The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for J2EE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited J2EE over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 116 113
Rank change year-on-year -17 -3  
Contract jobs citing J2EE 30 50 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.92% 1.50% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.42% 4.32% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 38 75
Median daily rate £498 £475 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% -0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £760 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.42% -13.79%  

J2EE is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1239 1158 1728
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.83% 34.85% 29.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 997 1393
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
Median hourly rate £24.36 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £20.00 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing J2EE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for J2EE in the City of London

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing J2EE in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for J2EE in the City of London

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2EE in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for J2EE in the City of London

J2EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2EE in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing J2EE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 70 (95.89%) Java
2 44 (60.27%) Spring
3 41 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (50.68%) JavaScript
5 29 (39.73%) Web Services
5 29 (39.73%) TDD
6 27 (36.99%) HTML
7 26 (35.62%) Hibernate
8 24 (32.88%) MVC
8 24 (32.88%) Banking
9 22 (30.14%) Finance
9 22 (30.14%) XML
10 21 (28.77%) Oracle
10 21 (28.77%) SQL
10 21 (28.77%) Jenkins
11 20 (27.40%) AngularJS
11 20 (27.40%) JSP
12 19 (26.03%) Unix
12 19 (26.03%) BDD
13 17 (23.29%) Maven
13 17 (23.29%) SOAP
14 16 (21.92%) CSS
14 16 (21.92%) JUnit
14 16 (21.92%) JIRA
14 16 (21.92%) Spring MVC
14 16 (21.92%) Node.js
14 16 (21.92%) REST
15 15 (20.55%) Amazon AWS
15 15 (20.55%) Unit Testing
16 14 (19.18%) Linux

J2EE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 14 (19.18%) Tomcat
2 9 (12.33%) JBoss
2 9 (12.33%) WebLogic
3 7 (9.59%) Mule
3 7 (9.59%) WebSphere
4 5 (6.85%) Apache
5 4 (5.48%) Confluence
6 3 (4.11%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (2.74%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.37%) Predix
8 1 (1.37%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.37%) HipChat
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.37%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.37%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.37%) Bluemix
2 1 (1.37%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) HTTP
1 2 (2.74%) Internet
2 1 (1.37%) Firewall
2 1 (1.37%) Intranet
2 1 (1.37%) SSL
2 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) Big Data
1 4 (5.48%) MySQL
1 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.11%) DB2
2 3 (4.11%) QlikView
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.74%) KDB
3 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.74%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.37%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.37%) Jackrabbit
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (28.77%) Jenkins
2 17 (23.29%) Maven
3 16 (21.92%) JIRA
3 16 (21.92%) JUnit
4 10 (13.70%) Jasmine
4 10 (13.70%) Mockito
4 10 (13.70%) Selenium
5 9 (12.33%) Subversion
6 6 (8.22%) Cucumber
6 6 (8.22%) EasyMock
6 6 (8.22%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.11%) Ant
7 3 (4.11%) IntelliJ
7 3 (4.11%) jMock
8 2 (2.74%) Build Forge
8 2 (2.74%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.74%) ERwin
8 2 (2.74%) Gradle
8 2 (2.74%) NetBeans
8 2 (2.74%) SoapUI
General
1 24 (32.88%) Banking
2 22 (30.14%) Finance
3 10 (13.70%) Retail
4 9 (12.33%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.48%) Advertising
5 4 (5.48%) Front Office
6 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.74%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (1.37%) German Language
7 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (84.93%) Developer
2 43 (58.90%) Java Developer
3 13 (17.81%) Senior Developer
4 12 (16.44%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (12.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (8.22%) J2EE Developer
6 6 (8.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Lead Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Architect
8 3 (4.11%) Java Web Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Lead Java Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) Designer
9 2 (2.74%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 2 (2.74%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
9 2 (2.74%) Java/J2EE Web Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (60.27%) Spring
2 29 (39.73%) Web Services
3 27 (36.99%) HTML
4 26 (35.62%) Hibernate
5 22 (30.14%) XML
6 20 (27.40%) AngularJS
6 20 (27.40%) JSP
7 17 (23.29%) SOAP
8 16 (21.92%) CSS
8 16 (21.92%) Node.js
8 16 (21.92%) REST
8 16 (21.92%) Spring MVC
9 13 (17.81%) Servlets
10 10 (13.70%) Struts
11 9 (12.33%) EJB
11 9 (12.33%) HTML5
11 9 (12.33%) JPA
11 9 (12.33%) React
12 8 (10.96%) Apache Camel
12 8 (10.96%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Computer Science
1 9 (12.33%) Data Structures
2 6 (8.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (6.85%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.11%) Fixed Income
5 3 (4.11%) User Experience
6 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.74%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.74%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.37%) Equities
7 1 (1.37%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.37%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) Unix
2 14 (19.18%) Linux
3 4 (5.48%) Windows
4 1 (1.37%) Android
4 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (39.73%) TDD
3 24 (32.88%) MVC
4 19 (26.03%) BDD
5 15 (20.55%) Unit Testing
6 14 (19.18%) DevOps
6 14 (19.18%) Scrum
7 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (13.70%) Multithreading
8 10 (13.70%) OO
8 10 (13.70%) UML
9 9 (12.33%) Concurrent Programming
9 9 (12.33%) SOA
10 8 (10.96%) Data Modelling
10 8 (10.96%) Open Source
11 7 (9.59%) Web Development
12 6 (8.22%) E-Commerce
12 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
12 6 (8.22%) Microservices
12 6 (8.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 70 (95.89%) Java
2 37 (50.68%) JavaScript
3 21 (28.77%) SQL
4 12 (16.44%) PL/SQL
5 10 (13.70%) Scala
5 10 (13.70%) Shell Script
6 8 (10.96%) Bash Shell
7 7 (9.59%) Python
8 4 (5.48%) Perl
9 2 (2.74%) C++
9 2 (2.74%) PHP
9 2 (2.74%) Ruby
10 1 (1.37%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.37%) C
10 1 (1.37%) Clojure
10 1 (1.37%) Go
10 1 (1.37%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) Degree
2 4 (5.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.74%) OCPJP
3 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) CISA
4 1 (1.37%) CISSP
4 1 (1.37%) CSSLP
4 1 (1.37%) MCSE
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.37%) OCA
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.37%) PMP
4 1 (1.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Docker
2 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Puppet
2 2 (2.74%) Ansible
2 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.37%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.37%) Nagios
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 21 (28.77%) Oracle
2 5 (6.85%) IBM
3 3 (4.11%) ATG
3 3 (4.11%) hybris
3 3 (4.11%) Perforce
4 2 (2.74%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (2.74%) ION Trading
4 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.74%) Splunk
5 1 (1.37%) Adobe
5 1 (1.37%) BEA
5 1 (1.37%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.37%) Misys
5 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.37%) SAP
5 1 (1.37%) Solace
5 1 (1.37%) StreamBase
5 1 (1.37%) Tableau
5 1 (1.37%) Vertica