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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 119 113 69
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -44
Contract jobs citing J2EE 1026 938 1414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 1.82% 2.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.50% 6.27% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 556 771
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 12
Average hourly rate £34.50 £32.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.34% +9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £26.39 £17.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.74 £36.70 £41.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%

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
15790 14953 15025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.03% 28.97% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10476 9711 8996
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 275 376
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.91 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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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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 -18 903 £425 - 322
London -10 402 £450 - 115
South East -10 143 £425 +13.33% 60
City of London -16 101 £465 -2.10% 35
East of England +12 94 £425 -16.25% 21
North West -14 67 £436 +16.33% 41
Yorkshire -6 64 £350 +7.69% 36
Scotland +8 58 £350 - 5
South West +5 57 £375 +25.00% 22
Essex +7 46 £425 -20.93% 4
West Yorkshire +3 37 £353 +8.46% 19
Hampshire -21 37 £440 +7.44% 19
Oxfordshire +11 34 £475 +2.15% 5
Cheshire +8 33 £413 +10.00% 6
Wales +1 33 £400 +16.36% 6
West Midlands -9 32 £350 -6.66% 20
Edinburgh +16 31 £358 -18.06% 2
Berkshire +2 31 £375 +1.35% 15
Leeds +3 30 £350 +7.69% 12
Southampton +10 24 £460 +8.23% 2
Oxford -2 22 £425 -11.45% 3
Cambridgeshire +7 21 £500 -2.20% 4
Manchester -19 20 £388 +3.33% 32
Cambridge +12 19 £500 -2.91% 3
North East -37 19 £313 +56.44% 2
Gloucestershire +2 18 £393 - 8
East Midlands -2 17 £438 +25.00% 6
Glasgow -17 17 £350 +3.70%
Hertfordshire -29 17 £375 -21.05% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 17 £313 +56.44% 2

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1656 (89.47%) Java
2 826 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
3 756 (40.84%) Spring
4 622 (33.60%) Web Services
5 605 (32.69%) Oracle
6 552 (29.82%) XML
7 508 (27.44%) Hibernate
8 499 (26.96%) SQL
9 495 (26.74%) JavaScript
10 472 (25.50%) HTML
11 377 (20.37%) Scrum
12 373 (20.15%) TDD
13 354 (19.12%) Finance
14 336 (18.15%) JSP
15 328 (17.72%) MVC
16 322 (17.40%) Maven
17 310 (16.75%) Linux
17 310 (16.75%) SOA
18 307 (16.59%) UNIX
19 305 (16.48%) OO
20 303 (16.37%) CSS
21 295 (15.94%) SOAP
22 280 (15.13%) E-Commerce
23 270 (14.59%) WebSphere
24 252 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
25 228 (12.32%) jQuery
26 219 (11.83%) JUnit
26 219 (11.83%) WebLogic
27 216 (11.67%) JBoss
28 211 (11.40%) Spring MVC

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
1 270 (14.59%) WebSphere
2 219 (11.83%) WebLogic
3 216 (11.67%) JBoss
4 205 (11.08%) Tomcat
5 193 (10.43%) Apache
6 78 (4.21%) CMS
7 60 (3.24%) WebSphere Application Server
8 46 (2.49%) Adobe CQ
9 44 (2.38%) MQSeries
10 43 (2.32%) IIS
11 39 (2.11%) Oracle Service Bus
12 34 (1.84%) Confluence
13 33 (1.78%) FileNet
14 31 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 26 (1.40%) Liferay
16 23 (1.24%) Oracle Coherence
17 21 (1.13%) Jetty
18 20 (1.08%) Apache Solr
19 18 (0.97%) nginx
19 18 (0.97%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 27 (1.46%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.30%) MS Office
3 8 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (0.43%) MS Project
4 7 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (1.62%) Oracle BPM
2 19 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.86%) Oracle Retail
4 6 (0.32%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 6 (0.32%) Tridion
5 5 (0.27%) Cordys
6 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
7 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.11%) Staffware
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.054%) SAP APO
8 1 (0.054%) HFM
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.054%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.054%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 57 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (1.08%) SaaS
5 16 (0.86%) Force.com
6 9 (0.49%) Google App Engine
7 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.27%) Route 53
7 5 (0.27%) IaaS
8 4 (0.22%) GitHub
8 4 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.22%) CloudFront
8 4 (0.22%) PaaS
9 1 (0.054%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.054%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.054%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 99 (5.35%) HTTP
1 99 (5.35%) Internet
2 24 (1.30%) SSL
3 22 (1.19%) LDAP
4 20 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 18 (0.97%) FTP
6 13 (0.70%) SNMP
6 13 (0.70%) Intranet
7 12 (0.65%) DNS
8 9 (0.49%) DHCP
8 9 (0.49%) IPsec
8 9 (0.49%) Firewall
9 6 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (0.27%) Extranet
11 3 (0.16%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.11%) AMQP
12 2 (0.11%) Network Security
12 2 (0.11%) Wireless
12 2 (0.11%) VPN
12 2 (0.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (8.16%) Relational Database
2 144 (7.78%) SQL Server
3 134 (7.24%) MySQL
4 129 (6.97%) Oracle Database
5 76 (4.11%) DB2
6 71 (3.84%) MongoDB
7 59 (3.19%) RDBMS
8 53 (2.86%) NoSQL
9 48 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 39 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
11 30 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
12 23 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
13 20 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
14 16 (0.86%) JasperReports
15 15 (0.81%) Hadoop
16 12 (0.65%) Big Data
17 11 (0.59%) Essbase
17 11 (0.59%) DbVisualizer
18 10 (0.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 322 (17.40%) Maven
2 219 (11.83%) JUnit
3 194 (10.48%) Eclipse
4 190 (10.26%) Ant
5 180 (9.72%) Subversion
6 134 (7.24%) Jenkins
7 97 (5.24%) JIRA
8 67 (3.62%) Selenium
9 66 (3.57%) Git (software)
10 61 (3.30%) Hudson
11 43 (2.32%) CruiseControl
12 32 (1.73%) Cucumber
13 31 (1.67%) Mockito
14 28 (1.51%) Jasmine
15 26 (1.40%) JMeter
15 26 (1.40%) SoapUI
16 21 (1.13%) FitNesse
17 20 (1.08%) Apache Ivy
18 19 (1.03%) TeamCity
19 17 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 354 (19.12%) Finance
2 196 (10.59%) Banking
3 135 (7.29%) Retail
4 71 (3.84%) Manufacturing
5 65 (3.51%) Investment Banking
6 44 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 41 (2.22%) Marketing
8 28 (1.51%) Publishing
9 20 (1.08%) Electronics
9 20 (1.08%) Back Office
10 19 (1.03%) Front Office
10 19 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.92%) Advertising
12 11 (0.59%) Games
12 11 (0.59%) Legal
13 10 (0.54%) German Language
14 9 (0.49%) Automotive
14 9 (0.49%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.22%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1236 (66.77%) Developer
2 896 (48.41%) Java Developer
3 250 (13.51%) Architect
4 229 (12.37%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 142 (7.67%) Senior Developer
6 121 (6.54%) Solutions Architect
7 118 (6.37%) J2EE Developer
8 108 (5.83%) Senior Java Developer
9 83 (4.48%) Analyst
10 61 (3.30%) Consultant
11 50 (2.70%) Java Architect
12 37 (2.00%) Web Developer
13 34 (1.84%) Software Engineer
14 33 (1.78%) Technical Architect
15 32 (1.73%) UI Programmer
15 32 (1.73%) UI Developer
16 30 (1.62%) Designer
17 29 (1.57%) Oracle Developer
18 28 (1.51%) Technical Leader
18 28 (1.51%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 756 (40.84%) Spring
2 622 (33.60%) Web Services
3 552 (29.82%) XML
4 508 (27.44%) Hibernate
5 472 (25.50%) HTML
6 336 (18.15%) JSP
7 303 (16.37%) CSS
8 295 (15.94%) SOAP
9 228 (12.32%) jQuery
10 211 (11.40%) Spring MVC
11 204 (11.02%) Ajax
12 197 (10.64%) REST
13 186 (10.05%) Struts
14 181 (9.78%) RESTful
15 176 (9.51%) JMS
16 170 (9.18%) .NET
17 158 (8.54%) JSF
18 148 (8.00%) Java EE
19 145 (7.83%) XSLT
20 144 (7.78%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 147 (7.94%) Open Source
2 69 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (3.19%) Computer Science
3 59 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
4 53 (2.86%) iPad
5 40 (2.16%) Social Media
6 26 (1.40%) User Experience
7 24 (1.30%) Data Structures
8 21 (1.13%) Mobile App
8 21 (1.13%) Clustering
9 20 (1.08%) Market Risk
10 19 (1.03%) DTV
11 18 (0.97%) Management Information System
12 17 (0.92%) Data Integration
13 15 (0.81%) Derivative
13 15 (0.81%) Web 2.0
14 14 (0.76%) Mainframe
14 14 (0.76%) AS400
14 14 (0.76%) N-Tier
15 13 (0.70%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 310 (16.75%) Linux
2 307 (16.59%) UNIX
3 110 (5.94%) Windows
4 70 (3.78%) Solaris
5 37 (2.00%) Android
6 22 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (1.19%) Apple iOS
7 19 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
8 13 (0.70%) AIX
9 7 (0.38%) SUSE
10 6 (0.32%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.32%) HPUX
10 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.32%) zOS
11 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.16%) CentOS
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.11%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (20.37%) Scrum
3 373 (20.15%) TDD
4 328 (17.72%) MVC
5 310 (16.75%) SOA
6 305 (16.48%) OO
7 280 (15.13%) E-Commerce
8 252 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
9 164 (8.86%) Unit Testing
10 153 (8.27%) UML
11 118 (6.37%) Content Management
12 112 (6.05%) BDD
13 89 (4.81%) Software Engineering
14 84 (4.54%) DevOps
15 80 (4.32%) Multithreading
16 78 (4.21%) Waterfall
17 69 (3.73%) OOA/OOD
18 68 (3.67%) Project Management
19 62 (3.35%) Web Development
20 59 (3.19%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1656 (89.47%) Java
2 499 (26.96%) SQL
3 495 (26.74%) JavaScript
4 160 (8.64%) PL/SQL
5 90 (4.86%) Perl
6 88 (4.75%) Shell Script
7 79 (4.27%) C#
8 65 (3.51%) Groovy
9 52 (2.81%) Scala
9 52 (2.81%) Python
10 48 (2.59%) Bash Shell
11 47 (2.54%) PHP
12 44 (2.38%) Ruby
13 43 (2.32%) C++
14 37 (2.00%) C
15 31 (1.67%) XPath
16 25 (1.35%) XQuery
17 23 (1.24%) VB
18 22 (1.19%) VB.NET
19 21 (1.13%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 122 (6.59%) Degree
2 119 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 77 (4.16%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.57%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.03%) Sun Certification
6 14 (0.76%) ISEB
7 12 (0.65%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.38%) OCPJP
10 6 (0.32%) PMP
11 5 (0.27%) CCA
12 3 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.054%) OCP
14 1 (0.054%) OCA
14 1 (0.054%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.054%) Postgraduate
14 1 (0.054%) PhD
14 1 (0.054%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.81%) QA
2 14 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.65%) SLA
4 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.054%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.38%) Xen
2 7 (0.38%) vCloud
2 7 (0.38%) Shibboleth
3 5 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.27%) RACF
4 2 (0.11%) Docker
4 2 (0.11%) GridGain
4 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.11%) Firmware
5 1 (0.054%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.054%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.054%) Samba
5 1 (0.054%) SAP ITS
5 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.054%) vSphere
5 1 (0.054%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 55 (2.97%) Puppet
2 24 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 22 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.08%) Oracle Identity Management
5 6 (0.32%) Nagios
6 5 (0.27%) OpenView
6 5 (0.27%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.22%) Salt
7 4 (0.22%) YUM
7 4 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.22%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.16%) CA SiteMinder
8 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.11%) Ansible
9 2 (0.11%) logstash
9 2 (0.11%) OpenSSO
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
10 1 (0.054%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.054%) SCCM
Vendors
1 605 (32.69%) Oracle
2 169 (9.13%) IBM
3 87 (4.70%) Microsoft
4 71 (3.84%) ATG
5 53 (2.86%) Endeca
6 42 (2.27%) SAP
6 42 (2.27%) Perforce
6 42 (2.27%) hybris
7 38 (2.05%) Sybase
8 37 (2.00%) Sun
8 37 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
9 36 (1.94%) Google
9 36 (1.94%) Adobe
10 32 (1.73%) HP
11 28 (1.51%) VMware
12 26 (1.40%) TIBCO
13 25 (1.35%) Red Hat
14 21 (1.13%) FatWire
14 21 (1.13%) Twitter
15 19 (1.03%) Atlassian
Scotland
Net Talent
Rate: Excellent rate
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 1 hour ago
Middlesex
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Essex
Aquent
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum + Flexible working hours
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £25.00 - £35.00 per hour + market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Norfolk
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago