Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for JTA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JTA over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 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 Transaction API (JTA)
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 826 841 909
Rank change year-on-year +15 +68 -19
Contract jobs citing JTA 61 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.020% 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.061% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 18 5
UK median daily rate £675 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.73% - +83.33%
10th Percentile £403 £450 £461
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £300 -
% change year-on-year +38.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

JTA is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 35,330 31,065 31,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.56% 32.47% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,936 21,418 22,125
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £306 £294
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 382 379
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +9.59% -1.40%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +1.25% +11.11% -2.70%

JTA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing JTA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for JTA in the UK

JTA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JTA in the UK

JTA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JTA over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JTA in the UK

JTA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JTA in the UK

JTA
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JTA within the UK over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 61 £675 +22.73% 1
London +17 56 £700 +27.27%
UK excluding London -31 5 £415 +38.33% 1
South East - 5 £415 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing JTA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for JTA.

1 51 (83.61%) Java
2 47 (77.05%) Spring
3 46 (75.41%) JTS
3 46 (75.41%) Unix
3 46 (75.41%) Linux
3 46 (75.41%) Relational Database
4 44 (72.13%) Middleware
5 40 (65.57%) Banking
6 39 (63.93%) Investment Banking
7 34 (55.74%) JMS
8 31 (50.82%) Front Office
9 29 (47.54%) SQL
10 28 (45.90%) J2EE
10 28 (45.90%) Apache
11 27 (44.26%) Apache Camel
11 27 (44.26%) Mule
12 26 (42.62%) Spring Integration
13 22 (36.07%) Java EE
13 22 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (34.43%) Hibernate
14 21 (34.43%) Web Services
14 21 (34.43%) SDLC
15 20 (32.79%) TDD
16 19 (31.15%) JBoss
16 19 (31.15%) UML
16 19 (31.15%) MySQL
17 18 (29.51%) BDD
18 17 (27.87%) MongoDB
18 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
18 17 (27.87%) Sybase

JTA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 28 (45.90%) Apache
2 27 (44.26%) Mule
3 19 (31.15%) JBoss
4 17 (27.87%) WebLogic
5 11 (18.03%) Confluence
6 10 (16.39%) Liferay
6 10 (16.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (8.20%) GlassFish
7 5 (8.20%) NetWeaver
7 5 (8.20%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (6.56%) CMS
8 4 (6.56%) WebSphere
9 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
9 3 (4.92%) WildFly
10 2 (3.28%) Apache Spark
10 2 (3.28%) Jetty
10 2 (3.28%) OpenCms
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (3.28%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) SAP ERP
2 2 (3.28%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) BrowserStack
1 2 (3.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) AMQP
2 5 (8.20%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.28%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (75.41%) Relational Database
2 19 (31.15%) MySQL
3 17 (27.87%) MongoDB
3 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
4 13 (21.31%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.28%) DB2
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) JUnit
1 15 (24.59%) Subversion
2 14 (22.95%) Maven
3 13 (21.31%) jMock
4 12 (19.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (18.03%) FishEye
5 11 (18.03%) JIRA
6 10 (16.39%) Hudson
6 10 (16.39%) SonarQube
7 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.92%) Ant
8 3 (4.92%) FitNesse
9 2 (3.28%) Eclipse
9 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
9 2 (3.28%) IntelliJ
9 2 (3.28%) JDeveloper
9 2 (3.28%) Sahi
9 2 (3.28%) Selenium
9 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (3.28%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 40 (65.57%) Banking
2 39 (63.93%) Investment Banking
3 31 (50.82%) Front Office
4 5 (8.20%) Advertising
5 3 (4.92%) Finance
6 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.64%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (81.97%) Developer
2 45 (73.77%) Java Developer
3 28 (45.90%) Integration Developer
4 10 (16.39%) Architect
5 8 (13.11%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Backend Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Messaging Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (1.64%) Designer
7 1 (1.64%) E-Commerce Architect
7 1 (1.64%) Java Architect
7 1 (1.64%) Java Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.64%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (1.64%) NetWeaver Architect
7 1 (1.64%) SAP Architect
7 1 (1.64%) Senior Architect
7 1 (1.64%) Senior Designer
7 1 (1.64%) Technical Leader
7 1 (1.64%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (77.05%) Spring
2 46 (75.41%) JTS
3 44 (72.13%) Middleware
4 34 (55.74%) JMS
5 28 (45.90%) J2EE
6 27 (44.26%) Apache Camel
7 26 (42.62%) Spring Integration
8 22 (36.07%) Java EE
9 21 (34.43%) Hibernate
9 21 (34.43%) Web Services
10 14 (22.95%) XML
10 14 (22.95%) XSLT
11 13 (21.31%) JAXB
11 13 (21.31%) JAX-RS
11 13 (21.31%) REST
12 11 (18.03%) Murex MxML
13 10 (16.39%) MSMQ
13 10 (16.39%) WCF
14 7 (11.48%) EJB
14 7 (11.48%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Fixed Income
2 3 (4.92%) Equities
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.64%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.64%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 46 (75.41%) Linux
1 46 (75.41%) Unix
2 4 (6.56%) Windows
3 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
3 2 (3.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (34.43%) SDLC
3 20 (32.79%) TDD
4 19 (31.15%) UML
5 18 (29.51%) BDD
6 16 (26.23%) OO
7 12 (19.67%) SOA
8 7 (11.48%) Content Management
9 5 (8.20%) Case Management
9 5 (8.20%) ERP
9 5 (8.20%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (8.20%) Master Data Management
9 5 (8.20%) Workflow
10 4 (6.56%) ITSM
10 4 (6.56%) Service Management
10 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (3.28%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (3.28%) Integration Testing
11 2 (3.28%) Kanban
11 2 (3.28%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (83.61%) Java
2 29 (47.54%) SQL
3 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.28%) Java 8
4 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) Sybase
2 16 (26.23%) Oracle
3 12 (19.67%) Murex
4 11 (18.03%) Atlassian
5 5 (8.20%) SAP
6 2 (3.28%) Google
6 2 (3.28%) IBM
6 2 (3.28%) New Relic
6 2 (3.28%) Roku
6 2 (3.28%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.64%) GoldenSource