The table below looks at the statistics for J2EE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2EE over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 17 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing J2EE 12 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.27% 3.81% 1.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.77% 9.20% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 3
Average daily rate
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£388 £388 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +35.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £33.75 £31.60
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.80%
J2EE
Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
39 87 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 23.64% 41.43% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 20
Average daily rate £350 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £388 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 9
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +350.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

J2EE
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

J2EE Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

J2EE
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

J2EE Daily Rate Trend in Chester

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 22 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (90.91%) XML
3 18 (81.82%) HTML
4 16 (72.73%) Spring
5 14 (63.64%) Finance
5 14 (63.64%) XSLT
6 12 (54.55%) Web Services
7 11 (50.00%) SOAP
7 11 (50.00%) HTTP
8 9 (40.91%) JUnit
9 8 (36.36%) Oracle
10 7 (31.82%) CSS
10 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (27.27%) JSP
11 6 (27.27%) Servlets
11 6 (27.27%) SQL
11 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
12 5 (22.73%) JDBC
12 5 (22.73%) Degree
12 5 (22.73%) XSL
12 5 (22.73%) HTML5
12 5 (22.73%) REST
12 5 (22.73%) Web Application Development
13 4 (18.18%) Selenium
13 4 (18.18%) Mockito
13 4 (18.18%) PowerMock
13 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
13 4 (18.18%) Banking
13 4 (18.18%) Online Banking
13 4 (18.18%) WebSphere

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (13.64%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) HTTP
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) RDBMS
1 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.64%) Informix
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) JUnit
2 4 (18.18%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) Mockito
3 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.09%) Introscope
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) Ant
5 1 (4.55%) Maven
5 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
1 22 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Android Developer
3 1 (4.55%) iOS Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) J2EE Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) XML
2 18 (81.82%) HTML
3 16 (72.73%) Spring
4 14 (63.64%) XSLT
5 12 (54.55%) Web Services
6 11 (50.00%) SOAP
7 7 (31.82%) CSS
8 6 (27.27%) JSP
8 6 (27.27%) Servlets
9 5 (22.73%) JDBC
9 5 (22.73%) XSL
9 5 (22.73%) HTML5
9 5 (22.73%) REST
10 4 (18.18%) PowerMock
11 3 (13.64%) JAX-RS
11 3 (13.64%) RESTful
11 3 (13.64%) JSF
11 3 (13.64%) JAX-RPC
11 3 (13.64%) JSON
11 3 (13.64%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Online Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Open Source
2 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Web Application Development
3 3 (13.64%) TDD
3 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.55%) Android Development
5 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) VCP4
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Compuware
3 2 (9.09%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Perforce
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat