The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Spring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Spring over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pivotal Software Spring Framework
England / South West
Rank 48 69 76
Rank change year-on-year +21 +7  
Contract jobs citing Spring 103 71 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.97% 2.45% 2.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.86% 10.00% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 42 45
Median daily rate £378 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.66% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £449 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 3
Median hourly rate - £57.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -3.50% +22.58%  

Spring is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 743 710 762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 28.61% 24.47% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 472 495
Median daily rate £393 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 51 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Spring
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Spring as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Spring in the South West

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Spring in the South West

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spring in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spring in the South West

Spring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spring in the South West

Spring
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +2 20 £425 +18.46% 6
Bristol +3 19 £400 +2.89% 10
Devon +9 14 £378 -
Gloucestershire +5 12 £375 - 11
Somerset -4 12 £460 -8.00% 4
Dorset - 12 £325 - 5
Spring
England

Spring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Spring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Spring.

1 197 (98.50%) Java
2 115 (57.50%) Hibernate
3 94 (47.00%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (46.00%) SQL
5 89 (44.50%) JavaScript
6 80 (40.00%) XML
7 66 (33.00%) REST
8 62 (31.00%) HTML
9 57 (28.50%) Maven
10 53 (26.50%) Jenkins
11 51 (25.50%) Git (software)
11 51 (25.50%) SOAP
11 51 (25.50%) CSS
12 49 (24.50%) MVC
13 47 (23.50%) Scrum
14 44 (22.00%) Oracle
15 43 (21.50%) Web Services
16 41 (20.50%) JSON
17 39 (19.50%) TDD
18 38 (19.00%) Spring MVC
19 35 (17.50%) Docker
20 34 (17.00%) Apache
20 34 (17.00%) JUnit
20 34 (17.00%) JSP
21 33 (16.50%) Struts
22 32 (16.00%) Open Source
23 31 (15.50%) Cucumber
23 31 (15.50%) Finance
24 30 (15.00%) BDD
25 29 (14.50%) Atlassian Bamboo

Spring
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 34 (17.00%) Apache
2 27 (13.50%) Tomcat
2 27 (13.50%) WebLogic
3 20 (10.00%) JBoss
3 20 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 18 (9.00%) Mule
5 17 (8.50%) Mule ESB
6 13 (6.50%) CMS
7 12 (6.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (4.00%) Confluence
10 5 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.00%) Anypoint
11 2 (1.00%) Apache Pig
11 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
11 2 (1.00%) GlassFish
11 2 (1.00%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.50%) Liferay
12 1 (0.50%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 4 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.00%) MS Office
2 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (9.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.50%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (6.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 6 (3.00%) GitHub
4 3 (1.50%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.00%) Slack
6 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.00%) Internet
2 11 (5.50%) HTTP
3 4 (2.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.50%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (10.50%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.00%) Endeca
4 8 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.00%) MySQL
4 8 (4.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.50%) Neo4j
5 5 (2.50%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.00%) Big Data
6 4 (2.00%) DB2
6 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.50%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.00%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.50%) Redis
9 1 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 57 (28.50%) Maven
2 53 (26.50%) Jenkins
3 51 (25.50%) Git (software)
4 34 (17.00%) JUnit
5 31 (15.50%) Cucumber
6 29 (14.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 28 (14.00%) Gradle
8 22 (11.00%) Ant
9 20 (10.00%) Bitbucket
10 16 (8.00%) Selenium
11 14 (7.00%) JIRA
11 14 (7.00%) Subversion
12 13 (6.50%) Mockito
13 11 (5.50%) Eclipse
14 9 (4.50%) TeamCity
15 6 (3.00%) Apache Buildr
15 6 (3.00%) GitLab
15 6 (3.00%) jMock
15 6 (3.00%) Mercurial
16 5 (2.50%) IntelliJ
General
1 31 (15.50%) Finance
2 19 (9.50%) Manufacturing
3 18 (9.00%) Electronics
3 18 (9.00%) Marketing
3 18 (9.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.50%) Banking
4 5 (2.50%) Retail
5 4 (2.00%) Games
6 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 155 (77.50%) Developer
2 150 (75.00%) Java Developer
3 21 (10.50%) Architect
4 11 (5.50%) Full Stack Developer
4 11 (5.50%) Java Engineer
5 8 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 7 (3.50%) Senior Developer
6 7 (3.50%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (3.50%) Technical Leader
7 6 (3.00%) Agile Developer
7 6 (3.00%) Agile Java Developer
7 6 (3.00%) Java Software Engineer
7 6 (3.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (2.50%) Applications Developer
8 5 (2.50%) Integration Developer
8 5 (2.50%) Java Applications Developer
8 5 (2.50%) SQL Developer
8 5 (2.50%) Technical Architect
9 4 (2.00%) Consultant
9 4 (2.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (57.50%) Hibernate
2 80 (40.00%) XML
3 66 (33.00%) REST
4 62 (31.00%) HTML
5 51 (25.50%) CSS
5 51 (25.50%) SOAP
6 43 (21.50%) Web Services
7 41 (20.50%) JSON
8 38 (19.00%) Spring MVC
9 34 (17.00%) JSP
10 33 (16.50%) Struts
11 26 (13.00%) J2EE
12 23 (11.50%) jQuery
12 23 (11.50%) RESTful
13 22 (11.00%) Grails
13 22 (11.00%) Servlets
14 20 (10.00%) XSLT
15 19 (9.50%) JPA
15 19 (9.50%) RabbitMQ
16 18 (9.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.00%) iPad
1 12 (6.00%) Virtual Team
2 6 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.50%) RIA
3 5 (2.50%) Web 2.0
4 4 (2.00%) Cloud Native
4 4 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.00%) NHS
5 2 (1.00%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.00%) Social Media
6 1 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.00%) Unix
2 13 (6.50%) Linux
3 7 (3.50%) Mac OS X
4 6 (3.00%) Windows
5 2 (1.00%) Android
5 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.50%) CentOS
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (47.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (24.50%) MVC
3 47 (23.50%) Scrum
4 39 (19.50%) TDD
5 32 (16.00%) Open Source
6 30 (15.00%) BDD
7 24 (12.00%) E-Commerce
8 21 (10.50%) Migration
9 20 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
10 18 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (9.00%) Digital Marketing
10 18 (9.00%) Programme Management
11 17 (8.50%) Continuous Delivery
11 17 (8.50%) Integration Testing
12 16 (8.00%) Microservices
12 16 (8.00%) Unit Testing
13 15 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (7.50%) OO
14 13 (6.50%) B2B
14 13 (6.50%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 197 (98.50%) Java
2 92 (46.00%) SQL
3 89 (44.50%) JavaScript
4 25 (12.50%) Groovy
5 16 (8.00%) PL/SQL
6 8 (4.00%) Python
7 7 (3.50%) Scala
8 6 (3.00%) XPath
9 5 (2.50%) C++
10 4 (2.00%) C
10 4 (2.00%) C#
10 4 (2.00%) Clojure
11 3 (1.50%) Ruby
12 2 (1.00%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.00%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.00%) PHP
12 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.50%) ABAP
13 1 (0.50%) Go
Qualifications
1 29 (14.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 14 (7.00%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.00%) Degree
5 5 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.00%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.00%) ISEB
7 2 (1.00%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.00%) QA
2 5 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.50%) SDET
System Software
1 35 (17.50%) Docker
2 3 (1.50%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (3.00%) Ansible
2 2 (1.00%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (22.00%) Oracle
2 20 (10.00%) SAP
3 19 (9.50%) ATG
4 8 (4.00%) Google
5 6 (3.00%) hybris
6 3 (1.50%) IBM
7 2 (1.00%) IFS
8 1 (0.50%) Apple
8 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.50%) BEA
8 1 (0.50%) Luciad
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.50%) webMethods
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