Period
to 17 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 August 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.

Pivotal Software Spring Framework
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 69 101
Rank change year-on-year +13 +32 -12
Contract jobs citing Spring 3445 3236 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.60% 2.97% 2.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.20% 10.33% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2422 2421 1562
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £309
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £390
% change year-on-year - +8.97% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 27
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -18.18% +57.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -18.18% +57.14%

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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 30770 31324 30904
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.16% 28.79% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21246 21910 20500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £306 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 381 465
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +5.83%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.25 £15.02
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +9.71%

Spring
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Spring as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Spring in the UK

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Spring in the UK

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spring over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spring in the UK

Spring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spring in the UK

Spring
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spring over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Spring in the UK

Spring
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 2017. 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
England +9 3124 £475 +5.56% 440
UK excluding London +9 1779 £425 - 247
London +18 1622 £500 - 230
North of England +15 492 £425 - 80
South East -4 485 £475 +5.56% 65
Yorkshire -2 217 £420 -1.18% 29
North West +15 215 £445 +7.88% 44
Scotland +35 197 £375 -0.66% 27
South West +7 188 £413 +10.00% 25
Midlands -22 181 £438 +2.94% 20
East of England +36 145 £446 +1.94% 19
West Midlands -40 93 £500 +16.28% 15
East Midlands +28 89 £425 +13.33% 5
North East +86 58 £400 -2.44% 7
Northern Ireland -3 57 £413 -5.71% 5
Wales +5 26 £300 -31.82% 6
Channel Islands +4 8 - -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 with a requirement for Spring.

1 3327 (96.57%) Java
2 2088 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
3 1262 (36.63%) TDD
4 1177 (34.17%) Hibernate
5 1001 (29.06%) SQL
6 981 (28.48%) JavaScript
7 977 (28.36%) REST
8 904 (26.24%) Git (software)
9 897 (26.04%) Microservices
10 895 (25.98%) Jenkins
11 857 (24.88%) Scrum
12 852 (24.73%) Spring Boot
13 847 (24.59%) HTML
14 820 (23.80%) Web Services
15 747 (21.68%) Maven
16 737 (21.39%) MVC
17 736 (21.36%) Finance
18 728 (21.13%) JUnit
18 728 (21.13%) Continuous Integration
19 688 (19.97%) RESTful
20 684 (19.85%) CSS
21 679 (19.71%) J2EE
22 629 (18.26%) Linux
23 614 (17.82%) AngularJS
24 612 (17.76%) Oracle
25 591 (17.16%) JSON
26 566 (16.43%) BDD
27 563 (16.34%) XML
28 558 (16.20%) SOAP
29 550 (15.97%) Banking

Spring
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 336 (9.75%) Confluence
2 314 (9.11%) JBoss
3 303 (8.80%) Tomcat
4 251 (7.29%) Apache
5 217 (6.30%) WebSphere
6 175 (5.08%) Apache Spark
7 163 (4.73%) WebLogic
8 133 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
9 131 (3.80%) Apache Solr
10 113 (3.28%) Cloud Foundry
11 96 (2.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 76 (2.21%) Mule
13 68 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
14 64 (1.86%) CMS
15 36 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 32 (0.93%) GlassFish
17 27 (0.78%) WebSphere Process Server
18 26 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
19 24 (0.70%) Jetty
20 23 (0.67%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 10 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.17%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.087%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (1.19%) SAP Hybris
2 29 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
3 19 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.17%) ION MarketView
6 5 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 3 (0.087%) Global One
7 3 (0.087%) LatentZero
7 3 (0.087%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.087%) Pega PRPC
7 3 (0.087%) SDL Web 8
7 3 (0.087%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.058%) Murex MxG2000
8 2 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.058%) RMDS
8 2 (0.058%) SunGard Martini
9 1 (0.029%) Actimize
9 1 (0.029%) Loan IQ
9 1 (0.029%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 378 (10.97%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (4.99%) GitHub
3 101 (2.93%) PaaS
4 94 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 67 (1.94%) OpenShift
6 57 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
7 40 (1.16%) IaaS
8 34 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
8 34 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (0.84%) Amazon S3
10 24 (0.70%) Heroku
11 23 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 23 (0.67%) SaaS
11 23 (0.67%) Twilio
12 22 (0.64%) Bluemix
12 22 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
13 15 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 14 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
15 10 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
15 10 (0.29%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 169 (4.91%) HTTP
2 88 (2.55%) Internet
3 58 (1.68%) Kerberos
4 46 (1.34%) LDAP
5 35 (1.02%) SSL
6 34 (0.99%) TCP/IP
7 23 (0.67%) SMS
8 13 (0.38%) AMQP
9 11 (0.32%) Firewall
10 10 (0.29%) 3GPP
10 10 (0.29%) Diameter Protocol
10 10 (0.29%) SIGTRAN
11 9 (0.26%) Intranet
12 7 (0.20%) DSL
13 6 (0.17%) X.509
14 5 (0.15%) Network Security
15 4 (0.12%) FTP
15 4 (0.12%) HTTPS
15 4 (0.12%) Skype
15 4 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (12.45%) Relational Database
2 388 (11.26%) MongoDB
3 366 (10.62%) NoSQL
4 329 (9.55%) MySQL
5 242 (7.02%) Big Data
5 242 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
6 238 (6.91%) Hadoop
7 171 (4.96%) RDBMS
8 169 (4.91%) Apache Cassandra
9 151 (4.38%) SQL Server
10 134 (3.89%) HBase
11 109 (3.16%) Oracle Database
12 85 (2.47%) DB2
13 64 (1.86%) Redis
14 47 (1.36%) Endeca
15 45 (1.31%) Apache Hive
16 42 (1.22%) MariaDB
17 37 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 35 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
19 31 (0.90%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 904 (26.24%) Git (software)
2 895 (25.98%) Jenkins
3 747 (21.68%) Maven
4 728 (21.13%) JUnit
5 497 (14.43%) JIRA
6 317 (9.20%) Mockito
7 298 (8.65%) Cucumber
8 272 (7.90%) Subversion
9 228 (6.62%) Gradle
10 220 (6.39%) Eclipse
11 217 (6.30%) Selenium
12 216 (6.27%) IntelliJ
13 139 (4.03%) Ant
14 87 (2.53%) TeamCity
15 77 (2.24%) GitLab
16 65 (1.89%) Bitbucket
17 63 (1.83%) Hudson
18 62 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 59 (1.71%) SonarQube
20 58 (1.68%) jMock
General
1 736 (21.36%) Finance
2 550 (15.97%) Banking
3 141 (4.09%) Front Office
4 128 (3.72%) Investment Banking
5 103 (2.99%) Retail
6 77 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 53 (1.54%) Marketing
8 40 (1.16%) Billing
9 38 (1.10%) Games
10 36 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 32 (0.93%) Electronics
12 29 (0.84%) Publishing
13 23 (0.67%) Back Office
14 21 (0.61%) Advertising
15 20 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 17 (0.49%) Retail Banking
17 16 (0.46%) Law
18 14 (0.41%) Legal
19 10 (0.29%) French Language
20 9 (0.26%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 2814 (81.68%) Developer
2 2296 (66.65%) Java Developer
3 454 (13.18%) Senior Developer
4 362 (10.51%) Senior Java Developer
5 233 (6.76%) Architect
6 194 (5.63%) Full Stack Developer
7 189 (5.49%) Agile Developer
8 186 (5.40%) Agile Java Developer
9 155 (4.50%) Java Engineer
10 134 (3.89%) Scala Developer
11 125 (3.63%) JavaScript Developer
12 111 (3.22%) Software Engineer
13 100 (2.90%) Angular Developer
14 88 (2.55%) Lead Developer
15 84 (2.44%) Java Architect
16 82 (2.38%) Software Developer
17 79 (2.29%) SQL Developer
18 73 (2.12%) Java Scala Developer
18 73 (2.12%) Java Software Developer
19 72 (2.09%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1177 (34.17%) Hibernate
2 977 (28.36%) REST
3 852 (24.73%) Spring Boot
4 847 (24.59%) HTML
5 820 (23.80%) Web Services
6 688 (19.97%) RESTful
7 684 (19.85%) CSS
8 679 (19.71%) J2EE
9 614 (17.82%) AngularJS
10 591 (17.16%) JSON
11 563 (16.34%) XML
12 558 (16.20%) SOAP
13 543 (15.76%) Spring MVC
14 456 (13.24%) HTML5
15 333 (9.67%) Java EE
16 330 (9.58%) JMS
17 293 (8.51%) JSP
18 279 (8.10%) Apache Camel
18 279 (8.10%) jQuery
19 270 (7.84%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 234 (6.79%) Greenfield Project
2 142 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
3 136 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 127 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
5 109 (3.16%) Algorithms
5 109 (3.16%) User Experience
6 93 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 85 (2.47%) Mobile App
8 74 (2.15%) Virtual Team
9 68 (1.97%) Data Structures
10 65 (1.89%) Derivative
11 53 (1.54%) Fixed Income
12 52 (1.51%) Equities
13 47 (1.36%) Fintech
14 46 (1.34%) Client/Server
15 42 (1.22%) iPad
16 41 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
17 39 (1.13%) Cloud Native
18 31 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
19 29 (0.84%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 629 (18.26%) Linux
2 350 (10.16%) Unix
3 76 (2.21%) Windows
4 65 (1.89%) Android
5 47 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (1.13%) Apple iOS
7 27 (0.78%) Solaris
8 24 (0.70%) Mac OS X
9 23 (0.67%) HPUX
10 19 (0.55%) CentOS
10 19 (0.55%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.20%) VMS
12 6 (0.17%) AIX
13 5 (0.15%) Windows Server
14 4 (0.12%) Debian
14 4 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.029%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2088 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1262 (36.63%) TDD
3 897 (26.04%) Microservices
4 857 (24.88%) Scrum
5 737 (21.39%) MVC
6 728 (21.13%) Continuous Integration
7 566 (16.43%) BDD
8 464 (13.47%) DevOps
9 455 (13.21%) OO
10 446 (12.95%) Open Source
11 435 (12.63%) Test Automation
12 381 (11.06%) Software Engineering
13 310 (9.00%) Unit Testing
14 308 (8.94%) E-Commerce
15 290 (8.42%) Kanban
16 288 (8.36%) SOA
17 238 (6.91%) SDLC
18 211 (6.12%) Pair Programming
19 204 (5.92%) Web Development
20 167 (4.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3327 (96.57%) Java
2 1001 (29.06%) SQL
3 981 (28.48%) JavaScript
4 333 (9.67%) Scala
5 248 (7.20%) Python
6 201 (5.83%) Ruby
7 150 (4.35%) PL/SQL
8 148 (4.30%) C#
9 100 (2.90%) Shell Script
10 80 (2.32%) Groovy
11 76 (2.21%) Perl
12 65 (1.89%) Bash Shell
13 54 (1.57%) ES6
14 52 (1.51%) TypeScript
15 47 (1.36%) Go
16 39 (1.13%) C++
17 23 (0.67%) XPath
18 20 (0.58%) PHP
19 16 (0.46%) C
19 16 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 181 (5.25%) Security Cleared
2 175 (5.08%) Degree
3 144 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 49 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (0.44%) Master's Degree
7 12 (0.35%) ISEB
7 12 (0.35%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.26%) Sun Certification
9 8 (0.23%) OCPJP
10 5 (0.15%) CISA
10 5 (0.15%) CISM
10 5 (0.15%) CISSP
10 5 (0.15%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.12%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.087%) HND
12 3 (0.087%) PhD
13 2 (0.058%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.058%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.029%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (3.13%) QA
2 50 (1.45%) MiFID
3 17 (0.49%) EMIR
4 16 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
4 16 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.29%) HL7
6 9 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.26%) SLA
7 5 (0.15%) FedRAMP
7 5 (0.15%) GCP
8 3 (0.087%) FATCA
9 2 (0.058%) GDPR
9 2 (0.058%) WAI
9 2 (0.058%) WCAG
10 1 (0.029%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.029%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 486 (14.11%) Docker
2 90 (2.61%) HDFS
3 88 (2.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 16 (0.46%) Apache Flume
5 15 (0.44%) Active Directory
6 9 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.20%) Varnish
8 6 (0.17%) LXC
8 6 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (0.15%) OpenAM
10 4 (0.12%) OpenIDM
11 3 (0.087%) NFS
11 3 (0.087%) Platform Symphony
11 3 (0.087%) vSphere
12 2 (0.058%) GridGain
13 1 (0.029%) OpenDJ
13 1 (0.029%) vCloud
13 1 (0.029%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.029%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 176 (5.11%) Puppet
2 171 (4.96%) Kubernetes
3 169 (4.91%) Ansible
4 92 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (1.86%) Terraform
6 32 (0.93%) Hadoop YARN
7 24 (0.70%) Kibana
8 15 (0.44%) logstash
8 15 (0.44%) Oozie
9 12 (0.35%) Consul
9 12 (0.35%) Grafana
9 12 (0.35%) Mesos
10 8 (0.23%) Rancher
11 7 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 7 (0.20%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.12%) Ambari
12 4 (0.12%) Cobbler
12 4 (0.12%) Control-M
12 4 (0.12%) Marathon
13 3 (0.087%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 612 (17.76%) Oracle
2 157 (4.56%) Google
3 111 (3.22%) IBM
4 105 (3.05%) hybris
5 84 (2.44%) SAP
6 81 (2.35%) Sybase
7 68 (1.97%) MuleSoft
8 59 (1.71%) Adobe
9 55 (1.60%) Perforce
10 53 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
11 50 (1.45%) Red Hat
12 48 (1.39%) TIBCO
13 42 (1.22%) ATG
14 34 (0.99%) webMethods
15 28 (0.81%) Atlassian
15 28 (0.81%) Microsoft
16 23 (0.67%) AppDynamics
17 22 (0.64%) Splunk
18 21 (0.61%) Solace
19 20 (0.58%) Apigee