The table below looks at the statistics for J2EE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2EE over the 3 months to 20 April 2015 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 44 63 55
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Contract jobs citing J2EE 34 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.43% 1.31% 1.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.97% 5.53% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 4
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£388 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £376 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £426 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.80 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +1.96%
J2EE
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
284 199 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.63% 23.78% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 87 89
Average daily rate £388 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £278 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £478 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Average hourly rate £16.16 £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.16% +170.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £30.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.67 £140.00 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

J2EE
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

J2EE Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

J2EE
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

J2EE Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

J2EE
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing J2EE across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

J2EE Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

J2EE
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

J2EE Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

J2EE
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +11 14 £388 +3.19% 4
Wilmslow - 3 £320 - 1
Crewe - - - - 3
J2EE
North West

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 63 (92.65%) Java
2 42 (61.76%) HTML
3 35 (51.47%) Spring
4 30 (44.12%) JavaScript
5 29 (42.65%) XML
5 29 (42.65%) Finance
6 28 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (41.18%) JUnit
7 24 (35.29%) SQL
7 24 (35.29%) Web Services
8 23 (33.82%) SOAP
8 23 (33.82%) TDD
9 22 (32.35%) Oracle
10 18 (26.47%) IBM
10 18 (26.47%) Cucumber
11 17 (25.00%) CSS
11 17 (25.00%) JSON
12 16 (23.53%) Banking
12 16 (23.53%) JDBC
13 15 (22.06%) JSP
13 15 (22.06%) XSLT
13 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
13 15 (22.06%) RESTful
14 14 (20.59%) HTTP
15 12 (17.65%) WSDL
16 11 (16.18%) Servlets
16 11 (16.18%) Integration Testing
16 11 (16.18%) WebSphere
16 11 (16.18%) Degree
16 11 (16.18%) Waterfall

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 11 (16.18%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 7 (10.29%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (8.82%) CICS
4 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) HTTP
2 10 (14.71%) ATM
3 7 (10.29%) Internet
4 2 (2.94%) SSH
4 2 (2.94%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) Big Data
2 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.76%) RDBMS
3 7 (10.29%) Informix
4 6 (8.82%) MySQL
4 6 (8.82%) DB2
5 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (41.18%) JUnit
2 18 (26.47%) Cucumber
3 10 (14.71%) Selenium
4 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 8 (11.76%) Maven
4 8 (11.76%) Mockito
5 6 (8.82%) Ant
6 4 (5.88%) Eclipse
7 3 (4.41%) JIRA
7 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.94%) Introscope
8 2 (2.94%) Subversion
8 2 (2.94%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.47%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.47%) Cactus
9 1 (1.47%) Grunt
9 1 (1.47%) Bower
9 1 (1.47%) JBehave
9 1 (1.47%) TestNG
General
1 29 (42.65%) Finance
2 16 (23.53%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (83.82%) Developer
2 49 (72.06%) Java Developer
3 8 (11.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Architect
5 4 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Designer
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (2.94%) Java Consultant
7 2 (2.94%) AWS Developer
7 2 (2.94%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (2.94%) J2EE Consultant
7 2 (2.94%) Senior J2EE Consultant
7 2 (2.94%) Senior Java Consultant
7 2 (2.94%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (2.94%) Consultant
8 1 (1.47%) Solutions Designer
8 1 (1.47%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (61.76%) HTML
2 35 (51.47%) Spring
3 29 (42.65%) XML
4 24 (35.29%) Web Services
5 23 (33.82%) SOAP
6 17 (25.00%) CSS
6 17 (25.00%) JSON
7 16 (23.53%) JDBC
8 15 (22.06%) JSP
8 15 (22.06%) RESTful
8 15 (22.06%) XSLT
9 12 (17.65%) WSDL
10 11 (16.18%) Servlets
11 9 (13.24%) XSL
11 9 (13.24%) Java EE
11 9 (13.24%) jQuery
12 8 (11.76%) PowerMock
12 8 (11.76%) JAX-RPC
12 8 (11.76%) .NET
13 7 (10.29%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Telematics
2 7 (10.29%) Algorithms
3 6 (8.82%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (8.82%) EMV
3 6 (8.82%) Mainframe
4 5 (7.35%) Online Banking
4 5 (7.35%) Chip Card
5 3 (4.41%) Wiki
6 2 (2.94%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.94%) Open Source
7 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.47%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Android
2 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (33.82%) TDD
3 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
4 11 (16.18%) Integration Testing
4 11 (16.18%) Waterfall
5 9 (13.24%) Web Application Development
6 7 (10.29%) Unit Testing
7 6 (8.82%) Agile Project Management
7 6 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (8.82%) Project Management
7 6 (8.82%) MVC
8 4 (5.88%) Migration
8 4 (5.88%) OOP
8 4 (5.88%) OO
8 4 (5.88%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.88%) OOD
8 4 (5.88%) Scrum
9 3 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.41%) Analytics
10 2 (2.94%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 63 (92.65%) Java
2 30 (44.12%) JavaScript
3 24 (35.29%) SQL
4 8 (11.76%) C++
5 7 (10.29%) PL/SQL
5 7 (10.29%) Groovy
6 5 (7.35%) XPath
6 5 (7.35%) C#
7 2 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) Docker
Vendors
1 22 (32.35%) Oracle
2 18 (26.47%) IBM
3 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.41%) Perforce
5 2 (2.94%) Compuware
5 2 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (1.47%) Adobe
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