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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 151 128
Rank change year-on-year -11 -23  
Contract jobs citing J2EE 712 859 940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.59% 1.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.98% 5.67% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 537 569
Median daily rate £450 £425 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.94% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £315 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +2.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% +2.70%  

J2EE is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14295 15148 14225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.40% 27.98% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9923 10542 9247
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 222 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing J2EE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 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 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 -11 652 £475 +11.76% 165
London -27 274 £500 - 66
South East +3 78 £490 +26.45% 31
East of England +40 71 £450 +10.42% 11
North West +25 62 £450 +12.50% 14
East Midlands +26 60 £400 +10.34% 12
City of London +12 48 £500 -9.09% 18
Essex +16 46 £508 +26.87% 2
South West -2 44 £525 +27.27% 13
Scotland +19 38 £400 +10.34% 11
Yorkshire +6 29 £426 +8.59% 12
Manchester +2 27 £450 +12.50% 9
Cheshire +41 26 £475 +14.11% 2
Northamptonshire +15 24 £400 +23.07% 2
Southend-on-Sea -3 23 £537 +33.83%
West Yorkshire +9 22 £426 +1.48% 9
Hampshire +6 22 £538 +44.29% 9
Leeds +3 21 £440 +3.52% 9
West Midlands -43 21 £450 +5.88% 4
Edinburgh +14 19 £400 +10.34% 4
Nottinghamshire +22 17 £425 -5.55% 9
Berkshire +20 16 £448 +9.14% 5
Gloucestershire +2 16 £525 -4.54% 2
Nottingham +14 15 £425 -5.55% 7
Northampton +6 14 £338 +3.84%
Buckinghamshire -18 12 £388 +9.15% 2
Chester +14 11 £438 +8.02% 1
Surrey +10 11 £489 +15.00% 8
Glasgow -1 11 £400 +48.14% 4
Devon - 11 £550 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1263 (88.51%) Java
2 785 (55.01%) Agile Software Development
3 649 (45.48%) Spring
4 506 (35.46%) Oracle
5 479 (33.57%) Web Services
6 442 (30.97%) JavaScript
7 394 (27.61%) Hibernate
8 378 (26.49%) SQL
9 374 (26.21%) XML
10 334 (23.41%) TDD
11 324 (22.70%) HTML
12 315 (22.07%) Linux
13 293 (20.53%) SOAP
13 293 (20.53%) Finance
14 291 (20.39%) REST
15 282 (19.76%) Jenkins
16 280 (19.62%) SOA
17 276 (19.34%) Scrum
18 262 (18.36%) JSP
19 252 (17.66%) WebSphere
20 248 (17.38%) Git (software)
21 242 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
22 235 (16.47%) OO
23 227 (15.91%) E-Commerce
24 226 (15.84%) CSS
25 224 (15.70%) Unix
26 220 (15.42%) JBoss
26 220 (15.42%) Maven
27 213 (14.93%) WebLogic
28 183 (12.82%) JUnit

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
1 252 (17.66%) WebSphere
2 220 (15.42%) JBoss
3 213 (14.93%) WebLogic
4 175 (12.26%) Apache
5 164 (11.49%) Tomcat
6 137 (9.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 59 (4.13%) Confluence
8 55 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
9 52 (3.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 52 (3.64%) CMS
10 38 (2.66%) nginx
11 36 (2.52%) IIS
12 33 (2.31%) Jetty
13 31 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
14 29 (2.03%) GlassFish
15 25 (1.75%) Mongrel
15 25 (1.75%) Mule
16 23 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
17 21 (1.47%) Liferay
18 20 (1.40%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 13 (0.91%) MS Visio
2 9 (0.63%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.49%) MS Office
4 6 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.42%) MS Project
4 6 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.28%) HipChat
6 4 (0.28%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 22 (1.54%) Payment Gateway
2 16 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.70%) Adobe Campaign
4 9 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 3 (0.21%) Magento
7 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.14%) Maximo
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.14%) TRIRIGA
9 1 (0.070%) OpenText MBPM
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle SCM
9 1 (0.070%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 123 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
3 37 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (2.38%) PaaS
5 28 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
6 26 (1.82%) IaaS
7 25 (1.75%) Google App Engine
8 20 (1.40%) Amazon S3
8 20 (1.40%) GitHub
9 12 (0.84%) SaaS
10 11 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.63%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.56%) Bluemix
12 8 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.42%) Force.com
14 5 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
15 2 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 1 (0.070%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 96 (6.73%) HTTP
2 76 (5.33%) SSL
3 75 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 52 (3.64%) Internet
5 35 (2.45%) Firewall
6 31 (2.17%) DNS
6 31 (2.17%) FTP
7 24 (1.68%) DHCP
7 24 (1.68%) IPsec
8 16 (1.12%) LDAP
9 12 (0.84%) SAN
10 10 (0.70%) SMS
11 7 (0.49%) BIG-IP
11 7 (0.49%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.35%) Intranet
13 4 (0.28%) DSL
13 4 (0.28%) NAS
13 4 (0.28%) VoIP
13 4 (0.28%) WAN
13 4 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (8.76%) Relational Database
2 118 (8.27%) MongoDB
3 116 (8.13%) Oracle Database
4 92 (6.45%) NoSQL
5 83 (5.82%) MySQL
6 79 (5.54%) SQL Server
7 74 (5.19%) Big Data
8 61 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
9 60 (4.20%) DB2
10 53 (3.71%) Endeca
11 42 (2.94%) Hadoop
12 34 (2.38%) RDBMS
13 32 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
14 31 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
16 14 (0.98%) Hazelcast
17 13 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
17 13 (0.91%) Redis
18 11 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
19 10 (0.70%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 282 (19.76%) Jenkins
2 248 (17.38%) Git (software)
3 220 (15.42%) Maven
4 183 (12.82%) JIRA
4 183 (12.82%) JUnit
5 127 (8.90%) Subversion
6 114 (7.99%) Eclipse
7 112 (7.85%) Ant
8 108 (7.57%) Mockito
9 104 (7.29%) Selenium
10 59 (4.13%) Gradle
11 56 (3.92%) Cucumber
12 44 (3.08%) IntelliJ
13 36 (2.52%) Hudson
14 32 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 32 (2.24%) SoapUI
15 31 (2.17%) Spock
16 27 (1.89%) Travis CI
17 21 (1.47%) Rational Application Developer
18 20 (1.40%) TeamCity
General
1 293 (20.53%) Finance
2 182 (12.75%) Banking
3 82 (5.75%) Retail
4 31 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.03%) Marketing
6 28 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.40%) Games
8 19 (1.33%) Publishing
9 15 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.84%) Legal
11 11 (0.77%) Back Office
11 11 (0.77%) Law
12 9 (0.63%) Electronics
13 8 (0.56%) Advertising
13 8 (0.56%) Billing
13 8 (0.56%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.49%) Front Office
15 5 (0.35%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 871 (61.04%) Developer
2 614 (43.03%) Java Developer
3 239 (16.75%) Architect
4 134 (9.39%) Senior Developer
5 101 (7.08%) J2EE Developer
6 98 (6.87%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 93 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
8 68 (4.77%) Solutions Architect
9 53 (3.71%) Consultant
9 53 (3.71%) Technical Architect
10 49 (3.43%) Agile Developer
10 49 (3.43%) Agile Java Developer
11 48 (3.36%) Java Architect
12 46 (3.22%) DevOps Engineer
12 46 (3.22%) Java Engineer
12 46 (3.22%) Oracle Developer
13 34 (2.38%) Software Engineer
14 32 (2.24%) Scala Developer
15 29 (2.03%) Hybris Developer
16 27 (1.89%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 649 (45.48%) Spring
2 479 (33.57%) Web Services
3 394 (27.61%) Hibernate
4 374 (26.21%) XML
5 324 (22.70%) HTML
6 293 (20.53%) SOAP
7 291 (20.39%) REST
8 262 (18.36%) JSP
9 226 (15.84%) CSS
10 183 (12.82%) AngularJS
11 174 (12.19%) JSON
12 167 (11.70%) RESTful
13 158 (11.07%) Servlets
14 151 (10.58%) JMS
15 141 (9.88%) Java EE
16 136 (9.53%) HTML5
17 126 (8.83%) EJB
18 124 (8.69%) jQuery
19 123 (8.62%) Struts
20 122 (8.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 108 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (4.70%) Enterprise Software
3 65 (4.56%) Computer Science
4 51 (3.57%) Virtual Team
5 46 (3.22%) iPad
6 39 (2.73%) User Experience
7 38 (2.66%) Data Centre
8 31 (2.17%) Mobile App
8 31 (2.17%) Social Media
9 25 (1.75%) Client/Server
10 22 (1.54%) Data Structures
11 21 (1.47%) Clustering
12 15 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (1.05%) Mainframe
12 15 (1.05%) Management Information System
12 15 (1.05%) N-Tier
13 13 (0.91%) DataPower
13 13 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (0.91%) Web 2.0
14 10 (0.70%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 315 (22.07%) Linux
2 224 (15.70%) Unix
3 92 (6.45%) Windows
4 40 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (2.45%) AIX
6 25 (1.75%) Solaris
7 16 (1.12%) Android
8 9 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.42%) VME
11 5 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.35%) VMS
11 5 (0.35%) Windows Server
