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 3 months to 27 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 43 93
Rank change year-on-year -23 +50  
Contract jobs citing Spring 55 116 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.66% 3.83% 1.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.87% 14.83% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 86 14
Median daily rate £525 £430 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.09% +20.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £44.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +17.97% -19.09%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 506 782 545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.48% 25.79% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 506 341
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Spring
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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
Birmingham +3 29 £550 +120.00% 2
Shropshire -25 9 £500 +10.49%
Staffordshire +4 3 £338 +3.84% 4
Coventry +15 2 £325 - 4
Warwickshire +1 2 - - 2
Walsall -2 2 £550 +0.91%
Spring
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Spring.

1 78 (92.86%) Java
2 46 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (53.57%) REST
4 39 (46.43%) Hibernate
5 38 (45.24%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (44.05%) Git (software)
6 37 (44.05%) HTML
6 37 (44.05%) SOAP
7 33 (39.29%) Open Source
7 33 (39.29%) Spring Boot
8 30 (35.71%) CSS
9 29 (34.52%) JUnit
10 28 (33.33%) Microservices
11 27 (32.14%) Linux
12 26 (30.95%) AngularJS
13 25 (29.76%) Docker
14 22 (26.19%) HTML5
14 22 (26.19%) J2EE
14 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
15 21 (25.00%) Scala
16 20 (23.81%) SQL
16 20 (23.81%) Scrum
17 19 (22.62%) RESTful
18 18 (21.43%) Play Framework
18 18 (21.43%) JSON
19 17 (20.24%) TDD
20 16 (19.05%) JBoss
20 16 (19.05%) Jenkins
20 16 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
21 15 (17.86%) HTTP

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 16 (19.05%) JBoss
2 14 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (11.90%) WebLogic
4 9 (10.71%) Apache
5 6 (7.14%) Confluence
5 6 (7.14%) Tomcat
6 5 (5.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (3.57%) Apache Spark
7 3 (3.57%) GlassFish
7 3 (3.57%) WildFly
8 2 (2.38%) Liferay
8 2 (2.38%) Mule
8 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.19%) CMS
9 1 (1.19%) Jetty
9 1 (1.19%) Mule ESB
9 1 (1.19%) nginx
9 1 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (16.67%) Heroku
2 14 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (16.67%) OpenShift
2 14 (16.67%) PaaS
3 12 (14.29%) GitHub
4 11 (13.10%) IaaS
4 11 (13.10%) SaaS
5 2 (2.38%) Slack
6 1 (1.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.86%) HTTP
2 8 (9.52%) SSL
2 8 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 12 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.76%) Hazelcast
4 4 (4.76%) MySQL
4 4 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (3.57%) Big Data
5 3 (3.57%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (44.05%) Git (software)
2 29 (34.52%) JUnit
3 16 (19.05%) Jenkins
4 11 (13.10%) Bitbucket
4 11 (13.10%) Subversion
5 10 (11.90%) Eclipse
5 10 (11.90%) GitLab
5 10 (11.90%) IntelliJ
6 9 (10.71%) Mockito
6 9 (10.71%) Selenium
7 8 (9.52%) jMock
7 8 (9.52%) Maven
8 7 (8.33%) JIRA
9 6 (7.14%) SonarQube
10 5 (5.95%) DbUnit
11 3 (3.57%) Cucumber
11 3 (3.57%) Hudson
11 3 (3.57%) JBehave
12 2 (2.38%) Gradle
13 1 (1.19%) Grunt
General
1 12 (14.29%) Billing
2 5 (5.95%) Finance
3 1 (1.19%) Legal
3 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (70.24%) Developer
2 38 (45.24%) Java Developer
3 17 (20.24%) Architect
4 13 (15.48%) Scala Developer
5 10 (11.90%) Angular Developer
5 10 (11.90%) Senior Developer
6 7 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
6 7 (8.33%) HTML Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Java Architect
6 7 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (7.14%) UI Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (4.76%) DevOps Architect
9 4 (4.76%) Digital Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.57%) Consultant
10 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (3.57%) Java Technical Architect
10 3 (3.57%) Programmer
10 3 (3.57%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (53.57%) REST
2 39 (46.43%) Hibernate
3 37 (44.05%) HTML
3 37 (44.05%) SOAP
4 33 (39.29%) Spring Boot
5 30 (35.71%) CSS
6 26 (30.95%) AngularJS
7 22 (26.19%) HTML5
7 22 (26.19%) J2EE
8 19 (22.62%) RESTful
9 18 (21.43%) JSON
9 18 (21.43%) Play Framework
10 14 (16.67%) XML
11 13 (15.48%) Java EE
12 12 (14.29%) jQuery
13 11 (13.10%) Web Services
14 10 (11.90%) JPA
14 10 (11.90%) Node.js
14 10 (11.90%) React
14 10 (11.90%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) User Experience
2 6 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (32.14%) Linux
2 11 (13.10%) Unix
3 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.76%) Android
5 2 (2.38%) Windows
6 1 (1.19%) AIX
6 1 (1.19%) HPUX
6 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.19%) Solaris
6 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (45.24%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (39.29%) Open Source
4 28 (33.33%) Microservices
5 20 (23.81%) Scrum
6 17 (20.24%) TDD
7 15 (17.86%) API Design
7 15 (17.86%) Configuration Management
8 14 (16.67%) API Development
8 14 (16.67%) API Integration
8 14 (16.67%) DevOps
8 14 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (14.29%) MVC
10 10 (11.90%) OO
10 10 (11.90%) Test Automation
11 9 (10.71%) Kanban
11 9 (10.71%) SOA
12 8 (9.52%) BDD
12 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
12 8 (9.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 78 (92.86%) Java
2 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
3 21 (25.00%) Scala
4 20 (23.81%) SQL
5 10 (11.90%) C#
5 10 (11.90%) Python
6 8 (9.52%) Ruby
7 4 (4.76%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.57%) Groovy
9 2 (2.38%) PHP
10 1 (1.19%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.19%) Haskell
10 1 (1.19%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.19%) Perl
10 1 (1.19%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (3.57%) Degree
1 3 (3.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 25 (29.76%) Docker
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 11 (13.10%) Puppet
3 1 (1.19%) Ansible
3 1 (1.19%) Grafana
3 1 (1.19%) Kibana
3 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 10 (11.90%) Apigee
2 10 (11.90%) MuleSoft
2 10 (11.90%) Red Hat
2 10 (11.90%) webMethods
3 8 (9.52%) Google
3 8 (9.52%) Oracle
4 7 (8.33%) Adobe
5 2 (2.38%) hybris
5 2 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) Demandware
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.19%) SAP
6 1 (1.19%) Sun
6 1 (1.19%) VMware
6 1 (1.19%) WSO2
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