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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 91 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Spring 1214 1205 1209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.13% 2.21% 2.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.79% 7.93% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 844 791
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £577 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 12
Average hourly rate £55.00 £35.50 £26.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.92% +34.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £35.50 £26.31
% change year-on-year
+54.92% +34.91%

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
15578 15189 14479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.79% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10499 9744 9186
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 222 282
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.23 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -2.85%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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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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 -9 1041 £425 +2.71% 473
London -4 595 £468 +3.88% 218
South East -39 134 £400 +6.66% 68
City of London -31 131 £500 - 57
Scotland +3 102 £375 - 25
South West +2 70 £375 +7.14% 42
North West +10 66 £400 +12.28% 51
East of England +1 54 £385 -1.28% 28
Yorkshire -6 52 £355 +5.18% 29
Glasgow +2 50 £350 -3.78% 13
Wales -8 47 £250 -33.33% 10
South Wales +4 44 £250 -16.66% 10
West Yorkshire -2 43 £360 +2.85% 26
Cardiff +5 35 £250 -0.99% 9
Leeds -3 35 £360 +2.85% 26
Manchester +9 34 £400 +10.34% 26
Cambridgeshire +18 33 £370 -7.50% 7
Oxfordshire +11 33 £458 +22.00% 11
Cheshire +18 28 £400 -1.23% 16
Berkshire +1 27 £350 -6.66% 19
West Midlands +11 26 £375 +11.94% 15
Edinburgh -4 25 £375 - 8
Oxford +3 24 £458 +22.00% 6
Hampshire -31 23 £326 -13.20% 3
Reading +4 21 £363 +3.57% 8
North East -27 21 £450 +38.46% 5
Surrey -8 20 £418 -7.22% 12
Devon +13 18 £400 -9.09% 12
Cambridge +6 18 £350 -12.50% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 18 £450 +38.46% 3

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2267 (97.59%) Java
2 1254 (53.98%) Agile Software Development
3 1041 (44.81%) Hibernate
4 797 (34.31%) TDD
5 765 (32.93%) JavaScript
5 765 (32.93%) Web Services
6 690 (29.70%) J2EE
7 641 (27.59%) SQL
8 634 (27.29%) HTML
9 585 (25.18%) Oracle
10 557 (23.98%) MVC
11 529 (22.77%) Maven
12 515 (22.17%) Scrum
13 484 (20.84%) XML
14 481 (20.71%) JUnit
15 475 (20.45%) CSS
16 452 (19.46%) REST
17 443 (19.07%) Spring MVC
18 440 (18.94%) Finance
19 439 (18.90%) Linux
20 433 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
21 386 (16.62%) RESTful
22 384 (16.53%) Tomcat
23 364 (15.67%) Git (software)
24 362 (15.58%) OO
25 353 (15.20%) BDD
26 347 (14.94%) SOAP
27 325 (13.99%) jQuery
28 324 (13.95%) JSP
29 319 (13.73%) JBoss

Spring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 384 (16.53%) Tomcat
2 319 (13.73%) JBoss
3 218 (9.38%) Apache
4 195 (8.39%) WebLogic
5 184 (7.92%) WebSphere
6 101 (4.35%) Confluence
7 78 (3.36%) Node.js
8 73 (3.14%) Mule
9 62 (2.67%) Jetty
10 61 (2.63%) Apache Solr
11 50 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
12 45 (1.94%) Oracle Coherence
12 45 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
13 43 (1.85%) Mule ESB
14 36 (1.55%) CMS
15 35 (1.51%) GlassFish
16 31 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 24 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
18 23 (0.99%) Liferay
19 21 (0.90%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 15 (0.65%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.56%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.13%) HipChat
4 2 (0.086%) MS Office
4 2 (0.086%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 19 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
2 14 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.17%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.13%) Magento
5 3 (0.13%) Summit
6 2 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.086%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.043%) Tridion
7 1 (0.043%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.043%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.043%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.043%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 175 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (1.64%) GitHub
3 20 (0.86%) Amazon S3
4 16 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
4 16 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.47%) SaaS
7 9 (0.39%) PaaS
7 9 (0.39%) OpenShift
8 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.22%) Google Checkout
10 5 (0.22%) IaaS
11 4 (0.17%) SoftLayer
11 4 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.17%) Sumo Logic
11 4 (0.17%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.086%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.086%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.086%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 132 (5.68%) HTTP
2 69 (2.97%) Internet
3 29 (1.25%) LDAP
4 22 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.95%) HTTPS
5 13 (0.56%) SSL
6 11 (0.47%) DNS
6 11 (0.47%) OpenLDAP
7 10 (0.43%) Intranet
7 10 (0.43%) Kerberos
8 8 (0.34%) SNMP
9 7 (0.30%) VPN
9 7 (0.30%) DAB
9 7 (0.30%) AMQP
10 5 (0.22%) Wireless
11 4 (0.17%) Firewall
11 4 (0.17%) Network Security
12 2 (0.086%) Skype
12 2 (0.086%) FTP
12 2 (0.086%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (13.00%) Relational Database
2 243 (10.46%) MongoDB
3 235 (10.12%) MySQL
4 207 (8.91%) NoSQL
5 167 (7.19%) SQL Server
6 139 (5.98%) Oracle Database
7 115 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
8 101 (4.35%) Hadoop
9 91 (3.92%) RDBMS
9 91 (3.92%) DB2
9 91 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
10 56 (2.41%) Big Data
11 53 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
12 36 (1.55%) HBase
12 36 (1.55%) Redis
13 34 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (0.69%) CouchDB
15 15 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
16 14 (0.60%) MariaDB
17 13 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 529 (22.77%) Maven
2 481 (20.71%) JUnit
3 364 (15.67%) Git (software)
4 316 (13.60%) Jenkins
5 230 (9.90%) Subversion
6 206 (8.87%) Cucumber
7 196 (8.44%) JIRA
8 175 (7.53%) Eclipse
9 158 (6.80%) Selenium
10 156 (6.72%) Mockito
11 148 (6.37%) Ant
12 72 (3.10%) Gradle
13 67 (2.88%) Hudson
14 59 (2.54%) IntelliJ
15 48 (2.07%) Spock
16 45 (1.94%) TeamCity
17 39 (1.68%) CruiseControl
18 35 (1.51%) Jasmine
19 34 (1.46%) JMeter
20 32 (1.38%) Geb
General
1 440 (18.94%) Finance
2 286 (12.31%) Banking
3 112 (4.82%) Investment Banking
4 107 (4.61%) Retail
5 68 (2.93%) Front Office
6 36 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.33%) Publishing
7 31 (1.33%) Marketing
8 27 (1.16%) Back Office
9 26 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 23 (0.99%) Games
11 16 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.60%) Electronics
13 11 (0.47%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.47%) Advertising
13 11 (0.47%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.43%) Legal
15 4 (0.17%) Automotive
16 3 (0.13%) Dutch Language
16 3 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1888 (81.27%) Developer
2 1546 (66.55%) Java Developer
3 288 (12.40%) Senior Developer
4 264 (11.36%) Senior Java Developer
5 169 (7.28%) Architect
6 99 (4.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 81 (3.49%) Software Engineer
8 69 (2.97%) Hybris Developer
9 65 (2.80%) Java Architect
10 64 (2.76%) Agile Java Developer
11 55 (2.37%) Technical Architect
12 51 (2.20%) Java Software Engineer
13 50 (2.15%) Lead Developer
14 47 (2.02%) Web Developer
15 46 (1.98%) J2EE Developer
16 42 (1.81%) Scala Developer
17 35 (1.51%) Designer
17 35 (1.51%) UI Developer
18 33 (1.42%) UI Programmer
19 32 (1.38%) Core Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1041 (44.81%) Hibernate
2 765 (32.93%) Web Services
3 690 (29.70%) J2EE
4 634 (27.29%) HTML
5 484 (20.84%) XML
6 475 (20.45%) CSS
7 452 (19.46%) REST
8 443 (19.07%) Spring MVC
9 386 (16.62%) RESTful
10 347 (14.94%) SOAP
11 325 (13.99%) jQuery
12 324 (13.95%) JSP
13 287 (12.35%) AngularJS
14 277 (11.92%) JSON
15 260 (11.19%) JPA
16 258 (11.11%) HTML5
16 258 (11.11%) JMS
17 244 (10.50%) Struts
18 214 (9.21%) Java EE
19 209 (9.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 133 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
3 55 (2.37%) Mobile App
4 52 (2.24%) Computer Science
5 49 (2.11%) Market Risk
6 47 (2.02%) User Experience
7 43 (1.85%) Derivative
8 37 (1.59%) Equity Derivative
