Period
to 12 December 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 12 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 28 76
Rank change year-on-year -2 +48 +2
Contract jobs citing Spring 319 271 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.10% 5.42% 2.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.01% 20.27% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 160 58
Scotland median daily rate £425 £384 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.75% -0.65% +1.64%
10th Percentile £355 £269 £316
90th Percentile £538 £512 £475
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £36.23 £43.75 £43.75
% change year-on-year -17.20% - -2.78%

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 1,518 1,337 1,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.05% 26.72% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 823 725
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.07% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £273 £265
90th Percentile £550 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 15
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -46.67% +11.44%
10th Percentile £12.17 £13.45 £22.80
90th Percentile £43.75 £31.00 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.83% - +6.67%

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spring in Scotland over the 6 months to 12 December 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 12 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
Edinburgh +4 163 £425 +11.84% 24
Glasgow +2 141 £425 +10.75% 34
West Lothian +2 4 - - 1
Lothian - 3 - -
Midlothian - 2 £425 - 1
Spring
UK

For the 6 months to 12 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Spring.

1 301 (94.36%) Java
2 201 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (42.32%) JavaScript
4 115 (36.05%) HTML
5 106 (33.23%) TDD
6 99 (31.03%) Scrum
7 96 (30.09%) Hibernate
8 89 (27.90%) CSS
9 81 (25.39%) Oracle
9 81 (25.39%) AngularJS
10 77 (24.14%) SQL
11 73 (22.88%) Microservices
12 71 (22.26%) Finance
13 69 (21.63%) HTML5
14 67 (21.00%) Java 8
15 64 (20.06%) Test Automation
15 64 (20.06%) Continuous Integration
16 63 (19.75%) REST
16 63 (19.75%) React
17 61 (19.12%) JUnit
18 60 (18.81%) Linux
19 58 (18.18%) Web Services
20 53 (16.61%) SOAP
20 53 (16.61%) BDD
21 51 (15.99%) Jenkins
22 50 (15.67%) Git (software)
23 49 (15.36%) Maven
24 44 (13.79%) Banking
25 43 (13.48%) Software Engineering
25 43 (13.48%) JSON

