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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 495 492 387
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -105
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 119 86 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.16% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.18% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 46 146
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £258 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -23.52%

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
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 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Java/J2EE Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 September 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 +5 102 £375 +7.14% 49
London +24 33 £413 +3.12% 16
South East -2 16 £350 +12.44% 5
Yorkshire -2 14 £340 +4.61% 6
Wales -17 12 £185 - 2
North West -3 11 £400 +11.11% 8
South West -18 10 £359 +19.58% 3
Cardiff +1 9 £185 - 2
South Wales -2 9 £185 - 2
East of England - 9 £413 - 4
Cheshire +5 8 £400 +5.26% 1
York +4 8 £350 +16.66%
North Yorkshire -6 8 £350 +16.66%
West Midlands -12 6 £325 +3.17% 1
East Midlands +7 5 £375 +11.11% 6
Hertfordshire - 5 £383 - 2
City of London +21 4 £413 -2.94% 5
Berkshire +12 3 £336 +12.08%
Manchester -13 3 £388 +10.71% 7
Scotland -14 3 £475 +35.71% 3
Swindon - 3 - -
Watford - 3 - - 1
Leeds - 3 £375 - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 4
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Coventry - 3 £325 -
Chester +5 2 £400 -
Leicestershire +4 2 - - 1
Edinburgh -2 2 £500 - 3
Birmingham -3 2 £333 +2.30%

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 242 (100.00%) Java
1 242 (100.00%) J2EE
2 160 (66.12%) Spring
3 112 (46.28%) Hibernate
4 104 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (39.67%) XML
6 91 (37.60%) HTML
7 84 (34.71%) JavaScript
8 83 (34.30%) Web Services
9 74 (30.58%) Oracle
10 71 (29.34%) SQL
10 71 (29.34%) JSP
11 69 (28.51%) jQuery
12 68 (28.10%) MVC
13 63 (26.03%) CSS
14 55 (22.73%) Spring MVC
15 54 (22.31%) TDD
16 50 (20.66%) Linux
17 49 (20.25%) Maven
18 45 (18.60%) JUnit
19 44 (18.18%) OO
19 44 (18.18%) Tomcat
19 44 (18.18%) Eclipse
19 44 (18.18%) Scrum
20 40 (16.53%) Struts
21 38 (15.70%) REST
22 37 (15.29%) UNIX
23 36 (14.88%) XSLT
23 36 (14.88%) Finance
24 35 (14.46%) Subversion

Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 26 (10.74%) WebSphere
3 24 (9.92%) WebLogic
4 23 (9.50%) Apache
5 8 (3.31%) CMS
5 8 (3.31%) Adobe CQ
6 7 (2.89%) MQSeries
7 6 (2.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (2.48%) AquaLogic
7 6 (2.48%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (2.07%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.83%) Confluence
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.83%) Magnolia
10 1 (0.41%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.41%) Mule
10 1 (0.41%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.41%) IIS
10 1 (0.41%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.83%) GitHub
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.72%) HTTP
1 9 (3.72%) Internet
2 6 (2.48%) SNMP
3 2 (0.83%) SSL
4 1 (0.41%) Intranet
4 1 (0.41%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.98%) MySQL
2 22 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 21 (8.68%) SQL Server
4 15 (6.20%) Oracle Database
5 14 (5.79%) DB2
6 11 (4.55%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.89%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.65%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.41%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.41%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.41%) Redis
11 1 (0.41%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.41%) Big Data
11 1 (0.41%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 49 (20.25%) Maven
2 45 (18.60%) JUnit
3 44 (18.18%) Eclipse
4 35 (14.46%) Subversion
5 30 (12.40%) Ant
6 15 (6.20%) Jenkins
7 13 (5.37%) Git (software)
8 7 (2.89%) Selenium
8 7 (2.89%) Log4j
9 5 (2.07%) JIRA
9 5 (2.07%) Mockito
10 4 (1.65%) Hudson
11 3 (1.24%) DbUnit
11 3 (1.24%) Apache Ivy
12 2 (0.83%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.83%) jMock
12 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.83%) EasyMock
13 1 (0.41%) TestNG
13 1 (0.41%) NetBeans
General
1 36 (14.88%) Finance
2 20 (8.26%) Banking
3 14 (5.79%) Retail
4 11 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.72%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.65%) Marketing
6 4 (1.65%) Publishing
6 4 (1.65%) Back Office
7 3 (1.24%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.83%) Advertising
8 2 (0.83%) Front Office
8 2 (0.83%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) German Language
9 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (100.00%) J2EE
2 160 (66.12%) Spring
3 112 (46.28%) Hibernate
4 96 (39.67%) XML
5 91 (37.60%) HTML
6 83 (34.30%) Web Services
7 71 (29.34%) JSP
8 69 (28.51%) jQuery
9 63 (26.03%) CSS
10 55 (22.73%) Spring MVC
11 40 (16.53%) Struts
12 38 (15.70%) REST
13 36 (14.88%) XSLT
14 34 (14.05%) SOAP
15 30 (12.40%) JMS
16 29 (11.98%) Servlets
17 27 (11.16%) Ajax
18 26 (10.74%) Java EE
19 25 (10.33%) XSD
20 24 (9.92%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.13%) Computer Science
2 8 (3.31%) Open Source
3 7 (2.89%) Web 2.0
3 7 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.48%) W3C
5 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.24%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.24%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.83%) User Experience
7 2 (0.83%) Derivative
7 2 (0.83%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.83%) Clustering
8 1 (0.41%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.41%) Statistics
8 1 (0.41%) DTV
8 1 (0.41%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.41%) Replication
8 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 50 (20.66%) Linux
2 37 (15.29%) UNIX
3 12 (4.96%) Solaris
4 7 (2.89%) HPUX
5 5 (2.07%) Android
6 3 (1.24%) Windows
6 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.83%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.41%) SUSE
8 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (28.10%) MVC
3 54 (22.31%) TDD
4 44 (18.18%) Scrum
4 44 (18.18%) OO
5 31 (12.81%) SOA
6 28 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (10.74%) E-Commerce
8 23 (9.50%) BDD
9 17 (7.02%) Multithreading
9 17 (7.02%) Unit Testing
10 15 (6.20%) UML
10 15 (6.20%) Software Engineering
11 11 (4.55%) OOA/OOD
12 10 (4.13%) OOP
13 9 (3.72%) OOD
13 9 (3.72%) Content Management
13 9 (3.72%) User Stories
14 8 (3.31%) Web Development
15 7 (2.89%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 242 (100.00%) Java
2 84 (34.71%) JavaScript
3 71 (29.34%) SQL
4 13 (5.37%) Shell Script
4 13 (5.37%) PL/SQL
5 9 (3.72%) XPath
5 9 (3.72%) Scala
6 8 (3.31%) Groovy
7 7 (2.89%) Perl
8 6 (2.48%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.07%) C++
10 4 (1.65%) C
11 3 (1.24%) Korn
12 2 (0.83%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.83%) C#
12 2 (0.83%) Python
12 2 (0.83%) Ruby
13 1 (0.41%) JCL
13 1 (0.41%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.41%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 18 (7.44%) Degree
2 12 (4.96%) Sun Certification
2 12 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.61%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.24%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 74 (30.58%) Oracle
2 17 (7.02%) JBoss
3 16 (6.61%) Sun
4 15 (6.20%) IBM
5 7 (2.89%) Interwoven
6 6 (2.48%) Sybase
6 6 (2.48%) hybris
7 4 (1.65%) SAP
8 3 (1.24%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.24%) Perforce
8 3 (1.24%) ILOG
9 2 (0.83%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.83%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.83%) Adobe
9 2 (0.83%) Google
10 1 (0.41%) Splunk
10 1 (0.41%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.41%) HP
10 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.41%) TIBCO
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