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 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
Rank 337 316 323
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +7
Contract jobs citing Java EE 295 289 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.54% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.88% 1.89% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 177 153
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £38.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +16.92%

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
15686 15292 15576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.75% 28.64% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9972 9832 9573
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 271 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -39 223 £414 -4.61% 119
London -44 117 £444 -1.38% 57
Scotland +24 57 £371 +17.77% 2
Edinburgh +27 46 £367 +22.32%
South East -16 34 £425 +54.54% 21
City of London +16 31 £450 -5.26% 20
North West +11 17 £325 - 24
South West -36 13 £415 -12.63% 3
East of England -17 12 £358 +32.40% 6
Manchester - 11 £388 - 21
Bristol -17 10 £380 -20.00% 1
East Sussex - 10 £250 - 1
East Midlands +4 9 £375 -
North East -11 9 £300 -7.69% 1
Northern Ireland +5 7 - - 2
County Antrim +5 7 - - 2
Belfast +5 7 - - 2
West Midlands -10 7 £335 -21.17% 2
Tyne and Wear -17 7 £201 -38.15% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 7 £201 -38.15% 1
Berkshire +15 6 £340 - 4
Leicestershire +8 6 £338 -6.89%
Leicester +7 5 £338 -3.57%
Hampshire -43 5 £375 +44.23% 7
Buckinghamshire - 5 £438 - 1
Milton Keynes - 5 £438 -
Cheshire +1 4 - - 2
Essex -3 4 £350 - 1
Glasgow -9 4 £400 +45.45% 1
Hertfordshire -14 4 £365 - 2

Java EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 549 (94.33%) Java
2 266 (45.70%) Spring
3 191 (32.82%) Web Services
4 184 (31.62%) Oracle
5 179 (30.76%) Hibernate
6 173 (29.73%) Maven
7 167 (28.69%) JavaScript
8 157 (26.98%) JBoss
9 146 (25.09%) HTML
10 141 (24.23%) J2EE
11 139 (23.88%) XML
12 138 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
13 132 (22.68%) Finance
14 118 (20.27%) SQL
15 117 (20.10%) JUnit
15 117 (20.10%) SOA
16 111 (19.07%) JMS
17 110 (18.90%) CSS
18 107 (18.38%) jQuery
19 104 (17.87%) TDD
20 103 (17.70%) OO
21 101 (17.35%) MVC
22 100 (17.18%) Eclipse
23 98 (16.84%) Linux
24 92 (15.81%) Tomcat
25 90 (15.46%) WebLogic
26 88 (15.12%) Scrum
27 87 (14.95%) JPA
28 86 (14.78%) Continuous Integration
28 86 (14.78%) UNIX

Java EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 92 (15.81%) Tomcat
2 90 (15.46%) WebLogic
3 79 (13.57%) WebSphere
4 67 (11.51%) Apache
5 24 (4.12%) IIS
6 22 (3.78%) WebSphere Application Server
7 16 (2.75%) GlassFish
8 14 (2.41%) IBM HTTP Server
8 14 (2.41%) Confluence
9 13 (2.23%) Oracle Service Bus
9 13 (2.23%) CMS
9 13 (2.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 9 (1.55%) Jetty
10 9 (1.55%) AquaLogic
10 9 (1.55%) Apache Solr
11 7 (1.20%) Adobe CQ
12 6 (1.03%) TIBCO EMS
12 6 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (1.03%) Documentum
13 5 (0.86%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 11 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.69%) MS Office
3 3 (0.52%) MS Project
3 3 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.20%) Murex MxG2000
1 7 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.69%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.34%) Brady Trinity
4 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Findur
5 1 (0.17%) Magento
5 1 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.37%) SaaS
3 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.86%) PaaS
4 5 (0.86%) IaaS
5 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (7.73%) HTTP
2 13 (2.23%) LDAP
3 11 (1.89%) Internet
4 10 (1.72%) BIG-IP
4 10 (1.72%) Intranet
5 8 (1.37%) AMQP
6 7 (1.20%) DNS
7 6 (1.03%) SSL
8 5 (0.86%) Firewall
9 4 (0.69%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.69%) LAN
9 4 (0.69%) WAN
9 4 (0.69%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.34%) SAN
11 1 (0.17%) DMZ
11 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.17%) SSH
11 1 (0.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (13.75%) Relational Database
2 62 (10.65%) Oracle Database
3 56 (9.62%) SQL Server
4 51 (8.76%) MySQL
5 28 (4.81%) RDBMS
6 25 (4.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 23 (3.95%) NoSQL
8 21 (3.61%) MongoDB
9 9 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.55%) DB2
10 8 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.86%) JasperReports
11 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.69%) Redis
13 3 (0.52%) Big Data
13 3 (0.52%) Pentaho
13 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 173 (29.73%) Maven
2 117 (20.10%) JUnit
3 100 (17.18%) Eclipse
4 61 (10.48%) Subversion
5 55 (9.45%) Jenkins
6 44 (7.56%) Ant
7 24 (4.12%) JIRA
8 23 (3.95%) Git (software)
9 21 (3.61%) Hudson
10 19 (3.26%) Selenium
11 18 (3.09%) Apache Ivy
12 11 (1.89%) Cucumber
13 9 (1.55%) Gradle
13 9 (1.55%) PHPUnit
13 9 (1.55%) JProfiler
13 9 (1.55%) Mercurial
13 9 (1.55%) JMeter
13 9 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
14 8 (1.37%) Mockito
15 7 (1.20%) NetBeans
General
1 132 (22.68%) Finance
2 74 (12.71%) Banking
3 41 (7.04%) Investment Banking
4 37 (6.36%) Front Office
5 31 (5.33%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.75%) Games
7 15 (2.58%) Back Office
8 10 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.72%) Advertising
9 8 (1.37%) Publishing
10 7 (1.20%) Electronics
10 7 (1.20%) Marketing
11 5 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.69%) Automotive
13 3 (0.52%) German Language
14 2 (0.34%) French Language
14 2 (0.34%) Retail
15 1 (0.17%) Billing
15 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 424 (72.85%) Developer
2 307 (52.75%) Java Developer
3 62 (10.65%) Architect
4 55 (9.45%) Senior Developer
5 44 (7.56%) Senior Java Developer
6 37 (6.36%) Web Developer
7 30 (5.15%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 28 (4.81%) Software Engineer
9 26 (4.47%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (3.61%) JavaScript Developer
11 19 (3.26%) UI Developer
11 19 (3.26%) UI Programmer
12 17 (2.92%) Java Web Developer
12 17 (2.92%) Team Leader
13 15 (2.58%) Java Software Engineer
14 13 (2.23%) J2EE Developer
15 12 (2.06%) Java Team Leader
15 12 (2.06%) Analyst
16 11 (1.89%) Consultant
17 10 (1.72%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (45.70%) Spring
2 191 (32.82%) Web Services
3 179 (30.76%) Hibernate
4 146 (25.09%) HTML
5 141 (24.23%) J2EE
6 139 (23.88%) XML
7 111 (19.07%) JMS
8 110 (18.90%) CSS
9 107 (18.38%) jQuery
10 87 (14.95%) JPA
11 84 (14.43%) SOAP
12 77 (13.23%) JSP
13 70 (12.03%) XSLT
13 70 (12.03%) RESTful
14 67 (11.51%) JSF
15 56 (9.62%) Middleware
15 56 (9.62%) REST
16 50 (8.59%) Struts
17 46 (7.90%) EJB
17 46 (7.90%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.53%) Open Source
2 32 (5.50%) Enterprise Software
3 29 (4.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (3.78%) Mathematics
5 18 (3.09%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.58%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.58%) Fixed Income
7 10 (1.72%) Mobile Payment
8 8 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.37%) GIS
9 7 (1.20%) DTV
10 5 (0.86%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.86%) Derivative
10 5 (0.86%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.69%) RIA
11 4 (0.69%) Replication
11 4 (0.69%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.52%) Clustering
12 3 (0.52%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 98 (16.84%) Linux
2 86 (14.78%) UNIX
3 41 (7.04%) Windows
4 31 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (4.64%) Apple iOS
5 27 (4.64%) Mac OS X
6 12 (2.06%) Android
7 10 (1.72%) Solaris
8 8 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.86%) AIX
10 4 (0.69%) CentOS
11 3 (0.52%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.17%) HPUX
13 1 (0.17%) MVS
13 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (20.10%) SOA
3 104 (17.87%) TDD
4 103 (17.70%) OO
5 101 (17.35%) MVC
6 88 (15.12%) Scrum
7 86 (14.78%) Continuous Integration
8 63 (10.82%) UML
9 52 (8.93%) Software Engineering
10 40 (6.87%) Unit Testing
11 33 (5.67%) BDD
12 31 (5.33%) OOA/OOD
13 28 (4.81%) RAD
14 26 (4.47%) Web Development
14 26 (4.47%) Web Application Development
14 26 (4.47%) BPMN
15 25 (4.30%) OOD
16 24 (4.12%) Release Management
17 22 (3.78%) Performance Monitoring
18 21 (3.61%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 549 (94.33%) Java
2 167 (28.69%) JavaScript
3 118 (20.27%) SQL
4 30 (5.15%) PL/SQL
5 27 (4.64%) PHP
6 25 (4.30%) Shell Script
7 18 (3.09%) Python
7 18 (3.09%) C#
8 13 (2.23%) C++
9 11 (1.89%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.72%) C
11 9 (1.55%) VB
11 9 (1.55%) PHP5
12 8 (1.37%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.37%) Korn
12 8 (1.37%) Perl
13 7 (1.20%) Ruby
13 7 (1.20%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.03%) Groovy
15 5 (0.86%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 46 (7.90%) Degree
2 30 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.23%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.52%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.34%) OCP
7 2 (0.34%) OCA
7 2 (0.34%) OCAJ
8 1 (0.17%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.25%) QA
2 4 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.17%) vCloud
5 1 (0.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (1.37%) Control-M
1 8 (1.37%) BladeLogic
1 8 (1.37%) ITRS Geneos
1 8 (1.37%) Puppet
2 5 (0.86%) OpenView
3 4 (0.69%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.34%) MOM
4 2 (0.34%) Nagios
4 2 (0.34%) OVSD
5 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.17%) Munin
5 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.17%) Ansible
5 1 (0.17%) logstash
5 1 (0.17%) Salt
5 1 (0.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 184 (31.62%) Oracle
2 157 (26.98%) JBoss
3 40 (6.87%) Red Hat
4 29 (4.98%) IBM
5 23 (3.95%) Sybase
6 20 (3.44%) Microsoft
6 20 (3.44%) HP
7 16 (2.75%) Bloomberg
7 16 (2.75%) Murex
8 13 (2.23%) Zend
8 13 (2.23%) 29West
9 12 (2.06%) Adobe
10 11 (1.89%) Twitter
11 10 (1.72%) SAP
12 9 (1.55%) Fidessa
13 8 (1.37%) Atlassian
13 8 (1.37%) Altiris
14 7 (1.20%) Reuters
14 7 (1.20%) TIBCO
15 6 (1.03%) ILOG
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