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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Transaction API (JTA)
Rank 627 607 573
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -34
Contract jobs citing JTA 6 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.005% 0.027%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.036% 0.019% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
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£330 £650 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.23% +85.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 £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
16449 15532 15196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.15% 27.80% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11194 9877 9773
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 213 261
Average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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
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 4 September 2015.

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 5 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 4 September 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
London +11 6 £330 -51.11%
England 0 6 £330 -51.11% 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £550 -
City of London +7 1 £650 -3.70%
Docklands, London - 1 £330 -

JTA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 8 (100.00%) JMS
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle
3 6 (75.00%) Spring
3 6 (75.00%) JPA
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) XML
3 6 (75.00%) Oracle Database
4 5 (62.50%) J2EE
5 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (50.00%) Maven
5 4 (50.00%) XSD
5 4 (50.00%) JDBC
5 4 (50.00%) SOAP
5 4 (50.00%) Web Services
5 4 (50.00%) Linux
6 3 (37.50%) XSL
6 3 (37.50%) JUnit
6 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
6 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
6 3 (37.50%) Java EE
6 3 (37.50%) Finance
6 3 (37.50%) REST
6 3 (37.50%) jMock
7 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (25.00%) SDLC
7 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
7 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (25.00%) Git (software)

JTA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (25.00%) JBoss
2 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Mule
3 1 (12.50%) Confluence
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Process Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Maven
2 3 (37.50%) JUnit
2 3 (37.50%) jMock
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) JBehave
3 2 (25.00%) Mockito
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) Ant
4 1 (12.50%) Hudson
4 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (12.50%) WebLogic Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Java Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) JMS
2 6 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) Spring
2 6 (75.00%) JPA
3 5 (62.50%) J2EE
4 4 (50.00%) JDBC
4 4 (50.00%) SOAP
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (50.00%) XSD
5 3 (37.50%) XSL
5 3 (37.50%) REST
5 3 (37.50%) Java EE
6 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
6 2 (25.00%) XSLT
6 2 (25.00%) EJB
6 2 (25.00%) JMX
6 2 (25.00%) XML Messaging
6 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
7 1 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (12.50%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) TDD
1 2 (25.00%) BPEL
1 2 (25.00%) AOP
1 2 (25.00%) Software Architecture
1 2 (25.00%) BDD
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) UML
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) XQuery
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) ILOG
2 1 (12.50%) GoldenSource
2 1 (12.50%) Axway
2 1 (12.50%) Atomikos