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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 52 50 60
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing Spring 37 36 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.35% 3.60% 1.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.67% 12.46% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 5
Average daily rate £388 £388 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.00 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year
+21.27% -
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
317 289 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.69% 28.93% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 200 87
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -61.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 18 £400 +3.22% 1
Macclesfield - 6 £335 -
Knutsford - 3 £438 -
Warrington -12 1 £625 +56.25% 1
Spring
North West

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 71 (100.00%) Java
2 38 (53.52%) Web Services
2 38 (53.52%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (39.44%) XML
4 27 (38.03%) TDD
5 26 (36.62%) Oracle
6 24 (33.80%) SQL
6 24 (33.80%) Finance
7 22 (30.99%) MVC
7 22 (30.99%) J2EE
7 22 (30.99%) JavaScript
8 21 (29.58%) Scrum
8 21 (29.58%) WebSphere
8 21 (29.58%) RESTful
9 20 (28.17%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (26.76%) CSS
11 18 (25.35%) SOAP
12 16 (22.54%) Spring MVC
13 15 (21.13%) Banking
13 15 (21.13%) HTML
14 14 (19.72%) JDBC
14 14 (19.72%) IBM
14 14 (19.72%) JIRA
14 14 (19.72%) Jenkins
15 13 (18.31%) Waterfall
16 12 (16.90%) Java EE
17 11 (15.49%) Kanban
17 11 (15.49%) AngularJS
18 10 (14.08%) BDD
18 10 (14.08%) System Integration Testing

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 21 (29.58%) WebSphere
2 7 (9.86%) Tomcat
3 6 (8.45%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (8.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (7.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.41%) JBoss
5 1 (1.41%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) HTTP
1 6 (8.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) Oracle Database
2 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.45%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (4.23%) Couchbase
4 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.82%) Redis
5 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.41%) JasperReports
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (19.72%) Jenkins
1 14 (19.72%) JIRA
2 10 (14.08%) JUnit
2 10 (14.08%) Selenium
3 9 (12.68%) Cucumber
4 8 (11.27%) Maven
5 7 (9.86%) Mockito
5 7 (9.86%) Subversion
6 5 (7.04%) Checkstyle
6 5 (7.04%) FindBugs
6 5 (7.04%) Gradle
6 5 (7.04%) SonarQube
7 3 (4.23%) Ant
8 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.82%) Hudson
9 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.41%) NetBeans
General
1 24 (33.80%) Finance
2 15 (21.13%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (94.37%) Developer
2 59 (83.10%) Java Developer
3 11 (15.49%) Senior Developer
4 9 (12.68%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (5.63%) Agile Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Angular Developer
6 4 (5.63%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Agile Java Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Applications Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
7 3 (4.23%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Java Web Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Java Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.82%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (53.52%) Web Services
2 28 (39.44%) XML
3 22 (30.99%) J2EE
4 21 (29.58%) RESTful
5 19 (26.76%) CSS
6 18 (25.35%) SOAP
7 16 (22.54%) Spring MVC
8 15 (21.13%) HTML
9 14 (19.72%) JDBC
10 12 (16.90%) Java EE
11 11 (15.49%) AngularJS
12 10 (14.08%) jQuery
13 9 (12.68%) Hibernate
13 9 (12.68%) REST
13 9 (12.68%) XSLT
14 8 (11.27%) HTML5
14 8 (11.27%) Middleware
15 7 (9.86%) JSON
15 7 (9.86%) WSDL
16 6 (8.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) N-Tier
2 4 (5.63%) Online Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.41%) Android
1 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.41%) Linux
1 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (53.52%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (38.03%) TDD
3 22 (30.99%) MVC
4 21 (29.58%) Scrum
5 20 (28.17%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (18.31%) Waterfall
7 11 (15.49%) Kanban
8 10 (14.08%) BDD
8 10 (14.08%) E-Commerce
8 10 (14.08%) Integration Testing
8 10 (14.08%) Software Engineering
8 10 (14.08%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (11.27%) Web Development
10 7 (9.86%) AOP
10 7 (9.86%) Front End Development
11 6 (8.45%) Analytics
11 6 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (8.45%) Visual Analytics
12 5 (7.04%) OOP
13 4 (5.63%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 71 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (33.80%) SQL
3 22 (30.99%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.27%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.41%) StatsD
Vendors
1 26 (36.62%) Oracle
2 14 (19.72%) IBM
3 6 (8.45%) Sybase
3 6 (8.45%) TIBCO
4 5 (7.04%) Perforce
5 1 (1.41%) Apigee
5 1 (1.41%) ATG
5 1 (1.41%) Citrix
5 1 (1.41%) hybris
5 1 (1.41%) Mashery