The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Lucene
Rank 374 375 379
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Lucene 29 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.088% 0.077%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 15
Average daily rate
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£525 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
Lucene
England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6790 6944 6448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.63% 30.69% 29.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4882 5091 4668
Average daily rate £420 £413 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 16 90
Average hourly rate £22.18 £45.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.71% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £30.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £175.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London +13 8 £550 +44.26% 4
Lucene
England

Lucene
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 45 (90.00%) Java
2 36 (72.00%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (44.00%) Apache Solr
5 18 (36.00%) TDD
6 17 (34.00%) Finance
6 17 (34.00%) Spring
6 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
7 16 (32.00%) Apache
7 16 (32.00%) Tomcat
8 14 (28.00%) UNIX
8 14 (28.00%) Scala
8 14 (28.00%) NoSQL
9 12 (24.00%) RESTful
9 12 (24.00%) Linux
9 12 (24.00%) HTML
9 12 (24.00%) Oracle
9 12 (24.00%) Maven
10 11 (22.00%) Hibernate
10 11 (22.00%) J2EE
10 11 (22.00%) Web Services
10 11 (22.00%) Hadoop
11 10 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (20.00%) MarkLogic
12 9 (18.00%) AngularJS
12 9 (18.00%) MongoDB
13 8 (16.00%) BDD
13 8 (16.00%) Big Data
13 8 (16.00%) Scrum
14 7 (14.00%) Data Cleansing

Lucene
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 36 (72.00%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (44.00%) Apache Solr
3 16 (32.00%) Apache
3 16 (32.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (12.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (8.00%) Node.js
5 4 (8.00%) Apache Spark
6 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (4.00%) OpenStack
7 2 (4.00%) nginx
7 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (4.00%) SAS
7 2 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (4.00%) Jetty
7 2 (4.00%) CMS
8 1 (2.00%) Mule
8 1 (2.00%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (2.00%) Mule ESB
8 1 (2.00%) Escenic
8 1 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.00%) SaaS
2 2 (4.00%) PaaS
3 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) SNA
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) NoSQL
2 11 (22.00%) Hadoop
3 10 (20.00%) MarkLogic
4 9 (18.00%) MongoDB
5 8 (16.00%) Big Data
6 6 (12.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (12.00%) Triplestore
7 4 (8.00%) Redis
7 4 (8.00%) MySQL
8 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
8 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (6.00%) Apache Hive
8 3 (6.00%) CouchDB
8 3 (6.00%) Sqoop
9 2 (4.00%) Mahout
9 2 (4.00%) DataStax
9 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
9 2 (4.00%) Impala
9 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
10 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Maven
2 7 (14.00%) JUnit
2 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.00%) Mockito
4 1 (2.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) NUnit
4 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.00%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.00%) Gradle
General
1 17 (34.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Publishing
3 4 (8.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.00%) Back Office
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 35 (70.00%) Developer
2 30 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (16.00%) Senior Developer
4 7 (14.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Scala Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Hadoop Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Java Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.00%) C# Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Lead Java Developer
9 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Java Web Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.00%) Oracle Architect
9 1 (2.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Lead Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.00%) Spring
2 12 (24.00%) RESTful
2 12 (24.00%) HTML
3 11 (22.00%) Hibernate
3 11 (22.00%) J2EE
3 11 (22.00%) Web Services
4 9 (18.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (12.00%) HTML5
5 6 (12.00%) Guice
5 6 (12.00%) Java EE
6 5 (10.00%) JPA
6 5 (10.00%) CSS
7 4 (8.00%) D3.js
7 4 (8.00%) JAX-RS
7 4 (8.00%) Apache Camel
7 4 (8.00%) JAXB
7 4 (8.00%) Spring MVC
8 3 (6.00%) .NET
8 3 (6.00%) Apache Jena
8 3 (6.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (10.00%) Open Source
2 4 (8.00%) Semantic Web
2 4 (8.00%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (6.00%) Social Network
4 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.00%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) UNIX
2 12 (24.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.00%) TDD
3 8 (16.00%) BDD
3 8 (16.00%) Scrum
4 7 (14.00%) Data Cleansing
5 6 (12.00%) MVC
6 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.00%) OO
6 5 (10.00%) RDF
6 5 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.00%) Web Development
8 3 (6.00%) SOA
8 3 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (4.00%) Data Analytics
9 2 (4.00%) Big Data Analytics
9 2 (4.00%) Analytics
9 2 (4.00%) Machine Learning
9 2 (4.00%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (4.00%) Parallel Processing
Programming Languages
1 45 (90.00%) Java
2 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (28.00%) Scala
4 7 (14.00%) Python
4 7 (14.00%) SQL
5 5 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 4 (8.00%) C#
7 3 (6.00%) Perl
7 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.00%) SPARQL
8 2 (4.00%) Spark SQL
9 1 (2.00%) Groovy
9 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.00%) C++
9 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.00%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Vagrant
1 3 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.00%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.00%) Kibana
3 1 (2.00%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) Sun
3 4 (8.00%) IBM
4 2 (4.00%) Palantir
4 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.00%) Endeca
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) ATG
5 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.00%) Adobe
5 1 (2.00%) BEA
5 1 (2.00%) Splunk