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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
Rank 314 266 353
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +87
Contract jobs citing Java EE 304 341 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.69% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.24% 2.55% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 180 129
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £230 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £561 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £32.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +454.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 £32.45
% change year-on-year
- +454.69%

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
13576 13373 12086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.64% 27.09% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8850 8409 7599
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 245 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -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 March 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 March 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 -13 266 £425 - 123
London -42 103 £460 -8.00% 46
South East +24 76 £500 +61.29% 22
Scotland -50 30 £370 +5.71% 6
Hampshire +3 28 £525 +110.00% 6
North West -3 23 £360 -12.72% 15
South West -2 18 £425 +54.54% 8
Southampton -2 18 £525 +133.33% 3
Oxfordshire -6 18 £500 - 4
East Midlands - 17 £340 - 9
City of London -12 15 £425 -19.04% 7
Edinburgh -40 14 £360 +2.85% 6
Oxford - 14 £500 - 4
Gloucestershire - 14 £419 - 1
Cheshire +9 13 £323 -30.27% 2
East of England +22 12 £315 -31.89% 6
Berkshire -2 11 £388 -10.91% 5
Buckinghamshire - 11 £500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 10 £315 - 3
Milton Keynes - 9 £500 - 1
Yorkshire -7 8 £375 +19.04% 11
Northamptonshire - 8 £288 - 3
Glasgow +6 7 £425 +30.76%
Manchester -3 7 £500 +33.33% 13
West Yorkshire -14 6 £375 +19.04% 8
Rickmansworth - 6 £310 - 1
Wilmslow - 6 £320 -
North East +10 5 £250 +25.00%
East Sussex - 5 £325 - 1
Brighton - 5 £325 -

Java EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 601 (93.18%) Java
2 259 (40.16%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (39.53%) Spring
4 248 (38.45%) Oracle
5 211 (32.71%) XML
6 186 (28.84%) SQL
7 172 (26.67%) Linux
8 171 (26.51%) HTML
9 166 (25.74%) Web Services
10 155 (24.03%) Hibernate
11 150 (23.26%) J2EE
12 141 (21.86%) JavaScript
13 140 (21.71%) UNIX
14 139 (21.55%) Maven
15 129 (20.00%) JBoss
16 126 (19.53%) JSP
16 126 (19.53%) Scrum
17 123 (19.07%) TDD
18 121 (18.76%) Oracle Database
19 118 (18.29%) Finance
20 112 (17.36%) WebLogic
20 112 (17.36%) CSS
21 111 (17.21%) SOAP
22 104 (16.12%) OO
23 103 (15.97%) jQuery
24 102 (15.81%) JUnit
25 100 (15.50%) Tomcat
26 98 (15.19%) Apache
27 96 (14.88%) SOA
28 90 (13.95%) Eclipse

Java EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 129 (20.00%) JBoss
2 112 (17.36%) WebLogic
3 100 (15.50%) Tomcat
4 98 (15.19%) Apache
5 76 (11.78%) WebSphere
6 29 (4.50%) IIS
7 23 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
8 20 (3.10%) Confluence
9 19 (2.95%) Mule
10 17 (2.64%) CMS
11 16 (2.48%) GlassFish
12 14 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (2.02%) AquaLogic
14 11 (1.71%) Apache Solr
14 11 (1.71%) Oracle Service Bus
14 11 (1.71%) Adobe CQ
15 10 (1.55%) Alfresco
16 9 (1.40%) Apache Pig
17 8 (1.24%) Oracle BPEL
17 8 (1.24%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (0.31%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.16%) MS Project
2 1 (0.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.93%) RMDS
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.47%) Cordys
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.31%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.16%) Staffware
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (1.09%) GitHub
2 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.62%) SaaS
4 3 (0.47%) Force.com
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.31%) PaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.67%) HTTP
2 26 (4.03%) AMQP
3 19 (2.95%) Internet
4 15 (2.33%) DNS
5 13 (2.02%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.40%) Firewall
6 9 (1.40%) BIG-IP
7 8 (1.24%) SSH
7 8 (1.24%) HTTPS
8 7 (1.09%) Ethernet
8 7 (1.09%) LDAP
8 7 (1.09%) LAN
8 7 (1.09%) WAN
9 6 (0.93%) SSL
10 5 (0.78%) SAN
11 4 (0.62%) DMZ
11 4 (0.62%) DHCP
12 3 (0.47%) MQTT
13 2 (0.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 2 (0.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (18.76%) Oracle Database
2 72 (11.16%) MySQL
3 69 (10.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 46 (7.13%) SQL Server
5 33 (5.12%) Big Data
5 33 (5.12%) Relational Database
6 31 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (4.50%) NoSQL
8 28 (4.34%) Hadoop
8 28 (4.34%) MongoDB
9 15 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 14 (2.17%) RDBMS
10 14 (2.17%) DB2
11 11 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.40%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.93%) SQL Navigator
15 4 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.62%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 139 (21.55%) Maven
2 102 (15.81%) JUnit
3 90 (13.95%) Eclipse
4 86 (13.33%) Subversion
5 83 (12.87%) Git (software)
6 50 (7.75%) Ant
7 46 (7.13%) JIRA
7 46 (7.13%) Jenkins
8 28 (4.34%) Cucumber
9 27 (4.19%) Selenium
10 18 (2.79%) JProfiler
10 18 (2.79%) Gradle
11 17 (2.64%) Mercurial
12 13 (2.02%) Mockito
12 13 (2.02%) Introscope
13 12 (1.86%) NetBeans
13 12 (1.86%) Redmine
14 10 (1.55%) Hudson
15 9 (1.40%) SoapUI
15 9 (1.40%) JMeter
General
1 118 (18.29%) Finance
2 52 (8.06%) Banking
3 16 (2.48%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.33%) Front Office
5 11 (1.71%) Publishing
6 9 (1.40%) Back Office
7 7 (1.09%) Retail
8 5 (0.78%) French Language
9 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.47%) Advertising
10 3 (0.47%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.31%) Marketing
11 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.31%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Greek Language
12 1 (0.16%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 409 (63.41%) Developer
2 337 (52.25%) Java Developer
3 88 (13.64%) Architect
4 47 (7.29%) Senior Developer
5 41 (6.36%) Senior Java Developer
6 30 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
7 28 (4.34%) Consultant
8 27 (4.19%) Analyst
9 23 (3.57%) Technical Architect
9 23 (3.57%) Lead Architect
10 21 (3.26%) Java Architect
11 20 (3.10%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 19 (2.95%) Lead Solutions Architect
12 19 (2.95%) Applications Support
13 17 (2.64%) UI Developer
14 16 (2.48%) UI Programmer
14 16 (2.48%) Lead Developer
14 16 (2.48%) Data Analyst
15 14 (2.17%) Support Consultant
15 14 (2.17%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (39.53%) Spring
2 211 (32.71%) XML
3 171 (26.51%) HTML
4 166 (25.74%) Web Services
5 155 (24.03%) Hibernate
6 150 (23.26%) J2EE
7 126 (19.53%) JSP
8 112 (17.36%) CSS
9 111 (17.21%) SOAP
10 103 (15.97%) jQuery
11 89 (13.80%) JMS
12 80 (12.40%) JSON
13 74 (11.47%) JPA
14 64 (9.92%) REST
15 62 (9.61%) RESTful
16 59 (9.15%) JSF
17 54 (8.37%) Struts
18 51 (7.91%) XSLT
19 50 (7.75%) EJB
20 49 (7.60%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.54%) Open Source
2 60 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
4 25 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 19 (2.95%) Equities
6 18 (2.79%) Derivative
7 17 (2.64%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.17%) User Experience
9 13 (2.02%) Fixed Income
9 13 (2.02%) Clustering
10 10 (1.55%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.40%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.24%) PKI
13 7 (1.09%) Telematics
14 6 (0.93%) Replication
15 5 (0.78%) Cryptography
15 5 (0.78%) Web 2.0
15 5 (0.78%) Wiki
15 5 (0.78%) Data Structures
16 4 (0.62%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 172 (26.67%) Linux
2 140 (21.71%) UNIX
3 64 (9.92%) Windows
4 43 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.71%) Solaris
6 7 (1.09%) Android
7 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.62%) AIX
8 4 (0.62%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.62%) Windows Vista
8 4 (0.62%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.31%) VME
10 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.31%) CentOS
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (40.16%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (19.53%) Scrum
3 123 (19.07%) TDD
4 104 (16.12%) OO
5 96 (14.88%) SOA
6 75 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
7 74 (11.47%) MVC
8 53 (8.22%) E-Commerce
9 52 (8.06%) ITIL
10 49 (7.60%) UML
10 49 (7.60%) Software Engineering
11 42 (6.51%) Waterfall
12 37 (5.74%) Unit Testing
13 34 (5.27%) Configuration Management
14 33 (5.12%) Project Management
15 31 (4.81%) User Stories
16 28 (4.34%) OOP
17 24 (3.72%) Data Modelling
18 23 (3.57%) Change Management
19 22 (3.41%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 601 (93.18%) Java
2 186 (28.84%) SQL
3 141 (21.86%) JavaScript
4 76 (11.78%) PL/SQL
5 24 (3.72%) Shell Script
6 19 (2.95%) C#
7 18 (2.79%) C
8 17 (2.64%) Groovy
9 14 (2.17%) XPath
9 14 (2.17%) C++
9 14 (2.17%) Python
10 12 (1.86%) Perl
11 10 (1.55%) Scala
11 10 (1.55%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 9 (1.40%) Jython
12 9 (1.40%) PHP
13 8 (1.24%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.24%) Ruby
14 7 (1.09%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 79 (12.25%) Security Cleared
2 53 (8.22%) DV Cleared
3 46 (7.13%) Degree
4 18 (2.79%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.40%) VCP4
5 9 (1.40%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.31%) OCP
7 2 (0.31%) OCA
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.31%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.31%) OCAJ
8 1 (0.16%) HND
8 1 (0.16%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.58%) QA
2 8 (1.24%) SLA
3 2 (0.31%) COBIT
3 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.09%) Docker
3 6 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.62%) HDFS
6 3 (0.47%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.31%) vCloud
8 1 (0.16%) KVM
8 1 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (3.41%) Puppet
2 13 (2.02%) Vagrant
3 8 (1.24%) OpenView
4 6 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (0.93%) CA Wily
5 4 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.47%) Control-M
6 3 (0.47%) Nagios
7 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.16%) Cacti
7 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.16%) Ansible
7 1 (0.16%) Salt
7 1 (0.16%) Graphite
Vendors
1 248 (38.45%) Oracle
2 44 (6.82%) Red Hat
3 23 (3.57%) IBM
4 19 (2.95%) Atlassian
5 15 (2.33%) HP
6 13 (2.02%) Microsoft
6 13 (2.02%) TIBCO
7 12 (1.86%) Google
7 12 (1.86%) F5
8 11 (1.71%) Canoo
9 9 (1.40%) hybris
9 9 (1.40%) Axway
9 9 (1.40%) VMware
9 9 (1.40%) Adobe
10 8 (1.24%) Atomikos
11 7 (1.09%) Cisco
12 6 (0.93%) NetApp
12 6 (0.93%) ATG
12 6 (0.93%) Splunk
13 5 (0.78%) Sybase
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