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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
Rank 308 303 322
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +19
Contract jobs citing Java EE 331 315 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.61% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.23% 2.19% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 191 169
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £215 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £325 £353
% change year-on-year
+21.15% -7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £52.50 £35.00 £32.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +6.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £31.00 £32.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £38.20 £33.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £32.97
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +6.17%

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
14868 14366 14021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.95% 27.84% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10163 9229 8765
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 300 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -19 264 £438 +9.37% 87
London +5 123 £475 +5.55% 34
Scotland -4 46 £375 +18.11% 4
South East -31 41 £450 +91.48% 18
Edinburgh -16 34 £325 +11.11% 1
South West +4 29 £450 +40.62% 3
North West +8 24 £438 +9.37% 7
Gloucestershire +2 21 £450 -
City of London -5 18 £475 +11.76% 13
Yorkshire -11 17 £375 +15.38% 5
West Yorkshire -9 15 £375 +15.38% 3
Northern Ireland -2 11 £388 -3.12%
County Antrim -2 11 £388 -3.12%
Belfast -3 11 £388 -3.12%
Oxfordshire - 11 £463 - 2
East of England -16 10 £350 +7.69% 14
Buckinghamshire - 10 £450 -
Cheshire - 9 £350 - 2
Southampton -2 8 £335 +48.88% 8
North East -22 8 £250 -23.07% 1
Tyne and Wear -24 8 £250 -16.66% 1
Hampshire -31 8 £335 +42.55% 11
Leeds -9 7 £388 +19.23% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 7 £250 -16.66%
Milton Keynes - 7 £350 -
Bradford -6 6 £375 +19.04%
West Midlands -17 6 £373 +28.44% 3
Surrey -18 6 £400 +100.00% 3
Wales -19 6 £410 +5.12% 9
Croydon - 6 £683 -

Java EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 583 (92.10%) Java
2 258 (40.76%) Spring
3 239 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
4 232 (36.65%) Oracle
5 207 (32.70%) XML
6 189 (29.86%) HTML
7 161 (25.43%) JavaScript
8 160 (25.28%) Web Services
9 159 (25.12%) J2EE
10 154 (24.33%) Hibernate
11 148 (23.38%) JBoss
12 144 (22.75%) SQL
13 139 (21.96%) Linux
14 136 (21.48%) JSP
15 130 (20.54%) Maven
16 126 (19.91%) Finance
17 124 (19.59%) TDD
18 123 (19.43%) Scrum
19 119 (18.80%) jQuery
19 119 (18.80%) UNIX
19 119 (18.80%) CSS
20 117 (18.48%) OO
21 114 (18.01%) Tomcat
22 111 (17.54%) Eclipse
23 104 (16.43%) SOA
24 100 (15.80%) JUnit
25 95 (15.01%) SOAP
25 95 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
26 94 (14.85%) Apache
27 92 (14.53%) Oracle Database

Java EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 148 (23.38%) JBoss
2 114 (18.01%) Tomcat
3 94 (14.85%) Apache
4 91 (14.38%) WebLogic
5 82 (12.95%) WebSphere
6 31 (4.90%) IIS
7 26 (4.11%) CMS
8 21 (3.32%) WebSphere Application Server
9 18 (2.84%) GlassFish
9 18 (2.84%) IBM HTTP Server
10 15 (2.37%) AquaLogic
11 14 (2.21%) Adobe CQ
12 13 (2.05%) Confluence
13 12 (1.90%) Mule
13 12 (1.90%) Jetty
13 12 (1.90%) Apache Solr
14 11 (1.74%) Node.js
14 11 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (1.58%) SharePoint
16 9 (1.42%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 8 (1.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (0.63%) MS Project
3 3 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.11%) Oracle BPM
1 7 (1.11%) Murex MxG2000
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.47%) Cordys
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.47%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.16%) Findur
4 1 (0.16%) Staffware
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.95%) GitHub
3 6 (0.95%) SaaS
4 5 (0.79%) PaaS
5 4 (0.63%) IaaS
6 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.16%) Force.com
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 62 (9.79%) HTTP
2 18 (2.84%) AMQP
3 16 (2.53%) DNS
4 13 (2.05%) LDAP
5 11 (1.74%) Internet
5 11 (1.74%) BIG-IP
6 9 (1.42%) SSL
6 9 (1.42%) Intranet
6 9 (1.42%) SSH
7 8 (1.26%) HTTPS
7 8 (1.26%) Ethernet
7 8 (1.26%) LAN
7 8 (1.26%) WAN
8 7 (1.11%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.11%) SAN
9 3 (0.47%) DHCP
9 3 (0.47%) Firewall
10 2 (0.32%) FTP
10 2 (0.32%) MQTT
11 1 (0.16%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (14.53%) Oracle Database
2 76 (12.01%) MySQL
3 59 (9.32%) SQL Server
4 48 (7.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 40 (6.32%) Relational Database
6 28 (4.42%) MongoDB
7 27 (4.27%) NoSQL
8 14 (2.21%) RDBMS
8 14 (2.21%) DB2
8 14 (2.21%) Hadoop
9 13 (2.05%) Big Data
10 11 (1.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (1.26%) JasperReports
12 8 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.95%) Redis
13 6 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.95%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.63%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 130 (20.54%) Maven
2 111 (17.54%) Eclipse
3 100 (15.80%) JUnit
4 75 (11.85%) Jenkins
5 62 (9.79%) Git (software)
6 60 (9.48%) Subversion
7 37 (5.85%) JIRA
8 35 (5.53%) Selenium
9 32 (5.06%) Ant
10 24 (3.79%) JProfiler
11 20 (3.16%) Hudson
12 16 (2.53%) Mockito
13 14 (2.21%) Cucumber
13 14 (2.21%) Mercurial
14 13 (2.05%) Redmine
15 12 (1.90%) JMeter
16 11 (1.74%) Gradle
17 9 (1.42%) PHPUnit
18 8 (1.26%) EasyMock
19 7 (1.11%) NetBeans
General
1 126 (19.91%) Finance
2 62 (9.79%) Banking
3 32 (5.06%) Front Office
4 28 (4.42%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.90%) Publishing
6 8 (1.26%) Games
7 7 (1.11%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.95%) Back Office
8 6 (0.95%) Advertising
9 5 (0.79%) Retail
9 5 (0.79%) French Language
10 3 (0.47%) Automotive
10 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.47%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.32%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 445 (70.30%) Developer
2 337 (53.24%) Java Developer
3 72 (11.37%) Senior Developer
4 58 (9.16%) Senior Java Developer
5 54 (8.53%) Architect
6 27 (4.27%) Consultant
7 26 (4.11%) UI Programmer
7 26 (4.11%) UI Developer
8 20 (3.16%) Technical Architect
9 19 (3.00%) Web Developer
10 18 (2.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 18 (2.84%) Lead Developer
11 15 (2.37%) Lead Java Developer
12 14 (2.21%) JavaScript Developer
13 13 (2.05%) Designer
14 12 (1.90%) Solutions Architect
15 11 (1.74%) Front-End Developer
15 11 (1.74%) Senior UI Developer
15 11 (1.74%) Analyst
15 11 (1.74%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (40.76%) Spring
2 207 (32.70%) XML
3 189 (29.86%) HTML
4 160 (25.28%) Web Services
5 159 (25.12%) J2EE
6 154 (24.33%) Hibernate
7 136 (21.48%) JSP
8 119 (18.80%) jQuery
8 119 (18.80%) CSS
9 95 (15.01%) SOAP
10 74 (11.69%) JSON
11 72 (11.37%) XSLT
11 72 (11.37%) RESTful
12 71 (11.22%) JPA
12 71 (11.22%) JMS
13 62 (9.79%) REST
14 60 (9.48%) JSF
15 59 (9.32%) .NET
16 57 (9.00%) Servlets
16 57 (9.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.06%) Open Source
2 40 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 30 (4.74%) Computer Science
4 27 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (2.69%) Fixed Income
5 17 (2.69%) Equities
6 16 (2.53%) Derivative
7 15 (2.37%) Data Structures
8 13 (2.05%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.90%) User Experience
10 9 (1.42%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.26%) Cryptography
11 8 (1.26%) Replication
11 8 (1.26%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.11%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.79%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.79%) GIS
13 5 (0.79%) Clustering
13 5 (0.79%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 139 (21.96%) Linux
2 119 (18.80%) UNIX
3 60 (9.48%) Windows
4 48 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.21%) Mac OS X
6 13 (2.05%) Android
7 12 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.74%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.79%) Solaris
10 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.63%) CentOS
11 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.16%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) HPUX
12 1 (0.16%) Debian
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.16%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (19.59%) TDD
3 123 (19.43%) Scrum
4 117 (18.48%) OO
5 104 (16.43%) SOA
6 95 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
7 90 (14.22%) MVC
8 49 (7.74%) Software Engineering
9 42 (6.64%) ITIL
10 39 (6.16%) Unit Testing
11 33 (5.21%) UML
12 30 (4.74%) OOD
12 30 (4.74%) E-Commerce
13 29 (4.58%) Configuration Management
14 26 (4.11%) Waterfall
15 24 (3.79%) OOA/OOD
15 24 (3.79%) Web Development
16 23 (3.63%) Performance Monitoring
16 23 (3.63%) Web Design
17 22 (3.48%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 583 (92.10%) Java
2 161 (25.43%) JavaScript
3 144 (22.75%) SQL
4 34 (5.37%) PL/SQL
5 28 (4.42%) PHP
6 25 (3.95%) C#
7 23 (3.63%) Python
8 21 (3.32%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.21%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.05%) C++
10 13 (2.05%) XPath
11 11 (1.74%) Perl
12 9 (1.42%) VB
12 9 (1.42%) Jython
12 9 (1.42%) PHP5
13 8 (1.26%) C
13 8 (1.26%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.11%) C-shell
14 7 (1.11%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 7 (1.11%) Korn
Qualifications
1 74 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 51 (8.06%) Degree
3 40 (6.32%) DV Cleared
4 31 (4.90%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.95%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.32%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.16%) OCP
9 1 (0.16%) OCA
9 1 (0.16%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (7.27%) QA
2 9 (1.42%) SLA
3 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) COBIT
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (1.26%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.32%) HDFS
5 2 (0.32%) vCloud
5 2 (0.32%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.16%) Docker
6 1 (0.16%) KVM
6 1 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (2.69%) Puppet
2 15 (2.37%) OpenView
3 8 (1.26%) BladeLogic
3 8 (1.26%) Control-M
3 8 (1.26%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (0.63%) Nagios
5 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.47%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.32%) OVSD
6 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.32%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.16%) Cacti
7 1 (0.16%) Munin
7 1 (0.16%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.16%) Ansible
7 1 (0.16%) logstash
7 1 (0.16%) Salt
7 1 (0.16%) Kibana
7 1 (0.16%) Graphite
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 232 (36.65%) Oracle
2 54 (8.53%) Red Hat
3 36 (5.69%) HP
4 28 (4.42%) IBM
5 23 (3.63%) Microsoft
6 20 (3.16%) Adobe
7 13 (2.05%) Zend
8 12 (1.90%) Sybase
9 11 (1.74%) Canoo
9 11 (1.74%) Murex
9 11 (1.74%) Google
10 10 (1.58%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.58%) VMware
11 9 (1.42%) Splunk
12 8 (1.26%) Altiris
12 8 (1.26%) Reuters
12 8 (1.26%) Bloomberg
12 8 (1.26%) NetApp
12 8 (1.26%) Cisco
13 7 (1.11%) Business Objects
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £585 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £560 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
Hudson - London
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Stirling
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 27 days ago