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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 47 37 53
Rank change year-on-year -10 +16  
Contract jobs citing Spring 12 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.85% 3.11% 0.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.70% 14.93% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 5
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £225 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £475 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -3.50% +22.58%  

Spring is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 179 134 163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.58% 20.81% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 94 116
Median daily rate £375 £339 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.70% -3.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Spring
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Spring as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spring in Birmingham

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Spring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Spring.

1 24 (96.00%) Java
2 20 (80.00%) Hibernate
3 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (64.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (60.00%) AngularJS
5 14 (56.00%) HTML
6 13 (52.00%) jQuery
7 10 (40.00%) REST
7 10 (40.00%) Web Development
8 9 (36.00%) Finance
8 9 (36.00%) Spring Boot
8 9 (36.00%) SOLID
9 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
10 7 (28.00%) Hazelcast
10 7 (28.00%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
10 7 (28.00%) TDD
10 7 (28.00%) J2EE
10 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
11 6 (24.00%) Scrum
11 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
11 6 (24.00%) HTML5
12 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (20.00%) Visualisation
12 5 (20.00%) BDD
12 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
12 5 (20.00%) Java EE
12 5 (20.00%) CSS
12 5 (20.00%) .NET
13 4 (16.00%) SQL

Spring
Top Related 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 2 (8.00%) Confluence
1 2 (8.00%) JBoss
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) GitHub
1 1 (4.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) Hazelcast
1 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (12.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (12.00%) Redis
5 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.00%) Selenium
3 3 (12.00%) TestNG
4 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.00%) Jasmine
4 2 (8.00%) JIRA
4 2 (8.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (8.00%) Protractor
4 2 (8.00%) Subversion
5 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
5 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.00%) git-flow
5 1 (4.00%) Gradle
5 1 (4.00%) IntelliJ
5 1 (4.00%) JProfiler
5 1 (4.00%) Maven
5 1 (4.00%) Mockito
5 1 (4.00%) SonarQube
5 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (88.00%) Developer
2 19 (76.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Angular Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (4.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.00%) AWS Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Hybris Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Java Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Java Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Principal Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) RAD Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Scrum Master
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.00%) UX Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (80.00%) Hibernate
2 15 (60.00%) AngularJS
3 14 (56.00%) HTML
4 13 (52.00%) jQuery
5 10 (40.00%) REST
6 9 (36.00%) Spring Boot
7 7 (28.00%) J2EE
8 6 (24.00%) HTML5
9 5 (20.00%) .NET
9 5 (20.00%) CSS
9 5 (20.00%) Java EE
10 4 (16.00%) DOM
10 4 (16.00%) JPA
10 4 (16.00%) React
11 3 (12.00%) SOAP
11 3 (12.00%) Spring MVC
11 3 (12.00%) Struts
12 2 (8.00%) XML
12 2 (8.00%) XSD
12 2 (8.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Web Development
3 9 (36.00%) SOLID
4 7 (28.00%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (28.00%) TDD
5 6 (24.00%) Scrum
6 5 (20.00%) BDD
6 5 (20.00%) Visualisation
6 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.00%) Front End Development
8 3 (12.00%) MVC
8 3 (12.00%) OO
9 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
9 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
9 2 (8.00%) Refactoring
9 2 (8.00%) SOA
9 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (96.00%) Java
2 16 (64.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.00%) SQL
4 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.00%) Groovy
5 1 (4.00%) PHP
5 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Puppet
2 1 (4.00%) Ansible
2 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) hybris
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) SAP