The first table below looks at the demand for Spring skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 Midlands 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 - 18 12
Contract jobs citing Spring 0 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - 3.98% 6.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 21.05% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £400
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
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
23 38 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.22% 18.91% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 14
Average daily rate £350 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Spring
England

Spring
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Spring Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Spring
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Spring Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) Validation
2 4 (80.00%) jQuery
3 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 3 (60.00%) Spring MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Guice
3 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (60.00%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (60.00%) Mockito
3 3 (60.00%) Gradle
3 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Subversion
3 3 (60.00%) Maven
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) Ant
3 3 (60.00%) JUnit
3 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (60.00%) IIS
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) UNIX
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) LDAP
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (60.00%) SAS
3 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (60.00%) XML Schema
3 3 (60.00%) SSL

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (60.00%) IIS
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (60.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LDAP
1 3 (60.00%) SSL
1 3 (60.00%) X.509
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Mockito
1 3 (60.00%) Gradle
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
1 3 (60.00%) Maven
1 3 (60.00%) Ant
1 3 (60.00%) JUnit
1 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (40.00%) WebLogic Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) Spring MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Guice
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) XML Schema
2 3 (60.00%) SAML
3 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) DOM
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Validation
2 3 (60.00%) Web Development
2 3 (60.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle