The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 23 June 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)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 36 62
Rank change year-on-year -14 +26  
Contract jobs citing J2EE 6 36 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.98% 4.42% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.49% 15.38% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 31 1
Median daily rate £375 £250 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -47.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £41.30
% change year-on-year -11.42% -15.25%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 172 234 176
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 28.01% 28.75% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 175 120
Median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.50 - £11.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for J2EE in Birmingham

J2EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2EE in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (80.00%) Spring
4 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (60.00%) REST
5 5 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 5 (50.00%) HTML
5 5 (50.00%) jQuery
5 5 (50.00%) Hibernate
5 5 (50.00%) Spring Boot
6 4 (40.00%) SOLID
6 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
6 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 4 (40.00%) Web Development
6 4 (40.00%) Hazelcast
7 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (30.00%) Mockito
7 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (30.00%) TDD
7 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (30.00%) jMock
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (30.00%) RESTful
7 3 (30.00%) Visualisation
7 3 (30.00%) .NET
7 3 (30.00%) Scrum
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (30.00%) JUnit
7 3 (30.00%) SOAP

J2EE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (20.00%) JBoss
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Hazelcast
1 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (30.00%) jMock
1 3 (30.00%) JUnit
1 3 (30.00%) Mockito
2 2 (20.00%) DbUnit
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) Maven
2 2 (20.00%) SonarQube
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
1 7 (70.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Spring
2 6 (60.00%) REST
3 5 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 5 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 5 (50.00%) HTML
3 5 (50.00%) jQuery
3 5 (50.00%) Spring Boot
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) RESTful
4 3 (30.00%) SOAP
5 2 (20.00%) PowerMock
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 1 (10.00%) Middleware
6 1 (10.00%) RESTEasy
6 1 (10.00%) Spring MVC
6 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (40.00%) SOLID
2 4 (40.00%) Web Development
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Visualisation
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source Development
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) IBM
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle