The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 24 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 46 66
Rank change year-on-year +3 +20  
Contract jobs citing Spring 16 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.56% 1.97% 1.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.74% 11.21% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 7
Median daily rate £450 £428 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 149 116 223
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 23.88% 17.58% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 75 118
Median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -52.23%  
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Spring in Hertfordshire

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spring in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spring in Hertfordshire

Spring
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Watford 0 7 £350 -30.00% 4
Hatfield - 4 £550 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £450 -
Welwyn Garden City +5 1 £525 +22.09%
Spring
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Spring.

1 42 (100.00%) Java
2 26 (61.90%) TDD
3 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (50.00%) Hibernate
5 20 (47.62%) Linux
6 17 (40.48%) Web Services
7 15 (35.71%) JSP
7 15 (35.71%) Open Source
7 15 (35.71%) DevOps
8 14 (33.33%) SQL
9 13 (30.95%) Finance
9 13 (30.95%) Microservices
10 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
10 11 (26.19%) OO
10 11 (26.19%) Unix
10 11 (26.19%) NoSQL
10 11 (26.19%) REST
10 11 (26.19%) AngularJS
10 11 (26.19%) RESTful
11 10 (23.81%) Sybase ASE
11 10 (23.81%) T-SQL
11 10 (23.81%) Sybase
12 9 (21.43%) J2EE
12 9 (21.43%) Windows
12 9 (21.43%) BDD
12 9 (21.43%) MongoDB
12 9 (21.43%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
12 9 (21.43%) Service Design
13 8 (19.05%) Spring Boot

Spring
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 4 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.14%) Confluence
3 2 (4.76%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) CMS
4 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) NoSQL
2 10 (23.81%) Sybase ASE
3 9 (21.43%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (21.43%) MongoDB
4 7 (16.67%) Big Data
4 7 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) JUnit
2 5 (11.90%) Maven
2 5 (11.90%) Selenium
3 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.14%) JBehave
4 3 (7.14%) JIRA
4 3 (7.14%) Mockito
4 3 (7.14%) SoapUI
4 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (4.76%) JMeter
5 2 (4.76%) jMock
5 2 (4.76%) Moq
5 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.38%) Log4j
6 1 (2.38%) Robot Framework
6 1 (2.38%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) French Language
2 1 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (78.57%) Developer
1 33 (78.57%) Java Developer
2 8 (19.05%) Senior Developer
2 8 (19.05%) Senior Java Developer
3 6 (14.29%) AWS Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Agile Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Agile Java Developer
5 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Java E-Commerce Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 3 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (7.14%) DevOps Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Java Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Application Development Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Applications Development Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Applications Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.76%) AWS Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 17 (40.48%) Web Services
3 15 (35.71%) JSP
4 11 (26.19%) AngularJS
4 11 (26.19%) REST
4 11 (26.19%) RESTful
5 9 (21.43%) J2EE
6 8 (19.05%) Spring Boot
7 7 (16.67%) .NET
8 6 (14.29%) HTML
8 6 (14.29%) HTML5
8 6 (14.29%) JSON
9 5 (11.90%) Spring MVC
9 5 (11.90%) XML
10 3 (7.14%) Gherkin
10 3 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
11 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (4.76%) JDBC
11 2 (4.76%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 20 (47.62%) Linux
2 11 (26.19%) Unix
3 9 (21.43%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) HPUX
4 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) TDD
2 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (35.71%) DevOps
3 15 (35.71%) Open Source
4 13 (30.95%) Microservices
5 11 (26.19%) OO
6 9 (21.43%) BDD
6 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
6 9 (21.43%) Service Design
7 8 (19.05%) E-Commerce
7 8 (19.05%) Kanban
7 8 (19.05%) MVC
7 8 (19.05%) Scrum
8 6 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.14%) ATDD
10 3 (7.14%) Refactoring
10 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 42 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (33.33%) SQL
3 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 10 (23.81%) T-SQL
5 7 (16.67%) C
6 5 (11.90%) C#
7 4 (9.52%) Scala
8 2 (4.76%) Python
9 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Sybase
2 3 (7.14%) Atlassian
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) IBM
3 1 (2.38%) Talend