The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 Cheshire 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 60 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing Spring 5 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.63% 3.02% 2.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.67% 10.95% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 14
Average daily rate
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£405 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £375 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £26.31 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+34.91% -34.21%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
187 210 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.52% 27.60% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 98 161
Average daily rate £335 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -24.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Spring
North West

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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
Warrington - 1 - -
Chester - - - - 2
Crewe - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Spring
North West

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) J2EE
2 8 (40.00%) Oracle
2 8 (40.00%) XML
2 8 (40.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (35.00%) RESTful
3 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (35.00%) JDBC
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) TDD
4 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 6 (30.00%) CSS
4 6 (30.00%) Web Services
4 6 (30.00%) HTML
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (25.00%) JiBX
5 5 (25.00%) jQuery
5 5 (25.00%) JAXB
5 5 (25.00%) Finance
5 5 (25.00%) Subversion
6 4 (20.00%) MVC
6 4 (20.00%) Pair Programming
6 4 (20.00%) Kanban
6 4 (20.00%) Spring MVC
6 4 (20.00%) JSON
7 3 (15.00%) Refactoring
7 3 (15.00%) HTML5
7 3 (15.00%) Dependency Injection

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 2 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Mule
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) SMTP
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (10.00%) JasperReports
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (10.00%) CouchDB
4 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (10.00%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Subversion
2 2 (10.00%) JUnit
2 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) Ant
3 1 (5.00%) Gradle
3 1 (5.00%) NetBeans
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Advertising
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Developer
1 18 (90.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Web Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Java Web Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) J2EE
1 8 (40.00%) XML
2 7 (35.00%) JDBC
2 7 (35.00%) RESTful
3 6 (30.00%) Web Services
3 6 (30.00%) CSS
3 6 (30.00%) HTML
4 5 (25.00%) JAXB
4 5 (25.00%) JiBX
4 5 (25.00%) jQuery
5 4 (20.00%) JSON
5 4 (20.00%) Spring MVC
6 3 (15.00%) Java EE
6 3 (15.00%) HTML5
6 3 (15.00%) CSS3
6 3 (15.00%) Hibernate
7 2 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (10.00%) JSF
7 2 (10.00%) .NET
8 1 (5.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) TDD
2 6 (30.00%) Scrum
2 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (20.00%) Kanban
3 4 (20.00%) Pair Programming
3 4 (20.00%) MVC
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) Requirements Management
4 3 (15.00%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (15.00%) Refactoring
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) BDD
5 2 (10.00%) ATDD
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Web Development
5 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) User Stories
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) JBoss
2 2 (10.00%) Vertica
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe
3 1 (5.00%) FatWire
3 1 (5.00%) hybris