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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
Rank 367 325 284
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -41
Contract jobs citing Java EE 261 298 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.57% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.79% 2.04% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 189 202
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £276 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.38 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% -15.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+9.96% -16.37%

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
14620 14600 12823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.74% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9624 9677 8046
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 183 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.85 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 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 22 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 +13 239 £438 +9.37% 98
London +10 121 £444 -7.79% 33
City of London +3 41 £488 -7.14% 11
South East -1 35 £475 +33.80% 7
East Midlands +6 17 £331 -3.28% 6
North West -11 14 £388 +19.23% 15
Scotland -59 12 £388 +0.64% 17
East of England +9 11 £388 +10.71% 7
Northamptonshire - 11 £295 - 2
South West +6 9 £488 +39.28% 12
Berkshire 0 9 £500 +33.33% 1
West Midlands -6 9 £525 +114.28% 2
Yorkshire -37 9 £395 +23.43% 14
Buckinghamshire +9 8 £400 +44.14% 1
North East -3 8 £263 -29.81% 3
West Yorkshire -20 8 £400 +25.00% 10
Cheshire - 8 £375 - 2
Oxfordshire - 8 £500 - 2
Oxford - 8 £500 - 1
Milton Keynes +9 7 £388 +39.63%
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 7 £200 -46.52%
Wales -2 7 £375 +25.00% 4
Tyne and Wear -4 7 £200 -46.52%
Surrey +10 6 £475 - 1
Manchester -8 6 £444 +36.53% 13
Coventry +6 5 £550 +3.77% 1
Leeds -25 5 £500 +56.25% 7
Edinburgh -49 5 £438 +9.37% 8
Hertfordshire - 5 £381 - 1
South Wales -4 4 £350 -30.00% 1

Java EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 533 (95.52%) Java
2 237 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
3 228 (40.86%) Oracle
4 204 (36.56%) Spring
5 186 (33.33%) Linux
6 184 (32.97%) Web Services
7 161 (28.85%) XML
8 160 (28.67%) SQL
9 131 (23.48%) Hibernate
10 124 (22.22%) JavaScript
11 121 (21.68%) Maven
12 119 (21.33%) UNIX
13 114 (20.43%) J2EE
13 114 (20.43%) TDD
14 108 (19.35%) Scrum
15 106 (19.00%) Oracle Database
16 105 (18.82%) HTML
17 104 (18.64%) JBoss
18 101 (18.10%) Tomcat
19 100 (17.92%) SOA
20 95 (17.03%) JMS
20 95 (17.03%) WebLogic
21 94 (16.85%) JUnit
22 90 (16.13%) SOAP
23 89 (15.95%) Subversion
24 86 (15.41%) JSP
24 86 (15.41%) Apache
25 85 (15.23%) Finance
26 78 (13.98%) OO
26 78 (13.98%) PL/SQL

Java EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 104 (18.64%) JBoss
2 101 (18.10%) Tomcat
3 95 (17.03%) WebLogic
4 86 (15.41%) Apache
5 75 (13.44%) WebSphere
6 32 (5.73%) Confluence
7 29 (5.20%) WebSphere Application Server
8 20 (3.58%) IIS
9 14 (2.51%) Apache Solr
10 13 (2.33%) Mule
11 12 (2.15%) GlassFish
11 12 (2.15%) MQSeries
12 11 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (1.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 9 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
14 9 (1.61%) Apache Pig
14 9 (1.61%) Node.js
15 8 (1.43%) CMS
16 7 (1.25%) WebLogic Portal
16 7 (1.25%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) MS Project
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.43%) RMDS
2 7 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) Staffware
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (0.72%) GitHub
