Period
to 3 April 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 April 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 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 76 91
Rank change year-on-year +14 +15 +26
Contract jobs citing Spring 85 146 100
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.08% 2.94% 2.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.63% 10.61% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 93 65
Median daily rate £450 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.42% -10.59%
10th Percentile £383 £363 £250
90th Percentile £538 £529 £490
England median daily rate £520 £510 £485
% change year-on-year +1.96% +5.15% +7.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% - -18.18%

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 673 1,376 1,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.36% 27.75% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 856 866
Median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £320 £313 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 26
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +47.54% +22.00%
Median hourly rate £35.85 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -15.65% +3.66% +1.23%

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 April 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 April 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 +12 64 £450 - 10
Shropshire +14 16 £420 -10.64% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £413 - 5
Warwickshire +2 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Spring
England

For the 6 months to 3 April 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 85 (100.00%) Java
2 63 (74.12%) Git (software)
3 61 (71.76%) Microservices
4 59 (69.41%) JUnit
5 52 (61.18%) Maven
6 49 (57.65%) Mockito
7 47 (55.29%) REST
8 45 (52.94%) RESTful
8 45 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (51.76%) Web Services
9 44 (51.76%) Jenkins
10 42 (49.41%) TDD
11 41 (48.24%) PostgreSQL
12 40 (47.06%) SOAP
12 40 (47.06%) SQL
12 40 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (47.06%) SonarQube
13 39 (45.88%) AWS
13 39 (45.88%) Open Source
13 39 (45.88%) ActiveMQ
14 38 (44.71%) Scrum
15 37 (43.53%) jMock
15 37 (43.53%) DbUnit
15 37 (43.53%) PowerMock
16 36 (42.35%) AngularJS
17 35 (41.18%) Amazon RDS
17 35 (41.18%) Amazon SQS
17 35 (41.18%) Amazon EC2
18 34 (40.00%) BDD
18 34 (40.00%) Security 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 15 (17.65%) Confluence
2 14 (16.47%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.53%) Apache
3 3 (3.53%) JBoss
4 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.18%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.18%) nginx
4 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) GIMP
1 3 (3.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 39 (45.88%) AWS
2 35 (41.18%) Amazon EC2
2 35 (41.18%) Amazon SQS
3 7 (8.24%) GCP
4 3 (3.53%) Azure
5 2 (2.35%) GitHub
6 1 (1.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) HTTPS
2 3 (3.53%) HTTP
3 2 (2.35%) SSL
3 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (48.24%) PostgreSQL
2 35 (41.18%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (21.18%) NoSQL
4 15 (17.65%) MongoDB
5 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
6 5 (5.88%) MySQL
7 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.18%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 63 (74.12%) Git (software)
2 59 (69.41%) JUnit
3 52 (61.18%) Maven
4 49 (57.65%) Mockito
5 44 (51.76%) Jenkins
6 40 (47.06%) SonarQube
7 37 (43.53%) DbUnit
7 37 (43.53%) jMock
8 16 (18.82%) JIRA
9 15 (17.65%) Cucumber
10 13 (15.29%) Bitbucket
11 12 (14.12%) Gradle
12 5 (5.88%) webpack
13 4 (4.71%) gulp
13 4 (4.71%) Selenium
14 3 (3.53%) Eclipse
14 3 (3.53%) Grunt
14 3 (3.53%) Spock
14 3 (3.53%) Vagrant
15 2 (2.35%) Jasmine
General
1 30 (35.29%) Public Sector
2 4 (4.71%) Retail
3 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.18%) Automotive
4 1 (1.18%) Electronics
4 1 (1.18%) Finance
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (90.59%) Developer
2 72 (84.71%) Java Developer
3 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 5 (5.88%) Software Developer
4 5 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 5 (5.88%) UI Developer
5 4 (4.71%) Java Software Developer
5 4 (4.71%) Senior Developer
5 4 (4.71%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (3.53%) Java Engineer
7 2 (2.35%) Node.js Developer
7 2 (2.35%) React Developer
7 2 (2.35%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 2 (2.35%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (1.18%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (1.18%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (1.18%) Senior J2EE Developer
8 1 (1.18%) Senior Java Engineer
8 1 (1.18%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (55.29%) REST
2 45 (52.94%) RESTful
3 44 (51.76%) Web Services
4 40 (47.06%) SOAP
5 39 (45.88%) ActiveMQ
6 37 (43.53%) PowerMock
7 36 (42.35%) AngularJS
8 33 (38.82%) Hibernate
9 31 (36.47%) JPA
10 28 (32.94%) Spring Cloud
11 24 (28.24%) Spring Boot
12 19 (22.35%) J2EE
13 18 (21.18%) JSON
14 16 (18.82%) HTML
15 15 (17.65%) CSS
16 14 (16.47%) XML
17 13 (15.29%) Gherkin
18 12 (14.12%) WireMock
19 7 (8.24%) React
20 6 (7.06%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) User Experience
2 4 (4.71%) NHS
3 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.18%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.53%) Unix
2 6 (7.06%) Linux
3 2 (2.35%) Windows
4 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (71.76%) Microservices
2 45 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (49.41%) TDD
4 40 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (45.88%) Open Source
6 38 (44.71%) Scrum
7 34 (40.00%) BDD
8 28 (32.94%) Kanban
9 26 (30.59%) BPMN
10 20 (23.53%) Migration
11 19 (22.35%) Biometrics
12 14 (16.47%) Process Improvement
12 14 (16.47%) Test Strategy
13 12 (14.12%) Configuration Management
14 10 (11.76%) Data Modelling
14 10 (11.76%) Problem Management
15 6 (7.06%) OO
16 5 (5.88%) Data Visualisation
16 5 (5.88%) Software Engineering
16 5 (5.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 85 (100.00%) Java
2 40 (47.06%) SQL
3 15 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 12 (14.12%) PL/SQL
4 12 (14.12%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.88%) Java 8
5 5 (5.88%) TypeScript
6 3 (3.53%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.53%) ES6
6 3 (3.53%) Python
7 2 (2.35%) Scala
8 1 (1.18%) C#
8 1 (1.18%) Groovy
8 1 (1.18%) Haskell
8 1 (1.18%) Java 9
8 1 (1.18%) Perl
8 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (36.47%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 34 (40.00%) Postfix
2 21 (24.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.35%) Kibana
2 2 (2.35%) Puppet
3 1 (1.18%) Ansible
3 1 (1.18%) Grafana
3 1 (1.18%) logstash
3 1 (1.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (17.65%) Oracle
2 12 (14.12%) BEA
3 7 (8.24%) Google
4 2 (2.35%) Adobe
4 2 (2.35%) webMethods
5 1 (1.18%) SAP
5 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow