The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Java EE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java EE over the 3 months to 24 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 Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 343 312 366
Rank change year-on-year -31 +54  
Contract jobs citing Java EE 278 376 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.70% 0.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.88% 2.46% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 258 214
Median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £34.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -13.75%  

Java EE 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 14826 15294 15382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.05% 28.44% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10246 10766 10266
Median daily rate £426 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 181 209
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Java EE
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Java EE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Java EE in the UK

Java EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java EE.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java EE in the UK

Java EE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java EE over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java EE in the UK

Java EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java EE.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java EE in the UK

Java EE
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 Java EE within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +1 258 £450 - 90
London -45 94 £450 -10.00% 28
South East +39 75 £555 +23.33% 8
Oxfordshire +15 26 £580 +16.00% 1
East of England -6 22 £400 -13.97% 13
Buckinghamshire -1 20 £354 - 2
City of London -4 16 £450 -5.26% 4
Milton Keynes +1 15 £354 - 2
East Midlands -3 15 £400 +23.07% 7
North West +24 14 £500 +23.07% 16
Oxford +9 14 £580 +16.00% 1
Hampshire +22 13 £475 +18.75% 1
Yorkshire +17 12 £400 +9.21% 6
South West +8 11 £420 -6.66% 8
Berkshire +24 10 £500 +8.10% 2
West Yorkshire +19 9 £400 +9.21% 1
Scotland +5 9 £375 +4.16% 10
County Antrim -36 9 £413 -
Northern Ireland -42 9 £413 -
Bedfordshire - 9 £525 - 1
Cheshire +27 8 £500 +29.03% 6
Belfast -40 8 £413 -
Norwich - 8 £363 - 1
Norfolk - 8 £363 - 1
West Midlands +16 7 £400 +1.58% 4
Bath +8 6 £395 - 1
Somerset -1 6 £395 - 1
Northamptonshire -7 6 £420 +29.23% 2
Edinburgh -17 6 £356 -1.04% 9
Crewe - 6 £500 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java EE 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 Java EE.

1 538 (93.73%) Java
2 346 (60.28%) Agile Software Development
3 316 (55.05%) Spring
4 242 (42.16%) SQL
5 211 (36.76%) Hibernate
6 191 (33.28%) TDD
7 187 (32.58%) XML
8 180 (31.36%) Web Services
9 176 (30.66%) JavaScript
10 169 (29.44%) REST
11 154 (26.83%) Jenkins
12 152 (26.48%) Oracle
12 152 (26.48%) Scrum
13 147 (25.61%) JBoss
14 144 (25.09%) Continuous Integration
15 142 (24.74%) Maven
16 140 (24.39%) HTML
17 138 (24.04%) Finance
18 136 (23.69%) SOAP
19 130 (22.65%) CSS
20 125 (21.78%) J2EE
21 115 (20.03%) JPA
22 113 (19.69%) JMS
23 110 (19.16%) WebSphere
24 108 (18.82%) Git (software)
24 108 (18.82%) Linux
24 108 (18.82%) DevOps
25 106 (18.47%) Unit Testing
26 103 (17.94%) JUnit
26 103 (17.94%) OO

Java EE
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
1 147 (25.61%) JBoss
2 110 (19.16%) WebSphere
3 85 (14.81%) Tomcat
3 85 (14.81%) WebLogic
4 58 (10.10%) Apache
5 56 (9.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 40 (6.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 30 (5.23%) WebSphere Process Server
8 27 (4.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 23 (4.01%) CMS
10 21 (3.66%) Mule
11 13 (2.26%) WildFly
12 11 (1.92%) GlassFish
13 9 (1.57%) Anypoint
14 8 (1.39%) Apache Spark
14 8 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (1.39%) OpenStack
15 7 (1.22%) Confluence
15 7 (1.22%) WebLogic Portal
16 6 (1.05%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
1 7 (1.22%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (1.05%) Unica
3 4 (0.70%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (5.92%) GitHub
3 22 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.83%) PaaS
4 19 (3.31%) IaaS
5 13 (2.26%) OpenShift
6 11 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.57%) SaaS
8 6 (1.05%) Silverpop
9 3 (0.52%) Bluemix
9 3 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.35%) Google Checkout
10 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.79%) HTTP
2 14 (2.44%) SSL
3 11 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.74%) Internet
5 8 (1.39%) Wireshark
6 7 (1.22%) Firewall
7 4 (0.70%) Intranet
8 3 (0.52%) DNS
9 2 (0.35%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.35%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.35%) IPv6
9 2 (0.35%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.35%) LDAP
9 2 (0.35%) Network Security
9 2 (0.35%) SMTP
10 1 (0.17%) AMQP
10 1 (0.17%) DHCP
10 1 (0.17%) DSL
10 1 (0.17%) IPsec
10 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (15.85%) Relational Database
2 70 (12.20%) MySQL
3 51 (8.89%) SQL Server
4 48 (8.36%) Oracle Database
5 47 (8.19%) NoSQL
6 45 (7.84%) RDBMS
7 30 (5.23%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (4.53%) Big Data
9 25 (4.36%) MongoDB
10 23 (4.01%) Hadoop
10 23 (4.01%) MarkLogic
11 15 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
11 15 (2.61%) Redis
12 14 (2.44%) DB2
13 9 (1.57%) GIS
13 9 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.22%) Apache Hive
14 7 (1.22%) Jackrabbit
15 6 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 154 (26.83%) Jenkins
2 142 (24.74%) Maven
3 108 (18.82%) Git (software)
4 103 (17.94%) JUnit
5 71 (12.37%) Cucumber
6 63 (10.98%) Mockito
7 59 (10.28%) Subversion
8 47 (8.19%) Eclipse
9 43 (7.49%) JIRA
10 35 (6.10%) Selenium
11 34 (5.92%) Ant
12 27 (4.70%) Gradle
13 19 (3.31%) Bitbucket
14 16 (2.79%) Hudson
15 14 (2.44%) SoapUI
15 14 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (2.26%) XDoclet
17 9 (1.57%) IntelliJ
18 8 (1.39%) Gerrit
18 8 (1.39%) Vagrant
General
1 138 (24.04%) Finance
2 83 (14.46%) Banking
3 20 (3.48%) Retail
4 17 (2.96%) Investment Banking
4 17 (2.96%) Publishing
5 16 (2.79%) Marketing
6 12 (2.09%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.09%) Front Office
6 12 (2.09%) Games
7 11 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.57%) Billing
9 6 (1.05%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.52%) Electronics
12 2 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.17%) French Language
13 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.17%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 410 (71.43%) Developer
2 339 (59.06%) Java Developer
3 66 (11.50%) Senior Developer
4 57 (9.93%) Senior Java Developer
5 52 (9.06%) Architect
6 29 (5.05%) JavaScript Developer
7 28 (4.88%) SQL Developer
8 27 (4.70%) Agile Developer
9 24 (4.18%) Agile Java Developer
9 24 (4.18%) Full Stack Developer
9 24 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (4.01%) HTML Developer
11 18 (3.14%) Java Architect
11 18 (3.14%) Java Engineer
12 17 (2.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 15 (2.61%) Cloud Developer
13 15 (2.61%) Software Developer
14 14 (2.44%) Consultant
15 13 (2.26%) Lead Developer
15 13 (2.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (55.05%) Spring
2 211 (36.76%) Hibernate
3 187 (32.58%) XML
4 180 (31.36%) Web Services
5 169 (29.44%) REST
6 140 (24.39%) HTML
7 136 (23.69%) SOAP
8 130 (22.65%) CSS
9 125 (21.78%) J2EE
10 115 (20.03%) JPA
11 113 (19.69%) JMS
12 96 (16.72%) JSP
13 91 (15.85%) AngularJS
14 87 (15.16%) JSON
15 76 (13.24%) RESTful
16 74 (12.89%) XSLT
17 66 (11.50%) Spring Boot
18 61 (10.63%) HTML5
19 58 (10.10%) jQuery
20 55 (9.58%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.53%) User Experience
2 25 (4.36%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (4.01%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.09%) Data Structures
6 12 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (2.09%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.57%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
9 7 (1.22%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.22%) iPad
9 7 (1.22%) Smart Meter
10 6 (1.05%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.05%) Derivative
10 6 (1.05%) PKI
10 6 (1.05%) Social Media
11 5 (0.87%) Online Banking
11 5 (0.87%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 108 (18.82%) Linux
2 54 (9.41%) Unix
3 38 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 35 (6.10%) Windows
5 11 (1.92%) Android
5 11 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.57%) VMS
7 8 (1.39%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.05%) Solaris
9 5 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.70%) AIX
10 4 (0.70%) HPUX
10 4 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.35%) CentOS
11 2 (0.35%) Debian
11 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.35%) SUSE
11 2 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.17%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (60.28%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (33.28%) TDD
3 152 (26.48%) Scrum
4 144 (25.09%) Continuous Integration
5 108 (18.82%) DevOps
6 106 (18.47%) Unit Testing
7 103 (17.94%) OO
8 92 (16.03%) MVC
9 87 (15.16%) SOA
10 70 (12.20%) Test Automation
11 67 (11.67%) SDLC
12 61 (10.63%) Microservices
13 59 (10.28%) BDD
14 53 (9.23%) Open Source
15 51 (8.89%) Software Engineering
16 46 (8.01%) UML
17 45 (7.84%) Pair Programming
18 38 (6.62%) BPEL
19 37 (6.45%) Data Modelling
20 36 (6.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 538 (93.73%) Java
2 242 (42.16%) SQL
3 176 (30.66%) JavaScript
4 56 (9.76%) PL/SQL
5 38 (6.62%) Perl
6 35 (6.10%) Bash Shell
7 31 (5.40%) Python
7 31 (5.40%) Shell Script
8 30 (5.23%) C#
9 27 (4.70%) Groovy
10 26 (4.53%) Scala
11 22 (3.83%) C++
12 14 (2.44%) C
12 14 (2.44%) TypeScript
13 9 (1.57%) PHP
14 8 (1.39%) Ruby
14 8 (1.39%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.05%) ES6
15 6 (1.05%) VB
16 5 (0.87%) VC++
Qualifications
1 51 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.92%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.40%) Degree
4 20 (3.48%) CISSP
4 20 (3.48%) RHCE
4 20 (3.48%) RHCSA
5 12 (2.09%) Sun Certification
6 10 (1.74%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (0.87%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.35%) CCNA
9 2 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.35%) ISEB
9 2 (0.35%) RHCT
9 2 (0.35%) VCAP
9 2 (0.35%) VCP6
9 2 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.92%) SLA
2 7 (1.22%) QA
3 5 (0.87%) MiFID
4 4 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.52%) GDPR
6 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 29 (5.05%) Docker
2 8 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.70%) vSphere
4 3 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.35%) HDFS
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (5.57%) Puppet
2 30 (5.23%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (4.53%) Ansible
4 5 (0.87%) Cobbler
5 4 (0.70%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.35%) CFEngine
7 2 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.35%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.35%) vRealize
8 1 (0.17%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.17%) Fluentd
8 1 (0.17%) Grafana
8 1 (0.17%) Kibana
8 1 (0.17%) Mesos
8 1 (0.17%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.17%) Salt
8 1 (0.17%) Terraform
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 152 (26.48%) Oracle
2 51 (8.89%) Red Hat
3 38 (6.62%) IBM
4 34 (5.92%) Adobe
5 30 (5.23%) Microsoft
6 20 (3.48%) SAP
7 13 (2.26%) hybris
7 13 (2.26%) MuleSoft
8 9 (1.57%) BEA
8 9 (1.57%) Pega
8 9 (1.57%) Sybase
9 8 (1.39%) VMware
10 7 (1.22%) Google
11 6 (1.05%) New Relic
12 5 (0.87%) AppDynamics
12 5 (0.87%) CA
12 5 (0.87%) OpenText
12 5 (0.87%) Perforce
12 5 (0.87%) Sun
13 4 (0.70%) Murex
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Northamptonshire
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