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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 85 109 66
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -43
Contract jobs citing J2EE 70 25 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.83% 0.83% 2.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.47% 3.46% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 14 33
Average daily rate
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£425 £394 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £356 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
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
826 723 788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.54% 23.96% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 440 418
Average daily rate £375 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.75 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Manchester +14 37 £425 -2.85% 38
Cheshire +9 30 £425 -3.18% 16
Merseyside -14 2 £425 +21.42% 4
Lancashire +10 1 - - 5
J2EE
England

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 131 (87.92%) Java
2 68 (45.64%) Spring
3 64 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (34.90%) JavaScript
4 52 (34.90%) Web Services
5 48 (32.21%) HTML
5 48 (32.21%) Finance
6 47 (31.54%) Oracle
7 43 (28.86%) SDLC
8 41 (27.52%) SQL
9 40 (26.85%) TDD
9 40 (26.85%) WebSphere
10 38 (25.50%) CSS
11 36 (24.16%) XML
12 32 (21.48%) SOAP
13 31 (20.81%) Banking
14 30 (20.13%) Hibernate
15 29 (19.46%) JSON
16 28 (18.79%) Servlets
16 28 (18.79%) JUnit
17 25 (16.78%) RESTful
17 25 (16.78%) Waterfall
18 24 (16.11%) JBoss
18 24 (16.11%) WSDL
19 22 (14.77%) IBM
19 22 (14.77%) Scrum
19 22 (14.77%) jQuery
19 22 (14.77%) Apache Camel
20 21 (14.09%) Middleware
21 20 (13.42%) MVC

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 40 (26.85%) WebSphere
2 24 (16.11%) JBoss
3 15 (10.07%) Tomcat
4 13 (8.72%) Apache
5 8 (5.37%) Jetty
5 8 (5.37%) IIS
5 8 (5.37%) nginx
6 6 (4.03%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (4.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (2.68%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.01%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.34%) Commerce Server
9 2 (1.34%) AquaLogic
9 2 (1.34%) Liferay
9 2 (1.34%) Confluence
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.67%) Node.js
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.67%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.67%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.03%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.04%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (6.04%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (6.04%) PaaS
3 8 (5.37%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (5.37%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon Glacier
4 1 (0.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.67%) Route 53
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.75%) HTTP
2 8 (5.37%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.37%) DNS
2 8 (5.37%) DHCP
2 8 (5.37%) FTP
2 8 (5.37%) IPsec
3 6 (4.03%) SSL
3 6 (4.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.07%) MySQL
2 14 (9.40%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.05%) Relational Database
4 10 (6.71%) Oracle Database
5 9 (6.04%) Big Data
5 9 (6.04%) RDBMS
6 6 (4.03%) Informix
6 6 (4.03%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.34%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.67%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.67%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.67%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 28 (18.79%) JUnit
2 15 (10.07%) Cucumber
3 14 (9.40%) Ant
4 13 (8.72%) Jenkins
5 10 (6.71%) Selenium
6 9 (6.04%) Subversion
6 9 (6.04%) Maven
7 8 (5.37%) Git (software)
8 7 (4.70%) Mockito
9 6 (4.03%) Lombardi
9 6 (4.03%) JIRA
10 5 (3.36%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.68%) Eclipse
12 3 (2.01%) Cactus
13 2 (1.34%) Hudson
14 1 (0.67%) TestNG
14 1 (0.67%) IntelliJ
14 1 (0.67%) Introscope
14 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 1 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 48 (32.21%) Finance
2 31 (20.81%) Banking
3 3 (2.01%) Retail
3 3 (2.01%) Marketing
4 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.34%) Electronics
4 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.67%) Back Office
5 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (62.42%) Developer
2 81 (54.36%) Java Developer
3 28 (18.79%) Architect
4 16 (10.74%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 13 (8.72%) Designer
6 12 (8.05%) Senior Developer
7 11 (7.38%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (6.04%) Applications Architect
9 7 (4.70%) J2EE Developer
10 4 (2.68%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
10 4 (2.68%) Java Architect
11 3 (2.01%) Software Engineer
11 3 (2.01%) Analyst
11 3 (2.01%) Java Software Engineer
11 3 (2.01%) Team Leader
12 2 (1.34%) Test Engineer
12 2 (1.34%) Senior Consultant
12 2 (1.34%) Consultant
12 2 (1.34%) Solutions Architect
12 2 (1.34%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (45.64%) Spring
2 52 (34.90%) Web Services
3 48 (32.21%) HTML
4 38 (25.50%) CSS
5 36 (24.16%) XML
6 32 (21.48%) SOAP
7 30 (20.13%) Hibernate
8 29 (19.46%) JSON
9 28 (18.79%) Servlets
10 25 (16.78%) RESTful
11 24 (16.11%) WSDL
12 22 (14.77%) jQuery
12 22 (14.77%) Apache Camel
13 21 (14.09%) Middleware
14 16 (10.74%) HTML5
15 15 (10.07%) JSP
16 13 (8.72%) REST
17 12 (8.05%) JDBC
17 12 (8.05%) XSLT
18 10 (6.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.71%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.03%) Telematics
3 5 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.68%) Online Banking
5 3 (2.01%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.01%) Wiki
5 3 (2.01%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.01%) Web 2.0
6 2 (1.34%) User Experience
6 2 (1.34%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.34%) DTV
7 1 (0.67%) Replication
7 1 (0.67%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.07%) Linux
2 10 (6.71%) Windows
3 6 (4.03%) UNIX
4 5 (3.36%) Solaris
5 4 (2.68%) Android
5 4 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (28.86%) SDLC
3 40 (26.85%) TDD
4 25 (16.78%) Waterfall
5 22 (14.77%) Scrum
6 20 (13.42%) MVC
6 20 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (11.41%) Integration Testing
8 16 (10.74%) Unit Testing
8 16 (10.74%) Software Engineering
8 16 (10.74%) OO
9 15 (10.07%) System Integration Testing
10 13 (8.72%) Open Source
10 13 (8.72%) DevOps
11 12 (8.05%) E-Commerce
11 12 (8.05%) UML
11 12 (8.05%) OOP
11 12 (8.05%) OOD
12 11 (7.38%) SOA
12 11 (7.38%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 131 (87.92%) Java
2 52 (34.90%) JavaScript
3 41 (27.52%) SQL
4 10 (6.71%) PL/SQL
5 7 (4.70%) XPath
6 5 (3.36%) Groovy
7 4 (2.68%) Scala
8 3 (2.01%) Ruby
8 3 (2.01%) Python
9 2 (1.34%) Perl
10 1 (0.67%) PHP
10 1 (0.67%) XQuery
10 1 (0.67%) C
10 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.67%) Lua
Qualifications
1 16 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.72%) DV Cleared
3 10 (6.71%) Degree
4 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.67%) ISEB
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.67%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.67%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.68%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (7.38%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.03%) Xen
4 4 (2.68%) Docker
5 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.67%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (4.70%) Puppet
1 7 (4.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 47 (31.54%) Oracle
2 22 (14.77%) IBM
3 11 (7.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.38%) TIBCO
4 10 (6.71%) Sybase
5 9 (6.04%) VMware
6 8 (5.37%) Google
7 5 (3.36%) Pega
7 5 (3.36%) Perforce
8 3 (2.01%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.34%) SAP
9 2 (1.34%) Adobe
9 2 (1.34%) hybris
10 1 (0.67%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.67%) Kony
10 1 (0.67%) Capita
10 1 (0.67%) Endeca
10 1 (0.67%) ATG
10 1 (0.67%) Stellent
10 1 (0.67%) Sun
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