Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 39 40
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1 +8
Contract jobs citing Spring 45 73 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.24% 4.74% 3.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.08% 13.77% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 30
Birmingham median daily rate £456 £425 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% -12.19% +76.00%
10th Percentile £404 £287 £349
90th Percentile £508 £545 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% +19.76%
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 344 530 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 24.75% 34.39% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 345 251
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +16.67% +29.55%
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% - +12.24%

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 15 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spring in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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 44 (97.78%) Java
2 36 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (73.33%) RESTful
4 33 (73.33%) Jenkins
5 29 (64.44%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (57.78%) SOAP
6 26 (57.78%) TDD
7 25 (55.56%) Maven
7 25 (55.56%) Web Services
7 25 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
8 24 (53.33%) Mockito
8 24 (53.33%) Security Cleared
8 24 (53.33%) Git (software)
9 23 (51.11%) jMock
9 23 (51.11%) JUnit
9 23 (51.11%) DbUnit
9 23 (51.11%) PowerMock
9 23 (51.11%) SonarQube
10 22 (48.89%) Open Source
10 22 (48.89%) SC Cleared
10 22 (48.89%) ActiveMQ
11 21 (46.67%) Scrum
11 21 (46.67%) BDD
11 21 (46.67%) AngularJS
12 20 (44.44%) Amazon SQS
12 20 (44.44%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (44.44%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (44.44%) Kanban
13 19 (42.22%) Postfix

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 8 (17.78%) Confluence
2 1 (2.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) GIMP
1 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Magento
1 1 (2.22%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 25 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (44.44%) Amazon EC2
2 20 (44.44%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (2.22%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) AMQP
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (64.44%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (44.44%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) Hazelcast
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (73.33%) Jenkins
2 25 (55.56%) Maven
3 24 (53.33%) Git (software)
3 24 (53.33%) Mockito
4 23 (51.11%) DbUnit
4 23 (51.11%) jMock
4 23 (51.11%) JUnit
4 23 (51.11%) SonarQube
5 11 (24.44%) Cucumber
6 10 (22.22%) SoapUI
7 9 (20.00%) JIRA
7 9 (20.00%) Selenium
8 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
9 6 (13.33%) JMeter
10 1 (2.22%) EasyMock
10 1 (2.22%) Grunt
10 1 (2.22%) Hudson
10 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
10 1 (2.22%) webpack
General
1 3 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Advertising
2 1 (2.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 41 (91.11%) Developer
2 37 (82.22%) Java Developer
3 12 (26.67%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 6 (13.33%) AWS Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Developer in Test
6 4 (8.89%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.89%) Java Developer in Test
6 4 (8.89%) Tester
7 3 (6.67%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Test Automation Developer
8 2 (4.44%) JIRA Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Agile Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Angular Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Integration Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Java Automation Tester
9 1 (2.22%) Senior DevOps
9 1 (2.22%) SQL Developer
9 1 (2.22%) UI Developer
9 1 (2.22%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (73.33%) RESTful
2 26 (57.78%) SOAP
3 25 (55.56%) Web Services
4 23 (51.11%) PowerMock
5 22 (48.89%) ActiveMQ
6 21 (46.67%) AngularJS
7 19 (42.22%) Spring Cloud
8 14 (31.11%) Hibernate
9 11 (24.44%) JPA
10 10 (22.22%) CSS
10 10 (22.22%) REST
11 9 (20.00%) Spring Boot
12 6 (13.33%) J2EE
13 3 (6.67%) Node.js
13 3 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (6.67%) Thymeleaf
14 2 (4.44%) Apache Camel
14 2 (4.44%) CSS3
14 2 (4.44%) HTML5
14 2 (4.44%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) NHS
3 2 (4.44%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 35 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (57.78%) TDD
4 22 (48.89%) Open Source
5 21 (46.67%) BDD
5 21 (46.67%) Scrum
6 20 (44.44%) Kanban
7 14 (31.11%) Microservices
7 14 (31.11%) Migration
8 10 (22.22%) BPMN
9 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 8 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (13.33%) Analytical Thinking
11 6 (13.33%) API Testing
11 6 (13.33%) Creative Thinking
11 6 (13.33%) Load Testing
11 6 (13.33%) Web Testing
12 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
13 4 (8.89%) DevOps
13 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (97.78%) Java
2 17 (37.78%) Java 8
3 12 (26.67%) SQL
4 7 (15.56%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.44%) PHP
5 2 (4.44%) Scala
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 22 (48.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (42.22%) Postfix
2 6 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.22%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (2.22%) Dynatrace
2 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.22%) Splunk
2 1 (2.22%) Talend
2 1 (2.22%) WSO2