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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 117 110 64
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -46
Contract jobs citing J2EE 1026 964 1479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 1.83% 2.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.52% 6.32% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 569 816
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 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.08% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 16
Average hourly rate £33.25 £32.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.52% +3.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.39 £19.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.26 £36.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -

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
15734 15245 15428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 29.00% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10384 9914 9250
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 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 280 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £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 21 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 21 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 21 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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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 -17 903 £425 - 308
London -15 404 £450 - 110
South East -19 139 £425 +13.33% 57
City of London -16 101 £464 -2.36% 34
East of England +15 93 £425 -16.25% 20
Yorkshire -1 68 £350 +7.69% 34
North West -25 63 £439 +17.06% 38
Scotland -1 58 £350 - 4
South West +7 57 £375 +25.00% 25
Essex +7 47 £425 -20.93% 4
West Yorkshire +5 40 £353 +8.46% 17
Hampshire -19 37 £440 +3.52% 17
West Midlands -3 35 £363 -3.33% 20
Oxfordshire +15 34 £475 +2.15% 3
Wales +1 33 £400 +28.00% 5
Edinburgh +14 31 £358 -20.33% 2
Leeds +6 31 £350 +7.69% 11
Cheshire +5 31 £400 +6.66% 9
Berkshire +2 31 £375 +1.35% 15
Southampton +9 24 £460 +8.23%
Oxford +1 22 £425 -11.45% 2
Cambridgeshire +14 19 £500 -2.20% 3
Manchester -17 19 £425 +13.33% 26
Gloucestershire +3 18 £393 - 9
North East -40 18 £313 +56.44% 1
Cambridge +9 17 £500 -2.91% 2
North Yorkshire +2 17 £350 +13.82% 15
East Midlands +1 17 £438 +25.00% 5
Glasgow -19 17 £350 +3.70%
Hertfordshire -26 17 £375 -11.76% 10

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 (89.42%) Java
2 817 (44.11%) Agile Software Development
3 757 (40.87%) Spring
4 616 (33.26%) Web Services
5 605 (32.67%) Oracle
6 552 (29.81%) XML
7 510 (27.54%) Hibernate
8 501 (27.05%) SQL
9 495 (26.73%) JavaScript
10 470 (25.38%) HTML
11 374 (20.19%) Scrum
12 368 (19.87%) TDD
13 355 (19.17%) Finance
14 336 (18.14%) JSP
15 331 (17.87%) MVC
16 324 (17.49%) Maven
17 312 (16.85%) SOA
18 311 (16.79%) Linux
19 310 (16.74%) OO
20 309 (16.68%) UNIX
21 303 (16.36%) CSS
22 292 (15.77%) SOAP
23 278 (15.01%) E-Commerce
24 271 (14.63%) WebSphere
25 251 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
26 234 (12.63%) jQuery
27 222 (11.99%) JUnit
28 220 (11.88%) WebLogic
29 215 (11.61%) Spring MVC
30 214 (11.56%) JBoss

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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
1 271 (14.63%) WebSphere
2 220 (11.88%) WebLogic
3 214 (11.56%) JBoss
4 208 (11.23%) Tomcat
5 189 (10.21%) Apache
6 77 (4.16%) CMS
7 61 (3.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 47 (2.54%) Adobe CQ
9 46 (2.48%) MQSeries
10 44 (2.38%) IIS
11 40 (2.16%) Oracle Service Bus
12 35 (1.89%) Confluence
13 33 (1.78%) FileNet
14 32 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 26 (1.40%) Liferay
16 23 (1.24%) Oracle Coherence
17 22 (1.19%) Jetty
18 20 (1.08%) Apache Solr
19 19 (1.03%) nginx
20 18 (0.97%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 28 (1.51%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.35%) MS Office
3 9 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (0.49%) MS Project
4 8 (0.43%) 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%) TIBCO iProcess
6 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.11%) Staffware
