The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 28 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 62 34
Rank change year-on-year +32 -28  
Contract jobs citing J2EE 26 18 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.87% 1.83% 4.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.22% 6.77% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 28
Median daily rate £475 £420 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.09% +10.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £368 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £425 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00%  
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 Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 151 266 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 28.28% 27.12% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 192 163
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% +44.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for J2EE in Cheshire

J2EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2EE in Cheshire

J2EE
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Chester +15 11 £438 +8.02% 2
Knutsford +10 4 £475 +11.76%
J2EE
North West

J2EE
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 34 (89.47%) Java
2 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (57.89%) SOAP
3 22 (57.89%) Web Services
4 19 (50.00%) SQL
5 18 (47.37%) Oracle
6 16 (42.11%) EJB
6 16 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (42.11%) Git (software)
7 15 (39.47%) JIRA
7 15 (39.47%) JSON
8 14 (36.84%) Spring
8 14 (36.84%) XML
8 14 (36.84%) Scrum
8 14 (36.84%) NoSQL
9 13 (34.21%) REST
9 13 (34.21%) MongoDB
10 12 (31.58%) Oracle Database
10 12 (31.58%) Finance
10 12 (31.58%) OO
10 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
11 11 (28.95%) Microservices
12 10 (26.32%) Bitbucket
12 10 (26.32%) Hudson
12 10 (26.32%) Waterfall
12 10 (26.32%) MySQL
12 10 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (26.32%) Client/Server
12 10 (26.32%) TDD
12 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database 11g

J2EE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (15.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (13.16%) WebSphere
3 4 (10.53%) JBoss
3 4 (10.53%) WebLogic
4 3 (7.89%) GlassFish
5 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.63%) Apache
6 1 (2.63%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) NoSQL
2 13 (34.21%) MongoDB
3 12 (31.58%) Oracle Database
4 10 (26.32%) MySQL
4 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (18.42%) DB2
6 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
7 5 (13.16%) Big Data
7 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
8 3 (7.89%) JasperReports
8 3 (7.89%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Git (software)
2 15 (39.47%) JIRA
3 10 (26.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (26.32%) Bitbucket
3 10 (26.32%) Hudson
4 8 (21.05%) IntelliJ
5 5 (13.16%) JUnit
6 4 (10.53%) Eclipse
6 4 (10.53%) Gradle
6 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
6 4 (10.53%) Mockito
6 4 (10.53%) MyEclipse
7 2 (5.26%) Subversion
8 1 (2.63%) ClearCase
8 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 23 (60.53%) Developer
1 23 (60.53%) Java Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Architect
3 7 (18.42%) J2EE Developer
3 7 (18.42%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Java Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Java Technical Architect
4 6 (15.79%) PL/SQL Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Technical Architect
5 5 (13.16%) Lead Architect
5 5 (13.16%) Technical Leader
6 3 (7.89%) Principal Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Applications Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Domain Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Java Software Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Java Applications Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Java Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (57.89%) SOAP
1 22 (57.89%) Web Services
2 16 (42.11%) EJB
3 15 (39.47%) JSON
4 14 (36.84%) Spring
4 14 (36.84%) XML
5 13 (34.21%) REST
6 10 (26.32%) EJB 3.0
7 9 (23.68%) Apache Camel
7 9 (23.68%) RESTful
8 8 (21.05%) Struts
9 7 (18.42%) jQuery
9 7 (18.42%) Middleware
10 6 (15.79%) Ajax
10 6 (15.79%) JSP
10 6 (15.79%) Servlets
11 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
11 5 (13.16%) HTML
11 5 (13.16%) JSF
11 5 (13.16%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Client/Server
2 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) DataPower
4 1 (2.63%) Derivative
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) AIX
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
1 5 (13.16%) Unix
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (36.84%) Scrum
4 12 (31.58%) OO
5 11 (28.95%) Microservices
6 10 (26.32%) TDD
6 10 (26.32%) Waterfall
7 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
8 6 (15.79%) SOA
9 5 (13.16%) Data Protection
9 5 (13.16%) High Availability
10 4 (10.53%) AOP
10 4 (10.53%) DevOps
10 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
11 3 (7.89%) Integration Testing
11 3 (7.89%) Pair Programming
11 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
11 3 (7.89%) RUP
11 3 (7.89%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (7.89%) UML
Programming Languages
1 34 (89.47%) Java
2 19 (50.00%) SQL
3 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
5 4 (10.53%) C#
6 2 (5.26%) Groovy
7 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) hybris
2 2 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (2.63%) Chordiant
3 1 (2.63%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) Kony
3 1 (2.63%) Sybase
3 1 (2.63%) Yahoo!