Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 111 122
Rank change year-on-year -52 +11 -3
Contract jobs citing J2EE 87 189 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.06% 1.93% 1.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.10% 7.41% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 136 55
Midlands median daily rate £431 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.15% +2.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £313 £254 £313
90th Percentile £550 £513 £573
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.50 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.05% -7.50% +23.08%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2122 2549 1966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 25.81% 26.09% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1546 1204
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £270 £268 £225
90th Percentile £550 £513 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 22 39
Midlands median hourly rate £31.33 £23.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.30% -21.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £20.62 £9.03 £11.60
90th Percentile £47.25 £42.28 £45.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for J2EE in the Midlands

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for J2EE in the Midlands

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for J2EE in the Midlands

J2EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2EE in the Midlands

J2EE
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE within the Midlands 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
East Midlands -9 58 £425 -1.16% 7
West Midlands -60 27 £456 +1.39% 10
J2EE
England

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 Midlands region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 74 (85.06%) Java
2 67 (77.01%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (75.86%) Spring
4 47 (54.02%) E-Commerce
5 43 (49.43%) Oracle
6 42 (48.28%) Hibernate
7 39 (44.83%) JUnit
8 36 (41.38%) JBoss
8 36 (41.38%) Java EE
9 33 (37.93%) Maven
9 33 (37.93%) SQL
10 32 (36.78%) Tomcat
11 24 (27.59%) SOAP
11 24 (27.59%) Web Services
12 22 (25.29%) Git (software)
13 19 (21.84%) Apache
13 19 (21.84%) RESTful
13 19 (21.84%) NoSQL
13 19 (21.84%) TDD
13 19 (21.84%) SDLC
14 18 (20.69%) Unix
14 18 (20.69%) WebLogic
15 17 (19.54%) Linux
15 17 (19.54%) Internet
15 17 (19.54%) Jenkins
16 16 (18.39%) REST
16 16 (18.39%) Scrum
17 15 (17.24%) JMS
17 15 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
18 14 (16.09%) High Availability

J2EE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 36 (41.38%) JBoss
2 32 (36.78%) Tomcat
3 19 (21.84%) Apache
4 18 (20.69%) WebLogic
5 11 (12.64%) iPlanet
5 11 (12.64%) Oracle Application Server
6 4 (4.60%) OpenStack
6 4 (4.60%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (3.45%) CMS
7 3 (3.45%) MQSeries
7 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.45%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.30%) CoreMedia CMS
8 2 (2.30%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.15%) Confluence
9 1 (1.15%) Liferay
9 1 (1.15%) nginx
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.15%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.30%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.30%) IaaS
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.15%) GitHub
4 1 (1.15%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.54%) Internet
2 14 (16.09%) TCP/IP
3 10 (11.49%) Firewall
4 4 (4.60%) HTTP
4 4 (4.60%) SAN
4 4 (4.60%) SSL
5 3 (3.45%) LDAP
5 3 (3.45%) NAS
6 2 (2.30%) DNS
6 2 (2.30%) FCoE
6 2 (2.30%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.84%) NoSQL
2 10 (11.49%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.60%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.30%) MySQL
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.30%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.15%) DB2
7 1 (1.15%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 39 (44.83%) JUnit
2 33 (37.93%) Maven
3 22 (25.29%) Git (software)
4 17 (19.54%) Jenkins
5 13 (14.94%) Mockito
6 11 (12.64%) jMock
7 10 (11.49%) DbUnit
7 10 (11.49%) SonarQube
8 8 (9.20%) Eclipse
8 8 (9.20%) IntelliJ
8 8 (9.20%) Selenium
9 4 (4.60%) JIRA
10 2 (2.30%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.30%) Gradle
10 2 (2.30%) JProfiler
11 1 (1.15%) Ant
11 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.15%) gulp
11 1 (1.15%) Hudson
11 1 (1.15%) MyEclipse
General
1 5 (5.75%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Billing
3 2 (2.30%) Legal
4 1 (1.15%) Automotive
4 1 (1.15%) Games
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (64.37%) Developer
2 50 (57.47%) Java Developer
3 20 (22.99%) Architect
4 16 (18.39%) Java Architect
5 10 (11.49%) Agile Developer
5 10 (11.49%) Agile Java Developer
5 10 (11.49%) Unix Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) Lead Developer
7 6 (6.90%) J2EE Developer
7 6 (6.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 6 (6.90%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.90%) Solaris Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Lead Java Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Scala Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Lead Architect
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Java Web Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.45%) Technical Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (75.86%) Spring
2 42 (48.28%) Hibernate
3 36 (41.38%) Java EE
4 24 (27.59%) SOAP
4 24 (27.59%) Web Services
5 19 (21.84%) RESTful
6 16 (18.39%) REST
7 15 (17.24%) JMS
8 14 (16.09%) XML
9 11 (12.64%) PowerMock
10 10 (11.49%) EJB
10 10 (11.49%) JSON
11 9 (10.34%) Apache Camel
11 9 (10.34%) HTML
11 9 (10.34%) Spring Boot
12 7 (8.05%) jQuery
13 6 (6.90%) AngularJS
13 6 (6.90%) CSS
13 6 (6.90%) HTML5
13 6 (6.90%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Clustering
2 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.30%) iPad
4 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.69%) Unix
2 17 (19.54%) Linux
3 11 (12.64%) AIX
3 11 (12.64%) Solaris
4 10 (11.49%) HPUX
5 9 (10.34%) SUSE
6 4 (4.60%) Windows
7 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.30%) VMS
8 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (77.01%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (54.02%) E-Commerce
3 19 (21.84%) SDLC
3 19 (21.84%) TDD
4 16 (18.39%) Scrum
5 15 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (16.09%) High Availability
7 12 (13.79%) Kanban
8 11 (12.64%) Microservices
9 10 (11.49%) BDD
9 10 (11.49%) Load Balancing
9 10 (11.49%) Open Source
10 7 (8.05%) OO
11 6 (6.90%) DevOps
11 6 (6.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 6 (6.90%) Waterfall
12 5 (5.75%) Unit Testing
13 4 (4.60%) ITIL
14 3 (3.45%) B2C
14 3 (3.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 74 (85.06%) Java
2 33 (37.93%) SQL
3 14 (16.09%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.90%) Scala
5 4 (4.60%) Perl
6 3 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.45%) C#
6 3 (3.45%) C-shell
6 3 (3.45%) Korn
6 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.30%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.30%) Python
8 1 (1.15%) Groovy
8 1 (1.15%) Haskell
8 1 (1.15%) PHP
8 1 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.15%) OCP
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (2.30%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.05%) Docker
3 6 (6.90%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.90%) KVM
3 6 (6.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (6.90%) vSphere
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) Puppet
2 3 (3.45%) OpenView
3 2 (2.30%) Ansible
3 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.15%) Grafana
4 1 (1.15%) Kibana
4 1 (1.15%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.15%) Rundeck
4 1 (1.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (49.43%) Oracle
2 12 (13.79%) VMware
3 11 (12.64%) Sun
4 10 (11.49%) Cisco
4 10 (11.49%) F5
4 10 (11.49%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.90%) PlateSpin
5 6 (6.90%) Veritas
5 6 (6.90%) webMethods
6 5 (5.75%) HP
7 3 (3.45%) Borland
7 3 (3.45%) Capita
7 3 (3.45%) Cognos
7 3 (3.45%) IBM
7 3 (3.45%) Opsware
8 2 (2.30%) Adobe
8 2 (2.30%) Apple
8 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.30%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (2.30%) Tableau