The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 11 29
Rank change year-on-year -14 +18  
Contract jobs citing J2EE 3 36 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.19% 16.07% 2.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.00% 44.44% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 34 5
Median daily rate £488 £475 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +18.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £325 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £525 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -8.57% -13.79%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 60 81 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 43.80% 36.16% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 418 139
Median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £294 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 1
Median hourly rate £15.15 £20.78 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.09% -38.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £20.78 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £20.78 £35.00
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 Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for J2EE in Chester

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for J2EE in Chester

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

1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 12 (85.71%) Web Services
3 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (57.14%) RESTful
4 8 (57.14%) XML
4 8 (57.14%) Apache Camel
5 7 (50.00%) NoSQL
5 7 (50.00%) OO
5 7 (50.00%) SQL
5 7 (50.00%) JSON
5 7 (50.00%) TDD
5 7 (50.00%) Spring
6 6 (42.86%) AOP
6 6 (42.86%) JAX-WS
6 6 (42.86%) WSDL
6 6 (42.86%) JAXB
6 6 (42.86%) XSLT
6 6 (42.86%) JDBC
6 6 (42.86%) SOAP
6 6 (42.86%) POJO
6 6 (42.86%) Microservices
7 5 (35.71%) High Availability
7 5 (35.71%) JiBX
7 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
7 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
7 5 (35.71%) Banking
8 4 (28.57%) Finance
8 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing

J2EE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) JUnit
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 5 (35.71%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
1 7 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Java Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Java Technical Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Lead Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Technical Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Technical Leader
3 3 (21.43%) Business Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Java Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) Web Services
2 8 (57.14%) Apache Camel
2 8 (57.14%) RESTful
2 8 (57.14%) XML
3 7 (50.00%) JSON
3 7 (50.00%) Spring
4 6 (42.86%) JAXB
4 6 (42.86%) JAX-WS
4 6 (42.86%) JDBC
4 6 (42.86%) POJO
4 6 (42.86%) SOAP
4 6 (42.86%) WSDL
4 6 (42.86%) XSLT
5 5 (35.71%) JiBX
6 2 (14.29%) Node.js
7 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
7 1 (7.14%) JDOM
7 1 (7.14%) jQuery
7 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) OO
2 7 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (42.86%) AOP
3 6 (42.86%) Microservices
4 5 (35.71%) High Availability
4 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
4 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) DevOps
7 2 (14.29%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (14.29%) Kanban
7 2 (14.29%) Pair Programming
7 2 (14.29%) Scrum
8 1 (7.14%) QA Automation
8 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) IBM
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle