Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 277 245 208
Rank change year-on-year -32 -37 -34
Contract jobs citing J2EE 545 986 1,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.88% 1.09% 1.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.89% 3.20% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 529 794
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £381 £360 £325
90th Percentile £700 £650 £600
UK median daily rate £525 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
England median hourly rate - £45.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £45.00

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 18,841 30,853 30,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.40% 33.99% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,079 21,915 21,648
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +9.20%
10th Percentile £331 £328 £313
90th Percentile £651 £638 £631
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £463
% change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 263 330
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £21.03 £18.50 £18.73
90th Percentile £77.88 £60.00 £53.88
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.41% +4.61% -

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 21 February 2020.

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
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 21 February 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 +32 327 £550 +4.76% 43
South East 0 76 £515 +14.44% 11
North of England +33 59 £600 +26.65% 14
Midlands -7 40 £425 +6.25% 15
West Midlands +8 36 £425 +6.25% 5
North West +20 31 £488 +2.90% 1
South West +3 20 £500 - 9
Yorkshire +32 19 £600 +33.33% 13
East of England -20 17 £450 -11.76% 6
North East +20 10 £675 +40.63%
East Midlands +13 4 £375 -6.25% 10
J2EE
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 509 (93.39%) Java
2 309 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (48.62%) Web Services
4 230 (42.20%) AWS
5 202 (37.06%) SQL
6 200 (36.70%) Finance
7 194 (35.60%) Software Engineering
8 187 (34.31%) Oracle
9 165 (30.28%) Asset Management
10 164 (30.09%) DevOps
11 163 (29.91%) Microservices
12 151 (27.71%) Spring
12 151 (27.71%) Jenkins
13 145 (26.61%) Front Office
14 142 (26.06%) Fixed Income
14 142 (26.06%) Python
15 129 (23.67%) Derivative
16 115 (21.10%) JavaScript
17 108 (19.82%) Configuration Management
18 106 (19.45%) WebLogic
19 102 (18.72%) Docker
20 98 (17.98%) Amazon EC2
21 97 (17.80%) Git (software)
22 96 (17.61%) PL/SQL
23 92 (16.88%) JIRA
24 88 (16.15%) Amazon RDS
25 86 (15.78%) Data Modelling
26 85 (15.60%) Test Strategy
27 84 (15.41%) Continuous Integration
27 84 (15.41%) Equities

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
1 106 (19.45%) WebLogic
2 74 (13.58%) Confluence
3 54 (9.91%) WebSphere
4 47 (8.62%) Tomcat
5 39 (7.16%) Apache
6 25 (4.59%) JBoss
7 24 (4.40%) IIS
7 24 (4.40%) nginx
8 20 (3.67%) Jetty
8 20 (3.67%) Mongrel
9 7 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.28%) Documentum
9 7 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.28%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.73%) Anypoint
11 4 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.55%) Mule ESB
12 3 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.55%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.18%) GIMP
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 37 (6.79%) FINCAD Analytics
2 10 (1.83%) Finacle
3 7 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.73%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.73%) PolarLake
4 4 (0.73%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.37%) Exstream
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.18%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.18%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 230 (42.20%) AWS
2 98 (17.98%) Amazon EC2
3 80 (14.68%) GCP
4 78 (14.31%) Amazon S3
5 72 (13.21%) Azure
6 65 (11.93%) Amazon SQS
7 60 (11.01%) Amazon ECS
8 58 (10.64%) AWS Lambda
8 58 (10.64%) Serverless
9 55 (10.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 54 (9.91%) OpenShift
11 37 (6.79%) AWS Step Functions
12 21 (3.85%) GitHub
12 21 (3.85%) Google App Engine
13 7 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (1.10%) SaaS
15 5 (0.92%) PaaS
16 4 (0.73%) Google Analytics
16 4 (0.73%) Power Platform
17 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.62%) HTTP
2 34 (6.24%) TCP/IP
3 31 (5.69%) SSL
4 24 (4.40%) FTP
5 23 (4.22%) DNS
6 22 (4.04%) IPsec
7 21 (3.85%) DHCP
8 5 (0.92%) Internet
9 4 (0.73%) Firewall
10 2 (0.37%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.18%) MPLS
11 1 (0.18%) NAS
11 1 (0.18%) Network Security
11 1 (0.18%) tcpdump
11 1 (0.18%) VLAN
11 1 (0.18%) VPN
11 1 (0.18%) WAN
11 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (16.15%) Amazon RDS
2 67 (12.29%) PostgreSQL
3 62 (11.38%) Amazon Athena
4 60 (11.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 60 (11.01%) Amazon Redshift
5 54 (9.91%) NoSQL
6 53 (9.72%) Relational Database
7 49 (8.99%) SQL Server
8 44 (8.07%) Amazon Aurora
9 43 (7.89%) RDBMS
10 37 (6.79%) MongoDB
11 32 (5.87%) DB2
12 28 (5.14%) MySQL
13 25 (4.59%) Apache Cassandra
14 24 (4.40%) BusinessObjects
15 22 (4.04%) Couchbase
15 22 (4.04%) HBase
15 22 (4.04%) MariaDB
15 22 (4.04%) Neo4j
15 22 (4.04%) Redis
Development Applications
1 151 (27.71%) Jenkins
2 97 (17.80%) Git (software)
3 92 (16.88%) JIRA
4 75 (13.76%) JUnit
5 71 (13.03%) Maven
6 61 (11.19%) RStudio
7 57 (10.46%) Bitbucket
8 53 (9.72%) Artifactory
9 51 (9.36%) Mockito
10 44 (8.07%) Gradle
11 26 (4.77%) Cucumber
12 25 (4.59%) Selenium
13 24 (4.40%) SonarQube
14 21 (3.85%) Travis CI
15 19 (3.49%) jMock
16 18 (3.30%) CA Gen
17 17 (3.12%) Ant
17 17 (3.12%) DbUnit
17 17 (3.12%) Eclipse
18 14 (2.57%) JMeter
General
1 200 (36.70%) Finance
2 145 (26.61%) Front Office
3 81 (14.86%) Banking
4 21 (3.85%) Public Sector
5 20 (3.67%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.39%) Retail
7 8 (1.47%) Games
8 7 (1.28%) Back Office
9 5 (0.92%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.73%) Legal
11 3 (0.55%) Local Government
11 3 (0.55%) Marketing
11 3 (0.55%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.37%) Automotive
12 2 (0.37%) Billing
12 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.37%) Law
12 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 365 (66.97%) Developer
2 246 (45.14%) Java Developer
3 81 (14.86%) AWS Developer
4 70 (12.84%) Java Software Developer
5 67 (12.29%) Software Engineer
6 66 (12.11%) Java Engineer
7 52 (9.54%) AWS Engineer
8 50 (9.17%) J2EE Developer
9 47 (8.62%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 44 (8.07%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 42 (7.71%) Lead Developer
12 39 (7.16%) DevOps Engineer
13 38 (6.97%) Architect
13 38 (6.97%) Java Software Engineer
14 37 (6.79%) Senior Developer
15 35 (6.42%) Lead Java Developer
16 34 (6.24%) Full Stack Developer
16 34 (6.24%) Lead Software Developer
17 28 (5.14%) Python Developer
18 26 (4.77%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (48.62%) Web Services
2 151 (27.71%) Spring
3 78 (14.31%) J2SE
4 74 (13.58%) XML
5 73 (13.39%) .NET
6 68 (12.48%) SOAP
7 65 (11.93%) Hibernate
8 58 (10.64%) AngularJS
8 58 (10.64%) RESTful
8 58 (10.64%) Spring Boot
9 56 (10.28%) HTML
10 55 (10.09%) Node.js
11 53 (9.72%) React
12 50 (9.17%) REST
13 43 (7.89%) CSS
14 39 (7.16%) JSON
15 36 (6.61%) HTML5
16 31 (5.69%) Servlets
17 17 (3.12%) Middleware
17 17 (3.12%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 142 (26.06%) Fixed Income
2 129 (23.67%) Derivative
3 84 (15.41%) Equities
4 80 (14.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 55 (10.09%) Hedge funds
6 50 (9.17%) Greenfield Project
