The table below looks at the statistics for JTA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JTA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Transaction API (JTA)
Rank 582 559 557
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -2
Contract jobs citing JTA 10 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.021% 0.008%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.068% 0.078% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
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£383 £575 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.47% +35.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -

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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
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 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

JTA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

JTA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

JTA
Daily Rate Trend

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

JTA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

JTA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JTA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

JTA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

JTA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

JTA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

JTA
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JTA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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 -27 10 £383 -33.47%
London +19 8 £380 -33.91%

JTA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing JTA 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 JTA.

1 14 (93.33%) Java
1 14 (93.33%) JMS
2 12 (80.00%) XML
3 11 (73.33%) SOAP
3 11 (73.33%) Web Services
3 11 (73.33%) Oracle
3 11 (73.33%) Java EE
3 11 (73.33%) JPA
4 10 (66.67%) Spring
5 9 (60.00%) Maven
5 9 (60.00%) REST
5 9 (60.00%) WebLogic
6 8 (53.33%) JUnit
7 7 (46.67%) PL/SQL
7 7 (46.67%) SQL
7 7 (46.67%) Linux
7 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
8 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (40.00%) Mule
9 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (33.33%) Finance
9 5 (33.33%) XML Messaging
9 5 (33.33%) JBoss
9 5 (33.33%) XSD
9 5 (33.33%) XSL
9 5 (33.33%) J2EE
9 5 (33.33%) Apache Camel
9 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
10 4 (26.67%) Static Code Analysis
10 4 (26.67%) Atomikos

JTA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing JTA 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 JTA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (40.00%) Mule
3 5 (33.33%) JBoss
4 3 (20.00%) Apache
4 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (13.33%) GlassFish
5 2 (13.33%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (13.33%) WebLogic Integration
5 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Process Server
5 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (6.67%) WildFly
6 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (13.33%) MySQL
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (6.67%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Maven
2 8 (53.33%) JUnit
3 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (13.33%) jMock
6 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (6.67%) Hudson
6 1 (6.67%) Subversion
6 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
6 1 (6.67%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (6.67%) Arquillian
6 1 (6.67%) Ant
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Architect
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Software Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Java Architect
4 1 (6.67%) SOA Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Architect
4 1 (6.67%) SOA Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) JMS
2 12 (80.00%) XML
3 11 (73.33%) SOAP
3 11 (73.33%) Web Services
3 11 (73.33%) Java EE
3 11 (73.33%) JPA
4 10 (66.67%) Spring
5 9 (60.00%) REST
6 5 (33.33%) Apache Camel
6 5 (33.33%) XML Messaging
6 5 (33.33%) J2EE
6 5 (33.33%) XSD
6 5 (33.33%) XSL
7 4 (26.67%) EJB
7 4 (26.67%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (20.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 3 (20.00%) jQuery
8 3 (20.00%) CSS
8 3 (20.00%) JSP
8 3 (20.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) DataPower
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Reference Data
2 2 (13.33%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmacovigilance
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) UML
1 4 (26.67%) OO
1 4 (26.67%) SOA
1 4 (26.67%) Static Code Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) BDD
2 3 (20.00%) AOP
2 3 (20.00%) MVC
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) BPEL
3 2 (13.33%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (13.33%) Physical Data Model
3 2 (13.33%) Test Management
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) PL/SQL
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Axway
2 4 (26.67%) Atomikos
3 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) Sybase
4 2 (13.33%) Kony
4 2 (13.33%) GoldenSource
4 2 (13.33%) Yahoo!
4 2 (13.33%) Google
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat