The table below looks at the statistics for Spring skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spring over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 35 22 26
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing Spring 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.87% 1.63% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.36% 7.32% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -17.33%
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%
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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 Merseyside region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
56 41 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.28% 22.28% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 18
Average daily rate £350 £315 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +26.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

Spring
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Spring Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Spring
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Spring Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 10 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) HTML
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 8 (80.00%) Web Services
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Hibernate
3 6 (60.00%) TIBCO
3 6 (60.00%) jQuery
4 5 (50.00%) JSF
4 5 (50.00%) Swing
4 5 (50.00%) J2EE
4 5 (50.00%) EJB
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) XML
6 3 (30.00%) Banking
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) JDBC
6 3 (30.00%) JSP
6 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (20.00%) SOAP
7 2 (20.00%) JAXB
7 2 (20.00%) XSLT
7 2 (20.00%) HTTP
7 2 (20.00%) WSDL
7 2 (20.00%) Online Banking
7 2 (20.00%) JAX-WS
7 2 (20.00%) JiBX
7 2 (20.00%) POJO
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
8 1 (10.00%) AngularJS

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Ant
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
1 7 (70.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) HTML
1 8 (80.00%) Web Services
2 6 (60.00%) jQuery
2 6 (60.00%) Hibernate
3 5 (50.00%) JSF
3 5 (50.00%) Swing
3 5 (50.00%) J2EE
3 5 (50.00%) EJB
4 4 (40.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) JDBC
5 3 (30.00%) JSP
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (20.00%) WSDL
6 2 (20.00%) JAXB
6 2 (20.00%) XSLT
6 2 (20.00%) JAX-WS
6 2 (20.00%) JiBX
6 2 (20.00%) POJO
7 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (10.00%) Sybase
3 1 (10.00%) IBM