Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 156 144
Rank change year-on-year -36 -12 -3
Contract jobs citing J2EE 1404 1825 1910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.74% 1.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.25% 5.74% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 1159 1123
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.95%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 26 40
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £37.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.05% -7.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £36.40 £31.45 £31.49
90th Percentile £61.73 £45.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.37% -8.75% +23.08%

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 33044 31776 32166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.04% 30.34% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23329 22020 22052
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £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 380 363 552
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £14.36 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.74%

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 21 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2EE over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 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 -42 1292 £475 +5.56% 172
UK excluding London -50 744 £425 - 114
London -38 632 £513 +7.89% 66
South East -34 215 £500 +5.26% 28
North of England -30 152 £400 -5.88% 36
East of England -34 120 £438 +8.70% 13
Midlands -50 86 £425 -2.58% 16
South West +8 82 £411 -6.00% 14
North West -15 77 £400 -15.79% 23
Scotland -11 73 £415 +12.16% 5
East Midlands -2 58 £425 -1.16% 8
Yorkshire -17 43 £418 -13.02% 12
North East +23 29 £338 -1.32% 1
West Midlands -67 26 £438 -2.78% 8
Northern Ireland -41 11 £413 -
Wales +3 8 £250 -41.00% 3

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1240 (88.32%) Java
2 769 (54.77%) Agile Software Development
3 703 (50.07%) Spring
4 428 (30.48%) Oracle
5 423 (30.13%) Web Services
6 383 (27.28%) JavaScript
7 370 (26.35%) TDD
8 356 (25.36%) SQL
9 352 (25.07%) Hibernate
10 307 (21.87%) Finance
11 305 (21.72%) Linux
12 293 (20.87%) Jenkins
13 278 (19.80%) XML
14 274 (19.52%) JBoss
15 273 (19.44%) HTML
16 272 (19.37%) Unix
16 272 (19.37%) Git (software)
17 271 (19.30%) REST
18 266 (18.95%) SOAP
19 258 (18.38%) Continuous Integration
20 252 (17.95%) Scrum
21 250 (17.81%) JUnit
22 246 (17.52%) E-Commerce
23 233 (16.60%) SOA
24 232 (16.52%) Microservices
25 230 (16.38%) Maven
26 220 (15.67%) Tomcat
27 214 (15.24%) RESTful
28 212 (15.10%) Banking
29 206 (14.67%) 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
1 274 (19.52%) JBoss
2 220 (15.67%) Tomcat
3 206 (14.67%) Apache
4 172 (12.25%) WebSphere
5 152 (10.83%) WebLogic
6 105 (7.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 88 (6.27%) Confluence
8 55 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
9 48 (3.42%) Oracle Application Server
10 46 (3.28%) iPlanet
11 37 (2.64%) CMS
12 36 (2.56%) Apache Spark
13 32 (2.28%) Cloud Foundry
13 32 (2.28%) Mule
14 30 (2.14%) IIS
14 30 (2.14%) MQSeries
15 27 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
16 26 (1.85%) nginx
17 24 (1.71%) WebLogic Portal
18 20 (1.42%) Jetty
Applications
1 12 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 12 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
1 12 (0.85%) OmniGraffle
2 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.14%) Mingle
4 2 (0.14%) Simulink
5 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.071%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (1.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 25 (1.78%) Payment Gateway
2 22 (1.57%) SAP Hybris
3 20 (1.42%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.85%) Magento
5 6 (0.43%) Actimize
5 6 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.071%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.071%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 106 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (2.42%) GitHub
3 31 (2.21%) PaaS
4 30 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 20 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 17 (1.21%) Google App Engine
8 12 (0.85%) npm
8 12 (0.85%) SaaS
9 11 (0.78%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
11 7 (0.50%) Bluemix
12 6 (0.43%) Boomi
12 6 (0.43%) IaaS
13 5 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
13 5 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (0.36%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 112 (7.98%) TCP/IP
2 88 (6.27%) HTTP
3 70 (4.99%) Internet
4 66 (4.70%) SSL
5 60 (4.27%) Firewall
6 48 (3.42%) LDAP
7 37 (2.64%) DNS
8 22 (1.57%) FTP
9 20 (1.42%) IPsec
10 17 (1.21%) DHCP
11 16 (1.14%) SAN
12 14 (1.00%) NAS
13 11 (0.78%) FCoE
13 11 (0.78%) iSCSI
14 9 (0.64%) WAN
15 8 (0.57%) SMS
16 7 (0.50%) HTTPS
16 7 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
16 7 (0.50%) VLAN
17 6 (0.43%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 96 (6.84%) SQL Server
3 72 (5.13%) NoSQL
4 71 (5.06%) MongoDB
5 68 (4.84%) Oracle Database
6 57 (4.06%) Big Data
7 56 (3.99%) Hadoop
8 55 (3.92%) MySQL
8 55 (3.92%) RDBMS
9 49 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
10 42 (2.99%) HBase
11 33 (2.35%) Endeca
12 26 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
13 24 (1.71%) DB2
14 23 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
15 22 (1.57%) Apache Hive
16 18 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (0.93%) OLTP
18 11 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
19 9 (0.64%) GIS
Development Applications
1 293 (20.87%) Jenkins
2 272 (19.37%) Git (software)
3 250 (17.81%) JUnit
4 230 (16.38%) Maven
5 174 (12.39%) JIRA
6 124 (8.83%) Selenium
7 107 (7.62%) Mockito
8 98 (6.98%) Eclipse
9 95 (6.77%) Gradle
10 89 (6.34%) Subversion
11 63 (4.49%) Ant
12 59 (4.20%) IntelliJ
13 48 (3.42%) jMock
14 36 (2.56%) TeamCity
15 35 (2.49%) SonarQube
16 34 (2.42%) SoapUI
16 34 (2.42%) Spock
17 31 (2.21%) LoadRunner
18 27 (1.92%) Cucumber
19 24 (1.71%) DbUnit
General
1 307 (21.87%) Finance
2 212 (15.10%) Banking
3 57 (4.06%) Retail
4 31 (2.21%) Front Office
5 29 (2.07%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.78%) Games
6 25 (1.78%) Marketing
6 25 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 24 (1.71%) Financial Institution
8 12 (0.85%) Law
8 12 (0.85%) Retail Banking
9 11 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.57%) Billing
11 7 (0.50%) Automotive
11 7 (0.50%) Back Office
12 4 (0.28%) German Language
13 3 (0.21%) Advertising
13 3 (0.21%) French Language
13 3 (0.21%) Publishing
14 2 (0.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 856 (60.97%) Developer
2 636 (45.30%) Java Developer
3 178 (12.68%) Architect
4 144 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 133 (9.47%) J2EE Developer
6 118 (8.40%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 107 (7.62%) Senior Java Developer
8 59 (4.20%) Agile Developer
8 59 (4.20%) Agile Java Developer
8 59 (4.20%) Java Architect
9 46 (3.28%) Consultant
10 43 (3.06%) Oracle Developer
11 42 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
12 39 (2.78%) Full Stack Developer
13 38 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
14 34 (2.42%) Analyst
14 34 (2.42%) Unix Engineer
15 32 (2.28%) Angular Developer
15 32 (2.28%) Solutions Architect
16 31 (2.21%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 703 (50.07%) Spring
2 423 (30.13%) Web Services
3 352 (25.07%) Hibernate
4 278 (19.80%) XML
5 273 (19.44%) HTML
6 271 (19.30%) REST
7 266 (18.95%) SOAP
8 214 (15.24%) RESTful
9 199 (14.17%) CSS
10 195 (13.89%) JSON
11 178 (12.68%) AngularJS
12 152 (10.83%) jQuery
13 140 (9.97%) HTML5
14 128 (9.12%) JSP
14 128 (9.12%) Spring MVC
15 120 (8.55%) Spring Boot
16 119 (8.48%) Middleware
17 116 (8.26%) EJB
18 100 (7.12%) Java EE
18 100 (7.12%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 71 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (4.56%) Enterprise Software
3 60 (4.27%) iPad
4 56 (3.99%) Computer Science
5 48 (3.42%) User Experience
6 45 (3.21%) Clustering
6 45 (3.21%) Virtual Team
7 44 (3.13%) Mobile App
8 35 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
9 27 (1.92%) Replication
