The first table below looks at the demand for Lucene skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lucene over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Lucene
Rank 200 201 227
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +26
Contract jobs citing Lucene 3 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.17% 0.064%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.57% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £475 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £498 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate - £335 £275
% change year-on-year
- +21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1704 2117 2186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.13% 29.77% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1268 1632 1701
Average daily rate £440 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +27.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Lucene
London

Lucene
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lucene across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Lucene Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Lucene
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lucene across the City of London region.

Lucene Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Lucene
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Lucene 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 Lucene.

1 17 (80.95%) Apache Solr
2 15 (71.43%) Java
3 13 (61.90%) NoSQL
4 12 (57.14%) Relational Database
4 12 (57.14%) HTML
4 12 (57.14%) CSS
5 11 (52.38%) Scrum
5 11 (52.38%) TDD
5 11 (52.38%) CSS3
6 10 (47.62%) HTML5
7 9 (42.86%) RDBMS
8 8 (38.10%) Java EE
9 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (33.33%) Subversion
9 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
10 6 (28.57%) MySQL
11 5 (23.81%) Linux
11 5 (23.81%) Banking
11 5 (23.81%) Apache
11 5 (23.81%) MongoDB
12 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
12 4 (19.05%) Finance
12 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (19.05%) .NET
12 4 (19.05%) Web Services
13 3 (14.29%) XML
13 3 (14.29%) UNIX
13 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
13 3 (14.29%) J2EE
13 3 (14.29%) PHP

Lucene
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Lucene 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 Lucene. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (80.95%) Apache Solr
2 5 (23.81%) Apache
3 3 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.76%) CMS
4 1 (4.76%) Alfresco
4 1 (4.76%) Node.js
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Pig
4 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) NoSQL
2 12 (57.14%) Relational Database
3 9 (42.86%) RDBMS
4 6 (28.57%) MySQL
5 5 (23.81%) MongoDB
6 3 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 3 (14.29%) Big Data
7 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
8 1 (4.76%) CouchDB
8 1 (4.76%) Apache Hive
8 1 (4.76%) MarkLogic
8 1 (4.76%) Sqoop
8 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
8 1 (4.76%) HBase
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Subversion
2 2 (9.52%) Maven
2 2 (9.52%) PHPUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Mockito
3 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.76%) Jasmine
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.76%) JUnit
3 1 (4.76%) CruiseControl
General
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Advertising
4 1 (4.76%) Publishing
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Developer
2 12 (57.14%) Java Developer
3 9 (42.86%) Senior Developer
4 8 (38.10%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (14.29%) PHP Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Search Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Data Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Java Web Developer
7 1 (4.76%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Big Data Architect
7 1 (4.76%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) HTML
1 12 (57.14%) CSS
2 11 (52.38%) CSS3
3 10 (47.62%) HTML5
4 8 (38.10%) Java EE
5 4 (19.05%) Web Services
5 4 (19.05%) .NET
5 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
6 3 (14.29%) Backbone.js
6 3 (14.29%) REST
6 3 (14.29%) J2EE
6 3 (14.29%) XML
6 3 (14.29%) JSON
6 3 (14.29%) jQuery
6 3 (14.29%) Spring
7 2 (9.52%) Symfony
7 2 (9.52%) Zend Framework
7 2 (9.52%) LAMP
7 2 (9.52%) Hibernate
7 2 (9.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Open Source
2 2 (9.52%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) TDD
1 11 (52.38%) Scrum
2 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) MVC
4 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Information Management
5 2 (9.52%) Web Development
5 2 (9.52%) OO
5 2 (9.52%) Software Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) Big Data Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) OO PHP
6 1 (4.76%) BDD
6 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.76%) SOA
6 1 (4.76%) RDF
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.76%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) PHP
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (9.52%) PHP5
4 2 (9.52%) C#
5 1 (4.76%) SPARQL
5 1 (4.76%) Scala
5 1 (4.76%) XQuery
5 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Zend
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) EPiServer
3 1 (4.76%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.76%) Splunk