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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 137 117 129
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +12
Contract jobs citing J2EE 971 1062 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.82% 1.90% 1.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.37% 6.89% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 617 547
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.30 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.94% +13.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.22 £34.27 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.67 £44.55 £41.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.60 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +17.68%

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
15236 15422 14979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.51% 27.54% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10733 10292 9757
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 226 217
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £19.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

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 2 July 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
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 2 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 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 -14 904 £443 +4.11% 174
London -47 368 £465 -4.61% 51
North West +10 104 £475 +18.60% 22
South East -20 96 £450 +12.50% 33
West Midlands +47 95 £400 -5.88% 12
East of England +23 82 £350 -6.66% 17
City of London +10 55 £465 -3.37% 11
Cheshire +14 51 £475 +15.08% 4
South West +1 51 £416 +4.32% 21
Yorkshire +9 46 £475 +58.33% 9
Essex +13 44 £258 -31.33% 2
Birmingham +30 38 £250 -47.36% 4
West Yorkshire +1 36 £480 +50.58% 4
Manchester 0 36 £400 -5.88% 11
East Midlands +17 35 £430 +9.20% 7
Chester +16 35 £475 +18.60%
Scotland -33 34 £353 -13.49% 9
Shropshire -9 32 £415 -0.59%
Buckinghamshire +23 28 £350 +7.69% 4
North East -58 27 £375 +30.43% 1
Berkshire -5 25 £500 +25.00% 11
Milton Keynes +20 24 £353 +1.43% 4
Leeds -6 24 £480 +50.58% 3
Norfolk +21 23 £375 +7.14% 2
Telford -17 23 £415 -0.59%
Tyne and Wear -59 23 £375 +36.36% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -60 23 £375 +36.36% 1
Norwich +9 22 £375 +7.14% 2
Gloucestershire -3 21 £575 +27.77% 6
Hampshire +2 18 £400 - 3

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 1693 (91.96%) Java
2 984 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
3 736 (39.98%) Spring
4 612 (33.24%) Oracle
5 564 (30.64%) Web Services
6 519 (28.19%) JavaScript
7 512 (27.81%) SQL
8 482 (26.18%) HTML
9 472 (25.64%) XML
10 448 (24.33%) Hibernate
11 420 (22.81%) TDD
12 376 (20.42%) Linux
13 373 (20.26%) Scrum
14 357 (19.39%) Unix
15 347 (18.85%) JSP
16 345 (18.74%) CSS
17 327 (17.76%) WebSphere
18 320 (17.38%) SOAP
19 302 (16.40%) Finance
20 282 (15.32%) Maven
21 278 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
22 262 (14.23%) JUnit
23 251 (13.63%) WebLogic
23 251 (13.63%) RESTful
24 244 (13.25%) REST
25 240 (13.04%) E-Commerce
26 237 (12.87%) SOA
27 233 (12.66%) JBoss
28 232 (12.60%) IBM
29 226 (12.28%) Security Cleared

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
1 327 (17.76%) WebSphere
2 251 (13.63%) WebLogic
3 233 (12.66%) JBoss
4 190 (10.32%) Tomcat
5 158 (8.58%) Apache
6 128 (6.95%) WebSphere Application Server
7 81 (4.40%) CMS
8 45 (2.44%) Confluence
9 41 (2.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 40 (2.17%) MQSeries
11 39 (2.12%) IIS
12 37 (2.01%) nginx
13 35 (1.90%) Mule
13 35 (1.90%) WebLogic Portal
14 34 (1.85%) GlassFish
15 30 (1.63%) Jetty
16 29 (1.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 25 (1.36%) Oracle Application Server
18 22 (1.20%) Mule ESB
19 21 (1.14%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 29 (1.58%) MS Excel
2 16 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.60%) MS Office
4 5 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.16%) Gliffy
5 3 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.11%) Mingle
7 1 (0.054%) MS Project
7 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (1.90%) Payment Gateway
1 35 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 28 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (0.81%) OpenText MBPM
4 9 (0.49%) Magento
5 6 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 3 (0.16%) BASE24
7 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.16%) Maximo
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.11%) BigMachines
8 2 (0.11%) Documaker
8 2 (0.11%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.11%) Global One
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.11%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 127 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (3.42%) Google Cloud Platform
3 54 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
4 45 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
4 45 (2.44%) Google App Engine
5 29 (1.58%) GitHub
6 24 (1.30%) SaaS
7 17 (0.92%) Google Analytics
8 12 (0.65%) Amazon S3
8 12 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (0.54%) Bluemix
10 9 (0.49%) PaaS
11 8 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.33%) IaaS
12 6 (0.33%) Route 53
13 5 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.27%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 132 (7.17%) HTTP
2 72 (3.91%) SSL
3 58 (3.15%) TCP/IP
4 52 (2.82%) LDAP
5 47 (2.55%) Firewall
6 44 (2.39%) Internet
7 37 (2.01%) FTP
8 32 (1.74%) DNS
8 32 (1.74%) IPsec
9 23 (1.25%) Network Security
10 22 (1.20%) DHCP
11 20 (1.09%) SNMP
12 19 (1.03%) HTTPS
13 18 (0.98%) VPN
14 14 (0.76%) NAS
15 13 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
16 10 (0.54%) tcpdump
16 10 (0.54%) Wireshark
17 9 (0.49%) DMZ
18 8 (0.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 133 (7.22%) Oracle Database
3 122 (6.63%) MySQL
3 122 (6.63%) Relational Database
4 121 (6.57%) MongoDB
5 105 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
6 86 (4.67%) DB2
7 84 (4.56%) NoSQL
8 40 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
8 40 (2.17%) RDBMS
9 30 (1.63%) Big Data
10 26 (1.41%) Hadoop
11 24 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (1.14%) Oracle OWB
13 19 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
14 18 (0.98%) Redis
15 17 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
15 17 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (0.76%) IBM InfoSphere
17 11 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 282 (15.32%) Maven
2 262 (14.23%) JUnit
3 225 (12.22%) Git (software)
4 213 (11.57%) Jenkins
5 182 (9.89%) JIRA
6 173 (9.40%) Eclipse
7 125 (6.79%) Selenium
8 123 (6.68%) Subversion
9 102 (5.54%) Ant
10 89 (4.83%) Mockito
11 57 (3.10%) Cucumber
12 39 (2.12%) SoapUI
13 35 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 29 (1.58%) Artifactory
14 29 (1.58%) ClearCase
15 28 (1.52%) Spock
16 25 (1.36%) Gradle
17 24 (1.30%) ClearQuest
18 22 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
19 21 (1.14%) Gerrit
General
1 302 (16.40%) Finance
2 147 (7.98%) Banking
3 106 (5.76%) Retail
4 62 (3.37%) Marketing
5 58 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 43 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 35 (1.90%) Electronics
8 34 (1.85%) Investment Banking
9 31 (1.68%) Automotive
10 24 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 21 (1.14%) Front Office
12 17 (0.92%) Publishing
13 13 (0.71%) Back Office
14 10 (0.54%) Advertising
14 10 (0.54%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.38%) Games
16 6 (0.33%) Legal
17 5 (0.27%) International Banking
17 5 (0.27%) Law
18 4 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1160 (63.01%) Developer
2 844 (45.84%) Java Developer
3 234 (12.71%) Architect
4 191 (10.37%) Senior Developer
5 180 (9.78%) J2EE Developer
6 158 (8.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 135 (7.33%) Senior Java Developer
8 92 (5.00%) Lead Developer
9 69 (3.75%) Java Engineer
10 62 (3.37%) Agile Developer
11 57 (3.10%) Consultant
11 57 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
11 57 (3.10%) Oracle Developer
12 51 (2.77%) Agile Java Developer
12 51 (2.77%) Scala Developer
13 49 (2.66%) Java Architect
13 49 (2.66%) Lead Java Developer
13 49 (2.66%) Software Engineer
14 48 (2.61%) Analyst
15 42 (2.28%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 736 (39.98%) Spring
2 564 (30.64%) Web Services
3 482 (26.18%) HTML
4 472 (25.64%) XML
5 448 (24.33%) Hibernate
6 347 (18.85%) JSP
7 345 (18.74%) CSS
8 320 (17.38%) SOAP
9 251 (13.63%) RESTful
10 244 (13.25%) REST
11 204 (11.08%) Servlets
12 197 (10.70%) jQuery
13 189 (10.27%) EJB
14 182 (9.89%) JMS
15 181 (9.83%) JSON
16 177 (9.61%) HTML5
17 157 (8.53%) Middleware
18 152 (8.26%) Struts
19 148 (8.04%) AngularJS
19 148 (8.04%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 107 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
2 99 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (2.99%) Computer Science
3 55 (2.99%) iPad
4 39 (2.12%) Social Media
5 32 (1.74%) Mobile App
6 28 (1.52%) Virtual Team
7 27 (1.47%) Mainframe
8 25 (1.36%) User Experience
9 24 (1.30%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.03%) Clustering
10 19 (1.03%) Web 2.0
11 18 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (0.92%) Data Centre
12 17 (0.92%) Hedge funds
13 13 (0.71%) IVR
14 12 (0.65%) DataPower
14 12 (0.65%) Equities
14 12 (0.65%) Fixed Income
14 12 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 376 (20.42%) Linux
2 357 (19.39%) Unix
3 147 (7.98%) Windows
4 43 (2.34%) Solaris
5 39 (2.12%) AIX
6 29 (1.58%) Windows Server
7 23 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (0.92%) CentOS
8 17 (0.92%) OS/390
9 16 (0.87%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.71%) Android
11 12 (0.65%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.65%) zOS
12 9 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.16%) Debian
14 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.11%) VME
16 1 (0.054%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.054%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 984 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 420 (22.81%) TDD
3 373 (20.26%) Scrum
4 278 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
5 240 (13.04%) E-Commerce
6 237 (12.87%) SOA
7 210 (11.41%) OO
8 166 (9.02%) MVC
9 158 (8.58%) BDD
10 157 (8.53%) DevOps
11 142 (7.71%) Open Source
12 134 (7.28%) Software Engineering
13 129 (7.01%) SDLC
14 124 (6.74%) UML
15 113 (6.14%) Waterfall
16 112 (6.08%) Microservices
17 103 (5.59%) ITIL
18 99 (5.38%) Web Development
19 95 (5.16%) Unit Testing
20 92 (5.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1693 (91.96%) Java
2 519 (28.19%) JavaScript
3 512 (27.81%) SQL
4 150 (8.15%) PL/SQL
5 128 (6.95%) Shell Script
6 108 (5.87%) C++
7 102 (5.54%) Scala
8 96 (5.21%) Perl
9 92 (5.00%) C
10 87 (4.73%) Python
11 55 (2.99%) PHP
12 47 (2.55%) Ruby
13 37 (2.01%) C#
14 35 (1.90%) Bash Shell
15 27 (1.47%) Groovy
16 26 (1.41%) VB
17 17 (0.92%) Apex Code
17 17 (0.92%) Jython
18 16 (0.87%) COBOL
19 12 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 226 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 117 (6.36%) SC Cleared
3 95 (5.16%) Degree
4 62 (3.37%) DV Cleared
5 37 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 37 (2.01%) Sun Certification
6 14 (0.76%) BC Cleared
7 11 (0.60%) OCPJP
7 11 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
7 11 (0.60%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.33%) VCAP
8 6 (0.33%) VCP6
8 6 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.11%) ISEB
10 2 (0.11%) MCAD
10 2 (0.11%) PhD
10 2 (0.11%) PMP
10 2 (0.11%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.66%) QA
2 17 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.38%) JSP 440
3 7 (0.38%) SLA
4 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.11%) COBIT
5 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.11%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.11%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.054%) FATCA
6 1 (0.054%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.054%) HL7
6 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 89 (4.83%) Docker
2 51 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
4 25 (1.36%) Active Directory
5 15 (0.81%) Xen
6 14 (0.76%) vCloud
7 11 (0.60%) Samba
8 10 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 8 (0.43%) vSphere
10 5 (0.27%) HDFS
11 3 (0.16%) GlusterFS
11 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 2 (0.11%) GridGain
12 2 (0.11%) iptables
12 2 (0.11%) NDS
12 2 (0.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.11%) pfSense
12 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 114 (6.19%) Puppet
2 40 (2.17%) Ansible
3 33 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (1.20%) Oracle Identity Management
5 21 (1.14%) Graphite
6 20 (1.09%) Grafana
7 16 (0.87%) Nagios
8 15 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 15 (0.81%) Salt
9 14 (0.76%) Kibana
9 14 (0.76%) logstash
10 13 (0.71%) HAProxy
10 13 (0.71%) ZABBIX
11 11 (0.60%) OpenAM
11 11 (0.60%) OpenIDM
12 10 (0.54%) AirWatch
12 10 (0.54%) Rundeck
13 9 (0.49%) CA Wily
14 7 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
14 7 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 612 (33.24%) Oracle
2 232 (12.60%) IBM
3 114 (6.19%) Google
4 87 (4.73%) ATG
5 82 (4.45%) hybris
6 81 (4.40%) Microsoft
7 66 (3.59%) VMware
8 63 (3.42%) Adobe
9 59 (3.20%) webMethods
10 55 (2.99%) Sybase
11 53 (2.88%) Red Hat
12 48 (2.61%) Endeca
12 48 (2.61%) Sun
13 45 (2.44%) SAP
14 39 (2.12%) BEA
15 34 (1.85%) Pega
16 30 (1.63%) Informatica
17 29 (1.58%) WSO2
18 26 (1.41%) TIBCO
19 20 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
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