The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Struts
Rank 117 120 107
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing Struts 22 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.32% 0.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.74% 1.13% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £303 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £323 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £319 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.71% -8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £36.25 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
Struts
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
804 796 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.04% 28.11% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 446 528
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.98 £16.00 £17.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Struts across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Struts Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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
Cheshire +15 11 £350 +12.00% 2
Manchester -14 1 £400 - 2
Merseyside - 1 £325 - 2
Struts
England

Struts
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 35 (97.22%) Java
2 22 (61.11%) XML
3 21 (58.33%) J2EE
4 20 (55.56%) Spring
5 19 (52.78%) HTML
6 17 (47.22%) JSP
7 16 (44.44%) JavaScript
7 16 (44.44%) Oracle
7 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (38.89%) JUnit
9 13 (36.11%) Hibernate
9 13 (36.11%) Eclipse
10 11 (30.56%) Web Services
10 11 (30.56%) XSLT
10 11 (30.56%) TDD
11 9 (25.00%) Spring MVC
11 9 (25.00%) Struts2
11 9 (25.00%) AngularJS
11 9 (25.00%) CSS
12 8 (22.22%) SOAP
12 8 (22.22%) MVC
13 7 (19.44%) HTTPS
13 7 (19.44%) Ant
13 7 (19.44%) Tomcat
13 7 (19.44%) jQuery
13 7 (19.44%) SSH
13 7 (19.44%) Ajax
13 7 (19.44%) Java EE
13 7 (19.44%) XPath
14 6 (16.67%) Selenium

Struts
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (19.44%) Tomcat
2 4 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.56%) Node.js
3 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.56%) JBoss
4 1 (2.78%) CMS
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) HTTPS
1 7 (19.44%) SSH
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) MySQL
1 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) JUnit
2 13 (36.11%) Eclipse
3 7 (19.44%) Ant
4 6 (16.67%) Maven
4 6 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.56%) JBehave
5 2 (5.56%) Mockito
6 1 (2.78%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Canoo WebTest
6 1 (2.78%) HtmlUnit
6 1 (2.78%) Subversion
6 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 6 (16.67%) Banking
2 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (72.22%) Developer
2 24 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Java Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Applications Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Java Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) J2EE Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Senior J2EE Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Developer
6 1 (2.78%) J2EE Technical Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Java Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Java/J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (61.11%) XML
2 21 (58.33%) J2EE
3 20 (55.56%) Spring
4 19 (52.78%) HTML
5 17 (47.22%) JSP
6 13 (36.11%) Hibernate
7 11 (30.56%) Web Services
7 11 (30.56%) XSLT
8 9 (25.00%) CSS
8 9 (25.00%) Spring MVC
8 9 (25.00%) Struts2
8 9 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 8 (22.22%) SOAP
10 7 (19.44%) jQuery
10 7 (19.44%) Ajax
10 7 (19.44%) Java EE
11 6 (16.67%) DHTML
12 4 (11.11%) JDBC
12 4 (11.11%) Apache Wicket
12 4 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Open Source
2 1 (2.78%) Online Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.78%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) UNIX
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) TDD
3 8 (22.22%) MVC
4 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.56%) SOA
5 2 (5.56%) Project Management
5 2 (5.56%) UML
5 2 (5.56%) RAD
5 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.56%) Software Architecture
5 2 (5.56%) Website Architecture
6 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Scrum
6 1 (2.78%) OO
6 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (97.22%) Java
2 16 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 7 (19.44%) XPath
4 6 (16.67%) SQL
5 4 (11.11%) C++
6 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.56%) Scala
8 1 (2.78%) VB
8 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe
3 1 (2.78%) FatWire
3 1 (2.78%) Canoo
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
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