Period
to 18 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 54 74
Rank change year-on-year +2 +20 +31
Contract jobs citing Spring 238 191 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.95% 3.35% 2.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.73% 10.37% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 147 141
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £369 £296 £319
90th Percentile £556 £499 £500
England median daily rate £513 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +6.77% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
North West median hourly rate £38.61 - £29.53
10th Percentile £34.55 - £26.11
90th Percentile £40.76 - £32.94
England median hourly rate £36.23 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -19.50% +5.88% +1.19%

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 2,029 1,842 1,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.65% 32.34% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,406 1,269 1,320
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £556 £538 £500
England median daily rate £485 £473 £425
% change year-on-year +2.54% +11.29% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 24
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +12.68% +5.53%
10th Percentile £11.64 £18.78 £15.33
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.80 £44.93
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 December 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 December 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 +1 150 £450 +5.88% 48
Cheshire -7 43 £425 +6.25% 12
Lancashire +1 27 £530 +57.04% 3
Merseyside +2 18 £400 - 2
Spring
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 232 (97.48%) Java
2 168 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (56.30%) Java 8
4 122 (51.26%) Spring Boot
5 109 (45.80%) TDD
6 82 (34.45%) Hibernate
7 71 (29.83%) BDD
7 71 (29.83%) Microservices
8 67 (28.15%) DevOps
9 63 (26.47%) PostgreSQL
10 59 (24.79%) JavaScript
11 57 (23.95%) Git (software)
12 55 (23.11%) Test Automation
13 52 (21.85%) Web Services
13 52 (21.85%) Jenkins
14 51 (21.43%) Maven
15 50 (21.01%) RESTful
15 50 (21.01%) Scrum
16 46 (19.33%) SOA
16 46 (19.33%) Docker
17 44 (18.49%) SQL
18 40 (16.81%) HTML
18 40 (16.81%) JUnit
18 40 (16.81%) Node.js
19 38 (15.97%) Amazon AWS
19 38 (15.97%) Spring Security
20 36 (15.13%) Software Engineering
21 35 (14.71%) MySQL
22 34 (14.29%) Python
22 34 (14.29%) Ansible

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 11 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (4.20%) Confluence
3 7 (2.94%) Apache Solr
4 6 (2.52%) Mule
5 5 (2.10%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.10%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.68%) CMS
7 3 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.84%) Apache
8 2 (0.84%) JBoss
8 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.84%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.84%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.42%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 38 (15.97%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.62%) SaaS
4 10 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (3.78%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (2.52%) Apigee
6 6 (2.52%) GitHub
7 4 (1.68%) npm
7 4 (1.68%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.84%) PaaS
8 2 (0.84%) Slack
8 2 (0.84%) Yarn
9 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.42%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (26.47%) PostgreSQL
2 35 (14.71%) MySQL
3 23 (9.66%) MongoDB
4 11 (4.62%) SQL Server
5 10 (4.20%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (3.36%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.36%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.94%) Hazelcast
9 6 (2.52%) Big Data
9 6 (2.52%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.84%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.84%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.84%) DB2
11 2 (0.84%) Endeca
11 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.42%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 57 (23.95%) Git (software)
2 52 (21.85%) Jenkins
3 51 (21.43%) Maven
4 40 (16.81%) JUnit
5 32 (13.45%) Gradle
6 29 (12.18%) Selenium
7 24 (10.08%) IntelliJ
8 20 (8.40%) JIRA
9 17 (7.14%) Spock
10 16 (6.72%) Gatling
11 12 (5.04%) Eclipse
11 12 (5.04%) Mockito
12 10 (4.20%) SoapUI
13 9 (3.78%) Mercurial
14 7 (2.94%) Cucumber
15 6 (2.52%) JMeter
15 6 (2.52%) NeoLoad
15 6 (2.52%) Sonatype Nexus
15 6 (2.52%) Subversion
15 6 (2.52%) TestNG
General
1 18 (7.56%) Finance
2 12 (5.04%) Retail
3 7 (2.94%) Banking
4 4 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.84%) Front Office
6 2 (0.84%) Marketing
6 2 (0.84%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Advertising
7 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 178 (74.79%) Developer
2 161 (67.65%) Java Developer
3 31 (13.03%) Agile Developer
3 31 (13.03%) Agile Java Developer
3 31 (13.03%) Java Engineer
4 26 (10.92%) Senior Developer
4 26 (10.92%) Senior Java Developer
5 17 (7.14%) AWS Developer
6 15 (6.30%) Software Engineer
7 12 (5.04%) Java Software Engineer
8 7 (2.94%) Backend Developer
8 7 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (2.52%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (2.52%) Technical Leader
10 5 (2.10%) Applications Developer
10 5 (2.10%) Architect
10 5 (2.10%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (2.10%) Senior Java Engineer
11 4 (1.68%) AWS Engineer
11 4 (1.68%) Senior Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (51.26%) Spring Boot
2 82 (34.45%) Hibernate
3 52 (21.85%) Web Services
4 50 (21.01%) RESTful
5 40 (16.81%) HTML
5 40 (16.81%) Node.js
6 38 (15.97%) Spring Security
7 33 (13.87%) CSS
8 31 (13.03%) JSON
9 29 (12.18%) Dropwizard
10 28 (11.76%) REST
10 28 (11.76%) XML
11 24 (10.08%) AngularJS
12 20 (8.40%) React
13 19 (7.98%) J2EE
14 17 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
14 17 (7.14%) Java EE
14 17 (7.14%) JSP
14 17 (7.14%) Kafka
14 17 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.46%) Mobile App
2 12 (5.04%) User Experience
3 10 (4.20%) Wiki
4 4 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.26%) iPad
6 2 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.84%) Equities
6 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.84%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.84%) Robotics
7 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.42%) Fintech
7 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.42%) NHS
7 1 (0.42%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.88%) Unix
2 11 (4.62%) Android
2 11 (4.62%) Linux
3 3 (1.26%) Windows
4 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (45.80%) TDD
3 71 (29.83%) BDD
3 71 (29.83%) Microservices
4 67 (28.15%) DevOps
5 55 (23.11%) Test Automation
6 50 (21.01%) Scrum
7 46 (19.33%) SOA
8 36 (15.13%) Software Engineering
9 24 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (10.08%) Pair Programming
10 21 (8.82%) Kanban
11 16 (6.72%) E-Commerce
12 15 (6.30%) API Development
12 15 (6.30%) Technical Leadership
13 14 (5.88%) MVC
14 13 (5.46%) OO
15 12 (5.04%) Refactoring
15 12 (5.04%) Unit Testing
16 11 (4.62%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 232 (97.48%) Java
2 134 (56.30%) Java 8
3 59 (24.79%) JavaScript
4 44 (18.49%) SQL
5 34 (14.29%) Python
6 14 (5.88%) PHP
7 12 (5.04%) Groovy
8 9 (3.78%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.78%) Scala
9 4 (1.68%) C#
10 3 (1.26%) ES6
10 3 (1.26%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.84%) C++
11 2 (0.84%) Java 9
12 1 (0.42%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.42%) Delphi
12 1 (0.42%) Perl
12 1 (0.42%) Ruby
12 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.42%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (4.62%) Degree
2 9 (3.78%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.26%) HND
5 2 (0.84%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.42%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.10%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) GDPR
System Software
1 46 (19.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 34 (14.29%) Ansible
2 20 (8.40%) Terraform
3 15 (6.30%) Puppet
4 14 (5.88%) Kubernetes
5 13 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.52%) Kibana
6 6 (2.52%) logstash
7 4 (1.68%) Packer
8 2 (0.84%) Grafana
8 2 (0.84%) Graylog
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 29 (12.18%) Oracle
2 8 (3.36%) Google
3 5 (2.10%) IBM
4 4 (1.68%) Adobe
4 4 (1.68%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.26%) Blue Prism
6 2 (0.84%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.84%) FatWire
6 2 (0.84%) hybris
6 2 (0.84%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.42%) Apple
7 1 (0.42%) Attivio
7 1 (0.42%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 1 (0.42%) Facebook
7 1 (0.42%) OpenText
7 1 (0.42%) SAP
7 1 (0.42%) Sybase
7 1 (0.42%) Twitter