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 25 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)
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 75 67
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8  
Contract jobs citing J2EE 55 94 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.90% 2.51% 2.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.30% 9.88% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 74 65
Median daily rate £450 £475 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £500
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 £31.00 £35.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.42% -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 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 873 951 822
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 30.10% 25.35% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 666 538
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 21
Median hourly rate £41.25 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -32.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £56.50
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 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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 June 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
Cheshire -1 21 £465 -2.10% 1
Manchester +3 17 £450 -5.26% 14
Merseyside +4 12 £475 +5.55% 3
Lancashire +4 4 £400 -11.11% 2
J2EE
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 116 (95.08%) Java
2 62 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (50.82%) Spring
3 51 (41.80%) SOAP
4 49 (40.16%) Oracle
5 48 (39.34%) Finance
6 44 (36.07%) JavaScript
7 39 (31.97%) SQL
7 39 (31.97%) Web Services
8 38 (31.15%) Scrum
9 35 (28.69%) XML
10 34 (27.87%) Banking
11 31 (25.41%) JIRA
12 29 (23.77%) HTML
13 27 (22.13%) Git (software)
13 27 (22.13%) REST
14 26 (21.31%) jQuery
15 25 (20.49%) TDD
16 24 (19.67%) WebSphere
16 24 (19.67%) Hibernate
16 24 (19.67%) EJB
16 24 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (18.85%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (18.03%) RESTful
18 22 (18.03%) MySQL
19 21 (17.21%) Servlets
19 21 (17.21%) Jenkins
19 21 (17.21%) Oracle Database
20 20 (16.39%) JSP
21 19 (15.57%) CSS

J2EE
Co-occurring 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 24 (19.67%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.56%) Apache
2 8 (6.56%) WebLogic
2 8 (6.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (5.74%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.92%) JBoss
5 4 (3.28%) IIS
5 4 (3.28%) Jetty
5 4 (3.28%) Mongrel
5 4 (3.28%) nginx
6 3 (2.46%) ColdFusion
7 2 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.64%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.82%) Confluence
8 1 (0.82%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.82%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (0.82%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.82%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.82%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 4 (3.28%) Google App Engine
2 4 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.64%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.56%) HTTP
2 7 (5.74%) SSL
3 5 (4.10%) FTP
4 4 (3.28%) DHCP
4 4 (3.28%) DNS
4 4 (3.28%) IPsec
4 4 (3.28%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.46%) Internet
5 3 (2.46%) LDAP
6 2 (1.64%) Bluetooth
6 2 (1.64%) Firewall
6 2 (1.64%) LAN
6 2 (1.64%) NFC
6 2 (1.64%) VoIP
6 2 (1.64%) VPN
6 2 (1.64%) WAN
6 2 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.64%) X.509
7 1 (0.82%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.03%) MySQL
2 21 (17.21%) Oracle Database
3 17 (13.93%) SQL Server
4 16 (13.11%) MongoDB
5 15 (12.30%) Relational Database
6 13 (10.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (9.02%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (6.56%) DB2
9 7 (5.74%) NoSQL
10 5 (4.10%) RDBMS
11 3 (2.46%) JasperReports
11 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (1.64%) Big Data
12 2 (1.64%) Jackrabbit
13 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.82%) SAP HANA
13 1 (0.82%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 31 (25.41%) JIRA
2 27 (22.13%) Git (software)
3 21 (17.21%) Jenkins
4 17 (13.93%) JUnit
5 14 (11.48%) IntelliJ
6 11 (9.02%) Bitbucket
6 11 (9.02%) Eclipse
7 10 (8.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (8.20%) Hudson
8 9 (7.38%) Gradle
9 6 (4.92%) Mockito
10 5 (4.10%) Selenium
11 4 (3.28%) ERwin
11 4 (3.28%) gulp
11 4 (3.28%) Mocha
11 4 (3.28%) MyEclipse
11 4 (3.28%) SonarQube
11 4 (3.28%) Travis CI
12 3 (2.46%) Cucumber
12 3 (2.46%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (39.34%) Finance
2 34 (27.87%) Banking
3 5 (4.10%) Retail
4 2 (1.64%) Back Office
5 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Marketing
5 1 (0.82%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 87 (71.31%) Developer
2 75 (61.48%) Java Developer
3 17 (13.93%) Senior Developer
4 15 (12.30%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (11.48%) Architect
6 12 (9.84%) J2EE Developer
6 12 (9.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 12 (9.84%) Technical Leader
7 8 (6.56%) Java Architect
7 8 (6.56%) Lead Architect
7 8 (6.56%) PL/SQL Developer
7 8 (6.56%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.74%) Java Technical Architect
9 5 (4.10%) Java Project Leader
9 5 (4.10%) Project Leader
9 5 (4.10%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.10%) Technical Manager
9 5 (4.10%) Technical Project Leader
9 5 (4.10%) Technical Project Manager
10 4 (3.28%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (50.82%) Spring
2 51 (41.80%) SOAP
3 39 (31.97%) Web Services
4 35 (28.69%) XML
5 29 (23.77%) HTML
6 27 (22.13%) REST
7 26 (21.31%) jQuery
8 24 (19.67%) EJB
8 24 (19.67%) Hibernate
9 22 (18.03%) RESTful
10 21 (17.21%) Servlets
11 20 (16.39%) JSP
12 19 (15.57%) CSS
12 19 (15.57%) JSON
12 19 (15.57%) Struts
13 17 (13.93%) Ajax
13 17 (13.93%) Java EE
14 13 (10.66%) AngularJS
15 11 (9.02%) Middleware
15 11 (9.02%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.84%) Client/Server
3 7 (5.74%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (5.74%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.64%) iPad
4 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.64%) PlayStation
4 2 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (1.64%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.82%) CCTV
5 1 (0.82%) Clustering
5 1 (0.82%) DataPower
5 1 (0.82%) Derivative
5 1 (0.82%) PMI
5 1 (0.82%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.30%) Linux
2 11 (9.02%) Unix
3 3 (2.46%) Android
3 3 (2.46%) Windows
4 2 (1.64%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (31.15%) Scrum
3 25 (20.49%) TDD
4 23 (18.85%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (15.57%) OO
6 18 (14.75%) Waterfall
7 16 (13.11%) Data Modelling
7 16 (13.11%) Test Automation
8 14 (11.48%) Unit Testing
9 13 (10.66%) Open Source
10 12 (9.84%) MVC
11 11 (9.02%) Data Protection
11 11 (9.02%) Microservices
11 11 (9.02%) Software Engineering
12 10 (8.20%) E-Commerce
13 9 (7.38%) BDD
14 8 (6.56%) DevOps
14 8 (6.56%) High Availability
14 8 (6.56%) SOA
15 7 (5.74%) AOP
Programming Languages
1 116 (95.08%) Java
2 44 (36.07%) JavaScript
3 39 (31.97%) SQL
4 12 (9.84%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.10%) C#
6 4 (3.28%) ECMAScript
6 4 (3.28%) ES6
6 4 (3.28%) Python
7 2 (1.64%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.64%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.82%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.82%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.82%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (0.82%) Groovy
8 1 (0.82%) Perl
8 1 (0.82%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (3.28%) OCPJP
1 4 (3.28%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.64%) CISSP
2 2 (1.64%) Degree
2 2 (1.64%) SANS
2 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.64%) SSCP
3 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (3.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) Puppet
2 2 (1.64%) QRadar
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 49 (40.16%) Oracle
2 13 (10.66%) IBM
3 11 (9.02%) Sybase
4 9 (7.38%) TIBCO
5 7 (5.74%) Google
6 5 (4.10%) HP
7 4 (3.28%) Apple
7 4 (3.28%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.28%) VMware
8 2 (1.64%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.64%) Pega
8 2 (1.64%) Perforce
8 2 (1.64%) Splunk
9 1 (0.82%) Adobe
9 1 (0.82%) Axway
9 1 (0.82%) Chordiant
9 1 (0.82%) hybris
9 1 (0.82%) Kony
9 1 (0.82%) SAP
9 1 (0.82%) Yahoo!
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