The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 Application Platforms category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Solr
Rank 513 500 538
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +38
Contract jobs citing Apache Solr 81 70 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.080%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.84% 0.81% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 51 40
Average daily rate
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£419 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9665 8688 9870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.66% 17.00% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5699 4963 5630
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 423 443
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 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
England -24 72 £400 +6.66% 38
London +20 53 £413 +1.53% 32
South East -5 7 £425 +17.24% 3
City of London +14 6 £425 -10.52% 4
Hampshire - 5 £425 - 1
Yorkshire 0 4 £310 +3.33% 1
North West -1 4 £249 -28.92% 1
West Yorkshire -2 3 £325 +8.33%
East of England - 3 £338 -
Berkshire +1 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £338 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 3
Wallingford - - - - 1

Apache Solr
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 92 (53.49%) Java
2 53 (30.81%) Scrum
3 52 (30.23%) JavaScript
3 52 (30.23%) Lucene
4 51 (29.65%) HTML
4 51 (29.65%) CSS
5 50 (29.07%) TDD
6 43 (25.00%) Web Services
7 42 (24.42%) Linux
8 41 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (21.51%) MySQL
10 36 (20.93%) Open Source
11 35 (20.35%) Maven
12 34 (19.77%) SQL Server
12 34 (19.77%) MVC
12 34 (19.77%) DevOps
13 32 (18.60%) RESTful
13 32 (18.60%) NoSQL
13 32 (18.60%) Apache
13 32 (18.60%) Git (software)
14 31 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (18.02%) Spring
15 30 (17.44%) PHP
15 30 (17.44%) MongoDB
16 29 (16.86%) CSS3
16 29 (16.86%) Configuration Management
17 27 (15.70%) Elasticsearch
18 26 (15.12%) J2EE
18 26 (15.12%) XML
18 26 (15.12%) Windows

Apache Solr
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 32 (18.60%) Apache
2 27 (15.70%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (11.05%) IIS
4 16 (9.30%) Tomcat
5 13 (7.56%) SharePoint
6 11 (6.40%) Drupal
6 11 (6.40%) Mule
7 9 (5.23%) CMS
8 8 (4.65%) NServiceBus
8 8 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (4.07%) JCAPS
9 7 (4.07%) Apache Pig
10 6 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (3.49%) Adobe CQ
10 6 (3.49%) WebLogic Portal
11 5 (2.91%) WebLogic
11 5 (2.91%) Confluence
11 5 (2.91%) Apache ServiceMix
12 4 (2.33%) Node.js
12 4 (2.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Fredhopper
2 2 (1.16%) Summit
3 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.91%) SaaS
5 4 (2.33%) Joyent
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.58%) Heroku
6 1 (0.58%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.49%) Internet
2 2 (1.16%) Network Security
2 2 (1.16%) AMQP
3 1 (0.58%) HTTP
3 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.51%) MySQL
2 34 (19.77%) SQL Server
3 32 (18.60%) NoSQL
4 30 (17.44%) MongoDB
5 19 (11.05%) Redis
6 18 (10.47%) Relational Database
7 15 (8.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (8.14%) Hadoop
9 13 (7.56%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (6.98%) RDBMS
10 12 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (5.23%) Big Data
12 8 (4.65%) RavenDB
12 8 (4.65%) Apache Hive
13 5 (2.91%) CouchDB
13 5 (2.91%) Impala
13 5 (2.91%) Couchbase
14 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (1.74%) IDOL
14 3 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (20.35%) Maven
2 32 (18.60%) Git (software)
3 22 (12.79%) Jenkins
4 16 (9.30%) JIRA
5 13 (7.56%) Subversion
5 13 (7.56%) Eclipse
6 10 (5.81%) PHPUnit
7 9 (5.23%) Visual Studio
7 9 (5.23%) TeamCity
7 9 (5.23%) Cucumber
8 7 (4.07%) JUnit
9 5 (2.91%) FitNesse
10 4 (2.33%) Mockito
10 4 (2.33%) Ant
10 4 (2.33%) NUnit
10 4 (2.33%) Selenium
11 3 (1.74%) PhoneGap
12 2 (1.16%) Behat
12 2 (1.16%) Mocha
12 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (5.23%) Finance
1 9 (5.23%) Banking
2 5 (2.91%) Investment Banking
3 4 (2.33%) Retail
4 3 (1.74%) Publishing
4 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.16%) Automotive
6 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.58%) Front Office
