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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 88 57 45
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -12
Contract jobs citing J2EE 49 79 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.54% 2.67% 3.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.19% 8.92% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 42 80
Average daily rate
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£439 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.06% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £310 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -12.16%
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
792 886 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.91% 29.95% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 481 576
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 30
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 -2 26 £400 +6.66% 7
Manchester -30 12 £438 +21.10% 33
Lancashire -11 8 £515 +87.09% 2
Merseyside -4 3 £326 -37.85% 3
J2EE
England

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 83 (98.81%) Java
2 46 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (41.67%) Spring
4 30 (35.71%) XML
5 26 (30.95%) TDD
5 26 (30.95%) Hibernate
6 23 (27.38%) Finance
6 23 (27.38%) HTML
7 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
7 22 (26.19%) .NET
8 21 (25.00%) Oracle
8 21 (25.00%) JSP
8 21 (25.00%) Struts
9 18 (21.43%) Web Services
9 18 (21.43%) CSS
10 17 (20.24%) Servlets
10 17 (20.24%) Tomcat
10 17 (20.24%) Scrum
11 16 (19.05%) JBoss
11 16 (19.05%) JDBC
12 15 (17.86%) JSF
12 15 (17.86%) WebSphere
12 15 (17.86%) Scala
12 15 (17.86%) BDD
13 13 (15.48%) Waterfall
13 13 (15.48%) XSLT
13 13 (15.48%) JMS
14 12 (14.29%) SQL
14 12 (14.29%) EJB
14 12 (14.29%) jQuery

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (20.24%) Tomcat
2 15 (17.86%) WebSphere
3 10 (11.90%) WebLogic
4 7 (8.33%) Jetty
4 7 (8.33%) nginx
4 7 (8.33%) Apache
4 7 (8.33%) IIS
5 5 (5.95%) Adobe CQ
5 5 (5.95%) Escenic
5 5 (5.95%) MQSeries
5 5 (5.95%) CMS
6 4 (4.76%) CICS
6 4 (4.76%) Liferay
7 1 (1.19%) AquaLogic
7 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.19%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.57%) Google App Engine
2 2 (2.38%) SaaS
3 1 (1.19%) IaaS
3 1 (1.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.52%) HTTP
2 7 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.33%) SSL
3 3 (3.57%) DHCP
3 3 (3.57%) FTP
3 3 (3.57%) DNS
3 3 (3.57%) IPsec
4 1 (1.19%) ATM
4 1 (1.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.10%) MySQL
2 9 (10.71%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.52%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 6 (7.14%) JasperReports
6 5 (5.95%) Big Data
6 5 (5.95%) Hadoop
7 4 (4.76%) DB2
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.19%) Hazelcast
8 1 (1.19%) Redis
8 1 (1.19%) MS Access
8 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Eclipse
2 9 (10.71%) JUnit
3 8 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 7 (8.33%) Subversion
5 2 (2.38%) Ant
5 2 (2.38%) Selenium
6 1 (1.19%) Maven
6 1 (1.19%) Mockito
6 1 (1.19%) Hudson
6 1 (1.19%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 23 (27.38%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Advertising
3 5 (5.95%) Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Retail
4 3 (3.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Back Office
5 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (67.86%) Developer
2 47 (55.95%) Java Developer
3 18 (21.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 13 (15.48%) J2EE Developer
4 13 (15.48%) Architect
5 11 (13.10%) Analyst
5 11 (13.10%) Senior Developer
6 10 (11.90%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
8 6 (7.14%) Designer
8 6 (7.14%) Developer Analyst
9 5 (5.95%) Senior Programmer
9 5 (5.95%) Senior Java Programmer
9 5 (5.95%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.95%) Programmer
9 5 (5.95%) Java Programmer
10 4 (4.76%) Java Consultant
10 4 (4.76%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (41.67%) Spring
2 30 (35.71%) XML
3 26 (30.95%) Hibernate
4 23 (27.38%) HTML
5 22 (26.19%) .NET
6 21 (25.00%) JSP
6 21 (25.00%) Struts
7 18 (21.43%) Web Services
7 18 (21.43%) CSS
8 17 (20.24%) Servlets
9 16 (19.05%) JDBC
10 15 (17.86%) JSF
11 13 (15.48%) XSLT
11 13 (15.48%) JMS
12 12 (14.29%) EJB
12 12 (14.29%) jQuery
13 11 (13.10%) Ajax
13 11 (13.10%) HTML5
14 8 (9.52%) REST
14 8 (9.52%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.14%) Open Source
2 6 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.38%) User Experience
4 2 (2.38%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.19%) CMDB
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) Clustering
5 1 (1.19%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) Linux
2 4 (4.76%) UNIX
3 2 (2.38%) Windows
4 1 (1.19%) Android
4 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.95%) TDD
3 17 (20.24%) Scrum
4 15 (17.86%) BDD
5 13 (15.48%) Waterfall
6 11 (13.10%) OOA/OOD
6 11 (13.10%) UML
7 10 (11.90%) SOA
8 8 (9.52%) OO
9 7 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (8.33%) OOP
9 7 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 7 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 6 (7.14%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.95%) Business Analysis
11 5 (5.95%) Automated Testing
11 5 (5.95%) OOD
11 5 (5.95%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.95%) RUP
11 5 (5.95%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 83 (98.81%) Java
2 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
3 15 (17.86%) Scala
4 12 (14.29%) SQL
5 5 (5.95%) C#
6 3 (3.57%) C++
6 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.38%) PHP
8 1 (1.19%) XPath
8 1 (1.19%) C
8 1 (1.19%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Degree
2 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Xen
1 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) Oracle
2 16 (19.05%) JBoss
3 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.14%) IBM
5 4 (4.76%) VMware
6 3 (3.57%) Google
7 2 (2.38%) SAP
8 1 (1.19%) Endeca
8 1 (1.19%) BEA
8 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.19%) Sun
8 1 (1.19%) FatWire
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