5 3 (0.54%) Force.com
5 3 (0.54%) SaaS
6 2 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.94%) Internet
2 21 (3.76%) AMQP
3 19 (3.41%) TCP/IP
4 18 (3.23%) DNS
5 17 (3.05%) Firewall
6 13 (2.33%) LDAP
6 13 (2.33%) HTTP
7 12 (2.15%) WAN
8 11 (1.97%) BIG-IP
9 10 (1.79%) DMZ
10 9 (1.61%) LAN
10 9 (1.61%) Ethernet
11 6 (1.08%) DHCP
12 4 (0.72%) SAN
13 3 (0.54%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.54%) VPN
13 3 (0.54%) SSH
13 3 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 2 (0.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (19.00%) Oracle Database
2 53 (9.50%) MySQL
3 45 (8.06%) NoSQL
4 43 (7.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 38 (6.81%) Big Data
5 38 (6.81%) Relational Database
6 36 (6.45%) SQL Server
7 33 (5.91%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (5.91%) MongoDB
8 32 (5.73%) Hadoop
9 17 (3.05%) RDBMS
9 17 (3.05%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (1.79%) DB2
11 9 (1.61%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.08%) SQL Navigator
13 5 (0.90%) Redis
14 4 (0.72%) DataStax
14 4 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.54%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 121 (21.68%) Maven
2 94 (16.85%) JUnit
3 89 (15.95%) Subversion
4 61 (10.93%) Git (software)
4 61 (10.93%) Eclipse
5 55 (9.86%) Ant
6 47 (8.42%) JIRA
7 36 (6.45%) Cucumber
8 32 (5.73%) Jenkins
9 27 (4.84%) Gradle
10 22 (3.94%) Mercurial
11 20 (3.58%) Introscope
12 12 (2.15%) NetBeans
12 12 (2.15%) JMeter
13 9 (1.61%) Selenium
13 9 (1.61%) Mockito
14 8 (1.43%) SoapUI
15 7 (1.25%) ClearQuest
16 6 (1.08%) Jasmine
16 6 (1.08%) JProfiler
General
1 85 (15.23%) Finance
2 47 (8.42%) Banking
3 20 (3.58%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.69%) Front Office
5 10 (1.79%) Retail
5 10 (1.79%) Back Office
6 8 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.90%) Publishing
7 5 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.54%) Marketing
10 2 (0.36%) French Language
10 2 (0.36%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Legal
11 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 337 (60.39%) Developer
2 283 (50.72%) Java Developer
3 85 (15.23%) Architect
4 36 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
5 31 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 29 (5.20%) Analyst
7 26 (4.66%) Senior Java Developer
8 24 (4.30%) Lead Architect
9 23 (4.12%) Java Architect
10 20 (3.58%) Applications Support
11 19 (3.41%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 19 (3.41%) Lead Solutions Architect
12 18 (3.23%) Data Analyst
13 16 (2.87%) Designer
14 15 (2.69%) Technical Architect
15 14 (2.51%) Flex Developer
16 11 (1.97%) Web Developer
16 11 (1.97%) Consultant
17 10 (1.79%) DevOps Engineer
17 10 (1.79%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (36.56%) Spring
2 184 (32.97%) Web Services
3 161 (28.85%) XML
4 131 (23.48%) Hibernate
5 114 (20.43%) J2EE
6 105 (18.82%) HTML
7 95 (17.03%) JMS
8 90 (16.13%) SOAP
9 86 (15.41%) JSP
10 71 (12.72%) CSS
11 70 (12.54%) jQuery
12 63 (11.29%) JSON
13 61 (10.93%) JPA
14 52 (9.32%) REST
15 47 (8.42%) RESTful
16 46 (8.24%) JSF
17 45 (8.06%) EJB
18 44 (7.89%) Middleware
19 40 (7.17%) HTML5
19 40 (7.17%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.93%) Open Source
2 56 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (6.81%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (3.76%) Clustering
5 11 (1.97%) PKI
6 10 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.43%) Digital Media
7 8 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.43%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.43%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.43%) Telematics
