The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Persistence API (JPA)
Rank 419 394 491
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +97
Contract jobs citing JPA 171 151 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.13% 1.18% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 104 51
Average daily rate £450 £379 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.81% +8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 9
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +30.76%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -92 130 £450 +17.64% 39
London +14 86 £450 -3.22% 21
City of London +10 32 £550 +18.91% 6
Scotland +1 20 £500 +45.98% 1
Edinburgh -10 19 £500 +50.37%
Wales - 16 £300 - 2
South East -60 14 £318 -9.28% 4
South Wales - 12 £500 - 2
South West -15 11 £300 -25.00% 4
Hampshire -36 10 £318 -9.28% 2
Cardiff - 9 £500 - 2
Yorkshire -14 7 £281 -10.08% 4
East of England -25 7 £335 +44.08% 2
Essex - 7 £335 - 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £281 - 4
Leeds - 7 £281 - 3
North West -17 4 £325 +11.11% 1
Manchester -13 3 £325 +14.03% 1
Surrey -8 2 - - 1
Aldershot - 2 £325 -
Glasgow +6 1 £340 -9.33% 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £425 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £480 - 2
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1

JPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 285 (99.30%) Java
2 219 (76.31%) Spring
3 214 (74.56%) Hibernate
4 136 (47.39%) Oracle
5 123 (42.86%) SQL
6 115 (40.07%) Web Services
6 115 (40.07%) Java EE
7 98 (34.15%) J2EE
8 92 (32.06%) Maven
9 91 (31.71%) JBoss
10 82 (28.57%) Relational Database
11 76 (26.48%) HTML
12 70 (24.39%) UML
13 69 (24.04%) Finance
14 65 (22.65%) Ant
15 62 (21.60%) Scrum
16 60 (20.91%) JMS
17 59 (20.56%) OO
17 59 (20.56%) WebLogic
18 58 (20.21%) Unit Testing
19 57 (19.86%) UNIX
19 57 (19.86%) RDBMS
20 56 (19.51%) MVC
21 55 (19.16%) JUnit
21 55 (19.16%) CSS
22 54 (18.82%) SOAP
23 53 (18.47%) Agile Software Development
24 51 (17.77%) Struts
25 50 (17.42%) JSF
25 50 (17.42%) Continuous Integration

JPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 59 (20.56%) WebLogic
2 26 (9.06%) Tomcat
3 16 (5.57%) WebSphere
4 14 (4.88%) Apache
5 12 (4.18%) Oracle Service Bus
6 10 (3.48%) Apache Solr
7 8 (2.79%) Liferay
7 8 (2.79%) Adobe CQ
8 7 (2.44%) GlassFish
9 6 (2.09%) CMS
10 5 (1.74%) IIS
11 4 (1.39%) Confluence
12 3 (1.05%) Mule
12 3 (1.05%) Documentum
12 3 (1.05%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (1.05%) AquaLogic
13 2 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.70%) Alfresco
14 1 (0.35%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (0.70%) MS Office
1 2 (0.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (6.27%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.35%) Force.com
1 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.57%) HTTP
2 9 (3.14%) LDAP
3 3 (1.05%) Internet
3 3 (1.05%) DNS
3 3 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.70%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.70%) SAN
5 1 (0.35%) RTCP
5 1 (0.35%) RTP
5 1 (0.35%) SSL
5 1 (0.35%) DHCP
5 1 (0.35%) GSM
5 1 (0.35%) LAN
5 1 (0.35%) SMS
5 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 57 (19.86%) RDBMS
3 25 (8.71%) MySQL
4 23 (8.01%) Oracle Database
5 19 (6.62%) MongoDB
6 13 (4.53%) SQL Server
7 11 (3.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (3.14%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (2.44%) OLAP
11 5 (1.74%) DB2
12 4 (1.39%) Jackrabbit
13 3 (1.05%) Big Data
13 3 (1.05%) NoSQL
13 3 (1.05%) DTS
14 2 (0.70%) JasperReports
14 2 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
15 1 (0.35%) Riak
Development Applications
1 92 (32.06%) Maven
2 65 (22.65%) Ant
3 55 (19.16%) JUnit
4 29 (10.10%) Eclipse
5 27 (9.41%) Apache Ivy
6 17 (5.92%) Git (software)
7 16 (5.57%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.83%) Toad
9 9 (3.14%) Subversion
10 6 (2.09%) Talend Open Studio
11 5 (1.74%) Mockito
11 5 (1.74%) JIRA
11 5 (1.74%) NetBeans
12 4 (1.39%) NUnit
12 4 (1.39%) Flash Builder
13 3 (1.05%) Hudson
14 2 (0.70%) ClearCase
14 2 (0.70%) IntelliJ
14 2 (0.70%) ClearQuest
14 2 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 69 (24.04%) Finance
2 32 (11.15%) Banking
3 13 (4.53%) Investment Banking
3 13 (4.53%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.09%) Retail
5 5 (1.74%) Front Office
6 4 (1.39%) Back Office
7 3 (1.05%) Games
7 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.70%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.70%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) French Language
9 1 (0.35%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 234 (81.53%) Developer
2 198 (68.99%) Java Developer
3 69 (24.04%) Senior Developer
4 65 (22.65%) Senior Java Developer
5 36 (12.54%) Architect
6 34 (11.85%) Scala Developer
7 25 (8.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 16 (5.57%) Java Architect
9 10 (3.48%) Technical Leader
9 10 (3.48%) SQL Developer
9 10 (3.48%) Applications Architect
10 9 (3.14%) Java Applications Architect
10 9 (3.14%) Development Team Leader
10 9 (3.14%) J2EE Developer
10 9 (3.14%) Team Leader
10 9 (3.14%) PL/SQL Developer
10 9 (3.14%) Java Team Leader
10 9 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.14%) Lead Architect
11 5 (1.74%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (76.31%) Spring
2 214 (74.56%) Hibernate
3 115 (40.07%) Web Services
3 115 (40.07%) Java EE
4 98 (34.15%) J2EE
5 76 (26.48%) HTML
6 60 (20.91%) JMS
7 55 (19.16%) CSS
8 54 (18.82%) SOAP
9 51 (17.77%) Struts
10 50 (17.42%) JSF
11 45 (15.68%) JSP
11 45 (15.68%) EJB
12 44 (15.33%) jQuery
13 43 (14.98%) XML
14 34 (11.85%) REST
14 34 (11.85%) Spring Web Flow
15 33 (11.50%) Servlets
16 27 (9.41%) RESTful
17 26 (9.06%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.29%) Open Source
2 34 (11.85%) Derivative
3 26 (9.06%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (3.83%) Mathematics
5 8 (2.79%) Mobile Payment
6 6 (2.09%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.09%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.74%) Clustering
8 4 (1.39%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.05%) RIA
9 3 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.05%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.05%) Mobile Games
10 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.70%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.35%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.35%) iPhone
11 1 (0.35%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.35%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 57 (19.86%) UNIX
2 27 (9.41%) Linux
3 12 (4.18%) Windows
4 10 (3.48%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.74%) Android
6 3 (1.05%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.05%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.35%) Solaris
8 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.39%) UML
2 62 (21.60%) Scrum
3 59 (20.56%) OO
4 58 (20.21%) Unit Testing
5 56 (19.51%) MVC
6 53 (18.47%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (16.38%) Refactoring
8 47 (16.38%) SOA
9 39 (13.59%) TDD
10 35 (12.20%) Regression Testing
11 34 (11.85%) Performance Tuning
12 22 (7.67%) Use Case
13 21 (7.32%) Web Development
14 20 (6.97%) OOA/OOD
15 16 (5.57%) OOD
16 11 (3.83%) Mobile Commerce
17 10 (3.48%) Software Engineering
18 9 (3.14%) Content Management
19 8 (2.79%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 285 (99.30%) Java
2 123 (42.86%) SQL
3 46 (16.03%) JavaScript
4 43 (14.98%) Scala
5 39 (13.59%) Python
6 38 (13.24%) Ruby
6 38 (13.24%) PL/SQL
7 35 (12.20%) Perl
8 11 (3.83%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.79%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.44%) Clojure
10 7 (2.44%) Groovy
11 4 (1.39%) C#
12 3 (1.05%) Bourne shell
12 3 (1.05%) VB
12 3 (1.05%) VBA
12 3 (1.05%) Korn
13 2 (0.70%) C
14 1 (0.35%) HQL
14 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (7.67%) Degree
2 18 (6.27%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.44%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.35%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.35%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.39%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.35%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.35%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 136 (47.39%) Oracle
2 91 (31.71%) JBoss
3 34 (11.85%) GigaSpaces
4 12 (4.18%) Adobe
5 10 (3.48%) IBM
5 10 (3.48%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.09%) Yantra
6 6 (2.09%) Sybase
6 6 (2.09%) Talend
7 4 (1.39%) BEA
8 3 (1.05%) Greenplum
8 3 (1.05%) Endeca
9 2 (0.70%) ATG
9 2 (0.70%) Intershop
9 2 (0.70%) HP
9 2 (0.70%) hybris
9 2 (0.70%) Demandware
10 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.35%) Dell
10 1 (0.35%) EMC
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago