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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 130 111 72
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -39
Contract jobs citing J2EE 923 968 1474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 1.82% 2.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.91% 6.36% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 543 861
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 £279 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £27.35 £30.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.78 £50.45 £47.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%

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
15617 15211 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.53% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 9790 9471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 260 364
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 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -29 800 £400 -5.77% 307
London -22 359 £475 +5.55% 126
East of England +19 113 £390 -13.33% 21
South East -35 112 £375 -6.25% 48
City of London +11 95 £475 +5.55% 51
Scotland 0 62 £400 +6.66% 11
Yorkshire +3 58 £350 +7.69% 34
South West -5 51 £375 +15.38% 23
West Midlands -5 48 £325 -23.52% 11
Essex +20 42 £333 -39.54% 5
Wales +17 39 £345 +9.00% 10
West Yorkshire +15 34 £345 +15.00% 18
North West -32 33 £438 +16.66% 38
Hertfordshire -10 32 £375 -6.25% 12
Hampshire -34 31 £375 +5.63% 5
Edinburgh -3 29 £425 - 3
Berkshire -10 29 £385 -3.75% 19
Cambridgeshire +8 24 £425 -10.52% 3
South Wales +11 22 £253 -44.65% 6
Glasgow -16 22 £369 -1.13% 5
Cambridge +4 21 £425 -17.47% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 21 £367 -8.25% 2
Cardiff +15 20 £250 -35.48% 6
Milton Keynes +11 20 £367 -8.25% 1
North Yorkshire +13 19 £350 +6.06% 8
East Midlands -14 18 £363 -27.53% 6
Cheshire -19 18 £438 +16.86% 12
York +20 17 £350 +4.08% 6
Leeds +2 17 £338 +12.50% 11
Southampton -1 16 £388 +10.71% 3

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1614 (88.34%) Java
2 746 (40.83%) Spring
3 633 (34.65%) Oracle
4 544 (29.78%) Web Services
5 530 (29.01%) SQL
6 510 (27.91%) XML
7 499 (27.31%) JavaScript
8 495 (27.09%) Hibernate
9 457 (25.01%) HTML
10 427 (23.37%) Finance
11 390 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
12 348 (19.05%) UNIX
13 324 (17.73%) Linux
14 319 (17.46%) Maven
15 317 (17.35%) Scrum
16 316 (17.30%) JSP
17 311 (17.02%) MVC
18 303 (16.58%) WebSphere
19 301 (16.48%) CSS
20 284 (15.54%) E-Commerce
21 283 (15.49%) SOA
21 283 (15.49%) TDD
22 281 (15.38%) jQuery
23 268 (14.67%) OO
24 266 (14.56%) SOAP
25 258 (14.12%) WebLogic
26 236 (12.92%) Tomcat
27 220 (12.04%) JUnit
28 212 (11.60%) Struts
29 210 (11.49%) .NET

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 303 (16.58%) WebSphere
2 258 (14.12%) WebLogic
3 236 (12.92%) Tomcat
4 180 (9.85%) Apache
5 80 (4.38%) WebSphere Application Server
6 72 (3.94%) CMS
7 69 (3.78%) MQSeries
8 52 (2.85%) Oracle Service Bus
9 42 (2.30%) IIS
10 35 (1.92%) Adobe CQ
11 29 (1.59%) Liferay
12 23 (1.26%) WebLogic Portal
12 23 (1.26%) Oracle Coherence
13 22 (1.20%) Apache Solr
14 20 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 20 (1.09%) Jetty
15 18 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
16 17 (0.93%) Node.js
17 16 (0.88%) Confluence
18 15 (0.82%) FileNet
Applications
1 39 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.81%) MS Office
3 18 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.88%) MS Project
5 14 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (1.15%) Oracle Retail
2 20 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (0.71%) Tridion
3 13 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.22%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.16%) Magento
6 3 (0.16%) Cordys
6 3 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
7 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.11%) Staffware
8 1 (0.055%) Global One
8 1 (0.055%) SAP APO
8 1 (0.055%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 39 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (0.88%) Force.com
5 14 (0.77%) SaaS
6 9 (0.49%) Google App Engine
7 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.27%) IaaS
9 4 (0.22%) Route 53
9 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.22%) PaaS
10 3 (0.16%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.16%) GitHub
11 1 (0.055%) ElastiCache
11 1 (0.055%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 91 (4.98%) Internet
2 72 (3.94%) HTTP
3 33 (1.81%) LDAP
4 29 (1.59%) SSL
5 19 (1.04%) Intranet
6 18 (0.99%) FTP
7 16 (0.88%) TCP/IP
8 15 (0.82%) DNS
9 12 (0.66%) Firewall
10 9 (0.49%) IPsec
10 9 (0.49%) DHCP
11 6 (0.33%) SNMP
11 6 (0.33%) RTCP
11 6 (0.33%) RTP
12 5 (0.27%) Extranet
13 4 (0.22%) SMS
14 3 (0.16%) HTTPS
15 2 (0.11%) Network Security
15 2 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
15 2 (0.11%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (9.03%) Oracle Database
2 161 (8.81%) SQL Server
3 151 (8.26%) Relational Database
4 102 (5.58%) MySQL
5 82 (4.49%) DB2
6 70 (3.83%) RDBMS
7 68 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 43 (2.35%) MongoDB
9 32 (1.75%) NoSQL
10 28 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (1.37%) Big Data
11 25 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
12 23 (1.26%) Hadoop
13 19 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
14 16 (0.88%) JasperReports
15 15 (0.82%) DTS
15 15 (0.82%) DbVisualizer
16 13 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
17 12 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
18 11 (0.60%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 319 (17.46%) Maven
2 220 (12.04%) JUnit
3 208 (11.38%) Ant
4 192 (10.51%) Subversion
5 182 (9.96%) Eclipse
6 124 (6.79%) Jenkins
7 88 (4.82%) JIRA
8 79 (4.32%) Git (software)
9 60 (3.28%) Selenium
10 51 (2.79%) Hudson
11 43 (2.35%) CruiseControl
12 28 (1.53%) Cucumber
13 27 (1.48%) Mockito
14 26 (1.42%) Apache Ivy
15 25 (1.37%) Jasmine
15 25 (1.37%) TeamCity
16 21 (1.15%) LoadRunner
17 20 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
18 18 (0.99%) QuickTest Pro
18 18 (0.99%) JMeter
General
1 427 (23.37%) Finance
2 203 (11.11%) Banking
3 167 (9.14%) Retail
4 84 (4.60%) Manufacturing
5 78 (4.27%) Investment Banking
6 44 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 36 (1.97%) Back Office
8 32 (1.75%) Marketing
9 24 (1.31%) Publishing
10 22 (1.20%) Electronics
11 20 (1.09%) Front Office
12 15 (0.82%) Advertising
12 15 (0.82%) German Language
13 12 (0.66%) Automotive
14 10 (0.55%) Legal
14 10 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.49%) Spanish Language
16 8 (0.44%) Games
17 6 (0.33%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1125 (61.58%) Developer
2 838 (45.87%) Java Developer
3 241 (13.19%) Architect
4 237 (12.97%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 125 (6.84%) Analyst
5 125 (6.84%) J2EE Developer
6 124 (6.79%) Senior Developer
7 109 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
8 95 (5.20%) Senior Java Developer
9 69 (3.78%) Consultant
10 57 (3.12%) Project Manager
11 52 (2.85%) Web Developer
12 49 (2.68%) Java Architect
13 40 (2.19%) Business Analyst
14 38 (2.08%) Java Web Developer
15 36 (1.97%) Technical Architect
16 31 (1.70%) Designer
17 29 (1.59%) Software Engineer
18 28 (1.53%) Software Developer
19 27 (1.48%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 746 (40.83%) Spring
2 544 (29.78%) Web Services
3 510 (27.91%) XML
4 495 (27.09%) Hibernate
5 457 (25.01%) HTML
6 316 (17.30%) JSP
7 301 (16.48%) CSS
8 281 (15.38%) jQuery
9 266 (14.56%) SOAP
10 212 (11.60%) Struts
11 210 (11.49%) .NET
12 198 (10.84%) Spring MVC
13 188 (10.29%) Ajax
14 156 (8.54%) JMS
15 154 (8.43%) REST
16 148 (8.10%) RESTful
17 142 (7.77%) JDBC
18 140 (7.66%) Java EE
19 124 (6.79%) Servlets
20 123 (6.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 95 (5.20%) Open Source
2 58 (3.17%) iPad
3 50 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 48 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 42 (2.30%) Social Media
6 22 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 22 (1.20%) N-Tier
7 21 (1.15%) Fixed Income
7 21 (1.15%) Clustering
7 21 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 21 (1.15%) Web 2.0
8 20 (1.09%) Client/Server
8 20 (1.09%) DTV
9 19 (1.04%) Mathematics
