The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Persistence API (JPA)
England / North West
Rank 119 151 -
Rank change year-on-year +32 -  
Contract jobs citing JPA 9 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.16% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.13% 0.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 0
Median daily rate £338 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £399 £375
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 798 1020 828
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.10% 26.58% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 680 505
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.26 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

JPA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

JPA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JPA in the North West

JPA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JPA in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JPA in the North West

JPA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JPA within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 5 £325 -18.75% 1
Cheshire +33 4 £410 +7.54%
JPA
England

JPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for JPA.

1 23 (100.00%) Java
2 21 (91.30%) Spring
3 20 (86.96%) Web Services
4 19 (82.61%) SOAP
5 17 (73.91%) Hibernate
6 16 (69.57%) TDD
6 16 (69.57%) Banking
7 15 (65.22%) SQL
8 14 (60.87%) REST
9 13 (56.52%) Java EE
9 13 (56.52%) HTML
9 13 (56.52%) JUnit
9 13 (56.52%) OO
10 12 (52.17%) CSS
10 12 (52.17%) Oracle
10 12 (52.17%) Finance
10 12 (52.17%) Unit Testing
10 12 (52.17%) Spring Boot
11 11 (47.83%) Data Modelling
12 10 (43.48%) J2EE
12 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
13 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (39.13%) AngularJS
14 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (34.78%) CSS3
14 8 (34.78%) HTML5
14 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
15 6 (26.09%) JSON
16 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
16 5 (21.74%) MongoDB

JPA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (17.39%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) Commerce Server
4 1 (4.35%) Confluence
4 1 (4.35%) GlassFish
4 1 (4.35%) JBoss
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (4.35%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (4.35%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) MongoDB
1 5 (21.74%) NoSQL
1 5 (21.74%) RDBMS
1 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.04%) DB2
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.35%) Big Data
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) JUnit
2 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
3 4 (17.39%) Eclipse
4 3 (13.04%) IntelliJ
5 2 (8.70%) Gradle
5 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.70%) JIRA
5 2 (8.70%) JProfiler
5 2 (8.70%) Maven
5 2 (8.70%) Mockito
5 2 (8.70%) SonarQube
6 1 (4.35%) Ant
6 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
6 1 (4.35%) Hudson
6 1 (4.35%) MyEclipse
6 1 (4.35%) Subversion
6 1 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 16 (69.57%) Banking
2 12 (52.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Prime Brokerage
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (100.00%) Developer
2 21 (91.30%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.35%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (91.30%) Spring
2 20 (86.96%) Web Services
3 19 (82.61%) SOAP
4 17 (73.91%) Hibernate
5 14 (60.87%) REST
6 13 (56.52%) HTML
6 13 (56.52%) Java EE
7 12 (52.17%) CSS
7 12 (52.17%) Spring Boot
8 10 (43.48%) J2EE
9 9 (39.13%) AngularJS
10 8 (34.78%) CSS3
10 8 (34.78%) HTML5
11 6 (26.09%) JSON
12 4 (17.39%) EJB
12 4 (17.39%) FIXML
13 3 (13.04%) Ajax
13 3 (13.04%) Dojo
13 3 (13.04%) JSF
13 3 (13.04%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) SWIFT
3 3 (13.04%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.35%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) DataPower
4 1 (4.35%) Derivative
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) TDD
2 13 (56.52%) OO
3 12 (52.17%) Unit Testing
4 11 (47.83%) Data Modelling
5 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.04%) BDD
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (13.04%) Scrum
8 2 (8.70%) DevOps
8 2 (8.70%) Domain-Driven Design
9 1 (4.35%) AOP
9 1 (4.35%) BPEL
9 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
9 1 (4.35%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 1 (4.35%) High Availability
9 1 (4.35%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (4.35%) MVC
9 1 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Perforce
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Kony
3 1 (4.35%) Sybase
3 1 (4.35%) Yahoo!