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.054%) SAP APO
8 1 (0.054%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.054%) HFM
8 1 (0.054%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 57 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (1.13%) SaaS
5 17 (0.92%) Force.com
6 10 (0.54%) Google App Engine
7 6 (0.32%) IaaS
8 5 (0.27%) Route 53
8 5 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.27%) PaaS
9 4 (0.22%) CloudFront
9 4 (0.22%) GitHub
9 4 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.054%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.054%) ElastiCache
10 1 (0.054%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 102 (5.51%) HTTP
2 99 (5.35%) Internet
3 27 (1.46%) SSL
4 22 (1.19%) LDAP
5 21 (1.13%) TCP/IP
6 19 (1.03%) FTP
7 13 (0.70%) DNS
7 13 (0.70%) Intranet
8 12 (0.65%) SNMP
9 10 (0.54%) IPsec
9 10 (0.54%) DHCP
10 9 (0.49%) Firewall
11 6 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
12 5 (0.27%) Extranet
13 4 (0.22%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.11%) VPN
14 2 (0.11%) SMS
14 2 (0.11%) WAN
14 2 (0.11%) Network Security
14 2 (0.11%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (7.99%) Relational Database
2 143 (7.72%) SQL Server
3 133 (7.18%) MySQL
3 133 (7.18%) Oracle Database
4 76 (4.10%) DB2
5 70 (3.78%) MongoDB
6 59 (3.19%) RDBMS
7 53 (2.86%) NoSQL
8 49 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 38 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
10 30 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 23 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
12 20 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (0.86%) JasperReports
14 15 (0.81%) Hadoop
15 13 (0.70%) Big Data
16 11 (0.59%) DbVisualizer
16 11 (0.59%) Essbase
17 10 (0.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 324 (17.49%) Maven
2 222 (11.99%) JUnit
3 195 (10.53%) Eclipse
4 191 (10.31%) Ant
5 184 (9.94%) Subversion
6 135 (7.29%) Jenkins
7 98 (5.29%) JIRA
8 67 (3.62%) Git (software)
9 64 (3.46%) Selenium
10 62 (3.35%) Hudson
11 44 (2.38%) CruiseControl
12 32 (1.73%) Cucumber
13 31 (1.67%) Mockito
14 28 (1.51%) Jasmine
15 26 (1.40%) JMeter
16 25 (1.35%) SoapUI
17 21 (1.13%) FitNesse
18 20 (1.08%) TeamCity
18 20 (1.08%) Apache Ivy
19 17 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 355 (19.17%) Finance
2 196 (10.58%) Banking
3 135 (7.29%) Retail
4 71 (3.83%) Manufacturing
5 65 (3.51%) Investment Banking
6 44 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 41 (2.21%) Marketing
8 27 (1.46%) Publishing
9 21 (1.13%) Back Office
10 20 (1.08%) Electronics
11 19 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 19 (1.03%) Front Office
12 17 (0.92%) Advertising
13 12 (0.65%) Games
14 11 (0.59%) Legal
15 10 (0.54%) German Language
16 9 (0.49%) Spanish Language
16 9 (0.49%) Automotive
17 4 (0.22%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1235 (66.68%) Developer
2 898 (48.49%) Java Developer
3 252 (13.61%) Architect
4 233 (12.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 144 (7.78%) Senior Developer
6 121 (6.53%) Solutions Architect
6 121 (6.53%) J2EE Developer
7 110 (5.94%) Senior Java Developer
8 85 (4.59%) Analyst
9 60 (3.24%) Consultant
10 51 (2.75%) Java Architect
11 39 (2.11%) Web Developer
12 34 (1.84%) Software Engineer
12 34 (1.84%) Technical Architect
13 31 (1.67%) UI Developer
13 31 (1.67%) UI Programmer
14 30 (1.62%) Designer
15 29 (1.57%) Business Analyst
15 29 (1.57%) Oracle Developer
15 29 (1.57%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 757 (40.87%) Spring
2 616 (33.26%) Web Services
3 552 (29.81%) XML
4 510 (27.54%) Hibernate
5 470 (25.38%) HTML
6 336 (18.14%) JSP
7 303 (16.36%) CSS
8 292 (15.77%) SOAP
9 234 (12.63%) jQuery
10 215 (11.61%) Spring MVC
11 204 (11.02%) Ajax
12 198 (10.69%) REST
13 188 (10.15%) Struts
14 178 (9.61%) JMS
15 177 (9.56%) RESTful
16 170 (9.18%) .NET
17 159 (8.59%) JSF
18 150 (8.10%) Java EE
19 147 (7.94%) JDBC
20 145 (7.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 146 (7.88%) Open Source
2 70 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
4 59 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 52 (2.81%) iPad
6 39 (2.11%) Social Media
7 26 (1.40%) User Experience
8 24 (1.30%) Data Structures
9 21 (1.13%) Clustering
10 20 (1.08%) Market Risk
10 20 (1.08%) Mobile App
11 19 (1.03%) DTV
11 19 (1.03%) Management Information System
12 15 (0.81%) AS400
12 15 (0.81%) N-Tier
12 15 (0.81%) Web 2.0
12 15 (0.81%) Derivative
12 15 (0.81%) Data Integration
13 14 (0.76%) Fixed Income
13 14 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 311 (16.79%) Linux
2 309 (16.68%) UNIX
3 108 (5.83%) Windows
4 70 (3.78%) Solaris
5 34 (1.84%) Android
6 22 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 19 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
8 13 (0.70%) AIX
9 7 (0.38%) HPUX
9 7 (0.38%) SUSE
10 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.32%) zOS
10 6 (0.32%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.16%) CentOS
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.11%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 817 (44.11%) Agile Software Development
2 374 (20.19%) Scrum
3 368 (19.87%) TDD
4 331 (17.87%) MVC
5 312 (16.85%) SOA
6 310 (16.74%) OO
7 278 (15.01%) E-Commerce
8 251 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
9 166 (8.96%) Unit Testing
10 156 (8.42%) UML
11 119 (6.43%) Content Management
12 115 (6.21%) BDD
13 89 (4.81%) Software Engineering
14 83 (4.48%) DevOps
15 81 (4.37%) Multithreading
16 78 (4.21%) Waterfall
17 71 (3.83%) OOA/OOD
18 69 (3.73%) Project Management
19 60 (3.24%) Configuration Management
19 60 (3.24%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1656 (89.42%) Java
2 501 (27.05%) SQL
3 495 (26.73%) JavaScript
4 159 (8.59%) PL/SQL
5 90 (4.86%) Perl
6 89 (4.81%) Shell Script
7 79 (4.27%) C#
8 64 (3.46%) Groovy
9 54 (2.92%) Scala
10 51 (2.75%) Python
11 49 (2.65%) Bash Shell
12 47 (2.54%) PHP
13 44 (2.38%) C++
14 43 (2.32%) Ruby
15 38 (2.05%) C
16 32 (1.73%) XPath
17 25 (1.35%) XQuery
18 23 (1.24%) VB
19 22 (1.19%) VB.NET
20 20 (1.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 125 (6.75%) Degree
2 120 (6.48%) Security Cleared
3 79 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.51%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.03%) Sun Certification
6 13 (0.70%) ISEB
7 12 (0.65%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.38%) OCPJP
10 6 (0.32%) CCA
10 6 (0.32%) PMP
11 3 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.054%) OCP
13 1 (0.054%) OCA
13 1 (0.054%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.054%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.054%) PhD
13 1 (0.054%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.70%) QA
2 14 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.65%) SLA
4 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.054%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.43%) Xen
3 7 (0.38%) Shibboleth
3 7 (0.38%) vCloud
4 5 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.27%) RACF
5 2 (0.11%) Firmware
5 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.11%) GridGain
5 2 (0.11%) Docker
5 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.054%) ACF2
6 1 (0.054%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.054%) Samba
6 1 (0.054%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.054%) SAP ITS
6 1 (0.054%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 56 (3.02%) 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%) CA Wily
6 5 (0.27%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.22%) Salt
7 4 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.22%) YUM
8 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.16%) CA SiteMinder
9 2 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.11%) OpenSSO
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.11%) Ansible
9 2 (0.11%) logstash
10 1 (0.054%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.054%) Kibana
Vendors
1 605 (32.67%) Oracle
2 170 (9.18%) IBM
3 87 (4.70%) Microsoft
4 70 (3.78%) ATG
5 52 (2.81%) Endeca
6 43 (2.32%) SAP
7 42 (2.27%) hybris
8 41 (2.21%) Perforce
9 39 (2.11%) Sybase
10 38 (2.05%) Sun
10 38 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
11 36 (1.94%) Google
12 35 (1.89%) Adobe
13 32 (1.73%) HP
14 29 (1.57%) VMware
15 25 (1.35%) Red Hat
16 24 (1.30%) TIBCO
17 21 (1.13%) FatWire
17 21 (1.13%) Twitter
18 19 (1.03%) Atlassian
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