The first table below looks at the demand for Spring skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spring over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Birmingham region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 50 41 44
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Spring 9 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.46% 1.35% 1.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.56% 4.55% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Average daily rate £350 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.06 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.80%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
162 154 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.30% 29.67% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 88 91
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +111.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Spring
West Midlands

Spring
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Spring Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Spring
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Spring Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Spring
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spring across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Spring Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 18 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (72.22%) HTML
3 11 (61.11%) jQuery
4 10 (55.56%) Hibernate
4 10 (55.56%) CSS
5 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 8 (44.44%) Maven
6 7 (38.89%) REST
6 7 (38.89%) J2EE
7 5 (27.78%) Ant
7 5 (27.78%) JSP
7 5 (27.78%) XSLT
7 5 (27.78%) UNIX
7 5 (27.78%) Linux
7 5 (27.78%) OO
7 5 (27.78%) Apache
7 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
7 5 (27.78%) Scrum
7 5 (27.78%) MVC
7 5 (27.78%) CMS
7 5 (27.78%) Web Services
7 5 (27.78%) XML
7 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
7 5 (27.78%) JSTL
7 5 (27.78%) Use Case
7 5 (27.78%) TDD
7 5 (27.78%) Alterian
7 5 (27.78%) Subversion
8 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
8 4 (22.22%) .NET

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) Apache
1 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
1 5 (27.78%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Maven
2 5 (27.78%) Ant
2 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
2 5 (27.78%) Subversion
3 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 12 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Scala Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Java Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) HTML
2 11 (61.11%) jQuery
3 10 (55.56%) Hibernate
3 10 (55.56%) CSS
4 7 (38.89%) REST
4 7 (38.89%) J2EE
5 5 (27.78%) JSP
5 5 (27.78%) XSLT
5 5 (27.78%) Web Services
5 5 (27.78%) XML
5 5 (27.78%) JSTL
6 4 (22.22%) .NET
7 3 (16.67%) DHTML
7 3 (16.67%) Struts
7 3 (16.67%) DOM
7 3 (16.67%) Ajax
7 3 (16.67%) Java SE
7 3 (16.67%) JSF
7 3 (16.67%) MooTools
7 3 (16.67%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) UNIX
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) OO
1 5 (27.78%) Scrum
1 5 (27.78%) MVC
1 5 (27.78%) Use Case
1 5 (27.78%) TDD
2 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (16.67%) Web Development
3 3 (16.67%) Kanban
3 3 (16.67%) User Stories
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) Scala
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Alterian
2 3 (16.67%) hybris