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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 35 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +3
Contract jobs citing Spring 37 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.33% 2.41% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.55% 8.76% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 5 2
Average daily rate
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£369 £376 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.79% +20.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £376 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £388 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.82% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £35.00 £22.31
% change year-on-year
+32.85% +56.86%
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
238 217 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.87% 27.50% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 94 96
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £478 £375
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 £19.00 £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.16% +170.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £30.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £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
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 26 March 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 +11 14 £388 +3.19% 7
Wilmslow - 6 £320 -
Crewe - - - - 1
Spring
North West

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 58 (100.00%) Java
2 33 (56.90%) J2EE
2 33 (56.90%) Oracle
3 30 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (46.55%) HTML
4 27 (46.55%) XML
5 23 (39.66%) JUnit
6 22 (37.93%) Web Services
6 22 (37.93%) Finance
7 21 (36.21%) SOAP
7 21 (36.21%) JavaScript
8 18 (31.03%) TDD
8 18 (31.03%) Maven
9 17 (29.31%) RESTful
10 15 (25.86%) CSS
10 15 (25.86%) HTTP
11 14 (24.14%) SQL
12 13 (22.41%) JSON
12 13 (22.41%) Cucumber
13 11 (18.97%) JAX-RS
13 11 (18.97%) Java EE
13 11 (18.97%) Banking
14 10 (17.24%) Git (software)
15 9 (15.52%) Integration Testing
15 9 (15.52%) Software Engineering
15 9 (15.52%) JDBC
15 9 (15.52%) XSLT
15 9 (15.52%) IBM
15 9 (15.52%) MVC
15 9 (15.52%) Relational Database

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 7 (12.07%) WebSphere
1 7 (12.07%) Tomcat
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (10.34%) IBM HTTP Server
3 5 (8.62%) JBoss
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle Spatial
4 3 (5.17%) Confluence
4 3 (5.17%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) HTTP
2 6 (10.34%) Internet
3 2 (3.45%) HTTPS
3 2 (3.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.07%) MySQL
2 7 (12.07%) RDBMS
2 7 (12.07%) Big Data
3 6 (10.34%) Informix
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.17%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.45%) CouchDB
6 2 (3.45%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 23 (39.66%) JUnit
2 18 (31.03%) Maven
3 13 (22.41%) Cucumber
4 10 (17.24%) Git (software)
5 8 (13.79%) Selenium
6 7 (12.07%) Mockito
7 5 (8.62%) JIRA
8 4 (6.90%) Ant
9 3 (5.17%) Subversion
9 3 (5.17%) JDeveloper
9 3 (5.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (3.45%) Introscope
10 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
10 2 (3.45%) Gradle
10 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
10 2 (3.45%) SonarQube
10 2 (3.45%) Grunt
10 2 (3.45%) Bower
11 1 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (37.93%) Finance
2 11 (18.97%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (96.55%) Developer
2 50 (86.21%) Java Developer
3 8 (13.79%) Senior Developer
3 8 (13.79%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (12.07%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (5.17%) Hybris Developer
5 3 (5.17%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 3 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (5.17%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Java Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) Java Web Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Java Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (3.45%) J2EE Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) Senior J2EE Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (56.90%) J2EE
2 27 (46.55%) HTML
2 27 (46.55%) XML
3 22 (37.93%) Web Services
4 21 (36.21%) SOAP
5 17 (29.31%) RESTful
6 15 (25.86%) CSS
7 13 (22.41%) JSON
8 11 (18.97%) JAX-RS
8 11 (18.97%) Java EE
9 9 (15.52%) JDBC
9 9 (15.52%) XSLT
10 8 (13.79%) WSDL
10 8 (13.79%) JSP
10 8 (13.79%) jQuery
11 7 (12.07%) Spring MVC
11 7 (12.07%) Hibernate
11 7 (12.07%) Ajax
11 7 (12.07%) Servlets
11 7 (12.07%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Telematics
1 7 (12.07%) Algorithms
2 4 (6.90%) Online Banking
3 3 (5.17%) iPad
3 3 (5.17%) GIS
4 2 (3.45%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.45%) Open Source
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) UNIX
1 5 (8.62%) Linux
2 3 (5.17%) Windows
3 2 (3.45%) Android
3 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.03%) TDD
3 9 (15.52%) Integration Testing
3 9 (15.52%) Software Engineering
3 9 (15.52%) MVC
4 8 (13.79%) Scrum
5 7 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
5 7 (12.07%) Web Application Development
6 6 (10.34%) Project Management
7 4 (6.90%) Unit Testing
7 4 (6.90%) BDD
8 3 (5.17%) SEO
8 3 (5.17%) Data Management
8 3 (5.17%) Data Validation
8 3 (5.17%) Kanban
8 3 (5.17%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.17%) SOA
8 3 (5.17%) Validation
8 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (100.00%) Java
2 21 (36.21%) JavaScript
3 14 (24.14%) SQL
4 7 (12.07%) Groovy
5 5 (8.62%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (8.62%) Degree
2 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 33 (56.90%) Oracle
2 9 (15.52%) IBM
3 3 (5.17%) hybris
3 3 (5.17%) ESRI
3 3 (5.17%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.45%) Compuware
4 2 (3.45%) HP
4 2 (3.45%) Perforce
5 1 (1.72%) Adobe
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