The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 69 92 71
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -21
Contract jobs citing J2EE 84 39 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.29% 1.27% 2.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.19% 5.62% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 26 36
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £363 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £36.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +6.61%
J2EE
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
824 694 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.43% 22.64% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 414 338
Average daily rate £375 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £437 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 30
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -12.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.96 £20.30 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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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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 36 £388 -2.57% 11
Manchester -3 32 £425 +9.67% 21
Lancashire 0 8 £288 -28.12% 3
Merseyside -16 1 £425 +3.03% 3
J2EE
England

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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.

1 150 (87.72%) Java
2 82 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (46.20%) Spring
4 62 (36.26%) HTML
5 57 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 52 (30.41%) Oracle
7 51 (29.82%) Finance
8 49 (28.65%) TDD
9 47 (27.49%) Web Services
10 46 (26.90%) SQL
10 46 (26.90%) SDLC
11 45 (26.32%) XML
12 38 (22.22%) SOAP
13 35 (20.47%) WebSphere
14 34 (19.88%) JUnit
15 33 (19.30%) CSS
16 31 (18.13%) Banking
17 30 (17.54%) RESTful
18 28 (16.37%) Hibernate
18 28 (16.37%) Scrum
19 27 (15.79%) IBM
19 27 (15.79%) HTTP
20 25 (14.62%) Servlets
20 25 (14.62%) Waterfall
20 25 (14.62%) JSON
21 23 (13.45%) jQuery
22 21 (12.28%) Software Engineering
22 21 (12.28%) Cucumber
23 20 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
23 20 (11.70%) Tomcat

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 35 (20.47%) WebSphere
2 20 (11.70%) Tomcat
3 15 (8.77%) JBoss
4 10 (5.85%) Apache
5 8 (4.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 8 (4.68%) IBM HTTP Server
6 7 (4.09%) nginx
6 7 (4.09%) Jetty
6 7 (4.09%) IIS
7 6 (3.51%) CICS
8 3 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.17%) Commerce Server
9 2 (1.17%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.17%) AquaLogic
9 2 (1.17%) Confluence
10 1 (0.58%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 5 (2.92%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.68%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.51%) Google App Engine
4 4 (2.34%) PaaS
5 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.79%) HTTP
2 11 (6.43%) ATM
3 8 (4.68%) Internet
3 8 (4.68%) FTP
4 7 (4.09%) DHCP
4 7 (4.09%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.09%) DNS
4 7 (4.09%) IPsec
5 6 (3.51%) SSL
6 1 (0.58%) AMQP
6 1 (0.58%) LDAP
6 1 (0.58%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.53%) Big Data
2 15 (8.77%) MySQL
2 15 (8.77%) Oracle Database
3 14 (8.19%) Relational Database
4 12 (7.02%) RDBMS
5 11 (6.43%) SQL Server
6 8 (4.68%) Informix
7 6 (3.51%) DB2
8 5 (2.92%) Oracle9i Database
8 5 (2.92%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (2.34%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.17%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.58%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.58%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.58%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 34 (19.88%) JUnit
2 21 (12.28%) Cucumber
3 18 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 17 (9.94%) Maven
5 14 (8.19%) Ant
6 12 (7.02%) Selenium
7 11 (6.43%) Eclipse
8 10 (5.85%) Git (software)
9 9 (5.26%) Mockito
10 7 (4.09%) SoapUI
10 7 (4.09%) Subversion
10 7 (4.09%) JIRA
11 5 (2.92%) Lombardi
12 3 (1.75%) Introscope
12 3 (1.75%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.75%) SonarQube
13 2 (1.17%) Gradle
13 2 (1.17%) Cactus
14 1 (0.58%) TestNG
14 1 (0.58%) Hudson
General
1 51 (29.82%) Finance
2 31 (18.13%) Banking
3 2 (1.17%) Electronics
3 2 (1.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.17%) Marketing
4 1 (0.58%) Retail
4 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 123 (71.93%) Developer
2 102 (59.65%) Java Developer
3 29 (16.96%) Architect
4 17 (9.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 15 (8.77%) Senior Developer
6 14 (8.19%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (4.68%) J2EE Developer
8 7 (4.09%) Designer
8 7 (4.09%) Applications Architect
8 7 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.34%) Test Engineer
9 4 (2.34%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
9 4 (2.34%) QA Engineer
10 3 (1.75%) Integration Engineer
10 3 (1.75%) Java Architect
10 3 (1.75%) Java Software Engineer
10 3 (1.75%) Team Leader
10 3 (1.75%) Software Engineer
10 3 (1.75%) AWS Developer
11 2 (1.17%) Hybris Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (46.20%) Spring
2 62 (36.26%) HTML
3 47 (27.49%) Web Services
4 45 (26.32%) XML
5 38 (22.22%) SOAP
6 33 (19.30%) CSS
7 30 (17.54%) RESTful
8 28 (16.37%) Hibernate
9 25 (14.62%) Servlets
9 25 (14.62%) JSON
10 23 (13.45%) jQuery
11 19 (11.11%) JDBC
12 18 (10.53%) WSDL
13 16 (9.36%) JSP
14 15 (8.77%) AngularJS
14 15 (8.77%) Apache Camel
15 14 (8.19%) .NET
16 13 (7.60%) JMS
17 12 (7.02%) XSLT
17 12 (7.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.26%) Telematics
2 7 (4.09%) Online Banking
2 7 (4.09%) Algorithms
2 7 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.51%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.51%) EMV
3 6 (3.51%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (2.92%) Chip Card
5 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.75%) Wiki
5 3 (1.75%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.17%) DTV
6 2 (1.17%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.60%) Linux
2 10 (5.85%) Windows
3 6 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.92%) UNIX
5 4 (2.34%) Android
6 3 (1.75%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (28.65%) TDD
3 46 (26.90%) SDLC
4 28 (16.37%) Scrum
5 25 (14.62%) Waterfall
6 21 (12.28%) Software Engineering
7 20 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (9.36%) Integration Testing
8 16 (9.36%) OO
8 16 (9.36%) MVC
9 14 (8.19%) System Integration Testing
9 14 (8.19%) Unit Testing
10 13 (7.60%) Kanban
10 13 (7.60%) Open Source
11 12 (7.02%) E-Commerce
12 11 (6.43%) BDD
13 9 (5.26%) OOP
13 9 (5.26%) OOD
13 9 (5.26%) SOA
13 9 (5.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 150 (87.72%) Java
2 57 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 46 (26.90%) SQL
4 11 (6.43%) PL/SQL
5 10 (5.85%) Groovy
6 9 (5.26%) C++
7 5 (2.92%) XPath
7 5 (2.92%) C#
8 4 (2.34%) Scala
9 3 (1.75%) Ruby
10 2 (1.17%) Perl
10 2 (1.17%) Python
11 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.58%) Lua
11 1 (0.58%) PHP
11 1 (0.58%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 13 (7.60%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.02%) Degree
3 10 (5.85%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.58%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.09%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.68%) Docker
2 7 (4.09%) Xen
2 7 (4.09%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (3.51%) Puppet
2 1 (0.58%) Ansible
Vendors
1 52 (30.41%) Oracle
2 27 (15.79%) IBM
3 14 (8.19%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.68%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.68%) TIBCO
4 8 (4.68%) Sybase
5 7 (4.09%) VMware
6 6 (3.51%) Google
7 5 (2.92%) Pega
7 5 (2.92%) Perforce
8 3 (1.75%) Compuware
8 3 (1.75%) HP
9 2 (1.17%) Adobe
9 2 (1.17%) SAP
9 2 (1.17%) hybris
10 1 (0.58%) Capita
10 1 (0.58%) Sun
10 1 (0.58%) Kony
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