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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 76 72 76
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Spring 1345 1363 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.34% 2.60% 2.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.67% 8.98% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 957 920
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £593 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -12.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -22.94%

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
15521 15181 15281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 29.01% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10288 9859 9171
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 276 389
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.26 £17.91 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014. 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 -7 1171 £425 -5.55% 375
London -25 616 £450 -5.26% 166
City of London -25 155 £475 -5.00% 59
South East +27 151 £413 +17.85% 58
East of England +53 118 £440 +10.00% 25
South West +4 92 £375 +7.14% 18
Scotland -12 78 £381 -1.61% 15
North West -4 74 £350 -3.44% 39
Essex +36 73 £475 +26.66% 9
Wales +23 60 £420 +7.69% 6
Oxfordshire +16 42 £475 +11.76% 8
Southend-on-Sea - 42 £475 - 2
Manchester -9 38 £340 -8.72% 26
North East -12 38 £375 +15.38% 6
Glasgow -18 38 £408 +20.74% 6
Hertfordshire +1 36 £396 -6.91% 7
Yorkshire -52 31 £331 +1.92% 41
Gloucestershire +14 30 £425 +47.82% 3
Tyne and Wear -21 29 £485 +49.23% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 28 £485 +49.23% 4
Oxford +6 27 £463 -0.53% 2
Berkshire -3 27 £388 +10.71% 10
Bristol -15 26 £375 +7.14% 6
Edinburgh +7 23 £375 +7.14% 3
West Midlands -3 23 £350 +40.00% 14
West Yorkshire -32 20 £375 +20.00% 25
Hampshire -25 19 £325 -10.34% 8
South Wales +1 18 £420 +17.48% 3
West Sussex +17 17 £409 +16.78% 9
Surrey -8 16 £425 +41.66% 15

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 2507 (98.39%) Java
2 1260 (49.45%) Agile Software Development
3 1253 (49.18%) Hibernate
4 842 (33.05%) TDD
5 811 (31.83%) XML
6 779 (30.57%) SQL
7 777 (30.49%) JavaScript
8 758 (29.75%) HTML
9 755 (29.63%) J2EE
10 738 (28.96%) MVC
11 737 (28.92%) Web Services
12 723 (28.38%) Oracle
13 583 (22.88%) CSS
14 582 (22.84%) Spring MVC
15 578 (22.68%) Maven
16 561 (22.02%) Scrum
17 498 (19.54%) JUnit
18 446 (17.50%) Linux
19 441 (17.31%) Finance
19 441 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
20 439 (17.23%) UNIX
21 419 (16.44%) Tomcat
22 407 (15.97%) REST
23 406 (15.93%) jQuery
23 406 (15.93%) JSP
24 375 (14.72%) OO
25 350 (13.74%) Relational Database
26 348 (13.66%) BDD
27 341 (13.38%) SOAP
28 328 (12.87%) JSON

Spring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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
1 419 (16.44%) Tomcat
2 262 (10.28%) Apache
3 244 (9.58%) JBoss
4 172 (6.75%) WebSphere
5 167 (6.55%) WebLogic
6 91 (3.57%) Confluence
6 91 (3.57%) CMS
7 67 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
8 53 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
9 44 (1.73%) Adobe CQ
10 40 (1.57%) Node.js
11 39 (1.53%) FileNet
12 38 (1.49%) Apache Solr
13 33 (1.30%) Liferay
14 29 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 25 (0.98%) Apache ServiceMix
16 23 (0.90%) Alfresco
17 22 (0.86%) Jetty
18 21 (0.82%) GlassFish
19 20 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (0.31%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.16%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.16%) MS Project
3 4 (0.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 22 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
3 9 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (0.27%) Murex MxG2000
5 6 (0.24%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 4 (0.16%) Magento
6 4 (0.16%) Shopify
7 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
7 3 (0.12%) RMDS
8 2 (0.078%) ENOVIA
8 2 (0.078%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.078%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.039%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.039%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 73 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (1.26%) GitHub
3 31 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (0.67%) SaaS
4 17 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.59%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.16%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.16%) PaaS
7 4 (0.16%) IaaS
8 1 (0.039%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 138 (5.42%) HTTP
2 86 (3.38%) Internet
3 73 (2.86%) LDAP
4 24 (0.94%) AMQP
5 16 (0.63%) Intranet
6 13 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 12 (0.47%) SNMP
8 10 (0.39%) FTP
8 10 (0.39%) HTTPS
9 9 (0.35%) SSH
10 8 (0.31%) Extranet
11 7 (0.27%) SSL
12 5 (0.20%) Firewall
13 4 (0.16%) Multicast
14 3 (0.12%) Unified Communications
14 3 (0.12%) DNS
14 3 (0.12%) DAB
15 2 (0.078%) PuTTY
15 2 (0.078%) IPv4
15 2 (0.078%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (13.74%) Relational Database
2 298 (11.70%) MySQL
3 185 (7.26%) SQL Server
3 185 (7.26%) Oracle Database
4 173 (6.79%) MongoDB
5 169 (6.63%) NoSQL
6 133 (5.22%) RDBMS
7 91 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 76 (2.98%) Big Data
9 66 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 62 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
11 60 (2.35%) Hadoop
12 59 (2.32%) DB2
13 52 (2.04%) MariaDB
14 42 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
15 27 (1.06%) Neo4j
16 25 (0.98%) Hazelcast
16 25 (0.98%) Redis
17 24 (0.94%) CouchDB
18 23 (0.90%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 578 (22.68%) Maven
2 498 (19.54%) JUnit
3 297 (11.66%) Subversion
4 275 (10.79%) Jenkins
5 266 (10.44%) Eclipse
6 231 (9.07%) Selenium
7 194 (7.61%) JIRA
8 189 (7.42%) Git (software)
9 188 (7.38%) Ant
10 175 (6.87%) Mockito
11 160 (6.28%) Cucumber
12 112 (4.40%) Hudson
13 58 (2.28%) IntelliJ
13 58 (2.28%) TeamCity
14 53 (2.08%) CruiseControl
15 49 (1.92%) Jasmine
16 37 (1.45%) JMeter
17 33 (1.30%) jMock
18 28 (1.10%) Gradle
19 27 (1.06%) Apache Ivy
General
1 441 (17.31%) Finance
2 313 (12.28%) Banking
3 144 (5.65%) Investment Banking
4 134 (5.26%) Front Office
5 48 (1.88%) Marketing
5 48 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 40 (1.57%) Games
7 39 (1.53%) Publishing
8 35 (1.37%) Retail
9 32 (1.26%) Back Office
10 30 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 27 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.75%) Electronics
13 17 (0.67%) Advertising
14 6 (0.24%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.24%) German Language
15 5 (0.20%) Dutch Language
15 5 (0.20%) Legal
16 4 (0.16%) French Language
16 4 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2160 (84.77%) Developer
2 1804 (70.80%) Java Developer
3 297 (11.66%) Senior Developer
4 255 (10.01%) Senior Java Developer
5 138 (5.42%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 117 (4.59%) Architect
7 78 (3.06%) Web Developer
8 69 (2.71%) Software Engineer
9 68 (2.67%) J2EE Developer
10 59 (2.32%) Lead Developer
11 53 (2.08%) Software Developer
12 50 (1.96%) Hybris Developer
13 47 (1.84%) Analyst
14 45 (1.77%) Java Web Developer
15 35 (1.37%) Java Architect
16 34 (1.33%) Lead Java Developer
17 33 (1.30%) Scala Developer
18 31 (1.22%) Applications Developer
19 30 (1.18%) Programmer
20 28 (1.10%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1253 (49.18%) Hibernate
2 811 (31.83%) XML
3 758 (29.75%) HTML
4 755 (29.63%) J2EE
5 737 (28.92%) Web Services
6 583 (22.88%) CSS
7 582 (22.84%) Spring MVC
8 407 (15.97%) REST
9 406 (15.93%) jQuery
9 406 (15.93%) JSP
10 341 (13.38%) SOAP
11 328 (12.87%) JSON
12 315 (12.36%) Ajax
13 309 (12.13%) JMS
14 274 (10.75%) Struts
15 270 (10.60%) Java EE
16 254 (9.97%) RESTful
17 227 (8.91%) XSLT
18 203 (7.97%) JPA
19 196 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 237 (9.30%) Open Source
2 118 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
3 98 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 60 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (2.32%) Derivative
6 57 (2.24%) Fixed Income
7 52 (2.04%) User Experience
8 50 (1.96%) Data Structures
9 48 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 35 (1.37%) Mathematics
10 35 (1.37%) Credit Risk
10 35 (1.37%) Market Risk
11 33 (1.30%) Algorithms
12 29 (1.14%) Mobile App
13 23 (0.90%) Equities
14 20 (0.78%) N-Tier
15 19 (0.75%) Digital Media
16 18 (0.71%) Visualisation
17 17 (0.67%) Data Integration
17 17 (0.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 446 (17.50%) Linux
2 439 (17.23%) UNIX
3 79 (3.10%) Windows
4 65 (2.55%) Mac OS X
5 38 (1.49%) Android
6 19 (0.75%) CentOS
6 19 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (0.75%) Solaris
7 16 (0.63%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.39%) Fedora
10 9 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.31%) AIX
12 6 (0.24%) HPUX
13 4 (0.16%) Debian
13 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.16%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.078%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1260 (49.45%) Agile Software Development
2 842 (33.05%) TDD
3 738 (28.96%) MVC
4 561 (22.02%) Scrum
5 441 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
6 375 (14.72%) OO
7 348 (13.66%) BDD
8 292 (11.46%) SOA
9 274 (10.75%) E-Commerce
10 267 (10.48%) Unit Testing
11 197 (7.73%) Software Engineering
12 185 (7.26%) Multithreading
13 182 (7.14%) Web Development
14 133 (5.22%) UML
15 127 (4.98%) Mentoring
16 117 (4.59%) Pair Programming
17 111 (4.36%) Kanban
18 109 (4.28%) Configuration Management
19 107 (4.20%) Low Latency
20 95 (3.73%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2507 (98.39%) Java
2 779 (30.57%) SQL
3 777 (30.49%) JavaScript
4 227 (8.91%) PL/SQL
5 151 (5.93%) Scala
6 131 (5.14%) C#
7 108 (4.24%) Python
8 97 (3.81%) Ruby
9 89 (3.49%) Shell Script
10 83 (3.26%) PHP
11 77 (3.02%) Perl
12 76 (2.98%) C++
13 75 (2.94%) Groovy
14 59 (2.32%) XPath
15 44 (1.73%) Bash Shell
16 43 (1.69%) XQuery
17 32 (1.26%) PHP5
17 32 (1.26%) T-SQL
18 20 (0.78%) C
19 18 (0.71%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 145 (5.69%) Security Cleared
2 141 (5.53%) Degree
3 105 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.02%) Sun Certification
5 9 (0.35%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.31%) OCPJP
7 5 (0.20%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.16%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.078%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.039%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.039%) PhD
11 1 (0.039%) HND
11 1 (0.039%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.12%) QA
2 7 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.24%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.16%) SLA
5 3 (0.12%) COBIT
5 3 (0.12%) HL7
6 1 (0.039%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (0.55%) Shibboleth
2 13 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.39%) VirtualBox
4 8 (0.31%) Docker
5 6 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.24%) vCloud
6 5 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.12%) HDFS
8 2 (0.078%) GridGain
9 1 (0.039%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.039%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.039%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 60 (2.35%) Puppet
2 29 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Management
4 17 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 16 (0.63%) Vagrant
6 11 (0.43%) Oozie
7 10 (0.39%) Hyperic
7 10 (0.39%) Ansible
8 7 (0.27%) YUM
9 5 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.12%) OpenSSO
11 2 (0.078%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.078%) Salt
11 2 (0.078%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.078%) MOM
11 2 (0.078%) Nagios
12 1 (0.039%) CA LISA
12 1 (0.039%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.039%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.039%) logstash
Vendors
1 723 (28.38%) Oracle
2 111 (4.36%) Sybase
3 110 (4.32%) IBM
4 82 (3.22%) hybris
5 76 (2.98%) TIBCO
6 67 (2.63%) Google
7 52 (2.04%) Red Hat
7 52 (2.04%) Adobe
8 50 (1.96%) Microsoft
9 42 (1.65%) Twitter
10 29 (1.14%) SAP
11 19 (0.75%) Zend
11 19 (0.75%) VMware
12 18 (0.71%) Informatica
13 17 (0.67%) Endeca
13 17 (0.67%) FatWire
14 15 (0.59%) ATG
15 14 (0.55%) Sun
16 13 (0.51%) Facebook
16 13 (0.51%) Canoo
City, London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £460 - £490 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Rate: Negotiable dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
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