The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 Chester 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank - 17 20
Contract jobs citing Spring 0 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 8.28% 1.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 37.14% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
43 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 31.85% 22.29% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 13
Average daily rate £320 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
Spring
Cheshire

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) J2EE
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) Web Services
3 5 (55.56%) XML
3 5 (55.56%) JAXB
3 5 (55.56%) JiBX
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
4 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) CSS
5 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) RESTful
5 3 (33.33%) JSON
5 3 (33.33%) jQuery
6 2 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (22.22%) CSS3
6 2 (22.22%) HTML5
6 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
6 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) Pair Programming
6 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
6 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) Subversion
6 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
6 2 (22.22%) SMTP
6 2 (22.22%) JDBC
7 1 (11.11%) SOAP

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
1 9 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Java Web Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) J2EE
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) XML
2 5 (55.56%) JAXB
2 5 (55.56%) JiBX
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) RESTful
3 3 (33.33%) JSON
3 3 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (22.22%) CSS3
4 2 (22.22%) HTML5
4 2 (22.22%) JDBC
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) WSDL
5 1 (11.11%) POJO
5 1 (11.11%) JAX-WS
5 1 (11.11%) Spring MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Pair Programming
2 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Kanban
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) hybris
2 1 (11.11%) Vertica