The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Java/J2EE Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Java J2EE Developer
Rank 608 583 572
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java/J2EE Developer 15 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.020% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.021% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 4
Average daily rate £355 £431 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.68% +13.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £413 £381
% change year-on-year
-13.93% +8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
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% -

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Java/J2EE Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Java/J2EE Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Java/J2EE Developer within the UK.

Senior Java/J2EE Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Java/J2EE Developer within the UK.

Senior Java/J2EE Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java/J2EE Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 13 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 +10 15 £355 -21.11% 7
South East - 12 £355 - 4
Milton Keynes - 10 £355 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 10 £355 - 2
North West - 3 £413 - 1
Manchester - 2 £413 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £430 - 2
Reading - 2 £430 - 2

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Java/J2EE Developer in their job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Java
1 27 (100.00%) J2EE
2 20 (74.07%) JavaScript
3 18 (66.67%) HTML
4 17 (62.96%) JSP
4 17 (62.96%) OO
5 16 (59.26%) Servlets
5 16 (59.26%) CSS
6 15 (55.56%) XML
6 15 (55.56%) Spring
6 15 (55.56%) Hibernate
7 14 (51.85%) Struts
8 13 (48.15%) JDBC
8 13 (48.15%) TCP/IP
9 12 (44.44%) DHTML
9 12 (44.44%) OOA/OOD
9 12 (44.44%) JMS
9 12 (44.44%) HTTP
9 12 (44.44%) Open Source
9 12 (44.44%) Software Architecture
9 12 (44.44%) Use Case
10 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (22.22%) TDD
11 6 (22.22%) SQL
12 5 (18.52%) Web Services
13 4 (14.81%) Linux
13 4 (14.81%) CMS
13 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
13 4 (14.81%) Ajax
14 3 (11.11%) jQuery

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Java/J2EE Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) CMS
2 3 (11.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
3 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) TCP/IP
2 12 (44.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.70%) GIS
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) Neo4j
2 1 (3.70%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Ant
2 1 (3.70%) AccuRev
2 1 (3.70%) Checkstyle
2 1 (3.70%) FindBugs
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) JUnit
2 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) J2EE
2 18 (66.67%) HTML
3 17 (62.96%) JSP
4 16 (59.26%) CSS
4 16 (59.26%) Servlets
5 15 (55.56%) Hibernate
5 15 (55.56%) Spring
5 15 (55.56%) XML
6 14 (51.85%) Struts
7 13 (48.15%) JDBC
8 12 (44.44%) DHTML
8 12 (44.44%) JMS
9 5 (18.52%) Web Services
10 4 (14.81%) Ajax
11 3 (11.11%) jQuery
11 3 (11.11%) REST
12 2 (7.41%) RESTful
13 1 (3.70%) Dojo
13 1 (3.70%) HTML5
13 1 (3.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.70%) Solaris
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) OO
2 12 (44.44%) OOA/OOD
2 12 (44.44%) Open Source
2 12 (44.44%) Software Architecture
2 12 (44.44%) Use Case
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (22.22%) TDD
5 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.41%) OOD
6 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Web Application Development
7 1 (3.70%) BDD
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.70%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.70%) RAD
7 1 (3.70%) SOA
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.70%) System Testing
7 1 (3.70%) UML
7 1 (3.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (74.07%) JavaScript
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) OCMJD
1 1 (3.70%) OCPJP
1 1 (3.70%) OCPJWCD
1 1 (3.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Adobe
1 3 (11.11%) FatWire
2 2 (7.41%) IBM
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) BEA
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) hybris
3 1 (3.70%) Rally
3 1 (3.70%) Sun
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