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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 560 512 477
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 66 100 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 58 62
Average daily rate £355 £375 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £307 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £527 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £319
% change year-on-year
- +5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -29 63 £355 -5.39% 36
South East +35 28 £355 +18.33% 5
London -21 16 £420 -1.17% 15
Buckinghamshire - 16 £355 - 1
Milton Keynes - 16 £355 - 1
East Midlands -8 8 £300 -11.76% 3
West Midlands -8 8 £325 +19.26% 3
North West -16 7 £413 +26.92% 5
Hampshire - 7 £331 -
Coventry - 5 £300 -
Northampton - 5 £300 - 2
Northamptonshire - 5 £300 - 2
Manchester -14 4 £413 +26.92% 4
Scotland -6 3 £350 -10.82%
Tyne and Wear - 3 £316 -
Havant - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £525 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £525 - 1
North East - 3 £316 -
City of London +32 2 £423 +9.74% 1
Berkshire +7 2 £430 +40.40% 2
Cheshire -7 2 £260 -30.75%
Edinburgh -15 2 £340 -11.68%
Burgess Hill - 2 £225 -
Reading - 2 £430 - 2
West Sussex - 2 £225 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £308 -
Brighton +13 1 £300 - 1
East Sussex +7 1 £300 - 1
Warwickshire +3 1 £325 - 2

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 156 (100.00%) Java
1 156 (100.00%) J2EE
2 79 (50.64%) Spring
3 73 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (43.59%) HTML
5 59 (37.82%) JavaScript
6 58 (37.18%) Hibernate
7 53 (33.97%) Oracle
8 43 (27.56%) TDD
9 42 (26.92%) CSS
9 42 (26.92%) XML
10 40 (25.64%) Web Services
11 38 (24.36%) JSP
11 38 (24.36%) OO
12 33 (21.15%) Struts
13 31 (19.87%) JUnit
13 31 (19.87%) Tomcat
14 30 (19.23%) SQL
14 30 (19.23%) Maven
15 29 (18.59%) Servlets
15 29 (18.59%) HTML5
16 28 (17.95%) SOAP
16 28 (17.95%) Scrum
17 27 (17.31%) JMS
17 27 (17.31%) JBoss
18 24 (15.38%) MVC
19 23 (14.74%) JDBC
19 23 (14.74%) RESTful
20 22 (14.10%) Eclipse
21 21 (13.46%) Continuous Integration

Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 31 (19.87%) Tomcat
2 27 (17.31%) JBoss
3 18 (11.54%) WebSphere
4 12 (7.69%) WebLogic
5 10 (6.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (4.49%) CMS
6 7 (4.49%) Jetty
7 6 (3.85%) Apache
8 3 (1.92%) Node.js
9 2 (1.28%) IIS
9 2 (1.28%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.64%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.64%) FileNet
10 1 (0.64%) Mule
10 1 (0.64%) nginx
10 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.64%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.28%) Maximo
3 1 (0.64%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.64%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.28%) SaaS
4 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.64%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.97%) HTTP
1 14 (8.97%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.56%) SSL
3 2 (1.28%) Internet
4 1 (0.64%) DHCP
4 1 (0.64%) DNS
4 1 (0.64%) FTP
4 1 (0.64%) IPsec
4 1 (0.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.26%) Relational Database
2 15 (9.62%) MySQL
3 13 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 9 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.21%) DB2
6 5 (3.21%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.21%) WebFOCUS
7 2 (1.28%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.28%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.28%) SQLite
8 1 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.64%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (0.64%) GIS
8 1 (0.64%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 31 (19.87%) JUnit
2 30 (19.23%) Maven
3 22 (14.10%) Eclipse
4 17 (10.90%) Ant
4 17 (10.90%) Jenkins
5 10 (6.41%) Git (software)
6 9 (5.77%) JIRA
7 8 (5.13%) CruiseControl
8 7 (4.49%) Mockito
9 5 (3.21%) AccuRev
9 5 (3.21%) Checkstyle
9 5 (3.21%) FindBugs
9 5 (3.21%) Selenium
9 5 (3.21%) TestDirector
10 4 (2.56%) Cobertura
10 4 (2.56%) jMock
10 4 (2.56%) SonarQube
10 4 (2.56%) Subversion
11 3 (1.92%) DbUnit
11 3 (1.92%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (12.82%) Banking
2 17 (10.90%) Finance
3 8 (5.13%) Automotive
4 7 (4.49%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.49%) Marketing
5 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) French Language
6 1 (0.64%) Front Office
6 1 (0.64%) Games
6 1 (0.64%) Legal
6 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (100.00%) J2EE
2 79 (50.64%) Spring
3 68 (43.59%) HTML
4 58 (37.18%) Hibernate
5 42 (26.92%) CSS
5 42 (26.92%) XML
6 40 (25.64%) Web Services
7 38 (24.36%) JSP
8 33 (21.15%) Struts
9 29 (18.59%) HTML5
9 29 (18.59%) Servlets
10 28 (17.95%) SOAP
11 27 (17.31%) JMS
12 23 (14.74%) JDBC
12 23 (14.74%) RESTful
13 20 (12.82%) JSF
13 20 (12.82%) Spring MVC
14 18 (11.54%) JPA
15 17 (10.90%) XSLT
16 16 (10.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.13%) Online Banking
2 7 (4.49%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.64%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.64%) Derivative
5 1 (0.64%) Equities
5 1 (0.64%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.64%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.18%) Unix
2 18 (11.54%) Linux
3 5 (3.21%) Windows
4 3 (1.92%) Solaris
5 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.28%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.64%) Android
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (27.56%) TDD
3 38 (24.36%) OO
4 28 (17.95%) Scrum
5 24 (15.38%) MVC
6 21 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (8.97%) Use Case
8 13 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 13 (8.33%) Open Source
8 13 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 13 (8.33%) UML
9 12 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
9 12 (7.69%) Software Architecture
9 12 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 11 (7.05%) BDD
10 11 (7.05%) Web Development
11 10 (6.41%) Configuration Management
12 9 (5.77%) SOA
13 8 (5.13%) User Stories
14 7 (4.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 156 (100.00%) Java
2 59 (37.82%) JavaScript
3 30 (19.23%) SQL
4 10 (6.41%) PL/SQL
5 9 (5.77%) C#
6 5 (3.21%) C
6 5 (3.21%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.56%) Groovy
8 3 (1.92%) Perl
8 3 (1.92%) PHP
9 2 (1.28%) Python
9 2 (1.28%) XPath
10 1 (0.64%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.64%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.64%) C++
10 1 (0.64%) Scala
10 1 (0.64%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.41%) Degree
3 6 (3.85%) DV Cleared
3 6 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.85%) Sun Certification
4 3 (1.92%) OCPJP
5 2 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.64%) OCMJD
6 1 (0.64%) OCPJWCD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.64%) HL7
1 1 (0.64%) ISO 8583
1 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.92%) Docker
2 3 (1.92%) vSphere
3 1 (0.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (33.97%) Oracle
2 18 (11.54%) Adobe
3 13 (8.33%) IBM
4 5 (3.21%) HP
4 5 (3.21%) Rally
4 5 (3.21%) Sun
4 5 (3.21%) VMware
5 3 (1.92%) Apigee
5 3 (1.92%) FatWire
5 3 (1.92%) Google
5 3 (1.92%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.28%) BEA
6 2 (1.28%) hybris
7 1 (0.64%) Apple
7 1 (0.64%) Informatica
7 1 (0.64%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.64%) Remedy
7 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.64%) webMethods
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