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 24 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.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Solr
Rank 492 490 503
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing Apache Solr 95 48 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.02% 0.58% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 34 63
Average daily rate £400 £378 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% -16.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £464 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
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
9356 8283 9835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.14% 17.37% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5744 4690 5295
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 410 445
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -

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 24 April 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 24 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
England -14 81 £400 +5.96% 24
London +14 57 £438 +9.37% 16
City of London +15 17 £550 +37.50% 3
Scotland 0 11 £400 -
Yorkshire -11 10 £290 -3.33% 1
West Yorkshire -11 9 - - 1
Leeds -13 9 - - 1
South West -11 5 £313 +13.63% 1
North West -17 5 £375 +7.14% 2
South East +1 3 £278 - 3
Hampshire - 2 £278 -
Lancashire - 2 £375 -
Leicestershire -13 1 £375 -
Bristol -13 1 £350 +27.27% 1
East Midlands -14 1 £375 -
Basingstoke - 1 £275 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £290 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £400 -
Wallingford - 1 - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -

Apache Solr
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 119 (70.41%) Java
2 72 (42.60%) Lucene
3 65 (38.46%) TDD
4 63 (37.28%) HTML
5 59 (34.91%) MySQL
6 58 (34.32%) JavaScript
7 56 (33.14%) CSS
8 52 (30.77%) MongoDB
9 50 (29.59%) Spring
9 50 (29.59%) Scrum
10 49 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
11 48 (28.40%) Open Source
12 46 (27.22%) Linux
13 42 (24.85%) Git (software)
14 41 (24.26%) MVC
15 38 (22.49%) Hibernate
16 36 (21.30%) CSS3
17 35 (20.71%) NoSQL
17 35 (20.71%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (20.12%) ActiveMQ
19 31 (18.34%) Spring MVC
19 31 (18.34%) SQL
20 30 (17.75%) PHP
20 30 (17.75%) Apache
20 30 (17.75%) jQuery
20 30 (17.75%) HTML5
21 29 (17.16%) E-Commerce
22 28 (16.57%) Relational Database
23 27 (15.98%) RESTful
23 27 (15.98%) Tomcat

Apache Solr
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 30 (17.75%) Apache
2 27 (15.98%) Tomcat
3 26 (15.38%) CMS
4 22 (13.02%) Drupal
5 18 (10.65%) Alfresco
6 16 (9.47%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (7.10%) Mule
8 11 (6.51%) Node.js
9 9 (5.33%) Adobe CQ
10 8 (4.73%) WebLogic
11 7 (4.14%) SharePoint
12 5 (2.96%) WebLogic Portal
13 4 (2.37%) WebSphere
13 4 (2.37%) Apache ServiceMix
14 3 (1.78%) WordPress
14 3 (1.78%) IIS
15 2 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (1.18%) GlassFish
15 2 (1.18%) NServiceBus
15 2 (1.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Photoshop
1 2 (1.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.59%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Summit
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (6.51%) Joyent
3 3 (1.78%) IaaS
4 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.59%) SaaS
5 1 (0.59%) PaaS
5 1 (0.59%) Office 365
5 1 (0.59%) GitHub
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.55%) HTTP
2 3 (1.78%) SSL
3 2 (1.18%) DNS
3 2 (1.18%) Network Security
4 1 (0.59%) AMQP
4 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.59%) Internet
4 1 (0.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (34.91%) MySQL
2 52 (30.77%) MongoDB
3 35 (20.71%) NoSQL
4 28 (16.57%) Relational Database
5 21 (12.43%) SQL Server
6 16 (9.47%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (7.69%) RDBMS
8 11 (6.51%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (4.73%) Redis
9 8 (4.73%) Big Data
10 6 (3.55%) Hadoop
10 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (2.37%) DB2
12 4 (2.37%) MarkLogic
12 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database
13 3 (1.78%) RavenDB
14 2 (1.18%) HBase
14 2 (1.18%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 42 (24.85%) Git (software)
2 24 (14.20%) Subversion
3 18 (10.65%) Maven
3 18 (10.65%) PHPUnit
4 15 (8.88%) Jenkins
5 12 (7.10%) Mockito
6 11 (6.51%) JUnit
7 10 (5.92%) Selenium
7 10 (5.92%) WebDriver
8 9 (5.33%) Ant
8 9 (5.33%) JIRA
8 9 (5.33%) Eclipse
9 8 (4.73%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.96%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.78%) PhoneGap
12 2 (1.18%) Mocha
12 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.18%) EasyMock
12 2 (1.18%) IntelliJ
13 1 (0.59%) JMeter
General
1 9 (5.33%) Banking
2 6 (3.55%) Finance
3 5 (2.96%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.37%) Publishing
5 3 (1.78%) Retail
6 2 (1.18%) Billing
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
6 2 (1.18%) Automotive
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.59%) Games
7 1 (0.59%) Front Office
7 1 (0.59%) Back Office
7 1 (0.59%) Electronics
7 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.59%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 127 (75.15%) Developer
2 77 (45.56%) Java Developer
3 19 (11.24%) Senior Developer
4 17 (10.06%) Drupal Developer
5 15 (8.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (7.10%) PHP Developer
6 12 (7.10%) Architect
7 9 (5.33%) Web Developer
8 8 (4.73%) UI Developer
8 8 (4.73%) UI Programmer
9 6 (3.55%) Portal Developer
10 5 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (2.96%) Senior Web Developer
11 4 (2.37%) Technical Leader
11 4 (2.37%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.37%) .NET Developer
11 4 (2.37%) Search Engineer
11 4 (2.37%) JavaScript Developer
12 3 (1.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 3 (1.78%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (42.60%) Lucene
2 63 (37.28%) HTML
3 56 (33.14%) CSS
4 50 (29.59%) Spring
5 38 (22.49%) Hibernate
6 36 (21.30%) CSS3
7 34 (20.12%) ActiveMQ
8 31 (18.34%) Spring MVC
9 30 (17.75%) jQuery
9 30 (17.75%) HTML5
10 27 (15.98%) RESTful
11 26 (15.38%) Web Services
12 25 (14.79%) Spring Integration
13 24 (14.20%) XML
14 23 (13.61%) J2EE
15 22 (13.02%) LAMP
15 22 (13.02%) Java EE
16 20 (11.83%) REST
17 19 (11.24%) JMS
18 17 (10.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 48 (28.40%) Open Source
2 13 (7.69%) Taxonomies
3 9 (5.33%) Replication
4 7 (4.14%) Digital Media
5 6 (3.55%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.96%) PKI
6 5 (2.96%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.37%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (2.37%) Social Media
8 3 (1.78%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.78%) Clustering
8 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.18%) W3C
9 2 (1.18%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.18%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.18%) Semantic Web
9 2 (1.18%) Web 2.0
9 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 46 (27.22%) Linux
2 22 (13.02%) UNIX
3 12 (7.10%) Windows
4 9 (5.33%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.37%) Android
6 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.78%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.59%) Gentoo
8 1 (0.59%) CentOS
8 1 (0.59%) VMS
8 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (38.46%) TDD
2 50 (29.59%) Scrum
3 49 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (24.26%) MVC
5 35 (20.71%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (17.16%) E-Commerce
7 25 (14.79%) SOA
7 25 (14.79%) Configuration Management
8 16 (9.47%) Automated Testing
9 15 (8.88%) BDD
10 14 (8.28%) Unit Testing
10 14 (8.28%) OO
11 13 (7.69%) Kanban
12 9 (5.33%) Software Architecture
12 9 (5.33%) Web Design
13 8 (4.73%) Analytics
13 8 (4.73%) Content Management
14 7 (4.14%) Software Engineering
14 7 (4.14%) Performance Management
15 6 (3.55%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 119 (70.41%) Java
2 58 (34.32%) JavaScript
3 31 (18.34%) SQL
4 30 (17.75%) PHP
5 22 (13.02%) Scala
6 12 (7.10%) Ruby
7 11 (6.51%) C#
8 10 (5.92%) Perl
8 10 (5.92%) T-SQL
8 10 (5.92%) Python
9 8 (4.73%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.55%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.96%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.37%) PHP5
13 2 (1.18%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.18%) VBScript
13 2 (1.18%) C++
13 2 (1.18%) C
14 1 (0.59%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (5.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.96%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (1.18%) Degree
3 2 (1.18%) MCSE
3 2 (1.18%) MCSA
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.59%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.59%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.18%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.18%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 14 (8.28%) Varnish
2 2 (1.18%) VirtualBox
2 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.59%) KVM
Systems Management
1 25 (14.79%) Puppet
2 21 (12.43%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.96%) CA SiteMinder
3 5 (2.96%) OpenSSO
4 4 (2.37%) ZABBIX
4 4 (2.37%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.18%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.18%) Nagios
6 1 (0.59%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 21 (12.43%) Oracle
2 13 (7.69%) JBoss
2 13 (7.69%) hybris
2 13 (7.69%) Rackspace
3 11 (6.51%) Adobe
4 9 (5.33%) BEA
5 8 (4.73%) Endeca
6 7 (4.14%) ATG
6 7 (4.14%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.55%) Zend
8 4 (2.37%) Google
8 4 (2.37%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.37%) IBM
9 2 (1.18%) SAP
9 2 (1.18%) Apple
9 2 (1.18%) VMware
9 2 (1.18%) Intershop
9 2 (1.18%) Demandware
10 1 (0.59%) SendGrid
10 1 (0.59%) New Relic
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