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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 56 79 48
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -31
Contract jobs citing J2EE 81 52 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.58% 1.90% 3.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.15% 6.73% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 26 60
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£350 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £310 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.22% -6.25%
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
798 773 793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.45% 28.21% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 430 461
Average daily rate £350 £349 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +7.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.14 £18.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £40.00 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +20 35 £365 -16.57% 10
Manchester +1 24 £350 -6.66% 22
Merseyside -6 5 £350 +9.37% 3
Lancashire -19 5 £400 +33.33% 1
J2EE
England

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 139 (93.92%) Java
2 82 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (42.57%) XML
4 61 (41.22%) Spring
5 56 (37.84%) HTML
6 44 (29.73%) Oracle
7 40 (27.03%) JavaScript
8 38 (25.68%) Web Services
9 37 (25.00%) Finance
10 33 (22.30%) JSP
10 33 (22.30%) TDD
11 29 (19.59%) SQL
12 28 (18.92%) XSLT
12 28 (18.92%) JDBC
12 28 (18.92%) HTTP
13 26 (17.57%) Hibernate
14 25 (16.89%) Tomcat
14 25 (16.89%) Servlets
15 24 (16.22%) SOAP
16 23 (15.54%) .NET
16 23 (15.54%) Banking
17 22 (14.86%) Waterfall
17 22 (14.86%) JUnit
17 22 (14.86%) JMS
18 21 (14.19%) Linux
18 21 (14.19%) Struts
18 21 (14.19%) Scrum
19 20 (13.51%) WebSphere
19 20 (13.51%) Java EE
20 19 (12.84%) IBM

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 25 (16.89%) Tomcat
2 20 (13.51%) WebSphere
3 10 (6.76%) JBoss
3 10 (6.76%) Apache
4 9 (6.08%) CICS
4 9 (6.08%) Jetty
4 9 (6.08%) nginx
4 9 (6.08%) IIS
5 5 (3.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.70%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.68%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (2.70%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.35%) SaaS
3 2 (1.35%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.68%) PaaS
4 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (18.92%) HTTP
2 9 (6.08%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.41%) SSL
4 7 (4.73%) ATM
5 6 (4.05%) FTP
6 5 (3.38%) DHCP
6 5 (3.38%) DNS
6 5 (3.38%) IPsec
7 2 (1.35%) SSH
7 2 (1.35%) Internet
7 2 (1.35%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.68%) LDAP
8 1 (0.68%) AMQP
8 1 (0.68%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.84%) Oracle Database
2 12 (8.11%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (6.76%) Big Data
4 9 (6.08%) DB2
5 7 (4.73%) RDBMS
6 6 (4.05%) MySQL
6 6 (4.05%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (3.38%) Oracle9i Database
7 5 (3.38%) JasperReports
8 2 (1.35%) Hazelcast
8 2 (1.35%) Informix
9 1 (0.68%) MS Access
9 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (14.86%) JUnit
2 19 (12.84%) Eclipse
3 18 (12.16%) Jenkins
4 15 (10.14%) Maven
5 8 (5.41%) Selenium
6 7 (4.73%) Subversion
7 6 (4.05%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.38%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.70%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.70%) Ant
9 4 (2.70%) Jasmine
10 3 (2.03%) JIRA
11 2 (1.35%) Introscope
11 2 (1.35%) JBehave
11 2 (1.35%) Mockito
11 2 (1.35%) Gradle
12 1 (0.68%) Grunt
12 1 (0.68%) Bower
12 1 (0.68%) Rational Application Developer
12 1 (0.68%) Hudson
General
1 37 (25.00%) Finance
2 23 (15.54%) Banking
3 5 (3.38%) Advertising
4 4 (2.70%) Retail
5 3 (2.03%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 107 (72.30%) Developer
2 96 (64.86%) Java Developer
3 19 (12.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 18 (12.16%) Architect
5 13 (8.78%) J2EE Developer
6 11 (7.43%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.08%) Senior Developer
7 9 (6.08%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (5.41%) Designer
9 6 (4.05%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (3.38%) Oracle SOA Developer
10 5 (3.38%) SOA Developer
11 4 (2.70%) Java Architect
11 4 (2.70%) Solutions Designer
11 4 (2.70%) Tester
12 3 (2.03%) Technical Architect
12 3 (2.03%) Applications Architect
12 3 (2.03%) Integration Engineer
13 2 (1.35%) J2EE Consultant
13 2 (1.35%) Senior J2EE Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (42.57%) XML
2 61 (41.22%) Spring
3 56 (37.84%) HTML
4 38 (25.68%) Web Services
5 33 (22.30%) JSP
6 28 (18.92%) XSLT
6 28 (18.92%) JDBC
7 26 (17.57%) Hibernate
8 25 (16.89%) Servlets
9 24 (16.22%) SOAP
10 23 (15.54%) .NET
11 22 (14.86%) JMS
12 21 (14.19%) Struts
13 20 (13.51%) Java EE
14 19 (12.84%) CSS
15 15 (10.14%) HTML5
16 14 (9.46%) RESTful
17 13 (8.78%) jQuery
18 12 (8.11%) Ajax
18 12 (8.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.78%) Open Source
2 9 (6.08%) IBM Mainframe
2 9 (6.08%) Mainframe
3 7 (4.73%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.38%) Online Banking
5 4 (2.70%) EMV
5 4 (2.70%) User Experience
5 4 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.70%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.70%) Telematics
6 3 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.03%) Chip Card
7 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.35%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) Clustering
8 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.68%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.19%) Linux
2 11 (7.43%) Windows
3 9 (6.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.70%) UNIX
4 4 (2.70%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Solaris
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.30%) TDD
3 22 (14.86%) Waterfall
4 21 (14.19%) Scrum
5 15 (10.14%) MVC
6 14 (9.46%) SOA
6 14 (9.46%) Unit Testing
7 13 (8.78%) Software Engineering
8 12 (8.11%) E-Commerce
8 12 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (6.76%) Migration
9 10 (6.76%) Configuration Management
10 9 (6.08%) Project Management
10 9 (6.08%) BDD
11 8 (5.41%) Agile Project Management
11 8 (5.41%) OO
12 6 (4.05%) Automated Testing
13 5 (3.38%) BPEL
13 5 (3.38%) Service Delivery
13 5 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (93.92%) Java
2 40 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 29 (19.59%) SQL
4 10 (6.76%) PL/SQL
5 9 (6.08%) C++
6 6 (4.05%) XPath
6 6 (4.05%) Groovy
7 4 (2.70%) C#
7 4 (2.70%) PHP
8 3 (2.03%) Scala
9 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (9.46%) Degree
2 7 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.70%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.35%) ISEB
5 2 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.38%) Xen
2 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.70%) Docker
3 1 (0.68%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 5 (3.38%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.68%) Ansible
Vendors
1 44 (29.73%) Oracle
2 19 (12.84%) IBM
3 18 (12.16%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.08%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.05%) Sybase
5 6 (4.05%) VMware
6 4 (2.70%) Google
6 4 (2.70%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.35%) Perforce
7 2 (1.35%) Compuware
7 2 (1.35%) HP
7 2 (1.35%) SAP
8 1 (0.68%) Sun
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