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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 143 137 129
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing J2EE 965 1006 981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.82% 1.73% 1.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.94% 6.13% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 586 588
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £415 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 11
Median hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.95 £31.90 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.98 £42.20 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +17.64%

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
16247 16402 15724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.72% 28.26% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11253 11283 10195
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 310 184
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.69 £17.33 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £71.00
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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -6 899 £450 +1.40% 188
London +6 392 £475 - 52
South East +34 159 £475 +11.76% 35
East of England -5 88 £434 +8.43% 19
Oxfordshire +29 57 £475 -8.65% 3
Yorkshire +3 57 £425 +4.93% 15
North West -3 57 £425 -5.55% 31
West Midlands -2 53 £450 +9.09% 8
Scotland +16 48 £370 +9.22% 6
City of London +12 44 £425 -15.00% 12
North East -20 40 £350 - 6
Tyne and Wear -25 40 £350 - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 39 £350 -9.67% 4
Manchester +1 37 £425 -5.55% 24
Essex -7 37 £350 - 3
Oxford +9 35 £475 -8.65% 2
West Yorkshire -5 29 £425 -8.10% 10
South West -9 27 £400 -17.94% 9
Shropshire -9 26 £475 +8.57% 1
Berkshire +16 25 £435 +5.45% 7
Buckinghamshire +12 25 £400 - 10
West Sussex +3 25 £475 +30.13% 1
East Midlands -4 25 £450 +12.50% 13
Telford -18 24 £475 +8.57%
Milton Keynes +24 23 £400 +17.64% 5
Glasgow +14 23 £413 +17.02% 2
Hertfordshire -10 23 £500 +28.61% 8
South Yorkshire +12 22 £500 +28.20% 3
Sheffield +9 21 £500 +28.20% 3
Hampshire +10 19 £525 +55.55% 7

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 1740 (90.11%) Java
2 984 (50.96%) Agile Software Development
3 705 (36.51%) Spring
4 617 (31.95%) Oracle
5 564 (29.21%) SQL
6 541 (28.02%) Web Services
7 478 (24.75%) JavaScript
8 464 (24.03%) Unix
9 459 (23.77%) HTML
10 452 (23.41%) XML
11 430 (22.27%) Linux
12 382 (19.78%) Scrum
13 374 (19.37%) TDD
14 366 (18.95%) Hibernate
15 339 (17.56%) WebSphere
16 338 (17.50%) JSP
17 337 (17.45%) SOAP
18 323 (16.73%) Finance
19 314 (16.26%) CSS
20 289 (14.97%) Jenkins
21 288 (14.91%) Maven
22 286 (14.81%) REST
23 270 (13.98%) JSON
24 265 (13.72%) WebLogic
25 261 (13.52%) JUnit
26 260 (13.46%) IBM
26 260 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
27 255 (13.21%) JBoss
28 251 (13.00%) RESTful
29 247 (12.79%) SOA

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
1 339 (17.56%) WebSphere
2 265 (13.72%) WebLogic
3 255 (13.21%) JBoss
4 221 (11.44%) Tomcat
5 183 (9.48%) Apache
6 142 (7.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 87 (4.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 71 (3.68%) CMS
9 63 (3.26%) WebLogic Portal
10 55 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
11 51 (2.64%) Confluence
12 46 (2.38%) GlassFish
13 40 (2.07%) MQSeries
14 32 (1.66%) nginx
14 32 (1.66%) Oracle Application Server
15 31 (1.61%) IIS
15 31 (1.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 31 (1.61%) WebSphere Portal
16 30 (1.55%) Mule
17 28 (1.45%) iPlanet
Applications
1 30 (1.55%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.67%) MS Office
4 4 (0.21%) Mingle
5 2 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.052%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 36 (1.86%) Oracle BPM
2 29 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (0.88%) OpenText MBPM
4 13 (0.67%) Adobe Campaign
4 13 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
5 10 (0.52%) Magento
6 6 (0.31%) BASE24
7 5 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
10 2 (0.10%) Documaker
10 2 (0.10%) SAP R/3
11 1 (0.052%) Global One
11 1 (0.052%) Maximo
11 1 (0.052%) Murex MxG2000
11 1 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.052%) PeopleSoft HRMS
11 1 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 159 (8.23%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
4 75 (3.88%) GitHub
