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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
Rank 289 313 406
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +93
Contract jobs citing Java EE 372 258 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.53% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.42% 1.99% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 181 107
Average daily rate £413 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £313 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £106.38 £43.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+144.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £106.38 £40.45 -
% change year-on-year
+162.97% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15377 12977 15258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.75% 26.71% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9880 8116 8998
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 361 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.95 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 16 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java EE within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Java EE Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -22 260 £425 +3.03% 88
London -8 155 £500 +5.26% 39
Scotland +50 83 £363 -19.44% 10
Edinburgh +27 68 £350 -20.00% 6
City of London +28 58 £544 +29.85% 17
South East -52 29 £375 +7.14% 11
Yorkshire -9 24 £320 +2.40% 10
South West -1 21 £300 -14.28% 4
West Yorkshire -14 18 £320 +2.40% 7
Leeds -18 15 £320 +2.40% 4
Wales - 13 £300 - 3
North West -12 11 £363 -21.62% 11
Hampshire -42 11 £310 -11.42% 4
South Wales - 9 £500 - 3
Cardiff - 9 £500 - 2
East of England -31 7 £463 +72.89% 4
Berkshire -5 6 £463 +27.58% 2
Cheshire - 6 £463 - 6
Northern Ireland +21 5 - - 1
County Antrim +17 5 - - 1
West Midlands -7 5 £245 -44.00% 4
Oxfordshire -3 4 - -
Devon -8 4 £123 -69.37%
Essex -16 4 - -
North East -22 4 £200 -24.52% 3
Tyne and Wear -26 4 £200 -24.52% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 4 £200 -24.52% 3
Sheffield - 4 £305 - 2
South Yorkshire - 4 £305 - 2
Reading -10 3 £375 +87.50% 1

Java EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 625 (97.05%) Java
2 322 (50.00%) Spring
3 225 (34.94%) Web Services
4 221 (34.32%) Hibernate
5 202 (31.37%) Oracle
6 174 (27.02%) J2EE
7 166 (25.78%) Maven
8 161 (25.00%) SQL
9 157 (24.38%) HTML
10 155 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
11 154 (23.91%) JavaScript
12 152 (23.60%) XML
13 144 (22.36%) SOA
14 141 (21.89%) JBoss
15 139 (21.58%) Scrum
16 125 (19.41%) Finance
17 116 (18.01%) CSS
18 115 (17.86%) JPA
19 101 (15.68%) TDD
20 97 (15.06%) JUnit
21 95 (14.75%) Linux
22 94 (14.60%) SOAP
22 94 (14.60%) WebLogic
23 88 (13.66%) OO
24 84 (13.04%) UNIX
24 84 (13.04%) Relational Database
25 82 (12.73%) JMS
26 80 (12.42%) UML
26 80 (12.42%) Middleware
26 80 (12.42%) REST

Java EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 94 (14.60%) WebLogic
2 67 (10.40%) Tomcat
3 46 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 25 (3.88%) Apache
5 22 (3.42%) Apache Solr
6 20 (3.11%) Liferay
7 15 (2.33%) GlassFish
8 14 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
9 11 (1.71%) IIS
10 10 (1.55%) TIBCO EMS
10 10 (1.55%) WebLogic Portal
11 9 (1.40%) Oracle Service Bus
11 9 (1.40%) Oracle Coherence
12 8 (1.24%) Alfresco
13 7 (1.09%) Confluence
14 5 (0.78%) AquaLogic Service Bus
14 5 (0.78%) Apache ServiceMix
14 5 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.78%) Mule
14 5 (0.78%) Jetty
Applications
1 21 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.78%) Mingle
2 5 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.47%) MS Office
4 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (2.64%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.93%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.31%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (0.62%) SaaS
2 1 (0.16%) PaaS
2 1 (0.16%) IaaS
2 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.26%) HTTP
2 18 (2.80%) LDAP
3 15 (2.33%) Internet
3 15 (2.33%) Kerberos
4 14 (2.17%) AMQP
5 7 (1.09%) Firewall
6 6 (0.93%) BIG-IP
6 6 (0.93%) SSL
7 4 (0.62%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.31%) DNS
8 2 (0.31%) X.509
8 2 (0.31%) 3G
8 2 (0.31%) Intranet
9 1 (0.16%) RTCP
9 1 (0.16%) RTP
9 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.16%) GSM
9 1 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (13.04%) Relational Database
2 61 (9.47%) Oracle Database
3 50 (7.76%) RDBMS
4 46 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 42 (6.52%) MySQL
6 30 (4.66%) NoSQL
7 27 (4.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
9 14 (2.17%) MongoDB
10 12 (1.86%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 12 (1.86%) Oracle9i Database
11 9 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
13 6 (0.93%) DB2
14 4 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.47%) Big Data
15 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.47%) Hadoop
16 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
16 2 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 166 (25.78%) Maven
2 97 (15.06%) JUnit
3 73 (11.34%) Subversion
4 62 (9.63%) Eclipse
5 60 (9.32%) Ant
6 35 (5.43%) Jenkins
7 27 (4.19%) Apache Ivy
8 26 (4.04%) Selenium
9 25 (3.88%) Talend Open Studio
10 19 (2.95%) Git (software)
11 17 (2.64%) Hudson
12 15 (2.33%) TeamCity
13 14 (2.17%) JIRA
14 11 (1.71%) Toad
15 10 (1.55%) jMock
16 9 (1.40%) Cucumber
17 8 (1.24%) ClearCase
17 8 (1.24%) QUnit
17 8 (1.24%) Mockito
17 8 (1.24%) SoapUI
General
1 125 (19.41%) Finance
2 61 (9.47%) Banking
3 32 (4.97%) Front Office
4 31 (4.81%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.88%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.95%) Games
7 15 (2.33%) Publishing
8 12 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (1.71%) Back Office
9 11 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.55%) Retail
11 9 (1.40%) Marketing
12 7 (1.09%) Advertising
13 5 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.62%) Electronics
15 3 (0.47%) German Language
16 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
17 1 (0.16%) Automotive
17 1 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 465 (72.20%) Developer
2 326 (50.62%) Java Developer
3 108 (16.77%) Architect
4 69 (10.71%) Senior Developer
5 42 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
6 33 (5.12%) Solutions Architect
7 31 (4.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 23 (3.57%) Java Architect
9 22 (3.42%) Web Developer
10 20 (3.11%) J2EE Developer
11 16 (2.48%) Senior Architect
11 16 (2.48%) Analyst
12 15 (2.33%) Test Analyst
12 15 (2.33%) Software Engineer
12 15 (2.33%) Technical Leader
13 14 (2.17%) Middleware Developer
14 13 (2.02%) Lead Developer
15 12 (1.86%) Lead Architect
16 11 (1.71%) UI Programmer
16 11 (1.71%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (50.00%) Spring
2 225 (34.94%) Web Services
3 221 (34.32%) Hibernate
4 174 (27.02%) J2EE
5 157 (24.38%) HTML
6 152 (23.60%) XML
7 116 (18.01%) CSS
8 115 (17.86%) JPA
9 94 (14.60%) SOAP
10 82 (12.73%) JMS
11 80 (12.42%) Middleware
11 80 (12.42%) REST
12 73 (11.34%) Ajax
13 71 (11.02%) XSLT
14 68 (10.56%) jQuery
15 67 (10.40%) Struts
16 58 (9.01%) HTML5
17 57 (8.85%) JSF
17 57 (8.85%) RESTful
18 54 (8.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.50%) Open Source
2 26 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (2.48%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (2.02%) Mathematics
6 9 (1.40%) Fixed Income
6 9 (1.40%) RIA
7 8 (1.24%) Derivative
7 8 (1.24%) Clustering
7 8 (1.24%) Mobile Payment
8 7 (1.09%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.93%) GIS
10 4 (0.62%) DTV
10 4 (0.62%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.47%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.47%) Mobile Games
11 3 (0.47%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.31%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 95 (14.75%) Linux
2 84 (13.04%) UNIX
3 32 (4.97%) Windows
4 10 (1.55%) Windows 7
4 10 (1.55%) Windows NT
4 10 (1.55%) Windows XP
5 9 (1.40%) Solaris
6 7 (1.09%) AIX
7 5 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.31%) CentOS
8 2 (0.31%) MVS
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.16%) SUSE
9 1 (0.16%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.16%) Android
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (22.36%) SOA
3 139 (21.58%) Scrum
4 101 (15.68%) TDD
5 88 (13.66%) OO
6 80 (12.42%) UML
7 72 (11.18%) MVC
8 63 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (8.23%) Unit Testing
10 42 (6.52%) Software Engineering
11 40 (6.21%) Web Development
12 39 (6.06%) Workflow
13 38 (5.90%) BPMN
14 30 (4.66%) E-Commerce
15 29 (4.50%) Refactoring
16 28 (4.35%) Pair Programming
17 27 (4.19%) Project Management
18 26 (4.04%) BDD
19 25 (3.88%) Use Case
19 25 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 625 (97.05%) Java
2 161 (25.00%) SQL
3 154 (23.91%) JavaScript
4 57 (8.85%) PL/SQL
5 32 (4.97%) C#
6 22 (3.42%) Ruby
7 17 (2.64%) XPath
8 16 (2.48%) Shell Script
9 13 (2.02%) C++
10 12 (1.86%) C
10 12 (1.86%) Python
11 9 (1.40%) Groovy
12 7 (1.09%) PHP
12 7 (1.09%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.93%) Scala
14 4 (0.62%) Perl
15 3 (0.47%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.47%) Korn
16 2 (0.31%) VBA
17 1 (0.16%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 43 (6.68%) Degree
2 37 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.48%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.09%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.62%) OCAJ
7 4 (0.62%) OCP
7 4 (0.62%) OCA
8 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.16%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB
8 1 (0.16%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.42%) QA
2 3 (0.47%) WCAG
3 1 (0.16%) SLA
3 1 (0.16%) WAI
3 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.16%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.16%) KVM
2 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (1.86%) Puppet
2 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.31%) MOM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.16%) Nagios
3 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 202 (31.37%) Oracle
2 141 (21.89%) JBoss
3 32 (4.97%) Microsoft
4 27 (4.19%) Red Hat
5 25 (3.88%) IBM
5 25 (3.88%) Talend
6 17 (2.64%) hybris
7 16 (2.48%) SAP
8 15 (2.33%) TIBCO
9 14 (2.17%) Sybase
10 10 (1.55%) GigaSpaces
11 9 (1.40%) Bloomberg
12 8 (1.24%) Murex
12 8 (1.24%) Twitter
13 7 (1.09%) Fidessa
13 7 (1.09%) Sun
14 6 (0.93%) Adobe
14 6 (0.93%) F5
15 5 (0.78%) WSO2
15 5 (0.78%) webMethods
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