The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Java EE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java EE over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
England / South East
Rank 190 196 187
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9  
Contract jobs citing Java EE 55 66 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.71% 0.72% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.69% 3.04% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 51 40
Median daily rate £425 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £375 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £589 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £421 £406
% change year-on-year -5.04% +3.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Java EE 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 the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2046 2168 2316
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.40% 23.69% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1234 1458 1343
Median daily rate £400 £357 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +2.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 54
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Java EE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Java EE in the South East

Java EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java EE in the South East

Java EE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java EE in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java EE in the South East

Java EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java EE in the South East

Java EE
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 Java EE within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Buckinghamshire +3 21 £375 - 2
Berkshire +30 17 £375 -21.05% 3
Oxfordshire -13 9 £500 +9.28% 3
Hampshire +3 5 £444 +1.42% 2
Surrey -4 2 - -
West Sussex 0 1 £320 +0.39% 1
Java EE
England

Java EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java EE 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 South East region with a requirement for Java EE.

1 141 (97.92%) Java
2 111 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (58.33%) Spring
4 69 (47.92%) SQL
5 66 (45.83%) Scrum
6 63 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (40.28%) TDD
7 58 (40.28%) Oracle
8 57 (39.58%) Jenkins
9 56 (38.89%) Maven
10 51 (35.42%) JUnit
11 50 (34.72%) JavaScript
12 44 (30.56%) Unit Testing
13 41 (28.47%) JBoss
13 41 (28.47%) DevOps
14 40 (27.78%) HTML
15 37 (25.69%) Web Services
16 36 (25.00%) CSS
17 34 (23.61%) Mockito
18 32 (22.22%) WebSphere
18 32 (22.22%) MVC
18 32 (22.22%) REST
19 31 (21.53%) JMS
20 30 (20.83%) Pair Programming
20 30 (20.83%) BPEL
20 30 (20.83%) Cucumber
20 30 (20.83%) BPMN
21 29 (20.14%) Linux
21 29 (20.14%) XML
22 26 (18.06%) Git (software)

Java EE
Top Related 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 41 (28.47%) JBoss
2 32 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 24 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 21 (14.58%) WebSphere Process Server
5 16 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (7.64%) Alfresco
6 11 (7.64%) Apache
6 11 (7.64%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (7.64%) Mule
6 11 (7.64%) Mule ESB
7 7 (4.86%) nginx
7 7 (4.86%) WebLogic
8 6 (4.17%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.78%) Confluence
9 4 (2.78%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.56%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.36%) GitHub
2 24 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.47%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (2.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (1.39%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.39%) Google Checkout
7 1 (0.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.47%) Firewall
2 4 (2.78%) Internet
3 3 (2.08%) Intranet
3 3 (2.08%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.39%) IPv4
4 2 (1.39%) Network Security
5 1 (0.69%) LDAP
5 1 (0.69%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.72%) MySQL
2 14 (9.72%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (6.94%) Relational Database
4 9 (6.25%) Big Data
4 9 (6.25%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.17%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.47%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.47%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.78%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (2.78%) GIS
7 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.08%) Redis
8 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.39%) Endeca
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.69%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 57 (39.58%) Jenkins
2 56 (38.89%) Maven
3 51 (35.42%) JUnit
4 34 (23.61%) Mockito
5 30 (20.83%) Cucumber
6 26 (18.06%) Git (software)
7 21 (14.58%) Ant
8 15 (10.42%) JIRA
9 11 (7.64%) Gradle
10 10 (6.94%) Eclipse
10 10 (6.94%) Selenium
11 7 (4.86%) Hudson
11 7 (4.86%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (4.86%) Subversion
11 7 (4.86%) Talend Open Studio
12 4 (2.78%) TeamCity
13 3 (2.08%) Bitbucket
13 3 (2.08%) IntelliJ
14 2 (1.39%) JProfiler
14 2 (1.39%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (14.58%) Finance
1 21 (14.58%) Publishing
2 10 (6.94%) Banking
3 9 (6.25%) Legal
4 3 (2.08%) Retail
4 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 108 (75.00%) Developer
2 82 (56.94%) Java Developer
3 18 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 17 (11.81%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (11.11%) Java Engineer
6 14 (9.72%) Java Software Engineer
6 14 (9.72%) Software Developer
6 14 (9.72%) Software Engineer
7 13 (9.03%) Architect
8 11 (7.64%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 11 (7.64%) Java Software Developer
9 9 (6.25%) Agile Developer
9 9 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.86%) Agile Java Developer
11 7 (4.86%) AWS Developer
11 7 (4.86%) ETL Developer
12 6 (4.17%) Angular Developer
13 5 (3.47%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (58.33%) Spring
2 40 (27.78%) HTML
3 37 (25.69%) Web Services
4 36 (25.00%) CSS
5 32 (22.22%) REST
6 31 (21.53%) JMS
7 29 (20.14%) XML
8 24 (16.67%) jQuery
8 24 (16.67%) SOAP
9 22 (15.28%) Hibernate
10 21 (14.58%) AngularJS
10 21 (14.58%) J2EE
11 19 (13.19%) Spring MVC
12 18 (12.50%) EJB
13 16 (11.11%) RESTful
14 15 (10.42%) Node.js
15 14 (9.72%) JSF
16 12 (8.33%) Grails
16 12 (8.33%) Play Framework
16 12 (8.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.47%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.78%) User Experience
3 3 (2.08%) Online Banking
4 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.69%) AS400
5 1 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.69%) iPad
5 1 (0.69%) Online Games
5 1 (0.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.14%) Linux
2 11 (7.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (6.94%) Windows
4 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.78%) Unix
6 3 (2.08%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (45.83%) Scrum
3 63 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 58 (40.28%) TDD
5 44 (30.56%) Unit Testing
6 41 (28.47%) DevOps
7 32 (22.22%) MVC
8 30 (20.83%) BPEL
8 30 (20.83%) BPMN
8 30 (20.83%) Pair Programming
9 25 (17.36%) Migration
10 24 (16.67%) SOA
11 19 (13.19%) Software Engineering
12 14 (9.72%) Microservices
13 10 (6.94%) Data Modelling
14 9 (6.25%) Configuration Management
14 9 (6.25%) OO
14 9 (6.25%) Process Improvement
15 8 (5.56%) UML
15 8 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 141 (97.92%) Java
2 69 (47.92%) SQL
3 50 (34.72%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.94%) XPath
5 8 (5.56%) Perl
5 8 (5.56%) Python
6 7 (4.86%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.17%) Groovy
8 5 (3.47%) C#
8 5 (3.47%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.47%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.78%) Scala
10 2 (1.39%) C
10 2 (1.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.47%) CISSP
2 5 (3.47%) RHCE
2 5 (3.47%) RHCSA
2 5 (3.47%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.78%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.08%) Degree
4 3 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.39%) ISEB
5 2 (1.39%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.39%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.39%) GDPR
2 1 (0.69%) PA-DSS
2 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.86%) Docker
2 4 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (6.25%) Puppet
2 8 (5.56%) Ansible
3 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.69%) Oozie
Vendors
1 58 (40.28%) Oracle
2 13 (9.03%) Red Hat
3 7 (4.86%) Talend
4 5 (3.47%) hybris
5 4 (2.78%) VMware
6 3 (2.08%) IBM
6 3 (2.08%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.39%) Adobe
7 2 (1.39%) Coremetrics
7 2 (1.39%) Google
7 2 (1.39%) PayPal
8 1 (0.69%) ATG
8 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.69%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.69%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.69%) Pega
8 1 (0.69%) Perforce
8 1 (0.69%) Temenos