Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java/J2EE Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 J2EE Developer
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 727 743 708
Rank change year-on-year +16 -35 -87
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 128 110 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 86 92
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +16.84% -5.52%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £300
90th Percentile £545 £538 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £355
% change year-on-year - +19.72% -2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,011 91,868 102,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.80% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,133 59,980 65,551
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,784 3,231 3,883
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

Java/J2EE Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Java/J2EE Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Java/J2EE Developer in the UK

Java/J2EE Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java/J2EE Developer in the UK

Java/J2EE Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java/J2EE Developer in the UK

Java/J2EE Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java/J2EE Developer in the UK

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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 +14 119 £450 +5.88% 48
London -22 65 £498 +10.56% 23
UK excluding London +6 60 £425 - 30
South East -12 24 £475 +2.70% 10
North of England +35 16 £275 -35.29% 4
North West +13 15 £275 -35.29% 3
Scotland -15 7 £310 -21.52% 2
Midlands +8 6 £413 +19.57% 4
East of England -6 6 £475 -7.32% 3
West Midlands +12 5 £419 +9.48% 4
Yorkshire +4 1 - -
South West +4 1 £375 - 4
East Midlands -3 1 £225 -31.30%

Java/J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Java/J2EE Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Java/J2EE Developer in the job title.

1 128 (100.00%) Java
1 128 (100.00%) J2EE
2 86 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (64.84%) Spring
4 50 (39.06%) JavaScript
5 48 (37.50%) Web Services
6 44 (34.38%) Finance
7 41 (32.03%) Hibernate
8 40 (31.25%) TDD
9 39 (30.47%) Banking
10 37 (28.91%) AngularJS
11 34 (26.56%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (25.00%) SOAP
13 30 (23.44%) Microservices
14 29 (22.66%) Oracle
15 28 (21.88%) HTML
16 27 (21.09%) RESTful
17 26 (20.31%) Maven
18 24 (18.75%) Software Engineering
18 24 (18.75%) SQL Server
18 24 (18.75%) REST
19 23 (17.97%) Test Automation
19 23 (17.97%) Tomcat
20 21 (16.41%) JUnit
20 21 (16.41%) MVC
20 21 (16.41%) WebSphere
21 20 (15.63%) SQL
22 19 (14.84%) CSS
22 19 (14.84%) JBoss
22 19 (14.84%) Jenkins

Java/J2EE Developer Skill Set
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 23 (17.97%) Tomcat
2 21 (16.41%) WebSphere
3 19 (14.84%) JBoss
4 15 (11.72%) Apache
5 5 (3.91%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (3.91%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (3.13%) CMS
6 4 (3.13%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.56%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.56%) nginx
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.78%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.72%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.91%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.34%) PaaS
5 2 (1.56%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.78%) GitHub
6 1 (0.78%) IaaS
6 1 (0.78%) npm
6 1 (0.78%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.16%) HTTP
2 1 (0.78%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 16 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 6 (4.69%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.91%) MySQL
6 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.34%) DB2
8 2 (1.56%) Big Data
8 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.56%) Endeca
8 2 (1.56%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.78%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.78%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (20.31%) Maven
2 21 (16.41%) JUnit
3 19 (14.84%) Jenkins
4 12 (9.38%) Git (software)
5 10 (7.81%) Jasmine
5 10 (7.81%) Karma Test Runner
6 9 (7.03%) Ant
6 9 (7.03%) Gradle
6 9 (7.03%) Mockito
6 9 (7.03%) PhantomJS
7 7 (5.47%) JProfiler
8 6 (4.69%) Eclipse
8 6 (4.69%) jMock
8 6 (4.69%) SoapUI
8 6 (4.69%) Subversion
9 5 (3.91%) DbUnit
9 5 (3.91%) Selenium
9 5 (3.91%) SonarQube
10 4 (3.13%) JIRA
11 3 (2.34%) Hudson
General
1 44 (34.38%) Finance
2 39 (30.47%) Banking
3 9 (7.03%) Front Office
4 8 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 8 (6.25%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.91%) Retail
6 3 (2.34%) Law
7 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.78%) Electronics
8 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (100.00%) J2EE
2 83 (64.84%) Spring
3 48 (37.50%) Web Services
4 41 (32.03%) Hibernate
5 37 (28.91%) AngularJS
6 32 (25.00%) SOAP
7 28 (21.88%) HTML
8 27 (21.09%) RESTful
9 24 (18.75%) REST
10 19 (14.84%) CSS
11 18 (14.06%) Spring MVC
12 17 (13.28%) JDBC
13 16 (12.50%) HTML5
13 16 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (11.72%) CSS3
14 15 (11.72%) jQuery
14 15 (11.72%) JSON
14 15 (11.72%) Spring Boot
15 14 (10.94%) JSP
16 13 (10.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) N-Tier
1 9 (7.03%) Replication
2 7 (5.47%) Derivative
3 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.78%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.78%) DataPower
4 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.78%) Life Science
4 1 (0.78%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.78%) NHS
4 1 (0.78%) Reinsurance
4 1 (0.78%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.78%) User Experience
4 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.78%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.13%) Linux
1 4 (3.13%) Unix
2 1 (0.78%) HPUX
2 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (31.25%) TDD
3 34 (26.56%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (23.44%) Microservices
5 24 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 23 (17.97%) Test Automation
7 21 (16.41%) MVC
8 18 (14.06%) Asset Management
9 17 (13.28%) BDD
9 17 (13.28%) Open Source
10 15 (11.72%) CRM
11 13 (10.16%) Web Development
12 12 (9.38%) DevOps
12 12 (9.38%) Scrum
12 12 (9.38%) SOA
13 10 (7.81%) Configuration Management
13 10 (7.81%) SDLC
14 9 (7.03%) High Availability
14 9 (7.03%) Load Balancing
14 9 (7.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 128 (100.00%) Java
2 50 (39.06%) JavaScript
3 20 (15.63%) SQL
4 3 (2.34%) Groovy
4 3 (2.34%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.56%) C++
5 2 (1.56%) Python
6 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.78%) Kotlin
6 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.56%) Degree
3 2 (1.56%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.78%) CFA
4 1 (0.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) PMO
1 2 (1.56%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.78%) SEPA
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (9.38%) Docker
2 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.34%) vSphere
3 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.56%) Terraform
3 1 (0.78%) Ansible
3 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.78%) Rancher
Vendors
1 29 (22.66%) Oracle
2 17 (13.28%) IBM
3 4 (3.13%) Google
4 3 (2.34%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.34%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.34%) VMware
5 2 (1.56%) FatWire
5 2 (1.56%) Perforce
6 1 (0.78%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.78%) Cognos
6 1 (0.78%) HP
6 1 (0.78%) hybris
6 1 (0.78%) Nuxeo
6 1 (0.78%) SAP
6 1 (0.78%) Talend