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 3 months to 23 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 Transaction API (JTA)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 635 637
Rank change year-on-year +38 +2  
Contract jobs citing JTA 5 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.015% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.033% 0.052% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £500 £555 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.90% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15019 15261 15400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.08% 28.36% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10384 10752 10284
Median daily rate £427 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 178 208
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.69% -1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £16.60 £17.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

JTA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing JTA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 5 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 3 months to 23 June 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
England +28 4 £500 -9.90%
London +2 4 £500 -9.90%
City of London - 1 £600 -
Scotland - 1 £300 -
Edinburgh - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JTA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for JTA.

1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) Spring
2 7 (87.50%) Java EE
3 6 (75.00%) REST
3 6 (75.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) Hibernate
3 6 (75.00%) Middleware
3 6 (75.00%) JBoss
3 6 (75.00%) Web Services
3 6 (75.00%) JMS
4 5 (62.50%) UML
4 5 (62.50%) J2EE
4 5 (62.50%) Sybase
4 5 (62.50%) OO
4 5 (62.50%) MVC
4 5 (62.50%) TDD
4 5 (62.50%) JSF
4 5 (62.50%) BDD
4 5 (62.50%) JPA
5 4 (50.00%) Ajax
5 4 (50.00%) Unix
5 4 (50.00%) JSP
5 4 (50.00%) Servlets
6 3 (37.50%) SOAP
6 3 (37.50%) Struts
6 3 (37.50%) XML
6 3 (37.50%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (37.50%) HTML
6 3 (37.50%) Linux

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 6 (75.00%) JBoss
2 3 (37.50%) Apache
2 3 (37.50%) GlassFish
2 3 (37.50%) Mule
2 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 3 (37.50%) WebLogic Integration
2 3 (37.50%) WebLogic Portal
2 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Process Server
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (12.50%) Confluence
4 1 (12.50%) Mule ESB
4 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 2 (25.00%) jMock
2 2 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Front Office
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Prime Brokerage
3 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
1 7 (87.50%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) J2EE Trainer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Middleware Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Java EE
1 7 (87.50%) Spring
2 6 (75.00%) Hibernate
2 6 (75.00%) JMS
2 6 (75.00%) Middleware
2 6 (75.00%) REST
2 6 (75.00%) Web Services
3 5 (62.50%) J2EE
3 5 (62.50%) JPA
3 5 (62.50%) JSF
4 4 (50.00%) Ajax
4 4 (50.00%) JSP
4 4 (50.00%) Servlets
5 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) EJB
5 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 3 (37.50%) JTS
5 3 (37.50%) SOAP
5 3 (37.50%) Struts
5 3 (37.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) DataPower
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) BDD
2 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) OO
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) UML
3 3 (37.50%) AOP
3 3 (37.50%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Domain-Driven Design
3 3 (37.50%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (37.50%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) SOLID
4 2 (25.00%) BPEL
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) API Development
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
2 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) VB6
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Sybase
2 3 (37.50%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) Kony
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Google
3 2 (25.00%) Yahoo!