Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 January 2019 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 103 108
Rank change year-on-year +51 +5 +23
Contract jobs citing Spring 199 86 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.04% 1.84% 1.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.69% 7.07% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 53 49
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -14.71% +32.81%
10th Percentile £370 £244 £350
90th Percentile £560 £524 £515
England median daily rate £515 £485 £457
% change year-on-year +6.19% +6.24% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.61 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -20.86% -10.00% +19.05%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,454 1,217 1,395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.54% 25.98% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 796 849
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +7.86%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £275
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 37 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% +27.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £32.65 £14.21 £10.40
90th Percentile £62.13 £43.75 £33.82
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

Spring
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Spring as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Spring in the West Midlands

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Spring in the West Midlands

Spring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spring in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spring in the West Midlands

Spring
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spring within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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
Birmingham +22 88 £450 +33.33% 26
Shropshire +17 84 £470 +2.17% 4
Coventry -10 10 £400 - 5
Warwickshire +8 3 £400 +100.00% 2
Staffordshire - 2 £338 - 7
Solihull - 2 - - 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £463 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £325 - 2
Spring
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Spring.

1 191 (95.98%) Java
2 157 (78.89%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (64.82%) Spring Boot
4 108 (54.27%) Git (software)
4 108 (54.27%) Microservices
5 102 (51.26%) TDD
6 89 (44.72%) Apache Camel
7 79 (39.70%) Docker
8 77 (38.69%) DevOps
9 71 (35.68%) Hibernate
10 69 (34.67%) JavaScript
10 69 (34.67%) SQL
11 65 (32.66%) REST
11 65 (32.66%) Java 8
12 53 (26.63%) CSS
13 52 (26.13%) JSON
14 50 (25.13%) HTML
14 50 (25.13%) Jenkins
15 49 (24.62%) Continuous Integration
16 47 (23.62%) BDD
17 46 (23.12%) JUnit
18 45 (22.61%) RESTful
19 44 (22.11%) Subversion
20 42 (21.11%) J2EE
20 42 (21.11%) Test Automation
20 42 (21.11%) Test Strategy
21 40 (20.10%) Maven
22 38 (19.10%) Process Improvement
22 38 (19.10%) SOAP
22 38 (19.10%) WSO2

Spring
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 26 (13.07%) WebSphere
2 17 (8.54%) Tomcat
3 15 (7.54%) Apache
3 15 (7.54%) JBoss
4 13 (6.53%) WebLogic
5 11 (5.53%) nginx
6 8 (4.02%) Confluence
7 5 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (2.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (1.51%) Mule
10 2 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.50%) Drupal
11 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.50%) Magento
3 1 (0.50%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.53%) GitHub
3 11 (5.53%) Google Analytics
4 6 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.51%) IaaS
5 5 (2.51%) PaaS
6 3 (1.51%) SaaS
7 2 (1.01%) Serverless
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.05%) SSL
2 17 (8.54%) HTTP
2 17 (8.54%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.02%) DSL
4 2 (1.01%) SAN
5 1 (0.50%) 802.11
5 1 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.50%) Internet
5 1 (0.50%) SNMP
5 1 (0.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.59%) SQL Server
2 31 (15.58%) Relational Database
3 30 (15.08%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (12.56%) MongoDB
5 21 (10.55%) NoSQL
6 11 (5.53%) Oracle Database
7 10 (5.03%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (4.52%) MySQL
9 8 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.01%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.51%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.50%) Big Data
13 1 (0.50%) Hazelcast
13 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 108 (54.27%) Git (software)
2 50 (25.13%) Jenkins
3 46 (23.12%) JUnit
4 44 (22.11%) Subversion
5 40 (20.10%) Maven
6 36 (18.09%) Cucumber
7 34 (17.09%) SonarQube
8 31 (15.58%) Mockito
9 21 (10.55%) IntelliJ
10 20 (10.05%) Selenium
11 18 (9.05%) Eclipse
12 16 (8.04%) DbUnit
12 16 (8.04%) jMock
13 15 (7.54%) Grunt
14 14 (7.04%) SoapUI
15 13 (6.53%) Ant
15 13 (6.53%) gulp
16 11 (5.53%) Gatling
16 11 (5.53%) Karma Test Runner
16 11 (5.53%) Sublime Text
General
1 12 (6.03%) Finance
2 7 (3.52%) Retail
3 1 (0.50%) Advertising
3 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.50%) Automotive
3 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 160 (80.40%) Developer
2 128 (64.32%) Java Developer
3 20 (10.05%) Architect
4 14 (7.04%) Software Engineer
5 13 (6.53%) Agile Developer
5 13 (6.53%) Agile Java Developer
6 12 (6.03%) AWS Developer
6 12 (6.03%) Developer in Test
7 11 (5.53%) Full Stack Developer
7 11 (5.53%) Java Engineer
8 9 (4.52%) J2EE Developer
8 9 (4.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 7 (3.52%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.52%) Software Architect
9 7 (3.52%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.02%) Java Architect
10 6 (3.02%) Lead Developer
10 6 (3.02%) Lead Java Developer
10 6 (3.02%) UI Developer
11 5 (2.51%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (64.82%) Spring Boot
2 89 (44.72%) Apache Camel
3 71 (35.68%) Hibernate
4 65 (32.66%) REST
5 53 (26.63%) CSS
6 52 (26.13%) JSON
7 50 (25.13%) HTML
8 45 (22.61%) RESTful
9 42 (21.11%) J2EE
10 38 (19.10%) SOAP
11 34 (17.09%) RabbitMQ
12 31 (15.58%) Web Services
13 25 (12.56%) AngularJS
14 22 (11.06%) jQuery
15 21 (10.55%) Swagger
16 18 (9.05%) WireMock
17 17 (8.54%) XML
18 16 (8.04%) HTML5
18 16 (8.04%) PowerMock
19 13 (6.53%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (2.51%) NHS
3 3 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.51%) User Experience
4 1 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.50%) Grid Computing
4 1 (0.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.56%) Linux
2 15 (7.54%) Unix
2 15 (7.54%) Windows
3 11 (5.53%) Ubuntu
4 4 (2.01%) Solaris
5 3 (1.51%) AIX
5 3 (1.51%) HPUX
6 1 (0.50%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (78.89%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (54.27%) Microservices
3 102 (51.26%) TDD
4 77 (38.69%) DevOps
5 49 (24.62%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (23.62%) BDD
7 42 (21.11%) Test Automation
7 42 (21.11%) Test Strategy
8 38 (19.10%) Process Improvement
9 37 (18.59%) Migration
9 37 (18.59%) Scrum
10 27 (13.57%) MVC
11 25 (12.56%) Trunk-Based Development
12 24 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (11.56%) Software Engineering
14 19 (9.55%) Kanban
15 18 (9.05%) Open Source
16 14 (7.04%) Analytics
17 13 (6.53%) E-Commerce
17 13 (6.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 191 (95.98%) Java
2 69 (34.67%) JavaScript
2 69 (34.67%) SQL
3 65 (32.66%) Java 8
4 21 (10.55%) Ruby
5 20 (10.05%) C#
6 17 (8.54%) Python
7 15 (7.54%) Groovy
8 14 (7.04%) Scala
9 12 (6.03%) Perl
10 11 (5.53%) Haskell
10 11 (5.53%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.51%) ES6
12 3 (1.51%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.51%) XPath
13 2 (1.01%) PHP
14 1 (0.50%) C
14 1 (0.50%) Korn
14 1 (0.50%) Lua
14 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (18.09%) Security Cleared
2 31 (15.58%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.01%) Degree
4 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.50%) CREST Certified
4 1 (0.50%) GPEN
4 1 (0.50%) OSCE
4 1 (0.50%) OSCP
4 1 (0.50%) SANS
4 1 (0.50%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.01%) PMO
1 4 (2.01%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) GDPR
System Software
1 79 (39.70%) Docker
2 6 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.02%) vSphere
3 1 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.50%) etcd
3 1 (0.50%) NFS
3 1 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 15 (7.54%) Puppet
2 11 (5.53%) Grafana
2 11 (5.53%) Kibana
3 10 (5.03%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.02%) Ansible
5 4 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.50%) Consul
6 1 (0.50%) Nessus
6 1 (0.50%) Nmap
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.50%) Simpana
6 1 (0.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 38 (19.10%) WSO2
2 27 (13.57%) IBM
3 21 (10.55%) Oracle
4 13 (6.53%) Google
5 7 (3.52%) Adobe
6 6 (3.02%) VMware
7 5 (2.51%) SAP
8 4 (2.01%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.01%) webMethods
9 3 (1.51%) hybris
10 1 (0.50%) CommVault
10 1 (0.50%) HP
10 1 (0.50%) NetApp
10 1 (0.50%) Netezza
10 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.50%) Sun
10 1 (0.50%) Veritas