The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 25 June 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)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 80 75
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5  
Contract jobs citing JPA 3 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.25% 1.21% 0.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.98% 5.13% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 5
Median daily rate £325 £350 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -36.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £340 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £393 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £440 £375
% change year-on-year -4.48% +17.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% -10.00%  

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 306 312 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 25.71% 23.55% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 172 136
Median daily rate £400 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +6.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

JPA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

JPA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JPA in Edinburgh

JPA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JPA in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JPA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for JPA.

1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) Hibernate
3 7 (77.78%) Maven
3 7 (77.78%) Java EE
4 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (66.67%) JBoss
4 6 (66.67%) SOA
4 6 (66.67%) Red Hat
4 6 (66.67%) AngularJS
5 5 (55.56%) REST
5 5 (55.56%) Drools
5 5 (55.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
5 5 (55.56%) Eclipse
5 5 (55.56%) Oracle
5 5 (55.56%) SOAP
5 5 (55.56%) MVC
5 5 (55.56%) jBPM
6 4 (44.44%) TDD
6 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
6 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
6 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
6 4 (44.44%) Web Services
6 4 (44.44%) XML
6 4 (44.44%) XSD
6 4 (44.44%) XSLT
6 4 (44.44%) HTML
6 4 (44.44%) JMS
6 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
6 4 (44.44%) Coaching

JPA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 6 (66.67%) JBoss
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (22.22%) Apache
3 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
4 1 (11.11%) CMS
4 1 (11.11%) Confluence
4 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) GIS
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Maven
2 5 (55.56%) Eclipse
3 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
4 3 (33.33%) Subversion
5 1 (11.11%) Ant
5 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (11.11%) JIRA
5 1 (11.11%) JMeter
5 1 (11.11%) JUnit
5 1 (11.11%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Java Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Angular Developer
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) Hibernate
2 7 (77.78%) Java EE
3 6 (66.67%) AngularJS
4 5 (55.56%) Drools
4 5 (55.56%) jBPM
4 5 (55.56%) REST
4 5 (55.56%) SOAP
5 4 (44.44%) HTML
5 4 (44.44%) JMS
5 4 (44.44%) Web Services
5 4 (44.44%) XML
5 4 (44.44%) XSD
5 4 (44.44%) XSLT
6 3 (33.33%) Apache Camel
6 3 (33.33%) HTML5
6 3 (33.33%) JSON
6 3 (33.33%) Spring
7 2 (22.22%) JSF
8 1 (11.11%) Ajax
8 1 (11.11%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (66.67%) SOA
2 5 (55.56%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) Coaching
3 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) Web Development
6 1 (11.11%) API Development
6 1 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (11.11%) DevOps
6 1 (11.11%) Open Source Development
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VB
2 1 (11.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft