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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Solr
Rank 496 480 550
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +70
Contract jobs citing Apache Solr 116 106 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.20% 0.094%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.13% 1.15% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 73 46
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£425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £495 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
+29.16% +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
10240 9236 10077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.51% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6163 5455 5642
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 372 494
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 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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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 -7 106 £413 +3.12% 38
London +17 65 £425 -3.40% 27
South East +12 16 £450 +38.46% 3
Hampshire - 12 £450 - 1
Yorkshire 0 11 £310 +3.33% 1
West Yorkshire +2 8 £325 +8.33%
Leeds -3 7 £325 +8.33%
City of London +7 5 £500 +5.26% 7
East of England -17 5 £338 -10.00% 2
Chester +7 4 £249 -
Cheshire +5 4 £249 -
North West -16 4 £249 -27.63%
East Midlands - 3 £450 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Berkshire +6 1 £375 +3.44%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £338 - 2
East Sussex - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 2
County Antrim - - - -
Bath - - - - 1
Belfast - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Exeter - - - - 1
Gatwick - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -

Apache Solr
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 91 (54.82%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (37.35%) Java
3 55 (33.13%) Web Services
4 50 (30.12%) Scrum
5 47 (28.31%) JavaScript
6 46 (27.71%) RESTful
7 45 (27.11%) Maven
8 43 (25.90%) Open Source
9 41 (24.70%) Linux
10 40 (24.10%) TDD
11 39 (23.49%) MVC
12 38 (22.89%) Git (software)
13 36 (21.69%) SQL Server
13 36 (21.69%) CSS
14 35 (21.08%) MySQL
14 35 (21.08%) Lucene
15 34 (20.48%) Spring
15 34 (20.48%) HTML
16 32 (19.28%) Apache
16 32 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
16 32 (19.28%) Amazon AWS
16 32 (19.28%) DevOps
17 31 (18.67%) PHP
17 31 (18.67%) SQL
18 30 (18.07%) Puppet
19 29 (17.47%) E-Commerce
20 28 (16.87%) Configuration Management
21 27 (16.27%) jQuery
21 27 (16.27%) Jenkins
22 25 (15.06%) J2EE

Apache Solr
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (19.28%) Apache
2 24 (14.46%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (12.65%) IIS
4 17 (10.24%) Tomcat
5 11 (6.63%) Drupal
6 10 (6.02%) Node.js
7 8 (4.82%) SharePoint
7 8 (4.82%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (4.82%) NServiceBus
8 7 (4.22%) JCAPS
8 7 (4.22%) Apache Pig
9 6 (3.61%) Mule
9 6 (3.61%) Adobe CQ
9 6 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (3.01%) Confluence
10 5 (3.01%) Apache ServiceMix
10 5 (3.01%) CMS
11 4 (2.41%) Alfresco
11 4 (2.41%) WordPress
12 3 (1.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (8.43%) Fredhopper
2 2 (1.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 32 (19.28%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.23%) SaaS
3 11 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.82%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.41%) Joyent
6 2 (1.20%) GitHub
6 2 (1.20%) Heroku
6 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.60%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.43%) Internet
2 8 (4.82%) HTTP
3 2 (1.20%) Network Security
3 2 (1.20%) SSL
3 2 (1.20%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.69%) SQL Server
2 35 (21.08%) MySQL
3 24 (14.46%) MongoDB
4 22 (13.25%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (13.25%) Redis
5 14 (8.43%) NoSQL
6 12 (7.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (6.63%) Hadoop
8 10 (6.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (4.82%) RavenDB
9 8 (4.82%) Apache Hive
10 7 (4.22%) Couchbase
11 6 (3.61%) Big Data
12 5 (3.01%) CouchDB
12 5 (3.01%) Impala
13 4 (2.41%) Relational Database
14 3 (1.81%) IDOL
14 3 (1.81%) Data Mining
14 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
15 2 (1.20%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 45 (27.11%) Maven
2 38 (22.89%) Git (software)
3 27 (16.27%) Jenkins
4 23 (13.86%) JIRA
5 18 (10.84%) Cucumber
6 16 (9.64%) Eclipse
7 14 (8.43%) Subversion
8 12 (7.23%) FitNesse
9 10 (6.02%) Selenium
10 9 (5.42%) JUnit
10 9 (5.42%) TeamCity
11 8 (4.82%) Visual Studio
11 8 (4.82%) PHPUnit
12 7 (4.22%) Hudson
13 6 (3.61%) Mockito
14 4 (2.41%) NUnit
14 4 (2.41%) WebDriver
15 3 (1.81%) Mercurial
15 3 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (1.81%) Ant
General
1 9 (5.42%) Retail
2 8 (4.82%) Finance
3 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.60%) Law
4 1 (0.60%) Publishing
4 1 (0.60%) Games
4 1 (0.60%) Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (63.25%) Developer
2 34 (20.48%) Java Developer
3 25 (15.06%) Architect
4 21 (12.65%) PHP Developer
5 17 (10.24%) .NET Developer
6 16 (9.64%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (9.04%) Consultant
8 12 (7.23%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (6.63%) Drupal Developer
10 8 (4.82%) UI Developer
10 8 (4.82%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.22%) UI Programmer
11 7 (4.22%) Software Engineer
12 6 (3.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.61%) PHP Symfony Developer
12 6 (3.61%) Front-End Developer
13 5 (3.01%) Software Developer
13 5 (3.01%) Technical Architect
13 5 (3.01%) Web Developer
13 5 (3.01%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (33.13%) Web Services
2 46 (27.71%) RESTful
3 36 (21.69%) CSS
4 35 (21.08%) Lucene
5 34 (20.48%) Spring
5 34 (20.48%) HTML
6 27 (16.27%) jQuery
7 25 (15.06%) J2EE
7 25 (15.06%) SOAP
8 24 (14.46%) .NET
8 24 (14.46%) XML
9 22 (13.25%) JSON
10 17 (10.24%) REST
10 17 (10.24%) Spring MVC
11 16 (9.64%) Hibernate
12 15 (9.04%) RabbitMQ
13 14 (8.43%) WCF
13 14 (8.43%) Middleware
14 13 (7.83%) PostGIS
14 13 (7.83%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (25.90%) Open Source
2 16 (9.64%) iPad
3 13 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.02%) Taxonomies
5 9 (5.42%) User Experience
6 7 (4.22%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.41%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.81%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.81%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.81%) Replication
8 3 (1.81%) Social Network
8 3 (1.81%) Biology
9 2 (1.20%) PKI
9 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.20%) Clustering
9 2 (1.20%) Streaming Video
9 2 (1.20%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.70%) Linux
2 21 (12.65%) Windows
3 6 (3.61%) UNIX
4 5 (3.01%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.60%) Debian
5 1 (0.60%) CentOS
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (54.82%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (30.12%) Scrum
3 40 (24.10%) TDD
4 39 (23.49%) MVC
5 32 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (19.28%) DevOps
6 29 (17.47%) E-Commerce
7 28 (16.87%) Configuration Management
8 16 (9.64%) SOA
8 16 (9.64%) BDD
9 15 (9.04%) Kanban
10 14 (8.43%) Analytics
11 12 (7.23%) Unit Testing
12 11 (6.63%) OO
12 11 (6.63%) Software Engineering
13 10 (6.02%) Web Design
14 9 (5.42%) UML
14 9 (5.42%) Web Development
15 8 (4.82%) Automated Testing
15 8 (4.82%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (37.35%) Java
2 47 (28.31%) JavaScript
3 31 (18.67%) PHP
3 31 (18.67%) SQL
4 19 (11.45%) Ruby
5 18 (10.84%) C#
6 17 (10.24%) Python
6 17 (10.24%) PowerShell
7 12 (7.23%) Perl
8 10 (6.02%) VBScript
8 10 (6.02%) Shell Script
9 8 (4.82%) PHP5
9 8 (4.82%) T-SQL
9 8 (4.82%) Scala
10 7 (4.22%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.22%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.81%) C++
11 3 (1.81%) VB
12 2 (1.20%) C
13 1 (0.60%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 4 (2.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.81%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.81%) Degree
3 1 (0.60%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.60%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.41%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 11 (6.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.82%) Varnish
3 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 30 (18.07%) Puppet
2 17 (10.24%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.20%) Nagios
3 2 (1.20%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (1.20%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.20%) OpenSSO
4 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.60%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.60%) logstash
Vendors
1 22 (13.25%) Endeca
2 21 (12.65%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.24%) Zend
4 15 (9.04%) VMware
5 14 (8.43%) Oracle
6 10 (6.02%) hybris
7 7 (4.22%) Adobe
8 5 (3.01%) Rackspace
8 5 (3.01%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.01%) JBoss
8 5 (3.01%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.41%) Facebook
10 3 (1.81%) ATG
10 3 (1.81%) IBM
11 2 (1.20%) SAP
11 2 (1.20%) BEA
11 2 (1.20%) Cloudera
11 2 (1.20%) Twitter
11 2 (1.20%) Splunk
12 1 (0.60%) Akamai
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