The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Java EE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java EE over the 3 months to 23 April 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 Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, JEE)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 - 123
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Java EE 7 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% - 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.30% - 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 7
Median daily rate £413 - £525
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 - £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -13.12%  

Java EE 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 537 700 664
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.98% 24.47% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 424 423
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 17
Median hourly rate £23.95 £20.50 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.82% -40.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £9.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.46%  

Java EE
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Java EE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Java EE in the West Midlands

Java EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java EE in the West Midlands

Java EE
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 Java EE in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java EE in the West Midlands

Java EE
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 Java EE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Birmingham - 6 £400 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £425 -
Java EE
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java EE 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 Java EE.

1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (84.62%) Spring
3 10 (76.92%) Hibernate
4 8 (61.54%) JPA
5 7 (53.85%) REST
6 6 (46.15%) SOAP
7 5 (38.46%) Web Services
7 5 (38.46%) XML
7 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
7 5 (38.46%) SQL
7 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (30.77%) TDD
8 4 (30.77%) Scrum
8 4 (30.77%) HTML
8 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (30.77%) OO
8 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
8 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
8 4 (30.77%) Spring Boot
9 3 (23.08%) JSP
9 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
9 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
10 2 (15.38%) Subversion
10 2 (15.38%) JSON
10 2 (15.38%) Maven
10 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
10 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (15.38%) Servlets
10 2 (15.38%) CSS
10 2 (15.38%) XSD

Java EE
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 2 (15.38%) JBoss
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
2 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) Maven
2 2 (15.38%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
3 1 (7.69%) Gradle
3 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
3 1 (7.69%) JProfiler
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) SonarQube
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Java Programmer
3 3 (23.08%) Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Hybris Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) Spring
2 10 (76.92%) Hibernate
3 8 (61.54%) JPA
4 7 (53.85%) REST
5 6 (46.15%) SOAP
6 5 (38.46%) Web Services
6 5 (38.46%) XML
7 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
7 4 (30.77%) HTML
7 4 (30.77%) Spring Boot
8 3 (23.08%) JSP
9 2 (15.38%) CSS
9 2 (15.38%) Ionic Framework
9 2 (15.38%) JSON
9 2 (15.38%) React
9 2 (15.38%) Servlets
9 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (15.38%) XSD
9 2 (15.38%) XSLT
10 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Debian
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
2 4 (30.77%) OO
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) SOLID
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
4 1 (7.69%) Line Management
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Development
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source Development
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Sun Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) hybris
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) SAP