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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 111 122 104
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs citing J2EE 994 900 889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 1.71% 1.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.80% 6.16% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 555 548
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 28
Average hourly rate £40.60 £36.25 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +10.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.75 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £43.25 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £36.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +9.84%

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
14620 14600 12823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.74% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9624 9677 8046
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 183 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.85 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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 +24 918 £420 +5.00% 334
London +22 438 £450 - 143
South East -19 114 £400 +6.66% 58
North West +24 85 £400 +1.58% 42
East of England +20 84 £375 -6.25% 20
City of London -22 81 £475 +5.55% 45
South West +19 60 £406 +4.83% 19
Yorkshire -30 46 £370 +5.71% 23
Essex +27 43 £400 +53.55% 3
Scotland -26 41 £375 -1.31% 8
Cheshire +17 37 £388 -2.57% 11
North East +19 36 £300 +16.50% 5
Gloucestershire +16 36 £458 +7.76% 4
Manchester +1 32 £425 +9.67% 24
West Yorkshire -32 31 £319 -8.92% 14
Tyne and Wear +13 30 £300 +16.50% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +14 29 £300 +16.50% 3
East Midlands -8 27 £388 -7.73% 8
Berkshire -13 27 £406 +18.61% 13
Leeds -29 23 £319 -8.92% 11
Hampshire -1 21 £400 +3.22% 5
Hertfordshire -12 21 £413 +3.12% 5
West Midlands -19 21 £394 +16.66% 16
Surrey +13 20 £388 -4.61% 8
Buckinghamshire -18 20 £370 +1.36% 7
Wales -7 19 £463 +23.33% 4
Basildon +7 18 £375 -
Edinburgh +1 18 £375 -6.25% 3
Oxfordshire -9 16 £493 +68.37% 6
Milton Keynes -18 15 £370 +5.71% 4

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1737 (89.63%) Java
2 879 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
3 694 (35.81%) Spring
4 672 (34.67%) Oracle
5 617 (31.84%) SQL
6 538 (27.76%) JavaScript
7 534 (27.55%) Web Services
8 501 (25.85%) HTML
9 460 (23.74%) XML
10 433 (22.34%) TDD
11 407 (21.00%) Hibernate
12 380 (19.61%) UNIX
13 364 (18.78%) Scrum
14 363 (18.73%) Linux
15 318 (16.41%) CSS
16 310 (16.00%) Finance
17 289 (14.91%) JSP
18 283 (14.60%) WebLogic
19 278 (14.34%) WebSphere
20 273 (14.09%) OO
21 267 (13.78%) JBoss
22 265 (13.67%) Security Cleared
23 263 (13.57%) Maven
24 261 (13.47%) SOA
25 255 (13.16%) SOAP
26 241 (12.44%) Tomcat
27 235 (12.13%) Continuous Integration
28 234 (12.07%) JUnit
29 224 (11.56%) E-Commerce
29 224 (11.56%) MVC

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 283 (14.60%) WebLogic
2 278 (14.34%) WebSphere
3 267 (13.78%) JBoss
4 241 (12.44%) Tomcat
5 172 (8.88%) Apache
6 89 (4.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 75 (3.87%) CMS
8 56 (2.89%) IIS
9 42 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
10 40 (2.06%) nginx
11 38 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
11 38 (1.96%) Jetty
12 35 (1.81%) Mule ESB
13 32 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 28 (1.44%) Confluence
14 28 (1.44%) Mule
15 26 (1.34%) GlassFish
16 25 (1.29%) WebLogic Portal
17 23 (1.19%) Node.js
17 23 (1.19%) MQSeries
Applications
1 24 (1.24%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.52%) MS Office
3 5 (0.26%) MS Project
3 5 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.052%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 26 (1.34%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.46%) Tridion
4 8 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.26%) TIBCO iProcess
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.052%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.052%) CA PPM
10 1 (0.052%) SAP SRM
10 1 (0.052%) AWD
10 1 (0.052%) SAP PSCD
10 1 (0.052%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 88 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
3 34 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (1.39%) Google App Engine
6 9 (0.46%) SaaS
6 9 (0.46%) PaaS
6 9 (0.46%) GitHub
7 8 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.21%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (0.21%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.10%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.052%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.052%) Yammer
10 1 (0.052%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.052%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 116 (5.99%) HTTP
2 82 (4.23%) TCP/IP
3 79 (4.08%) Internet
4 65 (3.35%) DNS
5 48 (2.48%) SSL
6 42 (2.17%) Firewall
7 39 (2.01%) LDAP
8 32 (1.65%) DHCP
9 26 (1.34%) IPsec
9 26 (1.34%) FTP
10 16 (0.83%) Intranet
11 15 (0.77%) SAN
11 15 (0.77%) VPN
12 11 (0.57%) ATM
13 10 (0.52%) HTTPS
13 10 (0.52%) DMZ
14 9 (0.46%) Reverse Proxy
14 9 (0.46%) NAS
15 7 (0.36%) VLAN
16 6 (0.31%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 190 (9.80%) Relational Database
3 169 (8.72%) Oracle Database
4 129 (6.66%) MySQL
5 82 (4.23%) DB2
5 82 (4.23%) MongoDB
6 76 (3.92%) Big Data
7 74 (3.82%) RDBMS
8 66 (3.41%) NoSQL
9 58 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
10 56 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
11 51 (2.63%) Hadoop
12 36 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
13 27 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
14 24 (1.24%) Couchbase
15 19 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
15 19 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
16 16 (0.83%) DbVisualizer
16 16 (0.83%) Redis
17 12 (0.62%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 263 (13.57%) Maven
2 234 (12.07%) JUnit
3 189 (9.75%) Ant
4 186 (9.60%) Subversion
5 172 (8.88%) Eclipse
6 136 (7.02%) Jenkins
7 111 (5.73%) Git (software)
8 98 (5.06%) JIRA
9 74 (3.82%) Selenium
10 51 (2.63%) Mockito
11 44 (2.27%) Cucumber
12 42 (2.17%) ClearCase
13 41 (2.12%) SoapUI
14 31 (1.60%) Toad
15 29 (1.50%) Hudson
16 28 (1.44%) Artifactory
17 27 (1.39%) Jasmine
18 23 (1.19%) SonarQube
18 23 (1.19%) CruiseControl
19 21 (1.08%) Gradle
General
1 310 (16.00%) Finance
2 158 (8.15%) Banking
3 120 (6.19%) Retail
4 37 (1.91%) Marketing
4 37 (1.91%) Investment Banking
4 37 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 31 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 23 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 22 (1.14%) Publishing
8 15 (0.77%) Automotive
9 13 (0.67%) Front Office
10 12 (0.62%) Legal
11 11 (0.57%) Advertising
12 9 (0.46%) Back Office
13 8 (0.41%) Electronics
14 6 (0.31%) Billing
15 5 (0.26%) German Language
16 4 (0.21%) Games
16 4 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1277 (65.89%) Developer
2 932 (48.09%) Java Developer
3 209 (10.78%) Architect
4 197 (10.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 166 (8.57%) Senior Developer
6 135 (6.97%) Senior Java Developer
7 91 (4.70%) J2EE Developer
8 78 (4.02%) Analyst
9 77 (3.97%) Consultant
10 68 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
11 43 (2.22%) Technical Architect
12 41 (2.12%) Java Architect
13 39 (2.01%) Hybris Developer
14 34 (1.75%) Designer
14 34 (1.75%) Software Engineer
15 32 (1.65%) Scala Developer
16 31 (1.60%) Oracle Developer
17 29 (1.50%) Web Developer
18 27 (1.39%) Applications Support
19 26 (1.34%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 694 (35.81%) Spring
2 534 (27.55%) Web Services
3 501 (25.85%) HTML
4 460 (23.74%) XML
5 407 (21.00%) Hibernate
6 318 (16.41%) CSS
7 289 (14.91%) JSP
8 255 (13.16%) SOAP
9 190 (9.80%) Servlets
10 184 (9.49%) Ajax
11 183 (9.44%) jQuery
12 180 (9.29%) RESTful
13 173 (8.93%) .NET
14 172 (8.88%) Struts
15 169 (8.72%) REST
16 168 (8.67%) JMS
17 159 (8.20%) Middleware
17 159 (8.20%) HTML5
18 157 (8.10%) Spring MVC
19 141 (7.28%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 139 (7.17%) Open Source
2 79 (4.08%) Computer Science
2 79 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 31 (1.60%) Clustering
6 25 (1.29%) N-Tier
7 22 (1.14%) iPad
8 21 (1.08%) Mobile App
9 18 (0.93%) Social Media
10 17 (0.88%) Derivative
10 17 (0.88%) Management Information System
11 16 (0.83%) User Experience
12 14 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
13 13 (0.67%) Algorithms
13 13 (0.67%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.62%) Web 2.0
15 11 (0.57%) Market Risk
15 11 (0.57%) Fixed Income
16 10 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 380 (19.61%) UNIX
2 363 (18.73%) Linux
3 180 (9.29%) Windows
4 77 (3.97%) Solaris
5 47 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (0.98%) Android
7 17 (0.88%) CentOS
7 17 (0.88%) AIX
8 15 (0.77%) Apple iOS
9 12 (0.62%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 9 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.41%) HPUX
12 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.31%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.15%) SUSE
15 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.10%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 879 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
2 433 (22.34%) TDD
3 364 (18.78%) Scrum
4 273 (14.09%) OO
5 261 (13.47%) SOA
6 235 (12.13%) Continuous Integration
7 224 (11.56%) E-Commerce
7 224 (11.56%) MVC
8 159 (8.20%) UML
9 130 (6.71%) Unit Testing
10 120 (6.19%) BDD
10 120 (6.19%) Software Engineering
11 119 (6.14%) Waterfall
12 100 (5.16%) Content Management
13 91 (4.70%) DevOps
14 83 (4.28%) Configuration Management
14 83 (4.28%) RUP
15 79 (4.08%) OOP
16 75 (3.87%) Mentoring
17 73 (3.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1737 (89.63%) Java
2 617 (31.84%) SQL
3 538 (27.76%) JavaScript
4 190 (9.80%) PL/SQL
5 116 (5.99%) Perl
6 112 (5.78%) Shell Script
7 79 (4.08%) Scala
8 77 (3.97%) Python
9 64 (3.30%) PHP
10 59 (3.04%) Bash Shell
11 57 (2.94%) C#
12 48 (2.48%) Ruby
13 42 (2.17%) XPath
14 38 (1.96%) Groovy
15 36 (1.86%) C
16 35 (1.81%) C++
17 32 (1.65%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 18 (0.93%) XQuery
19 16 (0.83%) Jython
20 15 (0.77%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 265 (13.67%) Security Cleared
2 130 (6.71%) Degree
3 124 (6.40%) SC Cleared
4 106 (5.47%) DV Cleared
5 59 (3.04%) Sun Certification
6 24 (1.24%) OCPJP
7 14 (0.72%) ISEB
8 12 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
9 10 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.41%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.36%) MCPD
12 7 (0.36%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.10%) OCP
13 2 (0.10%) OCA
13 2 (0.10%) PMP
13 2 (0.10%) CISSP
13 2 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.82%) QA
2 26 (1.34%) SLA
3 7 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.21%) WAI
5 2 (0.10%) COBIT
6 1 (0.052%) WCAG
6 1 (0.052%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.24%) Xen
4 17 (0.88%) Docker
5 15 (0.77%) vCloud
6 11 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.46%) Squid
8 5 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.26%) Firmware
9 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.21%) Varnish
9 4 (0.21%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.21%) HDFS
10 3 (0.15%) KVM
10 3 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.15%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 67 (3.46%) Puppet
2 38 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.08%) Ansible
4 18 (0.93%) Kibana
5 17 (0.88%) Salt
6 16 (0.83%) Rundeck
6 16 (0.83%) logstash
7 14 (0.72%) ZABBIX
8 12 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Management
8 12 (0.62%) HAProxy
9 11 (0.57%) Vagrant
10 9 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 8 (0.41%) OpenView
12 6 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.26%) Nagios
14 4 (0.21%) CA Wily
14 4 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.21%) XenMobile
15 3 (0.15%) WSUS
16 2 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 672 (34.67%) Oracle
2 174 (8.98%) IBM
3 95 (4.90%) Microsoft
4 89 (4.59%) Adobe
5 84 (4.33%) hybris
6 71 (3.66%) Red Hat
7 60 (3.10%) Sun
7 60 (3.10%) Pega
8 59 (3.04%) VMware
9 55 (2.84%) BEA
9 55 (2.84%) Informatica
9 55 (2.84%) Google
10 53 (2.73%) ATG
11 52 (2.68%) webMethods
12 48 (2.48%) Sybase
13 46 (2.37%) SAP
14 43 (2.22%) TIBCO
15 31 (1.60%) Business Objects
15 31 (1.60%) HP
16 27 (1.39%) Endeca
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stealth IT Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vitamin T
Rate: DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Rate: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stratospherec
Rate: Unspecified Top end market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Express / Group
Rate: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago