Period
to 20 August 2018

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 6 months to 20 August 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 20 54
Rank change year-on-year -14 +34 0
Contract jobs citing Spring 74 84 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.59% 6.90% 3.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.67% 21.48% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 80 48
Cheshire median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £375 £369 £318
90th Percentile £525 £494 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £445 £413
% change year-on-year -4.49% +7.88% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £170.00 £35.00 £29.53
% change year-on-year +385.71% +18.54% -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 444 391 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 33.56% 32.13% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 290 375
Cheshire median daily rate £389 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £294 £295 £263
90th Percentile £500 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £386
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.52% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 11
Cheshire median hourly rate - £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.69% +101.11%
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -9.38% +16.79% -8.67%

Spring
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe -2 21 £463 -7.50% 1
Chester -6 14 £425 -8.11% 2
Knutsford -14 13 £433 -3.89% 1
Warrington +2 2 £431 +11.29% 5
Macclesfield -4 1 £600 +34.83%
Runcorn - 1 £413 - 3
Spring
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Spring.

1 70 (94.59%) Java
2 47 (63.51%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (40.54%) JavaScript
4 26 (35.14%) Spring Boot
5 22 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (29.73%) Web Services
6 21 (28.38%) Hibernate
6 21 (28.38%) Node.js
7 20 (27.03%) Microservices
7 20 (27.03%) Software Engineering
8 19 (25.68%) Java 8
9 18 (24.32%) AngularJS
9 18 (24.32%) Finance
10 17 (22.97%) Maven
10 17 (22.97%) Gradle
11 16 (21.62%) Jenkins
11 16 (21.62%) DevOps
11 16 (21.62%) SOAP
12 15 (20.27%) TDD
12 15 (20.27%) Git (software)
12 15 (20.27%) RESTful
12 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
13 14 (18.92%) REST
13 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
14 12 (16.22%) Unit Testing
14 12 (16.22%) J2EE
14 12 (16.22%) JUnit
14 12 (16.22%) Scrum
15 11 (14.86%) Banking
15 11 (14.86%) JSON

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 3 (4.05%) JBoss
1 3 (4.05%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.70%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.35%) Apache
3 1 (1.35%) Confluence
3 1 (1.35%) IIS
3 1 (1.35%) Jetty
3 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 22 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (12.16%) OpenShift
4 8 (10.81%) PaaS
4 8 (10.81%) SaaS
5 3 (4.05%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (4.05%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.70%) npm
7 1 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.35%) BrowserStack
7 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.35%) GitHub
7 1 (1.35%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.11%) MySQL
2 6 (8.11%) NoSQL
2 6 (8.11%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.41%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.35%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.35%) MarkLogic
5 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) Text Mining
5 1 (1.35%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 17 (22.97%) Gradle
1 17 (22.97%) Maven
2 16 (21.62%) Jenkins
3 15 (20.27%) Git (software)
4 12 (16.22%) JUnit
5 7 (9.46%) IntelliJ
6 6 (8.11%) Eclipse
7 5 (6.76%) Cucumber
7 5 (6.76%) Grunt
7 5 (6.76%) JProfiler
8 4 (5.41%) Mercurial
8 4 (5.41%) TestNG
9 3 (4.05%) JIRA
9 3 (4.05%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.70%) Selenium
11 1 (1.35%) Arquillian
11 1 (1.35%) Geb
11 1 (1.35%) JBehave
11 1 (1.35%) Mockito
11 1 (1.35%) webpack
General
1 18 (24.32%) Finance
2 11 (14.86%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Law
4 3 (4.05%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 50 (67.57%) Developer
2 41 (55.41%) Java Developer
3 13 (17.57%) Java Engineer
4 12 (16.22%) Java Software Engineer
4 12 (16.22%) Software Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Agile Scrum Master
7 3 (4.05%) AWS Developer
7 3 (4.05%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Scrum Master
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Java Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.70%) Agile Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Designer
8 2 (2.70%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (35.14%) Spring Boot
2 22 (29.73%) Web Services
3 21 (28.38%) Hibernate
3 21 (28.38%) Node.js
4 18 (24.32%) AngularJS
5 16 (21.62%) SOAP
6 15 (20.27%) RESTful
7 14 (18.92%) REST
8 12 (16.22%) J2EE
9 11 (14.86%) jQuery
9 11 (14.86%) JSON
9 11 (14.86%) React
10 10 (13.51%) HTML
11 9 (12.16%) JPA
11 9 (12.16%) XML
12 8 (10.81%) Ajax
13 6 (8.11%) Dropwizard
13 6 (8.11%) Java EE
13 6 (8.11%) XSLT
14 5 (6.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Public Cloud
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.70%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (2.70%) User Experience
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.35%) Fintech
4 1 (1.35%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) Linux
2 3 (4.05%) Windows
3 1 (1.35%) Android
3 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (63.51%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (27.03%) Microservices
2 20 (27.03%) Software Engineering
3 16 (21.62%) DevOps
4 15 (20.27%) TDD
5 12 (16.22%) Scrum
5 12 (16.22%) Unit Testing
6 10 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (13.51%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 8 (10.81%) OO
7 8 (10.81%) SDLC
7 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
8 6 (8.11%) BDD
8 6 (8.11%) Waterfall
8 6 (8.11%) Web Development
9 5 (6.76%) Build Automation
9 5 (6.76%) Migration
9 5 (6.76%) RAD
10 4 (5.41%) Data Modelling
11 3 (4.05%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (94.59%) Java
2 30 (40.54%) JavaScript
3 19 (25.68%) Java 8
4 9 (12.16%) Groovy
4 9 (12.16%) Python
5 8 (10.81%) SQL
6 6 (8.11%) C
7 5 (6.76%) C++
7 5 (6.76%) Ruby
8 4 (5.41%) Go
8 4 (5.41%) TypeScript
9 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.70%) C#
10 2 (2.70%) Java 9
10 2 (2.70%) LotusScript
10 2 (2.70%) Scala
11 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.35%) ES6
11 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.11%) Degree
3 4 (5.41%) HND
4 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (13.51%) Docker
2 4 (5.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (5.41%) etcd
3 3 (4.05%) QEMU
3 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.76%) Terraform
2 4 (5.41%) Consul
3 2 (2.70%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (12.16%) Oracle
2 5 (6.76%) Perforce
3 4 (5.41%) Splunk
4 3 (4.05%) AppDynamics
4 3 (4.05%) Google
4 3 (4.05%) VMware
5 2 (2.70%) Capita
5 2 (2.70%) Lotus
6 1 (1.35%) Attivio
6 1 (1.35%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 1 (1.35%) Red Hat