The table below looks at the statistics for Spring skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spring over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 45 66 52
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -14
Contract jobs citing Spring 26 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.81% 0.26% 2.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.02% 1.20% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 11
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£401 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +55.67%
Spring
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
236 167 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.49% 21.33% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 105 85
Average daily rate £375 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.16 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.60% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%

Spring
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Spring Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Spring
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Spring Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Spring
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spring across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Spring Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Spring
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 12 £388 - 4
Knutsford - 3 £430 -
Wilmslow - 1 £210 -
Spring
North West

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 69 (100.00%) Java
2 40 (57.97%) J2EE
3 37 (53.62%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (50.72%) Web Services
5 28 (40.58%) JavaScript
5 28 (40.58%) HTML
6 27 (39.13%) SDLC
7 26 (37.68%) Oracle
7 26 (37.68%) SOAP
7 26 (37.68%) Finance
8 25 (36.23%) JSON
9 22 (31.88%) Maven
9 22 (31.88%) XML
9 22 (31.88%) Git (software)
10 21 (30.43%) RESTful
10 21 (30.43%) TDD
11 20 (28.99%) JUnit
11 20 (28.99%) CSS
12 18 (26.09%) SQL
13 16 (23.19%) WSDL
13 16 (23.19%) WebSphere
14 15 (21.74%) Cucumber
15 14 (20.29%) Software Engineering
15 14 (20.29%) IBM
16 13 (18.84%) HTTP
16 13 (18.84%) XSLT
16 13 (18.84%) Integration Testing
16 13 (18.84%) Hibernate
16 13 (18.84%) System Integration Testing
17 12 (17.39%) Servlets

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 16 (23.19%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.14%) JBoss
3 6 (8.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (8.70%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (5.80%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.35%) ArcGIS
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (2.90%) Apache
6 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.45%) iPlanet
7 1 (1.45%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.84%) HTTP
2 6 (8.70%) Internet
3 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) Relational Database
2 9 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 8 (11.59%) Big Data
4 7 (10.14%) RDBMS
5 6 (8.70%) Informix
6 5 (7.25%) MySQL
6 5 (7.25%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.90%) CouchDB
7 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.90%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (31.88%) Maven
1 22 (31.88%) Git (software)
2 20 (28.99%) JUnit
3 15 (21.74%) Cucumber
4 10 (14.49%) Ant
5 9 (13.04%) Gradle
5 9 (13.04%) Selenium
6 8 (11.59%) Mockito
7 4 (5.80%) Eclipse
7 4 (5.80%) JIRA
8 3 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (4.35%) Subversion
8 3 (4.35%) Cactus
9 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.90%) Hudson
10 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.45%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.45%) TestNG
10 1 (1.45%) Introscope
10 1 (1.45%) CruiseControl
General
1 26 (37.68%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (82.61%) Developer
2 49 (71.01%) Java Developer
3 11 (15.94%) Senior Developer
3 11 (15.94%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (8.70%) Technical Leader
5 5 (7.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Lead Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Team Leader
7 3 (4.35%) Java Team Leader
7 3 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Agile Java Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) AWS Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Technical Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (57.97%) J2EE
2 35 (50.72%) Web Services
3 28 (40.58%) HTML
4 26 (37.68%) SOAP
5 25 (36.23%) JSON
6 22 (31.88%) XML
7 21 (30.43%) RESTful
8 20 (28.99%) CSS
9 16 (23.19%) WSDL
10 13 (18.84%) XSLT
10 13 (18.84%) Hibernate
11 12 (17.39%) Servlets
12 9 (13.04%) JDBC
12 9 (13.04%) jQuery
12 9 (13.04%) HTML5
12 9 (13.04%) JAX-RS
13 8 (11.59%) JAX-WS
13 8 (11.59%) Java EE
13 8 (11.59%) JSP
14 7 (10.14%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Telematics
1 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.14%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.35%) Web 2.0
3 3 (4.35%) Online Banking
3 3 (4.35%) GIS
4 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Blog
5 1 (1.45%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.14%) Linux
2 4 (5.80%) Windows
3 3 (4.35%) Android
3 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.35%) UNIX
4 1 (1.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (53.62%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (39.13%) SDLC
3 21 (30.43%) TDD
4 14 (20.29%) Software Engineering
5 13 (18.84%) Integration Testing
5 13 (18.84%) System Integration Testing
6 12 (17.39%) E-Commerce
6 12 (17.39%) Configuration Management
7 10 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (14.49%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (13.04%) Dependency Injection
8 9 (13.04%) MVC
9 8 (11.59%) Scrum
10 7 (10.14%) OO
10 7 (10.14%) Web Development
10 7 (10.14%) Waterfall
11 6 (8.70%) Web Application Development
12 5 (7.25%) Unit Testing
12 5 (7.25%) Pair Programming
13 4 (5.80%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 69 (100.00%) Java
2 28 (40.58%) JavaScript
3 18 (26.09%) SQL
4 10 (14.49%) PL/SQL
5 7 (10.14%) XPath
5 7 (10.14%) Groovy
6 1 (1.45%) C++
6 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) Degree
2 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 26 (37.68%) Oracle
2 14 (20.29%) IBM
3 4 (5.80%) Perforce
4 3 (4.35%) TIBCO
4 3 (4.35%) ESRI
5 2 (2.90%) hybris
5 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.45%) Adobe
6 1 (1.45%) Compuware
6 1 (1.45%) HP