Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a J2EE Developer was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

J2EE Developer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 746 743 678
Rank change year-on-year -3 -65 -52
Contract jobs requiring a J2EE Developer 133 145 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 112 110
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £306 £313 £299
90th Percentile £545 £509 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 10
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £31.45 £36.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -14.94% +8.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £31.45 £36.98
% change year-on-year +17.65% -14.94% +8.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

J2EE Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured J2EE Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2EE Developer in the UK

J2EE Developer
Top 13 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England +7 118 £450 +5.88% 18
UK excluding London +13 66 £400 -5.88% 8
London -5 65 £498 +17.06% 11
South East +4 19 £475 - 2
North of England +42 16 £400 -5.88% 3
North West +22 14 £400 -5.88% 2
Scotland -6 13 £350 -4.11%
East of England -14 11 £320 -22.89%
Midlands +8 6 £413 +16.86% 2
West Midlands +15 4 £413 +16.86%
East Midlands -1 2 £325 -5.45% 2
Yorkshire -2 2 £475 +11.76% 1
South West +9 1 £375 -9.09%

J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 133 (100.00%) J2EE
2 124 (93.23%) Java
3 85 (63.91%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (63.16%) Spring
5 53 (39.85%) Web Services
6 52 (39.10%) Finance
7 48 (36.09%) JavaScript
8 47 (35.34%) SOAP
9 43 (32.33%) Banking
10 41 (30.83%) REST
11 40 (30.08%) TDD
11 40 (30.08%) Hibernate
12 36 (27.07%) Oracle
13 34 (25.56%) Maven
13 34 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (21.80%) XML
15 27 (20.30%) JBoss
16 26 (19.55%) JUnit
16 26 (19.55%) HTML
16 26 (19.55%) Jenkins
17 24 (18.05%) Microservices
17 24 (18.05%) SQL
17 24 (18.05%) MVC
17 24 (18.05%) Java EE
18 23 (17.29%) Open Source
19 22 (16.54%) WebSphere
19 22 (16.54%) JSP
19 22 (16.54%) Tomcat
19 22 (16.54%) AngularJS
20 21 (15.79%) Scrum

J2EE Developer Skill Set
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 27 (20.30%) JBoss
2 22 (16.54%) Tomcat
2 22 (16.54%) WebSphere
3 11 (8.27%) WebLogic
4 10 (7.52%) Apache
5 7 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (4.51%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.01%) CMS
8 3 (2.26%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.50%) nginx
10 1 (0.75%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.75%) Confluence
10 1 (0.75%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.75%) IIS
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.50%) PaaS
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.75%) GitHub
5 1 (0.75%) IaaS
5 1 (0.75%) npm
5 1 (0.75%) SaaS
5 1 (0.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.26%) HTTP
2 2 (1.50%) Internet
2 2 (1.50%) LDAP
3 1 (0.75%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.75%) Firewall
3 1 (0.75%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.75%) SSL
3 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.53%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.03%) RDBMS
2 16 (12.03%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.51%) MySQL
5 5 (3.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.01%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.26%) Big Data
7 3 (2.26%) DB2
7 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.50%) Endeca
8 2 (1.50%) GIS
8 2 (1.50%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.75%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 34 (25.56%) Maven
2 26 (19.55%) Jenkins
2 26 (19.55%) JUnit
3 19 (14.29%) Ant
4 16 (12.03%) Git (software)
5 14 (10.53%) SoapUI
6 12 (9.02%) Selenium
7 11 (8.27%) Gradle
7 11 (8.27%) JIRA
8 9 (6.77%) Mockito
9 8 (6.02%) Eclipse
10 6 (4.51%) Cucumber
10 6 (4.51%) JMeter
11 5 (3.76%) jMock
11 5 (3.76%) Subversion
12 4 (3.01%) DbUnit
12 4 (3.01%) SonarQube
13 3 (2.26%) JBehave
13 3 (2.26%) JProfiler
13 3 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 52 (39.10%) Finance
2 43 (32.33%) Banking
3 11 (8.27%) Investment Banking
4 10 (7.52%) Front Office
5 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.51%) Retail
6 5 (3.76%) Automotive
7 3 (2.26%) Law
8 2 (1.50%) French Language
8 2 (1.50%) Marketing
8 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.75%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (100.00%) J2EE
2 84 (63.16%) Spring
3 53 (39.85%) Web Services
4 47 (35.34%) SOAP
5 41 (30.83%) REST
6 40 (30.08%) Hibernate
7 29 (21.80%) XML
8 26 (19.55%) HTML
9 24 (18.05%) Java EE
10 22 (16.54%) AngularJS
10 22 (16.54%) JSP
11 20 (15.04%) Spring MVC
12 19 (14.29%) jQuery
12 19 (14.29%) RESTful
13 17 (12.78%) Ajax
13 17 (12.78%) CSS
13 17 (12.78%) JPA
13 17 (12.78%) Struts
14 14 (10.53%) HTML5
14 14 (10.53%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.53%) N-Tier
2 10 (7.52%) Replication
3 7 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.26%) Derivative
4 4 (3.01%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.50%) DataPower
5 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.50%) User Experience
6 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.75%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.75%) Life Science
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.75%) PKI
6 1 (0.75%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.75%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.27%) Linux
2 5 (3.76%) Unix
3 1 (0.75%) HPUX
3 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.75%) Solaris
3 1 (0.75%) Windows
3 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (63.91%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (30.08%) TDD
3 34 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (18.05%) Microservices
4 24 (18.05%) MVC
5 23 (17.29%) Open Source
6 21 (15.79%) Scrum
7 18 (13.53%) BDD
8 17 (12.78%) SOA
8 17 (12.78%) Software Engineering
8 17 (12.78%) Web Development
9 16 (12.03%) OO
10 13 (9.77%) DevOps
10 13 (9.77%) Test Automation
11 12 (9.02%) Configuration Management
12 11 (8.27%) Migration
12 11 (8.27%) UML
13 10 (7.52%) Asset Management
13 10 (7.52%) High Availability
13 10 (7.52%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 124 (93.23%) Java
2 48 (36.09%) JavaScript
3 24 (18.05%) SQL
4 6 (4.51%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.26%) Groovy
6 2 (1.50%) C#
6 2 (1.50%) Python
7 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.75%) C
7 1 (0.75%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.75%) Perl
7 1 (0.75%) Scala
7 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (4.51%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.01%) Degree
2 4 (3.01%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) CFA
4 1 (0.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.26%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.75%) SEPA
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.26%) vSphere
2 1 (0.75%) Docker
2 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) Ansible
2 1 (0.75%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.75%) Puppet
2 1 (0.75%) Rancher
Vendors
1 36 (27.07%) Oracle
2 11 (8.27%) IBM
3 6 (4.51%) CA
3 6 (4.51%) CA Agile Central
4 3 (2.26%) MuleSoft
4 3 (2.26%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.26%) VMware
5 2 (1.50%) FatWire
5 2 (1.50%) Perforce
6 1 (0.75%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.75%) Citrix
6 1 (0.75%) F5
6 1 (0.75%) Google
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.75%) Nuxeo
6 1 (0.75%) SAP
6 1 (0.75%) Sybase
6 1 (0.75%) Talend