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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Transaction API (JTA)
Rank 595 597 497
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -100
Contract jobs citing JTA 7 7 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.012% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.047% 0.046% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 38
Average daily rate
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£225 £625 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% +78.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
14912 15204 12834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.64% 27.05% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9674 9787 8012
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 227 352
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.64 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
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 9 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 21 April 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 +4 7 £225 -64.00% 3
London +2 6 £225 -64.00% 2
North Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Harrogate - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1

JTA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 25 (100.00%) SOAP
1 25 (100.00%) XML
1 25 (100.00%) JMS
2 24 (96.00%) Spring
2 24 (96.00%) Java
3 23 (92.00%) Web Services
3 23 (92.00%) Maven
3 23 (92.00%) JPA
3 23 (92.00%) REST
4 22 (88.00%) WebLogic
5 21 (84.00%) SQL
5 21 (84.00%) Oracle
5 21 (84.00%) Linux
5 21 (84.00%) Git (software)
6 20 (80.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 20 (80.00%) Java EE
6 20 (80.00%) Oracle Database
6 20 (80.00%) XSL
6 20 (80.00%) PL/SQL
7 17 (68.00%) XSD
8 16 (64.00%) JUnit
8 16 (64.00%) Static Code Analysis
9 15 (60.00%) XML Messaging
10 11 (44.00%) Mule
10 11 (44.00%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (40.00%) Apache Camel
12 8 (32.00%) Atomikos
12 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
12 8 (32.00%) Axway
12 8 (32.00%) ActiveMQ

JTA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 22 (88.00%) WebLogic
2 11 (44.00%) Mule
3 2 (8.00%) JBoss
4 1 (4.00%) Apache
4 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.00%) MQSeries
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.00%) Confluence
4 1 (4.00%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 1 (4.00%) Mule ESB
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (80.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 20 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) Jackrabbit
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 23 (92.00%) Maven
2 21 (84.00%) Git (software)
3 16 (64.00%) JUnit
4 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.00%) Hudson
5 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.00%) Subversion
5 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Developer
2 16 (64.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Architect
4 5 (20.00%) Software Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (4.00%) TIBCO Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) SOAP
1 25 (100.00%) XML
1 25 (100.00%) JMS
2 24 (96.00%) Spring
3 23 (92.00%) JPA
3 23 (92.00%) REST
3 23 (92.00%) Web Services
4 20 (80.00%) XSL
4 20 (80.00%) Java EE
5 17 (68.00%) XSD
6 15 (60.00%) XML Messaging
7 10 (40.00%) Apache Camel
8 8 (32.00%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (12.00%) J2EE
10 2 (8.00%) EJB
10 2 (8.00%) JDBC
10 2 (8.00%) WSDL
10 2 (8.00%) Spring MVC
11 1 (4.00%) Spring Security
11 1 (4.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 4 (16.00%) Business Development
3 2 (8.00%) Test Management
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (8.00%) MVC
3 2 (8.00%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (8.00%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.00%) EAI
4 1 (4.00%) Validation
4 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.00%) Scrum
4 1 (4.00%) SOA
4 1 (4.00%) B2B
4 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) TDD
4 1 (4.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 24 (96.00%) Java
2 21 (84.00%) SQL
3 20 (80.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Oracle
2 8 (32.00%) Axway
2 8 (32.00%) Atomikos
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) ILOG
3 1 (4.00%) TIBCO