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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 53 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Spring 12 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.53% 2.89% 1.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.49% 8.97% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £325 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £374 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.33% +6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -28.04%
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
185 290 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.66% 32.19% 29.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 151 186
Average daily rate £325 £308 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.51% -9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.41 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Knutsford +12 1 £475 +11.76%
Chester -7 1 £438 +16.66% 4
Warrington -10 1 - -
Crewe - 1 £400 -
Spring
North West

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 15 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) J2EE
3 7 (46.67%) Oracle
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) MVC
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 6 (40.00%) XML
4 6 (40.00%) Spring MVC
4 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
5 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) Subversion
5 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (26.67%) Java EE
6 4 (26.67%) Degree
6 4 (26.67%) JSF
6 4 (26.67%) JasperReports
6 4 (26.67%) Advertising
6 4 (26.67%) JBoss
6 4 (26.67%) JDBC
6 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (26.67%) RESTful
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (20.00%) JSP
7 3 (20.00%) JUnit
7 3 (20.00%) CSS
7 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (20.00%) UNIX
7 3 (20.00%) Struts

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe CQ
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (26.67%) JasperReports
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (13.33%) CouchDB
4 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (13.33%) Couchbase
5 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Subversion
2 3 (20.00%) JUnit
2 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (13.33%) Ant
4 1 (6.67%) Maven
4 1 (6.67%) HtmlUnit
4 1 (6.67%) Canoo WebTest
4 1 (6.67%) Gradle
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Advertising
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
1 12 (80.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Java Web Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Java Software Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Software Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (6.67%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) J2EE
2 6 (40.00%) XML
2 6 (40.00%) Spring MVC
3 4 (26.67%) RESTful
3 4 (26.67%) JSF
3 4 (26.67%) Java EE
3 4 (26.67%) JDBC
4 3 (20.00%) JSP
4 3 (20.00%) CSS
4 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 3 (20.00%) Struts
4 3 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (6.67%) jQuery
6 1 (6.67%) Stripes Framework
6 1 (6.67%) JiBX
6 1 (6.67%) REST
6 1 (6.67%) MyBatis
6 1 (6.67%) .NET
6 1 (6.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Online Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) MVC
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) BDD
4 2 (13.33%) ATDD
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
5 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) User Stories
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) JBoss
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe
3 1 (6.67%) FatWire
3 1 (6.67%) Canoo
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