Period
to 12 July 2020

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 6 months to 12 July 2020 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
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 116 127
Rank change year-on-year +22 +11 +9
Contract jobs citing J2EE 19 75 74
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.03% 1.61% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.57% 6.20% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 48 31
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £374 £343 £308
90th Percentile £459 £550 £560
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £62.00 £56.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year +10.22% +2.27% +52.78%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 416 1,210 1,537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.51% 26.00% 29.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 817 962
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.27% -
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.61
% change year-on-year -20.45% +5.74% +1.49%

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for J2EE in the West Midlands

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing J2EE in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for J2EE in the West Midlands

J2EE
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing J2EE in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for J2EE in the West Midlands

J2EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing J2EE in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 12 July 2020. 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
Shropshire +26 17 £425 +11.84% 2
Birmingham +18 2 £456 -8.75% 2
J2EE
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing J2EE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 19 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (89.47%) Oracle
2 17 (89.47%) Unix
3 16 (84.21%) WebLogic
3 16 (84.21%) PL/SQL
3 16 (84.21%) SQL
3 16 (84.21%) BEA
3 16 (84.21%) Shell Script
3 16 (84.21%) Process Improvement
4 13 (68.42%) Test Strategy
4 13 (68.42%) JIRA
4 13 (68.42%) Confluence
5 12 (63.16%) Microservices
6 11 (57.89%) Git (software)
6 11 (57.89%) Problem Management
6 11 (57.89%) Spring
6 11 (57.89%) Maven
6 11 (57.89%) Configuration Management
6 11 (57.89%) Data Modelling
6 11 (57.89%) JUnit
7 10 (52.63%) Mockito
7 10 (52.63%) Spring Boot
8 9 (47.37%) REST
8 9 (47.37%) WireMock
8 9 (47.37%) MongoDB
8 9 (47.37%) NoSQL
8 9 (47.37%) Gherkin
8 9 (47.37%) Bitbucket
8 9 (47.37%) Gradle
8 9 (47.37%) Docker

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 (84.21%) WebLogic
2 13 (68.42%) Confluence
3 3 (15.79%) SAS
4 1 (5.26%) Apache
4 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Power Platform
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (5.26%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) MongoDB
1 9 (47.37%) NoSQL
2 4 (21.05%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (15.79%) Big Data
3 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (15.79%) Pentaho
3 3 (15.79%) Power BI
4 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) JIRA
2 11 (57.89%) Git (software)
2 11 (57.89%) JUnit
2 11 (57.89%) Maven
3 10 (52.63%) Mockito
4 9 (47.37%) Bitbucket
4 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
4 9 (47.37%) Gradle
5 4 (21.05%) CA Gen
5 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
6 2 (10.53%) SonarQube
7 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (5.26%) DbUnit
7 1 (5.26%) JMeter
7 1 (5.26%) jMock
General
1 6 (31.58%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Developer
1 16 (84.21%) Java Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) AWS Developer
3 1 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Data Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) ETL Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Java Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) Spring
2 10 (52.63%) Spring Boot
3 9 (47.37%) Gherkin
3 9 (47.37%) JSON
3 9 (47.37%) REST
3 9 (47.37%) WireMock
3 9 (47.37%) XML
4 2 (10.53%) JPA
4 2 (10.53%) RESTful
4 2 (10.53%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.26%) Apache NiFi
5 1 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.26%) Java EE
5 1 (5.26%) JDBC
5 1 (5.26%) PowerMock
5 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Process Improvement
2 13 (68.42%) Test Strategy
3 12 (63.16%) Microservices
4 11 (57.89%) Configuration Management
4 11 (57.89%) Data Modelling
4 11 (57.89%) Problem Management
5 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (21.05%) OO
6 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.79%) Analytics
7 3 (15.79%) Data Analytics
7 3 (15.79%) ETL
7 3 (15.79%) Technical Leadership
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.53%) TDD
9 1 (5.26%) BDD
9 1 (5.26%) BPMN
9 1 (5.26%) Open Source
9 1 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (84.21%) PL/SQL
2 16 (84.21%) Shell Script
2 16 (84.21%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Kibana
1 1 (5.26%) logstash
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Oracle
2 16 (84.21%) BEA
3 7 (36.84%) Informatica
3 7 (36.84%) webMethods
4 4 (21.05%) Pega