The table below looks at the statistics for Apache Solr skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apache Solr over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Solr
Rank 133 117 141
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +24
Contract jobs citing Apache Solr 4 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.51% 0.060%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.81% 2.91% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
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£249 £344 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.63% +40.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
+29.16% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
492 516 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.47% 17.44% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 238 376
Average daily rate £340 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £448 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 56 63
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.54 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.17 £34.60 £39.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

Apache Solr
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Apache Solr across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Apache Solr Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Apache Solr
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Apache Solr across the North West region.

Apache Solr Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Apache Solr
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apache Solr across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Apache Solr Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Apache Solr
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apache Solr within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Cheshire +5 4 £249 -
Manchester - - - -
Apache Solr
England

Apache Solr
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Apache Solr 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 Apache Solr.

1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Redis
2 4 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (50.00%) Akka
3 3 (50.00%) Play Framework
3 3 (50.00%) REST
3 3 (50.00%) Kafka
3 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) MySQL
3 3 (50.00%) CSS
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) JBoss
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) JMS
4 2 (33.33%) MVC
4 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (33.33%) Lucene
4 2 (33.33%) Spring
4 2 (33.33%) Spring MVC
4 2 (33.33%) Scala
4 2 (33.33%) Mockito
4 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (33.33%) Spring Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Programming
5 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design

Apache Solr
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Apache Solr 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 Apache Solr. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Redis
2 3 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Mockito
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (16.67%) PHP Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Akka
1 3 (50.00%) Play Framework
1 3 (50.00%) REST
1 3 (50.00%) Kafka
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) JMS
2 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (33.33%) Lucene
2 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) Spring MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Spring Integration
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) Sass
3 1 (16.67%) Memcached
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Programming
4 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (16.67%) Web Design
4 1 (16.67%) OOP
4 1 (16.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Scala
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Varnish
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss