The median contractor rate for a Java/J2EE Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 583 518
Rank change year-on-year +32 -65  
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 45 66 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.12% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 49 80
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £319 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +25.00% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year - -2.77%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44572 53135 52859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.10% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28959 34612 32049
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1459 1536 2107
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Java/J2EE Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Java/J2EE Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 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/J2EE Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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 +14 40 £425 +13.33% 18
London +17 11 £425 +1.19% 6
East Midlands -10 8 £425 +30.76% 2
North West +37 7 £475 +18.75% 4
Cheshire +32 7 £475 +16.92% 1
Scotland +45 4 £360 +10.76%
Yorkshire +27 4 £370 -17.77% 1
South East +15 4 £450 +38.46% 3
Edinburgh - 4 £360 -
East of England -18 3 £375 +11.11% 2
Derbyshire -18 3 £425 -5.55%
West Yorkshire +26 2 £408 -9.44% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 2 £413 -
Nottingham +7 2 £413 -
Northamptonshire -2 2 £455 +40.00% 2
Northampton -7 2 £455 +40.00% 2
City of London -11 2 £400 -18.98% 3
Essex -16 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £450 -
Surrey - 2 £450 - 1
Tyne and Wear +21 1 £300 -5.13%
West Midlands +19 1 £400 +6.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 1 £300 -2.43%
North East +15 1 £300 -5.13%
Coventry +10 1 £400 +23.07%
Somerset +9 1 £375 -
South Yorkshire +8 1 £375 -
Chester +8 1 £463 +13.84% 1
Bath +5 1 £375 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, 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 94 (100.00%) Java
1 94 (100.00%) J2EE
2 61 (64.89%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (63.83%) Spring
4 49 (52.13%) Oracle
5 35 (37.23%) Hibernate
6 30 (31.91%) TDD
7 29 (30.85%) SQL
7 29 (30.85%) REST
8 27 (28.72%) HTML
8 27 (28.72%) JavaScript
9 25 (26.60%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (26.60%) Git (software)
10 24 (25.53%) JBoss
11 23 (24.47%) MySQL
11 23 (24.47%) Web Services
11 23 (24.47%) SOAP
11 23 (24.47%) Finance
12 22 (23.40%) Maven
13 21 (22.34%) RESTful
14 20 (21.28%) MVC
14 20 (21.28%) Scrum
14 20 (21.28%) EJB
15 19 (20.21%) XML
15 19 (20.21%) JIRA
16 18 (19.15%) CSS
16 18 (19.15%) OO
17 17 (18.09%) SOA
18 16 (17.02%) Oracle Database
19 15 (15.96%) Linux

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 24 (25.53%) JBoss
2 13 (13.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (8.51%) Apache
3 8 (8.51%) WebSphere
4 7 (7.45%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.32%) Oracle Coherence
5 5 (5.32%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.19%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (3.19%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.13%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.13%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (1.06%) Confluence
8 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.06%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.06%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.32%) IaaS
1 5 (5.32%) PaaS
2 3 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.06%) GitHub
4 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) LDAP
1 2 (2.13%) SSL
2 1 (1.06%) HTTP
2 1 (1.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.47%) MySQL
2 16 (17.02%) Oracle Database
3 12 (12.77%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (10.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (7.45%) NoSQL
6 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
7 5 (5.32%) MongoDB
7 5 (5.32%) Relational Database
8 4 (4.26%) Hadoop
9 3 (3.19%) Big Data
9 3 (3.19%) DB2
9 3 (3.19%) Neo4j
9 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (3.19%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.13%) HBase
10 2 (2.13%) MariaDB
11 1 (1.06%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 25 (26.60%) Git (software)
2 22 (23.40%) Maven
3 19 (20.21%) JIRA
4 14 (14.89%) Hudson
4 14 (14.89%) Jenkins
5 12 (12.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (12.77%) Mockito
5 12 (12.77%) Subversion
6 10 (10.64%) JUnit
7 9 (9.57%) Bitbucket
8 8 (8.51%) Eclipse
9 4 (4.26%) Ant
9 4 (4.26%) MyEclipse
10 3 (3.19%) Cucumber
10 3 (3.19%) jMock
10 3 (3.19%) Selenium
11 2 (2.13%) Rational Application Developer
11 2 (2.13%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.06%) Gradle
12 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (24.47%) Finance
2 11 (11.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Publishing
4 1 (1.06%) Games
4 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (100.00%) J2EE
2 60 (63.83%) Spring
3 35 (37.23%) Hibernate
4 29 (30.85%) REST
5 27 (28.72%) HTML
6 23 (24.47%) SOAP
6 23 (24.47%) Web Services
7 21 (22.34%) RESTful
8 20 (21.28%) EJB
9 19 (20.21%) XML
10 18 (19.15%) CSS
11 14 (14.89%) JSP
12 13 (13.83%) Middleware
13 12 (12.77%) JSON
14 11 (11.70%) EJB 3.0
14 11 (11.70%) Java EE
14 11 (11.70%) JPA
14 11 (11.70%) Spring MVC
15 9 (9.57%) AngularJS
15 9 (9.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (7.45%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.32%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.26%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.19%) Fintech
6 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.13%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.13%) PKI
6 2 (2.13%) User Experience
7 1 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.06%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.06%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.96%) Linux
2 8 (8.51%) Unix
3 3 (3.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (64.89%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (31.91%) TDD
3 25 (26.60%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (21.28%) MVC
4 20 (21.28%) Scrum
5 18 (19.15%) OO
6 17 (18.09%) SOA
7 13 (13.83%) SDLC
8 9 (9.57%) Software Engineering
8 9 (9.57%) UML
9 8 (8.51%) BDD
9 8 (8.51%) DevOps
10 7 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (7.45%) Pair Programming
11 6 (6.38%) Customer Requirements
11 6 (6.38%) E-Commerce
11 6 (6.38%) Mentoring
11 6 (6.38%) Unit Testing
11 6 (6.38%) Web Development
12 5 (5.32%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (30.85%) SQL
3 27 (28.72%) JavaScript
4 13 (13.83%) PL/SQL
5 5 (5.32%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.19%) Python
7 2 (2.13%) ActionScript
7 2 (2.13%) PHP
8 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.06%) C
8 1 (1.06%) C#
8 1 (1.06%) C++
8 1 (1.06%) Groovy
8 1 (1.06%) Scala
8 1 (1.06%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) Degree
1 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.19%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) SLA
2 3 (3.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (2.13%) Docker
3 1 (1.06%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) Hadoop YARN
1 3 (3.19%) OpenAM
1 3 (3.19%) OpenSSO
1 3 (3.19%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (1.06%) Ansible
Vendors
1 49 (52.13%) Oracle
2 4 (4.26%) IBM
3 3 (3.19%) BEA
3 3 (3.19%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.06%) Adobe
4 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.06%) Google
4 1 (1.06%) Informatica
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