The table below looks at the statistics for Java EE 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 Java EE over the 3 months to 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
Rank 115 99 97
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs citing Java EE 8 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.24% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.24% 0.91% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 8
Average daily rate
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£370 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +2.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Java EE
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
647 551 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.55% 26.71% 27.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 344 331
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 21
Average hourly rate £19.50 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -26.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Java EE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java EE across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Java EE Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Java EE
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Java EE Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Java EE
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java EE across the West Midlands region.

Java EE Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Java EE
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 Java EE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 October 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 -4 3 £300 -29.41% 1
Warwickshire -8 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £370 -
Worcestershire - - - -
Java EE
England

Java EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Java EE 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 Java EE.

1 12 (85.71%) Java
1 12 (85.71%) Oracle
2 10 (71.43%) Spring
2 10 (71.43%) Relational Database
3 9 (64.29%) Hibernate
4 7 (50.00%) Memory Management
4 7 (50.00%) OO
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
5 6 (42.86%) J2EE
5 6 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (42.86%) OOA/OOD
5 6 (42.86%) HP
5 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
5 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (42.86%) Low Latency
6 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
6 5 (35.71%) JMeter
6 5 (35.71%) Maven
6 5 (35.71%) TDD
6 5 (35.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (35.71%) UNIX
7 4 (28.57%) AIX
7 4 (28.57%) C
7 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
7 4 (28.57%) ProC
7 4 (28.57%) HTML
7 4 (28.57%) Solaris
7 4 (28.57%) SOA
8 3 (21.43%) RDBMS
8 3 (21.43%) C++

Java EE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Java EE 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 Java EE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) Relational Database
2 3 (21.43%) RDBMS
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
3 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 2 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
1 5 (35.71%) JMeter
1 5 (35.71%) Maven
2 4 (28.57%) ProC
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Applications Architect
4 3 (21.43%) C Developer
4 3 (21.43%) C++ Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Designer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Software Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Designer
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) Spring
2 9 (64.29%) Hibernate
3 6 (42.86%) J2EE
4 4 (28.57%) HTML
5 3 (21.43%) Spring MVC
6 2 (14.29%) Vaadin
6 2 (14.29%) OSGi
6 2 (14.29%) REST
6 2 (14.29%) HTML5
6 2 (14.29%) .NET
6 2 (14.29%) Struts
6 2 (14.29%) XML
6 2 (14.29%) CSS
7 1 (7.14%) JSP
7 1 (7.14%) Servlets
7 1 (7.14%) jQuery
7 1 (7.14%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) AIX
2 4 (28.57%) Solaris
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Memory Management
1 7 (50.00%) OO
2 6 (42.86%) OOA/OOD
2 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (42.86%) Low Latency
3 5 (35.71%) TDD
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (28.57%) SOA
5 3 (21.43%) MVC
6 2 (14.29%) Coaching
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
7 1 (7.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) C
3 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 3 (21.43%) C++
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) MOM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) HP