Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for J2EE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited J2EE over the 6 months to 23 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 154 151
Rank change year-on-year -45 -3 0
Contract jobs citing J2EE 1302 1711 1742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.37% 1.75% 1.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.25% 5.70% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 1088 1036
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 26 40
England median hourly rate £38.50 £37.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.05% -7.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £36.40 £31.45 £31.49
90th Percentile £61.73 £45.00 £43.20
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.05% -7.50% +23.08%

J2EE is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30652 30033 30024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.32% 30.71% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21811 20965 20810
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 347 505
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.68 £14.56 £14.53
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.37
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing J2EE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for J2EE in England

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for J2EE in England

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2EE in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for J2EE in England

J2EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2EE in England

J2EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2EE in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for J2EE in England

J2EE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -42 634 £500 +5.26% 63
South East -25 223 £500 +5.26% 30
North of England -20 152 £400 -5.88% 37
East of England -41 118 £450 +11.80% 15
Midlands -52 87 £431 -1.15% 15
South West +12 83 £410 -6.29% 14
North West -12 76 £400 -15.79% 23
East Midlands -9 58 £425 -1.16% 7
Yorkshire -18 44 £425 -11.46% 13
North East +20 29 £338 -1.32% 1
West Midlands -60 27 £456 +1.39% 8
J2EE
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 England region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 1151 (88.40%) Java
2 730 (56.07%) Agile Software Development
3 685 (52.61%) Spring
4 406 (31.18%) Oracle
5 405 (31.11%) Web Services
6 365 (28.03%) TDD
7 363 (27.88%) JavaScript
8 334 (25.65%) SQL
9 326 (25.04%) Hibernate
10 301 (23.12%) Linux
11 289 (22.20%) Jenkins
12 280 (21.51%) Finance
13 264 (20.28%) REST
13 264 (20.28%) Git (software)
14 262 (20.12%) Unix
15 258 (19.82%) HTML
16 255 (19.59%) XML
17 254 (19.51%) SOAP
17 254 (19.51%) JBoss
18 249 (19.12%) E-Commerce
19 241 (18.51%) JUnit
20 239 (18.36%) Scrum
21 236 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
22 226 (17.36%) Microservices
23 225 (17.28%) Maven
24 216 (16.59%) Tomcat
25 214 (16.44%) RESTful
26 212 (16.28%) Apache
27 200 (15.36%) Banking
28 193 (14.82%) CSS

J2EE
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 254 (19.51%) JBoss
2 216 (16.59%) Tomcat
3 212 (16.28%) Apache
4 163 (12.52%) WebSphere
5 148 (11.37%) WebLogic
6 98 (7.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 89 (6.84%) Confluence
8 51 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
9 49 (3.76%) Oracle Application Server
10 47 (3.61%) iPlanet
11 37 (2.84%) Apache Spark
12 35 (2.69%) CMS
13 31 (2.38%) IIS
14 30 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
14 30 (2.30%) MQSeries
14 30 (2.30%) Mule
15 28 (2.15%) nginx
16 26 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
17 24 (1.84%) WebLogic Portal
18 21 (1.61%) Jetty
Applications
1 12 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 12 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
1 12 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
2 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.15%) Mingle
4 2 (0.15%) Simulink
5 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.077%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (1.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 25 (1.92%) Payment Gateway
2 22 (1.69%) SAP Hybris
3 18 (1.38%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.92%) Magento
5 6 (0.46%) Actimize
5 6 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.077%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.077%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 107 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (2.76%) GitHub
3 34 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
4 27 (2.07%) PaaS
5 21 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (1.38%) Google App Engine
7 14 (1.08%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.77%) SaaS
9 8 (0.61%) npm
10 7 (0.54%) IaaS
11 6 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 6 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
11 6 (0.46%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
12 5 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (0.38%) Bluemix
13 4 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.31%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 114 (8.76%) TCP/IP
2 89 (6.84%) HTTP
3 67 (5.15%) Internet
4 63 (4.84%) SSL
5 61 (4.69%) Firewall
6 45 (3.46%) LDAP
7 39 (3.00%) DNS
8 23 (1.77%) FTP
9 21 (1.61%) IPsec
10 18 (1.38%) DHCP
11 17 (1.31%) SAN
12 14 (1.08%) NAS
13 12 (0.92%) FCoE
13 12 (0.92%) iSCSI
14 10 (0.77%) WAN
15 8 (0.61%) SMS
16 7 (0.54%) Reverse Proxy
16 7 (0.54%) VLAN
16 7 (0.54%) VPN
17 6 (0.46%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (7.76%) Relational Database
2 98 (7.53%) SQL Server
3 71 (5.45%) NoSQL
4 70 (5.38%) MongoDB
5 61 (4.69%) Oracle Database
6 58 (4.45%) Big Data
7 57 (4.38%) Hadoop
8 54 (4.15%) MySQL
9 52 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
10 43 (3.30%) HBase
11 39 (3.00%) RDBMS
12 32 (2.46%) Endeca
13 23 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
14 22 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
15 21 (1.61%) Apache Hive
16 17 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (1.15%) DB2
18 13 (1.00%) OLTP
19 11 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
20 9 (0.69%) GIS
Development Applications
1 289 (22.20%) Jenkins
2 264 (20.28%) Git (software)
3 241 (18.51%) JUnit
4 225 (17.28%) Maven
5 171 (13.13%) JIRA
6 123 (9.45%) Selenium
7 103 (7.91%) Mockito
8 95 (7.30%) Gradle
9 88 (6.76%) Eclipse
10 86 (6.61%) Subversion
11 59 (4.53%) IntelliJ
12 55 (4.22%) Ant
13 47 (3.61%) jMock
14 35 (2.69%) TeamCity
15 34 (2.61%) SoapUI
15 34 (2.61%) SonarQube
15 34 (2.61%) Spock
16 26 (2.00%) DbUnit
17 24 (1.84%) Cucumber
18 23 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 280 (21.51%) Finance
2 200 (15.36%) Banking
3 54 (4.15%) Retail
4 31 (2.38%) Front Office
5 30 (2.30%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.92%) Games
6 25 (1.92%) Marketing
7 24 (1.84%) Financial Institution
8 22 (1.69%) Telecoms
9 12 (0.92%) Retail Banking
10 11 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.61%) Billing
12 7 (0.54%) Automotive
12 7 (0.54%) Back Office
12 7 (0.54%) Law
13 3 (0.23%) German Language
13 3 (0.23%) Publishing
14 2 (0.15%) Advertising
14 2 (0.15%) French Language
14 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 804 (61.75%) Developer
2 603 (46.31%) Java Developer
3 166 (12.75%) Architect
4 130 (9.98%) Senior Developer
5 121 (9.29%) J2EE Developer
6 110 (8.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 100 (7.68%) Senior Java Developer
8 58 (4.45%) Agile Developer
8 58 (4.45%) Agile Java Developer
8 58 (4.45%) Java Architect
9 43 (3.30%) Consultant
10 42 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
10 42 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
10 42 (3.23%) Oracle Developer
11 36 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
12 35 (2.69%) Unix Engineer
13 33 (2.53%) Analyst
14 32 (2.46%) Angular Developer
14 32 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
15 30 (2.30%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 685 (52.61%) Spring
2 405 (31.11%) Web Services
3 326 (25.04%) Hibernate
4 264 (20.28%) REST
5 258 (19.82%) HTML
6 255 (19.59%) XML
7 254 (19.51%) SOAP
8 214 (16.44%) RESTful
9 193 (14.82%) CSS
9 193 (14.82%) JSON
10 178 (13.67%) AngularJS
11 144 (11.06%) jQuery
12 135 (10.37%) HTML5
13 127 (9.75%) Spring MVC
14 123 (9.45%) Spring Boot
15 117 (8.99%) Middleware
16 115 (8.83%) JSP
17 110 (8.45%) EJB
18 91 (6.99%) Java EE
19 88 (6.76%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 63 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.61%) iPad
3 56 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
4 55 (4.22%) Computer Science
5 48 (3.69%) User Experience
6 46 (3.53%) Clustering
7 45 (3.46%) Virtual Team
8 40 (3.07%) Mobile App
9 32 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
10 27 (2.07%) Replication
11 26 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
11 26 (2.00%) Social Media
12 22 (1.69%) Data Structures
13 19 (1.46%) N-Tier
14 17 (1.31%) Data Centre
15 15 (1.15%) Cloud Native
15 15 (1.15%) SWIFT
16 14 (1.08%) Derivative
16 14 (1.08%) Web 2.0
17 10 (0.77%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 301 (23.12%) Linux
2 262 (20.12%) Unix
3 86 (6.61%) Solaris
4 63 (4.84%) Windows
5 56 (4.30%) HPUX
6 54 (4.15%) AIX
7 53 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (3.23%) SUSE
9 13 (1.00%) Windows Server
10 10 (0.77%) Android
11 7 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.46%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.31%) CentOS
14 3 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.15%) VMS
15 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.077%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 730 (56.07%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (28.03%) TDD
3 249 (19.12%) E-Commerce
4 239 (18.36%) Scrum
5 236 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
6 226 (17.36%) Microservices
7 193 (14.82%) BDD
8 190 (14.59%) SOA
9 176 (13.52%) MVC
10 167 (12.83%) DevOps
11 138 (10.60%) OO
12 120 (9.22%) Kanban
13 116 (8.91%) Open Source
14 108 (8.29%) Test Automation
15 96 (7.37%) High Availability
15 96 (7.37%) Software Engineering
16 95 (7.30%) Mentoring
17 91 (6.99%) Configuration Management
18 87 (6.68%) Unit Testing
19 82 (6.30%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1151 (88.40%) Java
2 363 (27.88%) JavaScript
3 334 (25.65%) SQL
4 103 (7.91%) Shell Script
5 87 (6.68%) PL/SQL
6 86 (6.61%) Perl
7 57 (4.38%) Python
8 49 (3.76%) Scala
9 47 (3.61%) Bash Shell
10 42 (3.23%) Ruby
11 36 (2.76%) C
12 26 (2.00%) Groovy
13 21 (1.61%) Korn
13 21 (1.61%) PHP
14 17 (1.31%) C#
14 17 (1.31%) C-shell
15 10 (0.77%) C++
16 9 (0.69%) Go
16 9 (0.69%) Kotlin
17 7 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 100 (7.68%) Security Cleared
2 67 (5.15%) SC Cleared
3 62 (4.76%) Degree
4 22 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (0.84%) ISEB
6 11 (0.84%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.31%) PMP
9 2 (0.15%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.077%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.077%) CFA
10 1 (0.077%) OCP
10 1 (0.077%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.077%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.077%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.077%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.077%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.07%) QA
2 11 (0.84%) SEPA
2 11 (0.84%) SLA
3 8 (0.61%) MiFID
4 6 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 132 (10.14%) Docker
2 55 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 29 (2.23%) HDFS
5 25 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 23 (1.77%) KVM
7 19 (1.46%) Active Directory
8 18 (1.38%) Xen
9 17 (1.31%) Samba
10 15 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
11 14 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.61%) vSphere
13 6 (0.46%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.38%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.15%) vCloud
16 1 (0.077%) GlusterFS
16 1 (0.077%) OpenAM
16 1 (0.077%) OpenIDM
16 1 (0.077%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 95 (7.30%) Puppet
2 75 (5.76%) Ansible
3 48 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.84%) Hadoop YARN
5 22 (1.69%) Kibana
6 20 (1.54%) Grafana
7 18 (1.38%) Kubernetes
8 16 (1.23%) Nagios
8 16 (1.23%) Terraform
9 11 (0.84%) OpenView
9 11 (0.84%) Tivoli
10 9 (0.69%) Rancher
11 8 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Management
11 8 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 6 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.46%) Rundeck
13 4 (0.31%) MOM
13 4 (0.31%) Netcool
13 4 (0.31%) Netcool/OMNIbus
14 3 (0.23%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 406 (31.18%) Oracle
2 118 (9.06%) Red Hat
3 109 (8.37%) IBM
4 59 (4.53%) ATG
5 57 (4.38%) VMware
6 52 (3.99%) Sun
7 50 (3.84%) hybris
8 49 (3.76%) Cisco
9 48 (3.69%) F5
10 45 (3.46%) Sybase
11 39 (3.00%) Microsoft
11 39 (3.00%) SAP
12 38 (2.92%) Google
13 32 (2.46%) Adobe
13 32 (2.46%) webMethods
14 26 (2.00%) AppDynamics
14 26 (2.00%) MuleSoft
15 25 (1.92%) HP
15 25 (1.92%) PlateSpin
15 25 (1.92%) Veritas