The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
Rank 329 297 353
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +56
Contract jobs citing Java EE 269 308 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.61% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.84% 2.18% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 187 142
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +10.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +38.33%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14644 14130 14792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.59% 27.78% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9473 8977 8994
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 295 355
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 £17.50 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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 -85 182 £413 -8.33% 91
London -60 103 £500 +5.26% 52
Scotland +41 75 £363 +15.07% 7
Edinburgh +32 66 £375 +38.88% 4
City of London +36 40 £500 +11.11% 20
South East -15 33 £375 +14.94% 7
Yorkshire -3 12 £320 +16.36% 4
East of England -12 11 £325 - 4
Hampshire -33 10 £375 +7.14% 2
East Midlands 0 8 £363 -14.70% 1
Wales - 7 £438 - 2
South Wales - 6 £438 - 2
Leeds 0 5 £335 +21.81% 3
West Yorkshire -5 5 £320 +16.36% 4
West Midlands -7 5 £388 +19.23% 4
North East -14 5 £325 - 1
Cardiff - 5 £438 - 2
Bedfordshire - 5 £278 -
County Antrim +10 4 - -
Belfast +10 4 - -
Northern Ireland +10 4 - -
Leicestershire -2 4 £338 -11.47%
North West -9 4 £325 -13.33% 11
Tyne and Wear -9 4 £313 -3.84% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 4 £313 -3.84% 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £323 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £290 -
Essex - 4 £350 - 1
Sheffield - 4 £290 -
Winchester - 4 £375 - 1

Java EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

1 592 (94.87%) Java
2 284 (45.51%) Spring
3 212 (33.97%) Web Services
4 190 (30.45%) Maven
5 189 (30.29%) Hibernate
6 184 (29.49%) Oracle
7 180 (28.85%) HTML
8 176 (28.21%) JavaScript
9 163 (26.12%) JBoss
10 156 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 151 (24.20%) J2EE
12 150 (24.04%) Finance
13 143 (22.92%) XML
14 141 (22.60%) CSS
15 133 (21.31%) SOA
16 120 (19.23%) SQL
17 114 (18.27%) JPA
18 112 (17.95%) JUnit
19 111 (17.79%) JMS
20 106 (16.99%) jQuery
21 99 (15.87%) SOAP
22 96 (15.38%) TDD
23 95 (15.22%) WebLogic
23 95 (15.22%) MVC
24 94 (15.06%) Relational Database
25 93 (14.90%) Scrum
26 90 (14.42%) Banking
27 89 (14.26%) Linux
27 89 (14.26%) OO
28 80 (12.82%) JSF

Java EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 95 (15.22%) WebLogic
2 73 (11.70%) Tomcat
3 61 (9.78%) WebSphere
4 54 (8.65%) Apache
5 25 (4.01%) Apache Solr
6 16 (2.56%) IIS
7 15 (2.40%) GlassFish
8 14 (2.24%) Oracle Service Bus
9 13 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (1.92%) CMS
11 11 (1.76%) Confluence
12 10 (1.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 9 (1.44%) TIBCO EMS
13 9 (1.44%) AquaLogic
14 8 (1.28%) IBM HTTP Server
15 6 (0.96%) Jetty
15 6 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
16 5 (0.80%) Adobe CQ
16 5 (0.80%) PegaRULES
17 4 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (0.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.64%) MS Office
3 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.96%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.32%) Murex MxG2000
3 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.32%) Brady Trinity
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.80%) SaaS
3 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.32%) PaaS
3 2 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.09%) HTTP
2 14 (2.24%) Internet
3 10 (1.60%) LDAP
4 7 (1.12%) BIG-IP
5 6 (0.96%) Intranet
5 6 (0.96%) AMQP
6 5 (0.80%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.64%) Firewall
7 4 (0.64%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.48%) DNS
8 3 (0.48%) SSL
9 2 (0.32%) SAN
10 1 (0.16%) SSH
10 1 (0.16%) Network Security
10 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.16%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (15.06%) Relational Database
2 59 (9.46%) Oracle Database
3 52 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 45 (7.21%) MySQL
5 43 (6.89%) RDBMS
6 30 (4.81%) NoSQL
7 26 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (2.72%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.28%) DB2
10 6 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.48%) Redis
13 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.48%) Pentaho
14 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 190 (30.45%) Maven
2 112 (17.95%) JUnit
3 74 (11.86%) Eclipse
4 68 (10.90%) Subversion
5 65 (10.42%) Ant
6 33 (5.29%) Jenkins
7 30 (4.81%) Apache Ivy
8 21 (3.37%) Hudson
9 16 (2.56%) JIRA
10 15 (2.40%) Git (software)
10 15 (2.40%) Selenium
11 9 (1.44%) Toad
12 8 (1.28%) QUnit
13 7 (1.12%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.12%) jMock
13 7 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
14 6 (0.96%) Introscope
14 6 (0.96%) ClearCase
14 6 (0.96%) Talend Open Studio
15 5 (0.80%) SoapUI
General
1 150 (24.04%) Finance
2 90 (14.42%) Banking
3 46 (7.37%) Investment Banking
4 34 (5.45%) Front Office
5 32 (5.13%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.72%) Games
7 16 (2.56%) Back Office
8 12 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.60%) Publishing
10 9 (1.44%) Marketing
11 7 (1.12%) Advertising
12 6 (0.96%) Electronics
13 5 (0.80%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.48%) Retail
14 3 (0.48%) German Language
15 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.32%) Automotive
15 2 (0.32%) French Language
16 1 (0.16%) International Banking
16 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 444 (71.15%) Developer
2 318 (50.96%) Java Developer
3 92 (14.74%) Architect
4 69 (11.06%) Senior Developer
5 48 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 45 (7.21%) Web Developer
7 43 (6.89%) Solutions Architect
8 30 (4.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 27 (4.33%) Software Engineer
10 20 (3.21%) Java Web Developer
11 16 (2.56%) Team Leader
11 16 (2.56%) Java Architect
12 15 (2.40%) UI Programmer
12 15 (2.40%) UI Developer
12 15 (2.40%) Applications Architect
12 15 (2.40%) Java Team Leader
13 14 (2.24%) J2EE Developer
13 14 (2.24%) Java Software Engineer
13 14 (2.24%) JavaScript Developer
14 13 (2.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (45.51%) Spring
2 212 (33.97%) Web Services
3 189 (30.29%) Hibernate
4 180 (28.85%) HTML
5 151 (24.20%) J2EE
6 143 (22.92%) XML
7 141 (22.60%) CSS
8 114 (18.27%) JPA
9 111 (17.79%) JMS
10 106 (16.99%) jQuery
11 99 (15.87%) SOAP
12 80 (12.82%) JSF
13 72 (11.54%) XSLT
13 72 (11.54%) REST
14 68 (10.90%) JSP
15 64 (10.26%) Middleware
15 64 (10.26%) HTML5
16 63 (10.10%) RESTful
17 60 (9.62%) Ajax
18 55 (8.81%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.29%) Open Source
2 28 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
3 22 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 22 (3.53%) Mathematics
4 18 (2.88%) Fixed Income
5 15 (2.40%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.08%) Mobile Payment
6 13 (2.08%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.28%) RIA
8 7 (1.12%) GIS
9 6 (0.96%) DTV
9 6 (0.96%) Derivative
10 5 (0.80%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.64%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.64%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.64%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.48%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.48%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.48%) Social Network
12 3 (0.48%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 89 (14.26%) Linux
2 72 (11.54%) UNIX
3 28 (4.49%) Windows
4 20 (3.21%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.72%) Mac OS X
6 16 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.44%) Android
7 9 (1.44%) Solaris
8 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.64%) AIX
10 3 (0.48%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.48%) CentOS
11 2 (0.32%) MVS
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.16%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (21.31%) SOA
3 96 (15.38%) TDD
4 95 (15.22%) MVC
5 93 (14.90%) Scrum
6 89 (14.26%) OO
7 79 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
8 77 (12.34%) UML
9 52 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 43 (6.89%) Unit Testing
11 41 (6.57%) BPMN
12 37 (5.93%) Web Development
13 36 (5.77%) Workflow
14 29 (4.65%) Use Case
15 28 (4.49%) Project Management
15 28 (4.49%) OOA/OOD
16 27 (4.33%) BDD
17 21 (3.37%) Multithreading
17 21 (3.37%) RAD
18 19 (3.04%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 592 (94.87%) Java
2 176 (28.21%) JavaScript
3 120 (19.23%) SQL
4 34 (5.45%) PL/SQL
5 20 (3.21%) Shell Script
6 17 (2.72%) XPath
7 16 (2.56%) PHP
7 16 (2.56%) Python
8 13 (2.08%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.92%) C
9 12 (1.92%) C#
10 8 (1.28%) C++
10 8 (1.28%) Ruby
11 6 (0.96%) VB
11 6 (0.96%) Groovy
12 5 (0.80%) Bourne shell
12 5 (0.80%) Korn
12 5 (0.80%) Scala
12 5 (0.80%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (8.17%) Degree
2 30 (4.81%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.56%) DV Cleared
4 13 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.80%) OCAJ
5 5 (0.80%) OCP
5 5 (0.80%) OCA
5 5 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.32%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.09%) QA
2 3 (0.48%) WCAG
3 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.16%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 6 (0.96%) Puppet
2 5 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (0.80%) BladeLogic
2 5 (0.80%) Control-M
3 4 (0.64%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.32%) Nagios
4 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.32%) MOM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.16%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.16%) Munin
5 1 (0.16%) OpenView
Vendors
1 184 (29.49%) Oracle
2 163 (26.12%) JBoss
3 34 (5.45%) Red Hat
4 23 (3.69%) IBM
5 18 (2.88%) Sybase
5 18 (2.88%) Microsoft
6 13 (2.08%) 29West
7 12 (1.92%) SAP
8 11 (1.76%) Bloomberg
8 11 (1.76%) TIBCO
9 10 (1.60%) Murex
9 10 (1.60%) Twitter
10 9 (1.44%) Fidessa
11 8 (1.28%) HP
12 7 (1.12%) Adobe
12 7 (1.12%) ILOG
13 6 (0.96%) hybris
13 6 (0.96%) Talend
14 5 (0.80%) Google
14 5 (0.80%) Altiris
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