The median contractor rate for a Java/J2EE Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 J2EE Developer
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 532 535
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 39 91 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.090% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 56 66
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £220 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £454 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £353 £400
% change year-on-year +20.39% -11.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £33.45 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.45 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40905 46317 48290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.03% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26668 30607 30911
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1357 1858
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Java/J2EE Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Java/J2EE Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Java/J2EE Developer in England

Java/J2EE Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java/J2EE Developer in England

Java/J2EE Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java/J2EE Developer in England

Java/J2EE Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java/J2EE Developer in England

Java/J2EE Developer
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 Java/J2EE Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 26 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 0 23 £475 +20.40% 4
North West +20 5 £450 +12.50% 8
East Midlands -13 4 £425 -5.55%
Yorkshire +21 2 £370 -15.42% 1
South East +20 2 - - 1
West Midlands +10 1 £400 +6.66% 3
South West +4 1 £375 -16.66% 1
East of England -26 1 - - 1
Java/J2EE Developer
UK

Java/J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Java/J2EE Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Java/J2EE Developer in the job title.

1 80 (100.00%) Java
1 80 (100.00%) J2EE
2 56 (70.00%) Spring
3 48 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (47.50%) Oracle
5 32 (40.00%) Hibernate
6 28 (35.00%) JavaScript
6 28 (35.00%) REST
7 26 (32.50%) Web Services
8 25 (31.25%) Finance
9 24 (30.00%) Git (software)
10 23 (28.75%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (28.75%) SOAP
10 23 (28.75%) SQL
11 22 (27.50%) EJB
12 20 (25.00%) MySQL
12 20 (25.00%) Scrum
13 19 (23.75%) Banking
13 19 (23.75%) HTML
13 19 (23.75%) JIRA
14 18 (22.50%) RESTful
14 18 (22.50%) XML
14 18 (22.50%) TDD
15 17 (21.25%) Maven
15 17 (21.25%) MVC
16 15 (18.75%) JBoss
16 15 (18.75%) Hudson
16 15 (18.75%) Jenkins
16 15 (18.75%) Oracle Database
17 14 (17.50%) JPA

Java/J2EE Developer Skill Set
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 15 (18.75%) JBoss
2 11 (13.75%) WebSphere
3 8 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (8.75%) Apache
5 5 (6.25%) Tomcat
6 4 (5.00%) WebLogic
6 4 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (3.75%) Confluence
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (2.50%) Apache Spark
8 2 (2.50%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (1.25%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.25%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) PaaS
2 2 (2.50%) IaaS
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.25%) GitHub
3 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) LDAP
1 3 (3.75%) SSL
2 1 (1.25%) HTTP
2 1 (1.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.00%) MySQL
2 15 (18.75%) Oracle Database
3 14 (17.50%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (6.25%) Big Data
5 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 4 (5.00%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.75%) DB2
7 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.50%) MariaDB
8 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.25%) HBase
9 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.25%) Parquet
9 1 (1.25%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (1.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 19 (23.75%) JIRA
3 17 (21.25%) Maven
4 15 (18.75%) Hudson
4 15 (18.75%) Jenkins
5 12 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (12.50%) Bitbucket
7 9 (11.25%) Eclipse
7 9 (11.25%) JUnit
8 7 (8.75%) Mockito
9 6 (7.50%) MyEclipse
9 6 (7.50%) Selenium
9 6 (7.50%) Subversion
10 5 (6.25%) Ant
11 2 (2.50%) Build Forge
11 2 (2.50%) Cucumber
11 2 (2.50%) Rational Application Developer
11 2 (2.50%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.25%) Gerrit
12 1 (1.25%) Gradle
General
1 25 (31.25%) Finance
2 19 (23.75%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) French Language
3 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Publishing
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (100.00%) J2EE
2 56 (70.00%) Spring
3 32 (40.00%) Hibernate
4 28 (35.00%) REST
5 26 (32.50%) Web Services
6 23 (28.75%) SOAP
7 22 (27.50%) EJB
8 19 (23.75%) HTML
9 18 (22.50%) RESTful
9 18 (22.50%) XML
10 14 (17.50%) JPA
11 12 (15.00%) EJB 3.0
11 12 (15.00%) JSP
12 10 (12.50%) Java EE
13 9 (11.25%) CSS
13 9 (11.25%) jQuery
13 9 (11.25%) JSON
13 9 (11.25%) Middleware
13 9 (11.25%) Spring MVC
13 9 (11.25%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Client/Server
1 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.75%) PKI
5 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.50%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.50%) User Experience
5 2 (2.50%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.75%) Linux
2 6 (7.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.75%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (25.00%) Scrum
4 18 (22.50%) TDD
5 17 (21.25%) MVC
6 14 (17.50%) OO
7 11 (13.75%) SOA
8 10 (12.50%) SDLC
9 8 (10.00%) BDD
9 8 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 7 (8.75%) Software Engineering
10 7 (8.75%) Waterfall
11 6 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (7.50%) DevOps
11 6 (7.50%) UML
11 6 (7.50%) Web Development
12 5 (6.25%) Data Protection
12 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce
12 5 (6.25%) High Availability
13 4 (5.00%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 80 (100.00%) Java
2 28 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 23 (28.75%) SQL
4 11 (13.75%) PL/SQL
5 7 (8.75%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.75%) Python
7 2 (2.50%) C#
8 1 (1.25%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.25%) Groovy
8 1 (1.25%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) Scala
8 1 (1.25%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) Degree
2 5 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) QA
1 2 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 38 (47.50%) Oracle
2 4 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (1.25%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.25%) BEA
3 1 (1.25%) Google
3 1 (1.25%) Informatica
3 1 (1.25%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.25%) Sybase
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago