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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Persistence API (JPA)
Rank 451 412 400
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -12
Contract jobs citing JPA 149 159 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.05% 1.13% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 92 95
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £40.00

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
14151 14119 12451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.37% 27.20% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9202 8972 7852
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 221 325
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 27 March 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 27 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 126 £375 -16.66% 50
London -32 47 £375 -16.66% 17
South West +19 36 £400 +33.33% 4
Gloucestershire +15 33 £400 +29.03% 1
Scotland -10 19 £375 -22.27% 6
South East -23 18 £325 +4.83% 5
North East - 9 £300 - 1
Surrey +12 8 £325 - 2
Stirling - 8 £420 -
Essex +7 7 £425 +26.86% 3
East of England +4 7 £425 +26.86% 4
Tyne and Wear - 7 £310 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £310 - 1
East Midlands - 6 £288 - 7
East Sussex - 5 £300 - 1
Brighton - 5 £300 -
Gloucester - 4 £406 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £288 - 2
West Yorkshire -6 3 - - 1
City of London -9 3 £400 -25.58% 3
Hampshire -15 3 £379 +22.17% 1
Yorkshire -15 3 - - 3
Edinburgh -26 3 £375 -25.00% 4
Cheltenham - 3 £378 -
Canary Wharf - 3 - -
Southampton - 2 £379 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £388 -
Leeds -14 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £325 -
Bristol - 1 £450 - 1

JPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 300 (99.34%) Java
2 233 (77.15%) Spring
3 225 (74.50%) Hibernate
4 191 (63.25%) Web Services
5 148 (49.01%) SQL
6 145 (48.01%) Oracle
7 132 (43.71%) Agile Software Development
8 131 (43.38%) XML
9 130 (43.05%) HTML
10 123 (40.73%) MVC
11 114 (37.75%) CSS
12 111 (36.75%) JavaScript
13 109 (36.09%) JUnit
14 108 (35.76%) Maven
14 108 (35.76%) REST
15 105 (34.77%) TDD
16 96 (31.79%) Spring MVC
17 95 (31.46%) Linux
18 91 (30.13%) SOAP
19 87 (28.81%) J2EE
20 83 (27.48%) WebLogic
21 81 (26.82%) JSON
22 79 (26.16%) PL/SQL
23 75 (24.83%) JBoss
24 73 (24.17%) Java EE
25 66 (21.85%) JSP
26 64 (21.19%) Jenkins
27 62 (20.53%) Git (software)
28 60 (19.87%) Scrum
29 55 (18.21%) Subversion

JPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 83 (27.48%) WebLogic
2 75 (24.83%) JBoss
3 52 (17.22%) Tomcat
4 28 (9.27%) Mule
5 24 (7.95%) Apache
6 16 (5.30%) Oracle Application Server
7 9 (2.98%) Apache ServiceMix
8 7 (2.32%) GlassFish
8 7 (2.32%) Jetty
9 6 (1.99%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.99%) FileNet
12 2 (0.66%) CMS
12 2 (0.66%) Confluence
13 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.33%) WildFly
13 1 (0.33%) Alfresco
Business Applications
1 9 (2.98%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.66%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.64%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.98%) Amazon S3
4 7 (2.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (2.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (2.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (1.99%) GitHub
6 2 (0.66%) IaaS
6 2 (0.66%) PaaS
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (12.25%) LDAP
2 21 (6.95%) HTTP
3 14 (4.64%) Internet
4 6 (1.99%) Firewall
5 3 (0.99%) DVB
6 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (17.55%) Relational Database
2 51 (16.89%) Oracle Database
3 45 (14.90%) MySQL
4 30 (9.93%) MariaDB
5 22 (7.28%) Oracle Database 11g
6 20 (6.62%) RDBMS
7 17 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (4.97%) MongoDB
9 12 (3.97%) DB2
10 9 (2.98%) SQL Server
10 9 (2.98%) NoSQL
10 9 (2.98%) Neo4j
11 7 (2.32%) Pentaho
12 5 (1.66%) OLTP
12 5 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.66%) Hazelcast
12 5 (1.66%) TKPROF
13 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 109 (36.09%) JUnit
2 108 (35.76%) Maven
3 64 (21.19%) Jenkins
4 62 (20.53%) Git (software)
5 55 (18.21%) Subversion
6 44 (14.57%) Selenium
6 44 (14.57%) Eclipse
7 30 (9.93%) JIRA
8 22 (7.28%) Mockito
9 21 (6.95%) Ant
10 20 (6.62%) Redmine
11 16 (5.30%) Cucumber
12 14 (4.64%) SoapUI
13 9 (2.98%) TestNG
14 8 (2.65%) QUnit
15 7 (2.32%) RSpec
15 7 (2.32%) JMeter
15 7 (2.32%) Checkstyle
16 6 (1.99%) Hudson
17 5 (1.66%) Mercurial
General
1 53 (17.55%) Finance
2 20 (6.62%) Banking
3 14 (4.64%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.97%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.32%) Marketing
6 4 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.32%) Back Office
6 4 (1.32%) Electronics
7 3 (0.99%) Publishing
7 3 (0.99%) Games
8 2 (0.66%) Military
9 1 (0.33%) Front Office
9 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.33%) French Language
9 1 (0.33%) Greek Language
9 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 271 (89.74%) Developer
2 243 (80.46%) Java Developer
3 49 (16.23%) Senior Developer
4 42 (13.91%) Senior Java Developer
5 22 (7.28%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 19 (6.29%) Architect
7 15 (4.97%) J2EE Developer
8 8 (2.65%) Java Architect
8 8 (2.65%) Lead Developer
8 8 (2.65%) PL/SQL Developer
9 7 (2.32%) Technical Architect
10 6 (1.99%) Software Architect
10 6 (1.99%) Lead Java Developer
11 5 (1.66%) Oracle Developer
11 5 (1.66%) Front-End Developer
11 5 (1.66%) Agile Java Developer
12 4 (1.32%) Integration Specialist
12 4 (1.32%) C++/Java Developer
12 4 (1.32%) Mid-Level Java Developer
12 4 (1.32%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (77.15%) Spring
2 225 (74.50%) Hibernate
3 191 (63.25%) Web Services
4 131 (43.38%) XML
5 130 (43.05%) HTML
6 114 (37.75%) CSS
7 108 (35.76%) REST
8 96 (31.79%) Spring MVC
9 91 (30.13%) SOAP
10 87 (28.81%) J2EE
11 81 (26.82%) JSON
12 73 (24.17%) Java EE
13 66 (21.85%) JSP
14 52 (17.22%) JMS
15 45 (14.90%) jQuery
16 41 (13.58%) EJB
17 40 (13.25%) Struts
18 35 (11.59%) JSF
19 34 (11.26%) Servlets
19 34 (11.26%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.25%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.63%) Visualisation
4 15 (4.97%) Open Source
5 10 (3.31%) W3C
6 8 (2.65%) PKI
7 6 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.99%) Smartcard
8 5 (1.66%) Replication
9 4 (1.32%) DTV
10 3 (0.99%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.99%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.99%) Derivative
10 3 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.99%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.99%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.99%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 95 (31.46%) Linux
2 41 (13.58%) UNIX
3 26 (8.61%) Mac OS X
4 13 (4.30%) CentOS
5 7 (2.32%) Windows
6 5 (1.66%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.32%) VME
7 4 (1.32%) VMS
8 3 (0.99%) Android
9 1 (0.33%) Solaris
9 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (43.71%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (40.73%) MVC
3 105 (34.77%) TDD
4 60 (19.87%) Scrum
5 49 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (15.89%) Web Development
7 41 (13.58%) BDD
8 29 (9.60%) OO
9 23 (7.62%) Configuration Management
9 23 (7.62%) Mentoring
10 22 (7.28%) Software Engineering
11 19 (6.29%) Microservices
11 19 (6.29%) User Stories
12 18 (5.96%) Responsive Web Design
12 18 (5.96%) Integration Testing
12 18 (5.96%) SOA
12 18 (5.96%) UML
13 17 (5.63%) Web Design
14 16 (5.30%) Unit Testing
14 16 (5.30%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 300 (99.34%) Java
2 148 (49.01%) SQL
3 111 (36.75%) JavaScript
4 79 (26.16%) PL/SQL
5 20 (6.62%) Python
6 12 (3.97%) C#
7 9 (2.98%) XPath
7 9 (2.98%) Groovy
8 7 (2.32%) PHP
8 7 (2.32%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.32%) JPQL
9 6 (1.99%) C
9 6 (1.99%) C++
10 4 (1.32%) COBOL
10 4 (1.32%) XQuery
11 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.66%) Ruby
12 1 (0.33%) Perl
12 1 (0.33%) HQL
12 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.26%) DV Cleared
3 13 (4.30%) Degree
4 8 (2.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.99%) OCAJ
5 3 (0.99%) OCP
5 3 (0.99%) OCA
5 3 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.66%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.66%) OCMJD
6 2 (0.66%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.93%) QA
2 5 (1.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (3.97%) VirtualBox
2 7 (2.32%) Docker
3 5 (1.66%) Oracle Clusterware
3 5 (1.66%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (4.64%) Vagrant
2 12 (3.97%) Puppet
3 7 (2.32%) OpenIDM
4 5 (1.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (1.66%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (1.66%) Data Guard
4 5 (1.66%) Oracle Flashback
5 2 (0.66%) Control-M
5 2 (0.66%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 145 (48.01%) Oracle
2 17 (5.63%) Red Hat
3 12 (3.97%) Canoo
3 12 (3.97%) SAP
4 9 (2.98%) JD Edwards
5 8 (2.65%) Axway
5 8 (2.65%) Atomikos
6 6 (1.99%) Splunk
6 6 (1.99%) Cisco
7 4 (1.32%) IBM
7 4 (1.32%) EnterpriseDB
8 3 (0.99%) Sybase
9 2 (0.66%) Adobe
9 2 (0.66%) Sun
9 2 (0.66%) hybris
9 2 (0.66%) Endeca
9 2 (0.66%) Google
9 2 (0.66%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.33%) WSO2
10 1 (0.33%) Business Objects
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