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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2EE over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
England / West Midlands
Rank 91 72 68
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Contract jobs citing J2EE 32 50 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.33% 2.09% 1.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.23% 8.67% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 24
Median daily rate £450 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £306 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £59.25 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-36.70% +68.44%

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
612 577 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.35% 24.12% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 347 301
Median daily rate £375 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -19.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.05 £22.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

J2EE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing J2EE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +2 14 £470 +49.20%
Birmingham -3 7 £375 -10.44% 3
Shropshire -8 6 £526 -4.45%
Coventry -12 2 £491 +63.50% 2
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
J2EE
England

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing J2EE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 63 (77.78%) Java
2 42 (51.85%) SQL
3 35 (43.21%) Oracle
4 33 (40.74%) Unix
4 33 (40.74%) Spring
5 29 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (33.33%) Shell Script
7 25 (30.86%) Hibernate
8 24 (29.63%) PL/SQL
8 24 (29.63%) Waterfall
9 22 (27.16%) OO
10 19 (23.46%) IBM
10 19 (23.46%) Pega
11 18 (22.22%) webMethods
12 17 (20.99%) RUP
12 17 (20.99%) Problem Management
12 17 (20.99%) Test Strategy
13 16 (19.75%) WebLogic
13 16 (19.75%) Scrum
14 15 (18.52%) AOP
14 15 (18.52%) Struts
14 15 (18.52%) Informatica
14 15 (18.52%) Liferay
14 15 (18.52%) Velocity
15 14 (17.28%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (17.28%) Process Improvement
15 14 (17.28%) HTML
16 13 (16.05%) CA Gen
17 11 (13.58%) Perl
17 11 (13.58%) BEA

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (19.75%) WebLogic
2 15 (18.52%) Liferay
3 8 (9.88%) Confluence
4 6 (7.41%) Documentum
4 6 (7.41%) JBoss
5 5 (6.17%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.94%) Apache
7 1 (1.23%) IIS
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.23%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) Firewall
1 1 (1.23%) HTTP
1 1 (1.23%) LDAP
1 1 (1.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) IBM InfoSphere
2 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.41%) Hazelcast
3 6 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.17%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (3.70%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (3.70%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.47%) QualityStage
8 1 (1.23%) DB2
8 1 (1.23%) MySQL
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (16.05%) CA Gen
2 8 (9.88%) JIRA
2 8 (9.88%) Selenium
3 7 (8.64%) Jenkins
4 6 (7.41%) Ant
4 6 (7.41%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.41%) JUnit
4 6 (7.41%) Maven
5 5 (6.17%) Cucumber
5 5 (6.17%) Eclipse
5 5 (6.17%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.94%) Gradle
6 4 (4.94%) SonarQube
6 4 (4.94%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (4.94%) Travis CI
7 3 (3.70%) ClearCase
7 3 (3.70%) ClearQuest
7 3 (3.70%) PVCS
8 2 (2.47%) Subversion
8 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (12.35%) Finance
2 7 (8.64%) Retail
3 3 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Back Office
4 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (61.73%) Developer
2 18 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 15 (18.52%) Consultant
4 13 (16.05%) Security Consultant
5 10 (12.35%) Architect
6 8 (9.88%) webMethods Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Security Manager
8 4 (4.94%) COBOL Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Scala Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Agile Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (3.70%) COBOL Programmer
9 3 (3.70%) J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Java Swing Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Mainframe Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Mainframe Programmer
9 3 (3.70%) PL/SQL Programmer
9 3 (3.70%) SQL Programmer
9 3 (3.70%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (40.74%) Spring
2 25 (30.86%) Hibernate
3 15 (18.52%) Struts
3 15 (18.52%) Velocity
4 14 (17.28%) HTML
5 9 (11.11%) XML
6 8 (9.88%) CSS
6 8 (9.88%) jQuery
6 8 (9.88%) REST
6 8 (9.88%) RESTful
7 7 (8.64%) AngularJS
8 6 (7.41%) .NET
8 6 (7.41%) Play Framework
8 6 (7.41%) Spring Boot
8 6 (7.41%) XSD
9 4 (4.94%) JAX-RS
9 4 (4.94%) JSON
9 4 (4.94%) RAML
9 4 (4.94%) Web Services
10 3 (3.70%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Mainframe
1 4 (4.94%) Visualisation
2 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.23%) IVR
3 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 33 (40.74%) Unix
2 3 (3.70%) AIX
2 3 (3.70%) Linux
3 2 (2.47%) VME
4 1 (1.23%) Windows
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (29.63%) Waterfall
3 22 (27.16%) OO
4 17 (20.99%) Problem Management
4 17 (20.99%) RUP
4 17 (20.99%) Test Strategy
5 16 (19.75%) Scrum
6 15 (18.52%) AOP
7 14 (17.28%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (17.28%) Process Improvement
8 9 (11.11%) Configuration Management
9 8 (9.88%) Data Management
9 8 (9.88%) Master Data Management
9 8 (9.88%) Web Development
10 7 (8.64%) Data Modelling
10 7 (8.64%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (7.41%) Data Stewardship
11 6 (7.41%) SOLID
11 6 (7.41%) TDD
12 5 (6.17%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 63 (77.78%) Java
2 42 (51.85%) SQL
3 27 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 24 (29.63%) PL/SQL
5 11 (13.58%) Perl
6 9 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 7 (8.64%) COBOL
8 6 (7.41%) Scala
9 2 (2.47%) PHP
10 1 (1.23%) C
10 1 (1.23%) Python
10 1 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.23%) Degree
1 1 (1.23%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.47%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Docker
2 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (43.21%) Oracle
2 19 (23.46%) IBM
2 19 (23.46%) Pega
3 18 (22.22%) webMethods
4 15 (18.52%) Informatica
5 11 (13.58%) BEA
6 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.47%) Google
7 2 (2.47%) ICL
7 2 (2.47%) VMware
7 2 (2.47%) WSO2
8 1 (1.23%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.23%) Avaya
8 1 (1.23%) Genesys
8 1 (1.23%) hybris
8 1 (1.23%) KANA
8 1 (1.23%) Misys
8 1 (1.23%) Red Hat