The table below looks at the statistics for Spring skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spring over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 73 69 96
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +27
Contract jobs citing Spring 64 65 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.01% 2.20% 1.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.08% 7.34% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 38 35
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 £313 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -28.04%
Spring
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
792 886 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.91% 29.95% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 481 576
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 30
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
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 the North West

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

Spring Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Spring
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Spring Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Spring
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spring across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Spring Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Spring
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Spring Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Spring
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -19 29 £358 -4.02% 27
Cheshire -4 13 £388 +3.33% 12
Merseyside - 13 £344 -
Lancashire -11 8 £340 +23.63% 3
Spring
England

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 95 (98.96%) Java
2 46 (47.92%) Hibernate
3 42 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (39.58%) Oracle
5 35 (36.46%) J2EE
6 31 (32.29%) HTML
6 31 (32.29%) Web Services
7 28 (29.17%) jQuery
8 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
9 25 (26.04%) XML
10 23 (23.96%) JMS
11 22 (22.92%) TDD
11 22 (22.92%) Finance
12 21 (21.88%) JSF
12 21 (21.88%) WebSphere
13 20 (20.83%) MVC
13 20 (20.83%) Tomcat
14 19 (19.79%) EJB
14 19 (19.79%) MySQL
14 19 (19.79%) Relational Database
15 18 (18.75%) Spring MVC
15 18 (18.75%) RESTful
15 18 (18.75%) Software Engineering
16 17 (17.71%) Struts
16 17 (17.71%) Linux
17 16 (16.67%) JBoss
17 16 (16.67%) Eclipse
17 16 (16.67%) BDD
17 16 (16.67%) Oracle Database
18 15 (15.63%) CSS

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 21 (21.88%) WebSphere
2 20 (20.83%) Tomcat
3 8 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 6 (6.25%) CMS
4 6 (6.25%) WebSphere Process Server
4 6 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (6.25%) WebSphere Portal
4 6 (6.25%) Quickr
4 6 (6.25%) Adobe CQ
5 5 (5.21%) Escenic
5 5 (5.21%) MQSeries
6 4 (4.17%) Liferay
7 2 (2.08%) Apache
7 2 (2.08%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (2.08%) FTP
3 1 (1.04%) Intranet
3 1 (1.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.79%) MySQL
1 19 (19.79%) Relational Database
2 16 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 9 (9.38%) Hazelcast
3 9 (9.38%) RDBMS
4 8 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.21%) Big Data
5 5 (5.21%) Couchbase
5 5 (5.21%) NoSQL
5 5 (5.21%) Hadoop
5 5 (5.21%) CouchDB
6 4 (4.17%) JasperReports
6 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.08%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 12 (12.50%) Maven
3 7 (7.29%) NetBeans
4 6 (6.25%) Subversion
5 4 (4.17%) Ant
5 4 (4.17%) JUnit
6 3 (3.13%) Gradle
6 3 (3.13%) Mockito
7 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.04%) Hudson
7 1 (1.04%) HtmlUnit
7 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.04%) Canoo WebTest
7 1 (1.04%) Selenium
General
1 22 (22.92%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.21%) Multimedia
4 4 (4.17%) Advertising
5 3 (3.13%) Banking
6 2 (2.08%) Publishing
7 1 (1.04%) Retail
7 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 80 (83.33%) Developer
2 73 (76.04%) Java Developer
3 12 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 12 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 11 (11.46%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Analyst
5 7 (7.29%) Architect
6 6 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 6 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) J2EE Developer
6 6 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Java Programmer
7 5 (5.21%) Senior Programmer
7 5 (5.21%) Senior Java Programmer
7 5 (5.21%) Programmer
7 5 (5.21%) Consultant
7 5 (5.21%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Java Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Java Architect
9 3 (3.13%) Senior Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (47.92%) Hibernate
2 35 (36.46%) J2EE
3 31 (32.29%) HTML
3 31 (32.29%) Web Services
4 28 (29.17%) jQuery
5 25 (26.04%) XML
6 23 (23.96%) JMS
7 21 (21.88%) JSF
8 19 (19.79%) EJB
9 18 (18.75%) Spring MVC
9 18 (18.75%) RESTful
10 17 (17.71%) Struts
11 15 (15.63%) CSS
12 13 (13.54%) Java EE
12 13 (13.54%) Servlets
13 12 (12.50%) JSP
13 12 (12.50%) XSLT
13 12 (12.50%) Ajax
14 11 (11.46%) ActiveMQ
15 10 (10.42%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.13%) Social Media
5 2 (2.08%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.04%) User Experience
6 1 (1.04%) Open Source
6 1 (1.04%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.04%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.71%) Linux
2 12 (12.50%) Android
3 9 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (8.33%) UNIX
5 5 (5.21%) Windows
6 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.92%) TDD
3 20 (20.83%) MVC
4 18 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 16 (16.67%) BDD
6 13 (13.54%) Scrum
7 12 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 9 (9.38%) OOA/OOD
9 8 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 7 (7.29%) UML
10 7 (7.29%) SOA
11 6 (6.25%) OO
12 5 (5.21%) ATDD
12 5 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (5.21%) OOP
12 5 (5.21%) RUP
12 5 (5.21%) OOD
13 4 (4.17%) Unit Testing
13 4 (4.17%) User Stories
14 3 (3.13%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 95 (98.96%) Java
2 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
3 14 (14.58%) Scala
4 9 (9.38%) XPath
4 9 (9.38%) SQL
5 6 (6.25%) C#
6 3 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.08%) Python
8 1 (1.04%) C++
8 1 (1.04%) VB
8 1 (1.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) Degree
2 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 38 (39.58%) Oracle
2 16 (16.67%) JBoss
3 13 (13.54%) IBM
4 10 (10.42%) TIBCO
5 9 (9.38%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.25%) Lotus
7 2 (2.08%) FatWire
7 2 (2.08%) Google
7 2 (2.08%) hybris
8 1 (1.04%) Canoo
8 1 (1.04%) Endeca
8 1 (1.04%) Adobe
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