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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 93 77 80
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs citing Spring 1042 1150 1033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.08% 2.35% 2.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.69% 8.73% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 749 691
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £589 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Average hourly rate £46.50 £35.00 £45.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.85% -23.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £29.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £51.49 £47.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.75 £35.00 £45.75
% change year-on-year
+16.42% -23.49%

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
13557 13167 12846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 26.96% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9084 8265 8122
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 270 329
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -24 903 £400 -5.88% 490
London -22 482 £469 -1.31% 232
South East +4 139 £350 -3.44% 81
City of London -20 121 £500 - 79
North West +17 106 £388 +3.33% 46
Scotland -9 101 £400 +21.21% 24
South West +2 75 £400 +18.51% 42
Hampshire -12 49 £385 +22.22% 14
East of England +25 43 £375 +13.63% 38
Edinburgh -3 39 £375 +15.38% 8
Glasgow -7 35 £425 +32.50% 11
Cheshire +21 34 £363 - 8
Lancashire +3 27 £475 +48.43% 5
Yorkshire -18 26 £330 +1.53% 25
Manchester -20 26 £380 +1.33% 29
Hertfordshire +20 25 £401 +27.38% 14
Surrey -1 24 £325 -7.14% 15
Southampton -1 24 £380 +68.88% 5
Gloucestershire +7 23 £400 +29.03% 6
Bristol 0 20 £438 +34.61% 15
West Yorkshire -8 19 £340 +0.74% 16
Oxfordshire -1 18 £410 +2.37% 8
Wales -8 18 £425 +23.63% 15
Berkshire -17 17 £390 +5.40% 30
East Sussex +5 16 £300 +4.34% 3
South Wales -4 16 £400 +16.36% 15
Brighton - 16 £300 - 3
Leeds -13 14 £340 +7.93% 12
Reading +4 13 £456 +23.31% 12
East Midlands +3 13 £356 -5.00% 10

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2364 (98.87%) Java
2 1253 (52.40%) Agile Software Development
3 1132 (47.34%) Hibernate
4 800 (33.46%) TDD
5 741 (30.99%) JavaScript
5 741 (30.99%) HTML
6 732 (30.61%) J2EE
7 729 (30.49%) Web Services
8 708 (29.61%) XML
9 705 (29.49%) SQL
10 671 (28.06%) Oracle
11 654 (27.35%) MVC
12 597 (24.97%) Maven
13 587 (24.55%) CSS
14 563 (23.55%) Scrum
15 535 (22.38%) Spring MVC
16 519 (21.71%) JUnit
17 469 (19.62%) Continuous Integration
18 441 (18.44%) Linux
19 422 (17.65%) Tomcat
20 410 (17.15%) REST
21 403 (16.85%) Finance
22 382 (15.98%) SOAP
23 378 (15.81%) jQuery
24 369 (15.43%) JSP
25 357 (14.93%) UNIX
26 347 (14.51%) OO
27 338 (14.14%) BDD
28 330 (13.80%) Relational Database
29 303 (12.67%) RESTful

Spring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 422 (17.65%) Tomcat
2 253 (10.58%) JBoss
3 233 (9.74%) Apache
4 174 (7.28%) WebSphere
5 172 (7.19%) WebLogic
6 85 (3.55%) CMS
7 66 (2.76%) Confluence
8 56 (2.34%) Apache Solr
9 54 (2.26%) Adobe CQ
10 51 (2.13%) Node.js
11 42 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
11 42 (1.76%) Mule
12 37 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
13 36 (1.51%) FileNet
14 30 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 26 (1.09%) Jetty
16 24 (1.00%) Alfresco
16 24 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
17 23 (0.96%) TIBCO EMS
18 21 (0.88%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 15 (0.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.33%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.17%) MS Project
3 4 (0.17%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.13%) MS Office
5 2 (0.084%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 22 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
4 8 (0.33%) Murex MxG2000
5 6 (0.25%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 6 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.17%) Magento
8 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.084%) Remedy AR System
9 2 (0.084%) Summit
9 2 (0.084%) FileNet Content Manager
10 1 (0.042%) ENOVIA
10 1 (0.042%) Staffware
10 1 (0.042%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 71 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
3 32 (1.34%) GitHub
4 30 (1.25%) Amazon S3
5 13 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.54%) SaaS
6 10 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
6 10 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.25%) PaaS
8 5 (0.21%) IaaS
9 2 (0.084%) ElastiCache
9 2 (0.084%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 128 (5.35%) HTTP
2 67 (2.80%) Internet
3 57 (2.38%) LDAP
4 22 (0.92%) AMQP
5 20 (0.84%) Intranet
6 15 (0.63%) SNMP
7 8 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.33%) Extranet
8 7 (0.29%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.17%) OpenLDAP
9 4 (0.17%) Firewall
10 3 (0.13%) DAB
10 3 (0.13%) DVB
10 3 (0.13%) FTP
10 3 (0.13%) VPN
11 2 (0.084%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.084%) NFC
11 2 (0.084%) DNS
11 2 (0.084%) VoIP
11 2 (0.084%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (13.80%) Relational Database
2 259 (10.83%) MySQL
3 178 (7.44%) SQL Server
4 169 (7.07%) MongoDB
5 164 (6.86%) Oracle Database
6 163 (6.82%) NoSQL
7 137 (5.73%) RDBMS
8 78 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
8 78 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 65 (2.72%) DB2
10 60 (2.51%) Big Data
11 41 (1.71%) MariaDB
11 41 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
12 40 (1.67%) Hadoop
13 38 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
14 35 (1.46%) Couchbase
15 30 (1.25%) Hazelcast
16 23 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
17 21 (0.88%) CouchDB
18 20 (0.84%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 597 (24.97%) Maven
2 519 (21.71%) JUnit
3 301 (12.59%) Jenkins
4 297 (12.42%) Subversion
5 278 (11.63%) Git (software)
6 259 (10.83%) Eclipse
7 245 (10.25%) Selenium
8 197 (8.24%) JIRA
9 189 (7.90%) Ant
10 179 (7.49%) Mockito
11 164 (6.86%) Cucumber
12 75 (3.14%) Hudson
13 52 (2.17%) IntelliJ
14 44 (1.84%) TeamCity
15 40 (1.67%) CruiseControl
15 40 (1.67%) Jasmine
16 37 (1.55%) jMock
17 34 (1.42%) JMeter
18 31 (1.30%) Gradle
19 26 (1.09%) ClearCase
General
1 403 (16.85%) Finance
2 282 (11.79%) Banking
3 113 (4.73%) Investment Banking
4 109 (4.56%) Front Office
5 62 (2.59%) Marketing
6 54 (2.26%) Publishing
7 48 (2.01%) Retail
8 47 (1.97%) Telecoms
9 36 (1.51%) Games
10 32 (1.34%) Manufacturing
11 22 (0.92%) Advertising
11 22 (0.92%) Back Office
12 21 (0.88%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.75%) Electronics
14 5 (0.21%) French Language
15 4 (0.17%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.17%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.17%) Legal
16 2 (0.084%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 1996 (83.48%) Developer
2 1674 (70.01%) Java Developer
3 278 (11.63%) Senior Developer
4 247 (10.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 139 (5.81%) Architect
6 114 (4.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 66 (2.76%) Web Developer
8 59 (2.47%) Software Engineer
9 56 (2.34%) Hybris Developer
10 53 (2.22%) Technical Architect
11 50 (2.09%) Lead Developer
12 49 (2.05%) J2EE Developer
13 42 (1.76%) Java Architect
14 38 (1.59%) Software Developer
15 35 (1.46%) Solutions Architect
16 34 (1.42%) Analyst
17 32 (1.34%) Scala Developer
17 32 (1.34%) Java Web Developer
18 31 (1.30%) Lead Java Developer
19 27 (1.13%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1132 (47.34%) Hibernate
2 741 (30.99%) HTML
3 732 (30.61%) J2EE
4 729 (30.49%) Web Services
5 708 (29.61%) XML
6 587 (24.55%) CSS
7 535 (22.38%) Spring MVC
8 410 (17.15%) REST
9 382 (15.98%) SOAP
10 378 (15.81%) jQuery
11 369 (15.43%) JSP
12 303 (12.67%) RESTful
13 301 (12.59%) JMS
14 298 (12.46%) JSON
15 270 (11.29%) Ajax
16 263 (11.00%) Java EE
17 261 (10.92%) Struts
18 218 (9.12%) XSLT
19 216 (9.03%) HTML5
20 211 (8.82%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 207 (8.66%) Open Source
2 109 (4.56%) Computer Science
3 104 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 80 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (2.59%) Derivative
6 50 (2.09%) Data Structures
7 46 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 41 (1.71%) User Experience
9 40 (1.67%) Fixed Income
10 35 (1.46%) N-Tier
11 30 (1.25%) Algorithms
12 29 (1.21%) Equities
13 22 (0.92%) Equity Derivative
14 21 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 20 (0.84%) Management Information System
16 19 (0.79%) Mobile App
17 18 (0.75%) Market Risk
17 18 (0.75%) DTV
18 17 (0.71%) Clustering
18 17 (0.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 441 (18.44%) Linux
2 357 (14.93%) UNIX
3 69 (2.89%) Windows
4 54 (2.26%) Mac OS X
5 36 (1.51%) Android
6 23 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.59%) Apple iOS
7 14 (0.59%) CentOS
8 10 (0.42%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.38%) Solaris
10 8 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.17%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.17%) VMS
12 4 (0.17%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.17%) Fedora
13 3 (0.13%) HPUX
14 2 (0.084%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.084%) AIX
14 2 (0.084%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1253 (52.40%) Agile Software Development
2 800 (33.46%) TDD
3 654 (27.35%) MVC
4 563 (23.55%) Scrum
5 469 (19.62%) Continuous Integration
6 347 (14.51%) OO
7 338 (14.14%) BDD
8 276 (11.54%) SOA
9 207 (8.66%) E-Commerce
10 201 (8.41%) Unit Testing
11 190 (7.95%) Web Development
12 160 (6.69%) Multithreading
12 160 (6.69%) Software Engineering
13 135 (5.65%) Kanban
14 107 (4.48%) DevOps
14 107 (4.48%) Pair Programming
15 101 (4.22%) UML
16 92 (3.85%) Configuration Management
17 88 (3.68%) Mentoring
18 72 (3.01%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 2364 (98.87%) Java
2 741 (30.99%) JavaScript
3 705 (29.49%) SQL
4 247 (10.33%) PL/SQL
5 154 (6.44%) Scala
6 120 (5.02%) C#
7 105 (4.39%) Python
8 102 (4.27%) Ruby
9 82 (3.43%) Groovy
10 78 (3.26%) Perl
11 66 (2.76%) PHP
12 62 (2.59%) C++
13 49 (2.05%) XPath
14 47 (1.97%) Shell Script
15 45 (1.88%) Bash Shell
16 34 (1.42%) XQuery
17 18 (0.75%) PHP5
17 18 (0.75%) T-SQL
18 16 (0.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 15 (0.63%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 153 (6.40%) Security Cleared
2 133 (5.56%) Degree
3 100 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.34%) Sun Certification
5 23 (0.96%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (0.38%) OCPJP
8 7 (0.29%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.25%) BC Cleared
9 6 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.084%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.084%) ISEB
12 1 (0.042%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.042%) PhD
12 1 (0.042%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.042%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (3.76%) QA
2 6 (0.25%) WCAG
3 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.17%) SLA
5 2 (0.084%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.084%) HL7
5 2 (0.084%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.042%) COBIT
System Software
1 23 (0.96%) Docker
2 17 (0.71%) VirtualBox
3 13 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.50%) Shibboleth
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.21%) vCloud
6 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.13%) vSphere
7 2 (0.084%) GridGain
7 2 (0.084%) Firmware
7 2 (0.084%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.042%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 79 (3.30%) Puppet
2 35 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (1.09%) Vagrant
4 20 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Management
5 16 (0.67%) Ansible
5 16 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 11 (0.46%) Hyperic
7 10 (0.42%) Oozie
8 7 (0.29%) Kibana
9 6 (0.25%) logstash
9 6 (0.25%) yum
10 5 (0.21%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.17%) StatsD
12 3 (0.13%) Graphite
12 3 (0.13%) Salt
12 3 (0.13%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.084%) Control-M
13 2 (0.084%) Nagios
14 1 (0.042%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 671 (28.06%) Oracle
2 104 (4.35%) Sybase
3 100 (4.18%) hybris
4 79 (3.30%) TIBCO
5 76 (3.18%) IBM
6 65 (2.72%) Adobe
7 52 (2.17%) Red Hat
8 50 (2.09%) Microsoft
9 39 (1.63%) Google
10 33 (1.38%) SAP
11 30 (1.25%) Twitter
12 21 (0.88%) VMware
13 18 (0.75%) Informatica
14 16 (0.67%) HP
15 15 (0.63%) Canoo
16 13 (0.54%) ATG
16 13 (0.54%) Murex
17 12 (0.50%) Endeca
18 11 (0.46%) Reuters
18 11 (0.46%) Zend
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