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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 85 95 80
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs citing Spring 66 39 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.83% 1.26% 1.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.09% 5.75% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 25 34
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £27.81
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +29.43%
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
816 678 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.59% 21.83% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 410 337
Average daily rate £375 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -12.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £20.60 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £35.25 £157.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Cheshire +19 36 £394 +4.86% 15
Manchester -3 22 £400 +10.34% 22
Lancashire 0 2 £494 +19.69% 3
Spring
England

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 178 (99.44%) Java
2 102 (56.98%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (43.58%) J2EE
4 69 (38.55%) Hibernate
5 66 (36.87%) Web Services
6 60 (33.52%) JavaScript
7 56 (31.28%) HTML
8 51 (28.49%) TDD
9 48 (26.82%) Oracle
9 48 (26.82%) XML
10 47 (26.26%) JUnit
11 45 (25.14%) MVC
12 44 (24.58%) Finance
12 44 (24.58%) SOAP
12 44 (24.58%) Spring MVC
13 42 (23.46%) Maven
14 41 (22.91%) SQL
15 40 (22.35%) CSS
16 39 (21.79%) RESTful
17 37 (20.67%) Scrum
18 30 (16.76%) WebSphere
18 30 (16.76%) JSON
18 30 (16.76%) jQuery
19 28 (15.64%) Git (software)
20 27 (15.08%) AngularJS
20 27 (15.08%) SDLC
21 25 (13.97%) Tomcat
21 25 (13.97%) Software Engineering
22 24 (13.41%) REST
23 23 (12.85%) E-Commerce

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 30 (16.76%) WebSphere
2 25 (13.97%) Tomcat
3 17 (9.50%) JBoss
4 8 (4.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 8 (4.47%) IBM HTTP Server
5 7 (3.91%) Liferay
6 6 (3.35%) Node.js
6 6 (3.35%) Apache ServiceMix
7 5 (2.79%) Confluence
7 5 (2.79%) Apache
8 3 (1.68%) Oracle Spatial
8 3 (1.68%) ArcGIS
9 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.12%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.56%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.56%) Zope
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.12%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
3 1 (0.56%) PaaS
3 1 (0.56%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.61%) HTTP
2 10 (5.59%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.61%) MySQL
2 14 (7.82%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.82%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.70%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.59%) RDBMS
5 9 (5.03%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.47%) Informix
6 8 (4.47%) Big Data
6 8 (4.47%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.68%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.12%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.12%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.56%) SimpleDB
9 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 47 (26.26%) JUnit
2 42 (23.46%) Maven
3 28 (15.64%) Git (software)
4 21 (11.73%) Ant
4 21 (11.73%) Selenium
5 17 (9.50%) Cucumber
6 12 (6.70%) Gradle
6 12 (6.70%) Mockito
7 10 (5.59%) JIRA
8 8 (4.47%) Subversion
9 6 (3.35%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.23%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.68%) TestNG
11 3 (1.68%) Jasmine
11 3 (1.68%) Introscope
11 3 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (1.68%) SonarQube
12 2 (1.12%) Bower
12 2 (1.12%) Hudson
12 2 (1.12%) Grunt
General
1 44 (24.58%) Finance
2 17 (9.50%) Banking
3 3 (1.68%) Games
3 3 (1.68%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.12%) Electronics
4 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 139 (77.65%) Developer
2 126 (70.39%) Java Developer
3 26 (14.53%) Senior Java Developer
3 26 (14.53%) Senior Developer
4 20 (11.17%) Architect
5 15 (8.38%) Technical Architect
6 14 (7.82%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 7 (3.91%) Technical Leader
7 7 (3.91%) Team Leader
7 7 (3.91%) Software Engineer
8 6 (3.35%) J2EE Developer
8 6 (3.35%) Agile Java Developer
9 5 (2.79%) Java Architect
9 5 (2.79%) Lead Developer
9 5 (2.79%) Hybris Developer
10 4 (2.23%) Web Developer
10 4 (2.23%) Java Software Engineer
10 4 (2.23%) Java Team Leader
10 4 (2.23%) Java Technical Architect
10 4 (2.23%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (43.58%) J2EE
2 69 (38.55%) Hibernate
3 66 (36.87%) Web Services
4 56 (31.28%) HTML
5 48 (26.82%) XML
6 44 (24.58%) SOAP
6 44 (24.58%) Spring MVC
7 40 (22.35%) CSS
8 39 (21.79%) RESTful
9 30 (16.76%) JSON
9 30 (16.76%) jQuery
10 27 (15.08%) AngularJS
11 24 (13.41%) REST
12 21 (11.73%) Apache Camel
13 20 (11.17%) JSP
14 19 (10.61%) Servlets
15 18 (10.06%) WSDL
15 18 (10.06%) Struts
16 17 (9.50%) Ajax
17 14 (7.82%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.47%) Telematics
2 7 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.91%) Algorithms
3 6 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.79%) Online Banking
5 4 (2.23%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.68%) iPad
6 3 (1.68%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.68%) GIS
6 3 (1.68%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.12%) DTV
7 2 (1.12%) MHEG
7 2 (1.12%) Interactive TV
7 2 (1.12%) IPTV
7 2 (1.12%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.56%) Blog
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.15%) Linux
2 9 (5.03%) UNIX
3 6 (3.35%) Android
4 5 (2.79%) Windows
5 3 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (56.98%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (28.49%) TDD
3 45 (25.14%) MVC
4 37 (20.67%) Scrum
5 27 (15.08%) SDLC
6 25 (13.97%) Software Engineering
7 23 (12.85%) E-Commerce
8 21 (11.73%) Kanban
8 21 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (11.17%) Open Source
10 17 (9.50%) Integration Testing
11 15 (8.38%) BDD
12 13 (7.26%) Unit Testing
13 12 (6.70%) OO
13 12 (6.70%) Configuration Management
13 12 (6.70%) System Integration Testing
14 9 (5.03%) Waterfall
14 9 (5.03%) Dependency Injection
14 9 (5.03%) Responsive Web Design
14 9 (5.03%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 178 (99.44%) Java
2 60 (33.52%) JavaScript
3 41 (22.91%) SQL
4 15 (8.38%) Scala
5 12 (6.70%) PL/SQL
6 8 (4.47%) Groovy
7 7 (3.91%) XPath
8 2 (1.12%) Ruby
9 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.56%) Python
9 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.56%) C++
9 1 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (5.59%) Degree
2 6 (3.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.47%) Docker
2 6 (3.35%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (1.68%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 48 (26.82%) Oracle
2 19 (10.61%) IBM
3 11 (6.15%) TIBCO
4 7 (3.91%) hybris
4 7 (3.91%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.35%) Sybase
6 5 (2.79%) Perforce
7 3 (1.68%) ESRI
7 3 (1.68%) Compuware
7 3 (1.68%) HP
8 2 (1.12%) SAP
8 2 (1.12%) Informatica
8 2 (1.12%) Adobe
8 2 (1.12%) OpenTV
9 1 (0.56%) Google
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