8 7 (1.25%) GIS
8 7 (1.25%) Equities
9 6 (1.08%) User Experience
9 6 (1.08%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.08%) Derivative
9 6 (1.08%) Replication
10 5 (0.90%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 186 (33.33%) Linux
2 119 (21.33%) UNIX
3 73 (13.08%) Windows
4 48 (8.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (2.15%) Solaris
6 10 (1.79%) Windows XP
7 9 (1.61%) AIX
8 8 (1.43%) Android
9 7 (1.25%) Windows Vista
9 7 (1.25%) Mac OS
10 6 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.72%) CentOS
11 4 (0.72%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.54%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.36%) VME
13 2 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.18%) Debian
14 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (20.43%) TDD
3 108 (19.35%) Scrum
4 100 (17.92%) SOA
5 78 (13.98%) OO
6 66 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
7 59 (10.57%) E-Commerce
8 57 (10.22%) MVC
9 55 (9.86%) ITIL
10 49 (8.78%) UML
11 45 (8.06%) Software Engineering
12 41 (7.35%) Waterfall
13 31 (5.56%) Load Balancing
14 29 (5.20%) Project Management
14 29 (5.20%) OOP
15 27 (4.84%) Data Modelling
15 27 (4.84%) Change Management
16 26 (4.66%) Configuration Management
16 26 (4.66%) TOGAF
16 26 (4.66%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 533 (95.52%) Java
2 160 (28.67%) SQL
3 124 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 78 (13.98%) PL/SQL
5 25 (4.48%) Python
6 21 (3.76%) Groovy
7 20 (3.58%) Shell Script
7 20 (3.58%) C
8 18 (3.23%) Bash Shell
8 18 (3.23%) C++
9 17 (3.05%) C#
9 17 (3.05%) Perl
10 13 (2.33%) Scala
11 11 (1.97%) XPath
12 9 (1.61%) PHP
12 9 (1.61%) Ruby
13 7 (1.25%) R
14 6 (1.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 6 (1.08%) Objective-C
15 5 (0.90%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 76 (13.62%) Security Cleared
2 45 (8.06%) DV Cleared
3 33 (5.91%) Degree
4 25 (4.48%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.15%) Sun Certification
6 7 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.72%) OCAJ
7 4 (0.72%) OCP
7 4 (0.72%) OCA
7 4 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
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 23 (4.12%) QA
2 6 (1.08%) COBIT
3 4 (0.72%) WAI
3 4 (0.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.15%) Docker
3 8 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.72%) vCloud
5 4 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.54%) HDFS
7 2 (0.36%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.36%) Squid
8 1 (0.18%) NFS
8 1 (0.18%) KVM
8 1 (0.18%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 22 (3.94%) Puppet
2 17 (3.05%) Vagrant
3 11 (1.97%) ITRS Geneos
4 9 (1.61%) CA Wily
5 5 (0.90%) OpenView
5 5 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.54%) Control-M
6 3 (0.54%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.54%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.36%) Salt
7 2 (0.36%) Ansible
7 2 (0.36%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.36%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.36%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.36%) Nagios
8 1 (0.18%) Cacti
8 1 (0.18%) Kibana
8 1 (0.18%) logstash
Vendors
1 228 (40.86%) Oracle
2 47 (8.42%) Red Hat
3 34 (6.09%) Atlassian
4 28 (5.02%) IBM
5 15 (2.69%) TIBCO
5 15 (2.69%) F5
6 14 (2.51%) hybris
6 14 (2.51%) Google
7 12 (2.15%) VMware
8 11 (1.97%) Sun
9 9 (1.61%) Cisco
10 8 (1.43%) Sybase
11 7 (1.25%) HP
11 7 (1.25%) Axway
12 6 (1.08%) Atomikos
12 6 (1.08%) Endeca
12 6 (1.08%) NetApp
12 6 (1.08%) Microsoft
12 6 (1.08%) Adobe
13 5 (0.90%) Informatica
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