The first table below looks at the demand for J2EE skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2EE over the 3 months to 25 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 North West 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 105 61 50
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -11
Contract jobs citing J2EE 24 70 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 2.62% 3.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.33% 9.14% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 34 76
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£394 £355 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -8.49%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
721 766 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.76% 28.69% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 410 537
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.61 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
J2EE
England

J2EE
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

J2EE Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

J2EE
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

J2EE Daily Rate Trend in the North West

J2EE
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing J2EE across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

J2EE Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

J2EE
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

J2EE Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

J2EE
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire -15 10 £439 +17.06% 6
Manchester -25 10 £438 +35.65% 24
Merseyside +2 4 £350 - 2
Lancashire -12 2 £388 +10.71% 5
J2EE
England

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 62 (96.88%) Java
2 38 (59.38%) Spring
3 22 (34.38%) Hibernate
4 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
5 20 (31.25%) XML
5 20 (31.25%) jQuery
6 18 (28.13%) Struts
6 18 (28.13%) Finance
7 17 (26.56%) TDD
7 17 (26.56%) Oracle
8 16 (25.00%) JSP
9 15 (23.44%) Scrum
10 14 (21.88%) Web Services
10 14 (21.88%) HTML
10 14 (21.88%) Scala
11 13 (20.31%) BDD
12 12 (18.75%) SQL
12 12 (18.75%) .NET
12 12 (18.75%) CSS
12 12 (18.75%) JMS
12 12 (18.75%) Ajax
13 11 (17.19%) Tomcat
13 11 (17.19%) JDBC
13 11 (17.19%) Waterfall
14 10 (15.63%) JUnit
14 10 (15.63%) OOA/OOD
14 10 (15.63%) JBoss
14 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (15.63%) JSF
15 9 (14.06%) UML

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (17.19%) Tomcat
2 8 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 5 (7.81%) MQSeries
3 5 (7.81%) CMS
3 5 (7.81%) WebSphere
3 5 (7.81%) Escenic
3 5 (7.81%) Adobe CQ
4 4 (6.25%) CICS
5 3 (4.69%) Liferay
6 2 (3.13%) Apache
6 2 (3.13%) Alfresco
7 1 (1.56%) Mule
7 1 (1.56%) AquaLogic
7 1 (1.56%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) LDAP
1 1 (1.56%) ATM
1 1 (1.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) MySQL
1 9 (14.06%) Oracle Database
2 6 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.81%) Hadoop
3 5 (7.81%) Big Data
4 4 (6.25%) DB2
5 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.13%) JasperReports
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.56%) Redis
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (15.63%) JUnit
2 6 (9.38%) Eclipse
3 5 (7.81%) Selenium
4 4 (6.25%) Subversion
4 4 (6.25%) Mockito
5 2 (3.13%) Ant
5 2 (3.13%) Maven
5 2 (3.13%) JIRA
6 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (28.13%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Retail
3 5 (7.81%) Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Advertising
5 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (75.00%) Developer
2 41 (64.06%) Java Developer
3 20 (31.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 11 (17.19%) Analyst
5 9 (14.06%) Senior Developer
5 9 (14.06%) J2EE Developer
6 8 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (9.38%) Developer Analyst
7 6 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (9.38%) Designer
7 6 (9.38%) Architect
8 5 (7.81%) Programmer
8 5 (7.81%) Solutions Designer
8 5 (7.81%) Senior Java Programmer
8 5 (7.81%) Java Programmer
8 5 (7.81%) Senior Programmer
9 4 (6.25%) Java Consultant
9 4 (6.25%) Business Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (59.38%) Spring
2 22 (34.38%) Hibernate
3 20 (31.25%) jQuery
3 20 (31.25%) XML
4 18 (28.13%) Struts
5 16 (25.00%) JSP
6 14 (21.88%) HTML
6 14 (21.88%) Web Services
7 12 (18.75%) JMS
7 12 (18.75%) .NET
7 12 (18.75%) CSS
7 12 (18.75%) Ajax
8 11 (17.19%) JDBC
9 10 (15.63%) JSF
10 8 (12.50%) JNDI
10 8 (12.50%) EJB
10 8 (12.50%) SOAP
11 7 (10.94%) Struts2
11 7 (10.94%) HTML5
12 6 (9.38%) JiBX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Mainframe
1 4 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
1 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.13%) W3C
3 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.56%) IVR
3 1 (1.56%) CMDB
3 1 (1.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.69%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) TDD
2 15 (23.44%) Scrum
3 13 (20.31%) BDD
4 11 (17.19%) Waterfall
5 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (15.63%) OOA/OOD
6 9 (14.06%) UML
7 7 (10.94%) OOP
8 5 (7.81%) OO
8 5 (7.81%) RUP
8 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
8 5 (7.81%) OOD
8 5 (7.81%) SOA
8 5 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.25%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.25%) RAD
9 4 (6.25%) Project Management
10 3 (4.69%) Migration
10 3 (4.69%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (4.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (96.88%) Java
2 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
3 14 (21.88%) Scala
4 12 (18.75%) SQL
5 5 (7.81%) C#
6 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.13%) XPath
8 1 (1.56%) XQuery
8 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) ISEB
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (26.56%) Oracle
2 10 (15.63%) JBoss
3 4 (6.25%) IBM
3 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.25%) FatWire
3 4 (6.25%) Endeca
4 2 (3.13%) hybris
5 1 (1.56%) BEA
Cheshire
JM
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £280 - £325 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 days ago