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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 76 75 84
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Spring 1327 1326 1321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.30% 2.52% 2.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.52% 8.74% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 900 933
Average daily rate
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£413 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -28.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -28.04%

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
15570 15180 15836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.94% 28.80% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10092 9796 9484
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 256 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 23 September 2014.

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
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 23 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 1145 £425 -5.55% 425
London -18 629 £450 -6.25% 213
City of London -9 170 £475 -9.52% 75
South East +6 146 £375 -0.66% 40
East of England +50 101 £425 +6.25% 25
South West +7 93 £375 - 35
Scotland -13 77 £375 - 16
North West +2 66 £350 -6.66% 43
Wales +25 65 £383 +19.25% 18
Essex +33 58 £460 +22.66% 1
Glasgow -17 51 £400 +18.51% 10
Hertfordshire +3 36 £390 -2.50% 10
Yorkshire -32 34 £325 - 47
Gloucestershire +9 32 £393 +8.65% 2
Hampshire -13 32 £335 -4.28% 7
Oxfordshire +12 31 £475 +15.15% 5
Berkshire -4 30 £375 +1.69% 5
Manchester -19 29 £358 -4.02% 31
North East -22 26 £250 -23.07% 4
Southend-on-Sea - 25 £473 - 1
West Midlands +8 23 £313 - 11
West Yorkshire -24 22 £375 +25.00% 22
Oxford +10 21 £375 -16.66% 4
Bristol -11 18 £375 +7.14% 11
Surrey -15 18 £413 +3.12% 14
South Wales +2 16 £294 -30.88% 11
Southampton +2 16 £325 -8.45% 1
Leeds -13 16 £325 +8.33% 20
East Midlands -1 15 £375 -6.25% 5
Cheshire -6 15 £388 +3.33% 10

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 2513 (98.36%) Java
2 1278 (50.02%) Hibernate
3 1253 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
4 845 (33.07%) TDD
5 800 (31.31%) XML
6 799 (31.27%) SQL
7 794 (31.08%) J2EE
8 756 (29.59%) JavaScript
9 750 (29.35%) MVC
10 740 (28.96%) Web Services
11 734 (28.73%) Oracle
12 698 (27.32%) HTML
13 614 (24.03%) Maven
14 583 (22.82%) Spring MVC
15 557 (21.80%) Scrum
16 527 (20.63%) CSS
17 492 (19.26%) JUnit
18 475 (18.59%) Finance
19 438 (17.14%) Linux
19 438 (17.14%) jQuery
20 431 (16.87%) UNIX
21 405 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
22 404 (15.81%) Tomcat
23 391 (15.30%) REST
24 390 (15.26%) JSP
25 378 (14.79%) OO
26 355 (13.89%) Ajax
27 353 (13.82%) BDD
28 345 (13.50%) SOAP
29 317 (12.41%) Subversion

Spring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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
1 404 (15.81%) Tomcat
2 234 (9.16%) Apache
3 188 (7.36%) WebLogic
4 185 (7.24%) WebSphere
5 82 (3.21%) Confluence
6 81 (3.17%) CMS
7 61 (2.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 57 (2.23%) Oracle Coherence
9 49 (1.92%) Adobe CQ
10 35 (1.37%) Apache Solr
10 35 (1.37%) Node.js
11 34 (1.33%) Liferay
11 34 (1.33%) FileNet
12 31 (1.21%) Apache ServiceMix
13 28 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 28 (1.10%) Jetty
13 28 (1.10%) Mule
14 24 (0.94%) IIS
15 23 (0.90%) MQSeries
16 20 (0.78%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (0.31%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.20%) MS Project
4 4 (0.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 22 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
2 9 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.31%) Murex MxG2000
4 6 (0.23%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 5 (0.20%) Magento
6 4 (0.16%) Shopify
6 4 (0.16%) RMDS
7 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.078%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.078%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.078%) ENOVIA
9 1 (0.039%) HFM
9 1 (0.039%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 68 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (1.14%) GitHub
3 28 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (0.67%) SaaS
4 17 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.47%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.20%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.12%) PaaS
8 3 (0.12%) IaaS
9 1 (0.039%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 114 (4.46%) HTTP
2 100 (3.91%) Internet
3 53 (2.07%) LDAP
4 19 (0.74%) AMQP
5 15 (0.59%) Intranet
6 12 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.39%) FTP
7 10 (0.39%) HTTPS
8 9 (0.35%) SNMP
8 9 (0.35%) SSH
9 8 (0.31%) SSL
10 7 (0.27%) Extranet
11 6 (0.23%) Firewall
12 4 (0.16%) Multicast
12 4 (0.16%) DNS
13 3 (0.12%) Unified Communications
14 2 (0.078%) PuTTY
14 2 (0.078%) VoIP
14 2 (0.078%) DSL
14 2 (0.078%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (11.78%) Relational Database
2 286 (11.19%) MySQL
3 201 (7.87%) SQL Server
4 191 (7.48%) Oracle Database
5 158 (6.18%) NoSQL
6 154 (6.03%) MongoDB
7 116 (4.54%) RDBMS
8 85 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 78 (3.05%) Big Data
10 73 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
11 71 (2.78%) Hadoop
12 62 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
13 50 (1.96%) DB2
14 38 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
15 30 (1.17%) MariaDB
16 24 (0.94%) CouchDB
16 24 (0.94%) Redis
16 24 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
17 21 (0.82%) Apache Hive
18 20 (0.78%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 614 (24.03%) Maven
2 492 (19.26%) JUnit
3 317 (12.41%) Subversion
4 272 (10.65%) Eclipse
5 256 (10.02%) Jenkins
6 195 (7.63%) Selenium
7 187 (7.32%) Ant
8 180 (7.05%) Git (software)
9 172 (6.73%) JIRA
10 169 (6.61%) Mockito
11 163 (6.38%) Cucumber
12 119 (4.66%) Hudson
13 59 (2.31%) TeamCity
14 51 (2.00%) IntelliJ
15 50 (1.96%) CruiseControl
16 45 (1.76%) Jasmine
17 34 (1.33%) Apache Ivy
18 31 (1.21%) jMock
19 29 (1.14%) TestNG
20 28 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 475 (18.59%) Finance
2 306 (11.98%) Banking
3 143 (5.60%) Investment Banking
4 142 (5.56%) Front Office
5 57 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 53 (2.07%) Marketing
7 47 (1.84%) Games
8 36 (1.41%) Retail
9 32 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 29 (1.14%) Publishing
10 29 (1.14%) Financial Institution
11 28 (1.10%) Back Office
12 22 (0.86%) Electronics
13 18 (0.70%) Advertising
14 6 (0.23%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.23%) German Language
15 5 (0.20%) Legal
15 5 (0.20%) Automotive
16 4 (0.16%) Dutch Language
17 3 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2193 (85.83%) Developer
2 1815 (71.04%) Java Developer
3 297 (11.62%) Senior Developer
4 250 (9.78%) Senior Java Developer
5 160 (6.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 99 (3.87%) Architect
7 87 (3.41%) Web Developer
8 77 (3.01%) Software Engineer
9 74 (2.90%) J2EE Developer
10 65 (2.54%) Lead Developer
11 63 (2.47%) Hybris Developer
12 51 (2.00%) Software Developer
12 51 (2.00%) Java Web Developer
13 49 (1.92%) Analyst
14 40 (1.57%) Applications Developer
14 40 (1.57%) Programmer
15 34 (1.33%) Java Programmer
15 34 (1.33%) Scala Developer
15 34 (1.33%) Java Architect
16 32 (1.25%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1278 (50.02%) Hibernate
2 800 (31.31%) XML
3 794 (31.08%) J2EE
4 740 (28.96%) Web Services
5 698 (27.32%) HTML
6 583 (22.82%) Spring MVC
7 527 (20.63%) CSS
8 438 (17.14%) jQuery
9 391 (15.30%) REST
10 390 (15.26%) JSP
11 355 (13.89%) Ajax
12 345 (13.50%) SOAP
13 312 (12.21%) JMS
14 299 (11.70%) Struts
15 297 (11.62%) JSON
16 262 (10.25%) Java EE
17 225 (8.81%) XSLT
18 222 (8.69%) RESTful
19 188 (7.36%) JPA
20 171 (6.69%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 218 (8.53%) Open Source
2 100 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
3 98 (3.84%) Computer Science
4 77 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (2.23%) Derivative
6 56 (2.19%) Fixed Income
7 48 (1.88%) Mathematics
8 47 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 46 (1.80%) User Experience
10 39 (1.53%) Credit Risk
11 38 (1.49%) Mobile App
12 35 (1.37%) Market Risk
13 20 (0.78%) Digital Media
13 20 (0.78%) DTV
13 20 (0.78%) Equities
14 16 (0.63%) N-Tier
15 15 (0.59%) Management Information System
16 14 (0.55%) Mobile Payment
17 13 (0.51%) GIS
17 13 (0.51%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 438 (17.14%) Linux
2 431 (16.87%) UNIX
3 73 (2.86%) Windows
4 44 (1.72%) Mac OS X
5 33 (1.29%) Android
6 22 (0.86%) Solaris
7 21 (0.82%) CentOS
8 17 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
10 11 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.39%) Fedora
12 9 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.31%) AIX
13 8 (0.31%) HPUX
14 5 (0.20%) Debian
15 4 (0.16%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.078%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1253 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
2 845 (33.07%) TDD
3 750 (29.35%) MVC
4 557 (21.80%) Scrum
5 405 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
6 378 (14.79%) OO
7 353 (13.82%) BDD
8 303 (11.86%) E-Commerce
9 281 (11.00%) SOA
10 259 (10.14%) Unit Testing
11 209 (8.18%) Software Engineering
12 187 (7.32%) Multithreading
13 158 (6.18%) UML
14 157 (6.14%) Web Development
15 123 (4.81%) Mentoring
16 119 (4.66%) Pair Programming
17 118 (4.62%) OOD
18 112 (4.38%) Kanban
19 106 (4.15%) Configuration Management
19 106 (4.15%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 2513 (98.36%) Java
2 799 (31.27%) SQL
3 756 (29.59%) JavaScript
4 213 (8.34%) PL/SQL
5 154 (6.03%) Scala
6 126 (4.93%) C#
7 97 (3.80%) Python
8 88 (3.44%) Groovy
9 87 (3.41%) Shell Script
9 87 (3.41%) PHP
10 82 (3.21%) Perl
11 79 (3.09%) Ruby
12 74 (2.90%) C++
13 58 (2.27%) XPath
14 46 (1.80%) Bash Shell
15 42 (1.64%) XQuery
16 37 (1.45%) T-SQL
17 32 (1.25%) PHP5
18 22 (0.86%) Clojure
18 22 (0.86%) C
Qualifications
1 143 (5.60%) Degree
2 131 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 99 (3.87%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.10%) Sun Certification
5 11 (0.43%) OCPJP
6 8 (0.31%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.16%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.12%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.078%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.039%) HND
11 1 (0.039%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.039%) PhD
11 1 (0.039%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (4.19%) QA
2 7 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.16%) SLA
4 3 (0.12%) HL7
5 2 (0.078%) COBIT
6 1 (0.039%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (0.43%) Shibboleth
2 10 (0.39%) VirtualBox
3 8 (0.31%) Docker
4 7 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.23%) HDFS
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.12%) vCloud
7 1 (0.039%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.039%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 39 (1.53%) Puppet
2 18 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 16 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
4 14 (0.55%) Vagrant
5 12 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.39%) Hyperic
6 10 (0.39%) Oozie
7 8 (0.31%) Ansible
8 7 (0.27%) YUM
9 5 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.20%) OpenSSO
10 2 (0.078%) MOM
10 2 (0.078%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.078%) Salt
11 1 (0.039%) logstash
11 1 (0.039%) CA LISA
11 1 (0.039%) Control-M
11 1 (0.039%) Nagios
11 1 (0.039%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.039%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 734 (28.73%) Oracle
2 229 (8.96%) JBoss
3 122 (4.77%) Sybase
3 122 (4.77%) IBM
4 96 (3.76%) hybris
5 79 (3.09%) Google
6 58 (2.27%) TIBCO
7 55 (2.15%) Twitter
8 53 (2.07%) Red Hat
9 47 (1.84%) Microsoft
10 45 (1.76%) Adobe
11 28 (1.10%) SAP
12 24 (0.94%) Facebook
13 22 (0.86%) Zend
14 20 (0.78%) Endeca
14 20 (0.78%) Sun
15 18 (0.70%) Bloomberg
16 16 (0.63%) Murex
17 15 (0.59%) Informatica
17 15 (0.59%) ATG
City, London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified based on experience
Posted: 11 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Hays Recruitment Scotland
Rate: £45k-55k Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 300 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Hays Recruitment Scotland
Rate: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago