Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 January 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)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 198 160 179
Rank change year-on-year -38 +19 -26
Contract jobs citing J2EE 193 261 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.21% 1.57% 1.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.73% 5.53% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 170 124
South East median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £306
90th Percentile £593 £581 £563
England median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
South East median hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%

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 the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 5,177 4,722 4,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.33% 28.47% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,346 2,945 2,503
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £315 £305 £280
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 80 99
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26.65 £21.91 £18.22
90th Percentile £53.50 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing J2EE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for J2EE in the South East

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing J2EE in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for J2EE in the South East

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2EE in the South East over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for J2EE in the South East

J2EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2EE in the South East

J2EE
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
Hampshire -14 66 £425 -10.53% 8
Thames Valley -44 42 £425 -5.56% 12
Surrey -34 40 £526 +5.25% 19
West Sussex -1 33 £470 -10.40%
Berkshire -1 20 £413 +8.55% 7
Buckinghamshire -28 12 £425 -8.11% 3
Oxfordshire +20 10 £400 - 2
East Sussex -15 10 £550 -6.38% 1
Middlesex - 3 - -
J2EE
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 South East region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 190 (98.45%) Java
2 123 (63.73%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (61.14%) Spring
4 84 (43.52%) JSON
4 84 (43.52%) REST
5 81 (41.97%) Unix
6 77 (39.90%) Linux
7 76 (39.38%) Jenkins
8 68 (35.23%) BDD
9 67 (34.72%) Apache
10 64 (33.16%) GitHub
11 62 (32.12%) TDD
12 61 (31.61%) Git (software)
13 55 (28.50%) Continuous Integration
14 54 (27.98%) JavaScript
15 51 (26.42%) Middleware
16 49 (25.39%) Microservices
17 48 (24.87%) HTML
17 48 (24.87%) SQL
18 47 (24.35%) CSS
18 47 (24.35%) Hadoop
18 47 (24.35%) Big Data
19 45 (23.32%) HTML5
19 45 (23.32%) Unit Testing
20 44 (22.80%) Hibernate
20 44 (22.80%) Kafka
21 43 (22.28%) Selenium
22 42 (21.76%) NoSQL
23 41 (21.24%) RabbitMQ
23 41 (21.24%) Apache ZooKeeper

J2EE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 67 (34.72%) Apache
2 37 (19.17%) WebLogic
3 33 (17.10%) JBoss
4 31 (16.06%) Tomcat
5 21 (10.88%) Apache Spark
6 20 (10.36%) nginx
7 9 (4.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (4.15%) WebSphere
9 7 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (3.11%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (2.59%) Apache ServiceMix
11 5 (2.59%) Documentum
11 5 (2.59%) GlassFish
11 5 (2.59%) JRun
12 4 (2.07%) FileNet
12 4 (2.07%) IIS
12 4 (2.07%) SAS
13 3 (1.55%) GemFire
13 3 (1.55%) Mule
13 3 (1.55%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.52%) Maximo
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 64 (33.16%) GitHub
2 18 (9.33%) Google Analytics
3 7 (3.63%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.59%) TestFlight
5 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.52%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.52%) SaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.95%) HTTP
2 24 (12.44%) SSL
3 21 (10.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.04%) SNMP
5 1 (0.52%) DHCP
5 1 (0.52%) DNS
5 1 (0.52%) FTP
5 1 (0.52%) IPsec
5 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (24.35%) Big Data
1 47 (24.35%) Hadoop
2 42 (21.76%) NoSQL
3 30 (15.54%) Parquet
4 28 (14.51%) HBase
5 26 (13.47%) MongoDB
6 21 (10.88%) SQL Server
7 19 (9.84%) Cloudant
8 8 (4.15%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.11%) MySQL
10 5 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.55%) DataStage
11 3 (1.55%) QualityStage
11 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.04%) Redis
13 1 (0.52%) Adabas
13 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 76 (39.38%) Jenkins
2 61 (31.61%) Git (software)
3 43 (22.28%) Selenium
4 32 (16.58%) JUnit
5 26 (13.47%) Gradle
6 25 (12.95%) Eclipse
7 24 (12.44%) IntelliJ
8 21 (10.88%) Ant
9 19 (9.84%) git-flow
9 19 (9.84%) Protractor
10 18 (9.33%) Cucumber
10 18 (9.33%) Gatling
10 18 (9.33%) Grunt
10 18 (9.33%) gulp
10 18 (9.33%) Karma Test Runner
10 18 (9.33%) Sublime Text
11 16 (8.29%) Maven
12 10 (5.18%) JIRA
13 7 (3.63%) TeamCity
14 6 (3.11%) Subversion
General
1 28 (14.51%) Finance
2 5 (2.59%) Publishing
2 5 (2.59%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.55%) Banking
4 2 (1.04%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.52%) Advertising
5 1 (0.52%) German Language
5 1 (0.52%) Law
5 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 158 (81.87%) Developer
2 105 (54.40%) Java Developer
3 17 (8.81%) Hadoop Developer
4 14 (7.25%) Big Data Developer
5 13 (6.74%) J2EE Developer
6 11 (5.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 11 (5.70%) Java Hadoop Developer
6 11 (5.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 10 (5.18%) Apache Spark Developer
7 10 (5.18%) Architect
8 9 (4.66%) .NET Developer
8 9 (4.66%) Technical Leader
9 8 (4.15%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.63%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (3.63%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (3.63%) Senior Java Developer
11 5 (2.59%) iOS Developer
11 5 (2.59%) Scala Developer
11 5 (2.59%) Senior Full Stack Developer
11 5 (2.59%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (61.14%) Spring
2 84 (43.52%) JSON
2 84 (43.52%) REST
3 51 (26.42%) Middleware
4 48 (24.87%) HTML
5 47 (24.35%) CSS
6 45 (23.32%) HTML5
7 44 (22.80%) Hibernate
7 44 (22.80%) Kafka
8 41 (21.24%) AngularJS
8 41 (21.24%) RabbitMQ
9 36 (18.65%) SOAP
10 30 (15.54%) Node.js
10 30 (15.54%) XML
11 29 (15.03%) Spring Boot
12 26 (13.47%) RESTful
13 25 (12.95%) Apache Avro
14 24 (12.44%) EJB
14 24 (12.44%) J2SE
14 24 (12.44%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.95%) Linux Command Line
1 25 (12.95%) Virtual Team
2 9 (4.66%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.55%) User Experience
5 1 (0.52%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.52%) NHS
5 1 (0.52%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 81 (41.97%) Unix
2 77 (39.90%) Linux
3 22 (11.40%) Windows
4 18 (9.33%) Ubuntu
5 6 (3.11%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.07%) Solaris
7 2 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (63.73%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (35.23%) BDD
3 62 (32.12%) TDD
4 55 (28.50%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (25.39%) Microservices
6 45 (23.32%) Unit Testing
7 39 (20.21%) System Testing
8 35 (18.13%) Open Source
9 34 (17.62%) DevOps
10 25 (12.95%) Benchmarking
10 25 (12.95%) Configuration Management
11 19 (9.84%) Analytics
11 19 (9.84%) Lean Software Development
11 19 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (9.84%) Test Automation
12 16 (8.29%) OO
13 14 (7.25%) SOA
14 13 (6.74%) Front End Development
14 13 (6.74%) Scrum
14 13 (6.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 190 (98.45%) Java
2 54 (27.98%) JavaScript
3 48 (24.87%) SQL
4 29 (15.03%) Scala
5 26 (13.47%) Shell Script
6 23 (11.92%) C#
6 23 (11.92%) Python
7 20 (10.36%) Perl
7 20 (10.36%) Ruby
8 19 (9.84%) Groovy
8 19 (9.84%) Haskell
9 10 (5.18%) VB.NET
10 9 (4.66%) PL/SQL
11 7 (3.63%) Java 8
12 5 (2.59%) Apple Swift
12 5 (2.59%) Objective-C
13 4 (2.07%) ABAP
13 4 (2.07%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.55%) Jython
14 3 (1.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (14.51%) Degree
2 15 (7.77%) Security Cleared
3 12 (6.22%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.63%) TOGAF Certification
5 5 (2.59%) CCIE
5 5 (2.59%) CCNA
5 5 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.59%) GDPR
2 1 (0.52%) PMO
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (21.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 33 (17.10%) HDFS
3 29 (15.03%) Docker
4 3 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.04%) vSphere
6 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (21.24%) Hadoop YARN
2 28 (14.51%) Puppet
3 18 (9.33%) Grafana
3 18 (9.33%) Kibana
4 6 (3.11%) Amdocs OSS
5 5 (2.59%) Ansible
6 4 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.04%) Salt
7 2 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.52%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.52%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (18.13%) Oracle
2 24 (12.44%) IBM
2 24 (12.44%) webMethods
3 20 (10.36%) Microsoft
4 19 (9.84%) Google
5 13 (6.74%) Adobe
6 7 (3.63%) SAP
7 6 (3.11%) Cramer
8 5 (2.59%) Amdocs
8 5 (2.59%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.55%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (1.55%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.55%) VMware
10 2 (1.04%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.04%) Remedy
10 2 (1.04%) Splunk
11 1 (0.52%) GUPTA
11 1 (0.52%) NetIQ
11 1 (0.52%) Pega
11 1 (0.52%) Sun