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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 138 117
Rank change year-on-year -47 -21  
Contract jobs citing J2EE 642 972 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.80% 1.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.26% 6.33% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 635 632
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £307 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 10
Median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £39.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -10.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.19 £34.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.09 £46.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -8.57% -13.79%  

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 15073 15351 15194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.50% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 40527 42125 37909
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £298 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £579 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 521 675
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 11 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 28 June 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 -58 569 £460 +3.95% 161
UK excluding London -33 381 £425 +2.40% 118
London -51 248 £500 +6.38% 53
North of England +10 108 £425 -10.52% 35
South East +4 80 £488 +8.50% 21
East of England -27 55 £475 +35.52% 12
Scotland +53 53 £415 +22.05% 8
Midlands -53 40 £400 -3.61% 22
South West -23 33 £383 -8.92% 18
Northern Ireland -44 9 £413 - 1
Wales -10 4 £400 -12.32% 1

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1186 (88.31%) Java
2 726 (54.06%) Agile Software Development
3 633 (47.13%) Spring
4 453 (33.73%) Oracle
5 394 (29.34%) JavaScript
6 383 (28.52%) Hibernate
7 377 (28.07%) Web Services
8 344 (25.61%) Linux
9 329 (24.50%) XML
10 328 (24.42%) TDD
11 324 (24.13%) SQL
12 301 (22.41%) HTML
12 301 (22.41%) Jenkins
13 299 (22.26%) Scrum
14 288 (21.44%) JBoss
15 285 (21.22%) SOAP
16 283 (21.07%) Git (software)
17 270 (20.10%) REST
18 266 (19.81%) Finance
19 264 (19.66%) Continuous Integration
20 245 (18.24%) Unix
21 231 (17.20%) WebSphere
22 228 (16.98%) SOA
23 224 (16.68%) Apache
24 215 (16.01%) CSS
24 215 (16.01%) DevOps
25 205 (15.26%) JSP
26 200 (14.89%) Microservices
27 197 (14.67%) JUnit
27 197 (14.67%) WebLogic

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
1 288 (21.44%) JBoss
2 231 (17.20%) WebSphere
3 224 (16.68%) Apache
4 197 (14.67%) WebLogic
5 183 (13.63%) Tomcat
6 102 (7.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 61 (4.54%) WebSphere Application Server
8 58 (4.32%) Confluence
9 48 (3.57%) CMS
10 36 (2.68%) nginx
11 30 (2.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 28 (2.08%) IIS
12 28 (2.08%) Oracle Application Server
13 27 (2.01%) Jetty
14 25 (1.86%) iPlanet
15 24 (1.79%) WebSphere Portal
16 23 (1.71%) GlassFish
17 22 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
17 22 (1.64%) Mongrel
18 18 (1.34%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 13 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (0.52%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.15%) HipChat
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.15%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 21 (1.56%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (0.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 11 (0.82%) SAP Hybris
4 8 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.60%) Pega PRPC
5 5 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.22%) Siebel CRM
7 2 (0.15%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.15%) Magento
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.074%) Actimize
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.074%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 124 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
3 35 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (2.46%) PaaS
5 25 (1.86%) GitHub
6 24 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (1.64%) Google App Engine
8 19 (1.41%) IaaS
9 15 (1.12%) Bluemix
9 15 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
