The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 Persistence API (JPA)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 - 119
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing JPA 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.20% - 0.085%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.80% - 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £440 £375
% change year-on-year -4.43% +17.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% -10.00%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 501 762 551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.51% 25.52% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 491 345
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

JPA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

JPA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JPA in the West Midlands

JPA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JPA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Birmingham - 2 £400 -
Staffordshire - 2 - - 1
JPA
England

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

1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 12 (92.31%) Hibernate
3 10 (76.92%) Spring
4 8 (61.54%) Java EE
5 7 (53.85%) REST
6 5 (38.46%) OO
6 5 (38.46%) SOAP
7 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
7 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
7 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (30.77%) Spring Boot
8 3 (23.08%) SDLC
8 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
8 3 (23.08%) Maven
8 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
8 3 (23.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (23.08%) Front End Development
8 3 (23.08%) SOA
8 3 (23.08%) Web Services
8 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
8 3 (23.08%) Oracle
8 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (23.08%) TDD
9 2 (15.38%) Subversion
9 2 (15.38%) Scrum
9 2 (15.38%) GIS
9 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (15.38%) JBoss
9 2 (15.38%) Sun Certification
9 2 (15.38%) Salesforce.com

JPA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (23.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (15.38%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) GIS
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (23.08%) Maven
2 2 (15.38%) Ant
2 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 2 (15.38%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
3 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.69%) Gradle
3 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) JProfiler
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) SonarQube
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Java Programmer
3 3 (23.08%) Programmer
4 2 (15.38%) Angular Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) Hibernate
2 10 (76.92%) Spring
3 8 (61.54%) Java EE
4 7 (53.85%) REST
5 5 (38.46%) SOAP
6 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
6 4 (30.77%) Spring Boot
7 3 (23.08%) Web Services
8 2 (15.38%) HTML
8 2 (15.38%) HTML5
8 2 (15.38%) jQuery
8 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (15.38%) XML
8 2 (15.38%) XSD
8 2 (15.38%) XSLT
9 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
9 1 (7.69%) Drools
9 1 (7.69%) React
9 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) OO
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Front End Development
3 3 (23.08%) SDLC
3 3 (23.08%) SOA
3 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) SOLID
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) BPMN
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) RAD
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Salesforce.com