The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 28 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.

Pivotal Software Spring Framework
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 53 36
Rank change year-on-year +33 -17  
Contract jobs citing Spring 38 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.12% 2.75% 4.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.17% 10.15% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 26
Median daily rate £441 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.31% +8.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £458 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.12% +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 Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 151 266 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 28.28% 27.12% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 192 163
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% +44.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Spring
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Spring in Cheshire

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spring in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spring in Cheshire

Spring
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +9 10 £450 +11.11% 5
Warrington +33 7 £400 -36.00%
Knutsford +14 5 £475 +8.57% 4
Macclesfield - 4 £445 -
Daresbury - 2 £369 -
Northwich - 1 £420 -
Runcorn - 1 £375 - 1
Spring
North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Spring.

1 58 (100.00%) Java
2 39 (67.24%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (53.45%) JavaScript
4 27 (46.55%) RESTful
5 26 (44.83%) Web Services
6 19 (32.76%) Finance
7 18 (31.03%) TDD
8 17 (29.31%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (29.31%) E-Commerce
9 15 (25.86%) HTML
9 15 (25.86%) Scrum
9 15 (25.86%) REST
10 14 (24.14%) J2EE
10 14 (24.14%) SOAP
11 13 (22.41%) CSS
11 13 (22.41%) Hibernate
12 12 (20.69%) AngularJS
13 11 (18.97%) Banking
13 11 (18.97%) Git (software)
14 10 (17.24%) jQuery
14 10 (17.24%) JSON
15 9 (15.52%) Tomcat
15 9 (15.52%) HTML5
15 9 (15.52%) Waterfall
16 8 (13.79%) Jenkins
16 8 (13.79%) Struts
16 8 (13.79%) Oracle
17 7 (12.07%) API Design
18 6 (10.34%) CSS3
18 6 (10.34%) MongoDB

Spring
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 9 (15.52%) Tomcat
2 6 (10.34%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.17%) CMS
3 3 (5.17%) GlassFish
3 3 (5.17%) JBoss
3 3 (5.17%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.72%) Apache
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.72%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (1.72%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (8.62%) RDBMS
2 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.90%) MySQL
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (5.17%) Hazelcast
4 3 (5.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.72%) Big Data
5 1 (1.72%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.72%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.72%) DB2
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (18.97%) Git (software)
2 8 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.34%) Eclipse
3 6 (10.34%) Gradle
3 6 (10.34%) IntelliJ
3 6 (10.34%) JIRA
3 6 (10.34%) JUnit
3 6 (10.34%) Selenium
4 5 (8.62%) Maven
5 4 (6.90%) Mockito
6 3 (5.17%) Ant
6 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.45%) CruiseControl
7 2 (3.45%) EasyMock
7 2 (3.45%) JBehave
7 2 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.72%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (1.72%) Hudson
8 1 (1.72%) JProfiler
8 1 (1.72%) SonarQube
General
1 19 (32.76%) Finance
2 11 (18.97%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.72%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 50 (86.21%) Developer
2 45 (77.59%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.07%) Agile Developer
3 7 (12.07%) Agile Java Developer
3 7 (12.07%) Senior Developer
3 7 (12.07%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (10.34%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (5.17%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (5.17%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 3 (5.17%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Angular Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Architect
6 2 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (3.45%) Java Architect
6 2 (3.45%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Java Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.45%) Web Architect
6 2 (3.45%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (46.55%) RESTful
2 26 (44.83%) Web Services
3 15 (25.86%) HTML
3 15 (25.86%) REST
4 14 (24.14%) J2EE
4 14 (24.14%) SOAP
5 13 (22.41%) CSS
5 13 (22.41%) Hibernate
6 12 (20.69%) AngularJS
7 10 (17.24%) jQuery
7 10 (17.24%) JSON
8 9 (15.52%) HTML5
9 8 (13.79%) Struts
10 6 (10.34%) CSS3
10 6 (10.34%) EJB
10 6 (10.34%) JSP
10 6 (10.34%) Servlets
10 6 (10.34%) XML
11 5 (8.62%) Ajax
11 5 (8.62%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.45%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.72%) Clustering
3 1 (1.72%) DataPower
3 1 (1.72%) Derivative
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (67.24%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.03%) TDD
3 17 (29.31%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (29.31%) E-Commerce
4 15 (25.86%) Scrum
5 9 (15.52%) Waterfall
6 7 (12.07%) API Design
7 6 (10.34%) Configuration Management
7 6 (10.34%) Data Protection
8 5 (8.62%) BDD
8 5 (8.62%) Content Management
8 5 (8.62%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (8.62%) Kanban
8 5 (8.62%) MVC
8 5 (8.62%) Software Engineering
8 5 (8.62%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (8.62%) Web Development
9 4 (6.90%) AOP
9 4 (6.90%) Microservices
9 4 (6.90%) OO
Programming Languages
1 58 (100.00%) Java
2 31 (53.45%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.34%) SQL
4 4 (6.90%) TypeScript
5 3 (5.17%) Scala
6 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Capistrano
1 2 (3.45%) Nagios
1 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Oracle
2 5 (8.62%) hybris
3 3 (5.17%) ATG
3 3 (5.17%) Google
4 2 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (1.72%) Kony
5 1 (1.72%) Perforce
5 1 (1.72%) Sybase
5 1 (1.72%) Yahoo!
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Runcorn, Cheshire
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Rate: Up to £425 per day
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