The first table below looks at the demand for Apache Solr skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 16 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 Application Platforms category for the South West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Solr
Rank 136 123 142
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +19
Contract jobs citing Apache Solr 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.17% 0.083%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.73% 1.00% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate £313 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £318 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
689 400 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.51% 16.76% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 243 325
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
Apache Solr
England

Apache Solr
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Apache Solr Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Apache Solr
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Apache Solr Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Apache Solr
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 16 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
Bristol -16 1 £350 +21.73% 1
Apache Solr
England

Apache Solr
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 4 (50.00%) Spring
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Grails
2 4 (50.00%) Drupal
2 4 (50.00%) Mule
2 4 (50.00%) JUnit
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) PHP
2 4 (50.00%) Apache
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (50.00%) Spring Integration
2 4 (50.00%) MarkLogic
2 4 (50.00%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (37.50%) PHPUnit
3 3 (37.50%) Alfresco
3 3 (37.50%) Content Management
3 3 (37.50%) Document Management
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Refactoring
4 2 (25.00%) Summit
4 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (25.00%) ISO 14001
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (50.00%) Drupal
1 4 (50.00%) Mule
1 4 (50.00%) Apache
1 4 (50.00%) Apache ServiceMix
2 3 (37.50%) Alfresco
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 4 (50.00%) JUnit
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (37.50%) PHPUnit
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Drupal Developer
3 2 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 2 (25.00%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Spring
1 4 (50.00%) Grails
1 4 (50.00%) Spring Integration
2 1 (12.50%) RSS
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) TDD
1 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Content Management
2 3 (37.50%) Document Management
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Refactoring
3 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 14001
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Zend