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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 122 110 67
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -43
Contract jobs citing J2EE 988 953 1540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.72% 1.83% 2.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.30% 6.35% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 536 871
Average daily rate
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£413 £413 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 19
Average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.17 £24.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.02 £40.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -12.16%

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
15691 15007 15615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 28.87% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10164 9643 9367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 265 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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 -20 847 £421 +0.23% 361
London -12 388 £450 - 166
South East -21 141 £375 - 55
City of London +5 109 £464 +3.05% 53
East of England +12 100 £400 -21.18% 20
Scotland -5 63 £400 +6.66% 11
Yorkshire -5 53 £343 +7.03% 39
Wales +17 49 £298 -6.00% 8
South West -2 49 £350 +7.69% 16
North West -30 48 £439 +17.06% 46
Essex +10 41 £343 -37.72%
Hampshire -35 41 £375 +7.14% 15
West Midlands -9 35 £350 -17.64% 9
Edinburgh +13 33 £425 -5.55% 6
Oxfordshire +9 30 £475 +2.15% 6
Berkshire -15 28 £375 -6.25% 12
West Yorkshire -7 26 £350 +13.82% 19
Cheshire -3 25 £400 +6.66% 8
Hertfordshire -22 25 £390 -5.45% 11
Southampton +6 23 £400 +9.58% 1
Glasgow -14 23 £350 +1.81% 3
Cardiff +7 21 £250 -35.48% 7
South Wales 0 21 £250 -45.20% 8
Cambridgeshire +14 20 £425 -16.87% 8
Oxford +7 20 £375 -21.87% 1
East Midlands +3 19 £350 -22.22% 10
Cambridge +10 18 £425 -17.47% 5
Buckinghamshire +6 18 £414 +5.07% 5
York +10 17 £350 +13.82% 9
North Yorkshire +2 17 £350 +10.67% 12

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1659 (88.24%) Java
2 805 (42.82%) Agile Software Development
3 788 (41.91%) Spring
4 638 (33.94%) Oracle
5 608 (32.34%) Web Services
6 554 (29.47%) XML
7 532 (28.30%) Hibernate
8 523 (27.82%) SQL
9 514 (27.34%) JavaScript
10 473 (25.16%) HTML
11 406 (21.60%) Finance
12 368 (19.57%) Scrum
13 352 (18.72%) MVC
14 346 (18.40%) JSP
15 337 (17.93%) Linux
16 335 (17.82%) TDD
17 329 (17.50%) UNIX
17 329 (17.50%) Maven
18 315 (16.76%) CSS
19 312 (16.60%) WebSphere
20 305 (16.22%) SOA
21 303 (16.12%) OO
22 292 (15.53%) SOAP
23 287 (15.27%) E-Commerce
24 273 (14.52%) jQuery
25 252 (13.40%) WebLogic
26 246 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
27 235 (12.50%) Tomcat
28 232 (12.34%) JUnit
29 229 (12.18%) Spring MVC

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 312 (16.60%) WebSphere
2 252 (13.40%) WebLogic
3 235 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 191 (10.16%) Apache
5 78 (4.15%) WebSphere Application Server
6 73 (3.88%) CMS
7 61 (3.24%) MQSeries
8 53 (2.82%) IIS
9 47 (2.50%) Adobe CQ
10 42 (2.23%) Oracle Service Bus
11 32 (1.70%) Confluence
11 32 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 31 (1.65%) Jetty
13 29 (1.54%) Liferay
14 26 (1.38%) FileNet
15 25 (1.33%) Apache Solr
16 24 (1.28%) nginx
17 22 (1.17%) Oracle Coherence
18 20 (1.06%) WebLogic Portal
19 17 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 31 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.38%) MS Office
3 15 (0.80%) MS Project
4 12 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
2 22 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
4 11 (0.59%) Tridion
5 6 (0.32%) Cordys
6 4 (0.21%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 3 (0.16%) Magento
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.11%) Staffware
8 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
8 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.053%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.053%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 54 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
3 30 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (1.12%) SaaS
5 17 (0.90%) Force.com
6 14 (0.74%) Google App Engine
7 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (0.32%) IaaS
9 5 (0.27%) Route 53
9 5 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.27%) PaaS
