Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 93 83
Rank change year-on-year +33 -10 +41
Contract jobs citing Spring 183 98 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.61% 2.05% 2.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.81% 8.39% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 62 105
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +14.48%
10th Percentile £375 £244 £250
90th Percentile £561 £589 £524
England median daily rate £513 £475 £450
% 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 £41.00 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year -3.53% -2.86% -2.78%

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 1,549 1,168 1,602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.59% 24.38% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 938 774 986
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £513
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.58 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.16% +32.96% -19.57%
10th Percentile £14.00 £18.38 £10.40
90th Percentile £61.94 £41.15 £39.82
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% 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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018. 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 +16 86 £450 +33.33% 26
Shropshire +8 74 £485 -3.00% 12
Coventry -22 7 £400 +5.26% 10
Warwickshire +8 5 £500 +66.67% 5
Solihull - 3 £475 - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £463 -
Herefordshire - 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £325 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £450 - 8
Spring
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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.

1 180 (98.36%) Java
2 138 (75.41%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (58.47%) Spring Boot
4 87 (47.54%) Microservices
5 86 (46.99%) Git (software)
6 84 (45.90%) TDD
7 72 (39.34%) Apache Camel
8 71 (38.80%) Hibernate
9 69 (37.70%) Docker
10 65 (35.52%) DevOps
11 59 (32.24%) Jenkins
11 59 (32.24%) Java 8
12 57 (31.15%) Continuous Integration
13 56 (30.60%) JavaScript
13 56 (30.60%) SQL
14 53 (28.96%) Maven
14 53 (28.96%) REST
15 51 (27.87%) RESTful
15 51 (27.87%) Scrum
16 49 (26.78%) JUnit
16 49 (26.78%) SOAP
17 46 (25.14%) Test Automation
18 45 (24.59%) BDD
19 44 (24.04%) J2EE
20 43 (23.50%) Web Services
21 42 (22.95%) JSON
22 41 (22.40%) CSS
23 38 (20.77%) HTML
24 36 (19.67%) Security Cleared
25 33 (18.03%) SC Cleared

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 21 (11.48%) Apache
2 18 (9.84%) Tomcat
3 17 (9.29%) JBoss
4 16 (8.74%) WebLogic
4 16 (8.74%) WebSphere
5 14 (7.65%) Confluence
6 11 (6.01%) nginx
7 6 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (2.19%) Documentum
9 3 (1.64%) Mule
9 3 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.55%) Drupal
10 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (1.64%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.55%) Magento
2 1 (0.55%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.74%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.01%) GitHub
2 11 (6.01%) Google Analytics
2 11 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.37%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (3.28%) IaaS
4 6 (3.28%) PaaS
5 3 (1.64%) Heroku
5 3 (1.64%) SaaS
6 2 (1.09%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.48%) HTTP
2 20 (10.93%) TCP/IP
3 17 (9.29%) SSL
4 7 (3.83%) DSL
5 3 (1.64%) SAN
6 2 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.09%) Internet
7 1 (0.55%) 802.11
7 1 (0.55%) SNMP
7 1 (0.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.39%) MongoDB
2 24 (13.11%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (12.57%) NoSQL
3 23 (12.57%) Relational Database
4 19 (10.38%) SQL Server
5 15 (8.20%) Oracle Database
6 13 (7.10%) MySQL
7 10 (5.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.64%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.55%) Big Data
11 1 (0.55%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 86 (46.99%) Git (software)
2 59 (32.24%) Jenkins
3 53 (28.96%) Maven
4 49 (26.78%) JUnit
5 33 (18.03%) Cucumber
6 32 (17.49%) SonarQube
7 31 (16.94%) Subversion
8 30 (16.39%) Mockito
9 27 (14.75%) Selenium
10 24 (13.11%) Eclipse
10 24 (13.11%) IntelliJ
11 20 (10.93%) DbUnit
12 19 (10.38%) jMock
13 17 (9.29%) Ant
14 16 (8.74%) Grunt
15 14 (7.65%) JIRA
15 14 (7.65%) SoapUI
16 13 (7.10%) gulp
17 11 (6.01%) Gatling
17 11 (6.01%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 13 (7.10%) Finance
2 9 (4.92%) Retail
3 1 (0.55%) Advertising
3 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 142 (77.60%) Developer
2 121 (66.12%) Java Developer
3 24 (13.11%) Architect
4 17 (9.29%) Agile Developer
4 17 (9.29%) Agile Java Developer
5 13 (7.10%) AWS Developer
5 13 (7.10%) J2EE Developer
5 13 (7.10%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 12 (6.56%) Full Stack Developer
6 12 (6.56%) Senior Developer
7 11 (6.01%) Senior Java Developer
7 11 (6.01%) Software Engineer
8 10 (5.46%) Technical Architect
9 9 (4.92%) Developer in Test
10 8 (4.37%) Java Architect
11 7 (3.83%) Lead Developer
11 7 (3.83%) Lead Java Developer
12 5 (2.73%) Java Engineer
12 5 (2.73%) Scala Developer
13 4 (2.19%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (58.47%) Spring Boot
2 72 (39.34%) Apache Camel
3 71 (38.80%) Hibernate
4 53 (28.96%) REST
5 51 (27.87%) RESTful
6 49 (26.78%) SOAP
7 44 (24.04%) J2EE
8 43 (23.50%) Web Services
9 42 (22.95%) JSON
10 41 (22.40%) CSS
11 38 (20.77%) HTML
12 25 (13.66%) AngularJS
12 25 (13.66%) RabbitMQ
13 23 (12.57%) jQuery
14 19 (10.38%) PowerMock
14 19 (10.38%) XML
15 17 (9.29%) HTML5
15 17 (9.29%) Node.js
16 16 (8.74%) Spring MVC
17 15 (8.20%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.37%) NHS
2 6 (3.28%) User Experience
3 5 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.64%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.55%) Fintech
6 1 (0.55%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.55%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.03%) Linux
2 20 (10.93%) Unix
3 15 (8.20%) Windows
4 11 (6.01%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.73%) Solaris
6 3 (1.64%) AIX
6 3 (1.64%) HPUX
7 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.55%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (75.41%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (47.54%) Microservices
3 84 (45.90%) TDD
4 65 (35.52%) DevOps
5 57 (31.15%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (27.87%) Scrum
7 46 (25.14%) Test Automation
8 45 (24.59%) BDD
9 31 (16.94%) MVC
10 30 (16.39%) Kanban
11 29 (15.85%) Test Strategy
12 28 (15.30%) Process Improvement
13 27 (14.75%) Migration
14 24 (13.11%) Open Source
15 21 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
16 20 (10.93%) Software Engineering
17 17 (9.29%) Configuration Management
17 17 (9.29%) E-Commerce
18 16 (8.74%) Unit Testing
19 15 (8.20%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 180 (98.36%) Java
2 59 (32.24%) Java 8
3 56 (30.60%) JavaScript
3 56 (30.60%) SQL
4 24 (13.11%) Ruby
5 16 (8.74%) Groovy
5 16 (8.74%) Python
5 16 (8.74%) Scala
6 14 (7.65%) C#
7 13 (7.10%) PL/SQL
8 11 (6.01%) Haskell
8 11 (6.01%) Perl
9 5 (2.73%) PHP
10 3 (1.64%) XPath
11 2 (1.09%) Korn
12 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.55%) ES6
12 1 (0.55%) Lua
12 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 33 (18.03%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.09%) Degree
4 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.55%) CREST Certified
4 1 (0.55%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.55%) GPEN
4 1 (0.55%) OSCE
4 1 (0.55%) OSCP
4 1 (0.55%) SANS
4 1 (0.55%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.83%) PMO
2 4 (2.19%) QA
System Software
1 69 (37.70%) Docker
2 8 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.37%) vSphere
3 3 (1.64%) LXC
4 2 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.09%) etcd
4 2 (1.09%) NFS
4 2 (1.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 24 (13.11%) Puppet
2 11 (6.01%) Grafana
2 11 (6.01%) Kibana
3 10 (5.46%) Kubernetes
4 8 (4.37%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.28%) Ansible
6 2 (1.09%) Consul
6 2 (1.09%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (1.09%) Simpana
6 2 (1.09%) Terraform
7 1 (0.55%) Nessus
7 1 (0.55%) Nmap
Vendors
1 25 (13.66%) WSO2
2 23 (12.57%) Oracle
3 17 (9.29%) IBM
4 13 (7.10%) Google
5 8 (4.37%) VMware
6 6 (3.28%) SAP
6 6 (3.28%) webMethods
7 4 (2.19%) Adobe
7 4 (2.19%) Pega
8 3 (1.64%) hybris
9 2 (1.09%) CommVault
9 2 (1.09%) NetApp
9 2 (1.09%) Netezza
9 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.09%) Sun
9 2 (1.09%) Veritas
10 1 (0.55%) HP
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft