Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 63 93
Rank change year-on-year -32 +30 -15
Contract jobs citing Spring 78 186 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.00% 3.65% 2.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.18% 11.93% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 110 62
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -3.61%
10th Percentile £369 £375 £244
90th Percentile £500 £563 £589
England median daily rate £513 £513 £475
% change year-on-year - +7.89% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% -2.86%

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 953 1,559 1,158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.44% 30.56% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 942 768
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £310 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £30.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +47.16% +32.96%
10th Percentile £29.38 £14.00 £18.38
90th Percentile £44.88 £61.94 £41.15
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -17 57 £475 +5.56% 15
Shropshire -13 6 £479 -1.29% 2
Warwickshire -1 5 £345 -31.00% 2
Coventry +5 4 £394 -1.56% 5
Worcestershire +2 2 £388 +19.23% 2
Staffordshire +14 1 - - 5
Solihull +3 1 £450 -5.26% 3
Spring
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 72 (92.31%) Java
2 60 (76.92%) Git (software)
3 56 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (69.23%) Web Services
5 49 (62.82%) JUnit
6 48 (61.54%) SOAP
6 48 (61.54%) RESTful
7 47 (60.26%) Jenkins
8 46 (58.97%) Microservices
9 44 (56.41%) Maven
10 42 (53.85%) ActiveMQ
10 42 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (53.85%) AngularJS
11 41 (52.56%) REST
12 40 (51.28%) AWS
12 40 (51.28%) Mockito
13 39 (50.00%) Security Cleared
14 38 (48.72%) TDD
14 38 (48.72%) Scrum
14 38 (48.72%) jMock
15 37 (47.44%) DbUnit
15 37 (47.44%) PowerMock
15 37 (47.44%) SonarQube
16 35 (44.87%) Amazon EC2
16 35 (44.87%) PostgreSQL
17 34 (43.59%) Open Source
17 34 (43.59%) SC Cleared
17 34 (43.59%) BDD
17 34 (43.59%) Amazon SQS
17 34 (43.59%) Amazon RDS

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 15 (19.23%) Confluence
2 5 (6.41%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.13%) Apache
3 4 (5.13%) JBoss
4 3 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.56%) nginx
6 1 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.28%) Drupal
6 1 (1.28%) IIS
6 1 (1.28%) Jetty
Applications
1 11 (14.10%) GIMP
1 11 (14.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Magento
1 1 (1.28%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 40 (51.28%) AWS
2 35 (44.87%) Amazon EC2
3 34 (43.59%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (3.85%) Azure
5 2 (2.56%) GitHub
5 2 (2.56%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.28%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (1.28%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.28%) GCP
6 1 (1.28%) IaaS
6 1 (1.28%) PaaS
6 1 (1.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.85%) HTTP
2 3 (3.85%) SSL
3 1 (1.28%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (44.87%) PostgreSQL
2 34 (43.59%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.41%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.85%) MySQL
7 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.28%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 60 (76.92%) Git (software)
2 49 (62.82%) JUnit
3 47 (60.26%) Jenkins
4 44 (56.41%) Maven
5 40 (51.28%) Mockito
6 38 (48.72%) jMock
7 37 (47.44%) DbUnit
7 37 (47.44%) SonarQube
8 15 (19.23%) JIRA
9 13 (16.67%) gulp
10 11 (14.10%) Grunt
10 11 (14.10%) Vagrant
10 11 (14.10%) webpack
11 8 (10.26%) Cucumber
12 5 (6.41%) JMeter
12 5 (6.41%) Selenium
13 4 (5.13%) TestNG
14 3 (3.85%) Ant
14 3 (3.85%) Eclipse
14 3 (3.85%) IntelliJ
General
1 22 (28.21%) Public Sector
2 9 (11.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (92.31%) Developer
2 55 (70.51%) Java Developer
3 18 (23.08%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 11 (14.10%) UI Developer
5 4 (5.13%) Consultant
6 3 (3.85%) Angular Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (3.85%) WSO2 Consultant
7 2 (2.56%) React Developer
7 2 (2.56%) WSO2 Developer
8 1 (1.28%) Agile Developer
8 1 (1.28%) Automation Tester
8 1 (1.28%) Developer in Test
8 1 (1.28%) HTML CSS Developer
8 1 (1.28%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (1.28%) Scala Developer
8 1 (1.28%) Senior Applications Support
8 1 (1.28%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (69.23%) Web Services
2 48 (61.54%) RESTful
2 48 (61.54%) SOAP
3 42 (53.85%) ActiveMQ
3 42 (53.85%) AngularJS
4 41 (52.56%) REST
5 37 (47.44%) PowerMock
6 28 (35.90%) Hibernate
7 27 (34.62%) Spring Cloud
8 25 (32.05%) JSON
9 24 (30.77%) JPA
10 19 (24.36%) CSS
10 19 (24.36%) HTML
11 17 (21.79%) J2EE
12 15 (19.23%) HTML5
13 13 (16.67%) Spring Boot
14 12 (15.38%) CSS3
15 11 (14.10%) Angular 2
15 11 (14.10%) LESS
15 11 (14.10%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) User Experience
2 9 (11.54%) NHS
3 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.69%) Unix
2 5 (6.41%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (58.97%) Microservices
3 42 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (48.72%) Scrum
4 38 (48.72%) TDD
5 34 (43.59%) BDD
5 34 (43.59%) Open Source
6 32 (41.03%) Kanban
7 23 (29.49%) BPMN
8 18 (23.08%) Migration
9 9 (11.54%) Biometrics
10 6 (7.69%) Wireframes
11 5 (6.41%) Configuration Management
11 5 (6.41%) DevOps
11 5 (6.41%) Process Improvement
11 5 (6.41%) Test Strategy
12 4 (5.13%) Use Case
13 3 (3.85%) EAI
13 3 (3.85%) SOA
13 3 (3.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 72 (92.31%) Java
2 24 (30.77%) SQL
3 12 (15.38%) TypeScript
4 7 (8.97%) Java 8
4 7 (8.97%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.41%) Scala
6 4 (5.13%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.56%) C#
8 2 (2.56%) Groovy
8 2 (2.56%) Haskell
8 2 (2.56%) Perl
8 2 (2.56%) PHP
8 2 (2.56%) Python
8 2 (2.56%) Ruby
9 1 (1.28%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (43.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (42.31%) Postfix
2 19 (24.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Puppet
2 2 (2.56%) Grafana
2 2 (2.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 5 (6.41%) WSO2
2 4 (5.13%) Adobe
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle
3 3 (3.85%) Google
3 3 (3.85%) webMethods
4 2 (2.56%) BEA
5 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow