Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 17 August 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 33 69
Rank change year-on-year -1 +36 -21
Contract jobs citing Spring 309 199 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.59% 4.61% 3.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.35% 15.83% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 134 97
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -0.66% -5.63%
10th Percentile £350 £288 £313
90th Percentile £538 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -16.67% -7.27%

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 Scotland with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,597 1,257 1,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.89% 29.12% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 791 742
Scotland median daily rate £401 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +5.63% -5.33%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 16
Scotland median hourly rate £33.75 £43.39 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +20.53% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.52 £14.49 £13.75
90th Percentile £43.00 £48.71 £46.06
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.79% +11.11% -2.76%

Spring
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Spring as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Spring in Scotland

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Spring in Scotland

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spring in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spring in Scotland

Spring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spring in Scotland

Spring
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Glasgow +12 159 £425 +6.25% 22
Edinburgh +4 145 £415 +10.67% 22
West Lothian -5 1 - - 2
Moray - 1 £470 -
Spring
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Spring.

1 297 (96.12%) Java
2 193 (62.46%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (49.19%) Hibernate
4 98 (31.72%) JavaScript
5 90 (29.13%) TDD
6 83 (26.86%) Scrum
7 77 (24.92%) Microservices
8 74 (23.95%) Oracle
9 72 (23.30%) Finance
10 71 (22.98%) HTML
10 71 (22.98%) Maven
11 70 (22.65%) REST
12 68 (22.01%) SQL
13 67 (21.68%) SOAP
14 63 (20.39%) OO
15 62 (20.06%) XML
16 60 (19.42%) JPA
17 56 (18.12%) AngularJS
17 56 (18.12%) Spring Boot
18 55 (17.80%) Java 8
18 55 (17.80%) Git (software)
19 54 (17.48%) Test Automation
20 52 (16.83%) JBoss
20 52 (16.83%) React
21 51 (16.50%) HTML5
22 50 (16.18%) Jenkins
22 50 (16.18%) JUnit
22 50 (16.18%) CSS
23 49 (15.86%) JSON
24 46 (14.89%) RESTful

Spring
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 52 (16.83%) JBoss
2 41 (13.27%) Tomcat
3 23 (7.44%) WebSphere
4 21 (6.80%) Confluence
5 20 (6.47%) Apache
6 19 (6.15%) Jetty
7 18 (5.83%) WebLogic
8 12 (3.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (2.59%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (1.62%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.29%) Alfresco
11 4 (1.29%) Apache Pig
11 4 (1.29%) WildFly
12 3 (0.97%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.97%) Mule
12 3 (0.97%) Mule ESB
12 3 (0.97%) WebSphere Portal
13 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.27%) AquaLogic BPM
1 7 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.91%) OpenShift
3 7 (2.27%) IaaS
4 5 (1.62%) GitHub
5 4 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.29%) PaaS
6 3 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.97%) SaaS
7 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.65%) npm
7 2 (0.65%) Yarn
8 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.53%) HTTP
2 12 (3.88%) AMQP
3 4 (1.29%) FTP
4 2 (0.65%) SMS
5 1 (0.32%) DNS
5 1 (0.32%) DSL
5 1 (0.32%) Firewall
5 1 (0.32%) Internet
5 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.27%) NoSQL
2 36 (11.65%) Relational Database
3 32 (10.36%) MongoDB
4 31 (10.03%) Hadoop
5 30 (9.71%) Oracle Database
6 25 (8.09%) SQL Server
7 24 (7.77%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (7.77%) Redis
8 22 (7.12%) DB2
9 19 (6.15%) RDBMS
10 18 (5.83%) Couchbase
10 18 (5.83%) Riak
11 16 (5.18%) Big Data
12 14 (4.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (3.56%) MySQL
14 10 (3.24%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (1.94%) Oracle Database 10g
16 4 (1.29%) Apache Hive
16 4 (1.29%) HBase
17 3 (0.97%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 71 (22.98%) Maven
2 55 (17.80%) Git (software)
3 50 (16.18%) Jenkins
3 50 (16.18%) JUnit
4 34 (11.00%) JIRA
5 29 (9.39%) Gradle
6 27 (8.74%) Eclipse
7 23 (7.44%) Subversion
8 22 (7.12%) Cucumber
9 20 (6.47%) Bitbucket
10 19 (6.15%) Mockito
11 15 (4.85%) Vagrant
12 14 (4.53%) Selenium
13 13 (4.21%) FitNesse
14 11 (3.56%) Hudson
15 7 (2.27%) GitLab
15 7 (2.27%) JProfiler
15 7 (2.27%) TeamCity
16 5 (1.62%) MagicDraw
16 5 (1.62%) SoapUI
General
1 72 (23.30%) Finance
2 38 (12.30%) Banking
3 11 (3.56%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.91%) Front Office
5 8 (2.59%) Games
6 7 (2.27%) Retail
7 5 (1.62%) Advertising
8 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) International Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 258 (83.50%) Developer
2 208 (67.31%) Java Developer
3 49 (15.86%) Senior Developer
4 33 (10.68%) Senior Java Developer
5 27 (8.74%) Full Stack Developer
6 16 (5.18%) Architect
7 13 (4.21%) Software Developer
7 13 (4.21%) Technical Architect
8 11 (3.56%) Senior Software Developer
9 8 (2.59%) Consultant
9 8 (2.59%) Core Java Developer
10 7 (2.27%) Java Architect
10 7 (2.27%) Oracle Developer
10 7 (2.27%) React Developer
11 6 (1.94%) J2EE Developer
11 6 (1.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 6 (1.94%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (1.94%) Lead Developer
11 6 (1.94%) Lead Java Developer
11 6 (1.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (49.19%) Hibernate
2 71 (22.98%) HTML
3 70 (22.65%) REST
4 67 (21.68%) SOAP
5 62 (20.06%) XML
6 60 (19.42%) JPA
7 56 (18.12%) AngularJS
7 56 (18.12%) Spring Boot
8 52 (16.83%) React
9 51 (16.50%) HTML5
10 50 (16.18%) CSS
11 49 (15.86%) JSON
12 46 (14.89%) RESTful
13 44 (14.24%) J2EE
14 40 (12.94%) Web Services
15 34 (11.00%) Java EE
16 32 (10.36%) JMS
17 29 (9.39%) XSLT
18 28 (9.06%) Kafka
19 24 (7.77%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.47%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (5.50%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.21%) Fintech
5 10 (3.24%) Derivative
5 10 (3.24%) iPad
6 7 (2.27%) Reference Data
6 7 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.94%) Equity Derivative
7 6 (1.94%) User Experience
7 6 (1.94%) Wiki
8 4 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.97%) DataPower
9 3 (0.97%) Equities
9 3 (0.97%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.32%) Eurex
11 1 (0.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 44 (14.24%) Linux
2 37 (11.97%) Unix
3 5 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.29%) Windows
5 3 (0.97%) Android
5 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.97%) Solaris
6 1 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (62.46%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (29.13%) TDD
3 83 (26.86%) Scrum
4 77 (24.92%) Microservices
5 63 (20.39%) OO
6 54 (17.48%) Test Automation
7 43 (13.92%) SOA
8 35 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (10.36%) Unit Testing
10 30 (9.71%) Kanban
11 29 (9.39%) Software Engineering
12 28 (9.06%) BDD
12 28 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (8.09%) DevOps
13 25 (8.09%) Web Development
14 24 (7.77%) Migration
15 23 (7.44%) Multithreading
15 23 (7.44%) OOP
16 22 (7.12%) MVC
17 21 (6.80%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 297 (96.12%) Java
2 98 (31.72%) JavaScript
3 68 (22.01%) SQL
4 55 (17.80%) Java 8
5 32 (10.36%) Python
6 12 (3.88%) Scala
7 11 (3.56%) Bash Shell
8 10 (3.24%) Ruby
8 10 (3.24%) Shell Script
8 10 (3.24%) XPath
9 9 (2.91%) Perl
10 7 (2.27%) C#
10 7 (2.27%) PHP
11 6 (1.94%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.62%) Kotlin
13 4 (1.29%) HQL
13 4 (1.29%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.65%) AspectJ
14 2 (0.65%) C++
14 2 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (9.06%) Degree
2 3 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.50%) QA
2 5 (1.62%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.65%) GDPR
5 1 (0.32%) PMO
5 1 (0.32%) PSD2
System Software
1 43 (13.92%) Docker
2 4 (1.29%) HDFS
3 2 (0.65%) OpenAM
3 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (9.71%) Puppet
2 29 (9.39%) Ansible
3 20 (6.47%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (5.83%) Cobbler
5 17 (5.50%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.62%) Terraform
7 2 (0.65%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.32%) Icinga
8 1 (0.32%) Kibana
8 1 (0.32%) logstash
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.32%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.32%) Xymon
Vendors
1 74 (23.95%) Oracle
2 20 (6.47%) IBM
3 19 (6.15%) Atlassian
4 10 (3.24%) Informatica
4 10 (3.24%) Perforce
5 9 (2.91%) TIBCO
6 8 (2.59%) Sybase
7 4 (1.29%) Google
8 3 (0.97%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.65%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.65%) NetApp
9 2 (0.65%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (0.65%) Open-E
9 2 (0.65%) Software AG
9 2 (0.65%) Sun
9 2 (0.65%) Synology
9 2 (0.65%) Talend
9 2 (0.65%) Veritas
9 2 (0.65%) webMethods
10 1 (0.32%) Vermilion