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 29 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.

Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 46 95
Rank change year-on-year -49 +49  
Contract jobs citing J2EE 20 93 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.89% 3.39% 1.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.62% 13.46% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 42 17
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £315 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% +2.70%  

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 552 691 616
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.66% 25.15% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 421 392
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -41.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 29 March 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 29 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
Shropshire -5 7 £500 +2.56% 1
Birmingham -7 6 £450 +12.50% 3
Coventry -3 4 £385 +18.46%
Warwickshire -3 3 £375 +19.04%
J2EE
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 42 (72.41%) Java
2 31 (53.45%) Hibernate
2 31 (53.45%) Spring
3 22 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (36.21%) SQL
5 20 (34.48%) Unix
6 16 (27.59%) Oracle
6 16 (27.59%) PL/SQL
6 16 (27.59%) Waterfall
7 15 (25.86%) Liferay
7 15 (25.86%) Struts
7 15 (25.86%) webMethods
7 15 (25.86%) AOP
7 15 (25.86%) Velocity
8 14 (24.14%) HTML
9 13 (22.41%) WebLogic
10 12 (20.69%) Shell Script
10 12 (20.69%) AngularJS
11 11 (18.97%) Pega
11 11 (18.97%) REST
11 11 (18.97%) IBM
11 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
11 11 (18.97%) OO
12 10 (17.24%) Finance
12 10 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (15.52%) Problem Management
13 9 (15.52%) jQuery
13 9 (15.52%) RUP
14 8 (13.79%) BEA
14 8 (13.79%) Informatica

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 15 (25.86%) Liferay
2 13 (22.41%) WebLogic
3 7 (12.07%) JBoss
4 5 (8.62%) Apache
4 5 (8.62%) Confluence
5 3 (5.17%) Documentum
6 2 (3.45%) Apache Spark
6 2 (3.45%) SAS
6 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.72%) IIS
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) HTTP
2 3 (5.17%) SSL
2 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) Hazelcast
1 8 (13.79%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.90%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.90%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (5.17%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.45%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.45%) Big Data
6 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.45%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.72%) MySQL
7 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Selenium
2 7 (12.07%) CA Gen
3 6 (10.34%) Eclipse
3 6 (10.34%) JUnit
4 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.62%) JIRA
5 4 (6.90%) ClearCase
5 4 (6.90%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.17%) Ant
6 3 (5.17%) IntelliJ
6 3 (5.17%) Maven
6 3 (5.17%) PVCS
7 2 (3.45%) ClearQuest
7 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.45%) Gradle
7 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.45%) SonarQube
7 2 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.45%) Travis CI
General
1 10 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (51.72%) Developer
2 19 (32.76%) Java Developer
3 15 (25.86%) Consultant
4 13 (22.41%) Security Consultant
5 7 (12.07%) Architect
5 7 (12.07%) webMethods Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Security Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Scala Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Big Data Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Data Architect
9 1 (1.72%) Java Architect
9 1 (1.72%) Java Swing Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Principal Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.72%) Software Architect
9 1 (1.72%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.72%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (53.45%) Hibernate
1 31 (53.45%) Spring
2 15 (25.86%) Struts
2 15 (25.86%) Velocity
3 14 (24.14%) HTML
4 12 (20.69%) AngularJS
5 11 (18.97%) REST
6 9 (15.52%) jQuery
7 8 (13.79%) Spring Boot
8 6 (10.34%) .NET
8 6 (10.34%) XML
9 5 (8.62%) RESTful
10 4 (6.90%) CSS
10 4 (6.90%) HTML5
10 4 (6.90%) SOAP
11 3 (5.17%) Akka
11 3 (5.17%) EDIFACT
11 3 (5.17%) EJB
11 3 (5.17%) J2SE
11 3 (5.17%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) Unix
2 8 (13.79%) Linux
3 3 (5.17%) AIX
4 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Windows
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.59%) Waterfall
3 15 (25.86%) AOP
4 11 (18.97%) OO
5 10 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (15.52%) Problem Management
6 9 (15.52%) RUP
7 8 (13.79%) Configuration Management
7 8 (13.79%) SOLID
7 8 (13.79%) Web Development
8 7 (12.07%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.34%) Open Source
9 6 (10.34%) Process Improvement
9 6 (10.34%) Scrum
9 6 (10.34%) Visualisation
10 5 (8.62%) Analytics
10 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (8.62%) Software Architecture
10 5 (8.62%) TDD
11 4 (6.90%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 42 (72.41%) Java
2 21 (36.21%) SQL
3 16 (27.59%) PL/SQL
4 12 (20.69%) Shell Script
5 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
6 6 (10.34%) Perl
7 3 (5.17%) C#
7 3 (5.17%) Python
7 3 (5.17%) Scala
8 1 (1.72%) C
8 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) IBM Certification
2 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) IFRS
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Puppet
2 1 (1.72%) Ansible
2 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) Oracle
2 15 (25.86%) webMethods
3 11 (18.97%) IBM
3 11 (18.97%) Pega
4 8 (13.79%) BEA
4 8 (13.79%) Informatica
5 3 (5.17%) Adobe
6 2 (3.45%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.72%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
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