The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 498 470 393
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -77
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 106 95 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.20% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 70 117
Average daily rate
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£325 £365 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +2 99 £325 -10.95% 44
London 0 32 £450 +10.76% 16
South East -23 20 £325 -7.14% 2
East of England - 12 £280 - 5
Yorkshire +7 11 £275 -1.78% 4
West Midlands +1 11 £320 -17.41% 2
East Midlands +7 8 £273 -19.25% 2
Milton Keynes 0 7 £273 -24.30% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 7 £273 -24.30% 1
North West -10 7 £394 +12.50% 9
South West -29 7 £325 -19.75% 4
Leeds +7 6 £338 +32.35% 1
West Yorkshire +6 6 £338 +32.35% 3
Hampshire -10 6 £388 +20.15%
City of London +10 5 £525 +79.48% 5
North Yorkshire - 5 £263 - 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £265 - 2
Bedfordshire - 5 £265 - 1
Northampton - 5 £265 - 2
Bedford - 5 £265 -
Berkshire +4 4 £280 -44.00% 1
Cheshire 0 4 £400 +11.11% 1
Scotland -20 4 £450 +20.00% 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £475 - 2
Cambridge - 4 £475 - 2
Croydon - 4 £300 -
Surrey -5 3 £425 +41.66%
Glasgow -6 3 £450 +20.00% 1
West Wales -6 3 - -
Manchester -8 3 £388 +10.71% 6

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 231 (100.00%) Java
1 231 (100.00%) J2EE
2 163 (70.56%) Spring
3 110 (47.62%) Hibernate
4 92 (39.83%) JavaScript
5 87 (37.66%) jQuery
6 74 (32.03%) HTML
7 73 (31.60%) Oracle
8 72 (31.17%) JSP
9 70 (30.30%) XML
10 69 (29.87%) SQL
11 63 (27.27%) CSS
12 61 (26.41%) Web Services
13 60 (25.97%) Maven
14 55 (23.81%) MVC
15 49 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
16 48 (20.78%) Eclipse
17 46 (19.91%) Tomcat
17 46 (19.91%) JUnit
18 45 (19.48%) Finance
19 44 (19.05%) Linux
20 42 (18.18%) Struts
20 42 (18.18%) Subversion
21 41 (17.75%) Spring MVC
22 40 (17.32%) UNIX
23 38 (16.45%) SOAP
24 37 (16.02%) OO
25 35 (15.15%) REST
26 34 (14.72%) Ant
26 34 (14.72%) WebLogic

Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 46 (19.91%) Tomcat
2 34 (14.72%) WebLogic
3 25 (10.82%) Apache
4 23 (9.96%) WebSphere
5 14 (6.06%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (3.90%) AquaLogic
7 6 (2.60%) Adobe CQ
7 6 (2.60%) MQSeries
8 5 (2.16%) WebLogic Portal
8 5 (2.16%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (2.16%) Apache Solr
8 5 (2.16%) AquaLogic Service Bus
9 4 (1.73%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.87%) Mule
10 2 (0.87%) CMS
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.43%) Magnolia
11 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.43%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) GitHub
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.90%) Internet
2 7 (3.03%) HTTP
3 2 (0.87%) SSL
4 1 (0.43%) LDAP
4 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.43%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.69%) MySQL
2 23 (9.96%) SQL Server
3 22 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 16 (6.93%) Oracle Database
5 13 (5.63%) RDBMS
6 9 (3.90%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.73%) DB2
7 4 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.73%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.43%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.43%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.43%) Redis
9 1 (0.43%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 60 (25.97%) Maven
2 48 (20.78%) Eclipse
3 46 (19.91%) JUnit
4 42 (18.18%) Subversion
5 34 (14.72%) Ant
6 11 (4.76%) Git (software)
6 11 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 10 (4.33%) Mockito
8 8 (3.46%) Selenium
8 8 (3.46%) Log4j
9 6 (2.60%) JIRA
10 4 (1.73%) DbUnit
11 3 (1.30%) TestNG
11 3 (1.30%) Apache Ivy
12 2 (0.87%) Hudson
12 2 (0.87%) Rational Application Developer
12 2 (0.87%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
13 1 (0.43%) Hamcrest
General
1 45 (19.48%) Finance
2 21 (9.09%) Banking
3 12 (5.19%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.90%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.03%) Back Office
5 7 (3.03%) Retail
6 3 (1.30%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.30%) German Language
6 3 (1.30%) Advertising
6 3 (1.30%) Games
7 2 (0.87%) Front Office
7 2 (0.87%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (100.00%) J2EE
2 163 (70.56%) Spring
3 110 (47.62%) Hibernate
4 87 (37.66%) jQuery
5 74 (32.03%) HTML
6 72 (31.17%) JSP
7 70 (30.30%) XML
8 63 (27.27%) CSS
9 61 (26.41%) Web Services
10 42 (18.18%) Struts
11 41 (17.75%) Spring MVC
12 38 (16.45%) SOAP
13 35 (15.15%) REST
14 30 (12.99%) Java EE
15 29 (12.55%) Servlets
16 28 (12.12%) JMS
17 24 (10.39%) JPA
18 22 (9.52%) JSF
19 21 (9.09%) Ajax
19 21 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 8 (3.46%) W3C
2 8 (3.46%) Web 2.0
3 7 (3.03%) Open Source
3 7 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.60%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.30%) Mobile Games
5 3 (1.30%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.87%) Market Risk
6 2 (0.87%) Clustering
6 2 (0.87%) Derivative
7 1 (0.43%) Statistics
7 1 (0.43%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.43%) DTV
7 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.43%) iSeries
7 1 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 44 (19.05%) Linux
2 40 (17.32%) UNIX
3 13 (5.63%) Solaris
4 5 (2.16%) HPUX
5 4 (1.73%) Android
6 3 (1.30%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.87%) Windows
7 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (23.81%) MVC
2 49 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (16.02%) OO
4 31 (13.42%) TDD
5 26 (11.26%) Scrum
6 24 (10.39%) SOA
7 19 (8.23%) Unit Testing
8 17 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (6.93%) E-Commerce
10 14 (6.06%) BDD
11 13 (5.63%) OOA/OOD
12 12 (5.19%) Software Engineering
13 11 (4.76%) Multithreading
14 10 (4.33%) OOD
15 9 (3.90%) Business Analysis
16 8 (3.46%) UML
16 8 (3.46%) OOP
16 8 (3.46%) Web Development
17 6 (2.60%) User Acceptance Testing
17 6 (2.60%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 231 (100.00%) Java
2 92 (39.83%) JavaScript
3 69 (29.87%) SQL
4 20 (8.66%) Shell Script
5 14 (6.06%) PL/SQL
6 12 (5.19%) XPath
7 9 (3.90%) Scala
8 7 (3.03%) Groovy
9 6 (2.60%) Perl
9 6 (2.60%) Korn
10 5 (2.16%) C
10 5 (2.16%) C++
10 5 (2.16%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.16%) Bourne shell
11 2 (0.87%) Ruby
11 2 (0.87%) C#
12 1 (0.43%) XQuery
12 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.43%) Golang
Qualifications
1 17 (7.36%) Degree
2 12 (5.19%) Sun Certification
3 10 (4.33%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.87%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 73 (31.60%) Oracle
2 17 (7.36%) JBoss
3 14 (6.06%) Sun
4 10 (4.33%) Sybase
4 10 (4.33%) IBM
5 6 (2.60%) hybris
6 5 (2.16%) Interwoven
7 4 (1.73%) FatWire
7 4 (1.73%) Endeca
7 4 (1.73%) SAP
8 3 (1.30%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.30%) Perforce
9 2 (0.87%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.87%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.43%) Google
10 1 (0.43%) Alterian
10 1 (0.43%) Adobe
10 1 (0.43%) HP
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