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 31 (9.72%) Tomcat
2 27 (8.46%) JBoss
3 14 (4.39%) Apache
4 13 (4.08%) Jetty
4 13 (4.08%) WebLogic
4 13 (4.08%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.88%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.57%) Confluence
6 5 (1.57%) GlassFish
7 4 (1.25%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.25%) WildFly
8 3 (0.94%) Alfresco
8 3 (0.94%) Mule
8 3 (0.94%) Mule ESB
9 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.63%) CMS
10 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.31%) IIS
10 1 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.19%) AquaLogic BPM
1 7 (2.19%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.51%) GitHub
3 7 (2.19%) IaaS
4 6 (1.88%) Yarn
5 5 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.57%) npm
5 5 (1.57%) SaaS
6 4 (1.25%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.94%) NuGet
8 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) Route 53
9 1 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.33%) HTTP
2 11 (3.45%) AMQP
3 3 (0.94%) DNS
3 3 (0.94%) SSL
4 2 (0.63%) SMS
4 2 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.31%) DSL
5 1 (0.31%) Firewall
5 1 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.85%) NoSQL
2 36 (11.29%) MongoDB
2 36 (11.29%) Relational Database
3 29 (9.09%) DB2
4 25 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (6.58%) RDBMS
6 20 (6.27%) SQL Server
7 18 (5.64%) Oracle Database
7 18 (5.64%) Redis
8 17 (5.33%) Hadoop
9 14 (4.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (4.39%) Riak
10 11 (3.45%) Couchbase
11 10 (3.13%) MySQL
12 6 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (1.57%) Big Data
13 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
16 2 (0.63%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 61 (19.12%) JUnit
2 51 (15.99%) Jenkins
3 50 (15.67%) Git (software)
4 49 (15.36%) Maven
5 30 (9.40%) JIRA
6 29 (9.09%) Subversion
7 24 (7.52%) Cucumber
8 19 (5.96%) Mockito
9 18 (5.64%) Hudson
10 15 (4.70%) Gradle
11 14 (4.39%) Eclipse
11 14 (4.39%) Selenium
12 11 (3.45%) Bitbucket
12 11 (3.45%) Vagrant
13 10 (3.13%) FitNesse
14 9 (2.82%) TeamCity
15 8 (2.51%) GitLab
16 6 (1.88%) Ant
17 5 (1.57%) Grunt
18 4 (1.25%) webpack
General
1 71 (22.26%) Finance
2 44 (13.79%) Banking
3 22 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.45%) Front Office
5 8 (2.51%) Retail
6 7 (2.19%) Games
7 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) International Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 272 (85.27%) Developer
2 203 (63.64%) Java Developer
3 61 (19.12%) Senior Developer
4 50 (15.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 26 (8.15%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (4.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 13 (4.08%) Java Engineer
8 12 (3.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 11 (3.45%) Software Developer
10 10 (3.13%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 9 (2.82%) React Developer
11 9 (2.82%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 8 (2.51%) Architect
12 8 (2.51%) Technical Architect
13 7 (2.19%) Senior Software Developer
13 7 (2.19%) Software Engineer
14 6 (1.88%) Delivery Manager
14 6 (1.88%) Lead Java Developer
14 6 (1.88%) Senior Architect
14 6 (1.88%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (36.05%) HTML
2 96 (30.09%) Hibernate
3 89 (27.90%) CSS
4 81 (25.39%) AngularJS
5 69 (21.63%) HTML5
6 63 (19.75%) React
6 63 (19.75%) REST
7 58 (18.18%) Web Services
8 53 (16.61%) SOAP
9 43 (13.48%) JSON
9 43 (13.48%) RESTful
9 43 (13.48%) Spring Boot
9 43 (13.48%) XML
10 40 (12.54%) JPA
11 34 (10.66%) J2EE
12 32 (10.03%) Apache Camel
13 25 (7.84%) JMS
13 25 (7.84%) Kafka
14 23 (7.21%) Node.js
15 21 (6.58%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (3.13%) Fintech
4 9 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.19%) Reference Data
5 7 (2.19%) User Experience
6 6 (1.88%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.25%) Equities
7 4 (1.25%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.94%) Derivative
9 2 (0.63%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.31%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.31%) CMDB
10 1 (0.31%) DTCC
10 1 (0.31%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.31%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 60 (18.81%) Linux
2 33 (10.34%) Unix
3 9 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.88%) Windows
5 3 (0.94%) Solaris
6 1 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (33.23%) TDD
3 99 (31.03%) Scrum
4 73 (22.88%) Microservices
5 64 (20.06%) Continuous Integration
5 64 (20.06%) Test Automation
6 53 (16.61%) BDD
7 43 (13.48%) OO
7 43 (13.48%) Software Engineering
8 37 (11.60%) MVC
9 36 (11.29%) Unit Testing
10 31 (9.72%) Front End Development
11 30 (9.40%) Integration Testing
11 30 (9.40%) Kanban
12 28 (8.78%) DevOps
13 27 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
14 26 (8.15%) Mentoring
15 24 (7.52%) Multithreading
16 20 (6.27%) UML
16 20 (6.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 301 (94.36%) Java
2 135 (42.32%) JavaScript
3 77 (24.14%) SQL
4 67 (21.00%) Java 8
5 31 (9.72%) Python
6 19 (5.96%) Perl
7 10 (3.13%) C#
8 9 (2.82%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.82%) Scala
9 8 (2.51%) XPath
10 6 (1.88%) Ruby
11 5 (1.57%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.25%) C
12 4 (1.25%) ES6
12 4 (1.25%) Groovy
13 3 (0.94%) Java 9
13 3 (0.94%) Kotlin
13 3 (0.94%) PHP
13 3 (0.94%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.63%) AspectJ
Qualifications
1 29 (9.09%) Degree
2 13 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.39%) QA
2 5 (1.57%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 40 (12.54%) Docker
2 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (7.84%) Puppet
2 19 (5.96%) Kubernetes
3 14 (4.39%) Ansible
4 11 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (3.13%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.63%) Terraform
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.31%) Packer
7 1 (0.31%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.31%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.31%) Rancher
7 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.31%) Xymon
Vendors
1 81 (25.39%) Oracle
2 15 (4.70%) IBM
3 8 (2.51%) Informatica
4 7 (2.19%) TIBCO
4 7 (2.19%) VMware
5 5 (1.57%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.57%) Google
5 5 (1.57%) Sybase
6 4 (1.25%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.63%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.63%) Perforce
7 2 (0.63%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.63%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.63%) Tableau
7 2 (0.63%) Talend
8 1 (0.31%) Charles River
8 1 (0.31%) NetApp
8 1 (0.31%) Teradata
8 1 (0.31%) Twitter
8 1 (0.31%) Vermilion