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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java J2EE Developer
UK
Rank 538 572 521
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 49 58 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 41 53
Median daily rate £438 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £443 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £344 £338
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +18 42 £451 +27.80% 13
London +22 24 £463 +19.35% 6
Scotland +28 6 £365 +4.28%
East Midlands +2 6 £328 +9.16%
South East -2 6 £475 +33.80% 2
Edinburgh +22 5 £394 +15.80%
Yorkshire - 3 £381 -
Faversham - 3 £525 -
Kent - 3 £525 -
Westminster - 2 £543 -
City of London - 2 £456 - 2
Cheshire +26 1 £475 +62.39%
North West +22 1 £475 +35.71% 1
Brighton +6 1 £300 - 1
Bristol +6 1 - -
Hampshire +5 1 £425 +28.30%
East Sussex +4 1 £300 - 1
South West +4 1 - -
Nottinghamshire 0 1 £375 -28.57%
Nottingham 0 1 £375 -28.57%
Milton Keynes -10 1 £400 +12.67%
Buckinghamshire -15 1 £400 +12.67%
Northamptonshire -19 1 £280 -6.66%
Northampton -19 1 £280 -6.66%
Leeds - 1 £438 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £438 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £525 - 2
Glasgow - 1 £365 -

Java/J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 105 (100.00%) Java
1 105 (100.00%) J2EE
2 69 (65.71%) Spring
3 61 (58.10%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (49.52%) Oracle
5 39 (37.14%) Hibernate
6 34 (32.38%) REST
7 33 (31.43%) Maven
8 32 (30.48%) TDD
9 31 (29.52%) HTML
10 29 (27.62%) JavaScript
10 29 (27.62%) Web Services
11 27 (25.71%) SQL
12 26 (24.76%) JUnit
12 26 (24.76%) MVC
12 26 (24.76%) Git (software)
13 24 (22.86%) OO
14 23 (21.90%) CSS
14 23 (21.90%) Finance
14 23 (21.90%) Scrum
15 22 (20.95%) SOA
16 20 (19.05%) Linux
16 20 (19.05%) SOAP
17 19 (18.10%) XML
17 19 (18.10%) JSP
17 19 (18.10%) RESTful
18 18 (17.14%) HTML5
18 18 (17.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 18 (17.14%) JBoss
18 18 (17.14%) Subversion

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 18 (17.14%) JBoss
1 18 (17.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (10.48%) Tomcat
2 11 (10.48%) WebLogic
3 10 (9.52%) WebSphere
4 8 (7.62%) Apache
4 8 (7.62%) Jetty
5 7 (6.67%) Confluence
5 7 (6.67%) WebLogic Portal
6 6 (5.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (4.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (4.76%) CMS
7 5 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (3.81%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (2.86%) FileNet
9 3 (2.86%) MQSeries
9 3 (2.86%) nginx
10 2 (1.90%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.95%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) IaaS
1 6 (5.71%) PaaS
2 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.86%) GitHub
3 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (1.90%) Firewall
3 1 (0.95%) HTTP
3 1 (0.95%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.24%) MySQL
2 11 (10.48%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.71%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.71%) SQLite
5 5 (4.76%) DB2
6 4 (3.81%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.86%) Jackrabbit
7 3 (2.86%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.95%) Endeca
9 1 (0.95%) HBase
Development Applications
1 33 (31.43%) Maven
2 26 (24.76%) Git (software)
2 26 (24.76%) JUnit
3 18 (17.14%) Subversion
4 16 (15.24%) JIRA
5 14 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 14 (13.33%) Mockito
6 10 (9.52%) Ant
7 6 (5.71%) Eclipse
7 6 (5.71%) Hudson
7 6 (5.71%) TestNG
8 5 (4.76%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.76%) Selenium
9 3 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.86%) JMeter
9 3 (2.86%) jMock
9 3 (2.86%) Log4j
9 3 (2.86%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.86%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 2 (1.90%) SonarQube
General
1 23 (21.90%) Finance
2 5 (4.76%) Banking
3 4 (3.81%) Retail
4 3 (2.86%) Publishing
5 1 (0.95%) Games
5 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (100.00%) J2EE
2 69 (65.71%) Spring
3 39 (37.14%) Hibernate
4 34 (32.38%) REST
5 31 (29.52%) HTML
6 29 (27.62%) Web Services
7 23 (21.90%) CSS
8 20 (19.05%) SOAP
9 19 (18.10%) JSP
9 19 (18.10%) RESTful
9 19 (18.10%) XML
10 18 (17.14%) HTML5
11 17 (16.19%) CSS3
11 17 (16.19%) EJB
11 17 (16.19%) Spring MVC
12 15 (14.29%) AngularJS
12 15 (14.29%) Java EE
12 15 (14.29%) JSON
13 13 (12.38%) JPA
14 12 (11.43%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (5.71%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.81%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.90%) Fintech
6 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.90%) User Experience
7 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.95%) NHS
7 1 (0.95%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.05%) Linux
2 14 (13.33%) Unix
3 6 (5.71%) Android
3 6 (5.71%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.86%) HPUX
4 3 (2.86%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (58.10%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.48%) TDD
3 26 (24.76%) MVC
4 24 (22.86%) OO
5 23 (21.90%) Scrum
6 22 (20.95%) SOA
7 17 (16.19%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (15.24%) UML
9 12 (11.43%) SDLC
10 10 (9.52%) Open Source
11 9 (8.57%) BDD
11 9 (8.57%) E-Commerce
11 9 (8.57%) Web Development
12 8 (7.62%) Defect Management
12 8 (7.62%) Unit Testing
13 7 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
13 7 (6.67%) Multithreading
13 7 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
14 6 (5.71%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (27.62%) JavaScript
3 27 (25.71%) SQL
4 9 (8.57%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.81%) Perl
6 3 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.86%) XPath
7 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.95%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.95%) C
8 1 (0.95%) C#
8 1 (0.95%) C++
8 1 (0.95%) COBOL
8 1 (0.95%) Groovy
8 1 (0.95%) PHP
8 1 (0.95%) Python
8 1 (0.95%) Scala
8 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.48%) Degree
2 7 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.71%) Sun Certification
4 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) SLA
2 3 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.81%) Puppet
2 3 (2.86%) Ansible
2 3 (2.86%) OpenAM
2 3 (2.86%) OpenSSO
3 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.95%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.95%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.95%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 52 (49.52%) Oracle
2 8 (7.62%) BEA
3 6 (5.71%) IBM
4 5 (4.76%) ATG
5 3 (2.86%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.86%) Blue Coat
5 3 (2.86%) Blue Martini
5 3 (2.86%) Elastic Path
5 3 (2.86%) Interwoven
6 2 (1.90%) Adobe
6 2 (1.90%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.90%) Pega
6 2 (1.90%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.95%) CA
7 1 (0.95%) HP
7 1 (0.95%) Informatica
7 1 (0.95%) webMethods