The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Lucene
Rank 156 191 200
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +9
Contract jobs citing Lucene 1 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.029% 0.16% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.088% 0.55% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 17
Average daily rate £250 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.52% +4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lucene
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1132 1644 1862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.43% 30.07% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 1303 1403
Average daily rate £475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.72 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.59% -51.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.52 £16.31 £37.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.94 £60.00 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
2 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (66.67%) CouchDB
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Apache Hive
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) Parallel Processing
2 2 (66.67%) Sqoop
2 2 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (66.67%) Impala
2 2 (66.67%) Spark SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Apache Flume
3 1 (33.33%) Sass
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Hive
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
1 2 (66.67%) CouchDB
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
1 2 (66.67%) Impala
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (66.67%) Spark SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Scala Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) Sass
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (66.67%) Parallel Processing
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Scala
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Flume