The table below looks at the statistics for Spring skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spring over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 17 18 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +16
Contract jobs citing Spring 18 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.42% 7.05% 4.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.68% 24.64% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 5
Average daily rate £400 £388 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
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
Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
76 69 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 39.79% 28.63% 33.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 58 34
Average daily rate £394 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £40.57
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 Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Spring across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Spring Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Spring
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Spring across the Chester region.

Spring Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Spring
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spring across the Chester region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Spring Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 27 (100.00%) Java
2 21 (77.78%) Web Services
2 21 (77.78%) XML
3 19 (70.37%) Finance
4 18 (66.67%) WebSphere
5 17 (62.96%) Oracle
6 15 (55.56%) J2EE
7 13 (48.15%) MVC
8 12 (44.44%) Banking
8 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (44.44%) JDBC
8 12 (44.44%) Waterfall
9 11 (40.74%) Jenkins
9 11 (40.74%) IBM
10 10 (37.04%) SOAP
10 10 (37.04%) SQL
10 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
10 10 (37.04%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (37.04%) Integration Testing
10 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (33.33%) Selenium
11 9 (33.33%) JIRA
11 9 (33.33%) jQuery
11 9 (33.33%) TDD
11 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
12 8 (29.63%) XSLT
12 8 (29.63%) Middleware
13 7 (25.93%) CSS
13 7 (25.93%) WSDL
13 7 (25.93%) AOP

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 18 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (18.52%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) HTTP
2 4 (14.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Jenkins
2 9 (33.33%) JIRA
2 9 (33.33%) Selenium
3 6 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 6 (22.22%) Subversion
4 4 (14.81%) Checkstyle
4 4 (14.81%) FindBugs
4 4 (14.81%) Maven
4 4 (14.81%) Mockito
4 4 (14.81%) SonarQube
5 3 (11.11%) JUnit
6 2 (7.41%) Hudson
7 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.70%) NetBeans
General
1 19 (70.37%) Finance
2 12 (44.44%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (96.30%) Developer
2 24 (88.89%) Java Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Senior Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Applications Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Digital Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (7.41%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Java Applications Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Java Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Applications Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Applications Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) XML Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (77.78%) Web Services
1 21 (77.78%) XML
2 15 (55.56%) J2EE
3 12 (44.44%) JDBC
4 10 (37.04%) SOAP
5 9 (33.33%) jQuery
6 8 (29.63%) Middleware
6 8 (29.63%) XSLT
7 7 (25.93%) CSS
7 7 (25.93%) Java EE
7 7 (25.93%) Spring MVC
7 7 (25.93%) WSDL
8 6 (22.22%) JAXB
8 6 (22.22%) JAX-WS
8 6 (22.22%) RESTful
8 6 (22.22%) XML Messaging
9 5 (18.52%) JSON
9 5 (18.52%) JSP
9 5 (18.52%) Servlets
9 5 (18.52%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) N-Tier
1 4 (14.81%) Online Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) MVC
2 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (37.04%) Integration Testing
3 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
3 10 (37.04%) System Integration Testing
4 9 (33.33%) TDD
5 7 (25.93%) AOP
6 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 6 (22.22%) Kanban
6 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (14.81%) OOP
7 4 (14.81%) Web Application Development
7 4 (14.81%) Web Development
8 3 (11.11%) BDD
8 3 (11.11%) Extreme Programming
9 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (3.70%) Front End Development
10 1 (3.70%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (22.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Oracle
2 11 (40.74%) IBM
3 6 (22.22%) Sybase
3 6 (22.22%) TIBCO
4 4 (14.81%) Perforce
5 1 (3.70%) ATG
5 1 (3.70%) hybris