10 18 (0.99%) Management Information System
11 17 (0.93%) Market Risk
12 16 (0.88%) AS400
13 15 (0.82%) GIS
13 15 (0.82%) Data Integration
14 14 (0.77%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 348 (19.05%) UNIX
2 324 (17.73%) Linux
3 119 (6.51%) Windows
4 76 (4.16%) Solaris
5 25 (1.37%) Android
6 22 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
7 17 (0.93%) HPUX
7 17 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.82%) AIX
9 13 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.38%) SUSE
10 7 (0.38%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.33%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.22%) zOS
12 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.16%) CentOS
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.11%) MVS
14 2 (0.11%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
2 317 (17.35%) Scrum
3 311 (17.02%) MVC
4 284 (15.54%) E-Commerce
5 283 (15.49%) SOA
5 283 (15.49%) TDD
6 268 (14.67%) OO
7 201 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
8 194 (10.62%) UML
9 141 (7.72%) Unit Testing
10 125 (6.84%) Content Management
11 107 (5.86%) BDD
12 92 (5.04%) Software Engineering
13 91 (4.98%) Multithreading
14 90 (4.93%) Waterfall
15 88 (4.82%) Project Management
16 68 (3.72%) OOD
17 67 (3.67%) Business Analysis
18 64 (3.50%) OOA/OOD
19 61 (3.34%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1614 (88.34%) Java
2 530 (29.01%) SQL
3 499 (27.31%) JavaScript
4 191 (10.45%) PL/SQL
5 90 (4.93%) Perl
6 89 (4.87%) Shell Script
7 84 (4.60%) C#
8 65 (3.56%) Groovy
9 60 (3.28%) Scala
10 54 (2.96%) C++
11 50 (2.74%) Bash Shell
11 50 (2.74%) Python
12 35 (1.92%) C
13 32 (1.75%) VB
14 30 (1.64%) T-SQL
15 26 (1.42%) XPath
16 19 (1.04%) Korn
17 18 (0.99%) Ruby
18 17 (0.93%) VBA
18 17 (0.93%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 146 (7.99%) Degree
2 88 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 54 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.26%) DV Cleared
5 18 (0.99%) ISEB
6 15 (0.82%) Sun Certification
6 15 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.38%) PMP
8 7 (0.38%) OCPJP
9 6 (0.33%) CCA
10 5 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.055%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.055%) PhD
12 1 (0.055%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.055%) IBM WebSphere Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.00%) QA
2 13 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.27%) SLA
4 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.11%) JTAG
6 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.055%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (0.60%) vCloud
2 8 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.33%) Shibboleth
3 6 (0.33%) Xen
4 5 (0.27%) RACF
4 5 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.22%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.22%) Samba
6 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.055%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.055%) vSphere
7 1 (0.055%) Docker
7 1 (0.055%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 43 (2.35%) Puppet
2 21 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 15 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
5 6 (0.33%) CA Wily
5 6 (0.33%) Nagios
6 5 (0.27%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.22%) YUM
7 4 (0.22%) OpenSSO
7 4 (0.22%) OpenView
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.16%) Salt
8 3 (0.16%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.11%) logstash
9 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.11%) Netcool
10 1 (0.055%) Control-M
10 1 (0.055%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 633 (34.65%) Oracle
2 198 (10.84%) JBoss
3 157 (8.59%) IBM
4 86 (4.71%) Microsoft
5 85 (4.65%) ATG
6 62 (3.39%) Endeca
7 48 (2.63%) Perforce
8 47 (2.57%) Sybase
9 46 (2.52%) SAP
10 44 (2.41%) Sun
11 37 (2.03%) hybris
12 36 (1.97%) HP
13 33 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
14 31 (1.70%) VMware
15 23 (1.26%) Google
16 21 (1.15%) Adobe
16 21 (1.15%) Atlassian
17 18 (0.99%) TIBCO
17 18 (0.99%) FatWire
18 17 (0.93%) Red Hat
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