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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Java J2EE Developer
Rank 632 616 618
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java/J2EE Developer 8 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.034% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.036% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 6
Average daily rate £413 £406 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £369 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £394 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +1.61%
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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 16 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 29 April 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 -33 8 £413 +1.53% 4
Manchester -6 2 £413 +6.45%
North West -11 2 £413 +6.45%
South East -15 2 £355 -3.72% 2
London -16 2 £395 -13.42%
Buckinghamshire +16 1 £355 -3.72%
East of England +6 1 £425 - 1
Milton Keynes +4 1 £355 -3.72%
South West 0 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £425 - 1
Watford - 1 £425 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - - 1
Bath - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - -

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 24 (100.00%) Java
1 24 (100.00%) J2EE
2 19 (79.17%) Spring
3 18 (75.00%) JavaScript
4 17 (70.83%) JSP
4 17 (70.83%) Servlets
4 17 (70.83%) OO
5 15 (62.50%) XML
5 15 (62.50%) Hibernate
6 13 (54.17%) Struts
6 13 (54.17%) JDBC
6 13 (54.17%) HTML
6 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
7 12 (50.00%) HTTP
7 12 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
7 12 (50.00%) JMS
7 12 (50.00%) DHTML
7 12 (50.00%) CSS
7 12 (50.00%) Use Case
7 12 (50.00%) Open Source
7 12 (50.00%) Software Architecture
8 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (25.00%) TDD
9 4 (16.67%) Linux
9 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
9 4 (16.67%) REST
10 3 (12.50%) RESTful
10 3 (12.50%) Web Application Development

Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
2 12 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.17%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Ant
1 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
1 1 (4.17%) Maven
1 1 (4.17%) Selenium
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) J2EE
2 19 (79.17%) Spring
3 17 (70.83%) JSP
3 17 (70.83%) Servlets
4 15 (62.50%) Hibernate
4 15 (62.50%) XML
5 13 (54.17%) HTML
5 13 (54.17%) JDBC
5 13 (54.17%) Struts
6 12 (50.00%) CSS
6 12 (50.00%) DHTML
6 12 (50.00%) JMS
7 4 (16.67%) REST
8 3 (12.50%) Ajax
8 3 (12.50%) jQuery
8 3 (12.50%) RESTful
9 2 (8.33%) Web Services
10 1 (4.17%) EJB
10 1 (4.17%) Middleware
10 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) OO
2 12 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
2 12 (50.00%) Open Source
2 12 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 12 (50.00%) Use Case
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.50%) Web Application Development
6 2 (8.33%) OOD
6 2 (8.33%) OOP
6 2 (8.33%) UML
6 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.17%) AOP
7 1 (4.17%) BDD
7 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (4.17%) Kanban
7 1 (4.17%) MVC
7 1 (4.17%) RUP
7 1 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) Java
2 18 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) AspectJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) BEA
2 1 (4.17%) IBM
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