Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 56 80
Rank change year-on-year -11 +24 -12
Contract jobs citing Spring 183 188 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.17% 3.46% 2.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.28% 10.90% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 139 122
North West median daily rate £413 £413 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.11% +0.32%
10th Percentile £288 £318 £313
90th Percentile £488 £494 £500
England median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
North West median hourly rate - £55.00 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 £57.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% -7.89% +22.58%

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 1,972 1,724 2,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.18% 31.73% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,349 1,160 1,340
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £500 £513
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 41 77
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% +64.44%
10th Percentile £12.83 £15.08 £16.66
90th Percentile £42.70 £51.50 £47.33
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +5.81% +10.71%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +13 100 £413 +10.00% 54
Cheshire -28 50 £381 -10.29% 11
Merseyside +10 20 £425 -10.53% 7
Lancashire -6 12 £400 -4.76% 4
Spring
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 167 (91.26%) Java
2 115 (62.84%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (43.17%) Hibernate
4 70 (38.25%) TDD
5 64 (34.97%) Java 8
6 60 (32.79%) Microservices
7 59 (32.24%) J2EE
8 58 (31.69%) JavaScript
9 52 (28.42%) Web Services
10 50 (27.32%) Jenkins
11 43 (23.50%) Spring Boot
12 42 (22.95%) Git (software)
13 41 (22.40%) Maven
14 39 (21.31%) SQL
15 38 (20.77%) RESTful
16 36 (19.67%) Gradle
17 34 (18.58%) Continuous Integration
17 34 (18.58%) Scrum
17 34 (18.58%) Finance
18 32 (17.49%) Banking
18 32 (17.49%) JUnit
19 31 (16.94%) HTML
19 31 (16.94%) OO
20 30 (16.39%) Oracle
20 30 (16.39%) SOAP
21 29 (15.85%) REST
22 28 (15.30%) BDD
22 28 (15.30%) MySQL
23 27 (14.75%) Relational Database
24 26 (14.21%) AngularJS

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 16 (8.74%) Tomcat
2 15 (8.20%) CMS
3 9 (4.92%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.37%) Apache
5 7 (3.83%) JBoss
6 5 (2.73%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.64%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.09%) Mongoose
8 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.55%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.55%) Jetty
9 1 (0.55%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.55%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.55%) nginx
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.55%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.37%) Amazon S3
3 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.28%) OpenShift
4 3 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.64%) PaaS
5 2 (1.09%) AWS OpsWorks
5 2 (1.09%) GitHub
5 2 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.09%) IaaS
6 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.55%) npm
6 1 (0.55%) SaaS
6 1 (0.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.30%) MySQL
2 27 (14.75%) Relational Database
3 22 (12.02%) SQL Server
4 19 (10.38%) MongoDB
5 16 (8.74%) NoSQL
6 15 (8.20%) RDBMS
7 10 (5.46%) CouchDB
8 9 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (4.37%) Neo4j
10 6 (3.28%) Endeca
11 3 (1.64%) Big Data
11 3 (1.64%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.64%) VoltDB
12 2 (1.09%) Couchbase
12 2 (1.09%) MariaDB
12 2 (1.09%) Riak
13 1 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 50 (27.32%) Jenkins
2 42 (22.95%) Git (software)
3 41 (22.40%) Maven
4 36 (19.67%) Gradle
5 32 (17.49%) JUnit
6 18 (9.84%) JProfiler
7 14 (7.65%) Eclipse
8 13 (7.10%) JIRA
9 11 (6.01%) IntelliJ
10 8 (4.37%) Mockito
11 7 (3.83%) SonarQube
12 6 (3.28%) Selenium
12 6 (3.28%) TeamCity
13 4 (2.19%) Cucumber
14 3 (1.64%) Ant
14 3 (1.64%) Arquillian
14 3 (1.64%) CA Release Automation
14 3 (1.64%) JBehave
15 2 (1.09%) GitLab
15 2 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 34 (18.58%) Finance
2 32 (17.49%) Banking
3 6 (3.28%) Retail
4 4 (2.19%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.19%) Law
5 3 (1.64%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 162 (88.52%) Developer
2 136 (74.32%) Java Developer
3 17 (9.29%) Agile Developer
4 16 (8.74%) J2EE Developer
4 16 (8.74%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 15 (8.20%) Agile Java Developer
6 9 (4.92%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (4.37%) Android Developer
7 8 (4.37%) Architect
7 8 (4.37%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (3.83%) Java Engineer
8 7 (3.83%) SQL Developer
9 6 (3.28%) Java Software Engineer
9 6 (3.28%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.28%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (3.28%) Software Engineer
10 5 (2.73%) Angular Developer
11 4 (2.19%) Java Architect
12 3 (1.64%) Applications Developer
12 3 (1.64%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (43.17%) Hibernate
2 59 (32.24%) J2EE
3 52 (28.42%) Web Services
4 43 (23.50%) Spring Boot
5 38 (20.77%) RESTful
6 31 (16.94%) HTML
7 30 (16.39%) SOAP
8 29 (15.85%) REST
9 26 (14.21%) AngularJS
10 25 (13.66%) CSS
10 25 (13.66%) jQuery
11 24 (13.11%) JPA
12 22 (12.02%) Ajax
13 21 (11.48%) JSON
13 21 (11.48%) Spring MVC
14 17 (9.29%) Java EE
15 16 (8.74%) Node.js
15 16 (8.74%) XML
16 13 (7.10%) JSP
17 11 (6.01%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (2.73%) User Experience
3 3 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.46%) Android
2 7 (3.83%) Linux
3 6 (3.28%) Windows
4 5 (2.73%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.73%) Unix
5 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (62.84%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (38.25%) TDD
3 60 (32.79%) Microservices
4 34 (18.58%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (18.58%) Scrum
5 31 (16.94%) OO
6 28 (15.30%) BDD
7 26 (14.21%) Unit Testing
8 25 (13.66%) Test Automation
9 22 (12.02%) E-Commerce
9 22 (12.02%) MVC
10 16 (8.74%) Data Modelling
11 14 (7.65%) API Development
11 14 (7.65%) DevOps
11 14 (7.65%) OOP
12 12 (6.56%) RAD
13 11 (6.01%) Software Engineering
14 9 (4.92%) SDLC
15 8 (4.37%) API Design
15 8 (4.37%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 167 (91.26%) Java
2 64 (34.97%) Java 8
3 58 (31.69%) JavaScript
4 39 (21.31%) SQL
5 17 (9.29%) Groovy
6 8 (4.37%) Kotlin
6 8 (4.37%) Python
7 6 (3.28%) Ruby
8 5 (2.73%) Scala
9 4 (2.19%) C++
10 3 (1.64%) C
10 3 (1.64%) Go
10 3 (1.64%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.09%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.09%) C#
12 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.55%) ES6
12 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (2.73%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.09%) Degree
3 1 (0.55%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.55%) PSD2
System Software
1 14 (7.65%) Docker
2 3 (1.64%) QEMU
2 3 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.55%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 15 (8.20%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (7.10%) Ansible
3 10 (5.46%) Puppet
4 6 (3.28%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.55%) Kibana
5 1 (0.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (16.39%) Oracle
2 15 (8.20%) Perforce
3 8 (4.37%) hybris
4 6 (3.28%) FatWire
5 4 (2.19%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.64%) Splunk
6 3 (1.64%) VMware
7 2 (1.09%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.09%) Capita
7 2 (1.09%) Google
8 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.55%) SOASTA, Inc