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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
Rank 93 100 110
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Contract jobs citing Spring 22 25 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.98% 0.097%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.92% 3.98% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £255 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £405 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +18.64%
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
561 628 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.73% 24.57% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 352 365
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £19.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £33.55 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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
Warwickshire +2 6 £344 - 1
Shropshire -2 5 £418 -
Birmingham +2 4 £400 +30.61% 4
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Spring
England

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 46 (100.00%) Java
2 32 (69.57%) Hibernate
3 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (43.48%) J2EE
5 18 (39.13%) HTML
5 18 (39.13%) TDD
6 15 (32.61%) SQL
6 15 (32.61%) JavaScript
7 13 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (26.09%) jQuery
8 12 (26.09%) HTML5
8 12 (26.09%) XML
9 11 (23.91%) REST
9 11 (23.91%) Scrum
10 10 (21.74%) Open Source
10 10 (21.74%) SOAP
10 10 (21.74%) UNIX
10 10 (21.74%) JUnit
11 9 (19.57%) JBoss
11 9 (19.57%) WebLogic
11 9 (19.57%) CSS
11 9 (19.57%) JSON
12 8 (17.39%) Selenium
12 8 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (17.39%) J2SE
12 8 (17.39%) Apache
12 8 (17.39%) Eclipse
12 8 (17.39%) MVC
12 8 (17.39%) webMethods

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 9 (19.57%) WebLogic
1 9 (19.57%) JBoss
2 8 (17.39%) Apache
3 4 (8.70%) WebLogic Portal
4 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.35%) CMS
6 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.17%) Mule
6 1 (2.17%) Confluence
6 1 (2.17%) Node.js
6 1 (2.17%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.35%) Couchbase
4 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.35%) JasperReports
4 2 (4.35%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.17%) DB2
5 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.17%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) JUnit
2 8 (17.39%) Selenium
2 8 (17.39%) Eclipse
3 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
4 5 (10.87%) ClearCase
5 3 (6.52%) IntelliJ
6 2 (4.35%) Subversion
6 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (78.26%) Developer
2 30 (65.22%) Java Developer
3 10 (21.74%) Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Software Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Report Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Java Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Programmer
6 1 (2.17%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.17%) Java Software Architect
6 1 (2.17%) WebLogic Architect
6 1 (2.17%) Systems Architect
6 1 (2.17%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (69.57%) Hibernate
2 20 (43.48%) J2EE
3 18 (39.13%) HTML
4 12 (26.09%) XML
4 12 (26.09%) jQuery
4 12 (26.09%) HTML5
5 11 (23.91%) REST
6 10 (21.74%) SOAP
7 9 (19.57%) CSS
7 9 (19.57%) JSON
8 8 (17.39%) J2SE
9 7 (15.22%) AngularJS
10 6 (13.04%) Web Services
10 6 (13.04%) Spring MVC
10 6 (13.04%) RESTful
11 5 (10.87%) Struts
12 4 (8.70%) JMS
12 4 (8.70%) Play Framework
13 3 (6.52%) Middleware
13 3 (6.52%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) UNIX
2 4 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (39.13%) TDD
3 13 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (23.91%) Scrum
5 10 (21.74%) Open Source
6 8 (17.39%) DevOps
6 8 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (17.39%) MVC
7 7 (15.22%) Software Architecture
8 6 (13.04%) BDD
8 6 (13.04%) Web Development
8 6 (13.04%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Microservices
10 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.52%) Kanban
10 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.52%) OO
10 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
11 2 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 46 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (32.61%) JavaScript
2 15 (32.61%) SQL
3 6 (13.04%) Scala
4 5 (10.87%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.17%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) VB
5 1 (2.17%) Progress 4GL
5 1 (2.17%) PHP
5 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.17%) Sun Certification
1 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
1 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) webMethods
2 5 (10.87%) Informatica
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) IBM
3 2 (4.35%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) BEA
4 1 (2.17%) Sybase
4 1 (2.17%) Vitria
4 1 (2.17%) Pega