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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 116 114 88
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -26
Contract jobs citing J2EE 957 897 963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.82% 1.75% 2.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.80% 6.48% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 488 561
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 14
Average hourly rate £36.00 £33.72 £31.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% +6.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £30.20 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.32 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £33.75 £31.60
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.80%

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
14073 13852 12143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.78% 27.10% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9243 8638 7621
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 264 300
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 2 March 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
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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 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
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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 +2 881 £403 +0.62% 358
London +25 416 £450 - 114
South East -27 109 £350 -6.66% 79
East of England +19 105 £400 - 36
North West +21 88 £380 +1.33% 46
City of London -10 70 £450 - 31
South West -11 55 £410 +31.20% 35
Essex +26 48 £400 -5.88% 13
Scotland -22 45 £375 +17.55% 10
Cheshire +26 41 £382 -7.51% 7
Yorkshire -15 38 £325 -7.14% 31
Gloucestershire +21 37 £411 +4.44% 5
West Midlands -18 36 £425 +58.87% 7
Edinburgh +2 34 £375 - 5
Berkshire +2 33 £355 -0.35% 27
Manchester -5 32 £350 -3.44% 33
Hertfordshire +7 30 £333 -16.87% 11
West Yorkshire -13 29 £325 -7.14% 25
Leeds +1 28 £325 - 18
Hampshire -21 20 £463 +36.02% 10
Cheltenham +5 19 £413 - 3
Surrey +3 18 £350 -15.15% 17
Brentwood +7 15 £274 -
Chester +17 12 £388 -
Buckinghamshire -24 12 £500 +11.11% 6
Welwyn Garden City - 12 £378 -
East Midlands -20 11 £358 -1.37% 4
West Sussex -10 10 £313 -12.28% 5
Suffolk +6 9 £450 +12.50% 5
Slough +3 9 £313 -13.79% 1

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 1749 (90.86%) Java
2 919 (47.74%) Agile Software Development
3 733 (38.08%) Spring
4 675 (35.06%) Oracle
5 565 (29.35%) Web Services
6 557 (28.94%) SQL
7 515 (26.75%) XML
8 506 (26.29%) HTML
9 484 (25.14%) JavaScript
10 466 (24.21%) TDD
11 446 (23.17%) Hibernate
12 386 (20.05%) Scrum
13 353 (18.34%) UNIX
14 334 (17.35%) Linux
15 323 (16.78%) Maven
16 320 (16.62%) CSS
17 301 (15.64%) JSP
18 295 (15.32%) Finance
19 279 (14.49%) OO
20 271 (14.08%) MVC
21 270 (14.03%) SOAP
21 270 (14.03%) WebLogic
22 264 (13.71%) SOA
23 258 (13.40%) JUnit
24 257 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
25 225 (11.69%) Subversion
26 222 (11.53%) JBoss
26 222 (11.53%) E-Commerce
27 211 (10.96%) Security Cleared
28 208 (10.81%) WebSphere

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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
1 270 (14.03%) WebLogic
2 222 (11.53%) JBoss
3 208 (10.81%) WebSphere
4 206 (10.70%) Tomcat
5 202 (10.49%) Apache
6 73 (3.79%) CMS
7 71 (3.69%) Adobe CQ
8 47 (2.44%) Confluence
9 44 (2.29%) IIS
10 38 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 34 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
12 26 (1.35%) FileNet
13 25 (1.30%) TIBCO EMS
13 25 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
14 24 (1.25%) GlassFish
14 24 (1.25%) Oracle Service Bus
15 22 (1.14%) Mule
15 22 (1.14%) WebLogic Portal
16 20 (1.04%) Apache Solr
17 19 (0.99%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (0.88%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.26%) MS Project
4 5 (0.26%) MS Office
5 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 27 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
2 17 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (0.36%) TIBCO iProcess
6 6 (0.31%) CA PPM
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.31%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.21%) Tridion
8 3 (0.16%) Cordys
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.10%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.052%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.052%) SAP SRM
10 1 (0.052%) AWD
