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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 97 78 86
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs citing Spring 1142 1206 1114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.08% 2.28% 2.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.61% 8.13% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 839 734
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 £313 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £364
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £35.50 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.92% +53.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £35.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+54.92% +53.51%

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
15015 14830 13994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.38% 28.03% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10059 9618 8801
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £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 226 212 337
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -11 968 £425 +2.40% 457
London -15 527 £475 +5.55% 219
South East -34 143 £400 +4.91% 67
City of London -34 129 £488 -2.50% 56
Scotland -9 97 £375 +5.26% 24
South West +4 71 £375 +5.26% 37
North West +18 64 £413 +0.06% 48
Glasgow -5 48 £375 +7.14% 14
Wales -13 46 £250 -33.33% 10
East of England +11 45 £375 +7.14% 36
Oxfordshire +15 41 £425 +13.33% 12
South Wales -2 41 £250 -28.57% 10
Yorkshire -36 40 £363 +11.53% 22
West Yorkshire -20 37 £361 +3.21% 17
Manchester +4 33 £400 +18.51% 21
Hampshire -20 29 £383 -1.29% 13
Leeds -28 29 £360 +2.85% 15
Cheshire +23 28 £401 - 17
Edinburgh -5 28 £375 - 5
West Midlands +12 27 £400 +17.64% 10
Surrey -14 26 £425 -5.55% 8
Cardiff 0 25 £250 -9.09% 10
North East -19 25 £445 +42.40% 10
Oxford 0 24 £441 +17.66% 7
Somerset +33 22 £375 +7.14% 4
Cambridgeshire +11 20 £350 -12.50% 12
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 20 £445 +48.33% 8
Tyne and Wear -15 20 £445 +48.33% 9
Devon +14 19 £413 - 9
East Midlands -3 19 £413 +3.77% 6

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 2313 (97.97%) Java
2 1233 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
3 1065 (45.11%) Hibernate
4 789 (33.42%) Web Services
5 771 (32.66%) JavaScript
6 770 (32.61%) TDD
7 730 (30.92%) J2EE
8 691 (29.27%) SQL
9 624 (26.43%) HTML
10 580 (24.57%) Oracle
11 562 (23.80%) Maven
12 558 (23.63%) MVC
13 525 (22.24%) JUnit
14 518 (21.94%) XML
15 497 (21.05%) Scrum
16 493 (20.88%) CSS
17 454 (19.23%) Finance
18 442 (18.72%) Linux
18 442 (18.72%) REST
19 441 (18.68%) Spring MVC
20 428 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
21 403 (17.07%) Tomcat
22 379 (16.05%) RESTful
23 364 (15.42%) BDD
24 353 (14.95%) OO
25 348 (14.74%) SOAP
26 344 (14.57%) Git (software)
27 338 (14.32%) jQuery
28 328 (13.89%) JSP
29 310 (13.13%) JBoss

Spring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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
1 403 (17.07%) Tomcat
2 310 (13.13%) JBoss
3 209 (8.85%) WebLogic
4 203 (8.60%) WebSphere
5 191 (8.09%) Apache
6 76 (3.22%) Mule
7 72 (3.05%) Node.js
8 61 (2.58%) Apache Solr
9 59 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
10 57 (2.41%) Confluence
11 48 (2.03%) Jetty
12 46 (1.95%) WebSphere Application Server
13 43 (1.82%) Mule ESB
14 39 (1.65%) Oracle Coherence
15 38 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 36 (1.52%) CMS
17 34 (1.44%) GlassFish
18 26 (1.10%) Liferay
19 24 (1.02%) FileNet
20 17 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (0.85%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.55%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.13%) HipChat
4 1 (0.042%) MS Project
4 1 (0.042%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.25%) Magento
5 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.17%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.17%) Summit
7 2 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.085%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.042%) Tridion
8 1 (0.042%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.042%) FileNet Content Manager
8 1 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.042%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 168 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (1.48%) GitHub
3 27 (1.14%) Amazon S3
4 26 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
6 14 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.51%) SaaS
7 12 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (0.25%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.21%) IaaS
11 5 (0.21%) PaaS
11 5 (0.21%) Google Checkout
12 3 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.085%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.042%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 127 (5.38%) HTTP
2 69 (2.92%) Internet
3 25 (1.06%) LDAP
4 22 (0.93%) HTTPS
5 15 (0.64%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.59%) Intranet
7 10 (0.42%) DNS
8 8 (0.34%) OpenLDAP
9 7 (0.30%) AMQP
9 7 (0.30%) DAB
10 6 (0.25%) Firewall
10 6 (0.25%) SNMP
10 6 (0.25%) VPN
10 6 (0.25%) SSL
11 4 (0.17%) Network Security
12 2 (0.085%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.085%) NFC
12 2 (0.085%) SAN
12 2 (0.085%) Extranet
12 2 (0.085%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (12.66%) Relational Database
2 207 (8.77%) MySQL
3 189 (8.01%) MongoDB
4 165 (6.99%) NoSQL
5 162 (6.86%) SQL Server
6 143 (6.06%) Oracle Database
7 96 (4.07%) RDBMS
8 95 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
9 91 (3.85%) DB2
10 72 (3.05%) Hadoop
11 68 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
12 57 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
13 51 (2.16%) Big Data
14 36 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
15 34 (1.44%) Couchbase
16 29 (1.23%) Redis
17 16 (0.68%) CouchDB
18 14 (0.59%) HBase
18 14 (0.59%) MariaDB
19 13 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 562 (23.80%) Maven
2 525 (22.24%) JUnit
3 344 (14.57%) Git (software)
4 289 (12.24%) Jenkins
5 247 (10.46%) Subversion
6 199 (8.43%) Eclipse
7 195 (8.26%) Cucumber
8 170 (7.20%) Selenium
9 166 (7.03%) Ant
10 156 (6.61%) JIRA
11 143 (6.06%) Mockito
12 58 (2.46%) Gradle
13 56 (2.37%) Hudson
14 44 (1.86%) IntelliJ
15 40 (1.69%) Jasmine
16 35 (1.48%) CruiseControl
17 31 (1.31%) Spock
18 30 (1.27%) TeamCity
19 28 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 28 (1.19%) jMock
General
1 454 (19.23%) Finance
2 285 (12.07%) Banking
3 111 (4.70%) Investment Banking
4 98 (4.15%) Retail
5 70 (2.96%) Front Office
6 41 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.48%) Publishing
7 35 (1.48%) Marketing
8 34 (1.44%) Back Office
9 23 (0.97%) Games
10 21 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.72%) Electronics
11 17 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.51%) Advertising
13 11 (0.47%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.42%) Legal
15 9 (0.38%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.17%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.17%) French Language
17 3 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1940 (82.17%) Developer
2 1619 (68.57%) Java Developer
3 312 (13.21%) Senior Developer
4 288 (12.20%) Senior Java Developer
5 159 (6.73%) Architect
6 101 (4.28%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 81 (3.43%) Software Engineer
8 66 (2.80%) Java Architect
9 64 (2.71%) Hybris Developer
10 51 (2.16%) Agile Java Developer
10 51 (2.16%) Technical Architect
11 50 (2.12%) J2EE Developer
12 49 (2.08%) Java Software Engineer
12 49 (2.08%) Scala Developer
13 43 (1.82%) Lead Developer
13 43 (1.82%) Web Developer
14 34 (1.44%) UI Developer
15 33 (1.40%) Designer
15 33 (1.40%) UI Programmer
16 30 (1.27%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1065 (45.11%) Hibernate
2 789 (33.42%) Web Services
3 730 (30.92%) J2EE
4 624 (26.43%) HTML
5 518 (21.94%) XML
6 493 (20.88%) CSS
7 442 (18.72%) REST
8 441 (18.68%) Spring MVC
9 379 (16.05%) RESTful
10 348 (14.74%) SOAP
11 338 (14.32%) jQuery
12 328 (13.89%) JSP
13 273 (11.56%) JMS
14 271 (11.48%) JPA
15 266 (11.27%) JSON
16 252 (10.67%) Struts
17 237 (10.04%) AngularJS
18 232 (9.83%) Java EE
19 228 (9.66%) HTML5
20 217 (9.19%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 141 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
3 64 (2.71%) Computer Science
4 54 (2.29%) Derivative
5 51 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 45 (1.91%) User Experience
6 45 (1.91%) Equity Derivative
7 40 (1.69%) Market Risk
8 36 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 31 (1.31%) Equities
10 28 (1.19%) Management Information System
11 23 (0.97%) N-Tier
11 23 (0.97%) Algorithms
12 21 (0.89%) Client/Server
12 21 (0.89%) Fixed Income
