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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 111 104 69
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -35
Contract jobs citing J2EE 1003 896 1483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 1.88% 2.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.63% 7.03% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 534 817
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £294 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 14
Average hourly rate £35.40 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.85 £27.50 £31.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £37.50 £52.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.80 £35.11 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +8.03%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -15 882 £404 +0.93% 319
London -19 421 £450 +5.88% 140
South East -7 129 £375 - 50
City of London -2 119 £450 +5.88% 42
East of England +13 76 £405 +1.25% 27
Scotland -1 75 £375 +2.73% 26
South West +2 73 £344 -11.29% 14
Yorkshire -12 57 £350 +12.00% 33
West Midlands +1 50 £330 +1.53% 8
West Yorkshire -2 47 £350 +25.00% 22
Glasgow +12 43 £338 +4.81% 11
Hertfordshire +13 39 £400 -11.11% 12
North West -18 39 £388 +12.72% 32
Buckinghamshire +2 38 £400 +6.80% 3
Leeds -10 35 £350 +12.00% 10
Berkshire -35 35 £350 -12.50% 12
Milton Keynes +4 33 £413 +17.85% 2
East Midlands +9 29 £420 +31.25% 11
Swindon +14 28 £338 -20.58%
Wiltshire +4 28 £338 -20.58% 1
Watford 0 26 £400 - 5
Wales -6 24 £419 +15.51% 6
Hampshire +3 23 £350 +8.94% 8
Edinburgh -24 23 £380 +4.10% 7
Manchester -10 21 £356 +1.78% 21
Birmingham -5 20 £420 +29.23% 5
South Wales -9 18 £450 +12.50% 5
Essex -20 18 £450 - 7
Cardiff -4 17 £500 +25.00% 4
Surrey -4 15 £413 +22.22% 17

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1646 (88.40%) Java
2 776 (41.68%) Spring
3 710 (38.13%) Oracle
4 523 (28.09%) SQL
5 508 (27.28%) Hibernate
6 504 (27.07%) Web Services
7 502 (26.96%) XML
8 494 (26.53%) JavaScript
9 490 (26.32%) HTML
10 403 (21.64%) Finance
11 358 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
12 355 (19.07%) UNIX
13 349 (18.74%) Linux
14 335 (17.99%) JSP
15 329 (17.67%) CSS
16 328 (17.62%) SOA
17 311 (16.70%) jQuery
18 301 (16.17%) Maven
19 293 (15.74%) TDD
20 291 (15.63%) WebLogic
21 280 (15.04%) Scrum
22 269 (14.45%) SOAP
22 269 (14.45%) E-Commerce
23 268 (14.39%) Tomcat
24 262 (14.07%) WebSphere
25 255 (13.69%) Struts
26 241 (12.94%) OO
27 235 (12.62%) MVC
28 229 (12.30%) Subversion
28 229 (12.30%) Oracle Database

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 291 (15.63%) WebLogic
2 268 (14.39%) Tomcat
3 262 (14.07%) WebSphere
4 193 (10.37%) Apache
5 75 (4.03%) CMS
6 70 (3.76%) WebSphere Application Server
7 53 (2.85%) Oracle Service Bus
7 53 (2.85%) Adobe CQ
8 50 (2.69%) MQSeries
9 39 (2.09%) WebLogic Portal
10 37 (1.99%) Liferay
11 29 (1.56%) IIS
12 28 (1.50%) Mule
13 23 (1.24%) Apache Solr
14 19 (1.02%) Oracle Coherence
14 19 (1.02%) SharePoint
15 18 (0.97%) GlassFish
16 17 (0.91%) Jetty
17 15 (0.81%) Apache ServiceMix
18 14 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 38 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.75%) MS Project
3 13 (0.70%) MS Office
3 13 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.11%) Windchill
6 1 (0.054%) Mingle
6 1 (0.054%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 28 (1.50%) Oracle BPM
2 21 (1.13%) Tridion
3 12 (0.64%) Oracle 11i
4 10 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
6 7 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
7 6 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.27%) RiskWrite
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.21%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.16%) Magento
10 3 (0.16%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
11 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
11 2 (0.11%) ENOVIA
11 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
11 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
2 18 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.43%) Amazon S3
5 6 (0.32%) Force.com
6 5 (0.27%) SaaS
7 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.16%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.11%) Heroku
9 1 (0.054%) PaaS
9 1 (0.054%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.054%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 102 (5.48%) Internet
2 74 (3.97%) LDAP
3 61 (3.28%) HTTP
4 37 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 31 (1.66%) Firewall
5 31 (1.66%) Intranet
6 26 (1.40%) DNS
7 25 (1.34%) SSL
8 17 (0.91%) SAN
9 14 (0.75%) DHCP
9 14 (0.75%) NAS
10 13 (0.70%) LAN
10 13 (0.70%) HTTPS
11 12 (0.64%) SNMP
11 12 (0.64%) WAN
12 10 (0.54%) FTP
13 8 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 8 (0.43%) Network Security
14 7 (0.38%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (12.30%) Oracle Database
2 177 (9.51%) Relational Database
3 164 (8.81%) SQL Server
4 120 (6.44%) MySQL
5 108 (5.80%) RDBMS
6 86 (4.62%) DB2
7 75 (4.03%) Oracle Database 11g
8 61 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
9 60 (3.22%) MongoDB
10 48 (2.58%) Oracle Database 10g
11 44 (2.36%) NoSQL
12 42 (2.26%) Big Data
13 38 (2.04%) Hadoop
14 35 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
15 17 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
16 16 (0.86%) DTS
17 14 (0.75%) Oracle9i Database
17 14 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
18 13 (0.70%) JasperReports
19 12 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 301 (16.17%) Maven
2 229 (12.30%) Subversion
3 195 (10.47%) Ant
4 193 (10.37%) JUnit
5 190 (10.20%) Eclipse
6 104 (5.59%) Jenkins
7 69 (3.71%) JIRA
8 61 (3.28%) Git (software)
9 58 (3.11%) Hudson
10 38 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
11 36 (1.93%) Selenium
12 33 (1.77%) Log4j
13 30 (1.61%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
14 25 (1.34%) ClearCase
15 23 (1.24%) Mockito
15 23 (1.24%) Cucumber
16 22 (1.18%) LoadRunner
17 20 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
17 20 (1.07%) TeamCity
17 20 (1.07%) CruiseControl
General
1 403 (21.64%) Finance
2 168 (9.02%) Banking
3 163 (8.75%) Retail
4 75 (4.03%) Investment Banking
5 74 (3.97%) Manufacturing
6 65 (3.49%) Telecoms
7 42 (2.26%) Back Office
8 34 (1.83%) Marketing
9 19 (1.02%) Publishing
10 14 (0.75%) Front Office
11 13 (0.70%) Advertising
12 12 (0.64%) Electronics
13 11 (0.59%) German Language
13 11 (0.59%) Games
14 10 (0.54%) Automotive
15 8 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.38%) Legal
17 6 (0.32%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1081 (58.06%) Developer
2 822 (44.15%) Java Developer
3 287 (15.41%) Architect
4 234 (12.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 130 (6.98%) Analyst
6 118 (6.34%) J2EE Developer
7 115 (6.18%) Senior Developer
8 110 (5.91%) Solutions Architect
9 91 (4.89%) Senior Java Developer
10 85 (4.56%) Project Manager
11 64 (3.44%) Consultant
12 61 (3.28%) Java Architect
13 56 (3.01%) Technical Architect
14 53 (2.85%) Web Developer
15 45 (2.42%) Java Web Developer
16 40 (2.15%) Programmer
17 36 (1.93%) Java Programmer
18 28 (1.50%) Lead Developer
18 28 (1.50%) Java/J2EE Architect
19 27 (1.45%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 776 (41.68%) Spring
2 508 (27.28%) Hibernate
3 504 (27.07%) Web Services
4 502 (26.96%) XML
5 490 (26.32%) HTML
6 335 (17.99%) JSP
7 329 (17.67%) CSS
8 311 (16.70%) jQuery
9 269 (14.45%) SOAP
10 255 (13.69%) Struts
11 211 (11.33%) Ajax
12 187 (10.04%) .NET
13 176 (9.45%) JMS
14 171 (9.18%) Java EE
15 166 (8.92%) Servlets
16 162 (8.70%) REST
17 161 (8.65%) Spring MVC
18 149 (8.00%) Middleware
19 146 (7.84%) JSF
20 140 (7.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 83 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
2 71 (3.81%) Open Source
3 49 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 40 (2.15%) Clustering
5 34 (1.83%) Social Media
5 34 (1.83%) Web 2.0
6 33 (1.77%) N-Tier
7 31 (1.66%) iPad
8 29 (1.56%) Client/Server
9 25 (1.34%) Mobile App
10 24 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 23 (1.24%) Data Integration
11 23 (1.24%) Fixed Income
12 22 (1.18%) Derivative
13 19 (1.02%) Firmware
13 19 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
14 16 (0.86%) GIS
14 16 (0.86%) Mathematics
15 15 (0.81%) Management Information System
16 14 (0.75%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 355 (19.07%) UNIX
2 349 (18.74%) Linux
3 147 (7.89%) Windows
4 89 (4.78%) Solaris
5 44 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (1.50%) Android
7 26 (1.40%) AIX
8 23 (1.24%) HPUX
9 18 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (0.86%) Apple iOS
11 14 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
12 10 (0.54%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.38%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.38%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.32%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.21%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.21%) Debian
15 4 (0.21%) CentOS
16 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (17.62%) SOA
3 293 (15.74%) TDD
4 280 (15.04%) Scrum
5 269 (14.45%) E-Commerce
6 241 (12.94%) OO
7 235 (12.62%) MVC
8 206 (11.06%) UML
9 121 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
10 104 (5.59%) Configuration Management
11 101 (5.42%) BDD
12 100 (5.37%) Unit Testing
13 96 (5.16%) Waterfall
14 95 (5.10%) Project Management
15 92 (4.94%) Content Management
16 78 (4.19%) Software Engineering
17 74 (3.97%) Data Modelling
18 70 (3.76%) Migration
19 69 (3.71%) Web Development
20 67 (3.60%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1646 (88.40%) Java
2 523 (28.09%) SQL
3 494 (26.53%) JavaScript
4 175 (9.40%) PL/SQL
5 89 (4.78%) Perl
6 54 (2.90%) Scala
7 53 (2.85%) C#
8 51 (2.74%) Shell Script
9 50 (2.69%) Groovy
10 49 (2.63%) C++
11 40 (2.15%) VB
12 39 (2.09%) XPath
13 35 (1.88%) Bash Shell
14 30 (1.61%) Ruby
14 30 (1.61%) Python
15 27 (1.45%) C
16 20 (1.07%) T-SQL
17 13 (0.70%) XQuery
18 11 (0.59%) PowerShell
18 11 (0.59%) Jython
Qualifications
1 133 (7.14%) Degree
2 94 (5.05%) Security Cleared
3 47 (2.52%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.45%) Sun Certification
5 20 (1.07%) DV Cleared
6 17 (0.91%) OCPJP
7 15 (0.81%) ISEB
8 14 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.38%) HND
9 7 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.32%) BC Cleared
10 6 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.27%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.16%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.16%) PMP
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.11%) IBM Certification
14 1 (0.054%) Brainbench
14 1 (0.054%) OCPJWCD
14 1 (0.054%) IBM WebSphere Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (3.87%) QA
2 15 (0.81%) SLA
2 15 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 27 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.07%) VMware ESX
3 16 (0.86%) Samba
3 16 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.75%) Squid
5 13 (0.70%) NFS
6 11 (0.59%) Sendmail
7 8 (0.43%) vCloud
8 6 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (0.21%) Xen
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.054%) XenApp
11 1 (0.054%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.054%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.054%) Varnish
11 1 (0.054%) KVM
Systems Management
1 30 (1.61%) Puppet
1 30 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 17 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (0.75%) Nagios
5 11 (0.59%) Ganglia
5 11 (0.59%) BladeLogic
6 8 (0.43%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.32%) OpenView
8 5 (0.27%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.27%) Netcool
9 4 (0.21%) MOM
9 4 (0.21%) SCOM
10 3 (0.16%) OpenSSO
10 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 3 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
11 2 (0.11%) Oozie
11 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.11%) CA SiteMinder
12 1 (0.054%) SCCM
Vendors
1 710 (38.13%) Oracle
2 198 (10.63%) JBoss
3 147 (7.89%) IBM
4 96 (5.16%) ATG
5 80 (4.30%) Microsoft
6 61 (3.28%) Sybase
7 59 (3.17%) Endeca
8 58 (3.11%) Sun
9 44 (2.36%) Adobe
10 42 (2.26%) HP
11 41 (2.20%) SAP
12 38 (2.04%) Talend
12 38 (2.04%) VMware
13 32 (1.72%) Perforce
14 30 (1.61%) Elastic Path
14 30 (1.61%) Red Hat
15 28 (1.50%) BEA
16 26 (1.40%) hybris
17 24 (1.29%) Alterian
18 22 (1.18%) Business Objects
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 1 hour ago
South Wales
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Salary: Market Rates (+ Benefits)
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
South Croydon, Surrey
Parker White Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis IT
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis IT
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day TO £525 DAY
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Square One Resources
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago