The table below looks at the statistics for the Java/J2EE Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java/J2EE Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 497 452 432
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 80 106 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.24% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 61 60
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£375 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £29.50 £32.00 £46.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% -31.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £32.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year
-7.81% -31.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46978 45024 42156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29483 26863 23894
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1824 1987 2469
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Java/J2EE Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Java/J2EE Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java/J2EE Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer within the UK.

Java/J2EE Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Java/J2EE Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Java/J2EE Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Java/J2EE Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer within the UK.

Java/J2EE Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Java/J2EE Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Java/J2EE Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Java/J2EE Developer
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/J2EE Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 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 -50 69 £375 +7.14% 50
London +15 40 £420 +10.09% 15
East of England 0 9 £313 -26.47% 5
South East -29 8 £306 +2.08% 11
North West -22 6 £325 -13.33% 11
Scotland -9 5 £393 +23.04% 1
East Sussex - 5 - - 1
Essex - 5 £287 - 4
Brighton - 5 - - 1
City of London +19 3 £385 -18.94% 5
Cheshire +4 3 £376 - 1
Berkshire -6 3 £306 +2.08% 4
Manchester -7 3 £325 -13.33% 7
Chester +8 2 £376 -
Hertfordshire +6 2 £313 -30.55% 1
Yorkshire -16 2 £360 +1.05% 3
South West -23 2 - - 2
Leicestershire +7 1 - -
East Midlands +6 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -2 1 £400 +6.66% 1
Leeds -3 1 £400 +60.00% 1
South Yorkshire -4 1 £320 -
West Midlands -8 1 £325 +32.65% 1
Wales - 1 £550 - 2
South Wales - 1 £550 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £325 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £550 - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Camberley - - - -

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java/J2EE Developer in their job title 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 with Java/J2EE Developer in their job title.

1 208 (100.00%) Java
1 208 (100.00%) J2EE
2 117 (56.25%) Spring
3 107 (51.44%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (42.79%) XML
5 83 (39.90%) HTML
6 76 (36.54%) Hibernate
7 73 (35.10%) Web Services
8 66 (31.73%) TDD
9 59 (28.37%) JavaScript
10 54 (25.96%) CSS
11 52 (25.00%) Oracle
12 50 (24.04%) MVC
13 48 (23.08%) SQL
14 43 (20.67%) JSP
15 42 (20.19%) Scrum
16 39 (18.75%) Spring MVC
16 39 (18.75%) OO
17 34 (16.35%) REST
18 33 (15.87%) Linux
19 32 (15.38%) JUnit
20 31 (14.90%) jQuery
21 30 (14.42%) SOA
22 29 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
22 29 (13.94%) Finance
23 27 (12.98%) Struts
23 27 (12.98%) XSD
24 26 (12.50%) SOAP
24 26 (12.50%) Security Cleared
25 25 (12.02%) XSLT

Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java/J2EE Developer in their job title 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 with Java/J2EE Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (8.65%) WebSphere
2 16 (7.69%) CMS
3 15 (7.21%) Apache
3 15 (7.21%) Tomcat
4 12 (5.77%) WebLogic
5 11 (5.29%) Adobe CQ
5 11 (5.29%) JBoss
6 5 (2.40%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (1.44%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.44%) Magnolia
8 2 (0.96%) Confluence
8 2 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.96%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.96%) MQSI
8 2 (0.96%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.48%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.48%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.85%) SNMP
2 7 (3.37%) HTTP
2 7 (3.37%) Internet
3 1 (0.48%) LDAP
3 1 (0.48%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.13%) Relational Database
2 12 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.29%) DB2
4 10 (4.81%) RDBMS
5 9 (4.33%) MySQL
6 7 (3.37%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.37%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.40%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.92%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.44%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.96%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.96%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.96%) Informix
10 2 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 32 (15.38%) JUnit
2 24 (11.54%) Maven
3 22 (10.58%) Eclipse
4 20 (9.62%) Subversion
5 17 (8.17%) Ant
6 12 (5.77%) Jenkins
7 10 (4.81%) JIRA
8 7 (3.37%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.88%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.88%) Selenium
10 5 (2.40%) Mockito
10 5 (2.40%) Hudson
11 3 (1.44%) Log4j
12 2 (0.96%) Gradle
12 2 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.96%) EasyMock
12 2 (0.96%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.96%) Toad
12 2 (0.96%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.96%) ClearQuest
General
1 29 (13.94%) Finance
2 15 (7.21%) Retail
3 13 (6.25%) Banking
4 12 (5.77%) Marketing
5 9 (4.33%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.92%) Publishing
7 3 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.96%) Electronics
8 2 (0.96%) Advertising
8 2 (0.96%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.48%) Automotive
9 1 (0.48%) Legal
9 1 (0.48%) Front Office
9 1 (0.48%) Back Office
9 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.48%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (100.00%) J2EE
2 117 (56.25%) Spring
3 89 (42.79%) XML
4 83 (39.90%) HTML
5 76 (36.54%) Hibernate
6 73 (35.10%) Web Services
7 54 (25.96%) CSS
8 43 (20.67%) JSP
9 39 (18.75%) Spring MVC
10 34 (16.35%) REST
11 31 (14.90%) jQuery
12 27 (12.98%) Struts
12 27 (12.98%) XSD
13 26 (12.50%) SOAP
14 25 (12.02%) XSLT
15 24 (11.54%) Servlets
15 24 (11.54%) JPA
16 22 (10.58%) Ajax
17 20 (9.62%) JMS
18 19 (9.13%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.29%) Open Source
2 8 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.92%) User Experience
3 4 (1.92%) Smart Meter
3 4 (1.92%) N-Tier
3 4 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.44%) Web 2.0
5 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.96%) DTV
5 2 (0.96%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Statistics
6 1 (0.48%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.48%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.48%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.48%) Replication
6 1 (0.48%) iSeries
6 1 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.87%) Linux
2 23 (11.06%) UNIX
3 10 (4.81%) Solaris
4 7 (3.37%) Windows
5 4 (1.92%) Android
6 3 (1.44%) HPUX
6 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.48%) SUSE
8 1 (0.48%) AIX
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (51.44%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (31.73%) TDD
3 50 (24.04%) MVC
4 42 (20.19%) Scrum
5 39 (18.75%) OO
6 30 (14.42%) SOA
7 29 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (10.10%) E-Commerce
9 17 (8.17%) Multithreading
9 17 (8.17%) UML
10 16 (7.69%) BDD
11 15 (7.21%) User Stories
12 13 (6.25%) Software Engineering
13 12 (5.77%) Content Management
14 8 (3.85%) E-business
14 8 (3.85%) B2B
15 7 (3.37%) Digital Marketing
15 7 (3.37%) RAD
16 6 (2.88%) Test Automation
16 6 (2.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 208 (100.00%) Java
2 59 (28.37%) JavaScript
3 48 (23.08%) SQL
4 14 (6.73%) Groovy
5 10 (4.81%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.92%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.92%) Python
6 4 (1.92%) C#
6 4 (1.92%) XPath
7 2 (0.96%) C
7 2 (0.96%) C++
7 2 (0.96%) Ruby
8 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.48%) COBOL
8 1 (0.48%) Perl
8 1 (0.48%) PHP
8 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.48%) JCL
8 1 (0.48%) ECMAScript
8 1 (0.48%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 26 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.17%) DV Cleared
3 10 (4.81%) Degree
4 9 (4.33%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.85%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.96%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.73%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.96%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (1.44%) Puppet
2 1 (0.48%) Graphite
2 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (25.00%) Oracle
2 15 (7.21%) IBM
3 9 (4.33%) Adobe
4 5 (2.40%) Sun
5 4 (1.92%) FatWire
6 3 (1.44%) Sybase
6 3 (1.44%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.44%) ILOG
6 3 (1.44%) Interwoven
7 2 (0.96%) BEA
7 2 (0.96%) Compuware
7 2 (0.96%) HP
7 2 (0.96%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.96%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.96%) SAP
7 2 (0.96%) Perforce
8 1 (0.48%) GigaSpaces
8 1 (0.48%) Google
8 1 (0.48%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.48%) Kofax
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