12 21 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
13 19 (0.80%) Clustering
13 19 (0.80%) GIS
14 18 (0.76%) DTV
15 16 (0.68%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 442 (18.72%) Linux
2 268 (11.35%) UNIX
3 46 (1.95%) Windows
4 27 (1.14%) Android
5 25 (1.06%) CentOS
6 21 (0.89%) Mac OS X
7 17 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 16 (0.68%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.55%) Solaris
10 7 (0.30%) AIX
11 4 (0.17%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.085%) zOS
12 2 (0.085%) Fedora
13 1 (0.042%) HPUX
13 1 (0.042%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.042%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.042%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.042%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1233 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
2 770 (32.61%) TDD
3 558 (23.63%) MVC
4 497 (21.05%) Scrum
5 428 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
6 364 (15.42%) BDD
7 353 (14.95%) OO
8 280 (11.86%) SOA
9 261 (11.05%) E-Commerce
10 222 (9.40%) SDLC
11 218 (9.23%) Software Engineering
12 194 (8.22%) Multithreading
13 191 (8.09%) Open Source
14 183 (7.75%) Unit Testing
15 159 (6.73%) Web Development
16 146 (6.18%) Pair Programming
17 137 (5.80%) UML
18 123 (5.21%) Kanban
19 102 (4.32%) OOD
20 90 (3.81%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2313 (97.97%) Java
2 771 (32.66%) JavaScript
3 691 (29.27%) SQL
4 188 (7.96%) Scala
5 185 (7.84%) PL/SQL
6 113 (4.79%) Python
7 107 (4.53%) Groovy
8 80 (3.39%) Ruby
9 75 (3.18%) Perl
9 75 (3.18%) C#
10 62 (2.63%) Shell Script
11 45 (1.91%) C++
12 42 (1.78%) Bash Shell
13 40 (1.69%) PHP
14 38 (1.61%) XPath
15 20 (0.85%) XQuery
16 11 (0.47%) Clojure
17 10 (0.42%) C
18 8 (0.34%) SPARQL
18 8 (0.34%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 159 (6.73%) Security Cleared
2 116 (4.91%) Degree
3 107 (4.53%) SC Cleared
4 22 (0.93%) Sun Certification
5 16 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.30%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.25%) ISEB
8 6 (0.25%) BC Cleared
9 5 (0.21%) OCPJP
10 4 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.085%) HND
13 1 (0.042%) OCMJD
13 1 (0.042%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.13%) QA
2 6 (0.25%) SLA
2 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.17%) WAI
3 4 (0.17%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.17%) EMIR
4 2 (0.085%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.085%) HL7
5 1 (0.042%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.042%) Basel III
System Software
1 46 (1.95%) Docker
2 14 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.55%) Squid
4 10 (0.42%) GridGain
5 8 (0.34%) vCloud
6 7 (0.30%) Varnish
6 7 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.21%) Firmware
8 4 (0.17%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.085%) vSphere
9 2 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.085%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.085%) HDFS
10 1 (0.042%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.042%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 58 (2.46%) Puppet
2 39 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.02%) Ansible
4 13 (0.55%) Kibana
5 11 (0.47%) Salt
6 9 (0.38%) Rundeck
6 9 (0.38%) logstash
7 8 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
7 8 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (0.30%) ZABBIX
8 7 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (0.30%) Vagrant
8 7 (0.30%) Apache Shiro
9 5 (0.21%) Control-M
10 4 (0.17%) Mesos
10 4 (0.17%) Graphite
10 4 (0.17%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.13%) TIBCO Hawk
11 3 (0.13%) yum
12 2 (0.085%) MOM
Vendors
1 580 (24.57%) Oracle
2 122 (5.17%) hybris
3 102 (4.32%) Sybase
4 80 (3.39%) IBM
5 48 (2.03%) TIBCO
6 44 (1.86%) Adobe
7 37 (1.57%) Google
8 32 (1.36%) Red Hat
9 29 (1.23%) SAP
9 29 (1.23%) Atlassian
10 20 (0.85%) Endeca
11 19 (0.80%) Microsoft
12 16 (0.68%) Luciad
13 15 (0.64%) Sun
14 13 (0.55%) VMware
14 13 (0.55%) Twitter
15 12 (0.51%) ATG
16 11 (0.47%) webMethods
16 11 (0.47%) Splunk
17 10 (0.42%) SaltStack
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
United Kingdom
GIOS Technology Limited
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Networking People
Rate: neg
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £620 per day
Posted: 4 days ago