The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
North West / Merseyside
Rank 28 33 39
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6  
Contract jobs citing Spring 10 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.13% 1.47% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.75% 5.32% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Median daily rate £600 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -3.50% +22.58%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 93 94 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 29.15% 27.65% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 79 24
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Spring
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Spring in Merseyside

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spring in Merseyside over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spring in Merseyside

Spring
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Liverpool +6 10 £600 +33.33% 1
Spring
North West

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Spring.

1 18 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (83.33%) Oracle
3 13 (72.22%) JavaScript
4 12 (66.67%) HTML
4 12 (66.67%) CSS
4 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (61.11%) TDD
5 11 (61.11%) Scrum
5 11 (61.11%) Linux
6 10 (55.56%) Git (software)
6 10 (55.56%) BDD
6 10 (55.56%) Jenkins
6 10 (55.56%) Spring Boot
7 9 (50.00%) SQL
8 7 (38.89%) MySQL
8 7 (38.89%) RESTful
8 7 (38.89%) Open Source
8 7 (38.89%) Kanban
8 7 (38.89%) API Design
8 7 (38.89%) Front End Development
8 7 (38.89%) Microservices
8 7 (38.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (38.89%) MongoDB
8 7 (38.89%) NoSQL
9 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (33.33%) DevOps
9 6 (33.33%) Coaching
9 6 (33.33%) jQuery
9 6 (33.33%) VMware
9 6 (33.33%) .NET

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) MongoDB
1 7 (38.89%) MySQL
1 7 (38.89%) NoSQL
2 4 (22.22%) DB2
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Git (software)
1 10 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
3 4 (22.22%) JUnit
4 3 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Front Office
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 12 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Principal Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Java Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Java WebSphere Developer
4 4 (22.22%) WebSphere Developer
5 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Java Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Principal .NET Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Principal Java Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Senior Java Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior DevOps
6 2 (11.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Java Mobile Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) CSS
1 12 (66.67%) HTML
2 10 (55.56%) Spring Boot
3 7 (38.89%) RESTful
4 6 (33.33%) .NET
4 6 (33.33%) jQuery
5 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
5 5 (27.78%) EJB
5 5 (27.78%) EJB 3.0
5 5 (27.78%) J2EE
6 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 3 (16.67%) CSS3
6 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
6 3 (16.67%) HTML5
6 3 (16.67%) SOAP
6 3 (16.67%) Spring MVC
6 3 (16.67%) Spring Security
6 3 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (16.67%) WSDL
6 3 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Scrum
2 11 (61.11%) TDD
3 10 (55.56%) BDD
4 7 (38.89%) API Design
4 7 (38.89%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (38.89%) Front End Development
4 7 (38.89%) Kanban
4 7 (38.89%) Microservices
4 7 (38.89%) Open Source
5 6 (33.33%) Coaching
5 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (33.33%) DevOps
6 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (16.67%) MVC
6 3 (16.67%) Pair Programming
6 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (72.22%) JavaScript
3 9 (50.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Sybase
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