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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
UK
Rank 326 360 343
Rank change year-on-year +34 -17  
Contract jobs citing Java EE 285 289 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.55% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.05% 1.95% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 205 177
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £324 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £566 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 13899 14787 13862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.29% 28.00% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 10237 8968
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 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 227 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 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 +63 252 £450 -2.96% 105
London -8 97 £500 +5.26% 38
South East +5 52 £425 -10.52% 17
East Midlands +23 27 £400 +23.07% 8
East of England +11 24 £396 -20.75% 7
Buckinghamshire +7 21 £375 - 2
Scotland +13 19 £400 +14.28% 3
Milton Keynes +8 18 £375 - 2
Berkshire +29 17 £375 -21.05% 5
Yorkshire +23 14 £400 +9.58% 4
North West +31 13 £325 -23.52% 16
Edinburgh -4 11 £375 +7.14% 3
City of London -7 11 £625 +13.63% 7
Bedfordshire - 11 £370 -
Manchester +13 9 £325 -31.57% 10
Oxfordshire -9 9 £500 +9.28% 5
West Midlands +26 8 £438 -20.45% 4
North East -10 8 £340 +9.67% 3
West Yorkshire +24 7 £400 +8.84% 2
Essex - 7 £473 - 1
South West -2 6 £475 -2.06% 8
Nottinghamshire - 6 £475 - 4
South Yorkshire - 6 £375 -
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £473 -
Cardiff +15 5 £525 +11.11% 2
South Wales +12 5 £525 +11.11% 3
Leeds +11 5 £400 +8.84% 2
Cambridgeshire +10 5 £300 -40.00%
Leicestershire +5 5 £475 +40.81%
Northamptonshire +5 5 £356 +14.00% 3

Java EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 548 (95.14%) Java
2 378 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
3 329 (57.12%) Spring
4 233 (40.45%) SQL
5 215 (37.33%) Oracle
6 206 (35.76%) Hibernate
7 205 (35.59%) TDD
8 203 (35.24%) Web Services
9 189 (32.81%) XML
10 185 (32.12%) JavaScript
11 181 (31.42%) REST
12 172 (29.86%) Scrum
13 161 (27.95%) HTML
14 152 (26.39%) CSS
15 151 (26.22%) SOAP
16 142 (24.65%) J2EE
17 132 (22.92%) JBoss
17 132 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
18 126 (21.88%) Maven
19 120 (20.83%) Jenkins
20 117 (20.31%) Finance
21 113 (19.62%) OO
22 111 (19.27%) SOA
23 109 (18.92%) JUnit
23 109 (18.92%) MVC
24 108 (18.75%) AngularJS
25 105 (18.23%) JPA
26 104 (18.06%) JSP
27 102 (17.71%) JMS
27 102 (17.71%) Git (software)

Java EE
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
1 132 (22.92%) JBoss
2 87 (15.10%) WebSphere
3 75 (13.02%) WebLogic
4 66 (11.46%) Tomcat
5 59 (10.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 37 (6.42%) WebSphere Application Server
7 33 (5.73%) Apache
8 27 (4.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 27 (4.69%) Mule
9 24 (4.17%) WebSphere Process Server
10 19 (3.30%) CMS
10 19 (3.30%) WebLogic Portal
11 14 (2.43%) Mule ESB
12 13 (2.26%) Alfresco
13 12 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (1.56%) Confluence
15 8 (1.39%) nginx
16 7 (1.22%) Apache Spark
16 7 (1.22%) GlassFish
16 7 (1.22%) Jetty
Applications
1 6 (1.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (2.95%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.69%) Murex MxG2000
3 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.35%) Magento
4 2 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.35%) Unica
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.51%) GitHub
3 18 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.39%) IaaS
5 8 (1.39%) PaaS
6 7 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 5 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.52%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.35%) Google Checkout
9 2 (0.35%) Silverpop
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.17%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.08%) HTTP
2 11 (1.91%) Firewall
3 7 (1.22%) Internet
4 6 (1.04%) IPv4
4 6 (1.04%) Network Security
4 6 (1.04%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.87%) SSL
6 4 (0.69%) AMQP
6 4 (0.69%) Intranet
6 4 (0.69%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.35%) FTP
7 2 (0.35%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.35%) LDAP
7 2 (0.35%) SMTP
7 2 (0.35%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.17%) DHCP
8 1 (0.17%) DNS
8 1 (0.17%) IPsec
8 1 (0.17%) IPv6
8 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (10.42%) Relational Database
2 59 (10.24%) Oracle Database
3 53 (9.20%) SQL Server
4 52 (9.03%) MySQL
5 35 (6.08%) Big Data
5 35 (6.08%) MongoDB
6 34 (5.90%) NoSQL
7 30 (5.21%) Hadoop
8 25 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (4.34%) RDBMS
9 24 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
10 17 (2.95%) DB2
11 14 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (2.08%) Apache Hive
12 12 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (1.74%) GIS
14 8 (1.39%) Redis
15 7 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 126 (21.88%) Maven
2 120 (20.83%) Jenkins
3 109 (18.92%) JUnit
4 102 (17.71%) Git (software)
5 60 (10.42%) Eclipse
6 52 (9.03%) JIRA
6 52 (9.03%) Mockito
7 51 (8.85%) Ant
8 49 (8.51%) Cucumber
9 48 (8.33%) Subversion
10 36 (6.25%) Selenium
11 31 (5.38%) Gradle
12 17 (2.95%) Hudson
13 15 (2.60%) SoapUI
14 13 (2.26%) XDoclet
15 12 (2.08%) IntelliJ
16 10 (1.74%) Gerrit
16 10 (1.74%) jMock
16 10 (1.74%) JProfiler
17 9 (1.56%) Bitbucket
General
1 117 (20.31%) Finance
2 63 (10.94%) Banking
3 24 (4.17%) Publishing
4 16 (2.78%) Retail
5 12 (2.08%) Games
6 10 (1.74%) Legal
7 9 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.04%) Back Office
8 6 (1.04%) Billing
8 6 (1.04%) Front Office
8 6 (1.04%) Marketing
9 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.52%) Electronics
10 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.52%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.35%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.35%) German Language
11 2 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.17%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 422 (73.26%) Developer
2 340 (59.03%) Java Developer
3 86 (14.93%) Senior Developer
4 80 (13.89%) Senior Java Developer
5 74 (12.85%) Architect
6 40 (6.94%) Agile Developer
7 38 (6.60%) Agile Java Developer
8 36 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
9 31 (5.38%) Java Engineer
10 30 (5.21%) Java Architect
11 24 (4.17%) Software Engineer
12 22 (3.82%) Software Developer
13 21 (3.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 21 (3.65%) Java Software Engineer
14 17 (2.95%) J2EE Developer
14 17 (2.95%) Senior Agile Developer
14 17 (2.95%) Senior Agile Java Developer
15 16 (2.78%) JavaScript Developer
16 15 (2.60%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 15 (2.60%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (57.12%) Spring
2 206 (35.76%) Hibernate
3 203 (35.24%) Web Services
4 189 (32.81%) XML
5 181 (31.42%) REST
6 161 (27.95%) HTML
7 152 (26.39%) CSS
8 151 (26.22%) SOAP
9 142 (24.65%) J2EE
10 108 (18.75%) AngularJS
11 105 (18.23%) JPA
12 104 (18.06%) JSP
13 102 (17.71%) JMS
14 76 (13.19%) jQuery
14 76 (13.19%) JSON
15 73 (12.67%) JSF
16 63 (10.94%) EJB
17 61 (10.59%) XSLT
18 59 (10.24%) Spring MVC
19 56 (9.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.34%) Computer Science
3 24 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (3.82%) User Experience
5 17 (2.95%) Data Structures
6 16 (2.78%) Algorithms
7 13 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.91%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.56%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.39%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.22%) Derivative
11 7 (1.22%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.87%) Clustering
12 5 (0.87%) DataPower
12 5 (0.87%) Online Games
13 4 (0.69%) iPad
14 3 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
14 3 (0.52%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.52%) Online Banking
15 2 (0.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 80 (13.89%) Linux
2 29 (5.03%) Windows
3 28 (4.86%) Unix
4 21 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.87%) VMS
8 4 (0.69%) Android
8 4 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.35%) CentOS
9 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Debian
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (35.59%) TDD
3 172 (29.86%) Scrum
4 132 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
5 113 (19.62%) OO
6 111 (19.27%) SOA
7 109 (18.92%) MVC
8 86 (14.93%) Unit Testing
9 85 (14.76%) DevOps
10 75 (13.02%) Microservices
10 75 (13.02%) UML
11 74 (12.85%) Software Engineering
12 57 (9.90%) Open Source
13 54 (9.38%) BDD
13 54 (9.38%) SDLC
14 45 (7.81%) Mentoring
15 43 (7.47%) E-Commerce
16 42 (7.29%) Pair Programming
17 36 (6.25%) Front End Development
17 36 (6.25%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 548 (95.14%) Java
2 233 (40.45%) SQL
3 185 (32.12%) JavaScript
4 56 (9.72%) PL/SQL
5 35 (6.08%) Python
6 26 (4.51%) Groovy
7 25 (4.34%) Scala
8 24 (4.17%) C#
9 22 (3.82%) Bash Shell
10 20 (3.47%) Perl
11 19 (3.30%) Shell Script
12 12 (2.08%) XPath
13 11 (1.91%) C++
13 11 (1.91%) VB.NET
14 9 (1.56%) C
15 8 (1.39%) PHP
16 6 (1.04%) Ruby
17 5 (0.87%) ES6
18 3 (0.52%) Erlang
18 3 (0.52%) Go
Qualifications
1 61 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 32 (5.56%) Degree
3 28 (4.86%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.30%) Sun Certification
5 15 (2.60%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.52%) CISSP
8 3 (0.52%) ISEB
8 3 (0.52%) OCMJD
8 3 (0.52%) OCPJWCD
8 3 (0.52%) RHCE
8 3 (0.52%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.35%) VCAP
9 2 (0.35%) VCP6
9 2 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.17%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.13%) QA
1 18 (3.13%) SLA
2 4 (0.69%) MiFID
2 4 (0.69%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.52%) GDPR
4 2 (0.35%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 18 (3.13%) Docker
2 11 (1.91%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.04%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.52%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (3.82%) Ansible
2 19 (3.30%) Puppet
3 12 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.04%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (0.87%) Ambari
6 2 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.35%) vRealize
7 1 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.17%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.17%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.17%) Fluentd
7 1 (0.17%) Grafana
7 1 (0.17%) Kibana
7 1 (0.17%) Marathon
7 1 (0.17%) Mesos
7 1 (0.17%) MOM
7 1 (0.17%) Oozie
7 1 (0.17%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 215 (37.33%) Oracle
2 38 (6.60%) IBM
3 34 (5.90%) Red Hat
4 31 (5.38%) Adobe
5 19 (3.30%) BEA
5 19 (3.30%) hybris
6 13 (2.26%) Microsoft
6 13 (2.26%) VMware
7 12 (2.08%) Google
8 11 (1.91%) ATG
8 11 (1.91%) SAP
9 10 (1.74%) Sybase
10 9 (1.56%) Perforce
11 7 (1.22%) MuleSoft
11 7 (1.22%) Talend
12 5 (0.87%) Misys
12 5 (0.87%) Murex
12 5 (0.87%) Pega
12 5 (0.87%) WorldPay
13 4 (0.69%) Reuters
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