Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 49 68
Rank change year-on-year +3 +19 +38
Contract jobs citing Spring 271 196 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.58% 3.49% 2.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.32% 11.24% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 155 169
North West median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £374 £321 £320
90th Percentile £556 £488 £500
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
North West median hourly rate £170.00 £35.00 £29.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +385.71% +18.54% -
10th Percentile £160.00 £35.00 £26.11
90th Percentile £180.00 £35.00 £32.94
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33% -18.18%

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 2,034 1,743 1,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.35% 31.03% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,397 1,177 1,381
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £550 £510 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 53 37
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £11.88 £20.00 £18.67
90th Percentile £64.00 £50.00 £44.15
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.24%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +12 167 £438 +2.94% 70
Cheshire -7 62 £440 -2.22% 27
Lancashire +4 27 £530 - 7
Merseyside -6 12 £400 -8.57% 4
Spring
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 263 (97.05%) Java
2 195 (71.96%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (50.92%) Java 8
4 132 (48.71%) Spring Boot
5 115 (42.44%) TDD
6 80 (29.52%) Hibernate
7 78 (28.78%) Microservices
8 72 (26.57%) JavaScript
9 71 (26.20%) Git (software)
9 71 (26.20%) DevOps
10 68 (25.09%) Scrum
11 66 (24.35%) PostgreSQL
12 64 (23.62%) BDD
13 61 (22.51%) RESTful
14 60 (22.14%) Jenkins
15 59 (21.77%) Web Services
16 58 (21.40%) SOA
16 58 (21.40%) Maven
16 58 (21.40%) Node.js
17 52 (19.19%) Amazon AWS
18 51 (18.82%) SQL
19 49 (18.08%) Docker
20 46 (16.97%) MySQL
21 44 (16.24%) Test Automation
21 44 (16.24%) Spring Security
22 42 (15.50%) HTML
23 38 (14.02%) Python
24 34 (12.55%) JUnit
24 34 (12.55%) Software Engineering
24 34 (12.55%) Gradle

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 (5.90%) Confluence
2 8 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (2.58%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.21%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (1.85%) Apache Solr
5 5 (1.85%) CMS
6 4 (1.48%) JBoss
6 4 (1.48%) Mule
6 4 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (1.11%) Apache
8 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.74%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.37%) IIS
9 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.74%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.37%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 52 (19.19%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (10.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.64%) SaaS
4 11 (4.06%) GitHub
5 9 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (3.32%) Amazon SQS
5 9 (3.32%) PaaS
6 7 (2.58%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.48%) Apigee
8 3 (1.11%) npm
9 2 (0.74%) Slack
9 2 (0.74%) Yarn
10 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.37%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (24.35%) PostgreSQL
2 46 (16.97%) MySQL
3 27 (9.96%) MongoDB
4 24 (8.86%) Relational Database
5 15 (5.54%) SQL Server
6 13 (4.80%) NoSQL
7 9 (3.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 9 (3.32%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.58%) Hazelcast
9 5 (1.85%) Big Data
10 4 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (1.11%) Endeca
12 2 (0.74%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.74%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.37%) Neo4j
13 1 (0.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 71 (26.20%) Git (software)
2 60 (22.14%) Jenkins
3 58 (21.40%) Maven
4 34 (12.55%) Gradle
4 34 (12.55%) JUnit
5 26 (9.59%) JIRA
5 26 (9.59%) Selenium
6 25 (9.23%) IntelliJ
7 13 (4.80%) Gatling
7 13 (4.80%) Spock
8 10 (3.69%) Eclipse
8 10 (3.69%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (3.32%) Mercurial
10 8 (2.95%) Mockito
10 8 (2.95%) SoapUI
10 8 (2.95%) TestNG
11 7 (2.58%) Cucumber
12 6 (2.21%) GitLab
12 6 (2.21%) Grunt
12 6 (2.21%) Hudson
General
1 17 (6.27%) Finance
2 11 (4.06%) Retail
3 8 (2.95%) Banking
4 3 (1.11%) Back Office
5 2 (0.74%) Advertising
5 2 (0.74%) Front Office
5 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
5 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.37%) Games
6 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 199 (73.43%) Developer
2 179 (66.05%) Java Developer
3 31 (11.44%) Agile Developer
3 31 (11.44%) Agile Java Developer
4 26 (9.59%) Java Engineer
4 26 (9.59%) Senior Developer
4 26 (9.59%) Senior Java Developer
5 17 (6.27%) AWS Developer
5 17 (6.27%) Software Engineer
6 15 (5.54%) Java Software Engineer
7 13 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (2.58%) Agile Scrum Master
8 7 (2.58%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (2.58%) Scrum Master
8 7 (2.58%) Team Leader
9 5 (1.85%) Applications Developer
9 5 (1.85%) Architect
9 5 (1.85%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (1.85%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 5 (1.85%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (48.71%) Spring Boot
2 80 (29.52%) Hibernate
3 61 (22.51%) RESTful
4 59 (21.77%) Web Services
5 58 (21.40%) Node.js
6 44 (16.24%) Spring Security
7 42 (15.50%) HTML
8 33 (12.18%) AngularJS
9 31 (11.44%) CSS
9 31 (11.44%) Dropwizard
10 28 (10.33%) JSON
11 26 (9.59%) React
11 26 (9.59%) REST
12 25 (9.23%) XML
13 22 (8.12%) SOAP
14 19 (7.01%) J2EE
14 19 (7.01%) jQuery
15 18 (6.64%) JSP
16 17 (6.27%) Java EE
17 16 (5.90%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.43%) Mobile App
2 11 (4.06%) User Experience
2 11 (4.06%) Wiki
3 9 (3.32%) Public Cloud
4 7 (2.58%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.85%) iPad
6 4 (1.48%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.74%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.74%) Equities
7 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.74%) Robotics
8 1 (0.37%) Fintech
8 1 (0.37%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.37%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.90%) Linux
2 13 (4.80%) Unix
3 11 (4.06%) Android
4 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.37%) Windows
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (71.96%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (42.44%) TDD
3 78 (28.78%) Microservices
4 71 (26.20%) DevOps
5 68 (25.09%) Scrum
6 64 (23.62%) BDD
7 58 (21.40%) SOA
8 44 (16.24%) Test Automation
9 34 (12.55%) Software Engineering
10 31 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (9.23%) Kanban
12 24 (8.86%) Pair Programming
13 22 (8.12%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 18 (6.64%) E-Commerce
15 17 (6.27%) MVC
15 17 (6.27%) OO
16 15 (5.54%) Unit Testing
17 13 (4.80%) API Development
17 13 (4.80%) SDLC
18 12 (4.43%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 263 (97.05%) Java
2 138 (50.92%) Java 8
3 72 (26.57%) JavaScript
4 51 (18.82%) SQL
5 38 (14.02%) Python
6 19 (7.01%) Groovy
7 14 (5.17%) PHP
8 9 (3.32%) C#
9 8 (2.95%) Scala
10 5 (1.85%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.48%) C++
12 3 (1.11%) C
12 3 (1.11%) ES6
12 3 (1.11%) Ruby
12 3 (1.11%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.74%) Java 9
13 2 (0.74%) LotusScript
13 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.37%) Delphi
14 1 (0.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (7.75%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.54%) Degree
3 5 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.85%) HND
4 4 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 49 (18.08%) Docker
2 4 (1.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (1.48%) etcd
Systems Management
1 31 (11.44%) Ansible
2 21 (7.75%) Terraform
3 17 (6.27%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (5.54%) Kubernetes
5 13 (4.80%) Puppet
6 4 (1.48%) Consul
6 4 (1.48%) Kibana
6 4 (1.48%) logstash
7 2 (0.74%) Grafana
7 2 (0.74%) Graylog
8 1 (0.37%) Packer
Vendors
1 30 (11.07%) Oracle
2 8 (2.95%) IBM
2 8 (2.95%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.58%) Google
3 7 (2.58%) hybris
4 5 (1.85%) Blue Prism
5 3 (1.11%) Adobe
5 3 (1.11%) Apiary
5 3 (1.11%) FatWire
6 2 (0.74%) AppDynamics
6 2 (0.74%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.74%) Lotus
6 2 (0.74%) Splunk
7 1 (0.37%) Apple
7 1 (0.37%) Attivio
7 1 (0.37%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 1 (0.37%) OpenText
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.37%) Sybase