The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 61 47 75
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +28
Contract jobs citing Spring 24 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.82% 2.49% 1.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.15% 7.83% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £301 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £498 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -26.25%
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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
390 383 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.50% 31.78% 35.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 230 244
Average daily rate £325 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -14.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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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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
Salford - 5 £313 - 2
Stockport - - - - 4
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Sale - - - - 1
Spring
North West

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 46 (100.00%) Java
2 23 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 20 (43.48%) J2EE
4 18 (39.13%) JavaScript
4 18 (39.13%) Oracle
4 18 (39.13%) JMS
4 18 (39.13%) jQuery
5 15 (32.61%) Software Engineering
6 14 (30.43%) Struts
7 13 (28.26%) Web Services
7 13 (28.26%) Finance
7 13 (28.26%) TDD
8 12 (26.09%) XML
8 12 (26.09%) Tomcat
9 11 (23.91%) HTML
9 11 (23.91%) Ajax
10 10 (21.74%) MySQL
10 10 (21.74%) Middleware
10 10 (21.74%) WebSphere
11 9 (19.57%) Linux
11 9 (19.57%) BDD
12 8 (17.39%) Servlets
12 8 (17.39%) JBoss
12 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
12 8 (17.39%) Eclipse
12 8 (17.39%) IBM
12 8 (17.39%) Telecoms
12 8 (17.39%) NetBeans
12 8 (17.39%) JSF
12 8 (17.39%) Java SE

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (26.09%) Tomcat
2 10 (21.74%) WebSphere
3 7 (15.22%) WebLogic
4 5 (10.87%) MQSeries
4 5 (10.87%) CMS
4 5 (10.87%) Escenic
4 5 (10.87%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (4.35%) Liferay
5 2 (4.35%) Apache
6 1 (2.17%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) MySQL
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.87%) Big Data
3 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.87%) Hadoop
3 5 (10.87%) Hazelcast
4 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.52%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (2.17%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.17%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Eclipse
1 8 (17.39%) NetBeans
2 5 (10.87%) Maven
3 3 (6.52%) Selenium
3 3 (6.52%) Mockito
3 3 (6.52%) JUnit
4 1 (2.17%) Hudson
4 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Publishing
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (89.13%) Developer
2 35 (76.09%) Java Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Senior Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Senior Java Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Java Programmer
4 5 (10.87%) Senior Programmer
4 5 (10.87%) Senior Java Programmer
4 5 (10.87%) Developer Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Programmer
4 5 (10.87%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Hybris Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Java Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Java/J2EE Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 20 (43.48%) J2EE
3 18 (39.13%) JMS
3 18 (39.13%) jQuery
4 14 (30.43%) Struts
5 13 (28.26%) Web Services
6 12 (26.09%) XML
7 11 (23.91%) HTML
7 11 (23.91%) Ajax
8 10 (21.74%) Middleware
9 8 (17.39%) JSF
9 8 (17.39%) Java SE
9 8 (17.39%) Java EE
9 8 (17.39%) Servlets
9 8 (17.39%) JPA
9 8 (17.39%) RESTful
9 8 (17.39%) JAX-RS
10 7 (15.22%) EJB
10 7 (15.22%) CSS
10 7 (15.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.35%) Social Media
3 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Linux
2 7 (15.22%) Android
3 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.52%) UNIX
4 3 (6.52%) Windows
5 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Software Engineering
2 13 (28.26%) TDD
3 9 (19.57%) BDD
4 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
5 7 (15.22%) MVC
6 5 (10.87%) Scrum
6 5 (10.87%) RUP
6 5 (10.87%) OOD
6 5 (10.87%) UML
6 5 (10.87%) OOP
6 5 (10.87%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (8.70%) SOA
7 4 (8.70%) Web Development
7 4 (8.70%) User Stories
8 3 (6.52%) Web Application Development
8 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.52%) OO
9 2 (4.35%) Code Coverage
9 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (100.00%) Java
2 18 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.87%) XPath
3 5 (10.87%) Scala
3 5 (10.87%) C#
4 3 (6.52%) SQL
5 2 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Oracle
2 8 (17.39%) JBoss
2 8 (17.39%) IBM
3 5 (10.87%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.70%) hybris
5 3 (6.52%) FatWire
5 3 (6.52%) Endeca
6 2 (4.35%) Google
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