The table below looks at the statistics for Spring skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spring over the 3 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 35 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Spring 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.35% 1.01% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 3.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £36.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -22.58%
Spring
South East

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 Kent region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
74 84 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 26.24% 28.28% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 50 49
Average daily rate £320 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.50 £11.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+222.72% +22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

Spring
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Spring Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Spring
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Spring Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Spring
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spring across the Kent region.

Spring Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Spring
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 November 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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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
Faversham - - - - 2
Maidstone - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
West Malling - - - - 1
Spring
South East

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 17 (94.44%) Java
2 15 (83.33%) TDD
3 13 (72.22%) SQL
3 13 (72.22%) XML
4 12 (66.67%) SOA
4 12 (66.67%) Internet
4 12 (66.67%) Games
4 12 (66.67%) Google
4 12 (66.67%) JSON
4 12 (66.67%) Use Case
4 12 (66.67%) OAuth
4 12 (66.67%) Rapid Prototyping
4 12 (66.67%) Game Development
4 12 (66.67%) REST
4 12 (66.67%) Facebook
4 12 (66.67%) Twitter
4 12 (66.67%) Mobile App
4 12 (66.67%) Mobile Application Development
5 6 (33.33%) Java ME
5 6 (33.33%) J2ME
6 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) Ruby
7 4 (22.22%) Financial Institution
7 4 (22.22%) Finance
7 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (22.22%) HTML
7 4 (22.22%) .NET
7 4 (22.22%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (16.67%) IaaS

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (22.22%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) PaaS
1 3 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JUnit
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 12 (66.67%) Games
2 4 (22.22%) Financial Institution
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Developer
2 11 (61.11%) Mobile Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Lead Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) XML
2 12 (66.67%) JSON
2 12 (66.67%) OAuth
2 12 (66.67%) REST
3 6 (33.33%) Java ME
3 6 (33.33%) J2ME
4 4 (22.22%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) .NET
4 4 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (5.56%) JPA
5 1 (5.56%) CSS
5 1 (5.56%) JSP
5 1 (5.56%) Web Services
5 1 (5.56%) J2SE
5 1 (5.56%) Middleware
5 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) TDD
2 12 (66.67%) SOA
2 12 (66.67%) Use Case
2 12 (66.67%) Rapid Prototyping
2 12 (66.67%) Game Development
2 12 (66.67%) Mobile Application Development
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) User Stories
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) UML
4 1 (5.56%) OO
4 1 (5.56%) OOD
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) Java
2 13 (72.22%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (22.22%) Ruby
4 3 (16.67%) Perl
4 3 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) OCPJP
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Google
1 12 (66.67%) Facebook
1 12 (66.67%) Twitter
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle