The table below looks at the statistics for J2EE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2EE over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 49 42 38
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing J2EE 8 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.27% 1.48% 1.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.88% 6.04% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% -2.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.09 £33.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+6.32% +4.76%
J2EE
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
136 149 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.62% 24.51% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 83 65
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.82% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

J2EE
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing J2EE across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

J2EE Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

J2EE
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing J2EE across the Birmingham region.

J2EE Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

J2EE
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing J2EE across the Birmingham region.

J2EE Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing J2EE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited J2EE.

1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) Spring
3 7 (53.85%) WebSphere
4 4 (30.77%) Banking
4 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
4 4 (30.77%) Degree
4 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
4 4 (30.77%) Web Application Development
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) Ant
5 3 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) TDD
6 2 (15.38%) Content Management
6 2 (15.38%) Java EE
6 2 (15.38%) Maven
6 2 (15.38%) Syclo
6 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
6 2 (15.38%) Scala
6 2 (15.38%) Memory Management
6 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (15.38%) BREW
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) SQL

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing J2EE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited J2EE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (53.85%) WebSphere
2 3 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (15.38%) JBoss
3 2 (15.38%) Magnolia
3 2 (15.38%) CMS
4 1 (7.69%) Apache
4 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Ant
2 2 (15.38%) JMeter
2 2 (15.38%) Maven
2 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Java Developer
3 4 (30.77%) UI Developer
3 4 (30.77%) UI Programmer
4 3 (23.08%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Mobility Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) Spring
2 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
3 3 (23.08%) .NET
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) J2ME
4 2 (15.38%) BREW
4 2 (15.38%) Java EE
5 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
5 1 (7.69%) jQuery
5 1 (7.69%) HTML5
5 1 (7.69%) Ajax
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (7.69%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) JSP
5 1 (7.69%) Servlets
5 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Web Application Development
2 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
2 2 (15.38%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (15.38%) OO
2 2 (15.38%) MVC
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) TDD
2 2 (15.38%) Content Management
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (15.38%) Memory Management
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) VC++
2 2 (15.38%) Scala
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Apple
2 2 (15.38%) Syclo