The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME)
Rank 599 572 524
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -48
Contract jobs citing J2ME 10 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.036% 0.063%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.067% 0.13% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 6
Average daily rate
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£431 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £348 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £175
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +128.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £43.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15034 14825 13750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 28.02% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10082 9622 8642
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 211 331
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 6 July 2015.

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 14 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 6 July 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
England -17 10 £431 +0.29% 4
South West - 3 £413 - 1
East of England +1 2 £450 - 1
London -6 2 £550 +10.00%
Essex - 2 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £365 - 2
South East - 1 £400 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
Cheshire - 1 £365 -
Bracknell - 1 £400 -
Chester - 1 £365 -

J2ME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) Android
2 14 (87.50%) Android Development
3 11 (68.75%) Java
4 10 (62.50%) Mobile App
4 10 (62.50%) Android SDK
5 6 (37.50%) Apple iOS
5 6 (37.50%) Finance
6 5 (31.25%) Manufacturing
6 5 (31.25%) OO
6 5 (31.25%) JSON
6 5 (31.25%) Mobile Development
7 4 (25.00%) REST
7 4 (25.00%) Social Media
7 4 (25.00%) Xcode
7 4 (25.00%) Objective-C
7 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (25.00%) XML
7 4 (25.00%) SOAP
7 4 (25.00%) J2EE
8 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 3 (18.75%) SAP
8 3 (18.75%) HTML
8 3 (18.75%) Publishing
8 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
8 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (18.75%) DTV
8 3 (18.75%) Banking
8 3 (18.75%) Electronics
8 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
8 3 (18.75%) Programme Management

J2ME
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 2 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) iBeacon
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
1 2 (12.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Xcode
2 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
3 2 (12.50%) Android Studio
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
4 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Manufacturing
3 3 (18.75%) Publishing
3 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Electronics
3 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 3 (18.75%) Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 11 (68.75%) Android Developer
3 2 (12.50%) iOS Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior iOS Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) Android SDK
2 5 (31.25%) JSON
3 4 (25.00%) J2EE
3 4 (25.00%) SOAP
3 4 (25.00%) XML
3 4 (25.00%) REST
4 3 (18.75%) HTML
4 3 (18.75%) HTML5
4 3 (18.75%) iOS SDK
5 2 (12.50%) jQuery
5 2 (12.50%) MIDP
5 2 (12.50%) CLDC
5 2 (12.50%) Ajax
5 2 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (6.25%) CSS
6 1 (6.25%) LAMP
6 1 (6.25%) Cocoa
6 1 (6.25%) Web Services
6 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Mobile App
2 4 (25.00%) Social Media
3 3 (18.75%) DTV
4 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
4 2 (12.50%) User Experience
5 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
5 1 (6.25%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Android
2 6 (37.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Android Development
2 5 (31.25%) Mobile Development
2 5 (31.25%) OO
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (18.75%) Multithreading
4 3 (18.75%) iOS Development
4 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
4 3 (18.75%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Usability Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.25%) System Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) SAP
1 3 (18.75%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Sitecore
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