Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 78 97
Rank change year-on-year -6 +19 -5
Contract jobs citing Spring 33 118 105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.80% 2.54% 2.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.91% 9.73% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 89 66
Median daily rate £413 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +2.94% -15.00%
10th Percentile £363 £323 £316
90th Percentile £449 £509 £544
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% +22.22% +5.88%

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 417 1,213 1,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.69% 26.12% 29.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 818 939
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £552
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.27% +5.77%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +4.76% +2.44%

Spring
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Spring as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Spring in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Spring in the West Midlands

Spring
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Spring in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Spring in the West Midlands

Spring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Spring in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend 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 3 July 2020. 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 +7 20 £400 -11.11% 4
Shropshire +30 11 £420 -11.11% 1
Worcestershire +27 2 £413 +17.86%
Solihull +11 1 - -
Spring
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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 33 (100.00%) Java
2 21 (63.64%) Git (software)
3 19 (57.58%) JUnit
4 18 (54.55%) REST
4 18 (54.55%) Microservices
5 17 (51.52%) Maven
6 14 (42.42%) SQL
6 14 (42.42%) Spring Boot
6 14 (42.42%) Mockito
7 13 (39.39%) NoSQL
7 13 (39.39%) Unix
8 12 (36.36%) Oracle
8 12 (36.36%) Docker
9 11 (33.33%) Jenkins
9 11 (33.33%) Cucumber
9 11 (33.33%) J2EE
10 10 (30.30%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (30.30%) JIRA
10 10 (30.30%) Bitbucket
11 9 (27.27%) Gherkin
11 9 (27.27%) Process Improvement
11 9 (27.27%) Test Strategy
11 9 (27.27%) MongoDB
11 9 (27.27%) Confluence
11 9 (27.27%) Gradle
11 9 (27.27%) JSON
11 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
11 9 (27.27%) PL/SQL
11 9 (27.27%) SQL Server

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 9 (27.27%) Confluence
1 9 (27.27%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.03%) GlassFish
2 1 (3.03%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) AWS
2 5 (15.15%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (15.15%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (12.12%) GCP
4 2 (6.06%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) NoSQL
2 10 (30.30%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (27.27%) MongoDB
3 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 5 (15.15%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (12.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (63.64%) Git (software)
2 19 (57.58%) JUnit
3 17 (51.52%) Maven
4 14 (42.42%) Mockito
5 11 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 11 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 10 (30.30%) Bitbucket
6 10 (30.30%) JIRA
7 9 (27.27%) Gradle
8 8 (24.24%) SonarQube
9 5 (15.15%) DbUnit
9 5 (15.15%) jMock
10 2 (6.06%) Babel
10 2 (6.06%) Jasmine
10 2 (6.06%) Selenium
10 2 (6.06%) webpack
11 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (3.03%) JMeter
11 1 (3.03%) Spock
General
1 7 (21.21%) Public Sector
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Games
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (93.94%) Developer
1 31 (93.94%) Java Developer
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 2 (6.06%) Java Software Developer
3 2 (6.06%) React Developer
3 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
3 2 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
3 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) UI Developer
4 1 (3.03%) Agile Developer
4 1 (3.03%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (3.03%) AWS Developer
4 1 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (3.03%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (3.03%) Java Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (3.03%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (54.55%) REST
2 14 (42.42%) Spring Boot
3 11 (33.33%) J2EE
4 9 (27.27%) Gherkin
4 9 (27.27%) JSON
4 9 (27.27%) WireMock
4 9 (27.27%) XML
5 8 (24.24%) RESTful
6 7 (21.21%) Web Services
7 6 (18.18%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (18.18%) CSS
7 6 (18.18%) HTML
8 5 (15.15%) AngularJS
8 5 (15.15%) Hibernate
8 5 (15.15%) JPA
8 5 (15.15%) PowerMock
8 5 (15.15%) SOAP
9 4 (12.12%) Spring Cloud
10 3 (9.09%) React
11 2 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) User Experience
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Unix
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Microservices
2 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Process Improvement
2 9 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
3 7 (21.21%) Data Modelling
3 7 (21.21%) Open Source
3 7 (21.21%) Problem Management
3 7 (21.21%) TDD
4 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (18.18%) Scrum
4 6 (18.18%) SDLC
5 5 (15.15%) BDD
5 5 (15.15%) Data Visualisation
5 5 (15.15%) OO
5 5 (15.15%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (15.15%) Visualisation
5 5 (15.15%) Web Application Development
6 4 (12.12%) Kanban
7 2 (6.06%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (42.42%) SQL
3 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 9 (27.27%) PL/SQL
3 9 (27.27%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.06%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.03%) ES6
5 1 (3.03%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) Docker
2 5 (15.15%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.03%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) Kibana
2 1 (3.03%) logstash
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Oracle
2 9 (27.27%) BEA
3 4 (12.12%) Google
4 1 (3.03%) SAP