The table below looks at the statistics for Java EE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java EE over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
Rank 330 331 275
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -56
Contract jobs citing Java EE 328 304 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.56% 0.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.14% 2.02% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 189 209
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £259 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.38 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -13.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.48 £35.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.28 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+9.96% -12.34%

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
15327 15078 13744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.39% 28.02% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10240 9797 8648
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 220 336
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -1.42%

Java EE
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java EE within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Java EE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java EE
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java EE within the UK.

Java EE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Java EE
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java EE within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Java EE Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Java EE
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java EE within the UK.

Java EE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Java EE
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 Java EE within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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 +52 296 £425 +6.25% 114
London +30 142 £438 -11.39% 36
South East +4 53 £425 +13.33% 20
City of London -10 39 £500 - 7
South West +27 32 £438 +25.00% 11
Scotland -57 22 £375 - 11
Devon - 20 £438 -
West Yorkshire -18 17 £400 +25.00% 12
Yorkshire -26 17 £400 +25.00% 13
Plymouth - 17 £438 -
Hampshire 0 14 £450 +20.00% 6
North West -10 14 £388 +19.23% 20
East Midlands 0 13 £331 -14.51% 2
Oxfordshire - 13 £400 - 3
East of England 0 12 £413 +36.92% 6
Leeds -22 12 £450 +39.53% 9
Northamptonshire - 12 £325 - 1
Berkshire +7 9 £500 +33.33% 2
Oxford - 9 £425 - 3
Milton Keynes +7 8 £375 +35.13%
Buckinghamshire +5 8 £375 +35.13% 1
Manchester -4 8 £388 +19.23% 12
Wales -8 8 £375 -25.00% 4
Dundee - 8 £361 - 2
Gloucestershire +4 7 £450 +5.88%
North East -15 7 £325 +8.33% 3
Edinburgh -54 7 £438 +25.00% 7
Surrey +3 6 £463 -24.18% 2
Southampton -2 6 £450 +5.26%
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 6 £263 +13.51% 1

Java EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Java EE 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 Java EE.

1 616 (96.55%) Java
2 291 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
3 239 (37.46%) Web Services
4 237 (37.15%) Oracle
5 231 (36.21%) Spring
6 206 (32.29%) Linux
7 200 (31.35%) SQL
8 163 (25.55%) JavaScript
9 159 (24.92%) XML
10 151 (23.67%) TDD
11 147 (23.04%) Hibernate
12 137 (21.47%) JBoss
12 137 (21.47%) Tomcat
13 130 (20.38%) Maven
14 125 (19.59%) Scrum
15 124 (19.44%) HTML
16 117 (18.34%) J2EE
17 115 (18.03%) UNIX
18 109 (17.08%) Apache
19 107 (16.77%) JUnit
20 104 (16.30%) SOA
21 102 (15.99%) JMS
22 100 (15.67%) Oracle Database
23 99 (15.52%) CSS
24 98 (15.36%) SOAP
24 98 (15.36%) Finance
25 93 (14.58%) WebSphere
26 92 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
27 90 (14.11%) Open Source
28 88 (13.79%) Git (software)

Java EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Java EE 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 Java EE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 137 (21.47%) JBoss
1 137 (21.47%) Tomcat
2 109 (17.08%) Apache
3 93 (14.58%) WebSphere
4 85 (13.32%) WebLogic
5 46 (7.21%) Confluence
6 39 (6.11%) WebSphere Application Server
7 22 (3.45%) IIS
8 17 (2.66%) Node.js
9 14 (2.19%) Apache Solr
10 11 (1.72%) MQSeries
11 10 (1.57%) GlassFish
11 10 (1.57%) Mule
11 10 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (1.25%) Oracle BPEL
14 7 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
14 7 (1.10%) Oracle Service Bus
14 7 (1.10%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 10 (1.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.25%) RMDS
2 7 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.31%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.88%) Amazon SQS
2 12 (1.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.78%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.31%) Force.com
6 2 (0.31%) SaaS
7 1 (0.16%) PaaS
7 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.23%) HTTP
2 25 (3.92%) AMQP
3 24 (3.76%) Internet
4 20 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 17 (2.66%) Firewall
6 16 (2.51%) LDAP
7 14 (2.19%) WAN
7 14 (2.19%) DNS
8 11 (1.72%) BIG-IP
9 10 (1.57%) DMZ
10 8 (1.25%) Intranet
11 7 (1.10%) LAN
11 7 (1.10%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.63%) DHCP
13 2 (0.31%) VPN
13 2 (0.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 2 (0.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 1 (0.16%) MQTT
14 1 (0.16%) SSL
14 1 (0.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (15.67%) Oracle Database
2 83 (13.01%) MySQL
3 61 (9.56%) SQL Server
4 56 (8.78%) Relational Database
5 55 (8.62%) NoSQL
6 43 (6.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 41 (6.43%) PostgreSQL
8 36 (5.64%) MongoDB
9 35 (5.49%) Big Data
10 29 (4.55%) Hadoop
11 24 (3.76%) RDBMS
12 22 (3.45%) DB2
13 16 (2.51%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (1.10%) Apache Hive
16 7 (1.10%) Redis
17 6 (0.94%) SQL Navigator
18 4 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
18 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 130 (20.38%) Maven
2 107 (16.77%) JUnit
3 88 (13.79%) Git (software)
4 86 (13.48%) Subversion
5 63 (9.87%) Eclipse
6 61 (9.56%) JIRA
7 57 (8.93%) Jenkins
8 56 (8.78%) Ant
9 35 (5.49%) Cucumber
10 32 (5.02%) Gradle
11 24 (3.76%) Mercurial
12 20 (3.13%) Introscope
13 12 (1.88%) JMeter
13 12 (1.88%) NetBeans
14 11 (1.72%) Mockito
15 9 (1.41%) SoapUI
15 9 (1.41%) Selenium
15 9 (1.41%) ClearQuest
16 8 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
16 8 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 98 (15.36%) Finance
2 50 (7.84%) Banking
3 20 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.35%) Retail
5 12 (1.88%) Back Office
6 11 (1.72%) Front Office
7 10 (1.57%) Publishing
7 10 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.63%) Marketing
10 3 (0.47%) French Language
10 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.31%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 376 (58.93%) Developer
2 312 (48.90%) Java Developer
3 100 (15.67%) Architect
4 46 (7.21%) Solutions Architect
5 36 (5.64%) Senior Developer
6 34 (5.33%) Designer
7 30 (4.70%) Senior Java Developer
7 30 (4.70%) Analyst
8 27 (4.23%) Java Architect
9 24 (3.76%) Lead Architect
10 23 (3.61%) Applications Support
11 22 (3.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 20 (3.13%) Solutions Designer
13 19 (2.98%) Data Analyst
13 19 (2.98%) Lead Solutions Architect
14 14 (2.19%) Flex Developer
14 14 (2.19%) Software Engineer
14 14 (2.19%) Technical Architect
15 13 (2.04%) Infrastructure Architect
15 13 (2.04%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (37.46%) Web Services
2 231 (36.21%) Spring
3 159 (24.92%) XML
4 147 (23.04%) Hibernate
5 124 (19.44%) HTML
6 117 (18.34%) J2EE
7 102 (15.99%) JMS
8 99 (15.52%) CSS
9 98 (15.36%) SOAP
10 86 (13.48%) JSP
11 79 (12.38%) JSON
12 78 (12.23%) jQuery
13 70 (10.97%) JPA
13 70 (10.97%) RESTful
13 70 (10.97%) REST
14 57 (8.93%) Middleware
15 50 (7.84%) Struts
16 48 (7.52%) HTML5
17 46 (7.21%) JSF
18 44 (6.90%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 62 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (3.13%) Clustering
4 14 (2.19%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.57%) PKI
6 10 (1.57%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.41%) Visualisation
8 8 (1.25%) Telematics
8 8 (1.25%) Digital Media
8 8 (1.25%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.25%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.25%) GIS
9 7 (1.10%) Private Cloud
10 6 (0.94%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.94%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.78%) Replication
11 5 (0.78%) User Experience
11 5 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 206 (32.29%) Linux
2 115 (18.03%) UNIX
3 76 (11.91%) Windows
4 50 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.19%) AIX
6 12 (1.88%) Solaris
7 10 (1.57%) Windows XP
8 7 (1.10%) Mac OS
8 7 (1.10%) Windows Vista
9 6 (0.94%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.94%) Android
10 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.47%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.47%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.47%) CentOS
12 2 (0.31%) zOS
12 2 (0.31%) VME
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (23.67%) TDD
3 125 (19.59%) Scrum
4 104 (16.30%) SOA
5 92 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
6 90 (14.11%) Open Source
7 87 (13.64%) OO
8 80 (12.54%) SDLC
9 68 (10.66%) E-Commerce
10 67 (10.50%) MVC
11 51 (7.99%) UML
12 48 (7.52%) Software Engineering
13 47 (7.37%) ITIL
14 45 (7.05%) BDD
15 38 (5.96%) DevOps
16 37 (5.80%) Configuration Management
17 36 (5.64%) Waterfall
18 31 (4.86%) Software Delivery
19 30 (4.70%) Load Balancing
20 29 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 616 (96.55%) Java
2 200 (31.35%) SQL
3 163 (25.55%) JavaScript
4 84 (13.17%) PL/SQL
5 30 (4.70%) Python
6 26 (4.08%) C
7 22 (3.45%) C#
7 22 (3.45%) Perl
7 22 (3.45%) Groovy
8 20 (3.13%) C++
9 19 (2.98%) Shell Script
9 19 (2.98%) Bash Shell
10 16 (2.51%) Ruby
11 14 (2.19%) Scala
12 9 (1.41%) PHP
13 8 (1.25%) XQuery
14 7 (1.10%) XPath
15 6 (0.94%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.94%) R
15 6 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 78 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 45 (7.05%) DV Cleared
3 43 (6.74%) Degree
4 22 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.88%) Sun Certification
6 6 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (0.94%) OCP
6 6 (0.94%) OCA
6 6 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
6 6 (0.94%) OCAJ
7 3 (0.47%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.31%) OCMJD
8 2 (0.31%) HND
8 2 (0.31%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.39%) QA
2 5 (0.78%) COBIT
3 4 (0.63%) WAI
4 2 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (5.17%) Docker
2 17 (2.66%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.10%) VirtualBox
5 5 (0.78%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.63%) vCloud
7 3 (0.47%) Squid
7 3 (0.47%) HDFS
8 2 (0.31%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 31 (4.86%) Puppet
2 23 (3.61%) Vagrant
3 14 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.72%) ITRS Geneos
5 9 (1.41%) Ansible
5 9 (1.41%) CA Wily
6 3 (0.47%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.47%) Control-M
6 3 (0.47%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.31%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.31%) Salt
7 2 (0.31%) OpenView
7 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.31%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.16%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.16%) Kibana
8 1 (0.16%) logstash
8 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 237 (37.15%) Oracle
2 65 (10.19%) Red Hat
3 53 (8.31%) IBM
4 44 (6.90%) Atlassian
5 17 (2.66%) VMware
6 16 (2.51%) hybris
7 15 (2.35%) Google
8 14 (2.19%) F5
9 12 (1.88%) TIBCO
10 11 (1.72%) Sun
11 10 (1.57%) Progress
11 10 (1.57%) Microsoft
12 7 (1.10%) Cisco
13 6 (0.94%) Sybase
13 6 (0.94%) Axway
13 6 (0.94%) Endeca
14 5 (0.78%) Atomikos
14 5 (0.78%) Adobe
14 5 (0.78%) Informatica
14 5 (0.78%) NetApp
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
@ITS
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
EBI Hinxton, near Cambridge
EMBL
Rate: 5 (monthly salary starting at £2,387.20 free of UK income tax plus mobility and other allowances where applicable)
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 14 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago