The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 April 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)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 255 261
Rank change year-on-year +22 +6  
Contract jobs citing JPA 20 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.91% 0.83% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 13
Median daily rate £450 £485 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.21% +49.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £422 £438 £375
% change year-on-year -3.54% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £44.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £44.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +17.97% +11.25%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2201 2398 2336
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.17% 24.63% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1317 1601 1417
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 44
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £47.50 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.82%  

JPA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

JPA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JPA in the South East

JPA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JPA in the South East over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JPA in the South East

JPA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JPA in the South East

JPA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JPA within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
West Sussex - 7 £510 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 6 £385 -
Berkshire - 4 £394 -
Hampshire +5 2 - - 1
JPA
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 South East region with a requirement for JPA.

1 49 (100.00%) Java
2 44 (89.80%) Spring
3 43 (87.76%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (87.76%) Hibernate
4 40 (81.63%) Oracle
5 31 (63.27%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (59.18%) Scrum
7 28 (57.14%) Web Services
8 26 (53.06%) XML
9 23 (46.94%) SOAP
9 23 (46.94%) JIRA
9 23 (46.94%) Oracle Database
10 21 (42.86%) REST
11 20 (40.82%) SDLC
12 19 (38.78%) Git (software)
12 19 (38.78%) SQL
13 18 (36.73%) JavaScript
14 17 (34.69%) Unix
14 17 (34.69%) RESTful
15 15 (30.61%) JUnit
15 15 (30.61%) TDD
15 15 (30.61%) Maven
16 14 (28.57%) Subversion
16 14 (28.57%) EJB
16 14 (28.57%) PL/SQL
16 14 (28.57%) XSLT
16 14 (28.57%) JBoss
16 14 (28.57%) JMS
17 13 (26.53%) Tomcat
17 13 (26.53%) HTML

JPA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (28.57%) JBoss
2 13 (26.53%) Tomcat
3 12 (24.49%) WebLogic
4 11 (22.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (16.33%) Confluence
6 4 (8.16%) Oracle Spatial
7 3 (6.12%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (4.08%) GlassFish
9 1 (2.04%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) LDAP
1 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.08%) SNMP
3 1 (2.04%) HTTP
3 1 (2.04%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (46.94%) Oracle Database
2 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database 10g
2 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database 12c
2 10 (20.41%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.24%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (10.20%) GIS
4 5 (10.20%) MySQL
4 5 (10.20%) RDBMS
5 4 (8.16%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.04%) MariaDB
7 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.04%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 23 (46.94%) JIRA
2 19 (38.78%) Git (software)
3 15 (30.61%) JUnit
3 15 (30.61%) Maven
4 14 (28.57%) Subversion
5 10 (20.41%) Jenkins
6 8 (16.33%) Mockito
7 7 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
8 5 (10.20%) Eclipse
9 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
9 4 (8.16%) TeamCity
10 3 (6.12%) IntelliJ
11 2 (4.08%) Gradle
11 2 (4.08%) JProfiler
11 2 (4.08%) NetBeans
11 2 (4.08%) SonarQube
12 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
12 1 (2.04%) Moq
12 1 (2.04%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (91.84%) Developer
2 43 (87.76%) Java Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Integration Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Senior Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (8.16%) Digital Developer
5 3 (6.12%) XML Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Agile Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.04%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Agile Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (89.80%) Spring
2 43 (87.76%) Hibernate
3 28 (57.14%) Web Services
4 26 (53.06%) XML
5 23 (46.94%) SOAP
6 21 (42.86%) REST
7 17 (34.69%) RESTful
8 14 (28.57%) EJB
8 14 (28.57%) JMS
8 14 (28.57%) XSLT
9 13 (26.53%) HTML
10 12 (24.49%) EclipseLink
10 12 (24.49%) JSP
10 12 (24.49%) XSD
11 11 (22.45%) Java EE
12 10 (20.41%) EJB 3.0
13 9 (18.37%) CSS
14 8 (16.33%) Apache CXF
14 8 (16.33%) Oracle ADF
14 8 (16.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) Unix
2 9 (18.37%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Mac OS X
3 2 (4.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (87.76%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (63.27%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (59.18%) Scrum
4 20 (40.82%) SDLC
5 15 (30.61%) TDD
6 12 (24.49%) Integration Testing
7 11 (22.45%) OO
7 11 (22.45%) SOA
7 11 (22.45%) UML
8 10 (20.41%) Unit Testing
9 9 (18.37%) Web Development
10 8 (16.33%) Automated Testing
10 8 (16.33%) ETL
10 8 (16.33%) MVC
11 6 (12.24%) Process Improvement
12 5 (10.20%) Data Modelling
13 4 (8.16%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 4 (8.16%) OWASP
13 4 (8.16%) System Testing
13 4 (8.16%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 49 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (38.78%) SQL
3 18 (36.73%) JavaScript
4 14 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 6 (12.24%) Python
6 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.08%) C++
7 2 (4.08%) Tcl
8 1 (2.04%) C
8 1 (2.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) OCPJP
3 2 (4.08%) Sun Certification
4 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Docker
Vendors
1 40 (81.63%) Oracle
2 7 (14.29%) Talend
3 1 (2.04%) Luciad
3 1 (2.04%) Perforce