The first table below looks at the demand for Spring skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spring over the 3 months to 11 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 South East 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 90 116 140
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +24
Contract jobs citing Spring 176 115 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.96% 1.38% 1.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.12% 5.53% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 59 59
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £23.13 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.35% -42.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £23.13 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+53.51% -28.84%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2168 2080 2128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.20% 24.93% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1122 1092
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £248 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 80 87
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.13 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
Spring
England

Spring
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Spring Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Spring
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Spring across the South East region.

Spring Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Spring
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spring across the South East region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Spring Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Spring
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spring across the South East region.

Spring Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Spring
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 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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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
Hampshire +2 49 £388 +10.71% 10
Surrey -6 33 £438 +9.37% 13
Berkshire +2 27 £400 -11.11% 12
Buckinghamshire +3 25 £365 +7.35% 1
Kent - 18 £350 - 2
East Sussex - 11 £275 -
Oxfordshire +5 5 £375 +17.64% 4
West Sussex - 4 £493 - 2
Middlesex -3 2 £360 -20.00%
Spring
England

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 303 (95.58%) Java
2 173 (54.57%) Hibernate
3 101 (31.86%) XML
4 99 (31.23%) SQL
5 97 (30.60%) MVC
6 87 (27.44%) HTML
7 86 (27.13%) JavaScript
7 86 (27.13%) Web Services
8 82 (25.87%) J2EE
9 76 (23.97%) Oracle
10 75 (23.66%) Maven
11 69 (21.77%) CSS
12 68 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
13 64 (20.19%) Scrum
14 61 (19.24%) TDD
15 60 (18.93%) Finance
16 58 (18.30%) JSP
17 50 (15.77%) jQuery
18 49 (15.46%) GWT
18 49 (15.46%) Tomcat
18 49 (15.46%) Jenkins
19 47 (14.83%) Google
20 43 (13.56%) Struts
21 42 (13.25%) Eclipse
21 42 (13.25%) Spring MVC
21 42 (13.25%) JSON
22 41 (12.93%) JUnit
23 40 (12.62%) E-Commerce
23 40 (12.62%) Unit Testing
24 38 (11.99%) Ajax

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 49 (15.46%) Tomcat
2 29 (9.15%) Apache ServiceMix
3 28 (8.83%) WebSphere
4 24 (7.57%) Apache
5 21 (6.62%) Confluence
6 15 (4.73%) WebLogic
7 13 (4.10%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (2.84%) CMS
8 9 (2.84%) Liferay
9 7 (2.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 7 (2.21%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (1.89%) GlassFish
11 5 (1.58%) Alfresco
12 4 (1.26%) MQSeries
12 4 (1.26%) Node.js
13 3 (0.95%) Adobe CQ
13 3 (0.95%) OpenEdge
13 3 (0.95%) Escenic
14 2 (0.63%) Mule
14 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
Business Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.26%) Google App Engine
2 3 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.95%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.95%) PaaS
2 3 (0.95%) IaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.32%) GitHub
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.89%) Internet
2 12 (3.79%) HTTP
3 5 (1.58%) SAN
4 1 (0.32%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.99%) MySQL
1 38 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.36%) Hadoop
3 11 (3.47%) Big Data
4 10 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.84%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.52%) Apache Accumulo
6 8 (2.52%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.21%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.21%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.58%) DB2
9 4 (1.26%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.63%) Redis
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.63%) Voldemort
10 2 (0.63%) BigTable
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 75 (23.66%) Maven
2 49 (15.46%) Jenkins
3 42 (13.25%) Eclipse
4 41 (12.93%) JUnit
5 36 (11.36%) Subversion
6 33 (10.41%) Mockito
7 32 (10.09%) TestNG
8 31 (9.78%) DbUnit
9 29 (9.15%) JIRA
10 15 (4.73%) Ant
11 12 (3.79%) Selenium
12 9 (2.84%) Git (software)
13 6 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (1.89%) Cucumber
14 5 (1.58%) YourKit
14 5 (1.58%) Talend Open Studio
15 4 (1.26%) TeamCity
15 4 (1.26%) Hudson
16 3 (0.95%) Grunt
16 3 (0.95%) RSpec
General
1 60 (18.93%) Finance
2 18 (5.68%) Games
3 11 (3.47%) Banking
4 9 (2.84%) Retail
5 4 (1.26%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.26%) Publishing
6 3 (0.95%) Legal
7 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.63%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.63%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) Billing
8 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 283 (89.27%) Developer
2 216 (68.14%) Java Developer
3 51 (16.09%) Senior Developer
4 39 (12.30%) Senior Java Developer
5 29 (9.15%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 22 (6.94%) Web Developer
7 21 (6.62%) Lead Developer
8 18 (5.68%) J2EE Developer
9 16 (5.05%) Mobile Developer
10 12 (3.79%) Architect
11 11 (3.47%) Applications Developer
12 10 (3.15%) Java Web Developer
13 8 (2.52%) Software Developer
13 8 (2.52%) Software Engineer
13 8 (2.52%) Analyst
13 8 (2.52%) Java Software Engineer
13 8 (2.52%) .NET Developer
14 7 (2.21%) Java Programmer
14 7 (2.21%) .NET Web Developer
14 7 (2.21%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (54.57%) Hibernate
2 101 (31.86%) XML
3 87 (27.44%) HTML
4 86 (27.13%) Web Services
5 82 (25.87%) J2EE
6 69 (21.77%) CSS
7 58 (18.30%) JSP
8 50 (15.77%) jQuery
9 49 (15.46%) GWT
10 43 (13.56%) Struts
11 42 (13.25%) Spring MVC
11 42 (13.25%) JSON
12 38 (11.99%) Ajax
13 34 (10.73%) REST
14 33 (10.41%) Java EE
14 33 (10.41%) Apache Camel
15 26 (8.20%) SOAP
16 24 (7.57%) XSD
17 23 (7.26%) Guice
18 22 (6.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.94%) Mobile App
2 17 (5.36%) Open Source
3 10 (3.15%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.89%) Mathematics
5 5 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.26%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.95%) Physics
7 3 (0.95%) Linked Data
8 2 (0.63%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.63%) GIS
8 2 (0.63%) Tandem
9 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.32%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.32%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.36%) Linux
2 30 (9.46%) UNIX
3 10 (3.15%) Windows
4 5 (1.58%) CentOS
5 3 (0.95%) AIX
5 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.95%) Android
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.63%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (30.60%) MVC
2 68 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (20.19%) Scrum
4 61 (19.24%) TDD
5 40 (12.62%) E-Commerce
5 40 (12.62%) Unit Testing
6 38 (11.99%) SOA
7 36 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (10.41%) OO
9 21 (6.62%) Software Engineering
10 19 (5.99%) Use Case
11 18 (5.68%) Game Development
11 18 (5.68%) Mobile Application Development
12 17 (5.36%) Rapid Prototyping
13 15 (4.73%) Web Application Development
13 15 (4.73%) B2C
14 13 (4.10%) Project Management
14 13 (4.10%) Dependency Injection
14 13 (4.10%) Web Development
14 13 (4.10%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 303 (95.58%) Java
2 99 (31.23%) SQL
3 86 (27.13%) JavaScript
4 29 (9.15%) Groovy
5 20 (6.31%) PL/SQL
6 12 (3.79%) C#
7 8 (2.52%) Scala
7 8 (2.52%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.52%) Ruby
8 7 (2.21%) Python
8 7 (2.21%) PHP
9 5 (1.58%) Perl
10 4 (1.26%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.26%) HQL
11 3 (0.95%) Progress 4GL
11 3 (0.95%) XPath
12 2 (0.63%) Google Apps Script
13 1 (0.32%) XQuery
13 1 (0.32%) C
13 1 (0.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (6.62%) Degree
2 20 (6.31%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.21%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.95%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.84%) QA
2 3 (0.95%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (0.95%) VirtualBox
1 3 (0.95%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (1.58%) Puppet
2 3 (0.95%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (23.97%) Oracle
2 47 (14.83%) Google
3 23 (7.26%) Atomikos
4 18 (5.68%) Facebook
4 18 (5.68%) Twitter
5 16 (5.05%) JBoss
6 15 (4.73%) hybris
7 7 (2.21%) Foundry
8 6 (1.89%) Sun
9 5 (1.58%) Talend
9 5 (1.58%) IBM
10 4 (1.26%) Sencha
10 4 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.95%) EMC
11 3 (0.95%) Progress
11 3 (0.95%) VMware
12 2 (0.63%) Lotus
12 2 (0.63%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.32%) Sybase
13 1 (0.32%) SAP
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