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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 546 507 487
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 82 107 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 74 66
Average daily rate
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£355 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £261 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £523 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
52643 50594 47358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.45% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33418 30646 27757
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 1941 1998 2130
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.78 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -5.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 3 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 3 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 -27 82 £355 +4.41% 36
London -4 42 £353 -21.66% 12
East of England +6 14 £350 +25.00% 6
South East -25 12 £375 +15.38% 5
Hertfordshire -1 7 £350 - 3
Watford -2 7 £350 - 1
Manchester -6 6 £425 +9.67% 2
North West -19 6 £425 +7.93% 9
Essex - 6 £350 -
Horsham - 4 £350 - 1
West Sussex - 4 £350 - 1
Hampshire -7 3 £301 -22.25%
City of London -16 3 £338 -35.71% 3
West Yorkshire -25 3 £381 +12.96% 1
Yorkshire -30 3 £381 +17.30% 1
Docklands, London - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 £425 -
Basildon - 3 £245 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £425 -
West Midlands -4 2 £356 +11.32% 1
South West -7 2 £225 -30.76% 1
Leeds -27 2 £425 +25.92% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £356 - 1
Berkshire -4 1 £350 +25.00% 2
Gloucestershire -5 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -15 1 - -
Croydon -17 1 £350 +16.66%
Canary Wharf - 1 £350 -
Hammersmith - 1 £345 -
Reading - 1 £350 - 2

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 195 (100.00%) Java
1 195 (100.00%) J2EE
2 99 (50.77%) Spring
3 87 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (40.51%) Web Services
5 78 (40.00%) SQL
6 76 (38.97%) HTML
7 70 (35.90%) Hibernate
8 69 (35.38%) JavaScript
9 60 (30.77%) TDD
10 56 (28.72%) XML
11 47 (24.10%) Oracle
12 45 (23.08%) JSP
13 44 (22.56%) CSS
14 43 (22.05%) SOAP
14 43 (22.05%) HTML5
15 38 (19.49%) Linux
16 37 (18.97%) Finance
17 35 (17.95%) Relational Database
18 34 (17.44%) Scrum
19 33 (16.92%) OO
19 33 (16.92%) SQL Server
20 31 (15.90%) JBoss
20 31 (15.90%) WebSphere
21 30 (15.38%) IBM
22 29 (14.87%) Servlets
23 28 (14.36%) JUnit
23 28 (14.36%) UNIX
23 28 (14.36%) REST
24 27 (13.85%) Ant

Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 31 (15.90%) JBoss
1 31 (15.90%) WebSphere
2 26 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 12 (6.15%) CMS
3 12 (6.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 11 (5.64%) Apache
5 5 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (2.56%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.56%) MQSeries
6 4 (2.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (2.05%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (2.05%) Confluence
7 3 (1.54%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.03%) Magnolia
8 2 (1.03%) WildFly
8 2 (1.03%) Mule
9 1 (0.51%) Liferay
9 1 (0.51%) MQSI
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (1.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Tridion
2 3 (1.54%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.51%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.54%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (1.03%) GitHub
3 2 (1.03%) PaaS
3 2 (1.03%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.62%) HTTP
1 9 (4.62%) Internet
2 3 (1.54%) LDAP
2 3 (1.54%) Intranet
3 2 (1.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.95%) Relational Database
2 33 (16.92%) SQL Server
3 13 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 12 (6.15%) MongoDB
5 10 (5.13%) MySQL
6 8 (4.10%) DB2
7 7 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (3.59%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.56%) Big Data
9 4 (2.05%) Sybase ASE
9 4 (2.05%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (2.05%) Informix
10 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.54%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.51%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.51%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.51%) Voldemort
12 1 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (14.36%) JUnit
2 27 (13.85%) Eclipse
2 27 (13.85%) Ant
3 24 (12.31%) Maven
4 17 (8.72%) Subversion
5 14 (7.18%) Git (software)
6 11 (5.64%) Mockito
7 10 (5.13%) SoapUI
8 9 (4.62%) Jenkins
9 6 (3.08%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.08%) JIRA
9 6 (3.08%) Selenium
10 5 (2.56%) Log4j
11 4 (2.05%) IntelliJ
11 4 (2.05%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 4 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.05%) JProfiler
12 3 (1.54%) VisualVM
13 2 (1.03%) Moq
13 2 (1.03%) GitLab
General
1 37 (18.97%) Finance
2 12 (6.15%) Marketing
3 10 (5.13%) Banking
3 10 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.59%) Retail
5 4 (2.05%) Publishing
6 2 (1.03%) Automotive
6 2 (1.03%) Front Office
6 2 (1.03%) Back Office
6 2 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (100.00%) J2EE
2 99 (50.77%) Spring
3 79 (40.51%) Web Services
4 76 (38.97%) HTML
5 70 (35.90%) Hibernate
6 56 (28.72%) XML
7 45 (23.08%) JSP
8 44 (22.56%) CSS
9 43 (22.05%) SOAP
9 43 (22.05%) HTML5
10 29 (14.87%) Servlets
11 28 (14.36%) REST
12 24 (12.31%) RESTful
13 23 (11.79%) Ajax
14 22 (11.28%) Spring MVC
15 20 (10.26%) Java EE
15 20 (10.26%) JDBC
16 17 (8.72%) EJB
16 17 (8.72%) TopLink
16 17 (8.72%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.64%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.59%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.08%) Web 2.0
4 4 (2.05%) GIS
5 3 (1.54%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.54%) iSeries
6 2 (1.03%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.51%) W3C
7 1 (0.51%) Wiki
7 1 (0.51%) Blog
7 1 (0.51%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.51%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (19.49%) Linux
2 28 (14.36%) UNIX
3 21 (10.77%) Windows
4 17 (8.72%) Solaris
5 4 (2.05%) HPUX
6 1 (0.51%) CentOS
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (30.77%) TDD
3 34 (17.44%) Scrum
4 33 (16.92%) OO
5 27 (13.85%) MVC
6 21 (10.77%) UML
6 21 (10.77%) BDD
7 19 (9.74%) E-Commerce
8 17 (8.72%) Content Management
8 17 (8.72%) Software Engineering
9 15 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (6.67%) RUP
11 12 (6.15%) Use Case
12 11 (5.64%) User Stories
13 10 (5.13%) Multithreading
13 10 (5.13%) Digital Marketing
13 10 (5.13%) SOA
14 9 (4.62%) Web Development
14 9 (4.62%) Validation
14 9 (4.62%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 195 (100.00%) Java
2 78 (40.00%) SQL
3 69 (35.38%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.67%) Scala
5 9 (4.62%) C#
6 8 (4.10%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.59%) C
8 6 (3.08%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.56%) XPath
10 4 (2.05%) Groovy
10 4 (2.05%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.05%) Perl
11 2 (1.03%) Python
11 2 (1.03%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.51%) Clojure
12 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (8.21%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.13%) Degree
3 8 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.05%) OCPJWCD
5 4 (2.05%) OCPJP
5 4 (2.05%) OCMJD
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.03%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (1.03%) GridGain
2 1 (0.51%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.03%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.51%) Kibana
Vendors
1 47 (24.10%) Oracle
2 30 (15.38%) IBM
3 12 (6.15%) Adobe
4 8 (4.10%) FatWire
4 8 (4.10%) Sybase
5 5 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.56%) ATG
5 5 (2.56%) Elastic Path
6 4 (2.05%) hybris
6 4 (2.05%) Blue Martini
6 4 (2.05%) Sun
6 4 (2.05%) Interwoven
7 3 (1.54%) Progress
8 2 (1.03%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.03%) Alterian
8 2 (1.03%) Omniture
8 2 (1.03%) Google
8 2 (1.03%) Axway
9 1 (0.51%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.51%) Splunk
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