Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 90 101
Rank change year-on-year -64 +11 -4
Contract jobs citing J2EE 28 127 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.58% 2.07% 1.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.37% 7.99% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 90 23
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% +17.14%
10th Percentile £363 £250 £328
90th Percentile £529 £513 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.50 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.05% -7.50% +23.08%

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 1180 1589 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.41% 25.90% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 972 694
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £262 £268 £213
90th Percentile £565 £513 £492
England median daily rate £465 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +9.41% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 18 30
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £22.50 £29.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.91% -23.33% +6.71%
10th Percentile £18.38 £10.68 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.15 £39.74 £43.90
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing J2EE as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
Birmingham -20 13 £438 +12.90% 1
Shropshire -18 6 £505 +6.32% 1
Coventry +12 5 £350 -22.22% 4
Warwickshire -5 2 £375 -15.01%
J2EE
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 28 (100.00%) Java
2 23 (82.14%) SOAP
3 21 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (75.00%) Spring
4 18 (64.29%) JUnit
5 17 (60.71%) Git (software)
6 16 (57.14%) REST
7 14 (50.00%) Web Services
7 14 (50.00%) E-Commerce
7 14 (50.00%) Scrum
7 14 (50.00%) TDD
7 14 (50.00%) Jenkins
8 13 (46.43%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (46.43%) Kanban
9 12 (42.86%) jMock
9 12 (42.86%) Hibernate
9 12 (42.86%) Mockito
10 11 (39.29%) DbUnit
10 11 (39.29%) BDD
10 11 (39.29%) RESTful
10 11 (39.29%) Maven
10 11 (39.29%) PowerMock
10 11 (39.29%) SonarQube
11 10 (35.71%) Open Source
11 10 (35.71%) JBoss
12 9 (32.14%) XML
12 9 (32.14%) SQL
13 8 (28.57%) HTML
13 8 (28.57%) Apache
13 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS

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 10 (35.71%) JBoss
2 8 (28.57%) Apache
3 7 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (14.29%) Tomcat
5 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
6 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (3.57%) Confluence
7 1 (3.57%) nginx
7 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
7 1 (3.57%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (3.57%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.57%) GitHub
3 1 (3.57%) Google Analytics
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) HTTP
1 4 (14.29%) SSL
1 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.57%) DB2
3 1 (3.57%) MariaDB
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (64.29%) JUnit
2 17 (60.71%) Git (software)
3 14 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 12 (42.86%) jMock
4 12 (42.86%) Mockito
5 11 (39.29%) DbUnit
5 11 (39.29%) Maven
5 11 (39.29%) SonarQube
6 8 (28.57%) Selenium
7 6 (21.43%) Eclipse
7 6 (21.43%) IntelliJ
8 1 (3.57%) Ant
8 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
8 1 (3.57%) Gatling
8 1 (3.57%) Grunt
8 1 (3.57%) gulp
8 1 (3.57%) JIRA
8 1 (3.57%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (3.57%) Sublime Text
General
1 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Developer
2 18 (64.29%) Java Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Agile Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Agile Java Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Scala Developer
4 4 (14.29%) J2EE Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Java Scala Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Developer
6 2 (7.14%) BPM Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Java Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Lead Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Technical Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (82.14%) SOAP
2 21 (75.00%) Spring
3 16 (57.14%) REST
4 14 (50.00%) Web Services
5 12 (42.86%) Hibernate
6 11 (39.29%) PowerMock
6 11 (39.29%) RESTful
7 9 (32.14%) XML
8 8 (28.57%) Apache Camel
8 8 (28.57%) HTML
8 8 (28.57%) Spring Boot
9 7 (25.00%) EJB
10 6 (21.43%) CSS
10 6 (21.43%) HTML5
10 6 (21.43%) J2SE
10 6 (21.43%) JSON
10 6 (21.43%) Play Framework
11 5 (17.86%) AngularJS
12 3 (10.71%) Spring MVC
13 2 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.14%) iPad
1 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Unix
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 14 (50.00%) Scrum
2 14 (50.00%) TDD
3 13 (46.43%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (46.43%) Kanban
4 11 (39.29%) BDD
5 10 (35.71%) Open Source
6 8 (28.57%) Microservices
7 7 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 5 (17.86%) DevOps
8 5 (17.86%) OO
9 4 (14.29%) MVC
10 3 (10.71%) B2C
11 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
11 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
11 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
11 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
11 2 (7.14%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (32.14%) SQL
3 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (21.43%) Scala
5 2 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) Groovy
6 1 (3.57%) Haskell
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.57%) OCP
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Docker
1 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) Grafana
2 1 (3.57%) Kibana
2 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) VMware
2 6 (21.43%) webMethods
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) Adobe
4 2 (7.14%) ATG
5 1 (3.57%) Capita
5 1 (3.57%) Google
5 1 (3.57%) hybris
5 1 (3.57%) IBM