The table below looks at the statistics for Spring skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spring over the 3 months to 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 27 22 37
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing Spring 21 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.62% 2.33% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.27% 9.30% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 1
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£500 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -23.65%
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 Lancashire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
109 43 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.96% 25.00% 27.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 20 59
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

Spring
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Spring Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Spring
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Spring Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Spring
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spring across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Spring Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Spring
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Preston - 1 £500 - 1
Blackburn - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Spring
North West

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 29 (100.00%) Java
2 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (55.17%) Hibernate
4 15 (51.72%) Spring MVC
5 11 (37.93%) Scrum
5 11 (37.93%) MVC
5 11 (37.93%) TDD
5 11 (37.93%) WebSphere
5 11 (37.93%) Scala
6 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
7 8 (27.59%) Web Services
7 8 (27.59%) Open Source
8 7 (24.14%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (24.14%) Eclipse
8 7 (24.14%) IBM
9 6 (20.69%) Lotus
9 6 (20.69%) J2EE
9 6 (20.69%) JUnit
9 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Portal
9 6 (20.69%) Kanban
9 6 (20.69%) JSR 286
9 6 (20.69%) Dojo
9 6 (20.69%) Selenium
9 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Process Server
9 6 (20.69%) Extreme Programming
9 6 (20.69%) Quickr
9 6 (20.69%) REST
9 6 (20.69%) AngularJS
9 6 (20.69%) Akka
9 6 (20.69%) Play Framework

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 11 (37.93%) WebSphere
2 7 (24.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Process Server
3 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Portal
3 6 (20.69%) Quickr
4 5 (17.24%) Tomcat
5 2 (6.90%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Eclipse
2 6 (20.69%) JUnit
2 6 (20.69%) Selenium
3 4 (13.79%) Ant
3 4 (13.79%) Maven
4 3 (10.34%) Jasmine
5 1 (3.45%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Developer
2 14 (48.28%) Java Developer
3 11 (37.93%) Technical Architect
3 11 (37.93%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Scala Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Environment Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (55.17%) Hibernate
2 15 (51.72%) Spring MVC
3 8 (27.59%) Web Services
4 6 (20.69%) J2EE
4 6 (20.69%) Dojo
4 6 (20.69%) JSR 286
4 6 (20.69%) REST
4 6 (20.69%) AngularJS
4 6 (20.69%) Akka
4 6 (20.69%) Play Framework
5 5 (17.24%) Struts
6 4 (13.79%) Ajax
6 4 (13.79%) Apache Wicket
6 4 (13.79%) SOAP
6 4 (13.79%) Apache CXF
7 3 (10.34%) HTML
7 3 (10.34%) CSS
7 3 (10.34%) jQuery
8 2 (6.90%) JSON
8 2 (6.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Open Source
2 1 (3.45%) Social Media
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) TDD
2 11 (37.93%) MVC
2 11 (37.93%) Scrum
3 6 (20.69%) Extreme Programming
3 6 (20.69%) Kanban
4 5 (17.24%) BDD
5 4 (13.79%) DevOps
5 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) OO
6 2 (6.90%) SOA
7 1 (3.45%) UML
7 1 (3.45%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) Scala
3 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) IBM
2 6 (20.69%) Lotus
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle