The table below looks at the statistics for Maven 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 Maven over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Maven
Rank 121 80 127
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +47
Contract jobs citing Maven 21 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 1.27% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.28% 10.73% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 5
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£450 £415 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -18.82%
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 South West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
398 261 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.00% 11.83% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 165 154
Average daily rate £375 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 47
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

Maven
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Maven Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Maven
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Maven Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Maven
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Maven across the South West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Maven Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Maven
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Maven Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Maven
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 Maven within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 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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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
Gloucestershire -8 15 £450 - 4
Bristol -19 3 £388 +10.71% 3
Wiltshire -11 2 £325 - 4
Dorset -13 1 - - 2
Devon - - - - 2
Somerset - - - -
Maven
England

Maven
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 34 (75.56%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (68.89%) Java
3 23 (51.11%) JavaScript
4 21 (46.67%) Spring
5 20 (44.44%) Ant
5 20 (44.44%) Linux
6 18 (40.00%) OO
6 18 (40.00%) Subversion
7 17 (37.78%) jQuery
7 17 (37.78%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (37.78%) Security Cleared
7 17 (37.78%) J2EE
8 16 (35.56%) DV Cleared
9 15 (33.33%) Oracle
9 15 (33.33%) UNIX
10 14 (31.11%) Python
10 14 (31.11%) Apache Ivy
11 13 (28.89%) Release Management
12 12 (26.67%) Hibernate
12 12 (26.67%) ClearCase
12 12 (26.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 12 (26.67%) Jenkins
13 11 (24.44%) Oracle Database
13 11 (24.44%) Selenium
13 11 (24.44%) WebDriver
14 10 (22.22%) SQL
14 10 (22.22%) Perl
14 10 (22.22%) PHP
15 9 (20.00%) Web Services
16 8 (17.78%) XML

Maven
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 3 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
2 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.22%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) LDAP
1 3 (6.67%) AMQP
2 2 (4.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) Oracle Database
2 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.89%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.67%) Hadoop
4 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.67%) Big Data
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.22%) MySQL
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (44.44%) Ant
2 18 (40.00%) Subversion
3 14 (31.11%) Apache Ivy
4 12 (26.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 12 (26.67%) ClearCase
4 12 (26.67%) Jenkins
5 11 (24.44%) WebDriver
5 11 (24.44%) Selenium
6 8 (17.78%) Eclipse
7 7 (15.56%) JUnit
8 6 (13.33%) TestNG
8 6 (13.33%) Hudson
9 5 (11.11%) JIRA
10 4 (8.89%) Gerrit
10 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
11 3 (6.67%) FitNesse
12 2 (4.44%) WATIR
12 2 (4.44%) QUnit
12 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
13 1 (2.22%) Mockito
General
1 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 5 (11.11%) Marketing
2 5 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 35 (77.78%) Developer
2 25 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Senior Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.67%) C++ Developer
6 2 (4.44%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) UI Developer
6 2 (4.44%) UAT Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Tester
7 1 (2.22%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Python Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.22%) GUI Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.22%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (46.67%) Spring
2 17 (37.78%) jQuery
2 17 (37.78%) J2EE
3 12 (26.67%) Hibernate
4 9 (20.00%) Web Services
5 8 (17.78%) XML
5 8 (17.78%) CSS
6 6 (13.33%) HTML
6 6 (13.33%) JSF
6 6 (13.33%) RESTful
7 5 (11.11%) JAX-WS
7 5 (11.11%) JPA
7 5 (11.11%) EJB
7 5 (11.11%) Struts
7 5 (11.11%) JMS
8 4 (8.89%) XML Schema
8 4 (8.89%) SOAP
8 4 (8.89%) JSP
8 4 (8.89%) EJB 3.0
8 4 (8.89%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) DTV
2 4 (8.89%) Clustering
2 4 (8.89%) User Experience
3 2 (4.44%) RIA
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Linux
2 15 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (4.44%) Solaris
4 1 (2.22%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (75.56%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) OO
3 17 (37.78%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (28.89%) Release Management
5 8 (17.78%) TDD
5 8 (17.78%) BDD
6 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
6 7 (15.56%) Scrum
7 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Security Testing
7 6 (13.33%) UML
7 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Kanban
8 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (11.11%) Programme Management
9 4 (8.89%) SOA
9 4 (8.89%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 31 (68.89%) Java
2 23 (51.11%) JavaScript
3 14 (31.11%) Python
4 10 (22.22%) Perl
4 10 (22.22%) PHP
4 10 (22.22%) SQL
5 8 (17.78%) Lua
6 6 (13.33%) PL/SQL
7 5 (11.11%) C++
8 3 (6.67%) C
9 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.44%) Ruby
10 1 (2.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (37.78%) Security Cleared
2 16 (35.56%) DV Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) Sun Certification
4 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (11.11%) SAP
2 5 (11.11%) JBoss
2 5 (11.11%) Sun
3 1 (2.22%) Jaspersoft
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