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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2EE over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 74 93 73
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -20
Contract jobs citing J2EE 60 50 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.01% 1.67% 2.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.92% 6.30% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 30
Average daily rate
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£406 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £305 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £36.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +9.84%
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
758 794 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.41% 26.50% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 550 310
Average daily rate £363 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 9
Average hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.46 £20.60 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

J2EE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing J2EE across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
Gloucestershire +16 36 £458 +7.76% 4
Bristol +6 12 £375 +3.44% 10
Wiltshire -9 5 £358 -9.20% 5
Somerset +17 4 £425 +25.92% 1
Devon 0 2 £358 - 1
J2EE
England

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 95 (84.82%) Java
2 74 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 52 (46.43%) Web Services
5 51 (45.54%) DV Cleared
6 46 (41.07%) SQL
7 38 (33.93%) Hibernate
8 35 (31.25%) Oracle
9 32 (28.57%) Scrum
10 29 (25.89%) OO
11 28 (25.00%) JBoss
12 25 (22.32%) JavaScript
13 24 (21.43%) XML
13 24 (21.43%) Spring
14 22 (19.64%) JSF
15 21 (18.75%) UNIX
15 21 (18.75%) Python
16 19 (16.96%) EJB
16 19 (16.96%) C
16 19 (16.96%) TDD
17 18 (16.07%) JPA
17 18 (16.07%) RESTful
18 17 (15.18%) PHP
19 16 (14.29%) EJB 3.0
20 15 (13.39%) JIRA
20 15 (13.39%) Maven
20 15 (13.39%) SoapUI
20 15 (13.39%) JAXB
21 14 (12.50%) HTML
21 14 (12.50%) CSS

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 28 (25.00%) JBoss
2 10 (8.93%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.04%) WebLogic
4 6 (5.36%) IIS
4 6 (5.36%) Mule
4 6 (5.36%) Mule ESB
4 6 (5.36%) WebSphere
5 5 (4.46%) Drupal
6 4 (3.57%) Apache
7 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.68%) GlassFish
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (2.68%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.89%) Liferay
8 1 (0.89%) JCAPS
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.89%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.36%) DNS
2 6 (5.36%) Firewall
3 3 (2.68%) VLAN
3 3 (2.68%) NAS
3 3 (2.68%) Multicast
3 3 (2.68%) SAN
3 3 (2.68%) DHCP
3 3 (2.68%) HTTP
4 2 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.61%) MySQL
2 11 (9.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.79%) DB2
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.89%) Big Data
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 15 (13.39%) JIRA
1 15 (13.39%) Maven
1 15 (13.39%) SoapUI
2 13 (11.61%) JUnit
3 11 (9.82%) Ant
4 9 (8.04%) Subversion
4 9 (8.04%) Apache Ivy
4 9 (8.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (8.04%) ClearCase
5 4 (3.57%) Mockito
6 3 (2.68%) Eclipse RCP
6 3 (2.68%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.89%) Selenium
7 1 (0.89%) JBehave
7 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.89%) JMeter
7 1 (0.89%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (8.04%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Banking
2 3 (2.68%) Retail
2 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.89%) Marketing
3 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.89%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 87 (77.68%) Developer
2 77 (68.75%) Java Developer
3 10 (8.93%) Senior Developer
4 8 (7.14%) Tester
4 8 (7.14%) Functional Tester
5 7 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (4.46%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 5 (4.46%) PHP Developer
7 4 (3.57%) Architect
7 4 (3.57%) Drupal Developer
8 3 (2.68%) C++/Java Developer
8 3 (2.68%) Applications Support
8 3 (2.68%) C++ Developer
8 3 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (1.79%) Analyst
9 2 (1.79%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 2 (1.79%) Agile Java Developer
9 2 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Architect
9 2 (1.79%) SOA Architect
9 2 (1.79%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (46.43%) Web Services
2 38 (33.93%) Hibernate
3 24 (21.43%) XML
3 24 (21.43%) Spring
4 22 (19.64%) JSF
5 19 (16.96%) EJB
6 18 (16.07%) JPA
6 18 (16.07%) RESTful
7 16 (14.29%) EJB 3.0
8 15 (13.39%) JAXB
9 14 (12.50%) HTML
9 14 (12.50%) CSS
10 10 (8.93%) Java EE
10 10 (8.93%) jQuery
11 8 (7.14%) Middleware
12 7 (6.25%) SOAP
13 5 (4.46%) REST
13 5 (4.46%) Swing
14 4 (3.57%) Spring MVC
15 3 (2.68%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.25%) Open Source
2 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.89%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.75%) UNIX
2 10 (8.93%) Linux
3 8 (7.14%) Windows
4 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.79%) Solaris
5 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.89%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.57%) Scrum
3 29 (25.89%) OO
4 19 (16.96%) TDD
5 13 (11.61%) BDD
6 12 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (8.93%) Release Management
7 10 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (8.04%) Functional Testing
8 9 (8.04%) E-Commerce
9 8 (7.14%) Analytics
10 7 (6.25%) Test Scripting
10 7 (6.25%) User Stories
10 7 (6.25%) SOA
11 5 (4.46%) Software Engineering
11 5 (4.46%) UML
11 5 (4.46%) OOP
12 4 (3.57%) ITIL
12 4 (3.57%) Service Delivery
12 4 (3.57%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 95 (84.82%) Java
2 46 (41.07%) SQL
3 25 (22.32%) JavaScript
4 21 (18.75%) Python
5 19 (16.96%) C
6 17 (15.18%) PHP
7 9 (8.04%) Lua
7 9 (8.04%) Ruby
7 9 (8.04%) Bash Shell
7 9 (8.04%) Perl
8 4 (3.57%) C++
9 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.79%) Jython
10 2 (1.79%) Korn
11 1 (0.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 56 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 51 (45.54%) DV Cleared
3 10 (8.93%) Sun Certification
4 9 (8.04%) OCPJP
4 9 (8.04%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (2.68%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.68%) ISA Server
2 1 (0.89%) Xen
2 1 (0.89%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) WSUS
2 2 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 35 (31.25%) Oracle
2 12 (10.71%) Sun
3 5 (4.46%) ATG
3 5 (4.46%) Cisco
4 3 (2.68%) hybris
4 3 (2.68%) Ektron
4 3 (2.68%) VMware
4 3 (2.68%) webMethods
4 3 (2.68%) IBM
4 3 (2.68%) Dell
4 3 (2.68%) BEA
4 3 (2.68%) Sybase
5 2 (1.79%) SAP
5 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.79%) McAfee
6 1 (0.89%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.89%) Siebel