The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for J2EE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited J2EE over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 - 40
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing J2EE 10 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.51% - 1.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.16% - 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 5
Median daily rate £365 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 - £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% +2.70%  

J2EE is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 76 74 70
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 26.67% 23.13% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 57
Median daily rate £323 £450 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.33% -7.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £608 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing J2EE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for J2EE in Bedfordshire

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing J2EE in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for J2EE in Bedfordshire

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2EE in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for J2EE in Bedfordshire

J2EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2EE in Bedfordshire

J2EE
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Luton - 5 £310 -
Dunstable - 1 £365 -
J2EE
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (64.29%) Java
1 9 (64.29%) OOP
2 7 (50.00%) XML
2 7 (50.00%) HTML
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (50.00%) JSP
3 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
4 5 (35.71%) JSR 286
4 5 (35.71%) JSR 168
4 5 (35.71%) WebSphere Portal
4 5 (35.71%) Java EE
4 5 (35.71%) TDD
4 5 (35.71%) IBM
4 5 (35.71%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle
4 5 (35.71%) OO
5 4 (28.57%) DOM
5 4 (28.57%) Apache
5 4 (28.57%) CSS
5 4 (28.57%) SAX
5 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 4 (28.57%) HTTP
5 4 (28.57%) XML Schema
5 4 (28.57%) Animation
5 4 (28.57%) JSON
5 4 (28.57%) Ajax
5 4 (28.57%) Subversion
5 4 (28.57%) Dojo
5 4 (28.57%) Git (software)

J2EE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 5 (35.71%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (35.71%) WebSphere Portal
3 4 (28.57%) Apache
4 1 (7.14%) JBoss
4 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) DB2
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) Subversion
2 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
2 3 (21.43%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Java WebSphere Developer
3 3 (21.43%) WebSphere Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Designer
5 1 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Hybris Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.14%) J2EE WebSphere Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.14%) JSP Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (7.14%) UI Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Web Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) HTML
1 7 (50.00%) JSP
1 7 (50.00%) XML
2 5 (35.71%) Java EE
2 5 (35.71%) JSR 168
2 5 (35.71%) JSR 286
3 4 (28.57%) Ajax
3 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) CSS3
3 4 (28.57%) Dojo
3 4 (28.57%) DOM
3 4 (28.57%) HTML5
3 4 (28.57%) jQuery
3 4 (28.57%) JSON
3 4 (28.57%) LESS
3 4 (28.57%) Sass
3 4 (28.57%) SAX
3 4 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (28.57%) XML Schema
4 3 (21.43%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Animation
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (64.29%) OOP
2 5 (35.71%) OO
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 4 (28.57%) Progressive Enhancement
3 4 (28.57%) Prototyping
3 4 (28.57%) Web Development
4 3 (21.43%) RAD
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) Web Application Development
5 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
6 1 (7.14%) BDD
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.14%) High Availability
6 1 (7.14%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) AWS Certification
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) IBM
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) hybris
3 1 (7.14%) Pega