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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 13 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Contract jobs citing Spring 15 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.38% 4.88% 1.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 40.54% 12.20% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £388 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +35.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £35.00 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+32.85% +51.35%
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
37 82 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 23.13% 40.00% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 19
Average daily rate £350 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 9
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +350.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

Spring Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 20 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (85.00%) XML
3 16 (80.00%) J2EE
4 15 (75.00%) Finance
5 14 (70.00%) HTML
6 13 (65.00%) SOAP
6 13 (65.00%) Web Services
7 11 (55.00%) HTTP
8 10 (50.00%) Oracle
9 9 (45.00%) XSLT
9 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (30.00%) SQL
10 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
11 5 (25.00%) Servlets
11 5 (25.00%) JDBC
12 4 (20.00%) JUnit
12 4 (20.00%) CSS
12 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
12 4 (20.00%) IBM
12 4 (20.00%) TDD
12 4 (20.00%) Banking
12 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
12 4 (20.00%) Selenium
12 4 (20.00%) XSL
12 4 (20.00%) RESTful
12 4 (20.00%) Mockito
12 4 (20.00%) PowerMock
12 4 (20.00%) Web Application Development
12 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
13 3 (15.00%) JAX-RS

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (15.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) HTTP
2 3 (15.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.00%) Informix
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JUnit
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
1 4 (20.00%) Mockito
2 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.00%) Introscope
3 2 (10.00%) Maven
3 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.00%) Ant
4 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (75.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Developer
2 19 (95.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Android Developer
4 1 (5.00%) iOS Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (85.00%) XML
2 16 (80.00%) J2EE
3 14 (70.00%) HTML
4 13 (65.00%) SOAP
4 13 (65.00%) Web Services
5 9 (45.00%) XSLT
6 5 (25.00%) Servlets
6 5 (25.00%) JDBC
7 4 (20.00%) CSS
7 4 (20.00%) XSL
7 4 (20.00%) RESTful
7 4 (20.00%) PowerMock
8 3 (15.00%) JAX-RS
8 3 (15.00%) JAX-RPC
8 3 (15.00%) Hibernate
8 3 (15.00%) JSON
8 3 (15.00%) WSDL
9 2 (10.00%) XML Schema
9 2 (10.00%) J2SE
9 2 (10.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Online Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Open Source
2 2 (10.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) TDD
2 4 (20.00%) Web Application Development
3 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) MVC
5 1 (5.00%) Android Development
5 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) VCP4
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) Compuware
3 2 (10.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) Perforce
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat