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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 77 74 85
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing Spring 1318 1362 1309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.27% 2.58% 2.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.46% 8.94% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 940 917
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% -9.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -28.91%

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
15578 15242 15706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.84% 28.87% 27.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10165 9888 9399
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 254 394
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 30 September 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
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 30 September 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 -9 1133 £425 -5.55% 420
London -23 615 £450 -6.25% 210
City of London -10 169 £475 -9.52% 75
South East -2 138 £375 - 57
East of England +55 102 £425 +13.33% 20
South West +10 97 £375 -1.96% 36
Scotland -11 83 £375 - 22
North West -5 68 £350 -6.04% 41
Wales +24 65 £400 +11.88% 20
Essex +32 58 £460 +22.66% 1
Glasgow -13 51 £400 +6.66% 12
Hertfordshire +3 36 £391 -2.34% 10
Manchester -17 33 £375 +0.67% 28
Gloucestershire +9 32 £393 +36.52% 3
North East -17 32 £325 - 5
Oxfordshire +8 31 £475 +15.15% 4
Yorkshire -56 30 £325 +1.96% 30
Hampshire -15 29 £325 -3.34% 10
Berkshire -13 28 £373 +6.42% 19
Southend-on-Sea - 25 £473 - 1
West Midlands +2 24 £314 -0.39% 12
Bristol -6 23 £375 +7.14% 16
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 22 £363 +11.53% 5
Tyne and Wear -31 22 £363 +11.53% 5
Oxford +7 21 £375 -16.66% 1
West Yorkshire -31 21 £375 +25.00% 11
Surrey -13 17 £413 +10.00% 15
Edinburgh +6 16 £375 -6.25% 3
East Midlands 0 16 £375 - 7
Southampton +5 15 £310 -

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1280 (50.24%) Hibernate
3 1249 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
4 838 (32.89%) TDD
5 805 (31.59%) XML
6 795 (31.20%) SQL
7 784 (30.77%) J2EE
8 759 (29.79%) JavaScript
9 741 (29.08%) Web Services
9 741 (29.08%) MVC
10 730 (28.65%) Oracle
11 699 (27.43%) HTML
12 613 (24.06%) Maven
13 578 (22.68%) Spring MVC
14 562 (22.06%) Scrum
15 530 (20.80%) CSS
16 500 (19.62%) JUnit
17 472 (18.52%) Finance
18 438 (17.19%) Linux
19 430 (16.88%) jQuery
20 429 (16.84%) UNIX
21 418 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
22 402 (15.78%) Tomcat
23 393 (15.42%) JSP
24 390 (15.31%) REST
25 375 (14.72%) OO
26 347 (13.62%) SOAP
27 345 (13.54%) BDD
28 343 (13.46%) Ajax
29 317 (12.44%) JMS

Spring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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
1 402 (15.78%) Tomcat
2 239 (9.38%) Apache
3 183 (7.18%) WebSphere
4 181 (7.10%) WebLogic
5 88 (3.45%) Confluence
6 79 (3.10%) CMS
7 62 (2.43%) WebSphere Application Server
8 53 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
9 50 (1.96%) Adobe CQ
10 36 (1.41%) Liferay
11 35 (1.37%) Apache Solr
11 35 (1.37%) Node.js
11 35 (1.37%) FileNet
12 29 (1.14%) Apache ServiceMix
13 28 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 26 (1.02%) Jetty
14 26 (1.02%) Mule
15 22 (0.86%) IIS
16 21 (0.82%) MQSeries
17 20 (0.78%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (0.31%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.20%) MS Project
4 4 (0.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
4 9 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.35%) Murex MxG2000
5 6 (0.24%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 5 (0.20%) Magento
7 4 (0.16%) Shopify
7 4 (0.16%) RMDS
8 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.078%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.078%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.078%) ENOVIA
10 1 (0.039%) HFM
10 1 (0.039%) Hyperion Planning
10 1 (0.039%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 69 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.30%) GitHub
3 29 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (0.71%) SaaS