10 26 (1.85%) Social Media
11 25 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
12 22 (1.57%) Data Structures
13 20 (1.42%) N-Tier
14 17 (1.21%) Cloud Native
14 17 (1.21%) Data Centre
15 14 (1.00%) DataPower
15 14 (1.00%) Derivative
15 14 (1.00%) SWIFT
15 14 (1.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 305 (21.72%) Linux
2 272 (19.37%) Unix
3 87 (6.20%) Solaris
4 64 (4.56%) Windows
5 55 (3.92%) HPUX
5 55 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (3.77%) AIX
7 41 (2.92%) SUSE
8 13 (0.93%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.71%) Android
10 7 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.21%) CentOS
12 3 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.14%) VMS
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.071%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 769 (54.77%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (26.35%) TDD
3 258 (18.38%) Continuous Integration
4 252 (17.95%) Scrum
5 246 (17.52%) E-Commerce
6 233 (16.60%) SOA
7 232 (16.52%) Microservices
8 190 (13.53%) BDD
9 178 (12.68%) MVC
10 169 (12.04%) DevOps
11 142 (10.11%) OO
12 122 (8.69%) Open Source
13 120 (8.55%) Kanban
14 110 (7.83%) Test Automation
15 102 (7.26%) Mentoring
16 100 (7.12%) Software Engineering
17 94 (6.70%) High Availability
18 93 (6.62%) Configuration Management
19 87 (6.20%) Unit Testing
20 85 (6.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1240 (88.32%) Java
2 383 (27.28%) JavaScript
3 356 (25.36%) SQL
4 107 (7.62%) Shell Script
5 94 (6.70%) Perl
6 93 (6.62%) PL/SQL
7 57 (4.06%) Python
8 49 (3.49%) Scala
9 46 (3.28%) Bash Shell
10 43 (3.06%) Ruby
11 40 (2.85%) C
12 24 (1.71%) Groovy
13 21 (1.50%) PHP
14 20 (1.42%) Korn
15 17 (1.21%) C#
16 16 (1.14%) C-shell
17 11 (0.78%) Go
18 9 (0.64%) C++
18 9 (0.64%) Kotlin
19 7 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 69 (4.91%) SC Cleared
3 64 (4.56%) Degree
4 22 (1.57%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (0.78%) ISEB
6 11 (0.78%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.28%) PMP
9 3 (0.21%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.071%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.071%) CFA
10 1 (0.071%) HND
10 1 (0.071%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.071%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.071%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.071%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.77%) QA
2 11 (0.78%) SLA
3 10 (0.71%) SEPA
4 8 (0.57%) MiFID
5 6 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 129 (9.19%) Docker
2 52 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 27 (1.92%) HDFS
5 25 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 23 (1.64%) KVM
7 20 (1.42%) Active Directory
8 17 (1.21%) Xen
9 16 (1.14%) Samba
10 15 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
11 14 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.50%) Apache Flume
13 6 (0.43%) vSphere
14 5 (0.36%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 2 (0.14%) vCloud
16 1 (0.071%) OpenAM
16 1 (0.071%) OpenIDM
16 1 (0.071%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 93 (6.62%) Puppet
2 75 (5.34%) Ansible
3 48 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (2.85%) OpenView
5 29 (2.07%) HP SiteScope
6 21 (1.50%) Hadoop YARN
6 21 (1.50%) Kibana
7 19 (1.35%) Grafana
8 16 (1.14%) Kubernetes
9 15 (1.07%) Nagios
10 14 (1.00%) Terraform
11 13 (0.93%) Tivoli
12 9 (0.64%) Rancher
13 8 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
13 8 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 6 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.43%) Rundeck
15 5 (0.36%) MOM
16 4 (0.28%) Netcool
16 4 (0.28%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 428 (30.48%) Oracle
2 122 (8.69%) Red Hat
3 113 (8.05%) IBM
4 59 (4.20%) ATG
5 55 (3.92%) Sybase
6 54 (3.85%) VMware
7 53 (3.77%) HP
8 51 (3.63%) Sun
9 50 (3.56%) hybris
10 48 (3.42%) Cisco
11 47 (3.35%) F5
12 40 (2.85%) SAP
13 38 (2.71%) Microsoft
14 36 (2.56%) Google
15 33 (2.35%) webMethods
16 32 (2.28%) Adobe
17 26 (1.85%) AppDynamics
17 26 (1.85%) MuleSoft
18 25 (1.78%) PlateSpin
18 25 (1.78%) Veritas