The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Development Applications 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Log4j
Rank 576 561 559
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing Log4j 4 8 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.016% 0.048%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.058% 0.14% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 15
Average daily rate
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- £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £380 £328
% change year-on-year
- +16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6877 5878 6055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.77% 11.53% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4412 3685 3568
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 142 215
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.75 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

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 12 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 23 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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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 -18 4 - - 3
East of England - 2 - -
Watford - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
London +1 1 - - 3
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -

Log4j
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 25 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (96.00%) J2EE
2 24 (96.00%) JUnit
3 23 (92.00%) SQL
3 23 (92.00%) Eclipse
3 23 (92.00%) Subversion
4 22 (88.00%) JavaScript
4 22 (88.00%) UNIX
5 21 (84.00%) XML
5 21 (84.00%) Linux
5 21 (84.00%) Servlets
5 21 (84.00%) HTML
5 21 (84.00%) XMLBeans
6 20 (80.00%) Ajax
6 20 (80.00%) Web 2.0
6 20 (80.00%) XPath
6 20 (80.00%) Relational Database
6 20 (80.00%) Ant
6 20 (80.00%) Struts
6 20 (80.00%) XSLT
6 20 (80.00%) Solaris
6 20 (80.00%) OO
6 20 (80.00%) RDBMS
6 20 (80.00%) Internet
7 19 (76.00%) JMS
8 18 (72.00%) Content Management
9 17 (68.00%) Finance
9 17 (68.00%) MQSeries
9 17 (68.00%) JSP
10 16 (64.00%) JDBC

Log4j
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 17 (68.00%) MQSeries
2 15 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 12 (48.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (40.00%) Tomcat
5 6 (24.00%) Apache
6 4 (16.00%) Alfresco
6 4 (16.00%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (8.00%) Jetty
7 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Tridion
2 4 (16.00%) RiskWrite
3 1 (4.00%) Global One
Communications & Networking
1 20 (80.00%) Internet
2 4 (16.00%) HTTP
3 1 (4.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (80.00%) RDBMS
1 20 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 12 (48.00%) DB2
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (16.00%) MySQL
4 4 (16.00%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (8.00%) JasperReports
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (96.00%) JUnit
2 23 (92.00%) Eclipse
2 23 (92.00%) Subversion
3 20 (80.00%) Ant
4 12 (48.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 7 (28.00%) Maven
6 2 (8.00%) jMock
6 2 (8.00%) TestNG
6 2 (8.00%) EasyMock
6 2 (8.00%) Subclipse
6 2 (8.00%) Hudson
7 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
7 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 17 (68.00%) Finance
2 16 (64.00%) Manufacturing
2 16 (64.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (92.00%) Developer
1 23 (92.00%) Java Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 4 (16.00%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Perl Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Java Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (96.00%) J2EE
2 21 (84.00%) HTML
2 21 (84.00%) Servlets
2 21 (84.00%) XML
2 21 (84.00%) XMLBeans
3 20 (80.00%) Ajax
3 20 (80.00%) XSLT
3 20 (80.00%) Struts
4 19 (76.00%) JMS
5 17 (68.00%) JSP
6 16 (64.00%) JDBC
7 13 (52.00%) JSTL
8 12 (48.00%) Hibernate
8 12 (48.00%) Spring
8 12 (48.00%) EJB
8 12 (48.00%) XHTML
9 9 (36.00%) CSS
9 9 (36.00%) jQuery
10 8 (32.00%) Web Services
11 5 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (80.00%) Web 2.0
2 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.00%) Open Source
4 1 (4.00%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 22 (88.00%) UNIX
2 21 (84.00%) Linux
3 20 (80.00%) Solaris
4 16 (64.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) OO
2 18 (72.00%) Content Management
3 16 (64.00%) E-Commerce
4 12 (48.00%) RAD
4 12 (48.00%) UML
5 2 (8.00%) AOP
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) MVC
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.00%) EAI
6 1 (4.00%) SOA
6 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.00%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) Java
2 23 (92.00%) SQL
3 22 (88.00%) JavaScript
4 20 (80.00%) XPath
5 13 (52.00%) Perl
6 12 (48.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Sun Certification
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) IBM
1 16 (64.00%) Interwoven
2 12 (48.00%) ATG
2 12 (48.00%) Blue Martini
2 12 (48.00%) Elastic Path
3 11 (44.00%) Oracle
4 4 (16.00%) Sun
5 3 (12.00%) JBoss
6 1 (4.00%) Sencha
6 1 (4.00%) SunGard
6 1 (4.00%) webMethods
6 1 (4.00%) Sybase
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft