The table below looks at the statistics for J2EE skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2EE over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 94 82 79
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing J2EE 46 60 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.59% 1.95% 2.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.78% 7.72% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 44
Median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £355 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £475 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £376
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £38.00 £35.80
% change year-on-year
-6.57% +6.14%
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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
678 777 807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.50% 25.22% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 492 515
Median daily rate £350 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 15
Median hourly rate £38.75 £37.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.39 £32.00 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

J2EE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing J2EE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

J2EE Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

J2EE
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing J2EE across the South West region.

J2EE Daily Rate Trend in the South West

J2EE
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing J2EE across the South West region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

J2EE Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

J2EE
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing J2EE across the South West region.

J2EE Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

J2EE
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -13 21 £550 +20.08% 7
Bristol +6 6 £426 +13.66% 3
Wiltshire 0 6 £563 +60.71% 1
Dorset - 6 £393 - 2
Somerset +9 3 £425 - 1
Devon - 1 £425 - 2
J2EE
England

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing J2EE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 82 (92.13%) Java
2 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (41.57%) Security Cleared
4 28 (31.46%) DV Cleared
5 26 (29.21%) Eclipse
6 25 (28.09%) Oracle
7 24 (26.97%) SQL Server
8 23 (25.84%) HTML
8 23 (25.84%) Web Services
9 22 (24.72%) JavaScript
9 22 (24.72%) Unix
9 22 (24.72%) SC Cleared
9 22 (24.72%) Spring
10 21 (23.60%) CSS
11 18 (20.22%) JBoss
11 18 (20.22%) WebSphere
12 16 (17.98%) WebLogic
12 16 (17.98%) SQL
13 15 (16.85%) Scrum
14 14 (15.73%) Sybase
14 14 (15.73%) Linux
14 14 (15.73%) TDD
15 13 (14.61%) UML
15 13 (14.61%) EJB
15 13 (14.61%) JSP
15 13 (14.61%) Eclipse RCP
16 12 (13.48%) XML
16 12 (13.48%) Apache
17 11 (12.36%) JUnit
17 11 (12.36%) C

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (20.22%) JBoss
1 18 (20.22%) WebSphere
2 16 (17.98%) WebLogic
3 12 (13.48%) Apache
4 9 (10.11%) GlassFish
5 8 (8.99%) Tomcat
6 7 (7.87%) MQSeries
7 5 (5.62%) Confluence
8 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
8 2 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.12%) Alfresco
9 1 (1.12%) Drupal
9 1 (1.12%) IIS
9 1 (1.12%) Liferay
9 1 (1.12%) Node.js
9 1 (1.12%) Sakai
9 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Office
2 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (2.25%) Magento
2 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) Firewall
1 9 (10.11%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.87%) HTTP
2 7 (7.87%) NAS
3 6 (6.74%) LDAP
3 6 (6.74%) Network Security
4 5 (5.62%) FTP
4 5 (5.62%) HTTPS
4 5 (5.62%) IPsec
4 5 (5.62%) VPN
5 4 (4.49%) tcpdump
5 4 (4.49%) Wireshark
6 3 (3.37%) SAN
7 2 (2.25%) SSL
8 1 (1.12%) ADSL
8 1 (1.12%) DHCP
8 1 (1.12%) DMZ
8 1 (1.12%) DNS
8 1 (1.12%) LAN
8 1 (1.12%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.11%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.74%) Big Data
4 5 (5.62%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.62%) MySQL
5 4 (4.49%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (4.49%) SAP HANA
6 3 (3.37%) DB2
7 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.12%) Informix
Development Applications
1 26 (29.21%) Eclipse
2 13 (14.61%) Eclipse RCP
3 11 (12.36%) Git (software)
3 11 (12.36%) Jenkins
3 11 (12.36%) JUnit
4 9 (10.11%) Maven
5 7 (7.87%) JIRA
6 5 (5.62%) Android Studio
6 5 (5.62%) Bitbucket
6 5 (5.62%) IntelliJ
7 4 (4.49%) Selenium
8 2 (2.25%) Ant
8 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.25%) Mockito
9 1 (1.12%) ClearCase
9 1 (1.12%) Hudson
9 1 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 9 (10.11%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Retail
3 4 (4.49%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.37%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.25%) Marketing
5 2 (2.25%) Military
6 1 (1.12%) Electronics
6 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (71.91%) Developer
2 51 (57.30%) Java Developer
3 6 (6.74%) Architect
3 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 5 (5.62%) Android Developer
4 5 (5.62%) Java Software Developer
4 5 (5.62%) Software Developer
5 4 (4.49%) Agile Developer
5 4 (4.49%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 4 (4.49%) iOS Android Developer
5 4 (4.49%) iOS Developer
5 4 (4.49%) Java Programmer
5 4 (4.49%) Programmer
5 4 (4.49%) Senior Developer
5 4 (4.49%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (3.37%) Test Specialist
7 2 (2.25%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.84%) HTML
1 23 (25.84%) Web Services
2 22 (24.72%) Spring
3 21 (23.60%) CSS
4 13 (14.61%) EJB
4 13 (14.61%) JSP
5 12 (13.48%) XML
6 11 (12.36%) jQuery
7 10 (11.24%) Hibernate
7 10 (11.24%) HTML5
8 9 (10.11%) Swing
8 9 (10.11%) SWT
8 9 (10.11%) XSLT
9 8 (8.99%) JPA
10 7 (7.87%) J2SE
10 7 (7.87%) JAX-WS
10 7 (7.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (7.87%) XHTML
11 5 (5.62%) Android SDK
11 5 (5.62%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.74%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.74%) User Experience
3 5 (5.62%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.49%) iPad
4 4 (4.49%) VLE
5 3 (3.37%) Clustering
5 3 (3.37%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.12%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.72%) Unix
2 14 (15.73%) Linux
3 5 (5.62%) Android
4 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.37%) Windows
6 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (16.85%) Scrum
3 14 (15.73%) TDD
4 13 (14.61%) UML
5 9 (10.11%) E-Commerce
5 9 (10.11%) SDLC
6 8 (8.99%) OO
6 8 (8.99%) Translating Business Requirements
6 8 (8.99%) Web Development
7 7 (7.87%) ITIL
7 7 (7.87%) SOA
8 6 (6.74%) Analytics
8 6 (6.74%) Data Analytics
8 6 (6.74%) Software Delivery
8 6 (6.74%) Unit Testing
8 6 (6.74%) Waterfall
9 5 (5.62%) Android Development
9 5 (5.62%) DevOps
9 5 (5.62%) Load Balancing
9 5 (5.62%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 82 (92.13%) Java
2 22 (24.72%) JavaScript
3 16 (17.98%) SQL
4 11 (12.36%) C
5 6 (6.74%) Perl
5 6 (6.74%) Python
6 4 (4.49%) C++
6 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.25%) Jython
7 2 (2.25%) Korn
8 1 (1.12%) C#
8 1 (1.12%) PHP
8 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.12%) Scala
8 1 (1.12%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 37 (41.57%) Security Cleared
2 28 (31.46%) DV Cleared
3 22 (24.72%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.25%) Degree
5 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.12%) HND
5 1 (1.12%) ISEB
5 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PMP
5 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.62%) Samba
3 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.25%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) Nagios
1 5 (5.62%) Puppet
2 1 (1.12%) Hyperic
2 1 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) Oracle
2 14 (15.73%) Sybase
3 7 (7.87%) IBM
3 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
3 7 (7.87%) VMware
4 5 (5.62%) F5
4 5 (5.62%) NetApp
4 5 (5.62%) SAP
5 4 (4.49%) Blackboard
5 4 (4.49%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.49%) Google
6 2 (2.25%) Cisco
6 2 (2.25%) Dell
6 2 (2.25%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.12%) Altiris
7 1 (1.12%) ATG
7 1 (1.12%) BEA
7 1 (1.12%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.12%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.12%) VeriFone
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