The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Birmingham region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 54 42 47
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing J2EE 7 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.99% 2.64% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.98% 9.47% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
Average daily rate
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£315 £440 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.40% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £365 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £500 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% -7.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
176 169 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.00% 27.84% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 102 81
Average daily rate £350 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +446.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
J2EE
West Midlands

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 July 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 24 (88.89%) Java
2 14 (51.85%) .NET
3 11 (40.74%) SOA
3 11 (40.74%) UNIX
4 10 (37.04%) CSS
4 10 (37.04%) JSP
4 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
4 10 (37.04%) Spring
5 9 (33.33%) SQL
5 9 (33.33%) HTML
5 9 (33.33%) Oracle
6 8 (29.63%) Ant
6 8 (29.63%) XML
6 8 (29.63%) REST
7 7 (25.93%) Maven
7 7 (25.93%) CMS
7 7 (25.93%) Apache
7 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
8 6 (22.22%) LDAP
8 6 (22.22%) XSLT
8 6 (22.22%) SOAP
8 6 (22.22%) Windows
8 6 (22.22%) Linux
8 6 (22.22%) Business Objects
8 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (22.22%) Eclipse
8 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (22.22%) JMS

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (25.93%) CMS
1 7 (25.93%) Apache
1 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 3 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) SAP EP
4 1 (3.70%) SAP Portal
4 1 (3.70%) Magnolia
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) LDAP
1 6 (22.22%) DDNS
2 3 (11.11%) IPv4
2 3 (11.11%) IPv6
2 3 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) RTCP
3 1 (3.70%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.11%) DB2
3 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Ant
2 7 (25.93%) Maven
3 6 (22.22%) Eclipse
3 6 (22.22%) Subversion
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Developer
1 14 (51.85%) Java Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Software Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Scala Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Java Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) .NET
2 10 (37.04%) CSS
2 10 (37.04%) JSP
2 10 (37.04%) Spring
3 9 (33.33%) HTML
4 8 (29.63%) XML
4 8 (29.63%) REST
5 6 (22.22%) XSLT
5 6 (22.22%) SOAP
5 6 (22.22%) JMS
5 6 (22.22%) JSTL
5 6 (22.22%) jQuery
6 4 (14.81%) Web Services
6 4 (14.81%) Hibernate
7 3 (11.11%) HTML5
7 3 (11.11%) COM+
7 3 (11.11%) DCOM
8 2 (7.41%) Servlets
8 2 (7.41%) Akka
8 2 (7.41%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Open Source
2 1 (3.70%) iPhone
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) GIS
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) UNIX
2 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) SOA
2 6 (22.22%) EAI
2 6 (22.22%) Migration
2 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 6 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 3 (11.11%) MVC
3 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 3 (11.11%) OO
3 3 (11.11%) CRM
3 3 (11.11%) ERP
4 2 (7.41%) TDD
4 2 (7.41%) BDD
4 2 (7.41%) Content Management
4 2 (7.41%) Scrum
5 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Use Case
5 1 (3.70%) User Experience Design
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (88.89%) Java
2 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
3 9 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 3 (11.11%) Scala
5 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (7.41%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) Business Objects
2 6 (22.22%) IBM
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Alterian
3 4 (14.81%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) Pega
4 1 (3.70%) Sencha
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) ESRI
4 1 (3.70%) BEA