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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 105 83 92
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Contract jobs citing Spring 1037 1173 954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 2.23% 2.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.09% 8.03% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 804 665
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £568 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 9
Average hourly rate £51.00 £35.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.66% +9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £22.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.80 £45.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £35.50 £27.81
% change year-on-year
+54.92% +27.64%

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
14620 14600 12823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.74% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9624 9677 8046
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 193 183 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.85 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -20 886 £425 - 480
London -12 486 £463 +2.77% 239
City of London -18 124 £500 - 62
South East -65 102 £400 - 68
Scotland -11 101 £411 +17.50% 20
North West +7 69 £400 - 48
South West -22 50 £375 +7.14% 43
Glasgow -9 46 £440 +32.33% 8
Yorkshire -39 41 £400 +23.07% 27
East of England +9 38 £375 +4.16% 28
Cheshire +16 36 £400 +6.52% 17
East Midlands +11 35 £375 -7.97% 5
West Yorkshire -28 31 £395 +21.53% 18
Edinburgh +3 30 £400 +6.66% 6
North East +3 29 £395 +12.85% 6
Wales +2 29 £425 +9.67% 4
Buckinghamshire +8 25 £325 -12.75% 5
West Midlands -7 25 £325 -1.51% 15
Manchester -8 25 £400 +10.34% 27
Oxfordshire -3 24 £458 +35.55% 15
Leeds -33 24 £400 +23.07% 13
South Wales +2 23 £430 +10.96% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 22 £400 +14.28% 3
Tyne and Wear -1 22 £400 +14.28% 3
Surrey -16 20 £350 -17.64% 18
Chester +14 19 £394 +4.92% 9
Milton Keynes +3 18 £325 -12.75% 3
Newport +5 16 £430 -14.00%
Northamptonshire +10 14 £313 -3.84% 3
Oxford -2 14 £478 +41.48% 5

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2151 (98.26%) Java
2 1146 (52.35%) Agile Software Development
3 1009 (46.09%) Hibernate
4 724 (33.07%) Web Services
5 701 (32.02%) JavaScript
6 700 (31.98%) TDD
7 694 (31.70%) J2EE
8 646 (29.51%) SQL
9 605 (27.64%) HTML
10 565 (25.81%) Oracle
11 545 (24.90%) Maven
12 539 (24.62%) XML
13 524 (23.94%) MVC
14 498 (22.75%) JUnit
15 478 (21.84%) CSS
16 441 (20.15%) Scrum
17 430 (19.64%) Spring MVC
18 407 (18.59%) Finance
19 406 (18.55%) Linux
20 386 (17.63%) Continuous Integration
21 385 (17.59%) REST
22 367 (16.77%) Tomcat
23 350 (15.99%) RESTful
24 323 (14.76%) JSP
25 320 (14.62%) SOAP
26 317 (14.48%) jQuery
27 312 (14.25%) BDD
28 309 (14.12%) OO
29 301 (13.75%) Git (software)
30 278 (12.70%) Relational Database

Spring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 367 (16.77%) Tomcat
2 260 (11.88%) JBoss
3 205 (9.37%) WebLogic
4 197 (9.00%) WebSphere
5 167 (7.63%) Apache
6 68 (3.11%) Mule
7 64 (2.92%) Node.js
8 56 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
9 45 (2.06%) Confluence
10 44 (2.01%) Apache Solr
10 44 (2.01%) CMS
11 40 (1.83%) Mule ESB
12 39 (1.78%) Jetty
13 33 (1.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 33 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
14 31 (1.42%) Oracle Coherence
15 28 (1.28%) GlassFish
16 20 (0.91%) Liferay
17 19 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 18 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (0.78%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.41%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.18%) MS Project
3 4 (0.18%) MS Office
4 2 (0.091%) HipChat
4 2 (0.091%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.23%) Magento
6 4 (0.18%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.14%) Summit
8 1 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.046%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.046%) FileNet Content Manager
8 1 (0.046%) Staffware
8 1 (0.046%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 132 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
3 24 (1.10%) GitHub
4 22 (1.01%) Amazon S3
5 20 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
7 12 (0.55%) SaaS
8 8 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 8 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 6 (0.27%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.27%) IaaS
9 6 (0.27%) PaaS
10 5 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
12 3 (0.14%) Google Checkout
13 1 (0.046%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.046%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.046%) Heroku
13 1 (0.046%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (4.43%) HTTP
2 65 (2.97%) Internet
3 19 (0.87%) LDAP
4 12 (0.55%) HTTPS
4 12 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.46%) Intranet
6 8 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
7 6 (0.27%) SNMP
8 5 (0.23%) AMQP
8 5 (0.23%) Firewall
8 5 (0.23%) VPN
8 5 (0.23%) DNS
9 4 (0.18%) Network Security
10 3 (0.14%) SSL
11 2 (0.091%) FTP
11 2 (0.091%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.091%) SAN
11 2 (0.091%) Extranet
11 2 (0.091%) NFC
12 1 (0.046%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (12.70%) Relational Database
2 158 (7.22%) MongoDB
2 158 (7.22%) MySQL
3 145 (6.62%) NoSQL
4 142 (6.49%) Oracle Database
5 134 (6.12%) SQL Server
6 108 (4.93%) RDBMS
7 80 (3.65%) DB2
8 78 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
9 61 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
10 58 (2.65%) Hadoop
11 50 (2.28%) Big Data
12 37 (1.69%) Couchbase
13 27 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
14 22 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (0.91%) Redis
16 14 (0.64%) MariaDB
17 13 (0.59%) Hazelcast
18 12 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
18 12 (0.55%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 545 (24.90%) Maven
2 498 (22.75%) JUnit
3 301 (13.75%) Git (software)
4 248 (11.33%) Jenkins
5 245 (11.19%) Subversion
6 209 (9.55%) Eclipse
7 192 (8.77%) Selenium
8 187 (8.54%) Ant
9 177 (8.09%) Cucumber
10 145 (6.62%) JIRA
11 130 (5.94%) Mockito
12 50 (2.28%) Gradle
13 42 (1.92%) Hudson
14 37 (1.69%) Jasmine
15 34 (1.55%) Spock
16 31 (1.42%) IntelliJ
17 29 (1.32%) jMock
18 27 (1.23%) CruiseControl
19 23 (1.05%) ClearCase
20 22 (1.01%) TeamCity
General
1 407 (18.59%) Finance
2 268 (12.24%) Banking
3 109 (4.98%) Investment Banking
4 71 (3.24%) Retail
5 70 (3.20%) Front Office
6 38 (1.74%) Marketing
6 38 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 32 (1.46%) Publishing
8 24 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.01%) Back Office
10 21 (0.96%) Games
11 18 (0.82%) Electronics
12 17 (0.78%) Advertising
13 16 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.46%) Legal
15 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.18%) Dutch Language
16 3 (0.14%) French Language
16 3 (0.14%) Automotive
17 2 (0.091%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1820 (83.14%) Developer
2 1520 (69.44%) Java Developer
3 292 (13.34%) Senior Developer
4 270 (12.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 147 (6.72%) Architect
6 103 (4.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 66 (3.02%) Hybris Developer
8 59 (2.70%) Software Engineer
9 54 (2.47%) Java Architect
10 53 (2.42%) Technical Architect
11 52 (2.38%) J2EE Developer
12 51 (2.33%) Scala Developer
13 44 (2.01%) Agile Java Developer
14 41 (1.87%) Lead Developer
15 39 (1.78%) Web Developer
16 32 (1.46%) UI Developer
17 31 (1.42%) Java Software Engineer
18 30 (1.37%) UI Programmer
19 28 (1.28%) Designer
20 27 (1.23%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1009 (46.09%) Hibernate
2 724 (33.07%) Web Services
3 694 (31.70%) J2EE
4 605 (27.64%) HTML
5 539 (24.62%) XML
6 478 (21.84%) CSS
7 430 (19.64%) Spring MVC
8 385 (17.59%) REST
9 350 (15.99%) RESTful
10 323 (14.76%) JSP
11 320 (14.62%) SOAP
12 317 (14.48%) jQuery
13 262 (11.97%) Struts
14 255 (11.65%) JMS
15 247 (11.28%) JSON
16 229 (10.46%) JPA
17 219 (10.00%) Ajax
18 204 (9.32%) Java EE
19 195 (8.91%) HTML5
20 173 (7.90%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 162 (7.40%) Open Source
2 112 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 72 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
5 60 (2.74%) Derivative
6 41 (1.87%) Equity Derivative
7 39 (1.78%) Mobile App
8 36 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 35 (1.60%) User Experience
10 30 (1.37%) N-Tier
10 30 (1.37%) Equities
11 25 (1.14%) Market Risk
12 23 (1.05%) Algorithms
13 19 (0.87%) Management Information System
13 19 (0.87%) Fixed Income
13 19 (0.87%) Client/Server
13 19 (0.87%) DTV
14 17 (0.78%) Digital Media
14 17 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
15 15 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 406 (18.55%) Linux
2 255 (11.65%) UNIX
3 39 (1.78%) Windows
4 24 (1.10%) CentOS
5 22 (1.01%) Mac OS X
6 19 (0.87%) Android
7 14 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 13 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.46%) Solaris
11 4 (0.18%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.14%) Fedora
13 2 (0.091%) AIX
13 2 (0.091%) HPUX
13 2 (0.091%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.091%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.046%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.046%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.046%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1146 (52.35%) Agile Software Development
2 700 (31.98%) TDD
3 524 (23.94%) MVC
4 441 (20.15%) Scrum
5 386 (17.63%) Continuous Integration
6 312 (14.25%) BDD
7 309 (14.12%) OO
8 264 (12.06%) SOA
9 233 (10.64%) E-Commerce
10 184 (8.41%) Unit Testing
11 179 (8.18%) Software Engineering
12 170 (7.77%) Multithreading
13 130 (5.94%) Web Development
14 121 (5.53%) UML
15 118 (5.39%) Kanban
16 105 (4.80%) Pair Programming
17 82 (3.75%) DevOps
18 74 (3.38%) OOD
19 62 (2.83%) Web Application Development
19 62 (2.83%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2151 (98.26%) Java
2 701 (32.02%) JavaScript
3 646 (29.51%) SQL
4 211 (9.64%) PL/SQL
5 170 (7.77%) Scala
6 96 (4.39%) Python
7 89 (4.07%) Groovy
8 74 (3.38%) Ruby
9 70 (3.20%) Perl
10 58 (2.65%) C#
11 42 (1.92%) Shell Script
12 41 (1.87%) PHP
13 39 (1.78%) XPath
14 38 (1.74%) Bash Shell
15 26 (1.19%) C++
16 24 (1.10%) XQuery
17 12 (0.55%) Clojure
18 11 (0.50%) SPARQL
19 9 (0.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
20 6 (0.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 148 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 125 (5.71%) Degree
3 105 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.46%) Sun Certification
5 19 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 14 (0.64%) OCPJP
7 9 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.18%) ISEB
8 4 (0.18%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.091%) HND
9 2 (0.091%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.046%) OCMJD
10 1 (0.046%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.046%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.046%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.51%) QA
2 6 (0.27%) SLA
2 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (0.27%) WCAG
3 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.18%) WAI
3 4 (0.18%) EMIR
4 3 (0.14%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.091%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.091%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.091%) HL7
6 1 (0.046%) Basel III
System Software
1 34 (1.55%) Docker
2 10 (0.46%) Squid
3 8 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.32%) vCloud
4 7 (0.32%) VirtualBox
5 5 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.23%) Firmware
6 4 (0.18%) Varnish
7 2 (0.091%) HDFS
7 2 (0.091%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.091%) vSphere
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.046%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 56 (2.56%) Puppet
2 37 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (0.82%) Ansible
4 15 (0.69%) Kibana
5 14 (0.64%) Vagrant
6 9 (0.41%) Salt
6 9 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
6 9 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (0.37%) Rundeck
7 8 (0.37%) TeamSite
7 8 (0.37%) logstash
8 6 (0.27%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.23%) StatsD
10 4 (0.18%) Mesos
10 4 (0.18%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.14%) yum
11 3 (0.14%) OpenAM
11 3 (0.14%) TIBCO Hawk
12 2 (0.091%) OpenView
12 2 (0.091%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 565 (25.81%) Oracle
2 121 (5.53%) hybris
3 104 (4.75%) Sybase
4 75 (3.43%) IBM
5 46 (2.10%) TIBCO
6 36 (1.64%) Red Hat
7 33 (1.51%) Google
7 33 (1.51%) Adobe
8 30 (1.37%) SAP
9 20 (0.91%) Endeca
10 17 (0.78%) Atlassian
11 15 (0.69%) Microsoft
12 14 (0.64%) Sun
12 14 (0.64%) ATG
13 13 (0.59%) Twitter
14 12 (0.55%) HP
15 10 (0.46%) VMware
16 9 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
17 8 (0.37%) Apigee
17 8 (0.37%) FatWire
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Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, fantastic clients and company
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + immediate start
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Rate: £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North East
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Posted: 2 days ago
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ISL
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £475 per day
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - 525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
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Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
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