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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 108 112 97
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing J2EE 1036 960 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.86% 1.78% 1.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.87% 6.46% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 574 572
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £376 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.19% +7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 25
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.21 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £40.30 £39.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £35.40 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+14.68% +4.88%

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
15071 14856 12792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.00% 27.62% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9795 9728 7977
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 208 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 6 May 2015.

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
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 6 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +20 963 £413 +3.12% 295
London +18 452 £450 - 124
South East -11 120 £400 +6.66% 40
East of England +27 101 £400 - 31
City of London -3 87 £477 +5.88% 31
North West +26 81 £388 - 38
South West +1 60 £425 +21.42% 17
Essex +30 53 £395 +31.44% 6
Yorkshire -22 50 £350 - 18
Gloucestershire +12 43 £458 +7.76% 2
Scotland -28 41 £375 - 10
Berkshire +5 36 £406 +4.16% 13
West Yorkshire -16 36 £300 -14.28% 12
Cheshire +19 33 £388 - 10
Manchester 0 33 £425 +17.24% 24
West Midlands -20 32 £394 +14.13% 14
East Midlands -9 30 £381 -9.22% 7
Leeds -13 30 £300 -14.28% 11
North East +12 29 £300 +16.50% 5
Tyne and Wear +8 24 £300 +16.50% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 23 £300 +16.50% 3
Hampshire -6 22 £400 +14.28% 5
Buckinghamshire -19 22 £370 -4.51% 4
Edinburgh -13 21 £375 -1.31% 4
Basildon +6 20 £375 -
Hertfordshire -17 19 £413 +3.12% 6
Milton Keynes -11 16 £370 +1.71% 3
Oxfordshire -10 15 £496 +65.41% 4
Surrey +7 14 £375 -9.09% 8
Cheltenham -1 14 £458 +7.76%

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 1726 (89.57%) Java
2 886 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
3 692 (35.91%) Spring
4 688 (35.70%) Oracle
5 606 (31.45%) SQL
6 521 (27.04%) Web Services
7 514 (26.67%) JavaScript
8 489 (25.38%) HTML
9 466 (24.18%) XML
10 435 (22.57%) TDD
11 399 (20.71%) Hibernate
12 373 (19.36%) UNIX
13 364 (18.89%) Linux
14 358 (18.58%) Scrum
15 304 (15.78%) Finance
16 302 (15.67%) CSS
17 295 (15.31%) JSP
18 289 (15.00%) WebLogic
19 264 (13.70%) Maven
20 260 (13.49%) OO
21 259 (13.44%) JBoss
22 257 (13.34%) WebSphere
23 255 (13.23%) SOA
24 254 (13.18%) SOAP
25 250 (12.97%) Security Cleared
26 243 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
26 243 (12.61%) JUnit
27 228 (11.83%) MVC
28 226 (11.73%) Tomcat
29 219 (11.36%) E-Commerce

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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
1 289 (15.00%) WebLogic
2 259 (13.44%) JBoss
3 257 (13.34%) WebSphere
4 226 (11.73%) Tomcat
5 172 (8.93%) Apache
6 80 (4.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 68 (3.53%) CMS
8 50 (2.59%) IIS
9 40 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
10 37 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
11 36 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 36 (1.87%) nginx
12 33 (1.71%) Jetty
13 30 (1.56%) Confluence
14 29 (1.50%) Mule ESB
15 27 (1.40%) WebLogic Portal
16 23 (1.19%) GlassFish
17 22 (1.14%) Mule
17 22 (1.14%) Apache Solr
17 22 (1.14%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 25 (1.30%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.52%) MS Office
3 7 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.26%) MS Project
5 3 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 25 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (0.36%) Tridion
5 6 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.31%) CA PPM
6 5 (0.26%) TIBCO iProcess
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.052%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.052%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.052%) Unica
9 1 (0.052%) AWD
9 1 (0.052%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 80 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
3 31 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
3 31 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (1.30%) Google App Engine
5 8 (0.42%) GitHub
6 7 (0.36%) SaaS
6 7 (0.36%) PaaS
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.10%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.052%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.052%) Yammer
9 1 (0.052%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.052%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.052%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.052%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.052%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 116 (6.02%) HTTP
2 77 (4.00%) Internet
3 75 (3.89%) TCP/IP
4 58 (3.01%) DNS
5 49 (2.54%) SSL
6 45 (2.34%) Firewall
7 43 (2.23%) LDAP
8 30 (1.56%) DHCP
9 24 (1.25%) FTP
9 24 (1.25%) IPsec
10 15 (0.78%) SAN
10 15 (0.78%) Intranet
10 15 (0.78%) VPN
11 11 (0.57%) HTTPS
11 11 (0.57%) ATM
12 10 (0.52%) DMZ
13 9 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
13 9 (0.47%) NAS
14 7 (0.36%) VLAN
15 6 (0.31%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 188 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 175 (9.08%) Oracle Database
4 124 (6.43%) MySQL
5 78 (4.05%) MongoDB
6 77 (4.00%) Big Data
7 73 (3.79%) DB2
8 72 (3.74%) RDBMS
9 67 (3.48%) NoSQL
10 58 (3.01%) Hadoop
11 56 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
11 56 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
12 45 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
13 28 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
14 24 (1.25%) Couchbase
15 19 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
16 16 (0.83%) Jackrabbit
16 16 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
17 13 (0.67%) Redis
17 13 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 264 (13.70%) Maven
2 243 (12.61%) JUnit
3 201 (10.43%) Subversion
4 180 (9.34%) Ant
5 173 (8.98%) Eclipse
6 130 (6.75%) Jenkins
7 113 (5.86%) Git (software)
8 102 (5.29%) JIRA
9 70 (3.63%) Selenium
10 53 (2.75%) Mockito
11 43 (2.23%) ClearCase
12 40 (2.08%) SoapUI
13 39 (2.02%) Cucumber
14 33 (1.71%) Hudson
15 31 (1.61%) Toad
16 24 (1.25%) CruiseControl
16 24 (1.25%) Artifactory
17 22 (1.14%) Jasmine
18 21 (1.09%) SonarQube
19 20 (1.04%) Gradle
General
1 304 (15.78%) Finance
2 159 (8.25%) Banking
3 106 (5.50%) Retail
4 41 (2.13%) Marketing
5 40 (2.08%) Investment Banking
6 31 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.25%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.14%) Publishing
10 18 (0.93%) Front Office
11 13 (0.67%) Automotive
11 13 (0.67%) Advertising
12 9 (0.47%) Legal
13 8 (0.42%) Back Office
13 8 (0.42%) Electronics
14 6 (0.31%) Games
15 5 (0.26%) Billing
15 5 (0.26%) German Language
16 4 (0.21%) Private Banking
17 3 (0.16%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1282 (66.53%) Developer
2 939 (48.73%) Java Developer
3 208 (10.79%) Architect
4 196 (10.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 167 (8.67%) Senior Developer
6 137 (7.11%) Senior Java Developer
7 89 (4.62%) J2EE Developer
8 80 (4.15%) Consultant
9 69 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
10 68 (3.53%) Analyst
11 38 (1.97%) Java Architect
12 36 (1.87%) Technical Architect
13 35 (1.82%) Oracle Developer
13 35 (1.82%) Hybris Developer
14 34 (1.76%) Software Engineer
14 34 (1.76%) Designer
15 33 (1.71%) Web Developer
16 32 (1.66%) Scala Developer
17 27 (1.40%) Lead Developer
18 25 (1.30%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 692 (35.91%) Spring
2 521 (27.04%) Web Services
3 489 (25.38%) HTML
4 466 (24.18%) XML
5 399 (20.71%) Hibernate
6 302 (15.67%) CSS
7 295 (15.31%) JSP
8 254 (13.18%) SOAP
9 186 (9.65%) jQuery
10 181 (9.39%) Servlets
11 180 (9.34%) Ajax
12 173 (8.98%) REST
13 171 (8.87%) .NET
14 169 (8.77%) RESTful
15 165 (8.56%) Struts
16 162 (8.41%) JMS
17 154 (7.99%) HTML5
18 153 (7.94%) Middleware
19 151 (7.84%) Spring MVC
20 135 (7.01%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 137 (7.11%) Open Source
2 81 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (3.89%) Computer Science
4 57 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
5 38 (1.97%) Client/Server
6 30 (1.56%) Clustering
7 24 (1.25%) N-Tier
7 24 (1.25%) iPad
8 20 (1.04%) Social Media
9 19 (0.99%) Derivative
10 17 (0.88%) Mobile App
10 17 (0.88%) User Experience
11 16 (0.83%) Management Information System
12 15 (0.78%) Equity Derivative
13 14 (0.73%) PKI
14 13 (0.67%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.62%) Market Risk
15 12 (0.62%) Mainframe
16 11 (0.57%) Visualisation
17 10 (0.52%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 373 (19.36%) UNIX
2 364 (18.89%) Linux
3 186 (9.65%) Windows
4 77 (4.00%) Solaris
5 48 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (1.19%) AIX
7 19 (0.99%) CentOS
8 16 (0.83%) Android
9 14 (0.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 12 (0.62%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.52%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.31%) HPUX
14 6 (0.31%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.16%) SUSE
15 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.10%) VME
16 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 886 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
2 435 (22.57%) TDD
3 358 (18.58%) Scrum
4 260 (13.49%) OO
5 255 (13.23%) SOA
6 243 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
7 228 (11.83%) MVC
8 219 (11.36%) E-Commerce
9 161 (8.35%) UML
10 133 (6.90%) Unit Testing
11 123 (6.38%) Software Engineering
12 122 (6.33%) Waterfall
13 120 (6.23%) BDD
14 101 (5.24%) Content Management
15 98 (5.09%) DevOps
16 86 (4.46%) RUP
17 78 (4.05%) Configuration Management
18 77 (4.00%) OOP
19 74 (3.84%) Migration
19 74 (3.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1726 (89.57%) Java
2 606 (31.45%) SQL
3 514 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 189 (9.81%) PL/SQL
5 115 (5.97%) Perl
6 107 (5.55%) Shell Script
7 88 (4.57%) Python
8 71 (3.68%) Scala
9 68 (3.53%) PHP
10 66 (3.43%) C#
11 49 (2.54%) Bash Shell
12 45 (2.34%) Ruby
13 41 (2.13%) XPath
14 39 (2.02%) Groovy
15 36 (1.87%) C++
15 36 (1.87%) C
16 30 (1.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 18 (0.93%) XQuery
18 17 (0.88%) Jython
19 13 (0.67%) Korn
Qualifications
1 250 (12.97%) Security Cleared
2 124 (6.43%) Degree
3 121 (6.28%) SC Cleared
4 100 (5.19%) DV Cleared
5 56 (2.91%) Sun Certification
6 22 (1.14%) OCPJP
7 11 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
8 10 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.42%) ISEB
11 7 (0.36%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.36%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.36%) MCPD
12 6 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.10%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.10%) OCAJ
13 2 (0.10%) PMP
13 2 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.10%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.48%) QA
2 21 (1.09%) SLA
3 8 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.21%) WAI
5 2 (0.10%) COBIT
5 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.052%) WCAG
6 1 (0.052%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.052%) EMIR
System Software
1 47 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.19%) Xen
3 16 (0.83%) Docker
4 13 (0.67%) vCloud
5 12 (0.62%) Squid
6 10 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.26%) Firmware
7 5 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.21%) KVM
8 4 (0.21%) HDFS
8 4 (0.21%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.16%) Samba
9 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.10%) Varnish
10 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 71 (3.68%) Puppet
2 38 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.88%) Ansible
4 16 (0.83%) Kibana
5 15 (0.78%) Salt
6 14 (0.73%) logstash
7 13 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Management
8 12 (0.62%) ZABBIX
9 11 (0.57%) Vagrant
10 10 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 10 (0.52%) HAProxy
11 8 (0.42%) OpenView
12 7 (0.36%) OpenIDM
13 6 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.21%) CA Wily
14 4 (0.21%) Nagios
15 3 (0.16%) XenMobile
15 3 (0.16%) WSUS
16 2 (0.10%) SCCM
16 2 (0.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 688 (35.70%) Oracle
2 163 (8.46%) IBM
3 101 (5.24%) Microsoft
4 83 (4.31%) hybris
5 76 (3.94%) Adobe
6 74 (3.84%) Red Hat
7 59 (3.06%) BEA
8 57 (2.96%) Sun
8 57 (2.96%) Pega
9 56 (2.91%) VMware
10 52 (2.70%) ATG
11 51 (2.65%) webMethods
11 51 (2.65%) Informatica
12 50 (2.59%) SAP
12 50 (2.59%) Google
13 41 (2.13%) TIBCO
13 41 (2.13%) Sybase
14 29 (1.50%) Endeca
15 28 (1.45%) Business Objects
16 25 (1.30%) HP
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
JM
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
iSource IT
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £275 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago