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 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 76 72 78
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Spring 1360 1358 1273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.33% 2.59% 2.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.62% 8.93% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 946 950 901
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £593 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £32.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +9.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £44.50
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -26.40%

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
15771 15204 15018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 28.99% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10491 9867 8994
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 284 376
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.02 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 October 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
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 October 2014.

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 October 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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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 1183 £425 -5.55% 368
London -25 625 £450 -5.26% 165
South East +21 158 £413 +17.85% 52
City of London -23 155 £475 -3.79% 55
East of England +55 120 £440 +10.00% 29
South West +6 92 £375 +7.14% 19
Scotland -9 81 £381 -1.61% 17
Essex +36 73 £475 +26.66% 9
North West -3 70 £350 -3.44% 33
Wales +26 60 £420 +7.69% 10
Oxfordshire +21 45 £475 +11.76% 8
Southend-on-Sea - 42 £475 - 2
Manchester -1 38 £340 -8.72% 25
Glasgow -15 38 £400 +18.51% 6
Hertfordshire -3 36 £396 -6.91% 11
North East -12 36 £400 +23.07% 4
Yorkshire -50 31 £331 +1.92% 45
Gloucestershire +8 28 £425 +47.82%
Oxford +5 28 £463 -0.53% 1
Bristol -11 28 £375 +7.14% 7
Tyne and Wear -23 27 £500 +53.84% 4
Berkshire -5 26 £400 +14.28% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 26 £500 +53.84% 2
Edinburgh +10 25 £375 +25.00% 6
West Midlands -3 22 £333 +33.00% 11
Hampshire -13 21 £325 -6.47% 9
West Sussex +15 20 £405 +15.71% 4
West Yorkshire -39 20 £375 +20.00% 27
South Wales +3 18 £420 +17.48% 6
Surrey -17 17 £425 +41.66% 13

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2539 (98.41%) Java
2 1275 (49.42%) Agile Software Development
3 1264 (48.99%) Hibernate
4 850 (32.95%) TDD
5 820 (31.78%) XML
6 784 (30.39%) SQL
7 782 (30.31%) JavaScript
8 766 (29.69%) J2EE
9 765 (29.65%) HTML
10 749 (29.03%) Web Services
11 744 (28.84%) MVC
12 727 (28.18%) Oracle
13 590 (22.87%) CSS
14 584 (22.64%) Maven
14 584 (22.64%) Spring MVC
15 567 (21.98%) Scrum
16 503 (19.50%) JUnit
17 452 (17.52%) Linux
18 448 (17.36%) Finance
19 446 (17.29%) Continuous Integration
20 441 (17.09%) UNIX
21 423 (16.40%) Tomcat
22 411 (15.93%) REST
23 410 (15.89%) JSP
24 407 (15.78%) jQuery
25 380 (14.73%) OO
26 354 (13.72%) Relational Database
27 349 (13.53%) BDD
28 348 (13.49%) SOAP
29 333 (12.91%) JSON

Spring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 423 (16.40%) Tomcat
2 271 (10.50%) Apache
3 249 (9.65%) JBoss
4 172 (6.67%) WebSphere
5 166 (6.43%) WebLogic
6 93 (3.60%) CMS
7 92 (3.57%) Confluence
8 67 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
9 53 (2.05%) Oracle Coherence
10 45 (1.74%) Adobe CQ
11 40 (1.55%) Node.js
11 40 (1.55%) FileNet
12 38 (1.47%) Apache Solr
13 33 (1.28%) Liferay
14 29 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 27 (1.05%) Apache ServiceMix
16 24 (0.93%) Alfresco
17 22 (0.85%) Jetty
18 21 (0.81%) GlassFish
19 20 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (0.31%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.16%) MS Project
3 4 (0.16%) MS Office
3 4 (0.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 22 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
3 9 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (0.27%) Murex MxG2000
5 6 (0.23%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 4 (0.16%) Shopify
6 4 (0.16%) Magento
7 3 (0.12%) RMDS
7 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.078%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.078%) ENOVIA
8 2 (0.078%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.039%) HFM
9 1 (0.039%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 73 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (1.24%) GitHub
3 31 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (0.66%) SaaS
6 15 (0.58%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.16%) PaaS
9 4 (0.16%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.16%) IaaS
10 1 (0.039%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 139 (5.39%) HTTP
2 86 (3.33%) Internet
3 73 (2.83%) LDAP
4 24 (0.93%) AMQP
5 16 (0.62%) Intranet
6 13 (0.50%) SNMP
6 13 (0.50%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.39%) FTP
7 10 (0.39%) HTTPS
8 9 (0.35%) SSH
9 8 (0.31%) Extranet
10 7 (0.27%) SSL
11 5 (0.19%) Firewall
12 4 (0.16%) Multicast
13 3 (0.12%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.12%) DAB
13 3 (0.12%) DNS
14 2 (0.078%) IPv4
14 2 (0.078%) IPv6
14 2 (0.078%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (13.72%) Relational Database
2 300 (11.63%) MySQL
3 192 (7.44%) SQL Server
4 186 (7.21%) Oracle Database
5 174 (6.74%) MongoDB
6 171 (6.63%) NoSQL
7 134 (5.19%) RDBMS
8 93 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
9 77 (2.98%) Big Data
10 68 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 64 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
12 61 (2.36%) Hadoop
13 60 (2.33%) DB2
14 52 (2.02%) MariaDB
15 42 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
16 27 (1.05%) Neo4j
17 25 (0.97%) Redis
17 25 (0.97%) Hazelcast
18 24 (0.93%) Apache Hive
19 23 (0.89%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 584 (22.64%) Maven
2 503 (19.50%) JUnit
3 298 (11.55%) Subversion
4 278 (10.78%) Jenkins
5 266 (10.31%) Eclipse
6 231 (8.95%) Selenium
7 195 (7.56%) JIRA
8 190 (7.36%) Git (software)
9 188 (7.29%) Ant
10 178 (6.90%) Mockito
11 160 (6.20%) Cucumber
12 114 (4.42%) Hudson
13 58 (2.25%) TeamCity
13 58 (2.25%) IntelliJ
14 52 (2.02%) CruiseControl
15 50 (1.94%) Jasmine
16 38 (1.47%) JMeter
17 33 (1.28%) jMock
18 28 (1.09%) Gradle
19 27 (1.05%) Apache Ivy
General
1 448 (17.36%) Finance
2 317 (12.29%) Banking
3 144 (5.58%) Investment Banking
4 135 (5.23%) Front Office
5 49 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 49 (1.90%) Marketing
6 40 (1.55%) Publishing
6 40 (1.55%) Games
7 36 (1.40%) Retail
8 33 (1.28%) Back Office
9 31 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 27 (1.05%) Financial Institution
11 19 (0.74%) Electronics
12 18 (0.70%) Advertising
13 6 (0.23%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.23%) German Language
14 5 (0.19%) Dutch Language
14 5 (0.19%) Legal
15 4 (0.16%) French Language
15 4 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2184 (84.65%) Developer
2 1823 (70.66%) Java Developer
3 299 (11.59%) Senior Developer
4 257 (9.96%) Senior Java Developer
5 140 (5.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 120 (4.65%) Architect
7 78 (3.02%) Web Developer
8 70 (2.71%) J2EE Developer
9 69 (2.67%) Software Engineer
10 60 (2.33%) Lead Developer
11 54 (2.09%) Software Developer
12 51 (1.98%) Hybris Developer
13 49 (1.90%) Analyst
14 45 (1.74%) Java Web Developer
15 35 (1.36%) Lead Java Developer
15 35 (1.36%) Java Architect
16 34 (1.32%) Scala Developer
17 32 (1.24%) Applications Developer
18 31 (1.20%) Programmer
19 30 (1.16%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1264 (48.99%) Hibernate
2 820 (31.78%) XML
3 766 (29.69%) J2EE
4 765 (29.65%) HTML
5 749 (29.03%) Web Services
6 590 (22.87%) CSS
7 584 (22.64%) Spring MVC
8 411 (15.93%) REST
9 410 (15.89%) JSP
10 407 (15.78%) jQuery
11 348 (13.49%) SOAP
12 333 (12.91%) JSON
13 318 (12.33%) Ajax
14 310 (12.02%) JMS
15 277 (10.74%) Struts
16 271 (10.50%) Java EE
17 260 (10.08%) RESTful
18 229 (8.88%) XSLT
19 205 (7.95%) JPA
20 198 (7.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 239 (9.26%) Open Source
2 118 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
3 100 (3.88%) Computer Science
4 64 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (2.40%) Derivative
6 57 (2.21%) Fixed Income
7 53 (2.05%) Data Structures
8 52 (2.02%) User Experience
9 49 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 36 (1.40%) Algorithms
11 35 (1.36%) Market Risk
11 35 (1.36%) Mathematics
12 34 (1.32%) Credit Risk
13 29 (1.12%) Mobile App
14 23 (0.89%) Equities
15 20 (0.78%) N-Tier
16 19 (0.74%) Digital Media
17 18 (0.70%) Visualisation
17 18 (0.70%) Management Information System
18 17 (0.66%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 452 (17.52%) Linux
2 441 (17.09%) UNIX
3 80 (3.10%) Windows
4 65 (2.52%) Mac OS X
5 38 (1.47%) Android
6 20 (0.78%) Solaris
7 19 (0.74%) CentOS
7 19 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 11 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.39%) Fedora
11 9 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.31%) AIX
13 6 (0.23%) HPUX
14 4 (0.16%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.16%) Debian
15 2 (0.078%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1275 (49.42%) Agile Software Development
2 850 (32.95%) TDD
3 744 (28.84%) MVC
4 567 (21.98%) Scrum
5 446 (17.29%) Continuous Integration
6 380 (14.73%) OO
7 349 (13.53%) BDD
8 297 (11.51%) SOA
9 276 (10.70%) E-Commerce
10 269 (10.43%) Unit Testing
11 199 (7.71%) Software Engineering
12 185 (7.17%) Multithreading
13 184 (7.13%) Web Development
14 135 (5.23%) UML
15 128 (4.96%) Mentoring
16 120 (4.65%) Pair Programming
17 112 (4.34%) Configuration Management
18 111 (4.30%) Kanban
19 107 (4.15%) Low Latency
20 100 (3.88%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2539 (98.41%) Java
2 784 (30.39%) SQL
3 782 (30.31%) JavaScript
4 227 (8.80%) PL/SQL
5 152 (5.89%) Scala
6 135 (5.23%) C#
7 108 (4.19%) Python
8 97 (3.76%) Ruby
9 90 (3.49%) Shell Script
10 83 (3.22%) PHP
11 78 (3.02%) Perl
11 78 (3.02%) Groovy
12 77 (2.98%) C++
13 59 (2.29%) XPath
14 45 (1.74%) Bash Shell
15 43 (1.67%) XQuery
16 32 (1.24%) T-SQL
16 32 (1.24%) PHP5
17 20 (0.78%) C
18 18 (0.70%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 147 (5.70%) Security Cleared
2 144 (5.58%) Degree
3 107 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.05%) Sun Certification
5 9 (0.35%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.31%) OCPJP
7 5 (0.19%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.16%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.078%) ITIL 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 (4.15%) QA
2 7 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.16%) SLA
5 3 (0.12%) HL7
5 3 (0.12%) COBIT
6 1 (0.039%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (0.54%) Shibboleth
2 13 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.39%) VirtualBox
4 9 (0.35%) Docker
5 6 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.23%) vCloud
6 5 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.12%) HDFS
8 2 (0.078%) GridGain
9 1 (0.039%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.039%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.039%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 60 (2.33%) Puppet
2 29 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Management
4 17 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 16 (0.62%) Vagrant
6 12 (0.47%) Oozie
7 11 (0.43%) Ansible
8 10 (0.39%) Hyperic
9 7 (0.27%) YUM
10 5 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.12%) OpenSSO
12 2 (0.078%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.078%) MOM
12 2 (0.078%) Nagios
12 2 (0.078%) Salt
12 2 (0.078%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.039%) BladeLogic
13 1 (0.039%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.039%) logstash
13 1 (0.039%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 727 (28.18%) Oracle
2 112 (4.34%) Sybase
3 111 (4.30%) IBM
4 85 (3.29%) hybris
5 79 (3.06%) TIBCO
6 67 (2.60%) Google
7 54 (2.09%) Adobe
8 52 (2.02%) Microsoft
8 52 (2.02%) Red Hat
9 43 (1.67%) Twitter
10 29 (1.12%) SAP
11 19 (0.74%) Zend
11 19 (0.74%) VMware
12 18 (0.70%) Informatica
13 17 (0.66%) FatWire
13 17 (0.66%) Endeca
14 15 (0.58%) ATG
15 14 (0.54%) Sun
15 14 (0.54%) Murex
16 13 (0.50%) Perforce
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Posted: 15 hours ago
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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South Yorkshire
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Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
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Northamptonshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
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FPSG Connect
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £350 - £390 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
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Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
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