Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 306 229 204
Rank change year-on-year -77 -25 -48
Contract jobs citing J2EE 615 1,173 1,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 1.24% 1.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.62% 3.52% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 679 810
England median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £319
90th Percentile £688 £650 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 8
England median hourly rate £62.75 £55.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.09% +42.86% +4.05%
10th Percentile £53.43 £41.00 £36.40
90th Percentile £71.08 £100.75 £61.73
UK median hourly rate £62.75 £55.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +14.09% +42.86% +4.05%

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 23,517 33,329 30,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.75% 35.29% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,500 23,757 21,649
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 290 365
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.00 £18.60
90th Percentile £78.75 £58.88 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019. 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 -28 341 £525 - 61
South East -34 109 £475 +5.56% 21
North of England -31 49 £600 +37.14% 22
Midlands -41 47 £421 +4.01% 9
West Midlands -14 40 £418 -1.76% 5
East of England -23 37 £450 -12.62% 7
South West -43 27 £470 -10.48% 5
North West -25 25 £600 +45.45% 14
Yorkshire +16 16 £433 -8.95% 7
North East +1 9 £700 +115.72% 1
East Midlands -20 6 £425 +6.25% 4
J2EE
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 567 (92.20%) Java
2 342 (55.61%) Agile Software Development
3 276 (44.88%) Web Services
4 258 (41.95%) AWS
5 223 (36.26%) Microservices
6 212 (34.47%) Finance
7 207 (33.66%) SQL
8 181 (29.43%) Spring
8 181 (29.43%) Software Engineering
9 169 (27.48%) Oracle
10 159 (25.85%) Jenkins
11 142 (23.09%) Python
11 142 (23.09%) Asset Management
12 139 (22.60%) JavaScript
13 121 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
14 118 (19.19%) TDD
15 117 (19.02%) Front Office
16 112 (18.21%) Git (software)
17 111 (18.05%) DevOps
18 109 (17.72%) Linux
19 105 (17.07%) Scrum
20 102 (16.59%) WebLogic
21 101 (16.42%) Fixed Income
22 99 (16.10%) SOAP
23 98 (15.93%) Analytics
24 97 (15.77%) Docker
25 95 (15.45%) PostgreSQL
26 92 (14.96%) Unix
27 89 (14.47%) RESTful
28 86 (13.98%) PL/SQL

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
1 102 (16.59%) WebLogic
2 65 (10.57%) WebSphere
3 64 (10.41%) Apache
3 64 (10.41%) Tomcat
4 52 (8.46%) Confluence
5 48 (7.80%) JBoss
6 30 (4.88%) nginx
7 26 (4.23%) IIS
8 22 (3.58%) Jetty
8 22 (3.58%) Mongrel
9 16 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (2.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (1.30%) Anypoint
12 7 (1.14%) Magnolia
12 7 (1.14%) Mule
13 6 (0.98%) WebLogic Integration
14 5 (0.81%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
15 4 (0.65%) Mule ESB
15 4 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.16%) GIMP
2 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (4.88%) FINCAD Analytics
2 8 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.30%) PolarLake
3 7 (1.14%) Finacle
4 6 (0.98%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (0.98%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.33%) Exstream
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.16%) Eikon
7 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.16%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 258 (41.95%) AWS
2 80 (13.01%) Amazon EC2
3 73 (11.87%) Azure
4 61 (9.92%) Amazon S3
5 60 (9.76%) GCP
6 46 (7.48%) AWS Lambda
6 46 (7.48%) Serverless
7 39 (6.34%) Amazon SQS
8 33 (5.37%) OpenShift
9 30 (4.88%) AWS Step Functions
10 25 (4.07%) GitHub
11 22 (3.58%) Amazon ECS
12 20 (3.25%) Google App Engine
13 18 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (2.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 15 (2.44%) Power Platform
15 13 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (1.30%) AWS Fargate
16 8 (1.30%) Google Analytics
17 6 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (9.59%) HTTP
2 53 (8.62%) TCP/IP
3 48 (7.80%) SSL
4 26 (4.23%) DNS
5 24 (3.90%) FTP
5 24 (3.90%) IPsec
6 22 (3.58%) DHCP
7 7 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (0.98%) WAN
9 5 (0.81%) Internet
9 5 (0.81%) MPLS
9 5 (0.81%) VPN
10 4 (0.65%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.65%) LAN
10 4 (0.65%) SAN
11 3 (0.49%) Firewall
12 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.33%) NAS
12 2 (0.33%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (15.45%) PostgreSQL
2 74 (12.03%) Relational Database
3 68 (11.06%) NoSQL
4 60 (9.76%) Amazon Athena
4 60 (9.76%) SQL Server
5 57 (9.27%) Amazon RDS
5 57 (9.27%) RDBMS
6 55 (8.94%) MySQL
7 53 (8.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 49 (7.97%) Amazon Aurora
9 39 (6.34%) MongoDB
10 28 (4.55%) Amazon Redshift
11 23 (3.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 22 (3.58%) DB2
13 17 (2.76%) Redis
14 16 (2.60%) Big Data
14 16 (2.60%) HBase
15 15 (2.44%) Couchbase
15 15 (2.44%) MariaDB
15 15 (2.44%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 159 (25.85%) Jenkins
2 112 (18.21%) Git (software)
3 82 (13.33%) JUnit
4 78 (12.68%) Maven
5 62 (10.08%) JIRA
6 53 (8.62%) SonarQube
7 51 (8.29%) Mockito
8 41 (6.67%) jMock
9 40 (6.50%) Eclipse
9 40 (6.50%) Selenium
10 38 (6.18%) DbUnit
11 37 (6.02%) Artifactory
12 36 (5.85%) Bitbucket
12 36 (5.85%) RStudio
13 35 (5.69%) Travis CI
14 32 (5.20%) GitLab
15 23 (3.74%) Gradle
15 23 (3.74%) IntelliJ
16 22 (3.58%) Ant
17 20 (3.25%) Cucumber
General
1 212 (34.47%) Finance
2 117 (19.02%) Front Office
3 71 (11.54%) Banking
4 27 (4.39%) Retail
5 26 (4.23%) Games
6 24 (3.90%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.60%) Public Sector
8 15 (2.44%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.79%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.30%) Legal
11 5 (0.81%) Automotive
12 2 (0.33%) Back Office
12 2 (0.33%) Billing
12 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.16%) Advertising
13 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 409 (66.50%) Developer
2 265 (43.09%) Java Developer
3 74 (12.03%) Software Engineer
4 72 (11.71%) AWS Developer
5 66 (10.73%) Java Software Developer
6 65 (10.57%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 64 (10.41%) AWS Engineer
7 64 (10.41%) Java Engineer
7 64 (10.41%) Senior Developer
8 55 (8.94%) J2EE Developer
9 54 (8.78%) Java Software Engineer
10 50 (8.13%) Architect
11 49 (7.97%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 48 (7.80%) Senior Java Developer
13 34 (5.53%) Full Stack Developer
13 34 (5.53%) Lead Developer
14 30 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
15 29 (4.72%) AWS Software Engineer
16 26 (4.23%) Lead Java Developer
17 24 (3.90%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (44.88%) Web Services
2 181 (29.43%) Spring
3 99 (16.10%) SOAP
4 89 (14.47%) RESTful
5 85 (13.82%) XML
6 83 (13.50%) REST
7 80 (13.01%) .NET
8 73 (11.87%) Hibernate
9 72 (11.71%) HTML
10 66 (10.73%) JSON
11 65 (10.57%) J2SE
11 65 (10.57%) Node.js
12 63 (10.24%) Spring Boot
13 61 (9.92%) AngularJS
14 58 (9.43%) CSS
15 49 (7.97%) JMS
16 43 (6.99%) React
17 41 (6.67%) HTML5
18 40 (6.50%) Middleware
19 39 (6.34%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 101 (16.42%) Fixed Income
2 84 (13.66%) Derivative
3 67 (10.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 67 (10.89%) Greenfield Project
4 46 (7.48%) Equities
5 30 (4.88%) Equity Derivative
5 30 (4.88%) Hedge funds
6 27 (4.39%) Reference Data
7 23 (3.74%) Pricing Data
8 18 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (2.93%) User Experience
9 16 (2.60%) Public Cloud
10 15 (2.44%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.79%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.79%) Market Risk
