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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 513 471 427
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 100 118 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 89 94
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£400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £321
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +16.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
50953 48768 42881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.48% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31537 30266 24598
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 1997 2122
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 May 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
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 May 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 -35 96 £400 +3.22% 39
London +11 43 £463 +15.62% 11
East of England +21 26 £400 +50.94% 6
Essex - 18 £400 - 4
North West -18 12 £388 -6.06% 5
Basildon - 8 £400 -
Hertfordshire +3 7 £375 -
South East -32 7 £368 -5.16% 12
City of London -10 6 £475 -5.00% 3
Cheshire - 5 £388 - 1
Watford -2 4 - -
Wales -2 4 £463 +15.62% 1
Swansea - 4 £494 -
West Wales - 4 £494 -
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £370 +39.62% 3
Manchester -5 3 £400 +12.28% 1
East Midlands -13 3 £425 +60.37%
Canary Wharf - 3 £350 -
Cardiff +11 2 £463 +15.62%
South West +4 2 £400 +10.34% 2
South Wales +3 2 £463 +15.62%
Milton Keynes +3 2 £369 +39.15% 1
Newport - 2 £463 -
Chester - 2 £375 -
Hertford - 2 £375 -
North East - 2 £295 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £400 -
Hampshire +3 1 £225 -41.93%
Cambridgeshire -2 1 £205 -56.84% 2
Berkshire -3 1 £350 +21.73% 1

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 197 (100.00%) Java
1 197 (100.00%) J2EE
2 104 (52.79%) Spring
3 101 (51.27%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (41.12%) HTML
5 73 (37.06%) Hibernate
6 70 (35.53%) Web Services
6 70 (35.53%) TDD
7 67 (34.01%) SQL
8 65 (32.99%) JavaScript
9 60 (30.46%) XML
10 52 (26.40%) Oracle
11 48 (24.37%) CSS
12 42 (21.32%) OO
13 41 (20.81%) SOAP
13 41 (20.81%) HTML5
14 38 (19.29%) Scrum
15 36 (18.27%) MVC
15 36 (18.27%) Relational Database
16 35 (17.77%) JUnit
17 34 (17.26%) Finance
18 33 (16.75%) UNIX
18 33 (16.75%) WebSphere
19 32 (16.24%) JSP
20 31 (15.74%) Servlets
20 31 (15.74%) SQL Server
20 31 (15.74%) Linux
20 31 (15.74%) IBM
21 30 (15.23%) Eclipse
22 29 (14.72%) Maven

Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 33 (16.75%) WebSphere
2 20 (10.15%) JBoss
3 16 (8.12%) Tomcat
4 11 (5.58%) Apache
4 11 (5.58%) CMS
4 11 (5.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (5.08%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 6 (3.05%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (2.54%) MQSeries
7 5 (2.54%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.03%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.02%) Magnolia
9 2 (1.02%) WildFly
9 2 (1.02%) Liferay
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.51%) MQSI
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.51%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Tridion
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.52%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.08%) Internet
2 8 (4.06%) HTTP
3 2 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.51%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.27%) Relational Database
2 31 (15.74%) SQL Server
3 16 (8.12%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.55%) DB2
4 7 (3.55%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.05%) Informix
5 6 (3.05%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.54%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.54%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.54%) Big Data
7 4 (2.03%) Couchbase
7 4 (2.03%) MySQL
8 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.51%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.51%) Voldemort
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 35 (17.77%) JUnit
2 30 (15.23%) Eclipse
3 29 (14.72%) Maven
4 28 (14.21%) Ant
5 24 (12.18%) Subversion
6 13 (6.60%) Mockito
7 12 (6.09%) Git (software)
8 11 (5.58%) SoapUI
9 8 (4.06%) Selenium
10 7 (3.55%) JIRA
10 7 (3.55%) Jenkins
11 6 (3.05%) Cucumber
11 6 (3.05%) Log4j
12 4 (2.03%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 4 (2.03%) IntelliJ
13 2 (1.02%) Toad
13 2 (1.02%) ClearQuest
13 2 (1.02%) Introscope
13 2 (1.02%) ClearCase
13 2 (1.02%) NUnit
General
1 34 (17.26%) Finance
2 13 (6.60%) Marketing
3 12 (6.09%) Banking
3 12 (6.09%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.57%) Retail
5 3 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.02%) Advertising
6 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.02%) Front Office
6 2 (1.02%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Electronics
7 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
7 1 (0.51%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) Automotive
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.51%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (100.00%) J2EE
2 104 (52.79%) Spring
3 81 (41.12%) HTML
4 73 (37.06%) Hibernate
5 70 (35.53%) Web Services
6 60 (30.46%) XML
7 48 (24.37%) CSS
8 41 (20.81%) SOAP
8 41 (20.81%) HTML5
9 32 (16.24%) JSP
10 31 (15.74%) Servlets
11 28 (14.21%) REST
12 25 (12.69%) JSF
12 25 (12.69%) Spring MVC
13 21 (10.66%) TopLink
14 20 (10.15%) RESTful
15 19 (9.64%) Java EE
15 19 (9.64%) JDBC
15 19 (9.64%) JAX-RS
16 18 (9.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.60%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.05%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.54%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.03%) Web 2.0
4 4 (2.03%) User Experience
5 3 (1.52%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.52%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.52%) iSeries
6 2 (1.02%) Wiki
6 2 (1.02%) Blog
7 1 (0.51%) DTV
7 1 (0.51%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.75%) UNIX
2 31 (15.74%) Linux
3 17 (8.63%) Solaris
4 14 (7.11%) Windows
5 4 (2.03%) HPUX
6 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (51.27%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (35.53%) TDD
3 42 (21.32%) OO
4 38 (19.29%) Scrum
5 36 (18.27%) MVC
6 20 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (9.64%) E-Commerce
8 17 (8.63%) UML
8 17 (8.63%) Content Management
8 17 (8.63%) Software Engineering
9 14 (7.11%) BDD
10 13 (6.60%) Use Case
10 13 (6.60%) User Stories
10 13 (6.60%) SDLC
10 13 (6.60%) RUP
11 12 (6.09%) Digital Marketing
12 11 (5.58%) Open Source
13 10 (5.08%) SOA
13 10 (5.08%) Validation
14 8 (4.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 197 (100.00%) Java
2 67 (34.01%) SQL
3 65 (32.99%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.60%) Scala
5 12 (6.09%) PL/SQL
6 6 (3.05%) Groovy
6 6 (3.05%) C#
7 5 (2.54%) XPath
8 4 (2.03%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.03%) Perl
9 3 (1.52%) C
9 3 (1.52%) Python
10 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.02%) Ruby
11 1 (0.51%) Clojure
11 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 27 (13.71%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.61%) DV Cleared
3 12 (6.09%) Degree
4 10 (5.08%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.54%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.02%) OCPJP
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.51%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 2 (1.02%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.51%) Kibana
2 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (26.40%) Oracle
2 31 (15.74%) IBM
3 11 (5.58%) Adobe
4 4 (2.03%) Sybase
4 4 (2.03%) Interwoven
4 4 (2.03%) ATG
4 4 (2.03%) FatWire
4 4 (2.03%) Blue Martini
4 4 (2.03%) Elastic Path
5 2 (1.02%) Axway
5 2 (1.02%) Alterian
5 2 (1.02%) Perforce
5 2 (1.02%) Cisco
5 2 (1.02%) HP
5 2 (1.02%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.02%) Compuware
6 1 (0.51%) Calypso
6 1 (0.51%) Sun
6 1 (0.51%) SAP
6 1 (0.51%) BEA
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