The first table below looks at the demand for J2ME skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2ME over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME)
Rank 575 540 521
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -19
Contract jobs citing J2ME 18 28 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.055% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.20% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 40
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £175 £275
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £43.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.50 -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15077 14208 14854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.58% 27.84% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9714 9035 9071
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 296 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%

J2ME
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing J2ME within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

J2ME Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

J2ME
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing J2ME within the UK.

J2ME Daily Rate Trend in the UK

J2ME
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing J2ME within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

J2ME Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

J2ME
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing J2ME within the UK.

J2ME Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

J2ME
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2ME within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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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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
England -35 14 £368 +13.07% 6
London +2 8 £375 +15.38%
South East -9 3 - - 1
City of London +15 2 - -
Yorkshire +6 2 £360 - 2
West Yorkshire +5 2 £360 - 1
Leeds 0 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Colchester - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Petersfield - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -

J2ME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing J2ME 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 J2ME.

1 24 (55.81%) Java
2 21 (48.84%) Mobile App
3 20 (46.51%) SQL
4 19 (44.19%) REST
5 18 (41.86%) Android
6 17 (39.53%) WAP
7 16 (37.21%) Apache
7 16 (37.21%) Oracle
7 16 (37.21%) JIRA
8 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (34.88%) Maven
8 15 (34.88%) Ant
8 15 (34.88%) Web Services
8 15 (34.88%) Handset
8 15 (34.88%) Scrum
8 15 (34.88%) Android Development
9 14 (32.56%) eggPlant
9 14 (32.56%) 2G
9 14 (32.56%) Regression Testing
9 14 (32.56%) Toad
9 14 (32.56%) Sun
9 14 (32.56%) HP
9 14 (32.56%) LoadRunner
9 14 (32.56%) Apple
9 14 (32.56%) 3G
9 14 (32.56%) SOAP
9 14 (32.56%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (32.56%) Test Automation
9 14 (32.56%) Manual Testing
9 14 (32.56%) SoapUI

J2ME
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing J2ME 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 J2ME. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (37.21%) Apache
2 3 (6.98%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 14 (32.56%) 3G
1 14 (32.56%) 2G
1 14 (32.56%) 4G
2 5 (11.63%) Internet
3 3 (6.98%) RTCP
3 3 (6.98%) RTP
4 2 (4.65%) RFID
4 2 (4.65%) GSM
4 2 (4.65%) SMS
4 2 (4.65%) NFC
5 1 (2.33%) Bluetooth
5 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (37.21%) JIRA
2 15 (34.88%) Ant
2 15 (34.88%) Maven
3 14 (32.56%) Apache Ivy
3 14 (32.56%) eggPlant
3 14 (32.56%) Toad
3 14 (32.56%) LoadRunner
3 14 (32.56%) Selenium
3 14 (32.56%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.65%) Calabash
5 1 (2.33%) PhoneGap
5 1 (2.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (2.33%) Subversion
5 1 (2.33%) JUnit
General
1 12 (27.91%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Games
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Developer
2 15 (34.88%) Android Developer
3 9 (20.93%) QA Leader
3 9 (20.93%) Test Leader
4 6 (13.95%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.33%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Mobile Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (44.19%) REST
2 17 (39.53%) WAP
3 15 (34.88%) Web Services
4 14 (32.56%) SOAP
4 14 (32.56%) JSON
5 11 (25.58%) XML
6 8 (18.60%) HTML
7 5 (11.63%) J2EE
7 5 (11.63%) Android SDK
8 4 (9.30%) Spring
9 3 (6.98%) J2SE
9 3 (6.98%) SyncML
9 3 (6.98%) Java ME
9 3 (6.98%) OAuth
10 2 (4.65%) KML
10 2 (4.65%) BREW
10 2 (4.65%) .NET
10 2 (4.65%) CSS
10 2 (4.65%) JDBC
10 2 (4.65%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 21 (48.84%) Mobile App
2 15 (34.88%) Handset
3 9 (20.93%) Mobile Banking
4 6 (13.95%) Blackberry
5 4 (9.30%) iPhone
6 3 (6.98%) GIS
7 2 (4.65%) Device Driver
7 2 (4.65%) N-Tier
8 1 (2.33%) Streaming Video
8 1 (2.33%) Streaming Music
8 1 (2.33%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 18 (41.86%) Android
2 4 (9.30%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Windows CE
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Scrum
1 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (34.88%) Android Development
2 14 (32.56%) Manual Testing
2 14 (32.56%) Test Automation
2 14 (32.56%) Regression Testing
3 7 (16.28%) MVC
3 7 (16.28%) Automation Testing
4 6 (13.95%) OOP
4 6 (13.95%) TDD
5 4 (9.30%) Use Case
5 4 (9.30%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (6.98%) Game Development
6 3 (6.98%) Rapid Prototyping
6 3 (6.98%) SOA
7 2 (4.65%) E-business
7 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Multithreading
7 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.33%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) Java
2 20 (46.51%) SQL
3 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.30%) C++
5 3 (6.98%) C
5 3 (6.98%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.33%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.23%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 14 (32.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Oracle
2 14 (32.56%) Sun
2 14 (32.56%) HP
2 14 (32.56%) Apple
3 4 (9.30%) Facebook
4 3 (6.98%) Twitter
4 3 (6.98%) ESRI
4 3 (6.98%) Google
5 2 (4.65%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.33%) Symbian
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