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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 138 121
Rank change year-on-year -53 -17  
Contract jobs citing J2EE 566 889 955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.32% 1.80% 1.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.08% 6.22% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 583 579
Median daily rate £465 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.28% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £317 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 9
Median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.42% -13.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.05 £33.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £45.65 £45.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £41.30
% change year-on-year -11.42% -15.25%  

J2EE is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13857 14297 14167
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.23% 28.93% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9633 10184 9649
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 163 190
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.69% -1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £18.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing J2EE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -58 251 £500 +7.52% 66
South East -11 78 £500 +25.00% 22
North West -11 55 £450 -5.26% 19
East of England -26 54 £475 +26.66% 12
Yorkshire +25 36 £375 -18.47% 6
South West -17 31 £375 -9.09% 14
West Midlands -43 25 £394 -1.56% 11
East Midlands -20 18 £420 -2.32% 10
North East +55 11 £330 -12.00% 6
Midlands - 2 £363 - 21
J2EE
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing J2EE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 1079 (89.47%) Java
2 661 (54.81%) Agile Software Development
3 597 (49.50%) Spring
4 427 (35.41%) Oracle
5 364 (30.18%) Hibernate
6 363 (30.10%) Web Services
7 360 (29.85%) JavaScript
8 313 (25.95%) XML
9 305 (25.29%) SQL
10 302 (25.04%) TDD
11 300 (24.88%) Linux
12 280 (23.22%) HTML
13 263 (21.81%) Jenkins
14 261 (21.64%) SOAP
15 260 (21.56%) Scrum
16 251 (20.81%) JBoss
17 249 (20.65%) Git (software)
18 247 (20.48%) REST
19 240 (19.90%) Finance
20 233 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
21 213 (17.66%) Unix
22 209 (17.33%) WebSphere
23 202 (16.75%) SOA
24 201 (16.67%) CSS
25 200 (16.58%) JSP
26 195 (16.17%) Apache
27 189 (15.67%) DevOps
28 186 (15.42%) WebLogic
29 182 (15.09%) JUnit
30 172 (14.26%) Microservices

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
1 251 (20.81%) JBoss
2 209 (17.33%) WebSphere
3 195 (16.17%) Apache
4 186 (15.42%) WebLogic
5 152 (12.60%) Tomcat
6 103 (8.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 55 (4.56%) WebSphere Application Server
8 53 (4.39%) Confluence
9 40 (3.32%) CMS
10 31 (2.57%) nginx
11 29 (2.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 23 (1.91%) GlassFish
12 23 (1.91%) IIS
13 22 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
13 22 (1.82%) Jetty
14 20 (1.66%) Oracle Application Server
15 19 (1.58%) Oracle Coherence
16 18 (1.49%) WebSphere Portal
17 17 (1.41%) Apache Spark
17 17 (1.41%) Mule
Applications
1 11 (0.91%) MS Visio
2 10 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
4 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.17%) HipChat
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.083%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 20 (1.66%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.41%) Pega PRPC
5 5 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.25%) Siebel CRM
8 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.17%) Magento
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.083%) Actimize
9 1 (0.083%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle BRM
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.083%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.083%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 113 (9.37%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.74%) PaaS
4 28 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (2.07%) GitHub
6 21 (1.74%) IaaS
7 19 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (1.41%) Google App Engine
9 15 (1.24%) Bluemix
9 15 (1.24%) IBM Cloud
10 14 (1.16%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.66%) SaaS
12 5 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.25%) Force.com
15 2 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 96 (7.96%) HTTP
2 87 (7.21%) TCP/IP
3 75 (6.22%) SSL
4 50 (4.15%) Internet
5 35 (2.90%) Firewall
6 23 (1.91%) DNS
7 19 (1.58%) FTP
7 19 (1.58%) LDAP
8 16 (1.33%) DHCP
9 15 (1.24%) IPsec
10 9 (0.75%) Intranet
11 8 (0.66%) SMS
12 6 (0.50%) 3GPP
12 6 (0.50%) Diameter Protocol
12 6 (0.50%) SIGTRAN
13 5 (0.41%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.25%) VPN
14 3 (0.25%) WAN
15 2 (0.17%) LAN
15 2 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (10.28%) Relational Database
2 109 (9.04%) MongoDB
3 86 (7.13%) MySQL
3 86 (7.13%) Oracle Database
4 75 (6.22%) SQL Server
5 68 (5.64%) Big Data
6 65 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
7 61 (5.06%) NoSQL
8 46 (3.81%) Endeca
9 43 (3.57%) Hadoop
10 38 (3.15%) RDBMS
11 35 (2.90%) DB2
12 29 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
13 28 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (1.08%) HBase
14 13 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
15 12 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
16 9 (0.75%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 263 (21.81%) Jenkins
2 249 (20.65%) Git (software)
3 182 (15.09%) JUnit
4 170 (14.10%) JIRA
5 169 (14.01%) Maven
6 116 (9.62%) Selenium
7 113 (9.37%) Subversion
8 105 (8.71%) Eclipse
9 97 (8.04%) Mockito
10 73 (6.05%) Ant
11 67 (5.56%) IntelliJ
12 63 (5.22%) Gradle
13 38 (3.15%) Cucumber
14 36 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 30 (2.49%) jMock
16 29 (2.40%) Hudson
17 25 (2.07%) Spock
18 21 (1.74%) Bitbucket
19 18 (1.49%) SonarQube
20 16 (1.33%) Travis CI
General
1 240 (19.90%) Finance
2 171 (14.18%) Banking
3 72 (5.97%) Retail
4 24 (1.99%) Games
4 24 (1.99%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.66%) Financial Institution
5 20 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.33%) Billing
7 11 (0.91%) Advertising
8 8 (0.66%) Law
8 8 (0.66%) Publishing
9 7 (0.58%) Marketing
10 6 (0.50%) Front Office
10 6 (0.50%) Legal
11 5 (0.41%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.41%) Back Office
11 5 (0.41%) French Language
11 5 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 748 (62.02%) Developer
2 542 (44.94%) Java Developer
3 171 (14.18%) Architect
4 119 (9.87%) Senior Developer
5 85 (7.05%) J2EE Developer
6 82 (6.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 70 (5.80%) Senior Java Developer
8 57 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
9 42 (3.48%) Scala Developer
10 41 (3.40%) Java Engineer
10 41 (3.40%) Technical Architect
11 38 (3.15%) Consultant
12 35 (2.90%) Java Architect
13 33 (2.74%) Oracle Developer
14 29 (2.40%) Software Engineer
15 28 (2.32%) Analyst
15 28 (2.32%) Solutions Architect
16 25 (2.07%) Agile Developer
16 25 (2.07%) Agile Java Developer
17 24 (1.99%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 597 (49.50%) Spring
2 364 (30.18%) Hibernate
3 363 (30.10%) Web Services
4 313 (25.95%) XML
5 280 (23.22%) HTML
6 261 (21.64%) SOAP
7 247 (20.48%) REST
8 201 (16.67%) CSS
9 200 (16.58%) JSP
10 147 (12.19%) AngularJS
10 147 (12.19%) JSON
11 142 (11.77%) RESTful
12 138 (11.44%) Servlets
13 131 (10.86%) EJB
14 122 (10.12%) JMS
15 120 (9.95%) HTML5
16 112 (9.29%) Java EE
16 112 (9.29%) jQuery
17 109 (9.04%) Struts
18 102 (8.46%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 99 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (5.22%) Computer Science
3 55 (4.56%) Enterprise Software
4 50 (4.15%) iPad
5 47 (3.90%) Virtual Team
6 40 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
7 38 (3.15%) Mobile App
8 30 (2.49%) User Experience
9 23 (1.91%) Client/Server
9 23 (1.91%) Clustering
9 23 (1.91%) Social Media
10 22 (1.82%) Data Centre
11 20 (1.66%) Data Structures
12 17 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
13 15 (1.24%) Web 2.0
14 14 (1.16%) Cloud Native
14 14 (1.16%) Mainframe
15 13 (1.08%) N-Tier
16 12 (1.00%) Management Information System
17 11 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 300 (24.88%) Linux
2 213 (17.66%) Unix
3 56 (4.64%) Windows
4 49 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (3.23%) Solaris
6 19 (1.58%) AIX
7 18 (1.49%) HPUX
8 17 (1.41%) Android
9 15 (1.24%) SUSE
10 12 (1.00%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.75%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.75%) VMS
12 6 (0.50%) VME
13 4 (0.33%) CentOS
13 4 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.17%) Windows Server
14 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.083%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 661 (54.81%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (25.04%) TDD
3 260 (21.56%) Scrum