6 1 (0.58%) Electronics
6 1 (0.58%) Games
6 1 (0.58%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 122 (70.93%) Developer
2 57 (33.14%) Java Developer
3 22 (12.79%) Senior Developer
4 21 (12.21%) Architect
4 21 (12.21%) PHP Developer
5 17 (9.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (9.30%) Senior Java Developer
7 13 (7.56%) Web Developer
7 13 (7.56%) .NET Developer
8 10 (5.81%) UI Programmer
8 10 (5.81%) UI Developer
8 10 (5.81%) Drupal Developer
9 8 (4.65%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.49%) Senior Web Developer
10 6 (3.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.91%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 5 (2.91%) Lead Developer
11 5 (2.91%) Consultant
11 5 (2.91%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (30.23%) Lucene
2 51 (29.65%) HTML
2 51 (29.65%) CSS
3 43 (25.00%) Web Services
4 32 (18.60%) RESTful
5 31 (18.02%) Spring
6 29 (16.86%) CSS3
7 26 (15.12%) jQuery
7 26 (15.12%) XML
7 26 (15.12%) J2EE
8 24 (13.95%) .NET
8 24 (13.95%) Java EE
9 22 (12.79%) SOAP
9 22 (12.79%) HTML5
10 20 (11.63%) Spring MVC
10 20 (11.63%) JSON
11 18 (10.47%) REST
12 16 (9.30%) Middleware
13 14 (8.14%) RabbitMQ
14 13 (7.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.93%) Open Source
2 8 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.49%) PKI
4 5 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.33%) Taxonomies
5 4 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.33%) iPad
6 3 (1.74%) Social Network
6 3 (1.74%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.16%) Semantic Web
7 2 (1.16%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.16%) Replication
8 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.58%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.58%) Social Media
8 1 (0.58%) W3C
8 1 (0.58%) DTV
8 1 (0.58%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 42 (24.42%) Linux
2 26 (15.12%) Windows
3 8 (4.65%) UNIX
4 3 (1.74%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.58%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (30.81%) Scrum
2 50 (29.07%) TDD
3 41 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (19.77%) MVC
4 34 (19.77%) DevOps
5 31 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (16.86%) Configuration Management
7 25 (14.53%) SOA
8 18 (10.47%) E-Commerce
9 13 (7.56%) Unit Testing
10 12 (6.98%) Kanban
10 12 (6.98%) Web Design
11 10 (5.81%) Analytics
12 8 (4.65%) BDD
12 8 (4.65%) Web Development
12 8 (4.65%) Software Engineering
12 8 (4.65%) EAI
13 7 (4.07%) UML
13 7 (4.07%) Automated Testing
13 7 (4.07%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 92 (53.49%) Java
2 52 (30.23%) JavaScript
3 30 (17.44%) PHP
4 25 (14.53%) SQL
5 19 (11.05%) Python
6 18 (10.47%) Ruby
7 17 (9.88%) PowerShell
8 15 (8.72%) Shell Script
8 15 (8.72%) Perl
8 15 (8.72%) C#
9 10 (5.81%) VBScript
10 8 (4.65%) T-SQL
11 6 (3.49%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.49%) PHP5
12 5 (2.91%) Scala
13 3 (1.74%) VB
14 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.16%) C++
15 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.16%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.74%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 11 (6.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.07%) Varnish
3 6 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.58%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.58%) KVM
Systems Management
1 21 (12.21%) Puppet
2 17 (9.88%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.49%) CA SiteMinder
3 6 (3.49%) OpenSSO
4 3 (1.74%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.16%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.58%) logstash
6 1 (0.58%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.58%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.58%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.72%) Endeca
2 15 (8.72%) Zend
3 13 (7.56%) hybris
3 13 (7.56%) Oracle
4 11 (6.40%) JBoss
5 10 (5.81%) Adobe
6 9 (5.23%) VMware
7 8 (4.65%) ATG
8 6 (3.49%) BEA
9 5 (2.91%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.91%) Atlassian
9 5 (2.91%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.16%) Cloudera
10 2 (1.16%) Demandware
10 2 (1.16%) Intershop
10 2 (1.16%) SAP
11 1 (0.58%) Siebel
11 1 (0.58%) IBM
11 1 (0.58%) Apple
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