Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 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.

Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 701 672 628
Rank change year-on-year -29 -44 +35
Contract jobs citing EJB 172 236 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% 0.73% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 145 130
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £363
90th Percentile £675 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +3.65% +1.05% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 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 33,987 32,198 30,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.19% 32.10% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,915 22,953 21,051
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 333 346
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.00 £18.50 £14.87
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.83% +5.26% +1.33%

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 17 January 2019.

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
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 17 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
UK excluding London -78 141 £498 +3.65% 22
England -91 119 £525 +9.38% 30
Wales +26 37 £500 +17.65%
South East -70 35 £463 -3.49%
London -8 26 £650 +30.00% 10
Midlands +8 18 £450 - 1
South West -31 17 £525 +18.38% 5
West Midlands -12 13 £408 -6.74%
North of England -17 13 £450 -14.29% 8
Northern Ireland - 9 £475 -
East of England +7 8 £425 +13.33% 6
North East -2 6 £486 -
East Midlands +10 5 £538 +19.44% 1
North West -18 5 £450 -16.28% 4
Scotland -7 4 - - 2
Yorkshire -16 2 £525 +16.67% 4

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 171 (99.42%) Java
2 125 (72.67%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (68.02%) SQL
4 114 (66.28%) XML
5 100 (58.14%) WebLogic
6 99 (57.56%) Hibernate
7 93 (54.07%) HTML
7 93 (54.07%) Spring
8 85 (49.42%) J2EE
9 84 (48.84%) JavaScript
10 83 (48.26%) REST
11 82 (47.67%) Oracle
12 72 (41.86%) Git (software)
13 71 (41.28%) SOAP
14 70 (40.70%) Scala
15 66 (38.37%) JUnit
16 65 (37.79%) JBoss
16 65 (37.79%) MongoDB
17 64 (37.21%) CSS
17 64 (37.21%) Play Framework
18 63 (36.63%) Unix
19 62 (36.05%) JSP
20 60 (34.88%) Eclipse
21 57 (33.14%) HTML5
22 54 (31.40%) Linux
22 54 (31.40%) Microservices
23 53 (30.81%) Servlets
23 53 (30.81%) Jenkins
23 53 (30.81%) JSON
24 52 (30.23%) jQuery

