Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 142 133
Rank change year-on-year -42 -9 +6
Contract jobs citing J2EE 1368 1934 2013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.77% 1.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.45% 6.17% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 1250 1221
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 19
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +10.14%
10th Percentile £30.00 £30.75 £30.53
90th Percentile £40.38 £47.00 £45.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - -7.69% +13.04%

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 30742 31321 30860
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.15% 28.74% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21234 21885 20458
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £306 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year +4.44% +2.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 383 464
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.76% +5.77%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.25 £14.91
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +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 6 months to 16 August 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 16 August 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 -38 1242 £475 +5.56% 160
UK excluding London -23 763 £425 - 104
London -41 586 £513 +7.89% 65
North of England -4 203 £423 -0.59% 22
South East -47 166 £488 +8.50% 29
Midlands -52 109 £420 -1.18% 16
North West -8 105 £450 +5.88% 18
East of England -27 98 £450 +20.00% 15
Scotland +58 93 £415 +18.57% 9
South West +8 75 £410 -2.96% 12
East Midlands -1 70 £423 +0.60% 7
Yorkshire -13 55 £413 -5.66% 4
North East +51 41 £338 -7.53%
West Midlands -70 37 £394 -6.25% 9
Northern Ireland -43 12 £413 -
Wales -3 8 £400 -12.33% 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 1205 (88.08%) Java
2 727 (53.14%) Agile Software Development
3 675 (49.34%) Spring
4 439 (32.09%) Oracle
5 401 (29.31%) JavaScript
6 381 (27.85%) Web Services
7 378 (27.63%) Hibernate
8 343 (25.07%) Linux
9 339 (24.78%) TDD
10 337 (24.63%) SQL
11 305 (22.30%) XML
11 305 (22.30%) Finance
12 304 (22.22%) HTML
13 300 (21.93%) JBoss
14 288 (21.05%) Jenkins
15 285 (20.83%) SOAP
16 283 (20.69%) Git (software)
17 277 (20.25%) Unix
18 272 (19.88%) REST
19 271 (19.81%) Continuous Integration
20 264 (19.30%) Scrum
21 236 (17.25%) Banking
22 229 (16.74%) SOA
23 222 (16.23%) CSS
23 222 (16.23%) WebSphere
24 221 (16.15%) Microservices
25 218 (15.94%) Apache
26 212 (15.50%) JUnit
27 210 (15.35%) E-Commerce
28 201 (14.69%) Tomcat

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
1 300 (21.93%) JBoss
2 222 (16.23%) WebSphere
3 218 (15.94%) Apache
4 201 (14.69%) Tomcat
5 190 (13.89%) WebLogic
6 106 (7.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 65 (4.75%) Confluence
8 62 (4.53%) WebSphere Application Server
9 49 (3.58%) CMS
10 46 (3.36%) Oracle Application Server
11 45 (3.29%) iPlanet
12 30 (2.19%) Cloud Foundry
13 27 (1.97%) Mule
13 27 (1.97%) nginx
14 26 (1.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 26 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
15 24 (1.75%) Apache Spark
16 20 (1.46%) MQSeries
17 19 (1.39%) GlassFish
17 19 (1.39%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 16 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
3 12 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 12 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (1.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 22 (1.61%) Payment Gateway
3 17 (1.24%) SAP Hybris
4 11 (0.80%) Magento
5 10 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.44%) Pega PRPC
7 4 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.22%) Actimize
8 3 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.22%) Siebel CRM
9 2 (0.15%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.073%) Oracle BRM
10 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.073%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.073%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.073%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 113 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.56%) PaaS
4 27 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
5 26 (1.90%) GitHub
6 16 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (1.10%) Google App Engine
7 15 (1.10%) IaaS
8 14 (1.02%) Bluemix
8 14 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
9 13 (0.95%) Google Analytics
10 11 (0.80%) SaaS
11 8 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
11 8 (0.58%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.44%) Boomi
13 5 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 101 (7.38%) TCP/IP
2 93 (6.80%) HTTP
3 75 (5.48%) SSL
4 73 (5.34%) Internet
5 56 (4.09%) Firewall
6 44 (3.22%) LDAP
7 31 (2.27%) DNS
8 18 (1.32%) HTTPS
9 17 (1.24%) FTP
10 16 (1.17%) IPsec
11 14 (1.02%) DHCP
12 13 (0.95%) SAN
13 12 (0.88%) NAS
14 10 (0.73%) 3GPP
14 10 (0.73%) Diameter Protocol
14 10 (0.73%) FCoE
14 10 (0.73%) iSCSI
14 10 (0.73%) SIGTRAN
15 8 (0.58%) WAN
16 6 (0.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (9.87%) Relational Database
2 97 (7.09%) MongoDB
3 89 (6.51%) SQL Server
4 76 (5.56%) MySQL
5 74 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
6 72 (5.26%) NoSQL
7 64 (4.68%) Big Data
8 63 (4.61%) Oracle Database
9 50 (3.65%) RDBMS
10 49 (3.58%) Hadoop
11 43 (3.14%) Endeca
12 34 (2.49%) DB2
13 27 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
14 24 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
15 22 (1.61%) HBase
16 14 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
17 11 (0.80%) Apache Hive
17 11 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
17 11 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
18 8 (0.58%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 288 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 283 (20.69%) Git (software)
3 212 (15.50%) JUnit
4 199 (14.55%) Maven
5 180 (13.16%) JIRA
6 130 (9.50%) Selenium
7 111 (8.11%) Mockito
8 107 (7.82%) Eclipse
9 99 (7.24%) Subversion
10 89 (6.51%) Gradle
11 75 (5.48%) Ant
12 69 (5.04%) IntelliJ
13 42 (3.07%) jMock
14 35 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 35 (2.56%) Cucumber
15 31 (2.27%) Spock
16 26 (1.90%) SonarQube
17 25 (1.83%) Bitbucket
17 25 (1.83%) Jasmine
18 23 (1.68%) Hudson
General
1 305 (22.30%) Finance
2 236 (17.25%) Banking
3 70 (5.12%) Retail
4 26 (1.90%) Financial Institution
5 25 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 24 (1.75%) Front Office
7 23 (1.68%) Games
8 22 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.32%) Billing
10 11 (0.80%) Marketing
11 8 (0.58%) Advertising
11 8 (0.58%) Publishing
12 6 (0.44%) Automotive
12 6 (0.44%) Back Office
12 6 (0.44%) Law
13 5 (0.37%) French Language
13 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.22%) German Language
14 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 834 (60.96%) Developer
2 591 (43.20%) Java Developer
3 182 (13.30%) Architect
4 152 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 110 (8.04%) J2EE Developer
6 99 (7.24%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 91 (6.65%) Senior Java Developer
8 55 (4.02%) Java Architect
9 54 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
10 46 (3.36%) Consultant
11 36 (2.63%) Scala Developer
12 35 (2.56%) Java Engineer
13 34 (2.49%) Oracle Developer
14 30 (2.19%) Agile Developer
14 30 (2.19%) Agile Java Developer
14 30 (2.19%) Lead Developer
14 30 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
14 30 (2.19%) Unix Engineer
15 28 (2.05%) Analyst
16 25 (1.83%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 675 (49.34%) Spring
2 381 (27.85%) Web Services
3 378 (27.63%) Hibernate
4 305 (22.30%) XML
5 304 (22.22%) HTML
6 285 (20.83%) SOAP
7 272 (19.88%) REST
8 222 (16.23%) CSS
9 183 (13.38%) AngularJS
10 180 (13.16%) JSON
11 171 (12.50%) RESTful
12 165 (12.06%) JSP
13 145 (10.60%) HTML5
14 140 (10.23%) jQuery
15 130 (9.50%) EJB
15 130 (9.50%) JMS
16 128 (9.36%) Spring MVC
17 116 (8.48%) Servlets
18 115 (8.41%) Ajax
19 114 (8.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 107 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.12%) Computer Science
3 55 (4.02%) iPad
4 50 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
4 50 (3.65%) Mobile App
5 46 (3.36%) Clustering
6 44 (3.22%) Virtual Team
7 41 (3.00%) User Experience
8 40 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
9 29 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
10 28 (2.05%) Data Centre
11 23 (1.68%) Web 2.0
12 22 (1.61%) Social Media
13 20 (1.46%) Cloud Native
13 20 (1.46%) DataPower
14 16 (1.17%) N-Tier
15 14 (1.02%) Client/Server
15 14 (1.02%) Replication
16 12 (0.88%) Data Structures
16 12 (0.88%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 343 (25.07%) Linux
2 277 (20.25%) Unix
3 75 (5.48%) Solaris
4 57 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 56 (4.09%) Windows
6 53 (3.87%) AIX
7 47 (3.44%) HPUX
8 41 (3.00%) SUSE
9 15 (1.10%) Android
10 10 (0.73%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.51%) VMS
13 4 (0.29%) CentOS
13 4 (0.29%) Windows Server
14 3 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.073%) Fedora
15 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 727 (53.14%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (24.78%) TDD
3 271 (19.81%) Continuous Integration
4 264 (19.30%) Scrum
5 229 (16.74%) SOA
6 221 (16.15%) Microservices
7 210 (15.35%) E-Commerce
8 184 (13.45%) DevOps
9 183 (13.38%) MVC
10 169 (12.35%) Open Source
11 154 (11.26%) BDD
12 143 (10.45%) OO
13 129 (9.43%) Software Engineering
14 117 (8.55%) Test Automation
15 110 (8.04%) Kanban
16 108 (7.89%) Unit Testing
17 105 (7.68%) Mentoring
18 100 (7.31%) High Availability
19 96 (7.02%) Configuration Management
20 87 (6.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1205 (88.08%) Java
2 401 (29.31%) JavaScript
3 337 (24.63%) SQL
4 122 (8.92%) Perl
5 118 (8.63%) Shell Script
6 83 (6.07%) Python
7 71 (5.19%) Scala
8 69 (5.04%) PL/SQL
9 59 (4.31%) Ruby
10 56 (4.09%) Bash Shell
11 48 (3.51%) C
12 31 (2.27%) C#
13 26 (1.90%) Groovy
14 24 (1.75%) PHP
15 23 (1.68%) Korn
16 21 (1.54%) C++
17 17 (1.24%) Go
18 15 (1.10%) C-shell
19 10 (0.73%) Assembly Language
20 9 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 111 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 78 (5.70%) Degree
3 63 (4.61%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 13 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (0.95%) ISEB
6 12 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 12 (0.88%) OCPJP
7 7 (0.51%) CISA
7 7 (0.51%) CISSP
8 6 (0.44%) PMP
8 6 (0.44%) Sun Certification
9 5 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.37%) CEH
9 5 (0.37%) OSCP
9 5 (0.37%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.22%) HND
11 2 (0.15%) MCSE
11 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.97%) QA
2 8 (0.58%) MiFID
3 7 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.37%) SLA
6 4 (0.29%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.22%) SEPA
8 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.15%) EMIR
8 2 (0.15%) FATCA
9 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 127 (9.28%) Docker
2 45 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 24 (1.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 23 (1.68%) Hyper-V
6 21 (1.54%) KVM
7 15 (1.10%) Samba
8 14 (1.02%) Xen
9 12 (0.88%) HDFS
9 12 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (0.73%) Active Directory
10 10 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.37%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 4 (0.29%) vSphere
13 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 1 (0.073%) OpenDJ
15 1 (0.073%) OpenIDM
15 1 (0.073%) RACF
15 1 (0.073%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 101 (7.38%) Puppet
2 70 (5.12%) Ansible
3 59 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.75%) OpenView
5 16 (1.17%) Nagios
6 15 (1.10%) HP SiteScope
7 14 (1.02%) Hadoop YARN
7 14 (1.02%) Kubernetes
8 12 (0.88%) Terraform
9 10 (0.73%) Kibana
9 10 (0.73%) Oracle Identity Management
10 7 (0.51%) Grafana
10 7 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 7 (0.51%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.37%) HP Fortify
11 5 (0.37%) Rancher
12 4 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.29%) MOM
12 4 (0.29%) Rundeck
12 4 (0.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 439 (32.09%) Oracle
2 114 (8.33%) IBM
3 84 (6.14%) Red Hat
4 68 (4.97%) ATG
5 61 (4.46%) Sybase
6 60 (4.39%) Adobe
7 54 (3.95%) Sun
8 48 (3.51%) F5
9 47 (3.44%) VMware
10 46 (3.36%) hybris
11 43 (3.14%) Google
12 41 (3.00%) Cisco
13 39 (2.85%) HP
14 38 (2.78%) webMethods
15 33 (2.41%) Microsoft
16 32 (2.34%) Veritas
17 29 (2.12%) SAP
18 26 (1.90%) AppDynamics
18 26 (1.90%) WSO2
19 23 (1.68%) PlateSpin