Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 402 265 303
Rank change year-on-year -137 +38 -69
Contract jobs citing J2EE 375 249 718
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.97% 0.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.99% 3.04% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 195 312
10th Percentile £406 £360 £375
25th Percentile £450 £420 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £649 £600 £575
90th Percentile £675 £700 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £60.00
Median % change year-on-year - -25.00% +11.63%
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -25.00% +11.63%

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 18,884 8,186 25,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.62% 31.98% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,750 5,866 18,041
10th Percentile £363 £320 £340
25th Percentile £425 £408 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 64 232
10th Percentile £18.52 £21.80 £16.25
25th Percentile £30.63 £30.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate £49.00 £43.75 £46.45
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% -5.81% +10.60%
75th Percentile £63.00 £53.81 £53.75
90th Percentile £71.50 £60.13 £68.38
UK median hourly rate £48.88 £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +13.68% -4.44% +7.64%

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for J2EE in England

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing J2EE in England.

Daily rate trend for J2EE in England

J2EE
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing J2EE in England over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for J2EE in England

J2EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing J2EE in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 26 September 2021. 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 -153 195 £580 +5.45% 42
Midlands -10 86 £490 +26.45% 12
West Midlands -10 77 £493 +17.61% 8
South East -77 33 £500 +5.26% 16
North of England -78 16 £449 +3.10% 4
North West -50 11 £400 -1.23% 2
East of England -54 10 £471 -0.42% 5
South West -43 9 £573 +14.50% 3
East Midlands -34 8 £408 +29.37% 4
Yorkshire -54 4 £530 +17.78%
North East -19 1 £449 -8.93% 2
J2EE
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing J2EE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 356 (94.93%) Java
2 189 (50.40%) Spring
3 159 (42.40%) Oracle
4 152 (40.53%) SQL
5 150 (40.00%) Social Skills
6 139 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
7 137 (36.53%) Unix
8 110 (29.33%) Jenkins
9 106 (28.27%) Linux
10 99 (26.40%) Microservices
11 89 (23.73%) Git (software)
11 89 (23.73%) PL/SQL
12 88 (23.47%) Business Intelligence
13 87 (23.20%) Spring Boot
14 85 (22.67%) Maven
15 82 (21.87%) WebLogic
16 81 (21.60%) Data Modelling
17 79 (21.07%) Apache Camel
18 76 (20.27%) Relational Database
19 75 (20.00%) Configuration Management
20 74 (19.73%) BEA
21 73 (19.47%) Shell Script
22 72 (19.20%) DevOps
23 71 (18.93%) webMethods
24 70 (18.67%) OO
25 67 (17.87%) Problem Management
26 66 (17.60%) Java 8
27 65 (17.33%) Problem-Solving
28 64 (17.07%) JIRA
28 64 (17.07%) Azure

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 82 (21.87%) WebLogic
2 51 (13.60%) Mule
3 46 (12.27%) Confluence
4 29 (7.73%) Tomcat
4 29 (7.73%) WebSphere
5 23 (6.13%) Apache
6 20 (5.33%) SharePoint
7 15 (4.00%) JBoss
8 14 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (3.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (3.47%) CMS
9 13 (3.47%) Liferay
10 11 (2.93%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (2.40%) FileNet
11 9 (2.40%) Jetty
11 9 (2.40%) nginx
12 8 (2.13%) IIS
13 7 (1.87%) Apache Spark
13 7 (1.87%) Mongrel
14 6 (1.60%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (5.33%) Dynamics AX
1 20 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.87%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.53%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 64 (17.07%) Azure
2 54 (14.40%) AWS
3 23 (6.13%) GCP
4 20 (5.33%) Dynamics 365
5 14 (3.73%) GitHub
6 11 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (2.40%) Power Platform
7 9 (2.40%) PowerApps
8 7 (1.87%) Google App Engine
9 5 (1.33%) Apigee
10 4 (1.07%) npm
10 4 (1.07%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.07%) SaaS
11 3 (0.80%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.80%) Azure App Service
11 3 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.80%) Kong
12 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.53%) HTTP
2 10 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.40%) VoIP
4 7 (1.87%) DHCP
4 7 (1.87%) DNS
4 7 (1.87%) FTP
4 7 (1.87%) IPsec
5 5 (1.33%) Firewall
5 5 (1.33%) SSL
6 3 (0.80%) Internet
7 2 (0.53%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.27%) Intranet
8 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.27%) POP3
8 1 (0.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (20.27%) Relational Database
2 48 (12.80%) BusinessObjects
3 27 (7.20%) MongoDB
4 20 (5.33%) MySQL
4 20 (5.33%) RDBMS
5 14 (3.73%) NoSQL
5 14 (3.73%) Oracle Database
5 14 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.73%) SQL Server
6 12 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.13%) DB2
8 8 (2.13%) MariaDB
8 8 (2.13%) Redis
9 7 (1.87%) Data Lake
9 7 (1.87%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.33%) InterSystems Cache
10 5 (1.33%) Metadata
10 5 (1.33%) SAP HANA
11 4 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 110 (29.33%) Jenkins
2 89 (23.73%) Git (software)
3 85 (22.67%) Maven
4 64 (17.07%) JIRA
5 38 (10.13%) JUnit
6 24 (6.40%) Bitbucket
6 24 (6.40%) CA Gen
7 20 (5.33%) Selenium
8 18 (4.80%) Gradle
9 15 (4.00%) Cucumber
10 14 (3.73%) IBM UrbanCode
11 13 (3.47%) Eclipse
12 12 (3.20%) IntelliJ
13 10 (2.67%) SonarQube
14 9 (2.40%) Ant
14 9 (2.40%) Bitbucket Server
15 8 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (1.87%) Mockito
16 7 (1.87%) SoapUI
16 7 (1.87%) Subversion
General
1 150 (40.00%) Social Skills
2 61 (16.27%) Banking
3 44 (11.73%) Investment Banking
4 41 (10.93%) Front Office
5 40 (10.67%) Public Sector
6 27 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (7.20%) Finance
6 27 (7.20%) Marketing
7 17 (4.53%) Presentation Skills
7 17 (4.53%) Retail
8 6 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.07%) Back Office
9 4 (1.07%) Legal
10 3 (0.80%) Automotive
10 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.80%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (0.80%) Publishing
10 3 (0.80%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.80%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.53%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 251 (66.93%) Developer
2 158 (42.13%) Java Developer
3 55 (14.67%) Architect
4 39 (10.40%) Integration Developer
5 34 (9.07%) Solutions Architect
6 25 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 22 (5.87%) Enterprise Integration Developer
8 20 (5.33%) Scala Developer
9 16 (4.27%) Full Stack Developer
10 15 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
11 11 (2.93%) CRM Developer
11 11 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 10 (2.67%) Consultant
12 10 (2.67%) Software Engineer
13 8 (2.13%) Hybris Developer
14 7 (1.87%) E-Commerce Architect
14 7 (1.87%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
15 6 (1.60%) SAP Developer
15 6 (1.60%) Software Developer
15 6 (1.60%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (50.40%) Spring
2 87 (23.20%) Spring Boot
3 79 (21.07%) Apache Camel
4 62 (16.53%) Web Services
5 61 (16.27%) JSON
6 59 (15.73%) Middleware
7 56 (14.93%) REST
8 48 (12.80%) Hibernate
9 42 (11.20%) .NET
9 42 (11.20%) HTML
9 42 (11.20%) Spring Integration
10 41 (10.93%) JTA
10 41 (10.93%) JTS
11 37 (9.87%) CSS
11 37 (9.87%) RabbitMQ
12 36 (9.60%) XML
13 34 (9.07%) React
14 33 (8.80%) SOAP
15 32 (8.53%) RESTful
16 31 (8.27%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.80%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (3.47%) Algorithms
3 10 (2.67%) PKI
3 10 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.40%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (1.87%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.60%) Robotics
7 5 (1.33%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.80%) CMDB
8 3 (0.80%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.80%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.53%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.53%) EFT
9 2 (0.53%) Equities
9 2 (0.53%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (0.53%) NHS
9 2 (0.53%) User Experience
10 1 (0.27%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.27%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.27%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 137 (36.53%) Unix
2 106 (28.27%) Linux
3 11 (2.93%) Windows
4 5 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (1.07%) SUSE
6 3 (0.80%) Android
7 2 (0.53%) CentOS
8 1 (0.27%) Solaris
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (26.40%) Microservices
3 88 (23.47%) Business Intelligence
4 81 (21.60%) Data Modelling
5 75 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 72 (19.20%) DevOps
7 70 (18.67%) OO
8 67 (17.87%) Problem Management
9 65 (17.33%) Problem-Solving
10 63 (16.80%) Test Strategy
11 62 (16.53%) Process Improvement
12 55 (14.67%) RUP
13 45 (12.00%) Scrum
14 35 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (8.53%) SOA
16 31 (8.27%) CRM
17 30 (8.00%) TDD
18 29 (7.73%) Software Engineering
18 29 (7.73%) Waterfall
19 28 (7.47%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 356 (94.93%) Java
2 152 (40.53%) SQL
3 89 (23.73%) PL/SQL
4 73 (19.47%) Shell Script
5 66 (17.60%) Java 8
6 63 (16.80%) JavaScript
7 29 (7.73%) Perl
8 25 (6.67%) Scala
9 16 (4.27%) C
10 15 (4.00%) C#
11 14 (3.73%) COBOL
12 10 (2.67%) Python
13 9 (2.40%) Bash Shell
13 9 (2.40%) C++
14 4 (1.07%) Go
14 4 (1.07%) Java 11
15 3 (0.80%) Groovy
15 3 (0.80%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.80%) PHP
16 2 (0.53%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 30 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.73%) Degree
4 2 (0.53%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.40%) QA
2 3 (0.80%) Accessibility
2 3 (0.80%) GDPR
3 2 (0.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) NIST
System Software
1 30 (8.00%) Docker
2 15 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.87%) Xen
5 3 (0.80%) vSphere
6 2 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.27%) HDFS
7 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.27%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 57 (15.20%) Ansible
2 22 (5.87%) Kubernetes
3 18 (4.80%) Puppet
4 12 (3.20%) Terraform
5 8 (2.13%) Kibana
6 6 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.33%) Graphite
7 5 (1.33%) logstash
8 4 (1.07%) CloudHub
9 3 (0.80%) Packer
9 3 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.27%) Amdocs OSS
10 1 (0.27%) Oozie
10 1 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 159 (42.40%) Oracle
2 74 (19.73%) BEA
3 71 (18.93%) webMethods
4 45 (12.00%) Informatica
5 40 (10.67%) Microsoft
6 39 (10.40%) SAP
7 33 (8.80%) WSO2
8 31 (8.27%) IBM
9 20 (5.33%) Pega
10 18 (4.80%) VMware
11 13 (3.47%) MuleSoft
12 12 (3.20%) Google
12 12 (3.20%) hybris
13 10 (2.67%) Adobe
13 10 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (2.13%) TIBCO
15 7 (1.87%) Nimble Storage
15 7 (1.87%) Veeam
16 6 (1.60%) Red Hat
17 5 (1.33%) CA Agile Central