The table below looks at the statistics for J2EE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2EE over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 137 114 126
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +12
Contract jobs citing J2EE 937 1043 914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.75% 1.86% 1.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.29% 6.89% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 639 563
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year
- +4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 6
Median hourly rate £35.50 £40.60 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.56% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.85 £35.00 £34.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.10 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £40.60 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-12.56% +12.00%

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
14885 15129 14682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 27.02% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10556 9949 9761
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 212 183
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

J2EE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing J2EE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 879 £440 +3.52% 198
London -20 408 £475 +5.55% 86
South East -13 100 £400 - 23
West Midlands +52 92 £415 +5.39% 4
East of England +5 80 £375 -1.96% 14
North West -11 80 £419 +4.68% 30
City of London 0 50 £500 +5.26% 19
South West -20 46 £413 +1.53% 14
Essex +1 43 £310 -22.50% 2
Cheshire -6 39 £475 +22.58% 5
Shropshire -5 35 £450 +12.37%
Yorkshire -7 30 £470 +25.33% 17
Manchester -11 30 £388 -8.82% 20
Telford -6 29 £450 +12.37%
Birmingham +24 28 £313 -34.21% 1
Hampshire +8 28 £365 -8.75% 6
Scotland -34 27 £340 -9.33% 10
Chester +13 25 £413 +4.69%
West Yorkshire -6 23 £480 +39.63% 9
East Midlands +6 22 £425 +9.67% 8
Buckinghamshire +13 21 £356 -3.71% 2
Gloucestershire -13 21 £550 +20.08% 5
Berkshire -19 20 £501 +25.12% 4
North East -57 20 £400 +33.33% 2
Tyne and Wear -61 19 £400 +33.33% 1
Milton Keynes +11 18 £356 -3.71% 2
Norwich - 18 £375 - 2
Norfolk - 18 £375 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -60 17 £443 +47.50% 1
Hertfordshire +4 16 £425 -5.55% 5

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing J2EE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for J2EE.

1 1656 (91.39%) Java
2 988 (54.53%) Agile Software Development
3 726 (40.07%) Spring
4 613 (33.83%) Oracle
5 521 (28.75%) JavaScript
6 520 (28.70%) Web Services
7 490 (27.04%) SQL
8 477 (26.32%) HTML
9 462 (25.50%) Hibernate
10 438 (24.17%) XML
11 417 (23.01%) TDD
12 375 (20.70%) Linux
13 370 (20.42%) Scrum
14 336 (18.54%) Unix
15 332 (18.32%) CSS
15 332 (18.32%) WebSphere
16 312 (17.22%) JSP
16 312 (17.22%) SOAP
17 286 (15.78%) Finance
18 282 (15.56%) Maven
19 281 (15.51%) Continuous Integration
20 269 (14.85%) RESTful
21 265 (14.62%) E-Commerce
22 248 (13.69%) WebLogic
23 246 (13.58%) JBoss
24 240 (13.25%) SOA
25 237 (13.08%) REST
26 229 (12.64%) JUnit
27 224 (12.36%) Git (software)
28 223 (12.31%) IBM

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 332 (18.32%) WebSphere
2 248 (13.69%) WebLogic
3 246 (13.58%) JBoss
4 219 (12.09%) Tomcat
5 195 (10.76%) Apache
6 128 (7.06%) WebSphere Application Server
7 92 (5.08%) CMS
8 61 (3.37%) IIS
9 56 (3.09%) Node.js
10 53 (2.92%) nginx
11 50 (2.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 47 (2.59%) Confluence
13 46 (2.54%) Jetty
14 41 (2.26%) MQSeries
15 40 (2.21%) Oracle Application Server
16 38 (2.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 30 (1.66%) GlassFish
18 29 (1.60%) Mule
19 26 (1.43%) WebLogic Portal
20 23 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 24 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.61%) MS Office
4 5 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.17%) Gliffy
6 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.055%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 39 (2.15%) Payment Gateway
2 33 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 26 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.66%) OpenText MBPM
5 11 (0.61%) Magento
6 7 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.28%) BASE24
8 5 (0.28%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 3 (0.17%) Maximo
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.11%) BigMachines
10 2 (0.11%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.11%) Global One
10 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
10 2 (0.11%) Unica
11 1 (0.055%) Adobe Campaign
11 1 (0.055%) Murex MxG2000
11 1 (0.055%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 122 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (3.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 48 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
4 46 (2.54%) Google App Engine
4 46 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (1.66%) GitHub
7 23 (1.27%) SaaS
8 17 (0.94%) Google Analytics
8 17 (0.94%) PaaS
9 15 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (0.77%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (0.44%) Bluemix
12 8 (0.44%) IaaS
13 7 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.39%) Route 53
14 5 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 161 (8.89%) HTTP
2 94 (5.19%) TCP/IP
3 92 (5.08%) SSL
4 61 (3.37%) Internet
5 55 (3.04%) FTP
6 51 (2.81%) DNS
7 49 (2.70%) IPsec
8 45 (2.48%) LDAP
9 44 (2.43%) Firewall
10 39 (2.15%) DHCP
11 23 (1.27%) Network Security
12 18 (0.99%) HTTPS
13 17 (0.94%) VPN
14 15 (0.83%) NAS
15 14 (0.77%) SNMP
16 10 (0.55%) Reverse Proxy
16 10 (0.55%) tcpdump
16 10 (0.55%) Wireshark
17 9 (0.50%) SAN
18 7 (0.39%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 128 (7.06%) MySQL
3 126 (6.95%) Oracle Database
4 124 (6.84%) MongoDB
5 117 (6.46%) PostgreSQL
6 109 (6.02%) Relational Database
7 94 (5.19%) DB2
8 92 (5.08%) NoSQL
9 56 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
10 33 (1.82%) Big Data
10 33 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 33 (1.82%) RDBMS
11 27 (1.49%) Hadoop
12 24 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (1.21%) Oracle OWB
14 17 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
14 17 (0.94%) Redis
15 14 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 14 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (0.72%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 282 (15.56%) Maven
2 229 (12.64%) JUnit
3 224 (12.36%) Git (software)
4 219 (12.09%) Jenkins
5 169 (9.33%) JIRA
6 165 (9.11%) Eclipse
7 116 (6.40%) Selenium
8 113 (6.24%) Subversion
9 105 (5.79%) Ant
10 84 (4.64%) Mockito
11 48 (2.65%) Cucumber
12 38 (2.10%) ClearCase
13 37 (2.04%) Travis CI
14 31 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 31 (1.71%) JProfiler
15 29 (1.60%) Spock
16 28 (1.55%) Gradle
17 27 (1.49%) Hudson
18 26 (1.43%) SoapUI
19 22 (1.21%) ClearQuest
General
1 286 (15.78%) Finance
2 150 (8.28%) Banking
3 117 (6.46%) Retail
4 69 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 57 (3.15%) Marketing
6 41 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 33 (1.82%) Electronics
8 31 (1.71%) Investment Banking
9 24 (1.32%) Automotive
10 20 (1.10%) Front Office
11 17 (0.94%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.94%) Publishing
12 12 (0.66%) Back Office
13 10 (0.55%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.44%) Games
15 7 (0.39%) Legal
16 6 (0.33%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.28%) Advertising
18 4 (0.22%) Law
19 3 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 1110 (61.26%) Developer
2 805 (44.43%) Java Developer
3 245 (13.52%) Architect
4 190 (10.49%) Senior Developer
5 175 (9.66%) J2EE Developer
6 153 (8.44%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 133 (7.34%) Senior Java Developer
8 83 (4.58%) Lead Developer
9 71 (3.92%) Consultant
10 59 (3.26%) Agile Developer
10 59 (3.26%) Java Engineer
11 56 (3.09%) Analyst
12 53 (2.92%) DevOps Engineer
13 52 (2.87%) Agile Java Developer
14 51 (2.81%) Java Architect
15 49 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
16 44 (2.43%) Lead Java Developer
17 43 (2.37%) Scala Developer
18 42 (2.32%) Software Engineer
19 41 (2.26%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 726 (40.07%) Spring
2 520 (28.70%) Web Services
3 477 (26.32%) HTML
4 462 (25.50%) Hibernate
5 438 (24.17%) XML
6 332 (18.32%) CSS
7 312 (17.22%) JSP
7 312 (17.22%) SOAP
8 269 (14.85%) RESTful
9 237 (13.08%) REST
10 203 (11.20%) Servlets
11 190 (10.49%) jQuery
12 179 (9.88%) HTML5
13 169 (9.33%) JMS
14 163 (9.00%) EJB
15 162 (8.94%) JSON
16 161 (8.89%) .NET
17 149 (8.22%) AngularJS
18 143 (7.89%) Struts
19 140 (7.73%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 102 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
2 98 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (3.59%) iPad
4 55 (3.04%) Computer Science
5 42 (2.32%) Social Media
6 35 (1.93%) Mobile App
7 27 (1.49%) Mainframe
8 23 (1.27%) Equities
8 23 (1.27%) User Experience
9 20 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (1.10%) Web 2.0
10 19 (1.05%) Clustering
10 19 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
11 18 (0.99%) Management Information System
12 17 (0.94%) Fixed Income
13 15 (0.83%) Derivative
14 13 (0.72%) Data Centre
14 13 (0.72%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.61%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 375 (20.70%) Linux
2 336 (18.54%) Unix
3 146 (8.06%) Windows
4 53 (2.92%) AIX
5 51 (2.81%) Solaris
6 29 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.38%) Windows Server
8 19 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 16 (0.88%) CentOS
10 14 (0.77%) Android
10 14 (0.77%) OS/390
11 13 (0.72%) zOS
12 9 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.22%) SUSE
15 3 (0.17%) Debian
15 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.11%) VME
17 1 (0.055%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 988 (54.53%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (23.01%) TDD
3 370 (20.42%) Scrum
4 281 (15.51%) Continuous Integration
5 265 (14.62%) E-Commerce
6 240 (13.25%) SOA
7 217 (11.98%) OO
8 161 (8.89%) DevOps
9 152 (8.39%) MVC
9 152 (8.39%) Open Source
10 146 (8.06%) BDD
11 141 (7.78%) SDLC
12 120 (6.62%) Software Engineering
13 119 (6.57%) Waterfall
14 118 (6.51%) UML
15 114 (6.29%) Configuration Management
16 107 (5.91%) Unit Testing
17 102 (5.63%) Microservices
18 99 (5.46%) ITIL
19 97 (5.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1656 (91.39%) Java
2 521 (28.75%) JavaScript
3 490 (27.04%) SQL
4 135 (7.45%) PL/SQL
5 121 (6.68%) Shell Script
6 96 (5.30%) Perl
7 94 (5.19%) C++
8 92 (5.08%) C
8 92 (5.08%) Scala
9 80 (4.42%) Python
10 56 (3.09%) PHP
11 42 (2.32%) C#
12 38 (2.10%) Ruby
13 32 (1.77%) Bash Shell
14 26 (1.43%) Groovy
15 20 (1.10%) VB
16 17 (0.94%) T-SQL
17 16 (0.88%) COBOL
17 16 (0.88%) Jython
18 13 (0.72%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 222 (12.25%) Security Cleared
2 101 (5.57%) Degree
2 101 (5.57%) SC Cleared
3 61 (3.37%) DV Cleared
4 35 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 33 (1.82%) Sun Certification
6 14 (0.77%) BC Cleared
7 11 (0.61%) PMI Certification
8 8 (0.44%) OCPJP
9 5 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.22%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.17%) VCAP
11 3 (0.17%) VCP6
11 3 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.11%) ISEB
12 2 (0.11%) PMP
12 2 (0.11%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.70%) QA
2 21 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.39%) COBIT
4 7 (0.39%) ISO27002
4 7 (0.39%) JSP 440
4 7 (0.39%) SLA
5 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.11%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.11%) WCAG
6 1 (0.055%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.055%) HL7
6 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (3.97%) Docker
2 71 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.77%) Xen
4 23 (1.27%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
5 12 (0.66%) vCloud
6 11 (0.61%) Samba
7 10 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.22%) HDFS
8 4 (0.22%) vSphere
9 3 (0.17%) GlusterFS
10 2 (0.11%) etcd
10 2 (0.11%) flannel
10 2 (0.11%) GridGain
10 2 (0.11%) iptables
10 2 (0.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.11%) pfSense
10 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 103 (5.68%) Puppet
2 32 (1.77%) Ansible
3 28 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (0.99%) Graphite
5 17 (0.94%) Grafana
6 16 (0.88%) Nagios
7 12 (0.66%) Salt
8 11 (0.61%) Kibana
8 11 (0.61%) logstash
9 10 (0.55%) AirWatch
9 10 (0.55%) HAProxy
9 10 (0.55%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.44%) CA Wily
10 8 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
11 7 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (0.39%) Rundeck
11 7 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.33%) OpenIDM
12 6 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 6 (0.33%) Packer
Vendors
1 613 (33.83%) Oracle
2 223 (12.31%) IBM
3 112 (6.18%) Google
4 98 (5.41%) ATG
4 98 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 91 (5.02%) hybris
6 81 (4.47%) VMware
7 60 (3.31%) Adobe
8 56 (3.09%) webMethods
9 55 (3.04%) Red Hat
10 52 (2.87%) SAP
11 51 (2.81%) Endeca
12 50 (2.76%) Informatica
13 48 (2.65%) Sybase
14 47 (2.59%) Sun
15 44 (2.43%) BEA
16 40 (2.21%) Pega
17 27 (1.49%) WSO2
18 26 (1.43%) Axway
19 24 (1.32%) TIBCO
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