The table below looks at the statistics for Java EE 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 Java EE over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
Rank 118 121 133
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Contract jobs citing Java EE 22 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.78% 1.17% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 6
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£425 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Java EE
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
790 852 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.73% 29.27% 31.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 462 578
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 29
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +36.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.69 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Java EE
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java EE across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Java EE Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Java EE
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java EE across the North West region.

Java EE Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Java EE
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java EE across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Java EE Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Java EE
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 Java EE within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Manchester 0 15 £438 +16.66% 5
Cheshire +1 5 £400 +23.07% 1
Lancashire - 1 £201 - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Java EE
England

Java EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java EE 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 Java EE.

1 28 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (57.14%) Web Services
2 16 (57.14%) JMS
3 15 (53.57%) Oracle
4 14 (50.00%) Finance
4 14 (50.00%) Oracle Database
5 13 (46.43%) Spring
6 12 (42.86%) Eclipse
7 10 (35.71%) XML
7 10 (35.71%) RESTful
8 9 (32.14%) JPA
8 9 (32.14%) JAX-RS
8 9 (32.14%) J2EE
8 9 (32.14%) Scrum
8 9 (32.14%) Middleware
9 8 (28.57%) JBoss
9 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 8 (28.57%) Java SE
9 8 (28.57%) Degree
10 7 (25.00%) JIRA
10 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 7 (25.00%) Atlassian
10 7 (25.00%) Confluence
10 7 (25.00%) JUnit
10 7 (25.00%) EJB
10 7 (25.00%) IBM
10 7 (25.00%) NetBeans
10 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
11 6 (21.43%) Advertising

Java EE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java EE 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 Java EE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.00%) Confluence
2 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.14%) Liferay
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
1 1 (3.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) AMQP
2 2 (7.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (21.43%) JasperReports
2 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.14%) MySQL
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Eclipse
2 7 (25.00%) JIRA
2 7 (25.00%) JUnit
2 7 (25.00%) NetBeans
3 6 (21.43%) Subversion
4 5 (17.86%) Gradle
5 4 (14.29%) Mercurial
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (21.43%) Advertising
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Back Office
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Developer
2 19 (67.86%) Java Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Leader
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Java Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (3.57%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Java Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) Web Services
1 16 (57.14%) JMS
2 13 (46.43%) Spring
3 10 (35.71%) XML
3 10 (35.71%) RESTful
4 9 (32.14%) JPA
4 9 (32.14%) JAX-RS
4 9 (32.14%) J2EE
4 9 (32.14%) Middleware
5 8 (28.57%) Java SE
6 7 (25.00%) EJB
7 6 (21.43%) JDBC
7 6 (21.43%) JSF
7 6 (21.43%) JSON
8 5 (17.86%) HTML
9 4 (14.29%) SOAP
10 3 (10.71%) HTML5
11 2 (7.14%) JavaBeans
11 2 (7.14%) Swing
11 2 (7.14%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Web 2.0
4 1 (3.57%) Open Source
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Scrum
2 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (14.29%) SOA
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.14%) MVC
5 2 (7.14%) EAI
5 2 (7.14%) UML
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.57%) Network Management
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL
6 1 (3.57%) ERP
6 1 (3.57%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (3.57%) OO
6 1 (3.57%) B2B
6 1 (3.57%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 6 (21.43%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) OCAJ
2 1 (3.57%) OCP
2 1 (3.57%) OCA
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Oracle
2 8 (28.57%) JBoss
3 7 (25.00%) Atlassian
3 7 (25.00%) IBM
4 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.57%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) HP