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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 67 90 57
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -33
Contract jobs citing J2EE 85 40 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.53% 1.49% 2.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.80% 5.41% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 24 42
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£380 £378 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £485 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.07% +7.06%
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
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
787 739 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.44% 27.52% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 412 338
Average daily rate £350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £21.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.04 £48.70 £29.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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
Cheshire +27 42 £375 -7.12% 6
Manchester +2 31 £364 -3.00% 35
Lancashire -7 3 £425 - 4
Merseyside -14 2 £338 +8.87% 3
J2EE
England

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 133 (89.86%) Java
2 82 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (45.95%) Spring
4 67 (45.27%) HTML
5 62 (41.89%) XML
6 47 (31.76%) JavaScript
7 43 (29.05%) Oracle
8 42 (28.38%) Finance
9 41 (27.70%) Web Services
10 35 (23.65%) TDD
11 33 (22.30%) SQL
12 32 (21.62%) SOAP
13 30 (20.27%) Banking
14 27 (18.24%) HTTP
15 26 (17.57%) JSP
15 26 (17.57%) Scrum
16 25 (16.89%) JDBC
16 25 (16.89%) JUnit
17 23 (15.54%) XSLT
17 23 (15.54%) Hibernate
17 23 (15.54%) Waterfall
18 21 (14.19%) CSS
19 20 (13.51%) Servlets
19 20 (13.51%) IBM
19 20 (13.51%) Tomcat
20 19 (12.84%) RESTful
20 19 (12.84%) Maven
20 19 (12.84%) Java EE
21 17 (11.49%) WebSphere
21 17 (11.49%) Big Data

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 20 (13.51%) Tomcat
2 17 (11.49%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.41%) CICS
4 5 (3.38%) Apache
4 5 (3.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.70%) Jetty
5 4 (2.70%) nginx
5 4 (2.70%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (2.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (2.70%) IIS
5 4 (2.70%) JBoss
6 2 (1.35%) Confluence
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.68%) AquaLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.03%) Google App Engine
2 3 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.35%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.24%) HTTP
2 11 (7.43%) ATM
3 5 (3.38%) FTP
4 4 (2.70%) DHCP
4 4 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.70%) DNS
4 4 (2.70%) Internet
4 4 (2.70%) IPsec
5 3 (2.03%) SSL
6 2 (1.35%) SSH
6 2 (1.35%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.68%) LDAP
7 1 (0.68%) AMQP
7 1 (0.68%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.49%) Big Data
1 17 (11.49%) Oracle Database
2 12 (8.11%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.76%) MySQL
3 10 (6.76%) RDBMS
4 8 (5.41%) DB2
5 7 (4.73%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (4.05%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (3.38%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (2.70%) Informix
9 3 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.35%) JasperReports
10 2 (1.35%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (16.89%) JUnit
2 19 (12.84%) Maven
3 13 (8.78%) Eclipse
3 13 (8.78%) Jenkins
4 12 (8.11%) Cucumber
5 11 (7.43%) Selenium
6 9 (6.08%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.38%) SoapUI
7 5 (3.38%) Subversion
7 5 (3.38%) JIRA
7 5 (3.38%) Mockito
8 4 (2.70%) Jasmine
8 4 (2.70%) Ant
9 3 (2.03%) Gradle
10 2 (1.35%) Introscope
10 2 (1.35%) Lombardi
10 2 (1.35%) JBehave
11 1 (0.68%) Rational Application Developer
11 1 (0.68%) TestNG
11 1 (0.68%) IntelliJ
General
1 42 (28.38%) Finance
2 30 (20.27%) Banking
3 3 (2.03%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.03%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Marketing
4 2 (1.35%) Electronics
4 2 (1.35%) Advertising
4 2 (1.35%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 112 (75.68%) Developer
2 99 (66.89%) Java Developer
3 16 (10.81%) Architect
4 14 (9.46%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 9 (6.08%) Designer
5 9 (6.08%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (6.08%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (6.08%) Senior Developer
6 8 (5.41%) J2EE Developer
7 5 (3.38%) Oracle Developer
7 5 (3.38%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 5 (3.38%) SOA Developer
8 3 (2.03%) Test Engineer
8 3 (2.03%) Tester
8 3 (2.03%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (2.03%) QA Engineer
8 3 (2.03%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (1.35%) Java Architect
9 2 (1.35%) Java Web Developer
9 2 (1.35%) Senior Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (45.95%) Spring
2 67 (45.27%) HTML
3 62 (41.89%) XML
4 41 (27.70%) Web Services
5 32 (21.62%) SOAP
6 26 (17.57%) JSP
7 25 (16.89%) JDBC
8 23 (15.54%) XSLT
8 23 (15.54%) Hibernate
9 21 (14.19%) CSS
10 20 (13.51%) Servlets
11 19 (12.84%) Java EE
11 19 (12.84%) RESTful
12 17 (11.49%) JMS
13 16 (10.81%) JSON
14 15 (10.14%) jQuery
14 15 (10.14%) HTML5
15 14 (9.46%) WSDL
15 14 (9.46%) .NET
15 14 (9.46%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.76%) Open Source
2 8 (5.41%) Telematics
2 8 (5.41%) Mainframe
2 8 (5.41%) Online Banking
2 8 (5.41%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (4.73%) Algorithms
4 6 (4.05%) EMV
5 5 (3.38%) Chip Card
6 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.03%) User Experience
8 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.35%) DTV
8 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.35%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.68%) iSeries
9 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.14%) Linux
2 13 (8.78%) Windows
3 9 (6.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.05%) Android
5 3 (2.03%) UNIX
5 3 (2.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (23.65%) TDD
3 26 (17.57%) Scrum
4 23 (15.54%) Waterfall
5 15 (10.14%) Unit Testing
5 15 (10.14%) Software Engineering
5 15 (10.14%) MVC
6 11 (7.43%) E-Commerce
6 11 (7.43%) SOA
7 10 (6.76%) BDD
8 9 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (6.08%) Migration
9 7 (4.73%) Project Management
9 7 (4.73%) OO
9 7 (4.73%) Integration Testing
9 7 (4.73%) Agile Project Management
9 7 (4.73%) Analytics
10 6 (4.05%) Kanban
10 6 (4.05%) Web Application Development
11 5 (3.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 133 (89.86%) Java
2 47 (31.76%) JavaScript
3 33 (22.30%) SQL
4 12 (8.11%) C++
5 10 (6.76%) PL/SQL
6 9 (6.08%) Groovy
7 6 (4.05%) XPath
8 5 (3.38%) C#
9 3 (2.03%) Scala
10 2 (1.35%) PHP
10 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (8.11%) Degree
2 4 (2.70%) VCP4
3 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.73%) Docker
2 4 (2.70%) Xen
3 3 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.68%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (2.70%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.68%) Ansible
Vendors
1 43 (29.05%) Oracle
2 20 (13.51%) IBM
3 12 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.08%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.73%) Sybase
6 5 (3.38%) TIBCO
7 4 (2.70%) VMware
8 3 (2.03%) Google
9 2 (1.35%) Pega
9 2 (1.35%) hybris
9 2 (1.35%) Perforce
9 2 (1.35%) SAP
9 2 (1.35%) Adobe
9 2 (1.35%) Compuware
9 2 (1.35%) HP
10 1 (0.68%) Kony
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