The table below looks at the statistics for Spring skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spring over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 98 80 100
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +20
Contract jobs citing Spring 1107 1233 936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.99% 2.23% 1.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.45% 8.18% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 803 649
Average daily rate
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£415 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
Average hourly rate £47.00 - £45.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £22.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 - £47.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 - £34.06

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14860 15075 13098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.67% 27.30% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 9762 8191
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 221 356
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

Spring
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Spring Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Spring
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Spring within the UK.

Spring Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Spring
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spring within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Spring Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Spring
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spring within the UK.

Spring Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Spring
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spring within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Spring Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Spring
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
England -23 939 £413 -2.94% 416
London -10 515 £450 - 212
City of London -11 132 £500 - 57
Scotland -2 118 £425 +21.42% 19
South East -39 107 £359 -13.03% 59
North West -13 68 £388 +3.19% 45
South West -28 65 £394 +12.50% 27
Glasgow -9 47 £440 +22.22% 5
East of England +26 46 £400 +6.66% 28
East Midlands +31 40 £375 -9.90% 7
Edinburgh 0 40 £400 +14.28% 7
Yorkshire -44 40 £400 +24.41% 22
Cheshire +10 33 £388 +1.57% 13
West Midlands -8 30 £325 +4.83% 9
Wales -10 27 £430 -7.02% 3
Hampshire -29 27 £395 -7.05% 12
West Yorkshire -34 27 £375 +15.38% 15
South Wales +1 24 £430 -14.00% 3
Leeds -37 24 £375 +15.38% 15
Manchester -22 23 £388 +9.15% 23
Buckinghamshire +14 22 £325 -18.75% 5
Stirling +3 19 £423 +25.18%
Gloucestershire 0 19 £390 -8.23% 7
Devon +13 17 £388 +25.00% 5
Chester +12 17 £388 +3.19% 6
Exeter +10 17 £388 +25.00%
Northamptonshire +4 17 £290 -37.29% 3
Surrey -15 17 £325 -23.52% 15
Essex +15 14 £425 +26.86% 7
Southampton 0 14 £378 +7.85% 2

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2129 (98.52%) Java
2 1130 (52.29%) Agile Software Development
3 980 (45.35%) Hibernate
4 729 (33.73%) Web Services
5 698 (32.30%) JavaScript
6 683 (31.61%) TDD
7 680 (31.47%) J2EE
8 619 (28.64%) SQL
9 615 (28.46%) HTML
10 553 (25.59%) Maven
11 544 (25.17%) Oracle
11 544 (25.17%) XML
12 523 (24.20%) MVC
13 497 (23.00%) CSS
14 485 (22.44%) JUnit
15 443 (20.50%) Scrum
16 424 (19.62%) Spring MVC
17 402 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
18 395 (18.28%) Finance
19 382 (17.68%) Linux
20 380 (17.58%) REST
21 379 (17.54%) Tomcat
22 327 (15.13%) SOAP
23 326 (15.09%) RESTful
24 320 (14.81%) jQuery
25 319 (14.76%) JSP
26 311 (14.39%) BDD
27 300 (13.88%) OO
28 292 (13.51%) Git (software)
29 266 (12.31%) Banking

Spring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 379 (17.54%) Tomcat
2 247 (11.43%) JBoss
3 197 (9.12%) WebLogic
4 182 (8.42%) WebSphere
5 177 (8.19%) Apache
6 62 (2.87%) Mule
7 57 (2.64%) Node.js
8 51 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
9 50 (2.31%) CMS
10 47 (2.17%) Apache Solr
11 40 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 33 (1.53%) Jetty
12 33 (1.53%) Mule ESB
13 32 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
14 25 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
14 25 (1.16%) Confluence
15 22 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
15 22 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 20 (0.93%) GlassFish
17 19 (0.88%) FileNet
Applications
1 16 (0.74%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.37%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.19%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.19%) MS Project
3 4 (0.19%) MS Office
4 2 (0.093%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.093%) HipChat
5 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.23%) Magento
5 4 (0.19%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.14%) Summit
7 2 (0.093%) FileNet Content Manager
8 1 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.046%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.046%) Murex MxG2000
8 1 (0.046%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 127 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (1.16%) Amazon S3
4 23 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
5 18 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
6 16 (0.74%) GitHub
7 12 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 11 (0.51%) SaaS
8 11 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 6 (0.28%) PaaS
11 4 (0.19%) IaaS
11 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
12 2 (0.093%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.093%) Google Checkout
13 1 (0.046%) iPaaS
13 1 (0.046%) Yammer
13 1 (0.046%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 103 (4.77%) HTTP
2 66 (3.05%) Internet
3 19 (0.88%) LDAP
4 14 (0.65%) HTTPS
5 10 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.46%) Intranet
6 7 (0.32%) OpenLDAP
7 6 (0.28%) SNMP
7 6 (0.28%) AMQP
8 5 (0.23%) VPN
9 4 (0.19%) DNS
9 4 (0.19%) Firewall
9 4 (0.19%) Network Security
10 3 (0.14%) DVB
10 3 (0.14%) SSL
11 2 (0.093%) SSH
11 2 (0.093%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.093%) FTP
11 2 (0.093%) Extranet
11 2 (0.093%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (11.71%) Relational Database
2 145 (6.71%) MySQL
3 144 (6.66%) Oracle Database
4 129 (5.97%) MongoDB
5 127 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 127 (5.88%) NoSQL
6 102 (4.72%) RDBMS
7 83 (3.84%) PostgreSQL
8 71 (3.29%) DB2
9 65 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
10 48 (2.22%) Hadoop
10 48 (2.22%) Big Data
11 35 (1.62%) Couchbase
12 26 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
13 24 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (0.79%) Redis
15 15 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
16 14 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (0.65%) MariaDB
16 14 (0.65%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 553 (25.59%) Maven
2 485 (22.44%) JUnit
3 292 (13.51%) Git (software)
4 251 (11.61%) Subversion
5 237 (10.97%) Jenkins
6 201 (9.30%) Eclipse
7 181 (8.38%) Ant
8 176 (8.14%) Selenium
9 164 (7.59%) Cucumber
10 145 (6.71%) Mockito
11 127 (5.88%) JIRA
12 43 (1.99%) Hudson
13 40 (1.85%) Gradle
14 36 (1.67%) Jasmine
15 35 (1.62%) jMock
16 28 (1.30%) TeamCity
17 26 (1.20%) CruiseControl
18 25 (1.16%) IntelliJ
18 25 (1.16%) Spock
19 24 (1.11%) ClearCase
General
1 395 (18.28%) Finance
2 266 (12.31%) Banking
3 105 (4.86%) Investment Banking
4 84 (3.89%) Front Office
5 60 (2.78%) Retail
6 44 (2.04%) Marketing
7 34 (1.57%) Publishing
8 32 (1.48%) Telecoms
9 31 (1.43%) Games
10 23 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 21 (0.97%) Advertising
11 21 (0.97%) Back Office
12 16 (0.74%) Electronics
13 11 (0.51%) Legal
14 8 (0.37%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.19%) Dutch Language
16 3 (0.14%) French Language
16 3 (0.14%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.093%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1798 (83.20%) Developer
2 1503 (69.55%) Java Developer
3 276 (12.77%) Senior Developer
4 255 (11.80%) Senior Java Developer
5 128 (5.92%) Architect
6 100 (4.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 67 (3.10%) Hybris Developer
8 52 (2.41%) Software Engineer
9 50 (2.31%) Scala Developer
9 50 (2.31%) Technical Architect
10 48 (2.22%) J2EE Developer
11 45 (2.08%) Web Developer
12 44 (2.04%) Java Architect
13 42 (1.94%) Agile Java Developer
14 36 (1.67%) Lead Developer
15 30 (1.39%) Designer
16 29 (1.34%) Analyst
16 29 (1.34%) UI Developer
17 27 (1.25%) Java Web Developer
17 27 (1.25%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 980 (45.35%) Hibernate
2 729 (33.73%) Web Services
3 680 (31.47%) J2EE
4 615 (28.46%) HTML
5 544 (25.17%) XML
6 497 (23.00%) CSS
7 424 (19.62%) Spring MVC
8 380 (17.58%) REST
9 327 (15.13%) SOAP
10 326 (15.09%) RESTful
11 320 (14.81%) jQuery
12 319 (14.76%) JSP
13 254 (11.75%) JMS
14 249 (11.52%) Struts
15 233 (10.78%) JSON
16 220 (10.18%) JPA
17 213 (9.86%) Ajax
18 207 (9.58%) Java EE
19 199 (9.21%) HTML5
20 167 (7.73%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 146 (6.76%) Open Source
2 107 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (4.16%) Computer Science
4 60 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 60 (2.78%) Derivative
5 41 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 35 (1.62%) Equity Derivative
7 34 (1.57%) Mobile App
8 33 (1.53%) Equities
9 30 (1.39%) Algorithms
10 29 (1.34%) User Experience
11 26 (1.20%) N-Tier
11 26 (1.20%) Fixed Income
12 24 (1.11%) Client/Server
13 20 (0.93%) Data Structures
14 19 (0.88%) Digital Media
15 17 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
16 16 (0.74%) DTV
17 15 (0.69%) iPad
17 15 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 382 (17.68%) Linux
2 255 (11.80%) UNIX
3 36 (1.67%) Windows
4 23 (1.06%) Mac OS X
5 16 (0.74%) CentOS
6 13 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (0.60%) Android
7 6 (0.28%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.28%) Solaris
7 6 (0.28%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.19%) VMS
8 4 (0.19%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.14%) Fedora
10 2 (0.093%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.093%) AIX
11 1 (0.046%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.046%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.046%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.046%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1130 (52.29%) Agile Software Development
2 683 (31.61%) TDD
3 523 (24.20%) MVC
4 443 (20.50%) Scrum
5 402 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
6 311 (14.39%) BDD
7 300 (13.88%) OO
8 247 (11.43%) SOA
9 221 (10.23%) E-Commerce
10 178 (8.24%) Unit Testing
11 163 (7.54%) Multithreading
11 163 (7.54%) Software Engineering
12 135 (6.25%) Web Development
13 120 (5.55%) Kanban
14 103 (4.77%) Pair Programming
15 100 (4.63%) UML
16 94 (4.35%) DevOps
17 66 (3.05%) OOD
18 60 (2.78%) Workflow
19 56 (2.59%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2129 (98.52%) Java
2 698 (32.30%) JavaScript
3 619 (28.64%) SQL
4 206 (9.53%) PL/SQL
5 148 (6.85%) Scala
6 82 (3.79%) Python
7 80 (3.70%) Groovy
8 68 (3.15%) Perl
9 64 (2.96%) C#
10 60 (2.78%) Ruby
11 40 (1.85%) PHP
12 36 (1.67%) Bash Shell
12 36 (1.67%) Shell Script
13 34 (1.57%) XPath
14 32 (1.48%) C++
15 23 (1.06%) XQuery
16 13 (0.60%) SPARQL
17 11 (0.51%) Clojure
18 8 (0.37%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 7 (0.32%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 139 (6.43%) Degree
2 126 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 89 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.39%) Sun Certification
5 17 (0.79%) DV Cleared
6 13 (0.60%) OCPJP
7 9 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.19%) ISEB
8 4 (0.19%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.093%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.093%) HND
9 2 (0.093%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.093%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.046%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.046%) CISSP
10 1 (0.046%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (2.64%) QA
2 6 (0.28%) WCAG
2 6 (0.28%) SLA
3 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.19%) WAI
4 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.19%) EMIR
5 3 (0.14%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.093%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.093%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.093%) HL7
7 1 (0.046%) Basel III
System Software
1 31 (1.43%) Docker
2 12 (0.56%) VirtualBox
3 5 (0.23%) Firmware
4 4 (0.19%) Squid
5 3 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.14%) vSphere
6 2 (0.093%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.093%) HDFS
6 2 (0.093%) vCloud
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.046%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 42 (1.94%) Puppet
2 22 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (0.88%) Vagrant
4 14 (0.65%) Ansible
5 9 (0.42%) Kibana
6 8 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (0.37%) TeamSite
6 8 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
7 7 (0.32%) logstash
8 5 (0.23%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.23%) StatsD
8 5 (0.23%) Salt
9 4 (0.19%) Mesos
10 3 (0.14%) yum
10 3 (0.14%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.14%) Hyperic
10 3 (0.14%) Oozie
10 3 (0.14%) TIBCO Hawk
11 2 (0.093%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.093%) Control-M
Vendors
1 544 (25.17%) Oracle
2 119 (5.51%) hybris
3 101 (4.67%) Sybase
4 69 (3.19%) IBM
5 55 (2.55%) TIBCO
6 43 (1.99%) Adobe
7 36 (1.67%) Google
8 33 (1.53%) Red Hat
9 28 (1.30%) SAP
10 23 (1.06%) Microsoft
11 20 (0.93%) Endeca
12 13 (0.60%) Atlassian
12 13 (0.60%) ATG
13 12 (0.56%) Sun
13 12 (0.56%) Twitter
14 9 (0.42%) Atomikos
14 9 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.42%) HP
14 9 (0.42%) Informatica
15 8 (0.37%) FatWire
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