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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
Rank 341 325 328
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs citing Java EE 295 287 291
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% 1.90% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 177 153
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £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 2 5
Average hourly rate - £48.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +47.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £48.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +47.69%

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
15698 15095 15547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 28.64% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9962 9698 9555
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 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 265 367
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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -49 225 £418 -3.74% 108
London -26 118 £450 - 57
Scotland +28 54 £381 +21.03% 1
Edinburgh +28 43 £388 +29.16%
South East -22 35 £423 +53.63% 15
City of London +18 32 £450 -5.26% 21
North West -1 17 £325 - 20
South West -31 13 £415 -12.63% 3
East of England -18 12 £358 +32.40% 6
Manchester - 11 £388 - 16
Bristol -16 10 £380 -20.00% 1
East Sussex - 10 £250 - 1
East Midlands +2 9 £375 - 1
North East -13 9 £300 -7.69% 1
Northern Ireland +3 7 - - 2
County Antrim +3 7 - - 2
Belfast +2 7 - - 2
West Midlands -10 7 £335 -21.17%
Tyne and Wear -16 7 £201 -38.15% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 7 £201 -38.15% 1
Berkshire +13 6 £340 - 7
Leicestershire +10 6 £338 -6.89%
Hampshire -43 6 £375 +44.23% 3
Leicester +10 5 £338 -3.57%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £438 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £438 -
Essex -4 4 £350 - 1
Cheshire -5 4 - - 3
Glasgow -12 4 £400 +45.45% 1
Hertfordshire -12 4 £365 - 2

Java EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 551 (94.67%) Java
2 267 (45.88%) Spring
3 195 (33.51%) Web Services
4 187 (32.13%) Oracle
5 184 (31.62%) Hibernate
6 173 (29.73%) Maven
7 168 (28.87%) JavaScript
8 156 (26.80%) JBoss
9 146 (25.09%) HTML
10 139 (23.88%) J2EE
11 138 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
12 133 (22.85%) XML
13 132 (22.68%) Finance
14 119 (20.45%) SOA
15 118 (20.27%) SQL
16 116 (19.93%) JUnit
17 111 (19.07%) CSS
18 110 (18.90%) JMS
19 105 (18.04%) jQuery
20 102 (17.53%) TDD
20 102 (17.53%) OO
21 101 (17.35%) MVC
22 98 (16.84%) Eclipse
23 96 (16.49%) Linux
24 92 (15.81%) Tomcat
24 92 (15.81%) JPA
25 90 (15.46%) WebLogic
26 86 (14.78%) Scrum
27 85 (14.60%) UNIX
28 84 (14.43%) Continuous Integration

Java EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 78 (13.40%) WebSphere
4 66 (11.34%) Apache
5 23 (3.95%) IIS
6 21 (3.61%) WebSphere Application Server
7 16 (2.75%) GlassFish
8 14 (2.41%) Confluence
9 13 (2.23%) CMS
9 13 (2.23%) IBM HTTP Server
9 13 (2.23%) Oracle Service Bus
10 12 (2.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 9 (1.55%) Jetty
11 9 (1.55%) AquaLogic
11 9 (1.55%) Apache Solr
12 7 (1.20%) Adobe CQ
13 6 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
13 6 (1.03%) TIBCO EMS
14 5 (0.86%) Documentum
14 5 (0.86%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 10 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.69%) MS Office
3 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.34%) MS Project
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.20%) Murex MxG2000
1 7 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.52%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.34%) Brady Trinity
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Findur
5 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
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%) IaaS
4 5 (0.86%) PaaS
5 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.39%) 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 5 (0.86%) Firewall
7 5 (0.86%) SSL
8 4 (0.69%) LAN
8 4 (0.69%) WAN
8 4 (0.69%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.69%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.34%) SAN
10 1 (0.17%) DMZ
10 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.17%) Network Security
10 1 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (13.57%) Relational Database
2 62 (10.65%) Oracle Database
3 54 (9.28%) SQL Server
4 50 (8.59%) 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%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.55%) DB2
9 9 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.86%) JasperReports
12 4 (0.69%) Redis
12 4 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.52%) Pentaho
13 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 173 (29.73%) Maven
2 116 (19.93%) JUnit
3 98 (16.84%) Eclipse
4 61 (10.48%) Subversion
5 55 (9.45%) Jenkins
6 44 (7.56%) Ant
7 23 (3.95%) JIRA
7 23 (3.95%) Git (software)
8 21 (3.61%) Hudson
9 19 (3.26%) Selenium
10 18 (3.09%) Apache Ivy
11 11 (1.89%) Cucumber
12 9 (1.55%) JMeter
12 9 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
12 9 (1.55%) Gradle
12 9 (1.55%) Mercurial
12 9 (1.55%) PHPUnit
13 8 (1.37%) Mockito
14 7 (1.20%) TeamCity
14 7 (1.20%) NetBeans
General
1 132 (22.68%) Finance
2 73 (12.54%) Banking
3 40 (6.87%) 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%) Retail
14 2 (0.34%) French Language
15 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 420 (72.16%) Developer
2 306 (52.58%) Java Developer
3 68 (11.68%) Architect
4 54 (9.28%) 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 27 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (3.61%) JavaScript Developer
11 17 (2.92%) UI Developer
11 17 (2.92%) Java Web Developer
11 17 (2.92%) Team Leader
11 17 (2.92%) UI Programmer
12 15 (2.58%) Java Software Engineer
13 14 (2.41%) Applications Architect
14 13 (2.23%) J2EE Developer
15 12 (2.06%) Java Team Leader
15 12 (2.06%) Analyst
16 10 (1.72%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (45.88%) Spring
2 195 (33.51%) Web Services
3 184 (31.62%) Hibernate
4 146 (25.09%) HTML
5 139 (23.88%) J2EE
6 133 (22.85%) XML
7 111 (19.07%) CSS
8 110 (18.90%) JMS
9 105 (18.04%) jQuery
10 92 (15.81%) JPA
11 83 (14.26%) SOAP
12 76 (13.06%) JSP
13 69 (11.86%) JSF
14 68 (11.68%) RESTful
15 66 (11.34%) XSLT
16 56 (9.62%) REST
17 54 (9.28%) Middleware
18 50 (8.59%) Struts
19 46 (7.90%) Java SE
19 46 (7.90%) EJB
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%) Fixed Income
6 15 (2.58%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.72%) Mobile Payment
8 8 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.37%) GIS
9 7 (1.20%) DTV
10 6 (1.03%) Derivative
11 5 (0.86%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.86%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.69%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.69%) RIA
12 4 (0.69%) Replication
13 3 (0.52%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.52%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.52%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 96 (16.49%) Linux
2 85 (14.60%) UNIX
3 40 (6.87%) Windows
4 29 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (4.64%) Mac OS X
5 27 (4.64%) Apple iOS
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%) MVS
13 1 (0.17%) HPUX
13 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (20.45%) SOA
3 102 (17.53%) TDD
3 102 (17.53%) OO
4 101 (17.35%) MVC
5 86 (14.78%) Scrum
6 84 (14.43%) Continuous Integration
7 62 (10.65%) UML
8 53 (9.11%) Software Engineering
9 40 (6.87%) Unit Testing
10 33 (5.67%) BDD
11 31 (5.33%) OOA/OOD
12 28 (4.81%) RAD
13 26 (4.47%) Web Application Development
13 26 (4.47%) BPMN
13 26 (4.47%) Web Development
14 25 (4.30%) OOD
15 24 (4.12%) Release Management
16 22 (3.78%) Use Case
17 21 (3.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 551 (94.67%) Java
2 168 (28.87%) JavaScript
3 118 (20.27%) SQL
4 30 (5.15%) PL/SQL
5 27 (4.64%) PHP
6 24 (4.12%) Shell Script
7 18 (3.09%) Python
7 18 (3.09%) C#
8 13 (2.23%) C++
9 11 (1.89%) C
9 11 (1.89%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.55%) VB
10 9 (1.55%) PHP5
11 8 (1.37%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.37%) Perl
12 7 (1.20%) Korn
12 7 (1.20%) Ruby
13 6 (1.03%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.03%) Groovy
14 5 (0.86%) VBA
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
7 2 (0.34%) OCAJ
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.34%) OCP
7 2 (0.34%) OCA
8 1 (0.17%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.25%) QA
2 4 (0.69%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) WCAG
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%) Docker
5 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (1.37%) Puppet
1 8 (1.37%) ITRS Geneos
1 8 (1.37%) BladeLogic
1 8 (1.37%) Control-M
2 5 (0.86%) OpenView
3 4 (0.69%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.34%) OVSD
4 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.34%) Nagios
4 2 (0.34%) MOM
5 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.17%) Salt
5 1 (0.17%) Kibana
5 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.17%) Ansible
5 1 (0.17%) logstash
5 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.17%) Munin
5 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 187 (32.13%) Oracle
2 156 (26.80%) JBoss
3 38 (6.53%) Red Hat
4 28 (4.81%) IBM
5 22 (3.78%) Sybase
6 19 (3.26%) HP
6 19 (3.26%) Microsoft
7 16 (2.75%) Murex
7 16 (2.75%) Bloomberg
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%) Altiris
13 8 (1.37%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.20%) Reuters
14 7 (1.20%) TIBCO
15 6 (1.03%) ILOG
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