Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 8 April 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 126 62 55
Rank change year-on-year -64 -7 +45
Contract jobs citing Spring 161 583 666
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.68% 3.70% 3.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.29% 12.09% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 367 413
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £380 £363 £363
90th Percentile £547 £623 £588
England median daily rate £520 £510 £485
% change year-on-year +1.96% +5.15% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 6
Median hourly rate £58.00 £55.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +22.22% +28.57%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11% -16.28%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,209 4,824 4,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.10% 30.62% 29.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,367 3,152 3,123
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £310
90th Percentile £580 £576 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 70 88
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £30.00 £20.54 £9.84
90th Percentile £73.75 £57.50 £58.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +1.23%

Spring
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Spring as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Spring in the South East

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Spring in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Spring in the South East

Spring
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Spring in the South East over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Spring in the South East

Spring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Spring in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Spring in the South East

Spring
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the South East region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. 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
Thames Valley -43 58 £450 +5.88% 31
Hampshire -41 38 £485 +2.11% 11
Surrey -11 37 £476 -4.75% 15
West Sussex -4 24 £477 +6.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -24 24 £368 -8.13% 8
Berkshire -15 21 £500 +6.67% 13
Oxfordshire +17 13 £500 +25.00% 10
East Sussex +2 3 £450 +5.88% 4
Kent +16 1 £375 - 4
Middlesex +12 1 - -
Spring
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Spring.

1 149 (92.55%) Java
2 90 (55.90%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (39.13%) Microservices
4 47 (29.19%) Java 8
5 43 (26.71%) Spring Boot
5 43 (26.71%) RESTful
6 41 (25.47%) Git (software)
6 41 (25.47%) Scrum
7 39 (24.22%) Web Services
8 37 (22.98%) Hibernate
9 34 (21.12%) TDD
9 34 (21.12%) JSON
9 34 (21.12%) Jenkins
10 31 (19.25%) Linux
10 31 (19.25%) SQL
11 30 (18.63%) AngularJS
12 29 (18.01%) HTML
12 29 (18.01%) JavaScript
12 29 (18.01%) Test Automation
13 27 (16.77%) REST
13 27 (16.77%) CSS
14 26 (16.15%) SOAP
14 26 (16.15%) Maven
14 26 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (15.53%) Python
16 24 (14.91%) AWS
17 23 (14.29%) Security Cleared
17 23 (14.29%) Software Engineering
17 23 (14.29%) Tomcat
17 23 (14.29%) J2EE

Spring
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 23 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 11 (6.83%) Confluence
3 10 (6.21%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (5.59%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.97%) Apache
6 6 (3.73%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.11%) JBoss
8 3 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.24%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (1.24%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.24%) CMS
9 2 (1.24%) Headless CMS
9 2 (1.24%) SAS
10 1 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.62%) IIS
10 1 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.91%) AWS
2 8 (4.97%) Amazon S3
3 7 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (4.35%) Serverless
4 6 (3.73%) Azure
5 5 (3.11%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (2.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (2.48%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (2.48%) GitHub
6 4 (2.48%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (1.86%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (1.86%) Apple Pay
7 3 (1.86%) CloudFront
7 3 (1.86%) Google Pay
7 3 (1.86%) WeChat
8 2 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.24%) npm
9 1 (0.62%) PaaS
9 1 (0.62%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.45%) HTTP
2 7 (4.35%) Internet
3 4 (2.48%) SSL
4 3 (1.86%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.24%) DNS
5 2 (1.24%) FTP
5 2 (1.24%) Network Security
6 1 (0.62%) DHCP
6 1 (0.62%) LAN
6 1 (0.62%) SMTP
6 1 (0.62%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.18%) Relational Database
2 17 (10.56%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.45%) MySQL
4 10 (6.21%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (4.97%) Big Data
6 7 (4.35%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.73%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.73%) NoSQL
8 5 (3.11%) Cloudera CDH
8 5 (3.11%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.48%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.86%) Amazon Athena
10 3 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.86%) Blockchain
11 2 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.24%) DB2
11 2 (1.24%) Redis
11 2 (1.24%) Sqoop
12 1 (0.62%) HBase
12 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 41 (25.47%) Git (software)
2 34 (21.12%) Jenkins
3 26 (16.15%) Maven
4 15 (9.32%) IntelliJ
4 15 (9.32%) Selenium
4 15 (9.32%) SonarQube
4 15 (9.32%) Subversion
5 14 (8.70%) JUnit
6 13 (8.07%) JIRA
7 12 (7.45%) Eclipse
7 12 (7.45%) Mercurial
8 11 (6.83%) FindBugs
8 11 (6.83%) Log4j
9 8 (4.97%) Cucumber
10 6 (3.73%) Gradle
10 6 (3.73%) JMeter
10 6 (3.73%) SoapUI
11 5 (3.11%) GitLab
12 4 (2.48%) jMock
12 4 (2.48%) Mockito
General
1 9 (5.59%) Public Sector
2 8 (4.97%) Finance
3 4 (2.48%) Banking
4 2 (1.24%) Retail
5 1 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 131 (81.37%) Developer
2 103 (63.98%) Java Developer
3 18 (11.18%) Senior Developer
4 16 (9.94%) Senior Java Developer
5 13 (8.07%) Software Developer
6 12 (7.45%) Java Engineer
7 11 (6.83%) Java Software Developer
8 10 (6.21%) Software Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (4.35%) Angular Developer
10 7 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
11 6 (3.73%) Scala Developer
12 5 (3.11%) J2EE Developer
12 5 (3.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 5 (3.11%) Senior Java Engineer
13 4 (2.48%) Analyst
13 4 (2.48%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 4 (2.48%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 4 (2.48%) Test Analyst
14 3 (1.86%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (26.71%) RESTful
1 43 (26.71%) Spring Boot
2 39 (24.22%) Web Services
3 37 (22.98%) Hibernate
4 34 (21.12%) JSON
5 30 (18.63%) AngularJS
6 29 (18.01%) HTML
7 27 (16.77%) CSS
7 27 (16.77%) REST
8 26 (16.15%) SOAP
9 23 (14.29%) J2EE
10 20 (12.42%) XML
11 18 (11.18%) RabbitMQ
12 14 (8.70%) Node.js
13 11 (6.83%) CSS3
13 11 (6.83%) HTML5
13 11 (6.83%) JMS
13 11 (6.83%) Spring MVC
14 9 (5.59%) Django
14 9 (5.59%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.07%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.48%) Smart City
5 3 (1.86%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.86%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.86%) PKI
6 2 (1.24%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.24%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.62%) NHS
7 1 (0.62%) Replication
7 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.25%) Linux
2 12 (7.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (7.45%) Ubuntu
3 11 (6.83%) CentOS
3 11 (6.83%) Debian
4 8 (4.97%) Unix
5 4 (2.48%) Windows
6 2 (1.24%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.62%) Android
7 1 (0.62%) Solaris
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (55.90%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (39.13%) Microservices
3 41 (25.47%) Scrum
4 34 (21.12%) TDD
5 29 (18.01%) Test Automation
6 26 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 17 (10.56%) DevOps
9 15 (9.32%) MVC
9 15 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (6.83%) BDD
10 11 (6.83%) System Testing
10 11 (6.83%) Validation
11 10 (6.21%) Configuration Management
11 10 (6.21%) Front End Development
12 9 (5.59%) Mathematics
12 9 (5.59%) Open Source
12 9 (5.59%) SOA
12 9 (5.59%) Web Development
13 8 (4.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 149 (92.55%) Java
2 47 (29.19%) Java 8
3 31 (19.25%) SQL
4 29 (18.01%) JavaScript
5 25 (15.53%) Python
6 15 (9.32%) C++
7 10 (6.21%) C#
7 10 (6.21%) Ruby
7 10 (6.21%) Scala
8 6 (3.73%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.73%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.48%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.86%) Go
10 3 (1.86%) R
10 3 (1.86%) Solidity
11 2 (1.24%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.62%) Perl
12 1 (0.62%) XPath
12 1 (0.62%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 23 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.42%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.45%) Degree
4 5 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.11%) ISEB
4 5 (3.11%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.86%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.86%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (1.86%) SANS
5 3 (1.86%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.11%) QA
2 3 (1.86%) SEPA
3 2 (1.24%) GDPR
3 2 (1.24%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (8.70%) Docker
2 3 (1.86%) HDFS
3 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.62%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.62%) NFS
3 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (7.45%) Ansible
2 8 (4.97%) Terraform
3 6 (3.73%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.48%) Kibana
5 2 (1.24%) Puppet
6 1 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.62%) Grafana
6 1 (0.62%) logstash
6 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (11.18%) Oracle
2 15 (9.32%) IBM
3 11 (6.83%) Google
4 8 (4.97%) Atlassian
5 5 (3.11%) Cloudera
6 4 (2.48%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.48%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.86%) Apple
7 3 (1.86%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.86%) PayPal
7 3 (1.86%) Talend
7 3 (1.86%) WSO2
8 2 (1.24%) Adobe
8 2 (1.24%) webMethods
9 1 (0.62%) Splunk
9 1 (0.62%) WorldPay