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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 38 55 63
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +8
Contract jobs citing Spring 41 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.10% 2.16% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.29% 8.96% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 6 2
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£388 £382 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% +22.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £376 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £394 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 - £34.06
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
287 201 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.67% 24.13% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 88 93
Average daily rate £388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £295 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £478 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Average hourly rate £16.16 £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.16% +170.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £30.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.67 £140.00 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 17 April 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 17 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +16 20 £388 +3.19% 6
Wilmslow - 2 £323 -
Crewe - - - - 2
Spring
North West

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (53.62%) Oracle
4 35 (50.72%) J2EE
5 31 (44.93%) Web Services
6 30 (43.48%) XML
6 30 (43.48%) HTML
7 25 (36.23%) JUnit
7 25 (36.23%) SOAP
7 25 (36.23%) Finance
7 25 (36.23%) Maven
8 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
9 22 (31.88%) TDD
10 19 (27.54%) JSON
10 19 (27.54%) SQL
10 19 (27.54%) RESTful
11 18 (26.09%) CSS
12 17 (24.64%) Git (software)
13 16 (23.19%) HTTP
14 14 (20.29%) E-Commerce
14 14 (20.29%) Cucumber
15 12 (17.39%) Integration Testing
15 12 (17.39%) JAX-RS
15 12 (17.39%) WSDL
15 12 (17.39%) IBM
15 12 (17.39%) Software Engineering
15 12 (17.39%) Banking
16 11 (15.94%) Java EE
16 11 (15.94%) WebSphere
16 11 (15.94%) Ant

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (15.94%) WebSphere
2 8 (11.59%) Tomcat
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 7 (10.14%) JBoss
3 7 (10.14%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle Spatial
4 3 (4.35%) Confluence
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (4.35%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.45%) iPlanet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.19%) HTTP
2 7 (10.14%) Internet
3 2 (2.90%) SSH
3 2 (2.90%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.59%) RDBMS
3 7 (10.14%) MySQL
3 7 (10.14%) Informix
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
3 7 (10.14%) Big Data
4 4 (5.80%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.90%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.90%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (36.23%) JUnit
1 25 (36.23%) Maven
2 17 (24.64%) Git (software)
3 14 (20.29%) Cucumber
4 11 (15.94%) Ant
5 9 (13.04%) Selenium
5 9 (13.04%) Gradle
6 8 (11.59%) Mockito
7 6 (8.70%) JIRA
8 4 (5.80%) Subversion
9 3 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (4.35%) Eclipse
9 3 (4.35%) JDeveloper
10 2 (2.90%) Introscope
10 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.90%) Grunt
10 2 (2.90%) Bower
10 2 (2.90%) SonarQube
11 1 (1.45%) Hudson
11 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
General
1 25 (36.23%) Finance
2 12 (17.39%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (92.75%) Developer
2 54 (78.26%) Java Developer
3 9 (13.04%) Senior Developer
3 9 (13.04%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (10.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (7.25%) Technical Leader
6 4 (5.80%) Lead Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Team Leader
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%) Hybris Developer
8 2 (2.90%) AWS Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Technical Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Java Web Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Java Consultant
8 2 (2.90%) J2EE Consultant
8 2 (2.90%) Senior J2EE Consultant
8 2 (2.90%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (50.72%) J2EE
2 31 (44.93%) Web Services
3 30 (43.48%) XML
3 30 (43.48%) HTML
4 25 (36.23%) SOAP
5 19 (27.54%) JSON
5 19 (27.54%) RESTful
6 18 (26.09%) CSS
7 12 (17.39%) WSDL
7 12 (17.39%) JAX-RS
8 11 (15.94%) Java EE
8 11 (15.94%) XSLT
9 10 (14.49%) JDBC
10 9 (13.04%) JSP
10 9 (13.04%) Servlets
10 9 (13.04%) Ajax
10 9 (13.04%) jQuery
11 8 (11.59%) Hibernate
11 8 (11.59%) JAX-RPC
11 8 (11.59%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Telematics
1 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (10.14%) Algorithms
2 4 (5.80%) Online Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Open Source
3 3 (4.35%) iPad
3 3 (4.35%) GIS
4 2 (2.90%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.45%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.45%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.70%) UNIX
1 6 (8.70%) Linux
2 3 (4.35%) Windows
3 2 (2.90%) Android
3 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.88%) TDD
3 14 (20.29%) E-Commerce
4 12 (17.39%) Software Engineering
4 12 (17.39%) Integration Testing
5 10 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (14.49%) Scrum
5 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
5 10 (14.49%) MVC
6 8 (11.59%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (11.59%) Web Application Development
7 7 (10.14%) Dependency Injection
7 7 (10.14%) Web Development
7 7 (10.14%) OO
8 6 (8.70%) Project Management
8 6 (8.70%) BDD
9 5 (7.25%) Kanban
9 5 (7.25%) Unit Testing
10 3 (4.35%) Data Validation
10 3 (4.35%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 69 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 19 (27.54%) SQL
4 8 (11.59%) PL/SQL
5 7 (10.14%) Groovy
6 5 (7.25%) XPath
7 1 (1.45%) C++
7 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Degree
2 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 37 (53.62%) Oracle
2 12 (17.39%) IBM
3 3 (4.35%) TIBCO
3 3 (4.35%) ESRI
3 3 (4.35%) Perforce
3 3 (4.35%) hybris
4 2 (2.90%) Compuware
4 2 (2.90%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) Adobe
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