Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 184 149
Rank change year-on-year -38 -35 -27
Contract jobs citing J2EE 1,145 1,219 1,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 1.45% 1.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.75% 4.51% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 781 1,078
England median daily rate £498 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +8.82% +1.19%
10th Percentile £360 £320 £306
90th Percentile £613 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 24
England median hourly rate £53.75 £32.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.97% -14.09% -1.97%
10th Percentile £31.23 £30.00 £31.08
90th Percentile £100.75 £39.25 £62.50
UK median hourly rate £53.75 £32.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +67.97% -15.79% -

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 30,546 27,028 28,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.61% 32.26% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,653 18,767 19,886
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £290
90th Percentile £626 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £470 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 356 386
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +7.28% +7.86%
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.88 £14.13
90th Percentile £67.25 £54.19 £56.28
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.26 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.98% +7.36% +7.14%

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018. 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 -16 564 £525 +5.00% 126
South East +19 176 £494 +0.77% 59
North of England -50 166 £425 -3.13% 35
North West -29 113 £400 -11.11% 22
Midlands -33 101 £425 +4.94% 33
East of England -33 88 £510 +13.33% 14
West Midlands +7 70 £450 +14.29% 13
South West -1 51 £450 - 19
Yorkshire -52 33 £450 +9.09% 12
East Midlands -42 31 £410 -0.91% 20
North East +4 20 £438 +27.18% 1
J2EE
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 1,073 (93.71%) Java
2 578 (50.48%) Agile Software Development
3 542 (47.34%) Spring
4 403 (35.20%) Web Services
5 313 (27.34%) JavaScript
6 305 (26.64%) TDD
7 296 (25.85%) Jenkins
8 287 (25.07%) SQL
9 266 (23.23%) Git (software)
10 265 (23.14%) Oracle
11 264 (23.06%) REST
12 255 (22.27%) Hibernate
13 244 (21.31%) Unix
14 239 (20.87%) XML
15 227 (19.83%) Finance
16 224 (19.56%) BDD
17 222 (19.39%) HTML
18 218 (19.04%) E-Commerce
19 217 (18.95%) SOAP
20 215 (18.78%) RESTful
21 212 (18.52%) Scrum
22 208 (18.17%) Linux
23 206 (17.99%) Continuous Integration
24 201 (17.55%) Maven
25 188 (16.42%) CSS
26 185 (16.16%) JSON
26 185 (16.16%) Microservices
27 183 (15.98%) JUnit
28 181 (15.81%) WebSphere
29 168 (14.67%) Amazon AWS

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
1 181 (15.81%) WebSphere
2 143 (12.49%) Apache
3 123 (10.74%) Tomcat
4 106 (9.26%) WebLogic
5 86 (7.51%) JBoss
6 77 (6.72%) Confluence
7 66 (5.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 61 (5.33%) Apache Spark
9 50 (4.37%) CMS
10 45 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
11 39 (3.41%) WebSphere Application Server
12 35 (3.06%) Mule
13 33 (2.88%) Jetty
14 32 (2.79%) nginx
15 29 (2.53%) IIS
15 29 (2.53%) WebSphere Portal
16 20 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 18 (1.57%) Commerce Server
18 17 (1.48%) Apache Solr
18 17 (1.48%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (1.22%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
3 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.087%) InVision
5 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.087%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 19 (1.66%) SAP Hybris
2 14 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (1.05%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.61%) Magento
5 4 (0.35%) Actimize
5 4 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.17%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 2 (0.17%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.087%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.087%) Documaker
7 1 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.087%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.087%) Lorenzo
7 1 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.087%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.087%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 168 (14.67%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (5.94%) Amazon EC2
