Period
to 16 May 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 16 May 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
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 312 272 263
Rank change year-on-year -40 -9 -36
Contract jobs citing J2EE 326 407 882
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.91% 1.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.37% 2.98% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 302 436
10th Percentile £361 £385 £363
25th Percentile £407 £438 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £489 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year -6.90% +5.00% +2.56%
75th Percentile £556 £650 £550
90th Percentile £694 £700 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Median hourly rate - £62.75 £60.00
Median % change year-on-year - +4.58% +69.01%
UK median hourly rate - £62.75 £60.00
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +69.01%

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 13,731 13,655 27,551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.43% 30.51% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,911 9,796 19,785
10th Percentile £344 £338 £338
25th Percentile £413 £413 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 121 235
10th Percentile £22.10 £20.50 £17.70
25th Percentile £32.81 £32.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £44.92
Median % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.53% +6.62%
75th Percentile £57.50 £55.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £65.54 £66.00 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.41 £44.18
% change year-on-year -3.03% +5.04% +5.19%

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 16 May 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 16 May 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 -103 152 £525 -4.55% 24
Midlands +38 62 £405 -4.71% 9
West Midlands +24 54 £405 -4.71% 6
South East +12 34 £522 +4.40% 12
North of England +17 28 £431 -9.26% 6
East of England +33 22 £480 +1.05% 3
North West +11 18 £433 -1.59% 3
South West +32 10 £700 +40.00% 1
North East +24 7 £451 -18.00%
East Midlands - 6 £350 - 3
Yorkshire +20 3 £375 -23.08% 3
J2EE
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 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.

1 305 (93.56%) Java
2 143 (43.87%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (43.56%) Oracle
4 134 (41.10%) SQL
5 105 (32.21%) Spring
6 99 (30.37%) Unix
7 86 (26.38%) Social Skills
8 84 (25.77%) PL/SQL
8 84 (25.77%) WebLogic
9 80 (24.54%) Scrum
10 76 (23.31%) webMethods
11 74 (22.70%) BEA
12 72 (22.09%) Test Strategy
13 71 (21.78%) Git (software)
14 70 (21.47%) Jenkins
15 69 (21.17%) Process Improvement
16 66 (20.25%) Shell Script
17 65 (19.94%) Data Modelling
17 65 (19.94%) Microservices
18 64 (19.63%) OO
19 63 (19.33%) Software Engineering
20 62 (19.02%) Configuration Management
21 60 (18.40%) Linux
22 56 (17.18%) Business Intelligence
23 55 (16.87%) RUP
23 55 (16.87%) DevOps
24 53 (16.26%) AWS
25 52 (15.95%) XML
26 50 (15.34%) Problem Management
27 48 (14.72%) Web Services

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 84 (25.77%) WebLogic
2 32 (9.82%) WebSphere
3 28 (8.59%) Tomcat
4 26 (7.98%) Apache
5 25 (7.67%) Confluence
6 19 (5.83%) JBoss
6 19 (5.83%) Mule
7 11 (3.37%) Jetty
8 9 (2.76%) Camunda
8 9 (2.76%) CMS
8 9 (2.76%) IIS
9 8 (2.45%) Liferay
10 7 (2.15%) Mongrel
10 7 (2.15%) Mule ESB
10 7 (2.15%) nginx
11 6 (1.84%) Apache Solr
11 6 (1.84%) Apache Spark
11 6 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (1.84%) Documentum
11 6 (1.84%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.23%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.61%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.61%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.31%) Minerva
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.31%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 53 (16.26%) AWS
2 35 (10.74%) Azure
3 15 (4.60%) GCP
4 12 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (2.15%) Google App Engine
6 6 (1.84%) Amazon Kinesis
6 6 (1.84%) PaaS
7 5 (1.53%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.23%) IaaS
9 3 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.92%) SaaS
10 2 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.61%) GitHub
10 2 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.61%) Microsoft 365
10 2 (0.61%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.61%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.21%) HTTP
2 10 (3.07%) SSL
3 9 (2.76%) DNS
4 8 (2.45%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.15%) DHCP
5 7 (2.15%) FTP
5 7 (2.15%) IPsec
6 4 (1.23%) POP3
6 4 (1.23%) SMTP
7 3 (0.92%) Firewall
7 3 (0.92%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.92%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.35%) Relational Database
2 16 (4.91%) MySQL
3 14 (4.29%) MongoDB
4 12 (3.68%) Oracle Database
5 10 (3.07%) DB2
6 9 (2.76%) SQL Server
7 8 (2.45%) Amazon Aurora
8 6 (1.84%) Apache Hive
8 6 (1.84%) HBase
8 6 (1.84%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.84%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.23%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.92%) Cloudera CDH
11 3 (0.92%) Impala
11 3 (0.92%) Parquet
12 2 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.61%) Data Vault
12 2 (0.61%) DbVisualizer
12 2 (0.61%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 71 (21.78%) Git (software)
2 70 (21.47%) Jenkins
3 45 (13.80%) CA Gen
4 40 (12.27%) Maven
5 39 (11.96%) JIRA
6 22 (6.75%) Bitbucket
7 21 (6.44%) JUnit
8 16 (4.91%) Eclipse
9 14 (4.29%) TeamCity
10 13 (3.99%) IntelliJ
10 13 (3.99%) Selenium
11 10 (3.07%) Gradle
12 9 (2.76%) SoapUI
12 9 (2.76%) Subversion
13 8 (2.45%) SonarQube
14 7 (2.15%) Cucumber
14 7 (2.15%) Travis CI
15 6 (1.84%) Postman
16 5 (1.53%) XMLSpy
17 4 (1.23%) Ant
General
1 86 (26.38%) Social Skills
2 39 (11.96%) Public Sector
3 34 (10.43%) Banking
4 26 (7.98%) Finance
5 16 (4.91%) Marketing
6 15 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (4.29%) Retail
8 10 (3.07%) Front Office
9 8 (2.45%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.84%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.53%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (1.23%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.92%) Back Office
13 3 (0.92%) Influencing Skills
14 2 (0.61%) Automotive
14 2 (0.61%) Organisational Skills
15 1 (0.31%) Billing
15 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.31%) Documentation Skills
15 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 151 (46.32%) Developer
2 88 (26.99%) Java Developer
3 53 (16.26%) Architect
4 34 (10.43%) Software Engineer
5 21 (6.44%) Senior Developer
6 17 (5.21%) Scala Developer
7 15 (4.60%) C Programmer
7 15 (4.60%) Java Engineer
7 15 (4.60%) Programmer
7 15 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (4.29%) Consultant
8 14 (4.29%) Senior Java Developer
9 12 (3.68%) Java Software Engineer
10 10 (3.07%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (2.76%) Integration Developer
11 9 (2.76%) Salesforce Architect
12 8 (2.45%) Cloud Architect
12 8 (2.45%) DevOps Engineer
13 7 (2.15%) Data Engineer
14 6 (1.84%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (32.21%) Spring
2 52 (15.95%) XML
3 48 (14.72%) Web Services
4 46 (14.11%) Spring Boot
5 43 (13.19%) Hibernate
6 41 (12.58%) JSON
6 41 (12.58%) REST
7 39 (11.96%) Middleware
8 35 (10.74%) SOAP
9 33 (10.12%) HTML
10 25 (7.67%) Kafka
11 24 (7.36%) CSS
12 23 (7.06%) Apache Camel
12 23 (7.06%) JSP
13 22 (6.75%) RESTful
14 21 (6.44%) Servlets
15 19 (5.83%) React
16 17 (5.21%) .NET
17 15 (4.60%) Spring MVC
18 14 (4.29%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (2.76%) Cloud Native
3 8 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (1.53%) CMDB
5 3 (0.92%) Algorithms
5 3 (0.92%) Equities
5 3 (0.92%) Mobile App
5 3 (0.92%) N-Tier
5 3 (0.92%) User Experience
5 3 (0.92%) Web 2.0
6 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.61%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.61%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.31%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.31%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.31%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.31%) PKI
7 1 (0.31%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 99 (30.37%) Unix
2 60 (18.40%) Linux
3 10 (3.07%) Oracle Linux
4 7 (2.15%) SUSE
5 4 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.23%) Windows
6 3 (0.92%) Solaris
7 2 (0.61%) Android
7 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.61%) VMS
8 1 (0.31%) CentOS
8 1 (0.31%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (43.87%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (24.54%) Scrum
3 72 (22.09%) Test Strategy
4 69 (21.17%) Process Improvement
5 65 (19.94%) Data Modelling
5 65 (19.94%) Microservices
6 64 (19.63%) OO
7 63 (19.33%) Software Engineering
8 62 (19.02%) Configuration Management
9 56 (17.18%) Business Intelligence
10 55 (16.87%) DevOps
10 55 (16.87%) RUP
11 50 (15.34%) Problem Management
12 47 (14.42%) Waterfall
13 42 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (10.74%) TDD
15 30 (9.20%) SOA
16 27 (8.28%) Workflow
17 26 (7.98%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 305 (93.56%) Java
2 134 (41.10%) SQL
3 84 (25.77%) PL/SQL
4 66 (20.25%) Shell Script
5 42 (12.88%) JavaScript
5 42 (12.88%) Perl
6 39 (11.96%) COBOL
6 39 (11.96%) Java 8
7 29 (8.90%) Scala
8 20 (6.13%) C
9 7 (2.15%) Python
10 5 (1.53%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.53%) C++
10 5 (1.53%) Kotlin
11 4 (1.23%) C#
11 4 (1.23%) XPath
12 3 (0.92%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.92%) Groovy
13 2 (0.61%) Go
13 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (11.96%) Security Cleared
2 37 (11.35%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.76%) Degree
4 7 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.61%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.61%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.31%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.53%) QA
2 2 (0.61%) ISO 20022
2 2 (0.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (7.06%) Docker
2 8 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.15%) Xen
4 5 (1.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (1.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (0.92%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.31%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 27 (8.28%) Ansible
2 23 (7.06%) Kubernetes
2 23 (7.06%) Puppet
3 13 (3.99%) Terraform
4 9 (2.76%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.84%) CloudHub
6 5 (1.53%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (1.23%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.92%) Oozie
8 3 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 142 (43.56%) Oracle
2 76 (23.31%) webMethods
3 74 (22.70%) BEA
4 47 (14.42%) Pega
5 31 (9.51%) IBM
6 18 (5.52%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (4.91%) Informatica
7 16 (4.91%) Microsoft
7 16 (4.91%) SAP
8 10 (3.07%) MuleSoft
9 9 (2.76%) Google
9 9 (2.76%) hybris
9 9 (2.76%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.45%) WSO2
11 7 (2.15%) Adobe
11 7 (2.15%) VMware
12 6 (1.84%) CA
12 6 (1.84%) CA Agile Central
12 6 (1.84%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.53%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud