The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 57 103
Rank change year-on-year -34 +46  
Contract jobs citing J2EE 25 93 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.25% 3.12% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.10% 12.24% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 68 10
Median daily rate £394 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% -1.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £483
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 West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 490 760 545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.41% 25.48% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 490 346
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
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 West Midlands

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

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for J2EE in the West Midlands

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2EE in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for J2EE in the West Midlands

J2EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2EE in the West Midlands

J2EE
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands 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
Shropshire -5 10 £500 +20.48%
Birmingham -15 6 £375 +50.00% 2
Warwickshire +2 4 £375 -6.25%
Coventry +14 3 £363 -9.37% 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £388 -
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 West Midlands region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 40 (95.24%) Java
2 25 (59.52%) Hibernate
3 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (52.38%) Spring
5 20 (47.62%) Unix
6 18 (42.86%) SQL
7 16 (38.10%) HTML
7 16 (38.10%) WebLogic
7 16 (38.10%) Selenium
8 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
8 15 (35.71%) webMethods
8 15 (35.71%) REST
9 14 (33.33%) SOAP
9 14 (33.33%) JUnit
10 13 (30.95%) Linux
10 13 (30.95%) AngularJS
11 12 (28.57%) Open Source
12 11 (26.19%) JBoss
12 11 (26.19%) XML
12 11 (26.19%) TDD
12 11 (26.19%) Git (software)
13 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (23.81%) Puppet
13 10 (23.81%) MongoDB
14 9 (21.43%) HTML5
14 9 (21.43%) Play Framework
14 9 (21.43%) Docker
14 9 (21.43%) Microservices
14 9 (21.43%) Scala
14 9 (21.43%) JSON

J2EE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 16 (38.10%) WebLogic
2 11 (26.19%) JBoss
3 9 (21.43%) Apache
4 3 (7.14%) Apache Spark
4 3 (7.14%) SAS
4 3 (7.14%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.76%) Liferay
5 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.38%) Confluence
6 1 (2.38%) IIS
6 1 (2.38%) nginx
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) GitHub
1 1 (2.38%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) SSL
2 7 (16.67%) HTTP
2 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) MongoDB
2 6 (14.29%) Hadoop
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle OWB
4 4 (9.52%) Hazelcast
4 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.14%) Apache Hive
5 3 (7.14%) Big Data
5 3 (7.14%) Pentaho
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.38%) MySQL
7 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (38.10%) Selenium
2 14 (33.33%) JUnit
3 11 (26.19%) Git (software)
4 9 (21.43%) Eclipse
4 9 (21.43%) IntelliJ
5 5 (11.90%) ClearCase
5 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
5 5 (11.90%) jMock
5 5 (11.90%) Mockito
6 3 (7.14%) CA Gen
6 3 (7.14%) ClearQuest
7 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.76%) DbUnit
7 2 (4.76%) Maven
7 2 (4.76%) SonarQube
8 1 (2.38%) Gatling
8 1 (2.38%) Grunt
8 1 (2.38%) gulp
8 1 (2.38%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (2.38%) Sublime Text
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Games
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (69.05%) Developer
2 19 (45.24%) Java Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Scala Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Big Data Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Data Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Hadoop Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) iOS Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Software Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (59.52%) Hibernate
2 22 (52.38%) Spring
3 16 (38.10%) HTML
4 15 (35.71%) REST
5 14 (33.33%) SOAP
6 13 (30.95%) AngularJS
7 11 (26.19%) XML
8 9 (21.43%) CSS
8 9 (21.43%) EJB
8 9 (21.43%) HTML5
8 9 (21.43%) J2SE
8 9 (21.43%) JSON
8 9 (21.43%) Play Framework
9 6 (14.29%) Akka
9 6 (14.29%) jQuery
9 6 (14.29%) spray
10 5 (11.90%) Spring Boot
11 4 (9.52%) .NET
12 3 (7.14%) Velocity
12 3 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) AS400
3 1 (2.38%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 20 (47.62%) Unix
2 13 (30.95%) Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.76%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Android
4 1 (2.38%) HPUX
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Solaris
4 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (28.57%) Open Source
3 11 (26.19%) TDD
4 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (21.43%) Microservices
6 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
7 7 (16.67%) Analytics
7 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Mathematics
8 6 (14.29%) RUP
9 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (11.90%) MVC
9 5 (11.90%) Project Planning
9 5 (11.90%) Scrum
9 5 (11.90%) Software Architecture
10 4 (9.52%) DevOps
10 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (9.52%) SOA
10 4 (9.52%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 40 (95.24%) Java
2 18 (42.86%) SQL
3 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 9 (21.43%) Scala
5 8 (19.05%) Perl
6 7 (16.67%) C#
6 7 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 7 (16.67%) Python
7 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.38%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.38%) Groovy
8 1 (2.38%) Haskell
8 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.38%) Ruby
8 1 (2.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) Ansible
2 1 (2.38%) Grafana
2 1 (2.38%) Kibana
2 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) webMethods
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle
3 7 (16.67%) Adobe
4 6 (14.29%) BEA
4 6 (14.29%) Informatica
5 3 (7.14%) Cloudera
5 3 (7.14%) Pega
6 2 (4.76%) IBM
7 1 (2.38%) Google
7 1 (2.38%) hybris
7 1 (2.38%) McAfee
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.38%) Sun