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 22 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 498 457 434
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 88 119 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 70 73
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£400 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.41% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £46.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year
- -30.10%

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
50176 47637 45728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.03% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32014 28679 25821
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2106 2605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 2014.

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
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 22 December 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
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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 -65 76 £400 +13.47% 36
London +22 36 £438 -2.77% 11
East of England -6 12 £425 - 3
Essex - 10 £425 - 2
North West -11 9 £338 -3.57% 8
South East -31 8 £500 +66.66% 6
Scotland 0 7 £400 +25.39%
Manchester -9 5 £325 -13.33% 5
Edinburgh -11 4 £385 +10.00%
Cheshire +6 3 £425 +30.69% 2
Berkshire 0 3 £300 - 2
Leeds -9 3 £388 +55.00% 1
West Midlands -9 3 £325 +22.64%
Surrey -10 3 £500 +26.98%
West Yorkshire -14 3 £388 +24.00% 2
Yorkshire -18 3 £388 +14.81% 5
Reading +10 2 £300 -
Hertfordshire +4 2 £313 -17.76% 1
City of London -4 2 £380 -33.91% 1
East Midlands -7 2 £400 +14.28%
Chester +11 1 £376 - 2
Leicestershire +9 1 - -
Lancashire -24 1 £213 -29.16% 1
South West -33 1 - - 3
South Wales - 1 £550 -
Wales - 1 £550 -
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £325 -
West Sussex - 1 £385 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £400 -

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

1 207 (100.00%) Java
1 207 (100.00%) J2EE
2 121 (58.45%) Spring
3 97 (46.86%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (45.41%) XML
5 81 (39.13%) Hibernate
6 78 (37.68%) HTML
7 74 (35.75%) Web Services
8 59 (28.50%) TDD
9 57 (27.54%) SQL
10 56 (27.05%) JavaScript
11 54 (26.09%) Oracle
12 52 (25.12%) CSS
13 47 (22.71%) JSP
13 47 (22.71%) MVC
14 42 (20.29%) Scrum
15 39 (18.84%) OO
16 37 (17.87%) Spring MVC
17 35 (16.91%) JUnit
18 34 (16.43%) jQuery
19 33 (15.94%) Struts
19 33 (15.94%) SOA
20 32 (15.46%) Linux
20 32 (15.46%) REST
21 31 (14.98%) Finance
22 29 (14.01%) Servlets
22 29 (14.01%) XSLT
23 28 (13.53%) XSD
24 27 (13.04%) Ajax
25 25 (12.08%) UNIX

Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 24 (11.59%) WebSphere
2 20 (9.66%) Tomcat
3 17 (8.21%) CMS
4 16 (7.73%) WebLogic
5 15 (7.25%) Apache
6 14 (6.76%) JBoss
7 13 (6.28%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (2.42%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (2.42%) MQSeries
8 5 (2.42%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (1.93%) Magnolia
10 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.97%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.97%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.97%) Confluence
10 2 (0.97%) MQSI
10 2 (0.97%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.48%) FileNet
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.86%) HTTP
1 8 (3.86%) SNMP
1 8 (3.86%) Internet
2 1 (0.48%) AMQP
2 1 (0.48%) Intranet
2 1 (0.48%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.63%) Relational Database
2 13 (6.28%) MySQL
3 12 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.80%) DB2
4 11 (5.31%) RDBMS
5 9 (4.35%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (2.42%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.42%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.97%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.97%) Redis
9 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.97%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.48%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.48%) Informix
10 1 (0.48%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 35 (16.91%) JUnit
2 24 (11.59%) Eclipse
3 22 (10.63%) Maven
4 20 (9.66%) Ant
5 17 (8.21%) Subversion
6 12 (5.80%) Jenkins
7 8 (3.86%) JIRA
8 7 (3.38%) Selenium
9 6 (2.90%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.90%) SoapUI
10 5 (2.42%) Hudson
10 5 (2.42%) Log4j
11 3 (1.45%) Mockito
12 2 (0.97%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.97%) Rational Application Developer
12 2 (0.97%) NUnit
12 2 (0.97%) EasyMock
12 2 (0.97%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.97%) Toad
General
1 31 (14.98%) Finance
2 14 (6.76%) Retail
3 11 (5.31%) Banking
3 11 (5.31%) Marketing
4 9 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.93%) Publishing
6 3 (1.45%) Advertising
7 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.48%) German Language
8 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.48%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) Automotive
8 1 (0.48%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (100.00%) J2EE
2 121 (58.45%) Spring
3 94 (45.41%) XML
4 81 (39.13%) Hibernate
5 78 (37.68%) HTML
6 74 (35.75%) Web Services
7 52 (25.12%) CSS
8 47 (22.71%) JSP
9 37 (17.87%) Spring MVC
10 34 (16.43%) jQuery
11 33 (15.94%) Struts
12 32 (15.46%) REST
13 29 (14.01%) XSLT
13 29 (14.01%) Servlets
14 28 (13.53%) XSD
15 27 (13.04%) Ajax
16 24 (11.59%) JPA
16 24 (11.59%) SOAP
17 21 (10.14%) JMS
18 20 (9.66%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (3.38%) Open Source
3 6 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.42%) Web 2.0
5 4 (1.93%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.93%) User Experience
6 3 (1.45%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.45%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.97%) iSeries
8 1 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.48%) DTV
8 1 (0.48%) Replication
8 1 (0.48%) Clustering
8 1 (0.48%) Statistics
8 1 (0.48%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.48%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.46%) Linux
2 25 (12.08%) UNIX
3 12 (5.80%) Solaris
4 7 (3.38%) Windows
5 5 (2.42%) HPUX
6 4 (1.93%) Android
7 3 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.48%) SUSE
9 1 (0.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (46.86%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (28.50%) TDD
3 47 (22.71%) MVC
4 42 (20.29%) Scrum
5 39 (18.84%) OO
6 33 (15.94%) SOA
7 23 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (9.66%) E-Commerce
9 18 (8.70%) UML
10 17 (8.21%) Multithreading
10 17 (8.21%) BDD
11 15 (7.25%) User Stories
11 15 (7.25%) Software Engineering
11 15 (7.25%) Content Management
12 8 (3.86%) E-business
12 8 (3.86%) RAD
12 8 (3.86%) B2B
12 8 (3.86%) Web Application Development
13 7 (3.38%) Unit Testing
13 7 (3.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 207 (100.00%) Java
2 57 (27.54%) SQL
3 56 (27.05%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.28%) Groovy
5 10 (4.83%) PL/SQL
6 7 (3.38%) XPath
7 5 (2.42%) C++
8 4 (1.93%) Scala
9 3 (1.45%) C#
9 3 (1.45%) Perl
9 3 (1.45%) Python
9 3 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.48%) JCL
10 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.48%) Ruby
10 1 (0.48%) ECMAScript
10 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.48%) PHP
10 1 (0.48%) C
10 1 (0.48%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 22 (10.63%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.28%) Degree
3 11 (5.31%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.31%) DV Cleared
3 11 (5.31%) Sun Certification
4 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.97%) OCPJP
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.25%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.93%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (1.45%) Puppet
2 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.48%) Graphite
Vendors
1 54 (26.09%) Oracle
2 19 (9.18%) IBM
3 9 (4.35%) Adobe
3 9 (4.35%) Sun
4 5 (2.42%) Interwoven
5 4 (1.93%) FatWire
6 3 (1.45%) ILOG
6 3 (1.45%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.97%) HP
7 2 (0.97%) Perforce
7 2 (0.97%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.97%) BEA
7 2 (0.97%) Sybase
7 2 (0.97%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.97%) SAP
7 2 (0.97%) Google
7 2 (0.97%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.48%) Sencha
8 1 (0.48%) Splunk
8 1 (0.48%) Compuware
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