The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 79 66 82
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs citing J2EE 33 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.39% 1.64% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.63% 6.83% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 11
Average daily rate
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£373 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £444 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
586 498 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.74% 24.01% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 293 315
Average daily rate £370 £298 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.36% -4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 27
Average hourly rate £29.22 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry -1 4 £360 - 5
Warwickshire -2 4 £413 - 2
Birmingham -6 3 £295 -9.23% 2
Staffordshire - 1 £350 -
Walsall - - - -
J2EE
England

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 77 (93.90%) Java
2 38 (46.34%) Oracle
3 27 (32.93%) WebSphere
4 26 (31.71%) XML
4 26 (31.71%) Apache
5 25 (30.49%) JBoss
5 25 (30.49%) UNIX
5 25 (30.49%) Maven
6 24 (29.27%) Spring
7 23 (28.05%) WebLogic
8 22 (26.83%) JSP
9 20 (24.39%) Subversion
10 18 (21.95%) Hibernate
10 18 (21.95%) Jenkins
11 17 (20.73%) Tomcat
12 15 (18.29%) WebSphere Application Server
13 14 (17.07%) SQL
13 14 (17.07%) HTML
14 13 (15.85%) CMS
14 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
14 13 (15.85%) Linux
15 12 (14.63%) XSLT
15 12 (14.63%) Servlets
15 12 (14.63%) Perl
15 12 (14.63%) Ant
15 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (14.63%) Oracle Database
16 11 (13.41%) Relational Database
16 11 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (13.41%) jQuery

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 27 (32.93%) WebSphere
2 26 (31.71%) Apache
3 25 (30.49%) JBoss
4 23 (28.05%) WebLogic
5 17 (20.73%) Tomcat
6 15 (18.29%) WebSphere Application Server
7 13 (15.85%) CMS
8 7 (8.54%) Confluence
9 2 (2.44%) Magnolia
10 1 (1.22%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.22%) Node.js
10 1 (1.22%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.22%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) Internet
2 1 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.22%) Firewall
2 1 (1.22%) LAN
2 1 (1.22%) WAN
2 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.63%) Oracle Database
2 11 (13.41%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.88%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.66%) MySQL
5 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.22%) OLAP
6 1 (1.22%) Riak
6 1 (1.22%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 25 (30.49%) Maven
2 20 (24.39%) Subversion
3 18 (21.95%) Jenkins
4 12 (14.63%) Ant
5 11 (13.41%) Hudson
6 10 (12.20%) Eclipse
7 7 (8.54%) JIRA
8 6 (7.32%) JMeter
9 2 (2.44%) ClearCase
9 2 (2.44%) ClearQuest
10 1 (1.22%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (1.22%) Gradle
10 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.22%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (6.10%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.88%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 50 (60.98%) Developer
2 38 (46.34%) Java Developer
3 26 (31.71%) Architect
4 14 (17.07%) Web Developer
4 14 (17.07%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 12 (14.63%) Java Web Developer
6 9 (10.98%) Platform Architect
7 7 (8.54%) J2EE Developer
7 7 (8.54%) Senior Developer
8 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.44%) Java Architect
10 2 (2.44%) Senior Java Developer
11 1 (1.22%) SQL Developer
11 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL Developer
11 1 (1.22%) Oracle Developer
11 1 (1.22%) Release Analyst
11 1 (1.22%) webMethods Developer
11 1 (1.22%) Oracle Consultant
11 1 (1.22%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (31.71%) XML
2 24 (29.27%) Spring
3 22 (26.83%) JSP
4 18 (21.95%) Hibernate
5 14 (17.07%) HTML
6 12 (14.63%) XSLT
6 12 (14.63%) Servlets
7 11 (13.41%) jQuery
7 11 (13.41%) SOAP
7 11 (13.41%) CSS
8 10 (12.20%) Struts
8 10 (12.20%) JMS
9 9 (10.98%) JMX
9 9 (10.98%) Web Services
9 9 (10.98%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (9.76%) JDBC
11 7 (8.54%) TopLink
11 7 (8.54%) .NET
12 6 (7.32%) JSTL
12 6 (7.32%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.76%) iPad
2 8 (9.76%) Open Source
3 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.22%) User Experience
4 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.49%) UNIX
2 13 (15.85%) Linux
3 10 (12.20%) Windows
4 8 (9.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 8 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (9.76%) AIX
4 8 (9.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (12.20%) Content Management
4 9 (10.98%) TDD
4 9 (10.98%) E-Commerce
5 8 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (9.76%) Software Architecture
5 8 (9.76%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (9.76%) Load Testing
5 8 (9.76%) B2C
5 8 (9.76%) Migration
6 7 (8.54%) Configuration Management
6 7 (8.54%) OOA/OOD
6 7 (8.54%) OO
6 7 (8.54%) DevOps
6 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (7.32%) Low Latency
7 6 (7.32%) Memory Management
8 5 (6.10%) ERP
8 5 (6.10%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 77 (93.90%) Java
2 14 (17.07%) SQL
3 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
4 12 (14.63%) Perl
5 8 (9.76%) Shell Script
6 6 (7.32%) C
7 5 (6.10%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.66%) Scala
9 2 (2.44%) Ruby
9 2 (2.44%) Python
10 1 (1.22%) VB6
10 1 (1.22%) VB
10 1 (1.22%) C#
10 1 (1.22%) PHP
10 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.22%) Erlang
10 1 (1.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) Degree
2 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.22%) RHCE
3 1 (1.22%) CCNP
3 1 (1.22%) CCNA
3 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (8.54%) Squid
2 1 (1.22%) KVM
2 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (13.41%) Puppet
2 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.22%) CFEngine
3 1 (1.22%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 38 (46.34%) Oracle
2 10 (12.20%) IBM
3 9 (10.98%) BEA
4 8 (9.76%) Endeca
4 8 (9.76%) ATG
5 7 (8.54%) Red Hat
6 6 (7.32%) HP
7 3 (3.66%) webMethods
7 3 (3.66%) Alterian
8 1 (1.22%) Perforce
8 1 (1.22%) VMware
8 1 (1.22%) Informatica
8 1 (1.22%) Lotus
8 1 (1.22%) Sage
8 1 (1.22%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.22%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.22%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.22%) SAP
8 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.22%) Pega
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