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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 554 575 510
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -65
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 106 99 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 67 77
Median daily rate £425 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.90 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 - -

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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 101 £425 +20.56% 24
London -30 23 £425 +20.56% 7
Yorkshire +15 18 £425 - 1
South East +8 15 £475 +31.03% 4
West Midlands -23 15 £375 +5.26% 3
North West -1 13 £425 -5.55% 2
West Yorkshire +6 11 £425 -
Manchester -2 11 £425 - 1
East of England +14 10 £220 -37.14% 4
Essex +5 8 £220 -45.00%
Halifax - 8 £425 -
Tunbridge Wells - 7 - - 1
Kent - 7 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 7 £425 - 1
Sheffield - 6 £425 - 1
Birmingham - 6 £458 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £338 - 2
City of London +49 4 £474 +40.37% 5
Derbyshire - 4 £338 -
Oxfordshire +9 3 £475 +11.76%
Coventry - 3 £400 -
Edinburgh - 3 £330 -
Scotland - 3 £330 -
Berkshire +7 2 £375 +7.14% 1
Cheshire +3 2 £363 -25.64% 1
South West +3 2 £413 +83.33% 1
Leeds -1 2 £390 -
Oxford -9 2 £475 +11.76%
Chester - 2 £363 -
Telford - 2 £348 -

Java/J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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.

1 170 (100.00%) Java
1 170 (100.00%) J2EE
2 116 (68.24%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (64.12%) Spring
4 75 (44.12%) Hibernate
5 70 (41.18%) TDD
6 69 (40.59%) JSP
7 52 (30.59%) Web Services
8 49 (28.82%) Maven
9 46 (27.06%) XML
10 45 (26.47%) JavaScript
10 45 (26.47%) SQL
11 44 (25.88%) JUnit
12 43 (25.29%) Oracle
13 37 (21.76%) Analytical Skills
14 36 (21.18%) HTML
15 29 (17.06%) SQL Server
15 29 (17.06%) SOAP
16 28 (16.47%) REST
17 27 (15.88%) WebSphere
18 25 (14.71%) Linux
19 24 (14.12%) Eclipse
19 24 (14.12%) CSS
19 24 (14.12%) Scrum
20 23 (13.53%) Finance
21 21 (12.35%) Servlets
21 21 (12.35%) JSON
21 21 (12.35%) HTML5
21 21 (12.35%) AngularJS
22 20 (11.76%) JDBC

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 27 (15.88%) WebSphere
2 16 (9.41%) JBoss
2 16 (9.41%) Tomcat
3 13 (7.65%) WebLogic
4 12 (7.06%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (4.12%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (4.12%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (2.35%) Apache
7 3 (1.76%) CMS
7 3 (1.76%) Liferay
8 2 (1.18%) Commerce Server
8 2 (1.18%) WildFly
9 1 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.59%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.59%) Confluence
9 1 (0.59%) Documentum
9 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.59%) IIS
9 1 (0.59%) nginx
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.76%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.59%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.12%) Bluemix
3 6 (3.53%) SaaS
4 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.35%) Internet
2 3 (1.76%) HTTP
2 3 (1.76%) SSL
3 2 (1.18%) Network Security
3 2 (1.18%) SNMP
3 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.59%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.06%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.00%) MySQL
3 11 (6.47%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.29%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (4.71%) DB2
5 8 (4.71%) Oracle Database
6 7 (4.12%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.94%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.59%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 49 (28.82%) Maven
2 44 (25.88%) JUnit
3 24 (14.12%) Eclipse
4 20 (11.76%) Ant
5 18 (10.59%) Subversion
6 17 (10.00%) JIRA
7 15 (8.82%) Jenkins
8 14 (8.24%) Selenium
9 12 (7.06%) AccuRev
9 12 (7.06%) Git (software)
10 7 (4.12%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.94%) Mockito
12 4 (2.35%) SonarQube
12 4 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (1.76%) Log4j
13 3 (1.76%) StarTeam
14 2 (1.18%) Cucumber
14 2 (1.18%) Gradle
14 2 (1.18%) JProfiler
15 1 (0.59%) Artifactory
General
1 23 (13.53%) Finance
2 8 (4.71%) Banking
2 8 (4.71%) Retail
3 6 (3.53%) Automotive
4 4 (2.35%) Back Office
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (100.00%) J2EE
2 109 (64.12%) Spring
3 75 (44.12%) Hibernate
4 69 (40.59%) JSP
5 52 (30.59%) Web Services
6 46 (27.06%) XML
7 36 (21.18%) HTML
8 29 (17.06%) SOAP
9 28 (16.47%) REST
10 24 (14.12%) CSS
11 21 (12.35%) AngularJS
11 21 (12.35%) HTML5
11 21 (12.35%) JSON
11 21 (12.35%) Servlets
12 20 (11.76%) JDBC
13 19 (11.18%) RESTful
14 18 (10.59%) JSF
15 15 (8.82%) jQuery
16 14 (8.24%) JMS
17 12 (7.06%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.76%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.76%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.76%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.18%) Fintech
5 2 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.18%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.18%) User Experience
6 1 (0.59%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.59%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.59%) DataPower
6 1 (0.59%) IVR
6 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.71%) Linux
2 13 (7.65%) Unix
3 4 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.35%) zOS
4 3 (1.76%) Windows
5 2 (1.18%) Android
5 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (68.24%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (41.18%) TDD
3 24 (14.12%) Scrum
4 20 (11.76%) OO
5 19 (11.18%) UML
6 17 (10.00%) SOA
7 14 (8.24%) E-Commerce
8 13 (7.65%) OOP
8 13 (7.65%) Web Development
9 12 (7.06%) Open Source
10 11 (6.47%) AOP
10 11 (6.47%) Front End Development
10 11 (6.47%) Unit Testing
11 10 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (5.88%) MVC
12 9 (5.29%) SDLC
13 8 (4.71%) Kanban
14 7 (4.12%) Migration
14 7 (4.12%) Software Engineering
14 7 (4.12%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 170 (100.00%) Java
2 45 (26.47%) JavaScript
2 45 (26.47%) SQL
3 10 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 7 (4.12%) AspectJ
5 5 (2.94%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.35%) Scala
7 3 (1.76%) Python
8 2 (1.18%) C#
8 2 (1.18%) Clojure
8 2 (1.18%) Groovy
8 2 (1.18%) PHP
9 1 (0.59%) C++
9 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (10.00%) Sun Certification
2 6 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.94%) Degree
4 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.76%) Oracle Identity Management
1 3 (1.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (1.18%) Puppet
3 1 (0.59%) Ansible
3 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.59%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.59%) yum
Vendors
1 43 (25.29%) Oracle
2 16 (9.41%) IBM
3 7 (4.12%) hybris
4 6 (3.53%) WSO2
5 5 (2.94%) Sun
6 4 (2.35%) BEA
6 4 (2.35%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.35%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.76%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.76%) Misys
8 2 (1.18%) ATG
9 1 (0.59%) Adobe
9 1 (0.59%) F5
9 1 (0.59%) Perforce
9 1 (0.59%) Sybase