The table below looks at the statistics for Log4j skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Log4j over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Log4j
Rank 571 540 515
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -25
Contract jobs citing Log4j 5 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.052% 0.049%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.071% 0.43% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 9
Average daily rate
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£275 £525 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.61% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £525 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-47.61% +31.25%
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 Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7034 6005 5043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.40% 11.95% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4629 3776 3188
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 113 159
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £19.19 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.95 £54.00 £43.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

Log4j
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Log4j within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Log4j Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Log4j
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Log4j within the UK.

Log4j Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Log4j
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Log4j within the UK.

Log4j Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Log4j
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Log4j within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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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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 -40 4 £275 -47.61% 2
South East - 2 £273 -
City of London +16 1 - -
London -25 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Reading - - - -
Staines - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

Log4j
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Log4j 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 Log4j.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) JSON
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) JUnit
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) JAX-RS
3 3 (60.00%) REST
3 3 (60.00%) Apache CXF
3 3 (60.00%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) J2EE
3 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (60.00%) Maven
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (60.00%) HTML5
3 3 (60.00%) Spring MVC
4 2 (40.00%) Wiki
4 2 (40.00%) Blog
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery

Log4j
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Log4j 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 Log4j. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (40.00%) JBoss
3 2 (40.00%) Apache
4 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (20.00%) Jetty
4 1 (20.00%) Apache ServiceMix
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JUnit
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (40.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (20.00%) JDeveloper
4 1 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (20.00%) JBehave
4 1 (20.00%) Mockito
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (40.00%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Consultant
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) CSS
1 4 (80.00%) XML
1 4 (80.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) Spring MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) HTML5
2 3 (60.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) JAX-RS
2 3 (60.00%) Apache CXF
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) RESTEasy
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
3 2 (40.00%) Spring
3 2 (40.00%) JSP
3 2 (40.00%) Servlets
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Wiki
1 2 (40.00%) Blog
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) SOA
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) User Stories
5 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (20.00%) Coaching
5 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) UML
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (20.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Coverity
2 1 (20.00%) Guidewire
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle