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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Rank 69 59 66
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing J2EE 42 47 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.84% 2.17% 2.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.84% 8.59% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 18
Average daily rate
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£373 £265 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.75% -31.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.09 £33.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+6.32% +4.76%
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
536 547 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.51% 25.31% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 325 286
Average daily rate £360 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 19
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.54% -16.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Birmingham -7 8 £275 -19.11%
Coventry -1 3 £350 -22.22% 1
Warwickshire -4 3 £350 +32.07%
Staffordshire +3 1 £350 +45.83%
Worcestershire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
J2EE
England

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 73 (94.81%) Java
2 40 (51.95%) Oracle
3 28 (36.36%) WebLogic
4 27 (35.06%) UNIX
5 26 (33.77%) JBoss
6 25 (32.47%) WebSphere
7 24 (31.17%) Maven
8 23 (29.87%) Apache
8 23 (29.87%) Jenkins
9 22 (28.57%) Spring
10 19 (24.68%) Subversion
11 18 (23.38%) Perl
12 17 (22.08%) XML
13 16 (20.78%) Linux
13 16 (20.78%) Hibernate
13 16 (20.78%) Puppet
13 16 (20.78%) Hudson
14 15 (19.48%) SQL
15 14 (18.18%) Windows
15 14 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (18.18%) BEA
15 14 (18.18%) Oracle Database
16 13 (16.88%) RabbitMQ
16 13 (16.88%) Open Source
16 13 (16.88%) WebSphere Application Server
16 13 (16.88%) Tomcat
17 12 (15.58%) AIX
17 12 (15.58%) Solaris
17 12 (15.58%) JSP
17 12 (15.58%) Red Hat

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 28 (36.36%) WebLogic
2 26 (33.77%) JBoss
3 25 (32.47%) WebSphere
4 23 (29.87%) Apache
5 13 (16.88%) Tomcat
5 13 (16.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (12.99%) Confluence
7 9 (11.69%) CMS
8 2 (2.60%) Magnolia
9 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.30%) Node.js
9 1 (1.30%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.30%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) Internet
2 2 (2.60%) Wireless
3 1 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.30%) Firewall
3 1 (1.30%) LAN
3 1 (1.30%) WAN
3 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 8 (10.39%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.60%) MySQL
4 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.30%) Riak
5 1 (1.30%) OLAP
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.30%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 24 (31.17%) Maven
2 23 (29.87%) Jenkins
3 19 (24.68%) Subversion
4 16 (20.78%) Hudson
5 10 (12.99%) JIRA
6 7 (9.09%) Ant
7 6 (7.79%) JMeter
8 4 (5.19%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.60%) ClearQuest
9 2 (2.60%) ClearCase
10 1 (1.30%) Selenium
10 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.30%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.30%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.30%) Gradle
10 1 (1.30%) Grunt
10 1 (1.30%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (1.30%) Bower
General
1 7 (9.09%) Banking
2 5 (6.49%) Finance
3 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 43 (55.84%) Developer
2 28 (36.36%) Architect
2 28 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 14 (18.18%) Platform Architect
4 10 (12.99%) Infrastructure Architect
5 9 (11.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Web Developer
7 6 (7.79%) J2EE Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.19%) UI Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Java Web Developer
9 4 (5.19%) UI Programmer
10 3 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.60%) Java Architect
11 2 (2.60%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (2.60%) webMethods Developer
12 1 (1.30%) Java Applications Developer
12 1 (1.30%) Front-End Developer
12 1 (1.30%) Designer
12 1 (1.30%) Java/J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.57%) Spring
2 17 (22.08%) XML
3 16 (20.78%) Hibernate
4 13 (16.88%) RabbitMQ
5 12 (15.58%) JSP
6 9 (11.69%) SOAP
7 8 (10.39%) Struts
7 8 (10.39%) JMS
7 8 (10.39%) Servlets
7 8 (10.39%) HTML
7 8 (10.39%) XSLT
8 7 (9.09%) .NET
8 7 (9.09%) Web Services
8 7 (9.09%) JMX
9 6 (7.79%) JDBC
9 6 (7.79%) Java EE
10 5 (6.49%) TopLink
10 5 (6.49%) jQuery
10 5 (6.49%) SAX
10 5 (6.49%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Open Source
2 12 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.79%) iPad
4 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.60%) User Experience
6 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.30%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.06%) UNIX
2 16 (20.78%) Linux
3 14 (18.18%) Windows
4 12 (15.58%) AIX
4 12 (15.58%) Solaris
4 12 (15.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (15.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
2 11 (14.29%) DevOps
3 9 (11.69%) TDD
3 9 (11.69%) Configuration Management
4 8 (10.39%) OO
4 8 (10.39%) Content Management
5 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 7 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
6 6 (7.79%) B2C
6 6 (7.79%) Migration
6 6 (7.79%) Software Architecture
6 6 (7.79%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (7.79%) Load Testing
6 6 (7.79%) Low Latency
6 6 (7.79%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (7.79%) Memory Management
7 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.49%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 73 (94.81%) Java
2 18 (23.38%) Perl
3 15 (19.48%) SQL
4 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.79%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.19%) C
7 3 (3.90%) Scala
8 2 (2.60%) Ruby
8 2 (2.60%) VC++
8 2 (2.60%) Python
9 1 (1.30%) VB6
9 1 (1.30%) Erlang
9 1 (1.30%) Groovy
9 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.30%) C#
9 1 (1.30%) VB
9 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.19%) Degree
3 2 (2.60%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) CCNP
4 1 (1.30%) CCNA
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.30%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Squid
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.30%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (20.78%) Puppet
2 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.30%) CFEngine
3 1 (1.30%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 40 (51.95%) Oracle
2 14 (18.18%) BEA
3 12 (15.58%) Red Hat
4 7 (9.09%) IBM
5 6 (7.79%) HP
5 6 (7.79%) ATG
5 6 (7.79%) Endeca
6 5 (6.49%) webMethods
7 2 (2.60%) Informatica
7 2 (2.60%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.60%) Apple
7 2 (2.60%) Pega
7 2 (2.60%) Syclo
8 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.30%) Sage
8 1 (1.30%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.30%) SAP
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.30%) Lotus
8 1 (1.30%) Perforce