Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 120 57 56
Rank change year-on-year -63 -1 +37
Contract jobs citing Spring 195 623 655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.81% 3.95% 3.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.41% 12.44% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 389 398
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.04% +6.67%
10th Percentile £388 £363 £363
90th Percentile £588 £588 £591
England median daily rate £515 £513 £483
% change year-on-year +0.49% +6.22% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
South East median hourly rate - £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% +16.13%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% -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 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 2,633 5,010 4,817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.48% 31.80% 28.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,655 3,230 3,006
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £308
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 64 83
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £44.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £17.40 £19.40 £22.80
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £41.85 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.37% +4.61% -

Spring
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Spring as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Spring in the South East

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spring in the South East over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spring in the South East

Spring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor 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 17 February 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 -46 72 £425 - 45
Hampshire -49 49 £493 -3.90% 20
Surrey -12 45 £500 - 22
Buckinghamshire -9 39 £425 +6.25% 14
Berkshire -49 23 £463 +2.78% 24
West Sussex -27 15 £530 +14.59% 6
East Sussex +5 13 £425 +9.68% 2
Oxfordshire +13 10 £450 +12.50% 7
Kent +17 1 £375 -31.03% 4
Middlesex +9 1 - -
Spring
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 175 (89.74%) Java
2 120 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (30.77%) Microservices
4 54 (27.69%) Scrum
5 53 (27.18%) Git (software)
6 51 (26.15%) RESTful
6 51 (26.15%) TDD
7 50 (25.64%) Java 8
8 47 (24.10%) SQL
8 47 (24.10%) HTML
9 46 (23.59%) CSS
9 46 (23.59%) REST
10 43 (22.05%) JSON
11 42 (21.54%) Jenkins
12 40 (20.51%) Spring Boot
12 40 (20.51%) Hibernate
13 39 (20.00%) Web Services
14 38 (19.49%) JavaScript
15 37 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
15 37 (18.97%) Test Automation
16 35 (17.95%) Python
17 34 (17.44%) Linux
18 33 (16.92%) AngularJS
19 28 (14.36%) J2EE
19 28 (14.36%) Software Engineering
20 27 (13.85%) Relational Database
21 26 (13.33%) DevOps
21 26 (13.33%) AWS
22 25 (12.82%) MVC
23 24 (12.31%) SQL Server

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 24 (12.31%) Tomcat
2 10 (5.13%) Apache
3 9 (4.62%) Confluence
4 7 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (3.59%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.08%) JBoss
5 6 (3.08%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.56%) Apache Spark
7 4 (2.05%) CMS
8 3 (1.54%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (1.03%) Headless CMS
9 2 (1.03%) nginx
9 2 (1.03%) SAS
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.51%) IIS
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.33%) AWS
2 16 (8.21%) Azure
3 7 (3.59%) GitHub
3 7 (3.59%) PaaS
4 5 (2.56%) OpenShift
4 5 (2.56%) Serverless
5 4 (2.05%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.54%) Apple Pay
6 3 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.54%) Google Pay
6 3 (1.54%) npm
6 3 (1.54%) WeChat
7 2 (1.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (1.03%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (1.03%) CloudFront
7 2 (1.03%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.26%) HTTP
2 7 (3.59%) Internet
3 4 (2.05%) SSL
4 3 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.03%) Network Security
6 1 (0.51%) AMQP
6 1 (0.51%) DHCP
6 1 (0.51%) DNS
6 1 (0.51%) Firewall
6 1 (0.51%) FTP
6 1 (0.51%) SMTP
6 1 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.85%) Relational Database
2 24 (12.31%) SQL Server
3 16 (8.21%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (6.67%) NoSQL
5 10 (5.13%) MySQL
6 9 (4.62%) Big Data
7 8 (4.10%) MongoDB
7 8 (4.10%) Oracle Database
8 7 (3.59%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (2.56%) Cloudera CDH
10 3 (1.54%) Blockchain
11 2 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.03%) DB2
11 2 (1.03%) Redis
11 2 (1.03%) Sqoop
12 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 53 (27.18%) Git (software)
2 42 (21.54%) Jenkins
3 23 (11.79%) Maven
4 19 (9.74%) Selenium
5 17 (8.72%) IntelliJ
6 15 (7.69%) JUnit
6 15 (7.69%) SonarQube
6 15 (7.69%) Subversion
7 14 (7.18%) Cucumber
7 14 (7.18%) Eclipse
8 11 (5.64%) FindBugs
8 11 (5.64%) JIRA
8 11 (5.64%) Log4j
8 11 (5.64%) Mercurial
9 7 (3.59%) GitLab
9 7 (3.59%) JMeter
9 7 (3.59%) Mockito
10 4 (2.05%) Grunt
10 4 (2.05%) webpack
11 3 (1.54%) Gradle
General
1 21 (10.77%) Finance
2 6 (3.08%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.05%) Banking
4 2 (1.03%) Publishing
4 2 (1.03%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 163 (83.59%) Developer
2 119 (61.03%) Java Developer
3 17 (8.72%) Java Engineer
4 15 (7.69%) Java Software Developer
4 15 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 14 (7.18%) Full Stack Developer
5 14 (7.18%) Scala Developer
5 14 (7.18%) Software Engineer
6 12 (6.15%) Java Software Engineer
6 12 (6.15%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (6.15%) Software Developer
7 9 (4.62%) Angular Developer
7 9 (4.62%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 7 (3.59%) Lead Developer
9 5 (2.56%) Backend Developer
9 5 (2.56%) J2EE Developer
9 5 (2.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 5 (2.56%) Senior Java Engineer
10 4 (2.05%) Architect
10 4 (2.05%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (26.15%) RESTful
2 47 (24.10%) HTML
3 46 (23.59%) CSS
3 46 (23.59%) REST
4 43 (22.05%) JSON
5 40 (20.51%) Hibernate
5 40 (20.51%) Spring Boot
6 39 (20.00%) Web Services
7 33 (16.92%) AngularJS
8 28 (14.36%) J2EE
9 24 (12.31%) HTML5
10 23 (11.79%) CSS3
10 23 (11.79%) XML
11 21 (10.77%) Spring MVC
12 20 (10.26%) Node.js
12 20 (10.26%) SOAP
13 17 (8.72%) RabbitMQ
14 16 (8.21%) Django
15 15 (7.69%) Ajax
15 15 (7.69%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.18%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (4.62%) Smart City
3 8 (4.10%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.08%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.54%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.54%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.54%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.54%) PKI
8 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.03%) User Experience
9 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.44%) Linux
2 15 (7.69%) Unix
3 13 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (6.67%) Ubuntu
4 11 (5.64%) CentOS
4 11 (5.64%) Debian
5 4 (2.05%) Windows
6 2 (1.03%) Android
6 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.51%) Solaris
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (30.77%) Microservices
3 54 (27.69%) Scrum
4 51 (26.15%) TDD
5 37 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (18.97%) Test Automation
6 28 (14.36%) Software Engineering
7 26 (13.33%) DevOps
8 25 (12.82%) MVC
9 22 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 15 (7.69%) Web Development
11 14 (7.18%) OO
11 14 (7.18%) SOA
12 13 (6.67%) BDD
13 12 (6.15%) Mentoring
13 12 (6.15%) OOP
13 12 (6.15%) Service Design
14 11 (5.64%) Front End Development
14 11 (5.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 175 (89.74%) Java
2 50 (25.64%) Java 8
3 47 (24.10%) SQL
4 38 (19.49%) JavaScript
5 35 (17.95%) Python
6 20 (10.26%) Ruby
6 20 (10.26%) Scala
7 19 (9.74%) C++
8 17 (8.72%) C#
9 7 (3.59%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.08%) PHP
10 6 (3.08%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.05%) Go
11 4 (2.05%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.54%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.54%) Groovy
12 3 (1.54%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.54%) Solidity
13 2 (1.03%) Clojure
13 2 (1.03%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.64%) Degree
4 3 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.54%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (1.54%) SANS
4 3 (1.54%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.03%) ISEB
5 2 (1.03%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.03%) PhD
6 1 (0.51%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.10%) QA
2 3 (1.54%) SEPA
3 2 (1.03%) GDPR
4 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (9.23%) Docker
2 3 (1.54%) HDFS
3 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.51%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.51%) NFS
3 1 (0.51%) vCloud
3 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (5.64%) Ansible
2 6 (3.08%) Kibana
3 5 (2.56%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.56%) Terraform
4 4 (2.05%) Puppet
5 2 (1.03%) Grafana
5 2 (1.03%) logstash
6 1 (0.51%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.51%) OpenView
6 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.51%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 21 (10.77%) Google
2 20 (10.26%) Oracle
3 12 (6.15%) IBM
4 9 (4.62%) Atlassian
4 9 (4.62%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.56%) Cloudera
5 5 (2.56%) MuleSoft
5 5 (2.56%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.54%) Adobe
6 3 (1.54%) Apple
6 3 (1.54%) ESRI
6 3 (1.54%) PayPal
6 3 (1.54%) webMethods
6 3 (1.54%) Zend
7 2 (1.03%) Splunk
7 2 (1.03%) Talend
8 1 (0.51%) Confluent
8 1 (0.51%) New Relic
8 1 (0.51%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.51%) WSO2