The table below looks at the statistics for Spring skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spring over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 91 98 96
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Spring 28 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.19% 0.85% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.96% 3.40% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 1
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£395 £335 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.91% -25.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +55.67%
Spring
England

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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
565 589 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.98% 25.14% 23.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 336 220
Average daily rate £330 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 10
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £37.80 £133.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

Spring
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Spring Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Spring
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Spring Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Spring
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spring across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Spring Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Spring
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spring across the West Midlands region.

Spring Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Spring
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
Warwickshire +4 9 £400 +15.94% 5
Birmingham -1 6 £273 -9.16% 2
Shropshire - 5 £418 - 2
Coventry +5 2 £390 +8.71%
Walsall - 1 - -
Spring
England

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 51 (96.23%) Java
2 26 (49.06%) Hibernate
3 21 (39.62%) HTML
4 20 (37.74%) J2EE
5 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (35.85%) jQuery
6 17 (32.08%) MVC
7 16 (30.19%) JavaScript
7 16 (30.19%) SQL
8 14 (26.42%) XML
8 14 (26.42%) Spring MVC
8 14 (26.42%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (26.42%) AngularJS
9 13 (24.53%) TDD
9 13 (24.53%) JSON
9 13 (24.53%) UNIX
9 13 (24.53%) CSS
10 12 (22.64%) Scrum
10 12 (22.64%) RESTful
10 12 (22.64%) HTML5
11 11 (20.75%) REST
12 10 (18.87%) JBoss
12 10 (18.87%) WebLogic
13 9 (16.98%) JUnit
13 9 (16.98%) Apache
13 9 (16.98%) Eclipse
13 9 (16.98%) IBM
14 8 (15.09%) Linux
14 8 (15.09%) Open Source
14 8 (15.09%) Continuous Delivery

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 10 (18.87%) WebLogic
1 10 (18.87%) JBoss
2 9 (16.98%) Apache
3 7 (13.21%) Tomcat
4 6 (11.32%) WebSphere
5 4 (7.55%) CMS
6 3 (5.66%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (3.77%) Mule
7 2 (3.77%) Mule ESB
8 1 (1.89%) Confluence
8 1 (1.89%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) Relational Database
2 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.55%) RDBMS
3 4 (7.55%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.66%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.66%) Couchbase
4 3 (5.66%) JasperReports
4 3 (5.66%) CouchDB
5 2 (3.77%) DB2
6 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.89%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) JUnit
1 9 (16.98%) Eclipse
2 7 (13.21%) Selenium
2 7 (13.21%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.43%) Subversion
4 4 (7.55%) Maven
4 4 (7.55%) ClearCase
5 3 (5.66%) IntelliJ
5 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.77%) JIRA
6 2 (3.77%) Ant
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Automotive
3 1 (1.89%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (67.92%) Developer
2 30 (56.60%) Java Developer
3 11 (20.75%) Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Senior Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (5.66%) Report Developer
5 3 (5.66%) Java Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Software Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Java Web Developer
6 2 (3.77%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (1.89%) Software Developer
7 1 (1.89%) WebLogic Architect
7 1 (1.89%) Systems Architect
7 1 (1.89%) Java Programmer
7 1 (1.89%) Lead Architect
7 1 (1.89%) Java Software Architect
7 1 (1.89%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (49.06%) Hibernate
2 21 (39.62%) HTML
3 20 (37.74%) J2EE
4 19 (35.85%) jQuery
5 14 (26.42%) Spring MVC
5 14 (26.42%) AngularJS
5 14 (26.42%) XML
6 13 (24.53%) CSS
6 13 (24.53%) JSON
7 12 (22.64%) RESTful
7 12 (22.64%) HTML5
8 11 (20.75%) REST
9 7 (13.21%) SOAP
9 7 (13.21%) Struts
9 7 (13.21%) J2SE
10 6 (11.32%) Web Services
11 5 (9.43%) JSP
11 5 (9.43%) JMS
11 5 (9.43%) DOM
12 4 (7.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) UNIX
2 8 (15.09%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.08%) MVC
3 14 (26.42%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (24.53%) TDD
5 12 (22.64%) Scrum
6 8 (15.09%) Open Source
6 8 (15.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (13.21%) DevOps
7 7 (13.21%) Software Architecture
7 7 (13.21%) BDD
8 6 (11.32%) OO
9 5 (9.43%) Web Development
9 5 (9.43%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.55%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (7.55%) Microservices
11 3 (5.66%) Line Management
11 3 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (5.66%) ATDD
11 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
11 3 (5.66%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 51 (96.23%) Java
2 16 (30.19%) JavaScript
2 16 (30.19%) SQL
3 4 (7.55%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.55%) Scala
4 1 (1.89%) C#
4 1 (1.89%) VB
4 1 (1.89%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) IBM
2 7 (13.21%) webMethods
3 4 (7.55%) Informatica
4 3 (5.66%) Vitria
4 3 (5.66%) BEA
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle
4 3 (5.66%) Pega
4 3 (5.66%) Jaspersoft
5 2 (3.77%) Sybase
5 2 (3.77%) Alterian
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