Period
to 1 March 2021

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 1 March 2021 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
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 95 70 68
Rank change year-on-year -25 -2 +25
Contract jobs citing Spring 21 92 167
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.14% 2.99% 3.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.84% 11.90% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 69 102
Median daily rate £428 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.46% +2.78% +22.03%
10th Percentile £363 £389 £363
90th Percentile £525 £538 £530
England median daily rate £525 £520 £513
% change year-on-year +0.96% +1.46% +6.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £58.00 £55.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% +22.22% -

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 434 773 1,441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.54% 25.14% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 530 908
Median daily rate £400 £460 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +5.75% +8.75%
10th Percentile £263 £315 £313
90th Percentile £513 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -18.27% +69.60%
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.20% +8.75%

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 1 March 2021.

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 1 March 2021. 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
Shropshire -3 16 £428 +2.21%
Birmingham -28 5 £400 -15.79% 20
Spring
England

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, 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 19 (90.48%) Java
2 17 (80.95%) Microservices
3 15 (71.43%) SQL
3 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (66.67%) Unix
5 13 (61.90%) WebLogic
5 13 (61.90%) webMethods
5 13 (61.90%) Spring Boot
6 12 (57.14%) Oracle
6 12 (57.14%) Git (software)
7 11 (52.38%) Linux
7 11 (52.38%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (47.62%) Jenkins
8 10 (47.62%) Ansible
8 10 (47.62%) J2EE
8 10 (47.62%) JSON
9 9 (42.86%) BEA
9 9 (42.86%) Java 8
10 8 (38.10%) WSO2
10 8 (38.10%) Apache Camel
10 8 (38.10%) Process Improvement
10 8 (38.10%) Test Strategy
10 8 (38.10%) Informatica
10 8 (38.10%) Shell Script
10 8 (38.10%) RUP
10 8 (38.10%) PL/SQL
10 8 (38.10%) OO
10 8 (38.10%) Maven
11 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
11 5 (23.81%) XML

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 13 (61.90%) WebLogic
2 4 (19.05%) Apache
3 3 (14.29%) Confluence
4 2 (9.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon S3
1 2 (9.52%) AWS
1 2 (9.52%) Serverless
2 1 (4.76%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 3 (14.29%) Pentaho
2 2 (9.52%) Apache Hive
2 2 (9.52%) Impala
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 10 (47.62%) Jenkins
3 8 (38.10%) Maven
4 4 (19.05%) JIRA
5 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 3 (14.29%) JMeter
5 3 (14.29%) JUnit
5 3 (14.29%) Postman
5 3 (14.29%) Toad
6 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
6 2 (9.52%) IntelliJ
6 2 (9.52%) Selenium
7 1 (4.76%) Mockito
General
1 4 (19.05%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Developer
2 12 (57.14%) Java Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Lead Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Scala Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) Spring Boot
2 11 (52.38%) RabbitMQ
3 10 (47.62%) J2EE
3 10 (47.62%) JSON
4 8 (38.10%) Apache Camel
5 5 (23.81%) XML
6 3 (14.29%) Hibernate
6 3 (14.29%) Web Services
6 3 (14.29%) WireMock
7 2 (9.52%) CSS
7 2 (9.52%) EJB
7 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
7 2 (9.52%) HTML
7 2 (9.52%) HTML5
7 2 (9.52%) J2SE
7 2 (9.52%) Play Framework
7 2 (9.52%) REST
7 2 (9.52%) RESTful
7 2 (9.52%) SOAP
8 1 (4.76%) OAuth
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Unix
2 11 (52.38%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Microservices
2 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) OO
3 8 (38.10%) Process Improvement
3 8 (38.10%) RUP
3 8 (38.10%) Test Strategy
4 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
5 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (14.29%) API Testing
6 3 (14.29%) BDD
6 3 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 2 (9.52%) API Design
7 2 (9.52%) Data Acquisition
7 2 (9.52%) ETL
7 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) Java
2 15 (71.43%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) Java 8
4 8 (38.10%) PL/SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Shell Script
5 2 (9.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
1 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Docker
2 2 (9.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) Ansible
2 2 (9.52%) Puppet
3 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) webMethods
2 12 (57.14%) Oracle
3 9 (42.86%) BEA
4 8 (38.10%) Informatica
4 8 (38.10%) WSO2
5 2 (9.52%) Cloudera
6 1 (4.76%) Talend