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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
UK
Rank 167 152 123
Rank change year-on-year -15 -29  
Contract jobs citing J2EE 706 859 935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.61% 1.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.97% 5.78% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 534 560
Median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £311 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £390 £376
% change year-on-year +15.38% +3.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.28% +18.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +18.75%  

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 14208 14874 14049
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.37% 27.95% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9856 10310 9097
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 183 227 186
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 25 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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 -21 647 £463 +8.82% 181
London -29 272 £500 - 65
South East +3 79 £489 +27.36% 38
East of England +36 72 £450 +10.42% 15
North West +27 67 £450 +12.50% 19
East Midlands +21 55 £405 +11.72% 14
Essex +20 47 £518 +29.37% 4
City of London -1 43 £500 -9.09% 17
South West -3 41 £525 +27.27% 15
Scotland +14 35 £400 +10.34% 9
Yorkshire +3 31 £413 +7.14% 10
Manchester +3 30 £450 +12.50% 14
Cheshire +35 27 £450 +7.14% 3
Hampshire +8 24 £538 +44.29% 12
Southend-on-Sea -5 24 £537 +33.83%
West Yorkshire +3 23 £413 -1.78% 7
Leeds +7 22 £426 +0.29% 7
Nottinghamshire +20 19 £425 +17.24% 9
Edinburgh +14 19 £400 +6.66% 3
Northamptonshire +6 19 £408 +25.38% 3
Nottingham +23 17 £425 -5.55% 7
West Midlands -54 17 £450 +5.88% 3
Gloucestershire +1 16 £525 -4.54% 2
Berkshire +15 15 £370 -7.50% 6
Northampton +5 12 £338 +3.84%
Buckinghamshire -23 12 £388 +9.15% 1
Chester +13 11 £438 +8.02% 2
Devon - 11 £550 -
Plymouth - 11 £550 -
North East -25 10 £418 +28.46% 1

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 1251 (87.30%) Java
2 768 (53.59%) Agile Software Development
3 639 (44.59%) Spring
4 521 (36.36%) Oracle
5 482 (33.64%) Web Services
6 438 (30.57%) JavaScript
7 384 (26.80%) Hibernate
8 379 (26.45%) SQL
9 372 (25.96%) XML
10 334 (23.31%) Linux
11 327 (22.82%) TDD
12 325 (22.68%) HTML
13 295 (20.59%) REST
14 292 (20.38%) SOAP
15 290 (20.24%) Finance
16 282 (19.68%) Jenkins
17 273 (19.05%) SOA
18 268 (18.70%) Scrum
19 261 (18.21%) JSP
20 248 (17.31%) WebSphere
21 247 (17.24%) Git (software)
22 243 (16.96%) Unix
23 237 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
24 235 (16.40%) OO
25 230 (16.05%) JBoss
26 228 (15.91%) CSS
27 225 (15.70%) E-Commerce
28 224 (15.63%) WebLogic
29 218 (15.21%) Maven
30 193 (13.47%) Apache

J2EE
Top Related 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
1 248 (17.31%) WebSphere
2 230 (16.05%) JBoss
3 224 (15.63%) WebLogic
4 193 (13.47%) Apache
5 179 (12.49%) Tomcat
6 137 (9.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 59 (4.12%) Confluence
8 57 (3.98%) WebSphere Application Server
9 51 (3.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 48 (3.35%) CMS
11 37 (2.58%) nginx
12 36 (2.51%) IIS
12 36 (2.51%) Jetty
13 31 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
14 28 (1.95%) GlassFish
15 27 (1.88%) iPlanet
15 27 (1.88%) Oracle Application Server
16 25 (1.74%) Mongrel
16 25 (1.74%) Mule
17 23 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 11 (0.77%) MS Visio
2 9 (0.63%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.35%) MS Office
4 5 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.28%) HipChat
5 4 (0.28%) Mingle
5 4 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (1.47%) 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%) TRIRIGA
9 1 (0.070%) Documaker
9 1 (0.070%) Fredhopper
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle BRM
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.070%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 116 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
3 35 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (2.30%) PaaS
5 28 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 26 (1.81%) IaaS
7 25 (1.74%) Google App Engine
8 21 (1.47%) GitHub
9 18 (1.26%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.84%) SaaS
11 11 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.49%) Bluemix
12 7 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.42%) Force.com
13 6 (0.42%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 1 (0.070%) Azure Active Directory
16 1 (0.070%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 95 (6.63%) HTTP
2 92 (6.42%) TCP/IP
3 76 (5.30%) SSL
4 51 (3.56%) Firewall
4 51 (3.56%) Internet
5 31 (2.16%) DNS
5 31 (2.16%) FTP
6 24 (1.67%) DHCP
6 24 (1.67%) IPsec
7 18 (1.26%) LDAP
8 12 (0.84%) SAN
9 10 (0.70%) SMS
10 7 (0.49%) BIG-IP
11 6 (0.42%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.42%) Intranet
12 4 (0.28%) DSL
12 4 (0.28%) Network Security
12 4 (0.28%) VoIP
12 4 (0.28%) WAN
12 4 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (8.44%) Relational Database
2 116 (8.09%) Oracle Database
3 115 (8.03%) MongoDB
4 92 (6.42%) NoSQL
5 82 (5.72%) MySQL
6 76 (5.30%) SQL Server
7 74 (5.16%) Big Data
8 61 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
9 57 (3.98%) DB2
10 49 (3.42%) Endeca
11 39 (2.72%) Hadoop
12 33 (2.30%) RDBMS
13 29 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
15 14 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (0.91%) Hazelcast
16 13 (0.91%) Redis
17 10 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
17 10 (0.70%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 282 (19.68%) Jenkins
2 247 (17.24%) Git (software)
3 218 (15.21%) Maven
4 182 (12.70%) JIRA
5 179 (12.49%) JUnit
6 130 (9.07%) Subversion
7 111 (7.75%) Eclipse
8 110 (7.68%) Ant
9 104 (7.26%) Mockito
10 103 (7.19%) Selenium
11 58 (4.05%) Cucumber
12 57 (3.98%) Gradle
13 42 (2.93%) IntelliJ
14 35 (2.44%) Hudson
15 32 (2.23%) SoapUI
15 32 (2.23%) Spock
16 31 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 27 (1.88%) Travis CI
18 22 (1.54%) TeamCity
19 21 (1.47%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 290 (20.24%) Finance
2 177 (12.35%) Banking
3 81 (5.65%) Retail
4 30 (2.09%) Investment Banking
4 30 (2.09%) Marketing
5 28 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 20 (1.40%) Games
7 19 (1.33%) Publishing
8 15 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.91%) Legal
10 12 (0.84%) Law
11 11 (0.77%) Back Office
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
15 6 (0.42%) Front Office
16 5 (0.35%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 861 (60.08%) Developer
2 608 (42.43%) Java Developer
3 236 (16.47%) Architect
4 132 (9.21%) Senior Developer
5 106 (7.40%) J2EE Developer
6 103 (7.19%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 94 (6.56%) Senior Java Developer
8 68 (4.75%) Solutions Architect
9 53 (3.70%) Technical Architect
10 51 (3.56%) Consultant
11 50 (3.49%) Agile Developer
11 50 (3.49%) Agile Java Developer
12 48 (3.35%) Java Architect
12 48 (3.35%) Oracle Developer
13 45 (3.14%) DevOps Engineer
13 45 (3.14%) Java Engineer
14 33 (2.30%) Software Engineer
15 29 (2.02%) Scala Developer
16 27 (1.88%) Hybris Developer
16 27 (1.88%) J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 639 (44.59%) Spring
2 482 (33.64%) Web Services
3 384 (26.80%) Hibernate
4 372 (25.96%) XML
5 325 (22.68%) HTML
6 295 (20.59%) REST
7 292 (20.38%) SOAP
8 261 (18.21%) JSP
9 228 (15.91%) CSS
10 179 (12.49%) AngularJS
11 170 (11.86%) JSON
12 166 (11.58%) RESTful
13 156 (10.89%) Servlets
14 153 (10.68%) JMS
15 141 (9.84%) Java EE
16 136 (9.49%) HTML5
17 128 (8.93%) EJB
18 125 (8.72%) XSLT
19 124 (8.65%) jQuery
20 120 (8.37%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 106 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (4.61%) Enterprise Software
3 62 (4.33%) Computer Science
4 49 (3.42%) Virtual Team
5 45 (3.14%) iPad
6 41 (2.86%) User Experience
7 38 (2.65%) Clustering
7 38 (2.65%) Data Centre
8 30 (2.09%) Mobile App
8 30 (2.09%) Social Media
9 25 (1.74%) Client/Server
10 22 (1.54%) Data Structures
11 16 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (1.12%) N-Tier
12 15 (1.05%) Mainframe
12 15 (1.05%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.84%) DataPower
14 11 (0.77%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
15 10 (0.70%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 334 (23.31%) Linux
2 243 (16.96%) Unix
3 92 (6.42%) Windows
4 49 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (2.37%) AIX
6 32 (2.23%) Solaris
7 15 (1.05%) Android
8 8 (0.56%) 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
1 768 (53.59%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (22.82%) TDD
3 273 (19.05%) SOA
4 268 (18.70%) Scrum
5 237 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
6 235 (16.40%) OO
7 225 (15.70%) E-Commerce
8 170 (11.86%) MVC
9 163 (11.37%) DevOps
9 163 (11.37%) Microservices
10 156 (10.89%) Open Source
11 130 (9.07%) BDD
12 128 (8.93%) Software Engineering
13 117 (8.16%) Unit Testing
14 115 (8.03%) UML
15 99 (6.91%) Configuration Management
16 91 (6.35%) Web Development
17 85 (5.93%) Data Modelling
17 85 (5.93%) Mentoring
18 81 (5.65%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1251 (87.30%) Java
2 438 (30.57%) JavaScript
3 379 (26.45%) SQL
4 98 (6.84%) PL/SQL
5 79 (5.51%) Python
6 78 (5.44%) Shell Script
7 73 (5.09%) C
8 67 (4.68%) Scala
9 60 (4.19%) Perl
10 36 (2.51%) Ruby
11 35 (2.44%) C#
12 34 (2.37%) C++
13 32 (2.23%) Bash Shell
14 31 (2.16%) Groovy
15 25 (1.74%) XPath
16 21 (1.47%) Korn
17 20 (1.40%) ActionScript
18 18 (1.26%) PHP
19 12 (0.84%) Go
20 10 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 116 (8.09%) Security Cleared
2 76 (5.30%) Degree
3 47 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.79%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.26%) ISEB
6 13 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (0.91%) Sun Certification
7 12 (0.84%) ISTQB
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%) RHCE
14 2 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.35%) QA
2 15 (1.05%) SLA
3 11 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.63%) JSP 440
5 6 (0.42%) FATCA
6 5 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.21%) WCAG
8 1 (0.070%) CDISC
8 1 (0.070%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.070%) EMIR
8 1 (0.070%) HL7
8 1 (0.070%) IFRS
8 1 (0.070%) MiFID
8 1 (0.070%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.070%) PMO
8 1 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.070%) SAS 70
System Software
1 87 (6.07%) Docker
2 40 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.61%) Xen
4 20 (1.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 13 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.42%) Active Directory
7 6 (0.42%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.35%) Squid
9 4 (0.28%) vSphere
10 3 (0.21%) HDFS
11 2 (0.14%) KVM
11 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 1 (0.070%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.070%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.070%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.070%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.070%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.070%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 89 (6.21%) Puppet
2 63 (4.40%) Ansible
3 51 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.67%) Oracle Identity Management
5 18 (1.26%) 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%) Kibana
9 9 (0.63%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.42%) Rundeck
13 5 (0.35%) Grafana
13 5 (0.35%) Graphite
13 5 (0.35%) Nagios
13 5 (0.35%) Terraform
13 5 (0.35%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 521 (36.36%) Oracle
2 134 (9.35%) IBM
3 98 (6.84%) ATG
4 97 (6.77%) Adobe
5 59 (4.12%) hybris
6 51 (3.56%) Microsoft
7 48 (3.35%) Red Hat
8 44 (3.07%) VMware
9 40 (2.79%) Google
10 32 (2.23%) Cisco
10 32 (2.23%) TIBCO
11 31 (2.16%) F5
11 31 (2.16%) Sun
11 31 (2.16%) Sybase
12 30 (2.09%) BEA
13 28 (1.95%) webMethods
14 26 (1.81%) HP
14 26 (1.81%) WSO2
15 25 (1.74%) Pega
16 22 (1.54%) Veritas
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