The table below looks at the statistics for Maven skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Maven over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Maven
Rank 58 70 70
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing Maven 11 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.34% 0.44% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.58% 4.26% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +17.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -12.35%
Maven
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
95 94 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.54% 10.26% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 44 41
Average daily rate £375 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.07 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% +6.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £43.23 £40.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

Maven
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Maven across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Maven Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Maven
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Maven across the Cheshire region.

Maven Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Maven
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Maven within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +18 8 £400 +14.28%
Crewe - 2 - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Maven
North West

Maven
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Maven also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Maven.

1 25 (92.59%) Jenkins
2 21 (77.78%) DevOps
3 14 (51.85%) Red Hat
3 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (48.15%) MVC
4 13 (48.15%) RESTful
5 12 (44.44%) AngularJS
5 12 (44.44%) Marketing
5 12 (44.44%) Java
5 12 (44.44%) Adobe
6 11 (40.74%) DNS
6 11 (40.74%) DHCP
6 11 (40.74%) CentOS
6 11 (40.74%) Firewall
6 11 (40.74%) Configuration Management
6 11 (40.74%) Route 53
6 11 (40.74%) Amazon ELB
6 11 (40.74%) Vagrant
6 11 (40.74%) Puppet
6 11 (40.74%) OSGi
6 11 (40.74%) Hudson
6 11 (40.74%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (40.74%) Amazon S3
6 11 (40.74%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (40.74%) Open Source
7 9 (33.33%) QA
7 9 (33.33%) SaaS
7 9 (33.33%) PaaS
7 9 (33.33%) RightScale
7 9 (33.33%) Adobe CQ

Maven
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Maven also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Maven. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (33.33%) Adobe CQ
2 4 (14.81%) Apache
3 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 2 (7.41%) Jetty
4 2 (7.41%) nginx
4 2 (7.41%) OpenStack
4 2 (7.41%) IIS
4 2 (7.41%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 11 (40.74%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (40.74%) Amazon S3
1 11 (40.74%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (40.74%) Route 53
1 11 (40.74%) Amazon ELB
2 9 (33.33%) SaaS
2 9 (33.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) DHCP
1 11 (40.74%) DNS
1 11 (40.74%) Firewall
2 4 (14.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 5 (18.52%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.41%) Big Data
4 1 (3.70%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.70%) Hazelcast
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 25 (92.59%) Jenkins
2 11 (40.74%) Hudson
3 2 (7.41%) JUnit
3 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.70%) Gradle
4 1 (3.70%) Ant
General
1 12 (44.44%) Marketing
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Java Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) RESTful
2 12 (44.44%) AngularJS
3 11 (40.74%) OSGi
4 4 (14.81%) Spring
5 3 (11.11%) XSLT
5 3 (11.11%) HTML
5 3 (11.11%) Servlets
5 3 (11.11%) XML
6 2 (7.41%) XSD
6 2 (7.41%) .NET
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
6 2 (7.41%) Middleware
6 2 (7.41%) Apache Camel
7 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (3.70%) Spring MVC
7 1 (3.70%) Grails
7 1 (3.70%) J2SE
7 1 (3.70%) JMS
7 1 (3.70%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Open Source
2 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) CentOS
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Android
3 1 (3.70%) UNIX
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) DevOps
2 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (48.15%) MVC
4 11 (40.74%) Configuration Management
5 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (18.52%) OO
6 2 (7.41%) SOA
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Build Automation
6 2 (7.41%) JVM Tuning
7 1 (3.70%) BDD
7 1 (3.70%) ATDD
7 1 (3.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) PHP
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Ruby
3 1 (3.70%) XPath
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) Puppet
1 11 (40.74%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Red Hat
2 12 (44.44%) Adobe
3 9 (33.33%) RightScale