Period
to 18 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 96 84
Rank change year-on-year +17 -12 -30
Contract jobs citing Spring 116 107 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.52% 2.07% 2.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.73% 6.96% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 67 61
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% +20.48%
10th Percentile £320 £345 £319
90th Percentile £512 £538 £590
England median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88% -25.44%

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 1,192 1,537 1,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.94% 29.78% 24.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 956 737
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £314 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 21
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.13% +0.91% +10.00%
England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.53 £40.50
% change year-on-year +5.95% +2.54% +8.00%

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019. 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 -11 44 £463 +8.82% 19
Coventry +10 19 £425 - 5
Shropshire +7 19 £473 -5.50% 3
Warwickshire +18 15 £388 -13.89% 1
Staffordshire +15 6 £275 -38.89% 5
Solihull +7 2 £450 +5.88% 3
Worcestershire -17 1 £350 +5.66% 3
Spring
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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 98 (84.48%) Java
2 77 (66.38%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (45.69%) Git (software)
4 52 (44.83%) Web Services
5 51 (43.97%) RESTful
6 50 (43.10%) Jenkins
7 47 (40.52%) SOAP
7 47 (40.52%) TDD
8 46 (39.66%) Spring Boot
9 44 (37.93%) Microservices
10 41 (35.34%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (35.34%) JUnit
11 39 (33.62%) Maven
11 39 (33.62%) REST
12 38 (32.76%) Amazon AWS
13 35 (30.17%) PostgreSQL
14 33 (28.45%) Scrum
14 33 (28.45%) Security Cleared
14 33 (28.45%) AngularJS
15 32 (27.59%) JSON
16 29 (25.00%) SQL
16 29 (25.00%) Mockito
17 27 (23.28%) Amazon EC2
17 27 (23.28%) Docker
17 27 (23.28%) DevOps
17 27 (23.28%) ActiveMQ
17 27 (23.28%) jMock
18 26 (22.41%) SC Cleared
19 25 (21.55%) Open Source
20 24 (20.69%) Apache Camel

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 (7.76%) Confluence
2 4 (3.45%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (2.59%) Apache
4 2 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.86%) CMS
5 1 (0.86%) Drupal
5 1 (0.86%) IIS
5 1 (0.86%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) GIMP
1 1 (0.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Magento
1 1 (0.86%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 38 (32.76%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (23.28%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (17.24%) Amazon SQS
4 10 (8.62%) Serverless
5 9 (7.76%) Amazon EKS
5 9 (7.76%) Amazon S3
5 9 (7.76%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (6.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (6.03%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (1.72%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (1.72%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (1.72%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.86%) GitHub
9 1 (0.86%) IaaS
9 1 (0.86%) PaaS
9 1 (0.86%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.72%) AMQP
2 1 (0.86%) Internet
2 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (30.17%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (17.24%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (11.21%) MongoDB
3 13 (11.21%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.17%) Hadoop
4 6 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.17%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.31%) MySQL
6 4 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.72%) Big Data
8 2 (1.72%) Firebird
8 2 (1.72%) Parquet
8 2 (1.72%) Presto
8 2 (1.72%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 53 (45.69%) Git (software)
2 50 (43.10%) Jenkins
3 41 (35.34%) JUnit
4 39 (33.62%) Maven
5 29 (25.00%) Mockito
6 27 (23.28%) jMock
7 23 (19.83%) DbUnit
7 23 (19.83%) SonarQube
8 14 (12.07%) Cucumber
9 12 (10.34%) JIRA
9 12 (10.34%) SoapUI
10 10 (8.62%) JMeter
10 10 (8.62%) Selenium
11 8 (6.90%) WebDriver
12 4 (3.45%) TestNG
13 3 (2.59%) Subversion
14 1 (0.86%) Ant
14 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.86%) Log4j
14 1 (0.86%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (7.76%) Retail
2 2 (1.72%) Finance
3 1 (0.86%) Advertising
3 1 (0.86%) French Language
Job Titles
1 93 (80.17%) Developer
2 76 (65.52%) Java Developer
3 12 (10.34%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 6 (5.17%) AWS Developer
4 6 (5.17%) Consultant
5 5 (4.31%) Angular Developer
5 5 (4.31%) Developer in Test
5 5 (4.31%) Senior Developer
5 5 (4.31%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (3.45%) Architect
6 4 (3.45%) Automation Tester
6 4 (3.45%) Database Developer
6 4 (3.45%) HTML CSS Developer
6 4 (3.45%) HTML Developer
6 4 (3.45%) Java Developer in Test
6 4 (3.45%) Java Engineer
6 4 (3.45%) Tester
7 3 (2.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (2.59%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (2.59%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (44.83%) Web Services
2 51 (43.97%) RESTful
3 47 (40.52%) SOAP
4 46 (39.66%) Spring Boot
5 39 (33.62%) REST
6 33 (28.45%) AngularJS
7 32 (27.59%) JSON
8 27 (23.28%) ActiveMQ
9 24 (20.69%) Apache Camel
10 23 (19.83%) CSS
10 23 (19.83%) PowerMock
11 21 (18.10%) J2EE
12 19 (16.38%) Hibernate
12 19 (16.38%) Spring Cloud
13 18 (15.52%) XML
14 15 (12.93%) HTML
15 12 (10.34%) JPA
16 9 (7.76%) Kafka
17 7 (6.03%) OAuth
17 7 (6.03%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.17%) User Experience
3 3 (2.59%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.59%) NHS
4 1 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.62%) Linux
2 6 (5.17%) Unix
3 1 (0.86%) Android
3 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (66.38%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (40.52%) TDD
3 44 (37.93%) Microservices
4 41 (35.34%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (28.45%) Scrum
6 27 (23.28%) DevOps
7 25 (21.55%) Open Source
8 23 (19.83%) BDD
9 22 (18.97%) Kanban
10 17 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (13.79%) Migration
11 16 (13.79%) Test Strategy
12 12 (10.34%) Process Improvement
13 10 (8.62%) BPMN
13 10 (8.62%) Test Automation
14 9 (7.76%) OO
15 8 (6.90%) Analytical Thinking
15 8 (6.90%) Creative Thinking
16 7 (6.03%) API Integration
16 7 (6.03%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 98 (84.48%) Java
2 29 (25.00%) SQL
3 23 (19.83%) Java 8
4 12 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.76%) PL/SQL
6 7 (6.03%) Scala
7 5 (4.31%) C#
8 4 (3.45%) PHP
8 4 (3.45%) Python
9 3 (2.59%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.72%) Delphi
10 2 (1.72%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.86%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.86%) ES6
11 1 (0.86%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (28.45%) Security Cleared
2 26 (22.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) GDPR
2 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.86%) PMO
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (23.28%) Docker
2 19 (16.38%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 3 (2.59%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.86%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 19 (16.38%) WSO2
2 14 (12.07%) Oracle
3 3 (2.59%) Adobe
4 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.86%) Dynatrace
5 1 (0.86%) ESRI
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.86%) SAP
5 1 (0.86%) Splunk
5 1 (0.86%) Talend