Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 16 December 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
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 58 70
Rank change year-on-year +21 +12 +11
Contract jobs citing Spring 86 40 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.04% 5.37% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.29% 12.01% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 33 1
Essex median daily rate £500 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% +4.48%
10th Percentile £418 £336 £513
90th Percentile £550 £527 £538
East of England median daily rate £475 £433 £421
% change year-on-year +9.83% +2.67% +5.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Essex median hourly rate £33.08 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.59% - -
East of England median hourly rate £33.08 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year -10.59% - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 404 333 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 37.79% 44.70% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 239 116
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +43.36% -10.63%
10th Percentile £375 £313 £250
90th Percentile £600 £600 £531
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 25
Essex median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -1.37%
10th Percentile £23.00 £26.44 £30.85
90th Percentile £63.56 £63.75 £42.84
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.57% +16.67% -

Spring
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Spring in Essex

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Spring in Essex

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spring in Essex over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spring in Essex

Spring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spring in Essex

Spring
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spring in Essex over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Spring in Essex

Spring
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the Essex region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
Southend-on-Sea +6 35 £488 +2.63% 1
Basildon +6 7 £500 +14.29%
Harlow - 5 £488 - 1
Chelmsford - 2 £450 - 2
Spring
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Essex region with a requirement for Spring.

1 84 (97.67%) Java
2 59 (68.60%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (63.95%) Microservices
4 54 (62.79%) Spring Boot
5 37 (43.02%) Jenkins
6 36 (41.86%) Java 8
7 34 (39.53%) TDD
8 30 (34.88%) Scrum
8 30 (34.88%) JUnit
9 29 (33.72%) Oracle
9 29 (33.72%) Git (software)
9 29 (33.72%) Amazon AWS
10 28 (32.56%) Maven
11 27 (31.40%) SQL
11 27 (31.40%) JMS
12 25 (29.07%) Docker
13 24 (27.91%) Web Services
13 24 (27.91%) Linux
14 23 (26.74%) Unix
14 23 (26.74%) JIRA
15 21 (24.42%) DevOps
15 21 (24.42%) BDD
15 21 (24.42%) REST
16 20 (23.26%) JAX-RS
16 20 (23.26%) MySQL
17 19 (22.09%) Hibernate
18 18 (20.93%) WebSphere
18 18 (20.93%) SOAP
19 17 (19.77%) Tomcat
19 17 (19.77%) OO

Spring
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 18 (20.93%) WebSphere
2 17 (19.77%) Tomcat
3 14 (16.28%) JBoss
4 12 (13.95%) WebLogic
5 10 (11.63%) Confluence
6 8 (9.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (9.30%) Apache
6 8 (9.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (8.14%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (5.81%) WildFly
9 2 (2.33%) nginx
10 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (33.72%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (4.65%) GitHub
4 2 (2.33%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) HTTP
2 2 (2.33%) SSL
2 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.26%) MySQL
2 14 (16.28%) Oracle Database
3 11 (12.79%) Relational Database
4 9 (10.47%) NoSQL
5 7 (8.14%) SQL Server
6 6 (6.98%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (6.98%) MongoDB
7 5 (5.81%) MariaDB
8 4 (4.65%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (4.65%) GIS
9 1 (1.16%) JasperReports
9 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (43.02%) Jenkins
2 30 (34.88%) JUnit
3 29 (33.72%) Git (software)
4 28 (32.56%) Maven
5 23 (26.74%) JIRA
6 14 (16.28%) Eclipse
6 14 (16.28%) Selenium
6 14 (16.28%) SoapUI
7 10 (11.63%) Ant
7 10 (11.63%) Cucumber
8 9 (10.47%) Gradle
8 9 (10.47%) Subversion
9 7 (8.14%) AccuRev
9 7 (8.14%) CA Gen
9 7 (8.14%) Checkstyle
10 6 (6.98%) Robot Framework
11 4 (4.65%) IntelliJ
11 4 (4.65%) JMeter
12 2 (2.33%) LoadRunner
12 2 (2.33%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (9.30%) Marketing
2 3 (3.49%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 74 (86.05%) Developer
2 73 (84.88%) Java Developer
3 11 (12.79%) Senior Developer
3 11 (12.79%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (9.30%) Lead Developer
4 8 (9.30%) Lead Java Developer
5 5 (5.81%) Agile Developer
5 5 (5.81%) Agile Java Developer
5 5 (5.81%) Architect
5 5 (5.81%) Software Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Team Leader
6 4 (4.65%) DevOps Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Integration Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Java Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Java Team Leader
7 3 (3.49%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 2 (2.33%) Java Architect
8 2 (2.33%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (62.79%) Spring Boot
2 27 (31.40%) JMS
3 24 (27.91%) Web Services
4 21 (24.42%) REST
5 20 (23.26%) JAX-RS
6 19 (22.09%) Hibernate
7 18 (20.93%) SOAP
8 16 (18.60%) XML
9 15 (17.44%) HTML
9 15 (17.44%) J2EE
9 15 (17.44%) RabbitMQ
10 14 (16.28%) CSS
10 14 (16.28%) JPA
10 14 (16.28%) RESTful
11 13 (15.12%) Spring MVC
12 12 (13.95%) AngularJS
13 11 (12.79%) EclipseLink
14 10 (11.63%) Ajax
14 10 (11.63%) JSON
14 10 (11.63%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.81%) Clustering
3 5 (5.81%) Replication
4 2 (2.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.91%) Linux
2 23 (26.74%) Unix
3 9 (10.47%) Windows
4 7 (8.14%) Solaris
5 5 (5.81%) CentOS
6 3 (3.49%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (68.60%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (63.95%) Microservices
3 34 (39.53%) TDD
4 30 (34.88%) Scrum
5 21 (24.42%) BDD
5 21 (24.42%) DevOps
6 17 (19.77%) OO
7 16 (18.60%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 15 (17.44%) MVC
9 14 (16.28%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 14 (16.28%) Kanban
9 14 (16.28%) Test Automation
10 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (13.95%) Domain-Driven Design
11 12 (13.95%) Pair Programming
12 11 (12.79%) CQRS
13 9 (10.47%) Configuration Management
13 9 (10.47%) User Stories
14 7 (8.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 84 (97.67%) Java
2 36 (41.86%) Java 8
3 27 (31.40%) SQL
4 15 (17.44%) PL/SQL
5 14 (16.28%) JavaScript
6 9 (10.47%) Perl
7 7 (8.14%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.33%) C#
8 2 (2.33%) Groovy
8 2 (2.33%) Haskell
8 2 (2.33%) Python
8 2 (2.33%) Ruby
8 2 (2.33%) Scala
9 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) OCPJP
3 2 (2.33%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.16%) Degree
4 1 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 25 (29.07%) Docker
2 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (15.12%) Ansible
2 9 (10.47%) Kibana
3 7 (8.14%) logstash
4 6 (6.98%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (5.81%) Terraform
6 2 (2.33%) Grafana
6 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.33%) Puppet
7 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.16%) Mesos
Vendors
1 29 (33.72%) Oracle
2 16 (18.60%) IBM
3 13 (15.12%) Adobe
4 9 (10.47%) webMethods
5 7 (8.14%) BEA
5 7 (8.14%) Informatica
5 7 (8.14%) Pega
6 6 (6.98%) AppDynamics
6 6 (6.98%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.81%) Google
7 5 (5.81%) JDA
8 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.33%) Perforce
9 2 (2.33%) Sun
10 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.16%) WSO2