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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 74 87 77
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing Spring 1380 1103 1182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.72% 2.16% 2.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.61% 8.09% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 744 771
Average daily rate £450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 5
Average hourly rate £57.00 £40.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.87% +16.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.00 £40.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+39.87% +16.42%

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
14367 13635 13340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.35% 26.66% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9935 9078 8335
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 196 272
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -0.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £20.37 £15.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £46.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +29 1247 £450 +12.50% 491
London +23 679 £500 +5.82% 225
South East +14 163 £388 +12.31% 66
City of London +24 103 £550 +10.00% 43
North West -20 95 £400 +3.22% 44
Yorkshire +41 86 £450 +32.35% 37
South West -1 86 £375 -6.25% 47
Scotland -16 76 £375 -6.25% 21
West Yorkshire +38 74 £450 +28.57% 24
Leeds +38 72 £450 +32.35% 21
East of England +12 55 £450 +20.00% 21
Edinburgh -1 49 £369 -2.96% 6
Manchester +2 47 £383 -1.29% 25
North East +12 41 £356 +42.50% 5
Hampshire -5 40 £375 -3.84% 7
Wiltshire +28 38 £375 -3.22% 13
Tyne and Wear +7 38 £363 +45.00% 5
Cheshire -5 34 £394 +8.62% 11
West Midlands +2 32 £325 +18.18% 30
Buckinghamshire +34 28 £355 +9.23% 15
Swindon +20 28 £375 -3.22% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 28 £425 +70.00% 3
Milton Keynes +28 27 £355 +1.42% 12
Berkshire +16 23 £375 -0.66% 11
Oxfordshire +9 23 £426 +3.96% 6
Surrey -8 22 £440 +35.38% 16
East Midlands +1 21 £325 -7.14% 14
Bristol +2 20 £363 -17.14% 15
Cambridgeshire +27 19 £475 - 4
Somerset +10 17 £500 +25.00% 2

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2513 (97.71%) Java
2 1616 (62.83%) Agile Software Development
3 1108 (43.08%) Hibernate
4 1052 (40.90%) TDD
5 855 (33.24%) JavaScript
6 759 (29.51%) HTML
7 758 (29.47%) Scrum
8 726 (28.23%) Web Services
9 630 (24.49%) Maven
10 588 (22.86%) CSS
11 587 (22.82%) SQL
12 584 (22.71%) J2EE
13 563 (21.89%) REST
14 555 (21.58%) Oracle
15 535 (20.80%) Continuous Integration
16 516 (20.06%) MVC
17 485 (18.86%) JUnit
18 481 (18.70%) Tomcat
19 479 (18.62%) Git (software)
20 462 (17.96%) BDD
20 462 (17.96%) Jenkins
21 455 (17.69%) XML
22 430 (16.72%) RESTful
23 405 (15.75%) Finance
24 402 (15.63%) AngularJS
25 400 (15.55%) Linux
26 371 (14.42%) SOAP
27 365 (14.19%) OO
28 359 (13.96%) NoSQL
29 333 (12.95%) Spring MVC

Spring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 481 (18.70%) Tomcat
2 313 (12.17%) JBoss
3 267 (10.38%) Apache
4 188 (7.31%) Node.js
5 159 (6.18%) WebLogic
6 146 (5.68%) WebSphere
7 122 (4.74%) Jetty
8 88 (3.42%) Confluence
9 70 (2.72%) Oracle Coherence
10 68 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
11 61 (2.37%) CMS
12 55 (2.14%) WebSphere Application Server
13 54 (2.10%) Apache Solr
14 44 (1.71%) Mule
15 24 (0.93%) Alfresco
16 23 (0.89%) GlassFish
17 22 (0.86%) Apache Spark
18 21 (0.82%) IIS
19 20 (0.78%) Liferay
20 19 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 22 (0.86%) MS Visio
2 20 (0.78%) MS Excel
3 10 (0.39%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.12%) Fireworks
4 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.078%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.039%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 23 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
3 8 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.16%) Kondor
5 3 (0.12%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.12%) Magento
6 2 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.078%) Line 500
6 2 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.078%) Sage 1000
6 2 (0.078%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.039%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.039%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.039%) Endur
7 1 (0.039%) Global One
7 1 (0.039%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.039%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 184 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (1.24%) GitHub
3 28 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
6 14 (0.54%) Amazon S3
6 14 (0.54%) SaaS
7 11 (0.43%) Google Analytics
8 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (0.31%) Google Tag Manager
10 7 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
10 7 (0.27%) PaaS
11 6 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.16%) Heroku
12 4 (0.16%) SoftLayer
12 4 (0.16%) Sumo Logic
13 3 (0.12%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.078%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.039%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 151 (5.87%) HTTP
2 78 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 74 (2.88%) Internet
4 18 (0.70%) LDAP
5 17 (0.66%) SSL
6 15 (0.58%) SNMP
7 11 (0.43%) Firewall
8 10 (0.39%) VPN
9 9 (0.35%) HTTPS
9 9 (0.35%) Intranet
10 8 (0.31%) DNS
10 8 (0.31%) DVB
10 8 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (0.27%) BGP
12 5 (0.19%) Multicast
13 4 (0.16%) Wireless
14 3 (0.12%) AMQP
14 3 (0.12%) Network Security
14 3 (0.12%) OpenLDAP
14 3 (0.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (13.96%) NoSQL
2 272 (10.58%) MongoDB
3 228 (8.86%) MySQL
3 228 (8.86%) Relational Database
4 211 (8.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 188 (7.31%) PostgreSQL
6 131 (5.09%) SQL Server
7 113 (4.39%) Oracle Database
8 105 (4.08%) Hadoop
9 71 (2.76%) Big Data
10 66 (2.57%) RDBMS
11 53 (2.06%) HBase
11 53 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
12 45 (1.75%) DB2
13 41 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 39 (1.52%) Apache Hive
15 33 (1.28%) Hazelcast
16 32 (1.24%) Jackrabbit
17 26 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
18 20 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 630 (24.49%) Maven
2 485 (18.86%) JUnit
3 479 (18.62%) Git (software)
4 462 (17.96%) Jenkins
5 280 (10.89%) Subversion
6 267 (10.38%) JIRA
7 261 (10.15%) Mockito
8 258 (10.03%) Cucumber
9 239 (9.29%) Eclipse
10 200 (7.78%) Gradle
11 146 (5.68%) Selenium
12 114 (4.43%) Ant
13 70 (2.72%) Hudson
14 69 (2.68%) IntelliJ
15 67 (2.60%) JMeter
16 65 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 56 (2.18%) TeamCity
18 41 (1.59%) Spock
19 38 (1.48%) Jasmine
20 32 (1.24%) SoapUI
General
1 405 (15.75%) Finance
2 277 (10.77%) Banking
3 114 (4.43%) Investment Banking
4 100 (3.89%) Retail
5 89 (3.46%) Front Office
6 60 (2.33%) Telecoms
7 46 (1.79%) Games
8 37 (1.44%) Publishing
9 31 (1.21%) Marketing
10 27 (1.05%) Financial Institution
11 23 (0.89%) Electronics
12 16 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.43%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.43%) Back Office
14 10 (0.39%) Legal
15 7 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.27%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.23%) Private Banking
17 4 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
18 3 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2194 (85.30%) Developer
2 1889 (73.44%) Java Developer
3 375 (14.58%) Senior Developer
4 334 (12.99%) Agile Developer
4 334 (12.99%) Senior Java Developer
5 321 (12.48%) Agile Java Developer
6 188 (7.31%) Architect
7 113 (4.39%) JavaScript Developer
8 106 (4.12%) Java Architect
9 78 (3.03%) J2EE Developer
10 77 (2.99%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 72 (2.80%) Angular Developer
12 69 (2.68%) Senior Agile Developer
13 66 (2.57%) Senior Agile Java Developer
14 62 (2.41%) Lead Developer
14 62 (2.41%) Software Engineer
14 62 (2.41%) Web Developer
15 61 (2.37%) SC Cleared Java Developer
16 58 (2.26%) Scala Developer
17 57 (2.22%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1108 (43.08%) Hibernate
2 759 (29.51%) HTML
3 726 (28.23%) Web Services
4 588 (22.86%) CSS
5 584 (22.71%) J2EE
6 563 (21.89%) REST
7 455 (17.69%) XML
8 430 (16.72%) RESTful
9 402 (15.63%) AngularJS
10 371 (14.42%) SOAP
11 333 (12.95%) Spring MVC
12 312 (12.13%) jQuery
13 293 (11.39%) JSON
14 290 (11.28%) HTML5
15 260 (10.11%) JMS
16 244 (9.49%) Java EE
17 234 (9.10%) JPA
18 212 (8.24%) JSP
19 184 (7.15%) Struts
20 174 (6.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 117 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
3 58 (2.26%) Computer Science
4 57 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 49 (1.91%) Derivative
6 42 (1.63%) User Experience
7 35 (1.36%) Equities
8 34 (1.32%) Algorithms
9 32 (1.24%) Fixed Income
10 31 (1.21%) Mobile App
11 30 (1.17%) STB
12 29 (1.13%) iPad
13 23 (0.89%) N-Tier
14 21 (0.82%) Grid Computing
15 19 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
15 19 (0.74%) Market Risk
15 19 (0.74%) Online Games
16 17 (0.66%) Cryptography
16 17 (0.66%) Management Information System
17 15 (0.58%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 400 (15.55%) Linux
2 267 (10.38%) Unix
3 78 (3.03%) Windows
4 42 (1.63%) CentOS
5 29 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (1.05%) Ubuntu
7 17 (0.66%) Android
8 15 (0.58%) Solaris
9 13 (0.51%) Windows Server
10 12 (0.47%) AIX
10 12 (0.47%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.35%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.078%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.078%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.039%) SUSE
14 1 (0.039%) VMS
14 1 (0.039%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1616 (62.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1052 (40.90%) TDD
3 758 (29.47%) Scrum
4 535 (20.80%) Continuous Integration
5 516 (20.06%) MVC
6 462 (17.96%) BDD
7 365 (14.19%) OO
8 309 (12.01%) Pair Programming
9 282 (10.96%) Unit Testing
10 270 (10.50%) Multithreading
11 252 (9.80%) Kanban
12 232 (9.02%) E-Commerce
13 229 (8.90%) Software Engineering
14 208 (8.09%) Open Source
15 203 (7.89%) SDLC
16 192 (7.47%) SOA
17 179 (6.96%) Microservices
18 164 (6.38%) DevOps
19 159 (6.18%) Mentoring
20 158 (6.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2513 (97.71%) Java
2 855 (33.24%) JavaScript
3 587 (22.82%) SQL
4 194 (7.54%) Scala
5 182 (7.08%) Python
6 161 (6.26%) Groovy
7 148 (5.75%) PL/SQL
8 109 (4.24%) Ruby
9 77 (2.99%) PHP
10 59 (2.29%) C#
11 53 (2.06%) Bash Shell
11 53 (2.06%) Perl
12 52 (2.02%) Shell Script
13 42 (1.63%) C++
14 23 (0.89%) C
15 21 (0.82%) Clojure
16 20 (0.78%) XPath
17 17 (0.66%) T-SQL
18 14 (0.54%) AWK
18 14 (0.54%) sed
Qualifications
1 205 (7.97%) Security Cleared
2 128 (4.98%) Degree
3 122 (4.74%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.01%) DV Cleared
5 23 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 21 (0.82%) Sun Certification
7 6 (0.23%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.23%) PMP
7 6 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.19%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.19%) ISEB
8 5 (0.19%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.16%) OCPJP
9 4 (0.16%) OCPJWCD
10 3 (0.12%) OCA
10 3 (0.12%) OCP
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.12%) PhD
11 2 (0.078%) HND
11 2 (0.078%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (3.97%) QA
2 13 (0.51%) SLA
3 12 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.078%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.039%) MiFID
9 1 (0.039%) SDET
System Software
1 121 (4.70%) Docker
2 16 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.35%) HDFS
4 8 (0.31%) Shibboleth
5 7 (0.27%) Apache Flume
5 7 (0.27%) vSphere
6 5 (0.19%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.16%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 4 (0.16%) vCloud
8 2 (0.078%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.039%) LXC
9 1 (0.039%) Varnish
9 1 (0.039%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 46 (1.79%) Puppet
2 36 (1.40%) Graphite
3 29 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (0.62%) Oozie
5 9 (0.35%) Nagios
6 8 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 8 (0.31%) logstash
6 8 (0.31%) MOM
7 7 (0.27%) Ansible
7 7 (0.27%) Control-M
8 6 (0.23%) Kibana
8 6 (0.23%) Rundeck
8 6 (0.23%) Salt
9 5 (0.19%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.16%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.12%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.12%) Ganglia
11 3 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.12%) Hyperic
12 2 (0.078%) Mesos
Vendors
1 555 (21.58%) Oracle
2 103 (4.00%) IBM
3 69 (2.68%) Sybase
4 62 (2.41%) hybris
5 44 (1.71%) Google
6 41 (1.59%) Adobe
7 40 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 38 (1.48%) Atlassian
9 30 (1.17%) Microsoft
9 30 (1.17%) SOASTA, Inc
10 26 (1.01%) Perforce
11 25 (0.97%) TIBCO
12 24 (0.93%) ATG
12 24 (0.93%) VMware
13 21 (0.82%) DataSynapse
14 16 (0.62%) Twitter
15 15 (0.58%) Endeca
15 15 (0.58%) SAP
16 13 (0.51%) Splunk
17 12 (0.47%) Fidessa
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Rate: £425 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Rate: £325 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: £350/360/Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: Yesterday
Sittingbourne, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £495 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Proteus Europe
Rate: £205.66 - £209.26 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions Limited
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Leeds, Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions Limited
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Midlands
Apeiro Ltd
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London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
set2recruit
Rate: From £300 to £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £525 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £360 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago