The median contractor rate for a J2EE Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
J2EE Developer
UK
Rank 534 582 501
Rank change year-on-year +48 -81  
Contract jobs requiring a J2EE Developer 49 58 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 46 79
Median daily rate £450 £334 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.83% -13.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £460
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

J2EE Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured J2EE Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for J2EE Developer in the UK

J2EE Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for J2EE Developer in the UK

J2EE Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2EE Developer over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for J2EE Developer in the UK

J2EE Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2EE Developer in the UK

J2EE Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England +36 44 £450 +33.33% 14
London +29 16 £450 +7.78% 5
East Midlands -3 10 £438 +34.61%
Cheshire +33 7 £475 +15.15% 1
North West +24 7 £475 +15.15% 4
South East +3 6 £450 +38.46% 4
Scotland +25 4 £360 +9.09%
Edinburgh +23 4 £360 +9.09%
Yorkshire +19 2 £388 -
Nottingham +8 2 £413 -
Nottinghamshire +5 2 £413 -
East of England -3 2 £375 -11.76% 1
Northampton -6 2 £455 +40.00%
Northamptonshire -9 2 £455 +40.00%
Buckinghamshire -17 2 £400 +23.07%
Derbyshire - 2 £425 -
Guildford - 2 £450 - 1
Surrey - 2 £450 - 3
Hampshire +12 1 - -
City of London 0 1 £400 -5.32% 3
Milton Keynes -9 1 £400 +23.07%
North East -12 1 £300 -7.69%
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 1 £300 -5.13%
Tyne and Wear -15 1 £300 -7.69%
Kent - 1 £525 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Faversham - 1 £525 -
Leeds - 1 £450 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £325 -

J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 featuring J2EE Developer in the job title.

1 105 (100.00%) Java
1 105 (100.00%) J2EE
2 69 (65.71%) Spring
3 65 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (55.24%) Oracle
5 39 (37.14%) Hibernate
6 37 (35.24%) REST
7 35 (33.33%) TDD
8 34 (32.38%) SQL
9 32 (30.48%) JavaScript
10 28 (26.67%) Maven
10 28 (26.67%) Git (software)
11 27 (25.71%) MVC
12 25 (23.81%) Web Services
13 24 (22.86%) SOAP
13 24 (22.86%) HTML
13 24 (22.86%) Finance
14 23 (21.90%) XML
14 23 (21.90%) SOA
15 22 (20.95%) JIRA
15 22 (20.95%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (20.95%) EJB
15 22 (20.95%) OO
15 22 (20.95%) MySQL
16 21 (20.00%) JBoss
16 21 (20.00%) Scrum
17 19 (18.10%) Linux
18 17 (16.19%) Spring MVC
18 17 (16.19%) Java EE
18 17 (16.19%) Oracle SOA Suite

J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 21 (20.00%) JBoss
2 17 (16.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (9.52%) Apache
3 10 (9.52%) Tomcat
4 9 (8.57%) WebLogic
5 7 (6.67%) WebSphere
6 6 (5.71%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (4.76%) Jetty
7 5 (4.76%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (2.86%) Confluence
9 3 (2.86%) nginx
9 3 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.90%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.90%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (0.95%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.95%) Documentum
11 1 (0.95%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.95%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) IaaS
1 6 (5.71%) PaaS
2 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.95%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.95%) HTTP
2 1 (0.95%) Internet
2 1 (0.95%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.95%) MySQL
2 17 (16.19%) Oracle Database
3 14 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (7.62%) NoSQL
6 6 (5.71%) Hadoop
6 6 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
7 5 (4.76%) Big Data
7 5 (4.76%) MongoDB
8 4 (3.81%) DB2
8 4 (3.81%) SQLite
9 3 (2.86%) Neo4j
9 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.90%) HBase
11 1 (0.95%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.95%) Parquet
11 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 28 (26.67%) Maven
2 22 (20.95%) JIRA
3 16 (15.24%) JUnit
4 15 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 14 (13.33%) Hudson
5 14 (13.33%) Mockito
6 12 (11.43%) Subversion
7 11 (10.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (7.62%) Ant
9 7 (6.67%) Bitbucket
9 7 (6.67%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.81%) Cucumber
10 4 (3.81%) Selenium
10 4 (3.81%) TestNG
11 3 (2.86%) jMock
11 3 (2.86%) MyEclipse
11 3 (2.86%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.90%) Gradle
12 2 (1.90%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 24 (22.86%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Publishing
4 2 (1.90%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Games
5 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (100.00%) J2EE
2 69 (65.71%) Spring
3 39 (37.14%) Hibernate
4 37 (35.24%) REST
5 25 (23.81%) Web Services
6 24 (22.86%) HTML
6 24 (22.86%) SOAP
7 23 (21.90%) XML
8 22 (20.95%) EJB
9 17 (16.19%) Java EE
9 17 (16.19%) Spring MVC
10 16 (15.24%) RESTful
11 15 (14.29%) CSS
12 14 (13.33%) JPA
12 14 (13.33%) JSF
12 14 (13.33%) JSP
13 11 (10.48%) AngularJS
13 11 (10.48%) JSON
13 11 (10.48%) Middleware
14 10 (9.52%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (7.62%) Client/Server
3 7 (6.67%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.81%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.86%) Fintech
6 2 (1.90%) Clustering
6 2 (1.90%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.90%) User Experience
7 1 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.95%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.10%) Linux
2 11 (10.48%) Unix
3 3 (2.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (33.33%) TDD
3 27 (25.71%) MVC
4 23 (21.90%) SOA
5 22 (20.95%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (20.95%) OO
6 21 (20.00%) Scrum
7 16 (15.24%) SDLC
8 13 (12.38%) BDD
8 13 (12.38%) UML
9 10 (9.52%) DevOps
10 9 (8.57%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (8.57%) Software Engineering
10 9 (8.57%) Web Development
11 8 (7.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (7.62%) E-Commerce
11 8 (7.62%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (7.62%) Multithreading
11 8 (7.62%) Pair Programming
11 8 (7.62%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (100.00%) Java
2 34 (32.38%) SQL
3 32 (30.48%) JavaScript
4 15 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.86%) XPath
6 2 (1.90%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.95%) C
7 1 (0.95%) C#
7 1 (0.95%) C++
7 1 (0.95%) Groovy
7 1 (0.95%) PHP
7 1 (0.95%) Python
7 1 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (5.71%) Security Cleared
1 6 (5.71%) Sun Certification
2 4 (3.81%) Degree
2 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) SLA
2 3 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (4.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.90%) Docker
3 1 (0.95%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) Ansible
1 3 (2.86%) Hadoop YARN
1 3 (2.86%) OpenAM
1 3 (2.86%) OpenSSO
1 3 (2.86%) Puppet
1 3 (2.86%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 58 (55.24%) Oracle
2 6 (5.71%) BEA
3 4 (3.81%) TIBCO
4 3 (2.86%) IBM
5 2 (1.90%) ATG
5 2 (1.90%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.95%) Adobe
6 1 (0.95%) Google
6 1 (0.95%) Informatica
6 1 (0.95%) Pega