5 39 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
6 32 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (1.35%) Google App Engine
8 19 (0.98%) SaaS
9 16 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
10 10 (0.52%) PaaS
11 9 (0.47%) Bluemix
11 9 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
12 8 (0.41%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.31%) IaaS
14 5 (0.26%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.21%) Force.com
15 4 (0.21%) Slack
16 3 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.16%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 126 (6.53%) HTTP
2 103 (5.33%) Firewall
3 99 (5.13%) LDAP
4 87 (4.51%) SSL
5 70 (3.63%) TCP/IP
6 57 (2.95%) Internet
7 33 (1.71%) FTP
8 31 (1.61%) HTTPS
9 29 (1.50%) DNS
10 27 (1.40%) IPsec
11 20 (1.04%) BIG-IP
11 20 (1.04%) NAS
11 20 (1.04%) VPN
12 19 (0.98%) DHCP
13 18 (0.93%) Network Security
14 16 (0.83%) SAN
15 15 (0.78%) DMZ
15 15 (0.78%) Reverse Proxy
15 15 (0.78%) SNMP
16 11 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (8.29%) MongoDB
2 154 (7.98%) Relational Database
3 149 (7.72%) Oracle Database
4 142 (7.35%) SQL Server
5 106 (5.49%) MySQL
6 99 (5.13%) NoSQL
7 75 (3.88%) DB2
8 74 (3.83%) Big Data
9 71 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
10 44 (2.28%) Hadoop
11 42 (2.18%) RDBMS
12 37 (1.92%) Couchbase
13 30 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
14 27 (1.40%) IBM InfoSphere
15 23 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
16 22 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
17 17 (0.88%) Oracle OWB
18 15 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
18 15 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
18 15 (0.78%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 289 (14.97%) Jenkins
2 288 (14.91%) Maven
3 261 (13.52%) JUnit
4 209 (10.82%) Git (software)
5 168 (8.70%) JIRA
6 167 (8.65%) Eclipse
7 135 (6.99%) Subversion
8 115 (5.96%) Cucumber
9 113 (5.85%) Selenium
10 110 (5.70%) Mockito
11 104 (5.39%) Ant
12 57 (2.95%) Spock
13 48 (2.49%) SoapUI
14 37 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 33 (1.71%) Gradle
16 31 (1.61%) Eclipse RCP
17 27 (1.40%) SonarQube
18 23 (1.19%) IntelliJ
18 23 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
18 23 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 323 (16.73%) Finance
2 131 (6.78%) Banking
3 107 (5.54%) Retail
4 73 (3.78%) Marketing
5 48 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 37 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.55%) Automotive
7 30 (1.55%) Front Office
8 29 (1.50%) Electronics
9 28 (1.45%) Publishing
10 22 (1.14%) Investment Banking
11 17 (0.88%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.78%) Legal
13 10 (0.52%) Advertising
14 9 (0.47%) Back Office
15 7 (0.36%) Law
16 5 (0.26%) International Banking
16 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.21%) Games
17 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1195 (61.89%) Developer
2 856 (44.33%) Java Developer
3 248 (12.84%) Architect
4 186 (9.63%) J2EE Developer
5 166 (8.60%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 126 (6.53%) Senior Developer
7 96 (4.97%) Senior Java Developer
8 76 (3.94%) Lead Developer
9 75 (3.88%) Consultant
10 72 (3.73%) Agile Developer
11 67 (3.47%) Scala Developer
12 66 (3.42%) Java Engineer
13 64 (3.31%) Oracle Developer
14 60 (3.11%) Agile Java Developer
15 56 (2.90%) DevOps Engineer
16 55 (2.85%) Analyst
17 51 (2.64%) Java Architect
18 45 (2.33%) Technical Leader
19 44 (2.28%) Software Engineer
20 41 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 705 (36.51%) Spring
2 541 (28.02%) Web Services
3 459 (23.77%) HTML
4 452 (23.41%) XML
5 366 (18.95%) Hibernate
6 338 (17.50%) JSP
7 337 (17.45%) SOAP
8 314 (16.26%) CSS
9 286 (14.81%) REST
10 270 (13.98%) JSON
11 251 (13.00%) RESTful
12 235 (12.17%) JMS
13 199 (10.31%) AngularJS
14 190 (9.84%) HTML5
14 190 (9.84%) Servlets
15 173 (8.96%) EJB
15 173 (8.96%) Middleware
16 168 (8.70%) jQuery
17 146 (7.56%) JDBC
18 137 (7.09%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 148 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
3 51 (2.64%) Computer Science
4 42 (2.18%) Clustering
5 37 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 37 (1.92%) User Experience
6 31 (1.61%) Mainframe
7 30 (1.55%) Social Media
8 29 (1.50%) DataPower
8 29 (1.50%) Virtual Team
9 26 (1.35%) Mobile App
10 24 (1.24%) iPad
11 19 (0.98%) Algorithms
12 15 (0.78%) Hedge funds
13 14 (0.73%) Data Centre
13 14 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 13 (0.67%) IVR
15 10 (0.52%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.52%) Fixed Income
16 9 (0.47%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 464 (24.03%) Unix
2 430 (22.27%) Linux
3 157 (8.13%) Windows
4 68 (3.52%) Solaris
5 62 (3.21%) AIX
6 47 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (1.92%) Windows Server
8 20 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (0.98%) OS/390
10 17 (0.88%) CentOS
11 16 (0.83%) Android
12 15 (0.78%) Apple iOS
13 12 (0.62%) HPUX
13 12 (0.62%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.57%) zOS
15 10 (0.52%) SUSE
16 4 (0.21%) Debian
17 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
18 2 (0.10%) VME
18 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 984 (50.96%) Agile Software Development
2 382 (19.78%) Scrum
3 374 (19.37%) TDD
4 260 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
5 247 (12.79%) SOA
6 207 (10.72%) E-Commerce
7 197 (10.20%) OO
8 173 (8.96%) MVC
9 172 (8.91%) Open Source
10 151 (7.82%) DevOps
11 146 (7.56%) BDD
12 140 (7.25%) Kanban
13 130 (6.73%) Software Engineering
14 123 (6.37%) Microservices
15 109 (5.64%) UML
16 103 (5.33%) ITIL
17 99 (5.13%) High Availability
18 95 (4.92%) Waterfall
19 91 (4.71%) Configuration Management
20 88 (4.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1740 (90.11%) Java
2 564 (29.21%) SQL
3 478 (24.75%) JavaScript
4 156 (8.08%) Shell Script
5 143 (7.41%) PL/SQL
6 133 (6.89%) Perl
7 120 (6.21%) Scala
8 109 (5.64%) Python
9 87 (4.51%) C++
10 72 (3.73%) C
11 57 (2.95%) Ruby
12 48 (2.49%) PHP
13 39 (2.02%) Bash Shell
14 36 (1.86%) Jython
15 26 (1.35%) C#
16 22 (1.14%) Korn
17 20 (1.04%) Groovy
17 20 (1.04%) VB
18 18 (0.93%) COBOL
18 18 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 207 (10.72%) Security Cleared
2 96 (4.97%) SC Cleared
3 82 (4.25%) Degree
4 65 (3.37%) DV Cleared
5 31 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (1.04%) Sun Certification
7 11 (0.57%) OCPJP
8 10 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.31%) VCAP
10 6 (0.31%) VCP6
11 5 (0.26%) CISSP
11 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.21%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.16%) CISA
13 3 (0.16%) ISEB
13 3 (0.16%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.16%) MCSA
13 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (2.95%) QA
2 20 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (0.88%) JSP 440
4 15 (0.78%) SLA
5 8 (0.41%) FATCA
6 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.10%) MiFID
7 2 (0.10%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.052%) COBIT
8 1 (0.052%) HL7
8 1 (0.052%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.052%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 88 (4.56%) Docker
2 62 (3.21%) Active Directory
3 54 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.78%) Xen
6 14 (0.73%) vCloud
6 14 (0.73%) vSphere
7 11 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 11 (0.57%) Samba
8 10 (0.52%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 7 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 6 (0.31%) HDFS
11 5 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.21%) NDS
12 4 (0.21%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 4 (0.21%) Varnish
13 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.10%) Shibboleth
14 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 111 (5.75%) Puppet
2 37 (1.92%) Ansible
3 36 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (1.55%) Oracle Identity Management
5 20 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
5 20 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 18 (0.93%) OpenAM
6 18 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 16 (0.83%) OpenIDM
8 14 (0.73%) Grafana
8 14 (0.73%) Graphite
8 14 (0.73%) Kibana
9 13 (0.67%) HAProxy
9 13 (0.67%) logstash
9 13 (0.67%) Nagios
9 13 (0.67%) Salt
9 13 (0.67%) ZABBIX
10 11 (0.57%) CA Wily
10 11 (0.57%) Terraform
10 11 (0.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 617 (31.95%) Oracle
2 260 (13.46%) IBM
3 97 (5.02%) Adobe
4 93 (4.82%) Microsoft
4 93 (4.82%) Red Hat
5 91 (4.71%) hybris
6 75 (3.88%) VMware
7 69 (3.57%) Google
8 61 (3.16%) Sybase
9 59 (3.06%) Sun
10 57 (2.95%) webMethods
11 55 (2.85%) ATG
12 51 (2.64%) BEA
13 47 (2.43%) F5
14 40 (2.07%) WSO2
15 37 (1.92%) SAP
16 36 (1.86%) Cisco
17 31 (1.61%) Endeca
18 21 (1.09%) ForgeRock
18 21 (1.09%) MuleSoft
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