The table below looks at the statistics for J2SE 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 J2SE over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 137 118 124
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs citing J2SE 7 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.28% 0.039%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 1.24% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £480 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50
J2SE
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
780 563 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.31% 22.27% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 357 333
Median daily rate £370 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £245 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 13
Median hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% +40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.65 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £34.20 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing J2SE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

J2SE Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

J2SE
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing J2SE across the West Midlands region.

J2SE Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

J2SE
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 J2SE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Shropshire -22 3 £415 -2.35%
J2SE
England

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing J2SE 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 J2SE.

1 22 (100.00%) Java
1 22 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 22 (100.00%) SOAP
1 22 (100.00%) XML
1 22 (100.00%) Unix
1 22 (100.00%) SQL
1 22 (100.00%) J2EE
1 22 (100.00%) webMethods
1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (100.00%) Spring
1 22 (100.00%) Selenium
1 22 (100.00%) JSON
1 22 (100.00%) Scala
1 22 (100.00%) Open Source
1 22 (100.00%) Puppet
1 22 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 22 (100.00%) REST
1 22 (100.00%) Play Framework
1 22 (100.00%) Microservices
1 22 (100.00%) Docker
1 22 (100.00%) DevOps
2 20 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 20 (90.91%) Hibernate
3 13 (59.09%) Linux
4 12 (54.55%) WebLogic Portal
4 12 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (54.55%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (50.00%) Google
6 10 (45.45%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure

J2SE
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 22 (100.00%) WebLogic
2 12 (54.55%) WebLogic Portal
3 10 (45.45%) Apache
3 10 (45.45%) JBoss
4 1 (4.55%) nginx
4 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 12 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (54.55%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (45.45%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (45.45%) Google App Engine
2 10 (45.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) GitHub
3 1 (4.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) SSL
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (100.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (100.00%) Selenium
2 10 (45.45%) Eclipse
2 10 (45.45%) IntelliJ
2 10 (45.45%) JUnit
3 8 (36.36%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) Ant
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) Gatling
4 1 (4.55%) Grunt
4 1 (4.55%) gulp
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (4.55%) Sublime Text
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Software Engineer
2 19 (86.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (86.36%) Java Engineer
2 19 (86.36%) Java Scala Software Engineer
2 19 (86.36%) Java Software Engineer
2 19 (86.36%) Scala Software Engineer
3 18 (81.82%) Developer
3 18 (81.82%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 17 (77.27%) Java Developer
4 17 (77.27%) Java Scala Developer
4 17 (77.27%) Java Software Developer
4 17 (77.27%) Scala Developer
5 12 (54.55%) Lead Developer
5 12 (54.55%) Lead DevOps
5 12 (54.55%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 12 (54.55%) Lead Software Developer
5 12 (54.55%) Lead Software Engineer
6 5 (22.73%) MongoDB Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Digital Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) J2EE
1 22 (100.00%) JSON
1 22 (100.00%) Play Framework
1 22 (100.00%) REST
1 22 (100.00%) SOAP
1 22 (100.00%) Spring
1 22 (100.00%) XML
2 20 (90.91%) Hibernate
3 10 (45.45%) EJB
3 10 (45.45%) HTML
3 10 (45.45%) HTML5
4 8 (36.36%) CSS
5 2 (9.09%) Java EE
6 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
6 1 (4.55%) jQuery
6 1 (4.55%) Node.js
6 1 (4.55%) Servlets
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Unix
2 13 (59.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (100.00%) DevOps
1 22 (100.00%) Microservices
1 22 (100.00%) Open Source
2 20 (90.91%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Scrum
4 2 (9.09%) Software Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Analytics
5 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) Java
1 22 (100.00%) Scala
1 22 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) Groovy
2 1 (4.55%) Haskell
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
2 1 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
System Software
1 22 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (100.00%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Grafana
2 1 (4.55%) Kibana
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) webMethods
2 11 (50.00%) Google
3 10 (45.45%) Adobe