The first table below looks at the demand for Spring skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spring over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Manchester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 51 56 62
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing Spring 35 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.47% 1.76% 2.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.52% 5.90% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 25
Average daily rate £361 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.01% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £277 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.06 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.80%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
411 288 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.05% 29.84% 30.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 148 265
Average daily rate £325 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £372 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 19 17
Average hourly rate £135.00 £31.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+328.57% +80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Spring
North West

Spring
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Spring Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Spring
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Spring Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Spring
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spring across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Spring Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Spring
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Spring Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Spring
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stockport 0 5 £375 +7.14% 5
Bolton - 4 - -
Cheadle - - - -
Wigan - - - - 2
Altrincham - - - - 3
Spring
North West

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 66 (89.19%) Java
2 34 (45.95%) Hibernate
3 32 (43.24%) JavaScript
4 28 (37.84%) Web Services
4 28 (37.84%) jQuery
5 27 (36.49%) J2EE
6 22 (29.73%) Struts
6 22 (29.73%) MVC
7 19 (25.68%) JSP
8 17 (22.97%) HTML
8 17 (22.97%) Scrum
9 16 (21.62%) TDD
9 16 (21.62%) Spring MVC
10 15 (20.27%) Software Engineering
10 15 (20.27%) Ajax
10 15 (20.27%) CSS
11 14 (18.92%) REST
12 13 (17.57%) BDD
12 13 (17.57%) JBoss
13 12 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (16.22%) SOAP
13 12 (16.22%) Tomcat
14 11 (14.86%) XML
14 11 (14.86%) Oracle
14 11 (14.86%) CSS3
15 10 (13.51%) Apache Camel
15 10 (13.51%) MySQL
15 10 (13.51%) JMS
15 10 (13.51%) Eclipse
15 10 (13.51%) Finance

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 12 (16.22%) Tomcat
2 8 (10.81%) CMS
3 6 (8.11%) Adobe CQ
3 6 (8.11%) Escenic
3 6 (8.11%) MQSeries
3 6 (8.11%) WebLogic
3 6 (8.11%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.41%) Liferay
5 2 (2.70%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (2.70%) Apache
6 1 (1.35%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) SSL
1 1 (1.35%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) MySQL
2 6 (8.11%) Big Data
2 6 (8.11%) Hadoop
2 6 (8.11%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.05%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Eclipse
2 7 (9.46%) Selenium
2 7 (9.46%) JUnit
3 6 (8.11%) Hudson
3 6 (8.11%) Subversion
4 5 (6.76%) Maven
4 5 (6.76%) Cucumber
4 5 (6.76%) Mockito
5 3 (4.05%) NetBeans
6 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.35%) Ant
7 1 (1.35%) Gradle
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.35%) Games
3 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 64 (86.49%) Developer
2 45 (60.81%) Java Developer
3 13 (17.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 10 (13.51%) Senior Developer
4 10 (13.51%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Programmer
6 6 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Developer Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Java Programmer
6 6 (8.11%) Senior Programmer
6 6 (8.11%) Senior Java Programmer
7 5 (6.76%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Java Software Developer
8 3 (4.05%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.05%) UI Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Java Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (45.95%) Hibernate
2 28 (37.84%) Web Services
2 28 (37.84%) jQuery
3 27 (36.49%) J2EE
4 22 (29.73%) Struts
5 19 (25.68%) JSP
6 17 (22.97%) HTML
7 16 (21.62%) Spring MVC
8 15 (20.27%) Ajax
8 15 (20.27%) CSS
9 14 (18.92%) REST
10 12 (16.22%) SOAP
11 11 (14.86%) XML
11 11 (14.86%) CSS3
12 10 (13.51%) Apache Camel
12 10 (13.51%) JMS
12 10 (13.51%) JSF
13 9 (12.16%) HTML5
13 9 (12.16%) Struts2
14 8 (10.81%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.35%) PKI
2 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Linux
2 4 (5.41%) UNIX
3 2 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.73%) MVC
2 17 (22.97%) Scrum
3 16 (21.62%) TDD
4 15 (20.27%) Software Engineering
5 13 (17.57%) BDD
6 12 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (12.16%) OO
8 8 (10.81%) Web Application Development
9 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (8.11%) E-Commerce
10 6 (8.11%) OOD
10 6 (8.11%) UML
10 6 (8.11%) OOP
10 6 (8.11%) OOA/OOD
10 6 (8.11%) RUP
10 6 (8.11%) Automated Testing
11 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
12 3 (4.05%) Pair Programming
12 3 (4.05%) Web Development
12 3 (4.05%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 66 (89.19%) Java
2 32 (43.24%) JavaScript
3 9 (12.16%) SQL
4 7 (9.46%) Groovy
5 6 (8.11%) Scala
5 6 (8.11%) C#
6 5 (6.76%) Ruby
7 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.70%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.35%) C
8 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) JBoss
2 11 (14.86%) Oracle
3 5 (6.76%) hybris
4 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.41%) Endeca
4 4 (5.41%) FatWire
5 3 (4.05%) IBM
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