Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for J2EE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited J2EE over the 6 months to 17 October 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.

Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 149 141
Rank change year-on-year -40 -8 -8
Contract jobs citing J2EE 1375 1916 1979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.80% 1.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.33% 5.98% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 1220 1171
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £320 £312 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 39
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £30.00 £31.90 £31.47
90th Percentile £40.00 £47.00 £42.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -10.00% +17.65%

J2EE 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 31758 32027 31623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.03% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 22268 22307 21564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £296 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 374 527
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.84% -2.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.55 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.35 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.15 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.53% -4.00% +11.19%

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing J2EE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for J2EE in the UK

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for J2EE in the UK

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2EE over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for J2EE in the UK

J2EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2EE in the UK

J2EE
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 J2EE within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 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 -46 1251 £475 +5.56% 209
UK excluding London -34 744 £425 - 124
London -47 605 £500 +5.26% 93
South East -48 185 £500 +5.26% 32
North of England 0 175 £400 -5.88% 32
East of England -44 113 £425 +6.25% 13
Scotland +20 87 £415 +12.93% 7
North West -18 86 £425 -10.53% 21
Midlands -49 86 £423 -0.59% 18
South West +17 82 £400 - 20
East Midlands -9 52 £425 -1.16% 8
Yorkshire -12 51 £425 -5.56% 10
North East +28 35 £330 -5.71% 1
West Midlands -68 31 £425 +2.41% 10
Northern Ireland -45 12 £413 -
Wales +3 7 £355 -20.00% 2

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing J2EE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for J2EE.

1 1195 (86.91%) Java
2 728 (52.95%) Agile Software Development
3 680 (49.45%) Spring
4 444 (32.29%) Oracle
5 398 (28.95%) Web Services
6 395 (28.73%) JavaScript
7 358 (26.04%) Hibernate
8 345 (25.09%) SQL
9 338 (24.58%) TDD
10 332 (24.15%) Linux
11 308 (22.40%) Finance
12 295 (21.45%) JBoss
12 295 (21.45%) HTML
13 289 (21.02%) Jenkins
14 288 (20.95%) Unix
15 272 (19.78%) Git (software)
16 271 (19.71%) XML
17 267 (19.42%) SOAP
17 267 (19.42%) REST
18 254 (18.47%) Continuous Integration
18 254 (18.47%) Scrum
19 242 (17.60%) SOA
20 232 (16.87%) E-Commerce
20 232 (16.87%) Microservices
21 230 (16.73%) JUnit
22 220 (16.00%) CSS
22 220 (16.00%) Banking
23 217 (15.78%) Maven
24 214 (15.56%) Tomcat
25 206 (14.98%) Apache

J2EE
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
1 295 (21.45%) JBoss
2 214 (15.56%) Tomcat
3 206 (14.98%) Apache
4 181 (13.16%) WebSphere
5 163 (11.85%) WebLogic
6 114 (8.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 77 (5.60%) Confluence
8 60 (4.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 55 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
10 53 (3.85%) iPlanet
11 37 (2.69%) CMS
12 33 (2.40%) Cloud Foundry
13 30 (2.18%) IIS
14 29 (2.11%) Mule
15 28 (2.04%) Apache Spark
15 28 (2.04%) nginx
16 25 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
17 22 (1.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 22 (1.60%) MQSeries
17 22 (1.60%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 13 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 11 (0.80%) OmniGraffle
3 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.15%) Mingle
5 2 (0.15%) Simulink
6 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (1.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 24 (1.75%) SAP Hybris
3 23 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
4 16 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.73%) Magento
6 5 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.29%) Actimize
7 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.15%) Pega PRPC
9 1 (0.073%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 1 (0.073%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.073%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.073%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.073%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 107 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (2.47%) PaaS
3 27 (1.96%) GitHub
4 24 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (1.09%) Google App Engine
8 12 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
8 12 (0.87%) npm
9 11 (0.80%) Bluemix
10 10 (0.73%) IaaS
10 10 (0.73%) SaaS
11 7 (0.51%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.44%) Boomi
12 6 (0.44%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
14 4 (0.29%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.22%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 114 (8.29%) TCP/IP
2 80 (5.82%) HTTP
3 72 (5.24%) SSL
4 69 (5.02%) Internet
5 68 (4.95%) Firewall
6 52 (3.78%) LDAP
7 35 (2.55%) DNS
8 20 (1.45%) FTP
9 17 (1.24%) IPsec
10 15 (1.09%) DHCP
11 14 (1.02%) SAN
12 13 (0.95%) HTTPS
12 13 (0.95%) NAS
13 10 (0.73%) FCoE
13 10 (0.73%) iSCSI
14 8 (0.58%) 3GPP
14 8 (0.58%) Diameter Protocol
14 8 (0.58%) Intranet
14 8 (0.58%) SIGTRAN
14 8 (0.58%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (8.80%) Relational Database
2 84 (6.11%) SQL Server
3 71 (5.16%) NoSQL
4 70 (5.09%) MongoDB
4 70 (5.09%) MySQL
5 65 (4.73%) Oracle Database
6 57 (4.15%) PostgreSQL
7 56 (4.07%) RDBMS
8 50 (3.64%) Big Data
9 44 (3.20%) Hadoop
10 33 (2.40%) Endeca
11 30 (2.18%) HBase
12 24 (1.75%) DB2
13 22 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
14 20 (1.45%) Apache Hive
14 20 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
16 13 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
17 10 (0.73%) OLTP
18 8 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 289 (21.02%) Jenkins
2 272 (19.78%) Git (software)
3 230 (16.73%) JUnit
4 217 (15.78%) Maven
5 163 (11.85%) JIRA
6 123 (8.95%) Selenium
7 108 (7.85%) Mockito
8 100 (7.27%) Subversion
9 96 (6.98%) Eclipse
10 84 (6.11%) Gradle
11 59 (4.29%) Ant
12 56 (4.07%) IntelliJ
13 50 (3.64%) jMock
14 37 (2.69%) SonarQube
15 35 (2.55%) Spock
16 34 (2.47%) TeamCity
17 33 (2.40%) Cucumber
18 30 (2.18%) SoapUI
19 28 (2.04%) LoadRunner
20 26 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 308 (22.40%) Finance
2 220 (16.00%) Banking
3 64 (4.65%) Retail
4 32 (2.33%) Front Office
5 24 (1.75%) Financial Institution
5 24 (1.75%) Games
5 24 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 22 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.24%) Marketing
8 12 (0.87%) Law
9 11 (0.80%) Billing
10 8 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.51%) Automotive
11 7 (0.51%) Back Office
12 6 (0.44%) Advertising
13 5 (0.36%) French Language
14 3 (0.22%) German Language
14 3 (0.22%) Publishing
15 2 (0.15%) Legal
15 2 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 817 (59.42%) Developer
2 587 (42.69%) Java Developer
3 182 (13.24%) Architect
4 142 (10.33%) Senior Developer
5 127 (9.24%) J2EE Developer
6 112 (8.15%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 95 (6.91%) Senior Java Developer
8 56 (4.07%) Java Architect
9 48 (3.49%) Agile Developer
9 48 (3.49%) Agile Java Developer
10 44 (3.20%) Oracle Developer
11 42 (3.05%) DevOps Engineer
12 40 (2.91%) Consultant
13 37 (2.69%) Java Engineer
14 36 (2.62%) Unix Engineer
15 35 (2.55%) Analyst
16 34 (2.47%) Full Stack Developer
17 32 (2.33%) JavaScript Developer
17 32 (2.33%) Technical Architect
18 28 (2.04%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 680 (49.45%) Spring
2 398 (28.95%) Web Services
3 358 (26.04%) Hibernate
4 295 (21.45%) HTML
5 271 (19.71%) XML
6 267 (19.42%) REST
6 267 (19.42%) SOAP
7 220 (16.00%) CSS
8 199 (14.47%) RESTful
9 174 (12.65%) JSON
10 165 (12.00%) AngularJS
11 143 (10.40%) jQuery
12 135 (9.82%) HTML5
13 131 (9.53%) Spring MVC
14 122 (8.87%) Middleware
15 118 (8.58%) JSP
16 112 (8.15%) EJB
17 110 (8.00%) JMS
18 103 (7.49%) Spring Boot
19 98 (7.13%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 77 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.51%) Computer Science
3 56 (4.07%) iPad
4 53 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 52 (3.78%) Clustering
6 47 (3.42%) Mobile App
6 47 (3.42%) User Experience
7 38 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
7 38 (2.76%) Virtual Team
8 24 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
8 24 (1.75%) Replication
9 23 (1.67%) Social Media
10 21 (1.53%) Cloud Native
11 20 (1.45%) Data Structures
11 20 (1.45%) N-Tier
12 19 (1.38%) DataPower
13 18 (1.31%) Data Centre
14 15 (1.09%) Web 2.0
15 11 (0.80%) Derivative
15 11 (0.80%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 332 (24.15%) Linux
2 288 (20.95%) Unix
3 90 (6.55%) Solaris
4 60 (4.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 59 (4.29%) HPUX
5 59 (4.29%) Windows
6 58 (4.22%) AIX
7 48 (3.49%) SUSE
8 10 (0.73%) Android
9 9 (0.65%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.65%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.58%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.29%) CentOS
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.22%) VMS
13 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.073%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 728 (52.95%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (24.58%) TDD
3 254 (18.47%) Continuous Integration
3 254 (18.47%) Scrum
4 242 (17.60%) SOA
5 232 (16.87%) E-Commerce
5 232 (16.87%) Microservices
6 185 (13.45%) MVC
7 169 (12.29%) BDD
7 169 (12.29%) DevOps
8 144 (10.47%) Open Source
9 141 (10.25%) OO
10 116 (8.44%) Kanban
11 109 (7.93%) Test Automation
12 106 (7.71%) High Availability
13 102 (7.42%) Configuration Management
13 102 (7.42%) Mentoring
14 100 (7.27%) Software Engineering
15 79 (5.75%) Unit Testing
15 79 (5.75%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1195 (86.91%) Java
2 395 (28.73%) JavaScript
3 345 (25.09%) SQL
4 119 (8.65%) Shell Script
5 107 (7.78%) Perl
6 87 (6.33%) PL/SQL
7 74 (5.38%) Python
8 52 (3.78%) Ruby
9 49 (3.56%) Bash Shell
10 48 (3.49%) Scala
11 34 (2.47%) C
12 28 (2.04%) C#
13 26 (1.89%) Groovy
14 22 (1.60%) Korn
14 22 (1.60%) PHP
15 16 (1.16%) Go
16 15 (1.09%) C-shell
17 11 (0.80%) XPath
18 10 (0.73%) VB
19 9 (0.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 103 (7.49%) Security Cleared
2 71 (5.16%) SC Cleared
3 69 (5.02%) Degree
4 17 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.02%) ISEB
7 13 (0.95%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.51%) OCPJP
9 5 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.29%) PMP
10 4 (0.29%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.15%) HND
12 1 (0.073%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.073%) CFA
12 1 (0.073%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.073%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.60%) QA
2 10 (0.73%) MiFID
2 10 (0.73%) SLA
3 5 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.29%) SEPA
5 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.15%) FATCA
7 1 (0.073%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.073%) EMIR
System Software
1 123 (8.95%) Docker
2 51 (3.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 25 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.67%) KVM
6 22 (1.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 20 (1.45%) HDFS
8 16 (1.16%) Active Directory
9 15 (1.09%) Samba
9 15 (1.09%) Xen
10 13 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
10 13 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.51%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.44%) vSphere
13 5 (0.36%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 2 (0.15%) vCloud
15 1 (0.073%) OpenAM
15 1 (0.073%) OpenDJ
15 1 (0.073%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 92 (6.69%) Puppet
2 74 (5.38%) Ansible
3 47 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (2.55%) OpenView
5 25 (1.82%) HP SiteScope
6 17 (1.24%) Hadoop YARN
6 17 (1.24%) Nagios
7 15 (1.09%) Kibana
7 15 (1.09%) Kubernetes
8 14 (1.02%) Terraform
9 12 (0.87%) Grafana
9 12 (0.87%) Tivoli
10 9 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
10 9 (0.65%) Rancher
11 8 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 5 (0.36%) MOM
12 5 (0.36%) Rundeck
13 4 (0.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 3 (0.22%) HAProxy
15 2 (0.15%) logstash
Vendors
1 444 (32.29%) Oracle
2 129 (9.38%) Red Hat
3 112 (8.15%) IBM
4 62 (4.51%) Sun
5 59 (4.29%) ATG
5 59 (4.29%) Sybase
6 55 (4.00%) Cisco
7 54 (3.93%) F5
7 54 (3.93%) HP
8 53 (3.85%) VMware
9 51 (3.71%) hybris
10 42 (3.05%) SAP
11 40 (2.91%) Adobe
12 36 (2.62%) Google
13 34 (2.47%) webMethods
14 33 (2.40%) Veritas
15 31 (2.25%) Microsoft
16 27 (1.96%) AppDynamics
17 26 (1.89%) MuleSoft
18 25 (1.82%) PlateSpin