Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 49 55
Rank change year-on-year +20 +6 +24
Contract jobs citing Spring 85 51 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.97% 3.37% 3.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.72% 13.04% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 36 39
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £438 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +45.83% -14.29%
10th Percentile £393 £246 £250
90th Percentile £550 £575 £476
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £500 £415
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.48% +8.50%
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 431 391 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 30.29% 25.86% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 280 335
Birmingham median daily rate £440 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £304 £263 £250
90th Percentile £560 £525 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £29.50 £26.75 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.28% +197.22% -24.53%
10th Percentile £16.80 £15.38 £8.75
90th Percentile £67.25 £38.33 £89.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.75 £30.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.30% +29.79% -19.92%

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 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spring in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 84 (98.82%) Java
2 67 (78.82%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (63.53%) TDD
4 53 (62.35%) Spring Boot
5 49 (57.65%) Hibernate
6 46 (54.12%) Java 8
7 43 (50.59%) Apache Camel
8 38 (44.71%) BDD
9 36 (42.35%) Security Cleared
9 36 (42.35%) Git (software)
10 34 (40.00%) SC Cleared
11 33 (38.82%) Scrum
12 32 (37.65%) J2EE
13 31 (36.47%) JavaScript
13 31 (36.47%) Microservices
14 30 (35.29%) SQL
15 28 (32.94%) Maven
15 28 (32.94%) RESTful
15 28 (32.94%) Jenkins
16 27 (31.76%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (31.76%) Web Services
17 23 (27.06%) JUnit
18 22 (25.88%) CSS
18 22 (25.88%) Kanban
19 21 (24.71%) SOAP
19 21 (24.71%) Migration
19 21 (24.71%) DevOps
20 20 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
20 20 (23.53%) DbUnit
20 20 (23.53%) Mockito

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 18 (21.18%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.24%) Apache
3 5 (5.88%) Confluence
3 5 (5.88%) JBoss
3 5 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.18%) Mule
5 1 (1.18%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.18%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.24%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) DSL
1 1 (1.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (22.35%) Relational Database
3 18 (21.18%) SQL Server
4 7 (8.24%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (8.24%) MySQL
5 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (42.35%) Git (software)
2 28 (32.94%) Jenkins
2 28 (32.94%) Maven
3 23 (27.06%) JUnit
4 20 (23.53%) DbUnit
4 20 (23.53%) Mockito
5 19 (22.35%) jMock
5 19 (22.35%) SonarQube
6 17 (20.00%) Subversion
7 10 (11.76%) Eclipse
7 10 (11.76%) IntelliJ
8 6 (7.06%) Cucumber
8 6 (7.06%) Selenium
8 6 (7.06%) SoapUI
9 5 (5.88%) JIRA
9 5 (5.88%) JMeter
9 5 (5.88%) WebDriver
10 3 (3.53%) Grunt
11 2 (2.35%) Gradle
12 1 (1.18%) GitLab
General
1 11 (12.94%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (88.24%) Developer
2 73 (85.88%) Java Developer
3 15 (17.65%) J2EE Developer
3 15 (17.65%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 13 (15.29%) Agile Developer
4 13 (15.29%) Agile Java Developer
5 11 (12.94%) AWS Developer
5 11 (12.94%) Full Stack Developer
6 7 (8.24%) Senior Developer
6 7 (8.24%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Architect
8 3 (3.53%) Automation Tester
8 3 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Hybris Architect
8 3 (3.53%) SAP Architect
8 3 (3.53%) Tester
9 2 (2.35%) Java Automation Tester
9 2 (2.35%) Lead Developer
9 2 (2.35%) Lead Java Developer
10 1 (1.18%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (62.35%) Spring Boot
2 49 (57.65%) Hibernate
3 43 (50.59%) Apache Camel
4 32 (37.65%) J2EE
5 28 (32.94%) RESTful
6 27 (31.76%) Web Services
7 22 (25.88%) CSS
8 21 (24.71%) SOAP
9 19 (22.35%) HTML
9 19 (22.35%) PowerMock
9 19 (22.35%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (11.76%) Dropwizard
10 10 (11.76%) jQuery
11 9 (10.59%) Ajax
11 9 (10.59%) Spring MVC
12 7 (8.24%) AngularJS
12 7 (8.24%) JPA
13 5 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
13 5 (5.88%) Struts
14 4 (4.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) NHS
2 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.71%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.06%) Linux
2 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (78.82%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (63.53%) TDD
3 38 (44.71%) BDD
4 33 (38.82%) Scrum
5 31 (36.47%) Microservices
6 27 (31.76%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (25.88%) Kanban
8 21 (24.71%) DevOps
8 21 (24.71%) Migration
9 15 (17.65%) Test Automation
10 11 (12.94%) E-Commerce
11 10 (11.76%) MVC
11 10 (11.76%) Software Engineering
12 8 (9.41%) Co-Creation
13 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (8.24%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 5 (5.88%) Performance Testing
14 5 (5.88%) Regression Testing
14 5 (5.88%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (98.82%) Java
2 46 (54.12%) Java 8
3 31 (36.47%) JavaScript
4 30 (35.29%) SQL
5 6 (7.06%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.35%) Groovy
7 1 (1.18%) ES6
7 1 (1.18%) Scala
7 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (42.35%) Security Cleared
2 34 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) PMO
2 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.59%) Docker
2 7 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.24%) vSphere
3 2 (2.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (2.35%) etcd
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) Ansible
2 2 (2.35%) Consul
2 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.35%) Terraform
3 1 (1.18%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (17.65%) IBM
2 8 (9.41%) Oracle
3 7 (8.24%) VMware
4 3 (3.53%) hybris
4 3 (3.53%) SAP
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.18%) MuleSoft