The first table below looks at the demand for Spring skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spring over the 3 months to 18 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 Bristol 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 56 51 52
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Spring 14 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.49% 1.10% 1.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.36% 5.04% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 13
Average daily rate £350 £319 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £281 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
261 139 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 27.85% 21.75% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 89 147
Average daily rate £330 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £228 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +16.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Spring
South West

Spring
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Spring Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Spring
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Spring Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Spring
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spring across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Spring Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Spring
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spring across the Bristol region.

Spring Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 29 (100.00%) Java
2 22 (75.86%) Scrum
3 18 (62.07%) Web Services
4 15 (51.72%) HTML
5 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
5 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (44.83%) TDD
5 13 (44.83%) jQuery
6 12 (41.38%) Ajax
6 12 (41.38%) JUnit
6 12 (41.38%) CSS
7 10 (34.48%) MVC
8 9 (31.03%) Finance
8 9 (31.03%) REST
9 8 (27.59%) J2EE
9 8 (27.59%) Oracle
10 7 (24.14%) Web Development
10 7 (24.14%) Maven
10 7 (24.14%) Kanban
11 6 (20.69%) JIRA
11 6 (20.69%) Backbone.js
12 5 (17.24%) Open Source
12 5 (17.24%) hybris
12 5 (17.24%) Spring MVC
12 5 (17.24%) JSON
12 5 (17.24%) BDD
12 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
12 5 (17.24%) Subversion
12 5 (17.24%) XML
12 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 4 (13.79%) Apache
1 4 (13.79%) Apache ServiceMix
1 4 (13.79%) Mule
1 4 (13.79%) Apache Solr
2 3 (10.34%) AquaLogic Service Bus
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
2 3 (10.34%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.90%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
1 4 (13.79%) MarkLogic
2 3 (10.34%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (6.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) JUnit
2 7 (24.14%) Maven
3 6 (20.69%) JIRA
4 5 (17.24%) Subversion
5 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
5 4 (13.79%) Selenium
5 4 (13.79%) JBehave
5 4 (13.79%) WebDriver
6 2 (6.90%) jMock
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (100.00%) Developer
2 22 (75.86%) Java Developer
3 8 (27.59%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Technical Developer
5 5 (17.24%) Lead Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Scala Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Java Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Technical Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Technical Leader
6 3 (10.34%) Lead Java Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (62.07%) Web Services
2 15 (51.72%) HTML
3 13 (44.83%) jQuery
4 12 (41.38%) Ajax
4 12 (41.38%) CSS
5 9 (31.03%) REST
6 8 (27.59%) J2EE
7 6 (20.69%) Backbone.js
8 5 (17.24%) Spring MVC
8 5 (17.24%) JSON
8 5 (17.24%) XML
9 4 (13.79%) Hibernate
9 4 (13.79%) Grails
9 4 (13.79%) Spring Integration
10 3 (10.34%) RESTful
10 3 (10.34%) Akka
10 3 (10.34%) HTML5
10 3 (10.34%) Play Framework
10 3 (10.34%) JSF
10 3 (10.34%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Open Source
2 1 (3.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) UNIX
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Scrum
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) TDD
3 10 (34.48%) MVC
4 7 (24.14%) Web Development
4 7 (24.14%) Kanban
5 5 (17.24%) BDD
5 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
5 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
6 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.34%) User Stories
7 3 (10.34%) Refactoring
7 3 (10.34%) SOA
7 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
7 3 (10.34%) OO
8 2 (6.90%) B2C
8 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
8 2 (6.90%) Pair Programming
8 2 (6.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) Scala
4 1 (3.45%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) hybris
3 3 (10.34%) Zend
4 1 (3.45%) SAP