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 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 143 116
Rank change year-on-year -21 -27  
Contract jobs citing J2EE 668 939 1027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 1.75% 1.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.65% 6.25% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 607 629
Median daily rate £460 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 9
Median hourly rate £31.00 £35.50 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.67% -12.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.85 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £47.50 £45.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.50 £40.60
% change year-on-year -12.67% -12.56%  

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 14368 15014 14967
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.09% 27.98% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9894 10620 9856
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 179 208
Median hourly rate £41.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year +21.42% -7.40%  

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 May 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 May 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 -29 608 £475 +7.95% 135
London -56 267 £500 +5.26% 54
South East -2 73 £495 +23.75% 24
East of England -15 65 £425 +13.33% 7
North West +10 63 £450 +7.46% 16
Scotland +58 44 £413 +21.32% 4
Essex -5 43 £500 +61.29% 3
Yorkshire +21 37 £400 -13.04% 10
East Midlands +3 35 £400 -6.97% 5
City of London -20 33 £450 -10.00% 10
South West -8 27 £375 -9.09% 10
West Yorkshire +21 24 £375 -21.87% 5
Glasgow +18 23 £413 +21.77% 1
Cheshire +13 23 £475 - 4
Manchester +7 23 £420 +8.38% 10
West Midlands -34 23 £400 -3.61% 8
Southend-on-Sea -14 22 £530 +48.07%
Northamptonshire +12 21 £400 -4.76% 1
Berkshire +27 19 £525 +2.38% 4
West Sussex +39 17 £500 -13.04% 3
Edinburgh +17 17 £400 +17.64% 2
Leeds +24 16 £425 -11.45% 3
Tyne and Wear +55 15 £330 -17.50% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +53 15 £330 -25.42% 1
North East +50 15 £330 -17.50% 1
Worthing +45 15 £500 -23.07%
Surrey +7 15 £488 +21.87% 3
Merseyside +8 12 £475 +5.55% 1
Telford +8 11 £500 +11.23%
Shropshire +4 11 £500 +11.23%

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 1193 (87.91%) Java
2 740 (54.53%) Agile Software Development
3 636 (46.87%) Spring
4 467 (34.41%) Oracle
5 418 (30.80%) JavaScript
6 399 (29.40%) Web Services
7 398 (29.33%) Hibernate
8 347 (25.57%) XML
9 339 (24.98%) SQL
10 325 (23.95%) Linux
10 325 (23.95%) TDD
11 309 (22.77%) HTML
12 289 (21.30%) Scrum
13 288 (21.22%) Jenkins
14 275 (20.27%) SOAP
15 268 (19.75%) Git (software)
16 261 (19.23%) JBoss
17 255 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
18 249 (18.35%) Finance
19 244 (17.98%) SOA
20 243 (17.91%) REST
21 239 (17.61%) WebSphere
22 232 (17.10%) Unix
23 221 (16.29%) CSS
24 219 (16.14%) JSP
25 211 (15.55%) DevOps
26 201 (14.81%) WebLogic
27 198 (14.59%) Apache
28 188 (13.85%) Maven
28 188 (13.85%) Microservices

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
1 261 (19.23%) JBoss
2 239 (17.61%) WebSphere
3 201 (14.81%) WebLogic
4 198 (14.59%) Apache
5 164 (12.09%) Tomcat
6 126 (9.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 56 (4.13%) WebSphere Application Server
8 51 (3.76%) Confluence
9 50 (3.68%) CMS
10 38 (2.80%) nginx
11 35 (2.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 29 (2.14%) IIS
13 28 (2.06%) Jetty
14 25 (1.84%) GlassFish
15 24 (1.77%) Oracle Coherence
16 23 (1.69%) Mongrel
17 22 (1.62%) WebSphere Portal
18 19 (1.40%) Apache Spark
18 19 (1.40%) Mule
19 17 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 10 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.52%) OmniGraffle
4 6 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.22%) Mingle
6 2 (0.15%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 22 (1.62%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.52%) Pega PRPC
3 7 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.22%) Siebel CRM
7 2 (0.15%) Magento
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.074%) Actimize
8 1 (0.074%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.074%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.074%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 127 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
3 35 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (2.51%) PaaS
5 26 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 25 (1.84%) GitHub
7 24 (1.77%) IaaS
8 23 (1.69%) Google App Engine
9 15 (1.11%) Google Analytics
10 12 (0.88%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.81%) Bluemix
11 11 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
12 8 (0.59%) SaaS
13 5 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
14 4 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.22%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 112 (8.25%) HTTP
2 92 (6.78%) SSL
2 92 (6.78%) TCP/IP
3 61 (4.50%) Internet
4 36 (2.65%) Firewall
5 28 (2.06%) DNS
6 26 (1.92%) FTP
7 24 (1.77%) LDAP
8 22 (1.62%) DHCP
9 21 (1.55%) IPsec
10 13 (0.96%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.66%) SAN
12 8 (0.59%) Intranet
13 6 (0.44%) BIG-IP
14 4 (0.29%) 3GPP
14 4 (0.29%) Diameter Protocol
14 4 (0.29%) DSL
14 4 (0.29%) SIGTRAN
14 4 (0.29%) SMS
15 3 (0.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (10.61%) Relational Database
2 123 (9.06%) MongoDB
3 100 (7.37%) Oracle Database
4 91 (6.71%) NoSQL
5 90 (6.63%) MySQL
6 85 (6.26%) SQL Server
7 74 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
8 72 (5.31%) Big Data
9 55 (4.05%) DB2
10 47 (3.46%) Endeca
11 43 (3.17%) Hadoop
11 43 (3.17%) RDBMS
12 34 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
13 31 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
15 12 (0.88%) HBase
16 11 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
17 10 (0.74%) Hazelcast
17 10 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 288 (21.22%) Jenkins
2 268 (19.75%) Git (software)
3 188 (13.85%) Maven
4 184 (13.56%) JUnit
5 175 (12.90%) JIRA
6 122 (8.99%) Selenium
7 121 (8.92%) Subversion
8 109 (8.03%) Eclipse
9 105 (7.74%) Mockito
10 87 (6.41%) Ant
11 60 (4.42%) IntelliJ
12 59 (4.35%) Gradle
13 56 (4.13%) Cucumber
14 34 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 32 (2.36%) jMock
16 31 (2.28%) Hudson
17 23 (1.69%) Spock
18 22 (1.62%) Bitbucket
18 22 (1.62%) Travis CI
19 19 (1.40%) SonarQube
General
1 249 (18.35%) Finance
2 171 (12.60%) Banking
3 79 (5.82%) Retail
4 28 (2.06%) Investment Banking
5 22 (1.62%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.55%) Games
7 13 (0.96%) Billing
7 13 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 13 (0.96%) Marketing
8 11 (0.81%) Advertising
9 10 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.74%) Publishing
10 9 (0.66%) Back Office
11 8 (0.59%) Law
12 6 (0.44%) Front Office
12 6 (0.44%) Legal
13 5 (0.37%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.37%) Electronics
14 4 (0.29%) French Language
14 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 829 (61.09%) Developer
2 581 (42.82%) Java Developer
3 197 (14.52%) Architect
4 134 (9.87%) Senior Developer
5 93 (6.85%) J2EE Developer
6 90 (6.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 77 (5.67%) Senior Java Developer
8 63 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
9 49 (3.61%) Scala Developer
10 47 (3.46%) Java Engineer
11 46 (3.39%) Consultant
12 45 (3.32%) Technical Architect
13 39 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
14 38 (2.80%) Oracle Developer
15 36 (2.65%) Java Architect
16 33 (2.43%) Software Engineer
17 31 (2.28%) Analyst
18 30 (2.21%) Agile Developer
18 30 (2.21%) Agile Java Developer
19 26 (1.92%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 636 (46.87%) Spring
2 399 (29.40%) Web Services
3 398 (29.33%) Hibernate
4 347 (25.57%) XML
5 309 (22.77%) HTML
6 275 (20.27%) SOAP
7 243 (17.91%) REST
8 221 (16.29%) CSS
9 219 (16.14%) JSP
10 163 (12.01%) AngularJS
11 159 (11.72%) RESTful
12 156 (11.50%) JSON
13 151 (11.13%) Servlets
14 123 (9.06%) EJB
15 121 (8.92%) JMS
16 120 (8.84%) HTML5
17 117 (8.62%) Java EE
18 114 (8.40%) jQuery
18 114 (8.40%) Struts
19 113 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 112 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
3 59 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 50 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
5 49 (3.61%) iPad
6 48 (3.54%) Virtual Team
7 42 (3.10%) Mobile App
8 30 (2.21%) Data Centre
9 29 (2.14%) User Experience
10 26 (1.92%) Client/Server
11 24 (1.77%) Social Media
12 22 (1.62%) Clustering
12 22 (1.62%) Data Structures
13 20 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
13 20 (1.47%) Mainframe
14 17 (1.25%) DataPower
15 16 (1.18%) Management Information System
16 15 (1.11%) Web 2.0
17 12 (0.88%) N-Tier
18 11 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 325 (23.95%) Linux
2 232 (17.10%) Unix
3 76 (5.60%) Windows
4 55 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (2.95%) Solaris
6 29 (2.14%) AIX
7 18 (1.33%) Android
8 12 (0.88%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.74%) HPUX
9 10 (0.74%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.66%) SUSE
11 8 (0.59%) VMS
12 7 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.44%) VME
14 3 (0.22%) CentOS
