The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 96 76 59
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -17
Contract jobs citing J2EE 39 41 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 1.70% 2.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.97% 6.51% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 51
Average daily rate £388 £344 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £383
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.80 £35.11 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +8.03%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
784 630 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.77% 26.13% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 330 503
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 36
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +32.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.50 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.00 £160.50 £33.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
J2EE
England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 20 £363 +3.57% 20
Cheshire -11 11 £388 +4.02% 6
Lancashire -22 9 £413 +23.50% 3
Merseyside - 6 £413 - 1
J2EE
England

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 87 (95.60%) Java
2 63 (69.23%) Spring
3 38 (41.76%) JavaScript
4 36 (39.56%) Hibernate
5 33 (36.26%) HTML
6 32 (35.16%) Oracle
7 31 (34.07%) XML
8 30 (32.97%) jQuery
9 28 (30.77%) Web Services
10 27 (29.67%) CSS
11 24 (26.37%) Struts
12 23 (25.27%) JSP
13 22 (24.18%) SOAP
13 22 (24.18%) SQL
13 22 (24.18%) Finance
13 22 (24.18%) Oracle Database
14 20 (21.98%) Ajax
14 20 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (19.78%) TDD
15 18 (19.78%) Scrum
16 13 (14.29%) JUnit
16 13 (14.29%) JBoss
16 13 (14.29%) Tomcat
16 13 (14.29%) WebSphere
16 13 (14.29%) CSS3
17 12 (13.19%) JSF
18 11 (12.09%) MVC
18 11 (12.09%) JAXB
18 11 (12.09%) Spring MVC
18 11 (12.09%) Struts2

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 13 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 13 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.79%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.59%) MQSeries
3 6 (6.59%) CMS
3 6 (6.59%) Escenic
3 6 (6.59%) Adobe CQ
4 4 (4.40%) Mule
5 2 (2.20%) Alfresco
5 2 (2.20%) CICS
5 2 (2.20%) Apache
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.10%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) HTTP
2 4 (4.40%) Internet
3 1 (1.10%) Firewall
3 1 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.10%) Intranet
3 1 (1.10%) LDAP
3 1 (1.10%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (24.18%) Oracle Database
2 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
2 9 (9.89%) MySQL
2 9 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.59%) DB2
4 6 (6.59%) Big Data
4 6 (6.59%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.40%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.20%) Informix
6 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.10%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.10%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 13 (14.29%) JUnit
2 9 (9.89%) Talend Open Studio
3 8 (8.79%) JIRA
3 8 (8.79%) Selenium
4 7 (7.69%) Eclipse
5 5 (5.49%) Subversion
5 5 (5.49%) Mockito
6 2 (2.20%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.20%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.20%) Maven
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.10%) Ant
General
1 22 (24.18%) Finance
2 8 (8.79%) Banking
2 8 (8.79%) Retail
3 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.20%) Games
5 1 (1.10%) Advertising
5 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (74.73%) Developer
2 60 (65.93%) Java Developer
3 30 (32.97%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 11 (12.09%) J2EE Developer
4 11 (12.09%) Analyst
5 9 (9.89%) Consultant
5 9 (9.89%) Senior Developer
5 9 (9.89%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (8.79%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
8 6 (6.59%) Senior Programmer
8 6 (6.59%) Senior Java Programmer
8 6 (6.59%) Java Programmer
8 6 (6.59%) Programmer
9 4 (4.40%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Java Web Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Java Consultant
10 3 (3.30%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.30%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (69.23%) Spring
2 36 (39.56%) Hibernate
3 33 (36.26%) HTML
4 31 (34.07%) XML
5 30 (32.97%) jQuery
6 28 (30.77%) Web Services
7 27 (29.67%) CSS
8 24 (26.37%) Struts
9 23 (25.27%) JSP
10 22 (24.18%) SOAP
11 20 (21.98%) Ajax
12 13 (14.29%) CSS3
13 12 (13.19%) JSF
14 11 (12.09%) JAXB
14 11 (12.09%) Spring MVC
14 11 (12.09%) Struts2
14 11 (12.09%) JiBX
14 11 (12.09%) HTML5
15 10 (10.99%) .NET
16 9 (9.89%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Data Integration
1 9 (9.89%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.30%) Web 2.0
2 3 (3.30%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.20%) RIA
3 2 (2.20%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (2.20%) DataPower
3 2 (2.20%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.20%) W3C
3 2 (2.20%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.10%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.10%) Open Source
4 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.49%) UNIX
2 3 (3.30%) Linux
3 2 (2.20%) Windows
3 2 (2.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.78%) TDD
2 18 (19.78%) Scrum
3 11 (12.09%) MVC
4 10 (10.99%) E-Commerce
4 10 (10.99%) BDD
5 9 (9.89%) Web Application Development
5 9 (9.89%) Data Transformation
5 9 (9.89%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (9.89%) Data Modelling
5 9 (9.89%) OOA/OOD
5 9 (9.89%) ETL
5 9 (9.89%) Data Mapping
6 8 (8.79%) Waterfall
7 7 (7.69%) OO
7 7 (7.69%) UML
8 6 (6.59%) OOP
8 6 (6.59%) OOD
8 6 (6.59%) RUP
9 5 (5.49%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 87 (95.60%) Java
2 38 (41.76%) JavaScript
3 22 (24.18%) SQL
4 11 (12.09%) Scala
5 9 (9.89%) PL/SQL
6 7 (7.69%) C#
7 6 (6.59%) XPath
8 2 (2.20%) Groovy
8 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.10%) Ruby
9 1 (1.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) ISEB
3 2 (2.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) Data Quality
2 6 (6.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 32 (35.16%) Oracle
2 13 (14.29%) JBoss
3 9 (9.89%) Talend
4 6 (6.59%) IBM
5 4 (4.40%) FatWire
5 4 (4.40%) Endeca
6 3 (3.30%) Perforce
6 3 (3.30%) hybris
7 2 (2.20%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.20%) Sybase
8 1 (1.10%) Cisco
8 1 (1.10%) Google
8 1 (1.10%) F5
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