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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME)
Rank 609 575 545
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -30
Contract jobs citing J2ME 8 15 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.028% 0.094%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.052% 0.098% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 31
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.55% +14.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £338 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £463 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
15355 15252 15663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.84% 28.95% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10019 9918 9361
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 256 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
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 22 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 1 October 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 -25 8 £350 -12.55% 5
South East - 6 £350 -
London -2 1 £375 -16.75% 2
North West -10 1 £325 -3.70% 1
Manchester - 1 £325 - 1
Petersfield - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 2
South West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Huddersfield - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -

J2ME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 19 (70.37%) Java
2 15 (55.56%) Mobile App
3 12 (44.44%) Android
3 12 (44.44%) REST
3 12 (44.44%) SQL
4 11 (40.74%) JSON
5 10 (37.04%) XML
6 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (33.33%) TDD
6 9 (33.33%) Android Development
7 8 (29.63%) Web Services
8 7 (25.93%) Ant
8 7 (25.93%) Internet
8 7 (25.93%) Scrum
8 7 (25.93%) Spring
8 7 (25.93%) Maven
8 7 (25.93%) Handset
8 7 (25.93%) Mobile Application Development
8 7 (25.93%) Facebook
9 6 (22.22%) Twitter
9 6 (22.22%) Game Development
9 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
9 6 (22.22%) 4G
9 6 (22.22%) Rapid Prototyping
9 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (22.22%) JIRA
9 6 (22.22%) Java ME
9 6 (22.22%) Selenium
9 6 (22.22%) Use Case
9 6 (22.22%) OAuth

J2ME
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (22.22%) Apache
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Internet
2 6 (22.22%) 4G
2 6 (22.22%) 2G
2 6 (22.22%) 3G
3 2 (7.41%) NFC
4 1 (3.70%) Bluetooth
4 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Ant
1 7 (25.93%) Maven
2 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 6 (22.22%) JIRA
2 6 (22.22%) Selenium
2 6 (22.22%) Apache Ivy
2 6 (22.22%) eggPlant
2 6 (22.22%) Toad
2 6 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 2 (7.41%) Calabash
4 1 (3.70%) JUnit
4 1 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 6 (22.22%) Games
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Android Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Mobile Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Test Leader
5 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 3 (11.11%) QA Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.70%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) REST
2 11 (40.74%) JSON
3 10 (37.04%) XML
4 8 (29.63%) Web Services
5 7 (25.93%) Spring
6 6 (22.22%) Java ME
6 6 (22.22%) OAuth
6 6 (22.22%) WAP
6 6 (22.22%) SOAP
7 2 (7.41%) Android SDK
7 2 (7.41%) HTML5
7 2 (7.41%) RESTful
7 2 (7.41%) BREW
7 2 (7.41%) HTML
7 2 (7.41%) J2EE
8 1 (3.70%) MFC
8 1 (3.70%) .NET
8 1 (3.70%) ODBC
8 1 (3.70%) ActiveX
8 1 (3.70%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) Mobile App
2 7 (25.93%) Handset
3 5 (18.52%) Blackberry
4 3 (11.11%) iPhone
4 3 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (7.41%) User Experience
6 1 (3.70%) Streaming Video
6 1 (3.70%) Streaming Music
6 1 (3.70%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Android
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (33.33%) TDD
1 9 (33.33%) Android Development
2 7 (25.93%) Scrum
2 7 (25.93%) Mobile Application Development
3 6 (22.22%) Game Development
3 6 (22.22%) Rapid Prototyping
3 6 (22.22%) Use Case
3 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 6 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Test Planning
3 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 6 (22.22%) SOA
4 5 (18.52%) MVC
5 4 (14.81%) OOP
6 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.70%) UML
8 1 (3.70%) Requirements Management
8 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) Java
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) VC++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Facebook
2 6 (22.22%) Twitter
2 6 (22.22%) Google
2 6 (22.22%) Sun
2 6 (22.22%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) Apple
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Symbian