10 1 (0.052%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (0.42%) GitHub
4 8 (0.42%) SaaS
5 7 (0.36%) Google App Engine
6 4 (0.21%) Force.com
7 3 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.052%) PaaS
8 1 (0.052%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.052%) Route 53
8 1 (0.052%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.052%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 116 (6.03%) HTTP
2 91 (4.73%) Internet
3 39 (2.03%) TCP/IP
4 31 (1.61%) LDAP
4 31 (1.61%) SSL
5 25 (1.30%) Firewall
6 24 (1.25%) DNS
7 16 (0.83%) Intranet
8 11 (0.57%) ATM
9 10 (0.52%) DHCP
9 10 (0.52%) SNMP
10 9 (0.47%) VPN
11 8 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
11 8 (0.42%) SAN
12 7 (0.36%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.36%) FTP
13 6 (0.31%) IPsec
13 6 (0.31%) AMQP
14 5 (0.26%) SSH
15 4 (0.21%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 167 (8.68%) Relational Database
3 155 (8.05%) Oracle Database
4 144 (7.48%) MySQL
5 92 (4.78%) MongoDB
6 78 (4.05%) NoSQL
7 68 (3.53%) RDBMS
8 60 (3.12%) Big Data
9 54 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
10 50 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
11 47 (2.44%) Hadoop
12 44 (2.29%) DB2
13 39 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
14 37 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
15 24 (1.25%) Couchbase
16 21 (1.09%) Jackrabbit
17 18 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
18 17 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
19 15 (0.78%) JasperReports
20 12 (0.62%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 323 (16.78%) Maven
2 258 (13.40%) JUnit
3 225 (11.69%) Subversion
4 188 (9.77%) Eclipse
5 170 (8.83%) Ant
6 134 (6.96%) Jenkins
7 129 (6.70%) JIRA
8 78 (4.05%) Git (software)
9 75 (3.90%) Selenium
10 52 (2.70%) Hudson
11 51 (2.65%) Mockito
12 44 (2.29%) ClearCase
13 43 (2.23%) SoapUI
14 39 (2.03%) Cucumber
15 30 (1.56%) JMeter
16 27 (1.40%) CruiseControl
17 26 (1.35%) Toad
17 26 (1.35%) Jasmine
18 22 (1.14%) Gradle
19 20 (1.04%) Artifactory
General
1 295 (15.32%) Finance
2 169 (8.78%) Banking
3 99 (5.14%) Retail
4 58 (3.01%) Marketing
5 48 (2.49%) Investment Banking
6 47 (2.44%) Manufacturing
7 33 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.56%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.19%) Publishing
10 22 (1.14%) Front Office
11 17 (0.88%) Electronics
12 16 (0.83%) Back Office
13 15 (0.78%) Advertising
14 13 (0.68%) Games
15 10 (0.52%) Legal
16 5 (0.26%) German Language
16 5 (0.26%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.21%) Private Banking
17 4 (0.21%) Dutch Language
17 4 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1341 (69.66%) Developer
2 985 (51.17%) Java Developer
3 224 (11.64%) Architect
4 196 (10.18%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 173 (8.99%) Senior Developer
6 136 (7.06%) Senior Java Developer
7 99 (5.14%) J2EE Developer
8 91 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
9 72 (3.74%) Consultant
10 59 (3.06%) Analyst
11 39 (2.03%) Java Architect
12 38 (1.97%) Lead Developer
13 36 (1.87%) UI Developer
14 35 (1.82%) Oracle Developer
15 34 (1.77%) UI Programmer
16 32 (1.66%) Technical Architect
16 32 (1.66%) Web Developer
17 30 (1.56%) Applications Support
17 30 (1.56%) Designer
18 26 (1.35%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 733 (38.08%) Spring
2 565 (29.35%) Web Services
3 515 (26.75%) XML
4 506 (26.29%) HTML
5 446 (23.17%) Hibernate
6 320 (16.62%) CSS
7 301 (15.64%) JSP
8 270 (14.03%) SOAP
9 202 (10.49%) jQuery
10 199 (10.34%) REST
11 197 (10.23%) RESTful
12 177 (9.19%) Ajax
13 173 (8.99%) Spring MVC
14 172 (8.94%) .NET
15 161 (8.36%) Struts
16 158 (8.21%) Java EE
17 154 (8.00%) JSF
18 150 (7.79%) JMS
18 150 (7.79%) Servlets
19 145 (7.53%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 149 (7.74%) Open Source
2 77 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 58 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
5 39 (2.03%) Client/Server
6 30 (1.56%) iPad
7 26 (1.35%) Social Media
8 24 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 23 (1.19%) Clustering
10 22 (1.14%) N-Tier
11 21 (1.09%) User Experience
12 17 (0.88%) Fixed Income
13 16 (0.83%) Derivative
13 16 (0.83%) DTV
14 13 (0.68%) Market Risk
14 13 (0.68%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.62%) Data Integration
16 11 (0.57%) Mobile App
17 9 (0.47%) Mainframe
17 9 (0.47%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 353 (18.34%) UNIX
2 334 (17.35%) Linux
3 163 (8.47%) Windows
4 73 (3.79%) Solaris
5 43 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (1.66%) Android
7 23 (1.19%) Apple iOS
8 21 (1.09%) AIX
9 17 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 12 (0.62%) CentOS
11 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.36%) Windows NT
12 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.16%) VME
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.10%) VMS
14 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 919 (47.74%) Agile Software Development
2 466 (24.21%) TDD
3 386 (20.05%) Scrum
4 279 (14.49%) OO
5 271 (14.08%) MVC
6 264 (13.71%) SOA
7 257 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
8 222 (11.53%) E-Commerce
9 144 (7.48%) Unit Testing
10 122 (6.34%) UML
11 120 (6.23%) BDD
12 119 (6.18%) Waterfall
13 109 (5.66%) DevOps
14 99 (5.14%) Content Management
15 90 (4.68%) RUP
16 89 (4.62%) Software Engineering
17 79 (4.10%) Configuration Management
18 70 (3.64%) Web Development
19 69 (3.58%) Release Management
20 67 (3.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1749 (90.86%) Java
2 557 (28.94%) SQL
3 484 (25.14%) JavaScript
4 162 (8.42%) PL/SQL
5 106 (5.51%) Perl
6 96 (4.99%) Shell Script
7 79 (4.10%) PHP
8 77 (4.00%) Python
9 72 (3.74%) C#
10 61 (3.17%) Scala
11 60 (3.12%) Ruby
12 54 (2.81%) Groovy
13 44 (2.29%) Bash Shell
14 38 (1.97%) C++
15 33 (1.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 29 (1.51%) XPath
17 26 (1.35%) C
18 25 (1.30%) Clojure
19 20 (1.04%) XQuery
20 16 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 211 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 117 (6.08%) Degree
3 113 (5.87%) SC Cleared
4 76 (3.95%) DV Cleared
5 48 (2.49%) Sun Certification
6 23 (1.19%) VCP4
7 19 (0.99%) OCPJP
8 11 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
9 10 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.26%) ISEB
10 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.21%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.21%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.16%) MCPD
12 3 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.16%) PMP
13 2 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.10%) OCP
13 2 (0.10%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (4.47%) QA
2 18 (0.94%) SLA
3 8 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.10%) COBIT
5 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.052%) EMIR
System Software
1 19 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.62%) Squid
3 9 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.47%) Docker
4 8 (0.42%) Xen
5 6 (0.31%) Firmware
5 6 (0.31%) vCloud
6 5 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.21%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.16%) GridGain
8 3 (0.16%) HDFS
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.052%) SAP ITS
10 1 (0.052%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.052%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.052%) KVM
10 1 (0.052%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 61 (3.17%) Puppet
2 19 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Management
3 16 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 11 (0.57%) Ansible
5 9 (0.47%) OpenView
6 8 (0.42%) Salt
7 7 (0.36%) OpenIDM
7 7 (0.36%) logstash
8 6 (0.31%) Vagrant
8 6 (0.31%) Kibana
9 5 (0.26%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.16%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.16%) Graphite
11 2 (0.10%) Oozie
11 2 (0.10%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.10%) yum
11 2 (0.10%) Nagios
12 1 (0.052%) CA Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.052%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 675 (35.06%) Oracle
2 140 (7.27%) IBM
3 97 (5.04%) Microsoft
4 63 (3.27%) ATG
5 59 (3.06%) BEA
6 57 (2.96%) Adobe
7 53 (2.75%) Red Hat
8 52 (2.70%) SAP
9 48 (2.49%) TIBCO
10 47 (2.44%) webMethods
10 47 (2.44%) Pega
11 46 (2.39%) hybris
12 42 (2.18%) Sun
13 40 (2.08%) Informatica
14 36 (1.87%) Sybase
14 36 (1.87%) Google
15 32 (1.66%) Endeca
16 27 (1.40%) VMware
17 26 (1.35%) Perforce
18 24 (1.25%) Business Objects
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Heat Recruitment
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
JM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £38 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Wales
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Relocation Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £390 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago