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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
Rank 357 308 287
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -21
Contract jobs citing Java EE 279 326 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.61% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.85% 2.19% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 201 209
Average daily rate
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£423 £409 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.36% -3.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £280 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.78% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -8.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.45
% change year-on-year
- -1.11%

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
15071 14856 12792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.00% 27.62% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9795 9728 7977
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 208 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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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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 +3 249 £425 - 80
London -20 114 £450 -10.00% 44
South East +14 46 £475 +33.80% 4
City of London 0 34 £458 -16.81% 9
Scotland -42 23 £381 +1.66% 7
East Midlands - 21 £325 - 4
North West -13 15 £381 +17.30% 6
Northamptonshire - 15 £290 - 1
East of England +11 14 £388 +6.52% 4
Edinburgh -46 14 £375 - 4
Berkshire +4 12 £394 -7.35% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 10 £400 +44.14%
South West +5 10 £488 +39.28% 10
Milton Keynes +15 9 £388 +39.63%
Cheshire -1 9 £350 -24.32% 1
West Midlands -9 9 £525 +114.28% 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £388 -
Tyne and Wear -2 8 £256 -31.48%
North East -3 8 £256 -31.48% 2
Hampshire -10 8 £400 +25.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 8 £500 - 1
Oxford - 7 £500 - 1
Surrey +12 6 £475 +137.50%
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 6 £256 -31.48%
Southampton -8 6 £449 +4.97%
Gloucestershire -8 6 £475 +11.76%
Manchester -13 6 £444 +36.53% 5
Yorkshire -36 6 £375 +17.18% 6
Wales -10 5 £369 +22.91% 3
Knutsford - 5 £375 -

Java EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 524 (94.08%) Java
2 230 (41.29%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (41.11%) Oracle
4 206 (36.98%) Spring
5 174 (31.24%) Linux
6 172 (30.88%) Web Services
7 166 (29.80%) XML
8 161 (28.90%) SQL
9 125 (22.44%) Hibernate
10 122 (21.90%) Maven
11 120 (21.54%) J2EE
12 116 (20.83%) JavaScript
12 116 (20.83%) UNIX
13 114 (20.47%) Oracle Database
14 109 (19.57%) Scrum
15 108 (19.39%) TDD
16 105 (18.85%) JBoss
16 105 (18.85%) HTML
17 99 (17.77%) SOA
18 98 (17.59%) WebLogic
19 94 (16.88%) Tomcat
20 93 (16.70%) SOAP
21 92 (16.52%) JSP
22 91 (16.34%) JMS
22 91 (16.34%) Subversion
23 88 (15.80%) JUnit
24 87 (15.62%) Finance
25 79 (14.18%) PL/SQL
25 79 (14.18%) Apache
26 77 (13.82%) Security Cleared

Java EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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
1 105 (18.85%) JBoss
2 98 (17.59%) WebLogic
3 94 (16.88%) Tomcat
4 79 (14.18%) Apache
5 65 (11.67%) WebSphere
6 29 (5.21%) Confluence
7 26 (4.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 17 (3.05%) IIS
9 16 (2.87%) Mule
9 16 (2.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (2.69%) Apache Solr
11 13 (2.33%) GlassFish
11 13 (2.33%) MQSeries
12 12 (2.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 11 (1.97%) Oracle Service Bus
14 9 (1.62%) CMS
15 8 (1.44%) Node.js
15 8 (1.44%) Apache Pig
15 8 (1.44%) OpenStack
16 7 (1.26%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 5 (0.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) MS Project
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.44%) RMDS
1 8 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.18%) Staffware
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.08%) GitHub
4 4 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.54%) Force.com
5 3 (0.54%) SaaS
6 2 (0.36%) PaaS
6 2 (0.36%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.31%) AMQP
2 21 (3.77%) Internet
3 17 (3.05%) TCP/IP
3 17 (3.05%) DNS
4 16 (2.87%) Firewall
5 14 (2.51%) HTTP
6 10 (1.80%) Ethernet
6 10 (1.80%) LDAP
6 10 (1.80%) LAN
6 10 (1.80%) WAN
7 9 (1.62%) DMZ
8 8 (1.44%) BIG-IP
9 6 (1.08%) SSH
9 6 (1.08%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.72%) SAN
10 4 (0.72%) DHCP
11 3 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 2 (0.36%) SSL
12 2 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (20.47%) Oracle Database
2 54 (9.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 48 (8.62%) MySQL
4 41 (7.36%) NoSQL
5 38 (6.82%) SQL Server
6 37 (6.64%) Big Data
7 36 (6.46%) Relational Database
8 33 (5.92%) MongoDB
9 32 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
10 30 (5.39%) Hadoop
11 17 (3.05%) RDBMS
11 17 (3.05%) Oracle Database 10g
12 12 (2.15%) DB2
13 11 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (1.44%) Apache Hive
15 6 (1.08%) SQL Navigator
16 5 (0.90%) Redis
17 4 (0.72%) DataStax
17 4 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
18 3 (0.54%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 122 (21.90%) Maven
2 91 (16.34%) Subversion
3 88 (15.80%) JUnit
4 64 (11.49%) Git (software)
5 62 (11.13%) Eclipse
6 51 (9.16%) Ant
7 42 (7.54%) JIRA
8 34 (6.10%) Cucumber
9 32 (5.75%) Jenkins
10 23 (4.13%) Gradle
11 21 (3.77%) Mercurial
12 17 (3.05%) Introscope
13 11 (1.97%) NetBeans
14 10 (1.80%) JMeter
15 9 (1.62%) Selenium
16 8 (1.44%) JProfiler
17 7 (1.26%) ClearQuest
17 7 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 7 (1.26%) Mockito
18 6 (1.08%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 87 (15.62%) Finance
2 44 (7.90%) Banking
3 16 (2.87%) Investment Banking
4 13 (2.33%) Front Office
5 10 (1.80%) Retail
6 7 (1.26%) Back Office
6 7 (1.26%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.08%) Publishing
8 5 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.54%) Marketing
11 2 (0.36%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
12 1 (0.18%) Greek Language
12 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 340 (61.04%) Developer
2 282 (50.63%) Java Developer
3 86 (15.44%) Architect
4 34 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
5 31 (5.57%) Senior Developer
6 27 (4.85%) Analyst
6 27 (4.85%) Senior Java Developer
7 24 (4.31%) Lead Architect
8 22 (3.95%) Java Architect
9 21 (3.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 19 (3.41%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 18 (3.23%) Technical Architect
12 17 (3.05%) Applications Support
12 17 (3.05%) Data Analyst
13 16 (2.87%) Designer
14 15 (2.69%) Flex Developer
15 13 (2.33%) Oracle Developer
16 12 (2.15%) Consultant
17 9 (1.62%) Web Developer
17 9 (1.62%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (36.98%) Spring
2 172 (30.88%) Web Services
3 166 (29.80%) XML
4 125 (22.44%) Hibernate
5 120 (21.54%) J2EE
6 105 (18.85%) HTML
7 93 (16.70%) SOAP
8 92 (16.52%) JSP
9 91 (16.34%) JMS
10 72 (12.93%) CSS
10 72 (12.93%) jQuery
11 65 (11.67%) JPA
12 63 (11.31%) JSON
13 54 (9.69%) REST
14 47 (8.44%) RESTful
14 47 (8.44%) EJB
15 46 (8.26%) JSF
16 44 (7.90%) Struts
17 42 (7.54%) Middleware
18 41 (7.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 64 (11.49%) Open Source
2 54 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (6.46%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (3.77%) Clustering
5 11 (1.97%) PKI
6 10 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (1.62%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.44%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.44%) Equities
8 8 (1.44%) Digital Media
8 8 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.44%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.26%) Telematics
9 7 (1.26%) User Experience
9 7 (1.26%) Replication
9 7 (1.26%) Derivative
9 7 (1.26%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.08%) GIS
11 5 (0.90%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.90%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 174 (31.24%) Linux
2 116 (20.83%) UNIX
3 65 (11.67%) Windows
4 40 (7.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (2.15%) Solaris
6 8 (1.44%) AIX
7 6 (1.08%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.08%) Mac OS
7 6 (1.08%) Windows Vista
7 6 (1.08%) Android
8 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.54%) CentOS
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.36%) VME
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (41.29%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (19.57%) Scrum
3 108 (19.39%) TDD
4 99 (17.77%) SOA
5 73 (13.11%) OO
6 63 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
7 61 (10.95%) MVC
8 53 (9.52%) E-Commerce
9 51 (9.16%) ITIL
9 51 (9.16%) UML
10 49 (8.80%) Software Engineering
11 43 (7.72%) Waterfall
12 36 (6.46%) OOP
13 29 (5.21%) Load Balancing
14 28 (5.03%) Project Management
14 28 (5.03%) Multithreading
15 27 (4.85%) Data Modelling
16 25 (4.49%) Configuration Management
16 25 (4.49%) TOGAF
17 24 (4.31%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 524 (94.08%) Java
2 161 (28.90%) SQL
3 116 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 79 (14.18%) PL/SQL
5 22 (3.95%) Shell Script
6 21 (3.77%) C
7 18 (3.23%) C++
7 18 (3.23%) Groovy
8 17 (3.05%) Python
9 15 (2.69%) C#
9 15 (2.69%) Bash Shell
9 15 (2.69%) XPath
10 10 (1.80%) Perl
11 9 (1.62%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 9 (1.62%) Scala
12 8 (1.44%) Ruby
13 7 (1.26%) PHP
14 6 (1.08%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.08%) JPQL
15 5 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 77 (13.82%) Security Cleared
2 46 (8.26%) DV Cleared
3 32 (5.75%) Degree
4 23 (4.13%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.15%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.72%) OCP
7 4 (0.72%) OCA
7 4 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.72%) OCAJ
8 3 (0.54%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.36%) OCMJD
9 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.36%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.49%) QA
2 5 (0.90%) COBIT
3 4 (0.72%) SLA
3 4 (0.72%) WAI
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.80%) Docker
3 9 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.54%) vCloud
6 3 (0.54%) HDFS
7 2 (0.36%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.36%) Squid
8 1 (0.18%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.18%) KVM
8 1 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (3.77%) Puppet
2 16 (2.87%) Vagrant
3 9 (1.62%) CA Wily
4 8 (1.44%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.72%) OpenView
7 3 (0.54%) Control-M
8 2 (0.36%) Nagios
8 2 (0.36%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.36%) Ansible
8 2 (0.36%) Salt
9 1 (0.18%) Kibana
9 1 (0.18%) logstash
9 1 (0.18%) Cacti
9 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 229 (41.11%) Oracle
2 40 (7.18%) Red Hat
3 29 (5.21%) Atlassian
4 25 (4.49%) IBM
5 16 (2.87%) TIBCO
6 13 (2.33%) Google
6 13 (2.33%) hybris
7 12 (2.15%) F5
7 12 (2.15%) VMware
8 11 (1.97%) Sun
9 10 (1.80%) Cisco
9 10 (1.80%) Adobe
10 9 (1.62%) Axway
11 8 (1.44%) Atomikos
12 7 (1.26%) NetApp
13 6 (1.08%) HP
14 5 (0.90%) Informatica
14 5 (0.90%) Sybase
14 5 (0.90%) Endeca
14 5 (0.90%) Apple
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Accomplish Today Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day excellent employee benefit package
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago