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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 537 495 503
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 88 122 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 75 51
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +4.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +4.61%

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -33 87 £353 +0.71% 33
London +23 36 £355 -18.85% 7
East of England +8 18 £370 -7.50% 5
South East -20 14 £375 +20.00% 6
Essex +5 9 £425 - 1
Hertfordshire +4 8 £370 -3.26% 1
Watford +1 8 £370 - 1
West Yorkshire -20 5 £338 - 3
Yorkshire -38 5 £338 -0.73% 3
Hampshire -6 4 £301 +2.11%
Manchester -19 4 £450 +16.12% 1
Leeds -26 4 £363 +7.40% 3
North West -38 4 £450 +16.12% 6
West Sussex - 4 £350 -
Horsham - 4 £350 -
Basildon - 4 £245 -
West Midlands -8 3 £356 +11.32% 2
East Midlands -9 3 £290 +3.57% 2
Oxford -21 3 £425 +21.42%
Oxfordshire -25 3 £425 +21.42%
City of London +2 2 £273 -33.93% 2
Northamptonshire -3 2 £290 +3.57% 2
South West -21 2 £225 -37.28% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £356 - 1
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Glasgow +1 1 £340 -24.44% 1
Northampton -4 1 £275 -1.78% 1
Gloucestershire -7 1 - -
Berkshire -8 1 £350 +25.00%
Scotland -9 1 £340 -24.44% 2

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 183 (100.00%) Java
1 183 (100.00%) J2EE
2 95 (51.91%) Spring
3 79 (43.17%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (42.08%) Web Services
5 70 (38.25%) JavaScript
5 70 (38.25%) SQL
6 66 (36.07%) Hibernate
7 65 (35.52%) HTML
8 56 (30.60%) TDD
9 51 (27.87%) XML
10 49 (26.78%) Oracle
11 44 (24.04%) JSP
12 41 (22.40%) CSS
13 37 (20.22%) SOAP
14 35 (19.13%) Finance
15 33 (18.03%) Linux
15 33 (18.03%) JBoss
16 31 (16.94%) OO
17 30 (16.39%) JUnit
17 30 (16.39%) Scrum
17 30 (16.39%) HTML5
18 29 (15.85%) Relational Database
18 29 (15.85%) Servlets
18 29 (15.85%) Tomcat
19 27 (14.75%) WebSphere
19 27 (14.75%) SQL Server
20 25 (13.66%) IBM
20 25 (13.66%) BDD
20 25 (13.66%) REST

Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (18.03%) JBoss
2 29 (15.85%) Tomcat
3 27 (14.75%) WebSphere
4 12 (6.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (5.46%) CMS
5 10 (5.46%) WebLogic
6 9 (4.92%) Apache
7 6 (3.28%) MQSeries
8 5 (2.73%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (2.19%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (2.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (2.19%) Confluence
10 3 (1.64%) Apache Solr
11 2 (1.09%) Mule
11 2 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (1.09%) Magnolia
11 2 (1.09%) WildFly
12 1 (0.55%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.55%) Node.js
12 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.19%) Tridion
2 3 (1.64%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.55%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.55%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.64%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (1.09%) GitHub
3 2 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.09%) PaaS
3 2 (1.09%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.92%) HTTP
1 9 (4.92%) Internet
2 3 (1.64%) LDAP
2 3 (1.64%) Intranet
3 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.85%) Relational Database
2 27 (14.75%) SQL Server
3 15 (8.20%) RDBMS
4 13 (7.10%) MongoDB
5 12 (6.56%) MySQL
6 9 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (3.83%) DB2
7 7 (3.83%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.73%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.73%) Big Data
9 4 (2.19%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (2.19%) Informix
9 4 (2.19%) Sybase ASE
10 3 (1.64%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (1.09%) JasperReports
11 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (16.39%) JUnit
2 24 (13.11%) Maven
3 22 (12.02%) Ant
4 20 (10.93%) Eclipse
5 15 (8.20%) Git (software)
6 13 (7.10%) Subversion
7 12 (6.56%) Mockito
8 11 (6.01%) Jenkins
9 7 (3.83%) Cucumber
9 7 (3.83%) JIRA
9 7 (3.83%) Selenium
10 6 (3.28%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (2.73%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 4 (2.19%) Log4j
12 4 (2.19%) JProfiler
13 3 (1.64%) AccuRev
13 3 (1.64%) IntelliJ
13 3 (1.64%) VisualVM
14 2 (1.09%) GitLab
General
1 35 (19.13%) Finance
2 10 (5.46%) Banking
3 9 (4.92%) Marketing
4 6 (3.28%) Retail
5 4 (2.19%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.19%) Publishing
6 3 (1.64%) Automotive
7 2 (1.09%) Back Office
8 1 (0.55%) French Language
8 1 (0.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) Front Office
8 1 (0.55%) Games
8 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (100.00%) J2EE
2 95 (51.91%) Spring
3 77 (42.08%) Web Services
4 66 (36.07%) Hibernate
5 65 (35.52%) HTML
6 51 (27.87%) XML
7 44 (24.04%) JSP
8 41 (22.40%) CSS
9 37 (20.22%) SOAP
10 30 (16.39%) HTML5
11 29 (15.85%) Servlets
12 25 (13.66%) RESTful
12 25 (13.66%) REST
13 22 (12.02%) Ajax
14 21 (11.48%) JDBC
15 18 (9.84%) JSON
16 17 (9.29%) Spring MVC
16 17 (9.29%) Java EE
16 17 (9.29%) Struts
17 16 (8.74%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (3.83%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.28%) Web 2.0
4 4 (2.19%) GIS
5 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.09%) iSeries
6 1 (0.55%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.55%) W3C
6 1 (0.55%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.55%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.03%) Linux
2 21 (11.48%) UNIX
3 18 (9.84%) Windows
4 13 (7.10%) Solaris
5 4 (2.19%) HPUX
6 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.55%) CentOS
6 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (43.17%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (30.60%) TDD
3 31 (16.94%) OO
4 30 (16.39%) Scrum
5 25 (13.66%) BDD
6 22 (12.02%) UML
7 21 (11.48%) MVC
8 20 (10.93%) E-Commerce
8 20 (10.93%) Software Engineering
9 18 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (7.10%) Content Management
11 11 (6.01%) SOA
12 10 (5.46%) Web Development
12 10 (5.46%) Multithreading
12 10 (5.46%) SDLC
13 9 (4.92%) Kanban
13 9 (4.92%) RUP
14 8 (4.37%) RAD
14 8 (4.37%) Use Case
14 8 (4.37%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 183 (100.00%) Java
2 70 (38.25%) JavaScript
2 70 (38.25%) SQL
3 14 (7.65%) Scala
4 10 (5.46%) PL/SQL
5 9 (4.92%) C#
6 7 (3.83%) C
7 6 (3.28%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.73%) XPath
9 4 (2.19%) Groovy
9 4 (2.19%) Perl
9 4 (2.19%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.09%) ANSI SQL
10 2 (1.09%) Python
11 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.55%) Ruby
11 1 (0.55%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.55%) PHP
11 1 (0.55%) C++
11 1 (0.55%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 21 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.01%) Degree
2 11 (6.01%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.28%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.19%) OCPJWCD
4 4 (2.19%) OCPJP
4 4 (2.19%) OCMJD
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.09%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.55%) QA
1 1 (0.55%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.09%) vSphere
1 2 (1.09%) GridGain
2 1 (0.55%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.09%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.55%) Kibana
Vendors
1 49 (26.78%) Oracle
2 25 (13.66%) IBM
3 12 (6.56%) Adobe
4 8 (4.37%) Sybase
4 8 (4.37%) FatWire
5 5 (2.73%) Elastic Path
5 5 (2.73%) ATG
6 4 (2.19%) hybris
6 4 (2.19%) Blue Martini
6 4 (2.19%) Google
6 4 (2.19%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.19%) Interwoven
6 4 (2.19%) Sun
7 3 (1.64%) Progress
8 2 (1.09%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.09%) VMware
8 2 (1.09%) Cognos
8 2 (1.09%) Omniture
9 1 (0.55%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.55%) Splunk
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