12 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.14%) CentOS
13 2 (0.14%) HPUX
13 2 (0.14%) SUSE
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.070%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 785 (55.01%) Agile Software Development
2 334 (23.41%) TDD
3 280 (19.62%) SOA
4 276 (19.34%) Scrum
5 242 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
6 235 (16.47%) OO
7 227 (15.91%) E-Commerce
8 170 (11.91%) MVC
9 166 (11.63%) DevOps
10 165 (11.56%) Microservices
11 155 (10.86%) Open Source
12 134 (9.39%) BDD
13 129 (9.04%) Software Engineering
14 119 (8.34%) Unit Testing
15 113 (7.92%) UML
16 100 (7.01%) Configuration Management
17 90 (6.31%) Web Development
18 89 (6.24%) Data Modelling
19 87 (6.10%) Mentoring
20 83 (5.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1263 (88.51%) Java
2 442 (30.97%) JavaScript
3 378 (26.49%) SQL
4 98 (6.87%) PL/SQL
5 82 (5.75%) Shell Script
6 81 (5.68%) Python
7 76 (5.33%) C
8 71 (4.98%) Scala
9 62 (4.34%) Perl
10 39 (2.73%) Ruby
11 34 (2.38%) Bash Shell
11 34 (2.38%) C#
11 34 (2.38%) C++
12 30 (2.10%) Groovy
13 22 (1.54%) XPath
14 20 (1.40%) ActionScript
15 18 (1.26%) Korn
15 18 (1.26%) PHP
16 13 (0.91%) Go
17 10 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 108 (7.57%) Security Cleared
2 76 (5.33%) Degree
3 40 (2.80%) DV Cleared
4 38 (2.66%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.19%) ISEB
6 12 (0.84%) ISTQB
6 12 (0.84%) Sun Certification
7 11 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.56%) CISSP
9 7 (0.49%) OCPJP
10 6 (0.42%) CISA
11 5 (0.35%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.28%) CEH
12 4 (0.28%) OSCP
13 3 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.21%) PMP
14 2 (0.14%) IBM Certification
14 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.14%) SSCP
14 2 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.36%) QA
2 14 (0.98%) SLA
3 11 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.63%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.35%) FATCA
5 5 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.21%) WCAG
7 1 (0.070%) CDISC
7 1 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.070%) EMIR
7 1 (0.070%) HL7
7 1 (0.070%) IFRS
7 1 (0.070%) MiFID
7 1 (0.070%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.070%) PMO
7 1 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.070%) SAS 70
System Software
1 86 (6.03%) Docker
2 40 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.61%) Xen
4 13 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.42%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.35%) Squid
8 4 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (0.28%) vSphere
9 3 (0.21%) HDFS
10 2 (0.14%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.14%) KVM
10 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 1 (0.070%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.070%) NDS
11 1 (0.070%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.070%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.070%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 89 (6.24%) Puppet
2 66 (4.63%) Ansible
3 51 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.61%) Oracle Identity Management
5 17 (1.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 15 (1.05%) logstash
6 15 (1.05%) OpenView
7 13 (0.91%) HP SiteScope
8 11 (0.77%) Kubernetes
9 9 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.63%) Kibana
9 9 (0.63%) Tivoli
10 7 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (0.42%) Rundeck
12 5 (0.35%) Grafana
12 5 (0.35%) Graphite
12 5 (0.35%) Nagios
12 5 (0.35%) Terraform
12 5 (0.35%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 506 (35.46%) Oracle
2 133 (9.32%) IBM
3 100 (7.01%) ATG
4 99 (6.94%) Adobe
5 59 (4.13%) hybris
6 54 (3.78%) Microsoft
7 44 (3.08%) VMware
8 43 (3.01%) Google
9 39 (2.73%) Red Hat
10 33 (2.31%) BEA
10 33 (2.31%) TIBCO
11 32 (2.24%) Sybase
12 31 (2.17%) webMethods
13 26 (1.82%) HP
14 25 (1.75%) Pega
14 25 (1.75%) WSO2
15 21 (1.47%) Informatica
15 21 (1.47%) MuleSoft
16 17 (1.19%) SAP
17 16 (1.12%) Cisco
North Yorkshire
Pearson Frank
Posted: 10 hours ago
East London
Coded People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £370 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Evolution Contract
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £410 per day 3 month rolling contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Offer Recruitment
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £480 - £520 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby
Pearson Frank
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Square One Resources
Posted: 7 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago