The first table below looks at the demand for Lucene skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lucene over the 3 months to 23 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 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lucene
Rank 368 361 415
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +54
Contract jobs citing Lucene 41 30 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.14% 0.036%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.58% 0.47% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 6
Average daily rate £500 £451 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.80% +20.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £288 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7090 6339 7691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.40% 28.83% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5110 4618 5079
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 66 84
Average hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Lucene
England

Lucene
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Lucene Jobs Demand Trend in London

Lucene
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Lucene Daily Rate Trend in London

Lucene
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lucene across the London region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Lucene Daily Rate Histogram in London

Lucene
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Lucene Hourly Rate Trend in London

Lucene
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lucene within the London region over the 3 months to 23 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
City of London -2 19 £550 +10.00% 3
Lucene
England

Lucene
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 65 (75.58%) Apache Solr
2 62 (72.09%) Java
3 37 (43.02%) HTML
4 36 (41.86%) MongoDB
5 34 (39.53%) JavaScript
5 34 (39.53%) MySQL
5 34 (39.53%) Linux
6 33 (38.37%) Scrum
7 30 (34.88%) TDD
7 30 (34.88%) CSS
8 29 (33.72%) NoSQL
9 25 (29.07%) jQuery
10 24 (27.91%) RESTful
11 23 (26.74%) Relational Database
11 23 (26.74%) Web Services
11 23 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (26.74%) Hibernate
11 23 (26.74%) Spring
12 22 (25.58%) E-Commerce
12 22 (25.58%) MVC
12 22 (25.58%) Open Source
13 20 (23.26%) CSS3
14 19 (22.09%) Git (software)
15 18 (20.93%) HTML5
16 17 (19.77%) CMS
17 16 (18.60%) SQL
18 15 (17.44%) ActiveMQ
18 15 (17.44%) Scala
18 15 (17.44%) Spring Integration
19 14 (16.28%) Node.js

Lucene
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 65 (75.58%) Apache Solr
2 17 (19.77%) CMS
3 14 (16.28%) Node.js
4 13 (15.12%) Alfresco
4 13 (15.12%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (13.95%) Apache
6 9 (10.47%) Tomcat
7 5 (5.81%) SharePoint
7 5 (5.81%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (5.81%) Mule
7 5 (5.81%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (2.33%) Apache Pig
8 2 (2.33%) IIS
9 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.16%) Drupal
9 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.65%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) Network Security
1 2 (2.33%) FTP
1 2 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (41.86%) MongoDB
2 34 (39.53%) MySQL
3 29 (33.72%) NoSQL
4 23 (26.74%) Relational Database
5 12 (13.95%) RDBMS
6 10 (11.63%) SQL Server
7 9 (10.47%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (6.98%) Big Data
9 5 (5.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (3.49%) Hadoop
12 2 (2.33%) CouchDB
12 2 (2.33%) Apache Hive
12 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
12 2 (2.33%) Sqoop
12 2 (2.33%) HBase
12 2 (2.33%) IDOL
13 1 (1.16%) Redis
13 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (1.16%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 19 (22.09%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.47%) Subversion
3 8 (9.30%) Mockito
3 8 (9.30%) Selenium
4 7 (8.14%) Cucumber
4 7 (8.14%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.98%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.49%) NUnit
7 2 (2.33%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.33%) PHPUnit
7 2 (2.33%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.33%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.16%) Ant
8 1 (1.16%) JUnit
8 1 (1.16%) JMeter
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.16%) Maven
8 1 (1.16%) Hudson
8 1 (1.16%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.16%) EasyMock
General
1 8 (9.30%) Banking
2 5 (5.81%) Finance
3 4 (4.65%) Advertising
3 4 (4.65%) Marketing
3 4 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Automotive
5 1 (1.16%) Front Office
5 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (72.09%) Developer
2 41 (47.67%) Java Developer
3 15 (17.44%) Senior Developer
4 11 (12.79%) Architect
4 11 (12.79%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (4.65%) Search Engineer
5 4 (4.65%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 4 (4.65%) Senior Web Developer
5 4 (4.65%) Technical Leader
5 4 (4.65%) Web Developer
5 4 (4.65%) Software Architect
6 3 (3.49%) Technical Architect
6 3 (3.49%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (3.49%) PHP Developer
6 3 (3.49%) .NET Developer
7 2 (2.33%) Big Data Architect
7 2 (2.33%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (2.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (2.33%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (43.02%) HTML
2 30 (34.88%) CSS
3 25 (29.07%) jQuery
4 24 (27.91%) RESTful
5 23 (26.74%) Web Services
5 23 (26.74%) Hibernate
5 23 (26.74%) Spring
6 20 (23.26%) CSS3
7 18 (20.93%) HTML5
8 15 (17.44%) ActiveMQ
8 15 (17.44%) Spring Integration
9 14 (16.28%) Java EE
10 13 (15.12%) Spring MVC
10 13 (15.12%) .NET
10 13 (15.12%) Backbone.js
11 12 (13.95%) J2EE
11 12 (13.95%) SOAP
12 10 (11.63%) XML
13 8 (9.30%) JMS
13 8 (9.30%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.58%) Open Source
2 7 (8.14%) Replication
2 7 (8.14%) Digital Media
3 5 (5.81%) PKI
4 4 (4.65%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.49%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.33%) Social Media
6 2 (2.33%) Video on Demand
6 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.33%) Streaming Video
6 2 (2.33%) W3C
6 2 (2.33%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.16%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.16%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (39.53%) Linux
2 7 (8.14%) Mac OS X
3 5 (5.81%) UNIX
4 4 (4.65%) Windows
5 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (38.37%) Scrum
2 30 (34.88%) TDD
3 23 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (25.58%) E-Commerce
4 22 (25.58%) MVC
5 13 (15.12%) SOA
5 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (11.63%) OO
7 9 (10.47%) Unit Testing
7 9 (10.47%) Software Architecture
8 7 (8.14%) Performance Management
9 6 (6.98%) Analytics
9 6 (6.98%) ETL
10 5 (5.81%) CRM
10 5 (5.81%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.81%) User Stories
11 4 (4.65%) Big Data Analytics
11 4 (4.65%) Image Processing
11 4 (4.65%) Software Engineering
12 3 (3.49%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (72.09%) Java
2 34 (39.53%) JavaScript
3 16 (18.60%) SQL
4 15 (17.44%) Scala
5 6 (6.98%) PL/SQL
5 6 (6.98%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.81%) Ruby
7 4 (4.65%) PHP
7 4 (4.65%) C#
8 2 (2.33%) PHP5
9 1 (1.16%) Python
9 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.49%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) CA SiteMinder
1 5 (5.81%) OpenSSO
1 5 (5.81%) Puppet
2 4 (4.65%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 8 (9.30%) Oracle
2 5 (5.81%) Adobe
2 5 (5.81%) BEA
2 5 (5.81%) Endeca
2 5 (5.81%) ATG
3 4 (4.65%) Google
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.49%) Zend
5 2 (2.33%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.33%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.33%) Splunk
6 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.16%) hybris