10 14 (1.04%) Google Analytics
11 12 (0.89%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.60%) SaaS
13 5 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
14 4 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 3 (0.22%) Boomi
15 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.22%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 110 (8.19%) HTTP
2 103 (7.67%) TCP/IP
3 96 (7.15%) SSL
4 61 (4.54%) Internet
5 40 (2.98%) Firewall
6 31 (2.31%) DNS
7 27 (2.01%) LDAP
8 23 (1.71%) FTP
9 21 (1.56%) DHCP
10 20 (1.49%) IPsec
11 15 (1.12%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.67%) Intranet
13 7 (0.52%) 3GPP
13 7 (0.52%) Diameter Protocol
13 7 (0.52%) SIGTRAN
13 7 (0.52%) SMS
14 5 (0.37%) SAN
14 5 (0.37%) WAN
15 4 (0.30%) iSCSI
15 4 (0.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (9.90%) Relational Database
2 118 (8.79%) MongoDB
3 92 (6.85%) MySQL
4 85 (6.33%) Oracle Database
5 80 (5.96%) NoSQL
6 78 (5.81%) SQL Server
7 74 (5.51%) PostgreSQL
8 70 (5.21%) Big Data
9 47 (3.50%) Endeca
10 46 (3.43%) Hadoop
11 39 (2.90%) RDBMS
12 37 (2.76%) DB2
13 30 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (1.04%) HBase
16 13 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
17 11 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
17 11 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
18 10 (0.74%) Hazelcast
19 9 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 301 (22.41%) Jenkins
2 283 (21.07%) Git (software)
3 197 (14.67%) JUnit
3 197 (14.67%) Maven
4 186 (13.85%) JIRA
5 129 (9.61%) Selenium
6 113 (8.41%) Subversion
7 112 (8.34%) Eclipse
7 112 (8.34%) Mockito
8 78 (5.81%) Ant
9 70 (5.21%) IntelliJ
10 65 (4.84%) Gradle
11 55 (4.10%) Cucumber
12 38 (2.83%) jMock
13 37 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 29 (2.16%) Hudson
15 27 (2.01%) Spock
16 25 (1.86%) Bitbucket
17 23 (1.71%) SonarQube
18 21 (1.56%) Travis CI
General
1 266 (19.81%) Finance
2 183 (13.63%) Banking
3 72 (5.36%) Retail
4 23 (1.71%) Games
4 23 (1.71%) Investment Banking
4 23 (1.71%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 17 (1.27%) Billing
7 11 (0.82%) Advertising
8 10 (0.74%) Law
9 8 (0.60%) Marketing
9 8 (0.60%) Publishing
10 6 (0.45%) Front Office
11 5 (0.37%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.37%) Back Office
11 5 (0.37%) French Language
11 5 (0.37%) Legal
11 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.30%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 811 (60.39%) Developer
2 574 (42.74%) Java Developer
3 184 (13.70%) Architect
4 134 (9.98%) Senior Developer
5 91 (6.78%) J2EE Developer
6 87 (6.48%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 78 (5.81%) Senior Java Developer
8 66 (4.91%) DevOps Engineer
9 48 (3.57%) Technical Architect
10 46 (3.43%) Scala Developer
11 45 (3.35%) Consultant
12 39 (2.90%) Java Engineer
13 38 (2.83%) Java Architect
14 34 (2.53%) Oracle Developer
15 30 (2.23%) Analyst
16 29 (2.16%) Software Engineer
17 28 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
18 27 (2.01%) Agile Developer
18 27 (2.01%) Agile Java Developer
19 25 (1.86%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 633 (47.13%) Spring
2 383 (28.52%) Hibernate
3 377 (28.07%) Web Services
4 329 (24.50%) XML
5 301 (22.41%) HTML
6 285 (21.22%) SOAP
7 270 (20.10%) REST
8 215 (16.01%) CSS
9 205 (15.26%) JSP
10 155 (11.54%) AngularJS
11 152 (11.32%) JSON
12 149 (11.09%) Servlets
13 147 (10.95%) RESTful
14 139 (10.35%) EJB
15 133 (9.90%) JMS
16 121 (9.01%) HTML5
16 121 (9.01%) Java EE
16 121 (9.01%) jQuery
17 109 (8.12%) Struts
18 102 (7.59%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 104 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (4.77%) Computer Science
3 57 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
4 52 (3.87%) iPad
5 47 (3.50%) Virtual Team
6 46 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
7 45 (3.35%) Mobile App
8 30 (2.23%) User Experience
9 27 (2.01%) Clustering
10 26 (1.94%) Data Centre
11 24 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
12 23 (1.71%) Social Media
13 22 (1.64%) Data Structures
14 21 (1.56%) Client/Server
15 16 (1.19%) DataPower
15 16 (1.19%) Web 2.0
16 15 (1.12%) N-Tier
17 14 (1.04%) Cloud Native
17 14 (1.04%) Mainframe
18 11 (0.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 344 (25.61%) Linux
