The table below looks at the statistics for JPA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JPA over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Persistence API (JPA)
Rank 442 458 436
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Contract jobs citing JPA 164 128 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 0.85% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 84 78
Average daily rate
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£384 £400 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.06% -16.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £47.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15071 15076 13797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 28.06% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10089 9798 8676
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 217 331
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%

JPA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JPA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

JPA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

JPA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JPA within the UK.

JPA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

JPA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JPA within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

JPA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

JPA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JPA within the UK.

JPA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

JPA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JPA within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 120 £400 - 40
London +18 62 £413 -8.33% 10
Scotland +3 22 £425 -1.44% 4
Cardiff +6 14 £235 -53.00%
South Wales +3 14 £235 -53.00%
Wales +3 14 £235 -53.00%
East of England -2 14 £350 +29.62% 8
North West -8 12 £438 +34.61% 1
City of London -7 11 £450 -5.26% 7
South West +10 10 £413 - 10
Edinburgh -6 10 £600 +41.17% 2
Essex -4 9 £463 +48.00% 5
Manchester -6 9 £388 +19.23% 1
South East -27 9 £325 -10.95% 7
East Midlands -3 6 £331 -30.98%
Northamptonshire +9 5 £325 -32.29%
Cambridgeshire +1 5 £325 - 3
Cambridge -4 5 £325 - 3
Stirling - 5 £388 - 2
Berkshire - 4 £356 - 2
Gloucestershire - 4 £378 - 2
Reading - 4 £356 - 2
Basildon - 4 - -
Bristol - 3 £413 - 1
Exeter - 3 £425 - 2
Milton Keynes - 3 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £325 -
Devon - 3 £425 - 2
Northampton +3 2 £290 -39.58%
West Midlands +3 2 - - 1

JPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing JPA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited JPA.

1 319 (99.07%) Java
2 267 (82.92%) Spring
3 207 (64.29%) Hibernate
4 190 (59.01%) Web Services
5 148 (45.96%) Oracle
6 144 (44.72%) JavaScript
7 134 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
8 132 (40.99%) XML
9 126 (39.13%) SQL
10 125 (38.82%) HTML
10 125 (38.82%) MVC
11 109 (33.85%) REST
12 105 (32.61%) SOAP
13 104 (32.30%) Maven
14 103 (31.99%) CSS
15 102 (31.68%) Spring MVC
16 99 (30.75%) JUnit
17 90 (27.95%) TDD
18 88 (27.33%) JBoss
19 84 (26.09%) J2EE
20 73 (22.67%) Linux
21 72 (22.36%) Java EE
22 70 (21.74%) Tomcat
22 70 (21.74%) Relational Database
23 68 (21.12%) JSP
24 64 (19.88%) WebLogic
24 64 (19.88%) Scrum
25 62 (19.25%) Finance
26 61 (18.94%) JSON
27 59 (18.32%) OO

JPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing JPA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited JPA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 88 (27.33%) JBoss
2 70 (21.74%) Tomcat
3 64 (19.88%) WebLogic
4 33 (10.25%) Apache
5 28 (8.70%) Mule
6 18 (5.59%) WebSphere
7 14 (4.35%) GlassFish
8 10 (3.11%) Jetty
8 10 (3.11%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (2.80%) Mule ESB
10 8 (2.48%) Oracle Application Server
11 7 (2.17%) Apache Solr
12 6 (1.86%) Node.js
13 5 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (1.55%) Apache ServiceMix
13 5 (1.55%) Liferay
14 4 (1.24%) Confluence
14 4 (1.24%) FileNet
14 4 (1.24%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (1.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.24%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.80%) GitHub
3 7 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.62%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.31%) SaaS
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.56%) HTTP
2 19 (5.90%) LDAP
3 7 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.86%) Internet
5 4 (1.24%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.62%) Firewall
7 1 (0.31%) AMQP
7 1 (0.31%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (21.74%) Relational Database
2 50 (15.53%) MySQL
3 49 (15.22%) Oracle Database
4 24 (7.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 22 (6.83%) SQL Server
6 17 (5.28%) RDBMS
7 14 (4.35%) MongoDB
8 13 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (3.73%) NoSQL
10 11 (3.42%) MariaDB
11 5 (1.55%) Redis
11 5 (1.55%) DB2
12 4 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.93%) OLTP
13 3 (0.93%) TKPROF
14 2 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
15 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
15 1 (0.31%) Hazelcast
15 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 104 (32.30%) Maven
2 99 (30.75%) JUnit
3 53 (16.46%) Git (software)
4 44 (13.66%) Jenkins
5 40 (12.42%) Subversion
6 33 (10.25%) Ant
7 31 (9.63%) Eclipse
8 22 (6.83%) JIRA
8 22 (6.83%) Selenium
9 17 (5.28%) SoapUI
10 15 (4.66%) Mockito
11 7 (2.17%) TestNG
11 7 (2.17%) Hudson
12 6 (1.86%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.86%) Redmine
13 5 (1.55%) TeamCity
13 5 (1.55%) NetBeans
13 5 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 4 (1.24%) Checkstyle
General
1 62 (19.25%) Finance
2 15 (4.66%) Banking
3 13 (4.04%) Marketing
3 13 (4.04%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.42%) Retail
4 11 (3.42%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.42%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.80%) Electronics
6 5 (1.55%) Back Office
7 4 (1.24%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.24%) Publishing
8 2 (0.62%) Front Office
8 2 (0.62%) French Language
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Military
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 288 (89.44%) Developer
2 264 (81.99%) Java Developer
3 60 (18.63%) Senior Developer
4 58 (18.01%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (4.97%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 15 (4.66%) Architect
7 14 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
8 8 (2.48%) PL/SQL Developer
8 8 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (2.17%) Web Developer
9 7 (2.17%) Java Web Developer
10 6 (1.86%) Java Architect
10 6 (1.86%) Front-End Developer
10 6 (1.86%) Designer
11 5 (1.55%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (1.55%) AWS Developer
11 5 (1.55%) Lead Java Developer
11 5 (1.55%) Lead Developer
12 4 (1.24%) Integration Engineer
12 4 (1.24%) Integration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (82.92%) Spring
2 207 (64.29%) Hibernate
3 190 (59.01%) Web Services
4 132 (40.99%) XML
5 125 (38.82%) HTML
6 109 (33.85%) REST
7 105 (32.61%) SOAP
8 103 (31.99%) CSS
9 102 (31.68%) Spring MVC
10 84 (26.09%) J2EE
11 72 (22.36%) Java EE
12 68 (21.12%) JSP
13 61 (18.94%) JSON
14 56 (17.39%) JMS
15 52 (16.15%) Struts
16 48 (14.91%) AngularJS
17 43 (13.35%) JSF
18 41 (12.73%) jQuery
19 37 (11.49%) Apache Camel
20 36 (11.18%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.28%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (2.80%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.80%) DTV
4 7 (2.17%) Visualisation
5 6 (1.86%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.55%) GIS
6 5 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.24%) Replication
7 4 (1.24%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.93%) W3C
8 3 (0.93%) Social Network
8 3 (0.93%) PKI
9 2 (0.62%) Derivative
9 2 (0.62%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.62%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.62%) Clustering
9 2 (0.62%) Equities
9 2 (0.62%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 73 (22.67%) Linux
2 32 (9.94%) UNIX
3 13 (4.04%) Windows
4 9 (2.80%) Solaris
5 8 (2.48%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.62%) VME
6 2 (0.62%) Android
7 1 (0.31%) CentOS
7 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (38.82%) MVC
3 90 (27.95%) TDD
4 64 (19.88%) Scrum
5 59 (18.32%) OO
6 49 (15.22%) Web Development
7 46 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (11.49%) BDD
9 32 (9.94%) UML
10 31 (9.63%) SOA
11 29 (9.01%) SDLC
12 28 (8.70%) User Stories
13 27 (8.39%) E-Commerce
14 19 (5.90%) Software Engineering
15 16 (4.97%) Integration Testing
16 15 (4.66%) Open Source
16 15 (4.66%) Data Modelling
17 13 (4.04%) Digital Marketing
18 12 (3.73%) Unit Testing
18 12 (3.73%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 319 (99.07%) Java
2 144 (44.72%) JavaScript
3 126 (39.13%) SQL
4 53 (16.46%) PL/SQL
5 24 (7.45%) Python
6 12 (3.73%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.48%) C#
8 7 (2.17%) XPath
9 6 (1.86%) XQuery
9 6 (1.86%) C
9 6 (1.86%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.55%) C++
10 5 (1.55%) Perl
10 5 (1.55%) Groovy
11 2 (0.62%) Ruby
11 2 (0.62%) PHP
11 2 (0.62%) COBOL
11 2 (0.62%) Scala
12 1 (0.31%) JPQL
12 1 (0.31%) HQL
Qualifications
1 31 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.83%) DV Cleared
3 12 (3.73%) Degree
4 5 (1.55%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.24%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.62%) OCMJD
6 2 (0.62%) OCAJ
6 2 (0.62%) HND
6 2 (0.62%) OCP
6 2 (0.62%) OCA
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.31%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.83%) QA
2 3 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (3.73%) Docker
2 9 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.24%) Squid
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (0.62%) GridGain
6 1 (0.31%) Varnish
6 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (0.93%) Data Guard
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle Flashback
3 2 (0.62%) Control-M
4 1 (0.31%) MOM
4 1 (0.31%) Puppet
4 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.31%) OpenIDM
4 1 (0.31%) Ansible
4 1 (0.31%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 148 (45.96%) Oracle
2 13 (4.04%) SAP
3 12 (3.73%) IBM
4 7 (2.17%) Adobe
4 7 (2.17%) hybris
5 6 (1.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.55%) JD Edwards
6 5 (1.55%) Axway
6 5 (1.55%) Atomikos
7 4 (1.24%) Demandware
7 4 (1.24%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.24%) Intershop
8 3 (0.93%) Endeca
8 3 (0.93%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.62%) Google
9 2 (0.62%) Sun
9 2 (0.62%) EnterpriseDB
10 1 (0.31%) Canoo
10 1 (0.31%) Splunk
10 1 (0.31%) Perforce
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