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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 74 71 93
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +22
Contract jobs citing Spring 69 64 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.13% 2.23% 1.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.65% 7.62% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 39 38
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£350 £374 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.35% +1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £425
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 £35.00 £37.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-6.04% -11.30%
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
798 840 1038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.67% 29.22% 31.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 455 570
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 28
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +22.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.69 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -14 33 £375 +0.33% 27
Cheshire -9 13 £388 +3.33% 7
Merseyside - 13 £344 - 2
Lancashire -9 9 £345 +25.45% 3
Spring
England

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 43 (44.79%) Hibernate
3 34 (35.42%) Oracle
4 33 (34.38%) J2EE
4 33 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (31.25%) HTML
5 30 (31.25%) Web Services
6 27 (28.13%) XML
7 25 (26.04%) jQuery
8 24 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 24 (25.00%) JMS
9 22 (22.92%) Tomcat
9 22 (22.92%) Finance
10 21 (21.88%) Linux
11 20 (20.83%) WebSphere
12 19 (19.79%) Relational Database
12 19 (19.79%) Maven
12 19 (19.79%) Software Engineering
13 18 (18.75%) JSF
13 18 (18.75%) TDD
13 18 (18.75%) XSLT
13 18 (18.75%) Servlets
14 17 (17.71%) EJB
14 17 (17.71%) HTTP
14 17 (17.71%) MVC
14 17 (17.71%) RESTful
15 15 (15.63%) Android
15 15 (15.63%) Oracle Database
15 15 (15.63%) Eclipse
15 15 (15.63%) Red Hat

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 22 (22.92%) Tomcat
2 20 (20.83%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (6.25%) WebSphere Process Server
3 6 (6.25%) Quickr
3 6 (6.25%) WebSphere Portal
4 5 (5.21%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.17%) Apache
5 4 (4.17%) CMS
5 4 (4.17%) Liferay
5 4 (4.17%) Adobe CQ
6 3 (3.13%) Escenic
6 3 (3.13%) MQSeries
7 2 (2.08%) IIS
8 1 (1.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.71%) HTTP
2 2 (2.08%) FTP
3 1 (1.04%) DNS
3 1 (1.04%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.79%) Relational Database
2 15 (15.63%) Oracle Database
3 14 (14.58%) MySQL
4 12 (12.50%) Hazelcast
5 9 (9.38%) RDBMS
6 8 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (5.21%) Couchbase
7 5 (5.21%) CouchDB
7 5 (5.21%) NoSQL
8 4 (4.17%) JasperReports
8 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (3.13%) Big Data
9 3 (3.13%) Hadoop
10 1 (1.04%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 19 (19.79%) Maven
2 15 (15.63%) Eclipse
3 7 (7.29%) NetBeans
4 6 (6.25%) Subversion
5 4 (4.17%) Ant
6 3 (3.13%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.13%) Gradle
6 3 (3.13%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.13%) JUnit
7 1 (1.04%) Hudson
7 1 (1.04%) Mockito
7 1 (1.04%) Canoo WebTest
7 1 (1.04%) HtmlUnit
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 72 (75.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (10.42%) Senior Developer
3 10 (10.42%) Senior Java Developer
3 10 (10.42%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 8 (8.33%) Architect
5 6 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 6 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
6 5 (5.21%) Java Architect
6 5 (5.21%) Analyst
6 5 (5.21%) J2EE Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.17%) Consultant
7 4 (4.17%) Developer Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) Scala Developer
8 3 (3.13%) Senior Java Software Developer
8 3 (3.13%) Java Programmer
8 3 (3.13%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (3.13%) Java Consultant
8 3 (3.13%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (44.79%) Hibernate
2 33 (34.38%) J2EE
3 30 (31.25%) HTML
3 30 (31.25%) Web Services
4 27 (28.13%) XML
5 25 (26.04%) jQuery
6 24 (25.00%) JMS
7 18 (18.75%) JSF
7 18 (18.75%) XSLT
7 18 (18.75%) Servlets
8 17 (17.71%) EJB
8 17 (17.71%) RESTful
9 14 (14.58%) Grails
9 14 (14.58%) Spring MVC
10 13 (13.54%) Java EE
10 13 (13.54%) CSS
10 13 (13.54%) JSP
10 13 (13.54%) Struts
10 13 (13.54%) XML Schema
10 13 (13.54%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.13%) Social Media
4 2 (2.08%) Web 2.0
4 2 (2.08%) Open Source
5 1 (1.04%) User Experience
5 1 (1.04%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.04%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.88%) Linux
2 15 (15.63%) Android
3 13 (13.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (9.38%) Windows
5 8 (8.33%) UNIX
6 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.79%) Software Engineering
3 18 (18.75%) TDD
4 17 (17.71%) MVC
5 14 (14.58%) BDD
6 10 (10.42%) E-Commerce
6 10 (10.42%) SOA
7 9 (9.38%) Scrum
8 7 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.29%) OO
9 6 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (6.25%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.21%) ATDD
10 5 (5.21%) UML
11 4 (4.17%) Unit Testing
11 4 (4.17%) Integration Testing
12 3 (3.13%) User Stories
12 3 (3.13%) Web Application Development
12 3 (3.13%) RUP
12 3 (3.13%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 95 (98.96%) Java
2 24 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (13.54%) XPath
4 11 (11.46%) SQL
5 9 (9.38%) Scala
6 6 (6.25%) C#
7 3 (3.13%) PHP
7 3 (3.13%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.08%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.08%) Python
9 1 (1.04%) VB
9 1 (1.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) Degree
2 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 34 (35.42%) Oracle
2 15 (15.63%) Red Hat
3 13 (13.54%) IBM
3 13 (13.54%) JBoss
4 10 (10.42%) TIBCO
5 6 (6.25%) Lotus
6 2 (2.08%) FatWire
6 2 (2.08%) Google
7 1 (1.04%) hybris
7 1 (1.04%) Canoo
7 1 (1.04%) Endeca
7 1 (1.04%) Adobe
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