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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpringSource Spring Framework
Rank 95 108 69
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -39
Contract jobs citing Spring 26 1 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.01% 0.048% 1.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.00% 0.17% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 35
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£306 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £375 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -26.25%
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
650 581 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.15% 27.92% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 361 324
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 15
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 £16.50 £24.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 August 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 August 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 - 10 - - 1
Birmingham - 8 £300 - 1
Coventry - 3 £388 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £255 -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Spring
England

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 45 (93.75%) Java
2 31 (64.58%) J2EE
3 26 (54.17%) Hibernate
4 23 (47.92%) XML
5 21 (43.75%) JSP
5 21 (43.75%) JavaScript
6 19 (39.58%) HTML
6 19 (39.58%) Apache
6 19 (39.58%) Maven
6 19 (39.58%) WebSphere
7 18 (37.50%) CMS
8 17 (35.42%) XSLT
9 16 (33.33%) CSS
9 16 (33.33%) Oracle
10 15 (31.25%) Web Services
10 15 (31.25%) jQuery
11 14 (29.17%) Struts
11 14 (29.17%) Tomcat
12 13 (27.08%) Eclipse
12 13 (27.08%) Ant
12 13 (27.08%) WebSphere Application Server
12 13 (27.08%) WebLogic
13 12 (25.00%) Linux
13 12 (25.00%) REST
14 11 (22.92%) UNIX
14 11 (22.92%) E-Commerce
14 11 (22.92%) Subversion
15 10 (20.83%) MVC
16 9 (18.75%) OO
16 9 (18.75%) Servlets

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 19 (39.58%) Apache
1 19 (39.58%) WebSphere
2 18 (37.50%) CMS
3 14 (29.17%) Tomcat
4 13 (27.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (27.08%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.08%) GlassFish
5 1 (2.08%) Alfresco
5 1 (2.08%) Magnolia
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.25%) MySQL
2 3 (6.25%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (2.08%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) OLAP
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) OLTP
3 1 (2.08%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 19 (39.58%) Maven
2 13 (27.08%) Ant
2 13 (27.08%) Eclipse
3 11 (22.92%) Subversion
4 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
5 4 (8.33%) JMeter
6 3 (6.25%) Selenium
7 2 (4.17%) JIRA
7 2 (4.17%) JUnit
8 1 (2.08%) IntelliJ
8 1 (2.08%) JDeveloper
8 1 (2.08%) TestNG
8 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (72.92%) Developer
2 28 (58.33%) Java Developer
3 13 (27.08%) Architect
4 7 (14.58%) Java Web Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Web Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Designer
7 3 (6.25%) Hybris Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Applications Architect
8 2 (4.17%) J2EE Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Systems Architect
9 1 (2.08%) Java Programmer
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Software Architect
9 1 (2.08%) Systems Designer
9 1 (2.08%) Applications Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Programmer
9 1 (2.08%) Java Applications Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (64.58%) J2EE
2 26 (54.17%) Hibernate
3 23 (47.92%) XML
4 21 (43.75%) JSP
5 19 (39.58%) HTML
6 17 (35.42%) XSLT
7 16 (33.33%) CSS
8 15 (31.25%) Web Services
8 15 (31.25%) jQuery
9 14 (29.17%) Struts
10 12 (25.00%) REST
11 9 (18.75%) Servlets
11 9 (18.75%) .NET
11 9 (18.75%) JSTL
11 9 (18.75%) Spring MVC
11 9 (18.75%) Java EE
12 8 (16.67%) JMS
12 8 (16.67%) JMX
12 8 (16.67%) SOAP
12 8 (16.67%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) iPad
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Linux
2 11 (22.92%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) AIX
3 1 (2.08%) HPUX
3 1 (2.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) E-Commerce
2 10 (20.83%) MVC
3 9 (18.75%) Content Management
3 9 (18.75%) OO
3 9 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 8 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 8 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (16.67%) TDD
4 8 (16.67%) B2C
5 6 (12.50%) Memory Management
5 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (10.42%) Low Latency
6 5 (10.42%) SOA
6 5 (10.42%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (8.33%) User Stories
7 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.25%) Web Development
8 3 (6.25%) UML
8 3 (6.25%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 45 (93.75%) Java
2 21 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.50%) SQL
4 4 (8.33%) Scala
5 2 (4.17%) C#
6 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.08%) XQuery
6 1 (2.08%) Ruby
6 1 (2.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) MOM
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Oracle
2 9 (18.75%) Alterian
3 8 (16.67%) Endeca
3 8 (16.67%) JBoss
3 8 (16.67%) ATG
4 5 (10.42%) HP
5 3 (6.25%) hybris
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft