The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 28 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 98 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 -  
Contract jobs citing JPA 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.30% 0.22% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.84% 0.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £325 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £399 £375
% change year-on-year +6.58% +6.33%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 476 505 392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 36.09% 28.24% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 330 246
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.30 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

JPA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

JPA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JPA in Manchester

JPA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 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 Manchester region with a requirement for JPA.

1 18 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (88.89%) SOAP
2 16 (88.89%) Web Services
2 16 (88.89%) Spring
3 14 (77.78%) Banking
4 12 (66.67%) Java EE
4 12 (66.67%) TDD
4 12 (66.67%) SQL
4 12 (66.67%) Hibernate
5 11 (61.11%) OO
5 11 (61.11%) Data Modelling
5 11 (61.11%) JUnit
5 11 (61.11%) HTML
5 11 (61.11%) CSS
5 11 (61.11%) Unit Testing
5 11 (61.11%) REST
5 11 (61.11%) Spring Boot
6 10 (55.56%) Oracle
7 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 9 (50.00%) Finance
8 8 (44.44%) J2EE
8 8 (44.44%) HTML5
8 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
8 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (44.44%) CSS3
8 8 (44.44%) AngularJS
9 6 (33.33%) JSON
10 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
10 4 (22.22%) NoSQL

JPA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.56%) Commerce Server
3 1 (5.56%) Confluence
3 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
1 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 3 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.11%) DB2
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) JUnit
2 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.56%) Ant
4 1 (5.56%) Gradle
4 1 (5.56%) IntelliJ
4 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) JProfiler
4 1 (5.56%) Maven
4 1 (5.56%) SonarQube
4 1 (5.56%) Subversion
4 1 (5.56%) Toad
General
1 14 (77.78%) Banking
2 9 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (88.89%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) WebSphere Developer
4 1 (5.56%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) SOAP
1 16 (88.89%) Spring
1 16 (88.89%) Web Services
2 12 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 12 (66.67%) Java EE
3 11 (61.11%) CSS
3 11 (61.11%) HTML
3 11 (61.11%) REST
3 11 (61.11%) Spring Boot
4 8 (44.44%) AngularJS
4 8 (44.44%) CSS3
4 8 (44.44%) HTML5
4 8 (44.44%) J2EE
5 6 (33.33%) JSON
6 4 (22.22%) FIXML
7 2 (11.11%) Ajax
7 2 (11.11%) Dojo
7 2 (11.11%) EJB
7 2 (11.11%) jQuery
7 2 (11.11%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) SWIFT
3 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) TDD
2 11 (61.11%) Data Modelling
2 11 (61.11%) OO
2 11 (61.11%) Unit Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) BDD
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (5.56%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) High Availability
5 1 (5.56%) RAD
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) Java
2 12 (66.67%) SQL
3 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Perforce