The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Java J2EE Developer
Rank 576 554 556
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java/J2EE Developer 8 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.018% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.019% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £380 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £423
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48756 46361 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.57% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29723 26977 29363
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1976 2145 2631
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Java/J2EE Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

Senior Java/J2EE Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 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 10 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
(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 -17 8 £425 +11.84% 10
London +8 3 £568 +40.99% 5
South West -30 1 £325 - 1
North West - 1 £388 - 2
Somerset - 1 £325 - 1
Bath - 1 £325 - 1
Manchester - 1 £388 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Cwmbran - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Hertford - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Luton - - - -

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Java
1 16 (100.00%) J2EE
2 12 (75.00%) Hibernate
3 11 (68.75%) Spring
4 8 (50.00%) Maven
4 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (37.50%) MVC
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle
6 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 5 (31.25%) SQL
6 5 (31.25%) JUnit
6 5 (31.25%) Web Services
6 5 (31.25%) OO
6 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
7 4 (25.00%) jQuery
7 4 (25.00%) JBoss
7 4 (25.00%) SOA
7 4 (25.00%) WebLogic
7 4 (25.00%) CSS
7 4 (25.00%) JSP
7 4 (25.00%) HTML
8 3 (18.75%) JDBC
8 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
8 3 (18.75%) Scrum
8 3 (18.75%) Ajax
8 3 (18.75%) Spring MVC
8 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
8 3 (18.75%) Web Development
8 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
8 3 (18.75%) Mockito

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
2 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
3 2 (12.50%) Apache
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (6.25%) Mule
4 1 (6.25%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Maven
2 5 (31.25%) JUnit
3 3 (18.75%) Mockito
3 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) DbUnit
4 2 (12.50%) Subversion
4 2 (12.50%) TestNG
5 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
5 1 (6.25%) jMock
5 1 (6.25%) Ant
5 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
5 1 (6.25%) CruiseControl
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) J2EE
2 12 (75.00%) Hibernate
3 11 (68.75%) Spring
4 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 4 (25.00%) CSS
5 4 (25.00%) JSP
5 4 (25.00%) HTML
5 4 (25.00%) jQuery
6 3 (18.75%) Spring MVC
6 3 (18.75%) Ajax
6 3 (18.75%) JDBC
7 2 (12.50%) Servlets
7 2 (12.50%) XML
7 2 (12.50%) XHTML
7 2 (12.50%) JMS
7 2 (12.50%) Struts
8 1 (6.25%) Lucene
8 1 (6.25%) Java EE
8 1 (6.25%) JSON
8 1 (6.25%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) MVC
3 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
3 5 (31.25%) OO
4 4 (25.00%) SOA
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Web Development
6 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
6 2 (12.50%) Low Latency
6 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 2 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (12.50%) TDD
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 1 (6.25%) System Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Software Architecture
7 1 (6.25%) BDD
7 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) Korn
4 1 (6.25%) Groovy
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) Sun
3 1 (6.25%) Sybase
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £585 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 27 days ago