7 37 (6.79%) Equity Derivative
8 26 (4.77%) Mobile App
8 26 (4.77%) Reference Data
9 19 (3.49%) User Experience
10 18 (3.30%) Public Cloud
11 17 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (2.94%) Market Risk
13 13 (2.39%) Pricing Data
14 12 (2.20%) Mobile Payment
15 11 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (1.47%) Data Structures
16 8 (1.47%) Management Information System
16 8 (1.47%) Smart City
17 7 (1.28%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 83 (15.23%) Unix
2 56 (10.28%) Linux
3 24 (4.40%) Windows
4 8 (1.47%) AIX
5 7 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.73%) Android
7 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.73%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.37%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) CentOS
9 1 (0.18%) SUSE
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (35.60%) Software Engineering
3 165 (30.28%) Asset Management
4 164 (30.09%) DevOps
5 163 (29.91%) Microservices
6 108 (19.82%) Configuration Management
7 86 (15.78%) Data Modelling
8 85 (15.60%) Test Strategy
9 84 (15.41%) Continuous Integration
10 76 (13.94%) Process Improvement
11 73 (13.39%) Analytics
11 73 (13.39%) Problem Management
12 72 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
13 64 (11.74%) TDD
14 63 (11.56%) Open Source
15 62 (11.38%) Decision-Making
16 48 (8.81%) Deployment Automation
17 47 (8.62%) Scrum
18 43 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
19 39 (7.16%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 509 (93.39%) Java
2 202 (37.06%) SQL
3 142 (26.06%) Python
4 115 (21.10%) JavaScript
5 96 (17.61%) PL/SQL
6 81 (14.86%) R
7 56 (10.28%) C#
7 56 (10.28%) Scala
8 53 (9.72%) Shell Script
9 45 (8.26%) C++
10 44 (8.07%) Kotlin
11 30 (5.50%) Java 8
12 29 (5.32%) Perl
13 18 (3.30%) TypeScript
14 12 (2.20%) Groovy
15 8 (1.47%) Ruby
16 4 (0.73%) Apex Code
16 4 (0.73%) Haskell
17 3 (0.55%) C
17 3 (0.55%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 44 (8.07%) Security Cleared
2 40 (7.34%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.69%) Degree
4 19 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.92%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.73%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.55%) ISEB
9 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.18%) CISM
10 1 (0.18%) CISSP
10 1 (0.18%) ISSMP
10 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.28%) QA
2 2 (0.37%) COBIT
2 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.37%) PSD2
2 2 (0.37%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 102 (18.72%) Docker
2 35 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.67%) Xen
4 13 (2.39%) vSphere
5 5 (0.92%) Postfix
6 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.37%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.37%) LXC
8 1 (0.18%) Samba
Systems Management
1 74 (13.58%) Kubernetes
2 71 (13.03%) Terraform
3 29 (5.32%) Puppet
4 14 (2.57%) Kibana
5 12 (2.20%) Ansible
6 10 (1.83%) logstash
7 5 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.73%) Grafana
9 3 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 3 (0.55%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.37%) Amdocs OSS
10 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.18%) Netcool
11 1 (0.18%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 1 (0.18%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 187 (34.31%) Oracle
2 75 (13.76%) BEA
3 74 (13.58%) webMethods
4 57 (10.46%) Google
5 38 (6.97%) Sybase
6 37 (6.79%) VMware
7 30 (5.50%) SAP
8 28 (5.14%) Microsoft
9 24 (4.40%) Informatica
10 21 (3.85%) Pega
11 20 (3.67%) IBM
12 12 (2.20%) hybris
13 9 (1.65%) MuleSoft
13 9 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (1.47%) Adobe
15 6 (1.10%) Bloomberg
16 5 (0.92%) AppDynamics
16 5 (0.92%) ServiceNow
17 4 (0.73%) Guidewire
17 4 (0.73%) Red Hat