The table below looks at the statistics for Maven 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 Maven 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 Maven
Rank 102 109 112
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing Maven 37 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 0.71% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.76% 7.12% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -25.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £278 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £442 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.73% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £57.15 £46.50
% change year-on-year
-16.88% +22.90%
Maven
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
379 281 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.80% 9.92% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 150 172
Average daily rate £358 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.37% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £442 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 5
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.25 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.12 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

Maven
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Maven across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Maven Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Maven
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Maven Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Maven
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Maven Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Maven
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 Maven within the North West 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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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
Manchester 0 20 £350 -3.44% 1
Cheshire +10 9 £400 +2.56%
Maven
England

Maven
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Maven 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 Maven.

1 48 (87.27%) Java
2 34 (61.82%) Spring
3 30 (54.55%) Red Hat
4 28 (50.91%) XML
5 27 (49.09%) Tomcat
6 24 (43.64%) HTTP
7 22 (40.00%) XSLT
7 22 (40.00%) Servlets
7 22 (40.00%) Grails
8 21 (38.18%) Linux
9 20 (36.36%) XML Schema
10 19 (34.55%) J2SE
10 19 (34.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (32.73%) JMS
12 16 (29.09%) Jenkins
13 15 (27.27%) WebSphere
13 15 (27.27%) XPath
14 14 (25.45%) Android
14 14 (25.45%) Hudson
14 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (25.45%) Oracle
14 14 (25.45%) Hazelcast
15 13 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (21.82%) Open Source
17 11 (20.00%) HTML
17 11 (20.00%) Windows
17 11 (20.00%) DOM
18 9 (16.36%) J2EE
18 9 (16.36%) Hibernate
18 9 (16.36%) DevOps

Maven
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Maven 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 Maven. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (49.09%) Tomcat
2 15 (27.27%) WebSphere
3 5 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (7.27%) JBoss
4 4 (7.27%) Apache
5 2 (3.64%) IIS
5 2 (3.64%) Jetty
5 2 (3.64%) nginx
5 2 (3.64%) Node.js
5 2 (3.64%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.82%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (14.55%) Amazon S3
1 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (14.55%) Route 53
1 8 (14.55%) Amazon ELB
2 6 (10.91%) SaaS
2 6 (10.91%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (43.64%) HTTP
2 8 (14.55%) DNS
2 8 (14.55%) Firewall
2 8 (14.55%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) Hazelcast
2 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database
2 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (5.45%) MySQL
4 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.64%) Big Data
6 1 (1.82%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.82%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.82%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.82%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 16 (29.09%) Jenkins
2 14 (25.45%) Hudson
3 8 (14.55%) JUnit
4 6 (10.91%) Git (software)
5 5 (9.09%) Ant
5 5 (9.09%) Eclipse
6 4 (7.27%) JDeveloper
6 4 (7.27%) Selenium
7 3 (5.45%) Mockito
7 3 (5.45%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.82%) Subversion
8 1 (1.82%) JIRA
8 1 (1.82%) Gradle
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (78.18%) Developer
2 34 (61.82%) Java Developer
3 5 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (5.45%) Senior Developer
5 2 (3.64%) Architect
5 2 (3.64%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Consultant
6 1 (1.82%) Technical Architect
6 1 (1.82%) Consultant
6 1 (1.82%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (1.82%) SOA Consultant
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (61.82%) Spring
2 28 (50.91%) XML
3 22 (40.00%) Servlets
3 22 (40.00%) XSLT
3 22 (40.00%) Grails
4 20 (36.36%) XML Schema
5 19 (34.55%) J2SE
6 18 (32.73%) JMS
7 11 (20.00%) DOM
7 11 (20.00%) HTML
8 9 (16.36%) J2EE
8 9 (16.36%) Hibernate
9 8 (14.55%) Spring MVC
10 7 (12.73%) SAX
10 7 (12.73%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (12.73%) AngularJS
11 6 (10.91%) CSS
11 6 (10.91%) Struts
12 4 (7.27%) JSON
12 4 (7.27%) Apache Wicket
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Open Source
2 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.18%) Linux
2 19 (34.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (25.45%) Android
4 11 (20.00%) Windows
5 8 (14.55%) CentOS
6 5 (9.09%) UNIX
7 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (16.36%) DevOps
4 8 (14.55%) Configuration Management
5 7 (12.73%) SOA
6 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
7 5 (9.09%) TDD
7 5 (9.09%) MVC
8 3 (5.45%) Regression Testing
8 3 (5.45%) OOP
8 3 (5.45%) Unit Testing
9 2 (3.64%) Integration Testing
9 2 (3.64%) Build Automation
9 2 (3.64%) JVM Tuning
9 2 (3.64%) OO
9 2 (3.64%) Software Testing
9 2 (3.64%) Performance Testing
9 2 (3.64%) BDD
10 1 (1.82%) ATDD
10 1 (1.82%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 48 (87.27%) Java
2 15 (27.27%) XPath
3 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.09%) SQL
5 4 (7.27%) Scala
6 3 (5.45%) XQuery
7 2 (3.64%) Ruby
7 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.64%) PHP
7 2 (3.64%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) Puppet
1 8 (14.55%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 30 (54.55%) Red Hat
2 14 (25.45%) Oracle
3 6 (10.91%) RightScale
4 1 (1.82%) Adobe
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