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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 476 468 423
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 100 108 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 61 63
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £265 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £433 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +16.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +16.36%

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
48562 47237 41574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.41% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29824 27903 23737
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1861 2009 2246
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 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 -33 97 £375 +3.44% 47
London +30 45 £425 +9.67% 17
East of England +21 23 £400 -3.03% 1
Essex - 17 £400 - 1
South East -14 13 £288 -20.68% 14
City of London +8 5 £450 -5.26% 4
Berkshire +5 5 £300 -14.28% 5
Hertfordshire +6 4 £313 -
North West -26 4 £350 -6.60% 7
East Sussex - 4 - - 2
Brighton - 4 - -
Cheshire -1 3 £376 -3.09% 1
West Midlands -2 3 £220 -2.22%
Gloucestershire -5 3 £375 -
East Midlands -8 3 £340 +3.81%
South West -25 3 £375 +20.96% 3
Chester +8 2 £376 -3.09%
Scotland -7 2 £385 +20.68%
Yorkshire -17 2 £360 -4.00% 5
Middlesex - 2 £273 -
Leicestershire +11 1 - -
Leeds -5 1 £400 +60.00% 1
West Yorkshire -14 1 £400 +6.66% 2
Manchester -22 1 £325 -7.14% 3
Warwickshire - 1 £325 -
Maidenhead - 1 £225 -
Cheltenham - 1 £375 -
Hampshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 3
Northamptonshire - - - -

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 196 (100.00%) Java
1 196 (100.00%) J2EE
2 111 (56.63%) Spring
3 98 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (42.35%) HTML
5 73 (37.24%) XML
6 71 (36.22%) Hibernate
7 68 (34.69%) Web Services
8 61 (31.12%) TDD
9 55 (28.06%) JavaScript
10 53 (27.04%) SQL
11 51 (26.02%) CSS
12 48 (24.49%) MVC
13 45 (22.96%) Oracle
14 38 (19.39%) JSP
15 37 (18.88%) OO
16 35 (17.86%) Scrum
16 35 (17.86%) Spring MVC
17 32 (16.33%) Linux
17 32 (16.33%) SOAP
18 31 (15.82%) REST
19 30 (15.31%) HTML5
20 29 (14.80%) Finance
21 28 (14.29%) JUnit
22 27 (13.78%) UNIX
22 27 (13.78%) Maven
23 25 (12.76%) Security Cleared
23 25 (12.76%) SOA
23 25 (12.76%) Eclipse
24 24 (12.24%) JPA

Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 19 (9.69%) WebSphere
2 15 (7.65%) Apache
2 15 (7.65%) CMS
3 13 (6.63%) Tomcat
3 13 (6.63%) JBoss
4 11 (5.61%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.57%) Adobe CQ
6 6 (3.06%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.53%) MQSI
9 2 (1.02%) Magnolia
9 2 (1.02%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.02%) Confluence
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.02%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.51%) Jetty
10 1 (0.51%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.51%) Mule
10 1 (0.51%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.55%) SNMP
2 4 (2.04%) HTTP
2 4 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) LDAP
3 1 (0.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.24%) Relational Database
2 22 (11.22%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.08%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.06%) DB2
4 6 (3.06%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.55%) MySQL
5 5 (2.55%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.04%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.04%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.02%) Informix
8 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.02%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.02%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.51%) Voldemort
9 1 (0.51%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 28 (14.29%) JUnit
2 27 (13.78%) Maven
3 25 (12.76%) Eclipse
4 22 (11.22%) Ant
5 20 (10.20%) Subversion
6 10 (5.10%) SoapUI
7 9 (4.59%) JIRA
8 7 (3.57%) Git (software)
8 7 (3.57%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.55%) Mockito
9 5 (2.55%) Selenium
10 4 (2.04%) Hudson
11 3 (1.53%) IntelliJ
12 2 (1.02%) Toad
12 2 (1.02%) ClearQuest
12 2 (1.02%) Introscope
12 2 (1.02%) Log4j
12 2 (1.02%) NUnit
12 2 (1.02%) ClearCase
12 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (14.80%) Finance
2 15 (7.65%) Marketing
3 12 (6.12%) Banking
3 12 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.10%) Retail
5 4 (2.04%) Advertising
6 3 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.02%) Front Office
7 2 (1.02%) Back Office
7 2 (1.02%) Electronics
7 2 (1.02%) Publishing
7 2 (1.02%) Games
7 2 (1.02%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.51%) iGaming
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (100.00%) J2EE
2 111 (56.63%) Spring
3 83 (42.35%) HTML
4 73 (37.24%) XML
5 71 (36.22%) Hibernate
6 68 (34.69%) Web Services
7 51 (26.02%) CSS
8 38 (19.39%) JSP
9 35 (17.86%) Spring MVC
10 32 (16.33%) SOAP
11 31 (15.82%) REST
12 30 (15.31%) HTML5
13 24 (12.24%) jQuery
13 24 (12.24%) JPA
14 20 (10.20%) Servlets
15 19 (9.69%) Struts
15 19 (9.69%) XSD
15 19 (9.69%) Java EE
16 17 (8.67%) JSF
17 16 (8.16%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.61%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (5.10%) Open Source
3 5 (2.55%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.04%) User Experience
4 4 (2.04%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.02%) iSeries
5 2 (1.02%) Wiki
5 2 (1.02%) Blog
5 2 (1.02%) DTV
5 2 (1.02%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.02%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Replication
6 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.33%) Linux
2 27 (13.78%) UNIX
3 12 (6.12%) Windows
4 10 (5.10%) Solaris
5 4 (2.04%) Android
6 3 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.51%) AIX
7 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (31.12%) TDD
3 48 (24.49%) MVC
4 37 (18.88%) OO
5 35 (17.86%) Scrum
6 25 (12.76%) SOA
7 21 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (7.65%) User Stories
9 14 (7.14%) UML
9 14 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 13 (6.63%) Content Management
10 13 (6.63%) Multithreading
11 11 (5.61%) Digital Marketing
12 9 (4.59%) Use Case
12 9 (4.59%) Validation
12 9 (4.59%) RUP
13 8 (4.08%) Software Engineering
13 8 (4.08%) BDD
14 7 (3.57%) DevOps
14 7 (3.57%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 196 (100.00%) Java
2 55 (28.06%) JavaScript
3 53 (27.04%) SQL
4 13 (6.63%) Groovy
5 9 (4.59%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.04%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.53%) Python
7 3 (1.53%) C
7 3 (1.53%) C#
8 2 (1.02%) C++
8 2 (1.02%) Ruby
9 1 (0.51%) XPath
9 1 (0.51%) Scala
9 1 (0.51%) Clojure
9 1 (0.51%) JCL
9 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.51%) COBOL
9 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (12.76%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.16%) DV Cleared
3 9 (4.59%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.57%) Degree
5 5 (2.55%) Sun Certification
6 4 (2.04%) VCP4
7 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.02%) OCPJP
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.10%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (1.53%) Puppet
2 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.51%) Graphite
Vendors
1 45 (22.96%) Oracle
2 17 (8.67%) IBM
3 9 (4.59%) Adobe
4 5 (2.55%) FatWire
5 3 (1.53%) Sybase
5 3 (1.53%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.02%) Perforce
6 2 (1.02%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.02%) SAP
6 2 (1.02%) Cisco
6 2 (1.02%) Alterian
6 2 (1.02%) Axway
6 2 (1.02%) Compuware
6 2 (1.02%) HP
7 1 (0.51%) BEA
7 1 (0.51%) ILOG
7 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.51%) GigaSpaces
7 1 (0.51%) Sencha
7 1 (0.51%) Splunk
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