3 45 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (2.97%) GitHub
5 23 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 19 (1.66%) Amazon S3
7 16 (1.40%) Google App Engine
8 12 (1.05%) PaaS
9 10 (0.87%) Bluemix
9 10 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
9 10 (0.87%) OpenShift
10 9 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (0.79%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 8 (0.70%) npm
12 6 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.52%) Force.com
12 6 (0.52%) IaaS
12 6 (0.52%) SaaS
12 6 (0.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 65 (5.68%) HTTP
2 44 (3.84%) SSL
3 36 (3.14%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.57%) DNS
4 18 (1.57%) Internet
5 17 (1.48%) FTP
6 16 (1.40%) DHCP
6 16 (1.40%) IPsec
7 11 (0.96%) SAN
8 10 (0.87%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.52%) Firewall
9 6 (0.52%) VLAN
10 5 (0.44%) BIG-IP
11 4 (0.35%) NAS
11 4 (0.35%) Wireless
12 3 (0.26%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.26%) MPLS
12 3 (0.26%) SMS
12 3 (0.26%) SSH
13 2 (0.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (11.97%) Relational Database
2 78 (6.81%) PostgreSQL
3 73 (6.38%) Big Data
4 70 (6.11%) Hadoop
5 68 (5.94%) MySQL
6 65 (5.68%) Oracle Database
7 63 (5.50%) SQL Server
8 56 (4.89%) MongoDB
9 53 (4.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 47 (4.10%) RDBMS
11 44 (3.84%) NoSQL
12 36 (3.14%) HBase
13 29 (2.53%) Oracle Database 10g
14 27 (2.36%) DB2
15 25 (2.18%) GIS
16 24 (2.10%) Endeca
17 23 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
18 17 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
19 16 (1.40%) Apache Hive
19 16 (1.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 296 (25.85%) Jenkins
2 266 (23.23%) Git (software)
3 201 (17.55%) Maven
4 183 (15.98%) JUnit
5 132 (11.53%) JIRA
6 90 (7.86%) Mockito
7 84 (7.34%) Selenium
8 77 (6.72%) Eclipse
9 70 (6.11%) Subversion
10 60 (5.24%) jMock
11 56 (4.89%) SonarQube
12 54 (4.72%) Ant
13 51 (4.45%) DbUnit
14 50 (4.37%) Gradle
15 46 (4.02%) IntelliJ
16 44 (3.84%) Cucumber
17 33 (2.88%) SoapUI
18 23 (2.01%) TeamCity
19 19 (1.66%) Bitbucket
20 18 (1.57%) Travis CI
General
1 227 (19.83%) Finance
2 157 (13.71%) Banking
3 90 (7.86%) Retail
4 42 (3.67%) Front Office
5 37 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 22 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.75%) Marketing
8 11 (0.96%) Law
9 9 (0.79%) Advertising
9 9 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.79%) Legal
9 9 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.70%) Games
11 7 (0.61%) Back Office
11 7 (0.61%) Publishing
12 6 (0.52%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.26%) Automotive
13 3 (0.26%) Billing
13 3 (0.26%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 795 (69.43%) Developer
2 580 (50.66%) Java Developer
3 109 (9.52%) Architect
4 93 (8.12%) Senior Developer
5 90 (7.86%) J2EE Developer
6 83 (7.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 81 (7.07%) Senior Java Developer
8 55 (4.80%) Consultant
9 52 (4.54%) Full Stack Developer
10 46 (4.02%) Agile Developer
10 46 (4.02%) Agile Java Developer
11 45 (3.93%) Java Engineer
12 44 (3.84%) Big Data Developer
13 39 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
14 38 (3.32%) AWS Developer
15 32 (2.79%) Java Software Developer
16 30 (2.62%) Lead Developer
16 30 (2.62%) Software Engineer
17 29 (2.53%) Angular Developer
17 29 (2.53%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 542 (47.34%) Spring
2 403 (35.20%) Web Services
3 264 (23.06%) REST
4 255 (22.27%) Hibernate
5 239 (20.87%) XML
6 222 (19.39%) HTML
7 217 (18.95%) SOAP
8 215 (18.78%) RESTful
9 188 (16.42%) CSS
10 185 (16.16%) JSON
11 147 (12.84%) AngularJS
12 131 (11.44%) Middleware
13 124 (10.83%) Spring Boot
14 117 (10.22%) JSP
15 107 (9.34%) HTML5
16 98 (8.56%) Kafka
17 97 (8.47%) EJB
18 92 (8.03%) Node.js
19 89 (7.77%) Servlets
20 86 (7.51%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 68 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (4.89%) User Experience
3 47 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
4 39 (3.41%) Mobile App
5 32 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (1.75%) Data Structures
8 19 (1.66%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.31%) NHS
10 14 (1.22%) Social Media
10 14 (1.22%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.14%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.14%) N-Tier
12 12 (1.05%) Algorithms
12 12 (1.05%) iPad
13 11 (0.96%) Clustering
13 11 (0.96%) Fintech
13 11 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
14 9 (0.79%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 244 (21.31%) Unix
2 208 (18.17%) Linux
3 52 (4.54%) Windows
4 33 (2.88%) Android
4 33 (2.88%) Solaris
5 24 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (1.83%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.40%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.96%) HPUX
9 9 (0.79%) AIX
10 7 (0.61%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.35%) CentOS
12 2 (0.17%) DC/OS
12 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (50.48%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (26.64%) TDD
3 224 (19.56%) BDD
4 218 (19.04%) E-Commerce
5 212 (18.52%) Scrum
6 206 (17.99%) Continuous Integration
7 185 (16.16%) Microservices
8 158 (13.80%) SOA
9 157 (13.71%) DevOps
10 155 (13.54%) OO
11 137 (11.97%) Software Engineering
12 123 (10.74%) MVC
13 113 (9.87%) Test Automation
14 112 (9.78%) Kanban
15 102 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
16 95 (8.30%) Open Source
17 91 (7.95%) Unit Testing
18 68 (5.94%) Waterfall
19 67 (5.85%) Configuration Management
19 67 (5.85%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,073 (93.71%) Java
2 313 (27.34%) JavaScript
3 287 (25.07%) SQL
4 149 (13.01%) Java 8
5 104 (9.08%) PL/SQL
6 70 (6.11%) Python
7 61 (5.33%) Shell Script
8 59 (5.15%) Scala
9 58 (5.07%) C
10 55 (4.80%) Perl
11 42 (3.67%) Ruby
12 30 (2.62%) Bash Shell
13 26 (2.27%) PHP
14 23 (2.01%) C#
15 21 (1.83%) Groovy
16 14 (1.22%) C++
17 11 (0.96%) XPath
18 9 (0.79%) Haskell
18 9 (0.79%) Kotlin
19 8 (0.70%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 136 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 75 (6.55%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.32%) Degree
4 36 (3.14%) DV Cleared
5 9 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.44%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.35%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (0.26%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.17%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.17%) MBA
10 1 (0.087%) CLAS
10 1 (0.087%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.087%) ISEB
10 1 (0.087%) OCP
10 1 (0.087%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.087%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.79%) QA
2 16 (1.40%) PMO
3 8 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.61%) SEPA
4 7 (0.61%) SLA
5 4 (0.35%) PSD2
6 3 (0.26%) GDPR
7 2 (0.17%) MiFID
8 1 (0.087%) HL7
8 1 (0.087%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.087%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.087%) RMADS
8 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 141 (12.31%) Docker
2 60 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (4.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 34 (2.97%) vSphere
5 32 (2.79%) HDFS
6 17 (1.48%) Active Directory
7 16 (1.40%) Xen
8 7 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.35%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.17%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 64 (5.59%) Puppet
2 53 (4.63%) Ansible
3 51 (4.45%) Hadoop YARN
4 47 (4.10%) Terraform
5 36 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.48%) Kubernetes
7 13 (1.14%) Oozie
8 12 (1.05%) Kibana
9 10 (0.87%) Amdocs OSS
10 9 (0.79%) Grafana
10 9 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (0.61%) Salt
12 6 (0.52%) Control-M
12 6 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
12 6 (0.52%) logstash
13 5 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
13 5 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 4 (0.35%) HP ALM
14 4 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.35%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 265 (23.14%) Oracle
2 95 (8.30%) IBM
3 66 (5.76%) Microsoft
4 64 (5.59%) hybris
5 62 (5.41%) VMware
6 40 (3.49%) Google
6 40 (3.49%) SAP
7 33 (2.88%) Adobe
8 28 (2.45%) Informatica
9 25 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
10 24 (2.10%) BEA
10 24 (2.10%) webMethods
11 22 (1.92%) ATG
12 20 (1.75%) Red Hat
13 18 (1.57%) Splunk
14 17 (1.48%) MuleSoft
15 14 (1.22%) Fujitsu
15 14 (1.22%) Pega
15 14 (1.22%) Perforce
16 12 (1.05%) Tableau