The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 488 468 396
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -72
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 102 102 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.22% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 78 116
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£325 £365 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £32.50
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 July 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
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 July 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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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 -19 94 £325 -10.95% 50
London -13 32 £450 +12.50% 18
South East -10 20 £325 -7.14% 4
Yorkshire +8 11 £275 +3.77% 4
West Midlands -5 10 £320 -17.41% 2
East of England - 10 £273 - 6
East Midlands +10 8 £273 -19.25% 2
Milton Keynes +7 7 £273 -24.30% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 7 £273 -24.30% 1
Leeds +8 6 £338 +29.80% 1
West Yorkshire +4 6 £338 +29.80% 3
North West -8 6 £394 +12.50% 10
Hampshire -11 6 £388 +20.15% 1
South West -27 6 £325 -26.13% 4
City of London +23 5 £525 +40.00% 5
Scotland -14 5 £450 +20.00% 1
North Yorkshire - 5 £263 - 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £265 - 2
Bedfordshire - 5 £265 - 1
Northampton - 5 £265 - 2
Bedford - 5 £265 -
Berkshire +2 4 £280 -44.00% 1
Glasgow -1 4 £450 +20.00% 1
Croydon - 4 £300 -
Cheshire +3 3 £400 +11.11% 1
Manchester -2 3 £388 +10.71% 7
West Wales -7 3 - -
Surrey -10 3 £425 +41.66% 1
Swansea -11 3 - -
Wales -16 3 - - 1

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 228 (100.00%) Java
1 228 (100.00%) J2EE
2 163 (71.49%) Spring
3 109 (47.81%) Hibernate
4 90 (39.47%) JavaScript
5 84 (36.84%) jQuery
6 71 (31.14%) Oracle
6 71 (31.14%) JSP
7 70 (30.70%) HTML
8 68 (29.82%) XML
9 66 (28.95%) SQL
10 61 (26.75%) Web Services
11 60 (26.32%) CSS
12 59 (25.88%) Maven
13 54 (23.68%) MVC
14 48 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
15 46 (20.18%) Eclipse
16 45 (19.74%) JUnit
17 44 (19.30%) Tomcat
18 43 (18.86%) Finance
19 42 (18.42%) Linux
20 40 (17.54%) Subversion
20 40 (17.54%) Spring MVC
21 39 (17.11%) Struts
22 38 (16.67%) UNIX
23 37 (16.23%) SOAP
24 35 (15.35%) OO
25 33 (14.47%) WebLogic
25 33 (14.47%) Ant
25 33 (14.47%) REST

Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 44 (19.30%) Tomcat
2 33 (14.47%) WebLogic
3 24 (10.53%) Apache
4 23 (10.09%) WebSphere
5 14 (6.14%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (3.95%) AquaLogic
7 5 (2.19%) MQSeries
7 5 (2.19%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (2.19%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (2.19%) AquaLogic Service Bus
7 5 (2.19%) Apache Solr
7 5 (2.19%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (1.75%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.88%) CMS
9 2 (0.88%) Mule
10 1 (0.44%) Jetty
10 1 (0.44%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.44%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.88%) GitHub
2 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.51%) Internet
2 6 (2.63%) HTTP
3 2 (0.88%) SSL
4 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.44%) LDAP
4 1 (0.44%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.40%) MySQL
2 23 (10.09%) SQL Server
3 22 (9.65%) Relational Database
4 17 (7.46%) Oracle Database
5 13 (5.70%) RDBMS
6 9 (3.95%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.75%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.75%) DB2
7 4 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.44%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.44%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.44%) Big Data
9 1 (0.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 59 (25.88%) Maven
2 46 (20.18%) Eclipse
3 45 (19.74%) JUnit
4 40 (17.54%) Subversion
5 33 (14.47%) Ant
6 11 (4.82%) Jenkins
7 10 (4.39%) Mockito
7 10 (4.39%) Git (software)
8 8 (3.51%) Selenium
9 7 (3.07%) Log4j
10 6 (2.63%) JIRA
11 4 (1.75%) DbUnit
12 3 (1.32%) TestNG
12 3 (1.32%) Apache Ivy
13 2 (0.88%) Hudson
13 2 (0.88%) Rational Application Developer
13 2 (0.88%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
14 1 (0.44%) jMock
14 1 (0.44%) NetBeans
General
1 43 (18.86%) Finance
2 21 (9.21%) Banking
3 12 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.07%) Back Office
6 6 (2.63%) Retail
7 3 (1.32%) German Language
7 3 (1.32%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.32%) Games
7 3 (1.32%) Advertising
8 2 (0.88%) Front Office
8 2 (0.88%) Marketing
9 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.44%) Local Government
9 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.44%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.44%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (100.00%) J2EE
2 163 (71.49%) Spring
3 109 (47.81%) Hibernate
4 84 (36.84%) jQuery
5 71 (31.14%) JSP
6 70 (30.70%) HTML
7 68 (29.82%) XML
8 61 (26.75%) Web Services
9 60 (26.32%) CSS
10 40 (17.54%) Spring MVC
11 39 (17.11%) Struts
12 37 (16.23%) SOAP
13 33 (14.47%) REST
14 30 (13.16%) Java EE
15 28 (12.28%) Servlets
16 27 (11.84%) JMS
17 23 (10.09%) JPA
18 22 (9.65%) JSF
19 20 (8.77%) Ajax
20 19 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.82%) Computer Science
2 8 (3.51%) W3C
3 7 (3.07%) Web 2.0
3 7 (3.07%) Open Source
3 7 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.63%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.32%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.32%) Mobile Games
6 2 (0.88%) Derivative
6 2 (0.88%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.44%) iSeries
7 1 (0.44%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.44%) Clustering
7 1 (0.44%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.44%) DTV
7 1 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.42%) Linux
2 38 (16.67%) UNIX
3 11 (4.82%) Solaris
4 4 (1.75%) HPUX
4 4 (1.75%) Android
5 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.88%) Windows
6 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (23.68%) MVC
2 48 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (15.35%) OO
4 30 (13.16%) TDD
5 26 (11.40%) Scrum
6 24 (10.53%) SOA
7 19 (8.33%) Unit Testing
8 17 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (6.58%) E-Commerce
10 14 (6.14%) BDD
11 12 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
11 12 (5.26%) Software Engineering
12 10 (4.39%) OOD
12 10 (4.39%) Multithreading
13 9 (3.95%) Business Analysis
14 8 (3.51%) OOP
14 8 (3.51%) Web Development
15 7 (3.07%) UML
16 6 (2.63%) Build Automation
16 6 (2.63%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 228 (100.00%) Java
2 90 (39.47%) JavaScript
3 66 (28.95%) SQL
4 20 (8.77%) Shell Script
5 13 (5.70%) PL/SQL
6 11 (4.82%) XPath
7 9 (3.95%) Scala
8 7 (3.07%) Groovy
9 6 (2.63%) Korn
10 5 (2.19%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.19%) Perl
10 5 (2.19%) C++
10 5 (2.19%) C
10 5 (2.19%) Bourne shell
11 2 (0.88%) C#
11 2 (0.88%) Ruby
12 1 (0.44%) XQuery
12 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.44%) Golang
Qualifications
1 16 (7.02%) Degree
2 11 (4.82%) Sun Certification
3 10 (4.39%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.88%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 71 (31.14%) Oracle
2 17 (7.46%) JBoss
3 12 (5.26%) Sun
4 9 (3.95%) Sybase
4 9 (3.95%) IBM
5 6 (2.63%) hybris
6 4 (1.75%) Interwoven
6 4 (1.75%) FatWire
6 4 (1.75%) SAP
6 4 (1.75%) Endeca
7 3 (1.32%) Perforce
7 3 (1.32%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.88%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.44%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.44%) Alterian
9 1 (0.44%) Google
9 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.44%) HP
9 1 (0.44%) Adobe
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