The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Chester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 33 23 15
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing J2EE 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.73% 1.32% 3.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.29% 6.45% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate £376 £378 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.52% +6.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.80 £35.11 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +8.03%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
96 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.50% 20.53% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 7
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 1
Average hourly rate £40.57 £15.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.46% -64.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
J2EE
Cheshire

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 18 April 2014, 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 15 (100.00%) Java
1 15 (100.00%) Spring
2 14 (93.33%) Oracle Database
2 14 (93.33%) Oracle
2 14 (93.33%) Web Services
3 12 (80.00%) XML
4 11 (73.33%) JAXB
4 11 (73.33%) JiBX
5 5 (33.33%) WSDL
5 5 (33.33%) SOAP
5 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) JAX-RPC
6 4 (26.67%) XSLT
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) Apache Axis
6 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
6 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 4 (26.67%) Mule
7 3 (20.00%) ICEfaces
7 3 (20.00%) RichFaces
7 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (20.00%) JAX-WS
7 3 (20.00%) CSS3
7 3 (20.00%) Perforce
7 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (20.00%) XPath
7 3 (20.00%) JIRA
7 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (20.00%) jQuery

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (26.67%) WebSphere
1 4 (26.67%) Mule
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (93.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
1 3 (20.00%) JUnit
2 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
1 13 (86.67%) Java Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Web Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Java Web Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) Spring
2 14 (93.33%) Web Services
3 12 (80.00%) XML
4 11 (73.33%) JAXB
4 11 (73.33%) JiBX
5 5 (33.33%) WSDL
5 5 (33.33%) SOAP
6 4 (26.67%) JAX-RPC
6 4 (26.67%) XSLT
6 4 (26.67%) Apache Axis
7 3 (20.00%) ICEfaces
7 3 (20.00%) RichFaces
7 3 (20.00%) JAX-WS
7 3 (20.00%) CSS3
7 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (20.00%) jQuery
7 3 (20.00%) CSS
7 3 (20.00%) HTML
7 3 (20.00%) JSP
8 2 (13.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Web 2.0
1 2 (13.33%) RIA
2 1 (6.67%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) XPath
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Perforce
2 3 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) hybris