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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 484 473 449
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 110 127 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 84 75
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£400 £389 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £484 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £27.50

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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -10 107 £400 +3.22% 48
London +3 36 £450 +12.50% 19
East of England +50 35 £400 +20.30% 2
Essex - 29 £400 - 2
South East -12 12 £313 -3.84% 12
North West -23 10 £388 -6.06% 7
Basildon - 9 £400 -
City of London +11 6 £475 -5.00% 9
East Midlands +6 5 £400 +2.56% 3
Hertfordshire +5 5 £375 -
Cheshire -4 5 £388 -
Brentwood - 5 £283 -
South West -9 4 £388 +17.42% 2
Gloucestershire -10 4 £388 -
Buckinghamshire +2 3 £370 +39.62% 2
Wales -5 3 £463 +15.62% 1
West Wales - 3 £463 -
Derbyshire - 3 £340 -
Swansea - 3 £463 -
Cardiff +10 2 £463 +15.62% 1
Chester +5 2 £375 -3.22%
South Wales 0 2 £463 +15.62% 1
Milton Keynes -3 2 £369 +39.15% 2
Berkshire -8 2 £225 -24.68% 2
West Midlands -15 2 £220 -33.33% 2
North East - 2 £295 - 1
Middlesex - 2 £273 -
Newport - 2 £463 -
Hertford - 2 £375 -
Leicestershire +9 1 £425 +8.97%

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 189 (100.00%) Java
1 189 (100.00%) J2EE
2 100 (52.91%) Spring
3 99 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (41.27%) HTML
5 71 (37.57%) Hibernate
6 66 (34.92%) Web Services
6 66 (34.92%) TDD
7 62 (32.80%) XML
8 59 (31.22%) SQL
9 55 (29.10%) JavaScript
10 48 (25.40%) Oracle
11 47 (24.87%) CSS
12 42 (22.22%) SOAP
13 39 (20.63%) HTML5
14 38 (20.11%) Scrum
14 38 (20.11%) MVC
15 34 (17.99%) Finance
15 34 (17.99%) OO
16 33 (17.46%) Relational Database
17 32 (16.93%) REST
18 30 (15.87%) JUnit
19 28 (14.81%) SQL Server
19 28 (14.81%) UNIX
19 28 (14.81%) JSP
20 27 (14.29%) Linux
21 26 (13.76%) Spring MVC
22 25 (13.23%) Security Cleared
22 25 (13.23%) JSF
22 25 (13.23%) WebSphere

Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 25 (13.23%) WebSphere
2 15 (7.94%) JBoss
3 11 (5.82%) Tomcat
4 10 (5.29%) WebLogic
4 10 (5.29%) Apache
5 7 (3.70%) CMS
5 7 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (3.17%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (3.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 6 (3.17%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.06%) Magnolia
8 2 (1.06%) WildFly
8 2 (1.06%) Mule ESB
8 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.06%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.06%) Mule
8 2 (1.06%) Liferay
9 1 (0.53%) MQSI
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.53%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.59%) GitHub
2 2 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.76%) HTTP
2 7 (3.70%) Internet
3 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.46%) Relational Database
2 28 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 14 (7.41%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.17%) Informix
5 5 (2.65%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.65%) DB2
5 5 (2.65%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.12%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.12%) Big Data
6 4 (2.12%) Couchbase
6 4 (2.12%) MySQL
7 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.53%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.53%) Jackrabbit
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 30 (15.87%) JUnit
2 25 (13.23%) Eclipse
3 23 (12.17%) Ant
4 22 (11.64%) Maven
5 20 (10.58%) Subversion
6 11 (5.82%) SoapUI
6 11 (5.82%) Git (software)
6 11 (5.82%) Mockito
7 8 (4.23%) Selenium
8 7 (3.70%) JIRA
8 7 (3.70%) Jenkins
9 6 (3.17%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.59%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.59%) Log4j
11 2 (1.06%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.06%) Grunt
11 2 (1.06%) Introscope
11 2 (1.06%) Toad
11 2 (1.06%) ClearQuest
11 2 (1.06%) ClearCase
General
1 34 (17.99%) Finance
2 13 (6.88%) Marketing
3 12 (6.35%) Manufacturing
3 12 (6.35%) Banking
4 4 (2.12%) Retail
5 3 (1.59%) Advertising
6 2 (1.06%) Games
6 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.06%) Front Office
6 2 (1.06%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Back Office
7 1 (0.53%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (100.00%) J2EE
2 100 (52.91%) Spring
3 78 (41.27%) HTML
4 71 (37.57%) Hibernate
5 66 (34.92%) Web Services
6 62 (32.80%) XML
7 47 (24.87%) CSS
8 42 (22.22%) SOAP
9 39 (20.63%) HTML5
10 32 (16.93%) REST
11 28 (14.81%) JSP
12 26 (13.76%) Spring MVC
13 25 (13.23%) JSF
14 24 (12.70%) Servlets
15 21 (11.11%) Java EE
16 20 (10.58%) JPA
16 20 (10.58%) TopLink
17 19 (10.05%) JAX-RS
18 18 (9.52%) jQuery
19 17 (8.99%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.47%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (5.82%) Open Source
3 5 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.12%) User Experience
4 4 (2.12%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.59%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.59%) iSeries
6 2 (1.06%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.06%) Wiki
6 2 (1.06%) Blog
7 1 (0.53%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.53%) DTV
7 1 (0.53%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.81%) UNIX
2 27 (14.29%) Linux
3 13 (6.88%) Solaris
4 12 (6.35%) Windows
5 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.53%) Android
6 1 (0.53%) HPUX
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (34.92%) TDD
3 38 (20.11%) Scrum
3 38 (20.11%) MVC
4 34 (17.99%) OO
5 20 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (7.94%) Content Management
6 15 (7.94%) Software Engineering
7 13 (6.88%) SOA
8 12 (6.35%) E-Commerce
8 12 (6.35%) UML
8 12 (6.35%) RUP
8 12 (6.35%) Use Case
8 12 (6.35%) User Stories
9 11 (5.82%) BDD
9 11 (5.82%) Digital Marketing
10 9 (4.76%) Multithreading
10 9 (4.76%) Kanban
10 9 (4.76%) Validation
11 8 (4.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 189 (100.00%) Java
2 59 (31.22%) SQL
3 55 (29.10%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.82%) Scala
5 10 (5.29%) PL/SQL
6 8 (4.23%) Groovy
7 7 (3.70%) C#
8 3 (1.59%) C
9 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.06%) Python
9 2 (1.06%) Ruby
9 2 (1.06%) XPath
10 1 (0.53%) Clojure
10 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.53%) Perl
10 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (13.23%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.94%) DV Cleared
3 11 (5.82%) Degree
4 9 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.65%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.06%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.59%) QA
2 2 (1.06%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.06%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 48 (25.40%) Oracle
2 25 (13.23%) IBM
3 7 (3.70%) Adobe
4 4 (2.12%) FatWire
5 3 (1.59%) Sybase
6 2 (1.06%) Perforce
6 2 (1.06%) Cisco
6 2 (1.06%) Compuware
6 2 (1.06%) HP
6 2 (1.06%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.06%) Axway
6 2 (1.06%) Alterian
7 1 (0.53%) Blue Martini
7 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.53%) Elastic Path
7 1 (0.53%) hybris
7 1 (0.53%) GigaSpaces
7 1 (0.53%) SAP
7 1 (0.53%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.53%) BEA
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