The table below looks at the statistics for Spring skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spring over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 26 25 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Spring 3 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.85% 6.25% 1.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.17% 17.02% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£388 £368 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.44% -18.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 £37.50 £34.06
% change year-on-year
+25.33% +10.09%
Spring
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
58 47 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 35.80% 36.72% 36.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 17
Average daily rate £388 £360 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

Spring
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Spring across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Spring Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Spring
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Spring across the Watford region.

Spring Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Spring
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region 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 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (75.00%) Java EE
2 3 (75.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (75.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (75.00%) OWASP
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) Struts2
2 3 (75.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Clustering
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (75.00%) Struts
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) JMS
3 1 (25.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) UML

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region 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 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (75.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Java Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Java Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Java EE
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
1 3 (75.00%) Struts2
1 3 (75.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (75.00%) Struts
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Open Source
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) OWASP
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Wealth Management
2 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle