The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Merseyside 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 22 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Spring 7 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.66% - 2.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.48% - 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 5
Average daily rate £413 - £375
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
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
61 53 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.94% 25.73% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 36
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £153 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £448 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.79 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.10% -40.85%
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 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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the Merseyside 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
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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
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Vacancies
Liverpool - 5 £413 -
Spring
North West

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (81.82%) J2EE
3 7 (63.64%) Hibernate
4 6 (54.55%) HTML
5 5 (45.45%) Workflow
6 4 (36.36%) MVC
6 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
6 4 (36.36%) CSS
6 4 (36.36%) Scrum
6 4 (36.36%) Spring MVC
7 3 (27.27%) Scala
7 3 (27.27%) HTML5
7 3 (27.27%) BDD
7 3 (27.27%) CSS3
7 3 (27.27%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (27.27%) MySQL
7 3 (27.27%) TDD
8 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle
8 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 2 (18.18%) JUnit
8 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
8 2 (18.18%) SQL
8 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
8 2 (18.18%) Struts
8 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
8 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (18.18%) Ajax
8 2 (18.18%) Maven
8 2 (18.18%) Alfresco

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
1 2 (18.18%) Alfresco
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
2 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JUnit
1 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
1 2 (18.18%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
1 9 (81.82%) Java Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) J2EE Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Java Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) J2EE
2 7 (63.64%) Hibernate
3 6 (54.55%) HTML
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) Spring MVC
5 3 (27.27%) HTML5
5 3 (27.27%) CSS3
6 2 (18.18%) Struts
6 2 (18.18%) Ajax
7 1 (9.09%) Spring Security
7 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (9.09%) Middleware
7 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Workflow
2 4 (36.36%) MVC
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
5 1 (9.09%) DSDM
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) Scala
4 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) WSO2