Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 250 272 225
Rank change year-on-year +22 -47 -32
Contract jobs citing J2EE 296 826 1,175
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.92% 0.99% 1.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.98% 3.07% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 390 766
Median daily rate £546 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.25% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £356
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £531 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 11
Median hourly rate £58.50 £60.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +9.09% +52.78%
10th Percentile £46.75 £35.00 £31.25
90th Percentile £66.72 £60.00 £100.75
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £60.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +52.78%

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 9,924 26,911 32,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.01% 32.11% 34.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,726 18,934 23,292
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £335 £345 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 278 341
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.34 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.06% +6.77% +3.83%
10th Percentile £23.80 £18.50 £15.25
90th Percentile £64.65 £60.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.41
% change year-on-year -17.65% +2.63% +3.53%

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 3 August 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing J2EE in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020. 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 +56 201 £550 +4.76% 18
North of England +86 24 £403 -10.56% 9
South East +44 21 £508 +12.78% 8
Midlands +29 19 £413 -13.16% 7
Yorkshire +73 17 £400 -5.88% 4
South West +64 16 £500 +5.26% 6
East of England +37 16 £475 -8.65% 1
West Midlands +12 16 £419 -11.84% 3
North West +58 5 £403 -10.56% 3
East Midlands +55 3 £315 -25.88% 4
North East +39 2 £463 -15.59% 2
J2EE
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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.

1 284 (95.95%) Java
2 169 (57.09%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (53.72%) Web Services
4 117 (39.53%) Software Engineering
4 117 (39.53%) AWS
4 117 (39.53%) DevOps
5 111 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 107 (36.15%) Spring
7 106 (35.81%) Finance
8 86 (29.05%) Asset Management
8 86 (29.05%) SQL
9 83 (28.04%) Front Office
10 80 (27.03%) Oracle
11 78 (26.35%) Fixed Income
11 78 (26.35%) Equities
11 78 (26.35%) Derivative
11 78 (26.35%) Docker
11 78 (26.35%) Decision-Making
12 75 (25.34%) JavaScript
13 68 (22.97%) Microservices
14 67 (22.64%) Amazon EC2
15 63 (21.28%) J2SE
16 60 (20.27%) Kubernetes
16 60 (20.27%) Spring Boot
16 60 (20.27%) Deployment Automation
17 57 (19.26%) Amazon RDS
18 56 (18.92%) OpenShift
18 56 (18.92%) Python
19 55 (18.58%) Banking
19 55 (18.58%) Amazon ECS