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
1 100 (58.14%) WebLogic
2 65 (37.79%) JBoss
3 50 (29.07%) Tomcat
4 49 (28.49%) Apache
5 37 (21.51%) nginx
6 34 (19.77%) WebSphere
7 10 (5.81%) Confluence
7 10 (5.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (2.91%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.16%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.16%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.16%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.58%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.58%) IIS
11 1 (0.58%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.58%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (1.74%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 36 (20.93%) GitHub
1 36 (20.93%) Google Analytics
2 12 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.49%) IaaS
4 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.91%) TestFlight
5 4 (2.33%) PaaS
5 4 (2.33%) SaaS
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 46 (26.74%) HTTP
2 40 (23.26%) SSL
2 40 (23.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.58%) Extranet
3 1 (0.58%) Firewall
3 1 (0.58%) Internet
3 1 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (37.79%) MongoDB
2 37 (21.51%) NoSQL
3 31 (18.02%) SQL Server
4 14 (8.14%) DB2
5 8 (4.65%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.49%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.49%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (3.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (3.49%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (2.91%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.74%) MySQL
9 3 (1.74%) SAP HANA
10 2 (1.16%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.16%) Redis
10 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.58%) Big Data
11 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 72 (41.86%) Git (software)
2 66 (38.37%) JUnit
3 60 (34.88%) Eclipse
4 53 (30.81%) Jenkins
5 48 (27.91%) IntelliJ
6 47 (27.33%) Selenium
7 42 (24.42%) Ant
8 39 (22.67%) Cucumber
9 36 (20.93%) Gatling
9 36 (20.93%) Grunt
9 36 (20.93%) gulp
9 36 (20.93%) Karma Test Runner
9 36 (20.93%) Sublime Text
10 32 (18.60%) Maven
10 32 (18.60%) WebLogic Workshop
11 16 (9.30%) JIRA
12 10 (5.81%) Mockito
12 10 (5.81%) TeamCity
13 8 (4.65%) Rational Team Concert
13 8 (4.65%) Subversion
General
1 23 (13.37%) Finance
2 22 (12.79%) Banking
3 5 (2.91%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.33%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.16%) Marketing
5 2 (1.16%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 145 (84.30%) Developer
2 95 (55.23%) Java Developer
3 25 (14.53%) Scala Developer
4 11 (6.40%) Software Developer
5 10 (5.81%) Architect
5 10 (5.81%) Cloud Developer
6 9 (5.23%) .NET Developer
6 9 (5.23%) Java Scala Developer
6 9 (5.23%) Senior Developer
6 9 (5.23%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (2.91%) Consultant
7 5 (2.91%) Core Java Developer
7 5 (2.91%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 5 (2.91%) iOS Developer
7 5 (2.91%) Oracle Developer
7 5 (2.91%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
8 4 (2.33%) Java Architect
8 4 (2.33%) Technical Architect
8 4 (2.33%) WebSphere Developer
9 3 (1.74%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (66.28%) XML
2 99 (57.56%) Hibernate
3 93 (54.07%) HTML
3 93 (54.07%) Spring
4 85 (49.42%) J2EE
5 83 (48.26%) REST
6 71 (41.28%) SOAP
7 64 (37.21%) CSS
7 64 (37.21%) Play Framework
8 62 (36.05%) JSP
9 57 (33.14%) HTML5
10 53 (30.81%) JSON
10 53 (30.81%) Servlets
11 52 (30.23%) jQuery
12 47 (27.33%) J2SE
13 45 (26.16%) JDBC
14 44 (25.58%) Node.js
15 43 (25.00%) Web Services
16 42 (24.42%) AngularJS
17 40 (23.26%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.07%) Algorithms
2 7 (4.07%) Data Structures
2 7 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.91%) Analytical Mindset
3 5 (2.91%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.91%) Fintech
3 5 (2.91%) Oracle Licensing
4 4 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.58%) User Experience
6 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (36.63%) Unix
2 54 (31.40%) Linux
3 37 (21.51%) Windows
4 36 (20.93%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.16%) Android
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (72.67%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.40%) Microservices
3 48 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (26.74%) DevOps
4 46 (26.74%) Test Automation
5 40 (23.26%) Open Source
6 39 (22.67%) Analytics
7 38 (22.09%) Configuration Management
8 37 (21.51%) Lean Software Development
9 35 (20.35%) Scrum
10 26 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (13.37%) OO
11 23 (13.37%) Software Engineering
12 22 (12.79%) MVC
13 20 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (11.63%) SDLC
14 18 (10.47%) TDD
15 15 (8.72%) Workflow
16 13 (7.56%) Mentoring
17 12 (6.98%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 171 (99.42%) Java
2 117 (68.02%) SQL
3 84 (48.84%) JavaScript
4 70 (40.70%) Scala
5 41 (23.84%) C#
5 41 (23.84%) Python
6 37 (21.51%) Haskell
6 37 (21.51%) Perl
7 36 (20.93%) Groovy
7 36 (20.93%) Ruby
8 20 (11.63%) PL/SQL
9 10 (5.81%) VB.NET
10 8 (4.65%) C
10 8 (4.65%) Java 8
11 5 (2.91%) Apple Swift
11 5 (2.91%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.91%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.33%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.74%) Korn
13 3 (1.74%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.56%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.65%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.91%) Degree
6 2 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.74%) QA
System Software
1 49 (28.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 45 (26.16%) Puppet
2 37 (21.51%) Grafana
2 37 (21.51%) Kibana
3 3 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.58%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 82 (47.67%) Oracle
2 37 (21.51%) webMethods
3 36 (20.93%) Google
4 28 (16.28%) Adobe
5 14 (8.14%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.65%) Sybase
7 6 (3.49%) IBM
8 5 (2.91%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.33%) Pega
9 4 (2.33%) Perforce
10 3 (1.74%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.74%) SAP
10 3 (1.74%) Solace
11 2 (1.16%) Ariba
11 2 (1.16%) Xerox