The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for JPA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JPA over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Java Persistence API (JPA)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 56 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs citing JPA 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.96% 0.29% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.33% 1.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £45.00

JPA is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 180 146 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 28.85% 21.44% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 103 122
Median daily rate £390 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

JPA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing JPA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for JPA in Birmingham

JPA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JPA in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for JPA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JPA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for JPA.

1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) Hibernate
2 5 (83.33%) Spring
2 5 (83.33%) Java EE
3 4 (66.67%) SOAP
3 4 (66.67%) OO
3 4 (66.67%) REST
4 3 (50.00%) Spring Boot
4 3 (50.00%) SDLC
4 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle
4 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (50.00%) SOA
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) Sun Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) Subversion
5 2 (33.33%) Refactoring
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) JBoss
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (33.33%) XSD
5 2 (33.33%) XSLT
5 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring

JPA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (33.33%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
3 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (16.67%) Gradle
3 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) JProfiler
3 1 (16.67%) JUnit
3 1 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (16.67%) SonarQube
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Hibernate
1 5 (83.33%) Java EE
1 5 (83.33%) Spring
2 4 (66.67%) REST
2 4 (66.67%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) Spring Boot
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) XSD
4 2 (33.33%) XSLT
5 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (16.67%) Backbone.js
5 1 (16.67%) Drools
5 1 (16.67%) React
5 1 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) SOLID
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) BPMN
4 1 (16.67%) Domain Models
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source Development
4 1 (16.67%) RAD
4 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle