Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for EJB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited EJB over the 6 months to 19 November 2018 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.

Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 717 655 631
Rank change year-on-year -62 -24 +29
Contract jobs citing EJB 178 229 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.49% 0.70% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 150 159
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.49% +2.71% +10.47%
10th Percentile £408 £363 £355
90th Percentile £588 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.65% -27.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -17.65% -27.35%

EJB 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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 35,987 32,733 32,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.85% 32.27% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,384 23,100 22,314
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 374 373
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.15 £14.36
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.84% +8.67% -

EJB
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing EJB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for EJB in the UK

EJB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for EJB in the UK

EJB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing EJB over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EJB in the UK

EJB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for EJB in the UK

EJB
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing EJB over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for EJB in the UK

EJB
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EJB within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 2018. 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
UK excluding London -22 150 £500 +4.17% 21
England -96 117 £510 +5.43% 28
Wales +8 35 £500 +17.65% 1
South East -68 29 £441 -9.49% 2
South West -27 21 £525 +17.45% 4
London -30 21 £550 +7.32% 11
Midlands -9 19 £375 -16.67% 1
North of England -28 15 £443 -4.84% 4
West Midlands -17 14 £458 -7.31% 1
Northern Ireland - 14 £485 -
East of England -7 10 £505 +34.67% 6
North West -32 8 £430 -7.53% 4
Scotland -10 7 - - 3
East Midlands +8 5 £375 -16.67%
North East -4 5 £486 -
Yorkshire - 2 £525 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing EJB 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 with a requirement for EJB.

1 174 (97.75%) Java
2 122 (68.54%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (61.24%) XML
4 104 (58.43%) SQL
5 96 (53.93%) Hibernate
6 90 (50.56%) Oracle
7 84 (47.19%) WebLogic
8 83 (46.63%) J2EE
9 79 (44.38%) Spring
10 76 (42.70%) HTML
11 75 (42.13%) JavaScript
12 71 (39.89%) REST
13 62 (34.83%) JSP
14 61 (34.27%) JBoss
15 60 (33.71%) Scala
16 57 (32.02%) Git (software)
16 57 (32.02%) SOAP
17 56 (31.46%) JUnit
18 53 (29.78%) Web Services
19 50 (28.09%) Eclipse
19 50 (28.09%) JPA
20 49 (27.53%) Unix
20 49 (27.53%) MongoDB
21 48 (26.97%) Play Framework
22 47 (26.40%) Scrum
23 45 (25.28%) JMS
23 45 (25.28%) Servlets
24 44 (24.72%) JDBC
25 43 (24.16%) CSS
25 43 (24.16%) HTML5

EJB
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 84 (47.19%) WebLogic
2 61 (34.27%) JBoss
3 34 (19.10%) Apache
3 34 (19.10%) WebSphere
4 33 (18.54%) Tomcat
5 21 (11.80%) nginx
6 11 (6.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (3.93%) Confluence
8 6 (3.37%) GlassFish
9 4 (2.25%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (2.25%) WildFly
10 3 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.12%) Apache Solr
11 2 (1.12%) Apache Spark
11 2 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.12%) IIS
12 1 (0.56%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.56%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.24%) GitHub
1 20 (11.24%) Google Analytics
2 11 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.06%) IaaS
4 7 (3.93%) PaaS
4 7 (3.93%) SaaS
5 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.61%) HTTP
2 25 (14.04%) SSL
2 25 (14.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) Extranet
3 1 (0.56%) Firewall
3 1 (0.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) Intranet
3 1 (0.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (27.53%) MongoDB
2 25 (14.04%) SQL Server
3 21 (11.80%) NoSQL
4 11 (6.18%) Relational Database
5 10 (5.62%) DB2
5 10 (5.62%) Oracle Database
5 10 (5.62%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (3.93%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.81%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.25%) MySQL
9 4 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.12%) MariaDB
11 2 (1.12%) Redis
11 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.56%) Big Data
12 1 (0.56%) SAP HANA
12 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 57 (32.02%) Git (software)
2 56 (31.46%) JUnit
3 50 (28.09%) Eclipse
4 37 (20.79%) Jenkins
5 36 (20.22%) Maven
6 33 (18.54%) Selenium
7 32 (17.98%) IntelliJ
7 32 (17.98%) WebLogic Workshop
8 26 (14.61%) Ant
9 23 (12.92%) Cucumber
10 20 (11.24%) Gatling
10 20 (11.24%) Grunt
10 20 (11.24%) gulp
10 20 (11.24%) Karma Test Runner
10 20 (11.24%) Sublime Text
11 18 (10.11%) JIRA
12 14 (7.87%) Rational Team Concert
13 11 (6.18%) Subversion
14 5 (2.81%) Mockito
14 5 (2.81%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (14.04%) Finance
2 20 (11.24%) Banking
3 5 (2.81%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.69%) Back Office
4 3 (1.69%) Marketing
4 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.12%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.56%) French Language
6 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 149 (83.71%) Developer
2 118 (66.29%) Java Developer
3 22 (12.36%) Scala Developer
4 14 (7.87%) Java Scala Developer
5 11 (6.18%) Architect
5 11 (6.18%) Software Developer
6 10 (5.62%) Cloud Developer
7 7 (3.93%) Senior Developer
7 7 (3.93%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (2.81%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (2.81%) Technical Architect
9 4 (2.25%) Java Architect
9 4 (2.25%) Java Engineer
10 3 (1.69%) Agile Developer
10 3 (1.69%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (1.69%) Messaging Developer
10 3 (1.69%) MongoDB Developer
10 3 (1.69%) Report Developer
10 3 (1.69%) Senior Java Architect
10 3 (1.69%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (61.24%) XML
2 96 (53.93%) Hibernate
3 83 (46.63%) J2EE
4 79 (44.38%) Spring
5 76 (42.70%) HTML
6 71 (39.89%) REST
7 62 (34.83%) JSP
8 57 (32.02%) SOAP
9 53 (29.78%) Web Services
10 50 (28.09%) JPA
11 48 (26.97%) Play Framework
12 45 (25.28%) JMS
12 45 (25.28%) Servlets
13 44 (24.72%) JDBC
14 43 (24.16%) CSS
14 43 (24.16%) HTML5
15 40 (22.47%) jQuery
16 39 (21.91%) Java EE
16 39 (21.91%) JSF
16 39 (21.91%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.43%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.37%) User Experience
3 5 (2.81%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.81%) Oracle Licensing
4 4 (2.25%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.12%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 49 (27.53%) Unix
2 41 (23.03%) Linux
3 21 (11.80%) Windows
4 20 (11.24%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.69%) Android
7 1 (0.56%) AIX
7 1 (0.56%) CentOS
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (68.54%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (26.40%) Scrum
3 38 (21.35%) Microservices
4 36 (20.22%) DevOps
5 32 (17.98%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (16.85%) Test Automation
7 26 (14.61%) Analytics
7 26 (14.61%) Software Engineering
8 24 (13.48%) Open Source
9 23 (12.92%) Configuration Management
9 23 (12.92%) SDLC
9 23 (12.92%) Workflow
10 22 (12.36%) MVC
11 18 (10.11%) OO
12 15 (8.43%) SOA
13 14 (7.87%) Requirements Analysis
13 14 (7.87%) Software Testing
14 12 (6.74%) OOD
14 12 (6.74%) TDD
15 9 (5.06%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 174 (97.75%) Java
2 104 (58.43%) SQL
3 75 (42.13%) JavaScript
4 60 (33.71%) Scala
5 26 (14.61%) Python
6 25 (14.04%) C#
6 25 (14.04%) PL/SQL
7 23 (12.92%) Perl
8 21 (11.80%) Haskell
9 20 (11.24%) Groovy
9 20 (11.24%) Ruby
10 14 (7.87%) C
11 11 (6.18%) Java 8
12 6 (3.37%) Shell Script
13 4 (2.25%) TypeScript
13 4 (2.25%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.69%) Korn
14 3 (1.69%) XPath
15 2 (1.12%) AspectJ
15 2 (1.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 30 (16.85%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.43%) DV Cleared
3 11 (6.18%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.25%) Degree
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 32 (17.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 30 (16.85%) Puppet
2 21 (11.80%) Grafana
2 21 (11.80%) Kibana
3 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.56%) Ansible
4 1 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 90 (50.56%) Oracle
2 27 (15.17%) webMethods
3 20 (11.24%) Google
4 18 (10.11%) Adobe
5 8 (4.49%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.49%) Perforce
6 5 (2.81%) Pega
6 5 (2.81%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.25%) IBM
7 4 (2.25%) Sybase
8 3 (1.69%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (1.69%) hybris
8 3 (1.69%) Solace
9 1 (0.56%) Citrix
9 1 (0.56%) SAP