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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Solr
Rank 495 489 507
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Contract jobs citing Apache Solr 93 81 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.92% 0.87% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 56 41
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£425 £394 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £279 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £507 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £344
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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
10110 9314 8870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.23% 18.01% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6519 5661 5000
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 388 454
Average hourly rate £19.44 £17.23 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -7.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -12 91 £425 +7.93% 36
London +12 63 £440 +3.52% 19
City of London +18 13 £369 -18.05% 5
East Midlands +14 11 £450 +38.46% 2
South East -27 5 £413 +22.22% 3
Manchester -8 4 £325 +4.83%
North West -14 4 £325 +13.04% 2
North Yorkshire -2 3 £300 -14.28% 1
Yorkshire -11 3 £300 -4.00% 2
Bristol -15 3 £340 +4.61% 2
South West -30 3 £340 +4.61% 4
Hampshire - 3 £450 -
Middlesbrough - 3 £300 - 1
Midlands - 2 - - 1
Reading +21 1 £375 +11.11% 1
Berkshire +3 1 £375 +11.11% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £500 -
Leeds - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
North East - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Bermondsey - - - -
Teesside - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1

Apache Solr
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 107 (51.94%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (42.23%) Java
3 65 (31.55%) Web Services
4 64 (31.07%) Linux
5 57 (27.67%) Git (software)
6 56 (27.18%) Open Source
6 56 (27.18%) TDD
7 53 (25.73%) Puppet
8 52 (25.24%) RESTful
9 51 (24.76%) Scrum
9 51 (24.76%) Spring
9 51 (24.76%) JavaScript
10 50 (24.27%) Tomcat
11 49 (23.79%) Lucene
12 46 (22.33%) Continuous Integration
12 46 (22.33%) MySQL
12 46 (22.33%) CSS
13 43 (20.87%) PHP
14 42 (20.39%) HTML
14 42 (20.39%) E-Commerce
14 42 (20.39%) MVC
14 42 (20.39%) DevOps
15 39 (18.93%) Elasticsearch
15 39 (18.93%) Configuration Management
15 39 (18.93%) Maven
16 38 (18.45%) jQuery
17 37 (17.96%) Amazon AWS
18 33 (16.02%) BDD
18 33 (16.02%) Apache
18 33 (16.02%) UNIX

Apache Solr
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 50 (24.27%) Tomcat
2 39 (18.93%) Elasticsearch
3 33 (16.02%) Apache
4 20 (9.71%) IIS
5 19 (9.22%) Drupal
6 17 (8.25%) CMS
7 16 (7.77%) Node.js
7 16 (7.77%) Adobe CQ
8 13 (6.31%) SharePoint
9 10 (4.85%) WebSphere
10 7 (3.40%) Mule
10 7 (3.40%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (2.91%) WebLogic Portal
12 5 (2.43%) JBoss
12 5 (2.43%) Apache Spark
13 4 (1.94%) Orchard CMS
14 3 (1.46%) WordPress
14 3 (1.46%) Alfresco
14 3 (1.46%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (6.31%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.96%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (9.22%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (7.28%) SaaS
5 11 (5.34%) Joyent
6 5 (2.43%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.46%) PaaS
8 3 (1.46%) Heroku
9 2 (0.97%) GitHub
10 1 (0.49%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.74%) HTTP
2 15 (7.28%) Internet
3 7 (3.40%) SSL
4 2 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.49%) LDAP
5 1 (0.49%) Intranet
5 1 (0.49%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (22.33%) MySQL
2 29 (14.08%) MongoDB
3 27 (13.11%) SQL Server
4 26 (12.62%) Redis
5 24 (11.65%) NoSQL
6 23 (11.17%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (5.34%) Hadoop
8 11 (5.34%) Big Data
9 9 (4.37%) DB2
9 9 (4.37%) MarkLogic
10 8 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (2.43%) RavenDB
12 4 (1.94%) Riak
13 3 (1.46%) Jackrabbit
13 3 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (1.46%) Couchbase
13 3 (1.46%) Voldemort
13 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 57 (27.67%) Git (software)
2 39 (18.93%) Maven
3 27 (13.11%) JIRA
4 25 (12.14%) Subversion
5 20 (9.71%) Jenkins
6 18 (8.74%) JUnit
6 18 (8.74%) Eclipse
7 17 (8.25%) Cucumber
8 14 (6.80%) Selenium
9 13 (6.31%) PHPUnit
10 12 (5.83%) FitNesse
11 7 (3.40%) Hudson
12 6 (2.91%) Mockito
13 5 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.94%) Ant
14 4 (1.94%) Visual Studio
15 3 (1.46%) TeamCity
15 3 (1.46%) Liquibase
15 3 (1.46%) GitLab
16 2 (0.97%) Jasmine
General
1 11 (5.34%) Retail
2 10 (4.85%) Finance
3 4 (1.94%) Publishing
4 3 (1.46%) Banking
5 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Marketing
6 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 115 (55.83%) Developer
2 39 (18.93%) Java Developer
3 31 (15.05%) Architect
4 19 (9.22%) Drupal Developer
4 19 (9.22%) Consultant
5 18 (8.74%) PHP Developer
6 16 (7.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (6.31%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (6.31%) Senior Developer
8 12 (5.83%) .NET Developer
9 11 (5.34%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.40%) UI Developer
11 6 (2.91%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 6 (2.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 6 (2.91%) UI Programmer
11 6 (2.91%) Technical Architect
12 5 (2.43%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (2.43%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 5 (2.43%) WebSphere Consultant
12 5 (2.43%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (31.55%) Web Services
2 52 (25.24%) RESTful
3 51 (24.76%) Spring
4 49 (23.79%) Lucene
5 46 (22.33%) CSS
6 42 (20.39%) HTML
7 38 (18.45%) jQuery
8 28 (13.59%) J2EE
9 27 (13.11%) Hibernate
10 24 (11.65%) JSON
11 22 (10.68%) XML
12 21 (10.19%) .NET
13 20 (9.71%) LAMP
13 20 (9.71%) ActiveMQ
14 19 (9.22%) Memcached
15 17 (8.25%) JSP
16 16 (7.77%) RabbitMQ
17 15 (7.28%) Spring MVC
17 15 (7.28%) REST
17 15 (7.28%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 56 (27.18%) Open Source
2 19 (9.22%) Taxonomies
3 16 (7.77%) iPad
3 16 (7.77%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.31%) Clustering
5 12 (5.83%) User Experience
6 11 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (4.37%) Data Structures
8 6 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.43%) PKI
10 4 (1.94%) NHS
11 3 (1.46%) Social Network
11 3 (1.46%) Biology
11 3 (1.46%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (1.46%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.97%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.97%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.97%) Streaming Video
12 2 (0.97%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.97%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 64 (31.07%) Linux
2 33 (16.02%) UNIX
3 23 (11.17%) Windows
4 3 (1.46%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.97%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.49%) CentOS
6 1 (0.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (51.94%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (27.18%) TDD
3 51 (24.76%) Scrum
4 46 (22.33%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (20.39%) E-Commerce
5 42 (20.39%) MVC
5 42 (20.39%) DevOps
6 39 (18.93%) Configuration Management
7 33 (16.02%) BDD
8 22 (10.68%) SOA
9 21 (10.19%) Software Engineering
10 19 (9.22%) Kanban
11 17 (8.25%) Analytics
12 16 (7.77%) Automated Testing
13 15 (7.28%) OO
14 14 (6.80%) Mentoring
14 14 (6.80%) Unit Testing
15 10 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
15 10 (4.85%) Content Management
15 10 (4.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 87 (42.23%) Java
2 51 (24.76%) JavaScript
3 43 (20.87%) PHP
4 32 (15.53%) SQL
5 25 (12.14%) Ruby
6 17 (8.25%) Python
6 17 (8.25%) Perl
7 16 (7.77%) PowerShell
8 13 (6.31%) C#
9 11 (5.34%) Shell Script
9 11 (5.34%) Scala
10 10 (4.85%) VBScript
11 7 (3.40%) PHP5
12 6 (2.91%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.94%) Golang
13 4 (1.94%) Clojure
13 4 (1.94%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.46%) VB
15 2 (0.97%) SPARQL
15 2 (0.97%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (5.83%) Degree
2 4 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.49%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.97%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (8.25%) Varnish
2 12 (5.83%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.94%) Docker
5 1 (0.49%) KVM
5 1 (0.49%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 53 (25.73%) Puppet
2 28 (13.59%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.40%) Vagrant
4 5 (2.43%) CA SiteMinder
4 5 (2.43%) OpenSSO
5 1 (0.49%) Nagios
5 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.49%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.49%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 22 (10.68%) Microsoft
1 22 (10.68%) Endeca
2 17 (8.25%) Zend
2 17 (8.25%) Oracle
3 16 (7.77%) Adobe
4 15 (7.28%) VMware
5 13 (6.31%) Rackspace
5 13 (6.31%) hybris
6 9 (4.37%) IBM
7 8 (3.88%) Sun
8 6 (2.91%) ATG
8 6 (2.91%) BEA
9 4 (1.94%) Facebook
10 3 (1.46%) SAP
10 3 (1.46%) Splunk
11 2 (0.97%) Twitter
11 2 (0.97%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.97%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.97%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.49%) Siebel
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