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 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 485 477 393
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -84
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 129 100 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.21% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 51 134
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£388 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
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 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.70 £33.00 £45.70
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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £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 2125 2122 2499
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 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -7 114 £400 +11.49% 56
London -5 35 £425 -5.55% 14
South East -9 19 £375 +25.00% 8
East of England +1 17 £425 +37.09% 4
Yorkshire -9 14 £350 - 6
North West -7 13 £375 - 13
Essex - 11 £425 - 1
Cardiff +2 9 £185 - 3
South Wales -3 9 £185 - 3
Wales -13 9 £185 - 4
Oxfordshire - 9 £350 - 1
Cheshire +8 8 £437 +20.55% 1
South West -30 7 £475 +58.33% 3
York 0 6 £350 +16.66% 1
North Yorkshire -9 6 £350 +16.66% 2
Oxford - 6 £350 -
Leeds -2 5 £375 - 3
West Yorkshire -6 5 £375 - 4
City of London +14 4 £413 -28.26% 3
Berkshire +11 4 £300 - 1
East Midlands +4 4 £419 +19.64% 2
Scotland -5 4 £513 +13.88%
Manchester -5 4 £363 -3.33% 12
Surrey -10 4 £500 +53.84% 3
West Midlands -18 4 £333 +5.55% 6
Hertfordshire -22 4 £383 +23.38% 3
Leatherhead - 4 £500 -
Edinburgh -1 3 £500 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £475 - 2
Wiltshire - 3 - -

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 231 (100.00%) Java
1 231 (100.00%) J2EE
2 140 (60.61%) Spring
3 98 (42.42%) XML
4 93 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (39.39%) Hibernate
6 90 (38.96%) HTML
7 78 (33.77%) Web Services
8 75 (32.47%) JavaScript
9 70 (30.30%) SQL
10 65 (28.14%) JSP
11 63 (27.27%) CSS
12 61 (26.41%) Oracle
13 59 (25.54%) MVC
14 52 (22.51%) TDD
15 51 (22.08%) jQuery
16 45 (19.48%) Spring MVC
17 44 (19.05%) Linux
17 44 (19.05%) OO
18 43 (18.61%) JUnit
19 42 (18.18%) Struts
19 42 (18.18%) Eclipse
20 40 (17.32%) Scrum
21 39 (16.88%) SOA
21 39 (16.88%) UNIX
22 38 (16.45%) Maven
23 37 (16.02%) REST
24 36 (15.58%) Finance
25 35 (15.15%) Tomcat
26 32 (13.85%) JMS

Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 35 (15.15%) Tomcat
2 27 (11.69%) WebSphere
3 25 (10.82%) Apache
4 21 (9.09%) WebLogic
5 20 (8.66%) JBoss
6 16 (6.93%) CMS
7 10 (4.33%) Adobe CQ
8 7 (3.03%) Oracle Service Bus
8 7 (3.03%) AquaLogic
8 7 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (2.16%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.73%) Magnolia
11 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.87%) MQSI
11 2 (0.87%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (0.87%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.87%) Confluence
12 1 (0.43%) LiveCycle
12 1 (0.43%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) GitHub
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.46%) SNMP
2 7 (3.03%) HTTP
2 7 (3.03%) Internet
3 2 (0.87%) SSL
4 1 (0.43%) Intranet
4 1 (0.43%) LDAP
4 1 (0.43%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.39%) Relational Database
2 21 (9.09%) MySQL
3 17 (7.36%) SQL Server
4 13 (5.63%) DB2
5 9 (3.90%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.90%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.46%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.16%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.73%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.30%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.87%) Redis
10 2 (0.87%) Big Data
10 2 (0.87%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.43%) Voldemort
11 1 (0.43%) Riak
Development Applications
1 43 (18.61%) JUnit
2 42 (18.18%) Eclipse
3 38 (16.45%) Maven
4 31 (13.42%) Ant
5 24 (10.39%) Subversion
6 10 (4.33%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.03%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.60%) Hudson
8 6 (2.60%) Selenium
9 5 (2.16%) Log4j
9 5 (2.16%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.73%) Mockito
11 3 (1.30%) Apache Ivy
11 3 (1.30%) JIRA
12 2 (0.87%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.87%) EasyMock
12 2 (0.87%) DbUnit
12 2 (0.87%) Rational Application Developer
13 1 (0.43%) Gradle
13 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
General
1 36 (15.58%) Finance
2 21 (9.09%) Banking
3 14 (6.06%) Retail
4 11 (4.76%) Marketing
4 11 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.46%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.16%) Back Office
7 4 (1.73%) Advertising
7 4 (1.73%) Publishing
8 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.30%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.87%) Legal
9 2 (0.87%) Electronics
10 1 (0.43%) Front Office
10 1 (0.43%) Automotive
10 1 (0.43%) German Language
10 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (100.00%) J2EE
2 140 (60.61%) Spring
3 98 (42.42%) XML
4 91 (39.39%) Hibernate
5 90 (38.96%) HTML
6 78 (33.77%) Web Services
7 65 (28.14%) JSP
8 63 (27.27%) CSS
9 51 (22.08%) jQuery
10 45 (19.48%) Spring MVC
11 42 (18.18%) Struts
12 37 (16.02%) REST
13 32 (13.85%) SOAP
13 32 (13.85%) JMS
14 31 (13.42%) Servlets
15 29 (12.55%) XSLT
16 28 (12.12%) Ajax
17 27 (11.69%) XSD
18 22 (9.52%) Java EE
18 22 (9.52%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.33%) Open Source
2 9 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.16%) Web 2.0
4 4 (1.73%) W3C
4 4 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.73%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.30%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.30%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.87%) Market Risk
6 2 (0.87%) DTV
6 2 (0.87%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.87%) Clustering
6 2 (0.87%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.87%) iSeries
6 2 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (0.87%) User Experience
7 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.43%) Derivative
7 1 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 44 (19.05%) Linux
2 39 (16.88%) UNIX
3 13 (5.63%) Solaris
4 7 (3.03%) Windows
4 7 (3.03%) Android
5 5 (2.16%) HPUX
6 4 (1.73%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.87%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.43%) SUSE
9 1 (0.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (25.54%) MVC
3 52 (22.51%) TDD
4 44 (19.05%) OO
5 40 (17.32%) Scrum
6 39 (16.88%) SOA
7 28 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (9.52%) E-Commerce
9 18 (7.79%) Multithreading
10 17 (7.36%) BDD
10 17 (7.36%) UML
11 16 (6.93%) Software Engineering
12 15 (6.49%) Unit Testing
12 15 (6.49%) User Stories
13 12 (5.19%) Content Management
14 9 (3.90%) OOP
15 8 (3.46%) OOA/OOD
15 8 (3.46%) B2B
15 8 (3.46%) E-business
15 8 (3.46%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 231 (100.00%) Java
2 75 (32.47%) JavaScript
3 70 (30.30%) SQL
4 14 (6.06%) Shell Script
5 10 (4.33%) Groovy
6 7 (3.03%) XPath
6 7 (3.03%) Perl
7 6 (2.60%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.16%) C++
8 5 (2.16%) Scala
9 3 (1.30%) Korn
9 3 (1.30%) C
9 3 (1.30%) C#
9 3 (1.30%) Python
10 2 (0.87%) Ruby
10 2 (0.87%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.43%) Clojure
11 1 (0.43%) Golang
11 1 (0.43%) JCL
Qualifications
1 15 (6.49%) Degree
1 15 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.33%) Sun Certification
3 9 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.73%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.73%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (1.30%) Puppet
2 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 61 (26.41%) Oracle
2 19 (8.23%) IBM
3 14 (6.06%) Sun
4 6 (2.60%) Adobe
5 5 (2.16%) Interwoven
5 5 (2.16%) SAP
5 5 (2.16%) FatWire
6 4 (1.73%) hybris
7 3 (1.30%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.30%) Perforce
7 3 (1.30%) ILOG
7 3 (1.30%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.30%) Sybase
8 2 (0.87%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.87%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.87%) Google
9 1 (0.43%) Splunk
9 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.43%) Kofax
9 1 (0.43%) Endeca
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