4 233 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
5 202 (16.75%) SOA
6 189 (15.67%) DevOps
7 172 (14.26%) Microservices
8 167 (13.85%) E-Commerce
9 166 (13.76%) OO
10 162 (13.43%) Open Source
11 142 (11.77%) MVC
12 136 (11.28%) BDD
13 130 (10.78%) Software Engineering
14 115 (9.54%) Test Automation
15 107 (8.87%) Unit Testing
16 103 (8.54%) Mentoring
17 102 (8.46%) Configuration Management
18 90 (7.46%) Data Modelling
19 83 (6.88%) Kanban
20 82 (6.80%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1079 (89.47%) Java
2 360 (29.85%) JavaScript
3 305 (25.29%) SQL
4 85 (7.05%) Perl
5 83 (6.88%) Python
6 79 (6.55%) Shell Script
7 74 (6.14%) Scala
8 70 (5.80%) PL/SQL
9 58 (4.81%) C
10 49 (4.06%) Ruby
11 37 (3.07%) Bash Shell
11 37 (3.07%) C#
12 23 (1.91%) C++
13 20 (1.66%) Go
13 20 (1.66%) Groovy
14 12 (1.00%) VB
15 10 (0.83%) Assembly Language
15 10 (0.83%) Haskell
15 10 (0.83%) PHP
16 8 (0.66%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 107 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 62 (5.14%) Degree
3 54 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.16%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.16%) OCPJP
6 12 (1.00%) ISEB
7 10 (0.83%) Sun Certification
8 9 (0.75%) CISSP
8 9 (0.75%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.58%) CISA
10 6 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.41%) CEH
11 5 (0.41%) OSCP
11 5 (0.41%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.25%) PMP
13 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.17%) RHCE
13 2 (0.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.23%) QA
2 8 (0.66%) SLA
3 5 (0.41%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.33%) MiFID
5 3 (0.25%) WCAG
6 2 (0.17%) FATCA
6 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.083%) EMIR
7 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 108 (8.96%) Docker
2 34 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.33%) Xen
4 15 (1.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 15 (1.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 13 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.58%) KVM
7 6 (0.50%) HDFS
8 4 (0.33%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.25%) vSphere
10 2 (0.17%) Samba
10 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.083%) NDS
11 1 (0.083%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.083%) RACF
11 1 (0.083%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 103 (8.54%) Puppet
2 58 (4.81%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (4.23%) Ansible
4 11 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
4 11 (0.91%) Kibana
5 9 (0.75%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (0.66%) Grafana
6 8 (0.66%) Nagios
7 5 (0.41%) HP Fortify
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.33%) MOM
8 4 (0.33%) Rundeck
9 3 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.17%) logstash
10 2 (0.17%) OpenView
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.17%) QRadar
10 2 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 427 (35.41%) Oracle
2 105 (8.71%) IBM
3 80 (6.63%) ATG
4 60 (4.98%) Adobe
5 46 (3.81%) Sybase
6 44 (3.65%) Red Hat
7 41 (3.40%) webMethods
8 39 (3.23%) Google
9 36 (2.99%) VMware
10 34 (2.82%) Microsoft
11 33 (2.74%) hybris
12 30 (2.49%) WSO2
13 24 (1.99%) Sun
14 21 (1.74%) Splunk
15 20 (1.66%) Pega
16 19 (1.58%) AppDynamics
16 19 (1.58%) F5
17 18 (1.49%) Cisco
18 17 (1.41%) TIBCO
19 16 (1.33%) BEA
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rates Dependant on Experience
Posted: 13 hours ago
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
X4 Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £470 per day + 6 months
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Group
Rate: £549 - £651 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
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Merseyside
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £445.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £25,070 to £57,300 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 10 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
AMS contingency
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Posted: 15 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
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Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £36,500 to £44,600 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
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Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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