The first table below looks at the demand for J2EE skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2EE over the 3 months to 22 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 for the West Midlands region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 81 82 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -39
Contract jobs citing J2EE 37 26 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.58% 1.35% 3.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.45% 5.13% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 47
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £345 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% -4.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £34.00 £33.86
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +0.41%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
574 507 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.51% 26.24% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 276 308
Average daily rate £325 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 21
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £25.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £92.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
J2EE
England

J2EE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing J2EE across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

J2EE Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

J2EE
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

J2EE Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

J2EE
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing J2EE across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

J2EE Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

J2EE
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

J2EE Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

J2EE
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Warwickshire +4 8 £338 +12.68%
Birmingham -16 7 £315 -28.40% 3
Coventry - 5 £325 - 4
Wolverhampton - 3 £260 - 1
Solihull - - - -
J2EE
England

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 82 (94.25%) Java
2 44 (50.57%) JSP
3 40 (45.98%) JavaScript
4 39 (44.83%) XML
5 36 (41.38%) HTML
5 36 (41.38%) CSS
6 34 (39.08%) Spring
7 31 (35.63%) Tomcat
8 30 (34.48%) Apache
9 29 (33.33%) .NET
9 29 (33.33%) UNIX
9 29 (33.33%) Maven
9 29 (33.33%) jQuery
10 27 (31.03%) Ant
11 26 (29.89%) Subversion
12 25 (28.74%) CMS
13 23 (26.44%) Eclipse
13 23 (26.44%) JSTL
14 22 (25.29%) Oracle
14 22 (25.29%) XSLT
15 19 (21.84%) SQL
15 19 (21.84%) REST
16 18 (20.69%) Linux
17 17 (19.54%) Alterian
18 16 (18.39%) Hibernate
19 15 (17.24%) WebSphere
20 14 (16.09%) WebLogic
20 14 (16.09%) SOAP
20 14 (16.09%) SOA
21 13 (14.94%) JMS

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 31 (35.63%) Tomcat
2 30 (34.48%) Apache
3 25 (28.74%) CMS
4 15 (17.24%) WebSphere
5 14 (16.09%) WebLogic
6 7 (8.05%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (4.60%) IIS
8 3 (3.45%) Documentum
8 3 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.15%) Magnolia
9 1 (1.15%) Alfresco
9 1 (1.15%) SAP Portal
9 1 (1.15%) Liferay
9 1 (1.15%) SAP EP
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.34%) Internet
2 7 (8.05%) DDNS
2 7 (8.05%) LDAP
3 3 (3.45%) IPv4
3 3 (3.45%) IPv6
4 1 (1.15%) RTCP
4 1 (1.15%) RTP
4 1 (1.15%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.20%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.75%) RDBMS
3 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.45%) DB2
5 2 (2.30%) MySQL
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.15%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.15%) Riak
Development Applications
1 29 (33.33%) Maven
2 27 (31.03%) Ant
3 26 (29.89%) Subversion
4 23 (26.44%) Eclipse
5 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.45%) ClearCase
6 3 (3.45%) ClearQuest
6 3 (3.45%) CA Gen
7 2 (2.30%) JUnit
7 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.15%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.15%) Hudson
8 1 (1.15%) Gradle
8 1 (1.15%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (1.15%) JMeter
8 1 (1.15%) Selenium
8 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.15%) TestNG
General
1 9 (10.34%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 56 (64.37%) Developer
2 50 (57.47%) Java Developer
3 25 (28.74%) Web Developer
4 23 (26.44%) Java Web Developer
5 21 (24.14%) Architect
6 16 (18.39%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 8 (9.20%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (8.05%) J2EE Developer
9 6 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Software Architect
10 3 (3.45%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Applications Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Technical Architect
11 2 (2.30%) Java Applications Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Java Architect
11 2 (2.30%) Technical Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (50.57%) JSP
2 39 (44.83%) XML
3 36 (41.38%) CSS
3 36 (41.38%) HTML
4 34 (39.08%) Spring
5 29 (33.33%) jQuery
5 29 (33.33%) .NET
6 23 (26.44%) JSTL
7 22 (25.29%) XSLT
8 19 (21.84%) REST
9 16 (18.39%) Hibernate
10 14 (16.09%) SOAP
11 13 (14.94%) JMS
12 11 (12.64%) Web Services
13 10 (11.49%) Servlets
14 7 (8.05%) Struts
15 6 (6.90%) JMX
16 5 (5.75%) JDBC
17 4 (4.60%) COM+
17 4 (4.60%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) iPad
2 3 (3.45%) Digital Media
2 3 (3.45%) Open Source
2 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.15%) iPhone
3 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.15%) GIS
3 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (33.33%) UNIX
2 18 (20.69%) Linux
3 8 (9.20%) Windows
4 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.09%) SOA
2 10 (11.49%) Migration
3 8 (9.20%) Software Engineering
4 7 (8.05%) MVC
4 7 (8.05%) TDD
4 7 (8.05%) Content Management
4 7 (8.05%) OO
4 7 (8.05%) CRM
4 7 (8.05%) ERP
4 7 (8.05%) EAI
4 7 (8.05%) Data Migration
5 6 (6.90%) Software Architecture
6 5 (5.75%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (5.75%) Waterfall
6 5 (5.75%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (5.75%) E-Commerce
6 5 (5.75%) B2C
6 5 (5.75%) Load Testing
7 4 (4.60%) Project Planning
7 4 (4.60%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 82 (94.25%) Java
2 40 (45.98%) JavaScript
3 19 (21.84%) SQL
4 10 (11.49%) Shell Script
5 7 (8.05%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.75%) VB
6 5 (5.75%) C
6 5 (5.75%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.75%) Perl
7 4 (4.60%) Scala
8 2 (2.30%) VB6
9 1 (1.15%) Ruby
9 1 (1.15%) Erlang
9 1 (1.15%) Groovy
9 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.15%) PHP
9 1 (1.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) Puppet
1 1 (1.15%) CFEngine
1 1 (1.15%) Cobbler
1 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (25.29%) Oracle
2 17 (19.54%) Alterian
3 12 (13.79%) JBoss
3 12 (13.79%) IBM
4 7 (8.05%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.05%) Business Objects
5 5 (5.75%) ATG
5 5 (5.75%) Endeca
5 5 (5.75%) BEA
6 4 (4.60%) Pega
7 3 (3.45%) Informatica
8 2 (2.30%) Sage
8 2 (2.30%) webMethods
9 1 (1.15%) ESRI
9 1 (1.15%) HP
9 1 (1.15%) Sencha
9 1 (1.15%) Perforce
9 1 (1.15%) SAP
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago