Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 279 315 238
Rank change year-on-year +36 -77 -37
Contract jobs citing J2EE 245 599 1,153
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.80% 1.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.56% 2.61% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 286 667
Median daily rate £490 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £360 £369 £359
90th Percentile £650 £688 £643
UK median daily rate £475 £513 £480
% change year-on-year -7.32% +6.77% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £62.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.22% +14.09% +42.86%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £62.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year -44.22% +14.09% +42.86%

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 9,583 22,973 33,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.16% 30.68% 35.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,459 16,107 23,630
Median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £338 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £478 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -3.38% +4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 244 284
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +2.37% +3.79%
10th Percentile £25.00 £17.50 £17.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £78.75 £58.53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +1.20% +3.75%

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 25 November 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
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 25 November 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 +4 132 £550 +4.76% 29
Midlands +69 42 £405 -3.86% 11
West Midlands +59 33 £405 -5.26% 4
South East +95 30 £511 +10.54% 10
North of England +81 17 £405 -37.09% 9
East of England +56 13 £441 -1.94% 5
North West +66 9 £400 -33.33% 2
East Midlands +47 7 £315 -21.25% 7
South West +84 5 £510 +8.40% 2
North East +32 5 £450 -35.71% 4
Yorkshire +49 3 £500 -9.09% 3
J2EE
UK

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 229 (93.47%) Java
2 130 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (39.59%) SQL
3 97 (39.59%) Oracle
4 95 (38.78%) Web Services
5 88 (35.92%) Spring
5 88 (35.92%) Jenkins
6 76 (31.02%) Software Engineering
7 75 (30.61%) AWS
8 69 (28.16%) DevOps
9 66 (26.94%) WebLogic
10 60 (24.49%) Finance
11 56 (22.86%) PL/SQL
11 56 (22.86%) JavaScript
11 56 (22.86%) Unix
12 53 (21.63%) Git (software)
13 52 (21.22%) Asset Management
14 51 (20.82%) Microservices
15 50 (20.41%) webMethods
16 47 (19.18%) J2SE
17 46 (18.78%) BEA
18 45 (18.37%) HTML
18 45 (18.37%) Maven
19 44 (17.96%) Data Modelling
20 43 (17.55%) OO
20 43 (17.55%) XML
20 43 (17.55%) Docker
21 41 (16.73%) Test Strategy
22 40 (16.33%) JSON
22 40 (16.33%) Front Office

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 66 (26.94%) WebLogic
2 35 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 24 (9.80%) Apache
4 23 (9.39%) Confluence
5 18 (7.35%) JBoss
6 15 (6.12%) Tomcat
7 13 (5.31%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (4.08%) Mule
9 9 (3.67%) IIS
10 8 (3.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (2.45%) Appian
11 6 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (2.45%) SharePoint
12 4 (1.63%) Anypoint
12 4 (1.63%) nginx
13 3 (1.22%) Jetty
14 2 (0.82%) Camunda
14 2 (0.82%) Mongrel
15 1 (0.41%) Alfresco
15 1 (0.41%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 4 (1.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.82%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.82%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.82%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 75 (30.61%) AWS
2 34 (13.88%) Azure
3 33 (13.47%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (13.47%) Serverless
4 29 (11.84%) Amazon ECS
4 29 (11.84%) AWS CloudFormation
4 29 (11.84%) AWS Lambda
4 29 (11.84%) OpenShift
5 28 (11.43%) Amazon S3
5 28 (11.43%) Amazon SQS
6 18 (7.35%) GitHub
7 14 (5.71%) GCP
8 8 (3.27%) Apigee
9 6 (2.45%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (1.63%) npm
10 4 (1.63%) SaaS
11 3 (1.22%) PaaS
12 2 (0.82%) Akamai
12 2 (0.82%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.82%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.39%) HTTP
2 9 (3.67%) FTP
3 6 (2.45%) SSL
4 5 (2.04%) HTTPS
4 5 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.63%) DNS
6 2 (0.82%) DHCP
6 2 (0.82%) Firewall
6 2 (0.82%) IPsec
6 2 (0.82%) Wireless
7 1 (0.41%) Internet
7 1 (0.41%) Network Security
7 1 (0.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.88%) Relational Database
2 29 (11.84%) Amazon RDS
3 28 (11.43%) Amazon Redshift
3 28 (11.43%) MySQL
4 24 (9.80%) SQL Server
5 21 (8.57%) RDBMS
6 20 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (7.35%) BusinessObjects
8 15 (6.12%) Amazon Aurora
9 6 (2.45%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.22%) DB2
10 3 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.41%) Big Data
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 88 (35.92%) Jenkins
2 53 (21.63%) Git (software)
3 45 (18.37%) Maven
4 31 (12.65%) JIRA
5 28 (11.43%) Artifactory
6 26 (10.61%) JUnit
7 24 (9.80%) RStudio
8 21 (8.57%) CA Gen
8 21 (8.57%) Gradle
9 18 (7.35%) JMeter
9 18 (7.35%) Mockito
10 16 (6.53%) Subversion
11 13 (5.31%) Ant
12 12 (4.90%) Bitbucket
13 9 (3.67%) git-flow
13 9 (3.67%) Selenium
14 6 (2.45%) Cucumber
14 6 (2.45%) IntelliJ
14 6 (2.45%) SoapUI
14 6 (2.45%) SonarQube
General
1 60 (24.49%) Finance
2 40 (16.33%) Front Office
3 38 (15.51%) Banking
4 21 (8.57%) Public Sector
5 13 (5.31%) Marketing
6 12 (4.90%) Investment Banking
7 10 (4.08%) Games
8 5 (2.04%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.63%) Back Office
10 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 152 (62.04%) Developer
2 95 (38.78%) Java Developer
3 39 (15.92%) Java Engineer
4 34 (13.88%) AWS Developer
5 33 (13.47%) AWS Engineer
6 31 (12.65%) Java Software Developer
7 28 (11.43%) Software Engineer
8 19 (7.76%) Architect
8 19 (7.76%) Java Software Engineer
9 16 (6.53%) AWS DevOps
9 16 (6.53%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 15 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (6.12%) Scala Developer
11 14 (5.71%) AWS Software Engineer
11 14 (5.71%) Lead Developer
12 12 (4.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 12 (4.90%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 12 (4.90%) Lead Java Developer
12 12 (4.90%) Lead Software Developer
12 12 (4.90%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (38.78%) Web Services
2 88 (35.92%) Spring
3 47 (19.18%) J2SE
4 45 (18.37%) HTML
5 43 (17.55%) XML
6 40 (16.33%) JSON
7 37 (15.10%) SOAP
8 36 (14.69%) CSS
9 35 (14.29%) Spring Boot
10 32 (13.06%) REST
11 24 (9.80%) HTML5
11 24 (9.80%) RESTful
12 21 (8.57%) AngularJS
12 21 (8.57%) Middleware
13 18 (7.35%) Struts
14 16 (6.53%) Ajax
14 16 (6.53%) jQuery
14 16 (6.53%) React
15 14 (5.71%) Apache Camel
15 14 (5.71%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.29%) Derivative
1 35 (14.29%) Equities
1 35 (14.29%) Fixed Income
2 21 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (6.94%) Data Structures
4 14 (5.71%) Pricing Data
5 13 (5.31%) Mobile App
6 12 (4.90%) Mobile Payment
7 8 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.27%) Robotics
7 8 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (2.86%) Hedge funds
9 5 (2.04%) User Experience
10 4 (1.63%) Clustering
11 3 (1.22%) CMDB
11 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.22%) PKI
11 3 (1.22%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.82%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 56 (22.86%) Unix
2 38 (15.51%) Linux
3 9 (3.67%) Oracle Linux
4 6 (2.45%) SUSE
4 6 (2.45%) Windows
5 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.41%) AIX
6 1 (0.41%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (31.02%) Software Engineering
3 69 (28.16%) DevOps
4 52 (21.22%) Asset Management
5 51 (20.82%) Microservices
6 44 (17.96%) Data Modelling
7 43 (17.55%) OO
8 41 (16.73%) Test Strategy
9 39 (15.92%) Configuration Management
9 39 (15.92%) Process Improvement
10 38 (15.51%) Decision-Making
11 36 (14.69%) Business Intelligence
12 35 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
13 32 (13.06%) RUP
14 31 (12.65%) Scrum
14 31 (12.65%) Waterfall
15 30 (12.24%) Problem Management
16 25 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (9.39%) SDLC
18 21 (8.57%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 229 (93.47%) Java
2 97 (39.59%) SQL
3 56 (22.86%) JavaScript
3 56 (22.86%) PL/SQL
4 36 (14.69%) Python
5 35 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 26 (10.61%) Java 8
7 24 (9.80%) R
8 19 (7.76%) Perl
9 16 (6.53%) Scala
10 13 (5.31%) Kotlin
11 6 (2.45%) COBOL
12 4 (1.63%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.63%) ActionScript 2.0
13 3 (1.22%) ABAP
13 3 (1.22%) C
14 1 (0.41%) C#
14 1 (0.41%) C++
14 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (7.76%) Degree
2 14 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (5.31%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.82%) CISSP
4 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.82%) ISEB
4 2 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.67%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (17.55%) Docker
2 6 (2.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.22%) vSphere
5 2 (0.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (15.51%) Terraform
2 34 (13.88%) Kubernetes
3 23 (9.39%) Ansible
4 19 (7.76%) Puppet
5 7 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.82%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.41%) Grafana
8 1 (0.41%) Kibana
8 1 (0.41%) Nagios
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (0.41%) Salt
8 1 (0.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 97 (39.59%) Oracle
2 50 (20.41%) webMethods
3 46 (18.78%) BEA
4 27 (11.02%) Informatica
5 26 (10.61%) SAP
6 20 (8.16%) Pega
7 16 (6.53%) Sybase
8 14 (5.71%) IBM
9 10 (4.08%) Google
9 10 (4.08%) WSO2
10 7 (2.86%) MuleSoft
10 7 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (2.45%) Atlassian
11 6 (2.45%) Microsoft
12 5 (2.04%) CA Agile Central
12 5 (2.04%) hybris
12 5 (2.04%) Pardot
12 5 (2.04%) VMware
13 3 (1.22%) Ab Initio
13 3 (1.22%) TIBCO