The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 134 108 74
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -34
Contract jobs citing J2EE 859 941 1373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 1.84% 2.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.69% 6.58% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 514 813
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £315 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £571 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £27.59 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £51.35 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.88%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15088 14292 15009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.61% 27.96% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9707 9068 9177
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 284 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014. 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 -33 749 £400 -5.88% 320
London -26 353 £450 - 145
South East -32 118 £375 -6.25% 42
City of London +11 97 £450 -5.26% 38
East of England +14 87 £375 +3.44% 14
Scotland -7 60 £400 +6.66% 16
Yorkshire +20 59 £340 +3.03% 29
West Midlands +1 42 £325 -23.52% 12
West Yorkshire +18 41 £340 +13.33% 18
South West -12 41 £375 - 26
Wales +12 37 £375 +18.48% 9
Berkshire -13 34 £375 -11.76% 14
Essex +14 32 £259 -42.38% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 32 £356 -10.93% 3
Milton Keynes +17 30 £356 -10.93% 1
North West -33 29 £400 +12.67% 40
Hertfordshire -1 27 £363 -9.37% 7
Edinburgh -2 26 £425 +13.33% 3
Hampshire -40 26 £388 +10.71% 10
South Wales +4 23 £255 -44.10% 6
Glasgow -3 22 £370 -1.33% 12
Cardiff +8 21 £255 -34.19% 5
Leeds -3 19 £350 +16.66% 10
Cambridgeshire 0 18 £410 +13.10% 4
East Midlands -21 17 £346 -30.81% 9
North Yorkshire +6 16 £330 -4.69% 8
Surrey -5 16 £400 +14.28% 10
Cambridge +6 15 £425 - 3
Cheshire -11 14 £439 +17.06% 6
Watford -6 13 £383 - 3

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 1625 (88.89%) Java
2 766 (41.90%) Spring
3 628 (34.35%) Oracle
4 528 (28.88%) SQL
5 516 (28.23%) JavaScript
6 509 (27.84%) XML
7 508 (27.79%) Web Services
8 497 (27.19%) Hibernate
9 462 (25.27%) HTML
10 427 (23.36%) Finance
11 380 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
12 354 (19.37%) UNIX
13 345 (18.87%) Maven
14 321 (17.56%) JSP
15 317 (17.34%) CSS
15 317 (17.34%) Linux
16 302 (16.52%) MVC
17 299 (16.36%) jQuery
18 298 (16.30%) Scrum
19 296 (16.19%) WebSphere
20 282 (15.43%) SOA
21 277 (15.15%) TDD
22 273 (14.93%) SOAP
23 269 (14.72%) E-Commerce
24 262 (14.33%) WebLogic
25 243 (13.29%) OO
26 235 (12.86%) Tomcat
27 231 (12.64%) Ant
28 220 (12.04%) JUnit
28 220 (12.04%) Struts

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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
1 296 (16.19%) WebSphere
2 262 (14.33%) WebLogic
3 235 (12.86%) Tomcat
4 183 (10.01%) Apache
5 74 (4.05%) WebSphere Application Server
6 70 (3.83%) CMS
7 66 (3.61%) MQSeries
8 57 (3.12%) Oracle Service Bus
9 40 (2.19%) Adobe CQ
10 35 (1.91%) IIS
11 33 (1.81%) Liferay
12 27 (1.48%) WebLogic Portal
13 26 (1.42%) Apache Solr
14 24 (1.31%) Oracle Coherence
15 22 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 22 (1.20%) GlassFish
16 21 (1.15%) Jetty
17 20 (1.09%) Alfresco
18 18 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
19 17 (0.93%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 35 (1.91%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.42%) MS Office
3 18 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.88%) MS Project
5 14 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) Windchill
7 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (1.09%) Oracle Retail
2 17 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
4 13 (0.71%) Tridion
5 6 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.22%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.16%) Magento
7 3 (0.16%) Cordys
7 3 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
7 3 (0.16%) RiskWrite
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.11%) Staffware
9 1 (0.055%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
1 26 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (0.82%) Force.com
4 12 (0.66%) SaaS
5 7 (0.38%) Google App Engine
6 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.16%) GitHub
8 2 (0.11%) IaaS
8 2 (0.11%) PaaS
9 1 (0.055%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.055%) ElastiCache
9 1 (0.055%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 91 (4.98%) Internet
2 72 (3.94%) HTTP
3 42 (2.30%) LDAP
4 32 (1.75%) SSL
5 18 (0.98%) Intranet
6 16 (0.88%) TCP/IP
7 15 (0.82%) DNS
8 13 (0.71%) FTP
9 12 (0.66%) SNMP
9 12 (0.66%) Firewall
10 8 (0.44%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.44%) IPsec
11 7 (0.38%) DHCP
12 6 (0.33%) Radio Access Network
12 6 (0.33%) RTCP
12 6 (0.33%) RTP
12 6 (0.33%) Telnet
13 5 (0.27%) 2G
13 5 (0.27%) SMTP
13 5 (0.27%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (9.57%) Oracle Database
2 157 (8.59%) Relational Database
3 153 (8.37%) SQL Server
4 99 (5.42%) MySQL
5 84 (4.60%) RDBMS
6 79 (4.32%) DB2
7 70 (3.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 43 (2.35%) MongoDB
9 35 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
10 34 (1.86%) NoSQL
11 25 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
11 25 (1.37%) Big Data
12 24 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
13 22 (1.20%) Hadoop
14 18 (0.98%) JasperReports
14 18 (0.98%) DTS
14 18 (0.98%) DbVisualizer
15 14 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.71%) Essbase
16 13 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 345 (18.87%) Maven
2 231 (12.64%) Ant
3 220 (12.04%) JUnit
4 211 (11.54%) Subversion
5 187 (10.23%) Eclipse
6 122 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 80 (4.38%) JIRA
8 68 (3.72%) Git (software)
9 59 (3.23%) Hudson
10 56 (3.06%) Selenium
11 38 (2.08%) CruiseControl
12 31 (1.70%) LoadRunner
12 31 (1.70%) Apache Ivy
13 29 (1.59%) Jasmine
14 28 (1.53%) Mockito
15 27 (1.48%) Cucumber
16 24 (1.31%) QuickTest Pro
16 24 (1.31%) Log4j
17 23 (1.26%) TeamCity
18 18 (0.98%) Mercurial
General
1 427 (23.36%) Finance
2 205 (11.21%) Banking
3 163 (8.92%) Retail
4 87 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 75 (4.10%) Investment Banking
6 47 (2.57%) Telecoms
7 38 (2.08%) Back Office
8 34 (1.86%) Marketing
9 19 (1.04%) Front Office
9 19 (1.04%) Electronics
10 17 (0.93%) Publishing
11 15 (0.82%) Automotive
12 14 (0.77%) German Language
13 13 (0.71%) Advertising
13 13 (0.71%) Games
14 10 (0.55%) Legal
15 9 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.49%) Spanish Language
16 7 (0.38%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1114 (60.94%) Developer
2 840 (45.95%) Java Developer
3 240 (13.13%) Architect
4 233 (12.75%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 135 (7.39%) Analyst
6 134 (7.33%) Senior Developer
7 132 (7.22%) J2EE Developer
8 105 (5.74%) Solutions Architect
9 102 (5.58%) Senior Java Developer
10 74 (4.05%) Consultant
11 58 (3.17%) Web Developer
12 57 (3.12%) Project Manager
13 45 (2.46%) Java Web Developer
13 45 (2.46%) Java Architect
14 43 (2.35%) Business Analyst
15 40 (2.19%) Technical Architect
16 27 (1.48%) Software Developer
17 24 (1.31%) Applications Developer
17 24 (1.31%) Oracle Developer
18 23 (1.26%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 766 (41.90%) Spring
2 509 (27.84%) XML
3 508 (27.79%) Web Services
4 497 (27.19%) Hibernate
5 462 (25.27%) HTML
6 321 (17.56%) JSP
7 317 (17.34%) CSS
8 299 (16.36%) jQuery
9 273 (14.93%) SOAP
10 220 (12.04%) Struts
11 212 (11.60%) .NET
12 193 (10.56%) Ajax
13 189 (10.34%) Spring MVC
14 156 (8.53%) JMS
15 154 (8.42%) REST
16 150 (8.21%) Java EE
17 143 (7.82%) RESTful
18 132 (7.22%) JDBC
19 130 (7.11%) JSF
20 128 (7.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 93 (5.09%) Open Source
2 55 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
3 52 (2.84%) iPad
4 40 (2.19%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.08%) Social Media
6 27 (1.48%) Web 2.0
7 23 (1.26%) N-Tier
7 23 (1.26%) Mobile App
8 22 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (1.20%) Fixed Income
9 20 (1.09%) Mathematics
9 20 (1.09%) Client/Server
10 19 (1.04%) Clustering
11 17 (0.93%) DTV
11 17 (0.93%) Management Information System
12 16 (0.88%) Derivative
12 16 (0.88%) AS400
13 15 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
13 15 (0.82%) GIS
13 15 (0.82%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 354 (19.37%) UNIX
2 317 (17.34%) Linux
3 118 (6.46%) Windows
4 68 (3.72%) Solaris
5 21 (1.15%) Android
6 20 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.04%) HPUX
8 14 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.55%) AIX
11 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.27%) SUSE
13 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.22%) zOS
14 3 (0.16%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.11%) CentOS
15 2 (0.11%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.11%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (16.52%) MVC
3 298 (16.30%) Scrum
4 282 (15.43%) SOA
5 277 (15.15%) TDD
6 269 (14.72%) E-Commerce
7 243 (13.29%) OO
8 195 (10.67%) UML
9 170 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
10 146 (7.99%) Unit Testing
11 119 (6.51%) Content Management
12 108 (5.91%) BDD
13 91 (4.98%) Project Management
14 87 (4.76%) Waterfall
15 83 (4.54%) Software Engineering
16 81 (4.43%) Multithreading
17 67 (3.67%) OOD
18 62 (3.39%) Business Analysis
19 61 (3.34%) Web Development
19 61 (3.34%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1625 (88.89%) Java
2 528 (28.88%) SQL
3 516 (28.23%) JavaScript
4 189 (10.34%) PL/SQL
5 89 (4.87%) Perl
6 83 (4.54%) Shell Script
7 78 (4.27%) C#
8 63 (3.45%) Groovy
9 59 (3.23%) Scala
10 50 (2.74%) Bash Shell
11 49 (2.68%) C++
12 45 (2.46%) Python
13 40 (2.19%) VB
14 35 (1.91%) XPath
15 31 (1.70%) T-SQL
16 30 (1.64%) C
17 18 (0.98%) Korn
18 16 (0.88%) Apex Code
19 15 (0.82%) VBA
19 15 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 141 (7.71%) Degree
2 84 (4.60%) Security Cleared
3 49 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.26%) Sun Certification
5 22 (1.20%) ISEB
6 21 (1.15%) DV Cleared
7 18 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (0.60%) OCPJP
9 10 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
11 6 (0.33%) CCA
12 4 (0.22%) PMP
13 3 (0.16%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1 (0.055%) HND
15 1 (0.055%) IBM Certification
15 1 (0.055%) IBM WebSphere Certification
15 1 (0.055%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.39%) QA
2 11 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.49%) SLA
4 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.11%) JTAG
8 1 (0.055%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (0.60%) vCloud
2 10 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.38%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.27%) Samba
4 5 (0.27%) RACF
4 5 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.22%) Xen
5 4 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (0.16%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.055%) Squid
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.055%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 43 (2.35%) Puppet
2 21 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 14 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.38%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
6 6 (0.33%) CA Wily
6 6 (0.33%) Nagios
7 5 (0.27%) Netcool
8 4 (0.22%) OpenSSO
8 4 (0.22%) YUM
8 4 (0.22%) OpenView
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.11%) Salt
10 2 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
10 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.055%) Legato
11 1 (0.055%) MOM
11 1 (0.055%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 1 (0.055%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 628 (34.35%) Oracle
2 199 (10.89%) JBoss
3 160 (8.75%) IBM
4 83 (4.54%) ATG
5 72 (3.94%) Microsoft
6 62 (3.39%) Endeca
7 50 (2.74%) Sybase
8 46 (2.52%) HP
9 44 (2.41%) SAP
9 44 (2.41%) Perforce
10 43 (2.35%) Sun
11 33 (1.81%) hybris
12 31 (1.70%) VMware
13 30 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
14 24 (1.31%) Adobe
15 19 (1.04%) TIBCO
16 18 (0.98%) Alterian
16 18 (0.98%) Red Hat
16 18 (0.98%) Interwoven
16 18 (0.98%) FatWire
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day excellent rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £593 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Camden, London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 per day | 12 month contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago