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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 69 45 56
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Contract jobs citing Spring 96 114 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.53% 3.49% 2.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.38% 13.44% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 82 48
Average daily rate £400 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £379 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.61% +8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.00 £40.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+39.87% +16.42%
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
1023 848 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.99% 25.92% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 544 435
Average daily rate £360 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 25 15
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.93 £19.36 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 47 £383 -1.29% 22
Cheshire -3 35 £394 +8.62% 10
Merseyside 0 9 £450 +28.57% 3
Lancashire -26 2 - - 6
Spring
England

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 166 (97.65%) Java
2 99 (58.24%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 58 (34.12%) Web Services
5 53 (31.18%) HTML
6 52 (30.59%) Scrum
7 51 (30.00%) Hibernate
8 50 (29.41%) TDD
9 46 (27.06%) J2EE
10 44 (25.88%) CSS
10 44 (25.88%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (23.53%) MVC
12 39 (22.94%) SQL
13 38 (22.35%) Spring MVC
14 36 (21.18%) XML
14 36 (21.18%) SOAP
14 36 (21.18%) Jenkins
15 35 (20.59%) AngularJS
16 34 (20.00%) Oracle
17 32 (18.82%) jQuery
18 31 (18.24%) Maven
19 30 (17.65%) Git (software)
20 28 (16.47%) Tomcat
20 28 (16.47%) E-Commerce
21 25 (14.71%) Linux
21 25 (14.71%) Finance
21 25 (14.71%) Subversion
22 24 (14.12%) RESTful
23 23 (13.53%) REST
24 22 (12.94%) JBoss

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 28 (16.47%) Tomcat
2 22 (12.94%) JBoss
3 14 (8.24%) WebSphere
4 9 (5.29%) WebLogic
5 7 (4.12%) Apache
6 5 (2.94%) Confluence
7 4 (2.35%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.76%) Node.js
8 3 (1.76%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.18%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.59%) CMS
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.18%) Line 500
1 2 (1.18%) Sage 1000
1 2 (1.18%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.35%) GitHub
2 2 (1.18%) PaaS
2 2 (1.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.59%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.88%) Internet
2 5 (2.94%) HTTP
3 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.59%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.00%) MySQL
1 17 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 13 (7.65%) MongoDB
3 11 (6.47%) NoSQL
3 11 (6.47%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (2.94%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.35%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.35%) Big Data
6 4 (2.35%) DB2
6 4 (2.35%) Hazelcast
6 4 (2.35%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.76%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.18%) GIS
8 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 36 (21.18%) Jenkins
2 31 (18.24%) Maven
3 30 (17.65%) Git (software)
4 25 (14.71%) Subversion
5 20 (11.76%) Gradle
5 20 (11.76%) JIRA
6 17 (10.00%) JUnit
7 13 (7.65%) Eclipse
8 12 (7.06%) Ant
9 9 (5.29%) Hudson
9 9 (5.29%) Selenium
10 7 (4.12%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.35%) Bugzilla
11 4 (2.35%) FishEye
11 4 (2.35%) IntelliJ
12 3 (1.76%) Mockito
13 2 (1.18%) GitLab
13 2 (1.18%) JBehave
13 2 (1.18%) NetBeans
14 1 (0.59%) FindBugs
General
1 25 (14.71%) Finance
2 19 (11.18%) Banking
3 9 (5.29%) Electronics
4 7 (4.12%) Retail
5 3 (1.76%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Games
7 1 (0.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.59%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 142 (83.53%) Developer
2 120 (70.59%) Java Developer
3 31 (18.24%) Senior Developer
4 22 (12.94%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (8.24%) Architect
5 14 (8.24%) Java Architect
6 11 (6.47%) Agile Developer
6 11 (6.47%) Agile Java Developer
7 10 (5.88%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.29%) Angular Developer
8 9 (5.29%) Consultant
9 8 (4.71%) Web Developer
10 7 (4.12%) Java Consultant
10 7 (4.12%) Java Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.12%) Java Web Developer
10 7 (4.12%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.53%) HTML Developer
11 6 (3.53%) J2EE Developer
11 6 (3.53%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (34.12%) Web Services
2 53 (31.18%) HTML
3 51 (30.00%) Hibernate
4 46 (27.06%) J2EE
5 44 (25.88%) CSS
6 38 (22.35%) Spring MVC
7 36 (21.18%) SOAP
7 36 (21.18%) XML
8 35 (20.59%) AngularJS
9 32 (18.82%) jQuery
10 24 (14.12%) RESTful
11 23 (13.53%) REST
12 19 (11.18%) HTML5
13 18 (10.59%) Java EE
14 13 (7.65%) JSP
15 12 (7.06%) XSLT
16 11 (6.47%) Ajax
17 10 (5.88%) JSON
18 9 (5.29%) Grails
18 9 (5.29%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.71%) iPad
2 7 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (4.12%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.76%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.18%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.18%) User Experience
6 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.59%) MHEG
6 1 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.71%) Linux
2 12 (7.06%) Unix
2 12 (7.06%) Windows
3 3 (1.76%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.18%) AIX
4 2 (1.18%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.59%) Android
5 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.59%) Solaris
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (58.24%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (30.59%) Scrum
3 50 (29.41%) TDD
4 44 (25.88%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (23.53%) MVC
6 28 (16.47%) E-Commerce
7 21 (12.35%) BDD
8 20 (11.76%) Kanban
9 17 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 13 (7.65%) Mentoring
11 12 (7.06%) Unit Testing
12 9 (5.29%) OO
12 9 (5.29%) SOA
12 9 (5.29%) SOLID
13 7 (4.12%) DevOps
13 7 (4.12%) Front End Development
13 7 (4.12%) Integration Testing
13 7 (4.12%) Open Source
13 7 (4.12%) Pair Programming
13 7 (4.12%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 166 (97.65%) Java
2 68 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 39 (22.94%) SQL
4 5 (2.94%) Scala
5 4 (2.35%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.76%) C#
6 3 (1.76%) FQL
6 3 (1.76%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.76%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.76%) VB
6 3 (1.76%) XPath
7 2 (1.18%) C
7 2 (1.18%) C++
7 2 (1.18%) Groovy
7 2 (1.18%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.18%) Python
8 1 (0.59%) Clojure
8 1 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (4.71%) BPSS Clearance
1 8 (4.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.53%) Degree
3 5 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.59%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.59%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.53%) ISO 9001
1 6 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.76%) QA
3 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (2.35%) HDFS
2 3 (1.76%) Docker
Vendors
1 34 (20.00%) Oracle
2 13 (7.65%) IBM
3 11 (6.47%) Perforce
4 6 (3.53%) hybris
5 3 (1.76%) Sage
6 2 (1.18%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.18%) Google
6 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.18%) Sybase
6 2 (1.18%) Twitter
7 1 (0.59%) Assembla
7 1 (0.59%) ATG
7 1 (0.59%) Facebook
7 1 (0.59%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.59%) SAP
7 1 (0.59%) TIBCO
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