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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
Rank 106 113 116
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing Java EE 26 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.25% 1.08% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 5
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£358 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.62% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £375 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £356
% change year-on-year
+26.56% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
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
799 743 776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.41% 27.84% 30.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 419 460
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £33.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £21.90 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £40.00 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 - 14 £348 - 2
Manchester -3 5 £500 +33.33% 6
Lancashire - 1 - -
Java EE
England

Java EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 27 (57.45%) Oracle
3 23 (48.94%) XML
4 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (40.43%) J2EE
6 18 (38.30%) Oracle Database
7 17 (36.17%) Spring
8 15 (31.91%) Software Engineering
9 14 (29.79%) JSON
9 14 (29.79%) Web Services
9 14 (29.79%) JMS
10 13 (27.66%) Scrum
11 12 (25.53%) SOAP
11 12 (25.53%) JUnit
11 12 (25.53%) RESTful
12 11 (23.40%) SOA
12 11 (23.40%) TDD
13 10 (21.28%) Subversion
13 10 (21.28%) Finance
13 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
13 10 (21.28%) Windows
14 9 (19.15%) JBoss
14 9 (19.15%) Eclipse
14 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (19.15%) Java SE
15 8 (17.02%) WSDL
15 8 (17.02%) Linux
15 8 (17.02%) JSP
15 8 (17.02%) AMQP
15 8 (17.02%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (19.15%) JBoss
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (10.64%) Confluence
3 5 (10.64%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.38%) Apache
5 2 (4.26%) Liferay
6 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.13%) IaaS
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
2 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) AMQP
2 7 (14.89%) HTTPS
2 7 (14.89%) SSH
3 4 (8.51%) Internet
4 3 (6.38%) MQTT
4 3 (6.38%) FTP
5 1 (2.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (38.30%) Oracle Database
2 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (17.02%) Big Data
4 4 (8.51%) JasperReports
4 4 (8.51%) MongoDB
4 4 (8.51%) NoSQL
4 4 (8.51%) Hadoop
5 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) JUnit
2 10 (21.28%) Subversion
3 9 (19.15%) Eclipse
4 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
5 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
6 5 (10.64%) Gradle
6 5 (10.64%) Mercurial
6 5 (10.64%) JIRA
6 5 (10.64%) Maven
7 4 (8.51%) NetBeans
7 4 (8.51%) Ant
8 1 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (2.13%) Grunt
8 1 (2.13%) Bower
8 1 (2.13%) JDeveloper
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.51%) Advertising
3 4 (8.51%) Retail
4 3 (6.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (74.47%) Developer
2 31 (65.96%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 5 (10.64%) SOA Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.26%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (4.26%) J2EE Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Senior J2EE Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Java Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Java Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Software Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (48.94%) XML
2 19 (40.43%) J2EE
3 17 (36.17%) Spring
4 14 (29.79%) JSON
4 14 (29.79%) Web Services
4 14 (29.79%) JMS
5 12 (25.53%) SOAP
5 12 (25.53%) RESTful
6 9 (19.15%) Java SE
7 8 (17.02%) WSDL
7 8 (17.02%) JSP
7 8 (17.02%) JPA
8 7 (14.89%) Apache Camel
8 7 (14.89%) HTML
8 7 (14.89%) Struts
8 7 (14.89%) Middleware
8 7 (14.89%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (12.77%) JAX-RS
10 5 (10.64%) AngularJS
10 5 (10.64%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Open Source
2 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.51%) Telematics
3 4 (8.51%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.26%) Web 2.0
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) Linux
3 7 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
4 2 (4.26%) AIX
4 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.26%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) Software Engineering
3 13 (27.66%) Scrum
4 11 (23.40%) SOA
4 11 (23.40%) TDD
5 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
5 7 (14.89%) OO
5 7 (14.89%) Configuration Management
5 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
7 5 (10.64%) BPEL
7 5 (10.64%) MVC
7 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
8 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.51%) User Stories
8 4 (8.51%) MapReduce
9 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.38%) BDD
10 2 (4.26%) Service Management
10 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.89%) XPath
4 5 (10.64%) SQL
5 4 (8.51%) Groovy
6 3 (6.38%) Scala
7 2 (4.26%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.26%) C
7 2 (4.26%) C++
8 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Degree
2 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Puppet
1 4 (8.51%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (57.45%) Oracle
2 6 (12.77%) Red Hat
3 5 (10.64%) Atlassian
4 4 (8.51%) IBM
5 3 (6.38%) ATG
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) SAP