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 3 months to 30 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.

Pivotal Software Spring Framework
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 69 101
Rank change year-on-year +8 +32  
Contract jobs citing Spring 1535 1499 1119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.37% 2.77% 2.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.74% 9.90% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 1095 754
Median daily rate £450 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £325 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Median hourly rate £55.00 £57.00 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +21.92%  
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 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 14295 15148 14225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.40% 27.98% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9923 10542 9247
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 222 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Spring
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 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
England +8 1376 £450 - 381
London +8 696 £500 -4.76% 187
South East -6 168 £463 +15.62% 39
South West +29 113 £375 - 34
City of London +2 112 £546 -0.68% 49
Scotland +32 94 £350 -3.44% 18
North West +15 90 £425 +13.33% 38
Yorkshire +1 84 £400 -5.88% 29
East of England +27 69 £458 +1.77% 22
West Yorkshire -6 69 £400 -8.57% 18
Leeds -10 67 £400 -5.88% 13
East Midlands +34 63 £400 +23.07% 16
Edinburgh +31 56 £350 -3.44% 8
Tyne and Wear +22 55 £383 +17.69% 6
North East +21 55 £383 +17.69% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +28 53 £383 +17.69% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 39 £363 +2.11% 4
Cheshire +44 38 £445 +11.25% 13
Glasgow +12 37 £358 +19.16% 10
Wales +27 36 £400 -5.88% 3
Milton Keynes +4 36 £363 +1.39% 4
Manchester -10 34 £413 +10.00% 22
Oxfordshire +5 33 £500 +11.11% 9
South Wales +37 32 £400 -5.88% 3
Cardiff +37 31 £400 -5.88% 1
West Midlands -32 29 £425 -1.73% 9
Surrey +12 28 £490 +8.88% 9
Bristol +14 24 £360 -7.39% 6
Wiltshire +7 24 £431 +17.34% 5
Hampshire -19 24 £450 +20.00% 10

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for Spring.

1 2764 (95.34%) Java
2 1845 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 1130 (38.98%) Hibernate
4 1014 (34.98%) TDD
5 925 (31.91%) JavaScript
6 848 (29.25%) REST
7 814 (28.08%) SQL
8 802 (27.66%) HTML
9 778 (26.84%) Scrum
10 768 (26.49%) Web Services
11 713 (24.59%) Git (software)
12 696 (24.01%) Jenkins
13 663 (22.87%) Maven
14 649 (22.39%) J2EE
15 638 (22.01%) CSS
16 633 (21.84%) Oracle
17 610 (21.04%) Finance
18 582 (20.08%) Microservices
19 580 (20.01%) Continuous Integration
20 571 (19.70%) JUnit
21 566 (19.52%) Linux
22 564 (19.45%) XML
23 537 (18.52%) SOAP
24 536 (18.49%) MVC
25 529 (18.25%) RESTful
26 525 (18.11%) BDD
27 518 (17.87%) AngularJS
28 497 (17.14%) JSON
29 465 (16.04%) Spring Boot
30 421 (14.52%) Spring MVC

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
1 314 (10.83%) Tomcat
2 242 (8.35%) Confluence
3 227 (7.83%) JBoss
4 222 (7.66%) Apache
5 211 (7.28%) WebSphere
6 160 (5.52%) WebLogic
7 138 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 102 (3.52%) Apache Spark
9 101 (3.48%) Elasticsearch
10 84 (2.90%) CMS
11 66 (2.28%) Mule
12 58 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
13 57 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
14 42 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
15 40 (1.38%) Mule ESB
16 35 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 35 (1.21%) Apache Solr
17 34 (1.17%) GlassFish
18 29 (1.00%) Jetty
18 29 (1.00%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 18 (0.62%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.17%) MS Office
2 5 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.034%) HipChat
4 1 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 37 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
2 25 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 24 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
4 11 (0.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 8 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
6 6 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.14%) Murex MxG2000
8 3 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.069%) Global One
9 2 (0.069%) Magento
9 2 (0.069%) SDL Web 8
10 1 (0.034%) BondVision
10 1 (0.034%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.034%) Loan IQ
10 1 (0.034%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.034%) Oracle SCM
10 1 (0.034%) RMDS
10 1 (0.034%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 264 (9.11%) Amazon AWS
2 100 (3.45%) GitHub
3 64 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
3 64 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 57 (1.97%) PaaS
5 35 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
6 34 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
7 30 (1.03%) IaaS
8 26 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (0.76%) Amazon S3
10 18 (0.62%) OpenShift
11 16 (0.55%) Twilio
12 15 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
15 9 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 9 (0.31%) Slack
16 7 (0.24%) Bluemix
16 7 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
17 6 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 182 (6.28%) HTTP
2 69 (2.38%) Internet
3 32 (1.10%) LDAP
4 19 (0.66%) SSL
4 19 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.48%) HTTPS
6 11 (0.38%) AMQP
7 7 (0.24%) RTP
7 7 (0.24%) RTSP
7 7 (0.24%) Skype
8 6 (0.21%) SNMP
9 5 (0.17%) Firewall
9 5 (0.17%) Intranet
9 5 (0.17%) Network Security
10 3 (0.10%) FTP
11 2 (0.069%) 3GPP
11 2 (0.069%) DHCP
11 2 (0.069%) DNS
11 2 (0.069%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.069%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 316 (10.90%) MongoDB
3 272 (9.38%) NoSQL
4 240 (8.28%) MySQL
5 176 (6.07%) PostgreSQL
6 140 (4.83%) Big Data
7 133 (4.59%) Oracle Database
8 129 (4.45%) SQL Server
9 121 (4.17%) Hadoop
10 118 (4.07%) Apache Cassandra
11 90 (3.10%) RDBMS
12 85 (2.93%) DB2
13 59 (2.04%) Redis
14 53 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
15 46 (1.59%) HBase
16 43 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
17 41 (1.41%) Endeca
18 37 (1.28%) Apache Hive
18 37 (1.28%) Hazelcast
19 36 (1.24%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 713 (24.59%) Git (software)
2 696 (24.01%) Jenkins
3 663 (22.87%) Maven
4 571 (19.70%) JUnit
5 394 (13.59%) JIRA
6 295 (10.18%) Mockito
7 282 (9.73%) Cucumber
8 255 (8.80%) Subversion
9 230 (7.93%) Gradle
10 222 (7.66%) Selenium
11 179 (6.17%) Eclipse
12 168 (5.80%) Ant
13 119 (4.10%) IntelliJ
14 89 (3.07%) TeamCity
15 77 (2.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 69 (2.38%) Hudson
17 68 (2.35%) Spock
18 57 (1.97%) Bitbucket
19 51 (1.76%) SoapUI
20 47 (1.62%) JBehave
General
1 610 (21.04%) Finance
2 417 (14.38%) Banking
3 132 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 91 (3.14%) Retail
5 81 (2.79%) Front Office
6 48 (1.66%) Games
7 47 (1.62%) Publishing
8 46 (1.59%) Telecoms
9 33 (1.14%) Marketing
10 27 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 25 (0.86%) Electronics
12 20 (0.69%) Back Office
12 20 (0.69%) Law
13 19 (0.66%) Legal
13 19 (0.66%) Retail Banking
14 15 (0.52%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.34%) Billing
16 9 (0.31%) Advertising
17 7 (0.24%) Aerospace
18 6 (0.21%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 2334 (80.51%) Developer
2 1945 (67.09%) Java Developer
3 396 (13.66%) Senior Developer
4 338 (11.66%) Senior Java Developer
5 245 (8.45%) Architect
6 224 (7.73%) Agile Developer
7 221 (7.62%) Agile Java Developer
8 148 (5.11%) Java Engineer
9 113 (3.90%) Scala Developer
10 104 (3.59%) Software Engineer
11 98 (3.38%) Full Stack Developer
12 88 (3.04%) Java Architect
13 79 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
14 76 (2.62%) JavaScript Developer
15 68 (2.35%) Java Software Engineer
16 66 (2.28%) J2EE Developer
17 63 (2.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
18 58 (2.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 58 (2.00%) Hybris Developer
18 58 (2.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1130 (38.98%) Hibernate
2 848 (29.25%) REST
3 802 (27.66%) HTML
4 768 (26.49%) Web Services
5 649 (22.39%) J2EE
6 638 (22.01%) CSS
7 564 (19.45%) XML
8 537 (18.52%) SOAP
9 529 (18.25%) RESTful
10 518 (17.87%) AngularJS
11 497 (17.14%) JSON
12 465 (16.04%) Spring Boot
13 421 (14.52%) Spring MVC
14 392 (13.52%) HTML5
15 323 (11.14%) Java EE
16 298 (10.28%) JMS
17 269 (9.28%) JPA
18 266 (9.18%) jQuery
19 251 (8.66%) CSS3
20 245 (8.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 140 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 109 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
4 87 (3.00%) User Experience
5 69 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 58 (2.00%) Derivative
7 51 (1.76%) Data Structures
8 44 (1.52%) iPad
9 42 (1.45%) Virtual Team
10 39 (1.35%) Fixed Income
10 39 (1.35%) Mobile App
11 34 (1.17%) Algorithms
12 31 (1.07%) Client/Server
13 28 (0.97%) Social Media
14 24 (0.83%) Equities
14 24 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
15 22 (0.76%) Fintech
16 20 (0.69%) Management Information System
17 19 (0.66%) Equity Derivative
18 17 (0.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 566 (19.52%) Linux
2 340 (11.73%) Unix
3 68 (2.35%) Windows
4 44 (1.52%) Android
5 40 (1.38%) Mac OS X
6 31 (1.07%) Apple iOS
7 21 (0.72%) Solaris
8 19 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.41%) HPUX
9 12 (0.41%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.21%) CentOS
11 5 (0.17%) Debian
11 5 (0.17%) VMS
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.14%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.069%) AIX
14 1 (0.034%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.034%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.034%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1845 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 1014 (34.98%) TDD
3 778 (26.84%) Scrum
4 582 (20.08%) Microservices
5 580 (20.01%) Continuous Integration
6 536 (18.49%) MVC
7 525 (18.11%) BDD
8 400 (13.80%) OO
9 369 (12.73%) Open Source
10 349 (12.04%) DevOps
11 327 (11.28%) Software Engineering
12 279 (9.62%) E-Commerce
13 275 (9.49%) SOA
14 262 (9.04%) Unit Testing
15 215 (7.42%) Kanban
16 211 (7.28%) Pair Programming
17 186 (6.42%) Automated Testing
18 180 (6.21%) SDLC
19 177 (6.11%) Web Development
20 162 (5.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2764 (95.34%) Java
2 925 (31.91%) JavaScript
3 814 (28.08%) SQL
4 317 (10.93%) Scala
5 239 (8.24%) Python
6 175 (6.04%) Ruby
7 143 (4.93%) PL/SQL
8 139 (4.79%) C#
9 112 (3.86%) Shell Script
10 108 (3.73%) Groovy
11 53 (1.83%) Bash Shell
12 47 (1.62%) Go
13 46 (1.59%) Perl
14 45 (1.55%) PHP
15 38 (1.31%) XPath
16 32 (1.10%) Korn
17 28 (0.97%) C++
18 24 (0.83%) C
18 24 (0.83%) Clojure
19 23 (0.79%) ES6
Qualifications
1 177 (6.11%) Security Cleared
2 154 (5.31%) Degree
3 112 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 39 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 30 (1.03%) Sun Certification
6 19 (0.66%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.41%) BC Cleared
8 11 (0.38%) ISEB
8 11 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.24%) OCPJP
10 6 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.10%) CISA
11 3 (0.10%) CISM
11 3 (0.10%) CISSP
11 3 (0.10%) OCMJD
11 3 (0.10%) OCPJWCD
12 2 (0.069%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.034%) Brainbench
13 1 (0.034%) PMP
13 1 (0.034%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (2.69%) QA
2 46 (1.59%) MiFID
3 29 (1.00%) Dodd-Frank
3 29 (1.00%) EMIR
4 17 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (0.59%) SLA
5 15 (0.52%) FATCA
6 10 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.17%) SDET
8 3 (0.10%) FedRAMP
8 3 (0.10%) WAI
8 3 (0.10%) WCAG
9 2 (0.069%) HL7
10 1 (0.034%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.034%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.034%) PMO
10 1 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.034%) SAS 70
System Software
1 324 (11.18%) Docker
2 30 (1.03%) Apache Flume
3 12 (0.41%) HDFS
3 12 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 10 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.28%) LXC
6 5 (0.17%) Varnish
7 4 (0.14%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.069%) vSphere
9 1 (0.034%) NDS
9 1 (0.034%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.034%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.034%) Xen
Systems Management
1 158 (5.45%) Puppet
2 92 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 84 (2.90%) Ansible
4 42 (1.45%) Kubernetes
5 17 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
6 15 (0.52%) Kibana
7 9 (0.31%) Terraform
8 8 (0.28%) logstash
8 8 (0.28%) Nagios
9 7 (0.24%) Grafana
9 7 (0.24%) Mesos
10 6 (0.21%) TeamSite
11 5 (0.17%) Capistrano
12 4 (0.14%) CloudHub
12 4 (0.14%) Consul
12 4 (0.14%) Salt
13 3 (0.10%) Marathon
13 3 (0.10%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.069%) OpenAM
14 2 (0.069%) rkt
Vendors
1 633 (21.84%) Oracle
2 119 (4.10%) Google
3 105 (3.62%) hybris
4 93 (3.21%) IBM
5 77 (2.66%) Adobe
6 73 (2.52%) MuleSoft
7 67 (2.31%) Sybase
8 65 (2.24%) ATG
9 59 (2.04%) Perforce
10 42 (1.45%) SAP
11 39 (1.35%) Red Hat
12 37 (1.28%) Solace
13 33 (1.14%) Splunk
13 33 (1.14%) TIBCO
14 32 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
15 30 (1.03%) Atlassian
16 26 (0.90%) New Relic
17 25 (0.86%) Microsoft
18 23 (0.79%) VMware
19 19 (0.66%) BEA
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