Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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 Software Spring Framework
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 34 47
Rank change year-on-year -22 +13 +3
Contract jobs citing Spring 37 58 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.81% 4.75% 3.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.44% 17.90% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 53 48
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.32% +8.45%
10th Percentile £250 £357 £299
90th Percentile £550 £455 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 392 324 507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 29.81% 26.51% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 257 359
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £258 £294 £275
90th Percentile £550 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 16
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +54.76% -45.32%
10th Percentile £32.13 £20.00 £15.63
90th Percentile £38.75 £45.50 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% +44.44%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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
Knutsford -1 17 £375 -3.85% 7
Crewe - 5 £550 - 2
Runcorn +3 1 £425 +13.33% 1
Warrington -5 1 £450 +2.86% 3
Chester -11 1 £500 +25.00% 4
Alderley Edge - 1 £400 -
Spring
North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 37 (100.00%) Java
2 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (59.46%) Gradle
3 21 (56.76%) Jenkins
3 21 (56.76%) Maven
4 20 (54.05%) Hibernate
5 19 (51.35%) TDD
6 18 (48.65%) J2EE
7 16 (43.24%) Relational Database
8 15 (40.54%) Oracle
8 15 (40.54%) Web Services
8 15 (40.54%) OO
9 14 (37.84%) SQL
9 14 (37.84%) JPA
10 13 (35.14%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (35.14%) RESTful
10 13 (35.14%) HTML
11 12 (32.43%) RDBMS
11 12 (32.43%) Git (software)
11 12 (32.43%) JProfiler
12 11 (29.73%) Test Automation
12 11 (29.73%) Scrum
12 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
12 11 (29.73%) JUnit
12 11 (29.73%) OOP
13 10 (27.03%) MVC
14 9 (24.32%) Unit Testing
14 9 (24.32%) REST
14 9 (24.32%) Banking
14 9 (24.32%) SQL Server

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 (8.11%) JBoss
2 2 (5.41%) Anypoint
3 1 (2.70%) CMS
3 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) GitHub
2 1 (2.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) HTTP
2 2 (5.41%) FTP
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) Relational Database
2 12 (32.43%) RDBMS
3 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.41%) Couchbase
4 2 (5.41%) CouchDB
4 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.70%) DB2
5 1 (2.70%) Endeca
5 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (59.46%) Gradle
2 21 (56.76%) Jenkins
2 21 (56.76%) Maven
3 12 (32.43%) Git (software)
3 12 (32.43%) JProfiler
4 11 (29.73%) JUnit
5 7 (18.92%) Eclipse
6 6 (16.22%) SonarQube
7 4 (10.81%) Ant
7 4 (10.81%) IntelliJ
8 3 (8.11%) JIRA
9 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
10 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
10 1 (2.70%) Hudson
10 1 (2.70%) Jasmine
10 1 (2.70%) jMock
10 1 (2.70%) Mockito
10 1 (2.70%) Subversion
10 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (24.32%) Banking
2 7 (18.92%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (81.08%) Developer
2 28 (75.68%) Java Developer
3 10 (27.03%) J2EE Developer
3 10 (27.03%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Java Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Java Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (2.70%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Designer
8 1 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Java Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (54.05%) Hibernate
2 18 (48.65%) J2EE
3 15 (40.54%) Web Services
4 14 (37.84%) JPA
5 13 (35.14%) HTML
5 13 (35.14%) RESTful
6 9 (24.32%) REST
6 9 (24.32%) Spring Boot
7 7 (18.92%) JSON
7 7 (18.92%) Spring MVC
8 6 (16.22%) AngularJS
8 6 (16.22%) jQuery
8 6 (16.22%) SOAP
9 5 (13.51%) Ajax
10 4 (10.81%) Java EE
10 4 (10.81%) React
10 4 (10.81%) Spring Security
11 3 (8.11%) CSS
11 3 (8.11%) XML
11 3 (8.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (2.70%) RIA
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (51.35%) TDD
3 15 (40.54%) OO
4 13 (35.14%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (29.73%) OOP
5 11 (29.73%) Scrum
5 11 (29.73%) Test Automation
6 10 (27.03%) MVC
7 9 (24.32%) Microservices
7 9 (24.32%) Unit Testing
8 7 (18.92%) Data Modelling
9 6 (16.22%) RAD
9 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
10 5 (13.51%) BDD
10 5 (13.51%) SDLC
11 4 (10.81%) DevOps
11 4 (10.81%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 4 (10.81%) Domain-Driven Design
11 4 (10.81%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 37 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (37.84%) SQL
3 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) Groovy
4 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Ansible
1 2 (5.41%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Oracle
2 7 (18.92%) Perforce
3 2 (5.41%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.70%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.70%) FatWire
4 1 (2.70%) Splunk