The table below looks at the statistics for Apache Solr skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apache Solr over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Solr
Rank 520 535 512
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -23
Contract jobs citing Apache Solr 76 60 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.78% 0.65% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 37 25
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£456 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9703 9203 8413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.19% 17.38% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6033 5679 4745
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 313 445
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.09 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -10.52%

Apache Solr
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Apache Solr Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Apache Solr
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Apache Solr within the UK.

Apache Solr Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Apache Solr
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apache Solr within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Apache Solr Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Apache Solr
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Apache Solr within the UK.

Apache Solr Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Apache Solr
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
England -7 73 £450 +12.50% 55
London -11 24 £425 +6.25% 36
East Midlands +12 14 £388 +3.33%
South East +5 13 £463 +65.17% 7
South West +21 12 £545 +55.71% 6
Somerset - 11 £545 -
Taunton - 11 £545 -
Northamptonshire - 10 £413 -
East of England +11 8 £450 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 7 £500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £350 - 1
Leicestershire +5 4 £375 -
Leicester - 4 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £500 -
Northampton - 4 £400 -
City of London +14 3 £375 -10.44% 8
Hertfordshire - 3 £500 - 1
Scotland +2 2 - - 1
Leeds -16 2 £319 -
West Yorkshire -18 2 £319 - 1
Oxfordshire -18 2 £450 - 2
Yorkshire -23 2 £319 - 3
East Sussex - 2 - - 1
Brighton - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £350 - 1
Corby - 2 £313 -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Hampshire -2 1 £348 +24.10% 2
Southampton -6 1 £348 -18.23% 1
Oxford - 1 £450 - 1

Apache Solr
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 85 (50.90%) Java
2 72 (43.11%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (38.32%) Linux
4 60 (35.93%) JavaScript
5 51 (30.54%) Elasticsearch
6 48 (28.74%) MVC
7 47 (28.14%) Spring
8 46 (27.54%) CSS
9 43 (25.75%) SQL
10 41 (24.55%) Tomcat
11 40 (23.95%) hybris
12 39 (23.35%) jQuery
13 37 (22.16%) HTML
14 36 (21.56%) UNIX
14 36 (21.56%) E-Commerce
15 34 (20.36%) Apache
16 33 (19.76%) Configuration Management
16 33 (19.76%) NoSQL
17 32 (19.16%) Amazon AWS
17 32 (19.16%) MySQL
18 30 (17.96%) Oracle
19 29 (17.37%) Retail
19 29 (17.37%) MongoDB
20 28 (16.77%) Lucene
21 27 (16.17%) Scrum
21 27 (16.17%) Hadoop
22 25 (14.97%) Puppet
23 24 (14.37%) Big Data
24 23 (13.77%) Web Services
25 22 (13.17%) JSP

Apache Solr
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 51 (30.54%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (24.55%) Tomcat
3 34 (20.36%) Apache
4 11 (6.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (5.99%) nginx
6 8 (4.79%) CMS
6 8 (4.79%) WebSphere
7 7 (4.19%) Drupal
7 7 (4.19%) Node.js
8 5 (2.99%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.99%) JBoss
8 5 (2.99%) Apache Spark
9 4 (2.40%) MS Exchange
10 3 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.80%) Apache Pig
11 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.60%) WordPress
12 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.60%) IIS
12 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (5.39%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Tridion
2 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (19.16%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.39%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (4.79%) Heroku
5 3 (1.80%) PaaS
5 3 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.20%) SaaS
6 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.60%) IaaS
7 1 (0.60%) GitHub
7 1 (0.60%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.58%) HTTP
2 6 (3.59%) DNS
3 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.40%) HTTPS
4 4 (2.40%) FTP
4 4 (2.40%) SMTP
4 4 (2.40%) LDAP
5 3 (1.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (19.76%) NoSQL
2 32 (19.16%) MySQL
3 29 (17.37%) MongoDB
4 27 (16.17%) Hadoop
5 24 (14.37%) Big Data
6 18 (10.78%) SQL Server
7 13 (7.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (7.19%) Redis
9 9 (5.39%) Triplestore
10 8 (4.79%) Relational Database
11 7 (4.19%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (4.19%) MarkLogic
12 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (2.40%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (2.40%) HBase
13 4 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (1.80%) RDBMS
14 3 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (1.80%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 18 (10.78%) Git (software)
1 18 (10.78%) Subversion
2 13 (7.78%) Maven
3 8 (4.79%) RSpec
3 8 (4.79%) Ant
4 7 (4.19%) JUnit
5 5 (2.99%) JIRA
5 5 (2.99%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.99%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.40%) MSBuild
7 3 (1.80%) Selenium
8 2 (1.20%) Gradle
8 2 (1.20%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.60%) NUnit
9 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 1 (0.60%) Log4j
9 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.60%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.60%) Moq
9 1 (0.60%) Mockito
General
1 29 (17.37%) Retail
2 13 (7.78%) Finance
3 12 (7.19%) Marketing
4 9 (5.39%) Publishing
5 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.20%) Back Office
7 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Billing
7 1 (0.60%) Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 92 (55.09%) Developer
2 32 (19.16%) Java Developer
3 28 (16.77%) Architect
4 14 (8.38%) Senior Developer
5 12 (7.19%) .NET Developer
6 11 (6.59%) UI Developer
6 11 (6.59%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (6.59%) UI Programmer
7 8 (4.79%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) Lead Developer
8 7 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.59%) Data Architect
9 6 (3.59%) Drupal Developer
9 6 (3.59%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 5 (2.99%) PHP Developer
10 5 (2.99%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 5 (2.99%) Hybris Developer
11 4 (2.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.40%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (28.14%) Spring
2 46 (27.54%) CSS
3 39 (23.35%) jQuery
4 37 (22.16%) HTML
5 28 (16.77%) Lucene
6 23 (13.77%) Web Services
7 22 (13.17%) JSP
8 21 (12.57%) CSS3
9 20 (11.98%) HTML5
10 19 (11.38%) Spring MVC
10 19 (11.38%) J2EE
11 14 (8.38%) Java EE
12 13 (7.78%) .NET
12 13 (7.78%) REST
13 12 (7.19%) PostGIS
13 12 (7.19%) RESTful
13 12 (7.19%) JSTL
14 10 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (5.99%) ASP.NET
14 10 (5.99%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.59%) Clustering
2 7 (4.19%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (3.59%) Replication
4 5 (2.99%) Statistics
5 3 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.80%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.80%) User Experience
5 3 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.20%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.20%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.60%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.60%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.60%) Social Network
7 1 (0.60%) GIS
7 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 64 (38.32%) Linux
2 36 (21.56%) UNIX
3 14 (8.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (4.79%) Windows
5 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.20%) CentOS
6 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.60%) HPUX
6 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (43.11%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.74%) MVC
3 36 (21.56%) E-Commerce
4 33 (19.76%) Configuration Management
5 27 (16.17%) Scrum
6 21 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (11.98%) Analytics
7 20 (11.98%) TDD
8 19 (11.38%) DevOps
9 18 (10.78%) Open Source
10 17 (10.18%) Software Engineering
11 16 (9.58%) Data Management
11 16 (9.58%) Web Design
12 15 (8.98%) Mentoring
13 14 (8.38%) Content Management
14 12 (7.19%) B2C
14 12 (7.19%) Unit Testing
15 11 (6.59%) Data Architecture
16 10 (5.99%) B2B
16 10 (5.99%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (50.90%) Java
2 60 (35.93%) JavaScript
3 43 (25.75%) SQL
4 16 (9.58%) PHP
5 13 (7.78%) C#
6 12 (7.19%) Python
7 10 (5.99%) PL/SQL
7 10 (5.99%) AWK
7 10 (5.99%) Ruby
8 9 (5.39%) SPARQL
8 9 (5.39%) Scala
9 6 (3.59%) TypeScript
9 6 (3.59%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.59%) Perl
10 5 (2.99%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.99%) XQuery
11 4 (2.40%) XPath
12 2 (1.20%) Groovy
13 1 (0.60%) PHP5
13 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.19%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.59%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.20%) Degree
4 1 (0.60%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.40%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (3.59%) Varnish
2 5 (2.99%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.80%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.20%) HDFS
4 2 (1.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 25 (14.97%) Puppet
2 11 (6.59%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.19%) Nagios
3 7 (4.19%) Capistrano
4 4 (2.40%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (1.20%) Ansible
5 2 (1.20%) Oozie
6 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.60%) Kibana
6 1 (0.60%) logstash
6 1 (0.60%) Graphite
Vendors
1 40 (23.95%) hybris
2 30 (17.96%) Oracle
3 20 (11.98%) Endeca
4 18 (10.78%) Adobe
5 16 (9.58%) Red Hat
6 12 (7.19%) Sun
7 9 (5.39%) Microsoft
8 6 (3.59%) IBM
8 6 (3.59%) VMware
9 5 (2.99%) HP
10 4 (2.40%) Novell
11 3 (1.80%) Vertica
11 3 (1.80%) Infobright
12 2 (1.20%) Hortonworks
12 2 (1.20%) Percona
12 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.20%) ATG
13 1 (0.60%) Blue Martini
13 1 (0.60%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.60%) Zend
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