2 245 (18.24%) Unix
3 58 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 56 (4.17%) Windows
5 52 (3.87%) Solaris
6 31 (2.31%) AIX
7 26 (1.94%) HPUX
8 22 (1.64%) SUSE
9 17 (1.27%) Android
10 12 (0.89%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.67%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.67%) VMS
12 6 (0.45%) VME
13 4 (0.30%) CentOS
13 4 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.22%) Windows Server
15 1 (0.074%) Fedora
15 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 726 (54.06%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (24.42%) TDD
3 299 (22.26%) Scrum
4 264 (19.66%) Continuous Integration
5 228 (16.98%) SOA
6 215 (16.01%) DevOps
7 200 (14.89%) Microservices
8 184 (13.70%) E-Commerce
9 179 (13.33%) Open Source
10 173 (12.88%) OO
11 159 (11.84%) MVC
12 148 (11.02%) BDD
13 132 (9.83%) Software Engineering
14 125 (9.31%) Test Automation
15 113 (8.41%) Unit Testing
16 112 (8.34%) Configuration Management
17 110 (8.19%) Mentoring
18 98 (7.30%) Kanban
19 90 (6.70%) Data Modelling
20 86 (6.40%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1186 (88.31%) Java
2 394 (29.34%) JavaScript
3 324 (24.13%) SQL
4 100 (7.45%) Shell Script
5 97 (7.22%) Perl
6 93 (6.92%) Python
7 89 (6.63%) Scala
8 69 (5.14%) PL/SQL
9 58 (4.32%) Ruby
10 56 (4.17%) C
11 41 (3.05%) Bash Shell
12 37 (2.76%) C#
13 23 (1.71%) C++
14 21 (1.56%) Go
15 20 (1.49%) Groovy
16 18 (1.34%) PHP
17 12 (0.89%) Korn
18 11 (0.82%) VB
19 10 (0.74%) Assembly Language
19 10 (0.74%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 117 (8.71%) Security Cleared
2 68 (5.06%) Degree
3 60 (4.47%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.01%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.04%) OCPJP
6 11 (0.82%) ISEB
7 9 (0.67%) CISSP
7 9 (0.67%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.60%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.52%) CISA
10 5 (0.37%) CEH
10 5 (0.37%) OSCP
10 5 (0.37%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.22%) PMP
12 2 (0.15%) HND
12 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.15%) SSCP
12 2 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.17%) QA
2 9 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.52%) SLA
4 5 (0.37%) MiFID
5 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.30%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.22%) WCAG
7 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.15%) EMIR
7 2 (0.15%) FATCA
7 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 115 (8.56%) Docker
2 44 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 21 (1.56%) Xen
5 15 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 13 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.97%) KVM
6 13 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.52%) HDFS
8 6 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.37%) Active Directory
9 5 (0.37%) Samba
9 5 (0.37%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 5 (0.37%) vSphere
10 2 (0.15%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.074%) NDS
11 1 (0.074%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.074%) RACF
11 1 (0.074%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 114 (8.49%) Puppet
2 67 (4.99%) Ansible
3 60 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.19%) OpenView
5 12 (0.89%) HP SiteScope
5 12 (0.89%) Kibana
6 11 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
7 9 (0.67%) Grafana
7 9 (0.67%) Kubernetes
7 9 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Management
8 8 (0.60%) Nagios
8 8 (0.60%) Rundeck
9 7 (0.52%) Terraform
9 7 (0.52%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.37%) HP Fortify
10 5 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 4 (0.30%) Marathon
11 4 (0.30%) Mesos
11 4 (0.30%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 453 (33.73%) Oracle
2 120 (8.94%) IBM
3 81 (6.03%) ATG
4 60 (4.47%) Adobe
5 53 (3.95%) Red Hat
6 52 (3.87%) Sybase
7 48 (3.57%) VMware
8 44 (3.28%) Google
9 41 (3.05%) webMethods
10 39 (2.90%) Microsoft
11 38 (2.83%) hybris
12 32 (2.38%) Sun
12 32 (2.38%) WSO2
13 30 (2.23%) HP
14 25 (1.86%) Cisco
15 24 (1.79%) F5
16 22 (1.64%) TIBCO
16 22 (1.64%) Veritas
17 21 (1.56%) Pega
17 21 (1.56%) Splunk
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