Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 20 July 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 50 65
Rank change year-on-year +9 +15 +32
Contract jobs citing Spring 285 209 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.60% 3.70% 2.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.10% 11.61% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 166 163
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £368 £344 £313
90th Percentile £550 £491 £500
England median daily rate £500 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
North West median hourly rate £170.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +277.78% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £57.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -25.44% +3.64%

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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,175 1,800 2,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.13% 31.85% 26.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,469 1,208 1,387
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £548 £500 £518
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 64 57
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -4.00%
10th Percentile £12.76 £23.43 £19.52
90th Percentile £51.40 £49.63 £47.33
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%

Spring
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Spring as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Spring in the North West

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Spring in the North West

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spring in the North West over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spring in the North West

Spring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spring in the North West

Spring
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Manchester +18 158 £425 +0.24% 57
Cheshire -17 72 £438 -2.78% 17
Lancashire +8 28 £531 +26.43% 4
Merseyside +20 24 £438 -2.78% 6
Spring
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Spring.

1 270 (94.74%) Java
2 195 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (43.16%) Java 8
4 104 (36.49%) TDD
5 98 (34.39%) Spring Boot
6 94 (32.98%) JavaScript
7 92 (32.28%) Hibernate
8 80 (28.07%) Microservices
9 67 (23.51%) Git (software)
10 63 (22.11%) Scrum
11 62 (21.75%) Jenkins
12 59 (20.70%) J2EE
12 59 (20.70%) Amazon AWS
13 56 (19.65%) Web Services
14 52 (18.25%) RESTful
15 51 (17.89%) Node.js
15 51 (17.89%) SQL
16 46 (16.14%) MySQL
16 46 (16.14%) AngularJS
17 45 (15.79%) Maven
18 44 (15.44%) BDD
19 41 (14.39%) SOA
20 39 (13.68%) HTML
20 39 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
21 37 (12.98%) DevOps
22 36 (12.63%) CSS
22 36 (12.63%) PostgreSQL
23 35 (12.28%) Finance
24 33 (11.58%) Software Engineering
25 31 (10.88%) SOAP

Spring
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 14 (4.91%) CMS
1 14 (4.91%) Confluence
2 13 (4.56%) WebSphere
3 11 (3.86%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.81%) Apache
5 6 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (2.11%) JBoss
6 5 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.40%) Mongoose
7 4 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.05%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.70%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.70%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.35%) IIS
10 1 (0.35%) Jetty
10 1 (0.35%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.35%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 59 (20.70%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (9.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.56%) SaaS
4 10 (3.51%) GitHub
4 10 (3.51%) OpenShift
4 10 (3.51%) PaaS
5 8 (2.81%) Amazon S3
6 6 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.70%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.70%) npm
9 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.35%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.35%) Serverless
9 1 (0.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (16.14%) MySQL
2 36 (12.63%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (10.88%) MongoDB
4 28 (9.82%) Relational Database
5 19 (6.67%) SQL Server
6 17 (5.96%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.81%) Endeca
7 8 (2.81%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.46%) Neo4j
9 6 (2.11%) CouchDB
10 5 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.40%) Big Data
12 3 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (1.05%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.05%) Hazelcast
12 3 (1.05%) VoltDB
13 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
14 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 67 (23.51%) Git (software)
2 62 (21.75%) Jenkins
3 45 (15.79%) Maven
4 31 (10.88%) JUnit
5 26 (9.12%) Gradle
6 22 (7.72%) JIRA
7 14 (4.91%) IntelliJ
8 13 (4.56%) Selenium
9 12 (4.21%) Mockito
10 10 (3.51%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (3.16%) Cucumber
12 8 (2.81%) Eclipse
12 8 (2.81%) TestNG
13 7 (2.46%) GitLab
13 7 (2.46%) JProfiler
14 6 (2.11%) Grunt
15 5 (1.75%) Artifactory
15 5 (1.75%) Mercurial
15 5 (1.75%) Subversion
15 5 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (12.28%) Finance
2 25 (8.77%) Banking
3 8 (2.81%) Retail
4 5 (1.75%) Law
5 4 (1.40%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.70%) Advertising
6 2 (0.70%) Back Office
6 2 (0.70%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 225 (78.95%) Developer
2 192 (67.37%) Java Developer
3 24 (8.42%) Agile Developer
3 24 (8.42%) Senior Developer
3 24 (8.42%) Senior Java Developer
4 22 (7.72%) Agile Java Developer
5 18 (6.32%) Java Engineer
6 17 (5.96%) Software Engineer
7 16 (5.61%) Java Software Engineer
8 12 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (3.16%) Backend Developer
9 9 (3.16%) J2EE Developer
9 9 (3.16%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 7 (2.46%) Agile Scrum Master
10 7 (2.46%) AWS Developer
10 7 (2.46%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (2.46%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (2.46%) Scrum Master
10 7 (2.46%) Team Leader
10 7 (2.46%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (34.39%) Spring Boot
2 92 (32.28%) Hibernate
3 59 (20.70%) J2EE
4 56 (19.65%) Web Services
5 52 (18.25%) RESTful
6 51 (17.89%) Node.js
7 46 (16.14%) AngularJS
8 39 (13.68%) HTML
9 36 (12.63%) CSS
10 31 (10.88%) SOAP
11 29 (10.18%) jQuery
12 28 (9.82%) REST
13 27 (9.47%) Spring Security
14 25 (8.77%) Dropwizard
14 25 (8.77%) Spring MVC
15 24 (8.42%) JSON
15 24 (8.42%) React
16 22 (7.72%) Java EE
16 22 (7.72%) JSP
17 21 (7.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.51%) Public Cloud
1 10 (3.51%) User Experience
2 8 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (2.46%) Wiki
4 6 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.75%) iPad
6 4 (1.40%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.35%) Fintech
9 1 (0.35%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.91%) Linux
2 10 (3.51%) Android
2 10 (3.51%) Unix
3 6 (2.11%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.40%) Windows
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (36.49%) TDD
3 80 (28.07%) Microservices
4 63 (22.11%) Scrum
5 44 (15.44%) BDD
6 41 (14.39%) SOA
7 39 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (12.98%) DevOps
9 33 (11.58%) Software Engineering
10 28 (9.82%) MVC
10 28 (9.82%) Test Automation
11 25 (8.77%) OO
12 24 (8.42%) Unit Testing
13 23 (8.07%) E-Commerce
14 20 (7.02%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 18 (6.32%) Kanban
16 17 (5.96%) SDLC
17 14 (4.91%) API Development
18 13 (4.56%) Data Modelling
19 12 (4.21%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 270 (94.74%) Java
2 123 (43.16%) Java 8
3 94 (32.98%) JavaScript
4 51 (17.89%) SQL
5 26 (9.12%) Groovy
6 20 (7.02%) Python
7 7 (2.46%) C#
7 7 (2.46%) Ruby
8 6 (2.11%) C
8 6 (2.11%) Scala
9 5 (1.75%) C++
10 4 (1.40%) Go
10 4 (1.40%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.05%) Kotlin
11 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.70%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.70%) ES6
12 2 (0.70%) LotusScript
12 2 (0.70%) PHP
13 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (7.72%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.86%) Degree
3 5 (1.75%) HND
4 4 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.75%) QA
2 3 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (10.18%) Docker
2 4 (1.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (1.40%) etcd
3 3 (1.05%) QEMU
3 3 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (7.37%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (7.02%) Ansible
3 13 (4.56%) Kubernetes
3 13 (4.56%) Puppet
4 6 (2.11%) Terraform
5 4 (1.40%) Consul
6 1 (0.35%) Grafana
6 1 (0.35%) Graylog
Vendors
1 30 (10.53%) Oracle
2 13 (4.56%) hybris
3 9 (3.16%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.81%) FatWire
4 8 (2.81%) IBM
5 6 (2.11%) Perforce
6 5 (1.75%) Blue Prism
6 5 (1.75%) Splunk
7 4 (1.40%) AppDynamics
8 3 (1.05%) Apiary
8 3 (1.05%) Google
8 3 (1.05%) VMware
9 2 (0.70%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.70%) Capita
9 2 (0.70%) Lotus
10 1 (0.35%) Attivio
10 1 (0.35%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 1 (0.35%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.35%) SOASTA, Inc