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 41 (13.85%) WebLogic
2 27 (9.12%) Confluence
2 27 (9.12%) WebSphere
3 24 (8.11%) Tomcat
4 15 (5.07%) JBoss
5 14 (4.73%) Apache
6 8 (2.70%) Mule
7 7 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (2.36%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (2.03%) Appian
9 5 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.35%) Anypoint
10 4 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.35%) IIS
10 4 (1.35%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.01%) SAS
12 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.68%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.68%) JCAPS
12 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 9 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.03%) RoboHelp
3 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 117 (39.53%) AWS
2 67 (22.64%) Amazon EC2
3 56 (18.92%) OpenShift
4 55 (18.58%) Amazon ECS
5 54 (18.24%) Amazon S3
5 54 (18.24%) Amazon SQS
5 54 (18.24%) AWS CloudFormation
5 54 (18.24%) AWS Lambda
5 54 (18.24%) Serverless
6 44 (14.86%) Azure
7 28 (9.46%) GCP
8 11 (3.72%) GitHub
9 6 (2.03%) Apigee
10 4 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (1.01%) npm
11 3 (1.01%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.68%) Akamai
13 1 (0.34%) Amazon EKS
13 1 (0.34%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.07%) HTTP
2 11 (3.72%) FTP
3 6 (2.03%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.69%) SSL
5 2 (0.68%) DNS
5 2 (0.68%) Firewall
5 2 (0.68%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.68%) IPsec
5 2 (0.68%) Network Security
5 2 (0.68%) Skype
6 1 (0.34%) DHCP
6 1 (0.34%) NAS
6 1 (0.34%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.34%) VPN
6 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (19.26%) Amazon RDS
2 54 (18.24%) Amazon Redshift
3 25 (8.45%) Relational Database
4 22 (7.43%) MySQL
5 21 (7.09%) SQL Server
6 18 (6.08%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (5.74%) Oracle Database
8 12 (4.05%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (3.72%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.70%) Amazon Aurora
11 6 (2.03%) Big Data
12 3 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.01%) Pentaho
12 3 (1.01%) Power BI
13 2 (0.68%) Endeca
13 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.68%) HBase
13 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 111 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 54 (18.24%) Artifactory
3 44 (14.86%) Git (software)
4 43 (14.53%) RStudio
5 40 (13.51%) Maven
6 38 (12.84%) JUnit
7 33 (11.15%) JIRA
8 22 (7.43%) Mockito
9 21 (7.09%) Gradle
10 19 (6.42%) SonarQube
11 16 (5.41%) Eclipse
12 12 (4.05%) DbUnit
12 12 (4.05%) jMock
12 12 (4.05%) SoapUI
12 12 (4.05%) Subversion
13 11 (3.72%) Cucumber
13 11 (3.72%) JMeter
14 9 (3.04%) Bitbucket
14 9 (3.04%) Selenium
15 7 (2.36%) Checkstyle
General
1 106 (35.81%) Finance
2 83 (28.04%) Front Office
3 55 (18.58%) Banking
4 31 (10.47%) Investment Banking
5 16 (5.41%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.36%) Games
6 7 (2.36%) Retail Banking
7 6 (2.03%) Marketing
7 6 (2.03%) Police
8 5 (1.69%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.35%) Back Office
10 3 (1.01%) Automotive
10 3 (1.01%) Local Government
10 3 (1.01%) Retail
11 2 (0.68%) Law
12 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.34%) Legal
12 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 188 (63.51%) Developer
2 157 (53.04%) Java Developer
3 61 (20.61%) AWS Developer
4 56 (18.92%) Java Engineer
5 49 (16.55%) AWS Engineer
6 40 (13.51%) Java Software Developer
7 27 (9.12%) AWS DevOps
7 27 (9.12%) Lead Developer
7 27 (9.12%) Lead Java Developer
7 27 (9.12%) Lead Software Developer
8 24 (8.11%) Front Office Developer
9 18 (6.08%) Python Developer
9 18 (6.08%) Software Engineer
10 17 (5.74%) Architect
10 17 (5.74%) DevOps Engineer
10 17 (5.74%) J2EE Developer
10 17 (5.74%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 16 (5.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 16 (5.41%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 16 (5.41%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (53.72%) Web Services
2 107 (36.15%) Spring
3 63 (21.28%) J2SE
4 60 (20.27%) Spring Boot
5 46 (15.54%) SOAP
6 45 (15.20%) XML
7 41 (13.85%) REST
8 40 (13.51%) AngularJS
9 39 (13.18%) React
10 35 (11.82%) HTML
11 33 (11.15%) RESTful
12 30 (10.14%) CSS
13 29 (9.80%) Vue.js
14 25 (8.45%) Hibernate
15 23 (7.77%) Apache Camel
16 21 (7.09%) Java EE
17 20 (6.76%) Middleware
18 19 (6.42%) JSP
19 17 (5.74%) HTML5
20 16 (5.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 78 (26.35%) Derivative
1 78 (26.35%) Equities
1 78 (26.35%) Fixed Income
2 29 (9.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (8.11%) Hedge funds
4 13 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.70%) Pricing Data
7 7 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (2.03%) Data Structures
8 6 (2.03%) User Experience
8 6 (2.03%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.35%) Clustering
10 4 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (16.89%) Unix
2 24 (8.11%) Linux
3 8 (2.70%) Windows
4 3 (1.01%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (57.09%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (39.53%) DevOps
2 117 (39.53%) Software Engineering
3 86 (29.05%) Asset Management
4 78 (26.35%) Decision-Making
5 68 (22.97%) Microservices
6 60 (20.27%) Deployment Automation
7 43 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (13.51%) TDD
9 34 (11.49%) Scrum
10 31 (10.47%) Business Analysis
11 30 (10.14%) Data Modelling
12 29 (9.80%) Process Improvement
13 28 (9.46%) Front End Development
13 28 (9.46%) Test Strategy
14 27 (9.12%) E-Commerce
14 27 (9.12%) Infrastructure Automation
15 25 (8.45%) Configuration Management
16 24 (8.11%) Investment Management
16 24 (8.11%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 284 (95.95%) Java
2 86 (29.05%) SQL
3 75 (25.34%) JavaScript
4 56 (18.92%) Python
5 43 (14.53%) R
6 40 (13.51%) PL/SQL
7 39 (13.18%) Java 8
8 22 (7.43%) Shell Script
9 12 (4.05%) Perl
10 8 (2.70%) Kotlin
11 6 (2.03%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.35%) Scala
13 3 (1.01%) C
13 3 (1.01%) Groovy
14 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.34%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.34%) ActionScript 2.0
15 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 40 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.72%) Degree
4 9 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.68%) ISEB
6 1 (0.34%) CEH
6 1 (0.34%) CISA
6 1 (0.34%) CISM
6 1 (0.34%) CISSP
6 1 (0.34%) CRISC
6 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.34%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.36%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) COBIT
3 1 (0.34%) COSO
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.34%) NIST
System Software
1 78 (26.35%) Docker
2 9 (3.04%) vSphere
3 8 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.68%) HDFS
5 1 (0.34%) Samba
5 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 60 (20.27%) Kubernetes
2 54 (18.24%) Terraform
3 8 (2.70%) Ansible
3 8 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.70%) Puppet
4 4 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.35%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 3 (1.01%) Kibana
5 3 (1.01%) logstash
Vendors
1 80 (27.03%) Oracle
2 27 (9.12%) Google
3 22 (7.43%) BEA
3 22 (7.43%) webMethods
4 20 (6.76%) IBM
5 14 (4.73%) Informatica
5 14 (4.73%) Pega
6 13 (4.39%) SAP
7 11 (3.72%) Remedy
8 10 (3.38%) VMware
9 9 (3.04%) Sybase
10 6 (2.03%) MuleSoft
10 6 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (2.03%) WSO2
11 5 (1.69%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.69%) CA Agile Central
11 5 (1.69%) NetIQ
11 5 (1.69%) Pardot
12 4 (1.35%) Ariba
12 4 (1.35%) Guidewire