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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 484 477 449
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 106 111 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 68 64
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£388 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £285 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £478 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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
50807 49213 43153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30874 29577 24780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2026 2213
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 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
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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 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 -4 105 £389 +9.12% 50
East of England +37 34 £400 -1.53% 4
London +13 34 £438 -7.89% 19
Essex - 28 £400 - 2
South East -27 15 £306 -5.76% 12
North West -29 8 £388 +6.89% 10
Brentwood - 7 £285 -
Cheshire -4 6 £388 -
City of London +9 5 £500 - 6
Berkshire -2 5 £300 +0.41% 2
Hertfordshire +3 4 £375 -
East Midlands -2 4 £340 -12.82% 1
Gloucestershire -8 4 £388 -
South West -19 4 £388 +19.23% 2
East Sussex - 3 - - 1
Brighton - 3 - -
Chester +4 2 £375 -3.22%
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £371 +40.09% 3
West Midlands -8 2 £220 -20.00%
Hertford - 2 £375 -
Middlesex - 2 £273 -
Milton Keynes 0 1 £368 +38.67% 3
Yorkshire -18 1 £320 -14.66% 2
Maidenhead - 1 £225 -
Cheltenham - 1 £375 -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Devon - - - -
Manchester - - - - 7
Middlesbrough - - - - 1

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 191 (100.00%) Java
1 191 (100.00%) J2EE
2 103 (53.93%) Spring
3 89 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (41.88%) HTML
5 68 (35.60%) Hibernate
6 67 (35.08%) Web Services
6 67 (35.08%) XML
7 61 (31.94%) SQL
8 59 (30.89%) TDD
9 57 (29.84%) JavaScript
10 51 (26.70%) CSS
11 47 (24.61%) Oracle
12 43 (22.51%) SOAP
13 38 (19.90%) MVC
14 37 (19.37%) HTML5
15 36 (18.85%) Finance
15 36 (18.85%) OO
16 33 (17.28%) Scrum
17 32 (16.75%) JSP
17 32 (16.75%) Relational Database
18 31 (16.23%) REST
18 31 (16.23%) JUnit
19 29 (15.18%) Linux
20 28 (14.66%) UNIX
20 28 (14.66%) IBM
20 28 (14.66%) WebSphere
21 26 (13.61%) Eclipse
21 26 (13.61%) Servlets
21 26 (13.61%) SQL Server

Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 28 (14.66%) WebSphere
2 14 (7.33%) CMS
3 12 (6.28%) JBoss
3 12 (6.28%) Apache
3 12 (6.28%) Tomcat
4 11 (5.76%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.66%) Adobe CQ
6 6 (3.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 6 (3.14%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (3.14%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.57%) Magnolia
8 3 (1.57%) MQSI
9 2 (1.05%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.05%) Mule
10 1 (0.52%) Liferay
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.52%) Node.js
10 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.19%) HTTP
2 6 (3.14%) Internet
3 2 (1.05%) SNMP
4 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.75%) Relational Database
2 26 (13.61%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.28%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.66%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.14%) Informix
5 6 (3.14%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.62%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.62%) MySQL
7 4 (2.09%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.05%) DB2
9 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.05%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.52%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.52%) Redis
10 1 (0.52%) Riak
10 1 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (16.23%) JUnit
2 26 (13.61%) Eclipse
3 25 (13.09%) Ant
4 23 (12.04%) Maven
5 18 (9.42%) Subversion
6 13 (6.81%) SoapUI
7 10 (5.24%) Mockito
8 8 (4.19%) Selenium
9 7 (3.66%) Git (software)
9 7 (3.66%) JIRA
9 7 (3.66%) Jenkins
10 6 (3.14%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.57%) Hudson
11 3 (1.57%) IntelliJ
12 2 (1.05%) Toad
12 2 (1.05%) ClearQuest
12 2 (1.05%) Introscope
12 2 (1.05%) Log4j
12 2 (1.05%) NUnit
12 2 (1.05%) ClearCase
General
1 36 (18.85%) Finance
2 17 (8.90%) Marketing
3 14 (7.33%) Manufacturing
4 13 (6.81%) Banking
5 7 (3.66%) Retail
6 4 (2.09%) Advertising
7 3 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.05%) Games
8 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.05%) Front Office
8 2 (1.05%) Back Office
8 2 (1.05%) Electronics
9 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.52%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (100.00%) J2EE
2 103 (53.93%) Spring
3 80 (41.88%) HTML
4 68 (35.60%) Hibernate
5 67 (35.08%) Web Services
5 67 (35.08%) XML
6 51 (26.70%) CSS
7 43 (22.51%) SOAP
8 37 (19.37%) HTML5
9 32 (16.75%) JSP
10 31 (16.23%) REST
11 26 (13.61%) Servlets
12 25 (13.09%) Spring MVC
13 22 (11.52%) JSF
13 22 (11.52%) JAX-RS
13 22 (11.52%) JPA
14 21 (10.99%) Java EE
15 20 (10.47%) TopLink
16 19 (9.95%) jQuery
17 17 (8.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.33%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (4.71%) Open Source
3 5 (2.62%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.09%) iSeries
4 4 (2.09%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.09%) User Experience
5 3 (1.57%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.05%) Wiki
6 2 (1.05%) Blog
6 2 (1.05%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.05%) DTV
6 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.18%) Linux
2 28 (14.66%) UNIX
3 14 (7.33%) Windows
4 13 (6.81%) Solaris
5 3 (1.57%) Android
5 3 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (30.89%) TDD
3 38 (19.90%) MVC
4 36 (18.85%) OO
5 33 (17.28%) Scrum
6 18 (9.42%) SOA
7 16 (8.38%) Content Management
7 16 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (7.85%) User Stories
9 14 (7.33%) Digital Marketing
10 13 (6.81%) Use Case
10 13 (6.81%) Software Engineering
11 11 (5.76%) Validation
11 11 (5.76%) RUP
11 11 (5.76%) E-Commerce
12 10 (5.24%) UML
12 10 (5.24%) Multithreading
13 9 (4.71%) Web Application Development
14 8 (4.19%) BDD
15 7 (3.66%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 191 (100.00%) Java
2 61 (31.94%) SQL
3 57 (29.84%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.76%) PL/SQL
4 11 (5.76%) Groovy
5 6 (3.14%) C#
6 4 (2.09%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.05%) Python
7 2 (1.05%) C
7 2 (1.05%) Scala
7 2 (1.05%) Ruby
8 1 (0.52%) PHP
8 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.85%) DV Cleared
3 10 (5.24%) Degree
4 6 (3.14%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.62%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.05%) OCPJP
6 2 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.14%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Puppet
1 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.52%) Graphite
Vendors
1 47 (24.61%) Oracle
2 28 (14.66%) IBM
3 10 (5.24%) Adobe
4 7 (3.66%) FatWire
5 3 (1.57%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.05%) Perforce
6 2 (1.05%) Alterian
6 2 (1.05%) Axway
6 2 (1.05%) Compuware
6 2 (1.05%) HP
6 2 (1.05%) Sybase
6 2 (1.05%) SAP
6 2 (1.05%) Cisco
7 1 (0.52%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.52%) Sun
7 1 (0.52%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.52%) BEA
7 1 (0.52%) Calypso
7 1 (0.52%) GigaSpaces
7 1 (0.52%) Sencha
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