Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Spring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Spring over the 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Pivotal Spring Framework
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 53 69
Rank change year-on-year +30 +16 +10
Contract jobs citing Spring 96 52 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.78% 3.22% 2.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.13% 11.71% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 36 16
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £338 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -13.74% +11.79%
10th Percentile £375 £244 £281
90th Percentile £538 £506 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £375 £423
% change year-on-year +20.00% -11.24% +20.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

Spring is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 382 444 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 27.00% 27.51% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 313 280
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £313 £258 £270
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +344.44% -35.71%
10th Percentile £33.25 £18.00 £8.75
90th Percentile £75.75 £41.60 £89.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.50 £30.58 £22.00
% change year-on-year +58.60% +39.00% -26.67%

Spring
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Spring as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Spring in Birmingham

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Spring in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Spring in Birmingham

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spring in Birmingham over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spring in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Spring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Spring.

1 96 (100.00%) Java
2 79 (82.29%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (69.79%) Spring Boot
4 63 (65.63%) TDD
5 60 (62.50%) Hibernate
6 58 (60.42%) Java 8
7 50 (52.08%) Apache Camel
7 50 (52.08%) BDD
8 48 (50.00%) Git (software)
9 43 (44.79%) JavaScript
10 41 (42.71%) Security Cleared
10 41 (42.71%) Microservices
11 40 (41.67%) SQL
12 36 (37.50%) CSS
12 36 (37.50%) SC Cleared
13 34 (35.42%) J2EE
13 34 (35.42%) Scrum
14 33 (34.38%) Subversion
14 33 (34.38%) Jenkins
15 32 (33.33%) RESTful
15 32 (33.33%) SQL Server
16 31 (32.29%) HTML
16 31 (32.29%) Migration
16 31 (32.29%) Continuous Integration
17 30 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
18 28 (29.17%) Maven
19 26 (27.08%) WebSphere
19 26 (27.08%) RabbitMQ
19 26 (27.08%) IBM
19 26 (27.08%) JUnit

Spring
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (27.08%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.21%) Apache
2 5 (5.21%) Confluence
3 4 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.13%) JBoss
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (9.38%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.04%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) SSL
2 1 (1.04%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 30 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (27.08%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.21%) MySQL
6 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 48 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 33 (34.38%) Jenkins
2 33 (34.38%) Subversion
3 28 (29.17%) Maven
4 26 (27.08%) JUnit
5 22 (22.92%) Mockito
6 21 (21.88%) DbUnit
6 21 (21.88%) jMock
6 21 (21.88%) SonarQube
7 11 (11.46%) Eclipse
8 10 (10.42%) IntelliJ
9 6 (6.25%) Cucumber
9 6 (6.25%) Selenium
10 5 (5.21%) JIRA
10 5 (5.21%) JMeter
10 5 (5.21%) SoapUI
10 5 (5.21%) WebDriver
11 2 (2.08%) Grunt
12 1 (1.04%) GitLab
12 1 (1.04%) Gradle
General
1 11 (11.46%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 88 (91.67%) Developer
2 87 (90.63%) Java Developer
3 14 (14.58%) Agile Developer
3 14 (14.58%) Agile Java Developer
4 13 (13.54%) AWS Developer
4 13 (13.54%) Full Stack Developer
4 13 (13.54%) J2EE Developer
4 13 (13.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Senior Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (4.17%) Architect
7 3 (3.13%) Automation Tester
7 3 (3.13%) Hybris Architect
7 3 (3.13%) SAP Architect
7 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 3 (3.13%) Tester
8 2 (2.08%) Java Automation Tester
8 2 (2.08%) Java Software Developer
8 2 (2.08%) Software Developer
9 1 (1.04%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (69.79%) Spring Boot
2 60 (62.50%) Hibernate
3 50 (52.08%) Apache Camel
4 36 (37.50%) CSS
5 34 (35.42%) J2EE
6 32 (33.33%) RESTful
7 31 (32.29%) HTML
8 26 (27.08%) RabbitMQ
8 26 (27.08%) Web Services
9 22 (22.92%) SOAP
10 21 (21.88%) PowerMock
11 10 (10.42%) Dropwizard
12 9 (9.38%) jQuery
12 9 (9.38%) Spring MVC
13 8 (8.33%) Ajax
13 8 (8.33%) JPA
14 7 (7.29%) AngularJS
15 5 (5.21%) Java SE
15 5 (5.21%) REST
16 4 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) NHS
2 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.08%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (82.29%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (65.63%) TDD
3 50 (52.08%) BDD
4 41 (42.71%) Microservices
5 34 (35.42%) Scrum
6 31 (32.29%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (32.29%) Migration
7 25 (26.04%) Trunk-Based Development
8 24 (25.00%) Kanban
9 19 (19.79%) DevOps
10 15 (15.63%) E-Commerce
11 14 (14.58%) Test Automation
12 10 (10.42%) MVC
13 9 (9.38%) Pair Programming
13 9 (9.38%) Software Engineering
13 9 (9.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 8 (8.33%) Co-Creation
15 7 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
16 6 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
17 5 (5.21%) OO
Programming Languages
1 96 (100.00%) Java
2 58 (60.42%) Java 8
3 43 (44.79%) JavaScript
4 40 (41.67%) SQL
5 6 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.04%) ES6
6 1 (1.04%) Groovy
6 1 (1.04%) PHP
6 1 (1.04%) Scala
6 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (42.71%) Security Cleared
2 36 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.29%) PMO
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (9.38%) vSphere
2 8 (8.33%) Docker
3 1 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.04%) etcd
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Ansible
2 1 (1.04%) Consul
2 1 (1.04%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (27.08%) IBM
2 9 (9.38%) VMware
3 6 (6.25%) Oracle
4 4 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.13%) hybris
5 3 (3.13%) SAP