The table below looks at the statistics for Spring skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spring over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 22 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing Spring 8 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 5.93% 6.25% 2.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.76% 16.22% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate
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£306 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £44.50
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -26.40%
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County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
68 37 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 50.37% 38.54% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 14 13
Average daily rate £300 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £300 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

Spring
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Spring across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Spring Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Spring
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Spring across the Belfast region.

Spring Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Spring also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Spring.

1 14 (100.00%) Java
1 14 (100.00%) Hibernate
2 12 (85.71%) Banking
2 12 (85.71%) UNIX
3 10 (71.43%) Credit Risk
4 9 (64.29%) Investment Banking
4 9 (64.29%) Korn
4 9 (64.29%) SQL
4 9 (64.29%) T-SQL
4 9 (64.29%) C-shell
5 8 (57.14%) Finance
5 8 (57.14%) Perl
5 8 (57.14%) Sybase
5 8 (57.14%) SQR
5 8 (57.14%) Maven
6 7 (50.00%) Oracle
6 7 (50.00%) Spring Integration
7 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
8 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
9 4 (28.57%) Financial Institution
10 3 (21.43%) Struts
10 3 (21.43%) J2EE
11 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
12 1 (7.14%) Scrum
12 1 (7.14%) Change Management
12 1 (7.14%) SOA
12 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (7.14%) International Banking
12 1 (7.14%) RESTful

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Spring also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Spring. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Maven
General
1 12 (85.71%) Banking
2 9 (64.29%) Investment Banking
3 8 (57.14%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Financial Institution
5 1 (7.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
1 14 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Java Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) Hibernate
2 7 (50.00%) Spring Integration
3 3 (21.43%) J2EE
3 3 (21.43%) Struts
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) XSD
4 1 (7.14%) FIXML
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (7.14%) Scrum
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
2 1 (7.14%) SOA
2 1 (7.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (64.29%) Korn
2 9 (64.29%) C-shell
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) T-SQL
3 8 (57.14%) SQR
3 8 (57.14%) Perl
4 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Sybase
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) TIBCO