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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
Rank 120 115 113
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Java EE 24 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.59% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.87% 2.09% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 4
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£358 £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.88% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £375 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 £32.45
% change year-on-year
- +454.69%
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
835 766 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.34% 28.02% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 421 344
Average daily rate £350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £21.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.06 £43.50 £29.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 +11 14 £325 -29.72% 4
Manchester -7 7 £500 +33.33% 7
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Java EE
England

Java EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 47 (100.00%) Java
2 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (48.94%) Oracle
3 23 (48.94%) XML
4 20 (42.55%) JSON
5 19 (40.43%) J2EE
6 18 (38.30%) TDD
7 17 (36.17%) Spring
8 16 (34.04%) Software Engineering
8 16 (34.04%) JUnit
9 14 (29.79%) Web Services
9 14 (29.79%) Scrum
9 14 (29.79%) Oracle Database
10 13 (27.66%) Big Data
10 13 (27.66%) Cucumber
10 13 (27.66%) Windows
11 12 (25.53%) SOAP
11 12 (25.53%) JMS
11 12 (25.53%) RESTful
11 12 (25.53%) Subversion
12 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
12 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
13 10 (21.28%) Linux
13 10 (21.28%) OO
13 10 (21.28%) WSDL
14 9 (19.15%) SOA
14 9 (19.15%) Configuration Management
14 9 (19.15%) HTML
14 9 (19.15%) AMQP

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (14.89%) JBoss
2 6 (12.77%) WebLogic
2 6 (12.77%) Confluence
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (6.38%) Apache
3 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.26%) Liferay
5 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) AMQP
2 7 (14.89%) SSH
2 7 (14.89%) HTTPS
3 6 (12.77%) Internet
4 3 (6.38%) FTP
4 3 (6.38%) MQTT
5 1 (2.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle Database
2 13 (27.66%) Big Data
3 7 (14.89%) NoSQL
3 7 (14.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (12.77%) Hadoop
4 6 (12.77%) MongoDB
5 3 (6.38%) MySQL
6 2 (4.26%) JasperReports
6 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) JUnit
2 13 (27.66%) Cucumber
3 12 (25.53%) Subversion
4 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
5 8 (17.02%) Maven
6 7 (14.89%) Eclipse
7 6 (12.77%) JIRA
7 6 (12.77%) Mercurial
7 6 (12.77%) Gradle
7 6 (12.77%) Ant
8 1 (2.13%) Grunt
8 1 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (2.13%) Bower
8 1 (2.13%) JDeveloper
8 1 (2.13%) NetBeans
General
1 9 (19.15%) Banking
2 7 (14.89%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
3 3 (6.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Advertising
5 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (78.72%) Developer
2 33 (70.21%) Java Developer
3 5 (10.64%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (10.64%) Architect
3 5 (10.64%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 5 (10.64%) SOA Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Software Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Team Leader
5 2 (4.26%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (4.26%) Java Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (4.26%) J2EE Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Senior J2EE Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Java Consultant
6 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Java Architect
6 1 (2.13%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (48.94%) XML
2 20 (42.55%) JSON
3 19 (40.43%) J2EE
4 17 (36.17%) Spring
5 14 (29.79%) Web Services
6 12 (25.53%) JMS
6 12 (25.53%) SOAP
6 12 (25.53%) RESTful
7 10 (21.28%) WSDL
8 9 (19.15%) HTML
9 8 (17.02%) JSP
9 8 (17.02%) Apache Camel
10 7 (14.89%) AngularJS
10 7 (14.89%) Struts
10 7 (14.89%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (12.77%) Java SE
11 6 (12.77%) HTML5
11 6 (12.77%) jQuery
11 6 (12.77%) EJB
12 5 (10.64%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Open Source
2 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.89%) Algorithms
3 7 (14.89%) Telematics
4 2 (4.26%) Web 2.0
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) Windows
2 10 (21.28%) Linux
3 7 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.51%) Mac OS
4 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Vista
4 4 (8.51%) AIX
5 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) TDD
3 16 (34.04%) Software Engineering
4 14 (29.79%) Scrum
5 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (21.28%) OO
7 9 (19.15%) SOA
7 9 (19.15%) Configuration Management
7 9 (19.15%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.77%) MapReduce
8 6 (12.77%) User Stories
8 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
8 6 (12.77%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.64%) BPEL
9 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
9 5 (10.64%) MVC
9 5 (10.64%) BDD
10 4 (8.51%) OOP
11 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
12 2 (4.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 47 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.89%) XPath
3 7 (14.89%) Groovy
4 4 (8.51%) C
4 4 (8.51%) C++
4 4 (8.51%) Objective-C
5 3 (6.38%) Scala
5 3 (6.38%) SQL
6 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Degree
1 6 (12.77%) DV Cleared
1 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Puppet
1 6 (12.77%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Oracle
2 6 (12.77%) Red Hat
2 6 (12.77%) Atlassian
3 3 (6.38%) ATG
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
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