Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 63 60
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -5
Contract jobs citing J2EE 26 33 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.95% 2.27% 2.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.54% 8.75% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 38
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £333 £343
90th Percentile £500 £663 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -15.79% +11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

J2EE is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 345 377 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.82% 25.89% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 288 359
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £261 £299
90th Percentile £526 £500 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £34.75 £32.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.92% +82.89% -47.74%
10th Percentile £30.30 £31.25 £16.16
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.35 £34.60
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing J2EE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2EE in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for J2EE in Cheshire

J2EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 6 £500 - 1
Knutsford - 5 £388 - 3
Chester -11 1 £450 -5.26% 2
Alderley Edge - 1 £400 -
J2EE
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 26 (100.00%) Java
2 23 (88.46%) Spring
3 15 (57.69%) Finance
3 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (53.85%) JavaScript
5 13 (50.00%) Banking
6 12 (46.15%) jQuery
7 11 (42.31%) Ajax
7 11 (42.31%) Waterfall
7 11 (42.31%) Gradle
8 10 (38.46%) Struts
8 10 (38.46%) Servlets
9 9 (34.62%) EJB
9 9 (34.62%) MVC
10 8 (30.77%) JSP
10 8 (30.77%) Hibernate
10 8 (30.77%) Scrum
10 8 (30.77%) Oracle
10 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
10 8 (30.77%) JIRA
10 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
11 7 (26.92%) Data Protection
11 7 (26.92%) JSON
11 7 (26.92%) SOAP
11 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (23.08%) SQL
12 6 (23.08%) JUnit
12 6 (23.08%) TDD
12 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
13 5 (19.23%) Relational Database

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 2 (7.69%) Anypoint
1 2 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (7.69%) GitHub
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) HTTP
2 2 (7.69%) FTP
2 2 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
2 5 (19.23%) Relational Database
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
3 4 (15.38%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.85%) DB2
5 1 (3.85%) MySQL
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Gradle
2 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 8 (30.77%) JIRA
3 6 (23.08%) JUnit
4 5 (19.23%) Eclipse
5 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 4 (15.38%) IntelliJ
5 4 (15.38%) JProfiler
5 4 (15.38%) Maven
6 2 (7.69%) Mockito
6 2 (7.69%) SonarQube
7 1 (3.85%) Ant
7 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.85%) Bitbucket
7 1 (3.85%) Hudson
7 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
7 1 (3.85%) MyEclipse
7 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 13 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Developer
2 18 (69.23%) Java Developer
3 8 (30.77%) J2EE Developer
3 8 (30.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Java Project Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Project Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Project Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Applications Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Java Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (88.46%) Spring
2 12 (46.15%) jQuery
3 11 (42.31%) Ajax
4 10 (38.46%) Servlets
4 10 (38.46%) Struts
5 9 (34.62%) EJB
6 8 (30.77%) Hibernate
6 8 (30.77%) JSP
7 7 (26.92%) JSON
7 7 (26.92%) SOAP
8 5 (19.23%) JPA
8 5 (19.23%) Web Services
9 4 (15.38%) HTML
9 4 (15.38%) Java EE
9 4 (15.38%) REST
10 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
10 3 (11.54%) Spring MVC
10 3 (11.54%) Spring Security
10 3 (11.54%) XML
10 3 (11.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) RIA
3 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
1 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) Waterfall
3 9 (34.62%) MVC
4 8 (30.77%) Scrum
5 7 (26.92%) Data Protection
6 6 (23.08%) TDD
7 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (19.23%) SDLC
8 4 (15.38%) DevOps
8 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
9 3 (11.54%) BDD
9 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
9 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
10 2 (7.69%) AOP
10 2 (7.69%) API Development
10 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
10 2 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (7.69%) OO
10 2 (7.69%) RAD
10 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.85%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Ansible
1 3 (11.54%) Puppet
2 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.69%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Perforce
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.85%) IBM