10 4 (0.21%) CloudFront
10 4 (0.21%) GitHub
10 4 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.053%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.053%) ElastiCache
11 1 (0.053%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 100 (5.32%) Internet
2 90 (4.79%) HTTP
3 35 (1.86%) SSL
4 28 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 28 (1.49%) LDAP
5 23 (1.22%) FTP
6 17 (0.90%) DNS
6 17 (0.90%) Intranet
7 14 (0.74%) IPsec
7 14 (0.74%) DHCP
8 11 (0.59%) Firewall
9 8 (0.43%) SNMP
10 5 (0.27%) Extranet
11 4 (0.21%) RTCP
11 4 (0.21%) RTP
11 4 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (0.21%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.11%) VPN
12 2 (0.11%) SAN
12 2 (0.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 156 (8.30%) Oracle Database
3 149 (7.93%) Relational Database
4 117 (6.22%) MySQL
5 82 (4.36%) DB2
6 64 (3.40%) RDBMS
7 62 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 51 (2.71%) MongoDB
9 42 (2.23%) NoSQL
10 27 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
14 21 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
15 20 (1.06%) Hadoop
16 19 (1.01%) Big Data
17 18 (0.96%) JasperReports
18 13 (0.69%) DTS
19 11 (0.59%) Essbase
19 11 (0.59%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 329 (17.50%) Maven
2 232 (12.34%) JUnit
3 203 (10.80%) Subversion
4 199 (10.59%) Ant
5 192 (10.21%) Eclipse
6 146 (7.77%) Jenkins
7 100 (5.32%) JIRA
8 73 (3.88%) Git (software)
9 59 (3.14%) Selenium
9 59 (3.14%) Hudson
10 41 (2.18%) CruiseControl
11 32 (1.70%) Cucumber
12 28 (1.49%) Mockito
12 28 (1.49%) Jasmine
13 24 (1.28%) TeamCity
14 23 (1.22%) JMeter
15 22 (1.17%) FitNesse
16 21 (1.12%) Apache Ivy
17 20 (1.06%) LoadRunner
18 18 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 406 (21.60%) Finance
2 195 (10.37%) Banking
3 146 (7.77%) Retail
4 82 (4.36%) Manufacturing
5 64 (3.40%) Investment Banking
6 46 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 39 (2.07%) Marketing
8 27 (1.44%) Publishing
9 24 (1.28%) Back Office
9 24 (1.28%) Electronics
10 20 (1.06%) Front Office
11 18 (0.96%) Advertising
12 15 (0.80%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.64%) Legal
13 12 (0.64%) Automotive
14 10 (0.53%) Games
14 10 (0.53%) German Language
15 9 (0.48%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.21%) French Language
17 3 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1203 (63.99%) Developer
2 882 (46.91%) Java Developer
3 248 (13.19%) Architect
4 242 (12.87%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 132 (7.02%) Senior Developer
6 118 (6.28%) Analyst
7 117 (6.22%) Solutions Architect
8 116 (6.17%) J2EE Developer
9 101 (5.37%) Senior Java Developer
10 68 (3.62%) Consultant
11 53 (2.82%) Java Architect
12 51 (2.71%) Web Developer
13 42 (2.23%) Project Manager
14 38 (2.02%) Business Analyst
15 36 (1.91%) Java Web Developer
16 34 (1.81%) Software Engineer
17 33 (1.76%) Technical Architect
18 30 (1.60%) Designer
19 29 (1.54%) Oracle Developer
20 26 (1.38%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 788 (41.91%) Spring
2 608 (32.34%) Web Services
3 554 (29.47%) XML
4 532 (28.30%) Hibernate
5 473 (25.16%) HTML
6 346 (18.40%) JSP
7 315 (16.76%) CSS
8 292 (15.53%) SOAP
9 273 (14.52%) jQuery
10 229 (12.18%) Spring MVC
11 228 (12.13%) Ajax
12 218 (11.60%) Struts
13 201 (10.69%) .NET
14 180 (9.57%) REST
15 174 (9.26%) JMS
16 164 (8.72%) RESTful
17 152 (8.09%) JDBC
17 152 (8.09%) JSF
18 151 (8.03%) XSLT
19 144 (7.66%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 128 (6.81%) Open Source
2 75 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
4 59 (3.14%) Computer Science
5 54 (2.87%) iPad
6 40 (2.13%) Social Media
7 28 (1.49%) User Experience
8 24 (1.28%) Clustering
9 22 (1.17%) DTV
9 22 (1.17%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.12%) Web 2.0
11 20 (1.06%) N-Tier
11 20 (1.06%) Mobile App
12 19 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 19 (1.01%) Fixed Income
13 18 (0.96%) Market Risk
14 17 (0.90%) Data Integration
15 15 (0.80%) Mathematics
15 15 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
15 15 (0.80%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 337 (17.93%) Linux
2 329 (17.50%) UNIX
3 116 (6.17%) Windows
4 73 (3.88%) Solaris
5 30 (1.60%) Android
6 22 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
7 17 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.69%) AIX
9 13 (0.69%) HPUX
10 7 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.32%) SUSE
11 6 (0.32%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.27%) zOS
13 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.16%) CentOS
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.11%) MVS
15 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 805 (42.82%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (19.57%) Scrum
3 352 (18.72%) MVC
4 335 (17.82%) TDD
5 305 (16.22%) SOA
6 303 (16.12%) OO
7 287 (15.27%) E-Commerce
8 246 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
9 187 (9.95%) UML
10 181 (9.63%) Unit Testing
11 125 (6.65%) Content Management
12 117 (6.22%) BDD
13 90 (4.79%) Multithreading
14 89 (4.73%) Software Engineering
15 87 (4.63%) Waterfall
16 78 (4.15%) OOA/OOD
17 76 (4.04%) Project Management
18 70 (3.72%) Configuration Management
19 69 (3.67%) DevOps
19 69 (3.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1659 (88.24%) Java
2 523 (27.82%) SQL
3 514 (27.34%) JavaScript
4 180 (9.57%) PL/SQL
5 88 (4.68%) Perl
6 87 (4.63%) C#
7 83 (4.41%) Shell Script
8 60 (3.19%) Groovy
9 59 (3.14%) Scala
10 53 (2.82%) C++
11 49 (2.61%) Python
11 49 (2.61%) Bash Shell
12 35 (1.86%) C
13 33 (1.76%) XPath
14 28 (1.49%) PHP
14 28 (1.49%) VB
15 27 (1.44%) T-SQL
16 24 (1.28%) Ruby
17 23 (1.22%) XQuery
18 18 (0.96%) Korn
Qualifications
1 133 (7.07%) Degree
2 101 (5.37%) Security Cleared
3 67 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 17 (0.90%) Sun Certification
6 14 (0.74%) ISEB
7 11 (0.59%) PMI Certification
7 11 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.37%) OCPJP
9 6 (0.32%) CCA
10 5 (0.27%) PMP
10 5 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.053%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.053%) PhD
12 1 (0.053%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.053%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.053%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.41%) QA
2 14 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.53%) SLA
4 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.053%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.59%) Xen
3 10 (0.53%) vCloud
4 6 (0.32%) Shibboleth
5 5 (0.27%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.27%) RACF
6 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.11%) Docker
7 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.053%) Samba
8 1 (0.053%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.053%) ACF2
8 1 (0.053%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 58 (3.09%) Puppet
2 29 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 19 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (0.96%) Oracle Identity Management
5 7 (0.37%) OpenView
5 7 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.32%) CA Wily
6 6 (0.32%) Nagios
7 5 (0.27%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.27%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.21%) Salt
8 4 (0.21%) OpenSSO
8 4 (0.21%) YUM
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 3 (0.16%) CA SiteMinder
10 2 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
10 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.11%) Ansible
10 2 (0.11%) logstash
11 1 (0.053%) Kibana
Vendors
1 638 (33.94%) Oracle
2 213 (11.33%) JBoss
3 176 (9.36%) IBM
4 104 (5.53%) Microsoft
5 77 (4.10%) ATG
6 54 (2.87%) Endeca
7 46 (2.45%) SAP
8 45 (2.39%) Sybase
8 45 (2.39%) Perforce
9 42 (2.23%) Sun
10 39 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
10 39 (2.07%) hybris
11 36 (1.91%) Google
11 36 (1.91%) VMware
12 34 (1.81%) HP
13 29 (1.54%) Adobe
14 21 (1.12%) Atlassian
15 20 (1.06%) Red Hat
16 19 (1.01%) FatWire
17 17 (0.90%) Twitter
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Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Rate: £550 to £575 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
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Rate: £400 - £470 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Rate: £600 per day 6 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £380.00 per day
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Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £420 per day
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West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £ Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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City, London
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