The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 95 102 60
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -42
Contract jobs citing Spring 20 2 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.82% 0.10% 1.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.34% 0.38% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 30
Average daily rate
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£330 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £383 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £26.31 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+36.81% -34.21%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
598 530 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.53% 26.92% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 304 286
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £23.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Spring
England

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 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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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 - 7 - - 1
Coventry - 5 £405 -
Birmingham - 4 £308 - 5
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 3
Spring
England

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 46 (93.88%) Java
2 36 (73.47%) J2EE
3 29 (59.18%) XML
4 28 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 28 (57.14%) HTML
5 27 (55.10%) JSP
6 25 (51.02%) CSS
7 24 (48.98%) Apache
7 24 (48.98%) CMS
7 24 (48.98%) Maven
8 23 (46.94%) XSLT
9 22 (44.90%) Hibernate
9 22 (44.90%) jQuery
9 22 (44.90%) REST
10 21 (42.86%) Tomcat
11 20 (40.82%) Ant
11 20 (40.82%) Eclipse
12 18 (36.73%) Linux
12 18 (36.73%) Subversion
13 17 (34.69%) Alterian
13 17 (34.69%) JSTL
13 17 (34.69%) UNIX
13 17 (34.69%) .NET
14 15 (30.61%) Web Services
15 14 (28.57%) WebSphere
16 11 (22.45%) WebLogic
16 11 (22.45%) Oracle
17 10 (20.41%) Struts
17 10 (20.41%) MVC
18 9 (18.37%) E-Commerce

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 24 (48.98%) Apache
1 24 (48.98%) CMS
2 21 (42.86%) Tomcat
3 14 (28.57%) WebSphere
4 11 (22.45%) WebLogic
5 8 (16.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.04%) GlassFish
6 1 (2.04%) Alfresco
6 1 (2.04%) Magnolia
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) MySQL
1 3 (6.12%) InterSystems Cache
1 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) OLAP
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 24 (48.98%) Maven
2 20 (40.82%) Ant
2 20 (40.82%) Eclipse
3 18 (36.73%) Subversion
4 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.12%) Selenium
6 2 (4.08%) JMeter
6 2 (4.08%) JIRA
6 2 (4.08%) JUnit
7 1 (2.04%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.04%) JDeveloper
7 1 (2.04%) TestNG
7 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (4.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 40 (81.63%) Developer
2 32 (65.31%) Java Developer
3 13 (26.53%) Web Developer
4 12 (24.49%) Java Web Developer
5 11 (22.45%) Architect
6 5 (10.20%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Applications Architect
7 3 (6.12%) Scala Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Designer
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Java Architect
8 2 (4.08%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Architect
9 1 (2.04%) Applications Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Programmer
9 1 (2.04%) Java Programmer
9 1 (2.04%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (73.47%) J2EE
2 29 (59.18%) XML
3 28 (57.14%) HTML
4 27 (55.10%) JSP
5 25 (51.02%) CSS
6 23 (46.94%) XSLT
7 22 (44.90%) Hibernate
7 22 (44.90%) jQuery
7 22 (44.90%) REST
8 17 (34.69%) JSTL
8 17 (34.69%) .NET
9 15 (30.61%) Web Services
10 10 (20.41%) Struts
11 7 (14.29%) Spring MVC
12 6 (12.24%) JMS
12 6 (12.24%) JMX
12 6 (12.24%) JDBC
12 6 (12.24%) Servlets
12 6 (12.24%) SOAP
13 5 (10.20%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) iPad
2 3 (6.12%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Linux
2 17 (34.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) MVC
2 9 (18.37%) E-Commerce
3 8 (16.33%) TDD
4 7 (14.29%) Content Management
4 7 (14.29%) OO
4 7 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (12.24%) Load Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Software Architecture
5 6 (12.24%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (12.24%) SOA
5 6 (12.24%) B2C
6 5 (10.20%) Scrum
7 3 (6.12%) Web Development
7 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.12%) OOD
7 3 (6.12%) UML
7 3 (6.12%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (6.12%) Memory Management
7 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.12%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 46 (93.88%) Java
2 28 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.24%) Scala
4 3 (6.12%) SQL
5 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.04%) XQuery
5 1 (2.04%) XPath
5 1 (2.04%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) MOM
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) Alterian
2 11 (22.45%) Oracle
3 6 (12.24%) JBoss
3 6 (12.24%) ATG
3 6 (12.24%) Endeca
4 3 (6.12%) hybris
5 2 (4.08%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
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