The table below looks at the statistics for Lucene skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lucene over the 3 months to 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Lucene
Rank 536 512 496
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -16
Contract jobs citing Lucene 43 39 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.083% 0.086%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.30% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 20
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£419 £407 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.01% +8.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £363 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £483 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £283 £344
% change year-on-year
+15.04% -17.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lucene
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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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13504 12995 12697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.24% 27.75% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9391 8465 8103
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 279 342
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.84 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -0.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

Lucene
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Lucene Jobs Demand Trend in England

Lucene
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Lucene Daily Rate Trend in England

Lucene
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lucene across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Lucene Daily Rate Histogram in England

Lucene
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lucene across the England region.

Lucene Hourly Rate Trend in England

Lucene
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lucene within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
London +14 35 £463 +12.12% 14
North West -7 5 £325 +15.04% 1
South West - 3 £340 - 3
South East - - - - 5
East Midlands - - - -
Lucene
UK

Lucene
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 51 (65.38%) Apache Solr
2 45 (57.69%) Java
3 36 (46.15%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (37.18%) JavaScript
6 28 (35.90%) HTML
6 28 (35.90%) TDD
7 26 (33.33%) CSS
7 26 (33.33%) Computer Science
8 25 (32.05%) NoSQL
8 25 (32.05%) Web Services
9 24 (30.77%) C#
9 24 (30.77%) MVC
9 24 (30.77%) jQuery
10 23 (29.49%) RESTful
11 22 (28.21%) Open Source
11 22 (28.21%) SQL Server
11 22 (28.21%) XML
12 20 (25.64%) .NET
12 20 (25.64%) Apache
12 20 (25.64%) Spring
13 19 (24.36%) SOA
14 18 (23.08%) Scrum
15 17 (21.79%) SQL
16 16 (20.51%) ASP.NET
16 16 (20.51%) MongoDB
16 16 (20.51%) JSON
16 16 (20.51%) AngularJS
17 15 (19.23%) Degree
17 15 (19.23%) Git (software)

Lucene
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 51 (65.38%) Apache Solr
2 36 (46.15%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (25.64%) Apache
4 15 (19.23%) Tomcat
5 13 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 13 (16.67%) CMS
6 11 (14.10%) Node.js
7 7 (8.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (8.97%) Mule
7 7 (8.97%) Apache Spark
8 6 (7.69%) WebLogic Portal
8 6 (7.69%) Adobe CQ
9 5 (6.41%) Orchard CMS
10 3 (3.85%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (2.56%) OpenStack
11 2 (2.56%) Escenic
11 2 (2.56%) IIS
11 2 (2.56%) nginx
11 2 (2.56%) Alfresco
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.41%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (6.41%) Amazon S3
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.41%) GitHub
3 2 (2.56%) SaaS
3 2 (2.56%) PaaS
3 2 (2.56%) Heroku
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) HTTP
2 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.05%) NoSQL
2 22 (28.21%) SQL Server
3 16 (20.51%) MongoDB
4 11 (14.10%) Big Data
5 8 (10.26%) MarkLogic
5 8 (10.26%) Hadoop
5 8 (10.26%) MySQL
6 7 (8.97%) Redis
7 6 (7.69%) RavenDB
8 5 (6.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (3.85%) Couchbase
9 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.56%) Impala
10 2 (2.56%) Voldemort
10 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (2.56%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
2 13 (16.67%) Maven
3 6 (7.69%) MSBuild
3 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.41%) JIRA
4 5 (6.41%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.13%) JUnit
6 3 (3.85%) NUnit
6 3 (3.85%) Selenium
6 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.56%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.56%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.56%) Mockito
7 2 (2.56%) Hamcrest
8 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.28%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.28%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.28%) Subversion
General
1 8 (10.26%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Banking
2 2 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Legal
3 1 (1.28%) Advertising
3 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (84.62%) Developer
2 22 (28.21%) Java Developer
3 20 (25.64%) .NET Developer
4 15 (19.23%) Web Developer
5 10 (12.82%) C# Developer
6 8 (10.26%) Senior Developer
6 8 (10.26%) Architect
7 6 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
7 6 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.41%) UI Programmer
8 5 (6.41%) .NET Software Developer
8 5 (6.41%) UI Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Agile .NET Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Software Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Technical Architect
8 5 (6.41%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Scala Developer
10 3 (3.85%) Java Web Developer
11 2 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (35.90%) HTML
2 26 (33.33%) CSS
3 25 (32.05%) Web Services
4 24 (30.77%) jQuery
5 23 (29.49%) RESTful
6 22 (28.21%) XML
7 20 (25.64%) .NET
7 20 (25.64%) Spring
8 16 (20.51%) JSON
8 16 (20.51%) ASP.NET
8 16 (20.51%) AngularJS
9 12 (15.38%) Hibernate
9 12 (15.38%) Ajax
10 11 (14.10%) WCF
10 11 (14.10%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (14.10%) Apache Camel
11 9 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (11.54%) Lucene.Net
12 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (10.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 22 (28.21%) Open Source
3 7 (8.97%) Data Structures
4 6 (7.69%) Reference Data
5 5 (6.41%) NHS
5 5 (6.41%) PKI
5 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.85%) User Experience
6 3 (3.85%) iPad
6 3 (3.85%) Hedge funds
6 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.85%) Social Network
6 3 (3.85%) Biology
7 2 (2.56%) RIA
7 2 (2.56%) Video on Demand
7 2 (2.56%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.56%) Streaming Video
7 2 (2.56%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.38%) UNIX
2 10 (12.82%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.90%) TDD
3 24 (30.77%) MVC
4 19 (24.36%) SOA
5 18 (23.08%) Scrum
6 12 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (14.10%) Software Engineering
8 10 (12.82%) Web Development
8 10 (12.82%) E-Commerce
8 10 (12.82%) BDD
9 9 (11.54%) Analytics
9 9 (11.54%) Mentoring
10 8 (10.26%) PRINCE2
11 7 (8.97%) Data Modelling
12 5 (6.41%) OO
12 5 (6.41%) ITIL
12 5 (6.41%) ETL
12 5 (6.41%) Workflow
12 5 (6.41%) Dependency Injection
13 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (57.69%) Java
2 29 (37.18%) JavaScript
3 24 (30.77%) C#
4 17 (21.79%) SQL
5 7 (8.97%) Python
5 7 (8.97%) Ruby
5 7 (8.97%) Scala
6 6 (7.69%) PowerShell
7 5 (6.41%) TypeScript
7 5 (6.41%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.41%) Perl
8 4 (5.13%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.85%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.56%) C
10 2 (2.56%) C++
11 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.28%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) Puppet
2 5 (6.41%) CA SiteMinder
2 5 (6.41%) OpenSSO
3 3 (3.85%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) Endeca
2 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.69%) Adobe
3 6 (7.69%) Sybase
3 6 (7.69%) BEA
3 6 (7.69%) ATG
3 6 (7.69%) Google
4 5 (6.41%) Oracle
5 3 (3.85%) Splunk
6 1 (1.28%) Percona
6 1 (1.28%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.28%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.28%) Datameer
6 1 (1.28%) Hadapt
6 1 (1.28%) MapR
6 1 (1.28%) Platfora
6 1 (1.28%) Sun
6 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
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