The table below looks at the statistics for Lucene skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lucene over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Lucene
Rank 563 546 519
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -27
Contract jobs citing Lucene 49 32 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.063% 0.098%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.22% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 24 29
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£366 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% +4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £354 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £543 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £279 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.59% -25.66%
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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15162 14440 14415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.66% 28.31% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10346 9356 8802
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 280 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% +3.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.70 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

Lucene
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lucene within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Lucene Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lucene
Daily Rate Trend

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

Lucene Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lucene
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lucene within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Lucene Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lucene
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Lucene Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lucene
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lucene within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 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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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 +11 47 £373 -4.54% 13
London +3 39 £450 +5.88% 7
City of London +24 11 £375 -
North West -5 3 £325 +15.04% 1
South West - 2 £333 - 1
Bristol - 2 £333 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
South East - - - - 4
Scotland - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 2
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Exeter - - - - 1
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - - 2
High Wycombe - - - -

Lucene
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Lucene 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 Lucene.

1 50 (65.79%) Apache Solr
2 42 (55.26%) Java
3 34 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (42.11%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (36.84%) TDD
6 26 (34.21%) JavaScript
6 26 (34.21%) HTML
7 25 (32.89%) C#
7 25 (32.89%) Computer Science
8 24 (31.58%) CSS
8 24 (31.58%) MVC
9 23 (30.26%) Web Services
9 23 (30.26%) jQuery
9 23 (30.26%) Open Source
10 22 (28.95%) NoSQL
10 22 (28.95%) SQL Server
11 21 (27.63%) .NET
12 20 (26.32%) Spring
12 20 (26.32%) XML
12 20 (26.32%) RESTful
13 19 (25.00%) SOA
13 19 (25.00%) Scrum
14 17 (22.37%) Apache
15 16 (21.05%) ASP.NET
15 16 (21.05%) SQL
15 16 (21.05%) JSON
15 16 (21.05%) AngularJS
16 15 (19.74%) MongoDB
17 14 (18.42%) Software Engineering
18 13 (17.11%) Maven

Lucene
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Lucene 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 Lucene. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 50 (65.79%) Apache Solr
2 32 (42.11%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (22.37%) Apache
4 13 (17.11%) Tomcat
5 12 (15.79%) SharePoint
5 12 (15.79%) CMS
6 10 (13.16%) Node.js
7 7 (9.21%) Mule
8 6 (7.89%) Adobe CQ
8 6 (7.89%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (7.89%) WebLogic Portal
9 5 (6.58%) Apache Spark
10 3 (3.95%) Alfresco
10 3 (3.95%) Orchard CMS
10 3 (3.95%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (2.63%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (2.63%) Umbraco
11 2 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (2.63%) Escenic
11 2 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (6.58%) Amazon S3
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (6.58%) GitHub
2 2 (2.63%) Heroku
3 1 (1.32%) SaaS
3 1 (1.32%) PaaS
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) HTTP
2 2 (2.63%) Network Security
2 2 (2.63%) AMQP
2 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.95%) NoSQL
1 22 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 15 (19.74%) MongoDB
3 11 (14.47%) Big Data
4 8 (10.53%) Hadoop
5 7 (9.21%) MySQL
5 7 (9.21%) MarkLogic
6 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (6.58%) Redis
7 4 (5.26%) RavenDB
8 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (3.95%) IDOL
8 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (3.95%) Couchbase
8 3 (3.95%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.63%) Impala
9 2 (2.63%) Apache Hive
9 2 (2.63%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Maven
1 13 (17.11%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.89%) MSBuild
2 6 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.58%) JIRA
4 4 (5.26%) Selenium
4 4 (5.26%) JUnit
5 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.95%) NUnit
5 3 (3.95%) Mockito
5 3 (3.95%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.63%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.63%) Hamcrest
7 1 (1.32%) Subversion
7 1 (1.32%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (1.32%) Jasmine
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Banking
2 2 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Legal
3 1 (1.32%) Advertising
3 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (82.89%) Developer
2 21 (27.63%) Java Developer
3 18 (23.68%) .NET Developer
4 15 (19.74%) Web Developer
5 10 (13.16%) C# Developer
6 8 (10.53%) Architect
7 7 (9.21%) Software Developer
8 6 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (7.89%) .NET Web Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Senior Developer
9 5 (6.58%) Technical Architect
9 5 (6.58%) UI Developer
9 5 (6.58%) .NET Software Developer
9 5 (6.58%) UI Programmer
10 4 (5.26%) Software Engineer
11 3 (3.95%) Senior .NET Developer
11 3 (3.95%) Java Web Developer
11 3 (3.95%) Agile .NET Developer
11 3 (3.95%) Scala Developer
12 2 (2.63%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.21%) HTML
2 24 (31.58%) CSS
3 23 (30.26%) Web Services
3 23 (30.26%) jQuery
4 21 (27.63%) .NET
5 20 (26.32%) Spring
5 20 (26.32%) XML
5 20 (26.32%) RESTful
6 16 (21.05%) ASP.NET
6 16 (21.05%) JSON
6 16 (21.05%) AngularJS
7 13 (17.11%) WCF
8 12 (15.79%) Hibernate
9 10 (13.16%) Ajax
9 10 (13.16%) Apache Camel
9 10 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (11.84%) Lucene.Net
10 9 (11.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (11.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (11.84%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (32.89%) Computer Science
2 23 (30.26%) Open Source
3 8 (10.53%) Data Structures
4 6 (7.89%) Reference Data
5 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.58%) PKI
5 5 (6.58%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (5.26%) iPad
6 4 (5.26%) N-Tier
7 3 (3.95%) NHS
7 3 (3.95%) Hedge funds
7 3 (3.95%) Biology
7 3 (3.95%) Social Network
7 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.95%) User Experience
8 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.63%) Digital Media
8 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.63%) RIA
8 2 (2.63%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.79%) Linux
2 7 (9.21%) UNIX
3 3 (3.95%) Windows
4 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (36.84%) TDD
3 24 (31.58%) MVC
4 19 (25.00%) SOA
4 19 (25.00%) Scrum
5 14 (18.42%) Software Engineering
6 12 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 11 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (13.16%) BDD
8 10 (13.16%) Web Development
9 9 (11.84%) Analytics
10 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
10 6 (7.89%) Data Modelling
10 6 (7.89%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.58%) ETL
11 5 (6.58%) OO
11 5 (6.58%) Dependency Injection
12 4 (5.26%) Configuration Management
12 4 (5.26%) Project Management
13 3 (3.95%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 42 (55.26%) Java
2 26 (34.21%) JavaScript
3 25 (32.89%) C#
4 16 (21.05%) SQL
5 7 (9.21%) Ruby
6 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.89%) Scala
7 5 (6.58%) TypeScript
8 4 (5.26%) Python
8 4 (5.26%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.95%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.63%) Perl
10 2 (2.63%) C++
10 2 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Degree
2 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) Puppet
2 5 (6.58%) CA SiteMinder
2 5 (6.58%) OpenSSO
3 3 (3.95%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) Endeca
2 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.89%) Google
3 6 (7.89%) ATG
3 6 (7.89%) Sybase
3 6 (7.89%) Adobe
3 6 (7.89%) BEA
4 4 (5.26%) Oracle
5 3 (3.95%) Splunk
6 2 (2.63%) EPiServer
6 2 (2.63%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.32%) Elastic Path
7 1 (1.32%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.32%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.32%) Datameer
7 1 (1.32%) Hadapt
7 1 (1.32%) MapR
7 1 (1.32%) Platfora