The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 80 99 93
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs citing Spring 1252 921 1174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.22% 1.93% 1.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.28% 7.22% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 629 777
Average daily rate £413 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £317 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 10
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.06 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.80%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +19 1094 £425 - 375
London +15 622 £455 -4.21% 185
City of London +35 196 £500 - 62
South East -23 143 £400 +14.28% 53
Scotland -3 120 £350 - 29
South West +37 107 £350 +8.52% 23
Yorkshire +16 67 £325 +4.00% 38
North West +23 63 £375 +16.27% 33
Glasgow -2 59 £350 +2.94% 16
Wiltshire +25 54 £350 +16.66% 3
West Yorkshire +12 48 £325 +15.55% 22
Hampshire -27 46 £425 +21.42% 5
Swindon - 46 £350 -
Leeds +8 45 £328 +16.44% 14
Edinburgh +6 42 £350 +10.23% 6
East of England -5 41 £375 -6.25% 22
Manchester +5 35 £361 +12.01% 21
Berkshire +4 33 £375 +7.14% 8
Surrey -11 33 £420 +5.00% 20
Wales -1 28 £500 +54.55% 7
West Midlands -2 28 £318 -2.30% 9
Reading +11 27 £375 +7.14% 4
Aldershot - 21 £431 -
South Wales -6 19 £500 +53.84% 6
Cheshire +2 17 £382 +22.08% 10
Cardiff -3 16 £500 +60.00% 5
Hertfordshire -5 16 £410 +2.50% 8
Bristol -5 14 £350 +9.80% 10
Guildford +8 13 £450 +28.57% 4
East Midlands -4 13 £408 -9.44% 6

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2328 (97.41%) Java
2 1260 (52.72%) Hibernate
3 776 (32.47%) J2EE
4 722 (30.21%) TDD
5 716 (29.96%) Oracle
6 707 (29.58%) JavaScript
7 700 (29.29%) SQL
8 686 (28.70%) Web Services
9 672 (28.12%) HTML
10 661 (27.66%) XML
11 647 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
12 634 (26.53%) MVC
13 592 (24.77%) Maven
14 533 (22.30%) CSS
15 513 (21.46%) Scrum
16 510 (21.34%) jQuery
17 471 (19.71%) Finance
18 467 (19.54%) JUnit
19 453 (18.95%) Spring MVC
20 436 (18.24%) Linux
21 382 (15.98%) Tomcat
22 369 (15.44%) JSP
23 345 (14.44%) Struts
24 332 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
25 330 (13.81%) UNIX
26 326 (13.64%) OO
27 319 (13.35%) Java EE
28 318 (13.31%) Subversion
29 312 (13.05%) JMS
29 312 (13.05%) REST

Spring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 382 (15.98%) Tomcat
2 224 (9.37%) WebLogic
3 191 (7.99%) Apache
4 134 (5.61%) WebSphere
5 104 (4.35%) CMS
6 62 (2.59%) Apache ServiceMix
7 55 (2.30%) Liferay
8 51 (2.13%) Apache Solr
8 51 (2.13%) Mule
9 50 (2.09%) Alfresco
10 44 (1.84%) Oracle Coherence
11 43 (1.80%) Confluence
12 38 (1.59%) WebLogic Portal
12 38 (1.59%) Node.js
13 36 (1.51%) Adobe CQ
14 33 (1.38%) Oracle Service Bus
15 29 (1.21%) IIS
16 25 (1.05%) MQSeries
17 23 (0.96%) SharePoint
17 23 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 37 (1.55%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.21%) MS Project
2 5 (0.21%) Mingle
3 2 (0.084%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.042%) Maya
Business Applications
1 17 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
3 7 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (0.21%) Global One
4 5 (0.21%) RiskWrite
5 4 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.13%) Advent Geneva
7 2 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.084%) Murex MxG2000
7 2 (0.084%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.042%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.042%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.042%) RMDS
8 1 (0.042%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.042%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.042%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.42%) SaaS
3 9 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.13%) GitHub
6 2 (0.084%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.084%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.042%) Heroku
7 1 (0.042%) PaaS
7 1 (0.042%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (3.56%) HTTP
2 70 (2.93%) LDAP
3 66 (2.76%) Internet
4 33 (1.38%) SSL
5 22 (0.92%) X.509
6 21 (0.88%) AMQP
7 19 (0.79%) Intranet
8 10 (0.42%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.42%) Kerberos
9 7 (0.29%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.21%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.17%) SAN
11 4 (0.17%) SNMP
11 4 (0.17%) DNS
12 3 (0.13%) FTP
12 3 (0.13%) SMTP
12 3 (0.13%) Firewall
13 2 (0.084%) DSL
14 1 (0.042%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (12.80%) Relational Database
2 231 (9.67%) MySQL
3 183 (7.66%) Oracle Database
4 181 (7.57%) SQL Server
4 181 (7.57%) RDBMS
5 168 (7.03%) MongoDB
6 138 (5.77%) NoSQL
7 60 (2.51%) DB2
7 60 (2.51%) Hadoop
8 55 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
9 52 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 50 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
11 45 (1.88%) Big Data
12 35 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
13 29 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
14 22 (0.92%) CouchDB
15 20 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
16 19 (0.79%) InterSystems Cache
16 19 (0.79%) JasperReports
17 17 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 592 (24.77%) Maven
2 467 (19.54%) JUnit
3 318 (13.31%) Subversion
4 293 (12.26%) Eclipse
5 231 (9.67%) Jenkins
6 196 (8.20%) Ant
7 193 (8.08%) Git (software)
8 153 (6.40%) Mockito
9 123 (5.15%) Hudson
10 108 (4.52%) Selenium
11 101 (4.23%) JIRA
12 91 (3.81%) Cucumber
13 44 (1.84%) FitNesse
13 44 (1.84%) jMock
14 39 (1.63%) TestNG
14 39 (1.63%) TeamCity
15 38 (1.59%) Jasmine
16 36 (1.51%) DbUnit
17 34 (1.42%) WebDriver
18 31 (1.30%) Apache Ivy
General
1 471 (19.71%) Finance
2 284 (11.88%) Banking
3 160 (6.69%) Investment Banking
4 112 (4.69%) Front Office
5 52 (2.18%) Games
5 52 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 44 (1.84%) Retail
7 38 (1.59%) Marketing
8 36 (1.51%) Publishing
9 30 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 21 (0.88%) Back Office
11 15 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.33%) Electronics
13 7 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.29%) Advertising
13 7 (0.29%) German Language
14 4 (0.17%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.13%) Billing
15 3 (0.13%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.13%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1980 (82.85%) Developer
2 1594 (66.69%) Java Developer
3 320 (13.39%) Senior Developer
4 247 (10.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 175 (7.32%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 138 (5.77%) Architect
7 79 (3.31%) Web Developer
8 77 (3.22%) J2EE Developer
9 58 (2.43%) Scala Developer
10 52 (2.18%) Analyst
11 49 (2.05%) Software Developer
12 48 (2.01%) Technical Leader
13 46 (1.92%) Software Engineer
13 46 (1.92%) Programmer
14 42 (1.76%) Lead Developer
15 39 (1.63%) Java Web Developer
15 39 (1.63%) Java Programmer
16 38 (1.59%) Agile Java Developer
17 35 (1.46%) Java Architect
17 35 (1.46%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1260 (52.72%) Hibernate
2 776 (32.47%) J2EE
3 686 (28.70%) Web Services
4 672 (28.12%) HTML
5 661 (27.66%) XML
6 533 (22.30%) CSS
7 510 (21.34%) jQuery
8 453 (18.95%) Spring MVC
9 369 (15.44%) JSP
10 345 (14.44%) Struts
11 319 (13.35%) Java EE
12 312 (13.05%) JMS
12 312 (13.05%) REST
13 307 (12.85%) SOAP
14 293 (12.26%) Ajax
15 257 (10.75%) JSON
16 232 (9.71%) RESTful
17 219 (9.16%) JPA
18 211 (8.83%) HTML5
19 188 (7.87%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 201 (8.41%) Open Source
2 103 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
3 93 (3.89%) Derivative
4 75 (3.14%) Computer Science
5 66 (2.76%) Fixed Income
6 41 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 41 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 40 (1.67%) Mathematics
8 32 (1.34%) Equities
9 21 (0.88%) Credit Risk
10 19 (0.79%) Firmware
10 19 (0.79%) Client/Server
10 19 (0.79%) Smartphone
10 19 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
11 17 (0.71%) Digital Media
12 16 (0.67%) iPad
13 14 (0.59%) Web 2.0
13 14 (0.59%) Management Information System
14 13 (0.54%) Physics
14 13 (0.54%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 436 (18.24%) Linux
2 330 (13.81%) UNIX
3 76 (3.18%) Windows
4 23 (0.96%) Mac OS X
4 23 (0.96%) Android
4 23 (0.96%) Apple iOS
5 21 (0.88%) Solaris
6 12 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.33%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.29%) Windows NT
8 7 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.29%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.17%) CentOS
12 3 (0.13%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.084%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.084%) MVS
14 1 (0.042%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 722 (30.21%) TDD
2 647 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
3 634 (26.53%) MVC
4 513 (21.46%) Scrum
5 332 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
6 326 (13.64%) OO
7 262 (10.96%) E-Commerce
8 242 (10.13%) BDD
9 240 (10.04%) SOA
10 198 (8.28%) Unit Testing
11 164 (6.86%) Software Engineering
12 151 (6.32%) Multithreading
13 138 (5.77%) UML
14 129 (5.40%) Configuration Management
15 123 (5.15%) Web Development
16 119 (4.98%) Pair Programming
17 109 (4.56%) Kanban
18 82 (3.43%) OOD
19 81 (3.39%) Refactoring
20 71 (2.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2328 (97.41%) Java
2 707 (29.58%) JavaScript
3 700 (29.29%) SQL
4 194 (8.12%) PL/SQL
5 181 (7.57%) Scala
6 132 (5.52%) Groovy
7 119 (4.98%) C#
8 111 (4.64%) Ruby
9 106 (4.44%) Python
10 105 (4.39%) Perl
11 64 (2.68%) Shell Script
12 57 (2.38%) C++
13 45 (1.88%) PHP
14 42 (1.76%) Bash Shell
15 35 (1.46%) T-SQL
16 23 (0.96%) C
16 23 (0.96%) Clojure
17 20 (0.84%) XPath
18 14 (0.59%) XQuery
18 14 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 149 (6.23%) Degree
2 65 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 41 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.05%) Sun Certification
5 20 (0.84%) OCPJP
6 9 (0.38%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.25%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.042%) CISSP
10 1 (0.042%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.042%) OCPJWCD
10 1 (0.042%) CISA
10 1 (0.042%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (3.72%) QA
2 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.13%) HL7
4 2 (0.084%) SLA
4 2 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.042%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.042%) COBIT
5 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.33%) Squid
3 4 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.084%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.042%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.042%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 38 (1.59%) Puppet
2 26 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.25%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.17%) Nagios
6 3 (0.13%) Control-M
7 2 (0.084%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.084%) OpenSSO
7 2 (0.084%) SCOM
7 2 (0.084%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.084%) MOM
8 1 (0.042%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.042%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.042%) Tivoli NetView
8 1 (0.042%) Cacti
8 1 (0.042%) Munin
8 1 (0.042%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 716 (29.96%) Oracle
2 256 (10.71%) JBoss
3 124 (5.19%) Sybase
4 91 (3.81%) hybris
5 61 (2.55%) Microsoft
6 51 (2.13%) IBM
7 50 (2.09%) TIBCO
8 45 (1.88%) GigaSpaces
9 44 (1.84%) Google
10 43 (1.80%) Endeca
11 35 (1.46%) ATG
11 35 (1.46%) Red Hat
12 30 (1.26%) Adobe
13 25 (1.05%) SAP
13 25 (1.05%) Alterian
14 24 (1.00%) Talend
15 22 (0.92%) FatWire
15 22 (0.92%) Sun
16 21 (0.88%) Atomikos
16 21 (0.88%) Twitter
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day excellent day rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day excellent salary or rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago