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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 37 42
Rank change year-on-year +20 +5  
Contract jobs citing Spring 47 47 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.34% 5.11% 3.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.36% 17.54% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 35 23
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £335 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £44.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +17.97% -19.09%  

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 220 268 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 34.38% 29.13% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 208 180
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.78 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £33.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 0 14 £463 -2.63% 5
Knutsford - 13 £400 - 5
Crewe - 5 £500 -
Macclesfield 0 4 £441 +31.71% 1
Warrington - 1 £388 -
Daresbury - 1 £388 -
Spring
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 85 (100.00%) Java
2 51 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (52.94%) JavaScript
4 35 (41.18%) Finance
5 34 (40.00%) Web Services
6 30 (35.29%) J2EE
6 30 (35.29%) Banking
7 24 (28.24%) Hibernate
7 24 (28.24%) RESTful
8 22 (25.88%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (25.88%) Oracle
9 21 (24.71%) SQL
9 21 (24.71%) SOAP
9 21 (24.71%) jQuery
10 20 (23.53%) Git (software)
11 19 (22.35%) TDD
12 18 (21.18%) Scrum
13 16 (18.82%) REST
13 16 (18.82%) Struts
14 15 (17.65%) Waterfall
14 15 (17.65%) Data Protection
15 14 (16.47%) MongoDB
15 14 (16.47%) JUnit
15 14 (16.47%) JSON
16 13 (15.29%) JIRA
16 13 (15.29%) Ajax
16 13 (15.29%) Gradle
17 12 (14.12%) EJB
17 12 (14.12%) JSP
17 12 (14.12%) Servlets

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 (10.59%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.24%) JBoss
3 4 (4.71%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.18%) Apache
5 1 (1.18%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.18%) Confluence
5 1 (1.18%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.18%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (1.18%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.18%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) MongoDB
2 11 (12.94%) RDBMS
2 11 (12.94%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.06%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.88%) MySQL
5 3 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (3.53%) Big Data
5 3 (3.53%) Hazelcast
5 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.18%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.18%) DB2
7 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.18%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 20 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 14 (16.47%) JUnit
3 13 (15.29%) Gradle
3 13 (15.29%) JIRA
4 12 (14.12%) IntelliJ
5 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
6 10 (11.76%) Eclipse
7 6 (7.06%) Cucumber
8 4 (4.71%) JProfiler
8 4 (4.71%) Maven
9 3 (3.53%) Selenium
10 2 (2.35%) Mockito
10 2 (2.35%) SonarQube
10 2 (2.35%) Subversion
11 1 (1.18%) Apache Ivy
11 1 (1.18%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.18%) EasyMock
11 1 (1.18%) Hudson
11 1 (1.18%) MyEclipse
11 1 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 35 (41.18%) Finance
2 30 (35.29%) Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.18%) Back Office
4 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 70 (82.35%) Developer
2 64 (75.29%) Java Developer
3 17 (20.00%) Agile Developer
3 17 (20.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 7 (8.24%) Senior Developer
4 7 (8.24%) Technical Leader
4 7 (8.24%) Technical Manager
5 6 (7.06%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Java Project Leader
6 5 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 5 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Project Leader
6 5 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Technical Project Leader
6 5 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Java Software Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (40.00%) Web Services
2 30 (35.29%) J2EE
3 24 (28.24%) Hibernate
3 24 (28.24%) RESTful
4 21 (24.71%) jQuery
4 21 (24.71%) SOAP
5 16 (18.82%) REST
5 16 (18.82%) Struts
6 14 (16.47%) JSON
7 13 (15.29%) Ajax
8 12 (14.12%) EJB
8 12 (14.12%) JSP
8 12 (14.12%) Servlets
9 11 (12.94%) HTML
9 11 (12.94%) JPA
9 11 (12.94%) XML
10 10 (11.76%) AngularJS
11 9 (10.59%) CSS
12 8 (9.41%) Java EE
12 8 (9.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.24%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.18%) Clustering
3 1 (1.18%) DataPower
3 1 (1.18%) Derivative
3 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.18%) Android
1 1 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.88%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (22.35%) TDD
4 18 (21.18%) Scrum
5 15 (17.65%) Data Protection
5 15 (17.65%) Waterfall
6 9 (10.59%) E-Commerce
6 9 (10.59%) MVC
7 8 (9.41%) API Design
8 7 (8.24%) AOP
8 7 (8.24%) OO
8 7 (8.24%) Software Engineering
9 6 (7.06%) DevOps
9 6 (7.06%) Mobile Application Development
9 6 (7.06%) Unit Testing
10 5 (5.88%) Continuous Deployment
10 5 (5.88%) Test Automation
11 4 (4.71%) API Development
11 4 (4.71%) Front End Development
11 4 (4.71%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 85 (100.00%) Java
2 45 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 21 (24.71%) SQL
4 6 (7.06%) C#
4 6 (7.06%) TypeScript
5 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.53%) Scala
6 1 (1.18%) Perl
6 1 (1.18%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Capistrano
1 1 (1.18%) Nagios
1 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (25.88%) Oracle
2 6 (7.06%) Perforce
3 3 (3.53%) IBM
4 2 (2.35%) Google
5 1 (1.18%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.18%) Kony
5 1 (1.18%) Sage
5 1 (1.18%) Sybase
5 1 (1.18%) Yahoo!
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheshire
Talent International
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Source Technology
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago