Period
to 20 October 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 20 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 27 73
Rank change year-on-year -3 +46 -6
Contract jobs citing Spring 315 271 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.92% 5.64% 2.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.01% 19.82% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 167 82
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.59% +5.00%
10th Percentile £349 £270 £325
90th Percentile £538 £525 £498
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £41.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% -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 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 1,499 1,367 1,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.16% 28.43% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 851 781
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £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 7 6 15
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.37% -28.00% -9.51%
10th Percentile £12.03 £18.75 £14.00
90th Percentile £43.00 £43.39 £47.03
UK median hourly rate £41.57 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.93% +6.67% +0.13%

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 20 October 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 20 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
Glasgow +3 160 £425 +10.75% 20
Edinburgh -4 145 £425 +4.62% 34
West Lothian -1 2 - - 2
Lothian - 2 - -
Moray - 1 £470 -
Spring
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Spring.

1 301 (95.56%) Java
2 205 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (43.49%) Hibernate
4 126 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 98 (31.11%) HTML
6 95 (30.16%) TDD
7 89 (28.25%) Oracle
8 87 (27.62%) Scrum
9 86 (27.30%) AngularJS
10 76 (24.13%) SQL
11 73 (23.17%) REST
12 72 (22.86%) Microservices
13 71 (22.54%) CSS
14 67 (21.27%) Finance
15 66 (20.95%) HTML5
16 64 (20.32%) Maven
17 63 (20.00%) Test Automation
18 62 (19.68%) XML
19 61 (19.37%) SOAP
19 61 (19.37%) JUnit
20 57 (18.10%) OO
20 57 (18.10%) React
21 54 (17.14%) JPA
22 51 (16.19%) Spring Boot
22 51 (16.19%) Java 8
23 50 (15.87%) J2EE
24 47 (14.92%) Git (software)
25 46 (14.60%) NoSQL
26 44 (13.97%) BDD
26 44 (13.97%) Banking

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 43 (13.65%) Tomcat
2 38 (12.06%) JBoss
3 21 (6.67%) Apache
3 21 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 19 (6.03%) Confluence
5 14 (4.44%) Jetty
5 14 (4.44%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.22%) WildFly
7 5 (1.59%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.59%) GlassFish
8 4 (1.27%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.95%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.95%) Mule
9 3 (0.95%) Mule ESB
9 3 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.95%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.32%) GemFire
Applications
1 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.17%) AquaLogic BPM
1 10 (3.17%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.54%) OpenShift
3 7 (2.22%) IaaS
4 6 (1.90%) Yarn
5 5 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.59%) npm
5 5 (1.59%) SaaS
6 4 (1.27%) PaaS
7 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.32%) GitHub
9 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.71%) HTTP
2 14 (4.44%) AMQP
3 4 (1.27%) FTP
4 2 (0.63%) 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
5 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.60%) NoSQL
2 40 (12.70%) Relational Database
3 38 (12.06%) MongoDB
4 28 (8.89%) DB2
4 28 (8.89%) Oracle Database
5 25 (7.94%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (6.98%) Hadoop
6 22 (6.98%) Redis
6 22 (6.98%) SQL Server
7 21 (6.67%) RDBMS
8 16 (5.08%) Riak
9 15 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
10 14 (4.44%) Couchbase
11 11 (3.49%) MySQL
12 10 (3.17%) Big Data
13 6 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (1.27%) Apache Hive
15 4 (1.27%) HBase
Development Applications
1 64 (20.32%) Maven
2 61 (19.37%) JUnit
3 47 (14.92%) Git (software)
4 40 (12.70%) JIRA
5 39 (12.38%) Jenkins
6 29 (9.21%) Subversion
7 22 (6.98%) Gradle
8 20 (6.35%) Eclipse
9 17 (5.40%) Bitbucket
10 14 (4.44%) Cucumber
10 14 (4.44%) Selenium
11 12 (3.81%) FitNesse
11 12 (3.81%) Vagrant
12 9 (2.86%) Hudson
12 9 (2.86%) Mockito
13 8 (2.54%) TeamCity
14 5 (1.59%) SoapUI
15 4 (1.27%) Ant
15 4 (1.27%) JMeter
15 4 (1.27%) JProfiler
General
1 67 (21.27%) Finance
2 44 (13.97%) Banking
3 19 (6.03%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.44%) Front Office
5 8 (2.54%) Games
6 7 (2.22%) Retail
7 5 (1.59%) Advertising
8 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) International Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 274 (86.98%) Developer
2 209 (66.35%) Java Developer
3 60 (19.05%) Senior Developer
4 40 (12.70%) Full Stack Developer
5 32 (10.16%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (3.81%) Software Developer
7 11 (3.49%) JavaScript Developer
8 10 (3.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 9 (2.86%) Architect
9 9 (2.86%) Senior Software Developer
9 9 (2.86%) Technical Architect
10 8 (2.54%) Consultant
10 8 (2.54%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 8 (2.54%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 8 (2.54%) Software Engineer
11 7 (2.22%) Core Java Developer
11 7 (2.22%) Java Engineer
11 7 (2.22%) React Developer
12 6 (1.90%) Big Data Developer
13 5 (1.59%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (43.49%) Hibernate
2 98 (31.11%) HTML
3 86 (27.30%) AngularJS
4 73 (23.17%) REST
5 71 (22.54%) CSS
6 66 (20.95%) HTML5
7 62 (19.68%) XML
8 61 (19.37%) SOAP
9 57 (18.10%) React
10 54 (17.14%) JPA
11 51 (16.19%) Spring Boot
12 50 (15.87%) J2EE
13 40 (12.70%) JSON
14 39 (12.38%) JMS
15 38 (12.06%) RESTful
15 38 (12.06%) Web Services
16 35 (11.11%) Apache Camel
17 30 (9.52%) Java EE
18 29 (9.21%) Kafka
19 24 (7.62%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.44%) Fintech
5 12 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.17%) Reference Data
7 8 (2.54%) Derivative
8 7 (2.22%) User Experience
9 6 (1.90%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.90%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (1.90%) Wiki
10 5 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.27%) Equities
12 3 (0.95%) DataPower
12 3 (0.95%) iPad
13 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
14 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.32%) CMDB
14 1 (0.32%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.70%) Linux
2 37 (11.75%) Unix
3 6 (1.90%) Windows
4 4 (1.27%) Solaris
5 3 (0.95%) Android
5 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (30.16%) TDD
3 87 (27.62%) Scrum
4 72 (22.86%) Microservices
5 63 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 57 (18.10%) OO
7 44 (13.97%) BDD
8 43 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (12.70%) Software Engineering
10 35 (11.11%) Kanban
11 34 (10.79%) Unit Testing
12 33 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
13 30 (9.52%) MVC
14 26 (8.25%) Integration Testing
15 25 (7.94%) Front End Development
16 24 (7.62%) DevOps
16 24 (7.62%) OOP
16 24 (7.62%) Web Development
17 23 (7.30%) Mentoring
18 22 (6.98%) UML
Programming Languages
1 301 (95.56%) Java
2 126 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 76 (24.13%) SQL
4 51 (16.19%) Java 8
5 35 (11.11%) Python
6 14 (4.44%) Perl
7 12 (3.81%) Scala
7 12 (3.81%) XPath
8 11 (3.49%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.86%) Ruby
10 8 (2.54%) C#
11 7 (2.22%) PHP
11 7 (2.22%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.90%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.59%) Kotlin
13 5 (1.59%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.59%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.27%) ES6
15 3 (0.95%) C
15 3 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (10.79%) Degree
2 8 (2.54%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.44%) QA
2 5 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.63%) GDPR
5 1 (0.32%) PSD2
System Software
1 40 (12.70%) Docker
2 4 (1.27%) HDFS
3 2 (0.63%) OpenAM
3 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (6.98%) Ansible
2 20 (6.35%) Kubernetes
3 19 (6.03%) Puppet
4 15 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (4.44%) Cobbler
6 4 (1.27%) Terraform
7 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.32%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.32%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.32%) Xymon
Vendors
1 89 (28.25%) Oracle
2 22 (6.98%) IBM
3 15 (4.76%) Atlassian
4 10 (3.17%) Informatica
5 9 (2.86%) TIBCO
6 6 (1.90%) Perforce
7 5 (1.59%) Google
7 5 (1.59%) Sybase
8 4 (1.27%) Microsoft
9 3 (0.95%) VMware
10 2 (0.63%) ForgeRock
10 2 (0.63%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.63%) NetApp
10 2 (0.63%) Open-E
10 2 (0.63%) Software AG
10 2 (0.63%) Synology
10 2 (0.63%) Tableau
10 2 (0.63%) Talend
10 2 (0.63%) Veritas
10 2 (0.63%) webMethods