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 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 78 86 67
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Contract jobs citing J2EE 75 43 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.06% 1.50% 2.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.99% 5.51% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 26 32
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£388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £425 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.62% +3.84%
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
834 781 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.91% 27.28% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 437 331
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 £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +95.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.76 £22.20 £10.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £103.00 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 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 26 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 +24 39 £381 -1.61% 7
Manchester -8 25 £380 +8.57% 27
Lancashire -2 4 £450 - 3
Merseyside -19 1 £350 +12.90% 1
J2EE
England

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 130 (89.66%) Java
2 78 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (48.97%) Spring
4 63 (43.45%) HTML
5 58 (40.00%) XML
6 45 (31.03%) JavaScript
7 44 (30.34%) Oracle
7 44 (30.34%) Finance
8 41 (28.28%) Web Services
9 37 (25.52%) TDD
10 34 (23.45%) SOAP
10 34 (23.45%) SQL
11 29 (20.00%) Banking
12 27 (18.62%) JUnit
12 27 (18.62%) Scrum
13 26 (17.93%) JSP
13 26 (17.93%) HTTP
14 24 (16.55%) Hibernate
15 23 (15.86%) IBM
15 23 (15.86%) JDBC
15 23 (15.86%) Waterfall
16 21 (14.48%) CSS
16 21 (14.48%) XSLT
17 19 (13.10%) JSON
18 18 (12.41%) Maven
18 18 (12.41%) RESTful
19 17 (11.72%) Big Data
19 17 (11.72%) Software Engineering
19 17 (11.72%) WebSphere
19 17 (11.72%) Servlets

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 17 (11.72%) WebSphere
1 17 (11.72%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.52%) CICS
3 6 (4.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (4.14%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.07%) Apache
6 2 (1.38%) Confluence
6 2 (1.38%) nginx
6 2 (1.38%) Jetty
6 2 (1.38%) IIS
6 2 (1.38%) JBoss
7 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.69%) AquaLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.69%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.93%) HTTP
2 11 (7.59%) ATM
3 6 (4.14%) Internet
4 3 (2.07%) FTP
5 2 (1.38%) SSH
5 2 (1.38%) IPsec
5 2 (1.38%) DHCP
5 2 (1.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.38%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.38%) DNS
6 1 (0.69%) LDAP
6 1 (0.69%) SSL
6 1 (0.69%) AMQP
6 1 (0.69%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.72%) Big Data
2 16 (11.03%) Oracle Database
3 12 (8.28%) RDBMS
3 12 (8.28%) MySQL
3 12 (8.28%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.52%) DB2
5 6 (4.14%) Informix
5 6 (4.14%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.45%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.38%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.69%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.69%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 27 (18.62%) JUnit
2 18 (12.41%) Maven
3 15 (10.34%) Cucumber
4 13 (8.97%) Selenium
5 12 (8.28%) Jenkins
6 11 (7.59%) Eclipse
7 9 (6.21%) Git (software)
8 7 (4.83%) Mockito
9 6 (4.14%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.45%) Ant
10 5 (3.45%) JIRA
11 4 (2.76%) Jasmine
11 4 (2.76%) Subversion
12 3 (2.07%) Lombardi
12 3 (2.07%) Gradle
13 2 (1.38%) SonarQube
13 2 (1.38%) JBehave
13 2 (1.38%) Introscope
14 1 (0.69%) IntelliJ
14 1 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 44 (30.34%) Finance
2 29 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (1.38%) Marketing
3 2 (1.38%) Retail Banking
3 2 (1.38%) Retail
3 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.38%) Electronics
3 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.69%) Legal
4 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (77.24%) Developer
2 99 (68.28%) Java Developer
3 17 (11.72%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 16 (11.03%) Architect
5 10 (6.90%) J2EE Developer
6 8 (5.52%) Designer
6 8 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.52%) Senior Developer
6 8 (5.52%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
7 5 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 5 (3.45%) SOA Developer
8 4 (2.76%) Tester
9 3 (2.07%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.07%) QA Tester
9 3 (2.07%) QA Engineer
9 3 (2.07%) Integration Engineer
10 2 (1.38%) AWS Developer
10 2 (1.38%) Hybris Developer
10 2 (1.38%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (48.97%) Spring
2 63 (43.45%) HTML
3 58 (40.00%) XML
4 41 (28.28%) Web Services
5 34 (23.45%) SOAP
6 26 (17.93%) JSP
7 24 (16.55%) Hibernate
8 23 (15.86%) JDBC
9 21 (14.48%) CSS
9 21 (14.48%) XSLT
10 19 (13.10%) JSON
11 18 (12.41%) RESTful
12 17 (11.72%) Servlets
12 17 (11.72%) WSDL
13 16 (11.03%) JMS
13 16 (11.03%) jQuery
14 15 (10.34%) Java EE
15 14 (9.66%) HTML5
16 13 (8.97%) AngularJS
16 13 (8.97%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.52%) Telematics
1 8 (5.52%) IBM Mainframe
1 8 (5.52%) Online Banking
1 8 (5.52%) Mainframe
2 7 (4.83%) Open Source
2 7 (4.83%) Algorithms
3 6 (4.14%) EMV
4 5 (3.45%) Chip Card
5 2 (1.38%) User Experience
5 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.38%) DTV
5 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.38%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.69%) Wiki
6 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.69%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.28%) Windows
2 10 (6.90%) Linux
3 8 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.45%) Android
5 3 (2.07%) UNIX
5 3 (2.07%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.52%) TDD
3 27 (18.62%) Scrum
4 23 (15.86%) Waterfall
5 17 (11.72%) Software Engineering
6 15 (10.34%) MVC
7 13 (8.97%) Unit Testing
8 11 (7.59%) SOA
8 11 (7.59%) E-Commerce
9 10 (6.90%) Integration Testing
9 10 (6.90%) BDD
10 9 (6.21%) Kanban
11 8 (5.52%) Web Application Development
11 8 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (5.52%) OO
12 7 (4.83%) Migration
12 7 (4.83%) Project Management
12 7 (4.83%) Agile Project Management
12 7 (4.83%) Analytics
13 5 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 130 (89.66%) Java
2 45 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 34 (23.45%) SQL
4 11 (7.59%) Groovy
5 10 (6.90%) C++
6 9 (6.21%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.14%) XPath
8 5 (3.45%) C#
9 4 (2.76%) Scala
10 2 (1.38%) PHP
11 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (8.28%) Degree
2 3 (2.07%) DV Cleared
2 3 (2.07%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.83%) Docker
2 2 (1.38%) Xen
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.69%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (1.38%) Puppet
2 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 44 (30.34%) Oracle
2 23 (15.86%) IBM
3 10 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.52%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.45%) Sybase
5 5 (3.45%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.07%) Pega
7 2 (1.38%) hybris
7 2 (1.38%) VMware
7 2 (1.38%) Perforce
7 2 (1.38%) Adobe
7 2 (1.38%) Compuware
7 2 (1.38%) HP
7 2 (1.38%) SAP
8 1 (0.69%) Google
8 1 (0.69%) Kony
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