The median contractor rate for a Java/J2EE Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java J2EE Developer
UK / England
Rank 533 560 480
Rank change year-on-year +27 -80  
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 41 53 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.099% 0.11% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 68
Median daily rate £450 £346 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.96% -12.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +38.46% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

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 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +26 14 £425 +1.19% 5
East Midlands +1 9 £450 +38.46%
North West +28 7 £475 +15.15% 4
South East +16 6 £450 +38.46% 3
Yorkshire +17 2 £388 -
East of England -1 2 £375 -11.76% 1
North East -14 1 £300 -5.13%
Java/J2EE Developer
UK

Java/J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 90 (100.00%) Java
1 90 (100.00%) J2EE
2 63 (70.00%) Spring
3 51 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (55.56%) Oracle
5 37 (41.11%) REST
6 35 (38.89%) Hibernate
7 31 (34.44%) TDD
8 29 (32.22%) SQL
8 29 (32.22%) JavaScript
9 27 (30.00%) MVC
10 26 (28.89%) Maven
11 25 (27.78%) Git (software)
12 23 (25.56%) XML
13 22 (24.44%) Web Services
13 22 (24.44%) SOAP
14 21 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (23.33%) EJB
14 21 (23.33%) SOA
14 21 (23.33%) JIRA
15 18 (20.00%) Linux
15 18 (20.00%) OO
16 17 (18.89%) Spring MVC
16 17 (18.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 16 (17.78%) Oracle Database
17 16 (17.78%) HTML
17 16 (17.78%) MySQL
17 16 (17.78%) Finance
18 15 (16.67%) Java EE
18 15 (16.67%) Jenkins

Java/J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 17 (18.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (14.44%) JBoss
3 9 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 8 (8.89%) Apache
5 7 (7.78%) Tomcat
5 7 (7.78%) WebSphere
6 6 (6.67%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (5.56%) Jetty
7 5 (5.56%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (3.33%) Confluence
9 3 (3.33%) nginx
9 3 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (2.22%) Apache Spark
10 2 (2.22%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (1.11%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (1.11%) Documentum
11 1 (1.11%) GlassFish
11 1 (1.11%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.67%) IaaS
1 6 (6.67%) PaaS
2 3 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) HTTP
1 1 (1.11%) Internet
1 1 (1.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.78%) MySQL
1 16 (17.78%) Oracle Database
2 13 (14.44%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (5.56%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.44%) DB2
6 4 (4.44%) Hadoop
6 4 (4.44%) SQLite
7 3 (3.33%) Big Data
7 3 (3.33%) Neo4j
7 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.22%) HBase
9 1 (1.11%) MariaDB
9 1 (1.11%) Parquet
9 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (28.89%) Maven
2 25 (27.78%) Git (software)
3 21 (23.33%) JIRA
4 15 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 14 (15.56%) JUnit
6 13 (14.44%) Hudson
7 12 (13.33%) Mockito
7 12 (13.33%) Subversion
8 10 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (8.89%) Ant
10 7 (7.78%) Bitbucket
11 5 (5.56%) Eclipse
12 4 (4.44%) Cucumber
12 4 (4.44%) Selenium
12 4 (4.44%) TestNG
13 3 (3.33%) jMock
13 3 (3.33%) SoapUI
14 2 (2.22%) Gradle
14 2 (2.22%) MyEclipse
14 2 (2.22%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 16 (17.78%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Banking
3 3 (3.33%) Publishing
4 1 (1.11%) Games
4 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (100.00%) J2EE
2 63 (70.00%) Spring
3 37 (41.11%) REST
4 35 (38.89%) Hibernate
5 23 (25.56%) XML
6 22 (24.44%) SOAP
6 22 (24.44%) Web Services
7 21 (23.33%) EJB
8 17 (18.89%) Spring MVC
9 16 (17.78%) HTML
10 15 (16.67%) Java EE
11 14 (15.56%) JSF
12 13 (14.44%) JPA
13 11 (12.22%) JSON
13 11 (12.22%) Middleware
13 11 (12.22%) RESTful
14 9 (10.00%) Ajax
14 9 (10.00%) CSS
14 9 (10.00%) EJB 3.0
14 9 (10.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Client/Server
1 7 (7.78%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (7.78%) Virtual Team
2 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.22%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.22%) User Experience
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.11%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.00%) Linux
2 11 (12.22%) Unix
3 3 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.44%) TDD
3 27 (30.00%) MVC
4 21 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (23.33%) SOA
5 18 (20.00%) OO
6 14 (15.56%) Scrum
6 14 (15.56%) SDLC
7 13 (14.44%) BDD
8 12 (13.33%) UML
9 9 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (10.00%) Web Development
10 8 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (8.89%) Defect Management
10 8 (8.89%) E-Commerce
10 8 (8.89%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (8.89%) Unit Testing
11 7 (7.78%) Multithreading
11 7 (7.78%) Software Engineering
12 6 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (32.22%) JavaScript
2 29 (32.22%) SQL
3 14 (15.56%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.33%) XPath
5 2 (2.22%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.11%) Groovy
6 1 (1.11%) PHP
6 1 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
1 6 (6.67%) Sun Certification
2 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.22%) Degree
5 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.89%) SLA
2 3 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.11%) Docker
2 1 (1.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) Ansible
1 3 (3.33%) Hadoop YARN
1 3 (3.33%) OpenAM
1 3 (3.33%) OpenSSO
1 3 (3.33%) Puppet
2 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 50 (55.56%) Oracle
2 6 (6.67%) BEA
3 3 (3.33%) IBM
4 2 (2.22%) ATG
5 1 (1.11%) Adobe
5 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.11%) Google
5 1 (1.11%) Informatica
5 1 (1.11%) Pega
5 1 (1.11%) TIBCO