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 27 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 90 80 80
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Spring 1282 1282 1288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.23% 2.28% 2.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.00% 8.12% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 866 857
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.40% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 12
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +18.64%

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
16024 15797 15491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.88% 28.05% 29.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10860 10012 9971
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 219 266
Average hourly rate £38.77 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.78% -

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 -12 1102 £439 +7.01% 401
London +5 621 £475 +5.55% 176
South East -9 151 £410 +12.32% 50
City of London -24 136 £500 - 56
Scotland +13 97 £375 - 28
East of England 0 80 £380 -2.72% 30
North West -10 67 £425 +21.42% 54
Wales -6 58 £250 -33.99% 10
South Wales +7 57 £250 -9.90% 10
Yorkshire +2 56 £338 +3.84% 30
Glasgow +10 53 £345 -12.38% 14
South West -30 53 £375 +3.44% 28
Cambridgeshire +36 51 £375 -6.25% 6
West Yorkshire +2 45 £340 +4.61% 24
Cardiff +8 43 £250 - 9
Leeds -2 43 £345 +6.15% 22
Berkshire +11 32 £363 -2.68% 6
Cheshire +3 28 £500 +37.93% 15
Manchester -13 27 £388 +3.33% 29
Hampshire -20 27 £326 -10.68% 15
West Midlands +9 26 £383 +24.89% 13
Oxfordshire -1 26 £439 +25.35% 3
Cambridge +14 25 £375 -6.25% 5
East Midlands +2 25 £419 +19.64% 9
Reading +3 21 £388 +10.71% 5
West Sussex +3 20 £473 -4.06% 1
Edinburgh -10 19 £375 - 7
Oxford -12 19 £425 +21.42% 2
Surrey -3 18 £425 -37.03% 9
North East -38 17 £475 +52.00% 8

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 2280 (97.35%) Java
2 1286 (54.91%) Agile Software Development
3 1026 (43.81%) Hibernate
4 824 (35.18%) TDD
5 766 (32.71%) JavaScript
6 748 (31.94%) Web Services
7 695 (29.68%) J2EE
8 638 (27.24%) HTML
9 626 (26.73%) SQL
10 550 (23.48%) Oracle
11 548 (23.40%) Maven
12 544 (23.23%) MVC
13 514 (21.95%) Scrum
14 491 (20.96%) JUnit
15 469 (20.03%) CSS
16 458 (19.56%) XML
17 455 (19.43%) REST
18 451 (19.26%) Continuous Integration
19 437 (18.66%) Finance
20 425 (18.15%) Linux
21 423 (18.06%) Spring MVC
22 386 (16.48%) Git (software)
23 373 (15.93%) RESTful
24 372 (15.88%) OO
25 369 (15.76%) Tomcat
26 364 (15.54%) Jenkins
27 359 (15.33%) BDD
28 339 (14.47%) SOAP
29 331 (14.13%) jQuery
30 327 (13.96%) JBoss

Spring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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
1 369 (15.76%) Tomcat
2 327 (13.96%) JBoss
3 206 (8.80%) Apache
4 187 (7.98%) WebSphere
5 172 (7.34%) WebLogic
6 123 (5.25%) Confluence
7 88 (3.76%) Node.js
8 73 (3.12%) Jetty
9 72 (3.07%) Apache Solr
10 65 (2.78%) Mule
11 58 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
12 48 (2.05%) WebSphere Application Server
13 40 (1.71%) Mule ESB
14 37 (1.58%) Oracle Coherence
15 36 (1.54%) CMS
16 34 (1.45%) GlassFish
17 31 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 30 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
19 24 (1.02%) Apache Spark
20 23 (0.98%) Liferay
Applications
1 19 (0.81%) Photoshop
2 17 (0.73%) MS Excel
3 14 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
4 3 (0.13%) MS Office
4 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.13%) HipChat
5 2 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 22 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.085%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.085%) Summit
4 2 (0.085%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.085%) BigMachines
4 2 (0.085%) Magento
5 1 (0.043%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.043%) Tridion
5 1 (0.043%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.043%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.043%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 188 (8.03%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (2.09%) GitHub
3 22 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (0.85%) Amazon S3
5 17 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
6 15 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.60%) SaaS
8 11 (0.47%) PaaS
8 11 (0.47%) OpenShift
9 8 (0.34%) SoftLayer
9 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (0.34%) Sumo Logic
10 7 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.21%) Google Checkout
11 5 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.21%) IaaS
12 4 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.17%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.085%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.085%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 124 (5.29%) HTTP
2 67 (2.86%) Internet
3 27 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 21 (0.90%) HTTPS
5 20 (0.85%) SSL
6 17 (0.73%) LDAP
7 12 (0.51%) VPN
7 12 (0.51%) SNMP
8 11 (0.47%) DNS
9 10 (0.43%) Kerberos
9 10 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
10 9 (0.38%) Wireless
11 7 (0.30%) Intranet
11 7 (0.30%) DAB
12 6 (0.26%) Firewall
13 5 (0.21%) AMQP
14 4 (0.17%) FTP
15 3 (0.13%) SMTP
16 2 (0.085%) SAN
16 2 (0.085%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (12.21%) Relational Database
2 271 (11.57%) MongoDB
3 231 (9.86%) NoSQL
4 226 (9.65%) MySQL
5 190 (8.11%) SQL Server
6 131 (5.59%) Oracle Database
7 129 (5.51%) PostgreSQL
8 112 (4.78%) Hadoop
9 100 (4.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 92 (3.93%) RDBMS
11 90 (3.84%) DB2
12 59 (2.52%) Big Data
13 50 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
14 47 (2.01%) HBase
15 35 (1.49%) Redis
16 32 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
17 17 (0.73%) Apache Hive
18 16 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
19 15 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
19 15 (0.64%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 548 (23.40%) Maven
2 491 (20.96%) JUnit
3 386 (16.48%) Git (software)
4 364 (15.54%) Jenkins
5 223 (9.52%) Subversion
6 217 (9.27%) JIRA
7 213 (9.09%) Cucumber
8 176 (7.51%) Eclipse
9 168 (7.17%) Selenium
10 157 (6.70%) Mockito
11 156 (6.66%) Ant
12 87 (3.71%) Gradle
13 81 (3.46%) Hudson
14 71 (3.03%) IntelliJ
15 56 (2.39%) Spock
16 50 (2.13%) TeamCity
17 45 (1.92%) Geb
18 40 (1.71%) JMeter
19 38 (1.62%) Jasmine
20 36 (1.54%) CruiseControl
General
1 437 (18.66%) Finance
2 280 (11.96%) Banking
3 119 (5.08%) Retail
4 101 (4.31%) Investment Banking
5 66 (2.82%) Front Office
6 45 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 34 (1.45%) Publishing
8 29 (1.24%) Financial Institution
9 27 (1.15%) Back Office
9 27 (1.15%) Marketing
10 22 (0.94%) Games
11 15 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.64%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.56%) Electronics
13 12 (0.51%) Legal
14 11 (0.47%) Aerospace
15 10 (0.43%) Advertising
16 6 (0.26%) Automotive
17 4 (0.17%) French Language
18 2 (0.085%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1914 (81.73%) Developer
2 1559 (66.57%) Java Developer
3 303 (12.94%) Senior Developer
4 270 (11.53%) Senior Java Developer
5 191 (8.16%) Architect
6 93 (3.97%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 76 (3.25%) Software Engineer
8 72 (3.07%) Java Architect
9 67 (2.86%) Hybris Developer
10 63 (2.69%) Agile Java Developer
11 56 (2.39%) Web Developer
12 54 (2.31%) Technical Architect
12 54 (2.31%) Lead Developer
13 52 (2.22%) Java Software Engineer
14 42 (1.79%) J2EE Developer
15 38 (1.62%) Solutions Architect
16 37 (1.58%) Core Java Developer
17 36 (1.54%) UI Developer
18 35 (1.49%) Scala Developer
19 33 (1.41%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1026 (43.81%) Hibernate
2 748 (31.94%) Web Services
3 695 (29.68%) J2EE
4 638 (27.24%) HTML
5 469 (20.03%) CSS
6 458 (19.56%) XML
7 455 (19.43%) REST
8 423 (18.06%) Spring MVC
9 373 (15.93%) RESTful
10 339 (14.47%) SOAP
11 331 (14.13%) jQuery
12 317 (13.54%) JSP
13 288 (12.30%) AngularJS
14 274 (11.70%) JSON
15 263 (11.23%) JMS
16 257 (10.97%) HTML5
17 245 (10.46%) JPA
18 233 (9.95%) Struts
19 211 (9.01%) Ajax
20 201 (8.58%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 142 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
3 53 (2.26%) Mobile App
4 45 (1.92%) Market Risk
4 45 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 43 (1.84%) Derivative
6 42 (1.79%) User Experience
7 33 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
8 32 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 29 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 27 (1.15%) Equities
11 24 (1.02%) Inversion of Control
12 22 (0.94%) GIS
13 21 (0.90%) N-Tier
13 21 (0.90%) Cryptography
14 20 (0.85%) Client/Server
15 18 (0.77%) Data Structures
16 17 (0.73%) Social Media
16 17 (0.73%) W3C
17 16 (0.68%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 425 (18.15%) Linux
2 279 (11.91%) UNIX
3 59 (2.52%) Windows
4 48 (2.05%) CentOS
5 43 (1.84%) Ubuntu
6 29 (1.24%) Android
7 21 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 16 (0.68%) Solaris
9 14 (0.60%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.38%) AIX
11 8 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.085%) zOS
13 1 (0.043%) Fedora
13 1 (0.043%) HPUX
13 1 (0.043%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.043%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1286 (54.91%) Agile Software Development
2 824 (35.18%) TDD
3 544 (23.23%) MVC
4 514 (21.95%) Scrum
5 451 (19.26%) Continuous Integration
6 372 (15.88%) OO
7 359 (15.33%) BDD
8 278 (11.87%) E-Commerce
9 257 (10.97%) SOA
10 231 (9.86%) Multithreading
11 230 (9.82%) Open Source
12 218 (9.31%) SDLC
13 211 (9.01%) Software Engineering
14 210 (8.97%) Unit Testing
15 197 (8.41%) Pair Programming
16 156 (6.66%) UML
17 147 (6.28%) Web Development
18 142 (6.06%) Kanban
19 129 (5.51%) Microservices
20 125 (5.34%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2280 (97.35%) Java
2 766 (32.71%) JavaScript
3 626 (26.73%) SQL
4 205 (8.75%) Scala
5 163 (6.96%) PL/SQL
6 142 (6.06%) Python
7 134 (5.72%) Groovy
8 107 (4.57%) Ruby
9 99 (4.23%) C#
10 68 (2.90%) Perl
11 65 (2.78%) Shell Script
12 57 (2.43%) C++
13 45 (1.92%) Bash Shell
14 38 (1.62%) PHP
14 38 (1.62%) XPath
15 16 (0.68%) C
16 14 (0.60%) Clojure
17 13 (0.56%) XQuery
18 11 (0.47%) T-SQL
19 8 (0.34%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 232 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 160 (6.83%) SC Cleared
3 111 (4.74%) Degree
4 25 (1.07%) DV Cleared
5 23 (0.98%) Sun Certification
6 8 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
6 8 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.30%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.30%) BC Cleared
8 6 (0.26%) OCPJP
9 4 (0.17%) ISEB
10 2 (0.085%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.043%) HND
11 1 (0.043%) CISSP
11 1 (0.043%) OCMJD
11 1 (0.043%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.043%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.20%) QA
2 14 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.47%) SLA
4 10 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.17%) WAI
6 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.085%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.085%) EMIR
8 1 (0.043%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.043%) CDISC
System Software
1 67 (2.86%) Docker
2 23 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 18 (0.77%) Squid
5 13 (0.56%) GridGain
6 12 (0.51%) Varnish
6 12 (0.51%) vCloud
7 11 (0.47%) HDFS
8 10 (0.43%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.30%) vSphere
10 6 (0.26%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 4 (0.17%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.043%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.043%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.043%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 93 (3.97%) Puppet
2 60 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (1.15%) Ansible
4 25 (1.07%) Vagrant
5 21 (0.90%) logstash
6 14 (0.60%) Salt
6 14 (0.60%) Kibana
7 12 (0.51%) Rundeck
8 11 (0.47%) Apache Shiro
8 11 (0.47%) ZABBIX
9 10 (0.43%) Nagios
10 9 (0.38%) HAProxy
10 9 (0.38%) Graphite
11 8 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
11 8 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 7 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.26%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.13%) MOM
14 3 (0.13%) Control-M
14 3 (0.13%) yum
Vendors
1 550 (23.48%) Oracle
2 133 (5.68%) hybris
3 93 (3.97%) Sybase
4 79 (3.37%) IBM
5 54 (2.31%) TIBCO
6 43 (1.84%) Adobe
7 38 (1.62%) Google
8 35 (1.49%) Microsoft
9 34 (1.45%) Atlassian
10 27 (1.15%) VMware
10 27 (1.15%) Red Hat
10 27 (1.15%) MuleSoft
11 26 (1.11%) Twitter
12 22 (0.94%) Splunk
13 19 (0.81%) SAP
14 16 (0.68%) Luciad
15 15 (0.64%) SOASTA, Inc
16 14 (0.60%) Endeca
16 14 (0.60%) Perforce
17 13 (0.56%) Informatica
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £480 - £520 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £480.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Staffworx Limited
Rate: excellent rates, please quote
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour + flexible
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Salt
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Salt
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Rate: £250 - 325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 315 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £635 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago