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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 85 77 77
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing J2EE 28 44 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 1.70% 1.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.98% 6.89% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 24
Average daily rate
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£418 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.70% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £255 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.66%
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
562 639 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.79% 24.72% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 359 371
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £19.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £33.55 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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
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Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 13 £425 -
Warwickshire +1 7 £363 +3.57%
Birmingham +2 2 £650 +106.34% 1
Walsall - 1 £550 -
J2EE
England

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 48 (100.00%) Java
2 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (41.67%) Spring
3 20 (41.67%) UNIX
4 19 (39.58%) SQL
5 18 (37.50%) WebLogic
6 16 (33.33%) Hibernate
7 13 (27.08%) webMethods
7 13 (27.08%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (25.00%) Scrum
8 12 (25.00%) Shell Script
8 12 (25.00%) Eclipse
8 12 (25.00%) SOAP
8 12 (25.00%) XML
8 12 (25.00%) Apache
8 12 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 11 (22.92%) JUnit
9 11 (22.92%) Oracle
9 11 (22.92%) HTML
9 11 (22.92%) Informatica
10 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
10 10 (20.83%) Open Source
11 9 (18.75%) HTML5
11 9 (18.75%) REST
11 9 (18.75%) Data Modelling
11 9 (18.75%) TDD
12 8 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (16.67%) Selenium
12 8 (16.67%) JSON
12 8 (16.67%) J2SE

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 18 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 12 (25.00%) Apache
3 8 (16.67%) JBoss
4 5 (10.42%) Tomcat
5 4 (8.33%) WebLogic Portal
5 4 (8.33%) Confluence
6 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
6 2 (4.17%) CMS
7 1 (2.08%) PegaRULES
7 1 (2.08%) Documentum
7 1 (2.08%) SAS
7 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.08%) Captiva
7 1 (2.08%) Mule
7 1 (2.08%) Liferay
7 1 (2.08%) Apache Solr
7 1 (2.08%) Mule ESB
7 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) Skype
2 1 (2.08%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.17%) DB2
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.08%) Redis
5 1 (2.08%) MarkLogic
5 1 (2.08%) Hazelcast
5 1 (2.08%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 11 (22.92%) JUnit
3 8 (16.67%) Selenium
4 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
5 6 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 6 (12.50%) Subversion
6 5 (10.42%) ClearCase
6 5 (10.42%) CA Gen
7 4 (8.33%) JIRA
8 3 (6.25%) IntelliJ
8 3 (6.25%) Hudson
9 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.08%) Ant
9 1 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 2 (4.17%) Automotive
2 1 (2.08%) Law
2 1 (2.08%) Games
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Retail
2 1 (2.08%) Local Government
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (66.67%) Developer
2 17 (35.42%) Java Developer
3 15 (31.25%) Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Software Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Platform Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Consultant
5 2 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (2.08%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (2.08%) WebLogic Architect
6 1 (2.08%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.08%) Java Architect
6 1 (2.08%) Systems Architect
6 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.08%) Documentum Consultant
6 1 (2.08%) Documentum Developer
6 1 (2.08%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.08%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (41.67%) Spring
2 16 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 12 (25.00%) XML
3 12 (25.00%) SOAP
4 11 (22.92%) HTML
5 9 (18.75%) HTML5
5 9 (18.75%) REST
6 8 (16.67%) J2SE
6 8 (16.67%) JSON
7 6 (12.50%) Web Services
8 5 (10.42%) jQuery
9 4 (8.33%) EJB
10 3 (6.25%) CSS
10 3 (6.25%) RESTful
10 3 (6.25%) Spring MVC
10 3 (6.25%) Play Framework
11 2 (4.17%) JSP
11 2 (4.17%) Servlets
11 2 (4.17%) .NET
12 1 (2.08%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (41.67%) UNIX
2 3 (6.25%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Android
3 1 (2.08%) AIX
3 1 (2.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.08%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (25.00%) Scrum
3 12 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 10 (20.83%) Open Source
5 9 (18.75%) TDD
5 9 (18.75%) Data Modelling
6 8 (16.67%) Software Architecture
6 8 (16.67%) DevOps
6 8 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 6 (12.50%) Web Development
7 6 (12.50%) OO
8 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.33%) RUP
9 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.33%) SDLC
10 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.25%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 48 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (39.58%) SQL
3 12 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.42%) Perl
5 5 (10.42%) PL/SQL
5 5 (10.42%) Scala
6 2 (4.17%) XQuery
7 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.08%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) webMethods
2 11 (22.92%) Oracle
2 11 (22.92%) Informatica
3 8 (16.67%) BEA
4 7 (14.58%) Pega
5 2 (4.17%) hybris
5 2 (4.17%) HP
5 2 (4.17%) WSO2
5 2 (4.17%) IBM
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.08%) Sun
6 1 (2.08%) i2
6 1 (2.08%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.08%) Demandware
6 1 (2.08%) Terracotta
6 1 (2.08%) ATG