The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
England / North West
Rank 69 92 81
Rank change year-on-year +23 -11  
Contract jobs citing J2EE 65 66 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.52% 1.72% 2.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.01% 6.47% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 52 59
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £332 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £437 £613
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 £42.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +15.54%  

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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 811 1020 841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.41% 26.58% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 680 513
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.26 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for J2EE in the North West

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2EE in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for J2EE in the North West

J2EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2EE in the North West

J2EE
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Manchester 0 29 £450 +12.50% 12
Cheshire +37 27 £463 +10.11% 2
Merseyside +4 5 £425 +6.25%
Lancashire +19 3 £375 - 1
J2EE
England

J2EE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 93 (81.58%) Java
2 52 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (44.74%) Web Services
4 46 (40.35%) Spring
5 45 (39.47%) SOAP
6 43 (37.72%) Oracle
7 42 (36.84%) SQL
8 37 (32.46%) JavaScript
9 34 (29.82%) XML
10 32 (28.07%) Finance
11 29 (25.44%) OO
11 29 (25.44%) WebSphere
11 29 (25.44%) REST
12 26 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
12 26 (22.81%) TDD
12 26 (22.81%) Scrum
13 25 (21.93%) Banking
13 25 (21.93%) JSON
14 23 (20.18%) Relational Database
15 22 (19.30%) Hibernate
15 22 (19.30%) Middleware
16 21 (18.42%) Linux
16 21 (18.42%) SQL Server
16 21 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (18.42%) NoSQL
17 20 (17.54%) MongoDB
17 20 (17.54%) HTML
18 19 (16.67%) Unix
18 19 (16.67%) JIRA
18 19 (16.67%) Microservices

J2EE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 29 (25.44%) WebSphere
2 14 (12.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (9.65%) Tomcat
4 10 (8.77%) WebLogic
5 8 (7.02%) Apache
6 7 (6.14%) JBoss
7 6 (5.26%) GlassFish
7 6 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (4.39%) IIS
8 5 (4.39%) Jetty
8 5 (4.39%) Mongrel
8 5 (4.39%) nginx
9 3 (2.63%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.75%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.88%) CMS
11 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Integration
11 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.39%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (4.39%) Google App Engine
2 5 (4.39%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.89%) SSL
2 7 (6.14%) HTTP
3 6 (5.26%) FTP
4 5 (4.39%) DHCP
4 5 (4.39%) DNS
4 5 (4.39%) IPsec
4 5 (4.39%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.75%) Bluetooth
5 2 (1.75%) Firewall
5 2 (1.75%) LAN
5 2 (1.75%) NFC
5 2 (1.75%) VoIP
5 2 (1.75%) VPN
5 2 (1.75%) WAN
5 2 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.18%) Relational Database
2 21 (18.42%) NoSQL
2 21 (18.42%) SQL Server
3 20 (17.54%) MongoDB
4 17 (14.91%) DB2
5 14 (12.28%) Big Data
6 12 (10.53%) MySQL
6 12 (10.53%) Oracle Database
6 12 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (8.77%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (3.51%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.63%) JasperReports
9 3 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.75%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.75%) Jackrabbit
11 1 (0.88%) Endeca
11 1 (0.88%) MS Access
11 1 (0.88%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (16.67%) JIRA
2 18 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 14 (12.28%) JUnit
4 10 (8.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (8.77%) Bitbucket
4 10 (8.77%) Hudson
4 10 (8.77%) Jenkins
5 8 (7.02%) Eclipse
5 8 (7.02%) IntelliJ
6 5 (4.39%) Mockito
6 5 (4.39%) Travis CI
7 4 (3.51%) Gradle
7 4 (3.51%) MyEclipse
8 3 (2.63%) Rational Application Developer
8 3 (2.63%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.63%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 2 (1.75%) JDeveloper
9 2 (1.75%) Maven
9 2 (1.75%) Selenium
9 2 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 32 (28.07%) Finance
2 25 (21.93%) Banking
3 4 (3.51%) Back Office
4 3 (2.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 67 (58.77%) Developer
2 57 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 30 (26.32%) Architect
4 10 (8.77%) Java Architect
5 9 (7.89%) Technical Architect
6 8 (7.02%) J2EE Developer
6 8 (7.02%) Java Technical Architect
6 8 (7.02%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.26%) Agile Developer
8 6 (5.26%) Agile Java Developer
8 6 (5.26%) Lead Architect
8 6 (5.26%) PL/SQL Developer
9 5 (4.39%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Technical Leader
10 4 (3.51%) Applications Architect
11 3 (2.63%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.63%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (44.74%) Web Services
2 46 (40.35%) Spring
3 45 (39.47%) SOAP
4 34 (29.82%) XML
5 29 (25.44%) REST
6 25 (21.93%) JSON
7 22 (19.30%) Hibernate
7 22 (19.30%) Middleware
8 20 (17.54%) HTML
9 18 (15.79%) AngularJS
10 17 (14.91%) EJB
11 16 (14.04%) JSP
11 16 (14.04%) RESTful
12 15 (13.16%) jQuery
12 15 (13.16%) Servlets
13 13 (11.40%) CSS
13 13 (11.40%) Java EE
14 12 (10.53%) .NET
15 11 (9.65%) Ajax
15 11 (9.65%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.39%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.51%) Clustering
4 4 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.75%) iPad
6 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.75%) User Experience
6 2 (1.75%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.88%) DataPower
7 1 (0.88%) Derivative
7 1 (0.88%) PMI
7 1 (0.88%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.42%) Linux
2 19 (16.67%) Unix
3 16 (14.04%) Windows
4 12 (10.53%) AIX
5 3 (2.63%) Android
6 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.44%) OO
3 26 (22.81%) Scrum
3 26 (22.81%) TDD
4 21 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (16.67%) Microservices
6 18 (15.79%) SOA
7 17 (14.91%) Software Engineering
7 17 (14.91%) Unit Testing
8 13 (11.40%) Waterfall
9 11 (9.65%) Data Modelling
9 11 (9.65%) DevOps
10 9 (7.89%) E-Commerce
10 9 (7.89%) High Availability
11 8 (7.02%) Pair Programming
11 8 (7.02%) UML
12 7 (6.14%) BDD
12 7 (6.14%) Customer Requirements
12 7 (6.14%) Open Source
13 6 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 93 (81.58%) Java
2 42 (36.84%) SQL
3 37 (32.46%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.77%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.39%) C#
6 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.75%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.75%) Groovy
7 2 (1.75%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.75%) Perl
8 1 (0.88%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.88%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.88%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.88%) C
8 1 (0.88%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) VB
8 1 (0.88%) VBA
8 1 (0.88%) VBScript
8 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 9 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.39%) Degree
3 2 (1.75%) CISSP
3 2 (1.75%) SANS
3 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.75%) SSCP
4 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.88%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.51%) Xen
3 3 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) Puppet
2 2 (1.75%) QRadar
3 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 43 (37.72%) Oracle
2 11 (9.65%) IBM
3 9 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.02%) Google
4 8 (7.02%) hybris
4 8 (7.02%) Sybase
5 5 (4.39%) TIBCO
5 5 (4.39%) VMware
6 4 (3.51%) Apple
7 3 (2.63%) Cisco
7 3 (2.63%) Dell
7 3 (2.63%) EMC
7 3 (2.63%) HP
8 2 (1.75%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.75%) Perforce
8 2 (1.75%) Splunk
9 1 (0.88%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.88%) FatWire
9 1 (0.88%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.88%) Kony
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