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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Persistence API (JPA)
Rank 443 434 416
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs citing JPA 141 119 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.02% 0.92% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 69 60
Average daily rate
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£383 £425 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £310 £385
% change year-on-year
+22.58% -19.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -

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
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +6 132 £394 -12.50% 38
London -1 67 £394 -12.50% 9
South East +11 24 £325 -3.70% 4
South West -7 17 £400 +33.33% 7
Gloucestershire -4 14 £400 +29.03% 2
Hampshire -11 14 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -1 8 £328 +9.16% 3
Scotland -8 8 £255 -32.00% 2
East Sussex - 8 £300 - 1
Brighton - 8 £300 -
City of London +9 7 £400 -15.78% 5
North West -8 7 £400 +23.07% 3
North East -14 6 £425 +79.13% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 5 £425 +79.13% 2
Tyne and Wear -13 5 £425 +79.13% 2
Cheshire - 4 £400 - 1
Edinburgh -7 3 £373 -3.87% 2
East of England -3 2 £425 +13.33% 4
Surrey -4 2 £325 -3.70% 2
Warwickshire - 1 £375 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
Chester - 1 £350 - 1
Chesterfield - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Conwy - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - -
Bristol - - - - 5
Cambridge - - - -

JPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 281 (98.60%) Java
2 212 (74.39%) Spring
3 201 (70.53%) Hibernate
4 158 (55.44%) Web Services
5 138 (48.42%) SQL
6 135 (47.37%) Oracle
7 134 (47.02%) Agile Software Development
8 132 (46.32%) HTML
9 127 (44.56%) XML
10 113 (39.65%) CSS
11 112 (39.30%) MVC
12 107 (37.54%) Maven
12 107 (37.54%) REST
13 106 (37.19%) JavaScript
14 93 (32.63%) JUnit
14 93 (32.63%) Linux
15 90 (31.58%) J2EE
15 90 (31.58%) TDD
15 90 (31.58%) Spring MVC
16 80 (28.07%) SOAP
17 77 (27.02%) JBoss
18 72 (25.26%) Java EE
19 71 (24.91%) JSON
20 69 (24.21%) JSP
21 67 (23.51%) Scrum
22 66 (23.16%) Jenkins
23 65 (22.81%) PL/SQL
24 64 (22.46%) WebLogic
25 60 (21.05%) Eclipse
26 59 (20.70%) Git (software)

JPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 77 (27.02%) JBoss
2 64 (22.46%) WebLogic
3 36 (12.63%) Tomcat
4 28 (9.82%) Apache
5 16 (5.61%) Mule
6 14 (4.91%) Oracle Application Server
7 8 (2.81%) Apache ServiceMix
7 8 (2.81%) GlassFish
7 8 (2.81%) Jetty
8 6 (2.11%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.70%) Liferay
10 2 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.70%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (0.70%) CMS
10 2 (0.70%) WebSphere Process Server
11 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.35%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.11%) Oracle BPM
1 6 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.75%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.37%) Amazon EC2
2 20 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (5.61%) Amazon S3
4 6 (2.11%) GitHub
5 2 (0.70%) IaaS
5 2 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.63%) LDAP
2 19 (6.67%) HTTP
3 15 (5.26%) Internet
4 5 (1.75%) Firewall
5 3 (1.05%) DVB
6 2 (0.70%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.70%) FTP
6 2 (0.70%) DNS
6 2 (0.70%) VoIP
6 2 (0.70%) IPv4
6 2 (0.70%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (17.89%) MySQL
1 51 (17.89%) Relational Database
2 44 (15.44%) Oracle Database
3 29 (10.18%) MariaDB
4 17 (5.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (5.96%) MongoDB
5 15 (5.26%) RDBMS
6 12 (4.21%) Neo4j
6 12 (4.21%) DB2
6 12 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.46%) SQL Server
7 7 (2.46%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.11%) Pentaho
8 6 (2.11%) Hazelcast
9 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.05%) OLTP
11 3 (1.05%) DTS
11 3 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.05%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 107 (37.54%) Maven
2 93 (32.63%) JUnit
3 66 (23.16%) Jenkins
4 60 (21.05%) Eclipse
5 59 (20.70%) Git (software)
6 54 (18.95%) Subversion
7 43 (15.09%) Selenium
8 28 (9.82%) JIRA
9 27 (9.47%) Mockito
10 22 (7.72%) Cucumber
11 20 (7.02%) Redmine
12 13 (4.56%) SoapUI
13 11 (3.86%) Ant
13 11 (3.86%) Hudson
14 9 (3.16%) RSpec
14 9 (3.16%) Mercurial
15 7 (2.46%) TestNG
16 6 (2.11%) JMeter
17 5 (1.75%) Checkstyle
17 5 (1.75%) NetBeans
General
1 36 (12.63%) Finance
2 14 (4.91%) Banking
3 8 (2.81%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.75%) Publishing
6 4 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.05%) Games
7 3 (1.05%) Back Office
8 2 (0.70%) Military
8 2 (0.70%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.70%) French Language
9 1 (0.35%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) Greek Language
9 1 (0.35%) Retail
9 1 (0.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 243 (85.26%) Developer
2 220 (77.19%) Java Developer
3 36 (12.63%) Senior Developer
4 29 (10.18%) Senior Java Developer
5 23 (8.07%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 21 (7.37%) Architect
7 11 (3.86%) J2EE Developer
8 9 (3.16%) C++/Java Developer
8 9 (3.16%) C++ Developer
9 8 (2.81%) Technical Architect
10 7 (2.46%) Java Architect
10 7 (2.46%) Software Architect
10 7 (2.46%) Lead Developer
10 7 (2.46%) Agile Java Developer
11 6 (2.11%) Designer
12 5 (1.75%) Lead Java Developer
12 5 (1.75%) Java Technical Architect
13 4 (1.40%) Front-End Developer
13 4 (1.40%) Mid-Level Java Developer
13 4 (1.40%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (74.39%) Spring
2 201 (70.53%) Hibernate
3 158 (55.44%) Web Services
4 132 (46.32%) HTML
5 127 (44.56%) XML
6 113 (39.65%) CSS
7 107 (37.54%) REST
8 90 (31.58%) J2EE
8 90 (31.58%) Spring MVC
9 80 (28.07%) SOAP
10 72 (25.26%) Java EE
11 71 (24.91%) JSON
12 69 (24.21%) JSP
13 56 (19.65%) jQuery
14 49 (17.19%) JMS
15 41 (14.39%) JAAS
16 38 (13.33%) Servlets
16 38 (13.33%) Ajax
17 37 (12.98%) EJB
18 36 (12.63%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.39%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (6.67%) Open Source
3 14 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.56%) Visualisation
5 8 (2.81%) W3C
6 5 (1.75%) PKI
6 5 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.75%) Smartcard
6 5 (1.75%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.40%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.40%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.05%) Derivative
8 3 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.05%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.05%) Interactive TV
8 3 (1.05%) Replication
8 3 (1.05%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.05%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 93 (32.63%) Linux
2 47 (16.49%) UNIX
3 30 (10.53%) Mac OS X
4 12 (4.21%) CentOS
5 9 (3.16%) Windows
6 5 (1.75%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.40%) VMS
8 3 (1.05%) VME
8 3 (1.05%) Android
9 2 (0.70%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.35%) Solaris
10 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (47.02%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (39.30%) MVC
3 90 (31.58%) TDD
4 67 (23.51%) Scrum
5 52 (18.25%) Web Development
6 50 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (12.98%) OO
8 35 (12.28%) BDD
9 27 (9.47%) Configuration Management
10 26 (9.12%) Software Engineering
11 24 (8.42%) SOA
12 22 (7.72%) UML
12 22 (7.72%) Mentoring
13 21 (7.37%) Responsive Web Design
14 17 (5.96%) Kanban
15 16 (5.61%) User Stories
15 16 (5.61%) Workflow
15 16 (5.61%) Web Design
16 15 (5.26%) Software Testing
17 14 (4.91%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 281 (98.60%) Java
2 138 (48.42%) SQL
3 106 (37.19%) JavaScript
4 65 (22.81%) PL/SQL
5 13 (4.56%) C++
6 12 (4.21%) Groovy
6 12 (4.21%) Python
7 9 (3.16%) C
7 9 (3.16%) C#
8 7 (2.46%) XPath
8 7 (2.46%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.46%) JPQL
9 6 (2.11%) PHP
10 4 (1.40%) XQuery
11 3 (1.05%) Perl
11 3 (1.05%) COBOL
12 2 (0.70%) Ruby
13 1 (0.35%) HQL
13 1 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (12.98%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.12%) DV Cleared
3 10 (3.51%) Degree
4 7 (2.46%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.70%) OCP
5 2 (0.70%) OCA
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.70%) OCAJ
6 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.82%) QA
2 3 (1.05%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (5.96%) VirtualBox
2 12 (4.21%) Docker
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 19 (6.67%) Vagrant
2 16 (5.61%) Puppet
3 6 (2.11%) OpenIDM
4 3 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.05%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.70%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.70%) Control-M
Vendors
1 135 (47.37%) Oracle
2 14 (4.91%) Red Hat
3 11 (3.86%) Canoo
4 7 (2.46%) Axway
4 7 (2.46%) Cisco
4 7 (2.46%) Atomikos
5 6 (2.11%) SAP
5 6 (2.11%) IBM
5 6 (2.11%) JD Edwards
6 5 (1.75%) Splunk
7 4 (1.40%) Google
8 3 (1.05%) Sybase
8 3 (1.05%) EnterpriseDB
9 2 (0.70%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.70%) Kony
9 2 (0.70%) Juniper
9 2 (0.70%) VMware
9 2 (0.70%) Yahoo!
10 1 (0.35%) Business Objects
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