (0.87%) SLA
3 13 (0.76%) FATCA
4 11 (0.64%) JSP 440
5 10 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.17%) PA-DSS
8 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.12%) HL7
8 2 (0.12%) MiFID
8 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.058%) CDISC
9 1 (0.058%) COBIT
9 1 (0.058%) SAS 70
System Software
1 67 (3.90%) Docker
2 61 (3.55%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (1.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 11 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.64%) vSphere
6 10 (0.58%) Apache Flume
6 10 (0.58%) Xen
7 7 (0.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 7 (0.41%) vCloud
8 5 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.29%) HDFS
8 5 (0.29%) Squid
9 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.23%) Varnish
10 3 (0.17%) NDS
10 3 (0.17%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 75 (4.37%) Puppet
2 38 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (2.10%) Ansible
4 34 (1.98%) Oracle Identity Management
5 24 (1.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 19 (1.11%) logstash
6 19 (1.11%) OpenAM
7 16 (0.93%) Tivoli
8 14 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
8 14 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 13 (0.76%) OpenIDM
10 12 (0.70%) OpenView
11 10 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
12 9 (0.52%) CA Wily
12 9 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.52%) Kibana
12 9 (0.52%) Rsyslog
13 8 (0.47%) Graphite
13 8 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 7 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 560 (32.60%) Oracle
2 202 (11.76%) IBM
3 128 (7.45%) Adobe
4 85 (4.95%) Red Hat
5 82 (4.77%) hybris
6 77 (4.48%) Microsoft
7 62 (3.61%) Sun
8 55 (3.20%) Sybase
9 53 (3.08%) ATG
10 52 (3.03%) F5
11 49 (2.85%) Cisco
12 47 (2.74%) BEA
13 45 (2.62%) VMware
14 38 (2.21%) webMethods
15 35 (2.04%) WSO2
16 34 (1.98%) Google
17 33 (1.92%) MuleSoft
18 29 (1.69%) Solace
18 29 (1.69%) Veritas
19 25 (1.46%) Pega
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
Digital Gurus
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
IQUO
Salary: Negotiable, Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lennon Wright
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 3-6 months initial
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London, Fore Street, EC2Y 5EJ
Prolifics UK
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 16 days ago