5 17 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.51%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.20%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.12%) PaaS
9 3 (0.12%) IaaS
10 1 (0.039%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 122 (4.79%) HTTP
2 98 (3.85%) Internet
3 55 (2.16%) LDAP
4 23 (0.90%) AMQP
5 15 (0.59%) Intranet
6 12 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.39%) FTP
7 10 (0.39%) SNMP
8 9 (0.35%) HTTPS
8 9 (0.35%) SSH
9 7 (0.27%) SSL
9 7 (0.27%) Extranet
10 6 (0.24%) Firewall
11 4 (0.16%) Multicast
12 3 (0.12%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.12%) DAB
12 3 (0.12%) DNS
13 2 (0.078%) VoIP
13 2 (0.078%) IPv4
13 2 (0.078%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 312 (12.24%) Relational Database
2 282 (11.07%) MySQL
3 193 (7.57%) SQL Server
4 192 (7.54%) Oracle Database
5 167 (6.55%) NoSQL
6 164 (6.44%) MongoDB
7 122 (4.79%) RDBMS
8 90 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 78 (3.06%) Big Data
10 74 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 69 (2.71%) Hadoop
12 62 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
13 54 (2.12%) DB2
14 43 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
15 30 (1.18%) MariaDB
16 24 (0.94%) CouchDB
16 24 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
17 23 (0.90%) Redis
17 23 (0.90%) Hazelcast
18 21 (0.82%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 613 (24.06%) Maven
2 500 (19.62%) JUnit
3 313 (12.28%) Subversion
4 271 (10.64%) Eclipse
5 270 (10.60%) Jenkins
6 208 (8.16%) Selenium
7 188 (7.38%) Ant
8 185 (7.26%) Git (software)
9 181 (7.10%) JIRA
10 171 (6.71%) Mockito
11 162 (6.36%) Cucumber
12 117 (4.59%) Hudson
13 58 (2.28%) TeamCity
14 54 (2.12%) IntelliJ
15 50 (1.96%) CruiseControl
16 46 (1.81%) Jasmine
17 33 (1.30%) Apache Ivy
18 28 (1.10%) TestNG
18 28 (1.10%) WebDriver
19 27 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 472 (18.52%) Finance
2 309 (12.13%) Banking
3 139 (5.46%) Investment Banking
4 137 (5.38%) Front Office
5 55 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 51 (2.00%) Marketing
7 45 (1.77%) Games
8 38 (1.49%) Retail
9 34 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 30 (1.18%) Publishing
11 29 (1.14%) Financial Institution
12 28 (1.10%) Back Office
13 22 (0.86%) Electronics
14 16 (0.63%) Advertising
15 7 (0.27%) German Language
16 6 (0.24%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.20%) Legal
17 5 (0.20%) Automotive
18 4 (0.16%) Dutch Language
18 4 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2190 (85.95%) Developer
2 1814 (71.19%) Java Developer
3 297 (11.66%) Senior Developer
4 252 (9.89%) Senior Java Developer
5 155 (6.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 103 (4.04%) Architect
7 84 (3.30%) Web Developer
8 74 (2.90%) Software Engineer
8 74 (2.90%) J2EE Developer
9 63 (2.47%) Lead Developer
10 57 (2.24%) Hybris Developer
11 52 (2.04%) Software Developer
12 49 (1.92%) Analyst
13 48 (1.88%) Java Web Developer
14 40 (1.57%) Programmer
15 39 (1.53%) Applications Developer
16 34 (1.33%) Java Programmer
16 34 (1.33%) Java Architect
17 33 (1.30%) Scala Developer
18 31 (1.22%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1280 (50.24%) Hibernate
2 805 (31.59%) XML
3 784 (30.77%) J2EE
4 741 (29.08%) Web Services
5 699 (27.43%) HTML
6 578 (22.68%) Spring MVC
7 530 (20.80%) CSS
8 430 (16.88%) jQuery
9 393 (15.42%) JSP
10 390 (15.31%) REST
11 347 (13.62%) SOAP
12 343 (13.46%) Ajax
13 317 (12.44%) JMS
14 310 (12.17%) JSON
15 292 (11.46%) Struts
16 267 (10.48%) Java EE
17 235 (9.22%) XSLT
18 228 (8.95%) RESTful
19 191 (7.50%) JPA
20 170 (6.67%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 224 (8.79%) Open Source
2 101 (3.96%) Computer Science
3 95 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
4 75 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 56 (2.20%) Derivative
5 56 (2.20%) Fixed Income
6 49 (1.92%) Data Structures
7 48 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 47 (1.84%) Mathematics
8 47 (1.84%) User Experience
9 37 (1.45%) Mobile App
10 36 (1.41%) Credit Risk
11 34 (1.33%) Market Risk
11 34 (1.33%) Algorithms
12 21 (0.82%) Equities
13 20 (0.78%) DTV
13 20 (0.78%) Digital Media
14 15 (0.59%) Management Information System
14 15 (0.59%) N-Tier
15 13 (0.51%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 438 (17.19%) Linux
2 429 (16.84%) UNIX
3 78 (3.06%) Windows
4 44 (1.73%) Mac OS X
5 36 (1.41%) Android
6 22 (0.86%) Solaris
7 21 (0.82%) CentOS
7 21 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 11 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
9 11 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.39%) Fedora
11 8 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.31%) AIX
11 8 (0.31%) HPUX
12 5 (0.20%) Debian
13 4 (0.16%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.078%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1249 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 838 (32.89%) TDD
3 741 (29.08%) MVC
4 562 (22.06%) Scrum
5 418 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
6 375 (14.72%) OO
7 345 (13.54%) BDD
8 294 (11.54%) E-Commerce
9 288 (11.30%) SOA
10 263 (10.32%) Unit Testing
11 207 (8.12%) Software Engineering
12 182 (7.14%) Multithreading
13 156 (6.12%) Web Development
14 154 (6.04%) UML
15 133 (5.22%) Mentoring
16 116 (4.55%) Pair Programming
17 112 (4.40%) OOD
18 111 (4.36%) Kanban
19 104 (4.08%) Low Latency
20 103 (4.04%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2507 (98.39%) Java
2 795 (31.20%) SQL
3 759 (29.79%) JavaScript
4 216 (8.48%) PL/SQL
5 156 (6.12%) Scala
6 122 (4.79%) C#
7 101 (3.96%) Python
8 88 (3.45%) Shell Script
9 86 (3.38%) PHP
10 85 (3.34%) Ruby
10 85 (3.34%) Groovy
11 83 (3.26%) Perl
12 73 (2.86%) C++
13 63 (2.47%) XPath
14 46 (1.81%) Bash Shell
15 43 (1.69%) XQuery
16 36 (1.41%) T-SQL
17 32 (1.26%) PHP5
18 22 (0.86%) Clojure
18 22 (0.86%) C
Qualifications
1 145 (5.69%) Degree
2 134 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 102 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.14%) Sun Certification
5 11 (0.43%) OCPJP
6 7 (0.27%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.20%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.12%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.039%) HND
10 1 (0.039%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.039%) PhD
10 1 (0.039%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.08%) QA
2 7 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.16%) SLA
5 3 (0.12%) HL7
6 2 (0.078%) COBIT
7 1 (0.039%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (0.43%) Shibboleth
2 10 (0.39%) VirtualBox
3 8 (0.31%) Docker
4 7 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.24%) HDFS
6 5 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.12%) vCloud
8 1 (0.039%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.039%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.039%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 48 (1.88%) Puppet
2 19 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 16 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
5 15 (0.59%) Vagrant
6 10 (0.39%) Oozie
6 10 (0.39%) Hyperic
7 8 (0.31%) Ansible
8 7 (0.27%) YUM
9 5 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.20%) OpenSSO
10 2 (0.078%) MOM
10 2 (0.078%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.078%) Salt
10 2 (0.078%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.039%) logstash
11 1 (0.039%) CA LISA
11 1 (0.039%) Control-M
11 1 (0.039%) Nagios
11 1 (0.039%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 730 (28.65%) Oracle
2 217 (8.52%) JBoss
3 118 (4.63%) IBM
4 117 (4.59%) Sybase
5 89 (3.49%) hybris
6 77 (3.02%) Google
7 58 (2.28%) TIBCO
8 56 (2.20%) Red Hat
9 54 (2.12%) Twitter
10 50 (1.96%) Microsoft
11 49 (1.92%) Adobe
12 30 (1.18%) SAP
13 22 (0.86%) Zend
13 22 (0.86%) Facebook
14 20 (0.78%) Sun
15 17 (0.67%) Endeca
16 16 (0.63%) Informatica
16 16 (0.63%) Bloomberg
16 16 (0.63%) FatWire
17 15 (0.59%) ATG
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
South Wales
Stott & May
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £19 - £23 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £330 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 325 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 250 p/day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
RecWorks Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £585 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Up to 420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago