The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Java/J2EE Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 581 511 488
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 72 129 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 83 86
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £293 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
52698 52839 51404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.71% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34350 32058 31435
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1506 2120 2116
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -0.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Java/J2EE Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Java/J2EE Developer in the job title.

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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -81 69 £375 -6.25% 26
London -32 18 £420 -6.66% 9
East of England -11 17 £338 -15.62% 3
East Midlands +19 11 £325 -18.75% 1
Essex -12 11 £230 -42.50%
West Midlands -3 9 £375 +70.45% 2
North West -8 9 £400 +3.22% 3
Derbyshire +13 6 £450 +32.35%
Hertfordshire +5 6 £350 -6.66% 1
Manchester -5 6 £400 +3.22%
South East -21 6 £325 -9.40% 5
Coventry - 6 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire +10 5 £325 -12.16% 1
Milton Keynes +6 5 £325 -11.86% 1
Northamptonshire +14 4 £325 -18.75% 1
Northampton - 4 £325 - 1
City of London +33 3 £494 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +4 3 £450 +20.00% 1
Basildon +3 3 £240 -40.00%
Chester +1 3 £406 +8.33%
Cheshire -13 3 £406 +4.83%
North East -33 3 £316 +7.20%
Birmingham - 3 £475 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £316 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £308 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Docklands, London +10 1 - -
Watford +6 1 £425 - 1
Brentwood +5 1 - -
South West -6 1 - - 2

Java/J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Java/J2EE Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Java/J2EE Developer in the job title.

1 133 (100.00%) Java
1 133 (100.00%) J2EE
2 88 (66.17%) Spring
3 86 (64.66%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (49.62%) Hibernate
5 53 (39.85%) JavaScript
6 46 (34.59%) JSP
7 43 (32.33%) HTML
7 43 (32.33%) TDD
8 41 (30.83%) Oracle
9 40 (30.08%) XML
10 35 (26.32%) Web Services
11 28 (21.05%) SOAP
12 26 (19.55%) Scrum
13 25 (18.80%) Servlets
13 25 (18.80%) CSS
13 25 (18.80%) OO
14 24 (18.05%) SQL Server
14 24 (18.05%) SQL
15 22 (16.54%) Maven
15 22 (16.54%) Struts
16 21 (15.79%) WebSphere
16 21 (15.79%) HTML5
16 21 (15.79%) REST
17 20 (15.04%) JMS
18 19 (14.29%) Eclipse
18 19 (14.29%) JUnit
19 18 (13.53%) JDBC
19 18 (13.53%) E-Commerce
19 18 (13.53%) Sun Certification

Java/J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 16 (12.03%) JBoss
3 11 (8.27%) Tomcat
3 11 (8.27%) WebLogic
3 11 (8.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (3.01%) Node.js
5 3 (2.26%) Apache
5 3 (2.26%) CMS
6 2 (1.50%) Jetty
6 2 (1.50%) Liferay
7 1 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.75%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.75%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (1.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.50%) Maximo
3 1 (0.75%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.75%) Bluemix
2 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.02%) HTTP
1 12 (9.02%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.26%) Internet
2 3 (2.26%) SSL
3 2 (1.50%) Network Security
3 2 (1.50%) SNMP
4 1 (0.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.02%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.52%) MySQL
4 9 (6.77%) DB2
5 7 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 7 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.76%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.01%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.50%) SQLite
10 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.75%) DB2 UDB
10 1 (0.75%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 22 (16.54%) Maven
2 19 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 19 (14.29%) JUnit
3 11 (8.27%) Ant
3 11 (8.27%) Selenium
4 10 (7.52%) JIRA
5 7 (5.26%) AccuRev
5 7 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.26%) Subversion
6 5 (3.76%) CruiseControl
7 3 (2.26%) JProfiler
7 3 (2.26%) StarTeam
8 2 (1.50%) ClearQuest
8 2 (1.50%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.50%) TestNG
8 2 (1.50%) Toad
9 1 (0.75%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.75%) PVCS
General
1 11 (8.27%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Banking
3 5 (3.76%) Investment Banking
3 5 (3.76%) Retail
4 4 (3.01%) Automotive
5 2 (1.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Front Office
6 1 (0.75%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (100.00%) J2EE
2 88 (66.17%) Spring
3 66 (49.62%) Hibernate
4 46 (34.59%) JSP
5 43 (32.33%) HTML
6 40 (30.08%) XML
7 35 (26.32%) Web Services
8 28 (21.05%) SOAP
9 25 (18.80%) CSS
9 25 (18.80%) Servlets
10 22 (16.54%) Struts
11 21 (15.79%) HTML5
11 21 (15.79%) REST
12 20 (15.04%) JMS
13 18 (13.53%) JDBC
14 16 (12.03%) JSF
14 16 (12.03%) XSLT
15 15 (11.28%) AngularJS
15 15 (11.28%) jQuery
16 14 (10.53%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.77%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.26%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.26%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.50%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.75%) Derivative
6 1 (0.75%) Equities
6 1 (0.75%) Fintech
6 1 (0.75%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.75%) IVR
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.78%) Linux
2 11 (8.27%) Unix
3 4 (3.01%) zOS
4 3 (2.26%) Windows
5 2 (1.50%) Android
5 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (64.66%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (32.33%) TDD
3 26 (19.55%) Scrum
4 25 (18.80%) OO
5 18 (13.53%) E-Commerce
6 16 (12.03%) Unit Testing
7 15 (11.28%) Open Source
7 15 (11.28%) SOA
8 13 (9.77%) OOA/OOD
9 12 (9.02%) MVC
9 12 (9.02%) Software Architecture
9 12 (9.02%) UML
9 12 (9.02%) Use Case
10 11 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (8.27%) Front End Development
10 11 (8.27%) Software Engineering
11 9 (6.77%) BDD
12 7 (5.26%) Kanban
12 7 (5.26%) Validation
13 6 (4.51%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (100.00%) Java
2 53 (39.85%) JavaScript
3 24 (18.05%) SQL
4 5 (3.76%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.01%) PHP
5 4 (3.01%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.26%) Groovy
6 3 (2.26%) Scala
7 2 (1.50%) C
7 2 (1.50%) C#
7 2 (1.50%) Clojure
7 2 (1.50%) Python
8 1 (0.75%) AspectJ
8 1 (0.75%) C++
8 1 (0.75%) Perl
8 1 (0.75%) VB
8 1 (0.75%) XPath
8 1 (0.75%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 18 (13.53%) Sun Certification
2 10 (7.52%) Degree
3 7 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.50%) OCPJP
4 2 (1.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (30.83%) Oracle
2 7 (5.26%) Sun
3 6 (4.51%) Adobe
3 6 (4.51%) hybris
3 6 (4.51%) IBM
4 3 (2.26%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.50%) BEA
6 1 (0.75%) Apple
6 1 (0.75%) ATG
6 1 (0.75%) Informatica
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.75%) Pega
6 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.75%) Remedy
6 1 (0.75%) Sybase
6 1 (0.75%) webMethods
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