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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 91 103 77
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -26
Contract jobs citing Spring 68 29 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.78% 0.97% 2.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.20% 3.95% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 20 37
Average daily rate
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£425 £356 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.29% -1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £302 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +55.67%
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
829 735 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.66% 24.48% 29.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 438 423
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 17
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.75 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
Manchester +13 33 £400 +10.34% 22
Cheshire +17 31 £400 -1.23% 17
Spring
England

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 136 (98.55%) Java
2 71 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (49.28%) J2EE
4 65 (47.10%) Web Services
5 54 (39.13%) Hibernate
6 46 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 39 (28.26%) HTML
7 39 (28.26%) Finance
8 37 (26.81%) SOAP
9 36 (26.09%) Oracle
9 36 (26.09%) TDD
10 35 (25.36%) XML
10 35 (25.36%) SDLC
11 33 (23.91%) CSS
12 32 (23.19%) MVC
13 28 (20.29%) SQL
13 28 (20.29%) WSDL
14 27 (19.57%) JSON
15 26 (18.84%) Software Engineering
16 25 (18.12%) WebSphere
16 25 (18.12%) RESTful
17 24 (17.39%) REST
17 24 (17.39%) JSP
18 22 (15.94%) Servlets
18 22 (15.94%) Scrum
19 21 (15.22%) JBoss
19 21 (15.22%) Maven
20 20 (14.49%) jQuery
20 20 (14.49%) UML
20 20 (14.49%) JUnit

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 25 (18.12%) WebSphere
2 21 (15.22%) JBoss
3 10 (7.25%) Tomcat
4 9 (6.52%) Liferay
5 7 (5.07%) Apache ServiceMix
5 7 (5.07%) Apache
6 6 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 6 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.45%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (1.45%) Confluence
7 2 (1.45%) Node.js
7 2 (1.45%) ArcGIS
7 2 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.45%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.72%) Zope
8 1 (0.72%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.72%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.45%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.72%) iPaaS
3 1 (0.72%) SaaS
3 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.14%) HTTP
2 12 (8.70%) Internet
3 1 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.87%) MySQL
2 11 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.97%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.25%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.80%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.07%) RDBMS
6 6 (4.35%) Informix
6 6 (4.35%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.90%) Big Data
8 3 (2.17%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.45%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.72%) SimpleDB
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (15.22%) Maven
2 20 (14.49%) JUnit
3 19 (13.77%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.97%) Cucumber
5 10 (7.25%) Selenium
5 10 (7.25%) Gradle
6 9 (6.52%) Ant
7 8 (5.80%) Mockito
8 6 (4.35%) JIRA
8 6 (4.35%) Subversion
9 5 (3.62%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.17%) Cactus
10 3 (2.17%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.45%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.45%) TestNG
11 2 (1.45%) Hudson
11 2 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.72%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.72%) Introscope
12 1 (0.72%) Log4j
General
1 39 (28.26%) Finance
2 19 (13.77%) Banking
3 5 (3.62%) Retail
4 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.17%) Games
5 2 (1.45%) Marketing
5 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.45%) Back Office
5 2 (1.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 90 (65.22%) Developer
2 77 (55.80%) Java Developer
3 19 (13.77%) Architect
4 14 (10.14%) Java Architect
4 14 (10.14%) Designer
5 12 (8.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 11 (7.97%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (7.97%) Senior Developer
7 8 (5.80%) Software Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Team Leader
8 7 (5.07%) Technical Leader
9 6 (4.35%) Agile Java Developer
10 5 (3.62%) Java Technical Architect
10 5 (3.62%) Java Team Leader
10 5 (3.62%) J2EE Developer
10 5 (3.62%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.90%) Consultant
11 4 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.90%) Java Software Engineer
11 4 (2.90%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (49.28%) J2EE
2 65 (47.10%) Web Services
3 54 (39.13%) Hibernate
4 39 (28.26%) HTML
5 37 (26.81%) SOAP
6 35 (25.36%) XML
7 33 (23.91%) CSS
8 28 (20.29%) WSDL
9 27 (19.57%) JSON
10 25 (18.12%) RESTful
11 24 (17.39%) REST
11 24 (17.39%) JSP
12 22 (15.94%) Servlets
13 20 (14.49%) jQuery
14 19 (13.77%) Apache Camel
15 16 (11.59%) AngularJS
15 16 (11.59%) Middleware
16 14 (10.14%) ActiveMQ
16 14 (10.14%) HTML5
17 13 (9.42%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
1 12 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.62%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.90%) iPhone
3 4 (2.90%) Telematics
4 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.17%) Video on Demand
4 3 (2.17%) Web 2.0
4 3 (2.17%) Online Banking
4 3 (2.17%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.45%) Interactive TV
5 2 (1.45%) IPTV
5 2 (1.45%) DTV
5 2 (1.45%) GIS
5 2 (1.45%) MHEG
6 1 (0.72%) Blog
6 1 (0.72%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.72%) mHealth
6 1 (0.72%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.97%) Linux
2 7 (5.07%) Android
3 6 (4.35%) Windows
4 5 (3.62%) UNIX
5 4 (2.90%) Solaris
6 3 (2.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (26.09%) TDD
3 35 (25.36%) SDLC
4 32 (23.19%) MVC
5 26 (18.84%) Software Engineering
6 22 (15.94%) Scrum
7 20 (14.49%) UML
8 19 (13.77%) E-Commerce
8 19 (13.77%) Waterfall
9 15 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (10.87%) Integration Testing
10 14 (10.14%) SOA
11 13 (9.42%) System Integration Testing
12 12 (8.70%) Kanban
13 11 (7.97%) Configuration Management
13 11 (7.97%) Pair Programming
14 10 (7.25%) OO
14 10 (7.25%) BDD
14 10 (7.25%) Open Source
14 10 (7.25%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 136 (98.55%) Java
2 46 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 28 (20.29%) SQL
4 10 (7.25%) PL/SQL
5 7 (5.07%) XPath
6 5 (3.62%) Groovy
6 5 (3.62%) Scala
7 4 (2.90%) Python
8 3 (2.17%) C#
8 3 (2.17%) C++
9 2 (1.45%) Ruby
10 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.72%) Perl
10 1 (0.72%) C
10 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (7.97%) Degree
2 5 (3.62%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.72%) ISEB
3 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) ISO 9001
1 4 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.80%) Squid
2 4 (2.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 36 (26.09%) Oracle
2 17 (12.32%) IBM
3 10 (7.25%) TIBCO
4 8 (5.80%) Sybase
5 5 (3.62%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.62%) Perforce
6 4 (2.90%) hybris
7 2 (1.45%) OpenTV
7 2 (1.45%) ESRI
7 2 (1.45%) Informatica
7 2 (1.45%) SAP
7 2 (1.45%) Adobe
8 1 (0.72%) Compuware
8 1 (0.72%) HP
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