The first table below looks at the demand for Lucene skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lucene over the 3 months to 28 July 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 South East 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Lucene
Rank 246 222 231
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +9
Contract jobs citing Lucene 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.033% 0.024% 0.051%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.095% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £320 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -32.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £335 £275
% change year-on-year
- +21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2232 2099 2186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.26% 24.71% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1250 1129 1136
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 67 81
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £20.00 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Lucene
England

Lucene
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Lucene Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Lucene
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Lucene Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Lucene
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Lucene Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Lucene
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lucene within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Berkshire +5 1 - -
Surrey -4 1 - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Lucene
England

Lucene
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (85.71%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Hibernate
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
3 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (57.14%) Spring
3 4 (57.14%) Maven
3 4 (57.14%) Hadoop
3 4 (57.14%) Spring Integration
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Eclipse
3 4 (57.14%) HTTP
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 4 (57.14%) Struts
3 4 (57.14%) MySQL
3 4 (57.14%) YourKit
4 3 (42.86%) MVC
4 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (42.86%) Spring MVC
4 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) Apache
6 1 (14.29%) XHTML
6 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce

Lucene
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (28.57%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (14.29%) Drupal
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Solr
2 1 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
1 4 (57.14%) Hadoop
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Maven
1 4 (57.14%) Eclipse
1 4 (57.14%) YourKit
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) CruiseControl
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
2 1 (14.29%) FogBugz
2 1 (14.29%) Trac
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
1 5 (71.43%) Hibernate
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) Spring Integration
2 4 (57.14%) Spring
2 4 (57.14%) Struts
3 3 (42.86%) Spring MVC
4 1 (14.29%) YUI
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) J2EE
4 1 (14.29%) RESTful
4 1 (14.29%) Sphinx
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) XHTML
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Wiki
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) PHP5
3 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) PMP
2 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Elastic Path