Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 193 144
Rank change year-on-year -29 -49 -5
Contract jobs citing J2EE 1,185 1,249 1,813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 1.37% 1.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.55% 4.22% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 780 1,183
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £493 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +9.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 34
England median hourly rate £100.50 £36.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +179.17% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £49.38 £30.00 £31.08
90th Percentile £100.75 £40.38 £48.23
UK median hourly rate £100.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +179.17% - -10.00%

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 33,363 29,576 30,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.48% 32.55% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,748 20,639 21,379
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 379 360
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.59% -1.46%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.45 £13.00
90th Percentile £59.75 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.61 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.03% +11.11% -3.87%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -19 582 £525 +2.44% 82
South East +2 195 £500 - 55
Midlands +11 128 £410 -2.38% 21
North of England -64 128 £425 +6.25% 17
East of England -4 93 £510 +13.33% 11
West Midlands +17 83 £425 -4.23% 10
North West -35 76 £400 -8.57% 8
South West -19 67 £500 +21.95% 23
East Midlands -3 43 £410 -2.38% 11
Yorkshire -45 29 £463 +10.78% 7
North East -20 23 £317 -3.94% 2
J2EE
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 1,095 (92.41%) Java
2 629 (53.08%) Agile Software Development
3 555 (46.84%) Spring
4 373 (31.48%) Web Services
5 327 (27.59%) SQL
6 321 (27.09%) Jenkins
7 298 (25.15%) Oracle
8 293 (24.73%) TDD
9 291 (24.56%) Scrum
10 283 (23.88%) REST
11 273 (23.04%) Git (software)
12 271 (22.87%) Unix
13 266 (22.45%) JavaScript
14 251 (21.18%) Hibernate
15 240 (20.25%) Linux
16 231 (19.49%) Maven
17 230 (19.41%) Microservices
18 228 (19.24%) Finance
19 225 (18.99%) BDD
20 218 (18.40%) XML
21 217 (18.31%) RESTful
22 214 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
23 211 (17.81%) Amazon AWS
24 209 (17.64%) SOAP
24 209 (17.64%) HTML
25 207 (17.47%) E-Commerce
26 197 (16.62%) JSON
27 193 (16.29%) OO
28 187 (15.78%) JUnit
29 184 (15.53%) DevOps

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
1 152 (12.83%) WebLogic
2 148 (12.49%) Apache
3 131 (11.05%) WebSphere
4 113 (9.54%) Tomcat
5 93 (7.85%) JBoss
6 63 (5.32%) Apache Spark
7 62 (5.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 55 (4.64%) Confluence
9 49 (4.14%) Mule
10 47 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
11 42 (3.54%) nginx
12 40 (3.38%) Jetty
13 37 (3.12%) IIS
14 32 (2.70%) CMS
15 24 (2.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 22 (1.86%) Commerce Server
16 22 (1.86%) WebSphere Application Server
17 21 (1.77%) Mongrel
18 18 (1.52%) GlassFish
19 16 (1.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (0.68%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.084%) InVision
2 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.084%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 22 (1.86%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.59%) Maximo
2 7 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.34%) Actimize
4 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.17%) Magento
6 2 (0.17%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.17%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.084%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.084%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.084%) Documaker
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.084%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 211 (17.81%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (6.75%) Amazon EC2
3 34 (2.87%) GitHub
4 32 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 21 (1.77%) Google App Engine
7 20 (1.69%) SaaS
