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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 125 104 69
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -35
Contract jobs citing J2EE 931 962 1272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.68% 1.86% 2.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.23% 6.68% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 567 754
Average daily rate
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£415 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 14
Average hourly rate £35.09 £33.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% -0.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £32.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.34 £42.30 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.09 £33.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+6.32% -0.75%

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
14932 14395 14115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.93% 27.84% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10190 9264 8798
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 298 396
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -28 818 £425 +0.02% 195
London -21 393 £450 - 74
South East -33 103 £450 +28.57% 41
Scotland +11 76 £375 +16.45% 9
North West +1 68 £369 -1.66% 31
City of London -28 68 £475 - 19
East of England +4 62 £425 - 16
South West +4 54 £400 +33.33% 15
Edinburgh +16 48 £350 - 6
West Midlands -5 45 £373 +40.75%
Yorkshire -12 42 £350 +7.69% 10
Essex +19 40 £414 -2.64% 1
West Yorkshire -1 34 £353 +8.46% 5
Leeds -1 29 £350 +7.69% 3
Hampshire -14 29 £425 +37.09% 9
Bristol +6 24 £400 - 9
Cheshire +2 24 £400 +6.66% 3
Manchester -4 24 £350 -6.66% 20
North East -37 23 £325 +30.00% 3
Berkshire -5 22 £363 +1.32% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 18 £353 +41.00% 3
Tyne and Wear -39 18 £353 +41.00% 3
Northern Ireland +5 17 £331 -26.38%
East Midlands -5 17 £475 +35.71% 5
Gloucestershire -6 15 £400 +33.33% 1
Surrey -10 14 £500 +117.39% 8
Cambridgeshire -11 14 £550 +29.41% 3
Cambridge +2 12 £550 +29.41% 3
Northamptonshire -6 12 £550 +27.53% 2
Northampton 0 11 £550 +8.64% 1

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 1711 (90.10%) Java
2 875 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
3 730 (38.44%) Spring
4 645 (33.97%) Oracle
5 591 (31.12%) Web Services
6 573 (30.17%) XML
7 517 (27.22%) SQL
8 489 (25.75%) Hibernate
9 486 (25.59%) HTML
10 484 (25.49%) JavaScript
11 431 (22.70%) TDD
12 391 (20.59%) Scrum
13 336 (17.69%) JSP
14 321 (16.90%) Linux
15 318 (16.75%) UNIX
15 318 (16.75%) Maven
16 311 (16.38%) Finance
17 307 (16.17%) MVC
18 306 (16.11%) SOA
19 300 (15.80%) OO
20 295 (15.53%) CSS
21 281 (14.80%) Continuous Integration
22 274 (14.43%) E-Commerce
23 273 (14.38%) SOAP
24 256 (13.48%) JUnit
24 256 (13.48%) WebSphere
25 238 (12.53%) WebLogic
26 230 (12.11%) JBoss
27 217 (11.43%) Subversion
28 209 (11.01%) jQuery

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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
1 256 (13.48%) WebSphere
2 238 (12.53%) WebLogic
3 230 (12.11%) JBoss
4 194 (10.22%) Tomcat
5 190 (10.01%) Apache
6 90 (4.74%) CMS
7 71 (3.74%) Adobe CQ
8 50 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
9 45 (2.37%) IIS
10 43 (2.26%) Confluence
11 34 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 31 (1.63%) MQSeries
13 30 (1.58%) FileNet
14 28 (1.47%) Apache Solr
15 25 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
16 21 (1.11%) nginx
17 20 (1.05%) WebLogic Portal
17 20 (1.05%) GlassFish
18 19 (1.00%) Apache ServiceMix
19 17 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 24 (1.26%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.05%) MS Office
3 10 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 26 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
4 6 (0.32%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 6 (0.32%) TIBCO iProcess
4 6 (0.32%) CA Clarity
5 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.26%) Tridion
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.16%) Cordys
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.053%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.053%) ENOVIA
9 1 (0.053%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.053%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.053%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.053%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 57 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.00%) SaaS
3 17 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (0.58%) Force.com
7 10 (0.53%) Google App Engine
8 6 (0.32%) GitHub
8 6 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.26%) PaaS
9 5 (0.26%) Route 53
9 5 (0.26%) IaaS
10 4 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.21%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
12 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 107 (5.63%) HTTP
2 95 (5.00%) Internet
3 24 (1.26%) TCP/IP
4 21 (1.11%) LDAP
4 21 (1.11%) SSL
5 17 (0.90%) FTP
6 15 (0.79%) DNS
6 15 (0.79%) Firewall
7 13 (0.68%) SNMP
8 10 (0.53%) IPsec
8 10 (0.53%) DHCP
8 10 (0.53%) Intranet
9 8 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (0.26%) Extranet
10 5 (0.26%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.21%) Wireless
11 4 (0.21%) ATM
12 3 (0.16%) Network Security
12 3 (0.16%) WAN
12 3 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 163 (8.58%) Relational Database
3 142 (7.48%) Oracle Database
4 138 (7.27%) MySQL
5 83 (4.37%) MongoDB
6 70 (3.69%) NoSQL
7 69 (3.63%) DB2
8 67 (3.53%) RDBMS
9 49 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
10 47 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 40 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
12 35 (1.84%) Hadoop
13 34 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
14 23 (1.21%) Big Data
15 20 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
16 19 (1.00%) JasperReports
17 17 (0.90%) Jackrabbit
17 17 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
18 12 (0.63%) Redis
19 11 (0.58%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 318 (16.75%) Maven
2 256 (13.48%) JUnit
3 217 (11.43%) Subversion
4 194 (10.22%) Eclipse
5 154 (8.11%) Jenkins
6 152 (8.00%) Ant
7 115 (6.06%) JIRA
8 82 (4.32%) Git (software)
9 81 (4.27%) Selenium
10 58 (3.05%) Hudson
11 45 (2.37%) Mockito
12 36 (1.90%) Cucumber
13 35 (1.84%) ClearCase
14 33 (1.74%) JMeter
14 33 (1.74%) CruiseControl
15 26 (1.37%) SoapUI
15 26 (1.37%) Jasmine
16 18 (0.95%) FitNesse
17 17 (0.90%) Toad
18 15 (0.79%) NUnit
General
1 311 (16.38%) Finance
2 183 (9.64%) Banking
3 124 (6.53%) Retail
4 61 (3.21%) Manufacturing
5 56 (2.95%) Investment Banking
6 51 (2.69%) Marketing
7 33 (1.74%) Publishing
8 31 (1.63%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.05%) Advertising
10 18 (0.95%) Back Office
10 18 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.90%) Front Office
12 15 (0.79%) Electronics
13 12 (0.63%) Games
14 11 (0.58%) Legal
15 8 (0.42%) German Language
16 7 (0.37%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.26%) Automotive
18 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.16%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1312 (69.09%) Developer
2 948 (49.92%) Java Developer
3 246 (12.95%) Architect
4 207 (10.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 162 (8.53%) Senior Developer
6 118 (6.21%) Senior Java Developer
7 111 (5.85%) Solutions Architect
8 104 (5.48%) J2EE Developer
9 64 (3.37%) Consultant
10 55 (2.90%) Analyst
11 41 (2.16%) Java Architect
12 39 (2.05%) UI Developer
12 39 (2.05%) Lead Developer
13 38 (2.00%) Oracle Developer
13 38 (2.00%) UI Programmer
14 36 (1.90%) Technical Architect
15 33 (1.74%) Web Developer
16 31 (1.63%) Designer
17 30 (1.58%) Software Engineer
18 25 (1.32%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 730 (38.44%) Spring
2 591 (31.12%) Web Services
3 573 (30.17%) XML
4 489 (25.75%) Hibernate
5 486 (25.59%) HTML
6 336 (17.69%) JSP
7 295 (15.53%) CSS
8 273 (14.38%) SOAP
9 209 (11.01%) jQuery
10 194 (10.22%) REST
11 187 (9.85%) Struts
11 187 (9.85%) Spring MVC
12 181 (9.53%) Ajax
13 178 (9.37%) RESTful
14 174 (9.16%) .NET
15 170 (8.95%) Servlets
16 163 (8.58%) JMS
17 161 (8.48%) Java EE
18 158 (8.32%) JSF
19 154 (8.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 164 (8.64%) Open Source
2 80 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 63 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
5 46 (2.42%) iPad
6 36 (1.90%) Social Media
7 26 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 25 (1.32%) User Experience
9 22 (1.16%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.00%) Data Structures
11 18 (0.95%) Clustering
12 17 (0.90%) Market Risk
12 17 (0.90%) Derivative
13 16 (0.84%) N-Tier
14 15 (0.79%) DTV
14 15 (0.79%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.74%) Web 2.0
16 13 (0.68%) Fixed Income
17 11 (0.58%) Data Integration
18 9 (0.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 321 (16.90%) Linux
2 318 (16.75%) UNIX
3 133 (7.00%) Windows
4 78 (4.11%) Solaris
5 34 (1.79%) Android
6 32 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (1.37%) AIX
8 24 (1.26%) Apple iOS
9 17 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
9 17 (0.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 9 (0.47%) CentOS
11 7 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.32%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.32%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.26%) HPUX
13 5 (0.26%) zOS
13 5 (0.26%) SUSE
14 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 875 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (22.70%) TDD
3 391 (20.59%) Scrum
4 307 (16.17%) MVC
5 306 (16.11%) SOA
6 300 (15.80%) OO
7 281 (14.80%) Continuous Integration
8 274 (14.43%) E-Commerce
9 160 (8.43%) Unit Testing
10 140 (7.37%) UML
11 126 (6.64%) BDD
12 118 (6.21%) Content Management
13 97 (5.11%) DevOps
14 89 (4.69%) Software Engineering
15 87 (4.58%) Waterfall
16 75 (3.95%) Multithreading
17 70 (3.69%) Project Management
18 67 (3.53%) Web Development
19 65 (3.42%) Configuration Management
19 65 (3.42%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 1711 (90.10%) Java
2 517 (27.22%) SQL
3 484 (25.49%) JavaScript
4 172 (9.06%) PL/SQL
5 101 (5.32%) Perl
6 96 (5.06%) C#
7 77 (4.05%) Shell Script
8 65 (3.42%) PHP
9 64 (3.37%) Python
10 61 (3.21%) Groovy
11 60 (3.16%) Scala
12 55 (2.90%) Ruby
13 46 (2.42%) C++
14 34 (1.79%) Bash Shell
14 34 (1.79%) XPath
15 31 (1.63%) C
16 25 (1.32%) VB.NET
17 22 (1.16%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 20 (1.05%) XQuery
18 20 (1.05%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 168 (8.85%) Security Cleared
2 141 (7.42%) Degree
3 109 (5.74%) SC Cleared
4 44 (2.32%) Sun Certification
5 41 (2.16%) DV Cleared
6 15 (0.79%) OCPJP
7 14 (0.74%) ISEB
8 11 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (0.53%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.32%) PMP
10 6 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.21%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.16%) CCA
12 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.053%) OCAJ
14 1 (0.053%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (5.32%) QA
2 14 (0.74%) SLA
3 11 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.053%) COBIT
7 1 (0.053%) EMIR
System Software
1 17 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.63%) Squid
3 8 (0.42%) Xen
4 7 (0.37%) Shibboleth
5 6 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.26%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.21%) vCloud
8 3 (0.16%) HDFS
9 2 (0.11%) GridGain
9 2 (0.11%) Docker
9 2 (0.11%) Firmware
9 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.053%) SAP ITS
10 1 (0.053%) vSphere
10 1 (0.053%) RACF
10 1 (0.053%) KVM
Systems Management
1 61 (3.21%) Puppet
2 24 (1.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 21 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Management
5 6 (0.32%) Salt
5 6 (0.32%) OpenView
6 5 (0.26%) Nagios
6 5 (0.26%) OpenIDM
7 4 (0.21%) logstash
7 4 (0.21%) Ansible
7 4 (0.21%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.21%) Graphite
8 3 (0.16%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.16%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.11%) Kibana
9 2 (0.11%) CA SiteMinder
9 2 (0.11%) yum
9 2 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.053%) SCCM
10 1 (0.053%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 645 (33.97%) Oracle
2 147 (7.74%) IBM
3 95 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 72 (3.79%) ATG
5 52 (2.74%) Adobe
6 47 (2.47%) Sun
7 45 (2.37%) Endeca
8 44 (2.32%) hybris
9 42 (2.21%) SAP
10 41 (2.16%) Red Hat
11 38 (2.00%) Perforce
12 37 (1.95%) Google
13 34 (1.79%) Sybase
13 34 (1.79%) TIBCO
14 31 (1.63%) HP
14 31 (1.63%) BEA
15 25 (1.32%) VMware
16 24 (1.26%) FatWire
16 24 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
17 22 (1.16%) Twitter
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