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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 498 483 378
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -105
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 131 98 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.20% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 50 138
Average daily rate
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£390 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £331 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -22.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.95 £33.00 £33.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.70 £33.00 £45.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -22.35%

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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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
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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 116 £400 +14.28% 51
London +20 36 £413 -5.71% 14
South East -6 18 £375 +16.27% 10
East of England -8 18 £425 +37.09% 2
Yorkshire -8 15 £350 - 5
North West -11 13 £375 +2.04% 10
Essex - 11 £425 - 1
Cardiff +3 9 £185 - 2
South Wales -3 9 £185 - 2
Wales -17 9 £185 - 3
Oxfordshire - 9 £350 - 2
Cheshire +8 8 £437 +21.38% 2
South West -28 8 £434 +44.58% 3
York +5 7 £350 +16.66% 1
North Yorkshire -3 7 £350 +16.66% 2
Oxford - 6 £350 - 1
Leeds -1 5 £375 - 2
West Yorkshire -6 5 £375 - 3
Hertfordshire -21 5 £383 +23.38% 1
City of London +24 4 £413 -28.26% 3
Berkshire +12 4 £300 - 2
East Midlands +6 4 £419 +21.81% 2
Surrey -4 4 £500 +53.84% 2
Scotland -7 4 £513 +13.88%
Manchester -12 4 £363 -3.33% 8
Leatherhead - 4 £500 -
Edinburgh +2 3 £500 -
West Midlands -18 3 £315 - 5
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Watford - 3 - -

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 235 (100.00%) Java
1 235 (100.00%) J2EE
2 143 (60.85%) Spring
3 97 (41.28%) XML
4 95 (40.43%) Hibernate
5 93 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (38.30%) HTML
7 78 (33.19%) JavaScript
8 77 (32.77%) Web Services
9 71 (30.21%) SQL
10 66 (28.09%) JSP
11 64 (27.23%) CSS
12 63 (26.81%) Oracle
13 60 (25.53%) MVC
14 55 (23.40%) jQuery
15 51 (21.70%) TDD
16 46 (19.57%) Spring MVC
16 46 (19.57%) Linux
16 46 (19.57%) OO
17 45 (19.15%) JUnit
18 44 (18.72%) Eclipse
19 42 (17.87%) Struts
20 41 (17.45%) UNIX
21 40 (17.02%) Maven
22 39 (16.60%) Scrum
23 38 (16.17%) Tomcat
23 38 (16.17%) REST
24 37 (15.74%) SOA
25 36 (15.32%) Finance
26 33 (14.04%) Ant

Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 38 (16.17%) Tomcat
2 27 (11.49%) WebSphere
3 24 (10.21%) Apache
4 22 (9.36%) WebLogic
5 21 (8.94%) JBoss
6 15 (6.38%) CMS
7 11 (4.68%) Adobe CQ
8 7 (2.98%) Oracle Service Bus
8 7 (2.98%) AquaLogic
8 7 (2.98%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (2.55%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.70%) Magnolia
11 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.85%) MQSI
11 2 (0.85%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.85%) Confluence
12 1 (0.43%) TIBCO EMS
12 1 (0.43%) LiveCycle
12 1 (0.43%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) GitHub
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.40%) HTTP
1 8 (3.40%) Internet
2 7 (2.98%) SNMP
3 2 (0.85%) SSL
4 1 (0.43%) Intranet
4 1 (0.43%) AMQP
4 1 (0.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.06%) Relational Database
2 24 (10.21%) MySQL
3 16 (6.81%) SQL Server
4 13 (5.53%) DB2
5 11 (4.68%) RDBMS
6 10 (4.26%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.40%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.13%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.28%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.85%) Redis
11 2 (0.85%) Big Data
11 2 (0.85%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.43%) Voldemort
12 1 (0.43%) Riak
Development Applications
1 45 (19.15%) JUnit
2 44 (18.72%) Eclipse
3 40 (17.02%) Maven
4 33 (14.04%) Ant
5 28 (11.91%) Subversion
6 10 (4.26%) Jenkins
7 8 (3.40%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.55%) Selenium
8 6 (2.55%) Log4j
8 6 (2.55%) Hudson
9 5 (2.13%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.70%) Mockito
11 3 (1.28%) Apache Ivy
11 3 (1.28%) JIRA
11 3 (1.28%) DbUnit
12 2 (0.85%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.85%) EasyMock
12 2 (0.85%) Rational Application Developer
13 1 (0.43%) Gradle
13 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
General
1 36 (15.32%) Finance
2 20 (8.51%) Banking
3 14 (5.96%) Retail
4 11 (4.68%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.26%) Marketing
6 8 (3.40%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.13%) Back Office
8 4 (1.70%) Publishing
9 3 (1.28%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.28%) Advertising
10 2 (0.85%) Electronics
10 2 (0.85%) Legal
11 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.43%) German Language
11 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.43%) Front Office
11 1 (0.43%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (100.00%) J2EE
2 143 (60.85%) Spring
3 97 (41.28%) XML
4 95 (40.43%) Hibernate
5 90 (38.30%) HTML
6 77 (32.77%) Web Services
7 66 (28.09%) JSP
8 64 (27.23%) CSS
9 55 (23.40%) jQuery
10 46 (19.57%) Spring MVC
11 42 (17.87%) Struts
12 38 (16.17%) REST
13 32 (13.62%) SOAP
13 32 (13.62%) JMS
14 31 (13.19%) Servlets
15 30 (12.77%) XSLT
16 28 (11.91%) Ajax
17 26 (11.06%) XSD
18 23 (9.79%) Java EE
19 22 (9.36%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.26%) Computer Science
1 10 (4.26%) Open Source
2 6 (2.55%) Web 2.0
3 5 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.13%) W3C
3 5 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.70%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.28%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.28%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.85%) Market Risk
6 2 (0.85%) iSeries
6 2 (0.85%) DTV
6 2 (0.85%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.85%) Clustering
6 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (0.85%) User Experience
7 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.43%) Derivative
7 1 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 46 (19.57%) Linux
2 41 (17.45%) UNIX
3 14 (5.96%) Solaris
4 7 (2.98%) Windows
4 7 (2.98%) Android
5 6 (2.55%) HPUX
6 4 (1.70%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.43%) SUSE
9 1 (0.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (25.53%) MVC
3 51 (21.70%) TDD
4 46 (19.57%) OO
5 39 (16.60%) Scrum
6 37 (15.74%) SOA
7 28 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (9.79%) E-Commerce
9 18 (7.66%) BDD
10 17 (7.23%) Multithreading
11 16 (6.81%) UML
11 16 (6.81%) Software Engineering
12 15 (6.38%) Unit Testing
13 14 (5.96%) User Stories
14 13 (5.53%) Content Management
15 10 (4.26%) OOP
16 9 (3.83%) OOA/OOD
17 8 (3.40%) Web Development
18 7 (2.98%) Digital Marketing
18 7 (2.98%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 235 (100.00%) Java
2 78 (33.19%) JavaScript
3 71 (30.21%) SQL
4 15 (6.38%) Shell Script
5 10 (4.26%) Groovy
6 8 (3.40%) XPath
7 7 (2.98%) Perl
8 6 (2.55%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.55%) Scala
9 5 (2.13%) C++
10 4 (1.70%) C
11 3 (1.28%) Python
11 3 (1.28%) Korn
12 2 (0.85%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.85%) Ruby
12 2 (0.85%) C#
13 1 (0.43%) COBOL
13 1 (0.43%) PHP
13 1 (0.43%) JCL
13 1 (0.43%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 17 (7.23%) Degree
2 16 (6.81%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.68%) Sun Certification
4 10 (4.26%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.53%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.70%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (1.28%) Puppet
2 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 63 (26.81%) Oracle
2 19 (8.09%) IBM
3 15 (6.38%) Sun
4 6 (2.55%) Interwoven
4 6 (2.55%) Adobe
5 5 (2.13%) SAP
5 5 (2.13%) FatWire
5 5 (2.13%) hybris
6 4 (1.70%) Sybase
7 3 (1.28%) Perforce
7 3 (1.28%) ILOG
7 3 (1.28%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.85%) Google
8 2 (0.85%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.85%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.43%) BEA
9 1 (0.43%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.43%) HP
9 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.43%) TIBCO
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