11 11 (1.79%) Smart City
12 10 (1.63%) Replication
13 9 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (1.46%) Management Information System
13 9 (1.46%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 109 (17.72%) Linux
2 92 (14.96%) Unix
3 35 (5.69%) Windows
4 8 (1.30%) AIX
4 8 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (1.30%) Ubuntu
5 5 (0.81%) CentOS
6 4 (0.65%) Solaris
7 3 (0.49%) Android
7 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.16%) SUSE
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (55.61%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (36.26%) Microservices
3 181 (29.43%) Software Engineering
4 142 (23.09%) Asset Management
5 121 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
6 118 (19.19%) TDD
7 111 (18.05%) DevOps
8 105 (17.07%) Scrum
9 98 (15.93%) Analytics
10 84 (13.66%) Open Source
11 81 (13.17%) Configuration Management
12 71 (11.54%) E-Commerce
13 68 (11.06%) Kanban
14 66 (10.73%) BDD
15 58 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
16 55 (8.94%) SOA
17 49 (7.97%) Migration
18 45 (7.32%) Data Modelling
19 43 (6.99%) Test Strategy
20 39 (6.34%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 567 (92.20%) Java
2 207 (33.66%) SQL
3 142 (23.09%) Python
4 139 (22.60%) JavaScript
5 86 (13.98%) PL/SQL
6 62 (10.08%) C#
7 58 (9.43%) R
8 46 (7.48%) C++
9 41 (6.67%) Perl
10 38 (6.18%) Scala
11 37 (6.02%) Java 8
12 33 (5.37%) Shell Script
13 18 (2.93%) Kotlin
14 12 (1.95%) Ruby
15 8 (1.30%) Groovy
15 8 (1.30%) Haskell
15 8 (1.30%) PHP
15 8 (1.30%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.30%) TypeScript
16 7 (1.14%) ES6
Qualifications
1 58 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 51 (8.29%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.74%) Degree
4 12 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.30%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.98%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.81%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.49%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.49%) ISEB
9 3 (0.49%) MCSA
9 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.49%) RHCE
9 3 (0.49%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.16%) CISSP
11 1 (0.16%) HND
11 1 (0.16%) ISSMP
11 1 (0.16%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.79%) QA
2 6 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.33%) COBIT
4 2 (0.33%) EMIR
4 2 (0.33%) MiFID
4 2 (0.33%) PSD2
4 2 (0.33%) SEPA
4 2 (0.33%) SLA
5 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.16%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 97 (15.77%) Docker
2 53 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.07%) vSphere
4 22 (3.58%) Xen
5 10 (1.63%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.98%) Postfix
7 5 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.49%) PowerDNS
9 2 (0.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 61 (9.92%) Terraform
2 59 (9.59%) Puppet
3 54 (8.78%) Kubernetes
4 29 (4.72%) Ansible
5 20 (3.25%) Amdocs OSS
6 19 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (2.28%) Kibana
8 8 (1.30%) Grafana
9 5 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.65%) vRealize
11 3 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.49%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.33%) CloudHub
13 1 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.16%) Nagios
13 1 (0.16%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 1 (0.16%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 169 (27.48%) Oracle
2 59 (9.59%) Google
3 56 (9.11%) VMware
4 54 (8.78%) webMethods
5 44 (7.15%) Microsoft
5 44 (7.15%) Sybase
6 41 (6.67%) BEA
7 29 (4.72%) IBM
8 20 (3.25%) Cramer
8 20 (3.25%) SAP
9 16 (2.60%) Pega
10 15 (2.44%) Red Hat
11 13 (2.11%) Informatica
12 11 (1.79%) Adobe
12 11 (1.79%) MuleSoft
13 10 (1.63%) Bloomberg
14 9 (1.46%) F5
14 9 (1.46%) WSO2
15 8 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (1.14%) ServiceNow