9 34 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 30 (1.29%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.16%) Equities
12 26 (1.12%) GIS
13 22 (0.95%) Client/Server
14 21 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
15 20 (0.86%) N-Tier
15 20 (0.86%) Clustering
16 19 (0.82%) Cryptography
17 17 (0.73%) Fixed Income
17 17 (0.73%) Credit Risk
18 15 (0.65%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 439 (18.90%) Linux
2 273 (11.75%) UNIX
3 49 (2.11%) Windows
4 41 (1.76%) CentOS
5 34 (1.46%) Ubuntu
6 30 (1.29%) Android
7 21 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 20 (0.86%) Mac OS X
9 14 (0.60%) Solaris
10 9 (0.39%) AIX
11 8 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.17%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.086%) zOS
14 1 (0.043%) Fedora
14 1 (0.043%) HPUX
14 1 (0.043%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1254 (53.98%) Agile Software Development
2 797 (34.31%) TDD
3 557 (23.98%) MVC
4 515 (22.17%) Scrum
5 433 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
6 362 (15.58%) OO
7 353 (15.20%) BDD
8 266 (11.45%) SOA
9 265 (11.41%) E-Commerce
10 224 (9.64%) SDLC
11 222 (9.56%) Software Engineering
11 222 (9.56%) Multithreading
12 212 (9.13%) Open Source
13 196 (8.44%) Unit Testing
14 182 (7.83%) Pair Programming
15 156 (6.72%) Web Development
16 143 (6.16%) UML
17 133 (5.73%) Kanban
18 110 (4.74%) Microservices
19 106 (4.56%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2267 (97.59%) Java
2 765 (32.93%) JavaScript
3 641 (27.59%) SQL
4 203 (8.74%) Scala
5 168 (7.23%) PL/SQL
6 135 (5.81%) Python
7 123 (5.29%) Groovy
8 99 (4.26%) Ruby
9 81 (3.49%) C#
10 64 (2.76%) Perl
11 63 (2.71%) Shell Script
12 53 (2.28%) C++
13 39 (1.68%) PHP
13 39 (1.68%) Bash Shell
14 33 (1.42%) XPath
15 13 (0.56%) C
16 12 (0.52%) XQuery
16 12 (0.52%) Clojure
17 9 (0.39%) ANSI SQL
17 9 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 192 (8.27%) Security Cleared
2 134 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 114 (4.91%) Degree
4 20 (0.86%) DV Cleared
4 20 (0.86%) Sun Certification
5 8 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
6 7 (0.30%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.26%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.22%) OCPJP
8 5 (0.22%) ISEB
9 3 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.043%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.043%) CISSP
10 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.043%) OCMJD
10 1 (0.043%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.19%) QA
2 10 (0.43%) SLA
2 10 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.17%) WAI
4 4 (0.17%) EMIR
5 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.086%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.043%) Basel III
System Software
1 62 (2.67%) Docker
2 18 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.69%) Squid
4 15 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.56%) GridGain
6 10 (0.43%) Varnish
7 9 (0.39%) vCloud
8 7 (0.30%) HDFS
9 6 (0.26%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.17%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.086%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 2 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.086%) Firmware
11 2 (0.086%) vSphere
12 1 (0.043%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 82 (3.53%) Puppet
2 55 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (1.08%) Ansible
4 19 (0.82%) Vagrant
5 17 (0.73%) logstash
6 11 (0.47%) Salt
6 11 (0.47%) Kibana
6 11 (0.47%) Apache Shiro
7 9 (0.39%) Rundeck
8 8 (0.34%) Graphite
8 8 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
8 8 (0.34%) ZABBIX
8 8 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (0.30%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.26%) Nagios
11 5 (0.22%) Mesos
12 4 (0.17%) yum
13 3 (0.13%) MOM
13 3 (0.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 585 (25.18%) Oracle
2 129 (5.55%) hybris
3 95 (4.09%) Sybase
4 85 (3.66%) IBM
5 50 (2.15%) TIBCO
6 39 (1.68%) Adobe
6 39 (1.68%) Google
7 37 (1.59%) Atlassian
8 28 (1.21%) Red Hat
9 24 (1.03%) Microsoft
10 22 (0.95%) SAP
11 19 (0.82%) VMware
11 19 (0.82%) Twitter
12 18 (0.77%) Splunk
12 18 (0.77%) MuleSoft
13 17 (0.73%) Endeca
14 16 (0.69%) Luciad
15 15 (0.65%) Sun
16 13 (0.56%) SOASTA, Inc
17 11 (0.47%) Informatica
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