15 1 (0.074%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.074%) MVS
15 1 (0.074%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.074%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 740 (54.53%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (23.95%) TDD
3 289 (21.30%) Scrum
4 255 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
5 244 (17.98%) SOA
6 211 (15.55%) DevOps
7 188 (13.85%) Microservices
8 185 (13.63%) E-Commerce
9 182 (13.41%) OO
10 173 (12.75%) Open Source
11 151 (11.13%) MVC
12 143 (10.54%) BDD
13 134 (9.87%) Software Engineering
14 129 (9.51%) Test Automation
15 115 (8.47%) Unit Testing
16 111 (8.18%) Configuration Management
17 106 (7.81%) Mentoring
18 95 (7.00%) Data Modelling
19 84 (6.19%) SDLC
20 83 (6.12%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1193 (87.91%) Java
2 418 (30.80%) JavaScript
3 339 (24.98%) SQL
4 99 (7.30%) Python
5 85 (6.26%) Scala
6 84 (6.19%) Shell Script
7 82 (6.04%) Perl
8 78 (5.75%) PL/SQL
9 61 (4.50%) C
10 58 (4.27%) Ruby
11 38 (2.80%) C#
12 36 (2.65%) Bash Shell
13 24 (1.77%) C++
14 19 (1.40%) PHP
15 18 (1.33%) Groovy
16 17 (1.25%) Go
17 12 (0.88%) VB
18 11 (0.81%) Haskell
19 10 (0.74%) Assembly Language
20 8 (0.59%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 118 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 65 (4.79%) Degree
3 51 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 33 (2.43%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.03%) ISEB
6 14 (1.03%) OCPJP
7 11 (0.81%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.74%) Sun Certification
9 9 (0.66%) CISSP
10 8 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.52%) CISA
12 5 (0.37%) CEH
12 5 (0.37%) OSCP
12 5 (0.37%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.29%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.22%) PMP
15 2 (0.15%) IBM Certification
15 2 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.61%) QA
2 10 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (0.74%) SLA
3 9 (0.66%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.37%) MiFID
5 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
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%) IFRS
8 1 (0.074%) PMO
System Software
1 112 (8.25%) Docker
2 39 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.55%) Xen
4 14 (1.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 13 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 6 (0.44%) HDFS
7 6 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.37%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.37%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.37%) vSphere
9 3 (0.22%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 2 (0.15%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.074%) KVM
11 1 (0.074%) NDS
11 1 (0.074%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.074%) RACF
11 1 (0.074%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.074%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 112 (8.25%) Puppet
2 70 (5.16%) Ansible
3 62 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.03%) Kibana
5 11 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
6 10 (0.74%) Grafana
6 10 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
6 10 (0.74%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.59%) Nagios
7 8 (0.59%) OpenView
8 7 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 7 (0.52%) Rundeck
9 6 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.44%) HP SiteScope
9 6 (0.44%) Terraform
9 6 (0.44%) Tivoli
9 6 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.37%) HP Fortify
11 4 (0.29%) Mesos
Vendors
1 467 (34.41%) Oracle
2 128 (9.43%) IBM
3 86 (6.34%) ATG
4 64 (4.72%) Adobe
5 48 (3.54%) Google
6 43 (3.17%) Microsoft
6 43 (3.17%) Red Hat
6 43 (3.17%) VMware
7 40 (2.95%) hybris
8 39 (2.87%) Sybase
8 39 (2.87%) webMethods
9 30 (2.21%) WSO2
10 23 (1.69%) Cisco
10 23 (1.69%) Sun
10 23 (1.69%) TIBCO
11 22 (1.62%) Pega
12 21 (1.55%) BEA
13 20 (1.47%) HP
13 20 (1.47%) SAP
13 20 (1.47%) Splunk
Bath, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Energon People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £750 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £430 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Group
Rate: £549 - £651 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £25,070 to £57,300 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 13 days ago
Yorkshire
Netsource
Rate: Very Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £36,800 to £48,600 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 24 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £36,500 to £44,600 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 24 days ago