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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
Rank 346 351 313
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -38
Contract jobs citing Java EE 300 279 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.55% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.05% 2.04% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 172 162
Average daily rate £413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £306 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £180.00

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
14629 13646 13172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.37% 26.67% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10112 9088 8227
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 196 270
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.37 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £46.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 227 £425 - 127
London +8 100 £450 -2.17% 57
South East +21 70 £425 -12.82% 15
Scotland +25 58 £363 -3.33% 6
Edinburgh +34 57 £363 +11.53% 5
Surrey +25 34 £423 -20.47% 4
North West -14 19 £390 +10.24% 14
City of London +49 15 £550 +22.22% 10
Leatherhead - 15 £484 - 2
Wales -3 13 £473 +5.00% 4
South West -10 13 £415 -7.77% 14
North East -14 12 £335 +34.00%
Tyne and Wear -16 12 £335 +34.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 12 £335 +34.00%
Berkshire +10 11 £475 +18.75% 2
Reading +5 11 £475 +18.75% 1
Gloucestershire -3 10 £415 -2.35% 8
Cheshire -10 8 £413 +18.70% 1
South Wales -10 8 £461 +2.50% 4
Manchester -17 8 £388 -22.50% 11
Buckinghamshire +10 7 - - 1
Oxfordshire -1 7 £455 -5.45% 4
Cardiff -11 7 £461 +67.72%
Milton Keynes +3 6 - - 1
Maidstone - 6 £350 -
Kent - 6 £350 -
West Sussex +11 5 £319 -12.06% 1
Yorkshire -22 5 £365 -2.66% 6
North Wales - 4 - -
Wrexham - 4 - -

Java EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (94.50%) Java
2 374 (58.81%) Agile Software Development
3 247 (38.84%) Spring
4 233 (36.64%) Web Services
5 230 (36.16%) Oracle
6 227 (35.69%) SQL
7 217 (34.12%) XML
8 198 (31.13%) JavaScript
9 172 (27.04%) JBoss
10 170 (26.73%) TDD
11 156 (24.53%) Eclipse
11 156 (24.53%) Scrum
12 152 (23.90%) SOAP
13 149 (23.43%) HTML
14 145 (22.80%) SOA
14 145 (22.80%) Maven
15 143 (22.48%) Finance
16 139 (21.86%) Hibernate
17 132 (20.75%) Linux
18 130 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
19 123 (19.34%) Unix
20 121 (19.03%) REST
21 120 (18.87%) PL/SQL
22 116 (18.24%) Subversion
23 114 (17.92%) SDLC
24 110 (17.30%) CSS
24 110 (17.30%) JMS
25 105 (16.51%) WebLogic
26 104 (16.35%) JPA
27 102 (16.04%) Security Cleared

Java EE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 172 (27.04%) JBoss
2 105 (16.51%) WebLogic
3 99 (15.57%) Tomcat
4 60 (9.43%) WebSphere
5 39 (6.13%) Node.js
6 38 (5.97%) Apache
7 26 (4.09%) Confluence
8 18 (2.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 17 (2.67%) IIS
10 15 (2.36%) Jetty
10 15 (2.36%) WebSphere Application Server
11 14 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (2.20%) Mule
12 11 (1.73%) GlassFish
13 9 (1.42%) nginx
13 9 (1.42%) OpenStack
13 9 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
14 8 (1.26%) AquaLogic
14 8 (1.26%) Eucalyptus
15 7 (1.10%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 20 (3.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.26%) MS Office
3 5 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.16%) InDesign
4 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (3.62%) OpenText Process Suite
2 19 (2.99%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.31%) BigMachines
3 2 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.31%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.94%) GitHub
5 5 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.63%) SaaS
7 3 (0.47%) PaaS
7 3 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.16%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.25%) HTTP
2 18 (2.83%) DNS
3 15 (2.36%) Firewall
4 12 (1.89%) Kerberos
5 11 (1.73%) HTTPS
5 11 (1.73%) LDAP
6 10 (1.57%) Internet
6 10 (1.57%) SNMP
7 9 (1.42%) Ethernet
7 9 (1.42%) IMAP
7 9 (1.42%) LAN
7 9 (1.42%) SMTP
7 9 (1.42%) WAN
8 7 (1.10%) SSL
8 7 (1.10%) VPN
9 6 (0.94%) SSH
9 6 (0.94%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.79%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.63%) DMZ
12 3 (0.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (15.09%) Oracle Database
2 80 (12.58%) Relational Database
3 78 (12.26%) MySQL
4 69 (10.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 47 (7.39%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (5.82%) SQL Server
7 36 (5.66%) RDBMS
8 29 (4.56%) NoSQL
9 24 (3.77%) MongoDB
10 20 (3.14%) Oracle Database 10g
11 17 (2.67%) Big Data
12 16 (2.52%) DB2
13 11 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (1.57%) Hadoop
15 9 (1.42%) Couchbase
15 9 (1.42%) OrientDB
16 8 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
17 7 (1.10%) Apache Accumulo
17 7 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
18 6 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 156 (24.53%) Eclipse
2 145 (22.80%) Maven
3 116 (18.24%) Subversion
4 100 (15.72%) JUnit
5 90 (14.15%) Jenkins
6 89 (13.99%) JIRA
7 78 (12.26%) Ant
8 77 (12.11%) Git (software)
9 62 (9.75%) Selenium
10 53 (8.33%) JProfiler
11 32 (5.03%) Toad
12 31 (4.87%) Cucumber
12 31 (4.87%) Mockito
13 27 (4.25%) SoapUI
14 26 (4.09%) Gradle
14 26 (4.09%) JMeter
15 21 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 16 (2.52%) JBehave
17 14 (2.20%) Hudson
18 13 (2.04%) Artifactory
General
1 143 (22.48%) Finance
2 56 (8.81%) Banking
3 16 (2.52%) Retail
4 15 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.57%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.42%) Marketing
7 5 (0.79%) Back Office
7 5 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (0.79%) Publishing
8 4 (0.63%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.47%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.31%) Games
10 2 (0.31%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) Front Office
11 1 (0.16%) Legal
11 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 437 (68.71%) Developer
2 392 (61.64%) Java Developer
3 93 (14.62%) Architect
4 80 (12.58%) Senior Developer
5 75 (11.79%) Senior Java Developer
6 43 (6.76%) Agile Developer
7 42 (6.60%) Agile Java Developer
8 41 (6.45%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 39 (6.13%) Java Architect
10 29 (4.56%) Analyst
11 26 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
12 19 (2.99%) XML Developer
13 18 (2.83%) Oracle Developer
14 16 (2.52%) Programmer
14 16 (2.52%) Technical Architect
15 15 (2.36%) Consultant
15 15 (2.36%) Lead Developer
15 15 (2.36%) Software Architect
16 14 (2.20%) Java Programmer
17 13 (2.04%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (38.84%) Spring
2 233 (36.64%) Web Services
3 217 (34.12%) XML
4 152 (23.90%) SOAP
5 149 (23.43%) HTML
6 139 (21.86%) Hibernate
7 121 (19.03%) REST
8 110 (17.30%) CSS
8 110 (17.30%) JMS
9 104 (16.35%) JPA
10 99 (15.57%) J2EE
10 99 (15.57%) JSF
11 90 (14.15%) jQuery
12 82 (12.89%) AngularJS
13 74 (11.64%) XSLT
14 68 (10.69%) Java SE
15 63 (9.91%) JSP
16 62 (9.75%) JSON
17 56 (8.81%) RESTful
18 55 (8.65%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (3.30%) Computer Science
3 19 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 14 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.20%) Replication
5 12 (1.89%) Private Cloud
6 10 (1.57%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.42%) Equities
7 9 (1.42%) Fixed Income
7 9 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.26%) PKI
8 8 (1.26%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.10%) Data Integration
10 6 (0.94%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.79%) Clustering
11 5 (0.79%) Derivative
11 5 (0.79%) User Experience
12 4 (0.63%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.63%) Tandem
13 3 (0.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 132 (20.75%) Linux
2 123 (19.34%) Unix
3 46 (7.23%) Windows
4 26 (4.09%) AIX
4 26 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (3.14%) Mac OS
6 15 (2.36%) CentOS
6 15 (2.36%) Windows Vista
6 15 (2.36%) Windows XP
7 14 (2.20%) Ubuntu
8 12 (1.89%) Mac OS X
8 12 (1.89%) Solaris
9 9 (1.42%) Debian
10 8 (1.26%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (58.81%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (26.73%) TDD
3 156 (24.53%) Scrum
4 145 (22.80%) SOA
5 130 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
6 114 (17.92%) SDLC
7 100 (15.72%) OO
8 89 (13.99%) UML
9 79 (12.42%) MVC
10 64 (10.06%) BDD
11 62 (9.75%) Waterfall
12 51 (8.02%) Mentoring
13 45 (7.08%) Performance Monitoring
14 43 (6.76%) Application Performance Monitoring
15 38 (5.97%) OOP
16 37 (5.82%) E-Commerce
17 36 (5.66%) DevOps
18 34 (5.35%) OOA/OOD
18 34 (5.35%) Software Engineering
19 32 (5.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 601 (94.50%) Java
2 227 (35.69%) SQL
3 198 (31.13%) JavaScript
4 120 (18.87%) PL/SQL
5 56 (8.81%) Python
6 52 (8.18%) Shell Script
7 34 (5.35%) Perl
8 29 (4.56%) C++
9 25 (3.93%) C
9 25 (3.93%) Scala
10 24 (3.77%) Ruby
11 23 (3.62%) Jython
11 23 (3.62%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 21 (3.30%) Bash Shell
13 19 (2.99%) XPath
14 16 (2.52%) Objective-C
14 16 (2.52%) PHP
15 9 (1.42%) Erlang
16 7 (1.10%) Groovy
17 6 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (16.04%) Security Cleared
2 68 (10.69%) SC Cleared
3 47 (7.39%) Degree
4 28 (4.40%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.36%) OCA
5 15 (2.36%) OCAJ
5 15 (2.36%) OCP
5 15 (2.36%) Oracle Certification
6 9 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.26%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.63%) ISEB
8 4 (0.63%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.16%) CISSP
9 1 (0.16%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.16%) GWAPT
9 1 (0.16%) OSCE
9 1 (0.16%) OSCP
9 1 (0.16%) SANS
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.14%) QA
2 18 (2.83%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.42%) SLA
4 4 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.47%) COBIT
6 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.31%) SDET
6 2 (0.31%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.73%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.42%) Docker
3 9 (1.42%) NFS
4 8 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.79%) Varnish
5 5 (0.79%) vCloud
6 3 (0.47%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (2.99%) Puppet
2 15 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.57%) Ansible
4 9 (1.42%) HAProxy
4 9 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (1.26%) Cacti
5 8 (1.26%) Nagios
6 5 (0.79%) yum
7 4 (0.63%) Bacula
8 3 (0.47%) logstash
9 2 (0.31%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.16%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.16%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.16%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.16%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.16%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.16%) Salt
10 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 230 (36.16%) Oracle
2 51 (8.02%) IBM
3 36 (5.66%) Red Hat
4 19 (2.99%) VMware
5 18 (2.83%) hybris
6 17 (2.67%) Atlassian
7 16 (2.52%) Cisco
8 13 (2.04%) Google
9 12 (1.89%) Microsoft
10 10 (1.57%) Cognos
11 8 (1.26%) Adobe
11 8 (1.26%) NetApp
11 8 (1.26%) webMethods
12 7 (1.10%) HP
12 7 (1.10%) Splunk
13 6 (0.94%) ILOG
13 6 (0.94%) Kofax
13 6 (0.94%) Rally
14 5 (0.79%) Sun
14 5 (0.79%) TIBCO
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