The first table below looks at the demand for Struts 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 Struts over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Struts
Rank 124 123 116
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Struts 5 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.19% 0.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.69% 0.65% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 15
Average daily rate
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£419 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £350 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £361 £338
% change year-on-year
-13.49% +7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
721 766 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.76% 28.69% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 410 537
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 £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.61 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
Struts
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Struts
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Struts Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Struts
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Struts Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Struts
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Struts Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Struts
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 Struts within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 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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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 -4 4 £363 +3.57% 5
Cheshire +5 2 £475 -
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Struts
England

Struts
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Struts 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 Struts.

1 23 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (82.61%) Spring
3 18 (78.26%) J2EE
4 15 (65.22%) jQuery
5 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
5 14 (60.87%) HTML
6 11 (47.83%) Ajax
7 10 (43.48%) TDD
7 10 (43.48%) Hibernate
8 9 (39.13%) JSF
8 9 (39.13%) CSS
9 8 (34.78%) Oracle
9 8 (34.78%) XML
10 7 (30.43%) JBoss
10 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
10 7 (30.43%) JUnit
10 7 (30.43%) Finance
10 7 (30.43%) Struts2
11 6 (26.09%) Scala
11 6 (26.09%) HTML5
11 6 (26.09%) CSS3
11 6 (26.09%) Adobe CQ
11 6 (26.09%) CMS
11 6 (26.09%) Scrum
11 6 (26.09%) WebLogic
11 6 (26.09%) SQL
11 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
12 5 (21.74%) MQSeries
12 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
12 5 (21.74%) UML

Struts
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Struts 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 Struts. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) WebLogic
1 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
1 6 (26.09%) CMS
1 6 (26.09%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (21.74%) Escenic
2 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
2 5 (21.74%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.35%) Liferay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) Hadoop
2 5 (21.74%) Big Data
2 5 (21.74%) MySQL
3 3 (13.04%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) JUnit
2 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) Mockito
3 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) Developer
2 17 (73.91%) Java Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Developer Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Programmer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Programmer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Java Programmer
4 5 (21.74%) Java Programmer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (82.61%) Spring
2 18 (78.26%) J2EE
3 15 (65.22%) jQuery
4 14 (60.87%) HTML
5 11 (47.83%) Ajax
6 10 (43.48%) Hibernate
7 9 (39.13%) CSS
7 9 (39.13%) JSF
8 8 (34.78%) XML
9 7 (30.43%) Struts2
10 6 (26.09%) HTML5
10 6 (26.09%) CSS3
11 5 (21.74%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (21.74%) Spring MVC
11 5 (21.74%) Web Services
11 5 (21.74%) Java RMI
11 5 (21.74%) LAMP
11 5 (21.74%) .NET
11 5 (21.74%) EJB
12 4 (17.39%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Online Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) TDD
2 6 (26.09%) Scrum
3 5 (21.74%) BDD
3 5 (21.74%) MVC
3 5 (21.74%) UML
3 5 (21.74%) OOP
3 5 (21.74%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (21.74%) RUP
3 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
3 5 (21.74%) OOD
4 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.04%) User Stories
4 3 (13.04%) Web Development
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) Scala
4 5 (21.74%) C#
5 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 7 (30.43%) JBoss
3 5 (21.74%) FatWire
4 4 (17.39%) Endeca
4 4 (17.39%) hybris
5 1 (4.35%) Adobe