The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 England 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lucene
Rank 510 485 531
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +46
Contract jobs citing Lucene 56 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.10% 0.058%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.37% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 37 25
Average daily rate £450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £288 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13998 11791 14339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.73% 26.85% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9150 7528 8639
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 340 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Lucene
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -25 45 £500 +14.28% 13
South East -11 5 £530 - 5
North West -18 5 £375 +7.14%
Yorkshire -18 1 £290 -3.33%
East Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Lucene
UK

Lucene
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 73 (70.19%) Java
1 73 (70.19%) Apache Solr
2 45 (43.27%) HTML
3 44 (42.31%) JavaScript
4 43 (41.35%) MySQL
5 40 (38.46%) MongoDB
6 39 (37.50%) Linux
7 37 (35.58%) CSS
7 37 (35.58%) Scrum
8 34 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (31.73%) TDD
9 33 (31.73%) MVC
9 33 (31.73%) jQuery
10 32 (30.77%) Hibernate
10 32 (30.77%) Spring
11 29 (27.88%) NoSQL
12 27 (25.96%) RESTful
13 25 (24.04%) Web Services
14 24 (23.08%) Open Source
15 23 (22.12%) Spring Integration
15 23 (22.12%) Relational Database
16 22 (21.15%) E-Commerce
17 21 (20.19%) Git (software)
18 20 (19.23%) Spring MVC
18 20 (19.23%) CSS3
19 19 (18.27%) Scala
19 19 (18.27%) .NET
19 19 (18.27%) ActiveMQ
20 18 (17.31%) CMS
20 18 (17.31%) Continuous Integration

Lucene
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 73 (70.19%) Apache Solr
2 18 (17.31%) CMS
3 17 (16.35%) Apache
4 14 (13.46%) Node.js
5 13 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (12.50%) Alfresco
6 11 (10.58%) Tomcat
7 6 (5.77%) WebLogic Portal
8 5 (4.81%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (4.81%) SharePoint
8 5 (4.81%) Mule
9 3 (2.88%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.92%) IIS
10 2 (1.92%) Apache Pig
10 2 (1.92%) Orchard CMS
11 1 (0.96%) Drupal
11 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.92%) SPSS
2 1 (0.96%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.81%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.73%) HTTP
2 4 (3.85%) SAN
3 2 (1.92%) Network Security
3 2 (1.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (41.35%) MySQL
2 40 (38.46%) MongoDB
3 29 (27.88%) NoSQL
4 23 (22.12%) Relational Database
5 15 (14.42%) SQL Server
6 13 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (11.54%) RDBMS
8 7 (6.73%) Hadoop
9 6 (5.77%) Big Data
10 5 (4.81%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.92%) IDOL
12 2 (1.92%) CouchDB
12 2 (1.92%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (1.92%) RavenDB
12 2 (1.92%) HBase
12 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (1.92%) Sqoop
12 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (20.19%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.58%) Mockito
3 9 (8.65%) Subversion
4 8 (7.69%) Selenium
5 7 (6.73%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.73%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.77%) WebDriver
7 5 (4.81%) Maven
7 5 (4.81%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.88%) NUnit
9 3 (2.88%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.92%) JMeter
10 2 (1.92%) Ant
10 2 (1.92%) JUnit
10 2 (1.92%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.92%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.92%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.92%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.96%) Hudson
General
1 8 (7.69%) Banking
2 6 (5.77%) Finance
3 4 (3.85%) Advertising
3 4 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 4 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (1.92%) Automotive
5 1 (0.96%) Front Office
5 1 (0.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 77 (74.04%) Developer
2 49 (47.12%) Java Developer
3 18 (17.31%) Senior Developer
4 13 (12.50%) Architect
4 13 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (4.81%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 5 (4.81%) Technical Architect
5 5 (4.81%) .NET Developer
5 5 (4.81%) C# Developer
6 4 (3.85%) Senior Web Developer
6 4 (3.85%) Web Developer
6 4 (3.85%) Software Architect
6 4 (3.85%) Technical Leader
6 4 (3.85%) Search Engineer
7 3 (2.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (2.88%) PHP Developer
8 2 (1.92%) Big Data Architect
8 2 (1.92%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (1.92%) Data Architect
8 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (43.27%) HTML
2 37 (35.58%) CSS
3 33 (31.73%) jQuery
4 32 (30.77%) Hibernate
4 32 (30.77%) Spring
5 27 (25.96%) RESTful
6 25 (24.04%) Web Services
7 23 (22.12%) Spring Integration
8 20 (19.23%) CSS3
8 20 (19.23%) Spring MVC
9 19 (18.27%) ActiveMQ
9 19 (18.27%) .NET
10 18 (17.31%) HTML5
11 14 (13.46%) Java EE
12 13 (12.50%) J2EE
12 13 (12.50%) SOAP
12 13 (12.50%) XML
12 13 (12.50%) Backbone.js
13 12 (11.54%) JMS
14 9 (8.65%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.08%) Open Source
2 7 (6.73%) Digital Media
2 7 (6.73%) Replication
3 5 (4.81%) PKI
3 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (2.88%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.92%) NHS
6 2 (1.92%) W3C
6 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.92%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.92%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.92%) Social Media
6 2 (1.92%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.96%) Clustering
7 1 (0.96%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 39 (37.50%) Linux
2 7 (6.73%) Mac OS X
3 5 (4.81%) UNIX
4 4 (3.85%) Windows
5 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (35.58%) Scrum
2 34 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (31.73%) TDD
3 33 (31.73%) MVC
4 22 (21.15%) E-Commerce
5 18 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (14.42%) SOA
7 10 (9.62%) OO
8 9 (8.65%) Unit Testing
8 9 (8.65%) Software Architecture
9 7 (6.73%) Performance Management
9 7 (6.73%) ETL
10 6 (5.77%) Analytics
11 5 (4.81%) User Stories
11 5 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (4.81%) Configuration Management
11 5 (4.81%) CRM
11 5 (4.81%) Software Engineering
12 4 (3.85%) PRINCE2
12 4 (3.85%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 73 (70.19%) Java
2 44 (42.31%) JavaScript
3 19 (18.27%) Scala
4 17 (16.35%) SQL
5 10 (9.62%) C#
6 8 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 8 (7.69%) Ruby
7 6 (5.77%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.85%) PHP
9 2 (1.92%) Python
9 2 (1.92%) PHP5
10 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.88%) Degree
3 3 (2.88%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.92%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) PMP
5 1 (0.96%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) CA SiteMinder
1 5 (4.81%) OpenSSO
1 5 (4.81%) Capistrano
1 5 (4.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (12.50%) Oracle
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.81%) Adobe
3 5 (4.81%) BEA
3 5 (4.81%) ATG
3 5 (4.81%) Endeca
4 4 (3.85%) Google
5 3 (2.88%) Zend
5 3 (2.88%) JBoss
5 3 (2.88%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.92%) Splunk
6 2 (1.92%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.96%) Informatica
7 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.96%) hybris