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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
UK / England
Rank 170 154 120
Rank change year-on-year -16 -34  
Contract jobs citing J2EE 640 789 885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.55% 1.62% 1.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.92% 5.75% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 486 535
Median daily rate £460 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.23% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +16.12% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.28% +18.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +18.75%  

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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13018 13721 12913
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.56% 28.19% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9027 9615 8469
Median daily rate £425 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +5.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 215 175
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing J2EE in England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -31 268 £500 - 68
South East 0 78 £488 +25.00% 35
East of England +33 72 £450 +9.09% 17
North West +25 67 £450 +12.50% 21
East Midlands +22 55 £405 +11.72% 13
South West -9 40 £525 +29.23% 14
Yorkshire -1 31 £413 +3.12% 11
West Midlands -48 17 £450 +12.50% 4
North East -21 9 £385 +18.46% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
J2EE
UK

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 1149 (87.24%) Java
2 695 (52.77%) Agile Software Development
3 605 (45.94%) Spring
4 494 (37.51%) Oracle
5 466 (35.38%) Web Services
6 405 (30.75%) JavaScript
7 365 (27.71%) Hibernate
8 354 (26.88%) XML
9 353 (26.80%) SQL
10 312 (23.69%) TDD
11 301 (22.85%) Linux
12 292 (22.17%) HTML
13 276 (20.96%) REST
14 272 (20.65%) Finance
15 269 (20.43%) SOAP
16 251 (19.06%) Jenkins
17 250 (18.98%) SOA
18 248 (18.83%) JSP
19 240 (18.22%) WebSphere
20 235 (17.84%) Scrum
21 233 (17.69%) Unix
22 225 (17.08%) OO
23 218 (16.55%) WebLogic
24 215 (16.32%) Git (software)
25 213 (16.17%) E-Commerce
26 211 (16.02%) Continuous Integration
27 202 (15.34%) CSS
28 201 (15.26%) JBoss
29 190 (14.43%) Maven
30 174 (13.21%) Banking

J2EE
Top Related 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
1 240 (18.22%) WebSphere
2 218 (16.55%) WebLogic
3 201 (15.26%) JBoss
4 174 (13.21%) Apache
5 163 (12.38%) Tomcat
6 137 (10.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 57 (4.33%) Confluence
8 54 (4.10%) WebSphere Application Server
9 47 (3.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 41 (3.11%) CMS
11 32 (2.43%) nginx
12 31 (2.35%) IIS
12 31 (2.35%) Jetty
13 30 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
14 28 (2.13%) GlassFish
15 26 (1.97%) Oracle Application Server
16 25 (1.90%) iPlanet
16 25 (1.90%) Mule
17 22 (1.67%) Oracle Coherence
18 21 (1.59%) Liferay
Applications
1 11 (0.84%) MS Visio
2 9 (0.68%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.38%) MS Office
4 5 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.30%) HipChat
5 4 (0.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.076%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 21 (1.59%) Payment Gateway
2 15 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.76%) Adobe Campaign
4 9 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.23%) Magento
6 3 (0.23%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.15%) Maximo
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.15%) TRIRIGA
8 1 (0.076%) Documaker
8 1 (0.076%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.076%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.076%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle SCM
8 1 (0.076%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 109 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
4 30 (2.28%) PaaS
5 26 (1.97%) IaaS
6 23 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 21 (1.59%) GitHub
8 20 (1.52%) Google App Engine
9 13 (0.99%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.84%) SaaS
11 9 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.53%) Bluemix
12 7 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.46%) Force.com
13 6 (0.46%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 1 (0.076%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.076%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.076%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 84 (6.38%) HTTP
2 83 (6.30%) TCP/IP
3 64 (4.86%) SSL
4 49 (3.72%) Firewall
5 47 (3.57%) Internet
6 26 (1.97%) DNS
6 26 (1.97%) FTP
7 19 (1.44%) DHCP
7 19 (1.44%) IPsec
8 16 (1.21%) LDAP
9 12 (0.91%) SAN
10 10 (0.76%) SMS
11 6 (0.46%) BIG-IP
11 6 (0.46%) Intranet
12 4 (0.30%) LAN
12 4 (0.30%) NAS
12 4 (0.30%) Network Security
12 4 (0.30%) VoIP
12 4 (0.30%) WAN
12 4 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (8.35%) Oracle Database
1 110 (8.35%) Relational Database
2 106 (8.05%) MongoDB
3 81 (6.15%) NoSQL
4 75 (5.69%) SQL Server
5 72 (5.47%) MySQL
6 69 (5.24%) Big Data
7 57 (4.33%) DB2
8 53 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
9 49 (3.72%) Endeca
10 37 (2.81%) Hadoop
11 31 (2.35%) RDBMS
12 29 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
13 28 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
16 12 (0.91%) Hazelcast
16 12 (0.91%) Redis
17 10 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
17 10 (0.76%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 251 (19.06%) Jenkins
2 215 (16.32%) Git (software)
3 190 (14.43%) Maven
4 168 (12.76%) JIRA
4 168 (12.76%) JUnit
5 124 (9.42%) Subversion
6 105 (7.97%) Ant
7 101 (7.67%) Eclipse
8 97 (7.37%) Mockito
9 87 (6.61%) Selenium
10 55 (4.18%) Gradle
11 44 (3.34%) Cucumber
12 39 (2.96%) IntelliJ
13 35 (2.66%) Hudson
14 32 (2.43%) Spock
15 31 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 27 (2.05%) SoapUI
17 22 (1.67%) TeamCity
17 22 (1.67%) Travis CI
18 21 (1.59%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 272 (20.65%) Finance
2 174 (13.21%) Banking
3 79 (6.00%) Retail
4 30 (2.28%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.20%) Marketing
6 26 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.52%) Games
8 19 (1.44%) Publishing
9 13 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.91%) Law
10 12 (0.91%) Legal
11 11 (0.84%) Back Office
12 9 (0.68%) Electronics
13 8 (0.61%) Advertising
13 8 (0.61%) Billing
13 8 (0.61%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.46%) Front Office
16 5 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 804 (61.05%) Developer
2 564 (42.82%) Java Developer
3 232 (17.62%) Architect
4 121 (9.19%) Senior Developer
5 94 (7.14%) J2EE Developer
6 91 (6.91%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 83 (6.30%) Senior Java Developer
8 68 (5.16%) Solutions Architect
9 51 (3.87%) Technical Architect
10 49 (3.72%) Agile Developer
10 49 (3.72%) Agile Java Developer
11 47 (3.57%) Java Architect
12 45 (3.42%) Oracle Developer
13 43 (3.26%) Consultant
14 41 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
15 38 (2.89%) Java Engineer
16 28 (2.13%) Software Engineer
17 27 (2.05%) Hybris Developer
18 26 (1.97%) J2EE Architect
19 25 (1.90%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 605 (45.94%) Spring
2 466 (35.38%) Web Services
3 365 (27.71%) Hibernate
4 354 (26.88%) XML
5 292 (22.17%) HTML
6 276 (20.96%) REST
7 269 (20.43%) SOAP
8 248 (18.83%) JSP
9 202 (15.34%) CSS
10 164 (12.45%) AngularJS
10 164 (12.45%) JSON
11 152 (11.54%) RESTful
12 145 (11.01%) JMS
12 145 (11.01%) Servlets
13 130 (9.87%) Java EE
14 125 (9.49%) EJB
15 124 (9.42%) XSLT
16 122 (9.26%) HTML5
17 120 (9.11%) Struts
18 118 (8.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 97 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
3 57 (4.33%) Computer Science
4 49 (3.72%) Virtual Team
5 44 (3.34%) iPad
6 40 (3.04%) User Experience
7 38 (2.89%) Data Centre
8 37 (2.81%) Clustering
9 30 (2.28%) Social Media
10 26 (1.97%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.90%) Client/Server
12 21 (1.59%) Data Structures
13 16 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (1.14%) Mainframe
14 15 (1.14%) Management Information System
14 15 (1.14%) N-Tier
15 10 (0.76%) Algorithms
15 10 (0.76%) Derivative
16 9 (0.68%) Web 2.0
17 7 (0.53%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 301 (22.85%) Linux
2 233 (17.69%) Unix
3 90 (6.83%) Windows
4 46 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (2.35%) AIX
6 29 (2.20%) Solaris
7 15 (1.14%) Android
8 8 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.46%) VME
9 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.38%) VMS
10 5 (0.38%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.15%) CentOS
12 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.076%) HPUX
13 1 (0.076%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.076%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 695 (52.77%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (23.69%) TDD
3 250 (18.98%) SOA
4 235 (17.84%) Scrum
5 225 (17.08%) OO
6 213 (16.17%) E-Commerce
7 211 (16.02%) Continuous Integration
8 159 (12.07%) MVC
9 144 (10.93%) Open Source
10 143 (10.86%) Microservices
11 138 (10.48%) DevOps
12 124 (9.42%) BDD
13 123 (9.34%) Software Engineering
14 114 (8.66%) Unit Testing
15 109 (8.28%) UML
16 87 (6.61%) Configuration Management
17 82 (6.23%) Data Modelling
18 80 (6.07%) High Availability
19 79 (6.00%) Mentoring
19 79 (6.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1149 (87.24%) Java
2 405 (30.75%) JavaScript
3 353 (26.80%) SQL
4 95 (7.21%) PL/SQL
5 70 (5.32%) Python
5 70 (5.32%) Shell Script
6 68 (5.16%) C
7 59 (4.48%) Perl
8 55 (4.18%) Scala
9 32 (2.43%) Bash Shell
9 32 (2.43%) C#
9 32 (2.43%) C++
10 30 (2.28%) Ruby
11 28 (2.13%) Groovy
12 25 (1.90%) XPath
13 21 (1.59%) Korn
14 20 (1.52%) ActionScript
15 12 (0.91%) PHP
16 11 (0.84%) Go
17 10 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 109 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 70 (5.32%) Degree
3 43 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 40 (3.04%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.14%) ISEB
6 13 (0.99%) Sun Certification
7 12 (0.91%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.61%) CISSP
10 7 (0.53%) OCPJP
11 6 (0.46%) CISA
12 5 (0.38%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.30%) CEH
13 4 (0.30%) OSCP
14 3 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.23%) PMP
15 2 (0.15%) IBM Certification
15 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.15%) RHCE
15 2 (0.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.34%) QA
2 15 (1.14%) SLA
3 9 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.61%) JSP 440
5 6 (0.46%) FATCA
6 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.23%) WCAG
8 1 (0.076%) CDISC
8 1 (0.076%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.076%) EMIR
8 1 (0.076%) HL7
8 1 (0.076%) IFRS
8 1 (0.076%) MiFID
8 1 (0.076%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.076%) PMO
System Software
1 77 (5.85%) Docker
2 33 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 18 (1.37%) Xen
5 13 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.46%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.38%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.38%) Squid
9 3 (0.23%) HDFS
10 2 (0.15%) vSphere
11 1 (0.076%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.076%) KVM
11 1 (0.076%) NDS
11 1 (0.076%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.076%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.076%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.076%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 79 (6.00%) Puppet
2 50 (3.80%) Ansible
2 50 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.82%) Oracle Identity Management
4 18 (1.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 15 (1.14%) logstash
6 11 (0.84%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.61%) Kibana
8 7 (0.53%) Tivoli
9 6 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.38%) Graphite
10 5 (0.38%) Nagios
11 4 (0.30%) Grafana
11 4 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.30%) HP Fortify
11 4 (0.30%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.30%) OpenAM
11 4 (0.30%) OpenSSO
12 3 (0.23%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 494 (37.51%) Oracle
2 127 (9.64%) IBM
3 96 (7.29%) Adobe
4 94 (7.14%) ATG
5 58 (4.40%) hybris
6 46 (3.49%) Microsoft
6 46 (3.49%) Red Hat
7 35 (2.66%) Google
7 35 (2.66%) VMware
8 31 (2.35%) Sybase
9 29 (2.20%) BEA
9 29 (2.20%) F5
9 29 (2.20%) Sun
10 28 (2.13%) Cisco
11 26 (1.97%) TIBCO
11 26 (1.97%) WSO2
12 25 (1.90%) Pega
12 25 (1.90%) webMethods
13 21 (1.59%) MuleSoft
13 21 (1.59%) Veritas
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