8 18 (1.52%) Google Analytics
9 14 (1.18%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.59%) PaaS
11 6 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.51%) Force.com
12 5 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.34%) npm
13 4 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 4 (0.34%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 82 (6.92%) HTTP
2 59 (4.98%) SSL
3 51 (4.30%) TCP/IP
4 23 (1.94%) DNS
5 22 (1.86%) FTP
6 21 (1.77%) DHCP
6 21 (1.77%) IPsec
7 12 (1.01%) Internet
7 12 (1.01%) SAN
8 11 (0.93%) Firewall
9 9 (0.76%) Ethernet
9 9 (0.76%) Kerberos
10 8 (0.68%) MPLS
11 7 (0.59%) Wireless
12 5 (0.42%) BIG-IP
12 5 (0.42%) SMS
13 4 (0.34%) NAS
13 4 (0.34%) Network Security
13 4 (0.34%) VLAN
14 3 (0.25%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (14.01%) Relational Database
2 84 (7.09%) PostgreSQL
3 80 (6.75%) MySQL
4 79 (6.67%) MongoDB
5 73 (6.16%) Hadoop
6 69 (5.82%) Big Data
7 65 (5.49%) Oracle Database
8 60 (5.06%) SQL Server
9 48 (4.05%) NoSQL
10 43 (3.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 38 (3.21%) RDBMS
12 35 (2.95%) BusinessObjects
13 27 (2.28%) HBase
14 25 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (1.69%) DB2
16 17 (1.43%) Apache Hive
17 14 (1.18%) Endeca
17 14 (1.18%) Redis
18 13 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
19 12 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 321 (27.09%) Jenkins
2 273 (23.04%) Git (software)
3 231 (19.49%) Maven
4 187 (15.78%) JUnit
5 118 (9.96%) JIRA
6 99 (8.35%) Mockito
7 83 (7.00%) Eclipse
8 74 (6.24%) jMock
9 73 (6.16%) DbUnit
10 72 (6.08%) SonarQube
11 57 (4.81%) Subversion
12 53 (4.47%) Selenium
13 51 (4.30%) Ant
14 44 (3.71%) IntelliJ
15 40 (3.38%) Cucumber
16 33 (2.78%) Hudson
17 27 (2.28%) Gradle
18 26 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 22 (1.86%) JDeveloper
20 21 (1.77%) SoapUI
General
1 228 (19.24%) Finance
2 134 (11.31%) Banking
3 92 (7.76%) Retail
4 63 (5.32%) Front Office
5 45 (3.80%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.27%) Marketing
7 13 (1.10%) Back Office
7 13 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 9 (0.76%) Advertising
9 8 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.59%) Law
10 7 (0.59%) Publishing
11 6 (0.51%) Legal
12 5 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.34%) Games
14 3 (0.25%) Billing
14 3 (0.25%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.17%) Automotive
15 2 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 842 (71.05%) Developer
2 599 (50.55%) Java Developer
3 128 (10.80%) Architect
4 102 (8.61%) Senior Developer
5 91 (7.68%) J2EE Developer
6 89 (7.51%) Senior Java Developer
7 83 (7.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 60 (5.06%) Java Engineer
9 52 (4.39%) Full Stack Developer
10 46 (3.88%) Consultant
10 46 (3.88%) Software Engineer
11 43 (3.63%) Integration Developer
11 43 (3.63%) Java Software Engineer
12 40 (3.38%) AWS Developer
13 38 (3.21%) Technical Architect
14 36 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
15 35 (2.95%) Lead Developer
16 34 (2.87%) Lead Java Developer
17 33 (2.78%) Big Data Developer
18 32 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 555 (46.84%) Spring
2 373 (31.48%) Web Services
3 283 (23.88%) REST
4 251 (21.18%) Hibernate
5 218 (18.40%) XML
6 217 (18.31%) RESTful
7 209 (17.64%) HTML
7 209 (17.64%) SOAP
8 197 (16.62%) JSON
9 183 (15.44%) CSS
10 166 (14.01%) Spring Boot
11 140 (11.81%) Middleware
12 126 (10.63%) AngularJS
13 117 (9.87%) HTML5
14 110 (9.28%) Apache Camel
15 103 (8.69%) Node.js
16 87 (7.34%) jQuery
16 87 (7.34%) JSP
17 86 (7.26%) Kafka
18 81 (6.84%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 70 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (4.05%) User Experience
3 32 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
4 30 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (2.53%) Mobile App
5 26 (2.19%) Computer Science
6 21 (1.77%) Fintech
6 21 (1.77%) NHS
7 17 (1.43%) Data Structures
8 15 (1.27%) Mainframe
9 14 (1.18%) Fixed Income
9 14 (1.18%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.10%) Clustering
11 12 (1.01%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.01%) Data Centre
11 12 (1.01%) Hedge funds
12 10 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (0.84%) N-Tier
12 10 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (0.76%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 271 (22.87%) Unix
2 240 (20.25%) Linux
3 41 (3.46%) Windows
4 31 (2.62%) Solaris
5 29 (2.45%) Android
5 29 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (1.43%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.76%) VME
9 8 (0.68%) AIX
10 6 (0.51%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.34%) HPUX
12 2 (0.17%) CentOS
12 2 (0.17%) DC/OS
12 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.084%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (53.08%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (24.73%) TDD
3 291 (24.56%) Scrum
4 230 (19.41%) Microservices
5 225 (18.99%) BDD
6 214 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
7 207 (17.47%) E-Commerce
8 193 (16.29%) OO
9 184 (15.53%) DevOps
10 141 (11.90%) MVC
11 139 (11.73%) Kanban
12 132 (11.14%) Software Engineering
13 130 (10.97%) SOA
14 123 (10.38%) Open Source
15 109 (9.20%) Test Automation
16 102 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
17 101 (8.52%) Configuration Management
18 88 (7.43%) Unit Testing
19 74 (6.24%) Pair Programming
20 73 (6.16%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,095 (92.41%) Java
2 327 (27.59%) SQL
3 266 (22.45%) JavaScript
4 150 (12.66%) Java 8
5 120 (10.13%) PL/SQL
6 87 (7.34%) Python
7 70 (5.91%) Shell Script
8 58 (4.89%) Perl
9 56 (4.73%) Scala
10 38 (3.21%) C
11 35 (2.95%) C#
12 30 (2.53%) Groovy
13 29 (2.45%) Ruby
14 22 (1.86%) C++
15 16 (1.35%) Bash Shell
16 15 (1.27%) Haskell
16 15 (1.27%) PHP
17 12 (1.01%) XPath
18 9 (0.76%) Apple Swift
18 9 (0.76%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 139 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 92 (7.76%) SC Cleared
3 37 (3.12%) Degree
4 24 (2.03%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.10%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.25%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.25%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.17%) IRCA
9 2 (0.17%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.084%) ISEB
10 1 (0.084%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.12%) QA
2 18 (1.52%) PMO
3 8 (0.68%) GDPR
4 7 (0.59%) SLA
5 6 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.25%) PSD2
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.17%) SEPA
8 1 (0.084%) HL7
8 1 (0.084%) IFRS
8 1 (0.084%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 155 (13.08%) Docker
2 75 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (4.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 47 (3.97%) vSphere
5 28 (2.36%) HDFS
6 21 (1.77%) Xen
7 10 (0.84%) Active Directory
8 8 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.25%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.17%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.084%) OpenDJ
12 1 (0.084%) OpenIDM
12 1 (0.084%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 72 (6.08%) Terraform
2 67 (5.65%) Puppet
3 55 (4.64%) Ansible
4 45 (3.80%) Hadoop YARN
5 26 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (1.86%) Kibana
7 19 (1.60%) Grafana
8 18 (1.52%) Amdocs OSS
8 18 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Management
8 18 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 16 (1.35%) Kubernetes
10 15 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.84%) Oozie
12 8 (0.68%) HockeyApp
13 6 (0.51%) Control-M
14 5 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
14 5 (0.42%) logstash
14 5 (0.42%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 5 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 5 (0.42%) Salt
Vendors
1 298 (25.15%) Oracle
2 81 (6.84%) VMware
3 66 (5.57%) IBM
4 65 (5.49%) hybris
5 56 (4.73%) Microsoft
6 53 (4.47%) webMethods
7 49 (4.14%) Google
8 48 (4.05%) SAP
9 45 (3.80%) Adobe
10 41 (3.46%) BEA
11 32 (2.70%) Informatica
12 22 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
13 20 (1.69%) Pega
14 19 (1.60%) Red Hat
15 18 (1.52%) Cramer
16 17 (1.43%) Okta
17 14 (1.18%) Splunk
18 13 (1.10%) Amdocs
18 13 (1.10%) Atlassian
18 13 (1.10%) Demandware